West London Sport has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Chelsea FC, to offer Blues fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to their next Premier League home game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 25 February.André Villas-Boas will be hoping for all three points against the Trotters…and you could be at Stamford Bridge to watch all the action LIVE!We have five pairs of tickets to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:Which recent Chelsea signing previously played for Bolton?a. John Terryb. Gary Cahillc. Ashley ColeE-mail the correct answer to [email protected] will be randomly selected. The competition closes at 5pm on Monday, 13 February.Thomas Cook Sport is the UK’s leading sports tour operator and official travel partner of Chelsea FC, offering match breaks to Chelsea fans for the 2011/2012 season from £109 per person. This season, choose the winning tactic and book your 2011/12 match break by visiting www.thomascooksport.com or call the sales team on 0844 800 9900.You can also follow us on Twitter @thomascooksport and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ThomasCookSportUK to keep up-to-date with all the latest competitions, special offers and news.Terms & Conditions1. The prize consists of two tickets (Chelsea end) to the game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 25 February 2012, for five winners. Kick-off is at 15.00.2. The package does not include travel to or from the ground or any hospitality at the ground.3. Fans are reminded that tickets are in the Chelsea end and seats are amongst home supporters. Please be aware that any vocal or visual support for the opposition will result in ejection from the stadium without compensation.4. Entrants are reminded that tickets are issued subject to Chelsea FC Regulations and the Conditions of Entry relevant to those tickets.5. Competition open to all UK residents with the exception of employees of Thomas Cook Sport Ltd, Chelsea FC or Hatch Communications, their immediate families, agents or anyone else associated with the administration.6. No cash alternative will be offered.7. The competition closes on 13 February.8. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.9. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.10. All entrants must be willing to participate in publicity should they be a winner.11. We reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition if, in our sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in the competition rules.12. The promoter of this competition is either Thomas Cook Retail Limited, trading as Thomas Cook Sport or Airtrack (for UK departures), or Capitol Holdings Ltd, trading as Thomas Cook Sport (Ireland), for travel arrangements departing from the Republic of Ireland. Thomas Cook Retail Ltd registered office is The Thomas Cook Business Park, Coningsby Road, Peterborough PE3 8SB, and the company registration number is 00102630 England. Capitol Holdings Ltd registered office is 10B Beckett Way, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12, and company registration number is 163008. To discover more about Thomas Cook Sport, log on to www.thomascooksport.com
[Click here for information the Seattle Geocaching in Space event]Mark your calendar for early November, 2013! Geocaching is rocketing into space once again. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio will deliver a Travel Bug® to the International Space Station. Mastracchio will be using the Travel Bug as an educational tool to help teach students around the world about geography and provide other educational lessons. The mission is currently scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan at 4:08 GMT on November 7 and we want you all to be there (at least in spirit). That means the launch is planned to liftoff at 5:08 a.m. in Berlin and November 6 at 8:08 p.m. in Los Angeles. Find out here what time the launch is in your part of the world! Share with your Friends:More We hope that our tips will help make your geocaching in space event a superstar. Now we want to know from you, what you wouldn’t want to miss at a space event you are attending! Tell us in the comments below.A few things to remember:Scheduled Launch Date: November 6 (EST), 2013Watch Launch Live*: at 04:08 a.m. GMT on November 7 (11:08 p.m. EST on November 6) – Convert to your time zone here*NASA TV will broadcast the launch live. You can download a free NASA TV app for Android or iPhone, watch NASA TV live on their websitewww.NASA.gov, or watch the launch on the NASA channel on your cable TV. More questions? Check out NASA TV FAQs here.Facebook Geocaching in Space Event Page: Coming Soon!Geocaching in Space Souvenir Image: Coming Soon!Geocaching in Space Souvenir Patch: Proceeds go to the educational charity Donorschoose.orgCheck out the Geocaching in Space FAQ to have all your questions answered! Every geocacher who attends a Geocaching Event on November 6 or 7, 2013 will be awarded a “Geocaching in Space” souvenir.*Quick note: As this is a real-deal rocket launch, it could be delayed. In this case we’ll issue the souvenir for attending an event on November 6 or 7, and for attending an event on the the actual launch date.If you feel that you are an expert when it comes to Geocaching Event guidelines and are up to host a space event in your area, take a look at these tips to help your guests have an out of world experience:1.) Think ahead. Neil Armstrong did not spontaneously decide to hop on a rocket and fly to the moon one day. Rumor has it there was some careful planning (and serious calculations!) involved. The same should apply to your Geocaching Event. Do you need to make reservations for a venue? Do you need to craft or decorate? Are there any questions you have to clear up before submitting your Event Cache? Keep in mind that you have to submit your Geocaching Event at least 14 days prior to the rocket launch, which means October 22 or 23 are the cut off days for your online submission.2.) Think collaboration. You’ll want to get a crowd together to celebrate this once in a Trackable’s lifetime opportunity. To maximize the number of geocachers at your event, check to see if there is already another event published in your area. If there’s already an event, be a team player! See if you can help the event host with planning their event. You can share the load and maybe even serendipitously make a new friend.3.) Think atmosphere. Unfortunately, NASA has a few rules about who gets to go to space, so we can’t all be out there with Rick Mastracchio, but that shouldn’t stop you from making your Event location look “spacetastic.” Here are a few ideas to space up your place:Hang up dark fabric sheets and stick a few aluminium foil stars on them.Remember the glow stars you stuck to the wall next to your bed when you were a kid (or an adult, we’re not judging)? It is time to get those out of the old dusty boxes in your basement.Collect a few paper towel rolls and get together with your family on a rainy day to craft some mini-rockets. Then have a contest at the event to see who can throw them the furthest up into space (or the air, as we call it on Earth).We are sure you have many more ideas on how to decorate for the launch too. Share them with us in the comments below.4.) Think astronauts. What are astronauts like? They are really, really smart—just like geocachers. To further improve the brain power of the international geocaching community, put together a little quiz for the event to keep everybody entertained and your brain cells in action. For example: “What year did the first man set foot on the moon?” or (some would say) more importantly, “When was the first geocache hidden?” You see the possibilities are endless and so is the universe (or at least it’s really, unimaginablybig).American astronaut Rick Mastracchio SharePrint RelatedGeocaching in Space FAQOctober 9, 2013In “Community”Behind the Scenes: My Travel Bug®’s Mission to SpaceOctober 16, 2013In “Community”800+ Events Celebrate Geocaching Launch into SpaceOctober 21, 2013In “Community”
©2018 Shacknews Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Explore further Citation: Overwatch League partners with Twitch in two-year broadcast deal (2018, January 12) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-overwatch-league-partners-twitch-two-year.html In massive news for the esports industry, popular online streaming service Twitch has partnered with the Overwatch League in order to provide a steady outlet to broadcast the league’s first two seasons to internet users and esports fans across the globe. The new partnership is a two-year deal that sees Twitch becoming the nearly-exclusive worldwide provider for the Overwatch League, including all regular season matches, playoffs, and championship matches.Speaking in a press release, Blizzard COO Armin Zera said that the new partnership is a way for fans to stay connected with the Overwatch League brand over the coming years.”Our fans love to engage with content on Twitch, and we wanted to drive significant viewership of the Overwatch League in its inaugural season and beyond,” Zerza said. “That’s why this historic and ground-breaking partnership is perfectly suited for Activision Blizzard, for Twitch, and—most importantly—for our growing global fanbase.”Aside from China, the new agreement provides exclusive worldwide coverage of all of the first two seasons of Overwatch League. All games in the first season will be held at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, with broadcast languages in English, French, and Korean.Overwatch League’s First Season Is About To Go LiveThe inaugural season of the Overwatch League is set to kick off soon—the first match is set to go live on Twitch tomorrow, January 10, with the rest of the season running through June. Fans can find a link to the English-language Overwatch League Twitch stream, http://bit.ly/2mpz3aX . Players tuning in to Twitch during live matches will also be eligible to receive various in-game items as rewards, and though we don’t know what the awards might include, the Overwatch League team plans to release more information about different rewards soon.Players who might be away from their computer will be happy to learn that they’ll still be able to watch in-progress matches by loading up the Twitch mobile app. Before loading it up, though, we recommend checking up on all of the various teams and players by heading over to our complete guide to the 12 Overwatch League teams.It’s worth remembering that Overwatch fans also have a brand new way to stay connected to their favorite teams and players on-the-go, as Blizzard just yesterday released the Overwatch League app for both iOS and Android-powered smartphones. The app includes access to loads of behind-the-scenes information and interviews, in addition to player profiles and analyses of different matches. ‘Overwatch’ eSports league to debut in December Twitch fans now have a guaranteed way to watch the first two Overwatch League seasons. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Fig. 4 Pulse wave signal described in the text. Credit: Kansai University Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Limited, Japan, have developed innovative wearable piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensors. This technology can be used as wearable sensors in the fields of fashion, sports apparel, interior design, and healthcare, areas for which conventional wearable sensing devices cannot be used. More information: Y. Tajitsu, “Catheters for thrombosis sample in blood vessels using piezoeletric polymer fibres”, Biomedical applications of electroactive polymer actuators, Chap. 21, Editors: Federico Carpi (University of Pisa, Italy) and Elisabeth Smela (University of Maryland, USA) , Wiley book (2009)Y. Tajitsu, “Industrial applications of Poly(lactic acid)”, Advances in Polymer Science, Springer. (2017) Y. Tajitsu, “Piezoelectric Poly-L-lactic Acid Fabric and its Application to Control of Humanoid Robot”, Y. Tajitsu, Ferroelectric, 515, 1 (2017).Y. Tajitsu, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, in press “Our research is aimed at developing functional apparel, sometimes referred to as ‘e-textiles,”” says Tajitsu. “We believe that wearable human-machine devices will enable people to interface with external devices naturally, without being limited or hindered by having to perform complicated movements, such as focusing on a display panel to rely instructions. Also, ‘e-textiles’ must be comfortable and fashionable for wide spread acceptance. These ideas led to the development of our wearable sensors shaped like traditional Japanese braided cord or Kumihimo used in Kimono.”Applications of piezoelectric PLLA braided cordsProfessor Tajitsu and colleagues weaved three types of traditional Japanese decorative knots (Kame, Kicchyo, and Awaji) used as part of traditional Kimono’s worn by women (Fig.2) with PLLA braided cords. “We analyzed the magnitude of electrical signals that we could expect for each of these three knots,” explains Tajitsu. “Our finite element calculation showed that he largest signal would be produced by the Kame and Kicchyo knots, and that the response from the Awaji know would be very small. So we use the Kame and Kicchyo knots for potential applications.” One of the unique wearable applications is for Japanese Kimono’s (Fig.2), for example to trigger a smart phone to take a selfie. “We are working with fashion designers in France and Italy of the design of clothes made with our PLLA braided cords,” says Tajistu. “We are looking into possibilities for traditional Japanese clothing like women’s Kimono with partners in Japan.” The piezoelectric PLLA braided cord can be used as wearable sensors, mainly in the fields of fashion, sports apparel, interior design, and healthcare, by utilizing its fashionability and wearability, which cannot be achieved using conventional wearable sensing devices (Fig.3). Provided by Kansai University Fig.2. Taking a selfie with ‘e-textiles’: Traditional Japanese Kimono. Credit: Kansai University Citation: Wearable polymer piezoelectric sensors for fashionable clothing (2018, March 19) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-wearable-polymer-piezoelectric-sensors-fashionable.html Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body then disappears Fig. 1 Piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensor. Credit: Kansai University Explore further Fig.3. Fashionable sensors fabricated using piezoelectric PLLA braided cord. Credit: Kansai University Healthcare and monitoring the motion of people are other potential applications of the PLLA braided cords. For example, Tajistu and coworkers have fabricated decorative necklaces with Kame and Kicchyo knots, which were successfully used to monitor the pulse rate due to pressure sensing of the carotid arteries on each side of the neck. Notably, the pulse signal was not affected by movements of the head or other parts of the body (Fig.4). “The subject does not feel any discomfort with the necklace, so it is a very useful portable device for monitoring healthcare,” says Tajitsu. “In our experiments we transmitted the signals to smartphones by Wi-Fi. We have also made laces for shoes to monitor motion. So this is a fashionable and very powerful technology for wide ranging applications.” Touch panel displays are ubiquitous. It is difficult to imagine using smartphones, personal computers, digital watches, and other modern electronic devices without this form of human-device interface. However, despite the proliferation of touch panel devices there is increasing research on the next generation of ‘man-machine’ devices, which could be worn like clothes, so called wearable sensors.”Now, in an innovative approach, Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Limited, Japan, have developed the world’s first wearable piezoelectric fabrics consisting of a conducting carbon fiber yarn core; piezoelectric polyctric poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fiber yarn and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) middle sheath; and conducting carbon fiber outer shield (Fig.1).The piezoelectric PLLA braided cords produce electrical signals in response to almost any type of three-dimensional motion, including bending and twisting. Importantly, these coaxial cable type fabrics are woven into piezoelectric braided cords for electromagnetic shielding and high sensitivity, so they will not respond to environmental noise from cells phones and other such electromagnetic interference. 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