Some books that need more work

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champWhy, even the world of sports had to see several books delayed this year. If that Spears piece ever hits the local bookstores, it could be competing with these postponed sports books: “Natural Fitness After 40,” by Roger Clemens, with a special foreword by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Knowing What You Want,” by Kobe Bryant. “Starting a Second Career,” by Scott Niedermayer. “They Call Me Ref,” by Tom Donaghy. “Bridging the Generation Gap,” by Jeff Kent. “Art of the Wide Stance,” by Sen. Larry Craig. “A Clear Plan for the Future,” by the Coliseum Commission. “Respecting the Roy Williams Rule,” by Roy Williams. “Playing to the Absolute End,” by Rory Sabbatini. “Pride in Academics,” by the Florida State Football Team. “It’s How You Play the Game,” by Bill Belichick. “Fly Me to the Moon,” by Lisa Nowak. “Dodging Controversy,” by Curt Schilling. “Art of the Big Deal,” by Bill Stoneman. “Secrets of the Ageless Athlete,” by Sam Cassell. “A Man of My Word,” by Nick Saban. “How to Make Words Work for You,” by Miss Teen South Carolina. “Conquering the Colonies,” by Ricky Hatton. “Making My Hometown Proud,” by Marion Jones. “Why College Basketball Rules,” by CSUN President Jolene Koester. “Hairstyles for a New Millennium,” by Chris Kaman. “How to Kick Men’s Butt,” Michelle Wie. “Contentment in Retirement,” by Bill Parcells. “A Man’s Best Friend,” by Michael Vick. “Miked and Loving it,” by Jerry Sloan. “Rating Athletes’ Girlfriends,” by Terrell Owens. “Nothing But the Best,” by Donald Sterling. “Saying it With a Whisper,” by Steve Hartman. “Success With Honor,” by Isiah Thomas. “I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Consensus,” by Bud Selig. “A Motivational Speaker’s Handbook,” by Karl Dorrell. “A Falcon For Life,” by Bobby Petrino. “Knowing When to Keep Quiet,” by Shaquille O’Neal. “Mr. Excitement – the Grady Little Story” “Saving Soccer in America,” by David Beckham. “When Talk-Show Hosts Support Writers” “I’ll Do Anything to Beat Pete Carroll,” by Norm Chow. “Never Blame the Dog,” by Jonathan Papelbon. “The Evils of Binge and Purge,” by the Florida Marlins. “Gay Athletes in Iran,” by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Playing by the Rules – the NASCAR Story” “Never Drink and Drive,” by Jerry Buss, with a special foreword by Mel Gibson. “Tennis is My Life,” by Serena Williams. “No Place for Gambling in the Sports Section,” by L.A. Times editors. “We Need Another Bowl Game,” by the NCAA. “All Eyes on the Playoffs,” by Garret Anderson. “You Can’t Argue With Numbers,” by the BCS organizers. “It’s Not About the Money,” by Phil Jackson. “My Love Affair With Insects,” by Joba Chamberlain. “Making it on My Own,” by Bode Miller. “It’s How You Finish – the Story of the 2007 Mets” “I Spit on Mid-Major Football Programs,” by Bob Stoops, foreword by Lloyd Carr. “Swimming My Way to Sobriety,” by David Hasselhoff. “You’re Nobody If You Don’t Win – the Story of the 2007 Galaxy” “The Art of Denial,” by Barry Bonds. “An Appreciation of Rutgers Women’s Basketball,” by Don Imus. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Think the publishing world has been rocked by the news Britney Spears’ mommy won’t have her guidebook on parenting released next spring? Just because it turned out her other daughter – 16-year-old Jamie Lynn – is pregnant? Alas, this insightful opus on Christian parenting in a tabloid world having to be permanently shelved is nothing new. Publishers are forced to set back the release of books all the time. You know, circumstances and all. last_img read more

Norway Opens New Test Area for Autonomous Ships

first_imgzoom Norway has opened an autonomous shipping test bed in Horten on the Oslofjord, Kongsberg said.The test bed, officially opened on December 6, is the third of its kind in the country and the fourth such approved area in the world.Established to support the growth in the development of new solutions for autonomous maritime operations, the new area is open to both Norwegian and international organizations. As explained, the area is designed to be “a convenient, safe, non-congested space to trial new technology and vessels.”The area is specially designated for autonomous trials by the Norwegian Maritime Administration and the Norwegian Coastal Administration.The initiative to establish the new test bed was undertaken by maritime technology company Kongsberg, the town of Horten, classification society DNV GL, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the University College of South East Norway.The introduction of the test bed follows the last year’s opening of the world’s first autonomous shipping test bed located on the Trondheimsfjord. Additionally, Norway reached an agreement in October this year to set up a test area for unmanned vessels in the Sunnmøre region. What is more, a test area for projects related to autonomous ships was opened in Finland in August 2017.The test beds in Trondheim and Horten are said to be an important resource for Kongsberg’s ongoing development of technology for projects such as the Yara Birkeland, the world’s first all-electric, autonomous containership, the Hrönn, an autonomous offshore support vessel, and marine robotics technology.These and other autonomous vessel projects are expected to transform many aspects of shipping and offshore operations, by introducing safer, more environmentally friendly and cost-effective modes of transport and working at sea, according to Kongsberg.“With critical developments in maritime autonomy technology and software taking place at Kongsberg Maritime in Horten, the location of the new test bed will support a number of ground-breaking technology projects,” Egil Haugsdal, President, Kongsberg Maritime, commented. “The move towards greater autonomy at sea has the potential to transform maritime operations and while the technology has now been proven, we look towards the regulations. Establishment of these test beds are an important step, as it shows close co-operation between the people making the technology and vessels and the organisations developing the rules that will allow them to operate,” he added.last_img read more