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first_imgFor MFLN VC2019: Relationships for Readiness, we have created a printable IDEA-CATCHER journal you can download and print and use during each session of the conference. The IDEA-CATCHER journal is a holder of doodles, a container of thoughts, and a catcher of ideas for MFLN VC2019: Relationships For Readiness.Doodles are a great way to capture ideas and concepts and visually represent relationships and connections. We encourage you to capture your ideas and thoughts by doodling and drawing in the IDEA-CATCHER during the conference.Using a tool like the IDEA-CATCHER journal to take notes and capture thoughts may be something new for you and that’s great! Doing new things is good for the brain, and note-taking in a new and creative way might help you process the ideas presented in the conference in a new and creative way too.Each MFLN VC2019 session has its own page to catch ideas, and there are instructions and tips on doodling auditory content in real time to get you started. You’ll find extra blank pages for notes and a page to color as well.We encourage you to be creative and make the IDEA-CATCHER your own. Make it pretty or not, draw a little or a lot, and make it messy or keep it neat. Do whatever helps you understand, absorb, and retain what’s presented!Get out all of your colored pencils, pens, and highlighters and fill your IDEA-CATCHER with scribbles and notes and ideas in the order and format that makes the most sense to you.We hope you will share what you doodle during the conference, and if you do we may share it with other participants.Remember, doodling is NOT art! If what you create is more like scribbling than drawing your creation is still fabulous and worthy of sharing.Just snap a picture and tweet @MilFamLn to share! #MFLNVCIf you don’t tweet you can snap a pic and email it to us at milfamln@gmail.com Download and print the IDEA-CATCHER journal (PDF) so you’re ready to doodle! And if you haven’t already- RSVP now for MFLN VC2019: Relationships for Readiness!last_img read more

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first_imgNagaland Director General of Police (DGP) Rupin Sharma has initiated a move to shut moneylenders out of the department.In an order on Wednesday, Mr. Sharma set up a seven-member committee for exploring the possibility of providing short-term loans to police personnel from the Nagaland Police Risk Insurance Scheme (NPRIS).This was primarily to dissuade constables, officers of lower ranks and other staff from taking loans from private moneylenders.“From interactions with police personnel across all units of Nagaland police, we came to know that taking loans from private moneylenders at exorbitant interest rates of up to 25% has become a habit for many,” Mr. Sharma said.It was also learnt that unit commanders and drawing and disbursing offers had sometimes been deducting the principal amount and interest money in cash before demitting the salaries to the bank accounts of the police personnel, his order said.“The degree of financial literacy was not up to the mark and this has created not only financial problems but also fostered other ills in the management of the force,” the order said. The Nagaland police department had about 26,000 employees. Each employee contributed a specific amount – currently ₹150 – every month to NPRIS. The monthly deposit in the scheme from regular contributors works out to an average ₹24,500.“The short-term loan mechanism was being worked out since NPRIS has a system of payouts on retirement or death. This is just the beginning of the process with detailed recommendations expected soon,” Mr. Sharma told The Hindu.The committee headed by ADG (law and order) Renchamo P Kikon has been asked to submit report by April 25.last_img read more

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first_imgUE, Ateneo clash in UAAP lawn tennis finals LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico And although the Lady Tamaraws have staked ownership of the second seed in the tournament, skipper Bernadeth Pons knows they have to stay grounded if they plan to sustain their scorching play into the latter half of the season.“I’m always reminding my teammates that even though we are winning, we should not let up because the season is still a long way from being over,” said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia arena after blasting University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe victory propelled the Lady Tamaraws to a 5-2 record, tied with La Salle at second place.Pons said the team was in an elated mood after winning their last game before the second round, but she knows being complacent is not an option for them. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img “It was a nice finish in the first round, we have five wins against two losses, and we played really well today,” said Pons whose team committed 17 errors against the Golden Tigresses, their best outcome this season after averaging 33.33 miscues per game.“We have to work even harder if we want to replicate in the second round what we did in the first round.”FEU also limited Cherry Rondina who, prior to facing the Lady Tamaraws averaged 23.33 points per game, to just 11 points.“It all began in our training sessions where we talked on how we would stop Sisi,” said Pons who finished with eight points against UST. “Sis likes to hit crosscourt kills so we just have to put blockers on her way and it became effective for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Far Eastern University is the hottest team in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament right now after ending its first round campaign on a four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgFrench swimmer Yannick Agnel crushed the field for the 200m freestyle gold on Monday at the London Olympics. Agnel led from the start and won by body length in 1 minute 43.14 seconds, with South Korea’s Taehwan Park tying with China’s Yang Sun for silver, both clocking 1:44.93.”I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t have a plan for the race and it’s above all my hopes and expectations, especially the time I did,” Agnel said.It’s Agnel’s second gold after he led France home in the 4×100 metres relay Sunday, powering past American ace Ryan Lochte in the home straight.In this race, Lochte was second at the final turn but was pushed off the podium for fourth.”I wasn’t expecting other people to be so slow, especially with all the other competitors like Lochte,” Agnel said.Lochte, who won the 400-metre medley gold Saturday, acknowledged getting his game plan wrong.”I guess I took it out a little too fast. I knew if I wanted to be in the race I had to go out a little. Next time I won’t make that same mistake.”Silver medallist Park, who also was runner-up in Beijing, suggested he never had a chance of winning.”I didn’t get gold. The competitors were such high-ranking athletes, it was an honour to be in the same race,” said Park.”They are so fast,” he chuckled.”I didn’t have enough confidence before the race but my Korean teammates encouraged me by saying good things.”last_img read more

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first_imgIt is 10 minutes after full-time at the Allianz Stadium and, with the home fans long gone, the Manchester United supporters being held in the visiting section continue to revel in the moment.Then out comes a familiar, tall figure onto the playing surface. Marouane Fellaini has been asked to complete a warm-down routine having only featured in the final 15 minutes of the 2-1 win against Juventus.What follows is a mutual appreciation session as the Belgian is serenaded throughout his solo routine, with every single one of the travelling contingent all too aware of the key role he had played in United’s comeback victory. Fellaini, in return, gives the fans a clap and a wave. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! For so many Reds across the world, the midfielder remains the single greatest example of where the current Manchester United are going wrong. Nobody can imagine one of the United engine rooms of years gone by having a space for somebody as cumbersome and physical as Fellaini.And with every gripe about the way in which Jose Mourinho coaches United comes the point that Fellaini is used as a battering ram more often than a slicker, silkier attacker is employed to open up the opposition defence. But time and again the 30-year-old has delivered, with Wednesday in Turin just the latest case in point.“We had no Fellaini to change the direction of the game, like we do so many times,” complained Mourinho after the 1-0 home loss to Juventus for which the midfielder was unavailable due to injury. And after the return success, it was the same player’s impact which the manager believed had made all the difference.“Fellaini gave us an option to be alive again by playing direct, by bringing the game again to the last third, and being in the last third was giving us the chance to create situations like we did,” he said on Wednesday.“We start winning first balls in the air, Massimiliano [Allegri] had to react, had to bring in Andrea Barzagli. When he brings in Barzagli, Juan Cuadrado goes out, and their counter-attack is less dangerous because they are trying to control.”Marouane Fellaini Manchester UnitedIt is hardly the first time Fellaini has dragged Mourinho’s side over the finishing line, and the travelling United supporters needed no reminding of how important he can be as they prepare to head across town for the season’s first Manchester Derby against City on Sunday.To those who spent so long singing ‘Du du du, Marouane Fellaini’ in the emptying Allianz Stadium, Fellaini is the man who has sent them home happy on numerous occasions in recent times. They are the ones who follow United come what may, who get behind anyone donning the club’s colours regardless of whether they were for or against the team selection an hour before kick-off.They know that, for all the conflict over Fellaini’s merit, few can claim to give their all for the cause quite as readily and effectively as the former Everton man.Since Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford he has thrown Fellaini on as a substitute 42 times, and on 19 of those occasions United have been chasing the game – either drawing or losing – at the time of his entrance. They have gone on to win eight of those fixtures, and in both of the big man’s last two appearances he has entered the field with his side trailing and left it having influenced a come-from-behind win.In total, United have scored 25 goals after Fellaini’s introduction in the 42 appearances he has made off the bench, with Felli himself netting five of them, and have made a net gain of 13 points as a result. What’s more, he has been brought on 11 times under Mourinho with United drawing and they have gone on to win six of those games, making Fellaini odds-on to have a game-winning influence. Whatever the artistic merit of their play once they have such a threatening target to aim at, it cannot be considered an ineffective tactic.Jose Mourinho Marouane Fellaini Manchester UnitedToo many so-called United ‘supporters’ seem to want an ideal world scenario or nothing at all. They seemingly would rather lose than have to justify to rival fans why their favourite team has such a divisive character in the centre of their midfield. What is Fellaini’s big problem in the eyes of these supposed fans? That he is not Kevin De Bruyne? Well he is never going to be, but he can be a monumental difference-maker in his own way, and that is exactly what he has proven to be for the red side of Manchester.Those who have no appreciation for what Fellaini offers can have no right to claim to have United’s best interests at heart. Why all the groans and snipes across social media and internet forums the second his name appears on a team sheet when those at the game have no problem recognising his positive impact?Without the personality of a Paul Pogba or the ball control of Juan Mata, the searing pace of Marcus Rashford or the cool head of Anthony Martial, Fellaini will never be the fans’ favourite at Old Trafford. But he does deserve far more respect, all the same. He is, after all, as effective – and by extension, as important – as any other player in Mourinho’s squad.How many more times does he have to bail United out before he gets the support he deserves from the more global fan base? Will it take another Fellaini-inspired comeback win against Manchester City on Sunday to make the doubters accept that he does have a place in this squad after all?last_img read more

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first_imgAfter the shameful incident of the Sri Lankan cricket team donning anti-pollution masks and holding up the third Test match against India at Feroz Shah Kotla, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) asked on Sunday why its health advisories aren’t being taken seriously.For over half-a-month now, Delhi’s air quality has been in the ‘very poor’ level with Air Quality Index (AQI) clocking between 300 and 400. It had first shot up to the ‘severe’ level, the highest in the order, the morning after Diwali (October 19) at 403.Thereafter, it again went up to ‘severe’ on November 7 when crop residue burning in Punjab and Haryana, combined with a dust storm in the Gulf countries of Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia created a deadly air concoction for Delhiites.It remained so till November 13.The CPCB’s ‘Possible Health Impacts’ section unmistakably states that the ‘very poor’ level can cause ‘(possible) respiratory illness on prolonged exposure’. This evidently rules out the possibility of any outdoor sporting activity, leave alone an international match. CPCB spokesperson Dipankar Saha said on Sunday, “We should not be organising any outdoor games in this critical period of time. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) should have at least consulted the IMD (India Meteorological Department) before scheduling this. Our AQI is inbuilt with a health advisory. We all should have paid attention to it.”At the ITO monitoring station, which is closest to Feroz Shah Kotla, Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 level was observed at 196 ug/m3 at 12 pm, over three times the permissible limit of 60 ug/m3. The PM 10 level was 194 ug/m3 – almost twice the permissible limit of 100 ug/m3. Lankan cricketers had begun complaining about the bad air around 12-12:30 pm, just before lunch. Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), said a framework must be put in place whereby a panel of doctors and experts are consulted before scheduling any major sporting activity in Delhi. “It’s strange. Just about a month back we were discussing if we should hold the half-marathon. Now it’s about the India-Sri Lanka match. A policy must be created in this regard,” she said.advertisement”Also, the government has to make a commitment towards providing clean air during such games, especially, international. We did this during the 2010 Commonwealth Games,” she added.Pulmonologists in the city said it is “common sense” not to hold such programmes in the city when air quality is bad. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai, V-C and director, Manipal Hospital, said, “During strenuous exercise or professional sports, the muscles work harder. So athletes inhale much more oxygen per minute than usual, by breathing deeper and faster.” “At such times, if the air is ridden with pollutants, it leads to shortness of breath, wheezing, headache, possible chest infection, fluctuation in blood pressure and heart rate, and alterations in blood sugar level. As the athlete is also losing body fluids, it creates a worse scenario,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Results Wednesday from the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (seedings in parentheses):Greece’s Maria Sakkari defeats Arina Rodionova, Australia, 7-5, 6-3, while Taylor Fritz, United States, b beats Cypriot veteran Marcos Baghdatis, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.Men’s SinglesFirst RoundTaro Daniel, Japan, def. Tommy Paul, United States, 6-1, 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.Stefano Travaglia, Italy, def. Fabio Fognini (22), Italy, 6-4, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-0.Viktor Troicki, Serbia, def. Norbert Gombos, Slovakia, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.Aleksandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.Tomas Berdych (15), Czech Republic, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4).David Goffin (9), Belgium, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.Guido Pella, Argentina, def. Steve Darcis, Belgium, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0.Gael Monfils (18), France, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-4.Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. Pablo Cuevas (27), Uruguay, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-1.Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Germany, def. Nicolas Kicker, Argentina, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.Andrey Rublev, Russia, def. Aljaz Bedene, Britain, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.Grigor Dimitrov (7), Bulgaria, def. Vaclav Safranek, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, def. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.Fernando Verdasco, Spain, def. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 6-2, 0-0.Feliciano Lopez (31), Spain, def. Andrey Kuznetsov, Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-2.Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, def. Vincent Millot, France, 6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4.Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, def. Thiago Moura Monteiro, Brazil, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.John Millman, Australia, def. Nick Kyrgios (14), Australia, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.Roberto Bautista-Agut (11), Spain, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1).Dustin Brown, Germany, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.Juan Martin Del Potro (24), Argentina, def. Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).Adrian Mannarino (30), France, def. Richard Berankis, Lithuania, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.Second RoundSam Querrey (17), United States, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.Mischa Zverev (23), Germany, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 7-5.John Isner (10), United States, def. Hyeon Chung, South Korea, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, def. Gilles Muller (19), Luxembourg, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3.Kevin Anderson (28), South Africa, def. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.Borna Coric, Croatia, def. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4).Kyle Edmund, Britain, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4).Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (20), Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.Pablo Carreno-Busta (12), Spain, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.Lucas Pouille (16), France, def. Jared Donaldson, United States, 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4.Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (29), Argentina, def. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5.Marin Cilic (5), Croatia, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.___Women’s SinglesFirst RoundRisa Ozaki, Japan, def. Danielle Lao, United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).Shuai Zhang (27), China, def. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0.Ana Bogdan, Romania, def. Taylor Townsend, United States, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.Agnieszka Radwanska (10), Poland, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-4, 7-6 (3).Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, def. Sofya Zhuk, Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-3.Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, def. Brienne Minor, United States, 6-1, 7-5.Coco Vandeweghe (20), United States, def. Alison Riske, United States, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Anett Kontaveit (26), Estonia, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4.Nao Hibino, Japan, def. Catherine Cartan Bellis, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.Kurumi Nara, Japan, def. Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, 6-1, 6-2.Svetlana Kuznetsova (8), Russia, def. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2).Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, def. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 7-6 (2), 6-1.Shelby Rogers, United States, def. Kayla Day, United States, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.Daria Gavrilova (25), Australia, def. Allie Kiick, United States, 6-2, 6-1.Elena Vesnina (17), Russia, def. Anna Blinkova, Russia, 6-1, 6-3.Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Madison Brengle, United States, 6-2, 6-3.Tatjana Maria, Germany, def. Ashley Kratzer, United States, 6-1, 6-1.Daria Kasatkina, Russia, def. Qiang Wang, China, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-3.Christina McHale, United States, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (19), Russia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.Denisa Allertova, Czech Republic, def. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 6-2, 7-6 (5).Second Round Maria Sakkari, Greece, def. Arina Rodionova, Australia, 7-5, 6-3.Venus Williams (9), United States, def. Oceane Dodin, France, 7-5, 6-4.Petra Kvitova (13), Czech Republic, def. Alize Cornet, France, 6-1, 6-2.Magdalena Rybarikova (31), Slovakia, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3).Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, 6-3, 6-2.Julia Goerges (30), Germany, def. Saisai Zheng, China, 6-2, 6-1.Ashleigh Barty, Australia, def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, 6-1, 7-6 (7).Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Dominika Cibulkova (11), Slovakia, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.Anastasija Sevastova (16), Latvia, def. Kateryna Kozlova, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-4.Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Shuai Peng (22), China, 6-0, 6-2.Sofia Kenin, United States, def. Sachia Vickery, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (0).Maria Sharapova, Russia, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgGreek gymnast Lefteris Petrounias on Friday won his third consecutive gold medal in rings at a world championship, this time at the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, becoming one of only three gymnasts to win three gold medals in world competitions.Petrounias has been winning all competitions in rings the last 2.5 years; this is his 9th consecutive gold medal in 9 large competitions, from 2015 on.The Greek athlete came first with 15.366 points, despite a problem with his left shoulder that is scheduled for operation in a few days.Silver went to Brazilian Olympic champion in the London Games Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti (15.100 points) and bronze to Italian Marco Lodadio (14.900 points).Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos congratulated the athlete with a message in which he lauded Petrounias’ “unsurpassable emotional fortitude”.Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias kisses his gold medal after the men’s rings final on the first day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Gold medallist Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias celebrates with the national flag after the men’s rings final on the first day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)TweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Continue Reading Previous ADLINK to optimize AI with heterogeneous computing at the EdgeNext Kontron: COM Express modules with Atom, Core, and Xeon E processors now with more RAM In January, the Khronos Group created an exploratory group to determine the industry’s interest in developing a simplified open standard for embedded heterogeneous communications. If there is enough interest, Khronos will form a working group and invite all interested parties to collaborate on the development of a multi-vendor standard. Khronos has a proven multi-company governance process. It is an open consortium of hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards. Two decades ago, embedded real-time processing for system modeling, simulation, image and signal processing often used scaled-down supercomputer architectures–a homogenous array of identical processors interconnected in a parallel, symmetric topology. Programming solutions for these architectures were initially fragmented, often using hardware vendor or microprocessor-specific software layers for communication between processing elements. Over time, the need for portability drove the development of new open standards. For example, MPI (Message Passing Interface) evolved to enable developers to create high performance, scalable, and portable applications to run on these homogeneous, parallel architectures. In the last ten years, new technologies, such as multi-core CPUs, DSPs, GPUs, and FPGAs, have provided orders of magnitude more embedded processing power. Today’s architectures are increasingly heterogeneous. A modern system combining an FPGA, multi-core CPU, and powerful GPU can now replace a system that had tens to hundreds of processors a decade ago. This  SoC technology can integrate multiple processing architectures on one piece of silicon with the performance to match that of a supercomputer of the late ‘90’s. These new high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) architectures have enabled a rapidly expanding raft of new embedded applications, such as virtual and augmented reality, IoT/cloud computing, medical devices, robots, and autonomous vehicles.center_img 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.last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s finals day at the X-Blades 2007 National 18 Years and Under Championships and you can feel the excitement in the air. Playoff action will be happening all day as teams fight to be crowned 2007 National Champions.Touch Football Australia keeps you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page. This rolling results page will be updated at the completion of each timeslot. For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=148.00amGirls’ Shield SF1          Sunshine Coast (5) def CQ (1) Girls’ Shield SF2          NSWCIS (5) def Hornets (4) Girls’ Plate SF1            TouchWest (8) def ACT (6)  Girls’ Plate SF2            Northern Territory (4) def Tasmania (3)  Boys’ Plate SF2           Rebels (5) def Tasmania (4) 9.00amGirls’ Champ SF1        QSST (7) def Sharks (1) Girls’ Champ SF2        NSWCHS (6) def Cobras (5) Boys’ Shield SF1         Northern Eagles (7) def Sunshine Coast (6) Boys’ Shield SF2         Sharks (5) def Suns (1) Boys’ Plate SF1           Scorpions (10) def Northern Territory (6) 10.00amBoys’ Champ SF1        Mets (7) def Cobras (6) Boys’ Champ SF2        QSST (11) def CQ (7) Boys’ P/O 7/8              Hornets (8) def NSWCCC (7) Boys’ P/O 13/14          NSWCIS (9) def TouchWest (6) Girls’ P/O 13/14           Rebels (7) def Eagles (5) 11.00amBoys’ P/O 5/6              NSWCHS (10) def ACT (4) Girls’ P/O 5/6               Suns (8) def NSWCCC (7) Girls’ P/O 7/8               Scorpions (6) def Mets (5) Girls’ P/O 11/12           Hornets (3) def CQ (1)Girls’ P/O 17/18           Tasmania (6) def ACT (5) 12.00pmGirls’ Shield Final        Sunshine Coast (6) def NSWCIS (4)Girls’ Plate Final          TouchWest (7) def Northern Territory (5)Boys’ P/O 11/12          Sunshine Coast (5) def Suns (1) Boys’ P/O 17/18          Tasmania (6) def Northern Territory (4) 1.00pmBoys’ P/O 3/4             CQ (3) def Cobras (2) Girls’ P/O 3/4               Cobras (7) def Sharks (4)Boys’ Shield Final        Northern Eagles (4) def Sharks (2) Boys’ Plate Final          Scorpions (8) def Rebels (1) 2.15pmGirls’ Final                    QSST (2) def NSWCHS (1)3.15pmBoys’ Final                   Sydney Mets (4) def QSST (1)last_img read more

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first_imgzoomIllustration, Image Courtesy: LNG Carriers/ Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 license Owner and operator of LNG carriers GasLog Partners has signed an agreement to acquire the 174,000 cbm tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carrier GasLog Glasgow from GasLog.The purchase price for the vessel would be USD 214 million, which includes USD 1 million for positive net working capital balances to be transferred with the vessel.GasLog Partners estimates that the GasLog Glasgow will add around USD 23.5 million to EBITDA in the first 12 months after closing. The 2016-built carrier is currently on a multi-year time charter with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell through June 2026. Shell has the option to extend the charter for a period of five years.The unit would be financed from GasLog Partners’ available sources of liquidity, including proceeds from its November 2018 shares sale, and the assumption of the GasLog Glasgow’s USD 134 million of existing debt. The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2019.With GasLog Glasgow, the Partnership’s fleet would be expanded to 15 wholly-owned LNG carriers.“We continue to execute on our strategy of dropping vessels into GasLog Partners in order to recycle capital back to GasLog to fund our capital programme. In turn, this leads to further growth opportunities for the Partnership,” Paul Wogan, Chief Executive Officer of GasLog, said.last_img read more

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first_imgAmman- The criminal court in Amman on Sunday sentenced two Jordanian men to death for killing their sister in June “to cleanse the family’s honour,” a court official said.“The two men, aged 23 and 20, took their divorced sister, also in her twenties, to the garden of their house and strangled her in June 2013,” in Zarqa, a city northeast of Amman, the official told AFP.“They confessed to killing their sister, who worked in a kindergarten after suspecting that she had behaved badly,” the official said without elaborating. “They said that they wanted to cleanse the family’s honor,” the official added.Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in “honor killings” courts usually commute or reduce sentences if the victim’s family requests leniency.Maximum punishment“For the first time in several years, the family of the victim refused to ask the court for leniency, demanding the maximum punishment,” another court official told AFP without giving further details.Between 15 and 20 women die in so-called “honor” murders each year in the kingdom, despite government efforts to curb such crimes.A study by Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology in June said many Jordanian teenagers believe killing a daughter, sister or wife who has “dishonored” or shamed the family is justified.last_img read more

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University officials say the handful of students relocated from Lowenberger Residence after a small fire on Monday night (April 23) will not be disrupted in writing their exams.Fewer than 30 students from Lowenberger were relocated to other residence rooms following the incident around 9 pm Monday.Nobody was injured and damage, mostly caused by smoke, was contained to the fourth-floor room after some paper, allegedly set alight in a bathroom, ignited surrounding materials and triggered the fire alarm. The St. Catharines Fire Department responded and the fire was quickly extinguished.The fourth floor of Lowenberger remains closed for cleaning and ventilation. Because most students have complete their exams for the term, the residence was mostly vacated. The final exams will be written on Wednesday afternoon, and students will have vacated the residences by the following afternoon.Niagara Regional Police have charged a student who lived in the residence with arson in connection with the fire. read more

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The Los Angeles Lakers, already struggling, will have to go on the road without three significant big men because of injuries: Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill.Howard has a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and is expected to miss at least a week of action before his injury is re-evaluated. He injured his shoulder in Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and aggravated it in Sunday’s defeat to the Denver Nuggets.“It shouldn’t keep me out for awhile, but to make sure that I’m cautious, to make sure that I’m healthy, that’s the most important thing,” Howard told reporters at the Lakers practice facility on Monday.The most encouraging the news about Howard’s injury is that he will not need surgery.”I was in pain (Sunday night), and the biggest thing right now is I have to make sure I’m 100 percent,” the six-time All-Star said. “I don’t want to play with my shoulder weak. I’d have a chance for more injuries. I’ve got to let it heal up.”In the meantime, Gasol will be out after sustaining a concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Nuggets, when he was hit in the face with an elbow from Denver center JaVale McGee.Hill, a key reserve forward, has a right hip injury that he suffered during Sunday’s game as well. An MRI revealed a small tear of the labrum in his left hip, according to ESPNLA.com. He will also be re-evaluated in a week.The Lakers, who are 15-18 and sit in 11th place in the Western Conference, hardly could afford such a rash of injuries to key personnel.“When it rains, it pours, man,” star guard Kobe Bryant said. “It’s like the old Mr. Magoo thing. You just try to get through it.”Los Angeles coach Mike D’Antoni added: “The NBA is unforgiving, and nobody is feeling sorry for us. There’s 29 other teams that are happy, and we’ve got to do the best we can do.”D’Antoni said he will have to resort to a smaller line-up until the team gets healthy again. Darius Morris, Antawn Jamison, Earl Clark and Devin Ebanks – bench players who had not made a significant contribution this season – will receive more playing time. The Lakers will also call up rookie center Robert Sacre from their D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders.“Guys have to step up, and I made sure everybody knew because we want to make sure everybody is in the right frame of mind (Tuesday), whether it being playing a different position or playing a little bit differently than they normally have,” D’Antoni said.D’Antoni also said small forward Metta World Peace might play both forward positions and center until the big men return.“If you feel sorry for yourself, if you complain, if you make excuses, that’s when frankly I think you delay the turnaround or prohibit the turnaround,” point guard Steve Nash said.The Lakers, who have lost their three games, play their first game without the trio of big men Tuesday night at the Houston Rockets. They will end their short road trip at the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night and return to home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night — a tough stretch when healthy, and a much tougher one missing three key components. read more

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The returning families unit run by the Tavistock is funded by the Home Office and provides “local authorities with expert support”, according to an official letter sent to council chief executives and heads of children’s services in October 2017.The letter states: “The majority of these children have lived in a war zone for a number of years.“They will have been exposed to terrorism and extremist ideology and witnessed incidents such as violence, murder, beheadings, rape and many other horrors that will almost certainly have had an impact on their mental and emotional development. Some will have undertaken military training, and/or been involved in terrorist activity during their time in Syria.” A child safeguarding advice document circulated to local authorities also warns that children must be first assessed when re-entering the UK to determine the level of “trauma they have experienced”; their vulnerability; and the “potential risk” they pose in “carrying out terrorist activity”.The Tavistock declined to say how many families had been treated but the numbers are thought to be small. Its budget is also unclear but it funds a number of psychiatrists and experts as well as support staff.In a statement, the Home Office said the Tavistock “ensures coordination for the provision of mental or emotional health interventions for the child and family as identified by their assessments”.Ben Wallace, the Security Minister, said: “Everyone should understand that the UK and its allies have a range of measures at their disposal to deal with foreign fighters, which includes prosecution, citizenship deprivation… and in some cases a coalition military response.”A spokesman for the Tavistock said: “The service is a pilot programme set up to specifically address the emotional and psychological needs of children returning from this war zone and who hence face a number of challenges to their well-being and development Sajid Javid Shamima Begum, 19, is one of numerous British citizens looking to return to the UK after fleeing to Syria to live under IsilCredit:Laura Lean/PA Dealing with returning jihadists has come under the spotlight following the Shamima Begum case.The east Londoner ran away to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in 2015 when she was 15. Now aged 19 and nine months pregnant with her third child, she has begged British authorities to bring her home from Syria.Out of 400 jihadists who returned to the UK, just 40 have been prosecuted, with the vast majority placed in rehabilitation schemes instead. The Home Office has declined to reveal the cost of its various projects – likely to run into tens of millions of pounds – or the number of jihadists treated on them.Although Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has insisted he will use “all available powers” to prevent Ms Begum from returning home and prosecute her if she does, the reality, according to sources, is the Home Office has largely tried to offer mental health treatment to returning jihadists. Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has insisted he will use “all available powers” to prevent Ms Begum from returning home Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Shamima Begum Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Home Office is paying a leading mental health clinic to treat returning jihadists and their children, The Telegraph can disclose.The Government set up its “returning families” unit 15 months ago to cope with an influx of jihadist brides expected to come back to Britain.The unit was put in place to treat “British minors returning from the conflict in Syria and Iraq”. Parents also receive “emotional and mental health interventions”.The national scheme is run in conjunction with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in Hampstead, north London.The Tavistock Centre is internationally renowned and widely recognised as the UK’s leading mental health unit. read more

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first_imgFinally, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Android users recently got their hands on a version of Instagram they could call their own. The photo filter and sharing app was a runaway success with iPhone users, and it’s been one of the hottest apps in Google Play since it launched. Popularity comes at a price sometimes, and on the Android platform that price is often the rise of knock-off malware apps.Sophos has spotted a Russian website that pretends to be offering visitors an Instagram download, but it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Once installed, the fake app tries to line its creators’ pockets and rack up charges via background SMS messages.But before we all board the “Android malware is a massive problem” train, it’s important to note that this fake Instagram app can only be installed if users have flipped the switch to allow unofficial sources. If you stick to stores like Google Play and Amazon Appstore, you’re not going to run into this Trojan — or many other malicious apps for that matter. If you roam the web and download .APK files from questionable websites without giving a second thought to security, you’re asking for trouble.While poseur malware is certainly a problem, there are plenty of other folks much more concerned that the official Instagram app may have crossed over to the dark side. Everyone’s favorite little photo app is now owned by Mark Zuckerberg and company, following the highly-publicized $1 billion acquisition of the 13-employee shop.More at Sophoslast_img read more

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first_imgEver since Valve released the first Portal game there have been a number of really well done replica Portal guns and turrets made, Ben Heck created a Portal shirt, and there’s even a live show that uses portals. No one has managed to actually make a working portal yet, though, and it will remain impossible until someone figures out teleportation. However, you can create portals that look like the real thing using a few off-the-shelf components.That’s exactly what two offices have done in the US. We don’t know which company it is, but we do know that the portals give the office in New England a view of another office on the West Coast and vice versa. You can see the “working” portal in the photo above.The kit required to create it includes a couple of high resolution webcams, PCs, widescreen displays, some boarding to create the portal shape around each display, and of course a reliable web connection. Put it altogether, mount both units on a wall where the webcams have decent views of the office, and you have a working portal system, albeit one you can’t actually physically use.If nothing else it’s a talking point and will act as a reminder that the company is bigger than just your office.The idea works even if you only want the portal to work one way. Just create one portal and place a webcam at the location you want to see, or even better, link it to a public camera viewing something of interest. That cuts down on cost while still creating the same effect for your viewing pleasure.Now all we have to do is wait for someone to realize this would sell and attempt to get the idea off the ground using Kickstarter.via Redditlast_img read more

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first_imgAlcoolémie : définition, comment cela se passe, et y a-t-il des risques ?En France, les accidents de la route représentent la première cause de mortalité chez les 18/25 ans. Une alcoolémie excessive est à l’origine de près d’un quart d’entre eux. C’est la raison pour laquelle les forces de police contrôlent régulièrement le taux d’alcoolémie des automobilistes. Qu’est-ce que l’alcoolémie ?L’alcoolémie désigne le taux d’alcool présent dans le sang. Celle-ci est évaluée en grammes par litre (g/L) de sang, si elle fait l’objet d’une analyse de sang, ou en milligrammes par litre (mg/L) d’air expiré lorsqu’elle est mesurée par un éthylomètre. En France, le taux d’alcool autorisé pour un conducteur est de 0, 5 gd’alcool par litre de sang (0,2 g pour un jeune conducteur) ou de 0,25 mg d’alcool par litre d’air expiré. Il faut savoir qu’un verre d’alcool augmente le taux d’alcoolémie de 0,20 g à 0,25 g. Il s’agit là d’une moyenne qui est susceptible de varier en fonction des individus : sexe, corpulence, état de santé général, fatigue… En règle générale, le taux d’alcool maximum est atteint une heure après la fin de l’absorption lorsque celle-ci survient au cours d’un repas, contre une demi-heure en étant à jeun.Comment est évalué le taux d’alcoolémie ?Pour mesurer le taux d’alcoolémie, il existe deux solutions. La première consiste à souffler dans un éthylotest. Désormais obligatoire dans chaque voiture, ce dispositif dans lequel il faut souffler indique si le seuil maximal d’alcool autorisé a été dépassé ou non par l’utilisateur. Si les cristaux restent jaunes, le conducteur peut prendre la route. S’ils revêtent une coloration verdâtre, le seuil est dépassé. Le véhicule ne doit pas être emprunté. Si ce sont les forces de police qui effectuent un test éthylométrique qui s’avère positif, elles vont immédiatement procéder à une mesure précise du taux d’alcoolémie par :- prise de sang : l’analyse sanguine permet de mesurer le taux d’alcool dans le sang- éthylomètre : cet instrument permet de mesurer la concentration d’alcool dans l’air expiré.Alcoolémie : quels sont les risques et contre-indications ?À lire aussiL’étrange maladie qui rend ivre sans boire une goutte d’alcoolConduire avec un taux d’alcoolémie supérieur aux seuils légalement fixés est répréhensible. Lorsque le taux d’alcool est compris entre à 0,5 g et 0,8 g par litre de sang, le conducteur reçoit une amende forfaitaire de 750 €, se voit retirer 6 points et peut, dans certains cas, se faire suspendre son permis de conduire. Au-delà de 0,8 g par litre de sang, il s’agit d’un délit. Les sanctions peuvent aller d’une amende de 4 500 € à une peine d’emprisonnement en passant par une suspension du permis de conduire de trois ans. Il faut également noter qu’un automobiliste qui refuse de se soumettre au contrôle de son taux d’alcoolémie commet une infraction. Le dépistage du taux d’alcoolémie est obligatoirement réalisé en cas d’accident de la circulation ayant occasionné un dommage corporel et en cas d’infraction au Code de la route.Le 28 juillet 2017 à 15:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “This is good news because water is essential to life, and although residents have electricity, water was lacking and now, that is a thing of the past,” noted Minister Darville. Minister Darville noted the project is a joint effort between the Ministry for Grand Bahama, the Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama, Grand Bahama Utilities, and Water and Sewerage. After 30 years of using fresh water wells operated by electric pumps, 102 families will soon be able to apply to Grand Bahama Utilities for potable water. The focal areas are Holmes Rock Avenue and Robinson Road, and Chisolm Avenue in the community of Holmes Rock. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFREEPORT, Grand Bahama, May 31, 2016 – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville led a team of government officials and West Grand Bahama Local Government Council representatives on a tour of West Grand Bahama Potable Water Phase One, May 30, so as to get an understanding of the depth of this major project.center_img He further said that the Government is making plans to announce the construction of a new school with state of the art sporting facilities in Holmes Rock, so putting water and electricity infrastructure in this planned area will be a catalyst for young people to establish permanent roots within this community. The West Grand Bahama Potable Water project has three phases and is contracted to Waugh Construction. Related Items:last_img read more