Finn Harps maintained their unbeaten run to their league campaign with an entertaining 2-2 with the students of UCD at Belfield.Tagbo was on the scoresheet again for Harps. Pic by Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesHarps were forced to come from behind on two occasions against the College boys in a blustery yet very entertaining night in south Dublin.Harps found themselves behind after 17 minutes when Mick Leahy headed home from a corner. Harps protested the ball had not crossed the line when it was partially cleared but referee Ben Connolly signalled for a goal.But just five minutes later Wilfred Tagbo struck for the second time in as many games when he poked the ball home from a couple of yards following a corner.Jamie Doyle looked like he had put the home side in front just before the break when he volleyed past Ciaran Gallagher but he was adjudged to have been offside.Tagbo continued to test the UCD defence with a couple of decent efforts but it was UCD who took the lead for the second time in the 60th minute. Jamie Doyle caught the Harps defence cold after they only half-cleared an earlier effort to make it 2-1.But Ollie Horgan’s side stuck to their task.And just like last week’s game against Cobh Ramblers, veteran Kevin McHugh was to once again come off the bench to prove he knows exactly when their net is.The Killea man, with just minutes left on the clock, struck a sweet ball form all of 25 yards past UCD goalkeeper Niall Corbet to rescue a share of the spoils.UCD might have considered themselves a little unlucky not to have snatched all three points but it’s this battling spirit which will stand to Harps as the season wears on. HARPS COME FROM BEHIND TWICE TO SNATCH A DESERVED DRAW AGAINST UCD was last modified: April 4th, 2015 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:donegalfinn harpsUCD
The A’s are back in the playoffs. But can they finally get over the hump?In recent years Red Sox fans have seen their curse reversed. Cubs fans watched their loveable losers toasted as the sports’ biggest winners. And across the bay, Giants fans rode the every-other-year torture train to three World Series titles.But in terms of 21st century playoff heartache, the 510 pretty much corners the market.This is the 10th time the A’s have reached the playoffs since 2000. Only the Yankees (15), …
Enterprise Green Communities is seeking qualified consultants to expand its Technical Assistance Providers Network in response to the growing demand for specialized technical assistance designing, developing, and operating green affordable housing developments. Enterprise has released its second national Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify the nation’s leading green professionals in the residential building sector. The objective of this RFQ is to expand the delivery of technical assistance to local affordable housing developers.The network of approved technical assistance providers will support project teams in one or more of the following categories:Integrated DesignDesign ReviewEnergy ServicesConstruction ReviewHVAC and Air Sealing/Insulation Walk-ThroughsHealthy Living EnvironmentPost-Construction Completion ReviewOperations and MaintenanceInterested parties are encouraged to submit a response to this RFQ that conveys organizational qualifications and project experience byJuly 19, 2010.To access the RFQ go to: http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/tools/resources/technical_assistance.asp
Clean energy doesn’t trump agency’s obligationsWhile promoting renewable energy projects may well be a “worthy goal, it is no substitute for the [agency’s] obligations to comply with NEPA and to conduct a studied review and response to concerns about the environmental implications of major agency action.” Accordingly, the Court held that FWS violated its procedural requirements and that the 30-year rule must therefore be set aside.The practical effect of this court ruling is less than clear because despite creating uncertainty in the wind turbine business and hardening beliefs that the Obama Administration is attempting to pick winners and losers in energy, FWS is today considering new regulations in this area.At the same time that the proposed 30-year rule was published, FWS issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, considering comprehensive changes to the 2009 regulations. On June 23, 2014, FWS stated its intent to prepare an EIS or EA on these changes allowing wind turbines to kill eagles (but not solar panels or even electric transmission lines?). RELATED ARTICLESU.S. Will Permit Some Eagle DeathsWind Farms Kill Scores of EaglesWind Farm Operator Mum on Bird DeathsStudy Finds Wind Turbines a Lesser Threat to BirdsSolar Thermal Plant Blamed for Bird DeathsOwner of Wind Turbines Fined $1 Million in Bird DeathsWind Turbines Blamed for Bat Fatalities On August 11, a federal court set aside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule allowing 30-year permits to “take” bald and golden eagles. In an industry born from tax credits and government energy policies, an interruption of one of those key policies can bring wind turbine construction to a halt.The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which was enacted in 1940, imposes criminal and civil penalties against “whoever” shall “take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import” bald and golden eagles, except as permitted by the Department of Interior Secretary.On September 11, 2009, FWS issued regulations for the first time that “authorize limited take of bald eagles … and golden eagles .., for 5 years or less, where the take is not the purpose of the activity but is a foreseeable consequence of that activity.” The 2009 regulations themselves included but a few references to wind turbines. For instance, FWS cited “a company interested in siting a wind-power facility” as an example of an entity that “may qualify for a programmatic take permit” (74 Fed. Reg. at 46,842). Industry cites uncertainty of five-year limitOne issue not addressed by the guidance “was the wind industry’s extensive comments that the five-year maximum tenure of permits under the Eagle Take Rule is fundamentally unworkable for the industry considering the life of most wind projects is 20 to 30 years.” The industry’s chief complaint was that the uncertainty surrounding the renewal of five-year programmatic eagle take permits was preventing operators from obtaining the necessary 30-year financing for wind energy projects.On December 9, 2013, the FWS adopted a “strictly administrative” rule increasing the maximum duration of programmatic permits to take bald and golden eagles from five years to 30 years, which I wrote about in the blog post Okay to Kill Eagles with Wind Turbines But Not with Solar Panels.However, the court in Shearwater et al. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service et al., concluded that FWS failed to show an adequate basis in the record for deciding not to prepare an EIS [environmental impact statement], much less an EA [environmental assessment] prior to increasing the maximum duration for programmatic eagle take permits by six-fold. Soon after the five-year rule was issued in 2009, there was a substantial increase in the development of wind power for renewable energy purposes. Because “eagles can be killed by colliding with structures such as wind turbines,” FWS developed the Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance for the wind industry to “help project operators in complying with regulatory requirements and avoiding the unintentional ‘take’ of eagles at wind energy facilities.” Stuart Kaplow is an environmental attorney and the principal of the law firm Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A. This post was originally published at Green Building Law Update.
If Intel has its way, touch will be just one of the ways to control Windows 8 ultrabooks. The chipmaker is looking to add voice commands and Kinect-like gestures for what it calls “perceptual computing.”On Tuesday, Intel announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to put a locally hosted voice recognition app on certain Windows 8 PCs, including devices from Dell. Intel has also partnered with Creative Technology – formerly known as Creative Labs, one of the early designers of PC sound cards – to design a Kinect-like camera that could eventually be integrated into the notebooks just as Webcams are now a standard feature for portable computers.To kick things off, Intel also announced a software development kit to enable software developers to start creating applications that can take advantage of the new interfaces. Features include 2D/3D object tracking to enable augmented reality applications and even a sort of facial recognition to identify and personalize applications to specific users.Perceptual Computing“Your gestures, face, voice – all of those provide a more interactive, immersive experience, said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.(For more on the Intel Developer Forum, see Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction and Is This The World’s Smartest Coke Machine?)Windows 8 PCs will be convertible, detachable and swivel-able. “The industry is going to bring more hardware innovation in the next 12 months than I’ve seen in 20 years at Intel,” Skaugen said.The move beyond touch is a revival of sorts for voice control and dictation on the PC, which sprang into the market years ago with Nuance, Dragon Systems, and even Microsoft’s built-in voice commands. But the technology essentially fizzled, as users chose to use simpler, faster keyboard shortcuts and simply learned to type faster. Although Skaugen didn’t call them out specifically, the resurgence of voice control in Apple’s Siri and Google Android’s voice commands are clearly helping spark interest in voice control. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#marketing#Microsoft#Products#web What’s Behind The New Interfaces?“We’ve had voice and gesture for some time, but it hasn’t really worked,” said Martin Reynolds, a vice president and fellow with Gartner. “Part of the reason is the software and part of the reason is the peripherals, and enough processing power to make it run. What we’re seeing here is Intel attacking on this on all three fronts: developing the software, bumping the performance and working on the peripherals. Now how long that will take to create great results? Not clear. But this is clearly a shift.” “This is a long-term initiative,” added Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights. “It brings in two industry buzzwords: the Internet of things, and also natural user interface. But the essence of it is new ways to interact with your PC. So voice and machine vision. What’s going to happen is that the computer will understand context, it will understand everything that’s going on around you and interact with you and with other devices in new ways. That’s really the big picture.”Perhaps influenced by the consumerization of IT, where iPhones and Gmail are invading the data center, or simply by the realization that you can surf the Web just fine on a three-year-old PC, Intel has ditched the “speeds and feeds” discussions of previous years – a decision that an Intel source said prompted some grumbling among the company’s more traditional, engineering-oriented employees. Granted, the company did announce its fourth-generation of Core microprocessors, code-named “Haswell.” But Intel completely glossed over mentions of core voltages, cache sizes and even clock speeds. Today’s watchword is “capabilities.”Intel is even working with Sony on the Tap 20 – an all-in-one PC that’s resembles a giant tablet. (Think of it as a desktop PC with batteries.)Overall, though, Intel continues to focus on ultrabooks – MacBook Air-like thin-and-light notebooks that Intel claims could comprise 40% of all consumer PCs sold this holiday season. By the end of the year, more than 70 different ultrabook designs will be on the market, Intel predicts, many of them equipped with touch capability, and priced starting at about $699. Apparently, Intel sees ultrabooks as a perfect delivery platform for perceptual computing.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Other images by Mark Hachman. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting markhachman Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Meanwhile, the Interactive Gesture Camera from Creative, a development platform, will track the user’s eyes, nose, and mouth, and be able to detect smiles and other moods. Skaugen said the 720p camera will cost about $149. Eventually, according to Intel’s PC processor chief Dadi Perlmutter, the technology will be integrated into a standard notebook. The camera, which actually looks a bit ugly squatting on top of a monitor, will track the user’s face, identifying the user and possibly limiting his access. That’s important, Skaugen said, as he described handing over his tablet to his young son. “I hand him the tablet to play Angry Birds to get ten minutes of shuteye, and the next thing I know he’s emailing my CEO.”The camera will also be able to identify a user’s hands and fingers, sensing the presence of the user from 6 inches to a depth of three feet. That’s ideal, Skaugen said, for kitchen applications where a user doesn’t want to get his touchscreen monitor greasy. The camera will be able to detect gestures and hand positions, such as a thumbs-up gesture. Intel also claimed that its software development kit or SDK will be able to superimpose 3D virtual objects onto a person, such as a pair of glasses or a virtual hat.“80% of communication is non-verbal, so smiles, blinks, gestures and all these sort of things make communication more immersive,” Skaugen said.Skaugen showed off two example prototype apps that took advantage of the camera: one, a virtual solar system, “exploded” into view when the user spread his hands. The other, a cute kung fu game, challenged a user to block patty-cake-styled “attacks” from an animated squirrel.
How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… A group of Japanese scientists have created an “inflammation-free, lightweight, stretchable” e-skin sensor capable of lasting for up to a week, published in Nature Nanotechnology this week.The new development could open the way for medical wearables that track heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar throughout the week, without being invasive to the user.See Also: For new e-skin products, plastics are still the futureAt the same time, it could be used for commercial purposes, like a temporary tattoo that allows the person access to different zones in a museum or quick-track at a theme park. The focus is on medical applications for now though, say the scientists in charge.“It will become possible to monitor patients’ vital signs without causing any stress or discomfort,” said Professor Takao Someya of the University of Tokyo. “What would the world be like if we had displays that could adhere to our bodies and even show our emotions or level of stress or unease? In addition to not having to carry a device with us at all times, they might enhance the way we interact with those around us or add a whole new dimension to how we communicate.”Comfortable, not creepyIn a controlled test, 20 participants found no discomfort when wearing the plastic e-skin, some even forgot they were wearing it. The scientists said while there is no physical discomfort, wearing the e-skin for elongated periods could harm the natural breathing of skin.A lot of progress has been made making electronics thinner than plastic, but actual deployment into the medical industry will still take time. It will take even longer for these sensors to monitor health conditions for extended periods of time, which is required for medical home monitoring solutions. David Curry FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Related Posts Tags:#e-skin#featured#Future#health#innovation#Internet of Things#IoT#japan#medical#smart clothing#top#wearable Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health…
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Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday accused Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and other BJP leaders, who win elections from Naxalism-affected areas, of striking a “deal” with the guerrillas.“I have said this before and am repeating, that Raman Singh and all those BJP leaders who have won from Naxalism-hit areas have struck a deal with Naxals and there is some exchange between them,” he said.Mr. Singh said Naxalism could not be wiped out till the State government took tribals and those living in these areas into confidence and spoke to them. “You cannot end Naxalism till the time you talk to all,” he said.The “inability” of the State government in fighting Naxalism lay in the “lack of will” of the Chief Minister, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. He took a swipe at BJP president Amit Shah over his party’s expansion plan.
Venus Williams of the United States pauses between points as she plays Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Women’s Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (David Ramos/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK — Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and John Isner will headline World TeamTennis, which begins its 42nd season on Sunday.Williams, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon on Saturday, will play her sixth season for the Washington Kastles. She’ll travel to Philadelphia to face the Freedoms on July 24 and be home for the Springfield (Missouri) Lasers on July 25.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harden plans to be in Houston ‘forever’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress The six-team coed league also features Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey and Australian Nick Kyrgios on the Kastles.Sharapova recently returned to the WTA after a doping ban and skipped Wimbledon because of a thigh injury. She plays for the Orange County Breakers, who face the defending champion San Diego Aviators on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIsner and Eugenie Bouchard play for the New York Empire.The WTT final is Aug. 5 in San Diego. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View comments