2 Southampton Day Care Workers Charged With Child Endangerment

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two women have been accused of repeatedly force feeding, pushing and slamming children on the floor at a Southampton day care facility where they worked as teachers, authorities said.Kathleen Culver, 33, of Southampton, and 23-year-old Sarah Dawber of Mastic Beach, were arrested Monday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.Police said the only reported injury has been an 18-month-old child vomiting from the forced feeding at Side By Side Day Care Center at North Sea Road. The two women worked in the infant room tending to children ranging from 4 months old to 18 months old, authorities said.The arrests were the result of a joint investigation between Southampton police, the New York State Office of Children & Family Services and Suffolk County Child Protective Services. The investigation is continuing.Detectives ask any parents and guardians of children who have attended the Day Care to contact them if they have any information that may aid in the continuing investigation at 631-702-2230.last_img read more

The Latest: Baseball and soccer in Japan not expecting fans

first_imgMaracineanu was speaking in an interview with Eurosport television on Wednesday night. She says leagues could potentially start in September or have their remaining games canceled altogether. There are 10 league games left to play in France’s top two soccer leagues. Rugby’s Top 14 league has reached the semifinal stage.Public gatherings are banned in France until at least mid-July but Maracineanu says they could be extended until “at least September.”Maracineanu is a former Olympic swimmer. She says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” if the Tour de France has to be canceled.___UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022. That was the decision when the heads of Japanese professional baseball and soccer met in online meetings.Japanese baseball commissioner Atsushi Saito says “my feelings that I want to start the season without spectators haven’t changed.”Baseball and soccer officials both agreed nothing could begin until a state of emergency was lifted in Japan. The earliest that can happen is May 6. They are expected to wait until that date before moving forward.The J-League’s top two soccer divisions were suspended in February. Japanese baseball played some preseason games without fans before all play was stopped.___ Three more Diamond League meetings will not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 and the meet in Paris on June 13 have both postponed with no new dates set. The Bislett Games in Oslo on June 11 will be rebranded as the Impossible Games and turned into an exhibition event.The first nine scheduled events of the 15-meet season have all now either been postponed, rescheduled or downgraded. The Anniversary Games in London on July 4 are now the earliest scheduled competition of the season.There is a larger window to reschedule meets in the second half of the year because the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to 2021.Organizers said the meet in Oslo would still offer prize money from a $50,000 contribution by World Athletics. It will feature 400-meter hurdles world champion Karsten Warholm attempting a world record in the rarely raced 300 hurdles. The Latest: Baseball and soccer in Japan not expecting fans ___French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu says the resumption of sporting events in the country is not among the government’s priorities.France is locked down until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and speculation has increased recently as to whether the country’s soccer league could resume in late June.Maracineanu says “what’s certain is that sports won’t take priority in our society.”The Tour de France cycling race has been rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20. The final day coincides with the same day the rescheduled French Open tennis tournament is to begin. Associated Press center_img April 23, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___It’s still not clear when baseball or soccer will resume in Japan but it will likely be without fans when it does. The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals.UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.___ A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect.Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Heptathlete Osazuwa making strides in outdoor slate after All-American indoor season

first_img Published on April 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected] [email protected] Comments Until Saturday, Uhunoma Osazuwa hadn’t lived up to the hype.Tabbed an All-American following the conclusion of the indoor track and field season in February, Osazuwa was expected to do big things this spring.But in her first outdoor meet earlier this month at the four-day Texas Relays, Osazuwa was basically a no-show. Placing 43rd in the 100-meter hurdles, the Syracuse standout essentially used the event as a tuneup to prepare for the rest of the season. And at the 44th annual Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend, the results showed.As the lone SU representative at the event, Osazuwa finisher higher than any other collegiate athlete, placing second behind only former heptathlon All-American Tammilee Kerr from Iowa. Osazuwa finished with a lifetime best and NCAA provisional-qualifying score of 5,378 points, placing her fourth in the NCAA for the heptathlon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Coming to Tennessee, I expected either to match my (personal record) or do better,’ Osazuwa said following the event. ‘I wanted to get a good enough score to get me into NCAAs early rather than having to worry about relying on a later meet. It feels great to (achieve my personal record), but to do it this early in the season makes me excited for what I’ll be able to do later on.’The meet, which joins the top NCAA qualifiers in the nation, is one of the top competitions of the season for multi-events. Osazuwa also earned fourth place in the javelin (34.56m) and finished first in the long jump (5.88 meters). The senior standout went into Thursday’s heptathlon events holding a slim first-place lead over Kentucky‘s Precious Nwokey, 3,358 to 3,349.Osazuwa’s teammate of four years, Bernard Bush, competed with her at the Texas Relays and has seen her grow and mature through the years. Her victory, though by herself, was shared with Bush and the rest of the teammates.‘We’re kind of a family,’ Bush said. ‘We’re all excited for her.’While Osazuwa was by herself in Tennessee, 17 of her track and field teammates were out west competing in the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz. While there, the team put on one of its best performances of the season. The Orange took two first-place finishes and five top-five finishes at the event.‘For those competing on the national level, we want to see personal bests,’ head coach Chris Fox said.Osazuwa has lived up to her status as an All-American, an honor she earned at the end of the indoor season and one she hopes to receive at the end of the outdoor season as well.‘I want to start off well for the outdoor season,’ Osazuwa said before the event. Osazuwa doesn’t compete again until the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 22, but the rest of the team, fresh off its high-level performance at Arizona State, heads to Princeton this weekend looking to build on the strong results seen in Tempe.After facing stiff competition out west for three straight weeks, SU returns to the East Coast to participate in a familiar event, the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational.The hope is that the familiarity and the importance of the event will lead to more top finishes.‘For some of the other athletes, at the very least we’d like to shoot for Big East qualifying marks,’ Fox said. ‘We want a lot of our (athletes) to treat these events like bowl games.’Although Osazuwa is not competing this weekend, her feats from last weekend, along with the rest of the team’s top performances last weekend, set the stage for the meet this Saturday.‘From this point forward, we’re just looking for big marks,’ Fox said. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Talented youngsters win South East Skills Final

first_img Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Name Ufford Park Golf Club Aylesbury Vale Golf Club Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Caiden Gant Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club West Herts Golf Club Tour 15 to 17 yrs Cranfield Golf Centre Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club Tour 15 to 17 yrs Tour 12 to 14 yrs Saskia Jones Khadeejah Khan Ben Franklin Ivy Rose Neary Langdon Hills Golf Club Three Rivers Golf Club Harry Wood Rookie 8 yrs & under Tour 12 to 14 yrs Heather Kielty Rookie 8 yrs & under Maddy Simpson George Fricker 8 Aug 2014 Talented youngsters win South East Skills Final Rookie 8 yrs & under Milly Woad Fairlop Waters Golf Club Clare Wilkie Nicola Dalzell Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Ashley Chalmers Tour 15 to 17 yrs Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club, in Hertfordshire, hosted 24 boys and girls for the England Golf South East Regional Skills Final, supported by FootJoy. The youngsters qualified for the event after competing in two National Skills Challenge events at their home clubs earlier in the year. The boy and girl winners from each age group will now attend the Skills Challenge National Final on Saturday 6th September, at the National Golf Centre in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. They are: Rookie 8 years & under Jamie Burchell – Cranfield Golf Centre, Essex Saskia Jones – Farnham Golf Club, Surrey Rookie 9 to 11 years Harry Wood – Langdon Hills Golf Club, Essex Molly Dixon – Betchworth Park Golf Club, Surrey Tour 12 to 14 years Joe Platt – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Maura Burns Zaragoza – Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex Tour 15 to 17 years Harvey Platt – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Clare Wilkie – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager, commented: “Everyone at FootJoy would like to congratulate those players who have managed to progress through to the National Skills final and wish them every success. “We have once again been delighted to support all players who have entered the skills challenge at the varying regional events and wish all players every success with the development of their golf game. “There is a perfect synergy between the National Skills Challenge and FJ’s The Mark of a Player mantra, by teaching the next generation of golfers the key fundamentals which will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the game of golf.” The England Golf National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, has over 850 golf clubs and 6,500 juniors registered to take part.   The Skills Challenge aims to make practice fun for young golfers and consists of 10 activities, which clubs run for their junior players. These support skill development and also provide encouragement to practice.  Golf clubs which run Skills Challenge events within two specific dates input their players’ scores onto an online leaderboard, which identifies the juniors who qualify for the regional finals. The Regional Final at Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club turned out to be a real challenge, using the superb practice area, putting green and driving range facilities.  For further details on Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club and their facilities visit www.chesfielddownsgolf.co.uk. FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, supports England Golf’s National Skills Challenge and kindly supplies products and prizes to all players who qualify for the Regional and National Finals. For more information on the National Skills Challenge please click here. Please find below a list of all participating players from the South East Regional Skills Final. Fairlop Waters Golf Club Farnham Golf Club Ufford Park Golf Club Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club Harvey Platt Maura Burns Zaragoza Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Molly Dixon Joe Platt JR Ellis Patrick Arundel Tour 12 to 14 yrs Rookie 9 to 11 yrs Rookie 8 yrs & under Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tour 15 to 17 yrs Grace Fricker Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club Costessey Park Golf Club Rookie 8 yrs & under Tour 15 to 17 yrs Rookie 8 yrs & under Jamie Burchell Age Category Farnham Golf Club Joshua Robertson Golf Club Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club Tour 12 to 14 yrs Tour 15 to 17 yrs Ufford Park Golf Club Betchworth Park Golf Club Dylan Green Three Rivers Golf Club Will Bradfield Deangate Ridge Golf Club Boyce Hill Golf & Country Clublast_img read more

Gone too soon

first_imgThe life of a brilliant high-school footballer was tragically cut short yesterday.Jordan Foote, who almost single-handedly led the unheralded Holy Trinity High School to the FLOW Super Cup final in 2014, lost his battle with bone cancer at 10 a.m. in the University Hospital of the West Indies.His mother Nadine Sutherland said the footballer died peacefully. Her home, she said, was “full of persons showing support” despite heavy afternoon rain.”His last moment was peaceful as he saw everybody he wanted to see,” Sutherland said. “Words can’t explain how I am feeling. The family was right there with him through it all,” she told The Sunday Gleaner. “We are all taking it hard. He was our hero and pet,” added a tearful Sutherland.Foote took his last breath with his mother, a brother, cousin and school coach Devon Anderson by his side.Last year, Foote started feeling pain in his knee during preseason preparations for the Manning Cup. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his leg amputated last December. There were plans to get him a prosthetic leg but he was readmitted to hospital earlier this year.Foote, the third of four sons for his mother, was born on June 1, 1997 and attended Elletson Primary School before moving on to Holy Trinity High.COACH SHAKEN UPAnderson, who admits to sharing a fatherly relationship with his former charge, said he was shaken up.”It’s difficult to say how I feel right now,” said Anderson, adding he was at Holy Trinity High trying to gather his thoughts and reflecting.The late footballer was ruled out of last season’s FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup as well as school.His former principal, Margaret Bolt, described him as “a young man with potential and a lot to give back to society”.”He wasn’t a brilliant academic student, but he really tried. At football, he was unbeatable, he was the life of our team and put our school on the map,” Bolt underlined.Several organisations, including schoolboy football sponsors FLOW, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association and the Premier League Clubs Association had made monetary contributions to help with Foote’s medical bills.”Condolences to his family on behalf of myself and FLOW. It is very sad news to hear of his passing. We want to remember Jordan as the bright, positive and happy young man he was,” FLOW’s head of marketing and products, Carlo Redwood, said.President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell, expressed sincerest condolences to the family, friends, schoolmates and former teammates of the footballer.”It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of his passing” Captain Burrell stated. “Many of us remember not just his skills on the field, especially in the 2014 season, but his positive attitude and encouragement to his teammates at Holy Trinity, even when he was in hospital.”This spirit, even in adversity, we are sure, impacted many. Our heartfelt thoughts also extend to his former coaching staff, the ISSA fraternity and the principal and staff of Holy Trinity.”last_img read more

Warriors’ Stephen Curry to undergo an MRI on Friday

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device OAKLAND — The Warriors currently have three injured All-Stars.Warriors guard Stephen Curry will undergo an MRI on Friday after missing the fourth quarter of a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday at Oracle Arena because of a left adductor (groin) strain. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he did not have any other information on Curry. Curry did not speak to reporters following the game so he could …last_img

Fifa trophy on the home stretch

first_imgThe youngsters from New Nation PrimarySchool will be part of Coca-Cola’sflag-bearer and ball crew.(Image: Bongani Nkosi) After touring 53 African countries to stir up excitement about the World Cup, the Fifa trophy is headed to its final destination, South Africa, in time for the long-awaited kick-off in June.The coveted solid-gold cup, last won by Italy in 2006, will arrive in South Africa on 5 May for a whistle-stop journey through about 38 cities and towns across the country’s nine provinces.Coca-Cola, one of the official 2010 Fifa World Cup sponsors, will lead the tour that starts in the Western Cape on 7 May. At each event authorities will allow up to 800 people to view and photograph the booty.“This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience as not all South Africans will be able to get tickets to watch matches, but everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the tour,” said Onwell Msomi, Coca-Cola’s general manager of the 2010 project team in South Africa. “Our emphasis is on reaching those South Africans who often miss out on this type of events.”“[The tour] will unite the nation and generate extra enthusiasm among all South Africans in the last 30 days before the World Cup kicks off,” he said.The trophy’s 130 000km journey across the continent and the rest of the world will end in Gauteng, the province that will host final World Cup match, early in June in time for the kick off on the 11th .“We have committed to take the trophy on an epic journey of South Africa,” said Coca-Cola South Africa president William Egbe.Taking the trophy around South Africa will contribute substantially to the excitement that’s already gripped the country, said former Bafana Bafana player Sipho Ndzuzo. “Everyone will be closer to the trophy and South Africans will then see that they have a role to play in the World Cup,” Ndzuzo added.“We used to see it on television, now we will see it here in Africa.”‘Showing the world what Africa is about’Egbe believes that being prepared for the tournament goes beyond the measure of stadium readiness, it’s also about the continent’s excitement for the tournament. He’s banking on Africa’s flair to make this the best World Cup ever.“We Africans are known to be exuberant in how we celebrate life, now the world will get a taste of how we celebrate football,” Egbe said. “We’ll guarantee our visitors a warm welcome and excitement in the stadiums.”Coca-Cola is satisfied with South Africa’s preparations, he added. “The reality is that not only is South Africa ready, it will be ready to make this a spectacular World Cup.“Football in Africa is an integral part of how we express ourselves,” said Egbe.Nurturing young starsAlthough it will take many years before World Cup comes to Africa again, this year’s tournament should not be seen as the end of a long journey in grooming football stars on the continent, Egbe believes.It is the “beginning of a much longer journey” in nurturing Africa’s footballers. “There’s no question that the development of soccer at grassroots level is fundamental …” he said.In this regard the company prides itself in its Copa Coca-Cola Football Stars competition, which has drawn young players from around the world, giving them an opportunity to hone their football skills, build team spirit and develop vital life skills.The actual Copa Coca-Cola tournament will take place in South Africa before the start of the World Cup. It’s not just about glory, Coca-Cola said, but also “about respecting diversity and forging friendships with players from vastly different backgrounds and cultures”.“Copa Coca-Cola is something that’s dear to us in terms of youth development,” said Msomi.Thanks to the beverage giant about 786 South African youngsters will also get hands-on experience in the stadiums during matches as flag bearers and ball crew members. The teenagers, who will have to have some knowledge of the game, will carry the giant national flags of each team and collect balls that are kicked off the pitch.Mbulelo Mbayimbayi, a 14-year-old from New Nation Primary School in Johannesburg, is thrilled to be one of the flag-bearers. “There will be a large crowd at the stadiums and it will be fun,” he said.“I would love to carry the flag of my home country, South Africa, or the flag of Brazil because I love Ronaldinho.”last_img read more

Enterprise 2.0: Declaring War Does Not Work

first_imgRelated Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair At the Enterprise 2.0 conference Andrew McAfee made a few points about the approach to enterprise technology and how it might be changed a bit.McAffee, of the Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management, is considered the father of Enterprise 2.0. His views reflect how Enterprise 2.0 is evolving but still with a fair degree of resistance for its adoption.Here they are…Declaring War On The EnterpriseThis definitely does not work. Do you think that you will get a project with such an approach? Allow Walled Gardens to FlourishData silos prevent the ability to find and share information. You need to look across the organization. It’s a reason why enterprise search and collaborative search will continue to grow in demand.Accentuate the NegativeWe tend to talk too much about the challenges with Enterprise 2.0. This causes some issues with company execs who are a bit wary in the first place. It’s time for more customer stories to show the business benefits of this new breed of enterprise technology.Try to Replace EmailToo often we try to replace email in the enterprise. But people do use it. It’s time to accept that email is part of a work style familiar to most users.Fall in Love With FeaturesWe get too feature crazy. It’s like that remote for your TV. How do you use this thing? With too many features, the user can get confused, turning them off to the technology.Overuse of the Word SocialExecutives get nervous when they hear this too often. They are not in the business of running a social club.The data silos issue hits home the hardest for us. The corporate world is document-centric. How can data silos be fragmented into bits that people can easily consume and use? That’s a major challenge facing Enterprise 2.0. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

The Very Strange Story of the Startup That Says It Made $10m Before Launching

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#NYT#Product Reviews#Real-Time Web#search#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Ben Behrouzi came from the shadowy Lead Generation business, but some people in that field said he played too dirty. Now he’s got a real-time search engine that just came out of beta today, called Leapfish, and he says the company will already report $10 million in revenue this year despite having barely launched to the public. This is a strange story, but no one said the path to the future wouldn’t itself be strange. So consider suspending your disbelief so you can see what Leapfish has to offer.Leapfish was at first a site for calculating the estimated value of domain names, then it became a patched-together meta-search engine that prioritized timeliness. Now it’s a gorgeous, smartly planned real-time search service with an introductory video that can only be described as epic. (See below.) The company has convinced businesses to pay hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for year-long exclusive keyword advertising and the first right to renew each year. It’s like an investment in the future viability of Leapfish, the company says. Leapfish at present only looks good, though, it doesn’t really work that well. Leapfish searches for user queries across 25 different services, from Google and Yahoo to Yelp, Digg and some Real Estate sites. The service determines which sources are providing the most relevant results and constructs a search results page accordingly. If users love Leapfish enough to marry it they can turn on as many as 35 different widgets to interact with things like their Facebook and Twitter accounts on the Leapfish home page.The design of the site and results pages are quite nice and the fundamental idea is a good one. But how could Leapfish already be set to bank $10 million in revenue this year? The Pleasanton, California company says it has 100 employees; 50 are listed on LinkedIn and almost every one of them are in sales.The sales pitch is this: Leapfish is small today, but the keyword prices that companies (like this lady) are paying will be a bargain if Leapfish can really grow. It’s an investment, and as such it’s a very affordable one. Some companies have already resold the keywords they bought from Leapfish for a profit, the company says.One part of what’s being invested in is, no doubt, a vision of the future. Check out this absolutely cathartic video the company made about the real-time web. It just might make you want to leap to your feet, pump your fist and shout “Go get ’em, Lead Generation Guy, go capture the future of the internet!”Unfortunately, in our tests Leapfish doesn’t work very well. Search results are often off-topic, there are software bugs in some of the most basic parts of the site on the day of its grand unveiling and the compelling vision isn’t that exciting in reality. Check out our 5 minute tour of the site to see what $10 million in ads have been bought against over the last year.If Leapfish can in fact pull it off, it wouldn’t be the first time a company has sputtered oddly into a final, grand-slam iteration. It wouldn’t be the first time a controversial entrepreneur with a business model that some people are skeptical of ended up capturing the world’s imagination, either. Leapfish is right, the web has changed dramatically, and someone’s going to figure out how to searching it effectively. The Leapfish story sure is a strange one, though. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Augmented Reality Becoming More Like the Read/Write Web

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… As more tools like Augmentation lower the bar of entry for augmented reality, a flood of AR data will begin to fill platforms like Layar, junaio and Wikitude. This progression is not unlike that of the Web with the widespread popularity of blogs. With the Web, however, powerful search engines make finding relevant content much easier and Websites are (for the most part) browser agnostic.This is not the case with mobile AR, where content is limited to the browser it is built for. Efforts for standardization in AR will help ease this problem, but what is really needed is a new open mobile AR browser that can aggregate content from the other platforms. Looking forward, solutions like these will benefit the overall proliferation of AR, instead of fragmenting and limiting it.Hoppala’s Augmentation tool is a great next step for AR content creation, as it lets users focus on creating great content, not on the complex technical aspects of AR. That said, it signals the beginning of a new era for AR as content creation is as easy as hosting a blog. As augmented reality matures, the platforms through which we use it must mature as well. chris cameron 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… When content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Blogger hit the Web several years ago, the Internet entered a new age where it became quick and easy for anyone with a computer to contribute content. This week, augmented reality (AR) took a significant step toward becoming more like the read/write Web with the launch of an online mobile AR CMS for creating content on the Layar platform.“Augmentation” – a Web-based tool for generating mobile AR content – was created by Layar Partner Network member Hoppala. With a Layar developer account, users of Augmentation can easily and instantaneously place their content in Layar with zero code and a few clicks on a map. Custom icons, images, audio, video and 3D content can all be added by way of a full screen map interface, and Hoppala will even host all of the data.The company has been providing content management solutions for Layar since launching a beta test of its Layarserver in August of 2009. This project, however, is new in that it provides a tidy user-friendly GUI for adding myriad AR data instantly to Layar. For a more detailed look at how the Augmentation Web app works, watch the video embedded below. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#web last_img read more