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Ducks take win to heart

first_imgIn fact, the game was still in doubt until Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger stepped into a cross-ice pass from Corey Perry and sent a laser-like shot for a power-play goal and a 3-1 lead 13:50 into the final period. Unlike their listless 4-3 overtime loss Thursday to the Kings at Staples Center, the Ducks’ hearts and minds were in the right places on Friday. The Ducks built a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Dustin Penner (power play) and Chris Kunitz. “We were ready,” right wing Teemu Selanne said. “We were talking (Friday) morning and we said, `There’s no reason we can’t play our best game of the season.’ And we were pretty close. It was our best in a long time.” The Ducks had squandered two-goal leads in three consecutive games, winning twice and losing once. There were plenty of signs Friday that they would not play fast and loose with their hard-earned lead against the Sharks, however. First and foremost, the Ducks took better care of the puck than in recent games. Turnovers were kept to a minimum as the Ducks adopted a more defensive style of play after building a 2-0 lead in the first period. Secondly, the Ducks turned up their physical play while avoiding the sort of needless penalties that have cost them at times. Rob Niedermayer delivered a crunching shoulder-to-shoulder check to San Jose’s Jonathan Cheechoo in the first period, for instance. Cheechoo wasn’t the only Shark to have his molars rattled, however. Joe Thornton, the Sharks’ leading scorer with 81 points, got knocked against the boards several times before taking out his frustrations on Travis Moen and drawing a charging penalty late in the second period. Still, the Sharks cut the Ducks’ lead to 2-1 on defenseman Craig Rivet’s goal on a soft wrist shot from near the blue line only 3:55 into the third period. (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ANAHEIM – One night after making a bad team look good, the Ducks made a good team look pretty bad at times Friday night at Honda Center. The Ducks parlayed a scorching start into a solid 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in front of a sellout crowd of 17,174. And to be fair, the Sharks were lackluster mainly at the start and mostly because the Ducks were so good. last_img


first_imgFOOTBALL: A Manchester City Development Coach is coming to Donegal next month, in which he will host a series of coaching workshops.Manchester City Development Coach Paul McGladdery will be visiting the Development Centre at Aura Leisure centre on Friday 6th May, to host and deliver coaching sessions to the participants in attendance. Paul, who was born in Newry, County Down, now resides and works in the north-west of England coaching in the talent identification of young players for Manchester City.Paul will be the guest of Maiden City Soccer, which is headed by former Nottingham Forest player Paul Kee.Maiden City Soccer is one of the most successful academies in the country, and has a stellar reputation for consistently producing top-class players.Under the tutelage of Kee, and other Maiden City coaches such as John ‘Bugsy’ Cunningham and Stephen Parkhouse, players such as Darren Gibson, Eunan O’Kane, and Shane Ferguson have all come through the academy set-up and have forged careers in the Premier League. In his coaching workshops, the Manchester City development coach will be presenting and delivering the U.E.F.A. backed ‘Matrix Coaching System’ which is the main core of his work at Man City.City use this matrix system as a talent identification tool as it shows the thinking players and the players that have a basic understanding of movement skills.The system in question also brings out the leaders and highlights the need for communication and eye contact. Advertisement Manchester City use it from the age of 5 years upwards in their coaching programmes.Paul has also worked at Blackburn Rovers and is an Elite Development Coach for the Scottish F.A. delivering technical based sessions for Scottish players who play with professional clubs in the north-west of England.For details of the centre and activities that take place please visit our facebook page maiden city soccer.MANCHESTER CITY COACH SET TO VISIT DONEGAL AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auracoachMaiden City Soccermanchester cityPaul KeeProgrammetraininglast_img read more


first_imgSINN FEIN TD Padraig MacLochlainn was told in the Dáil yesterday that there is still no date for the completion of a new emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital due to legal issues.The Donegal North East deputy quizzed junior health minister Róisín Shortall on the issue.She told the Dáil the delay was a result of the legal complexities of the receivership process surrounding a bust developer. “The HSE is doing its best to expediate matters,” she said.Work on the €22 million extension to the hospital, which includes a new emergency department and medical assessment unit, started in February 2009.It was almost complete when the McNamara construction company was put into receivership last November.Raising the issue in the Dáil, the Donegal North East Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the project should have been completed by spring this year, “but we now understand from the management of Letterkenny General Hospital that it will not be completed until spring 2012”. He said it was time for the Government to intervene urgently to sort out the mess as staff at the hospital were at breaking point dealing with patients on trolleys, and the problem was spilling over into the hospital’s coffee dock.Ms Shortall said the contract contained an insurance bond and the HSE and its legal advisers were working with the insurer or bondsman to ensure the completion of the development.“In accordance with the terms of the bond, the insurer is entitled to nominate a contractor who will complete the project to the satisfaction of the HSE,” she said.The executive was waiting for the insurer to do this, she added.MacLOCHLAINN QUIZZES HEALTH MINISTER ON FUTURE OF LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny General Hospitalpadraig maclochlPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

Donegal fishermen to receive earnings compensation in event of no-deal Brexit

first_imgAn Independent TD for Donegal has raised the issue of potential loss of earnings for Irish fishing crew in the case of a no-deal Brexit.After speaking at the Committee for Agriculture, Food and the Marine this week, Thomas Pringle was given confirmation that crew fishermen, as well as boat owners and skippers, will be able to access compensation for loss of earnings from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF).The Donegal Deputy said: “I think this is a very positive confirmation, particularly for a fishing crew as they will likely suffer the loss of earnings if no-deal Brexit is in sight. “However, I did raise concerns that because compensation must come out of existing funding within the EMFF this could inadvertently impact on existing projects.“It will be important to take into account any impact compensation will have on existing projects.“Another point I raised was the fact that factory workers in the fishing sector will not be able to access compensation in the same manner as fishing crew, boat owners and skippers.“I believe this is wholly unfair as factory workers depend on the fishing sector for their income. “The department stated that factory workers would have to claim income supports from social welfare which I do not believe will be sufficient enough to compensate for the loss of earnings.“This could unfairly impact on seasonal workers in Donegal and elsewhere.”Donegal fishermen to receive earnings compensation in event of no-deal Brexit was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Thomas PringleDonegal TownLaghylast_img read more

Storage: Growth of Unstructured Data Fuels Storage Needs

first_imgIBM Global Technology Services forecasts explosive growth in worldwide storage requirements in a July 2006 white paper called “The Toxic Terabyte: How Data-Dumping Threatens Business Efficiency”.  The document is an interesting read and has some statistics, some of which verge on being amazing.For example, the paper starts with the observation that in 2006, 26,000 million million transitors will be pumped out by electronics manufacturers worldwide, more they claim, than all the grains of rice grown on earth in 2006.The report attributes the explosive growth of storage to the proliferation of computer transitors and chips that operates on Moore’s Law.  Basically there are more chips running, more data being processed, and more data being stored.The report goes on to report incredible numbers for how fast data will grow, although it doesn’t try to assign any weight to the importance to the kinds of data that’s being amassed.  For example, billions of processors logging transaction statistics every millisecond might be creating massive amounts of uncompressed historical information, but that data may serve no real purpose.  From the report:It is projected that just four years from now, the world’s information base will be doubling in size every 11 hours. So rapid is the growth in the global stock of digital data that the very vocabulary used to indicate quantities has had to expand to keep pace. A decade or two ago, professional computer users and managers worked in kilobytes and megabytes. Now schoolchildren have access to laptops with tens of gigabytes of storage, and network managers have to think in terms of the terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) and the petabyte (1,000 terabytes). Beyond those lie the exabyte, zettabyte and yottabyte, each a thousand times bigger than the last.The toxic side of having all of this data is that searching through all of it becomes ever more difficult.  Even with today’s plummeting storage costs and shrinking physical size of storage units, the report suggests that some analysts are worried that ultimately we will have so much data that we won’t be able to afford or create enough storage devices to hold all of it.last_img read more

Swipely: And Why Would I Want To Share That?

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Finance#news#social networks#Social Web#web mike melanson If social networking around where and how you spend your money isn’t your bag, then Swipely will likely make as little sense to you as Blippy, but it appears to make a lot of sense to some big names in the world of investors and backers.Swipely has launched as a invitation-only beta service right now and, according to Venture Beat, is “more than just a Blippy clone.”The site proclaims to “turn purchases into conversations” by pulling in all of your credit card purchases, and even other purchases and taken from emailed receipts, and sharing them with friends. The primary difference from Blippy is that Swipely does not share the precise amounts of each purchase, likely soothing some of the privacy concerns that some would have over this service. While we’re still somewhat confused by who would want to share everything they buy with the world, we’re obviously not the target audience and there is a group of people who agree that this is something people want to do – to the tune of $8.5 million. The start-up currently has backing from several investors, including “well-known angel investors Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital, Keith Rabois of Slide, former vice president Anton Commissaris, and prolific angel investor Ron Conway”. Swipely asserts that “every swipe tells a story” and this we can agree with, but we have one question – do we really want to tell that story? Then again, some might see their location as far more private information than what they’re spending their money on and have the same argument over location-based check-in apps like Foursquare and Gowalla. For my money, sharing based around purchases is an odd approach to the world and to social networking. Then again, I’m not much of a consumer and don’t really see my identity as comprised of what I buy and where I spend my money. For others – people who like collecting purses and shoes or eating at fancy restaurants around town and telling their friends about it – Swipely could be the perfect way to strut their stuff. I have to say, though, that the second I start seeing what they bought when and where show up in my Facebook stream, they’re getting the block. I just couldn’t care less.In the end, we’re willing to bet that this will hit a niche market, but likely miss the mark when it comes to the general population.And if you’re of the Swipely mindset, then keep an eye out for Marshall Kirkpatrick’s explanation later today of why Swipely is more interesting than I believe it to be.Swipely from Swipely on Vimeo. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

See Something In Someone Else – Episode 60

first_imgLeadership is about seeing things in your people that they don’t yet see in themselves. If you want to make a difference, if you want to build confidence, this is where to start.last_img

DGCA orders action against DIAL

first_imgThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered action against Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) and its staff for lapses in allocation of a proper aircraft parking stand, which led to an Ethiopian aircraft striking the wing-tip sharklets of an Air India A320 in the national capital last August.In its 23-page investigation report, inquiry officer R. Rajendran has concluded that the most probable cause of the incident reported on August 8, 2017 was improper stand allocation made by aerodrome personnel without following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Air India’s aircraft. The report also noted that the non-availability of wing-walkers during push-back of the Ethiopian aircraft as a contributory factor. Staff of the ground handling agency, Celebi Aviation, were also ticked off for failing to take note of the non-availability of the wing-walkers. In its safety recommendations, the DGCA suggested taking necessary action on DIAL personnel, and providing corrective training to Celebi’s Head Set Operator.last_img read more

Pakistan have accomplished what teams across the world only dream of, says Misbah-ul-Haq

first_imgElated with the historic win over West Indies in the recently concluded three-match Test series, former Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has insisted that his team have accomplished a feat which many teams across the world only dream of.Pakistan on Sunday clinched a thrilling 101-run win in the third and final Test with six balls to spare to seal a first series victory in the West Indies, thus giving one of the most heart-stopping send-off possible to retiring Misbah and Younis.”I am happy with my performance. Winning in the West Indies will be something I will always remember,” the Dawn quoted Misbah as saying as he arrived at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on Wednesday morning.The 42-year-old, who was accompanied by his wife, was welcomed with cheers and was greeted by family members, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials and fans as he walked out of the arrival lounge.”We have accomplished a feat many teams across the world only dream of,” he said.”These sorts of victories will help bring fresh talent into the spotlight. It is crucial that we keep succeeding like this,” he added.He also expressed gratitude to the entire nation for their prayers and support.”I’m grateful to the nation for all their prayers and support,” Misbah said.Misbah played 75 Test matches, scoring 5,222 runs and is currently seventh on the list of Pakistan’s highest Test run-getters.The 42-year-old also inspired Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test team rankings for the first time in history. Although their stint at the top was short-lived as India replaced them.advertisementlast_img read more

Tcl in space

first_img July 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm samsmith010120 says: The other day, I was riffling through Internet pages and found an essay called “Tcl and Concurrent Object-Oriented Flight Software: Tcl on Mars” that, needless to say, piqued my interest. The essay, written by NASA JPL flight software team member David E. Smyth, is a description of the development effort prior to the 1996 launch of the Pathfinder. He notes that, “In the spirit of ‘better, cheaper, faster’ Tcl has been proposed as the sequencing and command language for the Mars Pathfinder flight software.”He goes on to list with more specificity the kinds of processes they could use Tcl for – touching on inter-object messages, the monitor and control environment, and the implementation of flight software responsibilities. He also mentions how Tcl would allow them to refine their requirements via rapid prototyping, and how it would give them “a simple path for evolving the actual flight software directly from the prototype.” Maybe this quote best sums up how he feels about Tcl: “Using Tcl gives us more capability than we hope we need for sequencing, but it also gives us necessary capability for testing, and desirable capability for inter-subsystem communication. And, it covers our ass for free.”It’s hard to find better praise for a dynamic language than that, but I’ll just drop in one last quote from the essay: “Developing languages is an iterative process: they often start out elegantly and devolve into a nightmare, or they start out being ugly and slowly evolve into something reasonably nice. This process is both slow and expensive. Tcl has been tested by fire literally around the world. People like it, even if they have no vested interest in the language. That is quite rare.”Pathfinder ultimately chose to go with a different technology, but this got me wondering – if NASA was considering Tcl for space flights twenty years ago, what exciting projects is it being used for now? The answer came in two forms: field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and electronic design automation (EDA).TCL in field-programmable gate arrays An FPGA is basically a circuit that’s made to be configured by the customer after it’s been manufactured. This is achieved by offering a system of logic blocks that can be reconfigured via the large resources of stratified logic gates and interconnects within the circuit.These integrated circuits have tons of applications, spanning a huge spectrum that includes aerospace and defense, ASIC prototyping, audio, broadcast, consumer electronics, data center, high performance computing and data storage, industrial, medical, security, military, video and image processing, and wired and wireless communications. When I started to look into who was using Tcl in FPGAs, I found two companies — Microsemi and Altera — doing some really exciting things with it.Microsemi Corporation offers systems for communications, defense and security, aerospace, and industrial markets. Aside from FPGAs, they make SoCs, ASICs, timing and synchronization devices, and more. They currently use Tcl on their IGLOO2, SmartFusion2, and RTG4 FPGAs. The RTG4 is especially exciting because it’s recommended for designers of high-speed datapaths and for remote sensing payload instruments, both of which keep Tcl’s flag planted firmly in space technology.They use Tcl in their FPGAs mostly for batch flow scripting, which is used to automate repetitive command sequences that would otherwise be performed, in succession, by a human. The Tcl interpreter is designed to be easily embedded in other application software, so for large design applications written in C, C++, Java, or almost anything else, it’s easy to build in a Tcl interpreter that will allow users to write their own scripts. The Tcl language is very simple and, with just a few hours of study, you can start doing useful work with it. This is very important to people who are not software professionals, but engineers who just want to do their job. Tcl is also very compact, and part of its popularity in embedded development comes from its easy integration with special hardware like FPGAs. It also allows for rapid development, as applications dealing with integration can be built several times faster than using C or C++.Microsemi FPGAs also support a Tcl-based command line interface that allows for the automation of instruments and debugging. Speaking of debugging, Microsemi also uses an on-chip debugging tool for FPGAs that uses Tcl, called “Identify ME,” which is produced by Synopsys.Next Page >> Altera Corporation provides logic solutions for automotive, broadcast, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, medical, military, test and measurement, and wired and wireless markets. They invented the first reprogrammable logic device way back in 1984, but aside from FPGAs they make SoCs, CPLDs, and power management products. They’re using Tcl in their Stratix III, which is the world’s lowest-power high-performance 65-nm FPGA. This integrated circuit is used in wireless, broadcast, military, test and measurement, and medical applications. It hasn’t made its way up to space, yet, but it’s still exciting to see the incredible variety of projects that involve Tcl.Part of the Stratix III is a timing analyzer that offers a Tcl console to quickly and easily create timing constraints, but Tcl interfaces also give the user advanced scripting capabilities. So Tcl is used in the aerospace, security, and communications industries, which is a huge reach already, but that reach extends even further when you consider its uses in EDA.TCL in electronic design automation This one might be obvious to some people, because Tcl was specifically designed to do EDA work. The progenitor of Tcl is John Ousterhout, who was a professor at UC Berkeley when he created it. Ousterhout was doing integrated circuit design work and the tools he was using needed a command language, which is why he created Tcl (Tool Command Language) instead of cobbling a language together for each tool he was using. So the genesis of Tcl is inextricably related to EDA, because it started its life as an easily embeddable scripting language for EDA. The popularity of embedding Tcl within other software products has resulted in it becoming the dominant control language in a few industries, and one of those industries is the one it was originally designed for – EDA.EDA is related to FPGAs in that EDA is basically a group of software tools that aid in designing electronic systems like FPGAs and other integrated circuits. It’s hard to overstate the reach of EDA when it comes to the electronics it helps produce. Computer chips, cell phones, pacemakers, controls for satellites, routers and switches, and even devices now being tied into IoT devices – all of these result from designers who employ EDA tools. One particularly interesting company, Concept Engineering, caught my eye in this field.Concept Engineering has been a privately-held company since their formation in 1990, and they focus on developing and marketing schematic generation and viewing technology for use with logic synthesis, verification, test automation, and physical design tools. The company mostly caters to EDA tool manufacturers, but they also work with CAD tool developers, semiconductor companies, SoC and IC designers, and even FPGA designers, which I’ll double back to in a moment.The company mostly uses Tcl in their StarVision debugger, which is a debugger and visualization tool for the transistor, gate, and register-transfer levels of circuit design. This debugger has a Tcl-based API that lets users customize the tool, which allows for interfacing with tool flow and defining electrical rule checks. Tcl allows you to, quite easily, connect to testing hardware or internal APIs, run tests, check results, and report errors. Since Tcl is interpreted rather than compiled, it lets you create and run these tests much more rapidly than other languages.Tcl is also used in their T-Engine, which is concerned with automatic, transistor level schematic generation. When you integrate the T-Engine with EDA tools, it helps integrated circuit designers visualize information like circuit structure, parasitic components, timing data, and signal values. This is all to say that Tcl helps designers make FPGAs on which Tcl is then used in some applications.All of this information has reinforced, to me, Tcl’s reach and versatility. It’s used in EDA, which is involved in the production of nearly all electronics, including the FPGAs that use Tcl in aerospace, security, and communications. In an attempt to summarize: Tcl is used in the processes that make the FPGAs that Tcl is then used on, and although the Pathfinder mission ultimately went down another… err… path, Tcl has in fact been used in flight planning software for major space-exploration.Look out! Tcl’s right behind you! I’m just kidding. But it probably is.[Editor’s note: Updated 28 July 2016 to reflect NASA’s eventual decision to not select Tcl for Pathfinder.] Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: EDA Continue Reading Previous Siglent’s SDS 2000X oscilloscopesNext Was Microsoft built on stolen goods? 1 thought on “Tcl in space” Log in to Reply “Thank You very much for your kind efforts to providing all the excellent information related to the concept. hope it will be a great bonding between the information and a reader.nView more – Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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