Rivoli test for Admiral Bailey

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC will start life under popular returning coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey when they face fellow relegation strugglers, Rivoli United, in a rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Edward Seaga Sport Complex today at 3 p.m. But Bailey, who insists he is not back to stay and is only trying to help the club out of their present predicament, has warned fans not to expect too much from today’s game, as he has only had a couple days with the squad. “To be realistic I cannot tell you what to look forward to tomorrow’s (today’s) game. This is my first game, I just started Monday and there is a lot of work still to be done, so we have to give it time,” he told The Gleaner yesterday. He added: “There is a lot of work to be done and you cannot do that amount of work in one day. So right now realistically I cannot say what to expect. “I am sorry I didn’t really have a week but if we get in the work the more we will progress and the more they will realise what I expect and want from them,” he added.. Tivoli are bottom of the 12 team standings with 20 points, while Rivoli (22) are two points and two places ahead in tenth.last_img read more

Two New Apps Superimpose Wikipedia Over Your iPhone Camera View of the World

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Augmented Reality#NYT#Product Reviews#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App What is that mountain you’re driving past? Just point your iPhone at it and you can read its Wikipedia entry. Science fiction? Not anymore. Two new apps for viewing Wikipedia entries about physical locations you look at through your iPhone camera are now available in the iTunes store.Wikitude and Cyclopedia are the names of the apps and both require the new iPhone 3GS. That’s because the 3GS is the first iPhone with an internal compass – Augmented Reality (AR) apps use your phone’s GPS to know where you are and the compass to know which direction you’re looking at. Then these two apps can tell you what you’re looking at that’s written up in Wikipedia. Here’s how the two different apps compare.CyclopediaCyclopedia (iTunes link) is the newest app from a dev shop called Chemical Wedding. It scores high on visual interface but is relatively simple, displaying only Wikipedia content. It got a write-up on Gizmodo yesterday, was read about by more than 10,000 people, but saw very little discussion. There is no Android version of this app and we haven’t been able to test it yet, but it costs $2 in the iPhone app store. The app has been out since July but the company hasn’t been on the radar of any of the AR-watchers we know. GamesAlfresco, the leading AR news blog we’ve found, has never mentioned this app once. Presumably the company would have sold a lot more software if it had bothered to tell people it existed. When tens of thousands of people went crazy in August checking out the Yelp iPhone app, believing it was the first AR implementation live in the iTunes store, no one from Chemical Wedding bothered to speak up about having an iPhone AR app for sale. There’s not even a link to the app in iTunes on the company’s own website. Update:Chemical Wedding contacted us and said that the app really only went live a few days go after all and that the lack of a link was an oversight. We apologize if we were rude in pointing it out. 🙂WikitudeWikitude is a well-developed AR app already available on Android phones for months. It just launched on the iPhone today. The company launched the app without telling anyone, but word got passed around this afternoon on Twitter.Wikitude has a less shiny interface than Cyclopedia but has a lot more data and is more accessible for users to add data to. I really like Wikitude. It displays Wikipedia data, but also data from international local review site Qype. Most importantly, Wikitude lets anyone add Points of Interest to the Augmented Reality app through a dead-simple interface at Wikitude.me. I spent an hour last month marking up Portland, Oregon and now anyone in town can see my notes on locations through their phone and the Wikitude app.It’s because Wikitude is so open to user generated content that I find it the most exciting of all the Augmented Reality apps. Unfortunately, none of these apps that I’ve tested on Android are performing fabulously yet – the GPS is just too imprecise and the data too sparse. These are early days though, and even today it’s a lot of fun to look at the world around you through Wiki articles. Collaborative annotation of the physical world? It just doesn’t get much cooler than that. Hopefully the technology will continue to improve and more people will learn about what these companies are doing. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Animating Text in After Effects

first_imgIn this video tutorial, learn how to control text in After Effects with text animators in three easy steps.Top image via Shutterstock.One of the most exciting aspects of working in After Effects is the variety of ways to animate text. The transform properties of a layer offer a variety of options for keyframing and animation. However, if you want full control over your text layers, you need to learn how to use text animators.Text animators allow you to animate specific characters, words, and lines. It’s as simple as picking a property, specifying a range, and then animating to your heart’s desire. Let’s take a look at how to use a text animator in three easy steps. Step 1: Add an AnimatorFirst, I’ll add several animators to specify which properties to animate. I’ve added three animators to my Text Animator text layer. These include animators for Line Spacing, Tracking, and Rotation. I renamed each animator to make my animation workflow simple. If another person opens my project, they can easily identify what’s going on.Step 2: Select the RangeNext, I’ll bring the animation to life with range selectors. Each animator has a range selector with start, end, and offset animation options. Think of range selectors like masks. I’m going to select the range of the text layer that I want the property change to affect. I can specify the range selection by characters, words, lines, and several other advanced options. To bring the animation to life, I’ve adjusted each property to its beginning position. Once I have a good starting point, I’ll add keyframes to each range selector’s end option.Step 3: Time the AnimationFinally, I’ll fine-tune and time my animation by adjusting the end keyframes to match my sound effects. To help make things easier, I’ve renamed the range selectors to the match the name of the properties. For my rotation animator, I’ve changed the range to effect words instead of just characters. Again, when using a text animator, it’s common to only add keyframes to the start or end options of the range selector.Do you know other text animation tips? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more