RDEL to build fast patrol vessels for Indian Coast Guard

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Reliance Defence to build fast patrol vessels for Indian Coast Guard Share this article View post tag: Indian Coast Guard January 30, 2017 The Indian Ministry of Defence has awarded Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited a contract to design 14 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.According to the company, the contract is worth Rs. 916 crore (approx. $141.5 million).Fast patrol vessels are medium range, high speed vessels used for patrol within exclusive economic zone, coastal patrol, anti-smuggling, anti-piracy and search & rescue operations.The company said the bidding process was a competitive one and saw the participation of all major Indian shipyards including L&T, Cochin Shipyard Limited, Goa Shipyard Limited and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE).Reliance Defence further said it is the first private contractor to receive a contract to design and build such a class of ships for Indian Armed Forces. RDEL will be developing the design in-house. Authorities View post tag: FPV View post tag: RDEL Reliance Defence to build fast patrol vessels for Indian Coast Guardlast_img read more

Everton sack Marco Silva after poor run of form

first_imgEverton has sacked Marco Silva as their manager.The Portuguese coach has paid the price for the Toffees’ poor start to the season, which has seen them lose nine of their opening 15 Premier League games. Could Moyes be on his way back to Goodison Park? The final straw for the Everton board was Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat by local rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, which has left the club in the relegation zone.Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri had long admired Silva before finally getting his man in the summer of 2018 following a protracted pursuit.Silva had first been targeted by the Merseyside club in November 2017 when in charge of Watford, who sacked him the following January, blaming Everton’s approach as their catalyst for the decision.Everton duly handed him a three-year contract in May 2018, with Sam Allardyce making way, and paid Watford £4million in compensation after the Hornets accused their league rivals of an illegal approach.Marco Silva after loss to LiverpoolSilva guided Everton to an eighth-placed finish last season, but this term results and performances have been woeful, despite spending in excess of £200m during his time at Goodison.The Toffees have signed a host of talented players, including Alex Iwobi, Yerry Mina, Richarlison and Moise Kean, during Silva’s reign.But it has failed to improve their fortunes with Everton sitting 18th in the table following their defeat to Liverpool and facing a tricky run of games against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal over the festive period.It’s not clear who will succeed Silva but one name being linked with the job is former Toffees boss David Moyes. Sections of the Goodison Park faithful turned against Marco Silva The Scot, who spent 11 years in charge of Everton before joining Manchester United, could return on an interim basis if the club does not announce a long-term replacement for Silva.Everton will aim to have a new coach in place by Saturday, with Everton hosting Chelsea at Goodison Park.last_img read more

Irish Water work to repair burst water main in Buncrana

first_imgIrish Water is working to repair a burst water main in Buncrana this afternoon (Mon).Repairs are being carried out on burst main in the Lisfannon Industrial Estate – meaning supply may be disrupted.Works have an estimated completion time of 3pm on September 9. If you need to get in touch with Irish Water about this incident, quote the reference number DON00007568.Irish Water work to repair burst water main in Buncrana was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brothers fined after threatening and abusing Gardai on drunken night out

first_imgTwo brothers who returned home to Donegal from America and London have been fined after a drunken night out in Letterkenny.The cases of brothers Denis and Sean Friel were heard at Letterkenny District Court today. The court was told that at 3.40am on August 8th last there was a verbal argument involving a number of men at Upper Main Street.When Gardai tried to intervene, both brothers became aggressive and threatened Gardai.Both Sean, aged, 35, and Denis, aged 38, were drunk and were staggering about.They were arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station where they were charged with public order offences.Both men were represented by solicitor Patsy Gallagher who said both worked abroad and were hard-working men who had returned on holiday and had too much drink taken.He said Denis Friel had no previous convictions and ran a construction company in America and returned home about four times a year.Sean Friel had one previous conviction for public order and lives in London where he was a labourer.Judge Paul Kelly ordered both men to make a donation of €250 to the Letterkenny Community and Youth Group and he would not record a conviction against the brothers.Brothers fined after threatening and abusing Gardai on drunken night out was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Boks beat All Blacks back-to-back

first_img3 August 2009With a Tri-Nations record 31 points from flyhalf Morne Steyn, the Springboks notched up their second successive win over New Zealand on Saturday, beating the All Blacks 31-19 in Durban to extend their lead at the top of the Tri-Nations standings.A number of Springboks were playing in milestone matches and got to celebrate in style; Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers led the Springboks onto the field in their 50th tests, while captain John Smit captained the Boks for a world record 60th time on his home ground in front of friends and family. When he was substituted three minutes from the end of the contest, Smit left the field with a rare self-indulgent grin to the cheers of an adoring crowd.While Steyn was the star of the show, scoring a try and landing nine out of 10 kicks while playing with an assurance that belies his relative inexperience, he was quick to credit the SA forward pack after the match. “I couldn’t have done that without the Bok pack, if our forwards from one to eight had not stood up so strongly,” he said.Foundation for victorySteyn was spot on in his assessment that the foundation of the South African victory was laid up front. The Springbok tight five were industrious, physical and dominated their counterparts, especially in the lineouts and rucks, while the loose trio functioned smoothly and effectively as a unit.As impressive as the pack was, it was the team work of the Springboks that was most impressive. This included making a good kicking game an outstanding one by following up on kicks and putting pressure on the New Zealand back three, as well as defending together and ferociously around the fringes of rucks.The big boots of Fourie du Preez, Morne Steyn and Francois Steyn kept the Kiwis pinned in their own half and they struggled to play the game in the South African half due to the pressure applied by the Springboks on defence.PressureAll Black captain Richie McCaw admitted after the contest that it was South Africa’s ability to apply pressure throughout the game and then force errors that won them the match. “They got guys right across the backline that can kick the ball and they kicked really well,” he said.New Zealand coach Graham Henry was magnanimous in his praise of the South African performance, calling it “outstanding”.Despite two wins in succession over the All Blacks, Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was quick to stress that his charges can still improve a lot. ‘We weren’t clinical enough, there’s certainly room for improvement,” he said.The match at Durban’s Absa Stadium started in cold conditions, with rain threatening; it began to fall midway through the first half.Only two minutes into the contest the All Blacks escaped what could have been a horror opening when scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan had an attempted clearance charged down. Three Springboks chased after the ball, but it found flyhalf Stephen Donald, who snatched it away and spun to the ground, conceding a five-metre scrum.First pointsIn the third minute, JP Pietersen forced a penalty when he made a good tackle following up on kick. The Kiwis didn’t release the ball in the tackle, and Morne Steyn was presented with an opportunity to kick at goal. His aim was true, and South Africa took an early lead.A minute later, however, it was all square after Donald landed a penalty for New Zealand. Referee Nigel Owens had pinged the home side for going off their feet to seal off a ball at a ruck.Then, with some good counter-attacking and slick hands, the All Blacks managed to create an overlap on the left-hand touchline. Lock Isaac Ross took the final pass and raced over in the corner to put the visitors in the lead. Donald added two points with a sweetly struck penalty from the touchline to put the Kiwis 10-3 ahead.One-point differenceIt didn’t take long for South Africa to reply as they immediately put New Zealand under pressure and forced a couple of penalties, both of which Steyn nailed to reduce the deficit to just one point.A dangerous counter-attack by the All Blacks was slowed down by a high tackle by JP Pietersen on scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan, which did enough to blunt the speed of the attack and eventually stop it. However, referee Owens pulled out a yellow card and sent the Bok winger to the sin bin for 10 minutes.Stephen Donald stuck over the resulting penalty and the New Zealanders moved four points clear.Only three minutes after Pietersen’s departure, lock Ross made a silly error when he entered the maul from the back on the Springboks’ side and he joined Pietersen on the sidelines for committing a professional foul.Steyn kicked the penalty and it was once again a one-point game.TryWith half-time approaching and the Springboks on the attack in New Zealand’s 22, scrumhalf Fourie du Preez pounced on a ball that squirted loose from a scrum. He attacked to the open side and then passed to Steyn. The flyhalf, sizing up the situation perfectly, stepped back outside off his right foot and ran through a big gap before diving over for a try.He converted his five-pointer to extend South Africa’s lead to six points.Right on half-time, Steyn was at it again, knocking over another penalty as the Kiwis found themselves on the wrong side of referee Owen’s whistle for the umpteenth time.The scoreboard at the break read South Africa 22 New Zealand 13, with all of South Africa’s 22 points belonging to Steyn, which meant he had tied the South African record for points by a Springbok in a test against the All Blacks, set by Jannie de Beer, in a single half.Deserved leadJohn Smit and company were good value for their lead as they had dominated territory and put the New Zealanders under a huge amount of pressure, especially at lineout time. The Kiwis had at times looked dangerous on the counter-attack, but South Africa was clearly in the ascendancy.Just three minutes into the second half, the All Blacks made two changes, bringing on Piri Weepu for Jimmy Cowan at scrumhalf, and replacing hooker Andrew Hore with Keven Mealamu, not that it ended up helping the struggling New Zealand lineout.The All Blacks put together a sharp counter-attack in the 50th minute, but Conrad Smith was tackled early by Bakkies Botha when following up his own chip kick and the big lock was shown a yellow card for his indiscretion.Donald kicked the easy penalty from inside the South African 22 to reduce the Bok lead to four points.Nine-point gapA short while later the gap was back to nine points when New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, who was fighting a fascinating battle with SA flank Heinrich Brussouw for control at ruck time, was blown up for holding onto the ball on the ground. Steyn was his usual assured self with the kick.On the hour, Luke McAlister, who had just replaced Donald, put over a great kick from the halfway line, leaving South Africa six points clear with 20 minutes remaining.Soon, however, the South African lead was extended beyond a single score when Mealamu gave away a penalty and Steyn made the visitors pay once more.Nine out of nineWith seven minutes remaining, the All Blacks were penalised for deliberately wheeling a scrum and Steyn put South Africa 31-19 ahead with his ninth successful kick in succession.As time ran out, SA coach De Villiers cleared the South African bench with the match clearly won.Steyn had an opportunity to make it 10 from 10 in the final minute, but, almost unbelievably, he pushed his kick wide to the right of the posts. It didn’t matter. The match had been won and the Springboks celebrated a well-deserved victory.They next face the Wallabies in Cape Town on Saturday, 8 July. Another win would put the Boks in the drivers’ seat to add the Tri-Nations title to South Africa’s titles of World Cup champions, IRB Sevens World Series champions, and Super 14 champions.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

ABB secures $23m Eskom order

first_img15 September 2010Multinational power and automation technology group ABB has won a US$23-million (about R163-million) order from Eskom to provide a plant solution for the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme, currently under construction on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.The Ingula plant will have the capacity to generate 1 333 megawatts of hydropower to be integrated into the South African grid when fully operational in 2014.Turnkey solutionAs part of the turnkey solution for the power plant, ABB will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the project.Key products to be supplied include the service and auxiliary transformers, dry-type distribution transformers and medium- and low-voltage switchgear.“ABB has a strong track record in providing power and automation solutions that enable pumped storage plants to operate at high levels of efficiency and reliability,” ABB global power generation business head Franz-Josef Mengede said in a statement this week.“The Ingula project will generate a significant amount of renewable hydropower to help meet the growing demand for electricity in South Africa.”Reservoirs, underground waterwaysThe Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme will comprise an upper and a lower reservoir. The reservoirs, 4.5-kilometres apart, will be connected by underground waterways to a subterranean generating plant with four 333MW pump turbines.During times of peak energy consumption, water will be released from the upper reservoir through the pump turbines to the lower reservoir to generate electricity. When energy consumption is low, the process will be reversed, and water will be pumped from the lower to the upper reservoir.It is estimated that South Africa will require an additional 40 000MW of power by 2025.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA fifth for governance in Africa

first_img15 October 2013 South Africa remains in fifth place in the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, having improved its overall governance score from 70.7 to 71.3 out of a possible 100 since the index was first launched in 2007, with data covering the period 2000 onwards. The top 10 African countries for governance, according to the latest index, are (scores in brackets): Mauritius (82.9), Botswana (77.6), Cape Verde (76.7), Seychelles (75), South Africa (71.3), Namibia (69.5), Ghana (66.8), Tunisia (66), Lesotho (61.9), and Senegal (61). The 2013 version of the index was released on Monday by the London-based Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which makes information on governance quality in Africa freely accessible in the interests of good governance on the continent. The index uses a methodology specially developed by a team from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the US, with the help of an advisory council of African academics. It measures country and regional performance across four main categories – safety and rule of law; participation and human rights; sustainable economic opportunity; and human development – breaking down into 14 sub-categories and 88 component indicators.South Africa’s performance South Africa is one of eight countries to have remained consistently in the index’s top 10 since 2000 – along with Botswana, Cape Verde, Ghana, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles and Tunisia – although its ranking in the index has dropped by one place. The country’s overall scores of 71.3 (out of a possible 100) is higher than the African average of 51.6, as well as the regional southern African average of 59.2. South Africa ranks its highest (3rd out of 52 countries, with a score of 73.1) in the category of participation and human rights – but has recorded its biggest decline in this category since 2000, dropping two places in the rankings and shedding 4.6 points in its score. The country ranks its lowest (7th, scoring 69.8) for safety and rule of law, where it has dropped one place, shedding 3.2 points, since 2000. For sustainable economic opportunity, South Africa ranks 5th with a score of 65.1, dropping one place but improving its score by 5.8 points since 2000. And for human development, the country ranks 6th with 77.4 points, down by two places but up by 4.4 points since 2000.Africa making progress overall Overall, the 2013 index shows that Africa has made progress in governance in the last 13 years, with 94% of Africans living in a country that is better governed than in 2000. (The 6% of people living with governance has deteriorated since 2000 live in Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Eritrea, Somalia, Libya and Mali.) In addition, according to the index, all African countries have improved in human development since 2000, and 85.7% of Africans live in a country that has improved in sustainable economic opportunity. However, only 45.7% of Africans live in a country whose performance in participation and human rights has improved, and a mere 21.1% live in a country where safety and the rule of law has improved since 2000.Southern Africa the top performing region Southern Africa remains the top performing region in the 2013 index, with eight out of 12 countries in the region scoring above the continental average overall, five countries ranking in the top 10 and just one country, Zimbabwe, ranking in the bottom 10. The region has increased its overall score by 4.3 points since 2000, with improvements in participation and human rights (+1.4), sustainable economic opportunity (+6.7) and human development (+9.9), marred only by a decline in safety and rule of law (-0.7). SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Geocaching Geocoins Help Crack a Theft Ring

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Father of the Geocoin: Moun10BikeMay 25, 2015In “Community”Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa: Travels with the World’s First GeocoinSeptember 14, 2011In “Community” Heather, aka “Craftea”, with her recovered Geocoins still in the police evidence bagThere’s something special about a Trackable at Geocaching.com—it’s actually trackable. You know who owns it. You know where it’s been, and ideally, where it wants to go next.Now imagine you’re a police detective. You serve a search warrant on a storage locker. You find evidence you believe is stolen. But how do you prove that evidence actually belongs to someone else? Then, you see a glistening Geocoin, with a tracking number.Heather, aka Craftea, from Washington state in the U.S. was the beneficiary for just such a series of events and some real crafty police work.She says her story began in November of 2012. “My home was burglarized and I lost a great many items, including a three-ring binder with baseball-card pockets where I kept my geocoin collection, and a bag of geopins along with more standard stuff like laptops and other electronics.”Her day to day geocaching wasn’t completely interrupted thanks to a lucky break, “Thankfully my GPS was in the car with me when my home was being broken into so I didn’t lose that. The responding cop didn’t give me much hope that any of my things will ever be recovered but it still took me several months before I finally went online to mark each of my coins as missing, feeling that made it more final, like I was giving up hope.”Months passed, life continued. And Heather began to move on. “I did, really, give up hope, and while I feel the loss of my things just about every day, I am slowly replacing things as I can afford to.”The whole experience came back to her after it was nearly forgotten. “It was with a bit of a shock when I got an e-mail from a detective from Seattle’s West Precinct with front-and-back pictures of one of my geocoins with a note saying that it and ‘several others’ were recovered during a search warrant issued on a storage unit. He said he recognized it as a Geocoin and logged on Geocaching.com and did a search with the coin’s code and saw my profile and that I had marked it missing and wanted to know why.”It was an email she quickly responded to, “I contacted him and was able to either describe the coins or give him the code after he described them to me. He had “4 or 5″ of them and he was satisfied they were mine. After more search warrants were issued on a different storage unit and a house associated with the same people as were for the original unit where my coins were found, the detective contacted me again and invited me to his office to pick up my coins and look at the pictures of the suspects as well as go through photos of evidence they’d recovered.”One of the Geocoins lost in the burglary“When I got to his office, he handed me 5 coins…” But for Heather the Geocoins are more than pieces of metal imprinted with a custom tracking code. They were reminders of adventures past and friends who offered the Geocoins as presents, “Two were gifts from FrodoB, one was a gift from Rey del Roble, one I earned at The Dalles Dash geocoin challenge and the 5th was an unactivated geoachievement coin given to me by my friend, MacCrew, from New York. Precious memories!” Check out the Trackable Details page from one of the lost and recovered Geocoins.Heather also received a few of the other items that were lost to the thieves who broke into her home. Among them, she has recovered a sense of justice, “There is still a great deal of loss but it was exciting to get back a few pieces, and knowing that a handful of geocoins connected the burglars to their crime against me (and many other homes…) and was instrumental in their arrest.”Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Date With A Glasshole: Google Glass Dating 101, A Report From The Field

first_img Still, my date — who I have taken quite a shine to — sounds game for further interactions in the three-dimensional world. (And I mean, how cute is it that she put up with all of this experiential tech-journo bullshit to begin with?)I have to admit: The world beyond Glass does have its perks.All photos by Rebecca Barron and Taylor Hatmaker. I am a pioneer (ahem, Explorer) tasked with testing the developer edition of Google Glass, arguably technology’s biggest quantum leap forward since the advent of the tablet. The start of Google I/O today will no doubt bring a critical mass of Glass wearers into San Francisco, making its social implications more relevant than ever — especially come happy hour.But since hardware benchmarks, unboxings and rigorous teardowns are so 2012, I to set out to review Google Glass with one noble (if amorous) goal. I wanted to wear the device on a full-fledged, real-life, real-stakes date and see what happened. This is that story.Glasshole examinedWhose Idea Was This, Anyway?Sure, a romantic evening on the town wearing a Star Trek-remixed smartphone on your face might ward off your average weirdo, but I like to live well beyond the doldrums of social custom. Which is to say that my editors suggested the idea and I blame them for everything. They may have been joking – I’m not actually sure. Everything began innocently enough on our weekly over-caffeinated Skype call. The rest is history, especially the bivalves. This is how it goes: I propose that a cute girl of interest (her name is Rebecca) accompany me to dinner and drinks… and mention my one wearable, Bluetooth-enabled caveat. As it turns out, she’s game for the experiment, curious about Google Glass and accepts my invite. Cue nerd panic.Google Glass On The Half-ShellMy frantic pre-date self pep-talk logic goes like this:Glass is more interesting than it is obnoxious.My natural charm, good looks and modesty will provide a diversion.Working theory: Glass will actually prove less obtrusive than a smartphone in a social setting.Okay maybe in a distinct minority, but I think Glass looks super rad. Date has some warning and is partially familiar with Glass. Date has expressed positive possible romantic interest in prior social scenarios sans Glass.Oysters, not through GlassPre-date risks, social, romantic and otherwise:I own the only Google Glass in Portland (at the time of shipping, anyway). Here, it makes for a lot of awkward, enthusiastic and inescapable extended social interactions.Date is a suspected technophobe.Date could take privacy concerns very seriously and literally flip table, walk out of restaurant.Date may think I am surreptitiously taking photographs of her (true) and get creeped out.Normal date risks (bad hair days, epic failure) amplified by social risk of full documentation via Internet.A Date With A Glasshole, Documented In RealtimeFor dinner, we agreed on an authentic cajun place/oyster bar in North Portland with stiff drinks and plenty of exits.Paying really close attentionTaylor: Do you generally like technology? How do you use your mobile devices?Rebecca: Sure, I like technology. That said, I’m not crazy in love with it. I do use my iPhone 5 almost constantly. I listen to podcasts and stream music all day at work. I text up a storm every 15 minutes… at least. I check my email, Instagram and Facebook every hour or so.T: What’s the first you heard about this whole Google Glass thing?R: I first heard about it about five months ago. I thought it would be a great for people who need to be available all of the time for work. But I knew it [wasn’t] for me.T: So what do you do for work? R: I am a vintage dealer and leather craftsman.T: That’s pretty old school. You make like… non-virtual 3D objects? Whoa.T: Were you nervous at all when I told you that we were going on a formal “date” with me wearing Glass and I was going to write a story about it?R: I wouldn’t say nervous. A little apprehensive, but overall excited and curious.T: A lot of people probably would have been weirded out. If I wasn’t already a major weirdo, I would have been weirded out. Cheers to that!A toast #throughglass#GlassgumboThe Full-Disclosure Glasshole Date DebriefA day after the date, I check in to see how she thinks things went. You know, for the story. At some point she called Glass a “breakup-inducing cyborg face device,” so I was a little nervous about this part, I admit.T: So, like, why did you agree to do that? Was it weird?R: It was kind of weird. But the face that Glass was attached to is so damn charming. And it was promising oysters and tequila. Who could resist? T: Fair enough. Flattery will get you everywhere. R: I was also curious to see the general public’s first reaction to it. People looked for any excuse to come up and talk to you about it. It was the first thing our server asked us, remember? “I’ve gotta ask: What’s up with that glass visor thing?” Everyone sitting near us was staring. You might as well have been wearing a huge squirrel costume.T: Next time I will wear my huge squirrel costume. That’s more of a date 2.0 thing, I think.T: Squirrels aside, do you think there are rules around technology and date etiquette?R: There are most definitely unspoken rules around dating and phones. And, yes, I tend to obliviously violate them.T: Okay so maybe I got mad at you for texting back and forth with a friend while we waited for our entree. Was that hypocritical?R: Well, yeah… at least a little. You were also on your Android phone too. We were both on our phones on that date – not just on Glass. I have pictures to prove it. T: Oh. Er… my bad.OystahhhsR: There are rules. No phones on fancy date night. It’s a time to connect with a person that’s important to you.T: Oh, so you’re saying that I’m important to you? The truth comes out! Maybe this was all a ruse to get you to say that you liked me?R:[Possibly creeped-out silence]T: So, uh, let’s get down to brass tacks. Do you think Google Glass is going to turn us all into zombie cyborgs who don’t care about other humans? There are apps for virtual kissing, you know.R: I think Google Glass is going to turn the people who are already predisposed to being zombie cyborgs into zombie cyborgs. I think it’s easy to own and use Glass with respect and class to the people around you. It really depends on the person wearing them.T: What about how I used Glass during our date? Was it distracting or rude?R: I thought you were super classy. You only talked to it (to send texts) when you needed to. And I love that you could take candid pictures of our experience, that part was great. But in the back of my mind I worried I didn’t have your full attention.T: You did… I swear!R: But the fact of the matter is there was a thing on your face that also had that attention. I had trouble seeing my way around it, literally. A phone in a bag wouldn’t get checked [until] the date is over. Not that mine was in a bag… Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#dating#Google#Google Glass taylor hatmaker Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces T: How much did you enjoy our landmark social experiment on a scale of 1 (total catastrophe) to 10 (impromptu marriage in Vegas)? R: I’d give the outing a 7. I definitely wouldn’t want you to wear it to my birthday dinner or anything. But it was a fun to see other people react to a thing that they really didn’t understand… especially during Happy Hour.T: So how did you think the end of the date went? Did Glass affect that? R: You mean when I lifted Glass from your face and with one careful motion slid it into its specialty Japanese microfiber case with a hardshell bottom?T: You had me at “microfiber”.T: So, um, do you want to get drinks this weekend?R: I would love to go on another date with you. But will Glass be coming?That Wasn’t So Bad, Now Was It?As for delicate, at-times technophobic Portland, I may have unraveled its gossamer social fabric in ways irrevocable. After drawing a lot of stares, I’m a little embarrassed to go back to the same oyster place in my North Portland neighborhood. (Which sucks, because they have a kick-ass special on Tuesdays.) What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

ONE: Eustaquio won’t let foe use him as stepping stone

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles01:22Learning doesn’t stop for Geje Eustaquio—inside and outside ONE cage01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next But the Team Lakay flyweight bet is more than ready to deny the Kazakh that quest as they clash in the main event of the loaded Indonesia card on Saturday.“I’m 101-percent confident,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEustaquio (9-5) is eyeing a challenge against current ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil for the belt in the division.Meanwhile, Akhmetov (23-1) is looking to bounce back after getting dethroned to once again become the best flyweight in ONE Championship. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Mayweather brags about his 7 girlfriends, $200M cash in interviewcenter_img MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Geje Eustaquio. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonJAKARTA — Geje Eustaquio is well aware of his opponent Kairat Akhmetov’s mentality going into their match in ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here.“He’ll try to make me his stepping stone,” Eustaquio said Thursday in the open workouts at Celebrity Fitness Gym in fX Sudirman here.ADVERTISEMENT The Ifugao warrior acknowledges the implications of his fight, and though he’s coming in as an underdog, he says taking on all comers to inch closer to a title shot.“They always say that the winner of this bout will have a match against the champ, so probably (Akhmetov) is hungry to get his belt back. He’s the former champ and I’m sure that he’s going to bring out the best version of him inside the cage. But for sure, this is going to be a battle of will,” he said.Despite being given only a month to put up a winning gameplan against Akhmetov, Eustaquio remains upbeat that he’s got his opponent figured out.“He’s a good wrestler and he’s smarter than anyone I’ve faced before. So we’re moving with the timing and precision. That’s our focus,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more