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Event to honor life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

first_imgSince 1975, Harvard University has hosted an annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The theme of this year’s service, to be held on Feb. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Church, is “Social Transformation through Compassion.”  The event is free and open to the public.Featuring:Keynote speaker Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.  Father Boyle has worked with gang members for the past 30 years, helping to provide them with jobs, training, meaning, hope and alternatives to violence.Harvard’s Kuumba Singers will provide musical selections.Members of the Harvard College Interfaith Council will be reading selections from King’s speeches.“This event is especially poignant in light of the recent tragic shootings in Tucson, and the gun violence that plagues Boston and other urban centers. Dr. King’s call to build the ‘Beloved Community’ requires us to creatively envision alternatives that bring greater wholeness and purpose,” said Rev. Robert J. Mark, McDonald Fellow of the Memorial Church at Harvard.  “To this end, we look forward to being inspired by Father Gregory Boyle’s powerful story of living and working with gangs in Los Angeles, and the vital role compassion plays in helping to transform our society.”This event is sponsored by the Harvard Chaplains, the Memorial Church, the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, and the Black Students Association.last_img read more

Tenney asks to secure ballots in 22nd Congressional District race, report says

first_imgNo winner has been declared in the race because thousands of absentee ballots have not been counted. The Broome County Board of Elections said there are more than 17,000 ballots that have not yet been counted. The 22nd Congressional District consists of multiple counties ranging from the New York/Pennsylvania state border to the southern shores of Lake Ontario. Tenney is trying to unseat democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi, who won the election in 2018. Tenney leads the current race by more than 28,000 votes, but there are more than 50,000 absentee ballots, according to WKTV. OSWEGO (WBNG) — Claudia Tenney, republican candidate running for the 22nd Congressional District position, has filed a motion that would, if approved, keep all ballots cast in the race secure, according to a WKTV report.center_img The report cites Tenney spokesperson Sean Kennedy, who said the campaign filed a motion in Oswego County Supreme Court. The motion would keep ballots in legal custody, to “ensure a fair counting of all outstanding ballots”.last_img read more

Yellow Phase Orders Updated to Include 13 Additional Counties Moving on May 15

first_img Press Release,  Public Health Today, the yellow phase orders were amended to include 13 counties moving to the yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, May 15. Those counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.The 13 counties join 24 counties that moved into the yellow phase on May 8: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren.An announcement on additional counties is anticipated tomorrow, May 15.The Governor’s amended order can be found here.The Secretary of Health’s amended order can be found here. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 14, 2020center_img Yellow Phase Orders Updated to Include 13 Additional Counties Moving on May 15last_img read more

Powerlifting competition set for Sunday

first_imgTHE St Stanislaus auditorium will be the place to be, come this Sunday (November 27), when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) hosts its marquee competition of the year.With a total of 36 athletes, 7 females and 29 males, spectators are in for a day of exciting action as Guyana’s top strongmen and strongwomen compete for powerlifting gold.The competition will also involve seasoned powerlifters from Guyana’s golden powerlifting era.For the females, Kimberley Mars-Loncke will bring her CAC and Caribbean Powerlifting experience back to the stomping ground after a three-year absence from the sport. However, young powerhouse Tineisha Toney will be the one to challenge her for the Female Best Lifter Title.On the male side, 2012 Caribbean bronze medallist Fabian Ketwaroo will be competing in the 66kg division.Meanwhile, local bodybuilder Marvin Richards will take on this year’s 93kg champion Nigel Williams, in addition to Imran Mohammed and Caribbean silver medallist Erwyn ‘Superman’ Smith.John Edwards and Colin Chesney will also make their return in a heavyweight three-way battle royal with Farouk Abdool of Hardcore Gym Berbice in a contest for 120kg supremacy.The tournament will be used as a prerequisite for selection to regional and international meets in 2017.Weigh-in time is 07:00hrs to 08:30hrs and athletes who arrive late will not be allowed to compete.Tickets are $1 000 and are available from members of the GAPF and entrance fee is the same at the gate.The GAPF wishes to express gratitude to its sponsors Fitness Express, Trophy Stall, Buddy’s Gym and recent new sponsor Ticket Master for making the event possible.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Mohammad Nabi’s 2/21, Jonny Bairstow’s 48 give Sunrisers Hyderabad third consecutive win

first_img New Delhi: Mohammad Nabi, once again had a sensational day at the office, bowling another fine spell getting Shikhar Dhawan (12) and Rishabh Pant (5), eventually restricting the host, Delhi Capitals for a below-par total of 129 runs. Nabi’s spell was backed by another superlative knock from Jonny Bairstow’s willow. Nabi also gave last touches to the victory scoring 17 runs off just 9 deliveries at an astonishing strike-rate of 188.89, helping his side register a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.  Bhuvneshwar Kumar led Sunrisers Hyderabad again, in the absence of Kane Williamson, and chose to bowl with an unchanged side against Delhi Capitals. Capitals made three changes to their XI that lost to Kings XI Punjab three days ago.The hosts picked a spin-heavy side – three in all – by bringing in Axar Patel and Rahul Tewatia on a pitch their captain Shreyas Iyer said would turn in the second innings. Ishant Sharma also came in as they left out Avesh Khan, Hanuma Vihari and Harshal Patel. Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their third consecutive win of the season. Delhi Capitals has lost both the home games of IPL 2019.Jonny Bairstow was awarded as the man-of-the-match.  Prithvi Shaw started off confidently with two fours in the very first over but couldn’t capitalize on the start. He failed to read the slower delivery, the traditional off-cutter and played an ugly swipe across the line, only to see off stump moving. His counterpart, Shikhar Dhawan too followed him and at the end of the powerplay, Capitals were 36 runs for the loss of both their openers. Scoring six runs per over, Sunrisers Hyderabad was able to maintain the pressure on Delhi’s batsmen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar assessed the conditions well and asked the bowlers to bowl slow on a wicket where the runs were hard to come by. The batting was haphazard and lacked in direction, and once again Nabi was Hyderabad’s go to bowler. Teased and lulled them into doing what he wanted them to do. Struck the early blows and the rest of the bowlers were on hand to restrict Capitals. Iyer seemed to be the only Capitals’ batsman to have figured the pitch out but just when he was looking solid, he threw his wicket away. Post this, Axar Patel’s power-hitting in the final over helped Delhi Capitals to finish with 129 runs on board. In response, Sunrisers Hyderabad was off to a blistering start with Jonny Bairstow and David Warner hammering the opposition bowlers all-around the ground. The duo made good use of powerplay as they were able to score boundaries on every other occasion and finished the first six overs for 62, with the former doing bulk of the scoring.With just 68 more needed in 14 overs, it looked that the orange army will end with five-six overs to spare. However, Delhi Capitals picked wickets in pair, which eventually kept them in the game. But they had a little run to defend and had to pay for it. In the end, Nabi, who isn’t doing anything wrong at the moment finished the game for his side with a six over point fielder to help Hyderabad reach the top of the table.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Team Blue comeback spoils White celebration at 2011 B.C. Female Midget AAA All Star Game

first_imgTeam Blue rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge rival Team White 3-2 at the 2011 B.C. Female Midget AAA All Star Game Sunday at the Event Centre in Langley.The game showcased the awesome talent in the five-team B.C. Hockey League.Trailing 2-0 with time running out in the third period, Payge Pena of the Fraser Valley Phanton cut the margin in half with a goal at the 13-minute mark.Just over two minutes later Madison Sands, also of the Phantom, tied the game with assists to Fraser Valley teammate Chelsea Wilson and Mercedes Wright of the Prince George Cougars.Three members of the Kootenay Wildcats were instrumental in giving Team White the two-goal lead.Nakusp’s Shea Weighill assisted on a goal by Miranda Pendergraft of the Okanagan Rockets giving Team White the 1-0 lead.The Yuris girls of Trail, Makayla — a late addition to the game — and sister Katie of the Wildcats, combined to double the lead to 2-0 for Team White.In the shootout, Team Blue managed to outscore White to take home the title.The three stars of the game were Sands, Thompson-Okanagan’s Maggie Shykula-Ross and Cassidy Hendricks of Vancouver Fusion.Weighill won the break away title during the skills competition.Also attending the game from the Wildcats were Holly Nikirk of Invermere, Erin McLean of Trail, Christine Bonacci of Trail, Denomie Vockeroth-Fisher of Rossland and goalie Morgan Flynn of Castlegar. The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together to challenge other elite Female Midget teams.The Wildcats, fourth in the five-team league, returns to action January 7-8 when the Prince George Cougars travel to the Heritage City for a pair of [email protected]last_img read more

Mandela film to debut in Toronto

first_img26 July 2013 The world premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the long-awaited big-screen dramatisation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, will take place at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film will be released in South Africa on 28 November. Making the announcement on Wednesday, producer Anant Singh said he was delighted to the film selected for the prestigious festival. “We always believed that Toronto is the perfect platform to launch the film to international audiences,” Singh said in a statement. “We are pleased to continue a 15-year association with the festival which has featured many of our South African productions, including Red Dust and the Oscar-nominated Yesterday “The Toronto Film Festival is unique as it allows us to present the film to both industry people and regular film-goers in Canada.” The epic film, directed by Justin Chadwick, spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. The film is authorised by Mandela, with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory having provided research and archival support. Three actors play Mandela in the film: Siza Pini plays the eight-year-old Mandela, Atandwa Kani plays him at 16, and Idris Elba plays the remaining years. Others in the cast include Tony Kgoroge as Walter Sisulu, Riaad Moosa as Ahmed Kathrada, Zolani Mkiva as Raymond Mhlaba, Simo Magwaza as Andrew Mlangeni, Fana Mokoena as Govan Mbeki, Thapelo Mokoena as Elias Motsoaledi, Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, Lindiwe Matshikiza as Zindzi Mandela, Terry Pheto as Evelyn, Jamie Bartlett as James Gregory, Deon Lotz as Kobie Coetzee, and Gys de Villiers as President FW de Klerk. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Big Variations in Annual Energy Use

first_imgConsequently, while our net imported energy last year over this period was 18 kWh, this year it is 45 times higher at 804 kWh.Net Imported Energy We’ve used 23% more energy over these months. Here’s how the usage breaks down between the heat pump and all other uses. Note that heat pump energy used is up 32%.Heat Pump Energy Use To reach net-zero during cloudy years, you’ll have to oversize the PV arrayIf you want to be pretty certain that a building is net zero every year, the solar electric system probably needs to be oversized by close to 30% (a SWAG). Driving the building’s heating load down will make this variation smaller, by making one weather-dependent factor smaller. Meanwhile, it’s been noticably cloudier this winter, so PV production over the four-month period is down 22% compared to last year.PV Production An Introduction to Photovoltaic SystemsGBA Encyclopedia: Photovoltaic SystemsPV Systems Have Gotten Dirt CheapGenerating Electricity from the Sun RELATED ARTICLES As it gets colder outside, the heat pump efficiency drops, so it makes sense that heat pump energy use goes up faster than heating demand.However, another difference in what we use is due to the fact that Jill now works 3/4 time, and is home on Mondays and Fridays, so I’m guessing that the average thermostat setting has gone up a tad, and there are more kWh going to lights, computer, music, etc. All other uses are up 15%, with the biggest bump in January.Other Energy Use BLOGS BY MARC ROSENBAUM Ductless Minisplit Performance During Cold WeatherTwo Years With a Minisplit Heat PumpInsulating Window ShadesSelf-Cleaning OvensA Tough Energy Code Is the Worker’s FriendInstalling a Photovoltaic System Manage client expectationsIf you design or build zero-net-energy buildings, it’s important to communicate to the owners that these year-to-year variation are significant. Manage expectations!Beyond a certain baseline, how much energy they use for plug loads, appliances, and lighting is under their control. How much they use for hot water is similar.At a given thermostat setting, how much energy they purchase for heating and cooling depends on the weather and the amount of sun available, and how much a solar electric or solar thermal system generates depends on solar availability and how much of the time the collectors are covered with snow. One thing I learned while following the energy usage of buildings I designed was that as a building’s energy needs are reduced, and the fraction of those needs supplied by solar energy increases, the variation in backup energy (purchased energy) increases from year to year.Let’s look at the monitoring data for our house, and compare the winter of 2011-2012 with the winter of 2012-2013. Due to colder weather and changing lifestyles, we used 23% more energy over these months in 2012-2013 than in the previous year.First, we’ll look at the variation in heating load. This winter (November to February) has been 20% colder than last winter.Degree Days Marc Rosenbaum is director of engineering at South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He writes a blog called Thriving on Low Carbon.last_img read more

Building on a Budget: Microcontroller Projects for Every Skillset

first_imgCEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Zach Wendt is a mechanical engineer who enjoys writing about how electronic components can best be applied in projects. He works for Arrow Electronics, a major supplier of microcontroller products Whether you’re an electronics hobbyist or a full-blown computer science professional, you’re probably familiar with microcontrollers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. These pint-sized computing devices make programming and DIY technology projects accessible, approachable, and – best of all – affordable for nearly everyone who is interested.That begs a few more questions: what does affordable or approachable mean for a hobbyist or someone in an educational environment? And what kinds of projects are well-suited to the diverse audience that might be interested in these devices?Different use cases can give an idea of what you can accomplish, whether you work for MIT or have never built a tech project in your life. All the examples below propose a project, explain its appeal, and do not exceed a budget of $150.1. Robot Arm: Project for an Engineering or Computer Science TeacherThe project in brief: pick up a robot arm kit with all the necessary parts and servos, build it as a class, and then have your students build microcontrollers to control it.As technology and computing classes become more common at every level of education, teachers (who often buy their own supplies) may be looking for projects to make the most of a minimal budget. How do you challenge a class of talented youngsters without breaking the bank? The answer to that one is simple: build a controllable robot arm and have each student build and program their own microcontroller.From a parts perspective, the technology behind an Arduino is inexpensive and straightforward. With about $5 per person in materials, students can learn the basics of building and executing circuits while setting up their own hardware. The program you’ll need to write software for your Arduino (called an “integrated development environment” or IDE) is open source, meaning it’s free to use. Some Arduino IDEs run directly in your browser, making them even more accessible and easy to start with.Once your students build their homemade Arduinos, the class can assemble the robot arm and learn to program it using the microcontrollers they built themselves. Each student can access and store Arduino programs (called “sketches”) remotely from a web browser, so students without a home computer can use the school’s machine, if necessary. This also makes it easy to save the project and come back to it over multiple days.The robot arm is an ideal project for a classroom full of today’s curious, tech-savvy kids. Here are some reasons we think it works well:Teaches valuable skills. Students will have the chance to learn technology skills, from electrical engineering and circuit building all the way to programming and execution.Easily customizable. Teachers can customize this project to each student’s level, allowing a rare amount of personalized instruction. After building the board, students can program it at their own level. Those who want to spend a lot of time programming long movement sequences for the arm will be able to do so, while those who are just figuring out the programming aspect, or who struggle to do it on their own at home, can work on basic programming.Practical, hands-on learning. The robot arm allows each student to present their work practically – a day in the classroom showing off what they’ve programmed the arm to do allows everyone to see each other’s work. This step takes the skills out of the realm of theory and into practice in a memorable way.It’s just fun. This project is great because robots are cool. With the long-term goal of controlling a robot, most kids, especially tech-minded ones, will have no trouble staying motivated to work on their board and program.Total Cost: $150 for a class of 20 (about $50 for a robot arm kit, plus $5/student in parts for the controller)2. Thermostat Controller: Project for an Experienced HobbyistThe project in brief: get an Arduino, a WiFi module, sensors, and a touchscreen display and build a connected, Internet of Things home thermostat that not only controls your HVAC but also displays info about the weather (both current and forecasted).A thermostat controller is a great project for the home hobbyist who already has experience with microcontrollers and building circuits, and now wants to venture into practical applications.As we lead more connected lives, smart devices grow ever more popular and relevant to our everyday business. This project will help the hobbyist get a grasp of how the Internet of Things (IoT) works, and how to use it to add practical functionality to your home. Your new thermostat, for instance, will be able to integrate and display weather forecasts for your area by tapping into weather data online. You’ll be able to control it remotely, ensuring that your home is the perfect temperature when you arrive.Once you can connect devices to your home network and build programs that allow you to control them from your computer or smartphone, you’ll open a world of possibilities. Having a practical, concrete goal will also help motivate you to finish the project and work through difficulties.Even if you’re not ready to start programming automatic responses, building a controllable thermostat is a solid, practical project. Even better, you can source your programming from someone who has already done it. That’s one of the great things about Arduino – its open source nature has grown a community that likes to share. You can almost always find someone who has done your project before, and you can use their work as a guide if you’re feeling unsure.Total cost: $155 or less3. Fingerprint Lock: Project for a Small BusinessThe project in brief: use a fingerprint scanner module and an Arduino microcontroller to give employees access to a break room or other private area, with no keys or numerical codes required.Most small businesses have an area set aside for staff use, be it a break room, record room, or stock room. These areas should be a secure place to keep possessions and discuss staff issues, but employees may accidentally or intentionally compromise this security.One solution to this security issue is to combine an Arduino, a motorized lock, and a fingerprint scanner module and create a fingerprint lock. Enroll your employees’ fingerprints, and they’ll have nothing to remember and no key to lose—just a simple swipe to gain access to all the employee-only areas. If an employee quits or is fired, you can easily revoke their credentials without having to share a new code with the remaining employees.Fortunately for you (the small business owner who wants to try this approach), you don’t have to go it alone. There are dozens of tutorials like this one on how to build a fingerprint lock with an Arduino microcontroller. This project has a lot to offer a tech-minded business owner:A challenge. The programming is more complex than in the previous projects. Assembling and testing several different components involves more user interaction than the previous examples.Practicality. The components to make the fingerprint lock cost less than half of commercial fingerprint locks available to buy online. Add to this the eventual savings in time and security, and it becomes a practical investment for the entrepreneur with safety and privacy in mind.Of course, this fingerprint lock is not a substitute for a professionally installed security system, so do your homework before adding a homemade fingerprint lock to deposit safes, front door access, and other sensitive areas.Total cost: $90 to control an already-motorized lock.4. Fab Collabs: Projects for Advanced UsersThe project in brief: seek out other makers, artists, and DIY-ers and try to solve some of their problems or enhance each other’s practice. Once you have an idea, set a budget and work to find a solution that fits it.For advanced users, those who have mastered the basic techniques and processes to bring ideas to life, choosing the right project is so personal. Instead of providing a standard project recommendation for all advanced users, ask yourself a few questions to help brainstorm new projects:Are you trying to learn about a specific kind of technology or application?Are you looking for a challenge?What kind of topics interest you?What other tools are accessible to you?Seek out other makers who do interesting work as a way to spark creativity and inspiration. Learning to collaborate with other people who build and tinker, especially in fields outside of your expertise, is the best way to expand your skillset. One practical approach is to locate someone in your area whose work you admire (perhaps through a local college, workshop, art gallery, or industry event) and try to hatch a project that mixes your expertise. Maybe there’s a sculptor nearby who wants to automate their art or make an interactive exhibit, or a local theater that might want to integrate technology into a performance but has limited resources or expertise. Once you’ve identified a common goal, set a budget and challenge yourself to find a solution.Total cost: variable depending on your collaborators and goals. Given the cost of parts for DIY-microcontroller setups, $150 is a nice medium – enough to produce a potentially great result, but still a constraint that will force your creative hand.Education level and budget shouldn’t be obstacles as you build your programming and technology skills. Microcontrollers may be user-friendly enough for middle schoolers to enjoy, but they’re still powerful computing devices that perform important tasks. Look for obstacles and problems in your everyday life, and find creative ways to address them with affordable, versatile microcontrollers. Zach WendtManager, Applications Marketing Engineercenter_img Related Posts Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of…last_img read more

Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson center Papi Sarr admitted he is still not his normal self after making his debut in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday.The 6-foot-8 big man missed the Falcons’ opening game loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles due to a groin injury.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  High-flying Hill promises more poster dunks: ‘I’m here to put on a show’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments “I was literally heavy, I was tired. My body was so tired and so heavy that I’m hoping by next game I’ll be back to normal,” said Sarr. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES “I just feel like I’m not 100 percent but I’m on my way there,” said Sarr Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after helping Adamson beat University of Santo Tomas, 88-81. “I’m trying to get back and just help the team. I think I’m just at 50 percent and I was trying to push myself just to help my team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSarr finished with 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists in just 11 minutes of play.The Cameroonian said he felt sluggish during the game and he wasn’t as mobile as he wanted to be.last_img read more