Mash 2019 to cost $70M

first_img…events decentralised to all regionsThe Social Cohesion Ministry on Monday announced its Mashramani activities for the 49th annual celebration, bringing the events to all parts of the country so that everyone can experience the Guyanese culture.In rebranding Mashramani, 39 activities have been scheduled over the next six weeks to mark the Republic anniversary celebrations, held under the banner “Celebrate Mash 2019; With Victory in Mind – Rediscovering El Dorado.”Coordinator of this year’s event planning, Andrew Tyndall gave a highlight of the schedule, noting that some $70 million will be expended this year and is somewhatFiled photo: Participants of the Costume and Float parade 2018the same figure when compared to last year.“Mashramani will be relevant as we Guyanese want it to be relevant. It’s our culture…Mashramani is unique in Guyana. It’s the only place you’ll find this festival happening and so we have to improve what we present to the public,” Tyndall expressed.He acknowledged the major sponsors: Caribbean Airlines, Banks DIH, Republic Bank and Ansa McAl.The events commenced on Saturday with an All-Stars concert followed by Steel band concert in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Over in Georgetown, Main Street will come alive every Friday with the Banks Main Street Lime, beginning on January 18. On January 19, another concert will be hosted, this time in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo).Junior Calypso and Soca rehearsals will be held at the seawall in Georgetown on January 20. These rehearsals will be followed by Chutney and Soca rehearsals on January 27 and February 1 respectively.A key event of the season which takes the form of the junior Calypso and Soca competition will be held on February 2 at the Bartica Community Centre Ground in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The adult Calypso rehearsals will be conducted at the sea wall in Georgetown on February 3. This will be followed by the Banks Calypso semi-final in Union, Number 53 Village Community Centre Ground on February 8.On February 9, the Linden-Georgetown Municipal Bus Park in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) will be rejuvenated with the Carib Soca Monarch competition.Meanwhile a Chutney Dance Competition is expected to excite patrons over in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the National Track and Field Centre also on February 9.The Bath Settlement Community Centre in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) will this year host the Chutney Song Competition semi-finals on February 10.Other exciting events are expected to take place within the month of February including Children’s costume and float parade at the National Park on February 16, the Carib Soca Monarch final, also on February 16 at the D’Urban Park.This year the Masquerade Jamboree will be held at the Stabroek Square on February 21. The Flag Raising Ceremony will be hosted on February 22 to usher in the Costume and Float Parade on February 23. The Mashramani festivities does not end on February 23 this year as a Champions in Concert activity is slated for March 9, in Mahdia Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).With regards to security, the Guyana Police Force in collaboration with the Civil Defence Commission has taken up the mantle of increasing security for the mash-bands and revelers.last_img read more

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Govt must demonstrate respect for Constitution

first_imgCourt-ordered Article 106 March 19 elections…APNU/AFC using no-confidence court cases as another delaying tacticOpposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has once again called on Government to demonstrate respect for the Constitution of Guyana. While noting that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration has done nothing but frustrate the timeline for hosting General and Regional Elections, which is constitutionally due in March 2019, Jagdeo on Thursday that the Government continues to use delaying tactics. He said that there is a possibility of extending that deadline but only if there are steps taken in “good faith” by Government to uphold the Constitution.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“If I saw good faith movement on their part [we will extend the deadline] but right now they’re ignoring everything… If the President say we are going to start the preparations for elections and tell the Commissioners that represent the Government at GECOM to stop delaying GECOM from moving forward… If they’re saying that there is a genuine effort to meet the constitutional deadline then it would be unreasonable for us to say “alright, you miss it by a week or two weeks”, that we will make a big issue about it. But there is none of that now, nothing from their side. In fact, they’re actively encouraging the breach of our Constitution,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader, who was at the time speaking at his weekly press conference on Thursday, told reporters that there is no room left now to further talks between himself and President David Granger.“The President has no interest in meeting and at this point in time, I have absolutely no interest in meeting with him too. What are we going to meet to discuss, he keeps ignoring that the no-confidence [motion] was passed and that it is not business as usual. His entire Government goes out to argue that it’s business as usual. How do you break through that mindset,” he stressed.President David GrangerJagdeo further pointed out that the Legislature, through the Speaker of the National Assembly declaring the passage of the motion, and the Judiciary, through the acting Chief Justice’s ruling upholding the validity of the motion, have already pronounced on the matter paving the way for the coalition to resign and call elections.But, he noted the Government continues to delay this process by using the court system. The Opposition Leader stated that they are now awaiting the proceedings filed earlier this week in the Appeal Court, asking it to strike out the High Court’s January 31 decision. He is optimistic that the courts including the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), where it is anticipated these matters will end up, can expedite the hearings in time to meet the March 19 deadline for the hosting of polls.“[The] international community has weighed in on this matter, they said “respect the Constitution” and they’ve call on the courts to expeditiously hear the matters. I believe if the Court of Appeal does this, that this will reach the CCJ in a short while and I’ve seen how the CCJ has moved when elections are pending. They’ve done that before and acted in a very, very expeditious manner. So I have no doubt at the CCJ level that this matter will be dealt with expeditious but I do have some concerns about them trying to delay pass that date by not filing the [Compton] Reid appeal early and that is why we have to press them,” Jagdeo contended.The Opposition Leader posited, when asked, that the PPP/C will comply with whatever the CCJ rules. In the same breath, however, he insisted that Government should not wait until then to start preparations at the level of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to host elections as he reminded that time is winding down.“If the CCJ rules differently, then we will have to comply with that but what if the CCJ, and we believe that the CCJ will, upholds the [High Court] decision and the timeline has been ticking. So you will wait until then to start talking about elections? You would’ve been in violation of the Constitution… This is just another excuse for the Government to say they have a bit more time but you have to put the country first and you have to start the preparations now,” he stated.According to the Opposition Leader, GECOM can make the March 19, 2019 deadline if they accelerate the June proposal and also raise the threshold for procurement. He added too that condensed training can be done continuously to ensure that persons are prepared.Jagdeo reiterated that once the March 19 deadline passes, the Government becomes illegal and that places Guyana in unchartered territory; with grave implications both domestically and internationally.Should this happen, the Opposition Leader assured that the PPP/C will not resort to violence but the Opposition can be very “forceful” in its argumentations and protests.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Burley slams Sterling, claiming Liverpool starlet needs to be tougher

first_imgCraig Burley has slammed Raheem Sterling’s decision to tell England manager Roy Hodgson he was tired ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier with Estonia.The Liverpool star was left out of the starting XI after complaining of fatigue, as the Three Lions ran out 1-0 winners in Tallinn.And former Scotland star Burley claims the Reds flyer has shown a complete lack of respect.“I know 19 year olds get tired, I’m not arguing with that, but you don’t knock on your manager’s door in international football and say, ’I’m too tired’. They’d be nobody left to play if everyone did that,” he told the Sports Bar.“If he’s playing with an injury, it’s different, but he just said he was too tired and didn’t want to play. What’s all that about?“The majority of players come into games tired, it is part and parcel. If Liverpool were playing Real Madrid, or England were playing Brazil, do you think he would have gone to Roy Hodgson and said he was tired?“I’m 43 years old, not 76, but people will still say I’m ‘old school’. I’m not having it.“You do not turn up for international duty and tell your manager that you are tired.“I don’t care if you’re 19 or 30, I’m not buying it.“People will say he’s brave to have come and said it, but I’m not having it. He’s being wrapped up in cotton wool, it’s nonsense.”last_img read more

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Barnsley sign Birmingham youngster on loan deal

first_img1 Birmingham have sent young goalkeeper Nick Townsend on loan to Barnsley until November.The 20-year-old is yet to feature for Birmingham’s first-team but made a total of 31 appearances over two loan spells at Lincoln.All of those came in the Conference but now he will get a crack at League One football with Barnsley.Townsend will join up with the Tykes until November 1 on a youth loan but Birmingham have the option to recall him after 28 days. Oakwell last_img

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WOMAN WHO KILLED BOY, 13, SAYS SHE WILL THINK OF HIM EVERYDAY AS JUDGE DIRECTS ‘NOT GUILTY’ VERDICT

first_imgThe late Callum Dale.A young woman who knocked down a child after he suffered an angry episode due to his Asperger’s Syndrome has told his family she will think about them everyday of her life.Thirteen year old Callum Dale died after he was struck by a car being driven by Rachel Fullerton in Buncrana, in 2014. Ms Fullerton, 35 went on trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with careless driving causing the death of the boy.However, after hearing almost two days of evidence on the case, Judge John O’Hagan today directed the jury to find the accused not guilty.Ms Fullerton, from Meentahalla, Illies, Buncrana, broke down in tears at the decision.Through her barrister, Richard Lyons, SC, she said she wanted to apologise to Mr and Mrs Deirdre and Peter Dale and their family for Callum’s tragic death.He said “There will not be a day in her life that the Dales will not be in her thoughts and prayers.”Judge John O’Hagan replied “I’m sure the Dales will appreciate that.”Judge O’Hagan earlier addressed the jury and said “In order to convict in this case a jury would have to be satisfied would have to be intentional or reckless behaviour in this lady’s mind and there is absolutely no evidence in this case – not a jot at all. There was no recklessness at all. There was no intent on her part.”The dead boy’s heartbroken mother Deirdre had told the trial how she desperately waved her hands in a bid to stop a car hitting her young son seconds before he was killed.Ms Dale told how her son was a very smart boy and was “probably smarter than you”, as she pointed to presiding Judge John O’Hagan.However, due to his illness, he was prone to having “eruptions” which would see him lose his temper.The court heard Callum suffered one of these eruptions on the night he was killed on March 13th.Callum and his dad Peter had a disagreement and the schoolboy stormed out of his home at 10 Riverdale Park, Buncrana.The dead boy’s mother Deirdre told how she sometimes drove her son around the town in a bid to calm him down.But instead of getting into the family’s car that night, he walked up the road and was carrying a poker.Both were wearing dark clothing and it was dark outside, the court heard.Mrs Callum revealed how her son had moved onto the road and she desperately tried to wave down the oncoming Vauxhall Meriva car being driven by Ms Fullerton close to Cockhill chapel.Subsequent investigations after the incident had shown that the accused woman had not been drinking, had not been using her mobile phone and was not speeding before the accident.The dead boy’s father Peter told the court how himself and his wife had tried their best to cope with Callum’s condition since he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was eight years old.He told how they had been advised by the health authorities to remove all knives and other objects out of reach of Callum due to his ‘eruptions’ of anger.He said his son suffered ‘eruptions’ but stressed that he was very apologetic and contrite after the incidents.He said that his son had threatened to take his own life on a number of occasions.He said that each night he tried to talk to his son for an hour each night to keep him some social stimulation which he was missing because of his illness.On the night of his death, Callum had asked him to buy him three books on the subject of religion which he had recently become interested in.His father said he may buy him two but because of the content of the third he was reluctant to buy the last book.Callum then became unreasonable and then picked up a fireside poker and then attacked him and pulled some hair out.Mum Deirdre then suggested they go for a drive in the family car and Callum calmed down and left the house with his mum.Mr Dale then went to check on his wife and child and noticed his son was very agitated close to Cockhill Bridge and Cockhill Chapel.He approached his son and pleaded with him to get off the road but said he could not say if his son was lying or kneeling on the road but he did not see him in these positions.He was also hit by the car and spent some days in hospital as a result of his injuries.Mr Dale recalled “He (Callum) became agitated and moved into the road. I became concerned and I said I would get him the book but he had switched off and wasn’t listening.“I then saw the defendant’s car coming up the road and I said “for goodness sake get off the road” but I noticed he didn’t meet my gaze.“I can’t remember him standing or sitting. I was conscious there was car coming but those last few seconds don’t exist anymore.“I was hit by the car because I was protecting my boy. I can’t remember being hit but I remember spinning up in the air. I remember hitting my head. The I heard screaming. I managed to turn on my back. Deirdre said “Peter, Peter, but I couldn’t get up off the floor.”WOMAN WHO KILLED BOY, 13, SAYS SHE WILL THINK OF HIM EVERYDAY AS JUDGE DIRECTS ‘NOT GUILTY’ VERDICT was last modified: July 15th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:buncranaCallum DalecrashdonegalJUdge John O’HaganRachel Fullertonlast_img read more

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L.A. County explores disaster preparedness

first_img“The probability of such an event is remote – one in 5,000 years,” Perett said. The second most likely threat is a multilocation “dirty bomb” attack by terrorists, resulting in mass casualties. To plug the gaps in the county’s disaster plans and be ready if these scenarios occurs, Perett recommended that the county establish emergency service coordinators to address gaps in unincorporated areas and work with volunteers to help the disabled in a disaster. She also suggested that the county develop alternative warning systems, including sirens, increase training for mass casualty and quarantine planning, develop medication supply and distribution plans, and work with utility companies to develop coordinated plans. Perett intends to submit a plan to the board in 60 days for its approval. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County might be one of the nation’s better-prepared places to handle a catastrophe the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina, but it has 11 major gaps in its disaster plans, officials said Tuesday. Constance Perett, director of the Office of Emergency Management, told the county Board of Supervisors there is a lack of preparation to help the 1 million residents who live in unincorporated areas and people with disabilities and other special needs. Perett also said officials need to develop plans on how to handle mass evacuations, create sirens or other warning systems in the event television and radio signals are knocked out, and provide medications to residents unable to obtain their medicines. “The good news is we are probably the best-prepared county anywhere in the nation,” Perett said. “We were the poster child for disasters in the 1990s. But that doesn’t mean we are perfect and there isn’t more work to do. Everyone watched the horrific chain of events after Hurricane Katrina.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remakePerett’s department conducted a self-examination with key departments, posing 138 questions asking about their readiness levels. Perett prepared the report in response to a request the supervisors made in September after devastation along the Gulf Coast on whether the county has a proper disaster-response plan. “This report pointed out some major gaps in our plans,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “Unincorporated areas is a major gap, and what our communications system will be when TV and radios don’t work. We also need to look at mental health access and how people will get their medications.” Perett said she consulted with Lucy Jones at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena and sheriff’s Lt. J.R. Coffman at the county’s Terrorism Early Warning group to identify the most plausible threats facing the county. The most likely is a major earthquake on the Puente Hills blind-thrust fault beneath Los Angeles, which could cause up to $252 billion in damage and claim up to 18,000 lives. last_img read more

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HSE ANNOUNCE THEY WILL REVIEW MATERNITY SERVICES UNIT AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgThe HSE have confirmed they will review the maternity services unit in up to four obstetric units, including Letterkenny General Hospital with one expected to be face closure. The units at Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Sligo and/or Letterkenny could close as part of a reconfiguration of maternity services in the two regions, according to options set out in the politically explosive report, seen by The Irish Times.In response to a series of reports into Ireland’s maternity services including the HIQA report, last year the HSE established a National Group to oversee the implementation of a series of recommendations arising from these reports. This group has developed implementation plans for 2014 to build on the many initiatives that are already underway in maternity services and to implement the recommendations.It is in this context that a review of the existing models of maternity services care is being conducted across the West/North West Hospitals Group, including the maternity units Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, University Hospital Galway, Mayo GeneralHospital, SligoRegionalHospital and Letterkenny GeneralHospital.To be absolutely clear, no services reconfiguration options have been recommended to or approved by the Board of West/North West Hospitals Group or by the senior management of the Group.Feasibility studies have not even been carried out and, as stated previously, speculation at this early stage in the process is unhelpful and upsetting for patients and staff. At the February Board meeting the Board welcomed the first phase of the review and accepted the short-term recommendations to further develop the clinical governance structures across the Group and to develop consistent models of care.The Board also welcomed a discussion on different service models including Midwife Led Units co-located with existing obstetric units and agreed that staff and public engagement on this would be included in the second phase of the review.The stakeholder consultation with existing maternity hospital staff across the West/North West Hospitals Group that was agreed at the Group’s February board meeting has now commenced and the feedback from this will inform future decision-making.When complete, the review of Maternity Services for the West/North West Hospitals Group will be considered as part of the broader national review of maternity services (as per the HIQA recommendations), which will be led by the Department of Health with input from the HSE.HSE ANNOUNCE THEY WILL REVIEW MATERNITY SERVICES UNIT AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:healthHSELetterkenny General HospitalMaternity Servicesnewsreportsreviewlast_img read more

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Homgaty 10Pcs Girl Cute Strawberry Bowknot Bow Tie Alligator Kid Baby Colorful Hair Clip Barrettes – Nice Product and good quality

first_imgGreat product or service and very good high quality. Sent on time, although it was two weeks delivery day immediately after order day. Awesome item and fantastic excellent.Truly very good, i bought yet another 20clips at the stop. Actually very good, i purchased an additional 20clips at the close. It usually takes a long time to get there.Attractive item and benefit for funds. Pretty products and price for income. Nevertheless i did think these have been tender clips (the variety with substance covering the metal clip bit for more youthful young children).Cute but need to be made betterNice clips but disappointed I did not get 2 of Lovely product and value for moneyNice Product and good qualityalthough very pretty its doesn’t last long which is a shameReally good, I bought another 20clips at the end It is fantastic good quality but as well significant for my four months previous. Quite good and vivid colors.Not jeopardizing them with my 11 thirty day period aged (choking hazzard) wonderful while.Features of Homgaty 10Pcs Girl Cute Strawberry Bowknot Bow Tie Alligator Kid Baby Colorful Hair Clip BarrettesUnique and cute hair accessories make your girls beautiful and attractiveSuitable for daily wear, also perfect for attach to hat, headband and other DIY project for your childrenIts special and fashion design will make your baby look more cute, best Christmas gift for Baby girlsMaterial: Polyester+MetalSize: Approx. 1.77*0.79inch/4.5*2cm Random colorCute but want to be produced better. These are so cute, use them in my baby women hair. Only down side 4 of the ribbons have fallen off but i’m sure they can be glued back on. The clips are a little bit tricky to acquire out of the hair be careful of pulling.Awesome clips but upset i did not get two of. Great clips but dissatisfied i did not get 2 of each and every as demonstrated in image got three cream three purple two pink one crimson and 1 blue, think this should really be created clearer by the vendor that you will not get 2 of each individual.The bows are genuinely bonnie and the content handles all the metallic areas of the clip some of the lassies are asking wherever i obtained them so they can get them for there women, i purchase them for my wee canine.Despite the fact that incredibly fairly its isn’t going to final lengthy which is a disgrace. The bow detaches from the clip way too a lot, though really really its doesn’t last prolonged which is a shame.Really great and vibrant colors. The materials covers all the steel components of the clip.last_img read more

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Innovative Financing for Energy Improvements

first_imgOne of the greatest challenges to energy improvements is the financing needed to make those improvements. Conventional home improvement and business loans have such short terms (usually less than ten years) that the interest costs are often greater than the energy savings—making such loans hard to afford for most families and businesses. Also, it’s hard to justify putting money into a house if you’re not sure how long you’ll be there.To address these concerns, a number of municipalities around the country are experimenting with a unique financing mechanism, referred to as Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing or Clean Energy Assessment Districts (CEAD). The first places to implement these programs were Babylon, New York (on Long Island); Berkeley, California; Palm Desert, California; and Boulder County, Colorado. At least 16 states, including Vermont (the only state in New England) have legislation on the books that enable municipalities to create such programs.Here’s how the PACE model works: A municipality comes up with a pool of money, typically through a municipal bond (though potentially through grants or other mechanisms). Residents are able to borrow from this pool of money at relatively low-interest loans to pay for approved renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. The terms of these loans can be quite long, up to 20 years, and the loans are repaid through an additional line-item on the borrowers’ real estate tax bills. This last provision is the most unique aspect of PACE financing; it allows the loan to stay with the property if the property is sold (or the buyer to pay off the loan when the property is purchased).With PACE financing, property owners can carry out a wide range of energy improvements, such as weatherization, insulation retrofits, and installation of solar energy systems, without an up-front cash outlay. The loan rates and terms are very attractive because the loans are being made not by a profit-based bank, but by a municipality. And in most cases the dollar savings from the energy retrofits will exceed the loan payment–so the improvements are cash-positive from day one.Depending on the energy improvements, there may be additional tax incentives or rebates to make projects financed through a PACE program even more attractive.Implementing a PACE financing program in a municipality does take some effort and management, though, making it more challenging in small towns. Somebody has to manage the logistics and keep the books. For this reason, PACE programs are likely to be implemented initially in larger municipalities where that bureaucratic infrastructure already exists. In rural areas there is potential for municipalities to work together regionally.While enabling legislation varies from state to state, Vermont’s sets a $30,000 cap on property owner loans, specifies that the loan can total no more than 15% of a property’s assessed value, and limits the total of the PACE loan plus outstanding mortgage to no more than 90% of the assessed value.Beyond the benefits to businesses and homeowners, PACE financing can benefit a region by injecting money into the local economy, creating jobs, and reducing the export of money out of the region to pay for fossil fuels and electricity.I invite you to share your comments on this blog. You can also follow my musings on Twitterlast_img read more

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Leap Motion To Begin Shipping In May

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Leap Motion, the flash drive-sized controller that lets you manipulate your computer’s interface with a multitude of precise hand gestures, will begin shipping to customers who pre-ordered the device on May 13. In a partnership with Best Buy, the Leap Motion controller will also hit physical store shelves in the U.S. starting May 19.Since the company’s founding last year, Leap Motion has advertised its product as a life-changing technological jump toward intuitive 3D software, while drawing in developers who will shortly offer a impressive suite of apps with functionality ranging from gaming and art to web browsing and 3D modeling. All these apps will be available in Leap Motion’s new app store, Airspace, says Leap Motion VP of Product Marketing Mike Zagorsek.Starting with the sci-fi-influenced idea that computing of the future will be done seamlessly with hand gestures alone (think Minority Report), CEO Mike Buckwald and CTO David Holz co-founded Leap Motion with the aim of delivering a truly futuristic product. They predict that this kind of interface could change the way we interact with technology forever, from kitchen screens at McDonald’s to electronic music-creation tools for DJs, as ReadWrite editor in chief Dan Lyons wrote last December.  Images courtesy of Leap Motion Tags:#Leap Motion center_img Apps Confirmed For AirspaceAfter launching its software development kit last year, Leap Motion began crafting a long string of partnerships with both high profile and independent developers. The list of confirmed app partners with products in the pipeline now includes 3D design software company Autodesk, painting and illustration app-maker Corel, Disney Interactive (with racing game Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway), independent game studio Double Fine (with music game Dischord), The Weather Channel, and ZeptoLab (with casual mobile game Cut the Rope). Buckwald and Holz will be at SXSW on Saturday, March 9 to talk with the Wall Street Journal’s Jessica Lessin in an event titled, “Leap Motion & The Disappearing Interface.” The company will also have a booth at the Austin, Texas-based festival that weekend to give the public its first chance to try out the device. Pre-orders are still available from Leapmotion.com, for both U.S. and international orders. Bestbuy.com will also begin taking pre-orders as well starting today, but only for the U.S. The price, once $69.99, is now $79.99.And just yesterday, the makers of the wildly successful productivity Mac app Clear announced that they will be adding Leap Motion support to the aesthetically pleasing list-maker. Check out Realmac Software’s video below for a demonstration: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting nick statt 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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