Raiders rookie Maxx Crosby was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week for his surpassing performance in Oakland’s 17-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.Crosby, a 6-foot-5, 255 pound edge rusher was selected in the fourth round (106th overall) in last spring’s NFL draft. He was a wrecking ball against the Bengals, becoming the fourth rookie in NFL history to have four sacks in one game, and forcing a fumble. Three of his sacks came in the fourth quarter.Crosby now has 6.5 …
Brand South Africa had a strong and vibrant presence at the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in late January 2010, with a particular focus on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. In this gallery we bring you the highlights.Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.For high-resolution images, visit the World Economic Forum online. A view of Davos, Switzerland, looking towards the congress centre on Tuesday 26 January, a day before the official opening of the 40th Annual Meeting 2010 of the World Economic Forum.Photo: Remy Steinegger, World Economic ForumThe congress centre in Davos a day before the official opening of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2010.Photo: Monika Flueckiger, World Economic Forum A Brand South Africa billboard inside the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, before the opening of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. South African President Jacob Zuma performs his signature dance during the session A Conversation on the Future of Africa at the Congress Centre in Davos on Thursday 28 January.Photo: Monika Flueckiger, World Economic ForumZuma and Tunisian Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank, during the session A Conversation on the Future of Africa on Thursday 28 January.Photo: Monika Flueckiger, World Economic Forum Zuma during the session A Conversation on the Future of Africa on Thursday 28 January.Photos: Monika Flueckiger, World Economic Forum From left, South African Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel with Maurice Levy and Paul Polman before the session Redesigning Consumption Patterns at the Congress Centre in Davos on Thursday 28 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic ForumManuel during the session Redesigning Consumption Patterns on Thursday 28 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic Forum President Jacob Zuma flanked by veteran South African footballers and World Cup ambassadors Mark Fish (left) and Lucas Radebe at the Opening Media Lunch World Cup 2010 – Before the Kickoff at the Central Sport Hotel in Davos on Wednesday 27 January. To their left is 2010 Fifa World Cup mascot Zakumi.Photos: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic Forum Zuma speaking at the Opening Media Lunch World Cup 2010 – Before the Kickoff on Wednesday 27 January.Photos: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic Forum World Economic Forum Annual Meeting delegates wearing bright Brand South Africa scarves, in the colours of the South African flag.Photos: Remy Steinegger, World Economic Forum South African President Jacob Zuma during the session Global Governance Redesigned at the Congress Centre in Davos on 28 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic ForumKuseni Dlamini (second from left), CEO of Old Mutual South Africa, and Russell Loubser, CEO of South Africa’s JSE Securities Exchange, during the session Rethinking Africa’s Growth Strategy at the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland on 28 January.Photo: Remy Steinegger, World Economic ForumBRAND SOUTH AFRICA IN DAVOSPART 1PART 2 PART 3THE CAMPAIGN MORE GALLERIES
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every farmer in Ohio is taking advantage of a great week of weather to make a big dent in harvest progress. Condit Farms in Delaware County is now close to 25% complete and after some disappointing corn yields, are finding a much better soybean crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along to find out more about early harvest results in the first soybean Cab Cam of 2016.
9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Augmented Reality#NYT#Product Reviews#web Related Posts Discover Anywhere Mobile, a Toronto-based mobile travel guide publishing startup, announced today that it has completed an iPhone app with Augmented Reality (AR) views of subway, light rail, train and airport data for 33 cities throughout North America. That app will be made available as soon as the next version of the iPhone Operating System is launched to the public.Discover Anywhere’s implementation of AR looks well-suited to the needs of users, but we asked company President David Janes why users would need an AR view at all. Why wouldn’t a list of nearby transit stops and a map be enough. Janes offered an interesting explanation of Augmented Reality’s value. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… The AR view in Discover Anywhere’s app is just one of three, map and list views are also available for all data sets.“In my mind, AR is a feature rather than a product,” Janes told us. “It’s something that we think would be useful for our customers. For example, I was in Atlanta a few weeks ago and walked out of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) downtown. Even knowing that the MARTA existed would have been useful then – but when we got out it would be great to be able to orient yourself toward landmarks. It’s the ‘oh yeah, there it is’ experience.”That makes sense. The integration of an Augmented Reality view with more traditional lists and maps seems likely to make orienting yourself all the easier.IPhone 3Gs owners will be able to make up their own minds on the finer points of Augmented Reality User Experience as soon as the next, AR supporting, OS is rolled out. We had expected that to occur as early as next month, but now it’s looking like the wait may be a little bit longer. marshall kirkpatrick 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App
A second round in SeattleEarlier this month, The Ice Box Challenge moved 142 miles south and set up shop at Occidental Park in Seattle, where a similar “ice reveal” was planned for today (September 28).This time, the contest pits the Passive House standard against Seattle’s building code. During the 20-day melt-down, visitors could take a peek through windows in the sides of the small buildings to see how the 1,200-pound blocks of ice were faring.Brittany Porter, a project architect at NK Architects, one of the primary sponsors of the event, said that the idea for bringing the demonstration to Seattle was hatched at a Passive House conference in the spring attended by a number of people from the Canadian Passive House group. Similar demonstrations have taken place in Europe, where Passive House construction is more common, and the face-off seemed like a good way of introducing more people in the Northwest to Passive House features.The houses are basically the same, with a few notable exceptions. The code-compliant building has 2×6 framing and is insulated with Roxul mineral wool cavity insulation to R-21. It has double-pane windows. The Passive House version has 2×12 framing plus cavity insulation and a continuous exterior layer of Roxul insulation for a total R-38 envelope. It gets triple-pane windows, higher quality air-sealing tapes, and a more careful window installation.Blocks of ice with an aggregate weight of about 1,200 pounds have been melting inside specially designed demonstration enclosures in Seattle, a repeat of the Ice Box Challenge that took place earlier in the year in Vancouver, British Columbia.Porter says that the buildings were run through standard energy modeling to make sure they would comply with their respective standards (but there were no blower door tests).NK Architects and Passive House Northwest weren’t offering any prizes for the best guess on the ice melt, but Porter said that public interest has been high nonetheless.“Luckily it’s in Occidental Park where there are food trucks and a live music in the summer,” she said by phone. “It’s sort of the happening spot for lunch time. There are always people checking it out and asking questions. The biggest question is always, ‘What’s the difference between the two boxes?’ Everyone is always pretty impressed: There is more insulation, better construction quality with the taping and the air sealing and another pane of glass. That’s really all there is.” RELATED ARTICLES Passive House advocates in the Pacific Northwest have organized an unusual public demonstration aimed at proving just how much energy can be saved with superinsulation and airtight design, a contest not unlike a county fair come-on where visitors are asked to guess how many pebbles will fit into a one-gallon jar.Only in this case it’s how much of an original ton of ice will be left after sitting inside an unrefrigerated building in the middle of summer for several weeks.Earlier this year, Passive House Canada (with the backing of a number of other sponsors) built two small structures and placed them on a sidewalk in Vancouver, British Columbia. One was constructed to meet the Passive House building standard, the second to the provincial building code.Just under a metric ton (1,000 kilograms) of ice was placed in each one, and after 18 days the enclosures were removed to expose what was left. According to Canadian Consulting Engineer, the remaining ice in the Passive House structure weighed 639 kilograms, compared to the 407 kg of ice in the BC code-compliant enclosure, when the event ended on August 14. Prizes offered to the people whose guesses were the closest included tours of Passive House buildings in the Whistler and Vancouver areas. Passivhaus For BeginnersAre Passivhaus Requirements Logical or Arbitrary?A Passivhaus Rebuttal: In Defense of the StandardNet-Zero-Energy versus Passivhaus The backdrop is a new zoning law that will eventually require all new houses in the city be built to the Passive House standard, Business Vancouver reported. Good timingSponsors managed to squeeze in the project between the Seattle Design Festival opening on September 9 and this weekend’s North American Passive House Network Conference (which promotes the German-based Passivhaus standard rather than a similar standard published by the Passive House Institute U.S.) Results of what Porter calls a “public science demonstration” will be revealed just as the conference gets up to speed.“It’s just a nice visual way for the public to see some of the ways in which designing a better building can save up to 75% in energy use — and I expect that will be the difference in ice melt — about 75% more ice melt in the code-built building,” she said.Seattle’s Ice Box Challenge follows by a year a demonstration staged by Olson Kundig Architects on the same spot: the melting of a 10-ton block of ice to mimic how the Earth’s ice caps are melting.“I’m hoping this is sort of a hopeful, optimistic type of installation,” she said. “Last year was meant to be a shock-and-awe thing, but done very beautifully. We’re in the same location, in the same amount of time, and we’re coming in with this piece that’s just proposing a solution, and a really achievable solution. That’s why we’re really excited.”Next year the exhibit travels to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland.
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LATEST STORIES Westbrook’s go-ahead three-point play in the final minute of overtime put him at 30, and the Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-110 on Wednesday night.Westbrook, who had 11 rebounds and seven assists, drove for the tying layup and made the free throw with 38 seconds left in OT to help the playoff-contending Thunder salvage a four-game split of the season series against a one-time postseason rival now among the NBA’s worst teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe reigning MVP had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter after scoring eight in a win over Orlando. Westbrook cooled off from there and missed all five of his 3-pointers, but scored seven of Oklahoma City’s 11 points in overtime.“Just keep going, man,” said Westbrook, who was 11 of 25 from the field and made eight of nine free throws. “Regardless of missed or made shots, my mentality never changes throughout the game and I always continue to stay in attack mode.” Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Mavericks almost turned it over on the final possession of regulation but Wesley Matthews kept the play alive before missing a wild layup, with Powell grabbing the rebound on the other side of the basket and laying it in.Carmelo Anthony had put the Thunder ahead with 1:23 to go on a layup after three offensive rebounds on the same possession, including two from Steven Adams.Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Adams had nine points and 12 boards.TIP-INSThunder: F Jerami Grant was called for a flagrant foul for a swipe at the head when Powell made a layup in the first half. … The Thunder outrebounded the Mavericks 56-36, including a 19-8 edge on offensive rebounds.Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, who is sixth on the NBA scoring list, reached 31,000 points with his patented one-legged fadeway in the middle of the second quarter. The 39-year-old German, in his 20th season, all with the Mavericks, finished with 12 points. … Powell led Dallas with eight rebounds. … J.J. Barea scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and matched Westbrook with a game-high seven assists.NOEL RETURNSDallas center Nerlens Noel had four points, three rebounds and four fouls in 16 minutes in his return after missing 42 games following surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was rusty, failing to get off a shot on two alley-oops and missing another attempt. He led Dallas with three first-half turnovers, but had a highlight in the second half with a block on a soaring Westbrook going for a layup.Before the injury was announced in December, Noel had appeared to fall out of favor with coach Rick Carlisle. The first six of those 42 missed games were listed as coaching decisions. He’s playing on a one-year contract after he couldn’t agree on a long-term deal with the Mavericks, who acquired him at the trading deadline last season.SLUMPING FROM 3 Dwight Powell forced overtime at 100-all with a follow shot at the buzzer to match his career high with 21 points. It was the first points for Dallas since Powell’s alley-oop dunk with 4 minutes remaining.Harrison Barnes scored 26 points for the Mavericks, who beat the Thunder in the Western Conference finals in 2011 before getting swept in the first round by them as defending champions a year later.“People look at their record and think they aren’t a very good team,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “They are a good basketball team. They have not been able to close out some games.”Dallas had a chance to win in overtime on an inbound play with 6 seconds left, but could only get a desperation jumper at the buzzer from rookie Dennis Smith Jr., who scored the first eight Dallas points in the extra period and finished with 17.“The last shot was a tough shot but a makeable shot,” Smith said. “Learn from it, learn from it. You can look at it as a loss or a lesson.”ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook gestures to his teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Russell Westbrook didn’t waste much time putting just his second single-digit scoring game of the season behind him.The Oklahoma City star won it with the play that wrapped up his 20th game with at least 30 points.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors pull away in 3rd, quiet Beal to win in Washington Westbrook has gone without a 3 in four of the past six games and is 2 of 24 (8 percent) from long range in that span. The slump has dropped the career 31 percent shooter from 3 to 28 percent for the season.UP NEXTThunder: At Phoenix on Friday.Mavericks: At Chicago on Friday, the only road game in a stretch of seven games. 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