Video: Miss of the season from South African Premier Division, from six yards!

first_img Thosago Nkopodi could not believe it after shooting over from close range 1 If you thought yesterday’s Drive video was miss of the season – think again! That opportunity was one squandered by Sony Norde – see his attempt here – but this one from the South African Premier Division match between SuperSport United and Jomo Cosmos is even worse! The ball is squared across goal and the defender’s failed clearance takes the sting out of the pass. It set up nicely for the Cosmos’ Thosago Nkopodi to tap home from THREE YARDS, but he hit the bouncing ball over – see above!last_img

BIMCO No Reason to Sell Old Converted VLOCs

first_imgAlthough there is a huge age gap between converted and normal very large ore carriers (VLOCs), there are not many reasons to demolish or sell these oldies, according to BIMCO.With an average age of 23.8 years, the VLOCs fleet converted from very large crude carriers (VLCCs) are vintage compared to similar ships. The average age for a nonconverted ore carrier above 200,000 dwt is 5.7 years, representing an age gap of 18.1 years between the two.However, the age is not the only factor behind a demolition decision. Naturally safety is a paramount issue, but also the fact that they are still employed on a contract.Most of the converted VLOC’s are operating profitable on fixed routes and schedules, as they have secured freight rates and employment on long-term time charter contracts long time ago.“There are few acute purely economic incentives to demolish VLOCs converted from VLCCs despite the comparable high age. Some of the reasons being: still running on time charter contracts and identical prices for demolition and secondhand sale,” Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, said.The average demolition age of VLOCs converted from VLCCs is 24.2 years and with an average age of 23.8 years, many converted VLOCs are past the demolition age or close to.Currently the converted VLOC fleet capacity consists of 36% ships older than 24.2 years, which amounts to 5.1 million dwt. Furthermore, 34% or 4.7 million dwt will exceed the average demolition age within the next 12 months.“The lifespan of a ship depends on a variety of parameters, such as maintenance, general fatigue and the design itself. Without specific knowledge about these parameters it is impossible to draw specific conclusions on the general lifespan or projected life of any ship type,” Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General, said.last_img read more

Google Lens gives you shopping dining and translation help

first_img Share your voice 30 Photos Google Maps for Android Google Search gets AR, and Google Lens wants to be your… Now playing: Watch this: The coolest things we saw at Google I/O With the Translate filter, Google Lens will detect a language and overlay a translation on top of the words. It works across over 100 languages, according to Google.The Text filter allows users to copy and paste text from objects including Wi-Fi passwords, gift card codes and recipes onto their phone; and Shopping provides similar items when the camera is pointing at clothing, furniture, or home decor, as well as barcode scanning capabilities.Read: Google brings AR and Lens closer to the future of searchAuto provides search results based on whatever object a user is pointing the camera at.”We’re taking Google Lens and taking it from, ‘oh, it’s an identification tool, what’s this, show me things like this,’ to an AR browser, meaning you can actually superimpose information right on the camera,” Aparna Chennapragada, vice president and general manager for camera and AR products at Google, told CNET earlier in May.”One of the questions we had was, if we can teach the camera to read, can we use the camera to help people read?” she added regarding the Lens Translate feature. “This is obviously useful in cases where you’re in a foreign city and you can’t speak the language, but in many parts of the world, people can’t speak or read their own language.” 4:19 Tags Comments Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Google Lens is getting five more filters.Google on Tuesday launched five new Lens filters for subjects ranging from food to foreign languages.The new Google Lens features will provide better and faster overlays of information over real-world objects, the company said.  Google gave CNET’s Scott Stein an early look at what Lens filters can do just ahead of its I/O developer conference earlier this month. The Dining filter will automatically highlight popular dishes on a menu, tapping into Google Maps to see photos and reviews of specific dishes.”And when you’re done with your meal, just point the camera at your receipt, and Lens can help calculate the tip and split the bill,” Google said. Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps Phones Digital Media Online 0 Googlelast_img read more