Annenberg forum debates the uses of Google Glass

first_imgRobert Hernandez, Marcia Dawkins and several other USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism faculty and graduate students held “Storytelling with Google Glass,” a forum about the impact and the possible uses of Google Glass in the field of journalism. The event was the first in a weekly journalism and public relations forum series, to be held every Tuesday at noon.Faculty members and forum attendees tried out the new product and discussed its implications for journalism. Google Glass is a wearable computer with a prism that projects images directly in front of the eyes. Currently, Google Glass is very limited, with only a small amount of apps available, though Google has released the code for third-party developers to work on.“The functionality of Google Glass will be much [greater] once native applications for it are developed,” said David Carr, a sophomore majoring in computer science and a “Google Glass explorer.”According to the forum, Google Glass needs to be tethered to an Android smartphone in order to fulfill most of its functions, including news streaming and access to social media sites.“The biggest downside is definitely the lack of internet connectivity,” said Alex Leavitt, a doctoral candidate in communications at Annenberg who owns a pair of Google Glass.The main focus of the forum was the product’s use in journalism. Hernandez and Leavitt presented a few examples of how they used Google Glass to take point-of-view videos.Hernandez said he believes that the main impact the glasses will have is not in content creation, but rather content delivery, by changing the way users of Glass receive news and other publications.“It’s another tool in our toolbox, and it’s definitely something,” Hernandez said.The Glass explorers demonstrated that taking pictures requires only a few hand swipes across the touch-sensitive panel on the left side of the device , or a voice command, making it much faster and simpler than using a phone camera. Glass explorers also spoke about how, for them, Google Glass will be a catalyst for discussions of privacy because using the glasses makes the wearer acutely aware of privacy violations.“I think Google Glass is a cool idea, but it would sometimes be pretty intrusive on privacy,” said John Atyeo, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering.The forum leaders also touched on how Google Glass affected the social aspects of their lives.“I had to force myself to wear it,” Hernandez said. Sometimes, he said his friends cracked jokes at his expense, or he would draw unnecessary attention in public. Other Google Glass wearers mentioned that they had to deal with strangers being scared or put off after seeing that they were wearing Google Glass.Despite a small amount of awkwardness, the general vibe of the forum was that this was something on the cutting edge.“Google Glass kind of symbolizes our entrance into an era in which our lives become more wholly dependent on technology,” said Sarah Joh, an undecided freshman. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

Football: Methodical offense of Badgers stacks up well against Cornhuskers

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) are preparing to head deeper into the Midwest to face the unranked Cornhuskers (4-5, 2-4) in Lincoln, Nebraska.The Huskers are 4-5 so far this season, with wins against other unranked teams including South Alabama, Northern Illinois, Illinois and Northwestern. As for the No. 14 Badgers, who are 7-2 with losses to Illinois and The Ohio State University, this matchup to Nebraska may cause some concern.Football: Four takeaways from Badgers’ close win over IowaThe No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) bounced back from two straight losses with a 24–22 victory over Read…Earlier in the season, Wisconsin suffered a soul-crushing loss to Illinois in the final seconds of the game, as Illinois’ James McCourt launched a 39-yard field goal to seal the victory 24–23.For Wisconsin’s sake, all Badger fans hope history won’t repeat itself in Lincoln, Nebraska.Since then, things are looking up for the Badgers at this point. Star running back Johnathan Taylor ran for his season-high record of 250 rushing yards against Iowa last week. Quarterback Jack Coan is also at an impressive 73.2% in pass completion for the season.Coming off a win for the Heartland Trophy against the Hawkeyes, the Badgers may have the confidence needed in order to win out and finish the road to the Big Ten Championship.Football: Badgers forfeit CFP hopes, Big Ten landscape remains openFor the Badgers, taking down the undefeated The Ohio State University not once but twice was their last shot at Read…The odds are stacked against the Huskers on paper. There exists little doubt that the Badgers will alter their strategy of slow, methodical drives that depends on the consistent accumulation of first downs. Wisconsin has racked up a total of 203 first downs for the season compared to Nebraska who comes short at 178.Of those first downs, Wisconsin tops Nebraska in both passing and rushing. Effectively, this demonstrates the Badgers’ ability to move the ball in a balanced manner despite Taylor’s running prowess in short yardage situations.This matchup will inevitably be another test to see if the Badgers can find success at their own game of methodically driving down the field.Besides coming home with a win against Nebraska, Wisconsin’s future in the Big Ten Championship will depend on defeating Purdue in Camp Randall for the last time this season, and taking back Paul Bunyan’s Axe as the Badgers face the No. 7 Minnesota Gophers the following week.Yet a full clinch of the Big Ten West still relies on the Gophers losing once before they play the Badgers. The most likely opponent to pull off this upset is the Iowa Hawkeyes. Wisconsin fans may very well find themselves rooting for a conference rival that they recently conquered.Football: Badgers at disadvantage among other football programsTake a look at the ESPN 300 for the 2020 high school senior class of football players. Up and down Read…There is still hope for Wisconsin to land a spot in the Big Ten Championship, but the Badgers have to take each matchup one step at a time. Every game is important and every win even more so.With that being said, this weekend in Nebraska could have the potential to either pave the road for the Badgers or crush their chances to come out on top in the Big Ten West.last_img read more

Second Phase of Zenith Bank League Dunks off in Asaba

first_imgThe second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League is expected to begin today at the basketball court of the Asaba Township Stadium, Delta State as the race for the final-8 playoff gathers momentum.The flagship Nigerian women league organised by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) will involve 18 clubs paired into Group A and Group B.Defending champion, Dolphins Basketball Club will look to consolidate its hold of group-A as it will do battles against eight other teams in the group which comprises of four-time champions of the league, First Deepwater basketball who is currently placed fifth in the group with three wins from eight games played at the first phase in Abuja. Other teams in group-A are host of second phase Delta Force basketball club, Nigeria Customs basketball team, GT 2000 of Kaduna, Zamfara Babes, AHIP Queens of Kano Oluyole Babes of Ibadan and Nigeria Immigration basketball team.Leading group-B is Nigeria most decorated women team, First Bank basketball club with six titles of the Zenith Bank Women league, the Elephant Girls is set to continue from where it left off from the Abuja-First-Phase but might face some opposition from rejuvenated IGP Queens of Lagos.Others in the group that might want to challenge the dominance of the two-time Africa Champions includes inform Plateau Rocks of Jos, Benue Princess, FCT Angels of Abuja, Sunshine Angels of Akure, Nasarawa Amazons, Taraba Hurricanes and Enugu Coal City side.Customs Head Coach, Abdulrahman Mohammed says the border-ladies are back to her old form which saw it share the local space with First Bank in the late nineties.The 2006 Nigeria senior men national team, D’Tigers captain to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games declared that Customs are ready to fight for the 2016 Zenith Bank league title.He dismisses the insinuation that the league is a two-way horse race between the defending champion, Dolphins and former champion First Bank urging both sides (Dolphins and First Bank) to be weary of other teams.The Gombe-state born basketball tactician who was part of Nigeria coaching crew that won the 2015 Afrobasket in Rades Tunisia want other corporate bodies to emulate Zenith Bank whose platform has catapult Nigeria women basketball to greater height.“Dolphins and First Bank should stop thinking that other teams in the league are just there to make up the numbers as they would shocked when the real competition begin when we gets to the final-8.“The sponsor – Zenith Bank has done so well for Nigeria women basketball and one must also commend NBBF for the superb increase in this year’s grant to teams, I want to appeal to other corporate organisations in Nigeria to copy from what Zenith Bank has contributed to the lives of hundreds of Nigerian women through the continuous sponsorship of the women league in the last twelve seasons.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

LPGA confirms Buick LPGA Shanghai is cancelled

first_img The LPGA Tour has confirmed the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.China’s government last month announced all international sports events in the country would be cancelled until the end of the year, and organizers of the Oct. 15-18 women’s golf tournament made the cancellation official in a statement Wednesday citing “the current health concerns and significant travel restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19.”The LPGA plans to return next year to the Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Shanghai.PGA events, men’s and women’s tennis tournaments, cycling and a Formula One Grand Prix are among the events that have already been cancelled. Image credits: AP 3 weeks ago AP WAS THERE: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics First Published: 12th August, 2020 10:17 IST 4 weeks ago AP registers highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMENDcenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 10:17 IST LPGA Confirms Buick LPGA Shanghai Is Cancelled The LPGA Tour has confirmed the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic 1 month ago Withdraw 3-capital decision or face elections: Naidu’s 48-hr ultimatum to Jagan’s AP govt 4 weeks ago Beirut blast: NASA’s satellite images show scale of destruction; pics inside Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US 4 weeks ago AP’s daily testing figures, cases dip; Tally rises to 2.35 lakhlast_img read more

Dodgers avoid salary arbitration with catcher A.J. Ellis

first_imgThe Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis avoided salary arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year contract. Ellis will make $4.25 million, according to multiple reports, a significant raise from the $3.55 million he made in his second year of arbitration eligibility.Ellis, 33, batted just .191 with three home runs and 25 RBIs last year, as two extended trips to the disabled list limited him to 93 games. In four playoff games, Ellis went 7 for 13 with one home run.The new contract would make Ellis the 12th highest-paid catcher in baseball, according to Spotrac.com.The Dodgers traded for switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal from the San Diego Padres in December with the intention of dividing playing time between Grandal and Ellis. A lightened workload might make Ellis’ salary more difficult to justify, but it might also make him stronger when he is on the field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ellis missed 38 days in April and May last season following surgery on his left meniscus. He sprained his right ankle shortly after returning and missed another 18 games.In parts of seven major-league seasons, Ellis has a .242 batting average, 28 home runs and 157 RBIs. He is highly regarded for his preparation and his ability to communicate with pitchers. The Dodgers have ranked third, second and sixth in Major League Baseball in three seasons since Ellis became the team’s primary catcher.Five Dodgers were among the 175 players who filed for arbitration prior to Tuesday’s deadline: pitchers Kenley Jansen and Juan Nicasio, infielder Justin Turner and outfielder Chris Heisey. They will exchange salary proposals with the Dodgers on Friday unless they can agree on a salary.If the two sides still cannot reach agreement on a salary, an arbitrator will decide the player’s salary at hearing at a date to be determined.The Dodgers avoided arbitration with infielder Darwin Barney in December by agreeing to a $2.5 million contract.last_img read more

Doc Rivers says he has no answer to resting issue

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I get it,” Rivers said. “He’s right, I just don’t know the answer, I’m on the competition committee. I wish there was an easy answer. I don’t have an answer. I know guys do need rest and I know fans need to see guys go play.”Silver reiterated that teams must provide notice that teams intend to rest players. Rivers contended that could be difficult. What if a player informed him the day of a game that he was exhausted?Rivers said Tuesday that the team would wait until after Tuesday to decide how to handle Thursday, but sounded as though everyone would likely play against the Mavericks.“I think so,” he said, “but I don’t know that yet. I have to alert the league. I’ll let you know later.”The combination of Silver’s edict combined with the Clippers’ pursuit of the Western Conference’s fourth playoff seed likely adds to the indecision. LOS ANGELES >> When it comes to resting players, Coach Doc Rivers is far from the league’s top culprit. And yet he has used the inactive list to his advantage. Last week he left two of his stars at home when the team traveled to Denver.At that point, he was already looking ahead to Thursday, when he expected to rest two more players – likely point guard Chris Paul and shooting guard J.J Redick – in Dallas.By Tuesday, he sounded less certain.A memo from NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent Monday night, in which he called resting “an extremely significant issue for our league,” has reframed the league-wide discussion on resting. It’s an issue that has rocketed to the forefront after the Warriors and Cavaliers rested their stars in consecutive Saturday night games broadcast on ABC. The Cavaliers did it last weekend in a loss at the Clippers.center_img “There’s a solution,” Rivers said. “I’m not smart enough to figure out what it is. There’s got to be a solution, and we’ve got to figure it out because at the end of the day we have to protect the product.”Behind the lineBlake Griffin’s evolution as a 3-point shooter has continued to catch the attention of opposing coaches.“It’s something that as a defense early in his career you would love for him to sit and take jump shots,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said of the Clippers forward. “Now he can make you pay, especially from the mid-range and that 3-point line too now.”Entering Tuesday’s game against the Lakers, Griffin was shooting 33 percent and had made a career-high 25 3-pointers, as many as he attempted in 2014-15 – the last season in which he played at least 50 games.“He’s come a long way,” Walton said. “He’s working. He’s put a lot of work into it.”When he was a player, Walton trained with Bob Thate, who until last summer worked as the Clippers’ shooting coach and is often credited for Griffin’s improved jumper.“Bob used to tell me every single day he spent an hour of time getting his shot right,” Walton said.Field goal goalsWhen all you do is dunk, your shooting numbers tend to be pretty good. Such is the case for Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who is on the verge of posting the league’s best field goal percentage for the fifth consecutive season.“D.J. is great,” Rivers said, “because D.J. knows who he is and he accepts it and I think that’s what makes him so efficient.”According to basketball-reference.com, Jordan entered Tuesday scoring 60.8 percent of his baskets on dunks with another 31 percent coming on layups.last_img read more

Wilbert Johnie “Webb” Johnson, Tonkawa, Okla.: August 13, 1924 – June 1, 2013

first_imgWilbert “Web” JohnsonWilbert Johnie “Webb” Johnson died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at home in Tonkawa, Okla.  He was born in Harper, August 13, 1924 to Albert Norval and Stella Elmira (Livingston) Johnson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his son John Albert, brothers Gilbert, Eldon, Raymond and sisters, Cecil and Iva.Wilbert married Betty Maxine Mohney, December 23, 1945 in the Corbin Methodist Church, Corbin.  They spent the next 50 years farming, rearing a family and contributing of their time and talents to the community. In addition to farming, Wilbert was an excellent carpenter and built several houses in the surrounding area.  After retiring, they moved to Wellington and for the next 10 years enjoyed traveling in their RV, gardening, wood working and entertaining friends and family.Wilbert is survived by his wife of 67 ½ years, Betty; daughter-in-law Ruth of Minneapolis, KS his son Dale (Marilyn) of Russellville, AR;  daughter, Wilberta (Kelly) Goff of Tonkawa, OK; grandchildren Jona (Mark), Chad (Alesa), Chris (Jennifer), Lindsi, Shayla (Randy), Clayton (Jeana), Jay (Jill) and seven great-grandchildren.Webb, as he was known by his loved ones and friends, will be remembered for being a role model of faith, honesty, hard work and devotion to his family.  He spent countless hours playing games with his grandchildren and had an endless supply of corny jokes. He will be remembered and missed by all that were blessed to know him.Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Corbin, KS.  Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven.Memorials may be given in Webb’s name to the United Methodist Church in Corbin, KS or to the United Methodist Church in WellingtonTo share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.last_img read more

Friday’s Elf on the Shelf clue…

first_img“After school, the fun begins here…” Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Former Iowa congressman talks about partisan divide in Washington during speech in Mason City (AUDIO)

first_imgMASON CITY — Former Iowa congressman Jim Leach says the partisan divide and gridlock in Washington hasn’t trickled down to the grassroots levels of Iowa. Leach spoke last night at North Iowa Area Community College as part of the college’s Lifelong Learning Institute series. He says people may be right that there are a lot of problems going on in Washington, but there’s some very fine governance going on in the state of Iowa.  “For example, the county government in Iowa is incredibly impressive with reasonable people making reasonable judgments based on constrained  resources. If you look at the Iowa courts, the state of Iowa has the most progressive court in the United States history. All sorts of rulings on civil rights for example, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled on constructively over a century before The Supreme Court of the United States. This is a state that’s always had a first class legislature, first class governors, first class judges.” Leach says the current era isn’t the first time that the United States has seen a large political divide. He says there were a lot of questions in the 1930s when a lot of people turned to a different extreme left and right.  “We had in this country in the 1930’s, in the academy particularly in the arts particularly, groups of Americans that identified with communism. Now it was a misled communism, it wasn’t Stalinism, it was a theoretical communism. We also had a group of Americans that were part of what was called the “America First” movement. It included people like Charles Lindbergh, it included people like Joseph P Kennedy,  and it was pro-Nazi. That’s an extraordinary phenomenon in this country. So we have these issues that have occurred in odd ways and at odd times, and we have to deal with it.” Leach says one of the most remarkable aspects of American politics today is the extraordinary fact that over the last couple of generations, the majority of Americans could be typed as “center right” and “center left”, but Congress has shifted to further extremes.  “Today in the United States Congress, I would suggest that maybe 34-35% of the Congress could be defined as “center-left” or “center-right”. The center of America no longer is represented in your Congress, although it is very much alive and much of the American public, but it isn’t alive in Congress, where the Republican Party has moved to the right, the Democratic Party has substantially remained or moved a bit to the left. But this is a very unusual setting for America and in many ways unprecedented.” Leach served eastern Iowa in the US House from 1977 to 2007 and currently is a visiting professor of law at The University of Iowa. You can listen to Leach’s presentation from last night via the audio player below, where you may also download it to your device for later listeninglast_img read more

Real Madrid shoots Zalgiris from triple and remains the leader of the Euroleague

first_imgReal Madrid on Thursday added its thirteenth consecutive victory in the Euroleague of basketball by beating Zalgiris by 88-82 thanks to the success from the triple of Rudy Fernández (5 of 8) and Trey Thompkins (4 of 5).An active pressure after basket was enough for Zalgiris to surprise Real Madrid and sign up the first advantages on the scoreboard (2-8, min. 2.50). Thomas Walkup was the executioner of the Lithuanians in this period, while Trey Thompkins and, above all, Jordan Mickey, playing eaves, were responsible for pulling the car.The 20-18 with which the first act ended is a faithful reflection of the prevailing equality with the defenses behind the attacks on both teams.The exit of the second quarter was clearly for a much more active Real Madrid. The 4-0 of the first minute, 24-18, was enough for Sarunas Jasikevicius, a Zalgiris coach, to ask for timeout and recapitulate with his players.But the real protagonists of this second act were Rudy Fernández and Lukas Lekavicius.Rudy returned to exhibit the sweet moment he has with the 6.75 meter line, scoring 5 triples in 6 attempts and a total of 17 points, steal and matte included. It goes without saying that the team climbed into its wake to dominate the scoreboard.Lekavicius was not far behind with 16 points in the fourth and one hundred percent effective: 4 of 4 in 2-point shots, 2 of 2 in triples and 2 of 2 in free throws. A show. Photo: EFE The white team uses Rudy and Thompkins for 88-82center_img Real Madrid that seemed to break the game, 40-27 (m.16.30), finally reached the locker rooms with a more modest 47-41 due to its problems in the rise of the ball, circulation in general and the poor contribution of its defending.Facundo Campazzo took over the scorer in a Real Madrid that came out with desire and with 5 points in a row extended the income of the Spanish team, 52-43 (m.22).Jasikevicius tried to squeeze the good moment from his base, but Campazzo’s tiredness and liveliness prevented him. In addition, a slight defensive improvement of Pablo Laso’s team helped the advantages grow, 60-48 (m.25.40).The good doing of Walkup offensive served to keep the Lithuanian team hooked to the game that the score at the end of the third quarter was 68-59.Zalgiris took the game to the trenches in the last quarter. The game slowed and thickened. The defenses began to take center stage and Laso did not hesitate to give important minutes to a Usman Garuba who showed a maturity, and a hardness, improper of his still 17 years.Five minutes from the end, a triple of Thompkins, 78-69, allowed Madrid to take a little air and face the end of the game with a certain margin of safety.The quality, experience and know-how in these situations of the ten-time European champion did the rest. Jasikevicius was disheartened trying to spur his players, but Madrid won by 88-82 and added his thirteenth consecutive victory in the competition, matching his 2013-14 record.Madrid remains impregnable on its track this season with 18 wins in as many games, 10 in continental competition and 8 in Endesa League– Data sheet:88 – Real Madrid (20 + 27 + 21 + 20): Causeur (8), Campazzo (12), Tavares (10), Mickey (13) and Thompkins (20) – initial five -, Rudy (17), Laprovittola (2), Garuba, Carroll, Taylor (6) and Mejri.82 – Zalgiris Kaunas (18 + 23 + 18 + 23): Walkup (19), Rivers (12), Hayes (6), Landale (11) and Ulanovas (3) – initial five -, Lekavicius (21), Jankunas (3), Milaknis (7) and Leday.Referees: Damir Javor (ESL), Michele Rossi (ITA) and Aare Halliko (EST). Without eliminated.Incidents: Match corresponding to the eighteenth day of the Euroleague played at the Sports Palace (Wizink Center) in Madrid before 9,096 spectators.last_img read more