Homes with drone landing pads to hit the market within five years

first_imgDrone operator Tony Gilbert said drone delivery was an idea well worth exploring. IMAGE: Claudia BaxterFor drone operator Tony Gilbert, who specialises in aerial mapping for engineers, surveyors, developers, building designers and other commercial organisations, the future or drone delivery is not a joke.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“I think it’s a really great use of the technology, a logical use of the technology,” Mr Gilbert said.“Anywhere where you can reduce the cost of ordinary everyday product by using technology, it’s well worthwhile exploring.” While it may sound like the plot of a Ken Saunders book, it could in fact become a reality in just a few years.In Saunders’ book 2028, there are no longer postal delivery by postmen/women. Instead, drones deliver the mail and provide surveillance for ASIO.Saunders said he wrote the first draft of his “comedy” novel 2028 in 2015.“It wasn’t so much an attempt to predict the future, but more to describe a world where some of the not very good ideas around today have developed in slightly preposterous ways that sort of make sense, almost.”Saunders put pen to paper in a comical way, but builder Rivergum Homes design director John Eckert said the reality was that drone landing pads would become a viable option for new houses in the not-to-distant future. Tony Gilbert uses drones for aerial mapping. IMAGE: Claudia BaxterA Queensland builder has predicted a new wave of home designs incorporating drone landing pads could hit the property market in as little as three years. MORE: Cattle baron’s fun house for rent Printing a house to live in RELATED:center_img A year-long trial backed by Google, Project Wing, wrapped up in the ACT a fortnight ago; now the company has set its sights on launching the world’s first commercial delivery drone operation in urban Canberra before June.Civil Aviation Safety Authority corporate communications manager Peter Gibson said the trial to deliver fast-food from unmanned aircraft in Bonython was the only one like it in the world.“Google decided to come all the way from the West Coast of the US about two years ago,” Mr Gibson said.“They said under Australia’s rules a lot of the regulatory issues they would have faced in America were already solved because we had a set of clear rules of what they could and couldn’t do.”He said when it came to drone deliveries becoming mainstream, the world was still in trial and developmental stage.“Particularly getting the unmanned traffic systems right so the drones can fly safely and navigate their way around without running into obstacles or themselves,” he said.“If you’re a homeowner, it’s not something you could envisage using in the medium to near future, but in the long term it’s highly likely yes.”Mr Gibson said the landing pads could have more practical applications, such as a portable structure to land a drone after a shark patrol on the South Coast of New South Wales he witnessed.“Local council had paid a company to move up and down it’s beaches to do shark patrols and he had a little piece of metal on the sand with ‘H; on it, like helicopter and he put traffic cones in a circle 30m out so it would keep people away,” he said.Mr Eckert said as drone delivery systems continued to be tested and explored, it was hard to put an exact date on when it will be integrated into day-to-day lives.“But it’s certainly something that Rivergum Homes will be prepared for when the time comes, whether that be three or five years down the track.” No I think it’s really is a great use of the technology anywhere you can reduce the cost of ordinary everyday product.Mainly we are assisting surveying and engineers survey principals across large area — time consuming and intensive we allow use those across large areas for roads and new developments. The key to surviving your kids on their wildest days An artists’ impression of Rivergum Homes’ future drone landing pads to be incorporated into Queensland homes.“When I think of how online shopping has evolved in the last decade, it’s easy to see how this will affect the design of our homes to allow for a superior delivery experience,” he said.“Looking to the future, drones would certainly offer a unique way of maximising roof space with the inclusion of landing pads integrated onto the roof or into backyard designs to meet the advances in lifestyles.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<last_img read more

42,000 lbs of ground beef recalled for possible e. coli

first_imgLakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.The raw ground beef items were produced on June 1, 2020 and are labeled from either Marketside butcher organic grass-fed beef in patties and ground beef or Thomas Farms grass-fed ground beef or patties. The problem was discovered during routine FSIS testing. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Lakeside Processing Center Call Center at (856) 832-3881.last_img read more

Lost doubles point haunts Syracuse as ACC play starts

first_img Published on February 4, 2019 at 10:01 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder After their doubles loss to Virginia, SU’s top doubles pair of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez didn’t know what happened. They needed stronger starts. The two preached the importance of joking around and staying loose on the court. They’d have to analyze the loss later, Knutson said.Two days later against Boston College, the Orange’s top doubles pair bounced back with a 7-5 win. But this time, second and third doubles sunk Syracuse.The Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped their third-straight doubles point against Boston College. Two days earlier, Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova never recovered from going down 3-0 to start their match, and Virginia clinched the doubles point. In SU’s two ACC matches, the early deficit proved too much to make up in singles. Syracuse fought back to 3-2 against Virginia, but eventually lost 4-3. Versus BC, the Orange went down to the final point, but fell 4-3 again when Hegab lost her singles match. In both cases, their lost doubles point proved to be the difference.“It’s right out of the gate, how this match is going to go, who has the momentum,” Ramirez said about the doubles point. “So, that’s why it’s a really important thing for us to get right off the bat.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the additions of freshman Sofya Treshcheva and Washington State-transfer Yusupova, doubles were expected to improve from last season, head coach Younes Limam said. Treshcheva paired with sophomore Sofya Golubovskaya, who had experience playing with Treshcheva in Russia. Yusupova rounded out the third doubles pairing with Hegab, creating a veteran duo that typically took on younger opponents.Through Syracuse’s first four matches, all out-of-conference, the three pairings dropped just two matches between them. Knutson and Ramirez bounced back from an ACC season-opening loss to Virginia and beat BC’s top pair Sunday. But Yusupova and Hegab lost both their ACC matchups, and SU’s second pair lost to BC.A doubles loss isn’t an insurmountable lead, most recently shown by Syracuse’s comeback over Purdue. One through six, Limam believes SU can take every point in singles, but so far in the ACC the Orange has struggled.No. 43 Gabriela Knutson has lost three singles matches in a row, her last two in straight-sets. Ramirez and Yusupova have been hot and cold. They both sit at 4-2 in singles, and Yusupova is riding a three-match win streak. Hegab clinched three-straight for Syracuse, including completing the comeback against Purdue, but her streak ended against Boston College. Golubovskaya has been the Orange’s best singles player, losing only once to No. 27 Brienne Minor. But four of her five wins came in three sets, and she had to come back from down 5-2 in the final frame vs. Columbia. Her partner, Treshcheva, is 3-2 with one match unfinished.SU has only won every singles point once this season. Losing the doubles point takes away the momentum from the Orange.“Before singles, the coaches will say, ‘It’s OK, take a deep breath, we got this,’” Knutson said. “But it’s hard.”Against Virginia, Limam wanted the pair to attack the net more. He wants opponents to earn the points and for SU to make less errors. SU’s third doubles pair was doing that in their first two matches, Limam said, and they just need to get back to that.“I know we lost the last one and the one today, but I don’t think that’s any means for us to worry,” Ramirez said after the Virginia match. “I’m still confident in all of our doubles.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

SG Digital adds ‘Marketing Services’ team to Gibraltar operational set-up

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Keith O’Loughlin – SG DigitalNasdaq-listed industry technology group, Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has moved to bolster its SG Digital sportsbook operations team, confirming the launch of its new ‘Marketing Services’ division.Based out of Gibraltar, the Marketing Services team will support SG Digital’s fast growth B2B and B2G business units, which deliver digital systems for igaming, sports betting and lottery customers.In its update, SGC reveals that it has recruited SuperBet Romania executives Charlie Riggs, Rick Leask, and Allison Lynch as senior hires for its new division, however the technology group, is yet to reveal official titles or responsibilities.Commenting on the update, Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook at SG Digital, said: “These hires immediately ramped up our sportsbook efforts, empowering us to continue to build top-tier sportsbook technology for our global partners while simultaneously managing daily operations. We’re thrilled to have talented individuals with deep industry experience on board; Marketing Services will further cement our position as a leader and innovator in the sports betting industry.”Detailing further information, SGC reveals that its Marketing Services division will consist of a team of 25 employees, who will manage and consult on partner marketing – brand, acquisition, retention, engagement, optimisation and analytics disciplines.Supporting its global growth strategy, which targets SGC becoming the industry’s lead technology supplier, SGC governance announced in September that it had created a specialist ‘Sportsbook Operations Team’ based in Gibraltar.The new SG Digital division is led by Stuart Weston new VP of Sportsbook Operations, a former long-term William Hill Executive who will join the company to head its Gibraltar operations. Related Articles Share Submit Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020last_img read more