Google Street View comes indoors

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Google Street View comes indoors

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Internet giant Google has begun a pilot program, allowing users of its “Maps” service to look inside businesses. This tool is aimed to further the controversial Street View feature which already allows the public to access 360° images of streets.

We hope to enable businesses to highlight the qualities that make their locations stand out through professional, high-quality imagery.

A spokesman for Google described the new feature: “Building on the Google Art Project, which took Street View technology inside 17 acclaimed museums, this project is another creative implementation of Street View technology, to help businesses as they build their online presence.” He also told of how the company hoped the service would “Enable businesses to highlight the qualities that make their locations stand out through professional, high-quality imagery.”

Combating previous complaints about privacy, this service will be rolled out on an entirely voluntary basis, with businesses allowed to post their own photographs. Businesses will also be instructed to warn customers that they will be photographed.

Google will roll out this initiative across the world with initially-selected locations including London and Paris as well as a number of other cities in Japan and Australia.

Glasgow cannabis enthusiasts celebrate ‘green’ on city green

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Glasgow cannabis enthusiasts celebrate ‘green’ on city green

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coinciding with Easter Sunday, Glasgow Cannabis Social Club’s annual 420 event was held on Glasgow Green, under sunny blue skies, and overlooking the river Clyde. Despite the city’s council attempting to revoke permission for the gathering at the last minute, police were happy for it to go-ahead with approximately a dozen officers attending in high-visibility vests.

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The Daily Record reported five arrests were made for minor offences, likely smoking and possession of small quantities of cannabis. Taking a less-sensational — and more accurate — line of reporting, the Monday edition of Glasgow’s Evening News stated five were referred to the Procurator Fiscal who is responsible for deciding if charges should be brought.

Official figures provided by the police were that 150 attended. With people coming and going, Wikinews reporters estimated upwards of 200 attended, compared to nearly 700 who had signed up for the event on Facebook. Hemp goods were advertised and on sale at the event, and some attendees were seen drinking cannabis-themed energy drinks.

“I was searched and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act (which is a lot of bollocks)” one attendee noted online, adding “not fair to happen on a brilliant day like it was, other than that I had a great day!” A second said they were openly smoking and ignored by police, who “were only really focusing on people who looked particularly young”.

Cannabis seeds were openly and legally sold at the event and a hydroponics supplier brought a motortrike towing an advertising trailer. Actually growing cannabis is, however, illegal in the UK.

With the event openly advocating the legalisation of cannabis, speakers put their arguments for this to a receptive crowd. Retired police officer James Duffy, of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, spoke of the failed United States alcohol prohibition policy; stressing such policies needlessly bring people into contact with criminal elements. Highlighting other countries where legalisation has been implemented, he pointed out such led to lower crime, and lower drug use overall.

One speaker, who produced a bottle of cannabis oil he had received through the post, asserted this cured his prostate cancer. Others highlighted the current use of Sativex by the National Health Service, with a cost in-excess of £150 for a single bottle of GW Pharmaceuticals patented spray — as-compared to the oil shown to the crowd, with a manufacturing cost of approximately £10.

Similar ‘420’ pro-cannabis events were held globally.

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CERA, Indias premium home solutions brand, has launched a new brand of sanitaryware, Jeet, aimed at the fastest growing affordable segment. Jeet was unveiled by Mrs. Deepshikha Khaitan at Ahmedabad today, in the presence of the top management team and the entire sales force of CERA.

Jeet will capitalize on the growing need for affordable range in sanitaryware said, Mr Atul Sanghvi, Executive Director, CERA after the launch event. Jeet is aimed at sanitation for all. Jeet will consist of basic sanitaryware”EWCs, Orissa Pans, Wash Basins in different sizes and Urinals.

Despite the recent market aberrations, CERA has been growing steadily.

While CERA is well-placed in the mid and premium segments, it already has Italian luxury designer sanitaryware ISVEA for the luxury segment. With the launch of JEET for the mass segment, CERA now reaches out to all segments.

CERA has always been a technologically advanced and innovative organisation. It offers quality products certified by IAPMO, CE and IGBC, by using advanced technologies in its manufacturing facilities.

In the sanitaryware plant, the new Quality Control Lab for product testing, certified by IAPMO, ensures quality products. A newly installed conveyor system in the QC lab aids in achieving optimum functioning in the manufacturing process. The robotic glazing machine gives uniformly glazed products.

In the faucetware manufacturing plant, the introduction of 3D printing machines has led to faster development of new designs and their prototypes. An Automatic Chrome-Plating plant ensures uniform chrome plating of faucets which are blemish-free and shiny. The Low-Pressure Die-Casting machine automates the casting of faucets giving them an even thickness. CNC machines have substantially increased productivity with faster development of moulds. The robotic polishing machine gives products an impeccable finish and quality.

CERA is known for its innovations since its inception. Almost 15 years back, CERA introduced the twin-flush in India which became a revolutionary concept for conserving water. Today, nearly all manufacturers offer one-piece and two-piece WCs with twin-flush option, inspired by CERA. Some of CERA’s innovations like the 4-litre flush WCs and one-piece WCs have become benchmarks for the industry.

Being the first to use natural gas, CERA’s sanitaryware plant has energy-efficient firing kilns. Committed to Green initiatives, CERA utilises energy from Wind Turbine Generators and Rooftop Solar Power Generation Plant in its manufacturing plant.

CERA has received several awards for its innovations and quality of products. Some of the recent awards include Gujarat Gaurav Samman Award by Zee Group, Gujarat Ratna Award by CNBC, Business Knight Award, Star SME Award by Business Standard, Asia’s Most Promising Brand Award, Trusted Brand by Reader’s Digest (in the Bathroom Fittings, Sanitaryware and the Floor & Wall Tiles category), A&D Top 100 Brands Award by ET and Best Mid-Sized Company by Nav Gujarat Samay.

CERA’s innovative products have also won the Product of the Year award four times. In 2011, CERA’s Snow White Range won this award. CERA also bagged this award in 2012 for Nanotechnology and in 2013 for the Sanitaryware & Bathroom Fittings category. CERA’s toilet seat sanitizer, Cerenity, won this award in 2014. These awards reflect CERA’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

With CERA, style and innovation blend to reveal a new dimension of modernity. CERA Reflects your style.

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Pennsylvania cop on trial for allegedly murdering girlfriend’s estranged husband

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The trial began today for a Pennsylvania state trooper accused of killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband.

Kevin Foley, 43, is accused of cutting the throat of John Yelenic, a dentist who was in the final stages of finalizing a divorce from his wife, Michele. According to prosecutors, Foley “loathed Dr. Yelenic” so much that he asked another fellow trooper to help him commit the alleged murder, which occurred in Yelenic’s Blairsville home.

Deputy Attorney General Anthony Krastek told an Indiana County jury that Foley also prayed Yelenic would die, and spread false rumors that Yelenic molested his adopted son.

“You will see Kevin Foley has the motive, the opportunity and the ability to commit this crime, almost to the exclusion of anybody else,” Krastek said.

Foley’s defense attorney, Jeffrey Monzo, said during opening statements that DNA evidence was not conclusive. Monzo admitted to the jury that Foley did not like Yelenic, but said that does not mean he murdered him.

“Kevin Foley is innocent,” he said.

Prosecutors said they could call as many as 70 witnesses to try and prove Foley wanted Yelenic to die. The trial, at the Indiana County Courthouse, is expected to last about three weeks.

Foley, who is on unpaid suspension from the Pennsylvania State Police, is charged with criminal homicide. The jury has the option of convicting him of first-degree murder, which could put Foley in prison for life without parole, or of a lesser degree charge, like manslaughter.

John Yelenic was found dead in his home on April 13, 2006, one day before he was planning on signing his divorce papers. Prosecutors said Foley killed Yelenic after going to the dentist’s house to confront him over the terms of the divorce. Prosecutors claim Foley slashed Yelenic several times with a knife and pushed his head through a small window, causing a further gash on his neck. Yelenic bled to death.

Foley had been living with Michele Yelenic for two years at the time of the alleged homicide. Krastek said Michele also helped perpetuate rumors that Dr. Yelenic molested their son. John and Michele Yelenic had been separated in 2002. Michele Yelenic stood to collect Dr. Yelenic’s estate and a $1 million life insurance policy, and could lose about $2,500 a month in support if the divorce was finalized, a Pennsylvania grand jury previously determined.

Michele Yelenic is expected to testify that Foley was home with her when the alleged murder occurred. Krastek told the jury DNA under Yelenic’s fingerprints will ultimately link him to the murder, as will bloody shoe prints found at the crime scene that match athletic shoes Foley is known to wear.

Monzo also said authorities have failed to investigate several other suspects, including Yelenic’s neighbor. Monzo said Yelenic was on very friendly terms with the neighbor’s wife, which could have given him a motive to commit the murder.

Prior to the trial, Foley’s defense attorneys unsuccessfully sought a change of venue because an overwhelming majority of the jury pool was familiar with the allegations. The change was denied when jurors insisted they had not formed an opinion about the charges.

Bus crash in Victoria, Australia injures twenty, some critical

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

A bus crash in Victoria, Australia has injured at least 20 people, two of whom are listed as critical. One victim is reported to be still trapped in the wreckage.

The accident occurred between a bus and a semi-trailer on the Princes Highway in the Traralgon area around 10:50am AEST. The La Trobe Valley Busliner bus was traveling east when it collided with the back of a heavy haulage truck.

Those critically injured are being airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne. Others are being transported by Ambulance to La Trobe Valley Hospital in Traralgon.

SES crews are on scene, along with St. John Ambulance and fire crews.

The eastbound lanes of the highway have been blocked by police and traffic is being diverted.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Vicki Gunn, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Vicki Gunn, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Vicki Gunn is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Prestige Group owes its origin to helping shape the skyline across the Residential, Commercial, Retail, Leisure & Hospitality sectors. Prestige Court on K.H. Road in Bangalore set the pace for the Groups rapid growth which now stands at over 169 Completed Projects spanning a total developed area of over 51.37 million sift. It also has another 65 ongoing projects comprising around 56.94 million sift & 28 upcoming projects totaling 31.15 million sift., which include Apartment Enclaves, Shopping Malls and Corporate Structures, spread across all asset classes Prestige Song of the South has enormous towers (17 towers) with 1 BHK, 1.5 BHK, 2 BHK, 2.5 BHK and 3 BHK flats construct with compelling arranging and far reaching outline. All top of the line towers are encompassed by massive greenery, which makes the property more pleasant. The whole 33 sections of land of area has been produced in a manner that built towers possess just the half of this range though the staying half of area is secured with excellent estates viewed as environment-sparing area. Typically, individuals search for enhancements while looking a home. In such manner, Prestige Song of the South is an extreme destination for the individuals who need to lead their life in extravagance. All private conveniences are accessible here with some additional offices that would make you’re living additional extraordinary. Each loft is all around outfitted with offices that one needs in everyday life.

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Prestige Song of the South, exquisitely orchestrated dwellings designed for those who march to a different drumbeat and believe that happiness is never having to compromise. Set in 36 pristine acres in the fast developing heart of South Bangalore, just off Banneraghatta Road, Song of the South is located close to major schools, colleges, hospitals and shopping malls, ensuring that your daily life is convenient and hassle free. Not just that, the development is within immediate reach of major transport hubs including the proposed Name Metro Station besides being eminently accessible from all parts of Bangalore via expressways and arterial roads. Fully equipped with all that you need to keep you and your family entertained, its sprawling Clubhouse and recreational amenities include a Library, Crche, Mini Theatre, Health Club, Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Kids Pool, Outdoor Party Area, Banquet Hall, Gym, 2 Badminton Courts, 2 Squash Courts, Snooker, Table Tennis, Other Indoor Games, Kids Play Area, and provision for a Convenience Store. All this for 2,234 finely planned and brilliantly laid out apartments that come in a range of sizes and configurations, from 1 bedroom all the way up to 4 bedrooms, so that you can choose the home that best suits your needs. So, go ahead & click on the Contact tab below to express your interest in this Prestige Development and add a new, wonderful melody to your life!

Prestige Group owes its origin to Prestige Estates Projects has grown swiftly to become one of South India leading Property Developers, helping shape the skyline across the Residential, Commercial, Retail, Leisure & Hospitality sectors. Prestige Court on K.H. Road in Bangalore set the pace for the Groups rapid growth which now stands at over 184 Completed Projects spanning a total developed area of over 60.74 million sift. It also has another 57 ongoing projects comprising around 59.24 million sift & 43 upcoming projects totaling 44.11 million sift., which include Apartment Enclaves, Shopping Malls and Corporate Structures, spread across all asset classes. Prestige Constructions, Prestige was also recently awarded the Crisis DA1 Developer Rating in recognition of the quality of their projects and the ability to deliver completed projects in a timely manner, making them the ONLY Property Developer across India to have received this distinction.

Prestige Group is the latest residential project of real estate giant Prestige group. Conveniently located at one of the most happening spots in town, Begun Road, this majestic residential project is not only set to become one of the largest projects of its kind but its blend of retail and leisure space within a residential hub has surely amazed investors and home buyers alike. With spacious, air-filled rooms, fully furnished bathrooms and kitchens and 24/7 availability of necessary amenities like water and electricity, Prestige Song of the South has everything that it takes to become the ideal happy home for all nuclear, mid-size and joint families. Prestige Song of the South brings a range of state of the art amenities that can make living here a truly luxurious experience. clubhouse that is going to be equipped with a gymnasium, badminton court, squash court, table tennis court, billiards center, mini theatre, health club, multipurpose halls and a swimming pool. There is going to be a Forum mall as well as a world class convention centre.

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Failure for constitutional ban on flag-burning in U.S. Senate

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Failure for constitutional ban on flag-burning in U.S. Senate

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

An amendment of the United States constitution banning the burning of the American flag failed by one vote in the Senate on Tuesday. The final tally was 66-34; two-thirds (67 of 100 senators) was required for the amendment to pass.

U.S. President, George W. Bush, gave a statement commending the bipartisan group of Senators for trying to pass the amendment.[1] It was sponsored by Orrin Hatch, a Republican Senator from Utah, and backed by the Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist, of Tennessee.

Even though some members of each party voted for the amendment, some on both sides strongly dissented. Daniel Inouye, a Democrat from the state of Hawaii and a World War II veteran, said — like many other Senators including Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell — the proposed amendment was against the constitutional right to free speech.

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Canadian university students would prefer MP3 players over car radios

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Canadian university students would prefer MP3 players over car radios

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Friday, March 30, 2007

At Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, students are finding that popular MP3 players, such as Apple’s iPod, are very convenient devices for listening to music at the gym, while traveling on foot, and in the car.

In a recent ad-hoc survey conducted by Wikinews contributor Darren Mar, 150 students were randomly pulled aside in the hallways of the university, and asked if they own an MP3 player. 94 of the 150 students (62.66%) did in fact own MP3 devices, most of who were found to be carrying it on them when questioned. There was one simple follow up question for those who had a player: “If it were possible to have complete and safe control of the device on the steering wheel of a car, would you rather listen to your device, or the radio?” There were three answers possible, yes, no or both. Of the 94, 78 (82.98%) said yes, eleven (11.70%) said no, and five (5.32%) said both. The reporting took place primarily on March 16, 2007. The reasons for those who would listen to their device were commercial free music, personalized choice of music, and complete control of what you are listening to.

This study was motivated by the new design of 2006+ model cars. Many are being built with auxiliary jacks for the stock radio, allowing the driver to easily connect any audio playing device to the car’s sound system with a simple 3.5mm plug. What’s more, cars in the upper price echelon are being built with (1) a custom made area in the dash for MP3 players (iPod’s being the most popular), and (2) implementing audio device control right onto the steering wheel. A good example of this is the Ford Fusion or the 2007 Lexus IS250: “The centre console input port allows an iPod, MP3 or Windows Media Audio player to be plugged into the IS audio system.”

Google provides Gmail access to American cell phone customers

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Google provides Gmail access to American cell phone customers

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Gmail, Google’s popular e-mail service launched earlier last year, is now available to any American cell phone user via text messaging.

Cell phone owners can send Google their phone number, and are then sent an access code via SMS that enables them to open an account. Google has stated that the number is only used to “manage the number of accounts created per phone”, and that it “will never be sold or shared for marketing purposes” without the user’s permission.

The service is not necessarily free — cell phone service providers may charge for the delivery of the code.

While the system currently only works in the U.S., Google says it has plans to add more countries.