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first_imgBy his sheer grit and determination, a poor teenage boy from a remote village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan has won laurels by getting prizes and awards, thanks to his teachers’ guidance and an educational quality support programme honing his skills.High scoresFifteen-year-old Dharma Ram has excelled in both academics and extra-curricular activities, winning prizes in athletics, kabaddi and inter-school arts competitions, in addition to scoring high marks in his science subject. He is at present a student of Class X at the Government Senior Secondary school in Dhandhaniya Bhaila village.Financial hurdlesDharma started his education at the age of six years in his native Jati Bandhu village, when his family was struggling to make ends meet. His father was working at a stone quarry and mother was battling the last stage of cancer.During his early days in school, Dharma’s teachers sensed his thirst for knowledge and encouraged him to polish his talent. The young boy’s confidence and resolution grew with the passage of time. In addition to his keen interest in science, he emerged as an all-rounder student.Dharma lost his mother to cancer and his father quit his daily job at the mines due to failing health, while the family survived on occasional stints at the stone quarries. Despite such tough conditions, Dharma has excelled in academics and won several medals at the State-level science quiz competitions.Science teacher Dharma told The Hindu from Dhandhaniya Bhaila village that he aspires to be a science teacher. He is getting help from the Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme, which covers his school. His family comprising two brothers, a sister and father continues to face financial hurdles.Represents schoolThe young boy has recently won first prize in a State-level science exhibition organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. He was also sent to represent his school at a State-level science quiz competition, where he won the third prize and was encouraged to continue pursuing his aspirations in the field of science.School principal Lalit Kumar said Dharma, consistently a topper in his class, was preparing hard for his examinations due next month.last_img read more


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first_imgThe next sales pitch for one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines may turn out to be: No runway? No problem!SpiceJet Ltd., an Indian budget carrier that’s seen its stock zoom 10-fold in three years, wants to open up the third-biggest aviation market even more. That means targeting the billion Indians who’ve never flown before, either because they can’t afford it or because they don’t live near a functioning airport.The airline is in talks with Japan’s Setouchi Holdings Inc. to buy about 100 amphibious Kodiak planes that can land anywhere, including on water, gravel or in an open field. The deal, valued at about $400 million, would help SpiceJet capitalize on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to connect the vast nation by air without waiting for billions of dollars in upgrades to colonial-era infrastructure.“Airports are in short supply in India,” SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh said. “Lots of the growth in India is happening in small markets, but those small markets have little or no connectivity. So we are looking for a solution where we can get flights to places where no airports exist.”While negotiations continue, Hiroshima-based Setouchi plans to conduct a demonstration water landing in November, said Go Okazaki, an executive managing director in the overseas business division. He couldn’t estimate when the deal would close.India’s airlines handled 100 million domestic passengers last year, making it the No. 3 market behind China and the U.S. To handle growth, India will need at least 2,100 new planes worth $290 billion in the next 20 years, Boeing Co. estimates.Modi unveiled a plan in 2015 to bring aviation to the remotest parts of the world’s seventh-biggest land mass. The government program subsidizes airfares while offering free landing and parking to airlines. Modi envisages domestic ticket sales quintupling in the next decade to half a billion units.About 97 percent of India’s 1.3 billion people have never been on an airplane, according to SpiceJet. But there’s a problem finding places to pick up and drop off those passengers.Only about 75 of the 450 areas designated by the Indian government as an airport or airstrip currently handle commercial flights. That exacerbates the stress on major airports in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, where hardly any landing slots are available.Infrastructure at most of those dormant airports — runways, control towers, terminals and maintenance sheds — has suffered decades of neglect, making the sites unusable.That’s where SpiceJet’s amphibious strategy comes in. The Kodiak aircraft, which can seat either 10 or 14 people, is capable of taking off or landing on a 300-meter strip of water or land, and has a range of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles.) That’s about the distance between Mumbai and Bengaluru.The sales agreement could be finalized in as soon as three months, SpiceJet said. The planes, made by Sandpoint, Idaho-based Quest Aircraft Co., could allow SpiceJet to land at as many as 300 of India’s currently unused airports, Okazaki said.“The basic logic for this is that in India, we need last-mile connectivity,” Singh said. “The amphibian plane opens up a lot of areas, creates a lot of flexibility.”They also would save a lot of time for Mihin Rosie, who regularly travels from her job in southern India to her hometown in the far eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Tibet and Myanmar.Rosie, 29, now flies from Bengaluru to Guwahati, takes a train to Ziro and then rides a bus or car to her family in Hapoli — an 18-hour expedition. Air service between Guwahati and Hapoli could save her 15 hours, she said.The Kodiak planes also could be deployed to tourist sites such as the western lake-town of Udaipur, where the airport is far away from the main city, Singh said.“High-end tourists use amphibious aircraft at exotic locations all over the world,” said Amber Dubey, a New Delhi-based partner and India head of aerospace and defense at KPMG. “There’s no reason why it can’t be successful in India.”Still, hurdles remain before SpiceJet can start scheduling amphibious flights.The government doesn’t allow single-engine aircraft to fly commercially because of safety concerns, and any airline trying to operate amphibious aircraft likely will face opposition from environmental groups, local communities and nongovernmental organizations, Dubey said.“We’ve taken this idea to the government, and the government seems to be very enthusiastic,” Singh said.India’s aviation regulators are studying whether to allow such planes into the commercial fleet and are reviewing a list of about 20 proposed landing sites, a government official said, asking not to be identified because of government rules. Decisions are likely by year’s end, the official said.India’s aviation secretary, R.N. Choubey, didn’t respond to a request for comment.Singh’s relentless optimism helped him bring SpiceJet back from the brink of extinction in 2014 after it defaulted on a $2.2 million fuel bill. Since then, shares have outperformed the Bloomberg World Airlines Index, pushing SpiceJet’s market valuation to 85.6 billion rupees ($1.3 billion).A potential deal with closely held Setouchi Holdings will cap a recent spending spree by SpiceJet. In September, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft said it concluded a firm purchase agreement with SpiceJet for as many as 50 Q400 turboprop airliners, valued at $1.7 billion.The Gurgaon-based airline also began an order contest that month between Boeing and Airbus for wide-body aircraft, indicating it plans to offer discounted long-distance flights to markets including Europe, Singh told Bloomberg TV on Sept. 7.“Once local communities support seaplane operations and the benefits become visible, we may see seaplanes take off all over the vast Indian coastline,” Dubey said. “It’s a revolution waiting to happen.”© Bloomberg Related Itemslast_img read more


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first_img“The league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach or trainer does not stand for the anthem. (Teams do not have the discretion to waive this rule),” the memo says.The memo builds on discussions held by the NBA’s Board of Governors this week, and follows up on one Silver and players association executive director Michele Roberts sent to players recently.It recommends that teams organize internal discussions to hear the players’ perspectives, if they haven’t already, and to start or expand programs within their communities.“The players have embraced their roles in those efforts and we are proud of the work they do in our communities,” Tatum wrote.The memo was first reported by ESPN.com.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight St. Benilde records first win in final game in PVLcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Golden State Warriors line up during the national anthem prior to Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The NBA is recommending teams address fans or show videos expressing themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem.A memo was sent to teams Friday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem .ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum suggested teams use their opening games “to demonstrate your commitment to the NBA’s core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.”He recommended an address by a player or coach to fans before the anthem, or a video featuring players or community leaders speaking about important issues and showing photos from past community events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe league’s preseason schedule begins Saturday with two games, including the NBA champion Golden State Warriors hosting Denver.Tatum said the league supports and encourages players to express their views on matters that are important to them, while reminding of the rule that players, coaches and trainers stand respectfully for the anthem.last_img read more


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first_imgCrystal Palace scored two goals from the 89th minute to beat 10-man Watford 2-1 and climb out of the English Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season on Tuesday.In a dramatic finale at Selhurst Park, Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley was sent off in the 87th for a second yellow card and conceded an equalizer to Bakary Sako in the 89th.Having lost their opening seven league games without scoring — an English top-flight record — Palace have been rejuvenated since Hodgson, 70, took charge and are now in 17th place on 14 points and out of the bottom three for the first time.”We’ve got an awful long way to go but we are making a fist of it,” former England manager Hodgson, who replaced the sacked Frank de Boer in September, said.”I am really pleased with how hard the players are trying even when things aren’t going our way.”When you win a game in the last minute it says a lot for the players’ character and it’s great for the fans. They go home as happy as we are.”WORST DISPLAYS It was actually one of the worst Palace displays under Hodgson and Watford will be kicking themselves for not wrapping up the points before halftime.The visitors went ahead after three minutes when Daryl Janmaat was given far too much space to head in Richarlison’s chipped cross at the back post.It was actually one of the worst Palace displays under Hodgson and Watford will be kicking themselves for not wrapping up the points before halftime.advertisementThe visitors went ahead after three minutes when Daryl Janmaat was given far too much space to head in Richarlison’s chipped cross at the back post.Wilfried Zaha had a hand in both of Palace’s goals, the first scored when Sako shinned the ball in after it came back to him from Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes’s close-range save.Zaha then tricked his way past Janmaat on the left side of the box before picking out McArthur to score with a low shot.Palace are now unbeaten in their last six league games and a point above the drop zone while Watford, who are in ninth place on 22 points, have taken one point from their last four matches.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more


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first_img Continue Reading Previous The app I triedNext Just because machines can talk, doesn’t mean they’re smart Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.center_img I must admit that I’m generally more focused on the actual “doing” side of things rather than the business-level “who is doing what to/with who” end of the stick. I’m not saying that this is a good or bad thing — it’s just the way I’m wired. Thus, when I see an announcement about a group of companies forming an alliance, I may be vaguely interested, but I typically don’t get overly excited, unless something catches my eye…Which leads us to today’s announcement that a group of like-minded companies have formed the Embedded Tools Alliance (ETA). The reason this particular announcement attracted my attention is that I know one of the players — Jacob Beningo, who is the founder of the Beningo Embedded Group. In addition to presenting numerous papers at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) over the years, Jacob has kindly sat on a number of panels hosted by yours truly. This is, of course, one of the reasons for attending conferences in the first place: meeting one’s peers and networking furiously.So, what is the ETA and why have these companies formed it? Well, as we all know to our cost, the embedded developers’ toolbox is complex and involves many components: the IDE (Integrated Development Environment), compilers, debuggers, trace tools, test tools, debug and flash programming hardware, the target operating system, and the target middleware, to name but a few. Choosing the right components is enormously complex and prompts a huge number of questions, each of which takes time to answer and poses risk to the project’s success:Do they work on the same host OS? Which versions need to be used? How should they be configured? Do they interoperate correctly? Do they work together to produce an optimal result? Have they been validated? Has the combination of these components been validated or certified?Just to add to the fun and frivolity, the embedded marketplace is fragmented with a huge number of suppliers. Some large, vertically-integrated companies try to offer every component required, but the members of the ETA feel that this approach may stagnate innovation, limit choice, and prevent users from choosing best-in-class solutions that address the specific needs of their projects.Thus, the ETA’s mission is to help customers select the best components from a number of different suppliers, safe in the knowledge that the individual components are of the highest quality, proven to work together, and do exactly what’s required, thereby allowing users to concentrate on their development work rather than fighting with a disparate set of legacy tools and environments.ETA Manifesto The Embedded Tools Alliance is a collaboration of industry-leading independent embedded system vendors.Individually, our members offer high-quality solutions addressing at least one aspect of embedded software development. When combined together, our members’ offerings provide best-in-class solutions for embedded developers seeking the widest range of features to help complete their project on time, with the best possible technical results, and highest quality.Through technical collaboration, we ensure our products interoperate correctly, smoothly, and simply.Through marketing and sales, we promote our combined solutions to ensure we can offer our customers a superior choice of components to meet their specific requirements.ETA Members Members of the ETA are recognized industry leaders supporting a wide range of embedded microcontrollers from multiple vendors. They offer proven products and solutions with validated quality and interoperability whilst offering leading edge features, benefits, and support. At the time of this writing, these members are as follows:SOMNIUM Technologies: SOMNIUM is a leading supplier of embedded C/C++ development tools. SOMNIUM DRT is the only product on the market offering a seamless upgrade path from entry level tools to a professional, fully supported environment with leading edge debug tools and validated, highly optimized code generation using SOMNIUM’s patented resequencing technology. Using DRT will save you time, money and help you get the best technical results.SOMNIUM will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2017 on March 14- 6 in Nuremberg. See them in Hall 4 stand 170 for a demo of SOMNIUM DRT. SOMNIUM will also be exhibiting at Microchip’s partner village in Hall 1 stand 510 where they will also be giving presentations and demos of DRT products every day March 14-16. SOMNIUM will also be presenting and demonstrating DRT working with VectorCast on the Vector Software stand on March 14 at 13:00.P&E Microcomputer Systems: An industry trendsetter since 1980, PEmicro provides high-quality in-circuit development and production programming solutions for the embedded market. Features of PEmicro’s products include in-circuit debug, trace, live data streaming, power measurement, RTOS awareness, GDB integration, stand-alone programming, gang programming, automation, and more.PEmicro’s debug technology and Multilink hardware provide for a cost-effective and feature-rich development platform. PEmicro’s Cyclone production programmers provide unrivaled features and performance to enable high quality manufacturing. PEMicro are committed to providing prompt, knowledgeable, customer support.PEmicro will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2017 March 14th – March 16th in Hall 4 Booth 123 where they will be demonstrating new RTOS awareness features in our debug software as well as barcode driven production programming.Percepio: Percepio Tracealyzer reveals what is actually going on in embedded and IoT systems during runtime. Trace the real-time behavior of your operating system and application, gain insight with sophisticated visualization, avoid guesswork, boost your productivity, locate bottlenecks, and improve performance. Over 25 linked views designed to illustrate different aspects of runtime behavior and relationships. Available for multiple operating systems, including FreeRTOS, SafeRTOS, µC/OS, ThreadX, Keil RTX5, Linux, and VxWorks.Percepio will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2017 in Hall 4 stand 305, and Microchip’s partner village (Hall 1 stand 510) where they will be presenting and giving demonstrations of Tracealyzer.Runtime: Runtime provides cloud-based IoT device management and is a complete solutions provider for consumer, medical, commercial, and industrial IoT applications. Free, open source software is essential to all Runtime offerings. Apache Mynewt includes the world’s first open source, controller-level Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 stack for MCUs and a highly efficient OIC 1.1 application framework. The OS was built for manageability, both pre- and post-deployment. Runtime also contributes to the Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, embedded middleware components, and network protocol stack initiatives.Runtime provides commercial support for Apache Mynewt and, soon, Zephyr. Runtime’s Developer Cloud exploits the intrinsic management hooks in Apache Mynewt and includes secure boot and over-the-air upgrade, continuous integration, crash dump analysis, and rich performance statistics across MCU, transceiver, and OS tasks. Deployment Cloud exploits the same hooks, but at massive scale.Runtime will be attending Embedded World 2017. To speak with Runtime, please email .Solid Sands: The C programming language is powering the fabric of our infrastructure as well as the embedded systems in our cars, factories, and homes. We’d better make sure it is good. Solid Sands is the one-stop shop for C and C++ compiler and library testing, validation, and safety services. Solid Sands’ SuperTest is the largest compiler test and validation suite and it has a unique level of coverage. It also includes tests aimed at compiler internals such as analyses, transformations, and optimizations, and the code generator. Its POSIX-based user interface seamlessly integrates into any compiler development or user environment, and allows for easy addition of new tests and cross-platform validation support. SuperTest helps its customers to achieve the compiler quality level that is required by the ISO language and functional safety standards.SOMNIUM use Solid Sands’ SuperTest as part of their compiler test and validation process. Solid Sands will be attending Embedded World 2017 and will be presenting at the Vector Software stand on Wednesday March 15 at 13:00. Contact for an appointment at EW2017.Beningo Embedded Group: Beningo Embedded’s mission is to accelerate innovation, time-to-market and technical expertise. Our mission is accomplished through world-class consulting, design, and training services. We dramatically transform our clients’ businesses by improving product quality, cost, and time-to-market. Resource-constrained, microcontroller-based systems are our expertise and we have helped clients in areas such as software and process audits, architect and design software, optimize for low power operation, remotely update their systems securely, develop drivers, and integrate middleware, along with designing, educating, and advising on real-time, RTOS-based systems.Jacob Beningo will be demonstrating SOMNIUM DRT and Percepio TraceAlyzer at Embedded World 2017 in Microchip’s partner village (Hall 1 stand 510).Arrgggh — I so wish I was going to be at Embedded World this year. 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first_imgAfter all the hassle during the World Cup earlier this year, Julen Lopetegui would now feel it was not worth it as his tenure as a Real Madrid coach came to an abrupt end late on Monday.He lasted just 140 days as the Real Madrid boss and was replaced by the Castilla manager Santiago Solari. He only managed 14 games at Real, the second least since Jose Antonio Camacho in 2004, who managed six games. He now has the lowest win percentage of the club’s last five managers, with just 42.86 during his 14 games in charge.Under Lopetegui, Real won four and lost four matches in the La Liga and drew two. In the Champions League, they won two and lost one but still top Group G.But, being at Real Madrid, this is not enough. You are expected to win all the games and losing these many matches usually means doom.Flashback to June, Spain were being considered as one of the top dogs for the World Cup, thanks to Lopetegui’s good work with the 2010 champions. However, all hell broke loose before La Roja’s first game of the tournament against Portugal when a surprise announcement from Florentino Perez took the Spanish FA by storm.Also read – Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui, appoint Santiago Solari interim coachBeing shaken himself a few weeks back after Zinedine Zidane decided to step down, Perez this time decided to knowingly or unknowingly…only he would know…surprise a few Spanish bosses. The Los Blancos president announced that Lopetegui will take over the reins at Real after the World Cup and all this happened while Spain were preparing for their first clash against Portugal and without Luis Rubiales’s being in the know how.advertisementAnd, that did not go down well with Rubiales — Lopetegui was sacked immediately with Fernando Hierro taking over as interim coach. Quite expectedly, Spain did not do well and were knocked out by hosts Russia in the Round of 16.But, this was none of Lopetegui’s concern it seemed. He was happy at Madrid and didn’t want any piece of what happened in Moscow. For him, it was about giving his best for Real Madrid and taking the club forward after three consecutive Champions League victories under Zinedine Zidane and powered by Cristiano Ronaldo.However, Ronaldo left for Juventus after nine successful years and Lopetegui had to pin his hopes on Welshman Gareth Bale and youngsters in Marco Asensio, Isco and their new No.7 in Mariano Diaz, who along with Vinicius Junior, were set to woo the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu. Also, in came right-back Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad and that was it for business.And, all was well in pre-season and Bale was scoring and it seemed that he is enjoying the freedom…away from the Ronaldo’s shadows. But, as the season kicked off, the goals dried up and after a point, not only Bale, no one was firing and that was when, Bernabeu realised what they were missing. Real Madrid lost 5-1 to Barcelona in the recent El Clasico (AP Photo)Real had made their worst start in years and two weeks back they lost to Levante to home to suffer their third straight loss in the Spanish top flight. Not only that, the club also set an unwanted record of 482 minutes without scoring a goal. Thankfully, Marcelo finally snapped their long spell without a goal by smashing into the net in the second half. But, they couldn’t rally from behind to get a point even against a much less-fancied Levante side.Lopetegui was hanging by a thread. After so much success, Perez and the Real fans were not going to take anything like this from their club. His next assignment was in the Champions League and his team did hold on to a 2-1 win against Czech side Plzen but the weekend’s El Clasico against Barcelona was going to be his litmus test…and he failed.Barcelona thrashed Real 5-1 and went eight points ahead of Real and sent them to No.9 in the league table — five points away from the fourth spot, currently held by Atletico Madrid, who have 19 points from 10 games.Time was up for him it seemed as links to former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte grew stronger. And, on Monday, his sob story finally came to an expected end.Lopetegui, therefore, became the coach to serve the least amount of time as Real coach since the turn of the millennium. Vicente Del Bosque served the most with 1,315 days to his name. The closest to Lopetgui in terms of least days served is Juande Ramos, who served as Real coach from 2008 to 2009. He was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini, who served a year from 2009 to 2010.advertisement Julen Lopetegui just managed 14 games at Real Madrid since taking over in June (AP Photo)The last three Real Madrid managers before Lopetegui were Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane. While Zidane served 879 days before walking away at the start of the season, Benitez managed Real for 216 days before getting the sack and Mourinho before that had managed Real for 1,101 days.With little or no options left, Real would be hoping to replace Lopetegui with someone, who can guide them out of the slump to begin with. With all the big names unavailable and Conte reportedly having refused for the time being, Real have the likes of Laurent Blanc, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez and even former Arsenal coach and out of job Arsene Wenger as well.But, for now, the charges remain with Solari and his first assignment will be versus Spanish second division side Melilla in the Copa del Rey.last_img read more


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first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The new Coaches’ Poll top 25 has been released following the 12th week of the 2018 college football regular season.Week 12 of the 2018 college football season didn’t look that appealing on paper, but we ended up having a pretty crazy afternoon.There was one major upset, with West Virginia falling to Oklahoma State, and several other major programs struggled to pull away. Alabama was tied with The Citadel at halftime and Ohio State needed overtime to get past Maryland.So, there have been some changes to the Coaches’ Poll heading into the 13th week of the 2018 regular season.Here’s the new poll:1Alabama11-01599631–1/12Clemson11-0153512–2/43Notre Dame11-0147003–3/114Michigan10-1138704–4/225Georgia10-1134705–2/66Oklahoma10-1125206–5/117Washington State10-111950927/NR8Louisiana State9-2111501024/249Central Florida10-0110801129/2310Ohio State10-1109108-22/1011Texas8-381601437/NR12West Virginia8-276607-56/2013Florida8-3748016311/NR14Penn State8-374201518/2015Utah State10-1704013-213/NR16Washington8-368701716/1917Utah8-3551019216/NR18Kentucky8-3502021312/NR19Syracuse8-3432012-712/NR20Mississippi State7-4397023314/NR21Northwestern7-43020NR521/NR22Boise State9-2297024217/NR23Fresno State9-21190NR417/NR24Army9-2970NR424/NR25Pittsburgh7-4900NR825/NRThe new AP Poll will be released at 2 p.m. E.T. Stay tuned.last_img read more


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first_imgNova Scotia Provincial Parks are opening for another season of camping, hiking, picnics and exploring nature’s resorts. “We believe that our parks are a great part of our province’s charm,” said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “We are looking forward to another season of outdoor recreation. Our parks are the perfect place to experience active living and healthy lifestyles.” Cape Chignecto in Cumberland County opened May 9, and Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park in Colchester County begins daily operations on Thursday, May 15. On Friday, May 16, all day-use provincial parks will open, as well as the following camping parks: Blomidon, Kings County Dollar Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality Ellenwood Lake, Yarmouth County Porters Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality Rissers Beach, Lunenburg County Thomas Raddall, Queens County The Islands, Shelburne County The rest of Nova Scotia’s provincial parks open mid-June. For the comfort and safety of all campers, an alcohol-free period will be in effect at all provincial parks until July 2. Because of post-tropical storm Noel, and routine spring clean up, repairs may cause some inconvenience to park users. Some areas of parks will be closed for repair work, but Department of Natural Resources staff are working to minimize the disruption. Park users are asked to respect warning signs advising users to keep out of closed areas. For more information about the alcohol ban, provincial parks and for online campsite reservations, visit www.novascotiaparks.ca . Reservations can also be made by telephone, toll-free, between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., at 1-888-544-3434.last_img read more


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first_imgJaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30, based on the life of educationist Anand Kumar, who runs the Super 30 programme for IIT-JEE aspirants from poor families, has been declared tax-free in the state. Making the announcement on Twitter on July 18, Gehlot wrote: “Super 30, based on the real story of Anand Kumar, is an inspiring film of recent times. It is an excellent example of exceptional will power and determination, that despite all odds, success is achievable.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot”We must take inspiration from such films and imbibe the value of ‘excellence in education’ in the youth of our society today. I hereby declare this film tax-free in the state of Rajasthan,” he added. Super 30, which acknowledges the importance of teachers in the building society, has already been made tax-free by the Bihar government. In Rajasthan, Kota is witnessing a huge footfall of students for the movie. The movie collected over Rs 50 crore at the box-office within three days of its release on July 12.last_img read more


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first_imgWWE Diva and USO representative Eve Torres left no doubt who was the king of the ring among the eight-competitor field by winning the NBC reality show competition “Stars Earn Stripes.”Eve Torres dropped by for a Labor Day visit with sailors and military families at the USO Naval Great Lakes in North Chicago.Credit/Copyright: T. E. Klein / USO via USO.orgTorres, who selected the USO as her charity of choice, earned $150,000 for the USO’s Operation Enduring Care by defeating Olympic skier Picabo Street and actor Dean Cain in the final challenge and the renowned wrestler could not be more proud of her victory.“‘Stars Earn Stripes’ was one of the best experiences of my life,” Torres told WWE.com. “I went in assuming I was the underdog because I didn’t have the military experience. The USO is a really important organization and I know that this win is really important to the troops.”Operation Enduring Care is a part of the wider USO Warrior and Family Care and raises funds to help the wounded, ill and injured troops and their families and caregivers while constructing two warrior and family centers — one at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., one in Fort Belvoir, Va.Torres revealed earlier how important supporting the troops and their families was to her and the WWE, a strong supporter of our nation’s military and she credited her training and mental toughness with giving her the edge needed to prevail.“I think being a WWE Diva is a tough job; there’s lots we do that’s not seen on television, constantly working and trying to better ourselves,” Torres told WWE.com. “And I really think that hard work and dedication from being a WWE Diva is probably what set me apart from the other competitors.”Source:USO.orglast_img read more


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first_imgCanadian talent nominated at the 89th Academy AwardsHoward Barish, co-producer (13th), Documentary (Feature)Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival), Sound EditingBernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye (Arrival), Sound MixingRyan Gosling (La La Land), Actor in a Leading RoleShawn Levy, co-producer (Arrival), Best PictureTheodore Ushev (Blind Vaysha), Short Film (Animated), National Film Board of CanadaPatrice Vermette (Arrival), Production DesignDenis Villeneuve (Arrival), DirectingAbout Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. Facebook “On behalf of everyone at Telefilm Canada, I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Canadian Oscar nominees. This recognition of Canadian talent and creativity shines brightly on the world stage,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada.“Over the last 50 years, Telefilm Canada has grown with the Canadian audiovisual industry, which has matured into a vital sector of activity at home and abroad. We are proud of the talent that our industry has developed, and continues to develop, as today’s Oscar nominations clearly demonstrates.“Canadians around the country have much to be proud of today and I wish the very best of luck to all the Canadians who are in the running for an Oscar this year.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


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first_imgJERUSALEM — A U.S. firm that makes fundraising software says it has suspended the account of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel following a complaint by a pro-Israel group that the campaign has links to militant groups.Donorbox confirmed early Friday that the BDS campaign’s account was temporarily blocked while it investigates the allegations.The decision comes in response to a complaint from Shurat HaDin, an Israeli advocacy group that files lawsuits around the world against Israel’s foes, submitted in co-ordination with Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry.San Francisco-based Donorbox says its decision does not mean that it considers BDS to be a “nefarious” organization. It says it is merely suspended the account while it conducts a review.The BDS movement called the Israeli move “McCarthyite.”The Associated Presslast_img read more


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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said yesterday it identified the alternative routes to assist air operators in providing safe flights with minimum disruption to passengers. In coordination with its Contracting States and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the agency hopes to maintain the flow of traffic on major international routes between Europe and South-East Asia.These alternate routes circumvent the north and southern Persian Gulf airspace. ICAO will continue to monitor the situation through its headquarters in Montreal as well as regional offices.


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first_imgPandemic Board Game for  $24.99Save humanity from the ravages of disease and do it on a Friday night with your friends. Normally this game costs $40, but Best Buy has it for a mere $25 right now.Get the Pandemic Board Game at Best Buy for $24.99 SanDisk 1TB Ultra 3D NAND SATA III SSD for $143The best and easiest way to get an instant performance boost from your PC or console is to replace whatever drive you have in there right now with an SSD. Unless you have an m.2 drive or Optane memory or something. Leave that in, but add this for your second secondary memory.See the SanDisk 1TB internal SSD for $143 at Amazon Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection for $43.96Walmart’s got the complete 8-film Harry Potter collection on Blu-ray, on sale, ahead of Black Friday. You don’t need to piece together your Harry Potter HD collection any longer. Get them all in one fell swoop. This is a great gift for the Potter fan in your life, too.Get Harry Potter: the Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray for $43.96 at Walmart AOMAIS Sport II Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $15.99I have at least 4 Bluetooth speakers, and I can’t stop myself from buying more. This one is calling out to me pretty hard, to be honest. It’s so cheap! But I must resist. Four Bluetooth speakers is probably 4 too many when you have a Bluetooth stereo receiver.See the AOMAIS Bluetooth speaker for $15.99 at Amazon 1200A Peak Car Battery Pack $39.99This is the deal that won’t die. Since it’s November, I can’t make any spooky Halloween references anymore, which is a huge bummer. But I can recommend everyone get themselves a booster pack to protect against a dead battery in the cold of night. Spooky? Perhaps. But it doesn’t have to be,Use code 85MRGJ79 to get the 1200A battery pack with USB 3.0 port for $39.99last_img read more


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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sergeant Ensa Wilson of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Unit said, “It is our duty to safeguard all children living in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we encourage persons to report child abuse by making use of all available resources.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 9, 2016 – The woman arrested in the case of the death of a six year old boy in Bottle Creek, North Caicos will spend life behind bars.  Darlene Saint Louis, 34 years old, was on Thursday December 8, 2016 found guilty of the death of her own son in an investigation dating back to September 2015 where the youngster was found unconscious and unresponsive.  The judge in the case gave a zero tolerance speech against child abuse.  The trial, which started on November 28 exposed that the boy was found with bruises all over his little body.  Police count the close of this trial as a victory in the courtroom in a case which shocked the small communities of North and by extension, all in the Turks and Caicos. Related Items:last_img read more


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first_imgDan Costa is now senior VP of content for Ziff Davis and editor-in-chief for PC Mag, harnessing his 17 years in technology journalism.”I’ve seen the history of Ziff Davis, both in its heydays and missteps. Now is a great time for the company,” says Costa, a senior editor of PC Mag for over five years prior to his promotions. Costa covered consumer electronics for PC Magazine since 2005 and was editor of the CNET Fortune Technology Review, managing editor at Workstationplanet.com, and columnist at Computer Shopper. With Ziff Davis’ network of sites (PCMag.com, Geek.com, ExtremeTech.com andLogicBUY.com) attracting a 75 percent increase in visits and a 48 percentincrease in page views this past year, the development of device-specific contentis vital. “We’ve done really well in terms of digital and web publishing. If youlook at the number of devices out there, you see that’s really a huge marketfor us.” As both the staff and traffic of Ziff Davis continue to grow, Costa stands by hiring young, passionate digital natives in order to bestdevelop their content and appeal to their fast-paced, digital- savvy audience. A display of the company’s growth, PC Mag increased their labs-tested product reviews from 1200 to over 2000 this past year. Costa plans to keep product reviews at the core of PC Mag‘s mission, as well as developing the best content to ensure increased traffic. In his new role as VP of Content, Costa emphasizes the importance of tailoring contentspecifically to devices.”One of my goals is to develop products that really fit the way readers interact with the content. It’s important to look at thesedevices and realize the content needs to match the device you’re making it for.”Using new technology and digital platforms, Costa says the company isable to scale in ways they never have before.”I see the longer road map we have ahead of us for the company,” saysCosta.last_img read more


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first_imgDoctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Karnataka, wearing bandages stage a demonstration against the brutal assault on fellow medicos of West Bengal and press for adequate protection for their counterparts, in Bengaluru on June 14, 2019.IANSDespite the Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister’s appeal to keep the protests symbolic, the private hospitals in the state were shut for all out-patient department and non-essential health services on Monday, June 17. Shivanand S Patil had on Sunday appealed to the doctors in the state to limit their protest and not cause any obstruction to patient services.The minister had said that he was in support of the doctors and was empathetic to their situation. He said that it is the duty of the government to ensure the safety of the doctors and that they should not face any trouble while discharging their duties.The nationwide strike was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the wake of the recent attack on two junior doctors at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal by the patient’s family members on June 10.”All non-essential services including OPDs will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am the next day. All emergency and casualty services will continue to function,” said the statement issued by IMA. However, the government hospitals in the state will continue its services and will function without any halt.Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has also requested the doctors to ensure a peaceful strike. “Assault on anyone is unacceptable. I condemn the attack on the doctors and request the doctors on strike today to ensure that their protest is peaceful and does not cause any problems to the patients,” read his tweet. NIMHANS doctors striketwitterAccording to the reports, more than 15,000 hospitals in the state are taking part in the nationwide strike and thousands of doctors will also join the silent protests. The most affected patients in Bengaluru are from the National Institue of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), where a large number of people have lined up for health services despite the nationwide protest. A large chunk of these people has come from other states for treatment.While most of the private hospitals in Bengaluru have supported IMA’s nationwide strike, several hospitals have disregarded the solidarity protest by the medical fraternity by not shutting their medical services.last_img read more


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first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target No two people are exactly the same, and their assistive robotic wearables shouldn’t be, either.Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed a machine-learning algorithm to help tailor soft exosuits.“Before, if you had three different users walking with assistive devices, you would need three different assistance strategies,” research co-author Myunghee Kim, postdoctoral research fellow at SEAS, said in a statement.AdChoices广告“Finding the right control parameters for each wearer used to be a difficult, step-by-step process,” she continued. “Not only do all humans walk a little differently, but the experiments required to manually tune parameters are complicated and time-consuming.”But the new formula, detailed in the journal Science Robotics, cuts through that variability to rapidly identify how best to minimize energy used for walking.Drawing on real-time measurements like breathing rate, the algorithm can direct the exosuit on when and where to deliver assistive force to improve hip extension.“It is critical that the right assistance is delivered at the right time so [wearable robots] can work synergistically with the wearer,” lead researcher and Wyss Institute faculty member Conor Walsh explained.This method—”an effective and fast way to optimize control parameter settings”—allowed the team to achieve “a huge improvement in metabolic performance,” co-author and SEAS postdoctoral fellow Ye Ding said.In fact, the technology reduced metabolic cost by 17.4 percent, compared to walking without an assistive wearable.“Optimization and learning algorithms will have a big impact on future wearable robotic devices designed to assist a range of behaviors,” according to lead researcher Scott Kuindersma, an assistant professor of engineering and computer sciences at SEAS. “These results show that optimizing even very simple controllers can provide a significant, individualized benefit to users while walking.”Moving forward, the team plans to apply their optimization scheme to a more complex device that assists multiple joints—like the hip and ankle—at the same time.“Extending these ideas to consider more expressive control strategies and people with diverse needs and abilities will be an exciting next step,” Kuindersma said. (Pun intended?)center_img Google Algorithm Detects Lung Cancer Better Than Human DoctorsFacebook Changes Algorithm, Promises More Personalized News Feed last_img read more


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first_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters , Physical Review X This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Chiral zero sound found in Weyl semimetals (2019, June 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-chiral-weyl-semimetals.html More information: Zhida Song et al. Hear the Sound of Weyl Fermions, Physical Review X (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.9.021053 . On Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.09926 The marriage of topology and magnetism in a Weyl systemcenter_img In a typical metal, electrons will move from a hot region to a cold one, carrying both heat and charge. In Weyl semimetals, however, the electrons near the Weyl points form quasiparticles that, in a magnetic field, can contribute to heat conduction without transporting charge [1, 2]. This charge-less transport arises because the contribution of charge from two pairs of Weyl points cancel each other out (inset). Credit: APS/Alan Stonebraker A pair of researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has found that a chiral zero sound (CZS) effect can be induced in Weyl semimetals. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, Zhida Song and Xi Dai describe their experiments with Weyl semimetals and what they found. © 2019 Science X Network , arXiv Weyl semimetals have only recently been discovered, though they were predicted to exist in 1929 by Herman Weyl. They are topological materials in which electronic excitations exhibit massless behavior. Prior research has shown that fermions that adhere to Weyl’s theorem exist as quasiparticles in some solids—those that have electron energy bands that cross at points close to the Fermi energy. Notably, they behave differently than electrons in metals—they exhibit the chiral magnetic effect. This effect is observed when a Weyl metal is exposed to a magnetic field—a current is generated where positive and negative particles move in parallel and anti-parallel to the magnetic field. In such situations, the flow of current is zero because the particles cancel each other out. This changes, however, when the semimetal is placed in a parallel electric current resulting in a quasiparticle flow—an effect known as the chiral anomaly. In this new effort, Song and Dai have shown that the chiral magnetic effect can also lead to a phenomenon called the chiral zero sound (CZS), a newly discovered heat transport mechanism that can be seen in Weyl semimetals. Zero sound comes about due to vibrations, but it is carried by the momentum distribution of electrons when they exist near the Fermi Level. The study reports that they have existed all along, occurring when researchers place a Weyl semimetal in a magnetic field—now, the researchers have observed them in action. They report that the effect contributes to the thermal conductivity of such materials. They also note that its velocity can be modulated by altering the magnetic field. And they note that the effect can be measured using a variety of techniques, such as employing pump and probe. They describe their discovery as a “completely new sound mode carried by Weyl fermions under a magnetic field.”last_img read more