NASA Approves 2018 Launch of New Mars Mission, JPL Will Manage Project

first_img Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday News Feature Stories NASA Approves 2018 Launch of New Mars Mission, JPL Will Manage Project By RON ROKHY Published on Friday, September 2, 2016 | 4:43 pm Community Newscenter_img NASA has set a new launch opportunity, beginning May 5, 2018, for the InSight mission to Mars. InSight is the first mission dedicated to investigating the deep interior of Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechJet Propulsion Laboratory will work in conjunction with France’s space agency to redesign an instrument of a spacecraft that previously failed before its scheduled take-off on a mission to study Mars’ deep interior.The InSight mission, which was scrapped last December due to a vacuum leak in its prime science instrument, has been rescheduled to launch in May 2018 and touchdown on Mars in November, according to a statement released by NASA to the media. Its goal was to help scientists understand the evolution and formation of rocky planets.The tool that malfunctioned — called the SEIS instrument — is designed to measure ground movement as small as half of the radius of a hydrogen atom and requires a perfect vacuum seal around its three main sensors in order to resist the Red Planet’s rigid weather, according the statement.Scientists with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will focus on redesigning, developing and qualifying the SEIS’ evacuated container and the electrical feedthroughs that failed previously while CNES, France’s space department, will be responsible for integrating its sensors into the container, according to media release.“Our robotic scientific explorers such as InSight are paving the way toward an ambitious journey to send humans to the Red Planet,” said Geoff Yoder, acting associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, in the press release. “It’s gratifying that we are moving forward with this important mission to help us better understand the origins of Mars and all the rocky planets, including Earth.”According to NASA, he budget for the original InSight mission was $675 million. The two-year delay and instrument-redesign project tacked on another $154 million, which may impact the budget for future missions in fiscal years 2017-2020“We’ve concluded that a replanned InSight mission for launch in 2018 is the best approach to fulfill these long-sought, high-priority science objectives,” said Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division in the media release.CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall agreed with Green, adding that learning about Mars’ internal structure is of great significance to the scientific community.“This confirmation of the launch plan for InSight is excellent news and an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about the internal structure of the Red Planet, which is currently of major interest to the international science community,” he said in the released statement. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Bridge Party is Going Virtual; Tickets on Sale Now

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Non-Profits News The Bridge Party is Going Virtual; Tickets on Sale Now STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 5:21 pm Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Join Pasadena Heritage as it celebrates one of Pasadena’s most iconic structures! The Colorado Street Bridge Party has long been a community favorite. This year Pasadena Heritage invite you to join them August 9th-15th for a new kind of Bridge Party; instead of a celebration ON the bridge PH invite you to a celebration OF the bridge!Pasadena Heritage has an exciting lineup of events with something for everyone. Classic cars will cruise the historic neighborhoods of Pasadena and across the Colorado Street Bridge to kick off the festivities on Sunday. Monday there will be a lecture on the history of the Bridge with best-selling author Chip Jacobs, and on Tuesday a panel discussion on the proposed new fencing with members of the Bridge Task Force. On Wednesday architect and structural engineer Chris Peck will join the celebration for a story time and hands-on bridge building activity geared towards the younger generation.Sponsors will be treated to an exclusive talk with renowned artist Kenton Nelson on Thursday. To begin the final weekend with a bang, join Pasadena Heritage on Friday for a virtual happy hour and trivia with Bridge Party favorite Eagle Rock Brewery. Finally on Saturday, Pasadena Heritage will broadcast a special video on the Colorado Street Bridge. Detailed information on each event can be found on our website at www.pasadenaheritage.org/bridgecelebration.The Colorado Street Bridge Party will be held August 9th-15th, 6:00 p.m. most events. Tickets are $25 nonmember | $20 member. To purchase tickets, go to https://virtualbridgecelebration.eventbrite.com/Individual and Corporate Sponsorships are available. The Virtual Bridge Party is Pasadena Heritage’s major fundraiser of the year and proceeds will go to support the organization in the months ahead. Community News 55 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Two men arrested with stolen property and narcotics

first_imgHome Local News Crime Two men arrested with stolen property and narcotics Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Pinterest By admin – January 19, 2018 Police searching for man connected to hit and run Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Texas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay center_img Nicholas Howell, left; Joe Ellenburg Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleOPD: Man driving on wrong side of road found with narcoticsNext articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes score six, down Amarillo Bulls admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter A search warrant led to the arrest of two men Friday after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle and methamphetamine.Police found a gray 2018 Toyota Tundra parked on a residential driveway in the 2600 block of Newell Road, an OPD press release said, and a computer check revealed that the listed vehicle had been reported stolen.After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, officers made contact with 25-year-old Nicholas Howell and 31-year-old Joe Ellenburg, the release stated. Howell was found to be in possession of a black Toyota Tundra key belonging to the stolen vehicle and Ellenburg was found to be in possession of a bag of methamphetamine and a pipe.Howell was charged with theft of property and Ellenburg was charged with possession of methamphetamine, both state jail felonies.Jail records show Howell and Ellenburg were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday. No bonds were set as of Friday afternoon. Local NewsCrime Two men arrested with stolen property and narcotics Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends last_img read more

Health Minister committed to developing cross-border health

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Health Minister committed to developing cross-border health RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The Health Minister has said that he is committed to developing more co-operation with the North when it comes to the health service.Planning permission has been granted for the new Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital, which is being funded by the Irish Government and the Stormont Executive.The location of the unit at Altnagelvin will save patients from Derry, Donegal and Strabane having to travel hundreds of miles for what is often a short period of treatment.And Health Minister James Reilly says he wants to see more cross-border initiatives when it comes to health…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cborder.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ News Previous articleUpdate – Spokesperson refuses to comment on number of turbine collapses after turbine comes down in DonegalNext articleSinn Fein to launch draft repeal Bill to have property tax removed News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – March 25, 2013 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

CCC-NW says elections on both sides of the border will delay Radiotherapy Unit

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ News CCC-NW says elections on both sides of the border will delay Radiotherapy Unit WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Facebook Pinterest The campaign group Co-operating for Cancer Care North West says there’s a possibility that elections on both sides of the border will delay a final announcement that the proposed North West Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital will go ahead in time for the 2015 deadline.In an upbeat presentation to Donegal County Council this week, Spokesperson Noelle Duddy said with the Belfast unit set to reach full capacity within four years, it’s vital that a concerted cross border campaign be maintained.All the opposition parties in the republic have confirmed their ongoing support, with CCC-NW saying continuity of commitment is guaranteed.However, Noelle Duddy says the biggest worry now is what effect elections have on the final decision……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/02cccnw.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDungloe and Glenties Sewerage schemes to go to tenderNext articleAthletics – McBrearty Fastest 800m Irishman This Year News Highland Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – February 2, 2011 last_img read more

Pike Co. man confesses to Brundidge AC unit theft

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Pike Co. man confesses to Brundidge AC unit theft Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Salvation Army tries to ‘do the most good’ “Doing the most good” is the Salvation Army’s slogan, a small statement for such a wide based organization with a… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:19 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said John D. Haws, 27, of 3714 Highway 125 was arrested on Wednesday. Haws told deputies that the unit was on a slab and he and three others put a chain around the unit and pulled it two miles up the highway to his residence where they disassembled it.Russell said other arrests are forthcoming.Several air conditioning units have been stolen from Pike County churches in recent weeks but no connection between the thefts has been established.“We are looking at all possibilities,” Thomas said. “Anyone who has any information about any of these thefts is asked to call the Pike County Sheriff’s Department at 566-4347.” A Pike County man confessed Thursday to the theft of a six-ton air conditioning unit from a business on Highway 125 in Brundidge. The unit was valued at between $8,000 and $10,000. Latest Stories Print Article Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Florida has 56 hospitals with no ICU beds, FEMA says

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 550,000 people worldwide.Over 12 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3 million diagnosed cases and at least 132,360 deaths.Here is how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:11:34 a.m.: Florida’s positivity rate leaps to 18%Florida’s positivity rate has leapt by 4.3% and now stands at 18.3%, the state’s Department of Health said Thursday.Florida has a total of 332,783 people diagnosed with COVID-19. Of those, 17,167 people are in hospitals, according to the state data.Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, are especially hard-hit.Miami-Dade’s positivity rate is 26.2%. Broward10:40 a.m.: Florida has 56 hospitals with no ICU bedsIn Florida, 56 hospitals, including in Miami-Dade and Broward, reported zero ICU beds available, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News.Another 35 Florida hospitals reported that ICU capacity was at 10% or less, the memo said.Texas is also a hot spot, reporting 10,028 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday — the state’s highest single-day increase, according to the memo.The FEMA memo also noted that in Tennessee, people ages 21 to 40 are accounting for the majority of new and total cases.Tennessee’s number of new cases remains on the rise. Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville are areas of particular concern, the memo said.10 a.m.: At least 26 Mississippi lawmakers have COVID-19At least 26 Mississippi legislators have the coronavirus — which accounts for about one in every six state lawmakers, The Mississippi Clarion Ledger reported.Ten other cases are linked to the lawmakers’ outbreak, the Ledger said.Mississippi is “seeing numbers as high as we have seen at any point since the very beginning,” Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday, as he warned that the overwhelmed health system is a “slow-moving disaster.”As of July 5, Mississippi had 609 hospitalizations with confirmed infections, 165 ICU patients and 98 ventilated patients — all of which are near record levels for the state, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News.Mississippi was one of the first states to reopen businesses in late April, but on July 1 the governor said he would pause a full reopening given the rising cases.Face masks are currently not required statewide, but on Wednesday Reeves said he’s not ruling that out.9:30 a.m.: More cases among teens, young adults near Chicago There’s been an upward trend in coronavirus cases among teens and young adults over the last two weeks in Lake County, Illinois, about 40 miles north of Chicago, the county health department said Wednesday. “We are finding that many young people who attended social gatherings with their friends have become infected,” Dr. Sana Ahmed, medical epidemiologist for the county, said in a statement.The health department said it’s working closely with Lake Zurich High School after multiple cases were linked to athletic camps. The school has suspended camps until further notice and participants of the poms, football and baseball camps were asked to quarantine for two weeks, the county said.A case was also linked to an athlete at Vernon Hills High School, the county said. Illinois on Wednesday reported its biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in a month, reported ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. Illinois has over 149,000 diagnosed cases and at least 7,099 deaths.8:24 a.m.: ICU ward at the heart of Italy’s outbreak is now coronavirus-freeThe main hospital in Bergamo, one of Italy’s hardest-hit cities in the coronavirus pandemic, has had its first day without any COVID-19 patients in intensive care. A spokesperson for Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital told ABC News on Thursday that, “after 137 days, there are no more patients COVID-19 positive in the ICU wards.”Italy once had the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world, with the epicenter in the country’s northern region. The outbreak there now appears to be under control. In total, more than 242,000 people in Italy have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 34,914 have died — the fourth-highest death toll, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.7:15 a.m.: CDC chief says reopening schools is ‘critical public health initiative’The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said he believes reopening schools is “a critical public health initiative.” Speaking to ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Thursday, Dr. Robert Redfield said the CDC’s guidance for protecting against the novel coronavirus remains the same but that the agency will be providing “additional reference documents” to aid communities wanting to reopen their K-12 schools this fall. The CDC chief noted that the guidelines are not requirements. “The one thing I really want to say that would personally sadden me, and I know my agency, is if individuals were to use these guidances that we put out as a rationale to keep schools closed,” Redfield said. Redfield’s comments come after President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter to “cut off funding” to schools that don’t reopen in the fall and criticized the CDC’s guidance as “very tough,” “expensive” and “impractical.”During Wednesday’s press briefing, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that the CDC would revise its guidance next week in response to Trump’s critique. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help the schools be able to use the guidance we put forward,” Redfield said on GMA.The CDC’s current guidance for reopening schools calls for 6 feet of space between desks, staggered scheduling and the use of face masks. When pressed on which of those guidelines were too tough or impractical and would be relaxed next week, Redfield said the CDC would continue working with communities to decide which preventative strategies work best for them. “These decisions about schools are local decisions,” he added. “We’re prepared to work with any school and school district to see how they can take these guidances, this portfolio of strategies, and do it in a way that they’re comfortable that they can reopen their schools safely.”6:03 a.m.: Ohio State pauses sports workouts after receiving results of COVID-19 testingThe Ohio State University athletics department announced Wednesday night that it has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent coronavirus testing of student-athletes.The move affects the workouts of seven teams at the school, which include men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The university previously revealed Wednesday that a total of 125 student-athletes have been tested for COVID-19 as part of proactive screening prior to the start of voluntary summer workouts on campus. At least eight of those test results were positive, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX-TV.It’s unknown how many others have tested positive since then.“The university is not sharing cumulative COVID-19 information publicly as it could lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy,” The Ohio State University Department of Athletics said in a statement Wednesday. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our top priority.”A student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 will self-isolate for at least 14 days and receive daily check-ups from the athletics department’s medical staff. Student-athletes who live alone will isolate in their residence, while those with roommates will isolate in a designated room on campus, according to the Ohio State University Department of Athletics.5:52 a.m.: 3-year-old girl battles COVID-19 after 35-year-old mother dies from virusA toddler in Florida has tested positive for COVID-19 after her mother died from the disease, according to a report by Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.Shaquana Miller Garrett, 35, contracted the novel coronavirus while working at the front desk of a hospital in Fort Lauderdale. She was a diabetic, considered a higher risk of becoming severely ill with the virus, and had to be hospitalized within days of her diagnosis, her family told WPLG.Garrett died on July 2, leaving behind a husband and two young children. So far this month, more than a dozen people under the age of 60 have died from COVID-19 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to WPLG.“She was my best friend,” her brother, Curtis Miller, told WPLG.Now, her 3-year-old daughter Kennedy is battling the virus. The little girl has developed a fever, according to Miller.3:27 a.m.: US records over 58,000 new casesMore than 58,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Wednesday, bringing the national total soaring past three million, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is just under the country’s record set on Tuesday, when more than 60,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.A total of 3,055,081 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 132,309 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 60,000 for the first time Tuesday.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Conference wizardry

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Conferences can be dull, but with the right technical kit, you can make theright impression. Scott Beagrie looks at the latest…Repeat this mantra after me: It is worthwhile going to conferences. No –really it is. And with the right tools, you too can become a self-styledconference guru and maximise your experience. All you have to do is streamline your operation. Dispense with your heavyshoulder bag, and forget heading off to pick up your voicemail and e-mailsthree times a day. You need to get totally wired instead. That way, you can capture key data, multi-task during the less relevantmoments of a presentation, respond to e-mails or edit documents, and free upyour coffee and lunch breaks for networking. So here’s a guide to some of theleading technologies and gadgets that will help you achieve this goal. Spotme Conference Navigator What is it? An ingenious, pocket-sized wireless device which not onlypinpoints where you are, but locates and tells you where other people are inrelation to you. Its infrared technology facilitates point-and-shoot actions,such as business card exchanges, and it can also beam news announcements,update conference agendas and deliver messages directly to delegates inreal-time, via point-to-point links. Spotme, developed by Swiss company Shockfish, is a service provided by eventorganisers. A digital image of the delegate is captured during theirregistration by the Spotme photo-station, and fed into the database. Spotme’sbase station broadcasts all database updates. Conference application You know all those times when you’ve attendedevents intending to meet up with someone and you either just miss them, can’ttrack them down or simply forget their name? Spotme ensures this won’t happenby alerting you when they are near. It can be set to vibrate, and a pop-updescription photo appears so that the user can decide whether, as the manufacturerstates: “to take the plunge and make that crucial handshake”. A swiftelectronic exchange of business cards can ensue, courtesy of the device. Spotme’s radar function discreetly lets you know who is within 10 to 30 feetof you. The messaging facility allows you to contact any other delegate to setup a meeting. Plus, when you highlight a person’s name, it will show thatperson’s photograph and contact details. So during coffee, you can decidewhether you really want to talk to the person next to you. Just remember thatthose you may wish to avoid can use it to track you down too, so when you feelthat hand on your shoulderÉ Back in the office The event organiser will e-mail your personalisedcontact log with all collected cards and photos, and can be copied directlyinto your personal information management system. Signed up for it? The European Private Equity and Venture CapitalAssociation used it at its annual symposium last year, and the London BusinessForum will be the first to deploy it in the UK at its annual event in March. Cost As Spotme is a service provided by the event organiser, youshouldn’t have to buy one. More info www.spotme.infowww.shockfish.comOlympus W-10 What is it? A high-quality digital voice recorder with built-in lowresolution camera. It can simultaneously record sound and take photographs,allowing you to create multimedia slide shows. With 16Mb of memory, it canstore an impressive three-hours of dictation, and up to 250 images. The imagequality won’t impress the David Baileys of this world, but it is functional. Conference application This is one of those devices that makes youwonder why nobody thought of it sooner, as it’s useful on several fronts. Ifyou want to record that keynote seminar speech at Harrogate and theaccompanying PowerPoint presentation or slides, this will do it. The imaginghas been described as being of ‘sketch’ quality, but should be good enough tocapture readable information. While recording audio, the point at which theuser presses the shutter is given an index mark by the recorder’s in-builtsoftware, so during playback the photos appear on cue. When networking, you canuse it to record business card details and match them with photos of theindividuals to help identify key contacts. You could also use it to takepictures of prototype products that have not yet made their way into thecorporate brochure. Back in the office Both audio and J-PEG files can be transferredinstantly to a PC via a high-speed USB interface. During playback, thephotographs provide visual indexes to specific points in the voice recording.So if you were the only one in your department fortunate enough to attend theMichael Porter lecture on productivity, for instance, you could download theentire presentation and e-mail it to your team. Signed up for it? The W-10 is so handy, expect Personnel Todayreporters to be using it for their Vox Pop interviews at this year’s HRD andHarrogate events. Cost £150 More info www.olympus.co.ukGyration Ultra Professional Optical Mouse What is it? A breed of super mouse that knows no bounds. The bullet-shapeddevice works in mid-air and is both PC and Mac compatible. It doesn’t need lineof sight to work and can operate at a range of 100 feet, thanks to thegyrosensor technology behind it – the MicroGyro 100 that senses the motion ofthe hand and body. It has a built in rechargeable battery and there are nomoving parts to go wrong. Conference application This one is more for when you’re presentingyour masterclass, rather listening to one. As the mouse works in mid-air and upto 100 feet away from a laptop or projector, the presenter can roam around theroom, interacting with the audience. It is the ultimate in freedom of movementand expression for a presenter and features 80 special effects, including theability to highlight objects or text, underline particular words, zoom in andout, or launch video clips or soundtracks. Favourite control tools can beassigned to button and scroll clicks, as well as hand gestures. Back in the office It performs well on the desktop – the makers claimit can transmit data up to 160 per cent faster that other cordless mice. Signed up for it? It’s what trainers and conference speakerseverywhere have been waiting for. Cost: £160 More info www.gyration.comToshiba Portege 3500 Tablet PC What is it? One of the most powerful Tablet PCs on the market. Incase you missed the hype (and not wishing to state the obvious), they are atablet-shaped device on which you can write with a digital pen or stylus.Tablet PCs generically run Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, but areexternally designed by a number of Microsoft’s hardware supporters such asAcer, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard. Toshiba’s thin, highly-specified offering has a more than respectable 1.33GHz PIII-M processor and 12-inch screen. It also comes with integrated Wi-Fi(wireless networking technology), Bluetooth, 56kps modem and ethernet port. Conference application Tablet PCs may take a while to convince someof their worth – especially those who are perfectly happy with their laptops.But the ability to jot things down will be appreciated by conference goers whowant a more informal method of taking notes, rather than keying them in.Although PDAs can be fine for this kind of thing too, their limited screen sizehardly compares to the Portege’s. The stylus can also be used to create drawings or annotate documents whichcan be saved in Digital Ink form, or converted to text. The Wi-Fi connection, tipped to be the fastest growing mobile technologythis year, means that e-mails can be sent without having to plug in a singlecable. To transform it from a notebook, the Portege’s screen swivels and locksdown, turning it into a writing tablet. Back in the office Are you kidding? This is a tool for the seriousroad-warrior who wouldn’t be seen dead in an office. Cost £2,100 More info www.toshiba.co.uk/computersConference technology breakoutsTubula RasaA variation on the conference navigator theme, it involves namebadges embedded with tiny chips. Sensor units with a range of 5 feet whichdetect the unique ID for each name badge, can be placed at strategic points,such as seminar room entrances. Organisers are then able to non-invasivelytrack who is in attendance. This may signal the end of stewards having to scanthe barcode on your name badge.www.t-rasa.comThroughlinesThink you know where the training video is headed? Things don’thave to be so predictable with this interactive video platform technology.Throughlines is developed by New York company Static & Motion, and is aimedat trade shows, corporate meetings and training usage. It allows delegates todecide the outcome of various hypothetical situations. Audiences of between 20and 2,000 people can use individual keypads to vote what happens next atcertain points in the video presentation. The audience response isautomatically calculated, and the video continues with the scenario thatreceived the majority vote.www.static-motion.comwww.throughlines.comOptionPowerDebuting this month at the Training 2003 conference in Atlanta,this software application turns a PowerPoint presentation into an interactiveexperience. Presenters can receive immediate feedback from the audience throughwireless hand-held keypads. Using drop- down menus and tools, the presenter canuse this information to make new slides in seconds.www.optiontechnologies.com Comments are closed. Conference wizardryOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

The Philippines: Coast Guard Apprehends Grounded Vessel in Palawan

first_img View post tag: Guard View post tag: Palawan View post tag: News by topic View post tag: coast View post tag: Apprehends View post tag: Naval The Philippines: Coast Guard Apprehends Grounded Vessel in Palawan Back to overview,Home naval-today The Philippines: Coast Guard Apprehends Grounded Vessel in Palawan View post tag: Defensecenter_img A motor launch was apprehended by a Coast Guard personnel after it was towed from its grounding position at the vicinity waters of Honday Bay Pier in Palawan last 06 May.According to reports, ML Jocshan accidentally ran aground on top of a large shoal while trying to maneuver its way out of the Pier. Upon receiving information, the PCG SAR Team immediately rescued the 16 passengers onboard the motor launch. It was during this time that the Coast Guard discovered that ML Jocshan is operating without a Master’s Oath of Safety Departure (MOSD) and Entering and Leaving Port without PCG clearance.The 22.01GT motor launch, owned and operated by Joel Carceler, was issued with Maritime Violation receipts due to the said violations.Investigations revealed that ML Jocshan was supposedly enroute to Tadjo Island when it accidentally ran aground at the said area and was unable to maneuver its way out. After the rescue of passengers, the vessel’s 13 crew were left behind to man the motor launch that damaged its hull during the grounding incident. The personnel of Special Operation Group (SOG) and Field Station (FS) were dispatched to crew in preventing further damage to the shoal.[mappress]Press Release, May 9, 2013 View post tag: Grounded View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence May 9, 2013 View post tag: vessel Share this articlelast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design – (ADJ000079)

first_imgThe Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offersundergraduate and graduate-level courses in architecture, interiorarchitecture and industrial design and occasionally has openingsfor part-time Adjunct faculty. Interested and qualified applicantsare invited to apply to be considered for these temporary,part-time positions. Adjunct appointments are made on a semesterbasis.The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers itsstudents and faculty a platform of integrated disciplines -Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Industrial Design – thatwork together to negotiate the complexities of contemporary designpractice, making extensive use of our state-of-the-art digital andfabrication facilities. Situated In the heart of one of the mostdiverse and fast-growing cities In the United States, our collegepromotes the idea of the “city as a laboratory” for research, wheredesign is considered a form of critical thinking, calling forthinnovative solutions for contemporary conditions.Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants shouldprovide the following: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter ofApplication, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy orStatement and a Portfolio up to 20 pages. Including a portfolio ishighly recommended.Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.For more information on the Gerald D. Hines College of Architectureand Design, please visit:www.arch.uh.edu www.advancedspatialdesign.orgwww.iijournal.orgThe University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to applyQualifications :Qualified candidates must hold at least one degree in Architecture,Interior Architecture or Industrial Design, at the graduate orundergraduate level. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or PhDin a design-related field, with an exemplary record of professionalpractice, scholarship, and teaching experience. Candidates mustdemonstrate superior design and representational skills, as well asclarity in communication and openness to collaboration. Candidateswith a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices, culturalawareness, critical practice, theoretical scholarship, as well asvarious specializations including but not limited to lightingdesign, acoustics, advanced visualization, digital fabrication,urban design and sustainability are encouraged to apply.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required forall faculty appointments and will be requested upon selection offinal candidate(s). All positions at the University of Houston aresecurity sensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more