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500 more waiting for hospital treatment in Limerick

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp by Bernie [email protected]rickost.ieSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE NUMBER of people waiting for an out-patient appointment at University Hospital Limerick has gone up by more than 500 on last year’s figures, the latest hospital performance report has revealed.At the end of January this year, there were 11,619 people waiting for an outpatient appointment , two have waited more than four years, one has waited more than three years and 176 have been looking to get an appointment for more than a year, according to the HSE’s monthly report.This compares to 11,155 people who were waiting at the end of December 2013 for a consultancy-led clinic appointment.The waiting list for day case treatments and elective treatments has dropped, however, with 3,286 adults waiting for procedures on these lists this year in comparison to 3,404 last year.The number of children waiting for treatment under the two headings dropped from 235 last December 2013 to 210 this January.Nationally, the waiting list to see a specialist doubled month-on-month, after the HSE decided to outsource more than 30,000 appointment for patients on public waiting lists last year, resulting in a significant drop in the December figures.Patients were sent to the Galway Clinic and other private hospitals to reduce the number of people on the long-term waiting list.Limerick’s University Hospital was the fifth best of all Irish hospitals when it came to the waiting lists for in-patient elective treatment and day procedures.A spokesperson for the HSE said that there was a huge influx of patients into the hospitals’ Emergency Departments.“Nationally, there has been a 3 per cent increase in emergency department attendances and a 3 per cent increase in admissions.‘At times, hospitals need to reduce day services in order to accommodate the increasing demands through the Emergency Department, which leads to a reduction in elective activity”, the spokesperson explained. Previous articleLimerick Historical Society to host Opus Dei TalkNext articleJudge asked not to record conviction against Limerick sex offender Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. News500 more waiting for hospital treatment in LimerickBy Bernie English – May 9, 2014 646 Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebookcenter_img TAGShealthMusic Limerick Advertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more

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Toward a better screen

first_img New technique can extend the flying time of microrobots RoboBees can perch to save energy Aspuru-Guzik and his team sought to replace these organometallic systems with entirely organic molecules.The team began by building libraries of more than 1.6 million candidate molecules. Then, to narrow the field, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), led by Ryan Adams, assistant professor of computer science, developed new machine-learning algorithms to predict which molecules were likely to have good outcomes, and prioritize those to be virtually tested. This effectively reduced the computational cost of the search by at least a factor of 10.“This was a natural collaboration between chemistry and machine learning,” said David Duvenaud, a postdoctoral fellow in the Adams lab and co-author of the paper. “Since the early stages of our chemical design process starts with millions of possible candidates, there’s no way for a human to evaluate and prioritize all of them. So, we used neural networks to quickly prioritize the candidates based on all the molecules already evaluated.”“Machine-learning tools are really coming of age and starting to see applications in a lot of scientific domains,” said Adams. “This collaboration was a wonderful opportunity to push the state of the art in computer science, while also developing completely new materials with many practical applications. It was incredibly rewarding to see these designs go from machine-learning predictions to devices that you can hold in your hand.”“We were able to model these molecules in a way that was really predictive,” said Rafael Gómez-Bombarelli, a postdoctoral fellow in the Aspuru-Guzik lab and first author of the paper. “We could predict the color and the brightness of the molecules from a simple quantum chemical calculation and about 12 hours of computing per molecule. We were charting chemical space and finding the frontier of what a molecule can do by running virtual experiments.”“Molecules are like athletes,” Aspuru-Guzik said. “It’s easy to find a runner, it’s easy to find a swimmer, it’s easy to find a cyclist, but it’s hard to find all three. Our molecules have to be triathletes. They have to be blue, stable, and bright.”Still, finding these super molecules takes more than computing power — it takes human intuition, said Tim Hirzel, a senior software engineer in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and co-author of the paper.To help bridge the gap between theoretical modeling and experimental practice, Hirzel and the team built a Web application for collaborators to explore the results of more than half a million quantum chemistry simulations.Every month, Gómez-Bombarelli and Jorge Aguilera-Iparraguirre, another co-author and postdoctoral fellow in the Aspuru-Guzik lab, selected the most promising molecules and used their software to create “baseball cards,” profiles containing important information about each molecule. This process identified 2,500 molecules worth a closer look. The team’s experimental collaborators at Samsung and MIT then voted on which molecules were most promising for application. The team nicknamed the voting tool “molecular Tinder” after the popular online dating app.“We facilitated the social aspect of the science in a very deliberate way,” said Hirzel.“The computer models do a lot, but the spark of genius is still coming from people,” said Gómez-Bombarelli.“The success of this effort stems from its multidisciplinary nature,” said Aspuru-Guzik. “Our collaborators at MIT and Samsung provided critical feedback regarding the requirements for the molecular structures.”“The high-throughput screening technique pioneered by the Harvard team significantly reduced the need for synthesis, experimental characterization, and optimization,” said Marc Baldo, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and co-author of the paper. “It shows the industry how to advance OLED technology faster and more efficiently.”After this accelerated design cycle, the team was left with hundreds of molecules that perform as well as, if not better than, state-of-the-art metal-free OLEDs. Applications of this type of molecular screening also extend far beyond OLEDs.“This research is an intermediate stop in a trajectory toward more and more advanced organic molecules that could be used in flow batteries, solar cells, organic lasers, and more,” said Aspuru-Guzik. “The future of accelerated molecular design is really, really exciting.”In addition to the authors mentioned, the manuscript was co-authored by Dougal Maclaurin, Martin A. Blood-Forsythe, Hyun Sik Chae, Markus Einzinger, Dong-Gwang Ha, Tony Wu, Georgios Markopoulos, Soonok Jeon, Hosuk Kang, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Masaki Numata, Sunghan Kim, Wenliang Huang, and Seong Ik Hong.The research was supported by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Harvard University researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light-emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets, and more.OLED screens use organic molecules that emit light when an electric current is applied. Unlike the ubiquitous liquid crystal displays (LCDs), OLED screens don’t require a backlight, meaning the display can be as thin and flexible as a sheet of plastic. Individual pixels can be switched on or off, dramatically improving the screen’s color contrast and energy consumption. OLEDs are already replacing LCDs in high-end consumer devices, but a lack of stable and efficient blue materials has made them less competitive in large displays such as televisions.The interdisciplinary team of Harvard researchers, in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Samsung, developed a large-scale, computer-driven screening process called the Molecular Space Shuttle that incorporates theoretical and experimental chemistry, machine learning, and cheminformatics to quickly identify new OLED molecules that perform as well as, or better than, industry standards.“People once believed that this family of organic light-emitting molecules was restricted to a small region of molecular space,” said Alán Aspuru-Guzik, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, who led the research. “But by developing a sophisticated molecular builder, using state-of-the art machine learning, and drawing on the expertise of experimentalists, we discovered a large set of high-performing blue OLED materials.”The research is described in the current issue of Nature Materials.The biggest challenge in manufacturing affordable OLEDs is emission of the color blue. Like LCDs, OLEDs rely on green, red, and blue sub-pixels to produce every color on screen. But it has been difficult to find organic molecules that efficiently emit blue light. To improve efficiency, OLED producers have created organometallic molecules with expensive transition metals such as iridium to enhance the molecule through phosphorescence. This solution is expensive and it has yet to achieve a stable blue color. Relatedlast_img read more

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Syracuse women’s basketball blows out Rhode Island 95-49 in season opener

first_imgGabby Cooper set up in the right corner behind the 3-point line. Syracuse had won the tip and was running its first possession of the season. Eight seconds in, she caught the ball and fired it in.In the next two minutes, it was Brittney Sykes who get in on the action. Her first one came just to the left of the top of the key. She stared it down as it went in and held up three fingers with each of her hands above her head.A minute later, she spotted up in the right corner and drained another. This time, she put a 3-point symbol to her mouth and made a shushing gesture.“It’s just about taking what we have,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “… It was just hard to throw the ball inside … and it allowed us to get some open looks and we took ‘em.”After losing four key players, including Brianna Butler, the active leader in 3s made last year, there were questions about how SU would make up the 3-pointers. On Friday, No. 14 Syracuse (1-0) answered those questions emphatically by making a program record 17 3-pointers in a 95-49 victory over Rhode Island (0-1) in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year’s matchup was a close one that ended in a narrow three-point, come-from-behind victory on the road. On Friday, the Orange had one spurt in the second quarter in which the game was within single digits before pulling away.SU started off hot in the first quarter, making six out of 11 3-pointers. The spot-ups from the half court sets came early, but the shots were also there in transition, such as when Sykes grabbed a rebound over multiple defenders, pushed the ball up court and found an open Isabella Slim from the left wing.Things slowed down for Syracuse later on. After scoring 25 in the first quarter, the team scored just 11 in the second and made only two field goals. Both were 3-pointers.Six different SU players hit at least two 3-pointers. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Orange made its 15 3-pointer, which was the program’s single-game high.“They didn’t really get a lot of 3s off the press,” Rhode Island head coach Daynia La-Force said. “They got a lot of them off second-chance points and in transition.”To that end, Alexis Peterson — who led the team with 28 point and five made 3s — said it’s something the team had been working on a lot in practice.“We’re taught to look ahead and skip one more,” Peterson said. “… It’s second nature.”More than half of the Orange’s shot attempts, and makes, were 3-pointers. And in a game in which the Rams stuck around for a little longer than expected, each one put URI a little further out of reach.In the fourth quarter, Peterson made a 3 right in front of the Syracuse bench, turned to her teammates and smiled. Meanwhile, the Orange had forced a turnover, gotten the ball back to Cooper and made another three to reach 15, the program record for a single game — just halfway through the fourth quarter.With most of the bench on the floor after that, it appeared SU would be stuck at 15. But Jade Phillips made two 3s in the last minute of the game to reach the new program record. The Orange bench exploded — some players held up 3-point symbols, others waved towels and Sykes did Drake’s dance from the “Hotline Bling” music video.Hillsman wants his teams to shoot a lot of 3s. Even this year with new faces taking them, and familiar faces taking a lot more.“We just want to take good shots,” Hillsman said. “And if that means taking 45 3s then we got to get them up and make sure that they’re good ones.” Comments Published on November 11, 2016 at 5:31 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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WNBA cut short labor contract after 2019 season

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years.The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last playoff game, whichever was later. The move announced by the players’ union on Thursday ends the deal on Oct. 31, 2019, or the day after the postseason finale.The move allows the sides to negotiate a new deal that would go into effect for the 2020 season during an Olympic year.“We look forward to our upcoming discussions and negotiating a new agreement with the league,” the union said in a statement.The league has seen growth in many areas since the current CBA went into effect in 2014. Television ratings this season were the league’s best in four years. The WNBA started live streaming games on Twitter and partnered with one-day daily fantasy sites. Players appeared in a video game for the first time.That hasn’t translated into the league and its owners making money. According to the WNBA, it’s lost a significant amount over the last 22 years, including $12 million last season.“On average (we’ve lost) over $10 million every year we’ve operated,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the AP in a phone interview this week.The top base salary for a veteran WNBA player is $115,500. A few players were able to make over $150,000 adding performance bonuses, team marketing deals and stay-at-home bonuses to their base pay.Travel woes and player fatigue came to the forefront last season when the schedule was crammed into 13 weeks because of the FIBA Women’s World Cup. It was three weeks shorter than the 2017 season. The Las Vegas Aces forfeited a game against Washington when the team endured 26 hours of travel and didn’t arrive in D.C. until a few hours before the scheduled tip.Players have discussed flying on charter planes, but the league says the cost is prohibitive.Silver said the league could be amenable to chartering at appropriate times. In 2013, the league approved New York taking a charter flight to Indiana for a game when all other flight options were exhausted. For the Aces, no charter flight was available during its travel woes, according to the team. A compromise between the current state of travel and chartering flights, such as getting TSA PreCheck, would help.WNBAPA president Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks wrote a story for the Players’ Tribune about why the players opted out.“This is not just about business. This is deeply personal. This is about the kind of world we want to live in,” Ogwumike wrote. “I am an elite athlete. I am an MVP. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a No. 1 draft pick. I am a WNBA player and I am the president of the WNBPA. And I want young female athletes to dream about playing in a vibrant and thriving WNBA.”She added: “And I want them to dream about the league that I know ours can become. A league that has a fair and consistent work environment. A league that treats its players as the world-class athletes they are. A league that invests in its future. A league that believes in us as much as we believe in it. And it’s not just me who wants this. I’m one of 144 WNBA players.”The WNBA is currently without a president. Lisa Borders left to take a position at Times’ Up last month. NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum is overseeing the WNBA on an interim basis.“The league and its teams are committed to an open and good-faith negotiation that is rooted in the financial realities of our business,” he said in a statement. “We are getting to work immediately and are confident such a process can lead to a fair deal for all involved.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)last_img read more

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From the Editor: A Mother’s Musings

first_imgTo Our Readers:Mother’s Day is always a terrific day to well, just spend time with my sons. Just hang out together – in the backyard with the dogs, at Monmouth Park, on a golf course. Unfortunately for a long time my oldest, Bart, has been living in the south of France. He lives a very civilized life and I’m thrilled he has a red tile-roofed apartment in an ancient Roman walking city nestled just minutes from the Mediterranean. The largest Place de la Comedie and the oldest carousel in all of Europe doesn’t hurt much either. But, I miss him. He’s happy and has a loving partner so ultimately, that’s what a mother wants for her children. It’s all good. And I’ll get to see him this fall when he comes home for my younger son Shane’s wedding in October. If you look on our Celebrations page this week, you will see Shane’s photo with the love of his life, Kate Judd, who he met while they were both in law school. My son is more than smitten and that goofy grin that’s on his face more than not is the first clue. Kate hails from Westfield, is a killer cook, and Shane from Tinton Falls. Beyond law they share the love of the Giants, dogs, kids, the beach, a sense of humor and a crazy show “How I Met Your Mother” which has something to do with the Yellow umbrella he proposed under. She’s a lovely gal from a really warm, intelligent and wicked funny family. So, I am so very happy for them both and think they are lucky to have found each other. I so look forward to dancing with my son at his wedding. When I ran into some health glitches a few years back, that was the Big Ask of God and thankfully, it came true.Every day I think of funny, tragic and scary days in my sons’ lives, but Mother’s Day probably more than most. Disney World a zillion times, sleeping under the Christmas tree, feeding fish to Pelicans, boating, the first day we put in the pool, the pony for a 4th birthday present, traveling up and down the east and west coast, New Hampshire and Maine, teaching them how to play golf, the first Communion and Confirmation, all my extended sons, getting to the soccer field just in time after a 36- hour trip from Kuala Lumpur, the PTA, being a drama mama, a soccer mom and a varsity football booster who handed out Gatorade after each game, the egg hunts, dragging the younger one from Borneo, to the Galapagos Islands to Western Samoa and lots in between, the many occasions spent at Monmouth Park, the family holidays, the tears after dropping them each off at college and the joy of button-popping graduations. Then there were all those terrifying trips to the ER, the crushed leg on the ski slopes and sleeping in a chair for weeks, explaining why someone they loved would no longer be a part of their daily life but alive in their hearts.I wasn’t the cookie-baking mom with an apron. Far from it. But I was at every game, play and important event in their lives. And I have always told them that as a journalist, I wouldn’t leave them millions but I did change the world for the better. That’s the legacy I leave my sons. And I hope they too leave the world a better place than they found it.But just who would have I have tried to make the world a better place for if not my sons? I’m so proud of them and thank them for the joy and meaning they give my life. They made my life whole and will always make my heart pop!Let’s Have Coffee!Jody [email protected]last_img read more

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Local Environmentalists Concerned About Trump Presidency

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaThe election of Donald J. Trump as president has some area environmentalists concerned, especially regarding climate change and drilling for gas and oil in the Atlantic Ocean.“We think the Trump administration will be very bad for the environment,” said Colette Buchanan, a Monmouth Beach resident who is president of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, a bird-watching and conservation group.“President Trump will be an unnatural disaster unleashed on the environment,” said Andrew L. Chambarry, an Asbury Park lawyer who is a founder of Citizens in Opposition to Beach Restrictive Access (COBRA) and serves on the legal issues team of the Surfrider Foundation.In January, the presidency passes from President Barack Obama, not viewed as an overt protector of the environment, to Trump, not viewed as an environmentalist at all.“Trump and his team will dismantle regulations, which would have helped guard against climate change,” Chambarry said. “His policies will benefit big business and corporate greed. The effects will be widespread and could lead to hasten an environmental crisis that many say is imminent.”Backing off on the prevention of climate change will create a domino effect, with other countries emboldened to do the same, said Bill Williams, co-chair of the Surfrider Foundation’s Jersey Shore Chapter.“Sea levels will rise and there is not enough money or sand to dredge and fill our way out of this problem in New Jersey,” Williams said. “With the policies Mr. Trump has proposed, we need to get serious about other strategies like retreat along our coast.”Debbie Mans, executive director of the Keyport-based NY/NJ Baykeeper, a group concerned with the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary, said “New Jersey is surrounded by water and we have already experienced the impacts of increased storm events and localized flooding.“His promises to roll back regulations addressing the emissions contributing to climate change and lack of commitments to adapt to sea-level rise place New Jersey coastal communities and industries at risk, from Newark to Cape May (and up) to Trenton,” said Mans.“Trump denies that human-cause climate change is real and has no intention of addressing it,” Buchanan said.“President-Elect Trump’s platform, repeated campaign pledges, First 100 Days agenda, and denial of climate change could cause profound harm to the ocean environment including making deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education, re-opening of oil and gas exploration and extraction in the Atlantic, increasing fossil fuel production, and rolling back clean water and emissions rules,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the Sandy Hook-based Clean Ocean Action environmental group. “These do not bode well for marine life and our clean ocean economy.“However, it is important to note, the actual Trump administration’s ocean policy is uncertain and time will tell,” Zipf said. “What is certain is that Clean Ocean Action will continue to be vigilant, vocal and vigorous in protecting and sustaining the ocean, and New Jersey and New York’s $50 billion tourism and fishing economies that depend upon it.”Buchanan and Mans worry the federal Environmental Protection Agency would be weakened or eliminated under Trump.For the Mid-Atlantic region, Obama issued a five-year moratorium on offshore gas and oil drilling. This “proactively prevented oil spills for the next five years that could greatly affect our recreation, fishing and tourism industries,” Williams said.But Williams fears Trump will lift the moratorium as soon as he can.“Drilling in the Atlantic will pose serious threats to many marine species, while reducing areas for fishing and boating,” Chambarry said. “Environmental disaster could reach the beaches of New Jersey at any time. We will have to prepare for such a sad state of affairs under President Trump.”“I am not sure President Trump has the attention span and insight to focus on long-term, gradual progress and am worried he simply will react and focus on short-term goals that result in a reduction in man-nature sustainability,” said Rik van Hemmen, who lives in Fair Haven and is active with Navesink River boating and environmental issues.Van Hemmen said he was not pressuring Trump to make the environmental progress Obama has made.“But I would be very disappointed in any steps that would be backwards,” van Hemmen said. “Such behavior is unnecessarily costly and counters the conservative political outlook, which, as far as I can see, should conform to first, do no harm to the country at large.”Buchanan expressed concerns for wildlife under Trump.“As an organization that is focused on bird conservation, Monmouth County Audubon is concerned that the Endangered Species Act will be weakened or eliminated,” Buchanan said. “Additionally, many North American bird species are already threatened by ongoing climate change.”But Van Hemmen did not expect to see blatant change under Trump.“On the local level, I think we will not see much change,” van Hemmen said. “I hope that our community commitment to sustainable man-nature interaction will simply continue.”Van Hemmen had a greater concern on a wider level, however.“On the national level, I am worried and can only hope for the best,” van Hemmen said. “We often lose sight of what works and what does not work. We often think that any type of regulation is bad, but more often forget these regulations have actually improved our environment and made it fairer to all, rather than a few exploiters.”Van Hemmen noted local environmentalists should not lose focus on their own causes.“No matter what the political situation is, we can always act locally – discover, engage and sustain,” van Hemmen said.last_img read more

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Geocaching lists with breathtaking destinations from around the world

first_imgThe world is filled with millions of great geocaches: hidden gems in the city, peaceful vistas, trees to be scaled… With so much adventure out there (and so little time), what’s a geocacher to do?The first step: make a list! Whether you’re planning a hike with friends or your dream vacation, lists help keep your geocaching life organized. And since the most recent update, planning your geocache outings just got easier.Premium members can now easily edit, share, and organize lists of geocaches. We enhanced this feature to make planning your geocaching adventures easier. With My Lists, you can:Sort geocache lists by list name, number of caches, list status, and last modified.Toggle list notifications on and off.Set lists as public, private, or shareable.My Lists is in beta, meaning it’s still a work-in-progress. It also means it’s a great time to get your feedback! Try it out now.Lists can also help you track those geocaches that you want — nay, need! — to find one day. Here are our some of our favorite geocaching wish lists:Geocaching’s Greatest Hits (Bookmark list here)Greatest HitsGeocaches with Amazing Views (Bookmark list here)Amazing Views5 Dreamy Beaches with Awesome Geocaches (Bookmark list here) Dreamy Beaches7 EarthCaches on 7 Continents (Bookmark list here)EarthCachesWhat geocaches do you most want to find? Share your wish list on Facebook or Twitter using #geocaching and it may be featured on the Geocaching Blog.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedIntroducing My Lists betaOctober 24, 2016In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”New tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News”Introducing the new Lists experienceOctober 22, 2019In “News”last_img read more

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Kontron to supply European airline with IFE&C equipment in fleet-wide deployment

first_img Continue Reading Previous Acceed extends software services for IIoT projectsNext Aldec: SoC and ASIC designers to benefit from multiple HES Proto-AXI enhancements Kontron has signed a new contract to supply integrated In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) equipment to a major Europe airline specializing in leisure and charter travel. The initial phase of this fleet-wide deployment calls for systems to be installed on the airlines’ 100+ Boeing aircraft in time for the company’s busy 2020 spring and summer schedule.Specifically, Kontron is providing flight hardware for open-architecture IFE and IFE&C systems, including the company’s ACE Flight 4608 high-performance avionics server, Cab-n-Connect(TM) A100 Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP) and ACE FlightRemovable Storage Drives (RSSDs) following a successful proof-of-concept that took place in 2019. Kontron systems give the airline the platforms necessary to deliver wireless IFE and streaming video-on-demand, TV, games and additional entertainment choices with the ability to add additional services and applications to enhance the customer experience.Kontron will showcase its entire line of rugged, open-architecture hardware platforms, software and services for IFE and IFE&C systems at the APEX Expo.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Making a case for himself

first_imgDespite being part of a rare group of cricketers that featured in two Under-19 World Cups, the limelight is something that has eluded Ricky Bhui for years. While his former teammate Rishabh Pant is now making headlines for his stellar show in Australia, the talented Andhra batsman remains a lesser known name for Indian cricket fans.However, an ardent Ranji follower might be aware that the 22-year-old batsman has hit the ground running in the current domestic season. Amassing 394 runs in four games for the Andhra outfit, Ricky has been the lone warrior as far as their batting is concerned.Languishing second-last in the Elite Group A & B this season, Andhra’s season has been nothing more than pedestrian. However, for the Bhopal-born youngster, runs have been flowing at will. Smashing three centuries, his highest knock of 181 this season came against a strong Punjab bowling line-up. But his best innings probably was the one he played against Delhi a few days back.After Andhra were left reeling at 48/4 on Day 1 of the morning session at Feroz Shah Kotla, the flamboyant batsman stood tall with a blistering 155 knock. The innings saved Andhra from a defeat.The right-hand batsman, however, is not pleased yet as he feels the job is half done.”This season has really been good for me but I can’t really be satisfied yet. I am at the halfway stage of the season and there are personal goals that are yet to be achieved,” the soft-spoken but confident cricketer told Mail Today.advertisementSome opine that Ricky not finding the limelight has to do with him being part of the southern state team. However, Ricky completely quashed those thoughts as he feels the time is still on his side.”I disagree that I couldn’t make it big because I am from Andhra. There are players like Sanju Samson who have shone in first-class cricket despite being from the southern region. I can’t use such excuses for not making it big yet. I am just 22 and if I continue to play knocks like these, then I can work my way up through the ranks,” said the cricketer, whose eyes are on upcoming India A’ tournaments.Ricky will also look to carry this form to the next season of Indian Premier League, where he is retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 2019. His last outing for SRH wasn’t a memorable one as he was out for a duck against Chennai Super Kings in a losing cause.Ricky, who is in line with the common perception of IPL being the quickest way for a cricketer to step into the limelight, was a bit surprised that the IPL auctions were happening before the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (domestic T20 tournament).”IPL is the ideal path for a youngster to attract attention if you perform against finest of cricketers from all around the world. The auction happening before the Mushtaq Ali trophy puts those young cricketers under disadvantage who are yet to find a spot in IPL teams. They could have attracted attention by showcasing their talent in the domestic T20 tournament,” he explained.last_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on bench

first_imgReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on benchby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari left Isco on the bench for victory over Rayo Vallecano.Real overcame Rayo 1-0 via a Karim Benzema strike, with Solari pleased about the win, which he discussed after explaining his benching of Isco.”My interest is in ensuring that all players are well, happy and committed and we all work for that,” he said.”I try not to make mistakes in the formation or the substitutions and I do that because it is part of my job.”With the way the match went, I brought Dani Ceballos in for Marco [Asensio] because he was tired then Fede [Valverde] for the midfield and Vini came in because he was the only forward on the bench who could replace Benzema.”We were dominant against Rayo and should have gone in at half-time with a more comfortable lead but when you don’t take your chances you will suffer.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more