APPLE ISLE ON TRACK FOR 2007 NATIONAL 18 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTasmania, one of Touch Football’s growth States, will be out to impress at the 18 Years National Championships in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. Tasmania’s best young players have been plucked from around the State to form the Boys and Girls teams that will contest the premier event on the National junior calendar. The teams will be mentored by two of the most experienced coaches in Tasmania, John Dowling (Boys) and Deb Button (Girls). Mr. Dowling, who has coached at representative level for 12 years, and socially for more than 20, has been in charge of the Tasmanian 18 Years Boys team for the past four years.He said he was satisfied with the team that has been picked, but said the key to a successful campaign was not to be overconfident. “You’re goals have to be realistic, and we should realistically be aiming to play on the Saturday, which is finals day,” Dowling said.  In 2004, Dowling’s first year in charge, Tasmania defeated Victoria and South Australia.“That was a magnificent result for us because everyone expected us to finish at the bottom of the table,” Dowling said.Unfortunately the team couldn’t repeat the positive result, finishing near the bottom in 2005. Last year Tasmania drew with the Gold Coast and defeated the Crusaders and Northern Territory.Dowling was looking to 2007 for better results from his charges.“Our main goal is to play on finals day because in 2005 we didn’t win a game and we actually finished up on the Friday, which wasn’t pleasant.” Mr. Dowling said.The standard of Touch Football in Australia’s island state has improved markedly over the last five years.This is largely due to the introduction of a development program from under-12s to opens, as well as an increase in the amount of people qualified in technical areas of the game.The three major affiliates, the Southern, Devonport, and the Launceston Touch Associations, have provided all players in both the selected sides. Training sessions will rotate between the affiliates to offset the tyranny of distance and minimize the costs of travelling for all. Some players will have to travel as far as 300km to attend some of the sessions. The Girls’ first training camp will be this weekend 16 – 17 June, with the Boys meeting the following weekend. “I’ve got some parameters that I would like the team to achieve. I’ve got a vision for the team as to what I expect, and I’ll actually give the players, in partnership with myself and the other officials, some team goals,” Mr. Dowling said. Dowling will also be constructing individual training programs for each of his players. One of the main objectives of the team will be to gain respect. “We certainly want to finish as high as we possibly can. We’re not going to make the top four or five, that’s an unrealistic expectation, but I’d be confident that we could make the playoffs for the plate or shield finals. I want the opposition to think of us as being highly skilled and disciplined. We’ll play with a high level of intensity and meet all the challenges thrown at us and hopefully earn the respect of our opponents,” he said.  The Boys’ side will feature four players that played in the National Touch League Under-20s division in 2006. There will also be a number of experienced players that have progressed from the Under-15 ranks. One of the strike weapons for the Tasmanian Boys team will be newcomer Trent Gutteridge, who has only been playing Touch Football for about 18 months but has plenty of potential. “He’s still learning the game, but he’s exceptionally quick. We’ll be looking to develop him further through our training program,” Dowling said. The girls will be similarly strong. Last year the team aimed to finish in the top 15, and achieved its goal. This year they will be trying to improve on the result.One of the stars of the girls’ team will be 2006 TFA National 18 Years Youth Development Squad member Emily Hudson.  This year’s event will be the bubbly Hudson’s third tournament. In 2005, aged 15 and in just her first year of Touch Football, Hudson participated in her first Under-18 National Championships. She, along with current National Youth training squad member Emma Haines impressed all and sundry who attended the Inaugural National Youth Development Training Camp at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast in 2006.The two “Tassie devils” competed well with their more experienced squad mates from NSW and Queensland, and showed great talent and determination at the Youth Camp to stamp themselves as players of the future. This year Emily is looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role. She said she was excited about the upcoming tournament. “For me the best thing will be seeing the other talent, especially in the NSW and QLD teams. You learn heaps from playing against quality players.  For the team it will definitely be about progression for the next two years because we’ve got a pretty young team this year,” Hudson said.  Hudson believed the Tasmanian side was definitely on the improve. “We’re a very quick side this year. Even though we’re a young group, we’ve all been playing for five or six years, so we know the game pretty well.” Both the boys and girls’ teams will be busy in preparation for September. When the 18 Years National Championships role around, keep an eye out for the Tasmanian teams and let’s hope they get their wish and extend their tournament into Finals day.last_img read more

ANASAZI Foundation Celebrates 25 Years Of Rescuing AtRisk Youth‏

first_imgAt a time when drugs, drinking and teen suicide are claiming an unprecedented number of young people, the ANASAZI Foundation continues to show remarkable success in turning the tide for at-risk youth.Sheer longevity speaks volumes, as this year, the nonprofit organization celebrates its 25th anniversary of helping teenagers to “find their way in the world” through a 49-day wilderness experience and what they call a new way of “walking.”The anniversary celebration will include a star-studded weekend, with a gala dinner and silent auction on Friday, Nov. 15, and, on Saturday, Nov. 16, a service project and country concert produced by R Legacy Entertainment.As ANASAZI gears up for the celebration and reunion of alumni, parents and fans, particularly telling of the organization’s success is the long list of supporters, including bestselling authors, Stephen R. Covey and Richard Paul Evans; NFL hall of famers, Bart Starr and Steve Young; and award-winning musicians, Marie Osmond and Wynonna Judd — who calls the program “inspiring.” These and many others echo Barbara Bush, who said of ANASAZI, “… you are truly lighting the way for people lost in the dark.”Even more impressive, perhaps, are the accolades from the more than 4,000 young people who have participated in the ANASAZI wilderness experience.“I’m just so grateful. They literally saved my life. They gave me back my life, in all reality,” said Shari Lyon, an alumnus from the early years of ANASAZI.According to cofounder, Ezekiel Sanchez, this kind of turnaround from “backward walking”—taking the wrong paths, trying to go it alone or choosing to give in to addictions or to dead-end sources to find peace and fulfillment—is exactly what he and Larry D. Olsen hoped to accomplish when they started ANASAZI in 1988.Their mission and goal was to provide focused intervention programs that would offer young people “the opportunity for growth through a primitive living experience and a philosophy that invites healing at the hands of nature.” The ANASAZI Way has become recognized internationally as an effective and nurturing approach to inviting lasting change in youth and young adults making at-risk choices.According to C. Terry Warner, chairman of The Arbinger Institute, “The students’ progress continually amazes me. It far exceeds that of troubled youth in any of the other rehabilitative programs I have been able to learn about, including counseling, therapy, and psychiatry in both residential and outpatient settings.”Most of all, Sanchez said, “The program brings families back together, so there is healing all around.”ANASAZI’s 25th anniversary was marked by a significant milestone earlier this year, with the publication of The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World, an adaptation of the book used on the trail, which now makes the ANASAZI principles accessible to all.To further recognize the organization’s success and accomplishments, alumni, parents and welcomed guests will gather for ANASAZI Foundation’s Silver Anniversary: 25 Years of Awakening Hearts to WE, two days of service and celebration on Nov. 15 and 16.A gala will be held Friday, Nov. 15, with a scholarship dinner and silent auction at the SanTan Elegante Conference Center in Gilbert. With master of ceremonies, 7-foot-4-inch NBA all-star Mark Eaton, the program will include presentation of the Young Leader Awards and the Turn for Peace Award. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by “The Voice” contestant, Ryan Innes, with special guest, Amy Whitcomb.On Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Mesa Arts Center, ANASAZI will host an alumni lunch and service project. The project will reach out to area youth and allow them to experience a variety of simple wilderness skills in workshops taught by ANASAZI alumni.That evening, a benefit concert at the Mesa Arts Center, produced by R Legacy Entertainment in support of ANASAZI, will feature Due West — the three-man group that recently hit #7 on the iTunes country chart and have been acclaimed for their “magical showmanship” and unique sound. Opening will be singer/songwriter Katherine Nelson and the three-sister combo country group, Firefly, known for their “brilliant harmonies” and “energetic performances.”For tickets to the gala or to learn how to support ANASAZI’s work, visit: www.anasazi.org. For tickets to the Saturday night concert, visit www.mesaartscenter.com.last_img read more

Pleasant morning in Delhi 34 degrees likely

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a bright and cool morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded two notches below the season’s average at 16.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius. “The sky will remain clear throughout the day,” an Indian Meteorological Department official said. At 8.30 a.m. the humidity was recorded at 65 per cent. On Monday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 33.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded a notch below the season’s average at 17.6 degrees Celsius, both season’s average.last_img read more

Four dead in Kenyan bus blast

first_imgNAIROBI- At least four people were killed Saturday evening and 36 injured in an explosion on a minibus in Kenyan capital Nairobi.“A group of assailants threw a grenade into a bus with 32 seats,” the interior ministry said on its Twitter account.Police said the 36 injured were admitted to nearby hospitals with multiple injuries following the incident. The death toll is expected to rise due to the nature of injuries.No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.last_img

Worlds most expensive XI team

first_imgThe World’s most expensive XI team has been named with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar leading the wayThe title of the world’s most expensive player belongs to Neymar following his £200m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year.But at the age of 33, Ronaldo isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with Juventus having made him the fourth most expensive player in world football last month following his shock transfer from Real Madrid.Ahead of him in the list are Philippe Coutinho, who completed a stunning £113m move from Liverpool to Barcelona in January, and 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who has become the most expensive signing of the year after PSG elected to pay AS Monaco £121m for him this summer to make his stay at the club a permanent one after spending last season on loan.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Below is the list of the world’s most expensive players in a 4-3-3 formation:GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – £72mRB: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £48mCB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £59mCB: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – £70mLB: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – £52mCM: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £94mCM: Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) – £113mCM: James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – £68mRW: Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – £121mLW: Neymar (PSG) – £200mCF: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – £105m(As reported on the Daily Star)last_img read more

Joao Cancelo expressed gratitude to Inter after Fridays encounter

first_imgAfter Juventus defeated Inter Milan in Friday’s Serie A blockbuster classic, Joao Cancelo has expressed his gratitude to his ex-clubThe Nerazzurri have practically scouted the Portuguese wing-back for the Bianconeri, helping him to adjust to the Italian Serie A before his €40.4m transfer from Valencia to the Allianz Stadium in the summer.What’s more, the Milanese giants were determined to keep hold of Cancelo during the summer, but have failed to see the deal through due to the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.Known for his devastating pace and excellent technique, Cancelo has emerged as one of the best Europe right-backs, establishing himself as an indispensable first-team member under Max Allegri this term.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.After the derby, the skillful defender has revealed his affection for Inter.“It was an important victory against Inter, who are a great team and a direct rival for the Scudetto,” he told Sky Sport Italia, which has later been transmitted by FourFourTwo.“Inter was a very important team for me, that made me grow a lot. Now I’m wearing Juventus’ colors, and I think only of Juve, but Inter remains in my heart.”last_img read more

Queiroz says the real Asian Cup starts now

first_imgIran and Iraq tied 0-0 in Matchday 3 of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, and the Iranian team is now ready for the next stage of the competition.Iran and Iraq tied 0-0 today as the Iranian team ended up on the first place of Group D in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has said that the real competition starts now.“I have no energy now. It was so intense, but it was played in good spirits. There was a lot of excitement in both teams,” Queiroz told The Khaleej Times.“We controlled the game. In the first half, we played better. We created two chances. The second half, it was 50-50. At the end of the day, for the commitment and the effort from both teams, I think the draw was a fair result.”Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“We played a very good game against a very tough team. My players came out with great character,” Queiroz added.“When it’s necessary to play, they play. When it’s necessary to fight, they fight. Now they must be ready to play the game that is in front of them.”“We will try to be mentally fresh for the next game because now the real Asian Cup starts. From now on, only the team that wins will survive,” the Iran coach said.“For us, our goal was to qualify. After the first two games, we felt that we could be top of the group. Another goal was to give the opportunity to some players against Iraq. We made five changes. All of them showed that they are ready to compete.”last_img read more

Friday AM Update Crews Work To Prevent Swan Lake Fire Spread

first_imgThey will be utilizing boats to shuttle crews across the Kenai River to begin securing fire edge along the southeast side. Reopen and plumb contingency lines on the north side of the Sterling highway west of the Resurrection Trail corridor to use as primary control lines to stop the eastern spread of the fire on the north side of the highway. According to the Incident Management Team in charge of the fire, the portions of the fire south of Sterling Highway remain the most active. Fire is backing and flanking through heavy fuels. Fire movement is more dependent upon available fuels. Fuel loading varies across the landscape. Primarily a surface fire burning in downed fuels. The Swan Lake Fire estimated at 142,542 acres with an increase in staff of 398 boots on the ground and crews in the air. Resources include: Hand Crews: 8, Helicopters: 3, Engines: 12, Water Tenders: 2, Dozers: 4. On Thursday, five additional hand crews arrived on the fire and have been deployed to the southwestern corner of the fire, just above Skilak Lake. These crews contain an average of twenty firefighters each.  Hose lay has been completed on this corner of the fire.A community meeting was held in Sterling on Thursday night to provide the public with an overview of the current strategy of the crews that are working on the fire. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated: 6AM:Good news going into the weekend as the Sterling Highway has remained consistently open. Motorists should still expect delays between MP75 and MP53, and be prepared for sudden closures due to both smoke and fire fighting activities. The contingency plan is for crews to continue constructing control lines in the Lake Skilak recreation area, on the south side of the Sterling highway, to stop spread to the west toward Sterling and the east toward Cooper Landing.Crews will continue securing fire line to the south of Sterling Highway to reduce the potential of future closures between Cooper Landing and Soldotna. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. The plan for Friday and going into the weekend is to maintain traffic control on the Sterling Highway to reduce risk to public safety. Work with Homer Electric to assess damages to power lines and evaluate repair needs. Pending smoke impacts they plan to use aviation resources to check fire spread in critical areas throughout the fire.last_img read more

Twitter Names New Heads of US News Sports Content Partnerships EXCLUSIVE

first_imgTwitter has filled some key roles in its reorganized content partnerships group in the U.S. — promoting company insiders instead of outside hires.In June, Twitter’s global content partnerships group, led by VP Kay Madati, shifted to a regional management structure rather than one organized around content verticals.With the reorg, global video-partnerships head Todd Swidler and global head of news Peter Greenberger left Twitter. Laura Froelich — formerly global director of sports content partnerships — was moved into the new role of head of U.S. partnerships, while David Grossman, formerly Twitter’s global head of entertainment, is now head of U.S. entertainment (reporting to Froelich).Now Froelich has picked two other lieutenants: TJ Adeshola as head of U.S. sports and Nick Sallon as head of U.S. news. Popular on Variety Pictured above: TJ Adeshola (l.), Nick Sallon Adeshola (pictured above, left) will lead all U.S. sports partnerships at Twitter, after spending the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL and the NBA. Before joining Twitter in 2012, he worked on ESPN’s digital sales and marketing team.Sallon (above, right) spent the previous two years as the GM of news for live video. He joined Twitter in 2015 with the company’s acquisition of Periscope, where he led content strategy. Sallon has focused on developing digital video strategies and revenue opportunities for news organizations, including working on programming for Twitter like Bloomberg’s TicToc and Buzzfeed News’ “AM2DM.” Prior to Twitter, he ran content acquisition and business development at Aereo (the Barry Diller-backed live-TV streaming startup sued by big broadcasters).In addition, Madati announced two other new members of the global content partnerships group: Stacy Minero as head of content creation, and Tyler Vaught as head of creators and Niche, Twitter’s branded-content program for creators.Minero, who reports to Madati, will focus on branded content. She’s spent the past four years at Twitter on brand strategy and agency development, where her team advised brands on content strategy and creative ideas to launch campaigns or win cultural moments. In 2017, she launched Twitter’s Fuel Team, designed to scale creative strategy to a broader slate of clients and offer in-house editing to optimize video for Twitter.Vaught is tasked with driving the global strategy around how Twitter partners with creators for branded and original content. He has been at Twitter for three years, previously as Niche’s head of West Coast business development. Vaught reports directly to Minero.According to Twitter, even though it dissolved the dedicated live-video team, video remains a strong strategic focus for the company.During the second quarter of 2018, according to Twitter, it continued to invest in video infrastructure, improving the quality of the video experience while increasing reach and engagement for content owners. Also in Q2, the company signed 50 new live-streaming, video-on-demand, video highlight, and Twitter Amplify video-ad deals, including with Disney/ESPN, NBCUniversal and Viacom. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

The power of peaceful atom

first_imgTitled, Anushakti Atma the exhibition is set up by State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia – Rosatom and the Rossotrudnichestvo Mission.The exhibition consists of four blocks telling about the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam Site, Rosatom international experience, describing elements of the NPP and stages of NPP construction, the fields of the nuclear technologies application. Exposition will also provide the information on the contribution the NPP makes to the environmental protection. Special emphasis is made on the photographs from the recent torch relay on the North Pole.The photos demonstrate the positive influence of the environment friendly nuclear technologies. The special serial of photos is dedicated to the construction of the Kudankulam NPP – a key project of the Russian-Indian cooperation which will soon start generating electricity for the South Indian region.When: Till 6 DecemberWhere: Russian Centre of Science and Culturelast_img read more

The Future of Google Glass Is Looking a Little Cloudy

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 6 min read Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday.He’d left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product — he recently wore his pair to the beach.But Brin’s timing is not propitious, coming as many developers and early Glass users are losing interest in the much-hyped, $1,500 test version of the product: a camera, processor and stamp-sized computer screen mounted to the edge of eyeglass frames. Google Inc itself has pushed back the Glass roll out to the mass market.While Glass may find some specialized, even lucrative, uses in the workplace, its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say.Of 16 Glass app makers contacted by Reuters, nine said that they had stopped work on their projects or abandoned them, mostly because of the lack of customers or limitations of the device. Three more have switched to developing for business, leaving behind consumer projects.Plenty of larger developers remain with Glass. The nearly 100 apps on the official web site include Facebook and OpenTable, although one major player recently defected: Twitter.”If there was 200 million Google Glasses sold, it would be a different perspective. There’s no market at this point,” said Tom Frencel, the Chief Executive of Little Guy Games, which put development of a Glass game on hold this year and is looking at other platforms, including the Facebook Inc-owned virtual-reality goggles Oculus Rift.Several key Google employees instrumental to developing Glass have left the company in the last six months, including lead developer Babak Parviz, electrical engineering chief Adrian Wong, and Ossama Alami, director of developer relations.And a Glass funding consortium created by Google Ventures and two of Silicon Valley’s biggest venture capitalists, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Andreessen Horowitz, quietly deleted its website, routing users to the main Glass site.Google insists it is committed to Glass, with hundreds of engineers and executives working on it, as well as new fashionista boss Ivy Ross, a former Calvin Klein executive. Tens of thousands use Glass in the pilot consumer program.“We are completely energized and as energized as ever about the opportunity that wearables and Glass in particular represent,” said Glass Head of Business Operations Chris O’Neill.Glass was the first project to emerge from Google’s X division, the secretive group tasked with developing “moonshot” products such as self-driving cars. Glass and wearable devices overall amount to a new technology, as smartphones once were, that will likely take time to evolve into a product that clicks with consumers.“We are as committed as ever to a consumer launch. That is going to take time and we are not going to launch this product until it’s absolutely ready,” O’Neill said.Brin had predicted a launch this year, but 2015 is now the most likely date, a person familiar with the matter said.Glass is Selling … On eBayAfter an initial burst of enthusiasm, signs that consumers are giving up on Glass have been building.Google dubbed the first set of several thousand Glass users as “Explorers.” But as the Explorers hit the streets, they drew stares and jokes. Some people viewed the device, capable of surreptitious video recording, as an obnoxious privacy intrusion, deriding the once-proud Explorers as “Glassholes.”“It looks super nerdy,” said Shevetank Shah, a Washington, DC-based consultant, whose Google Glass now gathers dust in a drawer. “I’m a card carrying nerd, but this was one card too many.”Glass now sells on eBay for as little as half list price.Some developers recently have felt unsupported by investors and, at times, Google itself.The Glass Collective, the funding consortium co-run by Google Ventures, invested in only three or four small start-ups by the beginning of this year, a person familiar with the statistics said.A Google Ventures spokeswoman declined to comment on the number of investments and said the Web site was closed for simplicity. “We just found it’s easier for entrepreneurs to come to us directly,” she said.The lack of a launch date has given some developers the impression that Google still treats Glass as an experiment.“It’s not a big enough platform to play on seriously,” said Matthew Milan, founder of Toronto-based software firm Normative Design, which put on hold a Glass app for logging exercise and biking.Mobile game company Glu Mobile, known for its popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” title, was one of the first to launch a game on Glass. Spellista, a puzzler released a year ago, is still available, but Glu has discontinued work on it, a spokesman for the company said.Another developer, Sean McCracken, won $10,000 in a contest last year for creating an aliens-themed video game for Glass, Psyclops, but Google never put it on the official hub for Glass apps, making it tougher to find. He has quit working on updates.Still, there are some enthusiastic developers. Cycling and running app Strava finds Glass well-suited for its users, who want real-time data on their workouts, said David Lorsch, vice president of business development. And entrepreneur Jake Steinerman said it is ideal for his company, DriveSafe, which detects if people are falling asleep at the wheel.Pivoting AwayIn April, Google launched the Glass at Work program to help make the device useful for specific industries, such as healthcare and manufacturing. So far the effort has resulted in apps that are being tested or used at companies such as Boeing and Yum Brands’ Taco Bell.Google is selling Glass in bulk to some businesses, offering two-for-one discounts.CrowdOptic, which uses Glass as portable computers for surgeons and other people out of offices, is currently in use at 19 U.S. hospitals and expects that to grow to 100 hospitals early next year, said Chief Executive Jon Fisher.Alex Foster began See Through, a Glass advertising analytics firm for business, after a venture firm earlier this year withdrew its offer to back his consumer-oriented Glass fitness company when it became clear no big consumer Glass release was imminent.”It was devastating,” he said. “All of the consumer glass startups are either completely dead or have pivoted,” to enterprise products or rival wearables.(editing by Edwin Chan and Peter Henderson) November 14, 2014last_img read more