Rugby World Cup 2019: One week in Kanagawa

first_imgHeading to the World Cup later this year? Find out how to make the most of your time in Kanagawa TAGS: Japan What a view! Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019: One week in KanagawaThe World Cup will reach its climax in Yokohama and there is plenty to do in the surrounding prefecture – as this itinerary shows…DAY 1Start your Kanagawa journey in style by taking a Romancecar on the Odakyu Railway from Tokyo to Hakone (purchase a Hakone Freepass to save money on public transport).Then explore the area via the Hakone Ropeway – try black eggs in Owakudani (legend has it that eating one will add seven years to your life!) and view Mount Fuji from Togendai.Lake Ashi has a stunning view of the peak, too, and is home to the Hakone Shrine. Stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and enjoy the hot springs (above).DAY 2After looking around Hakone town – the Okada Museum includes a lot of Eastern art and there are local crafts to see – travel to Odawara, a half-hour train ride away. Visit the impressive Odawara Castle, where you can also partake in ninja and samurai experiences.Impressive: Odawara CastleDAY 3Travel from Odawara to Oyama (again, you can save money by buying an Oyama Freepass) and have lunch around Koma Sando, a street selling a plethora of crafts from the region and housing many restaurants, with Oyama tofu a speciality.Worth a visit: Afuri ShrineTake the cable car to Afuri Shrine, where there is also an amazing view of Sagami Bay, and stay overnight on Enoshima Island, where you can enjoy fresh seafood for dinner. DAY 4An Enoshima One-day Passport will allow you to travel around the island easily. Visit Enoshima Shrine and then head to the Katase area, where you’ll find one of the closest beaches to Tokyo and an aquarium full of fascinating creatures.Take the train to Shichirigahama and stay in the scenic coastal area.For more information, visit trip.pref.kanagawa.jpDAY 5Head to Hase by rail and take in the sight of the magnificent Kamakura Buddha at Kotokuin Temple. It stands at 37 feet and is an iconic figure in the region.Move on to Kamakura to have lunch on Komachi Street, then visit the Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop, with a history that dates back 700 years.Giant-size: Kamakura BuddhaLater, visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and walk to Kita-Kamakura. Follow that with a relaxing Zazen meditation or Iaido martial art experience in Kamakura.Travel to the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama ahead of the match day(s).DAY 6Channel your inner chef at Yokohama’s Cup Noodles Museum by creating your own flavour and then enjoy a walk around the beautiful Sankei-en Garden.Pre- or post-match, the place to go bar-hopping is the Noge district, which has more than 600 restaurants and bars. Purchase Noge-Tegata – vouchers for food and drinks – to use in around 70 izakaya (Japanese pubs) in the area.DAY 7 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Make the most of your final day by checking out the Minato Mirai area – you could also take a cruise – and shop in Yoshimuraya, where you should try Yokohama iekei ramen, a ‘home-style’ dish that now has a cult following.Night lights: Minato Mirailast_img read more

Driverless Cars? Far Sooner Than You Think, Experts Will Say at Panel Today

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Mory Gharib, at left, and Richard MurrayIt’s every urban planner’s dream—driverless, synchronized cars moving smoothly and seamlessly through Southern California traffic. Every car sensing the others, moving with the flow, speeding up here, slowing down there, as you enjoy the ride.According to forecasts from a leading source of information on the global automotive industry, more than 20 million autonomous vehicles will take to the road over the next 20 years.Wednesday, a panel of experts, assembled by Caltech Associates — a 91 year-old group of local community supporters, Caltech alumni, and friends — will meet at the Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, in the Guggenheim Building on the Caltech campus, to discuss a revolutionary new technology that could literally transform the daily lives of millions of Americans perhaps far sooner than you think.Will you even be driving your next car? It may be too early, but with the staggering pace of developing technology in the world today, the idea may not be too far-fetched.According to The Society of Automotive Engineers, there are six levels of driving automation for industry and consumers to understand—three kinds of monitored driving and three kinds of non-monitored driving—which ranges from “Driver is continuously exercising longitudinal and lateral control” to “System can automatically cope with all situations during the journey. No driver required.” And of course, every variation of those two extremes.“Driverless cars are something that interests us, both because of the societal impact, as well as the technological impact,” said Mory Gharib, the seventh director of the Caltech Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, and director of the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies. Gahrib has received over 90 U.S. patents in flow imaging, biomedical devices, and imaging technology in general and has received multiple prizes from NASA recognizing his contributions to advanced laser imaging and nanotechnology, is hosting the event on behalf of Caltech Associates.So he knows what he is talking about, and when asked about how close we actually are to a driverless car world, Gharib says, “Surprisingly, we are very close. Very close. By 2020 there will be a huge leap in driverless cars. The technology has been developed, especially the hardware. The software part is in good shape, too.”But that is also the challenge, he says. “Software will be the brains of the systems, and that is where most of the issues will materialize.”Gharib notes that the current stock of driverless cars, especially Google cars, are wonders of technology. “They have every kind of sensor you can imagine,” he says, “from RF sensors to radar, and more, but at the end of the day, they will need to rely on road sensors. (The cars) are supposed to be autonomous, but even autonomous systems can benefit when you have outside help.”These days, Gharib continued, few US roads, if any, have the necessary sensors needed for autonomous cars, so the cars have to have all of the technology contained within themselves.But eventually, roads and autonomous cars will work in tandem. “We’ll have satellites in the skies and sensors in the road to give us all this information, like road conditions and obstacles,” explained Gharib.Yet there is a danger in relying solely on GPS, says Gharib, who says the cars should ideally be able to see everything themselves, without relying on help from the heavens. Cars will use their onboard technology to constantly adapt to road conditions.And road traffic will only get thicker.“Imagine if we had all these cars on the road today,” Gharib posited. “Nobody would drive, and we would have so many more cars on the road,” And yet at the same time, the cars would all have sensors. These are all things that need to be tested. It’s a very open area of research right now. ”Joining Gharib on the panel is a sparkling array of intellectual and academic firepower.Caltech professor Richard Murray explores feedback and control in networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. His current projects include design of highly resilient architectures for autonomous systems, analysis and design of biomolecular feedback circuits, and synthesis of discrete decision-making protocols for reactive systems. He was the Caltech Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) team’s three-time leader of driverless vehicles.Award-winning reporter, editor, and columnist Paul Lienert has covered the global auto industry, contributing news and feature stories to every major U.S. auto magazine. Over the past four decades, his articles have appeared in such publications as TIME, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His current focus is on the future of transportation, including electrification, connectivity, and autonomous driving. He is past president of the Society of Automotive Analysts and co-founder of the Automotive Press Association.Evangelos Simoudis is a recognized expert on big data strategies and corporate innovation, and author of “The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future.” He has worked in Silicon Valley for over 25 years as a venture investor, entrepreneur, and corporate executive. Simoudis is the co-founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, a venture firm that invests in early-stage startups developing big data applications, and is an advisor to global corporations on big data strategies and startup-driven innovation.Caltech Associates Panel: “The Future of Driverless Cars” Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. at The Athenaeum. Tickets are $80 per person for members, $95 per person for non-members. To purchase tickets online, go to, email Ruby Rico at [email protected] or contact (626) 395-6392. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News Business Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. 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3 steps to building better relationships

first_img“In the very near future, organizations will be held together by mechanisms of connection and commitment rooted in freedom of choice, rather than systems of coercion and control. The exercise of leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power; hence, the most productive relationships are, at their core, mutual partnerships,” says Jim Collins, in a chapter he wrote for Leading Beyond the Walls.Leadership is predicated on relationships and the ability to mobilize others to accomplish a vision, goal, or task.Leaders increase their capacity – the ability to get more done – through delegation combined with follow-through. They set expectations, get the best people to do what needs to be done, and oversee relationships to ensure that destructive or self-interested behaviors don’t subvert the common purpose. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

WWE Raw Preview: Brock Lesnar to return, Rollins to face Rey Mysterio

first_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 19:55 IST WWE Raw Preview: Brock Lesnar To Return, Rollins To Face Rey Mysterio Brock Lesnar to return, Seth Rollins defends the WWE Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio and two Legends sit down for a monumental edition of Miz TV. WWE Raw is expected to start its upcoming season with a bang as a lot has been teased for the past few weeks. Brock Lesnar will be returning to the red brand, Seth Rollins will defend his Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio and Miz will interview two WWE Legends on Miz TV. Not just this, there are many major matches scheduled to be played on Monday night Raw. Raw can be watched live at Ten Sports on October 1, 2019. WWE Raw is scheduled to start at 6:30 am IST. Also Read l WWE: Roman Reigns will face Erick Rowan on WWE SmackDownWWE Raw: Important matchesSeth Rollins to defend the Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio Adil Khan After coming back to WWE, Rey Mysterio notched his biggest victory by winning the fatal-5-way match last week. Rey Mysterio will now face the current champion for the Universal Championship. Seth Rollins will enter the game not just to retain his title but also prepare for his upcoming match against the ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in the upcoming Hell in the Cell pay-per-view. However, Mysterio is having the time of his life, he has continuously won his last few matches and this can have a positive effect on the master of 619. Also Read l WWE: Wrestler Rick Bognar aka ‘Fake’ Razor Ramon passes away at 49Brock Lesnar returns to RawThis week is the week of the Beast, as he will be making major appearances in both the WWE shows. On Friday, we will see Brock Lesnar going up against Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship in his first SmackDown match in 15 years. But before he appears on SmackDown, he will come to the season premiere of Raw. The questions raise what business does the Beast have in Raw? And most importantly who is the Beast going to destroy next? Also Read l WWE Hell In A Cell: Everything you need to know about the Pay-per-ViewAlexa Bliss to face Sasha BanksBefore facing Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at Hell in a Cell, Sasha will go up against the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss of Monday. After defeating Alexa’s partner Nikki Cross on Raw, Sasha will face the goddess. However, Alexa is unlikely to sit back and allow herself to be defeated by the boss. Alexa will be coming to the ring to take revenge after Banks and Bayley seemingly injured Bliss during a tag-team match on Raw two weeks ago. Also Read l WWE Heavyweight Championship: Best title defence matches in history LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT First Published: 30th September, 2019 19:55 ISTlast_img read more

Sport Development Webinar Series

first_imgOn Thursday, 20 June the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is hosting another free webinar in its recent series on the sporting industry.Titled ‘Getting Your House in Order – Organisational Development Models that Work’, the webinar will look at how sports organisations can thrive in what is an increasingly complex business environment.The webinars are available to anyone, however participants must register to confirm their attendance.The webinars are run by sporting industry professionals of whom attendees will have the chance to ask questions. Registered participants will also have access to all webinar material following the event.In order to register for this webinar or view the upcoming webinars in the series visit: LinksWebinar Serieslast_img read more