Sunshine and track and field certainly are a perfect fit.Local athletes from Finn Valley were to the fore over the weekend in Tullamore in a variety of disciplines.Prominent gold medal performances from James Kelly in the shot erasing big brother Johns national record in that age division getting out to 15-52m a whooping mark by any standards. He was leading into the last actual throw in the javelin also only for a better effort from the Leinster competitor both in excess of 43m.That big brother mentioned previously hit in and around 18m to win under 18 shot and was off up the road to catch a plane to the Ukraine.Blaithnaid Patton went over 11m to 11.20 a serious step up for the Stranorlar girl in the triple leading a 1 2 3 for Donegal with Caoimhe Mc Menamin in the bronze position that’s a big boost for coach Niall Wilkinson who has put in years of work round this athlete.Aaron Mc Glynn has been in flying form in training recently mixing it with the older lads after a period of injury got boxed in but held the head and was an impressive winner now for a shot at the 1500 in a few weeks. The only factor in the development of the young Glenfinn boy is coach Peader Mc Granaghan who has a singular belief .Naoimh Mc Granaghan continues to improve in the hammer now getting out to 40mplus no mean feat and she will build on this no doubt at all a silver medal on this occasion .Jade Leeper was back in business in both the shot and discus medalling in both but as she herself says more to come in the years ahead.Jack Mc Geehin silver in the triple ,Ian Brennan over 6m in the long bronze, Daniela Jansen high jump medal on the Saturday and terrific high jumping from Sommer Lecky at 1.51 clearance just beaten on countback .Sean Mc Donagh just a few centimetres down on the gold in the javelin but an encouraging silver . He has transitioned well from ball throw to javelin thanks to coach Bernie O Callaghan, Fourteen medals in total for the squad and another weekend to come . Well done coaches, parents and family members without you there would be a very limited story to tell . Many other top 6 most prominent Dylan Kearns 4th javelin and Louise Mc Sorley 6th turbo and Lauren Callaghan made 80m final needs to get out of the blocks sharper but time aplenty to work on that and yes that relay still to come . Cate Smith came in the top 8 in the shot .Finally this week our sympathy goes out to Kathleen Kelly and Bernie Crossan and the wider family circle on the death of their mum in Clonmany . May she rest in peaceFINN VALLEY ATHLETES SHINE IN TULLAMORE was last modified: July 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Athletesfinn valley
The AAAS endorses two books where researchers act like animals.Thomas Nagel famously pondered what it would be like to be a bat, but he never jumped out of a belfry. In Science Magazine, published by the AAAS, Carolyn A. Ristau gave good reviews to two books by men who seem to have bats in their belfry. They took out into the wild to act like animals. Ristau begins by pointing to Darwin. His book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals began a tradition of turning people into beasts.The first book she reviews is Charles Foster’s Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide. Is this how one does science?In Being a Beast, informed by scientific research on animal physiology and behavior, Foster and his son live, badger-like, in a trench in the woods for 6 weeks, scratching in the dirt, crawling close to the earth, and eating worms that they find there. The swifts inspire his awe, although his attempts to fly with them fail awkwardly. To sense like the bird, he stands naked in the wind atop the moor. The swift’s minute filoplumes would convey essential information on feather orientation to its brain; Foster’s body hair ruffles empathetically. The urban fox engenders his deep respect: choosing to hunt, even though it could survive on pizza scraps. In contrast, humans seem “sclerosed superspecialists.”Foster has created an enthralling and deeply reflective book. His prose is not merely apt but charming, witty, and poetic, capturing the imagined state and being of animals and of us humans as well. This reader was anxious, reading of the otter living on the metabolic edge. The hypertensive red deer, alert for a wolf, aroused similar emotions.The second book is by Thomas Thwaites: Goat Man: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human.Thwaites, with a background in biology and a degree in design, originally conceived of the project as one in which he would transform himself into an elephant and traverse the Alps. A Wellcome Trust grant finally materialized, the award committee’s confidence based, no doubt, on Thwaites’s previously well-received project in which he created a toaster from scratch. After visiting real elephants and consulting a shaman, he realized that becoming a goat was more practicable.Thwaites begins by recounting his first attempt to design prosthetic goat legs, which he hopes will enable four-legged movement and sufficient flexibility to eat grass. He visits a motion study laboratory and offers an engrossing discussion of the mechanics and evolution of human and animal movement.She doesn’t tell what happened when Thwaites put on his “goat coat” and goat legs and headed out for the snow, but she shows a picture of him “doing his best impression of a goat in the Swiss Alps.” She thinks the books help people to “appreciate the rich and complex experiences of the other beings that live alongside us.”You can observe animals without becoming one. People do that too much already. When Nebuchadnezzer acted like a cow, he was called crazy. Should these “scientists” acting like beasts be praised in America’s leading science journal? Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.We think people should imitate angels instead. We have a higher calling from our Creator: “Be holy, for I am holy.”(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Sheep Industry Association was disappointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to reject industry-suggested language in reauthorizing Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting. The final rule was published Aug. 11 in the Federal Register and will be effective in 60 days.ASI offered three recommendations to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service that would have improved the industry’s access to useful market data:• The term packer-owned lambs means lambs that a packer owns for at least 28 days immediately before slaughter.• Lambs committed would be defined as lambs that are intended to be delivered to a packer beginning on the date of an agreement to sell the lambs.• To require packers to report price, volume and classification descriptors for all lamb pelts from lambs purchased on a negotiated purchase, formula marketing arrangement or forward contract basis is supported.USDA approved the definition change for packer-owned lambs, but will not implement the latter two recommendations.“It is disappointing that all three suggested changes were not implemented,” said Peter Orwick, ASI executive director. “The ASI Lamb Council has worked with the entire lamb business for four years, including an extensive analysis and report to develop updates to lamb price reporting. Conference calls and presentations were hosted throughout that period to bring companies, feeders and producers on board with recommendations to ensure an accurate and transparent lamb market report. We appreciate USDA Agricultural Marketing service providing the significant funding and time to seek industry comment, even though it didn’t result in much change to reporting.“The argument that a lambs-committed report would provide an advantage to lamb importing companies sounds odd,” Orwick said. “That wasn’t the case while the report was published from 2002 until 2008. The fact that the nation’s freezers have been jammed to record-setting levels for probably 800 days straight would argue that importers don’t care what level of lambs domestic plants have lined up.”The agency notice of the final rule is available at: http://sheepusa.org/IssuesPrograms_Issues_MandatoryPriceReporting.Comments from the industry which affected the final rule can be read at: https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&po=0&dct=PS&D=AMS-LPS-15-0070&refD=AMS-LPS-15-0070-0001.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I know Tabi for a long, long time because he’s my player from Rizal Tech University and to me, he plays like a veteran.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss CJ Perez with Columbian coach John Cardel. Photo by Mark GiongcoColumbian has a lot of reasons to feel giddy with the arrival of CJ Perez, who is poised to provide the struggling franchise the jolt it needs to snap out of its longstanding funk.But the former Lyceum ace and one-time NCAA MVP isn’t the only rookie the Dyip are raving about heading into the 44th Season of the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Faundo was actually picked by Magnolia in the second round but the former University of Santo Tomas center was left unsigned.“I got a call from Alvin Patrimonio and he asked me if I need Jeepy Faundo. I said yes, I need a big man so we got him here,” Cardel said.“I like what I see from the rookies. CJ, his slashing ability, his defensive ability, also JP he’s a very smart player and also Jeepy I like what I see with his rebounding and his toughness on the inside,” said guard Rashawn McCarthy, one of Columbian’s main options.Tabi, meanwhile, was a relative unknown but not to Cardel.Cardel knew exactly what he’s going to get from Tabi, whom he coached at Rizal Technological University.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion While Perez has all the makings of a future PBA star, his fellow newcomers JP Calvo, Jeepy Faundo and Cyrus Tabi have also drawn praise from Columbian.“With the rookies, CJ, Calvo, Faundo and Tabi are great additions to our team. We got a pure point guard in Calvo and another guard in Tabi then, we have another big man in Jeepy,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I told the guys this is a different team from the one that I handled last conference. The way the rookies are playing and practicing, it’s like they’re not rookies.”The Dyip chose Calvo as the 11th overall pick while the Tabi was a surprise selection in the second round. Columbian determined not be just another ‘checkmark’ for other PBA teams SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
BRIDGEWATER, MA — More than 2,100 bachelor’s degrees in the sciences, arts, business and education were awarded during two ceremonies at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, May 18 on the Boyden Quadrangle. It was the 178th Spring Commencement Convocation in the university’s history.The following Wilmington residents were among those who graduated:Kimberly DonoghueCarlyn GillisErin HartyJulianne HooperJared LloydKatherine McKenna(NOTE: The above modified announcement is from Bridgewater State University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Graduate From Bryant UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kristen Luise Graduates From University Of New HavenIn “Education”
Car Industry Self-driving cars are on the way — but does the public understand their abilities and limits? Toyota Automakers and suppliers are working hard to develop autonomous cars and other self-driving technologies. But ensuring members of the public understand what those technologies can do — and also what they can’t do — is a different challenge. That’s why Audi, Daimler, General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen, Waymo and several suppliers have founded a new partnership to provide that information.PAVE, or the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education coalition, was announced at a press conference at CES on Monday. The group intends to teach people about self-driving technology using three key strategies. First, PAVE will work to get both consumers and policymakers (i.e. legislators) behind the wheel with driver-assistance technology. Second, the group will hold educational workshops on the technologies for legislators. And finally, PAVE will offer “educational materials” that car dealers and service centers can offer to customers. Although the coalition also hopes to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities on American roads, PAVE does not necessarily plan to endorse only certain types of technologies. “It’s not about lobbying for one specific type of technology or one way to do things,” says Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, one of PAVE’s members. Instead, she says, the goal is “to help Americans better understand the potential and the promise of these technologies.” “We want to dispel the confusion about this technology that’s often misunderstood,” Hersman said. “We will provide clear and factual information so consumers understand this technology and what to expect.” Post a comment For automakers, many of whom are already PAVE members, the group’s education efforts should also ensure that car shoppers understand the benefits of driver-assist features in new models, as well as future self-driving cars. “No matter how good or ready the technology is, we need to ensure that society develops a level of trust with this automated technology,” said Kelly Kay, executive vice president of the Toyota Research Institute. Kyle Vogt, founder of Cruise Automation, agreed with the need for more public education. He said that his company likens today’s push for autonomy to the space race — the difference is, he said, that it’s being led by private companies who need to build trust with consumers. “People need to understand the technology to feel comfortable with it and ultimately to trust it with their lives,” he said. 9 Photos Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better CES 2019 Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Self-driving cars: Stay up to date on all the latest news in autonomy.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Here’s the self-driving car you can take around Las Vegas during CES More From Roadshow 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 0 Audi Toyota Self-driving cars
Kolkata: Jadavpur University has been identified by the union government as the state’s only university and one of the 10 universities in the country to develop synergy between the varsity and centrally funded research institutes.”This will enable us to have access to infrastructure facilities of central research institutes located in and around Kolkata. It will enable us to create opportunities of joint collaborative research with these central institutes and at the same time, we will be able to carry out joint research projects and joint supervision of PhD dissertations by the faculty members of JU and these research institutes,” JU Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a senior JU official, the university teachers couldn’t avail the excellent infrastructure facilities in the research institutes. “Now, with this distinction, the standard of research will surely get a big boost,” he added.According to a senior official of the varsity, JU is probably the only varsity in eastern India to avail these facilities.The central institutes with whom JU can develop synergy are Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, SN Bose Institute, Bose Institute, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre. The joint faculty council of Science and Technology as well as the executive council of JU have already accepted the Centre’s proposal in principle and have resolved that Boards of Studies will discuss the modalities for implementation of the scheme. The Union ministry has also given the nod to JU to take on board any other experts as desired from universities and national laboratories in proximity.
Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision There have been severe delays on the M6 motorway in Cheshire this morning after an overnight closure for roadworks overran. The Northbound carriageway was closed until around 7.30am due to the over-running white lining works from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford) Roadworks were scheduled to be completed by 6am. according to traffic data company Inrix. A Highways England spokesman said: “M6 northbound between J18 and J19 Is now open, overnight roadworks have been removed sufficiently that traffic can use, workers are removing the final part of the closure. “Delays of at least an hour on the approach, with around 9 miles of queues.“ Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Congestion was reported as far back as junction 16. Other roadworks operated by Highways England overnight – including on the A50 Westbound between Uttoxeter and Blythe Bridge and on the M6 southbound between junction 11 and junction 10 have finished as planned. Read More’He battled until the very end’ – Grieving family’s heartache as ‘inspirational’ dad-of-four loses cancer fight at age of 47 (Image: Inrix) Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive 08:10End of live feedThis is the end of our live feed. Residual delays are reported to continue.07:57Breakdown reported within residual delaysOne lane blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Lane two (of three) is blocked, breakdown has occurred within the residual delays of the earlier over-running roadworks between J18 and J19. 07:35Nine miles of queuesA Highways England spokesman said:M6 northbound between J18 and J19 Is now open, overnight roadworks have been removed sufficiently that traffic can use, workers are removing the final part of the closure. Delays of at least an hour on the approach, with around 9 miles of queues. “07:2875 minute delays reported75 minute delays reported on M6.07:19All lanes now openInrix now reports all lanes have reopened07:11One lane has now reopenedInrix now reports one lane has reopened.07:07Cheshire East ask motorists to consider alternative routes due to ongoing delaysA Cheshire East Council spokesman said:Slow northbound from J17 at Sandbach – please consider using alternate routes and drive with care.” 07:06Closure now being liftedA Highways England spokesman said;Closure of the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 is in the process of being removed. J18 northbound entry slip will reopen, followed by the main carriageway. “06:49Work ongoingA Highways England spokesman said: “Overnight closure of the M6 northbound between J18 and J19 remains in place, work to complete the white lining has overran. We are working to get this done as quickly and safely as possible, so that the road can be reopened.”06:44Delays of around 50 minutesWe’re getting reports of delays of around 50 minutes06:44Delays back to junction 16Traffic England is now reporting issues back towards junction 16.06:2530 minute delays against expected trafficTraffic England is now reporting 30 minute delays against expected traffic, with delays now reported back past junction 17.06:23Delay causing congestion – police confirmA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:Overnight roadworks on the M6 NB J18-J19 remain in place. Highways England are making to assist contractors remove the closure. It is causing some delays at the moment.”
This Christmas eve, team DragonFly released the 54th version, DragonFly BSD 5.4.1, a free and open-source Unix-like operating system. This version comes with a new system compiler in GCC 8, improved NUMA support, a large number of network and virtual machine driver updates. This release also has significant HAMMER2 improvements and better WLAN interface handling. What’s new in DragonFly BSD 5.4.1 Big-ticket items This release comes with much better support for asymmetric NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) configurations. Both the memory subsystem and the scheduler now understand the functionality of Threadripper 2990WX’s architecture. The team at DragonFly has been working on improving fairness for shared-vs-exclusive lock clashes, reducing cache ping-ponging due to non-contending SMP locks. This release comes with major updates to dports. Concurrency across multiple ttys and ptys have been improved. GCC 8 DragonFly 5.4.1 comes with GCC 8.0, and runs as the default compiler. It is also used for building dports. HAMMER2 This release comes with HAMMER2 which is the default root filesystem in non-clustered mode. It increases bulkfree cache to reduce the number of iterations required. It also fixed numerous bugs. This release comes with improved support on low-memory machines. This release comes with significant pre-work on the XOP API to help support future networked operations. Major changes Security Issues The machdep.spectre_supportsysctl can be now used to probe the spectre support, and machdep.spectre_mitigation sysctl to enable/disable support. The default /root perms has been changed from 755 to 700 in the build template. Delayed FP state has been removed to avoid the known side-channel attack. This release comes with clean FP state on switch to avoid known side-channel attack. There zero user registers on entry into kernel (syscall, interrupt, or exception) to avoid speculative side-channel attacks. Kernel This release comes with updated drm to match Linux kernel 4.7.10 in a number of locations. The radeon driver has been updated; currently matches Linux 3.18. CVE-2018-8897 has been mitigated. This release comes with an added timer support x2apic A private_data field thas been added to struct file for improving application support. SPINLOCK and acpi_timer performance has been improved. A dirty vnode management facility has been added Bottlenecks from the rlimit handling code has been removed. The size of the vm_object hash table has been increased by 4x to reduce collisions. Concurrent tmpfs and allocvnode() has been improved. The namecache performance has been improved. The syscall path has been optimized to improve performance. Driver updates With this release, serial-output-only installs are now possible. This version of DragonFly comes with virtio_balloon memory driver. With this release, /dev/sndstat can now be opened multiple times by the same device. MosChip PCIe serial communications are now supported. Missing descriptions for usb4bsd C610/X99 controllers have been added. This release comes with an added support for PCIe serial com and console support. Old PCI and ISA serial drivers have been removed. Userland This release comes with an added rc support for ipfw3. Vis(3) and unvis(3) have been updated. With this release, pciconf database has been updated. tcsetsid() has been added to libc. The buildworld concurrency has been improved. Networking With this release, the network tunnel driver, tun(4), has been cleaned up and updated. It’s now clonable for anyone building VPN links. The arp issue in the bridge code has now been fixed. Interface groups are now supported in the kernel and pf(4). The ENA(Elastic Network Adapter) network driver has been added to DragonFly 5.4.1. Package updates With this release, there are a number of options for running a web browser on DragonFly which includes, Chromium, Firefox, Opera, Midori, Palemoon, etc. Users are appreciating the efforts taken for this project and especially, the hammer storage is being appreciated. Though few users are complaining about the speed of the process which is very slow. The HAMMER2 used in this release is BSD licensed so it might have better potential as a Linux kernel module. Read more about this release on DragonFly BSD. Read Next Google employees join hands with Amnesty International urging Google to drop Project Dragonfly Key Takeaways from Sundar Pichai’s Congress hearing over user data, political bias, and Project Dragonfly As Pichai defends Google’s “integrity” ahead of today’s Congress hearing, over 60 NGOs ask him to defend human rights by dropping DragonFly
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