Alliance – Warriors For Christ Online http://warriorsforchristonline.org/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/warriorsforchristonline-icon-150x150.png Alliance – Warriors For Christ Online http://warriorsforchristonline.org/ 32 32 Over a quarter of adults in Northern Ireland obese, health survey finds https://warriorsforchristonline.org/over-a-quarter-of-adults-in-northern-ireland-obese-health-survey-finds/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:30:40 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/over-a-quarter-of-adults-in-northern-ireland-obese-health-survey-finds/

More than a quarter of adults in Northern Ireland are now classified as obese, according to a Department of Health survey.

Among the survey results, 27% of adults were classified as obese and an additional 38% were overweight.

This represented an increase in the obesity rate from the 2010/11 result of 23%. While obesity levels were similar, men were more likely than women to be overweight.

About three-quarters of children aged 2 to 15 were classified as normal weight (69%) or underweight (5%), while 20% were classified as overweight and 6% as obese.

Since 2010/11, the proportion of children classified as overweight or obese has remained at relatively similar levels.

The department released its annual health survey on Thursday covering the period April 2019 to March 2020. The sample size was 4,085 people aged 16 and over.

Other findings included that nearly three-quarters of those surveyed (71%) described their health as good or very good, with self-rated general health remaining at a relatively similar level over the past ten years.

Less than a third (30%) of people reported having a long-standing physical or mental health problem that reduced their ability to carry out daily activities, with 28% of men and 33% of women reporting problems.

Less than a fifth of adults (17%) are currently cigarette smokers. This is a similar result from 2018/19, but the prevalence of smoking fell by 24% in 2010/11.

People living in the most deprived areas (27%) were more likely to smoke cigarettes than those living in the least deprived areas (10%).

A small proportion of people (6%) said they currently use e-cigarettes, a similar result to the previous year (7%).

About three-quarters of adults aged 18 and over drink alcohol, of which 80% are men and 73% are women.

Less than a fifth (17%) drink above the recommended weekly limits, with men (26%) about three times more likely to do so than women (9%). One-fifth of male drinkers (19%) drank at least three days a week, compared to 10% of female drinkers.

Less than half of people (44%) reported consuming the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, an increase from the 2010/11 result of 32%. Women continue to be more likely to meet the 5-a-day recommendations (50%) than men (38%).

About a fifth of those surveyed (19%) scored well on the GHQ12 (general health questionnaire), suggesting that they might have a possible mental health problem; this is a similar result to that recorded in 2010/11 (20%).

Respondents from the most disadvantaged areas (27%) continue to be more likely to have a high GHQ12 score than those from the least disadvantaged areas (17%).

One-fifth of people (21%) showed signs of loneliness scoring high on the UCLA Loneliness Scale.

Respondents living in urban areas and those in the most disadvantaged areas were more likely to show signs of loneliness than those in rural and least disadvantaged areas respectively.

Belfast Telegraph

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Modesto restaurant opens one year after COVID-19 delays https://warriorsforchristonline.org/modesto-restaurant-opens-one-year-after-covid-19-delays/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:30:40 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/modesto-restaurant-opens-one-year-after-covid-19-delays/

The week

Pfizer and Moderna fall after Biden administration backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

The United States will advocate for the lifting of patent protection against the COVID-19 vaccine during discussions with the World Trade Organization, Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday. The Biden administration “strongly believes in protecting intellectual property,” Tai said in a statement, but the White House will support the waiver given the “extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The administration has faced pressure to back the measure, which aims to boost immunizations around the world – especially in countries with spike in infections, like India – without having to rely solely on exports. These extraordinary times and circumstances call for extraordinary measures. The United States supports lifting of intellectual property protection on COVID-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic and we will actively participate in @WTO negotiations to achieve this. pic.twitter.com/96ERlboZS8 – Ambassador Katherine Tai (@AmbassadorTai) May 5, 2021 Supporters were happy with the news, but soon after Tai’s announcement, stocks from drug companies that produced vaccines, including Moderna and Pfizer, have fallen. It seems to me that the Biden administration has decided to put its weight behind a patent waiver on Covid vaccines. This is what it does to the stock prices of vaccine manufacturers. pic.twitter.com/zwh4Aekmvj – Kiran Stacey (@kiranstacey) May 5, 2021 It is still unclear whether the protections will actually be lifted as the 164 WTO members will have to agree on the issue, but the support of the states- States should definitely move the needle. Nervous Breakdown In America Is Right On TimeMitch McConnell, Asked About Liz Cheney Purge, Says ‘100% Of My Goal Is To Stop’ Biden The GOP Puts All His Eggs In A Dangerous Basket

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The 15 most surprising sex scenes in the movie https://warriorsforchristonline.org/the-15-most-surprising-sex-scenes-in-the-movie/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:30:40 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/the-15-most-surprising-sex-scenes-in-the-movie/

Let’s face it. Sex sells. This is why almost all movies and TV shows have some form of sex or a mention of the intimate act every few minutes. It has become a staple in life, although it is a bit uncomfortable to watch it alone or with friends and relatives.

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Sex is rampant across genres, from vulgar comedies to the latest horror sequel, and even in recent animated TV shows. There is no escaping it. Most of the time, a sex scene can be felt a mile away, but there are only a handful of sex scenes that surprisingly stand out of nowhere. Here are the 10 most surprising sex scenes in cinema.

Updated April 20, 2020 by Mariana Fernandes: Sex has become an inevitable part of cinema over the past few decades. And while some are ridiculously bad and do absolutely nothing in the name of advancing the plot, there are plenty of examples that have done the opposite. These scenes are unexpected, shocking, sensual – and they are everywhere. Because ten just wouldn’t cut it, we’ve dug deeper for some of the best sex scenes from movies you’ve never seen coming.

15 Théodore / Samantha in her

Joaquin Phoenix in it

Joaquin Phoenix’s memorable performance in Oscar-winning film Her would have been memorable with or without the sex scene. The idea of ​​a man falling in love with an operating system is enough on its own to intrigue audiences and gain critical acclaim.

However, the addition of a sex scene – in an unusual way, as all relationships are – left everyone in awe. That’s why it was so brilliant in the first place, adding an even more human dimension to a relationship that obviously shouldn’t even be.

14 Allie / Noah in the notebook

It’s one of those situations that you have to imagine as if it was their very first time watching the movie. Yes, it became very clear from the start that Rachel McAdams’ Allie and Ryan Gosling’s Noah were late in the game.

But that doesn’t make the sex scene that followed a heated argument in the rain any less surprising. Especially when you factor in the fact that Allie was very much engaged to another man before said scene took place. Notebook remains one of the most iconic romantic films of all time, with a surprising sex scene to accompany it.

13 Hazel / Augustus in The Fault In Our Stars

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It’s safe to assume that a good chunk of people have yet to wipe away their tears when they think of the blockbuster. The fault in our stars, based on the young adult novel written by John Green. And if you are one of those people, then don’t worry, because you are definitely not alone.

The love affair between two teenagers with cancer was as heartbreaking as it was sweet. No one expected to see Hazel and Augustus go all the way, but the great thing about this particular scene was how accurately it described the awkwardness and fun of a situation we can all relate to – to some extent, of course.

12 Matthew / Isabelle in The Dreamers

While The dreamers is considered pretty hardcore as it used to be, it still doesn’t come close to the original source material. Still, those who were not familiar with the book that inspired the film were quite surprised by the sex scene between Mathew and Isabelle.

It included his watching brother and some pretty horrific shock value, but that’s what ended up defining the movie. Eva Green’s performance here was worthy of accolades!

11 Rose / Jack in Titanic

Just like with Notebook, the sex scene in Titanic is the one to be watched through the eyes of a 90s moviegoer watching it for the first time and not a 2020 resident who has face-to-face sex every day, thanks to marketing and entertainment industry.

The chemistry between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is searing. But a nude portrait followed by a hot session in a car that’s in a boat? No one saw that one coming. And it remains iconic to this day.

ten Nina / Lily in Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky was not doing family ballet with his 2010 Oscar-winning film Black Swan. Instead, the filmmaker made a sizzling thriller that had Mila kunis and Natalie Portman in a delicate situation that might not have been real.

Most of the film has these two colleagues at odds, but in one scene, perfectly set at 69 minutes, the two actresses are engaged in a highly memorable erotic tangle. If Kunis and Portman were a real couple, they would be America’s lovers.

9 Ennis / Jack at Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee went from a highly stylized martial arts film with Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon at the romantic cowboy movie brokeback mountain where two formal superhero villains Heath Ledger and Jake gyllenhaal, ended up having a special whiskey night, campfire, and lovemaking that just wouldn’t stop.

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It was the sex scene heard around the world in 2005 that brought the once taboo subject to the fore and ended up changing the cinematic landscape and winning numerous awards. This movie and this specific scene was ahead of its time and was a game changer.

8 Allen / Lucien in Kill Your Darlings

A little-known 2013 film titled Kill your darling centered on some of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Daniel radcliffe played Allen Ginsberg and Dane DeHaan played Lucien Carr in this jazz-infused drama.

There is a surprising sequence where Radcliffe recalled his Harry potter days and used the Engorgio charm and had a provocative sex scene with his friend Lucien. It was an unexpected turn of events in the film itself and it was one of the first films since Hogwarts for Radcliffe.

7 Beverly / Howard in Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck and Lea Thompson in Bed

In 1986, one of the writers of Star wars and Indian Jones and the Temple of Death teamed up with George Lucas and adapted the comic Howard the duck on the big screen. It has become a cult classic since then for many reasons.

One of them is the implicit sex scene between the human Beverly and a duck named Howard, who just met. Dark Overlords traveling through space to destroy Earth, and a young Tim Robbins co-piloting a small plane was more believable than this affectionate little scene between two different species.

6 Maude Lebowski / The Dude in The Big Lebowski

In the Coen Bros. brilliantly written and directed films The great Lebowski, an unlikely couple end up talking about a fictional Metallica tour and family history after an invisible erotic streak.

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The Dude is the complete opposite of Maude Lebowski, a rich and elitist artist, who is passionate about this sympathetic dolt for less than 24 hours. The surprising part comes after Maude tells the guy that she only did the deed with him to have a child that she could raise on her own. It was at least a cause for an overthrown white Russian.

5 Gary / Lisa in Team America: World Police

A light musical with puppets and puppets is not the description of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s feature film Team America: Global Police. the South Park duo set out to make a violent and over the top action-comedy blockbuster with strings attached that featured brutal death scenes, terrorism, musical numbers and a sex scene between two non-anatomically corrected puppets to end all the sex scenes.

No one saw it coming (all pun intended), as the two main characters settle in for a night of loving relationships that quickly turn into various acts of hardcore fetish. There is nothing like it.

4 Maverick / Charlie in Top Gun

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun

In 1986, filmmakers Tony Scott, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom cruise decided to make an action drama set high in the sky with Top Gun. The movie catapulted Cruise to superstar rank, but nobody knew it, this movie is actually about someone coming to terms with their own sexuality (Maverick is gay and can’t cope).

That’s why it’s so shocking that he’s having an erotic scene with Charlotte AKA Charlie instead of his main man Goose. Once Maverick realizes the mistake, he burns himself out, riding his motorbike with a tear in his eye. It was a complete surprise.

3 Alex DeLarge / Devotchkas in a Clockwork Orange

Stanley kubrick take from A clockwork orange in the most perfect way. His use of music, impeccable camera movements, and vision to tell this virtually inexpressible story on the big screen has been a major feat in filmmaking. The only consensual sex scene in the film is the most surprising because it occurs instantly and on a large scale to the gleeful tune of the William Tell opening.

Alex DeLarge walks through a local music store and uses a two-woman pickup line, which immediately jumps to the next scene and Overture as an accelerated orgy begins at her parents’ house in the middle of the afternoon.

2 Flamingos cookies / crackers

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John Waters is no stranger to sex and perversion. In fact, he could be the godfather of evil deeds in the film. 1972 was the year that gave the world John Waters internationally with Pink flamingos it’s infamous for more than just an act of depravity.

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There’s one sex scene in particular that stands out where the Cookie and Crackers characters have a go at sex, but a giggling chicken somehow gets between them and ends up being run over. There are no words other than if John wick was involved and a propensity for chickens, this would have been a different movie.

1 Dr Harford / Secret Evening in Eyes Wide Shut

Nothing should come as a surprise in a Stanley Kubrick film, but the iconic filmmaker’s last film climax came in 1999. Eyes Wide Shut with Tom Cruise and Nicole kidman it turned out to be the best Christmas movie ever made. Something peculiar happens throughout the film with the marriage, the vacations, and the trust issues.

It all culminates in a grand aristocratic sex orgy in which Tom Cruise walks and watches his way through a mansion of hedonism. There are loads of different sexual acts happening on screen as the camera slowly shifts with each encounter. There hasn’t been a movie like this since.

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Airlines have warned of safety as planes leave storage https://warriorsforchristonline.org/airlines-have-warned-of-safety-as-planes-leave-storage/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:30:40 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/airlines-have-warned-of-safety-as-planes-leave-storage/

Airlines are being warned about safety as they reactivate planes stored for months.

The global air transport crisis has seen an unprecedented number of jets parked.

At one point, two-thirds of the world’s fleet was stranded on the ground.

When they return to the skies, regulators worry about everything from maintenance errors to rusty pilots.

The International Air Transport Association says this year has seen a sharp increase in the number of poor landings – some resulting in accidents.

In May, 97 people were killed after a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed following an unstable approach to the airport.

Now some insurers want to know if carriers offer additional landing training for pilots who have been on long leave.

European regulators say this year has also seen an alarming increase in incidents involving poor speed or altitude readings.

In June, a Wizz Air pilot had to abandon take-off after noticing that the speed indicated zero.

A ground examination revealed insects nestled inside a key sensor.

This after the plane had been parked for 12 weeks.

Similar incidents have caused fatal accidents in the past.

Regulators say long out-of-service periods are also raising concerns, including contaminated fuel and depleted batteries in emergency systems.

Now the airlines have developed training programs for rusty travelers.

But an industry association says pilots need to be honest about their abilities and confidence when they return to duty.

Lives could depend on it.

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Airlines are being warned about safety as they reactivate planes stored for months. The global air transport crisis has seen an unprecedented number of jets parked. At one point, two-thirds of the world’s fleet was stranded on the ground. When they return to the skies, regulators worry about everything from maintenance errors to rusty pilots.

The International Air Transport Association says this year has seen a sharp increase in the number of poor landings, some resulting in accidents. In May, 97 people were killed after a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed following an unstable approach to the airport. Now some insurers want to know if carriers offer additional landing training for pilots who have been on long leave. European regulators say this year has also seen an alarming increase in incidents involving poor air speed or altitude readings.

In June, a Wizz Air pilot had to abandon take-off after noticing that the air speed read zero. A ground examination revealed insects nestled inside a key sensor, after the plane had been parked for 12 weeks. Similar incidents have caused fatal accidents in the past. Regulators say long periods out of service are also raising concerns, including contaminated fuel and depleted batteries in emergency systems.

Now the airlines have developed training programs for rusty aviators. But an industry association says pilots need to be honest about their abilities and confidence when they return to duty. Lives could depend on it.

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A Guide to Sex for Environmental Nuts (pun intended) – The Columbia Chronicle https://warriorsforchristonline.org/a-guide-to-sex-for-environmental-nuts-pun-intended-the-columbia-chronicle/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:18:22 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/a-guide-to-sex-for-environmental-nuts-pun-intended-the-columbia-chronicle/
Jean Sammis

Sex in the shower, food play and leather Toys can all be an exciting way to spice up your sex life, but they’re also killing the planet.

When you really stop to think about it, sex is contributing in many ways to the climate crisis, from condom pollution to mass production of leather and latex cattle to creating children. So, in a world increasingly obsessed with individuals battling the effects of the climate crisis, The Chronicle has compiled ways to make sex as fun for the planet as it should be for you.

Tip # 1: Conserve Resources

On average, showers waste two to five gallons of water every minute depending on your showerhead, according to the US Geological Survey. As you and your partner grope around the tub, gallons of water are wasted as droughts ravage natural resources in places ranging from California to the Sahara Desert.

Instead, try having fun on the kitchen floor or in a small closet – a bonus being that your chances of having a concussion drop dramatically.

Another way to conserve resources is to have sex with the lights off or with eco-friendly candles for the mood. Plus, it will save you money when that electric bill comes up.

Tip # 2: Go vegan

Vegans like to spice things up in bed too, but that doesn’t mean they have to contribute to the global carbon footprint. When it comes to eating games, many aphrodisiacs are already vegan, such as nutmeg, pomegranates, and asparagus. You can also stop by your local Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market to purchase some vegan dark chocolate, red wine, and almond milk whipped cream before you jump in.

Also, don’t forget about veganism when it comes to toys. Many vibrators, lubricants, condoms, and leather-based BDSM items are not vegan. For example, vibrators and BDSM equipment are often made from cowhide leather, while lubricants and condoms typically contain dairy enzymes, animal fat, or honey, which many don’t consider vegan.

Want all the fun without the guilt? There are many sustainable alternatives, such as biodegradable vibrators, faux leather BDSM clothes, herbal lubricants, and eco-friendly condoms.

Tip # 3: stay sustainable

Condoms are a zero waste nightmare. A single-use example par excellence, most condoms are not made to biodegrade, so they often end up damaging water systems, aquatic life and contributing to landfill pollution. Be sure to look for vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable condoms, as lambskin rubbers may be biodegradable, but they are not vegan and do not effectively protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. and Prevention.

Another way to be zero waste in the bedroom is to pick up your lingerie at your local thrift store. In 2017, 11.2 million tonnes of textile waste ended up in landfills, with just 2.6 million tonnes of textiles recycled that year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Better yet, wear your birthday costume.

Tip # 4: Think About Breeding Carefully

Booming population growth across the world is a major driver of the climate crisis, with Swedish study finding that families with one less child can save nearly 60 tonnes of carbon each year. By comparison, not having a car would save 2.4 tonnes of carbon. Indeed, increasing human population requires an increasing amount of food, resources, shelter and consumer goods, all of which collectively contribute to global warming and the collapse of our planet.

So the next time you plan to skip protection, think about the possible climatic consequences of breeding.

Plant a tree, save a life; use biodegradable rubber, save a planet.

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6 Quebec Airbnbs near the ski slopes that will make magical winter getaways https://warriorsforchristonline.org/6-quebec-airbnbs-near-the-ski-slopes-that-will-make-magical-winter-getaways/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:18:21 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/6-quebec-airbnbs-near-the-ski-slopes-that-will-make-magical-winter-getaways/

Even though we don’t want to admit it, winter is around the corner. But don’t worry too much, even though we don’t like freezing cold and having to shovel our driveways, that means Airbnb Quebec winter holidays are near too!

Because our mountains bring people from here to Quebec, all over Canada and all over the world, you can imagine that people are already planning their winter getaways.

You might not be able to beat the other Snow Bunnies to the chairlift, but you can get a head start by booking your chalet.

In addition, they make great romantic and cozy winter getaways …

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Spacious and contemporary place

Airbnb

Or: Sainte-Adele, QC

Price: $ 788 per night for 13 people (December 4 to 6)

Why you need to go: Even though it’s big and spacious, it’s incredibly comfortable

Magnificent Chalet In The Woods


Airbnb

Or: Saint-Come, QC

Price: $ 699 per night for 12 people (from December 11 to 13)

Why you need to go: Located directly on Lake Bourgeois near Mont Val-Saint-Côme, it is the perfect place for a winter getaway.

Cabin With A View


Airbnb

Or: Lac-Beauport, QC

Price: $ 370 per night for four people (December 13 to 15)

Why you need to go: Not only is the cabin itself beautiful, but the view is honestly spectacular

Beautiful treehouse in Tremblant


Airbnb

Or: Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carre, QC

Price: $ 272 per night for six people (December 16-18)

Why you need to go: Who doesn’t want to stay in their own treehouse?

Fully Scandinavian Spahaus


Airbnb

Or: Lac-Superieur, QC

Price: $ 450 per night for four people (December 7 to 9)

Why you have to go: After a busy day hitting the slopes of Tremblant, a spa like this is the perfect place to come home.

Private Getaway In The Laurentians


Airbnb

Or: Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC

Price: $ 220 per night for four people (December 7 to 9)

Why you need to go: Even when frozen, the view of the lake is a dream winter trip.

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Waymo begins to open driverless VTC service to the public – TechCrunch https://warriorsforchristonline.org/waymo-begins-to-open-driverless-vtc-service-to-the-public-techcrunch/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:18:21 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/waymo-begins-to-open-driverless-vtc-service-to-the-public-techcrunch/

Waymo, Google’s self-driving project turned alphabet, is starting to open its driverless VTC service to the public.

The company said that starting today, members of its Waymo One service will be able to take family and friends on their completely driverless trips in the Phoenix area. Existing Waymo One members will have the first access to driverless rides – terminology that means no humans behind the wheel. However, the company said that in the coming weeks more people will be welcomed directly to the service through its app, which is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Waymo has said that 100% of his trips will be completely driverless – which he considered his “pilot only” mode. This 100% claim requires a bit of unpacking. The public shouldn’t expect hundreds of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans – no humans behind the wheel – to suddenly flood the entire 600+ square mile area of ​​the greater Phoenix area.

Waymo has around 600 vehicles in its fleet. About 300 to 400 of them are in the Phoenix area. Waymo would not share exact figures of how many of these vehicles would be dedicated to driverless journeys. However, Waymo CEO John Krafcik told TechCrunch in a recent interview that there will be different modes of operation in the Phoenix area. Some of them will be ‘driver only’, while other vehicles will still have trained safety operators behind the wheel. Part of the fleet will also be used for testing.

“We are ready in every way,” Krafcik told TechCrunch. “And how do we know we’re ready?” We had our wonderful group of first runners, who helped us perfect the service, obviously not from a safety point of view as we have been confident in safety for quite some time, but rather in the fit of the product itself- same. He added that these early runners helped the company determine if the product “gave them satisfaction and enjoyment.”

Later this year, Waymo will relaunch trips with a qualified vehicle operator to increase capacity and allow us to serve a wider geographic area. Krafcik said the company is in the process of adding barriers in the vehicle between the first row and the rear passenger cabin for vehicle hygiene and safety.

Waymo operates in an area of ​​approximately 100 square miles. The driverless or “pilot-only” service area that will be offered to Waymo One members is approximately 50 square miles, Krafcik said.

Despite the various caveats, this is still a milestone, one of many the company has taken over the past decade. The past five years have been particularly busy, starting with Steve Mahan, who is legally blind, taking the ‘first: driverless ride in the company’s Firefly prototype on Austin city streets in 2015. Over a dozen journalists experienced driverless rides in 2017 on a closed course at the Waymo Test Center in Castle. Then last November, TechCrunch took one of the first driverless trips in a Waymo Pacifica minibus along the public streets of a Phoenix suburb.

The company evolved its commercial product even as these demonstrations and tests continued. In 2017, Waymo launched its Early Rider program, which allowed controlled members of the public, who had signed nondisclosure agreements, to salute its self-driving cars in the Phoenix area. These autonomous vehicles all had human security operators behind the wheel.

Waymo then launched Waymo One, an autonomous driving service for public use, with no NDA conditions. But again, these rides all had human safety operators in the driver’s seat, ready to take over if necessary. Waymo has slowly moved its members from the Early Rider program to the more open Waymo One service. It has also started experimenting with billing for journeys and has expanded its footprint – or geo-fenced service area. Today, the company charges for rides for all of its programs (early rider and Waymo One) in the Phoenix area. The Waymo One service (with human security operators) is approximately 100 square miles in Phoenix suburbs like Chandler.

The first significant signs that Waymo was ready to put people in vehicles without human security operators emerged last fall when members of its Early Rider program received an email stating that driverless rides would become available soon. .

And they did. These driverless trips were limited and free. Most importantly, he still fell under the Early Rider program, which had that extra NDA protection. Waymo slowly evolved until about 5-10% of its total rides in 2020 were completely driverless for its exclusive group of early NDA runners. Then COVID-19 hit and the service was interrupted. The company continued testing with its safety drivers in Arizona and California. This has raised some concerns among these workers about the dual issue of capturing COVID and dealing with air quality issues caused by the California wildfires.

Waymo said he added new safety protocols due to COVID-19, including requiring users to wear masks, have hand sanitizer in all vehicles and perform what Krafcik described as a cabin flush – essentially a four- to five-fold increase in the volume of air sent through the vehicle – after each ride.

Krafcik also said Waymo will soon add the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace to the mix, testing them first on public roads and then adding the vehicles to the early pilots schedule.

Update: The company now bills all trips to Phoenix.

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Hyundai makes driving safer for people with hearing loss: here’s how https://warriorsforchristonline.org/hyundai-makes-driving-safer-for-people-with-hearing-loss-heres-how/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:18:21 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/hyundai-makes-driving-safer-for-people-with-hearing-loss-heres-how/

Driving will now certainly be easier for hearing-impaired drivers. This technology simply turns external noises into different outputs that can be seen or felt by the driver.

The Korean automaker recently developed new technology to meet the needs of people with hearing loss. The company has designed a system through which hearing impaired people can interact with the outside environment. Hyundai worked on a concept that keeps the user informed and attentive with an emphasis on other senses including sight and touch.

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This was made possible after the development of an interface that transforms internal and external sounds into tactile and visual elements. The company has used some kind of technology that uses artificial intelligence to analyze various sound patterns. This technology primarily uses two separate driver assistance systems, including audio-to-visual conversion (AVC) and audio-to-touch conversation (ATC). These systems give people with hearing loss a more precise perception of the world outside their vehicle by working together. The ATC system uses vibrators built into the interior of the steering wheel that respond to their external noises, while the AVS system visually represents external sounds with pictograms on the vehicle’s heads-up display (HUD).

The steering wheel of the car is equipped with multi-colored LEDs which reflect different patterns for various exterior noise.

The company showcased the same technology through a documented film known as the “Silent Taxi,” which is also available on the company’s official Youtube channel.

Thanks to Hyundai, driving a car will be a little less hectic for hearing-impaired people who adopt this technology in the future because they depended on their eyesight only. The company has already demonstrated the concept in Seol, with the help of a hearing impaired driver named Daeho Lee.

Let us know what you think of this technology in the comments section. And stay tuned for more such updates!

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Vibrating bra claims to enlarge a woman’s breasts by ONE cup size in just seven days https://warriorsforchristonline.org/vibrating-bra-claims-to-enlarge-a-womans-breasts-by-one-cup-size-in-just-seven-days/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:18:20 +0000 https://warriorsforchristonline.org/vibrating-bra-claims-to-enlarge-a-womans-breasts-by-one-cup-size-in-just-seven-days/

Woman saw her breasts grow after wearing it for five minutes, three times a day – for a week

Invention: Milan Milic, 30, and his girlfriend Jelena Sabic, 24, imagined the E Bra