Fog returns as golfers prepare for first round of US Open at Pebble Beach

first_imgPEBBLE BEACH — After two days of record high temperatures on the Monterey Peninsula to start U.S. Open week, the fog rolled in with a vengeance Wednesday morning.Temperatures dropped from the 90s down into the high 60s and low 70s as the fog bank pushed in from Carmel Bay.“With the conditions being a little cooler and windy, you can see it get firm, and it’s going to start to get tricky,” Rory McIlroy said about the course setup at a news conference Wednesday.The forecast calls for more of …last_img

Work to begin on new 2020 dietary guidelines

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To ensure America’s dietary guidance reflects the latest science, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar today announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The independent advisory committee will review scientific evidence on topics and questions identified by the departments and will provide a report on their findings to the secretaries. Their review, along with public and agency comments, will help inform USDA and HHS’ development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).“USDA is committed to ensuring everything we do is data-driven and based in scientific facts, which is why this expert committee’s work in objectively evaluating the science is of the utmost importance to the departments and to this process,” Perdue said. “The committee will evaluate existing research and develop a report objectively, with an open mind.”“The scientists we selected to serve on the committee are national leaders in the areas of nutrition and health,” said Alex Azar, HHS Secretary. “HHS, USDA, and all Americans will benefit from the collective experience and expertise of the committee, which will conduct a rigorous examination of the scientific evidence on several diet-related health outcomes, including the prevention of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, which are three of the leading causes of death in the United States.”The list of members appointed to the expert committee can be found at DietaryGuidelines.gov.The committee’s work will kick off at a public meeting to be announced in the coming weeks. The committee will review scientific evidence on specific nutrition and health related topics and scientific questions that, for the first time, reflect both public comments and federal agency input. Throughout their deliberations, the public and other stakeholders will be encouraged to provide comments and feedback.“In our continuing commitment to transparency and customer service, we invite the American public to engage in this process,” Perdue said. “We want to hear from everyone and all viewpoints. I encourage everyone with an interest to attend public meetings and to send comments through the Federal Register once the committee begins their work.”The next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans will continue to focus on dietary patterns of what Americans eat and drink as a whole, on average and over time, to help prevent disease and keep people healthy. Additionally, the review process will take a life-stage approach and will, for the first time, include pregnant women and children from birth to 24 months as mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill.The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are updated every five years and serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition programs and policies, providing food-based recommendations to help prevent diet-related chronic diseases and promote overall health.last_img read more

Can virtual reality enable 3D creation for all?

first_imgWilliam walkingby albanon SketchfabThis is the closest we have gotten to capturing the world as it is, in its full 3D glory. But most importantly, this trend is going to dramatically impact the VR and AR ecosystem and growth. While most of the VR content today is simply 360-degree photos or videos – it is the low hanging fruit in terms of capture because it relies on 2D formats that we already know – the industry agrees that the future of VR and AR is volumetric, offering six degrees of freedom.See also: What are the unique needs of public VR?I firmly believe that VR will take off thanks to user-generated content when people are able to capture volumetric scenes that matter to them: their family, their food, their things, holiday places. They’ll want to view those in VR, which offers the natural way of consuming a 3D scene.This article is part of our Virtual Reality series. You can download a high-resolution version of the landscape featuring 431 companies here. “Hydria” apothecary vaseby Malopolska`s Virtual Museumson SketchfabThe next phase of 3D capture is real-time, meaning there is no stitching involved, and you can capture a volume “on the fly”. This evolution is quietly happening right now. There is not a single phone manufacturer who is not secretly working on adding 3D capture to their devices. The most visible example today is Tango, an effort by Google to bring real-time 3D capture to mobile devices. The project started in 2012, and they released the first tango-powered consumer phone last summer, the Lenovo Phab2Pro. Sketchfab NYC HQby albanon SketchfabAnother noteworthy example is Apple. They added a second camera to the iPhone 7+. Right now it’s only used for better portraits with depth of field, but the keynote clearly demonstrates the capability for 3D capture, since the optics are able of outputting a depth map.Depth map generated with an iphone7+Beyond the iPhone 7+ release, it’s worth remembering that Apple acquired PrimeSense – the company behind the Kinect – in 2013. The kinect was one of the first pieces of hardware able to capture real-time 3D, using infrared projection for depth mapping. It’s also worth noting that Microsoft recently announced 3D capture capacities on Windows 10 mobile devices, although they are relying on a photogrammetry-based approach.The next phase in capture is undoubtedly going to be animated capture, also called volumetric video, offering a free viewpoint in a video scene. Various teams are working on this, most notably Microsoft and 8i. There are several options to make your own volumetric videos, including software like Mimesys, with an example below.4D video, my son walking: If you look at the evolution of capturing the world around us, we keep getting closer and closer to what the world actually looks like. We started replicating nature using painting and sculpting, caves and stones were our canvas. Photography was invented about 200 years ago. It took another 40 years before color photography. We got cinematography a few years after that. But we live in a 3D world, and the next big phase of capture is volumetric.The evolution of capture. pic.twitter.com/59g2tWJZxT— alban denoyel (@albn) August 22, 20163D capture has been possible for a while thanks to techniques like photogrammetry, the process of stitching together 2D images of a subject from different angles. Photogrammetry is great, but it requires advanced software, skills, and complex workflows. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Tags:#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#top#virtual reality#VR Alban Denoyel Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img

TNT takes 3rd win, sends Phoenix crashing to 6th straight loss

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESTNT bounced back and humbled Phoenix, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The KaTropa got out of the .500 plateau and improved to 3-2 and redeemed themselves after their humiliating 104-73 loss to Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Pogoy gave TNT a late buffer after his inside bank shot put the KaTropa up 107-101 with 1:46 left in before import Glen Rice Jr. secured the victory after picking off Brandon Brown’s pass with 40 ticks to go.Rice not only willed TNT to victory with his 38-point, 9-rebound, 5-assist line, he also bounced back from his subpar PBA debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We went to this game with the hope of Glen playing a lot better than he played the last game, and today he did,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela.Rice struggled mightily in his debut against the Elasto Painters chucking up numerous shots and finishing on a disastrous 6-of-22 clip for 19 points. Valdez: Vietnam really prepared for us View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kelly Williams finished with 18 points to complement Rice’s scoring while Ranidel de Ocampo added 14.Pogoy and Jayson Castro also finished in double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively for TNT.Brown lit up the Fuel Masters, who lost their sixth straight for a 2-6 record, with 49 points and 19 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

Joel Embiid, JJ Redick lead way as 76ers beat Bulls

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Chicago Bulls forward JaKarr Sampson (41) and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) go for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO — The Philadelphia 76ers endured five straight losing seasons and bottomed out with 10 wins three years ago.Considering how far they fell during their rebuilding project, coach Brett Brown can sure appreciate where they are at the moment.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Embiid had five assists and blocked three shots in his second straight start after missing three in a row. The All-Star center has been dealing with a sore left knee, and the Sixers are managing his workload with the playoffs approaching.Redick nailed four 3-pointers. Tobias Harris added 16 points. Ben Simmons scored 14, and the 76ers pulled away in the third quarter after grabbing an eight-point halftime lead.JaKarr Sampson led Chicago with a career-high 29 points. But the Bulls lost for the sixth time in seven games.“It’s big time,” said Sampson, signed to a 10-day contract on Sunday. “I’m thankful for the opportunity (coach Jim Boylen has) given me to play big-time minutes in the NBA. It’s not often it happens. I’ve just got to take advantage of my opportunity.”SETTING TONEADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds, JJ Redick scored 23 and the 76ers hit the 50-win mark for the second year in a row with a 116-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.“I know how difficult it is,” Brown said. “In the NBA, when you can have a team that can find 50 wins, it’s unique and difficult. I give (this) group credit. We’ve gone through a few iterations of what the team looks like. We all kind of understand the 50-win milestone goes away quickly when the playoffs begin. As it sits, to get back-to-back 50-win seasons is a great accomplishment for the guys in that locker room.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBrown, in his sixth year, was on the bench for four losing seasons before Philadelphia turned it around. The 76ers broke that run in 2017-18, reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals. They are now closing in on the No. 3 seed, with a two-game lead over idle Boston.Embiid dominated inside, Redick supplied the outside touch and the 76ers got back to winning after dropping three in a row, even though guard Jimmy Butler missed his second consecutive game because of back tightness. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Rain or Shine makes semis, rolls past NorthPort SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Outdueled by fellow MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo in a loss to Milwaukee on Thursday, Embiid scored 14 as the 76ers grabbed a 57-49 halftime lead.He cut for a thunderous one-handed alley-oop dunk off a feed from Simmons with just over a minute left in the half. A four-point play by Redick got the lead up to 57-47 before Chicago’s Walt Lemon Jr. drove for a layup in the closing seconds.The Sixers put the Bulls away in the third, outscoring them 29-19.TIP-INS76ers: Butler, who spent his first six seasons in Chicago, has missed three of the past four games. He was hurt in the Sixers’ win at Minnesota on March 30 when he missed an alley-oop lob from Simmons. … Greg Monroe had nine points in 10 minutes in his first game after signing with Philadelphia on Thursday.Bulls: G Zach LaVine (right knee tendinitis, bruised right thigh) indicated he will not play again this season, though the Bulls have not officially shut him down. “You have to evaluate the situation you’re in right now,” he said. “I think the risk versus reward of me playing right now is — you don’t want to hurt yourself further with two games left in the season.” LaVine missed his eighth game in a row Saturday. The Bulls host New York on Tuesday and wrap up the season at Philadelphia the following night. Boylen said Chicago has not made “a final decision that I can talk about” on LaVine, G Kris Dunn (strained back) or F Otto Porter Jr. (strained right rotator cuff). … Boylen said F Lauri Markkanen continues to wear a heart monitor and tests have been “unremarkable.” The 7-footer from Finland has started running, shooting and participating in non-contact parts of practice. The Bulls shut down Markkanen for the remainder of the season last week because of a rapid heart rate and fatigue.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Miami on Tuesday.Bulls: Host New York on Tuesday. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

10 months ago​Newcastle dealt blow as Muto wins Japan call-up

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle dealt blow as Muto wins Japan call-upby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are disappointed in the news that Yoshinori Muto will be going to the Asia Cup.He has been called up to the Japan squad for the tournament that will take place in January.He was not in the original squad, but has been added in by boss Hajime Moriyasu.It will result in Muto missing around four Premier League games, along with some FA Cup clashes.While he has only been on the bench in recent games, it still means that Newcastle will be short on options in attacking positions.And it could lead to manager Rafa Benitez attempting to find a short term backup in the January window.Another who will be absent is Ki Sung Yueng, who will be with South Korea for the Asia Cup. last_img read more

Ole Miss Sells Out Season Tickets In Record Time

first_imgOle Miss Football Tickets are Sold Out.Ole Miss Tickets Sold OutThe Rebels are coming off their first nine-win football season since 2009 and the anticipation for the next chapter is apparent, as Ole Miss has sold out of season tickets in record time, according to Athletic Director Ross Bjork. Was just asked if I wanted to tweet this out first….I jumped at the chance. Thanks to our #OleMiss family! #WAOM pic.twitter.com/Rje3iHISjf— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 23, 2015Earliest (on record) we’ve sold out of @OleMissFB season tickets…….June 23. Expecting new sales record as well! pic.twitter.com/viVYZGn9el— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 23, 2015 After defeating conference opponents like Alabama and Texas A&M during its 7-0 start to the season, it’s easy to see why Ole Miss is excited about the glaring support from its fans.The Rebels didn’t close the 2014-15 season out as strong as they had hoped, losing four of their last six games, but that’s not going to keep the always-proud fan base down. And one can only assume this kind of enthusiasm will pour over into The Grove and then Vaught-Hemingway Stadium come September 5, when the Rebels open up the season at home against UT Martin.last_img read more

Heart Foundation Concerned About Marketing Unhealthy Food to Children

first_img Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (January 24) to mark Heart Month, Executive Director of the HFJ, Deborah Chen, explained that children are being targeted in advertising campaigns that are geared towards the purchase of food with little or no nutritional value. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is expressing concern about the marketing of unhealthy products to children in Jamaica as the country grapples with a high level of childhood obesity. Story Highlights Mrs. Chen pointed out that the obesity situation in Jamaica, which she said is largely due to unhealthy nutrition, is of particular concern as it is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). She added that the rate of childhood obesity in Jamaica has increased, and it is now at a high of 30 per cent. The Executive Director commended the steps being taken by the Government to address childhood obesity. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is expressing concern about the marketing of unhealthy products to children in Jamaica as the country grapples with a high level of childhood obesity.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (January 24) to mark Heart Month, Executive Director of the HFJ, Deborah Chen, explained that children are being targeted in advertising campaigns that are geared towards the purchase of food with little or no nutritional value.“If you pay attention to prime time television and other media, you would see that there are many ads targeting our young children. The sugary, sweetened beverage is of particular concern, bearing in mind that added sugars have no nutritional benefit, so you may be getting the calories but not getting anything nutritious from them,” she explained.Mrs. Chen pointed out that the obesity situation in Jamaica, which she said is largely due to unhealthy nutrition, is of particular concern as it is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). She added that the rate of childhood obesity in Jamaica has increased, and it is now at a high of 30 per cent. The Executive Director commended the steps being taken by the Government to address childhood obesity.She said that HFJ welcomes the collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Education on the School Nutrition Policy. “It will address what is being sold in schools and on the school campuses, and that should involve talking to parents and involving the whole family. I’m sure some education will take place around that policy, as it is currently being worked on and to be implemented by the start of the next school year,” she pointed out.“We don’t wish to see our children of younger and younger ages having diabetes. We don’t want to see diseases that are normally middle- and old-age diseases starting to get to younger people,” she added. HFJ joins the rest of the world in observing Heart Month during February of each year, and the theme for 2018 is ‘Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels’.last_img read more

Parents of Path Students Worry Less

first_img Some 1,007 cooks who prepare lunches for PATH beneficiaries are now being paid $323.8 million in salary directly from the Government, so that parents no longer have to worry about paying for their lunch.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said there was a 47 per cent increase in the 2017/18 budgetary allocation to the PATH programme, and with parents asked to pay $50 daily for the lunches for the students, the Government decided to take over the payment of cooks’ salaries, so parents who are poor no longer have to pay it.Senator Reid was addressing parents and teachers who attended a Sensitisation and Consultation Session at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon on August 28.“If the child is hungry, he won’t learn, and we don’t want them to stay away from school because they have no lunch money. There should be no embarrassment, victimisation or discrimination. The children will get lunch five days a week,” the Minister said.Senator Reid told the parents that in high schools where a concessionaire provides lunch, PATH recipients will also get their lunches from them.“There are some concessionaires with whom we have worked out a formula between them and the school as to how to use additional funding support, because, as a policy, we are saying to schools, all the children who are vulnerable and poor must be supported by the Government,” he said.On transportation, the Minister cited studies that showed some 20 per cent of students being absent from school because of transportation difficulties.He said that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), which now services some parts of St. Catherine, is highly subsidised, so the cost of transportation for parents in urban areas is much less than it is for those in rural Jamaica.“We have built out capacity in 12 parishes, targeting the poorest of the poor, those who would not be able to send children to school because the bus fare is not there. We have given money to the school to contract private contractors to pick up your child from home, take them to school and back; so there is no excuse,” Senator Reid said. He said that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), which now services some parts of St. Catherine, is highly subsidised, so the cost of transportation for parents in urban areas is much less than it is for those in rural Jamaica. Some 1,007 cooks who prepare lunches for PATH beneficiaries are now being paid $323.8 million in salary directly from the Government, so that parents no longer have to worry about paying for their lunch. Story Highlights Senator Reid told the parents that in high schools where a concessionaire provides lunch, PATH recipients will also get their lunches from them.last_img read more

Joe Biden Honored At The 2017 National Committee On American Foreign Policy

first_imgThe National Committee on American Foreign Policy 2017 Dinner Gala was held on Monday, October 30th 2017 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.2017 National Committee on American Foreign Policy honorees David M. Rubenstein and Joe BidenThe annual event was hosted by Charlie Rose, Co-Anchor of “CBS This Morning,” Correspondent for “60 Minutes” & Anchor of “Charlie Rose.”The NCAFP honored:· Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – 47th Vice President of the United States. Recipient of the Morgenthau Award.· David M. Rubenstein – Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group. Recipient of the Global Business Leadership Award.VIP attendees included: Charlie Rose, Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning, Correspondent for 60 Minutes & Anchor of Charlie Rose, Host/Emcee of the Gala; Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States. 2017 Honoree; David M. Rubenstein, Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group, 2017 Honoree; Paul A. Volcker, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Honorary Co-Chairman of NCAFP Gala; Ambassador (ret.) Rosemary A. DiCarlo, President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy; Ronald S. Lauder, International philanthropist, investor, art collector, President of the World Jewish Congress; Antony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State; Donald S. Rice, Senior Vice President, NCAFP; Richard R. Howe, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, NCAFP; William Rhodes, former vice chair of Citibank; Andy Stone, Petra Capital Management; Daniel Rose, Chairman, Rose Associates; Dr. George D. Schwab, President Emeritus of the NCAFP; Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consulate-General of Japan; Ambassador Kim Gheewhan, Council General of the Republic of Korea; Donald Blinken, Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, NCAFP Trustee; Matthew Nimetz, NCAFP Trustee; Jeff Shafer, NCAFP Trustee; Ambassador Winston Lord, United States diplomat, and leader of non-governmental foreign policy organizations, and Mrs. Bette Bao Lord; Paul Young, International Head of Capital Markets, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities; Ambassador Frank Wisner, Businessman and former diplomat, and Mrs. Frank Wisner; Warren Hoge, New York Times Journalist; Olivia Hoge, Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker; Florence Fabricant, Food critic for The New York Times; Marjorie B. Tiven, Founder of Global Cities, Inc.; Ciaran Madden, Consul General of Ireland; Bernard Schwartz, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Loral Space & Communications for 34 years, Chairman and CEO of K&F Industries, Inc., and president and CEO of Globalstar Telecommunications; Lally Weymouth, American journalist, serves as senior associate editor of the Washington Post; Maurice Sonnenberg, Senior American intelligence and financial advisor; Jim Zelter, Managing Director of Apollo’s credit business, and CEO and director of Apollo Investment Corporation; Carol Bellamy, Chair of the Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Previously, director of the Peace Corps, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, and President and CEO of World Learning; and Laurence Ackman, Chairman Emeritus and President of Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC; Stephen Dizard, Managing Partner of Wood Capital Partners LLC; Co-Chairman of Asia Exploration and Mining LLC; Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Business news reporter for CNBC television, and currently holds the title of Chief International Correspondent; and Enzo Viscusi, Chairman of the Eni affiliate Eni Petroleum Company, Inc. and Director of Eni USA R&M Co. Inc.The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) was founded in 1974 by Professor Hans J. Morgenthau and others. It is a nonprofit policy organization dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten U.S. interests. Toward that end, the NCAFP identifies, articulates, and helps advance American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective within the framework of political realism.For more information about The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, click here.last_img read more