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2011-11-07 16:28:14

International sports federations would like to be able to follow the movements of individual athletes more easily during televised matches, even when they're hidden from view. Today, EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory announces an innovative system that accomplishes this task -- and the implications go far beyond sports. EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory (CVLab), led by professor Pascal Fua, now has a new tool that makes it possible to follow multiple players at once on a field or court,...

2011-10-26 17:45:00

The IOC is pleased to learn that the Executive Committee of the International Mediterranean Games Committee has unanimously called upon all NOC members of its General Assembly to do their utmost to ensure the participation of the NOCs of Israel and Palestine in the next edition of the Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey, in 2013. (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 The IOC is pleased to learn that the Executive Committee of the International Mediterranean Games Committee has unanimously called upon...

2011-10-07 19:30:00

The 5th International Athletesâ Forum gets under way on 8 October in Colorado Springs, with some 100 athletes from five continents taking part in three days of discussions on topics ranging from the International Olympic Committee (IOC)âs Athlete Career Programme to athletesâ entourage, betting and gambling and anti-doping. (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 The 5th International Athletesâ Forum gets under way on 8 October in Colorado Springs, with...

Image 1 - Will Your Next Car Be Controlled By Your Mind?
2011-09-30 07:23:33

Scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland (EPFL), have previously developed a system for the disabled to maneuver wheelchairs by thought transference alone. Nissan Motor Company is now experimenting with the next level of this technology which could lead to vehicles that you can control with your thoughts. Jose del Millan, the EPFL researcher leading the project, said in a statement: “The idea is to blend driver...

2011-09-26 21:30:00

The 14th World Conference on Sport for All came to a successful conclusion in Beijing with 527 participants from around the world issuing a call to action in a unanimously approved final declaration. (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 The 14th World Conference on Sport for All came to a successful conclusion in Beijing with 527 participants from around the world issuing a call to action in a unanimously approved final declaration. The declaration was tabled by International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

2011-08-17 03:30:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Nespresso in the first half of 2011 achieved double-digit growth with more than 15% of its sales generated outside of Europe. Nespresso continued to drive momentum and innovation in the dynamic portioned coffee segment. The category, which accounted for 8% of the total coffee market in 2010, continued to show strong growth in terms of both volume and value. (Photo:...

2011-07-07 00:00:29

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) currently in Durban is on the verge of withdrawing the Olympic recognition of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean. This decision endangers the development of sports on the islands. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 According to NAOC, the Olympic Committee of the Netherlands Antilles, the political structure of the country has considerably changed since 10 October 2010 when this territory, consisting of the Caribbean islands Curacao, St. Maarten, St....


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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