Google released a car on the street last month that takes new images for Google Street View, which will be the first major update of this service in 8 years.The car has 8 cameras specially designed for this purpose by Steve Silverman, which worked cameras for NASA’s rovers to Mars. Given that the existing footage on Street View is from the past decade and how much technology has advanced in the meantime, the new footage, which has just begun to arrive, will be in far higher resolution and clearer colors.In addition to beautiful images, the new cameras will send HD images of buildings and street signs for Google’s photo recognition algorithm. More and better quality images from the new hardware now on top of Google Street View will allow the system to make space information much better and more reliable. ”From the point of view of machine learning, we are getting better ” points out Andrew Lookingbill, a technology engineer working for Wired.com, and adds that they are considering trying to automatically recognize different types of jobs from their appearance and read smaller information such as opening hours signs.Take a look at what the new shots look like here
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians La Liga, following a meeting with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has announced the indefinite suspension of professional football in Spain because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The league said in a statement on Monday that it would not resume until the Spanish government says it is safe to do so. “The Monitoring Commission established by the current RFEF-La Liga Coordination Agreement AGREES [to] the suspension of professional football competitions until the authorities of the Government of Spain and the General Administration of the State consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk,” a statement read. “Both the RFEF and La Liga wish to express our greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to the Spanish people and also share our condolences for all the deceased and a warm embrace from the world of soccer to the many families that are losing loved ones.” Spain’s top flight was initially postponed for two game weeks on March 12, with previous plans to play matches behind closed doors scrapped as the coronavirus crisis in the country worsened. Things have not improved since then, with Spain struggling to deal with the spread of the virus. The latest figures made available on Monday revealed that there are approaching 30,000 cases in the country and nearly 2,000 confirmed deaths. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced over the weekend that the country would remain under strict lockdown measures until at least April 11, making it impossible for football to resume in the near future. La Liga president Javier Tebas has floated the middle of May as a potential start date, but league sources told ESPN they don’t want to name any dates until the situation in Spain improves. Several La Liga clubs have been affected by coronavirus. Valencia – who in February played in Milan, one of the cities at the centre of Italy’s outbreak – said that 35 per cent of the first-team players and staff had contracted the virus. Elsewhere, Alaves have confirmed 15 cases among players and staff, while Barcelona-based Espanyol have said there are six cases at the club (four players and two members of staff).Tags: Adamawa Commissioner for HealthCoronavirusCOVID-19healthLa LigaRoyal Spanish Football FederationSpain
Matt O’Connor’s side, who beat Glasgow 34-12 in the final last month, have been paired with Harlequins, Castres and Wasps. Munster are in Pool One with Heineken Cup runners-up Saracens, Clermont Auvergne and Sale Sharks, which is arguably the hardest group. RaboDirect PRO12 champions Leinster have been drawn in Pool Two of the new European Rugby Champions Cup. Press Association Ulster will face Heineken Cup winners Toulon, Leicester and the Scarlets. English champions Northampton Saints will be in Pool Five alongside Racing Metro, Ospreys and Treviso, while in Pool Four Glasgow will meet Bath, Montpellier and Toulouse. The five pool winners and three best runners-up will secure quarter-final places. The draw has also been made for the second-tier European Rugby Challenge Cup, with Connacht grouped alongside Exeter Chiefs, La Rochelle and Bayonne. The European Rugby Champions Cup succeeds the Heineken Cup, which ran for 19 seasons and ended in Cardiff last month. After almost two years of negotiations, a new competition was forged in April comprising nine stakeholders – the six unions of competing teams, plus Premiership Rugby, France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby and Regional Rugby Wales – in addition to the Challenge Cup and a third qualifying tournament.
— The president of the University of Virginia says he hopes college football can be played this fall, but he doesn’t expect it to seem like “normal football seasons.” James Ryan told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that athletic director Carla Williams and football coach Bronco Mendenhall are committed to a safe return to play. But Ryan says nothing will proceed until medical officials say it’s safe to resume workouts. Ryan says school officials are taking things day by day. He says students need to be back on campus before football can begin.— The British government says tennis courts and golf courses in England can reopen starting Wednesday, but people can only play with members of their own household. Gyms and swimming pools remain closed, although swimming in the sea or lakes will be allowed. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave no indication when professional sports can resume competition. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can set their own stance on tennis courts and golf courses, and they have already indicated a more stringent version of the lockdown will be maintained.— The Spanish soccer league is not changing its plan to resume competing after five players from clubs in the first and second divisions tested positive for COVID-19. The league confirmed the positive tests on Sunday but said it was not going to alter the practice protocol that got underway last week. Players from most clubs began individual training sessions on Friday after nearly two months of confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic.— A player for English Premier League team Brighton has tested positive for the coronavirus as clubs prepare for talks on how to resume competition during the pandemic. The southern England club told The Associated Press there is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate since players have only worked in isolation when at the training base. The Premier League has government support for “Project Restart” and will try to secure agreement among the 20 clubs on the plans during a conference call with them on Monday.— America’s Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show for sailing. Defending champion Emirates Team New Zealand has returned to training on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor with its half-size test boat after a mandatory lockdown was lifted. By Monday or Tuesday, the New York Yacht Club’s yacht Defiant will be headed from Pensacola, Florida, to Auckland on a 500-foot ship. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLB has low percentage of employees test positive for coronavirus antibodiesUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball appears to have successfully handled the first wave of the new coronavirus. Update on the latest sports Just 0.7% of MLB employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19. Results were based on about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 clubs. Samples were obtained on April 14 and 15.The start of the baseball season has been delayed because of the virus outbreak. There’s no timetable for when the season might begin.Sixty people tested positive in the raw data, and adjustments were made for false positives and false negatives.One of the study’s leaders says the survey had a 0.5% false positive rate and demonstrates MLB employees have been less affected than their surrounding communities have been.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Associated Press The Ducks also signed forward Sam Carrick to a one-year extension worth $700,000.SOCCER-MORGAN-BABYUS soccer star has babyUNDATED (AP) — U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day.Morgan announced Saturday on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. — Chinese Basketball Association president and former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming says his league has three options for resuming a season that has been on hold since Feb. 1 over the pandemic. Yao says the league might play out the full schedule, play a shortened season with some games dropped, or end the regular season and go straight to the playoffs based on teams’ current rankings. Yao told state broadcaster CCTV that he hopes as much as the season can be played as possible, but that public health and fairness are the key considerations.— The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4. Bernard Giudicelli tells a French newspaper (Le Journal du Dimanche) that organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning.NHL-DUCKS-CONTRACT EXTENSIONSDucks extend Guhle, CarrickANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Brendan Guhle (GOO’-lee) to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension. Guhle has four goals and eight points in 30 games this season for the Ducks this season. He was acquired by Anaheim from the Sabres in February 2019. May 10, 2020 Morgan was on the U.S. team that won the World Cup last summer in France. She hopes to return to the team following her maternity leave in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
The 19-year old who made his senior debut for Nigeria in the friendly clash with the Cranes of Uganda late last year has been tipped to add verve to Eagles attacking midfield with his quality play.His Spanish club, Villarreal, who value the lad with relish had made it known to Nigerian authorities that they will not allow their jewel to burn out playing in both the AFCON 2019 and the U-20 World Cup.This perhaps may have informed the decision of Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr to opt for Chukwueze joining the party to Egypt rather than going to Poland for the cadet World Cup starting later this month.Media Officer of the Flying Eagles, Andrew Randa, further put the matter to rest yesterday when in a reply to tweet on his official Twitter handle dispelled any chance of Chukwueze going to Poland with the team.“Point of correction. Chukwueze specifically requested to be invited for the U20’s. He wasn’t in the mix originally. I can also confirm to you that he won’t be in Poland. Cheers,” Randa stated in response to a follower on his Twitter handle.Chukwueze has enjoyed an impressive debut season with Villarreal since breaking into the club’s first team. He has scored eight goals in 37 appearances across all competitions.The Villarreal player valued at €35million was recently named Africa’s Most Valuable Under-20 Player. He has vowed to continue to work hard on his game.“It’s always a pleasure for me to see my name being mentioned among the best at what I do. For me it’s a privilege and I want to continue doing my best to ensure I even keep getting better.“It’s been a good first season for me as a professional and I want to ensure I keep giving my best on the pitch to ensure I finish the season on a good note,” Chukwueze concluded.Chukwueze remains a target of top European clubs this summer with the Yellow Submarines stating that only a club record transfer fee will tempt them into parting ways with the young Nigerian.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeVillarreal exciting winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has had his wish to play at the AFCON 2019 on track following confirmation wednesday that he is not going to be part of the Flying Eagles for the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.Chukwueze is among the overseas-based players listed for the competition by Flying Eagles Head Coach Paul Aigbogun, but the player appeared not too keen to feature in Poland. Samuel Chukwueze
Bacary Sagna will not be rushed back into action for Arsenal, but is determined to return stronger from his long injury lay-off.The France international suffered a fractured leg against Norwich in May, the second such injury in the space of a year and one which ruled him out of Euro 2012.“When you have such a big injury once, you take it, but twice is hard. In my mind I was a bit sad, but the next day I was ready for the challenge, which was to come back stronger and I am in a good way today,” Sagna told Arsenal Player.“I spent some time in the rehab centre, then I came back and worked really hard with the fitness coach and the physios to be ready to play – and finally I have.“I don’t have any target – my only aim is to be ready and bring what I can to my team, to give 100%, like always.”Most of Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad will be away on international duty this week, although defender Kieran Gibbs pulled out of the England squad after suffering a minor thigh problem in the win at West Ham.Right-back Carl Jenkinson has proved an able deputy in Sagna’s absence, so much so he was close to a call-up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland. “He has been really good, and has learned a lot,” Sagna said. “He is a bit more confident with the ball, and is very solid as a defender.”Arsenal recovered from the disappointment of a home defeat by Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to go into the international break on the back of a battling 3-1 win at West Ham which leaves them in touch with the chasing pack.Sagna, who has yet to agree a contract extension, said: “We have been solid. I think we can win the league – we have to take it step by step, but we have the quality necessary to play until the end of the season and win.”
MORE: Ranking Pac-12 coaches for 2019 seasonAt least the Ducks look the part with star quarterback Justin Herbert and the No. 7 recruiting class in 2019 that makes Oregon the early choice to win the Pac-12.But parity is a key to the Pac-12’s strength — and demise. So Washington, Stanford, Utah, USC and almost anyone else might challenge for the title. But will anyone produce a record worthy of the College Football Playoff? No one has since 2016. Sporting News’ predictions for the Pac-12 in 2019:Odds to win 2019 Pac-12 championshipLas Vegas has two teams from the Pac-12 North in a neck-and-neck raise to win the conference in 2019. Oregon comes in first at +215 odds, while Washington is at +220. Utah leads all Pac-12 South teams with +300 odds. The full odds listings to win the Pac-12 championship, per Bovada:Oregon +215Washington +220Utah +300Washington State +850USC +900Stanford +1800Arizona State +2500California +2500UCLA +2500Arizona +2800Colorado +7500Oregon State +15000Pac-12 South predictions1. Utah2. USC3. Arizona State4. UCLA5. Arizona6. ColoradoUtah was picked by the media to win the Pac-12 South for the first time since joining the conference in 2011. With quarterback Tyler Huntley and tailback Zack Moss returning, the Utes have the leadership needed to win the South. But it won’t be easy. USC is getting so little hype, it might actually help the Trojans if they can overcome distractions regarding Clay Helton and get consistent play at quarterback. UCLA was so young last season that it has to be better under second-year coach Chip Kelly. Arizona has quarterback Khalil Tate back, and he should be motivated after a disappointing 2018 season. Arizona State flashed at times last season, but needs to find a quarterback between freshman Jayden Daniels and junior Dillon Sterling-Cole. Colorado has veteran quarterback Steven Montez, but needs new coach Mel Tucker to improve the defense.Pac-12 South X-Factor: Second-year coachesKelly, Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin and Arizona State coach Herm Edwards are in their second seasons. Who will make a breakthrough? Pac-12 South sleeper: Arizona StateThe Sun Devils won four of their final five regular-season games to generate momentum for2019, and have a favorable schedule that skips Washington and Stanford in cross-division games. The caveat is Arizona State usually struggles as soon as anyone expects anything from them.Pac-12 South biggest gamesUtah at USC (Sept. 20): The Utes have never won at the Los Angeles Coliseum. If they want to win the Pac-12 South, they’ll have to do it on a Friday night.UCLA vs. Stanford (Oct. 17): The Bruins have lost 11 straight times to the Cardinal. If this year is going to be different for UCLA, it must defeat Stanford.Utah vs. Washington (Nov. 2): Let’s say the Utes really are in contention to win the Pac-12 South. The trip to Seattle is the big obstacle at the end of the season. If the Utes win this game, then they deserve to win the South.POWER 5 PRIMERS: ACC | SEC | B10 | B12Pac-12 North predictions1. Oregon2. Washington3. Stanford4. Washington State5. California6. Oregon StateThe North teams must always be jealous when they look at the South. There really isn’t a pushover in the North outside of Oregon State, and you can make strong cases for Oregon, Washington or Stanford to win the division. Even Cal is expected to be better once the Bears pick a quarterback between Chase Garbers or UCLA transfer Devon Modster. Washington loses nine defensive starters and four-year starters at quarterback and tailback, but who doubts Chris Petersen? Washington State needs to replace quarterback Gardner Minshew, so expectations may be tempered. Oregon State should be better under second-year coach Jonathan Smith than last season, but would do well if it could just escape the North’s cellar.Pac-12 North X-Factor: Washington’s new startersWashington seems poised to contend every year — but can it overcome the loss of quarterback Jake Browning, tailback Myles Gaskin and leading tackler Ben Burr-Kirven?Pac-12 North sleeper: StanfordWith all the pressure on Oregon and Washington, the Cardinal are in a decent position with three-year starter K.J. Costello at quarterback. Stanford also gets Oregon and Washington at home. But the first half of the season is brutal, with Northwestern, USC, Central Florida, Oregon and Washington.Pac-12 North biggest gamesOregon at Stanford (Sept 21): Cardinal coach David Shaw likes to talk about how the Pac-12 beats itself up. Well, Oregon better avoid an early road loss if it wants to be the class of the Pac-12 North.Oregon vs. Washington (Oct. 19): This looks like the game of the season in the Pac-12. The Huskies not only have the homefield advantage, but also want to avenge last year’s overtime loss that eliminated them from Playoff contention.Washington State vs. Washington (Nov. 29): If Leach wants to take the Cougars to the next level, he needs to beat the Huskies again. Washington State hasn’t won the Apple Cup since 2012, Leach’s first season in Pullman.MORE: Pac-12 championship to played in Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium in 2020-21Pac-12 Heisman hopefulsJustin Herbert, Oregon. If Herbert can develop a relationship with Penn State transfer Juwan Johnson and some of the young wide receivers, he should produce the numbers required to mount a serious Heisman campaign.K.J. Costello, Stanford. Costello passed for 3,540 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last year, but there was plenty of room for improvement. If he does improve, he would be a natural Heisman candidate.Pac-12 coach with something to prove: Clay Helton, USCHelton is on the hot seat and the first six games are crucial. If the Trojans can’t handle games with Stanford, BYU, Utah, Washington and Notre Dame, the second half of the season could be a complete meltdown. The dilemma for many USC fans is they might just root against the Trojans until Helton is fired. Pac-12 stat that matters: 15The Pac-12 has not won a national title in 15 seasons: the biggest drought for a Power 5 conference. It hasn’t played in a national championship game since 2014 and hasn’t made the Playoff since 2016.Pac-12’s biggest question: Will there be 9 a.m. (PT) kickoffs?Commissioner Larry Scott wants to increase the national exposure and draw more East Coast attention. Washington State coach Mike Leach is against it, but Utah’s Kyle Whittingham, UCLA’s Kelly and Cal’s Justin Wilcox like the idea. Scott will try anything at this point.Pac-12 champion: OregonMario Cristobal is in his second year as Ducks coach, and everyone will apparently be on the same page after he fired defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. Besides Herbert, the Ducks will be boosted by the best recruiting class in school history. Freshman defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is the highest-rated recruit Oregon has ever signed, and should contribute immediately. The key will be whether the offensive line can weather some losses and protect Herbert adequately. Even with all the buzz, Washington is so consistent under Petersen that some believe the Huskies will win the Pac-12 for the second straight year. But it’s hard to pick against the Ducks with Cristobal’s energy and Herbert’s arm. The Pac-12 is under siege and needs a quick start to change the national perception that it can’t compete against the nation’s elite teams.That’s why Oregon must find a way to beat Auburn in the season opener on Aug. 31, or the conference might have trouble finding a team capable of making the College Football Playoff.
******Top results in the 42.2km MTN Marathon in Kampala on Sunday. Over sh123million is to be given away as cash prizes for the winners in all categories.Proceeds from the marathon will be used to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to improve maternal health in Uganda.Prize winners Men – 42.2km1. Phillip Kiplimo 02:13:562.Fres Musobo 02:15:233.Anthony Ayeko 02:15:234.Soyekwo Kibet 02:16:175.Francis Musani 02:18:036.Daniel Rotich 02:18:387.Patrick Kiptalah 02:20:298.Habte Guta Bira 02:20:499.Alfred kiptoyek 2:20:5510.Allan Andiema 02:52:21Prize winners Women – 42.2KM1.Nyakisi Adero 02:41:112.Vanis Chemutai 02:45:423.Kadist Fiseha Tedla 02:47:014.Lydia Wafula 02:49:085.Priscilla Chelangat 02:49:456.Migada Caroline 02:50:557.Omari Doris 02:52:598.Rotich Lydia Chepteling 02:54:159.Debesay Yohannes Hibret 02:55:4310.Eileen Jepngetich Korir 02:57:10Half marathon women -21.1KM1.Juliet Chekwel 01:13:082.Doreen Chemutai 01:13:093.Dorcus Ajok 01:14:134.Doreen Chesang 01:14:215.Annet Chelangat 01:14:23Half marathon men – 21.1KM1.Jacob Kiplimo 01:01:532.Felix Chemonges 01:02:573.Kibet Titus 01:03:214.Moses Kibet 01:03:375.Isaac Kibet 01:04:34Men’s 10KM race1.Denis Cherotich 00.29.592.Bushenbich Mande 00.30.053.Phillip Kibyeko 00.30.124.Kwemoi Salim 00.30.145.Ezekiel Mutai 00.30.15 Men’s winner MTM Marathon 2019. PHOTO MTN MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan runners won the 42kms, 21kms and 10kms races as hundreds of runners turned up Sunday morning to participate in the MTN Kampala marathon focused on fundraising to improve maternal health in the country.This is a wrap up of the marathons that the organisation has run in different regions this year. (click here to get all results of all runners)The 42kms race was won by Phillip Kiplimo with 02:13:56 on the clock. Nyakisi Adero won over the female side in the 42kms. Kenyans participated in the race but were all beaten to the prize.Denis Cherotich won the men side for 10kms while Sauline Chelangat won the females race. Each received a Shs 1.5m prize.On the 21kms, Jacob Kiplimo and Juliet Chekwei took the race, with each receiving Shs 4.5mWim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda, CEO said he hoped this was a chance reduce an estimated 336 deaths per 100,000 live births in Uganda.Dr Ruth Aceng, the minister of health and the chief guest who flagged off the marathoners, said hailed the support and said “no mother should die while giving life to a child.”For most people, the marathon was an avenue for having fun. As soon as they were flag off, a host of them were seen taking selfies to post on social media for their friends.For most companies that sponsored the marathon, the sheer numbers of the people that turned up gives them a pie on brand recognition. Huawei, a Chinese phone maker and the main sponsor, gave up tens of awards like t-shirts, power banks and phones.The company has not announced the amount of money that had been collected. Share on: WhatsApp
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThe 11th Annual Thurston Economic Development Council Real Estate Forum will highlight Thurston County commercial, retail and industrial properties while providing a forum for networking and education. The Thurston EDC is hosting this not-to-be-missed event in partnership with NAIOP (National Association of Industrial Office Properties).Photo courtesy: Thurston EDCWe are excited to announce the event’s keynote speaker, Chris Mefford. CHRIS MEFFORD is the PRESIDENT & CEO OF COMMUNITY ATTRIBUTES INC., a Seattle-based consulting firm that transforms data into analysis and strategies for business, government, non-profits, and philanthropy. Chris founded CAI in 2005. Chris and Community Attributes are known for bringing data to life in engaging ways to understand business and social challenges. Community Attributes works with organizations and municipalities in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the world on urban planning, economic development, and strategic planning. The firm supports the private sector by relating demographics and economic trends to strategic planning and business decisions.If history is any indicator, networking will be robust with the room filled with industry and community leaders including investors, decision-makers, property owners, government representatives, engineers, contractors, site selectors, and business owners.WHO: Thurston EDCWHAT: 11th Annual Real Estate ForumWHEN: September 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.WHERE: Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502TICKETS: Tickets are available here https://www.thurstonedc.com/2019-real-estate-forum/https://fs26.formsite.com/Thurston_EDC/jttl41ohni/index.htmlFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Holly House at HHouse@thurstonedc.com