first_imgRoberto Di Matteo paid tribute to his players – and Didier Drogba in particular – after Chelsea’s incredible triumph in Munich.And the Italian refused to discuss his future amid calls for him to be installed as manager after leading the Blues to Champions League glory.Di Matteo told Sky: “We have a group of players that have a big heart, passion and desire and that was the only way to achieve this trophy.“It was an immense effort from everyone and we are very happy. Bayern is a good team and when they scored there wasn’t much time left and in a game like this you need players to rise to the occasion.“He’s [Drogba] been incredible for this club. He scored a fantastic goal to keep us in the game and then the penalty to win it.”More reaction to follow later.Who was your Chelsea man of the match? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgBristol City boss Lee Johnson picked out debutant Peter Odemwingie as one of the architects of his side’s crucial 2-1 win at Fulham.Odemwingie was signed on loan from Stoke on the eve of the game and came on at half-time, when City trailed 1-0.Johnson said the Nigeria international, who was denied a goal by a terrific block from Ryan Fredericks, helped put greater pressure on the Fulham defence.He said: “I thought tactically he was good. They went with a back three and he made it a back five really with his intelligent positioning.“A couple of times he gave the ball away as he was running inside which luckily didn’t cost us and I thought he could have scored one, when he cut in on his right.“But I just thought the maturity of his tactical play gave us a foothold and moved us up the pitch 15 yards.”Johnson, the son of Hammersmith-born ex-Bristol City boss Gary, also praised match-winner Tomlin – and compared him to David Beckham when it came to perfecting set-pieces.He said: “He works on it every day. If you imagine David Beckham bending 100 balls a day in the top corner, he [Tomlin] does do that.“After every training session he’s always got balls out and keepers stay out with him. It’s no fluke.”See also:Struggling Fulham beaten by last-minute goalFulham facing ‘nine wars’, says JokanovicFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgAccording to the National Phenology Network, which monitors changes of the seasons, spring is one to two weeks early in parts of the Southeast and California and two to three weeks late in parts of Washington and Oregon and the southern Great Plains.Many bird and insect migrations are based on seasonal change. The millions of painted lady butterflies that recently flew across California are linked to rains and wildflower blooms that swelled their numbers. Earlier flowering means earlier …last_img


first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Matt Chapman’s mom has gotten used to the army sergeant buzzcut, but the look alarmed the third baseman’s Postmates delivery guy the other day.“I kinda snuck up behind him like ‘Matt?’ and he was like ‘Woah!’ Chapman said. “I’ve never had people freak out over a haircut like this before.”All this attention paid to one haircut might be spent elsewhere if the haircut-to-offensive-production correlation didn’t fit so seamlessly. Since Chad Pinder took clippers to his locks in …last_img


first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#3d printing#Big Data#Internet of Things#medical devices Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img The Internet of Things promises that every object will eventualy be hooked up to a network. And 3D printing promises that any object we can imagine, we can build—on site and on demand. And big data promises we’ll know everything there is to know about these networked objects.What happens when you put those innovations together? For starters, reach up to the left side of your chest and consider what lies beneath.Your Heart, ConnectedThe human heart is a powerful yet delicate thing. While song and story may have every heart breaking the same way, the organ actually varies from individual to individual.Those variations in the human body have presented which the healthcare sector has contended with since, well, forever. From fashioning splints from tree branches to working with stents that open up clogged arteries in the heart, doctors and technicians have had to work to make worldly things fit as well as possible within the body.Very soon, however, the day will come when a patient in need of a custom medical device, such as a prosthesis or stent, can have such an object manufactured within minutes right at the healthcare facility, instead of waiting for days to get the device delivered from a factory.3D-printed medical devices could save time and money. Yet we’re missing some of the benefit if that device just gets implanted in your body and forgotten. To be part of the Internet of Things, it must somehow be scannable, so its state can get entered into a database somewhere; and those pieces of information then need to become part of the large-scale, crunchable data sets known as Big Data.All three of these elements are pretty much present already: real-time data-analysis software that can measure and crunch the specifications for devices in minutes as opposed to days; components that can be built with unique identifiers to ensure exact assembly; and 3D printers can churn out devices on-premise on an as-needed basis.Ideally, we’d have a circulatory system of data not unlike the veins and arteries that connect our heart: Data about our bodies would flow into 3D printers, to create just the right device at the right time; trackers would confirm that the right device is going into our body; diagnostic systems would report on its performance and warn of failures; and analytics would tell manufacturers, doctors, regulators, and researchers how a broad range of the devices perform over time.Healthcare is not the only sector that will benefit from the maturation of these technologies: Indeed, any business with a supply chain, no matter what’s getting made and transported, could be up-ended by this confluence.Making The ConnectionIt’s easy to understand the connection between Big Data and the Internet of Things: Anything connected to a network spews data, and something must collect and analyze that data.The connection between 3D printing isn’t as clear—until you realize that 3D-printed objects, which are the physical instantiation of a design expressed in data, were born to be networked objects.This doesn’t mean they must have a persistent Internet connection like a smartphone or tablet—but at the very least, they must have some way of signaling what they are.See also: How The Internet Of Things Will ThinkThat means they need a unique identifier. You would not want your toaster, for instance, to pull in a stray command from the neighbor’s house next door and start burning your bagels. Or, more tragically, for a medical appliance you just made to go into the wrong patient. This last may seem unlikely, but doctors are trained to be scrupulously careful about their procedures, right down to using a pen to mark where on a patient’s body they will operate.Identifying objects can be done in one of two ways: using software or firmware embedded into the device. or using physical encoding.The first method is very similar to how our computers and other Internet-enabled devices in the home use MAC, or media access control, addresses—unique identifiers that differentiate one device from another. But MAC addresses—just a string of bits, really— and similar software and firmware approaches can be altered so one device can masquerade as another.Physical encoding, like RFID tags or QR codes and barcodes placed on the object, is notionally more secure. But visual codes are an overlay on the object that can be removed, for one, and for two have to be oriented towards the sensing device in order to be read.RFID tags are better since they are usually embedded within the object and thus won’t be peeled off or forced to be scanned in a certain way. But RFID tags can be jammed, inadvertently or otherwise, just like any other device that uses electromagnetic energy. And, since they are separate components, they have to be inserted in the device at some point in the manufacturing process.For 3D printing, interrupting the printing process to stick in an RFID tag is doable, but inefficient.Seeing Inside ThingsResearchers at Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research may have a solution that will bring 3D printing and the Internet of Things together without the limitations of RFID or visual encoding. Using 3D printing, researchers can build unique three-dimensional codes right inside the material of the object.Once embedded within the device, the 3D tag, known as an InfraStruct, can then be read with the use of a terahertz scanner, a device that uses the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that lies between infrared and microwave light. Terahertz scanning is already used right now in medical imaging devices.Robots can scan for InfraStruct devicesThe ability to directly embed readable codes directly within objects would mean that any object created in such a fashion could immediately be a part of the Internet of Things. The example used by Carnegie Mellon’s Karl D.D. Willis for the InfraStruct project was a robot equipped with a terahertz scanner that could seek out and find an encoded object. That might be a vacuum cleaner trying to avoid some toys on the floor, or a factory robot seeking the exact part it needs to deliver to the assembly line. For all kinds of robotics applications, that kind of functionality would be phenomenal.In the past, terahertz radiation, which can see though most non-metal objects without damaging living tissue (as microwaves do), was expensive to generate. But recently, scientists at the University of Texas Dallas announced breakthroughs in developing a microchip that could be used as a terahertz scanner, even inside a smartphone. Given that smartphones will likely be our personal connection and control device to the Internet of Things someday, that would bring the Internet of Things much closer to everyday objects in our lives.Willis also sees potential uses for this technique in real-time game interaction, with manufactured objects being put into play, literally.Taking Heart In The Internet Of ThingsGoing back to the example of our frail, human heart: This kind of scanning technology could even be used for the printed-on-demand medical devices. Specialized stress markers could be built into the device using a modified InfraStruct technique, just as an ID maker can be embedded. If an implanted 3D-printed device were to become damaged or fatigued, its built-in markers would become distorted—something easily picked up by a regular terahertz scan. That fact, in turn, could then speed through the Internet of Things, where Big Data algorithms would spot the anomaly, print a replacement, and schedule an operation to insert the new item.These scenarios are closer than we think to reality. Once we link together innovations like 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and Big Data, the sky’s the limit on what we can dream up. We won’t just be able to build any object we need—it will instantly become part of our networked world. brian proffitt How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more


first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Arado didn’t win a single game with the Lady Warriors and her next four seasons saw just four combined victories but she vowed that’s all going to change.“You can see the improvement and the eagerness of the team because they started experiencing the thrill of winning because most of us played in club teams,” said Arado who herself plays for Generika-Ayala in the Philippine Superliga.Arado and the Lifesavers captured the bronze medal in the PSL All-Filipino Conference in 2018 but that wasn’t the only medal the defensive menace won in the PSL.The graduating Lady Warrior also led UE to the bronze medal of the Collegiate Grand Slam.Arado, who was named the Best Libero in both PSL conferences, said she gets her motivation from her teammates in her path to becoming the best in her position who could even rival Dawn Macandili in their era.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Milena Alessandrina ready to come out of shell in new role as Tigresses’ co-captain LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Macandili has the same awards as Arado but the one thing the former De La Salle stalwart has that UE’s ace doesn’t have is the 2nd Best Libero trophy from the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships.Nonetheless, Arado is motivated to become the best she can be in hopes of leading UE to volleyball prominence.“My motivation are my teammates because I do everything for the sake of the team,” said Arado. “Actually I don’t think much of individual awards, and I’d rather help my team through my defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Like Arado, the rest of the UE Lady Warriors are eager to put the whole UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball field after their dark days just four years ago.Arado is already an established defensive force for the Lady Warriors having won the co-Rookie of the Year in Season 77, with University of Santo Tomas’ EJ Laure, the Best Digger, and the Best Receiver awards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHer team, however, hasn’t received the same success but the years of futility is what fueled UE to get charged up for the 2019 tournament.“I have high hopes for this season because first off we have six seniors, including me, in this team and you can just see the maturity we have here,” said Arado in Filipino in the Lady Warriors’ Wednesday practice at UE. MANILA, Philippines—Kath Arado is ready to prove that University of the East won’t be an immediate check mark for other teams.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgCongratulations to Colm and Marianne Maguire on the birth of their new baby girl, Brodie Jayla born yesterday at 3.12pm. Weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces, Brodie is a little sister for Coby-Lee. Both mother and daughter are doing well. Colm is the National Game Development Officer and Marianne is the National AusTouch Manager. Everyone at TFA congratulates the Maguires on their new addition and wish them all the best!last_img


first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino admits he’s ‘suffering’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he’s been “suffering” during their poor start to the season.Poch, 47, took Spurs to the Champions League final last season and is on the radar of both Manchester United and Real Madrid.But asked if Spurs can still match his ambition, he said: “I hope, yes. That is my wish.”“You can be frustrated and disappointed sometimes but the challenge is to get back to where we were.” He added: “In football, I have suffered only two big disappointments.“One, when I was a player and there was the penalty at the World Cup.“The second was in the Champions League final. I so much want to win a trophy with Tottenham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgzoom Chemical shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has expanded its fleet as it took delivery of a 25,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tanker, the Navig8 Stellar.Delivered by the Japanese shipbuilder Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Navig8 Stellar is the fourth of six vessels contracted at the shipyard to be delivered to the company.The tanker is also the second and final vessel to be delivered under the sale and leaseback arrangement entered into with subsidiaries of Japan-based financial services company SBI Holdings in mid-September 2016.Following delivery from Kitanihon, the Navig8 Stellar was delivered to SBI under the terms of the sale agreement and then delivered back to Navig8 Chemical Tankers under an 11-year bareboat charter.The Navig8 Stellar will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group’s Stainless8 commercial pool.The first 25,000 dwt chemical tanker under the sale and leaseback agreement, the Navig8 Spark, was delivered to Navig8 Chemical Tankers from the shipbuilder on October 11.last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – Ontario has introduced broad consumer protection legislation that covers home warranties, ticket sales, real estate practices, and travel services. Here are some of the provisions in the bill:Ticket sales— Bans the use of automated ticket purchasing software, or so-called scalper bots.— Bans tickets from being resold at more than 50 per cent of the face value.— Makes it illegal to knowingly resell tickets that were purchased by bots.— Ticket sellers would also have to disclose how many tickets will be on sale as well as the venue capacity, an itemized list of all fees, taxes and service charges.— Ticket resellers would have to disclose the ticket’s face value.— Companies would have the power to sue other companies for losses resulting from the use of bots.Home warranties— Establishes one administrative authority to deliver the warranty program for new homes and a separate one to regulate new home builders.— Clarifies the dispute resolution process to make it easier and fairer for new home owners.— Gives the auditor general the power to investigate the regulatory authorities.Real estate— Allows the government to create regulations specifying circumstances in which real estate agents and brokerages are prohibited from representing both buyer and seller in a transaction.— Real estate sellers, brokers and brokerages would also be subject to stiffer fines if they violate a code of ethics, up from $25,000 to $50,000 and $100,000 for brokerages.Travel industry— A travel salesperson could be required to take educational courses if a complaint is made against them.— Travel salespeople would no longer have to register as both a travel agent and a wholesaler.— Allows the government to make regulations governing advertising by out-of-province travel sellers who target Ontarians.last_img read more