Wearable Interactive Tattoos Facilitate Contactless Payments

first_imgPlastic cards, cash, and even smartphones could one day be replaced with a new type of payment method that is a bit harder to misplace: a tattoo-like sticker.MC10’s Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP) is an ultra-thin sticker that resembles a tattoo. What makes it so extraordinary is that it contains near field communication (NFC) technology enabling it to connect to an NFC-capable device such as a smartphone or a dedicated reader.This type of technology could inherently be more secure; it isn’t a loose physical object you could easily misplace. For patients in hospitals, it could replace the often bulky wrist bands medical workers use to identify and track patients.Removing the WiSP is easy, but doing so tears it so that the information it contains becomes unreadable and any data stored within virtually useless to any would-be thief. As a payment method, the WiSP could be used to store your credit card information and swiped over a contactless reader, freeing the wearer’s hands – and pockets.MC10’s technology is already being put to use by L’Oréal to research skin exposure to UV rays and the company is seeking other businesses to partner with to take the technology even further.last_img read more

Ateneo vs Perlas in Iloilo Charter Day volley

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Ateneo vs Perlas in Iloilo Charter Day volley ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball runner-up Ateneo Lady Eagles is set to take on Premier V-League squad BanKo-Perlas Lady Spikers in an exhibition game on Aug. 20 in Iloilo City.Ilonggo sportsman Ruding Villaruz said the game will be part of the city’s 80th Charter Day celebration. The venue of the match will be announced soon. “We are glad that Ateneo Lady Eagles agreed to play an exhibition match [in Iloilo City],” Villaruz told Panay News. “This is a rare opportunity for the Ilonggos to see Lady Eagles and Lady Spikers play live.”“Unlike other universities, Ateneo sent us a letter confirming [their participation] in the exhibition game. So we are sure that this already good to go, and we a just finding a venue,” he added.Aside from the exhibition game, Lady Eagles is also set to hold a volleyball clinic and a volleyball tryout to score for possible additions to their team, Villaruz said.“One good thing na maidudulot ng event na ito is iyong tryout. Who knows? Baka may ma-recruit sila dito,” said Villaruz.“I have invited some of the players from Biron Cup to join the tryout, and this could be the way for them to be discovered and play in Manila,” he added.The Lady Eagles squad comprises Jhoanna Maraguinot, Bea de Leon, Madeleine Madayag, Kat Tolentino, Pauline Gaston, Jennelle Lo, Julianne Samonte, Bettina Abella, Ana Gopico, Deanna Wong, and Negrenses Kassandra and Candice Gequillana.Bannering the Lady Spikers are Amy Ahomiro, Sasa Devanadera, Suzanne Roces, Kara Acevedo, Ella De Jesus, Amanda Villanueva, Kathy Bersola, Mae Tajima, Jem Ferrer, Nicole Tiamzon, and Negrense Gizelle Tan./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Fierro sets record

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSArmando Fierro won both the 800-meter and 1600-me­ter runs at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Regional Track and Field Champion­ships in McAllen on Satur­day. In so doing he quali­fied for the Games of Texas Championships in Waco next week.Fierro’s times in both events set Region II sum­mer records. His time in the 1600-meters was 4 minutes 29 seconds and in the 800-meter run he hit the tape with a time of 2:02. Both times were about five seconds off his personal best times in each event.The TAAF is the govern­ing body for the summer track and field program in Texas. Events are conducted in seven different age groups ranging from the “Tiny Tots” division, for athletes four and five years old, up through the “Seniors” group, for those competitors 17 and 18 years of age. Fierro, as an incom­ing senior at Port Isabel High, competes in the Senior division. To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the July 18 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. RelatedFierro second in 1600-meter run in WacoBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was another close fin­ish for Armando Fierro on Saturday. In fact, the finishes don’t come much closer than this one. In the 1600-meter race at the Games of Texas Champi­onships in Waco, Fierro came home second by a tenth of a second…August 2, 2011In “News”Fierro wins in Meet of Champions By LARRY GAGE Port Isabel Tarpon runner Armando Fierro continued his winning ways in the long-distance races this season by taking first place in the 1600-meter run at the RGVCA Meet of Champions on Saturday in Weslaco. He also placed sec­ond in the 800 meter race. In winning the 1600,…March 28, 2011In “Sports”Armando Fierro running down a dreamBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Armando Fierro is a young man literally on the run.  A junior at Port Isabel High, Fierro got the bronze medal for his third place finish in the 3200-meter run at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin last week.  It…May 19, 2011In “Sports”last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats West Alabama in 61-59 Battle

first_imgWomen’s Basketball Defeats West Alabama in 61-59 Battle Sher’Ryan led the Argonauts with 25 points against West Alabama (Photo by Chris Nelson). Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s basketball team (9-14, 2-7 GSC) recorded its second conference win of the season with a 61-59 victory over West Alabama (17-6, 5-4 GSC) this evening at the UWF Field House. Sher’Ryan Scott led the Argonauts with 25 points. Octavia Bearden added 17 points and eight rebounds.Back-to-back jumpers by junior guard Sher’Ryan Scott (Fort Deposit, Ala.) and a layup by junior forward Octavia Bearden (Tylertown, Miss.) gave UWF the early 6-0 lead to start the game. A layup by Emily Erland with 13:57 left in the first half made the score 12-7, UWF. UWF later went down by three, 15-18, on a layup by UWA’s Mystee Dale with 7:37 remaining. Two good free throws by Scott gave UWF the five-point lead, 23-18, with 1:28 left in the half. UWF went into halftime leading, 23-20. In the first half, Bearden and Scott both scored eight points for UWF. LaShandra McCoy and Keiara Middleton had four points for West Alabama.A Bearden layup tied the game at 27-27 with 17:56 to go in the second half. West Alabama went on a six-point run to take the 33-27 lead with 16:43 left. The Argos pulled within two, down 33-31, on a layup by Jessica Young (Hillsboro, Ala.) with 15:52 remaining. A layup and a free throw by Young gave UWF the one point advantage, 44-43, with 10:03 left on the clock. A layup by Krissy Diggs (Hillsboro, Ala.) with 2:31 remaining in the game put UWF up by three, 55-52. A layup and a free throw by UWA’s LaShandra McCoy cut UWF’s lead to one, 57-56, with 1:43 left. A clutch jumper by Scott with 14 seconds remaining in the game gave UWF the 59-56 lead. Scott was fouled on the shot by McCoy and made the free throw to get UWF a four-point, 60-56, lead. A free throw by Scott with six seconds remaining made the score 61-57, UWF. Middleton made a layup as the clock ran out, giving UWF the two-point victory, 61-59.For the game, Scott was UWF’s leading scorer with 25 points. She also recorded six rebounds and two steals. Bearden added 17 points and eight total rebounds. Dale was the leader for West Alabama, with 24 points and seven rebounds. McCoy added 16 points for the Tigers.The women’s basketball team will play their next two conference games at home. On Saturday, they will host Lambuth at 2 p.m. Games against Lambuth count in the GSC East basketball standings. The UWF men will take on Lambuth at 4 p.m. Next Thursday, Feb. 24th, the men’s and women’s teams will host Valdosta State, with the women’s game starting at 5 p.m. Live stats, audio and video will be available for all four games at GoArgos.com.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. — www.GoArgos.com –____________________________________________________________________________________Newspaper Box ScoreWest Alabama vs West Florida2/16/11 5 pm at Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)At Pensacola, Fla. (UWF Field House)WEST FLORIDA 61, WEST ALABAMA 59WEST ALABAMA (17-6 (5-4 GSC))Dale, Mystee 10-14 2-2 24; McCoy, LaShandra 6-12 4-5 16; Greer, Latashia 3-61-2 7; Powell, Dakota 2-8 0-0 5; Hewitt, Alexis 2-5 0-0 4; Middleton, Keiara1-8 0-0 2; Cole, Danielle 0-1 1-4 1; Rockwell, Larrenda 0-3 0-0 0; Young,Ashley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 8-13 59.WEST FLORIDA (9-14 (2-7 GSC))Scott, Sher’Ryan 7-17 11-14 25; Bearden, Octavia 8-19 1-1 17; Young, Jessica4-7 1-1 9; Diggs, Krissy 2-8 2-4 6; Hughes, Kelseigh 1-4 0-0 2; Erland,Emily 1-2 0-0 2; Merriewether, Keaund 0-1 0-0 0; Fagler, Lauren 0-2 0-0 0;Dotey, Desiree 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 15-20 61.West Alabama………………   20   39  –   59West Florida………………   23   38  –   613-point goals–West Alabama 3-11 (Dale, Mystee 2-3; Powell, Dakota 1-6;Rockwell, Larrenda 0-2), West Florida 0-2 (; Fagler, Lauren 0-2). Fouledout–West Alabama-Dale, Mystee; McCoy, LaShandra, West Florida-Young,Jessica. Rebounds–West Alabama 41 (Dale, Mystee 7), West Florida 32(Bearden, Octavia 8). Assists–West Alabama 10 (McCoy, LaShandra 6), WestFlorida 7 (Hughes, Kelseigh 3). Total fouls–West Alabama 21, West Florida17. Technical fouls–West Alabama-None, West Florida-None.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Pete Shinnick Named D2Football.com National Coach of the Year

first_imgBoth players were voted onto the honorable mention list after earning second team All-America accolades last month from the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association. Print Friendly Version Williamson had 70 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. He established a new Gulf South Conference single-season record for sacks as well. The junior from Stockton, Alabama had at least one sack in each of the last seven games with 12 total over that time frame. Shinnick led the Argonauts to an 11-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in their second season of competition. UWF went 5-3 in the ultra-competitive Gulf South Conference to finish tied for second. The Argonauts won a school record six-consecutive games which included five against nationally ranked teams en route to the title game appearance. Conley was one of the top defensive backs in the country, finishing with a team-high 104 tackles, four interceptions, six pass break ups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. The junior from Tampa had at least five tackles in 11 of 15 games this season, in addition to a pair of interception returns for a touchdown.center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF head football coach Pete Shinnick was named the D2Football.com National Coach of the Year, while standouts Marvin Conley and John Williamson were recognized as part of the organization’s All-America Team. The Argos had the nation’s 20th-ranked defense and were in the top 20 in sacks, turnovers gained, interceptions, fumbles recovered, fourth down defense and defensive touchdowns. Much of that was due to first-year defensive coordinator Darian Dulin’s group, including Conley and Williamson.last_img read more

Duo ‘Urban Explorer’ Tertangkap Kamera Tengah Duduk Santai di Atap Bus yang Sedang Melaju

first_imgSumber: change.org Dimana-mana, naik di atap kendaraan bukanlah suatu hal yang diperbolehkan – baik itu bus, kereta api, atau bahkan mobil konvensional. Selain tidak disertai dengan instrumen pengamanan yang memadai, peristiwa pengereman mendadak juga dikhawatirkan dapat menciderai para penumpang yang duduk di atap. Nah kali ini, ada seorang pejalan kaki yang tidak sengaja mendapati dua orang pemuda yang duduk di atap bus. Duh!Baca Juga: Medsos Sumbang Peningkatan Kecelakaan pada Remaja, Otoritas Kereta Api Inggris Kampanyekan KeselamatanDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman ladbible.com (11/9/2018), adalah Millie Morley, seorang penduduk lokal berusia 18 tahun berhasil mengabadikan momen unik yang ia temui dalam bentuk video. Di dalam video berdurasi kurang dari satu menit yang diunggahnya ke media sosial, terlihat dua orang tengah asyik duduk di atas Magic Bus yang kala itu tengah melintasi sebuah daerah di Manchester. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related “Seseorang berteriak, ‘Stop, ada dua orang di atap bus!’ kepada si pengemudi. Sontak semua penumpang berusaha untuk melihat apa yang terjadi,” ujar Millie yang berusaha menceritakan kronologi yang ia lihat malam itu. Baginya, ini merupakan pengalaman pertama yang pernah ia alami. “Kendati berbahaya, namun bagi saya itu cukup lucu. Tak bisa dipungkiri, tingkah dua orang ini sukses membuat saya tertawa geli,” pungkasnya.Sumber: ladbible.comDisinyalir, mereka berdua merupakan ‘Urban Explorer’, dimana sejumlah orang akan melakukan aksi berbahaya dan mengabadikannya. Nah, walaupun kedua ‘Urban Exlporer’ ini tidak ditindak lebih lanjut lagi, namun sejumlah kalangan melakukan kecaman atas perbuatan yang mereka lakukan – salah satunya adalah operator bus terbesar di sana, Stagecoach Manchester.“Perilaku semacam ini tidak bertanggung jawab dan sangat berbahaya. Tidak hanya bagi mereka saja, melainkan bagi pengemudi dan pengguna jalan lainnya,” ujar salah satu juru bicara Stagecoach Manchester yang identitasnya ingin disamarkan ini.“Kami mendesak agar siapapun yang hendak melakukan aksi berbahaya semacam ini lagi untuk kembali memikirkan efek jangka panjangnya semisal terjadi hal-hal yang tidak diinginkan,” tandasnya.Baca Juga: Seni Graffiti di Inggris, Kebanggaan Kaum Bronx yang Sisakan Kesan Kotor dan Tidak TerjagaTerlepas dari apakah para ‘Urban Explorer’ ini berupaya untuk mencari jati diri atau tidak, namun alangkah baiknya jika sebagai manusia biasa, kita harus bisa menaati peraturan yang berlaku dan menghindari diri dari hal-hal yang membahayakan.Alih-alih mengunggah dokumentasi membahayakan yang hanya menuai cibiran dari orang lain, alangkah lebih baiknya jika Anda mengunggah suatu prestasi yang jelas-jelas diakui kredibilitasnya oleh orang-orang, bukan?last_img read more

Valdes to leave Middlesbrough following club’s relegation from the premier league

first_imgThe ex-Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper will depart after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.Middlesbrough have announced Victor Valdes will leave the club at the end of June following their relegation to the Championship.The 35-year-old joined Middlesbrough on a free transfer at the start of the season after being released by Manchester United, but could not prevent them from dropping down after just one year of Premier League football.Valdes’ existing deal ran until 2017, but both parties have now agreed the former Barcelona goalkeeper will leave next month.“Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will officially leave the club at the end of June,” a statement on the club’s official website read.“Valdes’ contract has been terminated by mutual consent.“The 35-year-old made 28 appearances for the club, following his arrival last summer before sitting out the final seven games of the Premier League season due to a rib injury.”Reports have revealed that Valdes almost reunited with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City last summer.last_img read more

Dalung Re-opens National Stadium Swimming Pool today

first_imgTasks Nigerian Swimmers   ahead of 2020 Olympic GamesThe   Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung, Dalung will   re-open  the newly renovated National Stadium swimming pool Complex situated at the National Stadium complex in Surulere, Lagos today. It   was fully renovated after 18 years of abandonment by successive governments.Meanwhile,  Dalung has charged Nigerian Swimmers to excel at the 2020 Olympic Games slated for Tokyo.“Now, the Aquatic Federation will have no excuse when we ask them for updates about their activities towards presenting athletes for the 2020 Olympic Games. The world class facility is now at their beck and call for them to make use of. All they need is little logistics to organize local and national events where talents will be discovered and nurtured.”The Minister who will be in Lagos for the landmark occasion will be using the ceremony to declare open the 2nd West and Central African CANA Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship at the renovated Olympic size swimming pool complex.Barrister Dalung praised the contractor, Joseph Odobeatu popularly known as O’Jez for his commitment and determination to execute the project at a time when the Federal Government could not immediately meet up with its own end of the bargain in realizing funds on time for the project.“I am indeed overwhelmed by the pace of work recorded since I assumed office. We are very happy that a national facility which was abandoned for 18 years has been completely renovated and now ready to be used for national and international competitions. The contractor Joseph Odobeatu has lived up to expectation and has defended his integrity. He may not have made monetary profit but money cannot buy the name he has made here,” Dalung said.The swimming complex which was in a dilapidated state for 18 years and rehabilitated comprises a state box, press gallery, changing rooms, warm up swimming pool, pumping and treatment machines, spectators stand and an entertainment stage.The Minister said the project will be counted as one of the achievements to mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s two years in office.last_img read more

Browns Ink LB B.J. Bello and DB Kai Nacau to Active Roster From Practice Squad

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede The Browns are two days away from their season opener against the Steelers, and today announced they have signed LB B.J. Bello and DB Kai Nacua to the active roster from the practice squad.Both players spent the preseason with the Browns after signing as undrafted free agents on May 11. Bello, a product of Illinois State, recorded four tackles and one sack during the preseason, while Nacua, out of Brigham Young, registered nine tackles and one pass defense.center_img Related TopicsB.J. BelloKai Nacualast_img read more

Fatal Standoff In Big Lake Ends Early Friday

first_imgThe suspect died on scene after attempts at life saving measures. The woman and child are safe. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is on scene conducting an investigation. Next of kin notifications are under way.The name of the involved officer(s) will not be released for 72 hours, per department policy. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A suspect has been killed after a standoff in Big Lake. Officers say he came to his front door with his three-year-old son, a pistol, and a shotgun. The incident reportedly started at 3:30pm Thursday when Alaska State Troopers say the man called 911 and “made threatening statements that he was going to kill everyone in his residence.” Officers responded and activated their Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). Negotiations continued into the late evening, when the suspect’s girlfriend was able to exit the residence. The child remained inside.center_img At about 12:20am, the suspect reportedly came to the door with the child and two guns. Officers say the suspect “placed the child in imminent danger.” He was shot by a SERT member. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and an arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect. The front door to the residence was “breached to establish communications with the suspect.”last_img read more