AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! St. Paul High School tried for its first CIF-SS football title since 1981 on Friday when the Swordsmen took on Palmdale High’s Fighting Falcons in the Western Division championship game at St. Paul. St. Paul, coached by Pete Gonzalez, brought a 9-4 record into the game. The school in Santa Fe Springs make its eighth appearance in a CIF-Southern Section football title game, but first since 1998. The Swordsmen have won three football titles in their history. Palmdale brought a 12-1 record into the game and had won 12 straight games. This was the school’s second appearance in a CIF-SS title game. The Fighting Falcons lost in the 2003 finals. La Habra High School also took the field Friday night. The Highlanders played Fullerton High’s Indians for the Southeast Division championship at the Santa Ana Bowl. Both teams play in the Freeway League, but their Oct. 26 league game was canceled because of poor air quality caused by the Southern California wildfires. As a result, they were league co-champions. La Habra, coached by Frank Mazzotta, brought a 12-0 record into the game. This was the Highlanders’ fifth appearance in a CIF-SS football title game. They won championships in 2003 and 2004. Fullerton brought a 9-3 record into the game against their league rivals. For more visit our Prep Sports section.
Gardaí in Donegal are undertaking their largest policing operation yet to maintain order during the Donegal International Rally.Large crowds of motor enthusiasts flock to Letterkenny and towns across Donegal for the three-day competition. While the rally itself has strict safety measures and is well-marshalled, there is often trouble in areas far from the stages and at nighttime. More than 80 arrests were carried out in 2018 for a range of public order, dangerous driving and drink driving offences.Gardaí have ramped up checks and brought in extra roads policing vehicles this week as they promote the message: “Keep the race in its place.” A large Garda presence is expected on the streets of Letterkenny at night and at all times on roads across Donegal, operating a zero tolerance policy on dangerous driving.Ahead of Rally weekend, Sergeant Charlene Anderson said: “Unfortunately each year there are always quite a large number of arrests. There are people who attend whom have no interest in the rally and they make our public roads a very unsafe place to be through dangerous driving/driving under the influence and speeding/racing other cars. “We want to keep ordinary road users safe during the duration of the rally and all rally participants and enthusiasts also. “We urge everyone to adhere to speed limits, to wear their seatbelt and to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We also ask everyone to comply with any requests made by Gardai policing the event. “We are not there to spoil anyone’s fun, rather we want to ensure that the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone.“We ask everyone to “Keep the race in its place”.”Major Garda operation launched for Donegal Rally was last modified: June 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:Gardapolicingrally
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Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Tags:#Arduino#Hebocon#japan#Maker Faire#robotics#robots#Tokyo Since the first competition held in 2014 in Tokyo, Hebocon has spread over 25 countries and over 60 competitions has been hosted. In the latest International contest in August, participants hailed from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Iceland, France and Hungary. It’s easy to mock the Hebocon awards for comedy effect alone, but the reality is that they bring robotics (albeit in it’s most primitive form) to those who either lack technical ability or might be creatively or technically blocked. As the creators encourage:” Go into a toy store and buy one of those moving toy dogs, rip off its exterior, and stick some cardboard on there, and you’d be looking at your original robot. Get some pieces of wood, sharpen them, and give your robot some horns: your robot’s attacking ability has just sky-rocketed. You might even get more creative and install a motorized weapon onto your robot. Didn’t quite work side effects of viagra and alcohol out? That’s Okay! That is what we call Heboi. Grab that faulty robot of yours, and participate in a Hebocon competition!”With sponsors like Arduino and Maker Faire and a cult following, it brings a sort of robotics to the masses. Cate Lawrence “If one crappy robot and another crappy robot fought each other — what would happen?”In an era where robots like Nao, Pepper, Sophia and Atlas manage to amaze us with their respective abilities to walk, learn, communicate in different languages, recognize different people and partake in heavy lifting, another suite of robots is hard at work lowering the bar of robotic achievement.Hebocon is an annual robot competition for the technically ungifted where 31 robots compete in sumo style wrestling matches where the robots try to push their competitors off a board through a combination of pushing, shoving, whirring and sheer persistence. The biggest challenge can be getting robots to move at all, let alone deliver attack moves and self-defence techniques. The World Championship was recently held in Tokyo.See also: Will robots finally take farmers’ jobs?The word Hebocon derives from the Japanese word Heboi, used to describe something that is technically poor, or low in quality and with this spirit in mind, robots are made with a bizarre array of equipment including fast food wrappers, instant noodle containers, sex toys, wind up toys and Barbie dolls. According to the organisers, “entrants will need compromise and surrender instead of ideas and technical skill.” Robots are actually penalised for having high tech features and assistance from the maker is not unusual in the competition, such as a helping finger to get the robot moving when a motor has failed. It a competition where failures in technical output can be thwarted by strategy and dogged persistence.The souls of robots that would be considered scrapheap fodder are respected, as winners in each round opt to attach parts of the losing robots to ‘carry on the will’ of those knocked out.Hong Kong representative Kit da Studio won the NicoTsuku award with his table-flipping robot. (The robot actually flipped itself over when it was trying to flip the desk.) Overall winner, Ricky Chan, built a robot called the “Robot-Controlled Controller Robot,” which consists of two components – a controller that looks like a tiger robot, and a robot that looks like a controller. How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…