The Hunters spent this week training up at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.Hunters coach Michael Marum said the players will now go for a break with their families and return to camp in Port Moresby on January 2, 2017.Players started flying out today to their home provinces.Marum said the final 30-man squad will be named shortly after and will be announced once it is approved by Chairman of the PNG Rugby Football League, Sandis Tsaka.
I dunno about you, but I’m really fascinated by home automation. Yeah, it’s a little creepy, having parts of your life more or less managed by machines or computers, but honestly? It’s just nice. I got a great HDMI switch a couple of weeks back that automagically moves to the device I need by figuring out which is sending the most data and therefore most likely to be “active.” It’s dorky, but it’s just the kind of thing I dork out over.Anyway… wouldn’t it be rad if your whole room was like that? That’s the idea behind Ori Systems. It’s basically a motorized room that can adjust and move about based on your needs. You can, for example, configure it so that you have a sprawling mattress to catch your Zs. Then, when it’s time to start the day, you can fold that away and get to work at your desk. Or, you could tuck away the business and bust out the entertainment center.Ori Systems started as an MIT project called CityHome. The idea is to help automate and motorize living spaces to help city dwellers get more efficient use of their space. If you’re not using your bed, you should be able to fold it away and reclaim that area. It could make studios and other compact spaces far, far more livable. Running with the idea of folding, the group rebranded themselves as Ori Systems — named after origami, the Japanese art of folding.Ori – One Room. A Hundred Ways. from Ori on Vimeo.Right now it’s only available to real-estate developers for a whopping $10,000 in major North American cities. Models have been tested in a few apartment complexes and Airbnb spots. Using that, Ori hopes that they’ve got a system that could go a long way towards making cities more comfortable. There are tons of methods of control, from automated systems run on Belkin’s WeMo hardware to simple voice commands via Amazon’s Alexa.There’s only going to be 1,200 units for now, but hopefully, that’ll be enough to start expanding. I know I’m not supposed to editorialize and play up the business I’m covering, but this is Geek, and I think this thing is cool as hell. I want one, even though I could never afford it. But I just… love everything about it and the idea of it, and…. Uggggggggh why does stuff I like have to take time to be a thing? Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels Stay on target
eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Move or die, t*anny f*ck,’ the black spray paint read.What happened?This vandalism came just weeks after Abel began to medically transition.Abel’s wife, Liz, told The Gainesville Sun how the couple was ‘startled’ upon being woken by deputies who discovered the graffiti on Friday, 7 September.Additionally, Liz noted that someone issued a similar threat on a sticky note to them the day before.‘Thursday morning we found a little post-it note that said move or die that’s all it said. By 3 am the next morning they hadn’t even given us a chance to move, our garage door had been spay painted move or die,’ Liz Abel said.‘[Alecia] only recently came out as a trans woman a few months ago and this situation is very surprising considering we haven’t been out and about and we don’t really bother anybody it’s very shocking.’Newberry, Florida is located west of Gainesville. The population of the town is only about 6,000.Supportive neighborsThe Abel family, luckily, has seen the support of fellow Newberry residents. Neighbors have been offering to paint over the graffiti and even to install a security camera in the couple’s home. Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/alecia-abel-florida-garage-vandalized-trans/ The threatening graffiti on the garage door of Liz and Alecia Abel’s home Alecia Abel, a trans woman living in the small town of Newberry, Florida, recently had her garage vandalized with a threat and a slur. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… One resident, a fellow trans woman named Melina Farley-Barrat, organized a protest of trans violence.‘It’s about changing the culture, people like us who have the ability to show up and be present and say I’m here and I count and I matter,’ Farley-Barrat told WCJB. ‘That’s important for those that just don’t understand to be able to learn from and if we don’t do that then the culture doesn’t change.’‘It’s just really sad and frustrating it angers me, I mean the whole move or die. I was born at Shands I graduated from Newberry high where one of my kids goes today. This is as much my town as anyone else.’In light of this incident, a transgender support group called Tranquility has begun to meet. The group meets every fourth Monday at the Health Street Station in Newberry.The mayor of Newberry even called the couple personally to apologize for the vandalism.‘When I called them, first and foremost, I wanted to know that they were safe. I have respect for [the sheriff’s office] but I wanted to be sure they were taking the threat seriously and everything that could be done to ensure their safety was being done,’ Mayor Jordan Marlowe reportedly said.Anything else?As for Liz and Alecia Abel, the couple says they have no intention of moving.‘I’m not going to move because of this,’ Liz stated. ‘If we move, this is not why.’The Newberry police department is still searching for the perpetrators.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .