Highlights: The city and consultant Legacy Architecture kicked off a concurrent process over two years to help the city rewrite the standards for the city’s five historic districts and to write the city’s first Historic District Preservation Plan with a focus on underrepresented communities. We are nearing the end of the journey. On Tuesday the Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee, an alder only committee, will continue to slog through the draft rewrite of the historic district standards and on Wednesday the Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee hopes to finalize the draft Historic District Preservation Plan.
In the first such trial, Google has donated five pairs of its Glass eyewear to Newcastle University to allow researchers to test how the devices could be used to support people with chronic conditions.”Google Glass opens up a new space for exploring the design and development of wearable systems. The beauty of this research project is we are designing the apps and systems for Glass in collaboration with the users so the resulting applications should exactly meet their needs,” lead researcher John Vines explained.The team has been working with a group of Parkinson’s volunteers aged between 46 70 years. They are working on the new technology to provide discreet prompts linked to key behaviours typical of Parkinson’s, such as reminding the individual to speak up or to swallow to prevent drooling.Glass can also be used as a personal reminder for things such as medication and appointments.
Day I see a lot of concepts on paper, written words about products my job is to turn those products into reality, he says. In all my years as a product developer, I never seen a concept like this. The product didn even exist yet, and already people knew this idea was going to be huge.
Simply head to the Sandbox vending machine adjacent to the beach bar at Pompano Joe’s Seafood House, and you’ll find a selection of sunscreen, sunglasses, goggles, floats and other fun in the sun necessities.Designed as an alternative to the traditional hotel gift shop, the unique vending machine at this trendy New York City lodging, nicknamed Semi Automatic, contains a curated collection of designer items like Comme des Garons wallets, Nixon watches, and Ray Ban sunglasses. Got an extra $90,000? Splurge on its most expensive selection: the keys to a brand new Bentley Arnage T. Block out the noise with a pair of Beats by Dr.
Feb. 13, 2011: UGI and fire crews find suspected location of deadly gas blast March 2011: UGI was warned about corroding pipeline January 2012: Relatives of Allentown gas explosion victims sue UGI June 2012: UGI cited over safety violations in Allentown gas explosion June 2012: UGI settles with family of two gas blast victims July 2012: UGI says it’s not to blame for Allentown blast October 2012: UGI, state reach settlement over deadly Allentown gas explosion October 2012: Settlement could cost UGI $25 million October 2012: UGI settles with family in 4 month old’s death January 2013: Pa. Regulators hikes UGI gas blast fine February 2013: UGI accepts $500,000 fine for Allentown gas blast October 2014: Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents.