Lincoln debuts electric, autonomous Model L100 Concept car

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Lincoln’s latest concept car is both a nod to the luxury brand’s past and a preview of its electric, technologically-advanced future. Ford Motor Co.’s luxury division on Thursday debuted the Lincoln Model L100 Concept at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, where Lincoln is the featured marque as part of the brand’s 100th anniversary celebration. The Model L100 — the name of which is a nod to the 1922 Lincoln Model L — is the second concept car the brand has debuted this year. Lincoln in April revealed the all-electric Star Concept vehicle. The Model L100, designers said in an inter… Read More “Lincoln debuts electric, autonomous Model L100 Concept car”

Kobe Bryant’s widow says she fears fatal crash photos will spread

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Kobe Bryant’s widow told a court Friday she was devastated when she learned first responders had snapped graphic photographs of her dead husband and daughter in the wreckage of the helicopter crash that killed them. A tearful Vanessa Bryant said she lives in fear of the pictures surfacing on the internet, and “constantly being spread.”  “Once it’s spread, you can’t get it back,” she said. US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter were among nine people who died when their chopper smashed into a hillside near Los Angeles in 2020. Vanessa Bryant alleges she ha… Read More “Kobe Bryant’s widow says she fears fatal crash photos will spread”

How Historic and Marquee Coaching Hires Reshaped College Football for 2022

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By Athlon Sports An in-depth look at how the hires of Lincoln Riley, Brian Kelly and Mario Cristobal have reshaped college football going into the 2022 season. In the course of just over a week right after Thanksgiving, the college football coaching landscape exploded and reorganized itself. Sure, we’ve seen massive coaching hires and fires as a practice in this industry, but nothing quite like the sequence of moves that impacted six major Power 5 programs in such a short time. Starting on Nov. 28 and ending on Dec. 6, three of the biggest openings of the 2021 coaching cycle — USC, LSU and Mia… Read More “How Historic and Marquee Coaching Hires Reshaped College Football for 2022”

Google teaches robots to understand human lanuage

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Google is teaching robots to understand human language. The company is working on adding its new artificial intelligence technology – which is called PaLM – and attaching them onto Every Robots’ machines. This week, it unveiled the PaLM-SayCan technology, which will help a robot understand a vague human command, using a knowledge of the real World to respond with a series of actions. Most robots currently follow a tight set of controlled instructions, such as those involved in a car assembly line. While the research project is ready for a wider audience, Google has been keen to test its techno… Read More “Google teaches robots to understand human lanuage”

‘Amped-up citizen science’ to save the : Q&A with Conservation AI Hub’s Grant Hamilton

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By Abhishyant Kidangoor Conservation apps have emerged in recent years as an efficient and cost-effective way to get citizens to monitor and document wildlife across the World. But an Australian initiative is going one step further. In a bid to detect and save the country’s dwindling koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population, Conservation AI Hub has, since the beginning of this year, been training volunteers in the state of Queensland to use infrared drones. The goal: to find koalas that are usually found curled high up in the trees. The initiative by the Queensland University of Technology (Q… Read More “‘Amped-up citizen science’ to save the : Q&A with Conservation AI Hub’s Grant Hamilton”

City to rezone nightspots

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The Bangkok Post

Police general says measures prompted by recent fires at venues The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to work with the Metropolitan Police Bureau to revise zoning for night entertainment venues. In an interview with Bangkok Post, Pol Gen Adis Ngamchitsuksri, an adviser to Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt on city and tourism management, said he was assigned by the governor to work on a zoning review. Pol Gen Adis said the idea follows two recent blazes. One happened in Silom Soi 2 where a fire broke out on the evening of July 7 on the first floor of a six-storey building that … Read More “City to rezone nightspots”

Line Shopping gears up to attract more merchants

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The Bangkok Post

Aims to maintain lead in local market Line Thailand is gearing up to attract sellers to its e-commerce platform Line Shopping to strengthen its leading position in social commerce amid intensifying competition with short-video platform TikTok recently joining the fray. Sales through social commerce accounted for 61% of Thailand’s 270-billion-baht e-commerce market, according to Southeast Asia Social Commerce Report 2021, jointly conducted by data analytics firm iKala and Line. TikTok is now focusing on social commerce business by entrusting Kerry Express as its delivery service provider on Tik… Read More “Line Shopping gears up to attract more merchants”

Germany’s Scholz to sign hydrogen deal on Canada trip, discuss LNG

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By Sarah Marsh and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz will sign a deal to establish hydrogen supply chains with Canada during his two-day visit to the country next week, officials said, as Berlin accelerates its green transition to reduce dependence on Russian gas supplies. With fears that Russia could completely shut down already heavily reduced gas flows in retaliation for Western sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine, Scholz will also discuss the prospects for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries to Germany, the German officials said on Thursd… Read More “Germany’s Scholz to sign hydrogen deal on Canada trip, discuss LNG”

Donald Trump still calls Russia probe a ‘hoax’ and ‘witch hunt.’ It wasn’t: journalist

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By Alex Henderson Many critics of former President Donald Trump and his supporters in right-wing media have accused them of being redundant, arguing that they grow tiresome by repeating the same phrases and talking points over and over. But Trump’s use of repetition serves a purpose for him politically; he will plant a seed and keep reinforcing it. And one example is the “hoax” or “witch hunt” theme that he has been using since 2017. Trump has used that type of messaging with everything from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to the Ukraine scandal — which led to his … Read More “Donald Trump still calls Russia probe a ‘hoax’ and ‘witch hunt.’ It wasn’t: journalist”

Irate Festival Apparently Canceled After Dozens of Bands Pull Out

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Irate Festival, which was set to take place in Louisville, Ky. at the end the month, has apparently been canceled after dozens of bands pulled out of the event over the last few days. The venue that the festival was set to take place at has confirmed the cancellation, though there hasn’t been an official announcement from the event itself. Slaughter to Prevail, Rivers of Nihil, Norma Jean, Madball, The Browning and Cane Hill were among the 82 bands that were originally announced as part of the lineup. However, Lambgoat reported earlier this week that about 38 of the performers had pulled out o… Read More “Irate Festival Apparently Canceled After Dozens of Bands Pull Out”