Neil Lennon’s Hibernian reign kicked off with a 1-0 defeat last night, but he is still constructing his Easter Road squad for the coming season.Alex Palmer is expected to make the loan switch from West Brom to Hibs, with the goalkeeper impressing Lennon in training this week.Elsewhere, Willo Flood has signed for Dundee United (for the FOURTH time) and Hibernian look set to sign West Brom youngster Alex Palmer.Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante is to decide on his future with Chelsea and Real Madrid interested in the Frenchman. It’s all in today’s Transfer Talk.
The stunning Cairn High in Ramelton, which sits at an impressive c.3000 sq ft, is on the market with GlenEstates for €319,500. The home is a five-bedroom detached family home with a rooftop balcony, large attic storage area & double garage on a recently drained and re-sown c.1.0 acre site that takes in views of the surrounding countryside. Finished to a high standard including high-quality fixtures and fittings, it also benefits from second-floor conversion providing two additional bedrooms & shower room.This property has been completely painted, re-insulated, refurbished and fitted out to a marvellous standard – situated on the outskirts of Ramelton Village (c1.2 miles) just off the Rathmullan Road.Additional/Main features.– 5 Bedrooms (1 ensuite)– Presented in excellent order– Separate double garage– Second Floor conversion providing two extra bedrooms and a shower room– Ideally situated between Rathmullan and Ramelton and only 15-minute drive to Letterkenny(Photos: GlenEstates) Property of the Week: Ramelton’s stunning Cairn High on market for €319,500 was last modified: November 9th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Cairn HighGlen EstateshomespropertyRamelton
Beneath the bland veneer of supermarket automation lurks an ugly truth: There’s a lot of shoplifting going on in the self-scanning checkout lane. But don’t call it shoplifting. The guys in loss prevention prefer “external shrinkage.”Self-checkout theft has become so widespread that a whole lingo has sprung up to describe its tactics. Ringing up a T-bone ($13.99/lb) with a code for a cheap ($0.49/lb) variety of produce is “the banana trick.” If a can of Illy espresso leaves the conveyor belt without being scanned, that’s called “the pass around.” “The switcheroo” is more labor-intensive: Peel the sticker off something inexpensive and place it over the bar code of something pricey. Just make sure both items are about the same weight, to avoid triggering that pesky “unexpected item” alert in the bagging area.How common are self-scanning scams? If anonymous online questionnaires are any indication, very common. When Voucher Codes Pro, a company that offers coupons to internet shoppers, surveyed 2,634 people, nearly 20 percent… The Atlantic- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Cate Lawrence 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. “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. Related Posts Follow the Puck Tags:#Arduino#Hebocon#japan#Maker Faire#robotics#robots#Tokyo What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces