Pope Francesco boarded a simple car instead of the Official Vatican Car and with a simple bouquet of flowers in His hand went to the Church to pray silently for about ten minutes in front of the Altar.
(by pio dal cin) March 7th 2013 11:00 pm (GMT+1) +GoogleGlass will make a great impact on the market as it will become available by the end of 2013. I was posting a comment on a New York Times article about the impact it will have on people crossing the street, bumping into each other and eventually getting runned over by a truck or a cab on its way to the Airport in a busy New York. The video here is absolutely funny.
What really concerns me is how people would walk around without getting into the weardest accidents being concentrated on what the +Google Glass is doing more than what is going on around them. Look at this video from a journalist of theVerge who tried the +Google Glass for the first time. Look at his eyes as he tries them on. His eyes are looking up in a strange way. Look at these official videos from +Google They show you how it works and when it will be available, along with great information Google Glass ProjectPersonally I do not think that I will ever own a Glass since the probable price will be in the $1500 range. Besides that I feel stupid enough walking around with my smart phone. We all became attached to these small objects as if our lives depended on. Easier to interact virtually, (and less risky on the personal level) we often forget about our real lives. Will this be another step into “Robotizing” our lives? I would like to hear some feedback.
Bloomberg was the first to report the news that the company is seeking to unload its biggest asset besides the New York Times itself. The Times issued a press release shortly after, saying that it has partnered with Evercore Partners to find a suitable buyer for the Globe and the other properties in its New England Media Group.
“Given the differences between these businesses and The New York Times, we believe that a sale is in the best long-term interests of these properties and the employees who work for them as well as in the best interests of our shareholders,” Times CEO Mark Thompson said in a statement.
The Times bought the Globe for $1.1 billion in 1993 — a sign of just how different the media landscape was two decades ago. The entire company now has $955 million in cash on hand. It will certainly not be able to attract that kind of price for the paper today; a Wall Street Journal piece in early 2012 speculated that the Globe could be had for about $200 million.
The company has spent the last year or so shedding many of its other business. It sold its regional papers in late 2011, and the About.com site in 2012. In addition, it has recently enacted layoffs at the Times.
The Times had previously flirted with selling the Globe in 2009, but ultimately decided against it. The Globe, the Times said, was on track to lose $85 million that year.
Pistorius, who has been nicknamed the “blade runner” for the carbon-fiber blades on which he runs, was accused today of killing his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius allegedly shot Steenkamp several times at his home overnight in the South African capital of Pretoria.
The sprinter, who took home gold and silver medals at the London Paralympics in 2012, enjoyed firing guns and would often leave his home in the middle of the night to shoot at a nearby range, according to Daily Mail writer Jonathan McEvoy, who spent time at Pistorius’ Silverwoods estate on the outskirts of Pretoria in 2011.
“He enjoyed shooting,” McEvoy told ABCNews.com in a telephone interview from London. “There was a range nearby, and when he wasn’t able to sleep in the night, he’d go there. He had a small gun by his bed, and a big gun by the window, some sort of machine gun.”
Police Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale said a 9-mm pistol was recovered at the scene and a murder case opened against Pistorius, The Associated Press reported. The precise circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Local reports say he might have mistaken her for a burglar, according to the AP.
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Although Pistorius’ home, which McEvoy described as big for a young man living on his own, is heavily secured with his personal armed guards, Pistorius told McEvoy that he worried that the guards were working with potential burglars on invading his home.
“It’s usually safe in guarded estates like this until that happens,” McEvoy said Pistorius told him.
Gated communities are increasingly popular with the wealthy in South Africa, as well as the middle class. Guard dogs, electric fencing and complex security systems are designed to protect residents from threats from the outside world.
Pistorius’ concerns about his personal safety in his home were similarly reflected in a January 2012 New York Times article, in which he described his reaction to a security alarm going off in his home. When the alarm triggered, he crept downstairs, gun in hand, only to find nothing, according to the Times report.
Crime, particularly violent crime, along with robberies and home invasions, is a significant issue across Pretoria and South Africa, which has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime. In 2011, the homicide rate was 31.8 per 100,000 people.
McEvoy said Pistorius had an unusually large arsenal.
“Even by the standards of a very scary area where he lived, it was unusual for him to have as much as that,” he told ABCNews.com.
McEvoy described Pistorius as generally easy going and relaxed, but prone to drastic shifts in mood.
“On days his mood would swing the other way, and he could be very miserable and down, surly, and there was no reason to explain it,” he said.
Police said they have heard reports of an argument or shouting at the apartment complex, and that the only two people on the premises were Steenkamp and Pistorius. Police also confirmed there have previously been incidents of a domestic nature at the home of Pistorius.
South African Sports journalist Lelo Mzaca refuted rumors that Pistorius was anti-female in an interview today with ABC News.