30 11 19

first_imgTrailing, 70-74, going into the final six minutes of the game, the Bolts were limited to just one field goal as the Gin Kings finished the game off with an 11-2 spurt to run away with the victory.Durham, the back-to-back Best Import, tried his earnest to keep the Bolts fighting, unloading 27 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, and three steals, but failed to get much support from his teammates.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 shutoutDurham, though, admitted Meralco dug its own hole after falling to an 18-point deficit in the first half.“It was tough. They put us in a hole early. We didn’t really to fight back because we got ourselves back in the game, but we can’t have it like that on Wednesday,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts anticipated a furious rally from the Gin Kings from the get-go, but still failed to match up as the defending champions ran to a 33-15 deficit.Meralco got its act together in the second half only to falter again late.“We knew they’ll come out and attack us really hard and everything like that. In the beginning, we didn’t react, but in the third quarter, we were right there. They just pulled away in the last few minutes,” he said.“I think we just got to hit a couple of more shots, preferably not play 5-against-8 with the officiating, and we just got to play better. Way too many players on the other side got to double figures and we can’t beat them like that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco import Allen Durham. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Allen Durham couldn’t help but vent his ire on the referees after Meralco’s 85-74 defeat to Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“I think down the stretch, officiating was really bad,” Durham said, shaking his head in disbelief. “I mean, I’m not gonna blame it on the officials, we had our part too, but you can’t call a finals game like that.”ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Playing aggressive key to Ginebra’s success, says Tenorio Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Former Chelsea defender: Hudson-Odoi deal brilliant newsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Jason Cundy is happy with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s new deal.Cundy claims it would have been “devastating” to see him leave.“He is the future, he has shown the quality he has got, he’s a full international,” Cundy said on talkSPORT.“For me he starts [when he’s fit], he starts wide of the three, left or right.“It depends what formation you play but if you’re playing a three up top, he can either play on the left or the right.“So he’ll cut in on the right or cut in [on the left], generally on the right-hand side.“He can’t play down the middle, I’ve not seen him play there, I’m sure given an opportunity [he could].“But he is the future of the football club and it is brilliant news.” last_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford manager Sanchez Flores explains Welbeck setbackby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says Danny Welbeck injured his ankle and not his hamstring.The forward went down clutching his hamstring with barely a minute on the clock and was eventually substituted in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Sanchez Flores said: “I was talking about him in the last press conference about how he’s fighting with this injury.”We know he’s happy to be with us, with the team. During the week he was good.”He didn’t complain about anything and our feeling with him was really good, but the ankle is uncomfortable.” last_img

24 10 19

first_imgThe Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) will be observing Disabilities Awareness Week from November 25 to December 3, under the theme: Jamaica: Removing Barriers…Creating Access. Public Relations Officer at the JCPD, Adrienne Pinnock, said this year’s observance will seek to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and the fact that they too, are entitled to the enjoyment of full and equal human rights. “We want to demonstrate that persons with special needs are equal citizens and should be included in the economic, civil and political processes of our country,” she told JIS News in a recent interview. She said the occasion will also be used to inform Jamaicans of the integral role, persons with disabilities play in national development. “Persons with disabilities are capable of reaching their fullest potential, and their efforts should be recognised as valuable contributions towards nation building. With the celebrations, we will be highlighting the skills, achievements, and contributions that persons with disabilities have made over the years,” she noted. She told JIS News that in keeping with the Jamaica 50th Independence theme: ‘A Nation on a Mission’, the week will also highlight the achievements of the Council over the years, as well as new initiatives for 2013/14. “This year’s celebration takes on added significance in this jubilee year. As voices of the disabled community, we are going to be using this opportunity to highlight our achievements over the years, through a number of communication channels, such as public forums and sensitisations sessions island-wide. We aim to show Jamaica the direction in which the Government is moving as it relates to securing the well-being of the disabled community,” she informed. She noted that the JCPD, which falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, continues to work to meet the needs of persons with disabilities through a number of interventions. The week gets underway tomorrow (November 25) with a benefit performance hosted by the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD), at Stages Theatre, Knutsford Boulevard, starting at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $1,400. The JAD will stage its 34th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday (November 27) at the Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, starting at 3:30 p.m. The meeting, under the theme: ‘Realizing the Vision of Deaf Excellence’, will provide a platform for the JAD to highlight and reflect on its achievements, and to chart a course in moving forward. On Wednesday (November 28) the Special Education Unit in the Ministry of Education, will be hosting an exposition at Caenwood Centre, 37 Arnold Road, starting at 10:00 a.m. The event will showcase products and services offered to persons with disabilities, as well as provide information on disability issues. Church services and sensitisation sessions will be held at various locations throughout the week.  Activities will conclude with the observance of International Day for Persons with Disabilities on Monday (December 3), with a public forum, at a venue to be announced. Disabilities Awareness Week has been observed in Jamaica since 1994.last_img read more

28 09 19

Lantern File PhotoOSU redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby pumps up the crowd before a game against Miami (OH) on Sept. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 56-10.The charge against Ohio State redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby has been downgraded to disorderly conduct from battery, according to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office.Roby was involved in an altercation at a bar in Bloomington, Ind. on July 21 where he was initially charged with misdemeanor battery. The date of the pretrial hearing remains Aug. 26, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.OSU coach Urban Meyer has not suspended Roby for the incident, but he has been practicing with the team during fall camp in preparation for the season.The maximum punishment for a disorderly conduct charge is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine in Indiana.It remains to be seen if Roby will take part in the teams Aug. 31 season opener at home against Buffalo.OSU and Roby did not respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. read more

2 09 19

first_img This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share X Derek StokelyParty Politics hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon RottinghausOn this inaugural episode of Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you three hot topics in political news:Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) not working out, what are the repercussions?Supreme Court nomination Neil Gorsuch, will he/won’t he, make it?President Trump is not throwing out the first pitch for the opening of baseball seasonThen they drill down on the fight between President Trump and Congress, after the fallout of not being able to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Most importantly they tell you why you should care about that fallout. Don’t forget to check out our Texas centric episode of Party Politics too! Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.  00:00 /10:08 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

10 08 19

first_imgApril 22, 2009 Today we continue with a report from the construction of the new Arcosanti Visitor’s Entrance pathway. Next step of the project will be the making of 8′ wide staircases. In this photo, you see the beginning stage of the formwork for the lower set of stairs. In the background, the crew is focusing effort on the upper level staircase. Today we continue with a report from the construction of the new Arcosanti Visitor’s Entrance pathway. Next step of the project will be the making of 8′ wide staircases. In this photo, you see the beginning stage of the formwork for the lower set of stairs. In the background, the crew is focusing effort on the upper level staircase.[Photo: sa & text: dkt] These are more photos of the formwork. In the top images, Andrew Chesley and Andrew Woodard are leveling the ground, measuring the height of risers, and tying together the reinforcing pieces of rebar. In the lower left image, Dan Weeden is connecting the pieces of wood that will form the risers of the bottom staircase. The lower right image is from the upper level formwork.[Photo: sa&dkt & text: dkt] This last photo shows the new pathway in use, and you can see the formworks for the new staircases partially finished.[Photo: & text: dkt]last_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgPublic safety. More Michigan State Police troopers and state prison corrections officers will be trained. The budget supports correction officers with $1 million for a post-traumatic stress and wellness program. “The stress of a corrections officer job can be overwhelming, and we are taking significant steps to get officers the help they need and deserve,” Lightner said. Lightner noted an Appropriations Committee task force has been established to explore IT solutions with state departments and vendors.“All too often, IT projects are failing taxpayers and the people who depend upon vital state department services,” Lightner said. “Cost overruns take away money that could be spent on schools, roads and other services. We’ve got to rein in these costs, and this task force will be a huge step in the right direction.”### 13Jun Rep. Lightner: Michigan House budget plan demands government efficiencies while investing more than ever in schools, roads Rep. Sarah Lightner this week voted in support of a Michigan House budget plan that will improve schools, roads and working conditions for state prison corrections officers – all without raising costs for taxpayers.The plan also takes steps to make state government more efficient, effective and accountable – especially in information technology budgets that have been plagued with cost overruns.“This plan invests more in the top priorities of Michigan families without asking them for more money,” said Lightner, of Springport, who helped shape the budget plan as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “Instead of asking for a big tax hike, we’re demanding more efficiencies from state government. Being good stewards of taxpayer dollars should be a fundamental first step in the state budget process every year.”The House approved several budget measures this week, advancing the plan to the Senate for further consideration. Key elements include:Roads. The plan ensures every single penny spent on taxes at the gas pump goes to improve our roads – including the 6 percent sales tax motorists already pay. This change could add more than $800 million more per year to road repairs – without raising taxes – once fully phased in over two years.  This change would be accomplished without sacrificing money for schools, local government revenue sharing or other essential public services. Strengthening communities and families. Local communities will get an increase in revenue sharing to enhance essential public services. More resources will be dedicated to protect drinking water, clean up the environment, promote mental health and fight opioid addiction.center_img Schools. The plan raises the state’s minimum per-pupil foundation allowance by $180 per student, which includes Jackson, Eaton and Lenawee County schools in Lightner’s House district. This comes on top of the largest annual per-student increase of the past 15 years – which schools are receiving in the current budget year – while continuing to close the gap between the state’s lowest- and highest-funded districts. Early literacy and career training are special focuses as the overall school aid fund would surpass $15 billion. Respecting taxpayers through government efficiencies. Many state departments are being asked to find a savings of 3 percent in their administrative budgets. “This is a cut to Lansing bureaucrats,” Lightner said. “These are not cuts to the important services people depend on back home.” The plan also includes a 25-percent reduction in information technology expenditures for state departments. Categories: Lightner News,Newslast_img read more

29 07 19

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26 07 19

first_img Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Next Article People at every level eager to build exciting careers – including top executives feeling trapped in low or no-growth industries – should take a serious look at the cannabis industry.Let’s start with the numbers. The U.S. legal cannabis market was valued at $11.9 billion in 2018; globally the market is expected to be worth $66.3 billion by the end of 2025.The industry has created 211,000 full-time jobs in America to date. In Canada, job openings had tripled by 2018, representing 34 out of every 10,000 job postings, according to Indeed.com. States just coming online will be hungry for talent: as just one example, Missouri’s developing medical market is expected to create 7,500 new jobs next year.For job seekers hoping to enter the cannabis business, the key to success is understanding the hard — and soft — skills that hiring managers value most.Related: These Cannabis Jobs Are Most In-Demand Right NowDegrees or background in cultivation.This may sound counter-intuitive at first: how can hiring managers expect candidates to have education or background in an industry that has only recently been legalized?Already, many top universities and institutions, as well as specialized continuing education companies, have begun offering classes and degrees in the cannabis industry. For example, The Medical Cannabis Institute offers several courses that are state-approved. There’s also Oaksterdam University, “America’s first cannabis college” which already has over 40,000 Alumni worldwide.Candidates with clearly transferable skills — for example, people who have cultivated specialized microgreens — will find many employers eager to help them re-train to join the cannabis industry.Related: Whatever Business You’re In, You Can Pivot to the Cannabis BusinessHard Skills: Technology If your career has been in a laboratory, an extraction company, or dispensary, your skills are absolutely in demand. Have you spent your career in regulatory and compliance? You’ll be welcome in the cannabis industry. The industry is also seriously hungry for data scientists, machine-learning engineers, and experts in computer networking. Experienced executives who struggle to get an interview at Facebook or Google because of Silicon Valley age-ism will find that the cannabis industry welcomes gray hair and serious technical chops with open arms.Hard Skills: Finance, Manufacturing and Operations Cannabis is a fast-growing industry in constant need of accountants, controllers and CFOs to help them manage cash flows and pursue expansion opportunities. Cannabis companies are also looking for people in manufacturing and operations with the skills to help them scale to meet ever-growing demand.Related: Know a Good Accountant? Cannabis Companies Are LookingHard Skills: Sales and Marketing The gold rush in cannabis means intense competition for market share. Business development executives capable of building powerful relationships with major customers are worth their weight in gold in any business, but perhaps nowhere more than in the cannabis industry at this critical moment. Business-to-business marketing staff and consumer marketing pros are also very much needed.Soft Skills: Agility, Cultural Fit and Attitude The cannabis industry is new and talent-hungry, so it’s the right place for younger applicants looking to build a career. The working environment is a lot like you’d find in a tech startup, and smart businesses are ready to invest in promising talent — even if you’re just starting out and haven’t had time to add many accomplishments to your resumé.What hiring managers are looking for in young employees is agility, flexibility, a collaborative spirit and can-do attitude. Young companies want employees who are coachable, high-energy and eager to meet new challenges. The role you’re in today may change entirely the next week. It’s a great environment for people who crave fresh challenges and new opportunities to prove themselves.Here are the three keys to success in the cannabis industry:1. Get educated, and stay educated. If you can afford to take a few courses, do it. Having some cannabis education on your resumé is a clear sign that you have a passion for the business and a real interest in building success. Get in touch with executive recruiting companies (like mine!) that specialize in the cannabis business and know exactly which skills are needed most. Read the content being published by leaders in the industry.2. Leverage your experience to reinvent yourself in a growing industry. If you have the kinds of hard skills listed above, your lack of direct experience in the cannabis industry is likely not nearly the obstacle you fear it may be. Tweak your resumé to feature the most needed and most transferable skills.3. Leverage job boards and don’t forget to network. There are many job boards where cannabis companies are looking for talent, and even some that are exclusively focused on just that industry. Don’t be shy about applying for jobs this way. Unlike many industries where there is a glut of talent, the cannabis industry is still in the early stages. And make sure you network!Depending on which state you live in, you might be able to find meetups and other events that help you meet people in the business. Follow industry leaders on Twitter and LinkedIn. Help them with useful advice and connections when you can. There’s so much you can learn by making the right connections.You crave an exciting career? Cannabis companies are always looking for exciting candidates.This is the best time to look into what promises to be a booming industry for years to come. Good luck and good job-hunting! Cannabis jobs CEO and President Add to Queue Image credit: CasarsaGuru | Getty Images 5 min read July 12, 2019 –shares Guest Writer These Are the Skills That Will Get You a Job In the Cannabis Industry Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Subscribe Now Your lack of experience specifically in the cannabis industry is likely not nearly the obstacle you fear it may be. Liesl Bernard Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99last_img read more

26 07 19

first_img Register Now » Real Estate –shares April 15, 2016 Katy Perry Entrepreneur Staff Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: Christopher Polk/ACM2016/Contributor | Getty Images Add to Queue A Los Angeles Superior Court judge voided the sale of a former Catholic convent to entrepreneur Dana Hollister, paving the way for Katy Perry to call it home.The Roman villa-style convent sits on 8 acres overlooking the hipster ‘hood of Los Feliz in Los Angeles. The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (try saying that five times fast) have owned it for more than 40 years, and the five remaining elderly sisters had attempted to sell the property to Hollister. The judge ruled the sale as improper after the Archdiocese took action against the sale, saying in a statement that they wanted, “to protect all the five sisters from being taken advantage of by the Dana Hollister transaction in which Hollister improperly took possession of their property for only $44,000 in cash and a contingent promissory note.” Hollister planned to turn it into a boutique hotel which, according to the AP, raised concerns from neighbors.Perry is set to fork over $14.5 million for the property, and as part of the deal will relocate an adjoining house used by priests. Her bid has the approval of the Los Angeles archbishop and now will need approval from the Vatican.Given both Perry and Pope Francis flair for pushing boundaries of conventional thought (no pun intended) we have a feeling Katy will get the okay, and maybe even a signed “Bless This Mess” plaque to boot. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article 2 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Katy Perry in Holy Real Estate War Over a Nun Conventlast_img read more

24 07 19

first_imgA new survey has shown that 88% of companies believe ‘self-service’ will be the fastest growing channel in customer service by 2021.The State of Native Customer Experience Report, revealed at Unbabel’s Customer Centric Conference 2019, details the opinions of senior executives surveyed at global companies (including several Fortune 500 organizations), regarding their worldwide multilingual customer support operations across the technology, retail, travel, finance, business services and entertainment sectors.The survey was run by Execs In The Know, a global community of customer experience professionals, having been commissioned by multilingual support provider Unbabel.The report reveals that ‘average speed of answer’ is no longer the gold standard by which customer support is measured. When asked which general factors had the highest impact on customer satisfaction, nearly all respondents (92%) rated “solving the customer’s problem” as having the most impact, followed by providing “knowledgeable support agents” (64%) with “speed of case resolution” (62%) only third most important.In other words, first-time resolution — delivered by agents well-equipped to understand and address customer queries — has emerged as the key performance metric. More than 80% of companies surveyed stated that they were investing in chatbots to meet these growing levels of customer demand.“In a highly competitive landscape, delivering high-quality support in a customers’ native language can be a major differentiator for businesses,” said Chad McDaniel, Execs In The Know President and Co-Founder. “With 76% of the respondents expecting live chat to increase and 70% expecting social media volumes to increase over the next two years, businesses need to ensure their native language strategy is effectively servicing all customers in all channels.”Marketing Technology News: Upland Software Acquires Kapost, Raises GuidanceThe survey also provided a definitive ranking for the most expensive languages to cover in customer support. Japanese ranked first as the most expensive language, followed by German, French, and Chinese.When asked, “What is your biggest and most painful challenge in terms of languages and customer service?” nearly half of survey respondents (47%) identified sourcing and agent retention as the primary pain point.While talent retention and sourcing for high-demand customer service languages remains a priority for global organizations, technological advances in natural language processing and machine learning are paving the way for more intelligent virtual assistants that can accommodate changes and fluctuations in customer demand.Marketing Technology News: CloudSense and Ad-Juster Work Together to Maximize End-to-End Ad Campaign Efficiency and ProfitabilityUnbabel CEO Vasco Pedro commented: “This research makes it clear that the channels where customer interactions take place are evolving along with technological and cultural shifts. In line with Unbabel’s roadmap, the vast majority of respondents expect self-service volumes to increase over the next two years, followed by live chat, social media platforms and text messaging. It makes sense: as primarily digital consumers establish more buying power, they are also demanding comprehensive digital support. Today, it’s more important than ever for businesses to adapt to a globalized economy and serve their customers quickly, cost-effectively, and above all in their native language.”The results are revealed today as Unbabel celebrates its 1st Annual Customer Centric Conference 2019, an exclusive 100 person event held in Lisbon for global Customer Experience (CX) experts including brands such as Microsoft, easyJet, Eaze, Google and Concentrix.Marketing Technology News: Pernix Launches Attribution Application Solution to Brings Full Transparency to Performance Marketing Programs Customer Centric Conferencecustomer experienceMarketing Technology NewsNewsself-serviceUnbabel Previous ArticleScaling and Predicting Results in Influencer Marketing Is Now PossibleNext ArticleTapClicks Wins People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite New Marketing Solution New Global Report Reveals 9 in 10 Companies See ‘Self-Service’ as the Future for Customers PRNewswireJune 7, 2019, 6:24 pmJune 7, 2019 last_img read more

18 07 19

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. A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. Creating waterproof concrete More information: Harry Rodin et al, Enhancing Mechanical Properties of Pervious Concrete Using Carbon Fiber Composite Reinforcement, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (2018). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002207 Citation: Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement (2018, March 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-recycled-carbon-fiber-permeable-pavement.html Explore further Water runs through Washington State University pervious pavement. Credit: Washington State University Provided by Washington State University The researchers have shown they can greatly strengthen permeable pavements by adding waste carbon fiber composite material. Their recycling method, described in the March issue of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doesn’t require using much energy or chemicals—a critical factor for recycling waste materials.Traditional vs. perviousUnlike the impermeable pavement that is used for most roads and parking lots, pervious concrete allows rainwater to freely drain and seep into the ground underneath. Because of increasing concerns about flooding in urban areas and requirements for controlling stormwater run-off, several cities have tried using the pervious concrete in parking lots and low-traffic streets. But because it is highly porous, it is not as durable as the traditional concrete that is used on major roads.Recycling carbon fiberCarbon fiber composites, meanwhile, have become increasingly popular in numerous industries. Super light and strong, the material is used in everything from airplane wings to wind turbines and cars. While the market is growing about 10 percent per year, however, industries have not figured out a way to easily recycle their waste, which is as much as 30 percent of the material used in production.Led by Karl Englund, associate research professor, and Somayeh Nassiri, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the researchers added carbon fiber composite scrap that they received from Boeing manufacturing facilities to their pervious concrete mix. They used mechanical milling to refine the composite pieces to the ideal sizes and shapes. The added material greatly increased both the durability and strength of pervious concrete.”In terms of bending strength, we got really good results—as high as traditional concrete, and it still drains really quickly,” said Nassiri.Milling vs. heat or chemicalsThe researchers used inexpensive milling techniques instead of heat or chemicals to create a reinforcing element from the waste carbon fiber composites. They maintained and made use of the original strength of the composites by keeping them in their cured composite form. Their mix also required using a lot of the composite material, which would be ideal for waste producers.”You’re already taking waste—you can’t add a bunch of money to garbage and get a product,” said Englund. “The key is to minimize the energy and to keep costs down.”The composite materials were dispersed throughout the pavement mix to provide uniform strength.Testing and mainstreamingWhile they have shown the material works at the laboratory scale, the researchers are beginning to conduct real-world tests on pavement applications. They are also working with industry to begin developing a supply chain.”In the lab this works to increase permeable pavement’s durability and strength,” said Nassiri. “The next step is to find out how to make it mainstream and widespread.”The research for this project was made possible through a partnership with the Boeing Company. read more

18 07 19

Citation: India defence website ‘hacked’, three other govt websites down (2018, April 6) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-india-defence-website-hacked-govt.html © 2018 AFP Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed the attack, but India’s cybersecurity czar denied hacking had taken place, saying a “hardware problem” was to blame.”Action is initiated after the hacking of the MoD (ministry of defence) website. The website shall be restored shortly,” Sitharaman said on Twitter.”Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” she added.The defence ministry website was the first to be affected, with its homepage replaced by a screen showing a chinese character that means “zen”.Soon, other major departments’ websites were either “unreachable” or “not found”.The Ministry of Home Affairs website’s main page said that the site was offline “due to technical problems”.Gulshan Rai, the national cybersecurity coordinator, contradicted Sitharaman.”There is no hacking of any nature anywhere in the Defence Ministry website. There is a hardware problem due to which the website is down. It will be up shortly,” Rai told the local NDTV news network.”Due to malfunctioning of storage network system, websites of few ministries (are) down and will be up soon,” he added. Major Indian government department websites were reported either ‘unreachable’ or ‘not found’ Explore further Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defences 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. India’s defence minister said the department website was hacked on Friday, with the web portals of at least three other government departments including the interior, law and labour ministries also appearing to be down. read more

18 07 19

first_imgHaving never played finals in their history, there have even been calls for the expansion club to be wound up by the AFL.CEO Gillon McLachlan confirmed on Wednesday that’s unlikely to happen, meaning the Suns will need to fight their way out of the desperate situation.And with Burgoyne yet to be offered a contract for next season by the Hawks, he may just be able to help out on the glitter strip. In a role similar to Luke Hodge’s at Brisbane, Burgoyne would reportedly have the option to transition into a coaching position at the Suns at the conclusion of his illustrious playing career. Gold Coast are reportedly keen to bring Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne to the club as an on-field mentor to the struggling team.center_img According to the Herald Sun’s Mark Robinson, the Suns list manager Craig Cameron confirmed that they were interested in the four-time premiership winner.MORE: RoCo Responds: Did Alan Richardson underperform with St Kilda’s list?Burgoyne, 36, has played 370 AFL games and will go down as one of the modern greats.Starting his career at Port Adelaide alongside brother Peter, Shaun won the 2004 premiership with the Power before joining the Hawks ahead of the 2010 season.More than 200 games and three flags in brown and gold later, ‘Silk’ remains one of the most respected players in the competition.His decision making, evasiveness and quality of disposal have made him an automatic selection in Alastair Clarkson’s side.Now, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew would like Burgoyne to nurture the raft of young but raw talent at the embattled club.The Suns won three of their first four matches of the season before losing 12 straight, the last two by 90+ points.last_img read more

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first_imgCOMMENTS November 03, 2018 Delhi SHARE Published on SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img air pollution The overall Air Quality Index of Delhi was recorded at 346, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category.   –  The Hindu COMMENT Delhi’s air pollution level dipped slightly on Saturday but remained in ‘very poor’ category due to poor dispersion of pollutants and stagnant meteorological conditions. The overall Air Quality Index of Delhi was recorded at 346, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.According to the CPCB data, Wazirpur recorded ‘severe’ air quality, while 34 other areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality. The PM2.5 level was recorded at 175. Fine particulates can be a matter of serious health concern than PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres).As per the data by the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the PM10 level in Delhi stood at 302. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 “satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) said contribution from biomass fire is likely to be marginal on Friday and further for the next two days. “Because of poor dispersion and stagnant meteorological conditions, no significant improvement is likely for the next two days,” the IITM said.The Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) has said no deterioration is expected till November 5. However, the authorities said there could be ‘severe’ deterioration from November 5 due to unfavourable meteorological conditions. According to the SAFAR, 10 per cent of PM2.5 pollution in Delhi on Saturday was caused due to stubble burning. Delhi authorities have stepped up efforts to combat pollution which includes measures like halt in construction activities and traffic regulations. here is a halt on all construction activities involving excavation. Civil construction has also been suspended in Delhi and other NCR districts, besides closure of all stone crushers and hot mix plants generating dust pollution.The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has also directed the Transport Department and the Traffic Police to intensify checking of polluting vehicles and control travel congestion in the region during November 1-10.Around 43 teams have been formed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for night patrolling to check incidents of burning of garbage. Around 110 vehicles have been deployed for sprinkling water on roads and 12 mechanical dust sweeping machines have also been deployed. last_img read more