World champion Hamilton self-isolating as precaution

first_imgSix-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him.Advertisement Loading… The 35-year-old Briton said he decided to self-isolate because he had been at the same function in London that actor Idris Elba and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau attended earlier this month.Elba and Gregoire-Trudeau subsequently both tested positive for COVID-19.“I want to let you know that I am doing well,” Hamilton said in a statement. “There has been speculation about my health, after I was at an event where two people later tested positive for coronavirus.“I have zero symptoms and it has now been 17 days since I saw Sophie and Idris. I have been in touch with Idris and happy to hear he is OK.“I did speak to my doctor and double checked if I needed to take a test but the truth is, there is a limited amount of tests available and there are people who need it more than I do, especially when I wasn’t showing any symptoms at all.”Hamilton has been in isolation since last Friday.The start of the Formula One season has been wiped away by the pandemic with races in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands and Spain shelved and the iconic Riviera showpiece in Monaco cancelled.A season which should have started in Melbourne on March 14 will now not start until Azerbaijan on June 7 at the earliest.Formula One’s British-based teams are also hoping to contribute away from the track.Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but largely as insurance rather than fearing he has coronavirusRead Also: French swim federation joins US counterpart in Olympics delay callThey are working on a plan to manufacture medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus which up to Friday night had claimed 177 victims in the United Kingdom with the numbers infected set to top 4,000.The British government and health authorities need more ventilators in intensive care units to deal with respiratory problems caused by the illness.Formula One teams have engineering capabilities that could speed up the production of the units.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMesmerizing Pictures Of World’s Most Beautiful Staircases10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCOVID-19 Pandemic Has Significantly Improved Air QualityOnly Those Who Live In 1980s Know What It IsLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

Filmmaker speaks to Glass Journalism students

first_imgThe Google Glass Journalism course taught through the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism held an open meet-up Tuesday night in Wallis Annenberg Hall during which Aneesh Chaganty, a USC alumnus and director of the Google Glass short film “Seeds,” spoke via G+ Hangout.Through the Google glass · Professor of digital journalism Robert Hernandez said the diversity of students in the course creates an engaging learning community in which to utilize Google Glass technology. – Carol Kim | Daily Trojan Chaganty started out by sharing his perspective on Google Glass through his experience creating content using the device. “Seeds” is a short video of a man from San Francisco traveling to India to surprise his mother for Mother’s Day.“For the first time ever, Glass allows a camera from the perspective of your eye without having something massive around your neck,” Chaganty said. “Glass allows great performances. Though people are really wary about it in the beginning, they get accustomed to it and seamlessly jump back into real life.”After the presentation, each of the 11 students in the class pitched at least two ideas for Google Glass apps or features that could help advance the fields of journalism and media. Ideas included an app that gives the wearer contextualized information, such as relevant articles and data of wherever he or she goes, as well as an app that would allow journalists to annotate their interviews during long recording sessions.“Chaganty mentioned how it was tricky to navigate through his content because he would get email or text notifications and his videos would be intermixed,” Vinnie Magro, a sophomore majoring in computer engineering and computer science, said. “So drawing from that, I think it would be helpful if an app could provide a better way to see what you want during content creation because you don’t want your videos to be mixed with other stuff.”All attendees were allowed three votes to choose among the ideas pitched. From there, the class will make the final decision of what app to create throughout the course based on the feasibility of technological development and the implementation of Google Glass’ unique features.  Non-USC students also attended the event to learn more about the emerging technology of Google Glass.“My friends and I have been playing with the technology of Google Glass for about five to six months, and we were interested to see the possibilities of this application in health care,” said alumnus Prince Nnah, Marshall alumnus ’08 and chief operation officer of San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital. “Currently, physicians have to leave their present location to do research on their computers, but imagine if they could pull up the newest treatment options or recent articles instantaneously. Or if patients ask questions of things they are not aware of, to have access to information right at your fingertips would be very useful.”Creator of the Glass Journalism class Professor Robert Hernandez  hopes to continue incorporating Google Glass in the classroom, and plans to offer a course called Developing on Emerging Technologies.“For me, the core value and goal of this class is bringing the diverse skill sets of this campus together and having these passionate and creative students not just read a textbook and talk about making something, but actually building something and engaging with the community,” Hernandez said. “People focus on Google Glass, but the part I’m most excited about is the class’ student diversity — we have a gender balance, domestic and international students, undergraduate and graduate students that are so diverse on many levels, yet the chemistry is just fantastic when they are working together.”last_img read more

Salcido, Williams, Mellen named to Preseason All-ACC team

first_img Published on January 31, 2017 at 2:57 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 No. 8 Syracuse’s Sergio Salcido, Ben Williams and Nick Mellen each was named to the Preseason All-ACC team on Tuesday morning.A redshirt senior and 2016 second team All-American, Salcido scored 29 goals last year, second highest on the team after not scoring any goals in the previous two seasons. He added 24 assists as the everyday midfielder. This year, he’s one of five captains.Williams returns as the country’s top face-off specialist, two years removed from his Tewaaraton Award nomination. He collected 111 groundballs last year.Mellen, a sophomore defender, is the only underclassmen on the list. He played in 17 games as a freshman, starting 16, causing 14 turnovers and collecting 38 groundballs. He sustained an injury in the fall, but is expect to be ready for the season opener. SU head coach John Desko said Mellen will match up against the opponent’s best player all season.North Carolina was picked No. 1 and SU No. 3. by the conference’s coaches. Syracuse’s regular-season opener is Feb. 11 versus Albany in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPreseason All-ACC TeamA – Justin Guterding, Jr., DukeA – Luke Goldstock, Sr., North CarolinaA – Mikey Wynne, Jr., Notre DameM – Michael Taliaferri, Sr., North CarolinaM – Sergio Perkovic, Sr., Notre DameM – Sergio Salcido, Sr., SyracuseD – Austin Pifani, Sr., North CarolinaD – Garret Epple, Sr., Notre DameD – Nick Mellen, So., SyracuseGoalkeeper – Shane Doss, Sr., Notre DameFace-off – Ben Williams, Sr., SyracuseLong-stick Midfielder – Michael Howard, Sr., VirginiaShort-Stick Midfielder – Tate Jozokos, Sr., North CarolinaACC Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll1. North Carolina – 232. Notre Dame – 213. Syracuse – 164. Duke – 95. Virginia – 6 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more