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NYC Police Activity Snarls Friday LIRR Commute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A passenger boards a Long Island Rail Road train in Long Beach (Joe Abate).Ten westbound Long Island Rail Road trains were cancelled and delayed up to a half hour due to police activity in Queens—the second snarled morning rush hour commute this week.The LIRR said the delays and cancellations were due to “theft earlier this morning of copper wire” and other police activity near the Woodside station starting shortly before 8 a.m.The snafu came four days after a third rail trouble in one of the four East River tunnels made a mess of the Monday morning peak travel time.Subways were cross-honoring LIRR fares for stranded riders in both instances. The latest delays were affecting all 11 branches, but trains were running on time again before noon on all lines except the Port Washington Branch, according to the LIRR.Scrap metal thefts have become increasingly common in recent years with burglars often ripping copper wire out of abandoned houses and stealing materials from construction sites to sell for cash at recycling yards.last_img read more

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The Wall Has Fallen: 3 Augmented Reality Apps Now Live in iPhone App Store

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts First Paris Metro, then Yelp, now London Buses. The newest is even selling database layers through in-app purchases.It has been widely reported that the API required to display Augmented Reality (AR) layers of data on top of the camera view of a non-jailbroken iPhone 3Gs would not be publicly exposed until the launch of the next version of the iPhone Operating System, expected this Fall. Many developers are patiently waiting, but some have now found a way around the restriction. We just received word of the 3rd AR-enabled app hitting the iTunes store.Earlier this week we reported on Paris Metro Subway as being apparently the first AR-enabled app to be accepted into iTunes. Then, this afternoon Robert Scoble discovered that the new Yelp app includes an AR easter egg that any 3Gs owner can turn on by shaking their phone. Now we’ve received an email from Presselite, the same company that made Paris Metro Subway, letting us know that its London Bus app has been updated to include AR overlays and is also live in the App Store.The London Bus app is even selling data sets through in-app purchases. From its iTunes description:It is now possible to add new Point of Interest (POI) databases to London Bus application via in-app purchase. These options allow you to activate Food & Drink POI, Leisure POI, Attractions POI and Accommodation POI all over the UK.This AR economy is moving faster than we expected.All three of these were existing established apps that received AR capabilities in an update, not dedicated AR apps seeking admission for the first time. We’ve been unable to determine how this was achieved technically (Presselite of course won’t say), but rumor has it that the apps may be leveraging a third-party code base called ARToolkit (or iPhoneARToolkit). Others point to software called ChromelessImagePickerController.Can Apple now fairly deny other apps that seek to bring AR to the iPhone? We can’t imagine that they would shut down Yelp’s wildly successful app.Presumably many developers will continue to wait, hoping that the software they’ve already built will be enabled as soon as next month. Others will probably try to get their apps in ahead of the official announcement of AR support from Apple. That’s got to take some wind out of the sails of those companies that have been waiting patiently.They may only be the beginning and they may not be high-profile or officially supported by Apple yet, but it couldn’t be clearer: Augmented Reality apps have come to the iPhone.center_img marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Augmented Reality#Features#news#NYT#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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SPORT-HADLEE 2 LAST

first_img“But understand, South Africa now have got into the “But understand, South Africa now have got into the concept against Australia and it (venue) is the Adelaide Oval again in November. We are looking at (playing the day-night Test) in New Zealand, but that might be another year or so away before that happens in our country,” said Hadlee. “We would only have a couple of venues that potentially could host day-night Test cricket. Eden Park could be the logical one and potentially Seddon Park in Hamilton. So, ya its the future,” the 64-year-old former right arm pacer, who played in 86 Test matches between 1973 and 1990, said. He was confident that the concept would catch on. “The fact that New Zealand and Australia were the first two teams to pioneer it, we are part of (the) history. I think it will catch around the world and it (will be) win-win,” he added. He was non-committal whether India and New Zealand can play a day-night Test when the Kiwis visit the country between late September and November after the domestic Duleep Trophy tournament is held under lights to get the home teams players to get used to the conditions. “I am not quite familiar with that. But clearly it is important for the players to have practise games. You cannot ask them to go out there and ask them to play a day-night game against the pink ball. Its unrealistic in a professional environment or era. That (new concept) needs to be tried and tested, so players can get some confidence,” said Sir Hadlee who amassed 3124 runs with two centuries to boot. “That makes a lot of sense. Because conditions are different all around the world. So we dont really know how the pink ball is going to work here in India and thats why players need to have those practise games (and) thats what is happening for South Africa when they go to Australia. “They were against it initially, because they were to go under-prepared. You got to be fair. If it works, it works. It is the game of the future. Probably one Test in a series is fair enough. I think most people like to see the traditional format during the day, one-off Test (in a series) during night, every now and again, is reasonable,” Hadlee remarked. PTI NRB SSR NP BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

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9 months agoGirona striker Cristhian Stuani tightlipped on Barcelona interest

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Girona striker Cristhian Stuani tightlipped on Barcelona interestby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGirona striker Cristhian Stuani is tightlipped on interest from Barcelona.Stuani is currently preparing for Girona’s Copa del Rey second leg against Atletico Madrid and didn’t want to speak about the rumours on Tuesday.”I can’t say anything,” the Uruguayan told a group of reporters who followed him to his car after training.Stuani’s release clause is set at €15m. last_img read more

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Youth Clubs to be Revived

first_imgStory Highlights “We’re going to be doing three youth club assistants per constituency over the next year. They are to ensure that they go into the communities, work with the clubs, get them sustainable, so that they can take charge of these ‘safe spaces’,” Mr. Green said. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has announced that 51 youth liaison officers/youth club assistants will soon be dispatched in constituencies to help with reviving youth clubs and making them more sustainable. Speaking at a National Youth Symposium held under the theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on Monday (August 13), Mr. Green said these young persons have already been trained, and they will soon be assigned to different areas. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has announced that 51 youth liaison officers/youth club assistants will soon be dispatched in constituencies to help with reviving youth clubs and making them more sustainable.Speaking at a National Youth Symposium held under the theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on Monday (August 13), Mr. Green said these young persons have already been trained, and they will soon be assigned to different areas.“We’re going to be doing three youth club assistants per constituency over the next year. They are to ensure that they go into the communities, work with the clubs, get them sustainable, so that they can take charge of these ‘safe spaces’,” Mr. Green said.He said these 51 persons have been trained with techniques to: form youth and service clubs, draft business plans for the clubs, inform community members of what they need to register a club and more importantly, how to transform clubs into social enterprises.“So, those youth liaison officers have been trained, and it is now for us to deploy them across the parishes,” he said.More young persons are to be trained to keep the programme going.Mr. Green said he is elated that at least one of the 51 youth liaison officers will be assigned per parish and they will be paid for their service.He explained that this project has stemmed from the ‘Charge Up’ initiative that was launched in 2017 during Youth Month in November, which was aimed at supporting the work of youth-based organisations in the country with grants primarily for the revival of youth clubs.The State Minister said the theme of the National Youth Symposium: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, which was the same for International Youth Day 2018 (August 12), was in keeping with the mandate to revive and establish more ‘safe spaces’ for youth clubs across the island.“Our theme is very fitting… Jamaica has recognised that we have to create avenues through which our young people can meet,” Mr. Green said.last_img read more

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Delhi BJP asks EC to take strong deterrent action against AAP

first_imgNew Delhi: A delegation of Delhi BJP Wednesday met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and demanded “strong deterrent action” against the Aam Aadmi Party for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly playing the religious card to disturb communal harmony.The delegation comprising the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly Vijender Gupta, party MP from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri and other leaders including Subhash Arya, Subhash Sachdeva and Rajiv Babbar submitted a memorandum against the “misinformation campaign” by the AAP through its call centres. “We submitted a memorandum against efforts of the AAP to disturb communal harmony, peace and goodwill by playing the religious card. More than a dozen complaints and three CDs against call centres were also submitted. “We demanded a strong deterrent action against AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders,” Gupta said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe claimed that the Election Commission has assured necessary action. Gupta said the BJP will shortly call upon the Delhi police commissioner to ensure that the action against call centres spreading misinformation is taken to its logical conclusion. The BJP had earlier accused the AAP of running call centres to spread its “misinformation campaign”. Talking to reporters, Bidhuri said the AAP was trying to create rift among different communities. Referring to a tweet made by AAP’s South Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Raghav Chadha, Bidhuri said he used a picture of a cow and a calf at the door of a house to hurt religious sentiments.last_img read more

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BJP wants Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority

first_imgBhopal: The BJP in Madhya Pradesh Monday said the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state should prove majority in the Assembly. Leader of Opposition in Assembly Gopal Bhargava said his party will ask Governor Anandiben Patel to convene a special session of the state Assembly “to discuss important issues and test the Congress governments strength”. I am writing a letter to the Governor for convening a special session of MP Assembly shortly. We want discussion important issues like the farm loan waiver and (to) test the government strength, Bhargava told PTI. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework He said the Congress, instead of debating issues in the House, was dumping papers at former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhans residence, claiming that loans of 21 lakh farmers in Madhya Pradesh have been waived. The Congress was skirting debate on important issues, he said. During decisions and financial matters we are going to seek division to test whether the weak Congress government enjoys its support in the House, Bhargava said. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports”We have not drawn up a strategy for the floor test of the government, he said. There is a lot of confusion prevailing over the stability of the Congress-led government in MP,” he added. The BJP demand comes a day after exit polls predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections. The exit polls also say the BJP will the maximum number of Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh. In elections for the 230-member Assembly last year, the Congress won 114 seats and the BJP coming a close second with 109. The Bahujan Samaj Party has two seats, the Samajwadi Party one and the Independents four seats. The Congress had captured power from the BJP after the assembly polls. Two short of the majority mark on its own, the Congress has the support of BSP and SP in the House.last_img read more

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Commentary Bengals let defense running game do the talking in win against

LaDarius Green of the San Diego Chargers tries to make a catch during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 1. The Bengals won, 17-10. Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals increased their lead in the AFC North to two games with a 17-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers.Timely plays by the defense and a steady ground game powered Cincinnati (8-4) to victory against a San Diego team that was coming off an impressive victory over the Kansas City Chiefs one week before.The Bengals played conservatively against the Chargers (5-7) after having lost their last two road games in overtime. By not asking quarterback Andy Dalton to win the game, his mistakes were limited. Though Dalton failed to reach 200 yards for the second straight game, he only turned the ball over once and did not take a sack. Instead, the Bengals decided to let their defense and running game do the talking.With the game tied at seven in the third quarter, Cincinnati’s second-year cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick changed the game’s momentum when he outmuscled 255-pound tight end Antonio Gates for an interception. That play set up a 21-yard touchdown pass from Dalton to wide receiver A.J. Green.Leading 17-7 in the fourth quarter, Bengals safety George Iloka forced wide receiver Keenan Allen to fumble after a 14-yard reception. On its next drive, San Diego only managed to kick a field goal.The Bengals’ ground game would then seal the deal. With just under five minutes to play, Cincinnati ran out the clock with an 11 play, 61 yard drive behind a power running game. In the win, the Bengals totaled 164 yards on the ground.Sunday’s game offered a number of encouraging signs for Cincinnati fans. The secondary, which has not fared well on the road this season, was not daunted by the task of having to slow down the prolific Philip Rivers (23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and 3,633 yards passing). Dalton also seems to be learning that he gives his team a better chance of winning when he simply puts the ball into the hands of the team’s many playmakers. Running backs BenJarvus Green-Ellis (20 carries, 92 yards, one touchdown) and Giovani Bernard (14 carries, 57 yards) showed that they can carry the team to victory in close games.If last week’s bye accomplished anything, it allowed the Bengals to re-establish their identity, which is key for a young team heading into the stretch run before the playoffs begin.The Bengals head back to Cincinnati next weekend to host the Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. read more

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Ohio State womens basketball tops Iowa in overtime advances to Big Ten

It was a win, but nothing came easy for the Buckeyes.The Ohio State women’s basketball team took down Iowa, 91-85, in overtime Saturday night, advancing to the Big Ten Tournament final.Tied 37-37 at halftime, the Buckeyes roared back to take out the Hawkeyes for their second straight tournament win in Hoffman Estates, Ill.Freshman forward Alexa Hart connected on a free throw with 17 seconds to play to give OSU an 81-79 lead, but the Hawkeyes answered with a layup at the three-second mark to tie the game and force overtime.Iowa held the Big Ten’s leading scorer, OSU freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell, to 21 points in regulation, but she took over in overtime with a pair of 3-pointers and two late free throws, sealing the win for the Buckeyes.OSU is set to face No. 1 seeded Maryland in Sunday’s championship battle at 7 p.m. read more

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Liverpool ready to give former coach Pep Lijnders the chance to

first_imgLiverpool are ready to offer Pep Lijnders the chance to return to the club as part of Jurgen Klopp’s coaching team.The former Liverpool coach, Lijnders left Anfield in January to take over as NEC Nijmegen head coach in his homeland but was sacked as the Dutch side failed to gain promotion to the Eredivisie.The Dutchman will now be offered a place in their backroom staff – on Klopp’s coaching staff. He was also in Kiev where he witnessed the Reds beat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final and he is also keen on a return, according to Goal.This comes after the news that Klopp’s long-term assistant boss Zeljko Buvac is unlikely to return to Liverpool after he missed the last four matches of the campaign for “personal reasons”. BREAKING: Liverpool are ready to offer Pep Lijnders the chance to return to the club as part of Jurgen Klopp’s coaching team, writes @neiljonesgoal https://t.co/N3uGqXWedXdivock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) May 28, 2018Following his departure in January, Klopp praised Lijnders as a “stand out” coach that improved his players.“He has such a big football brain,” Klopp said.“But it’s his willingness to learn and absorb information and always look to improve and be better as a coach that makes him stand out.“Of course, one of his biggest legacies at LFC will be the development and integration into the first-team squad of so many young and exciting players. The role he played in making us aware of these players and then helping us get the best out of them will have a lasting impact here.”last_img read more

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