Workstations – The Innovation Engine: Serial or Simultaneous Workflows – Which one do you want? Part 2

first_imghave the ability to process and visualize large scale problems that not long ago demanded access to a share of high performance computer. Today users can have supercomputer performance under their desk and if they choose to change the way they work, they can employ the available compute and visualization resources to generate new ideas, or simply refine existing products faster than ever before. corporations as they potentially reduce product development time as they accelerate the move from concept, to initial design, through revision and interaction through dissemination. Let’s look at the manufacturing vertical where you hear words like design optimization, digital prototyping, or analysis driven design. With workstation supercomputers, workers can effectively design, mesh and simulate on one platform. In fact recent test with ISV’s confirm users can solve large scale problems (e.g. 5 million degree of freedom finite element models) and still maintain a rigorous interactive workload. That’s right, no more dreaded hour glass, or more importantly no disengaging in creative thought as you wait and you wait. Unfortunately, that also means fewer coffee breaks.Simultaneous workflows are not a far fetched idea. In fact today users can initiate design optimization before an FEA model is even generated. Users today can simply select which dimensions in a CAD model may need to be optimized, apply the design criterion, which may include maximum stresses, temperatures or frequencies. The analysis process appropriate for the design criteria is then performed. The results of the analysis are compared with the design criterion, and, if necessary without any human intervention, the CAD geometry is updated. Now that is cool. Not new, but very cool and with workstation supercomputers based Intel® Xeon® processors power users can employ up to 8 computational engines and over 100 GFLOPS(1) of 64 bit computing performance in an attempt to out innovate their competition. These new workstations actually resemble yesterday’s high performance supercomputers – with some very visual difference – As I mentioned in my previous blog, extreme performance and extreme visualization found in today’s Intel based workstations can combine to help change the way users work and can help play a significant role in a users successful use of simultaneous workflows to innovate faster. Getting to simultaneous workflows is not easy, but the rewards can potentially be spectacular. The hard work in developing these new workflows can also be rewarding to both: they are smaller and workers , as the think out side the box on how these new simultaneous flows can reduce development timelast_img read more

U-19 India captain Unmukt upbeat ahead of World Cup

first_imgSeven wins in a row speaks a lot about the aptitude of a team playing its first major tournament. If that isn’t enough, the fact that it was the India under-19 team which notched up the feat in the just-concluded quadrangular series featuring Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies, is definitely more commndable.Speaking to MAIL TODAY, skipper Unmukt Chand said it was a perfect start for the team looking at the u-19 World Cup coming up in August 2012.”The last couple of weeks have been amazing. Starting off with a record breaking win in the opening match against Australia, it was important that we kept the momentum going and that is exactly what we did. Training together for the last two years definitely helped as we know the strengths and weaknesses of each other pretty well,” said Unmukt.”Cricket is a team game, so it was important that everyone contributes and that is exactly what we did. It wasn’t that only a couple of players were performing, it was a cohesive effort. But this is just the start.We need to keep the intensity going and keep the winning form intact as we prepare for the upcoming u-19 World Cup in Australia,” he added.Commenting on his own form, Unmukt said: “It felt good to lead from the front. For me, the onus was always on scoring runs. When I was at the crease, captaincy didn’t bother me as my role was that of an opening batsman. It was only when I was back in the pavilion and on the field that I concentrated on captaincy. I never mixed the two roles.” But Unmukt feels being the second highest scorer definitely helped him lead the side. “I won’t disagree that as a captain it was important to score runs because it rubs off the confidence on the other players as well. Moreover, for a skipper to not score means that it would play on my mind when I took the field. Egging the team on becomes an issue then.advertisement”My scoring runs meant that I earned my place in the squad. It is important that other players in the team don’t feel that I am playing only because I am the captain. I should justify my place in the team at all times and I feel I did that. The captain garners more respect when he contributes to the team’s cause,” he said.Although the team will be disbanding and the players will go back for the domestic season, Unmukt feels it will be important that the team re- groups soon after and plays as many tournaments as possible in the leadup to the World Cup.”Even though we are all heading home to play the domestic season, we shall all come together after that and play in as many tournaments as possible to prepare for Australia.”We have a series lined up in April, but I think we shall play one or two more series before that. It is important not to lose focus and momentum. All the players are confident and we need to build on that,” he signed off.last_img read more


first_imgControversially, among the Russians banned is Yuliya Controversially, among the Russians banned is Yuliya Stepanova, the 800m runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping and corruption in Russian athletics. Stepanova, who fled Russia and is reviled by many back home, is making one last-gasp appeal of her IOC ban. Her inclusion is backed by the IAAF and many anti-doping officials, who have praised her whistleblowing efforts, but was nixed by an IOC ethics commission. Four-time world breaststroke champion Yulia Efimova also plans to appeal her ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The IOC has received praise from Russia but stinging criticism from elsewhere for failing to impose a total ban on the country over shocking evidence of a state-organised system to cheat. Germanys Olympic discus champion Robert Harting launched a verbal attack on IOC president Thomas Bach, calling his compatriot “part of the doping system not the anti-doping system”. Bach fired back that the decision to leave individual sports federations to decide which Russians could compete “respects the right of every clean athlete around the world,” noting that would-be Russian Olympians must clear “the highest hurdles” to make the Games. AFP KHS KHSlast_img read more

Messi: My son criticises me

first_imgLionel Messi is not immune from being criticised – even by son Thiago.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is widely regarded as one of the finest footballers to have ever played the sport.But the Barcelona captain, La Liga’s record goalscorer, confirmed in an interview that Thiago is not always impressed. Article continues below 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! “[He] understands football more because he’s the biggest [of Messi’s children] and he talks about everything to do with football,” Messi told World Soccer.”I have already had some criticism from him! Barcelona, La Liga, the Champions League… he follows it all. He likes it, he asks questions and he gives me pointers when things don’t go so well.”Messi added he previously did not like to talk about games he had lost, but Thiago’s interest encourages him to analyse disappointing results.”It’s not like that anymore!” Messi added. “It’s always tough to manage the losses and the bad performances.”But Thiago forces me to talk about what happened and explain why we didn’t win. Now, we talk much more.”Messi and Barca are in Copa del Rey action on Thursday, the holders seeking to overturn a 2-0 deficit when they welcome Sevilla to Camp Nou in the second leg of the quarter-finals.last_img read more

Delhis 65-year-old shooter sets national record

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) Nirmal Yadav, aged 65, set a national record at the recently concluded 60th National Shooting Championship in Pune. The shooter from Delhi shot 341/400 to set the meet record in the Veteran Womens 10m Air Pistol event. “I am very happy to make a mark in this sport and now am even more motivated to train hard and better my scores,” said Nirmal. Nirmal, who has trained at the TopGun Shooting Academy in the capital, started shooting only two years back. The wife of a former Major General had also won a gold at the Dr. Karni Singh Memorial Shooting Championship in Jaipur last year. PTI AH AH SDMlast_img

Sports talent hunt portal to be launched soon: Vijay Goel

first_imgAhmedabad, Feb 5(PTI) The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports (independent charge) Vijay Goel today said his ministry will soon launch a web portal to find out talented sportsmen who can be groomed with proper training.During his interaction with media in Gandhinagar today, Goel also said the Centre is committed to encourage sports culture in the country, said a PIB release.”We will soon launch a sports talent hunt portal to find out talented sportsmen from across the country. We will provide them training as well as scholarships,” Goel was quoted as saying in a PIB release.The minister also informed that as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the sports Ministry has established various task forces to select and train sports-persons for the coming Olympics in 2020.Goel was in Gandhinagar today to lay foundation stone of the boundary wall of the countrys first Centre of Excellence for Differently Abled sports-persons. PTI PJT RMTlast_img read more

Annual inflation rate jumped to 30 in July highest reading since 2011

first_imgCanada’s annual inflation rate in July hit its highest level in nearly seven years as gasoline prices and the cost of air transportation pushed prices higher.Statistics Canada said Friday the consumer price index for last month was up 3.0 per cent on a year-over-year basis, compared with a 2.5-per-cent increase in June.Economists had expected a year-over-year inflation rate of 2.5 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The result, the highest reading since September 2011, put inflation at the top end of the Bank of Canada’s target range of one to three per cent.CIBC economist Andrew Grantham said the reading “at least modestly” increased the odds of a September interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada.“We continue to lean toward an October rate hike rather than September. However, a big upside surprise in Q2 GDP could tip the balance on that,” Grantham wrote in a report.Second-quarter GDP figures are set to be released Aug. 30.The Canadian dollar rose after the latest inflation report was released, reflecting the increased chance of higher interest rates.Earlier this summer, the Bank of Canada predicted inflation to move as high as 2.5 per cent — due to temporary factors like higher gas prices — before it settles back down to two per cent late next year.The Bank of Canada can raise interest rates to help prevent inflation from climbing too high. The central bank raised its trend-setting interest rate to 1.5 per cent earlier this summer.However, the average of Canada’s three measures of core inflation, which leave out more-volatile data like pump prices and are closely watched by the central bank, rose last month to 2.0 per cent compared with 1.96 per cent in June.Benjamin Reitzes, Canadian rates and macro strategist at the Bank of Montreal, said one month did not make a trend and added that core inflation remains stable.“At this point it would take more than one month I think to really change the narrative generally around inflation,” he said.“The overall backdrop for inflation hasn’t changed all that much.”Reitzes noted the Bank of Montreal continues to expect the central bank to keep its key interest rate target on hold at its Sept. 5 announcement, but raise it in October.All eight major components of the consumer price index rose on a year-over-year basis in July with the transportation index being the largest contributor with an 8.1 per cent increase.A 25.4 per cent increase in the price of gasoline and a 28.2 per cent increase in the cost of air transportation compared with a year ago helped push overall prices higher.Food purchased from restaurants also gained 4.4 per cent, while mortgage interest costs rose 5.2 per cent.On the flip side, telephone service costs were down 5.1 per cent and traveller accommodations slipped 4.1 per cent compared with a year ago.In a separate report, Statistics Canada estimated the direct impact of tariffs on U.S. imports implemented earlier this year on the consumer price index to be up to 0.07 percentage points.“An amount of up to $600 million of tariffs per year may be passed through to consumer prices, which may cause a decimal place increase in the posted CPI change during a limited period of time,” the agency said.last_img read more

India, Bolivia denounce cross border terrorism

first_imgSanta Cruz (Bolivia): Denouncing cross border terrorism in forceful terms, India and Bolivia have underlined the need for all States to resolutely fight terrorism and affirmed the need to hold its perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors accountable and bring them to justice.A joint statement, issued after talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales Ayma, Saturday said the two leaders discussed multilateral issues of mutual interest, in particular reforms of the UN Security Council, fight against terrorism and climate change. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The two sides stressed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. “They reaffirmed that all acts of terrorism are crimes against humanity, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They underlined the need for all States to resolutely fight terrorism,” the statement said. “The two leaders affirmed the need to hold perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice. (They) Denounced cross border terrorism in forceful terms,” it added. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIndia thanked Bolivia for “strongly condemning” the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers. The two leaders called upon all countries to strengthen cooperation to take “decisive and concerted actions” against globally proscribed terrorists and terrorist entities and for the early finalisation of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. They reaffirmed their commitment to reformed multilateralism including comprehensive reforms of the UN Security Council to make it more democratic, representative, accountable, effective, and reflective of the new realities of the 21st Century, in order to face the new challenges and threats to international peace and security, the statement said. Bolivia reiterated its support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat in the expanded UNSC. The two leaders reviewed the entire spectrum of the bilateral relations and agreed to widen and deepen cooperation in trade and commerce, investments including commercial tie-ups, mineral resources, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, solar and renewable energy, ICT and space, capacity building and technical cooperation, education and culture, among others. They recognised the need to tap into abundant solar energy to fight climate change and also agreed to establish cooperation links in the field of geology and mineral resources, through sharing of good practices, exchange of experiences and development of joint activities, the statement said. They agreed to forge mutually beneficial partnership to facilitate Bolivian supplies of lithium Carbonate to India and foster joint ventures for Lithium battery/cell production plants in India. Considering the enormous hydrocarbon potential of Bolivia and with a view to energy integration, based on the execution of a joint gas exploration strategy, the two leaders expressed their interest to explore investments in exploration and development of different areas of hydrocarbon interest, the statement said. They agreed to explore the export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Bolivia to India, and also feasibility of laying a gas pipeline and setting up of a LNG plant on mutually agreed terms. The cooperation in the field of health would also include exchange of best practices between two countries including cooperation in traditional medicine such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), the statement said. Recognising that Yoga is an invaluable gift of Indian tradition, the two leaders underlined its holistic approach to health and well-being. Indian side thanked Bolivia for its wholehearted support and participation every year in the International Day of Yoga. They also expressed their willingness to develop projects for sharing of experiences in space technology applications including use of remote satellite data in agriculture; forest protection and management; water resources and other related topics, the statement said. The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the area of IT-ITeS (Information Technology Information Technology Enabled Services) sector with a view to promote business-to-business cooperation and meeting the growing needs of present knowledge economy. The two sides expressed satisfaction that the bilateral trade has grown significantly during the recent years, while noting that there was a lot of untapped potential. “They particularly emphasized the need to diversify the trade basket and agreed to closely consult and exchange information to identify sectors that hold potential to strengthen bilateral trade, prioritizing therein value added products,” it said. They also agreed to explore cooperation for the construction project of the Bioceanic Integration Railway Corridor that links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Bolivia welcomed offer by India of USD 100 million Line of Credit for financing development projects. The two sides also agreed to promote tourist linkages, building on their rich tangible and intangible cultural heritage including historical monuments and sites that the two countries proudly host.last_img read more

Youth Heroes: Moroccan Association to Promote Volunteerism

By Omar AlloucheKsar el Kebir – Do you believe youth can’t be heroes? If you say no, then you don’t know Hero Family, an association of Moroccan youth, created January 9, 2015. It now has more than 35,000 youth members throughout Morocco. The goals of the group are to promote volunteerism among Moroccan youth, help people, raise funds and develop support for society. A little girl’s sick heart started the whole idea of Hero Family. She needed an operation, but it was very expensive and her parents could not afford to pay for it. Hero Family asked for donations to help the little girl on Facebook.The leader of the association, in Ksar el Kebir, said about this first project, “we collected money, but it wasn’t enough for the operation, so we went to Moroccan artist’s houses knocking on their doors and asking them for donations . . . Saad Imajarred volunteered to help the little girl.”Because the project to raise money for the little girl was successful, a Facebook group was created to share future visions of its members ( Already, in Ramadan, they gave breakfast to poor people and for Eid they bought new clothes and sheep for moneyless families. Also in wintertime, they handed out clothes to homeless people.Each city has its own leader responsible for volunteer projects and many projects are planned for the future. If you are interested in following these activities or even helping, please visit the Facebook page.Photo credit: Omar Allouche read more

Spanish Police Dismantles Drug Trafficking Network Operating in Spain, Morocco

Rabat – Spanish news outlet El Faro De Ceuta reported that Spanish police have arrested four British suspects for their alleged involvement in an international drug trafficking network. The suspects were allegedly smuggling cannabis from Morocco to Marbella, Spain.Police seized €100,000 during the arrest operation. The police also found 1,500 kilograms of cannabis during the arrest operation.The suspects owned a boat that they used to transport drugs from Morocco to Marbella. Moroccan and Spanish security services regularly collaborate on the fight against drug trafficking, irregular migration networks, and counterterrorism.In July, Spanish police in Almeria, southeast Spain arrested a 22-year old man wanted by Belgian security services for drug trafficking. He was arrested while he was trying to flee to Morocco through the international port of Almeria.Spain also dismantled another international drug trafficking network in May. The network cannabis from Morocco to France, Belgium, Holland, and Poland. read more

UN agencies mobilize aid for Dominican flood victims

21 December 2007United Nations relief agencies are providing food and hygiene items in the Dominican Republic, where more than 60,000 people remain displaced following Tropical Storm Olga, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. United Nations relief agencies are providing food and hygiene items in the Dominican Republic, where more than 60,000 people remain displaced following Tropical Storm Olga, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is distributing food packages and hygiene items to the survivors of last week’s deadly storm which killed at least 22 people in the small Caribbean nation. Meanwhile, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is providing hygiene items, cleaning equipment and medical supplies. For their part, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional office, the Pan American Health Organization, are providing additional staff for the relief effort and are helping with health and sanitation management in shelters. Last week OCHA estimated that at least 35,000 Dominicans have been internally displaced, while more than 7,500 houses have been destroyed or substantially damaged and 76 communities left isolated. However, the overall impact is thought to be less severe than that caused by Tropical Storm Noel, which struck at the end of October and start of November. read more

Review How does Samsungs Galaxy S III stack up against Apples iPhone

TORONTO – For many consumers wondering whether to buy Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, there’s really only one question to be answered: is it an iPhone killer? Or, perhaps more fairly, does it stack up against Apple’s popular iPhone 4S?Well, aside from the most faithful Apple fanatics who really wouldn’t consider anything other than an iPhone anyway, there’s no question that Samsung’s latest and greatest — out Wednesday — would satisfy most consumers in the market for a top-of-the-line phone.One of the biggest differentiators between iPhones and Samsung’s latest smartphone models is screen size. While not quite as oversized as the 13.5-centimetre screen of Samsung’s Note smartphone/tablet hybrid, the Galaxy S III’s 12.2-centimetre display is dramatically larger than the iPhone’s 8.9-centimetre screen. Apple’s smartphone seems a little tiny when lined up side by side with the Galaxy S III.While Apple has done an incredible job bringing the mobile web to the masses, the extra few centimetres of screen real estate is very much welcomed when browsing the web, particularly when navigating full-scale versions of websites and not just the scaled-down mobile versions. It’s similarly satisfying to have the extra screen space when watching video, playing a game or using an app. And the trade off, having a larger phone to stick in your pocket or tuck inside a purse, really isn’t much of a negative. It doesn’t slip covertly into a shirt pocket but will fit comfortably in all but the tightest of jeans. And when comparing the resolution of the Galaxy S III versus the iPhone’s much vaunted Retina display technology, it’s a wash. Both can output razor sharp text — even when zoomed in unnecessarily close — and vividly colourful photos and video.While the Galaxy S III, which runs on the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, competes strongly against any other phone on the market when it comes to technical specifications, it’s not something Samsung is boasting about or even highlighting much. Visit the website promoting the phone and you can’t even find a comprehensive list of its specs, which include a dual-core processor, two gigabytes of RAM, an eight-megapixel camera and the ability to handle near field communication to wirelessly connect with other devices. But during a product briefing, Paul Brannen, a vice president with Samsung Canada, noted one of the Galaxy S III’s tag lines is “designed for humans,” meaning the company is trying to emphasize user experience over technical strengths.“As consumers we always knew what the processor was in our computers and today, I couldn’t tell you,” Brannen said.“I think the phone industry is going to go down that path where the technology will become irrelevant to the device, it’s how we utilize the device and how that becomes integrated in our day-to-day life.”Among those “designed for humans” features is a recognition tool that learns the faces of friends and family and automatically shares photos you take with them. If you’re writing a message and decide you’d rather talk to the person instead, raising the phone to your ear will start dialling their phone (assuming you have their number in your contacts). The front-facing camera can identify your eyes and sense when you’re looking at the phone. When you look away, it shuts down to save power (or at least it’s supposed to, it didn’t always work for me). And placing the phone face down on a table silences it if it starts to ring at an awkward time. There’s also a Siri-like app that takes voice commands to control the phone, although it’s not quite as well executed as Apple’s version. Overall, the features are clever but require some work to find in the settings, turn on, and learn. And while potentially useful, they’re probably not quite cool enough to sway Apple fans.For those who have already bought into the Apple ecosystem, it’ll be difficult to get them to stray. As good of a job that Samsung has done in creating a smartphone that will appeal to many, the Galaxy S III likely won’t strike much fear in Apple. Review: How does Samsung’s Galaxy S III stack up against Apple’s iPhone 4S? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 26, 2012 9:49 am MDT read more

UN agency selects winners of young innovators competition

The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom come from a wide range of countries including India, Uganda and Viet Nam and have worked on diverse issues such as marine protection, reduction of food waste and immigration.“These are bright young minds with creative technological solutions to developmental challenges both in their communities and in the wider world,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré. Open to young social entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 26, the competition seeks innovative digital solutions in the form of start-ups or initial concepts meeting global developmental challenges. The winners will be heading to the ITU Telecom World 2013 a knowledge-sharing event for the global ICT community, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-22 November.“Bringing the competition winners to the forefront of the global ICT stage at ITU Telecom World connects them with the event’s influential audience, with the entrepreneurial experiences and with the success stories of their expert mentors and their peers from 2012,” said Mr. Touré. “These are the connections and conversations that matter, with the power to make a real difference in the world.”One of the winners is Keston Perry from Trinidad and Tobago, who started KUMBA, an interface connecting unemployed Caribbean migrants with technical skills based in the United Kingdom with Caribbean-based companies.Nguyen Tran Hoang from Viet Nam will be honoured for the Land-Sea Digital Bridge – a digital radio communication system connecting fishing boats and shore stations.Oscar Ekponimo from Nigeria created SalvageHub, a web and mobile platform to reduce food wastage at individual and retail levels.Also from the African continent is the M-Tambula platform by Brenda Katwesigye, which provides the elderly with easy access to public services using Interactive Voice Response over mobile phones.Thomas Kioko from Kenya will be recognized for his Nduru App – a one-stop mobile application to manage all aspects of road safety.Ahmed Fawzi from Egypt was selected for his Al Dalilah Advanced Operational Global Positioning System (GPS) – an advanced tracking and first response system using meteorological data.Hannah Judge from the United States will also be recognized for her use of geolocation technology, as she created Broad Street Maps, which produces individualized healthcare maps to support health organizationsIn India, Varun Arora created Open Curriculum, an online platform for local educational material for standard, primary and secondary schooling.Yvone Loremia from the Philippines was selected for her Tudlo Disaster and Emergency Application, a multi-purpose information platform for emergency and disaster situations.Finally, the Timothy McDermott from Australia and Swaziland created SiSwApp, an English-SiSwati translation app aimed at migrant workers.The judges received over 600 entries from 88 countries worldwide, and the winners were selected based on their possible social impact and potential for business success.At ITU Telecom World the winners will take part in a programme to take their projects to the next level via one-on-one mentorship sessions with start-up mentors and business experts, hands-on workshop training, peer mentoring from the winners of the 2012 competition, and the opportunity to showcase their projects to the event’s influential audience. ITU Telecom organizes global events for Governments, industry leaders and regulators that form part of the world’s ICT community. The first ITU Telecom event was held in 1971 and ITU Telecom marked its 40th anniversary in 2011. read more

New scoreboards huge addition to the atmosphere of Ohio State baseball and

The scoreboard at Bill Davis Stadium during a game between OSU and Akron March 18. OSU won, 6-5.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerAs Bill Davis Stadium and Buckeye Field opened their doors for the first time this season, new video boards and sound systems for the 2014 campaign were unveiled.The change is a clear improvement over the old video boards, much to the delight of Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals. The team revealed its new toys for the first time March 14 in an 8-5 win against Siena.“It is a huge addition to the atmosphere of our ballpark,” Beals said after his team defeated Xavier, 10-3, Wednesday. “The umpire who was (at) third base today has been at our park for the last five years and I go out for the game and the sounds and the bells are playing for the bottom of the first inning and he is like, ‘Yeah it’s sweet.’”The old scoreboard, which was installed in 1997, was not capable of the color animation that is brought by the new and improved video board.The new baseball video board cost approximately $475,000, while the sound system cost $192,000, an OSU athletic spokesman told The Lantern, in an email. The video board at the softball field cost $400,000, while the board at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium cost approximately $600,000.Senior starting pitcher Greg Greve said the improvements have definitely made a difference, especially with the players.“Huge improvement, no doubt about it,” Greve said. “It pumps the boys up in the dugout … it brings a nice energy to the ballpark.”Not only was the video board revamped, the renovations included adding a new sound system which plays each player’s walk-up song as well as between inning music and, of course, the OSU fight song.“It is great to finally hear the music and not have to you know, sit out there during (batting practice) wondering what is playing,” Greve said. “It is really awesome.”Junior pitcher Ryan Riga, who leads the team in strikeouts, echoed his teammate’s excitement about the renovations.“It’s sweet,” Riga said. “The sound system is 10 times better … you get a more baseball vibe out of it.”The baseball team is 7-1 at home this season, while the softball team is 3-0.The scoreboard at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, which plays host to men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse and track and field also received the same modifications. read more

Traffic Chief warns operators against using private cars as taxis

Traffic Chief, Superintendent Dion Moore is calling on citizens to be cognisant of private cars operating as taxis for their own safety.The Department of Public Information/ Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA), today, quoted Moore as saying that the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department has charged 369 persons thus far who used their cars for a purpose other than which they are licensed for.Moore explained that many times when someone calls for a taxi it is only upon arrival of the car that they realise that they are being picked up by a private car. “As long as you the member of the public request a taxi and you recognise that it is a private car, you should refuse from entering that car because you are not covered by the insurance and it is a breach,” the Traffic Chief stated.When asked if there is anything that can be done to prohibit taxi services from using private cars, the traffic chief responded in the negative. He said that the GPF cannot stop taxi services from having private cars but pointed out that operators will be charged, once they are caught breaking the law, according to DPI/GINA.The Traffic Chief reiterates his call on owners of private cars not to use their vehicle for a purpose other than what it is licensed. He is also asking that members of the public desist from utilising such cars as their safety could be at serious risk. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedActing Traffic Chief warns ranks to be professionalAugust 10, 2015In “Business”65 vehicles belonging to police officers stripped of tint-Traffic ChiefDecember 15, 2017In “Crime”Traffic Chief cautions motorists about rising road deathsAugust 30, 2017In “Local News” read more

DKB Bundesliga Goppingen beat Kiel – Flensburg joins championship race

7SC Magdeburg2513111727 – 6982927 Fantastic Wednesday in DKB Bundesliga. THW Kiel suffered defeat in EWS Arena in Goppingen in front of 5600 domestic fans – 33:29 (21:13). Once again Slovenian goalkeeper, Primoz Prost was outstanding with 21 saves. Frisch Auf Göppingen:Rutschmann (), Prost (1.-60., 21/1 saves); Kneule, Oprea (3), Schöne (2), Späth (4), Beljanski, Zöller, Haaß (3), Fontaine, Rnic (7/4), Schubert, Horak (8), Markovic (6); Trainer: Petkovic THW Kiel:Omeyer (1.-41., 8 saves), Palicka (41.-60., 6/1 saves); Toft Hansen (4), Sigurdsson (2), Sprenger, Ahlm (1), Wiencek (n.e.), Ekberg (1), Zeitz (4), Palmarsson (5), Ilic (5/3), Jicha (4), Vujin (3/1); Trainer: Gislason 12TuS-N-Lubbecke249213678 – 687-920 3SG Flensburg-Handewitt241833743 – 61612739 6HSV Hamburg231535698 – 6326633 SG Flensburg is now in the championship battle after win over Rhein Neckar Lowen 30:27.SG Flensburg-Handewitt – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 30:27 (16:16)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (18 saves), Rudeck () – Karlsson, Eggert (10/7), Glandorf (5), Mogensen (4), Svan Hansen (1), Weinhold (3), Heinl (4), Gustafsson (2), Kaufmann (1), KnudsenRhein-Neckar Löwen: Landin (3 saves), Stojanovic (9 odbrana) – Schmid (4/4), Roggisch, Sesum (2), I. Guardiola, Sigurmannsson (4), Myrhol (5), Groetzki (6), G. Guardiola, Petersson (6), BlitzFUCHSE BERLIN – GROSSWALLSTADT 30:21SC MAGDEBURG – TBV LEMGO 27:24STANDING: 16TV Neuhausen245118628 – 740-11211 15GWD Minden244317631 – 724-9311 2Rhein-Neckar-Lowen251933700 – 6316941 8TBV Lemgo2512112685 – 691-625 5TSV Hannover-Burgdorf241626726 – 6992734 18Tusem Essen242220604 – 750-1466 dkb bundesligaRhein Neckar LowenSG Flensburgthe best handball leagueTHW Kiel 1THW Kiel252113829 – 65317643 ← Previous Story Momir Ilic about his future: Barca, RNL or Veszprem Next Story → Katarina Tomasevic joins Nantes Loire Atlantique HB 13Balingen-Weilsteten249213678 – 708-3020 4Füchse Berlin251735730 – 6577337 17TV Grosswallstadt253121614 – 702-887 11HSG Wetzlar2411211689 – 692-324 10MT Melsungen2410410672 – 674-224 9FA Goppingen2511212714 – 6892524 14VfL Gummersbach245217628 – 731-10312 read more

Browse Beautiful Images of Mondays Full Harvest Moon

first_img1) THE HARVEST MOON is the full moon which occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox. In case you missed last night’s, here’s a recap….— Peter MacNicol (@PeterMacNicol1) September 25, 2018The Harvest Moon, though, is not exclusively a Western idea.For the Chinese, this full Moon marks the Festival of the August Moon (“August,” according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, is a calendar discrepancy) or Mid-Autumn Festival (in some cultures, equinoxes and solstices are considered the middle of a season).The lunar commemoration is usually celebrated with the playing of games and the eating of “Mooncakes” (round pastries filled with red bean or lotus seed paste).Keep up with the rest of the lunar year by following The Old Farmer’s Almanac‘s Full Moon Calendar (in which there are only a few months remaining):Oct. 24 @ 12:47 p.m. ET: Full Hunter’s MoonNov. 23 @ 12:41 a.m. ET: Full Beaver MoonDec. 22 @ 12:50 p.m. ET: Full Cold MoonA new study suggests the full Moon is surrounded by an electric shell. Relive June’s full Strawberry Moon, and keep up with all things lunar here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. “Shine on Harvest Moon” The beautiful moonrise tonight at Roker Lighthouse in Sunderland @StormHour @EarthandClouds #HarvestMoon— simon c woodley (@simoncwoodley) September 24, 2018 Stay on target Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface Throughout the year, Earth’s satellite rises an average of about 50 minutes later each day. But around the autumnal equinox, that difference is only 30 minutes.The Harvest Moon, meanwhile, rises at (or very near to) sunset for several days, giving the appearance of back-to-back full Moons. Some more from the Cliff Walk in York Harbor this evening for the full Harvest Moon. #Maine #MEwx— Rob Wright Images (@RobWrightImages) September 25, 2018At the start of spring, the opposite applies: For several days bracketing the full Moon nearest the vernal equinox, the delay in moonrise is as much as 75 minutes. For several evenings this month (or sometimes in October), moonrise occurs soon after sunset, basking parts of the globe in soft illumination. Traditionally, this early-evening moonlight would aide farmers harvesting their summer-grown crops—hence the name. Dust off your sweaters and gourd decor and settle in for a new season of must-see TV: Fall is finally here.Monday’s full Harvest Moon helped usher in the autumnal equinox.But don’t worry if you missed the stellar stunner—the Internet is brimming with evidence of the September event.AdChoices广告 Harvest moon rising over Maine.— Allagash Brewing Co (@AllagashBrewing) September 25, 2018last_img read more

Viewer numbers for 25 WWE Smackdown viewers are down

first_img NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ben Roethlisberger WhatsApp Twitter WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Last night’s 2/5 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew 2.44 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew 2.95 million viewers.Despite the drop in viewers, WWE once again won the night on cable for Thursday night as Smackdown was the highest rated cable original with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 36.18%0:04Remaining Time -3:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Report Man City begin search for Agueros successor

first_imgManchester City have reportedly begun the search for a long-term successor to record goalscorer Sergio AgueroThe Premier League champions are aware that they only have another two years left of Aguero before he returns to his native Argentina to see out the twilight phase of his career at boyhood club Independiente.Therefore MEN claim that manager Pep Guardiola hopes to bring in a suitable replacement by next season.Apparently, the Catalan has already got a few options lined up.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The plan is for this new recruit to spend 12 months acting as Aguero’s understudy and learn from the Argentine striker.Currently, Guardiola fields both Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as his two main forwards in the City line-up.The report also suggests that City are willing to permit Aguero’s long-held desire to rejoin Independiente on a free transfer as a good-will gesture.Aguero has scored 204 goals and provided 59 assists in 297 games across all competitions for City since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011.last_img read more