Mitt Romney ‘doing better’ after weekend fall that left him unconscious

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, holds an interview in his new office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. He told reporters on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he is improving after a fall that rendered him unconscious and left him with stitches and bruises to his face. | Cheryl Diaz Meyer, for the Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney took a fall over the weekend that rendered him unconscious and left him with stitches and bruises to his face. “I’m doing better,” the Utah Republican told reporters in Washington, D.C., on Monday. He said he fell while visiting his grandchildren in Boston but… Read More

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Google is boosting AR performance on Android phones with dual cameras

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is updating its augmented reality SDK so that phones with dual cameras can capture better depth information. As noted by Android Police, the most recent update to the Google Play Services for AR app, which is how Google distributes ARCore features, now notes “Dual camera stereo depth on supported devices” in its changelog. For now, it appears that the support will be limited to Google’s own Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which were both released in 2019. The list of compatible ARCore devices on Google’s developer site says that dual camera support will roll out in the coming weeks. Notably, this… Read More

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Man dies after being hit by car while crossing Ogden street

A man walking his bike near the intersection Wall Avenue and 28th Street in Ogden was killed after police say he was struck at by a car on Monday, March 1, 2021. | Adobe Stock image OGDEN — A man walking his bike across a darkly lit Ogden street was killed Monday after police say he was struck at by a car. Sometime after 7 p.m., police say the man was riding his bike eastbound on 28th Street near the intersection of Wall Avenue in Ogden. At some point the man, who Ogden police say was his 60s, dismounted his bike while crossing the street. Shortly after he was struck… Read More

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MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of week 27 in Utah high school sports

Boys Basketball Brenden Allred, Juab (Sr.) Brenden Allred improved his scoring in all four state tournament games for eventual 3A state champion Juab, including tying a career high in the 54-50 championship game victory over San Juan last weekend. Allred’s 23 points was the difference in the narrow victory as he finished the season averaging 9.7 ppg. “Brendon is an excellent example of what a point guard should be. He gets the ball to teammates in the right spots at the right time, but has the ability to finish at the rim and from 3. He can defend and makes those around him better. He played every minute of the… Read More

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COVID-19 exodus from Metro Vancouver offices didn’t make any less work for property managers

Many offices around Metro Vancouver remain mostly vacant as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second year, but it hasn’t made less work for their property managers, according to Adam Spear, head of Warrington PCI Management. “That first initial response in sort of late February, March (of 2020) was all about safety protocols and ensuring they were doing all the right things that could be done,” said Spear, president at the Vancouver management company. At first, much of the additional work involved extra COVID-friendly cleaning for the few employees left behind in offices or in establishing protocols for clients who had workers show up after contracting the virus, Spear said.… Read More

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COVID-19 exodus from Metro Vancouver offices didn’t make any less work for property managers

Many offices around Metro Vancouver remain mostly vacant as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second year, but it hasn’t made less work for their property managers, according to Adam Spear, head of Warrington PCI Management. “That first initial response in sort of late February, March (of 2020) was all about safety protocols and ensuring they were doing all the right things that could be done,” said Spear, president at the Vancouver management company. At first, much of the additional work involved extra COVID-friendly cleaning for the few employees left behind in offices or in establishing protocols for clients who had workers show up after contracting the virus, Spear said.… Read More

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BYU became a lifesaver for Alex Barcello, but he returned the favor

BYU guard Alex Barcello drives during a West Coast Conference basketball game against the Saint Mary’s Gaels in Provo on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. | Annie Barker, Deseret News Where would BYU be without the talented guard? It would be a different team without him Alex Barcello is BYU’s engine, but there was a time two years ago he found himself in a heap of emotional turmoil. Barcello is a tremendous leader, an energized piston in Mark Pope’s lineup. He is the glue that holds the Cougars together in crunch time, beating the shot clock with drives, making shots and key passes, quarterbacking the offense, getting teammates into sets, resets… Read More

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‘Too many empty seats at our kitchen tables’: Salt Lake City joins national day of mourning for COVID-19 victims

Salt Lake City Councilman Darin Mano and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall place lanterns in a tribute to the city’s victims and survivors of COVID-19 outside of the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 1, 2021. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — 146. That’s the number of paper lanterns that lit up the grounds of the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Monday night, a memorial to the 146 residents of Utah’s capitol city that have died from COVID-19. In total, 1,940 Utahns have died from the virus. The event was one of hundreds taking place across the country as local politicians and community… Read More

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Instant analysis: Jazz come up short against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket over Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang, left, and center Rudy Gobert, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 1, 2021. | Gerald Herbert, Associated Press The Utah Jazz lost for the second time in three days with a 129-124 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. High Notes This game kind of had everything you want and don’t want in a basketball game. Back and forth, a ton of highlight plays in the first few minutes alone, both teams playing at an extremely high pace, drama, a comeback, bad… Read More

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Only three seniors on an entire BYU football roster? Cougars open spring practices, but they aren’t really that young

Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake celebrates the win over the UCF Knights with athletic director Tom Holmoe in the Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. BYU won 49-23. The Cougars opened spring practices on Monday, March 1, 2021 hoping to repeat last year’s 11-1 success. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Defensive lineman Uriah Leiataua and safety Jared Kapisi are the only seniors from 2020 who chose to take an ‘extra year,’ but BYU is still classifying last year’s juniors as juniors in 2021 to reflect the idea that their eligibility was frozen in 2020 Calling any BYU football team “young” is… Read More

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