CRPF opens help desk at Jammu Railway Station for Amarnath pilgrims

first_imgThe CRPF has opened a help desk at the railway station here to facilitate pilgrims going to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. Named ‘Madadgaar’ (helper), the desk has been set up at platform number one at Jammu-Tawi Railway Station and would provide all kind of guidance to pilgrims coming from various parts of the country, Public Relations Officer of CRPF Ashish Kumar Jha said. He said the help desk would remain functional round-the-clock and two personnel of the force would be available to pilgrims for assistance. Jha, who is also commandant of the 166th battalion CRPF, said all kinds of information pertaining to the pilgrimage would be available at the desk, ranging from base camps, stay arrangements, routes, medical facilities and climatic condition. Given the interest of the people in the radio frequency identification tag to track Amarnath-bound vehicles, he said personnel of the force are briefing pilgrims about the new initiative of the state. This year, the CRPF also has introduced a special motorcycle squad keeping in view the security of pilgrims. Some of these specially designed motorcycles are fixed with life-saving equipment and could also double as “small ambulances”, carrying one person at a time besides the rider who is carrying CCTV camera attached to his helmet.last_img read more

Who’ll replace Romeo?

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort GALLERY: Askren, Aoki face off for ONE: Immortal Pursuit Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES That game will be played Down Under, and so will the return match against the Taiwanese also in February. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva will lead Reyes’ frontline against Japan, which is also tall and agile because of Takeuchi and Brown.Reyes would have to decide on whether or not to include Kevin Alas on the roster since the other guard he has in the pool, Kiefer Ravena, seems to be a shoo-in owing to very impressive showings ever since making the Gilas team in the Jones Cup last July.Jayson Castro, twice voted as Asia’s best point guard, could slide into the No. 2 spot, which also gives Reyes the option to include Alas in the team as a back-up to Ravena.After the Friday game, Team PH returns home the following day and will play Chinese-Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Philippines is shooting for no less than a sweep of its first two games for the momentum heading into a clash with world power Australia in February.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo from Fiba.comChot Reyes makes the final three cuts in his 15-man pool Thursday on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ first round clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Team Philippines has been in the Japanese capital since Tuesday as Reyes and his staff continue to figure out which best 12-man team can compete with the hosts that will be bannered by naturalized player Ira Brown and talented center Joji Takeuchi.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The match against the Japanese is set at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila), and the Philippines will be playing that game without its leading scorer in the last Fiba Asia Cup, Terrence Romeo.Romeo did not make the trip because of a nagging leg injury, and Reyes would have to find the right combination that would come up with the 17.8-point average that the 5-foot-10 point guard churned out in Lebanon.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 shutout“Not yet, we’re still deciding,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer Wednesday afternoon, one day ahead of the Fiba deadline.The team managers’ meeting, slated Thursday afternoon, is the final day for both teams to decide as Japan will also trim down a 14-man pool. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have tabled a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.The Costa Rica international is determined to leave Real after being dumped for summer arrival Thibaut Courtois this season. Despite his three Champions League titles, Keylor has been benched by Santiago Solari since he replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach.Okdiario says Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Keylor to London, where he sees him as ideal competition for Bernd Leno.And a first offer of €13m has already been tabled to Real for the keeper.Any move is likely to see Petr Cech seek an immediate departure next month. last_img read more

No, College Basketball Reporter, It Did Not Seem Like Kentucky Had 7 Players On The Floor vs. Auburn

first_imgA screenshot of a press conference transcript.Kentucky’s men’s basketball team made easy work of Auburn in this afternoon’s SEC Tournament semifinal game, blowing out the Tigers, 91-67. John Calipari’s squad held Bruce Pearl’s team to 33 percent shooting from the field, while making 56 percent of their own shots. It was a dominating performance in basically every facet of the game. Following the contest, a reporter asked Auburn’s K.T. Harrell if it felt like Kentucky had seven players on the floor. It did not. #math pic.twitter.com/JWg0KVMHHD— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 14, 2015Math can be hard sometimes. Kentucky will play in the SEC Tournament championship game Sunday.last_img

Should judges do more than dispense justice Canadas Justice Minister is asking

first_imgAPTN National NewsShould Canada’s judges do more than dispense the law of the land and put people in jail or prison?That is the question Jody Wilson Raybould is asking.Canada’s justice minister was speaking to the Canadian Bar Association in Ottawa.news@aptn.calast_img

Syncrude wants judge to dismiss lawsuit of former firefighter with PTSD

first_imgSyncrude disputes Swan was being forced back to work too soon.“Syncrude relied upon the available medical reports and medical advice when formulating the gradual return-to-work plan for the plaintiff, and, further, Syncrude had no contradicting medical reports indicating that the plaintiff should not return to Fort McMurray or the Aurora Mine site.”Swan said Syncrude first punished him for joining the program too late and then again for staying in it too long. He was fired last September.Syncrude spokesman Leithan Slade said Thursday the company has nothing to add to its statement of defence “other than that Syncrude greatly values and supports its employees.”Swan said he’ll never work as a first responder again, but he’s exploring retraining options through the WCB.The WCB’s support is helpful, he added, but he is under financial strain. His sister has set up a GoFundMe page for legal and medical expenses.“This is embarrassing, but I’m collecting some bottles and stuff and rolling change,” he said.“I’m not looking for a handout or to be set up the rest of my life. I’d just like to hold Syncrude accountable and get back to the workforce.” “At no time during the plaintiff’s employment did Syncrude demonstrate an intention not to be bound by the employment agreement. The plaintiff, however, relocated from Fort McMurray to Calgary without notice to Syncrude and subsequently abandoned his employment.”The claims by Swan and Syncrude have not been tested in court.Swan, 44, began working for Syncrude in 2002 as a heavy equipment operator at its mining operations north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Five years later, he joined the company’s fire department, which sometimes responds to calls in the surrounding community.The former firefighter and paramedic has said that no single event triggered his PTSD, but that it built up gradually. He said his symptoms were in full force by the time a ferocious wildfire swept into Fort McMurray in 2016. He was diagnosed a year later.Syncrude said Swan attended an intake screening for a traumatic psychological injury program organized through the Workers’ Compensation Board in October 2017, but he “unilaterally chose not to return” for treatment.Swan explained Wednesday that he joined the program later than Syncrude wanted because his own psychologist wished to ensure Swan was in the right condition for it. CALGARY, A.B. – Oilsands giant Syncrude Canada wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a former first responder who claims he was wrongfully fired following a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.Michael Swan filed the lawsuit in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench late last year seeking damages for lost compensation and benefits, improper paycheque deductions and in lieu of reasonable notice. His also seeks “moral or aggravated damages for bad faith throughout the employment relationship” and punitive damages.“Syncrude denies that the plaintiff was at any time penalized due to his disability or that Syncrude failed to treat the plaintiff with civility, decency, dignity and respect,” the company said in a statement of defence filed last month.center_img He said the program offered structured full-day treatment that included group sessions, exercise and meditation. He said he found it challenging and rewarding.“By the time I was ending it, I had come so far. I was able to talk with people and share my experience, which aids people suffering from PTSD immensely.”In February 2018, Syncrude told Swan he had to return to work within a week, even though his care team and the WCB did not think he was ready, his lawsuit alleges.Swan said he completed the program last summer. While he found it helpful, he said he spent a lot of time there dealing with his anger at Syncrude rather than his PTSD.last_img read more

Barcelona shows new crest design

first_imgThe Catalan club last logo redesign was in 2002 and now the team has proposed a new design that has to be approved by the membersThinking of the new digital era, Spanish La Liga team F.C. Barcelona has redesigned its crest.The last time the team did this was in 2002, and now the new logo has stayed “faithful to the historical elements of the crest: the city, Barcelona; the country, Catalonia; the club, the ‘Blaugrana’ colors; and the ball.”“But the new design now has greater reproduction capacity, especially in the increasingly more important world of digital media,” the club said in a statement.“The most striking changes are an increase in the balance and impact of the team colors, the greater presence of a central and iconic element of the Barça style of play, namely the ball, the homogenization of the forms and colors, and the disappearance of the FCB acronym.”James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“The new version of the crest also responds to one of the main goals of the FC Barcelona Strategic Plan, which is to promote its brand on an international level.”“A lot of work has been done to update the brand strategy in recent months, with the creation of Barça’s own typography and the development of a more modern and unified visual style for use in all departments of the club,” the Blaugrana team added.This is the proposed update to the Barça crest, subject to member approval🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/csIHvX2ZyS— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 27, 2018last_img read more

Rodrigo Moreno fondly remembers England

first_imgThe Valencia footballer was in the English Premier League for only one year, but he believes he learned a lot at Bolton WanderersBrazil-born attacker Rodrigo Moreno has been with Spanish La Liga club Valencia since 2015.He has played in 88 matches, scoring 24 goals.But to get there, he had to pass through England one whole year, after being loaned to Bolton Wanderers in the 2010-2011 season.In an interview with The Guardian, the Spain national team footballer talked about his days in England.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“England was good to me,” he said.“Most of it was, anyway. You go to England, you know the physical demands – you’ve got no choice but to adapt and that makes you grow. Working there daily helped. I enjoyed it.”“I liked it a lot. Bolton’s a small place and people live totally differently to Spain, but we were there to play football and the club looked after us,” he added.“Before Benfica appeared, Bolton were interested in signing me. I chose Benfica because they were in the Champions League but I knew I’d have a few chances in the first year. I was due to go on loan to a Portuguese side but Bolton was a really interesting option. The Premier League is much stronger.”last_img read more

Napoli confirms interest in Krunic

first_imgEmpoli president Fabrizio Corsi has talked about how the Italian Lega Serie A squad wants to buy Rade Krunic and Hamed TraoreThere have been many rumors about Italian Lega Serie A club Napoli wanting to acquire the services of Rade Krunic and Hamed Traore from Empoli.And today Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi spoke to Radio Kiss Kiss, as quoted by Football Italia, to confirm the interest for those two players.“[Napoli director of sports Cristiano] Giuntoli likes Krunic and we have talked about him, exchanging opinions,” Corsi said.Transfer: Africa Cup of Nations winner joins Milan George Patchias – August 5, 2019 AC Milan has signed Algerian star Ismael Bennacer.The African Cup of Nations winner and a key member of the Algerian national team has completed…“He knows how to value individual players.”“We also talked about Traore, who was born in 2000 and already has so much character on the field,” he added.“I think Ismael Bennacer can do great things, as he is like Lucas Torreira, but with more quality.”last_img read more

Prabhas underrates Vijay Devarakonda A publicity stunt for Shahid Kapoors Kabir Singh

first_imgPrabhas, Vijay Devarakonda and Shahid KapoorCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookReports of Baahubali actor Prabhas underrating Vijay Devarakonda, while praising Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, are said to be part of an effort to drum up publicity for Kabir Singh, a remake of Arjun Reddy.Talking to the media, hair stylist Hakim Aalim said that he showed the teaser of Kabir Singh to Prabhas on the sets of Saaho in Hyderabad. The Baahubali actor was impressed with Shahid Kapoor. Later, Hakim helped the actor speak to the Bollywood star over phone. In his conversation, Prabhas said that Shahid looked better than Vijay Devarakonda in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy.Hair stylist Hakim Aalim’s statement created a lot buzz on the social media over the weekend. Many fans of Vijay Devarakonda were left red faced by Prabhas’ remark. Some upset fans expressed their outburst against the Darling star for underrating their favourite actor in a bid to praise Shahid Kapoor.But now, a source close to Prabhas says this act was an overdrive by Shahid Kapoor’s publicity machinery. He claims that there is no proof for the phone conversation between these two actors. Even if they had spoken over phone, it is their personal stuff and it should not be put on the public domain. However, the PR of the Bollywood actor has used it for the publicity of Kabir Singh, which is unethical.”It is not likely that Prabhas would say that the remake looks better than the original. When and where did he say that? And to whom? The report quotes Prabhas’ hairstylist saying that he heard Prabhas praising Shahid Kapoor on the phone and that apparently, he heard Prabhas say that Kabir Singh looked better than Arjun Reddy,” Deccan Chronicle quoted the source as saying.”Firstly, it is extremely unethical to eavesdrop on a private conversation between two individuals (in this case, Prabhas and Shahid) and then put it on a public platform as news. Secondly, did this telephone conversation between Shahid and Prabhas really happen? We don’t know that! Thirdly, why are the makers of Kabir Singh encouraging comparisons with the original?” argued the source.last_img read more

Two children die falling in water tank

first_imgTwo children died after falling into a water tank while playing in Mohammadpur area of Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Habib, 3, son of certain Borhanuddin Mostafa and Maria, 3, daughter of certain Manir Mridha of the area.Habib and Maria fell into the water tank of their house while playing together in the afternoon, said sub-inspector Firoz Ali of Mohammadpur Police Station.Police recovered the children’s bodies and rushed them to a local hospital where doctors declared them dead.last_img

Texas primaries The Blue Wave That Wasnt Latinas Headed to Congress And

first_img Share This was also the first episode of Brandon’s and Jay’s new political live show on Facebook, Politics 101, which replaces In 59 Seconds .last_img

NASA researchers replace silica with polymers to create more flexible aerogels

first_img In the research, led by Mary Ann B. Meador, who described the teams’ efforts at a recent national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the group first tried coating the silica with various polymers to see if they could reduce the brittleness, but such efforts proved very slow and the results exhibited low melting temperatures, which reduced their usefulness. For those reasons, they wondered if it might not be possible to simply replace the silica with some type of polymer altogether, because the only purpose of the silica in the first place was to allow for a structure to exist. The problem of course, is that with most such polymers, when subjected to supercritical drying, they tend to shrink, just like jellies back in the thirties. Thus, the team had to find another approach.That approach involved cross linking certain polymers with a bridging compound resulting in a new polymer that was stiff enough to hold its shape when subjected to supercritical drying, yet would remain flexible overall; an approach that worked so well that the team was able to create several different types of polymer aerogels that exhibit extraordinary properties.Some of the new examples proved to be exceedingly strong; enough so to support a car when constructed as a thick slab and placed under a tire, the team reports. Others could be made into thin sheets with superb thermal resistance due to their being up to 95% air, which opens the door to a myriad of possibilities ranging from sleeping bag linings to new kinds of refrigerator insulation.More importantly perhaps, at least to the research team, this being NASA after all, are the possibilities the new aerogels allow for future space missions, from space suit insulators to decelerator vehicle components that could one day help craft make it safely through the oftentimes harsh atmospheres found on other planets. (Phys.org)—Back in the early thirties, the story goes, a couple of unknown chemists set about betting one another as to whether they could remove the water from a jelly that had been gelled with pectin, without causing the jelly to shrink. The resultant efforts produced what are known today as aerogels, sometimes referred to as liquid smoke because of their very low densities. Chemists have produced them by mixing silica based materials with water, then removing the water via supercritical drying. Unfortunately, the material produced is very brittle and thus easily broken which limits its use. Because of this researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center looked to polymers (types of plastics) to see if a new type of aerogel could be created that would be less brittle. Explore further Credit: NASA’s Glenn Research Center © 2012 Phys.org Polyimide AerogelsPolymer Aerogels Provide Insulation For Earth And Spacecenter_img More information: Citation: NASA researchers replace silica with polymers to create more flexible aerogels (2012, September 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-nasa-silica-polymers-flexible-aerogels.html Polymer-reinforced aerogel found resilient for space missions This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Come TogetherVirtually

first_img Today’s online technology tools allow small businesses to get more work done with fewer employees or with teams located in distant cities and states. Most are inexpensive, if not free. Below are some of my favorites.Central Desktop is an online project-management and wiki-like intranet tool that allows you to set up projects with collaborators and customers, and manage all manner of communication, file and document sharing. It’s a great tool for creating online operations or employees manuals.Dropbox is simply a high powered FTP site, but the interface and work flow is impressive. Users simply drag files to dropbox desktop folders, which are then uploaded and stored online. You can share folders with anyone. Upload a file and it shows up on your remote co-worker’s desktop. You can even set up public folders so anyone can send large files without clogging e-mails.The free online Google Calendar lets you share your calendar with collaborators and sync with desktop and phone calendars over the air.Virtual collaboration via iLinc allows you to work face-to-face in real time using web- and videoconferencing. It also allows you to access files and programs off multiple desktops and visit websites together with a live browser so you can take someone to a page and walk them through a real demo or sign-up process.Jott allows you to record voice memos that get turned into e-mail text. You can create boxes for anyone you collaborate with and send notes as you wiz down the freeway. While you’re at it, use voice messages to create groups for distribution, post appointments to Google Calendar and even update your Twitter feed.SimpleEvent is a free conference-call service, but it has some useful additional features. For example, you can put together meetings on the fly and have multiple folks join in. You can also use it to host large web meetings of up to 1,000 participants.John Jantsch is a veteran marketing coach, award-winning blogger and author of Duct Tape Marketing: The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide. Find out more at ducttapemarketing.com. May 13, 2009 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

The elements of WebAssembly – Wat and Wasm explained Tutorial

first_imgIn this tutorial, we will dig into the elements that correspond to the official specifications created by the WebAssembly Working Group. We will examine the Wat and the binary format in greater detail to gain a better understanding of how they relate to modules. This article is an excerpt from a book written by Mike Rourke titled Learn WebAssembly. In this book, you will learn how to build web applications with native performance using Wasm and C/ C++Common structure and abstract syntax Before getting into the nuts and bolts of these formats, it’s worth mentioning how these are related within the Core Specification. The following diagram is a visual representation of the table of contents (with some sections excluded for clarity): As you can see, the Text Format and Binary Format sections contain subsections for Values, Types, Instructions, and Modules that correlate with the Structure section. Consequently, much of what we cover in the next section for the text format have direct corollaries with the binary format. With that in mind, let’s dive into the text format. Wat The Text Format section of the Core Specification provides technical descriptions for common language concepts such as values, types, and instructions. These are important concepts to know and understand if you’re planning on building tooling for WebAssembly, but not necessary if you just plan on using it in your applications. That being said, the text format is an important part of WebAssembly, so there are concepts you should be aware of. In this section, we will dig into some of the details of the text format and highlight important points from the Core Specification. Definitions and S-expressions To understand Wat, let’s start with the first sentence of the description taken directly from the WebAssembly Core Specification: “The textual format for WebAssembly modules is a rendering of their abstract syntax into S-expressions.” So what are symbolic expressions (S-expressions)? S-expressions are notations for nested list (tree-structured) data. Essentially, they provide a simple and elegant way to represent list-based data in textual form. To understand how textual representations of nested lists map to a tree structure, let’s extrapolate the tree structure from an HTML page. The following example contains a simple HTML page and the corresponding tree structure diagram. A simple HTML page: The corresponding tree structure is: Even if you’ve never seen a tree structure before, it’s still clear to see how the HTML maps to the tree in terms of structure and hierarchy. Mapping HTML elements is relatively simple because it’s a markup language with well-defined tags and no actual logic. Wat represents modules that can have multiple functions with varying parameters. To demonstrate the relationship between source code, Wat, and the corresponding tree structure, let’s start with a simple C function that adds 2 to the number that is passed in as a parameter: Here is a C function that adds 2 to the num argument passed in and returns the result: int addTwo(int num) { return num + 2;} Converting the addTwo function to valid Wat produces this result: (module (table 0 anyfunc) (memory $0 1) (export “memory” (memory $0)) (export “addTwo” (func $addTwo)) (func $addTwo (; 0 😉 (param $0 i32) (result i32) (i32.add (get_local $0) (i32.const 2) ) )) The Structure section defines each of these concepts in the context of an abstract syntax. The Text Format section of the specification corresponds with these concepts as well, and you can see them defined by their keywords in the preceding snippet (func, memory, table). Tree Structure: The entire tree would be too large to fit on a page, so this diagram is limited to the first five lines of the Wat source text. Each filled-in dot represents a list node (or the contents of a set of parentheses). As you can see, code written in s-expressions can be clearly and concisely expressed in a tree structure, which is why s-expressions were chosen for WebAssembly’s text format. Values, types, and instructions Although detailed coverage of the Text Format section of the Core Specification is out of the scope of this text, it’s worth demonstrating how some of the language concepts map to the corresponding Wat. The following diagram demonstrates these mappings in a sample Wat snippet. The C code that this was compiled from represents a function that takes a word as a parameter and returns the square root of the character count: If you intend on writing or editing Wat, note that it supports block and line comments. The instructions are split up into blocks and consist of setting and getting memory associated with variables with valid types. You are able to control the flow of logic using if statements and loops are supported using the loop keyword. Role in the development process The text format allows for the representation of a binary Wasm module in textual form. This has some profound implications with regard to the ease of development and debugging. Having a textual representation of a WebAssembly module allows developers to view the source of a loaded module in a browser, which eliminates the black-box issues that inhibited the adoption of NaCl. It also allows for tooling to be built around troubleshooting modules. The official website describes the use cases that drove the design of the text format: • View Source on a WebAssembly module, thus fitting into the Web (where every source can be viewed) in a natural way. • Presentation in browser development tools when source maps aren’t present (which is necessarily the case with the Minimum Viable Product (MVP)). • Writing WebAssembly code directly for reasons including pedagogical, experimental, debugging, optimization, and testing of the spec itself. The last item in the list reflects that the text format isn’t intended to be written by hand in the course of normal development, but rather generated from a tool like Emscripten. You probably won’t see or manipulate any .wat files when you’re generating modules, but you may be viewing them in a debugging context. Not only is the text format valuable with regards to debugging, but having this intermediate format reduces the amount of reliance on a single tool for compilation. Several different tools currently exist to consume and emit this s-expression syntax, some of which are used by Emscripten to compile your code down to a .wasm file. Binary format and the module file (Wasm) The Binary Format section of the Core Specification provides the same level of detail with regard to language concepts as the Text format section. In this section, we will briefly cover some high-level details about the binary format and discuss the various sections that make up a Wasm module. Definition and module overview The binary format is defined as a dense linear encoding of the abstract syntax. Without getting too technical, that essentially means it’s an efficient form of binary that allows for fast decoding, small file size, and reduced memory usage. The file representation of the binary format is a .wasm file. The Values, Types, and Instructions subsections of the Core Specification for the binary format correlate directly to the Text Format section. Each of these concepts is covered in the context of encoding. For example, according to the specification, the Integer types are encoded using the LEB128 variable-length integer encoding, in either unsigned or signed variant. These are important details to know if you wish to develop tooling for WebAssembly, but not necessary if you just plan on using it on your website. The Structure, Binary Format, and Text Format (wat) sections of the Core Specification have a Module subsection. We didn’t cover aspects of the module in the previous section because it’s more prudent to describe them in the context of a binary. The official WebAssembly site offers the following description for a module: “The distributable, loadable, and executable unit of code in WebAssembly is called a module. At runtime, a module can be instantiated with a set of import values to produce an instance, which is an immutable tuple referencing all the state accessible to the running module.” Module sections A module is made up of several sections, some of which you’ll be interacting with through the JavaScript API: Imports (import) are elements that can be accessed within the module and can be one of the following: Function, which can be called inside the module using the call operator Global, which can be accessed inside the module via the global operators Linear Memory, which can be accessed inside the module via the memory operators Table, which can be accessed inside the module using call_indirect Exports (export) are elements that can be accessed by the consuming API (that is, called by a JavaScript function) Module start function (start) is called after the module instance is initialized Global (global) contains the internal definition of global variables Linear memory (memory) contains the internal definition of linear memory with an initial memory size and optional maximum size Data (data) contains an array of data segments which specify the initial contents of fixed ranges of a given memory Table (table) is a linear memory whose elements are opaque values of a particular table element type: In the MVP, its primary purpose is to implement indirect function calls in C/ C++ Elements (elements) is a section that allows a module to initialize the elements of any import or internally defined table with any other definition in the module Function and code: The function section declares the signatures of each internal function defined in the module The code section contains the function body of each function declared by the function section Some of the keywords (import, export, and so on) should look familiar; they’re present in the contents of the Wat file in the previous section. WebAssembly’s components follow a logical mapping that directly correspond to the APIs  (for example, you pass a memory and table instance into JavaScript’s WebAssembly.instantiate() function). Your primary interaction with a module in binary format will be through these APIs. In this tutorial, we looked at the WebAssembly modules Wat and Wasm. We covered Wat definitions, values, types, instructions, and its role. We looked at Wasm overview and its module sections. To know more about another element of WebAssembly, the JavaScript API and build applications on WebAssembly check out the book Learn WebAssembly. Read next How has Rust and WebAssembly evolved in 2018 WebAssembly – Trick or Treat? Mozilla shares plans to bring desktop applications, games to WebAssembly and make deeper inroads for the future weblast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Things have turned around for him since.In the team’s 6-6- tie with Seattle, Nelson caught 3-of-7 targets for 84 yards, and this past Sunday in Carolina he hauled in 8-of-12 passes that were thrown his way, picking up 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns.“I was prepared and just tried come out and make plays,” Nelson said after the 30-20 loss Sunday. “I felt like I was in a groove, but I did make a few mental errors that I need to improve.“As a group, we’ve got to clean up all the mental errors and continue to get better.”Whatever mistakes Nelson may have made, none of it was enough to dampen the strides he has made in his second season. Nelson’s 65 snaps against the Panthers were the most of any Cardinals receiver, and after the game head coach Bruce Arians, when asked about how he felt Nelson did while stepping in as a starter, said that there was no stepping in because it was Nelson’s job.On Monday, the coach elaborated on that thought.“J.J., he’s our starter and he’s getting better and better,” Arians said. “He can play better, but he had a heck of a two weeks. He’s just going to get better. We’ve just got to keep him healthy.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Nelson attributed his strong play to being comfortable.“I know all the plays,” he said. “I just have to cut down on the mental errors, stay healthy and get my body right.”Two good games is certainly not enough of a sample size to declare Nelson as the next great receiver, but while his rise may seem a little sudden, Arians said none of this was unexpected.“No, he had such a great spring,” he said. “I’m actually disappointed because we broke his thumb and that set him way back. He was playing with his cast on and he dropped some balls and he lost some confidence. But, after the spring, I thought this is where he would have been in September.”So maybe Nelson is a month or so behind schedule, but for the Cardinals, the important thing is that he got there. With Jaron Brown out for the season with a torn ACL and the documented issues with Floyd and John Brown, a team that looks to its passing game to move the ball was running short on reliable options.And in Nelson, they have a dynamic one.At just 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds he is on the smaller side for a receiver, but of course he was not drafted for his size. Nelson’s 4.28 second 40-yard dash was the fastest at the 2015 combine, and he’s proven to be quite the burner in his brief NFL career. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TEMPE, Ariz. — Somewhat lost Michael Floyd’s inconsistency and John Brown’s health troubles has been the ascension of second-year receiver J.J. Nelson.The 2015 fifth-round pick out of UAB caught 11 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie, and went into this season with some pretty high expectations.Nelson did not play in the team’s Week 2 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a shoulder injury, and through the season’s first six weeks had caught just four passes for 51 yards. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Nelson (14) catches a touchdown pass as Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly (59) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) “He can’t take as many shots over the middle, but he’s tough,” Arians said. “He can catch the ball. He’s stretching the field. He’s becoming a mismatch.”Follow Adam Green on Twitterlast_img read more

June 20 2016Last weekends JUNETEENTH Festival to

first_imgJune 20, 2016Last week-ends JUNETEENTH Festival took place in record temperatures, Sunday coming up to 110 degree Fahrenheit. Nevertheless, it was a week-end of good music, good food, fun vendors and all around mellow atmosphere.Saturday’s schedule started off with a blessing by reverent Michael Cannon.JONATHAN BEST.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The MUDDBONE TRIO.R.D. OLSEN BANDPianist HAROLD LAND, bassist RAY CARTER, LESLIE DANIELS on drums.The traditional Saturday evening dance party in the Vaults with this years Funk Frequency’s Michael Weight and Trial by Fire’s Carlton Godwin.[photo by Erin O’Loughlin][photo by Erin O’Loughlin]More to come on Friday, June 24. 2016.last_img

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first_imgShareTweet The inquest, sitting at the courthouse in Strabane, into the circumstances of his death was told that a decision had been made on June 28, 2015 by doctors treating Orin to switch off the machines keeping him alive and “let nature take its course”.His mother, Majella McBride, who had been told of this decision, said she left the room and told the doctors: “I want to go to Orin. I want to see him before he leaves this earth.”Ms McBride insisted she did not consent to the action.She told the court that when she went into the room the ventilator had been removed and she asked the nurse: “Where is his ventilator? Where is his oxygen?”The mother said no-one replied to her. A short time later, Orin was moved to a side room and passed away in his mother’s arms.Asked by Coroner Patrick Mr McGurgan if she had given her permission, Ms McBride said: “No I did not.”“I don’t think it registered with me,” she added.“I just wanted to be with my son.”Ms McBride was asked about notes taken by one of the doctors at the meeting which suggested she told the doctors Orin had “fought long enough, just make him comfortable”.Ms McBride refuted this strongly saying: “I did not say any of that, that is lies. I know for a fact I did not say that.”“He (Orin) deserved care he didn’t get. He shouldn’t be where he is today.”The court was told Orin had been admitted to Altnagelvin hospital on June 17. 2015 where he continued to deteriorate, before being transferred to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.During this journey Orin became unconscious and was admitted into the intensive care unit.One of the doctors caring for Orin while he was in this unit was Dr Mark Terris, a consultant paediatric anaesthetist, who was the clinician in charge of Orin’s care during the 24 hours of the 28 June.Dr Terris outlined to the court how gravely ill Orin was and that, as well as pancreatitis, the boy was also experiencing multiple organ failure.Dr Terris told the court the team caring for Orin had contacted hospitals in Glasgow and Leicester about the possibility of transferring Orin there because they had specialist treatment centres, but that those hospitals did not think Orin was suitable for transfer.The doctor said it was agreed to remove support from Orin and that this agreement included Ms McBride.Asked if he recalled Ms McBride saying her son had fought long and hard and that he should be made comfortable, Dr Terris said: “I don’t recall her (Ms McBride) exact words but I don’t doubt it if that is what Dr Christie wrote.“There was an agreement that Orin was going to die, with or without us.“I do recall her being very upset, but I understood it was because of what was going to happen.”Asked by Mr McGurgan if he was satisfied Ms McBride took on board what was said and what was going to happen, Dr Terris said there was agreement.Speaking directly to Ms McBride in court, Dr Terris said: “I apologise if that was not clear to you.“Sadly Orin was dying and nothing we could have done was going to save him.”The inquest continues.Mother of Derry boy ‘opposed turning off his life support’, inquest hears was last modified: September 11th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Orin McBrides inquest is being held at the courthouse in StrabaneTHE mother of a Derry school boy has told an inquest that she did not give doctors at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children permission to switch off his life support. inquestINQUEST HEARSMajella McBrideMother of Derry boy ‘opposed turning off life support’OLD STRABANE ROADOrin McBridePatrick McGurganWaterside Orin McBride had a complex medical history including hydrocephalus, epilepsy and autism.The 14-year-old, from Strabane Old Road in the Waterside area of Derry, was diagnosed with pancreatitis in March 2015 and died on June 28.2015.One of Orin’s doctors said there was nothing staff could do to save him.The teenager had been transferred from Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry to Belfast.last_img read more

Marijuana Goes Mainstream 63 Percent of American Voters Say It Should Be

first_imgMarijuana Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneur June 7, 2018 Next Article –shares More American voters support marijuana legalization than ever before, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University. When asked if “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.,” American voters said 63 – 33 percent that it should. This is the highest level of support for legalized marijuana ever recorded in a Quinnipiac national poll.”From a stigmatized, dangerous drug bought in the shadows, to an accepted treatment for various ills, to a widely accepted recreational outlet, marijuana has made it to the mainstream,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.Related: Polls Find Voters In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Support Legal MarijuanaSome other findings from the poll: Medical Marijuana For the WinNinety-four percent of voters are in favor of allowing patients to use medical marijuana if their doctors prescribe it. This is also the highest level of support in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac University. Marijuana Is Not a Gateway DrugAmerican voters told pollsters 61 – 31 percent that they believe marijuana does not lead to other addictive drugs. Marijuana Shouldn’t Be Federally OpposedSeventy percent said they are against the enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. In fact, voters support 74 – 20 percent a bill protecting states with legal medical or recreational marijuana from federal prosecution. Related: 5 Routes the Cannabis Industry Could Take to Get Around Federal Banking Restrictions Men Use Marijuana MoreAccording to the poll, 43 percent of American voters say they have used recreational marijuana, including 54 percent of men. Only 33 percent of women say they use marijuana.Related: A New High: Nearly Half of All American Adults Have Tried Marijuana Marijuana Shouldn’t Be Schedule 1Voters support 76 – 18 percent reducing the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which is the same classification as heroin.Related: What Is Schedule I and Why Is Marijuana on the List, Anyway? 2 min read Image credit: serdjophoto | Getty Images According to a new poll, marijuana’s acceptance is at an all-time high.center_img Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 Subscribe Now Jonathan Small Add to Queue Marijuana Goes Mainstream: 63 Percent of American Voters Say It Should Be Legal Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

New personalized prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

first_imgWe use pressure sensors inside the liner to check that the pressure is not too high, which could cause skin damage.Secondly we use motion capture technology to check that the movement of John’s lower limbs is symmetrical and we also measure him walking across force plates to ensure there is no overloading in his knee, ankle and hip joints.We’ve found this new liner reduces the pressure on the stump significantly, reducing the risk of skin damage and making it more comfortable to walk.We hope this technology will help many amputees in the future.” The researchers are continuing to test and develop this approach, working with John as well as other volunteers joining the study this autumn, to further improve the process and fit of these liners.They hope to demonstrate this approach is economically viable for use in the NHS and believe this can reduce the burden and costs on the NHS as well as dramatically improve the quality of life of amputees using prosthetics. Source:University of Bath By working closely with the NHS rehab team at the Bristol Centre for Enablement we’ve learnt a lot about the real issues faced by amputees.This project came about from conversations with amputees and prosthetists and is focused on providing a new solution that has genuine potential for adoption for the majority of users – rather than just a lucky few with comprehensive health insurance.” CAMERA Centre Manager, Matt Young, added: Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 21 2019Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day.This potentially life-changing project combines advances in computer science with an innovative manufacturing process to create affordable new personalized prosthetic liners for lower limb amputees.There are more than 45,000 people in England alone who rely on prosthetic limbs, with more than 5,000 people each year having new lower-limb amputations. For these individuals, the interface between their residual limb (the amputation site) and their artificial limb is of critical importance for maintaining healthy, active lives, and a good fit could make the difference in whether or not they walk again.Following an amputation, a person’s residual limb constantly changes in shape and size during the healing process, which can last between 12-18 months. This variation can result in the liner fitting poorly, leading to tissue damage, causing pain and discomfort for amputees. This is exacerbated by patient activity levels and environmental conditions such as hot weather. This discomfort can lead to patients abandoning their prosthesis and rehabilitation regime, instead being forced to rely on a wheelchair.This project, drawing on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Bath’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department for Health and Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), is a new approach to providing the liners which fit inside the prosthetic socket that attaches to the artificial leg.Amputees must currently return to their NHS prosthetist every time their limb changes size for their socket to be replaced or adjusted; many times in the first year following amputation. By providing a series of personalized liners of different sizes, that all fit within the same prosthetic socket, the frequency of these visits can be reduced, improving patient well-being and saving the NHS time and money.Using a state-of-the-art scanner which quickly captures 3D shape, the research team precisely scans an amputee’s residuum. The scanned data is then used to create a full digital model of the residuum which is subsequently used to design the personalized liner. The liner is then manufactured using a cryogenic machining technique, negating the need for complex and time-consuming molds.At Bath, the researchers are using a soft polymer neoprene-like material – similar to that used in wetsuits – for the liner, which is more comfortable than the silicon liners used by the NHS. The entire process takes less than a day from scanning right through to the physical liner being fitted.Case study: John RobertsThe Bath researchers are currently trialling this approach with an amputee volunteer John Roberts. He was born with one leg shorter than the other, but despite multiple operations, he suffered years of chronic pain before finally electing for amputation in 2017. After lifelong pain, John found living post-amputation a relief, but as his stump healed, it changed shape over time and the socket of the prosthetic limb began to rub, causing blisters and irritation.To help his socket fit his stump, he currently wears multiple socks and a silicone layer, but with the new liner he can just simply wear this next to his skin because it fits perfectly.Related StoriesOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchAre Chronic Pain Relief Drugs for Children Effective?AMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyThis not only gives a more comfortable fit, but makes it easier and faster to fit the limb, meaning John can quickly put on his prosthetic if he needs to get out of bed at night or in the case of a fire.John said: “I’ve been quite active since the amputation, enjoying walking and gardening again, so my stump has changed shape a lot, meaning I have to wear up to six layers of socks to make sure the prosthetic still fits properly.”I’ve had a few issues with rubbing causing blood blisters with my socket. But with this new liner, blisters aren’t really a problem.”The other really good thing is that I can put on my leg quickly in an emergency. I was very impressed with the new liner, it’s amazing what you can do with technology!”To test the new liner, the researchers inserted pressure sensors inside the socket to check the fit of the liner and used motion capture technology to monitor John’s gait.Dr Elena Seminati, Lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Bath, said: Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr Vimal Dhokia, said: There’s a window of around 18 months where an amputee decides whether to use prosthetics to learn to walk again or use a wheelchair. Unfortunately, this is a time the residuum changes in size and shape as part of the healing process, making it difficult to get a good fitting.Our technology will help achieve a comfortable fit for the patient and really make a difference in helping them walk again and improve their quality of life.”last_img read more