Rob Walker

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Name: Rob Walker
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Can you tell robot writing from human writing?

So far there’s no award-winning robot-made journalism. But automated systems “are doing a better job of executing basic news and sports write-ups than you might assume,” writes Rob Walker. Take the quiz and see what’s by humans, what’s not, and how they ... [Published American Press Institute - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Who Invented the Yellow Card?

Among the stadiums and balls and robots  specifically designed for this World Cup, a few objects remain unchanged. Most visibly, perhaps, is the yellow card. It is now and has, since its introduction to the World Cup in 1970, been a plain, handheld, yellow ... [Published Smithsonian Magazine - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Sainsbury's donation helps Falmouth Hospital staff buy tablets

Doctors will be giving patients at Falmouth Hospital a different kind of tablet thanks to a donation from customers and staff at Sainsbury’s.The minor injuries unit at the hospital was presented with a Samsung Galaxy Tab and a children’s LeapPad, along ... [Published Falmouth Packet - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 2 reports

Concern as another young girl asked to go with stranger

A schoolgirl was left shaken after a man tried to speak with her from his car.The incident took place on Tuesday at around 8.50am as the 10-year-old walked in Manor Hall Road, Southwick, near to the junction with The Crescent.A small dark car stopped ... [Published Brighton & Hove Argus - Jul 02 2014]
Entities: Rob Walker, Police, Witness
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 3 reports

Del. Joe Morrissey charged with sex with teen receptionist

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -A grand jury indicted Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) on Monday on charges connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl.Prosecutors say Morrissey, 55, had sex multiple times with a teenage part-time receptionist ... [Published KPHO Phoenix - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Vets’ championship to tee off tomorrow

THE cold westerly winds were not appreciated by the ladies at Vincentia, so no competition was played on Tuesday, June 24. THE cold westerly winds were not appreciated by the ladies at Vincentia, so no competition was played on Tuesday, June 24. However ... [Published South Coast Register - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 2 reports

Rob Walker: Why the World Cup always reminds me that the yellow card is a brilliant object.

Every four years, I succumb to the World Cup. And while I appreciate the explosive moments — thrilling goals, nerve-rattling near-misses, epic triumphs and failures — I also appreciate the meandering passages when the mind wanders to the atmospherics ... [Published Design Observer - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rob Walker: Pleasing documentation of design that’s both classic, and dubious.

Rocket ship playground, Burlington, Colorado (2009), Brenda Biondo via Hyperallergic .Hyperallergic had a nice writeup the other day on a book of photographs by Brenda Biondo: Once Upon a Playground: A Celebration of Classic American Playgrounds , 1920-1975 ... [Published Design Observer - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Prosthetic Technology Making Strides

Felix Cassidy doesn't take a single step for granted."We've come a long ways. From three years of sitting, to now able to stand and walk. It's amazing," Cassidy tells us.Though these aren't the legs Felix was born with, they're the limbs he will rely ... [Published Big Country - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

V.M. BRO. HERBERT IRWIN WALKER

In loving memory of Herb Walker, a resident of Gore Bay, who died suddenly on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his residence at the age of 88 years. He was born in Mills Township, son of the late Clarence and Violet (Irwin) Walker. He had worked as a mechanic, ... [Published Manitoulin Expositor - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Kite flown in Broome park causes flap among air traffic controllers (ABC)

, 3:28 pmAir traffic controllers in Broome called police on a family flying a kite in a park after they mistook the flying object for an unauthorised aircraft.The incident occurred in the north-west WA town on Monday evening when flight controllers identified ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Mrs A Walker

The funeral took place on Thursday, 29th May, of Mrs Wendy Ann Walker, aged 44, who died at her home in Knypersley on 18th May. She was the wife of Mr Rob Walker.The Rev P Berry conducted the service at Biddulph Methodist Church where the organist was ... [Published Congleton Chronicle Series - Jun 13 2014]

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Detective Inspector Rob Walker said: "members of the local neighbourhood policing team are increasing patrols in the area, and will be talking to all local schools in the area to ensure children are reminded not to speak with strangers. this girl did exactly the right thing by reporting it straight away and we are urging parents to report any similar incidents or unusual behaviour immediately."
A lawyer representing the mother of the girl has said the two had no inappropriate contact. Rob Walker said the girl's was there with her mother's "permission, blessing, approval and full knowledge." The girl's mother also told officers her daughter told her that at all times Morrissey was a gentleman and acted in a professional matter, according...
"mr. ulbrich has 24 years' experience as an educator, with 13 years of classroom experience and 11 years administrative experience" said outgoing PLSD Superintendent Rob Walker, who recommended Ulbrich's hire

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Need to Know: July 10, 2014 [Published American Press Institute - Jul 10 2014]
Can you tell robot writing from human writing? [Published American Press Institute - Jul 10 2014]
Who Invented the Yellow Card? [Published Smithsonian Magazine - Jul 08 2014]
Compass EMP adds 3 new Smart Beta ETFs to Produ... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 08 2014]
Sainsbury's donation helps Falmouth Hospital st... [Published Falmouth Packet - Jul 08 2014]
Microsoft hopes new Kinect for Windows sparks a... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 07 2014]
Concern as another young girl asked to go with ... [Published Brighton & Hove Argus - Jul 02 2014]
Girl approached by car in Southwick [Published Sussex Police Online - Jul 01 2014]
Del. Joe Morrissey charged with sex with teen r... [Published KPHO Phoenix - Jul 01 2014]
Vets’ championship to tee off tomorrow [Published South Coast Register - Jul 01 2014]
Virginia lawmaker facing sex charges denies wro... [Published Washington Post - Jul 01 2014]
Grand jury indicts Del. Joe Morrissey for relat... [Published NBC12 Online - Jun 30 2014]
Your chance to get a free weekly pass to Basing... [Published Basingstoke Gazette - Jun 27 2014]
Zanesville principal is hired to lead PHS North [Published This Week Pickerington - Jun 25 2014]
Compass EMP Funds adds Paul Graffy to lead Dist... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Jun 24 2014]
Compass EMP Funds adds Paul Graffy to lead Dist... [Published WMBF - Jun 24 2014]
Windsor Triathlon on TV: Sunday 29th June [Published Tri247.com - Jun 24 2014]
Rob Walker: Why the World Cup always reminds me... [Published Design Observer - Jun 21 2014]
Rob Walker: Why the World Cup always reminds me... [Published Design Observer: Main Posts - Jun 21 2014]
Rob Walker: Pleasing documentation of design th... [Published Design Observer - Jun 19 2014]
Prosthetic Technology Making Strides [Published Big Country - Jun 19 2014]
V.M. BRO. HERBERT IRWIN WALKER [Published Manitoulin Expositor - Jun 18 2014]
Kite flown in Broome park causes flap among air... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jun 18 2014]
HJHS honor roll for 4th nine weeks [Published Hartselle Enquirer - Jun 18 2014]
Mrs A Walker [Published Congleton Chronicle Series - Jun 13 2014]
xCelor enables trading without a network switch [Published Automated Trader - Jun 12 2014]
Mid-frame beast the best [Published The Land Australia - Jun 11 2014]
Ravensdale bull rises to the top [Published The Land Australia - Jun 11 2014]
SA’s top performers [Published The Land Australia - Jun 11 2014]
Bacup catering student cooks up goods to be the... [Published Bolton News - Jun 11 2014]
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Rob Walker: Why the World Cup always reminds me... [Published Design Observer: Main Posts - Jun 21 2014]
An appreciation of a great World Cup object: the yellow card. ...
The silent halls of Severalls: Inside the peeli... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 30 2014]
These dilapidated halls are part of, a psychiatric institution in Colchester, England, that opened in 1913. Up to 2,000 patients at a time lived at Severalls. During the hospital’s early days, the intake criteria were rather warped: some women ended ...
Rob Walker: Pleasing documentation of design th... [Published Design Observer: Main Posts - May 26 2014]
Brenda Biondo's photographs of mid-century playgrounds document the classic, the dangerous, and the nostalgic. ...
Rob Walker: Getting closer to landfills and was... [Published Design Observer: Main Posts - May 19 2014]
The Macro City conference in the Bay Area includes "field trips" to examine "overlooked networks of infrascture that surrounds us," firsthand. ...
Th3 N3w Drama [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 17 2014]
Rob Walker investigates the work of Sophia Le Fraga, who translates classic 20th-century absurdist literature into emoji: “ TH3 B4LD 50PRAN0 ” [above] takes the form of a video that lasts a little less than 9 minutes. It’s another reworking of a celebrated ...
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