Glasgow Warriors ace Wilson cleared of grabbing opponent’s testicles

first_imgGlasgow Warriors star Ryan Wilson has been cleared of grabbing an opponent by the testicles.A London hearing dismissed the case against the Scotland international, after he was cited for the incident on Monday. The flanker attended the hearing in London, following an altercation with Northampton scrum-half Lee Dickson in the Warriors’ 19-15 defeat at Franklin’s Gardens.  Wilson was found not guilty of engaging in unsporting conduct and is free to play against Racing 92 this weekend. If he had been found guilty then he could have faced a ban ranging from 12 weeks to 208 weeks. Wilson has turned out for his club side on nine occasions this term.The Aldershot-born player was not included in Scotland’s Six Nations squad.Coach Vern Cotter insisted the incident did not influence his selection process, adding: “We made a decision. “He has been improving but we feel that other players are playing better than he is at the moment”last_img read more

Six Foods That Can Give You Body Odor

first_imgIf your deodorant doesn’t get you through the day, your DIET might be to blame.  Here are six foods that can make you stink . . . 2.  Alcohol.  Most of it gets metabolized by your liver.  But a tiny amount comes out in your sweat.  So you end up smelling like a stale beer. 3.  Fish can make SOME people smell bad.  There’s a metabolic disorder called “fish odor syndrome” where it makes your sweat smell fishy.  It’s rare though, and you’d probably know if you had it. 5.  Garlic.  It has another sulfuric compound called allicin.  (Pronounced like the name Alison.)  It’s not necessarily a bad smell though.  A few studies have found that some people are actually turned on by it. 1.  Red meat.  It’s hard to digest and leaves residue behind in your digestive tract, which mixes with bacteria and comes out in your sweat.  A study in 2006 found women were more attracted to guys who were vegetarians, because their sweat smelled better. 6.  Coffee.  It might not make you smell worse on its own.  But stimulants like caffeine make you sweat more.  So you could end up sweating out more of those OTHER odors we just talked about. 4.  Broccoli and asparagus because they both have a lot of sulfur.  They’re good for you though, so don’t stop eating them.  If they make you smell bad, try cooking them in boiling water instead of steaming them.  That should eliminate most of the smell.last_img read more

WPCampus 2016: Takeaways from “Getting to WordPress”

first_imgFor 301 redirects, you can use .htaccess (which can be slow), a redirection plugin, or do-it-yourselfNeed to migrate a Drupal theme to WordPress? Unfortunately, there’s no direct option, you’ll need to do it manually.Stephanie kindly posted her presentation slides from her presentation. Did you attend the session? Add your comments or other resources in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: July 22, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about the principles of UX design, find out how to make your web apps more accessible, discover how to improve security and performance with your external links, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”May 31, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn 8 tips for conducting user interviews over the phone, find an updated guide for maintaining content in WordPress, discover a tool to generate CSS Grid markup, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: November 18, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn four ways to declutter your design, find out how designing accessible sites affects everyone, discover how to share an unpublished WordPress post, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite…In “Web design & development links” Have you ever had the task of importing content into WordPress? From a legacy home-grown content management system? Or perhaps Drupal or Dreamweaver? Did you know what steps to take to make sure the content migrated correctly? At her Getting to WordPress session at last weekend’s WPCampus 2016 conference, Stephanie Leary shared tips and examples from real projects for moving content into a WordPress site. Though I didn’t attend WPCampus 2016 in person, thanks to livestream, I was able to watch sessions online. Here are my notes from Stephanie’s talk: Moving content is a can be a pain. You can’t count on everything importing correctly. Be ready to do some cleanup work after importing.It’s like moving to a new house. You have to look at all your stuff, figure out what you want to keep, and what you want to toss. Then you get to box up everything. Or you hire a moving company to box it up and move it. And sometimes, even when the box has a big red “kitchen” label, the box ends up in upstairs bedroom. Do your homework: check the WordPress Codex for importing content. The Codex includes info for importing content from over 50 systems, including Blogger, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Mambo, and more. Take a look at it, you’ll find lots of helpful information and resources.Three options for importing: WP All Import premium plugin, HTML Import free plugin, or do-it-yourself.Create your content model. Will you mirror or improve? Tools to help you: GenerateWP, Custom Post Type UI, Advanced Custom Fields.When you’re ready to export, check your date formatting, character encoding, link and image paths (are they relative or absolute?).Turn off any auto-publicize tools or plugins before you import content. Otherwise, you run the risk of all your existing content being posted on Facebook or tweeted. Again. Oops!Notify sysadmins before the import, in case of memory or other issues. I remember this was an issue for me for one of my projects. Sysadmins are your friends!After the import, get help from plugins for updates and changes: Search and Replace (one of my favorites!), Term Management Tools, and Content Audit (no more spreadsheets, create a content audit in WordPress).For reviewing content that you’ve imported, Admin Columns plugin is great, ~ @sleary. https://t.co/mcDPkKU5E3 #WPCampus— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) July 16, 2016last_img read more

Goodmail Announces Embedded Video Email Platform

first_imgphil glockner Although HTML emails aren’t anything new, and can easily contain the code to an embedded video player, Goodmail’s system is tuned toward the needs of larger customers who would like to bring something extra to their opt-in email campaigns. Their video platform is, by their description, very flexible in relation to which player can be used, how long the video clips are, and how the player is styled. Plus, detailed campaign statistics are available on the player, such as how many people watched the video. Similar statistics are available on the email portion of the campaign as well. Another email video effort that has been in the works, initially geared more toward individual use, is MotionNotes by Whiteboard Labs. Their platform allows customers to compose video messages or choose YouTube videos, customized with a theme, and then send them to their friends. Although they offer a free account to individuals, they also offer a vertical Pro version that is designed with campaigns in mind. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Goodmail Systems, specialists in email delivery campaigns that are certified via a cryptographic signature, today announced the launch of their embedded video platform. This new feature will allow customers to use the same trusted Goodmail service to send emails with a multimedia edge.On the end-user side, inclusion of video is pretty straight-forward. Emails have an Adobe Flash widget that will offer the recipient the ability to watch the video from within their email client. Sound will not be enabled as a choice on the deliverer’s side in order to provide a better experience for the end user. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

My Dog is More Connected Than Your Dog

first_imgTags:#Arduino#Cleverpet#featured#Fitbark#Fitbit#ipad apps#Petbot#Pettech#Voyce#wearable#wearable devices#Whistle#Whistle Activity Monitor Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Does your love of tech extend to the pets in your life? When you look into the pettech world, there’s a bewildering plethora of mobile apps to aid our furry friends from adopting a dog, deciding on a pet name, administering first aid and choosing a pet-friendly holiday location – and we haven’t even gotten into the entire range of interactive gadgets and accessories. Pets are big business—the American Pet Products Association estimates that consumers spent nearly $61 billion on their pets in 2015.  According to IDTechEx,  ten years from now the wearable tech market for pets is expected to reach $2.6 billion. If you have the cash, here’s a critical look at some of the more innovative tools to entertain and support your four-legged family members.CleverPet The CleverPet With inspiration straight from the work of Ivan Pavlov, the CleverPet uses cutting-edge algorithms based on behavioural science to reward your dog when she learns something new. A busy dog is a happy dog. Your dog is less likely to be distraught or destructive while you’re out if they have something productive to do, and playing games is a great way to keep them occupied.The device has three sensitive touch pads designed for dog noses and paws, which light up interactively. Your pet will win food for touching the pads on the device with the difficulty escalating over time. You can also see how they are doing in real time via the corresponding app. You can even pre-record verbal commands for training work.CleverPet is connectable to other smart device and Arduino-compatible. A tech savvy owner can also write their own custom code via the available RESTful API.PetBotLook deep into my dispenser…The PetBot also takes a page from Pavlov’s book, a focused towards the welfare of the owner than the pet, although it may be more focused on the owner’s well-being. Think of it as a reward-dispensing baby monitor. It allows the owner to see, speak and listen to their pet through their smartphone. When the pet cuddles up to the camera, PetBot automatically starts recording a ten-second video or selfie image and dispenses a treat or plays a pre-recorded sound as a reward. The danger here? Finding out your pet thinks you’re more boring than you realize.Whistle, FitBark and Wonderwoof wearables Wonderwoof’s wearable activity tracker Of all wearables for dogs, three similar devices are getting the bulk of the attention: Whistle, FitBark and Wonderwoof. They all feature a small device that clips onto your dog’s collar and monitors your dog’s resting and activity levels. These are then compared to a pre-calculated range based on their breed, age and weight. Where these devices differ is in their corresponding apps. Whistle, for example, enables owners to keep track of medications as well as a food log. The app can also be shared by multiple family members. Whistle also retails a GPS tracker, although it would be nice to see this integrated into the wearable rather than as separate product in the future. Whistle is also the first consumer device to tap into Sigfox’s low-power IoT network. By comparison, FitBark can be linked to an owner’s Fitbit and has the option of a separate wifi base accessory – at a cost of $80 – for monitoring multiple dogs. The Wonderwoof app also enables the owner to track the location of “doggy friends” while you’re out walking. Don’t worry, cats – a Wondermeow is in the works this year. Voyce Fetching his first wearable: VoyceVoyce is a health-focused wearable collar for dogs that does everything some of th above activity wearables do, but also measures sunlight exposure as well as heart and respiratory rates. Designed by a team of veterinarians, Voyce’s strength is that the health information can be made available to your dog’s veterinarian. Voyce is more than double the cost of other health monitoring devices and a membership plan – around $100 per year – is required to have access to the corresponding online portal. Voyce’s accompanying pet recordAn owner can activate the “caregiver” option, giving their pet’s vet access to all of the Voyce monitor’s data. A separate Voyce Pro program enables veterinarians to actively monitor their patients.The collar comes in different sizes, but it may prove too uncomfortable for many dogs. Some reviews complained that the collar’s bulky looks got them some evil looks – owners were accused of having their pet wear a shock collar. But this kind of detailed monitoring wearable will likely become a precedent for future developers, albeit hopefully in a more ergonomic collar. Ipad Games ….for Cats? (And Lonely Penguins….)Have you ever found your cat watching television? Their entertainment needn’t be usurped by your own, thanks to Ipad Games for Cats. I had a chat with game designer TJ Fuller, part of the duo that created Game for Cats app. The idea came from seeing videos of cats playing with iPads on YouTube, but the impetus was a lengthy failed attempt at making children’s games. They decided to see what they could make in two weeks and the resulting game – where cats can play with mice, lasers and butterflies – was a hit. Since then, two other games have featured in the kitty reportoire, Paint for Cats and Catzilla. The experiences in creating games for cats highlight some of the challenges for developers in working with animals. With the first beta version, the developers knew they were at a loss for market research – neither had a cat or even an Ipad. Buying an iPad was easy, and they took it to the local pet shelter to test the game.“The women at the shelter didn’t know what the iPad was but the cats loved it immediately,” says Fuller. “It became really popular right away.”  The game also proved popular at the aquarium in Long Beach, California – particularly with the penguins that experienced increased sex drives after playing the game. There was also some unintended consequences in the first game, which began with free levels and extended to paid levels. Users complained that money was being taken from their accounts without their consent. It turned out that the cats were pressing their paw on the “buy now” button. After that, they introduced a failsafe where a buyer needed a credit card and a human hand to make a payment. Fuller says the biggest challenge in making games for cats is that their capacity for engagement differs significantly to humans. Cat owners wanted a more advanced game for their cats. But after going all-out with their third game, Catzilla, they found that the game appealed to owners more than cats. As one reviewer wrote:“Whereas our kitties will sit, purring loudly in anticipation, staring at a blank iPad WAITING for me to turn on the Painting game, they completely ignored this game visually and got very scared of the siren sounds”. This led to lower-than-expected sales despite the first two apps selling consistently for several years. Fuller notes that testing is the key in creating product for pets. He explained a recent frustrating situation where they were working on another game for months, only to find out during beta testing that cats just would not play it. Sure, it’s easy for the petless out there to smirk at both the tech sector’s and pet owners’ desires for pettech. But most owners consider their pets a member of the family and valu their well-being. However, there are concerns that the market could easily become overly saturated with products which are targeted at behavioural modification through “static correction” and other forms of control, which can seem cruel and archaic – and at odds with the benefits of the majority of pet wearables and apps. But hopefully, tails will keep wagging.center_img Related Posts Cate Lawrence Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

India vs Zimbabwe: Ravi Shastri to skip tour

first_imgIndian team director Ravi Shastri will not be travelling to Zimbabwe with the Indian team next month. According to Cricbuzz, the veteran will be back with the squad for the Sri Lankan tour in August. Shastri, who had informed the board about his decision before the Bangladesh series, is likely to manage the team till the 2016 T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Indian support staff Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are likely to get two-year contracts ahead of the Zimbabwe tour.Will the regulars go to Zimbabwe? The question over the availability of key players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin will be answered when the national selectors meet in Delhi on Monday. The chances of a Dhoni-led side touring Zimbabwe are high as there is no limited over cricket in the schedule for the next four months after the African tour.last_img read more