A dog was left tied to a gate trying to feed her six newborn puppies, according to the ISPCA.The lurcher dog was found chained to the gate in a field near Elphin in Co Roscommon.A passer-by who found the dogs contacted gardaí and the ISPCA. Emmy Lou and her pups were rescued after ISPA and gardaí were alertedThe dogs were taken to the National Animal Centre in Longford.They were cold and hungry, but do not appear to have any other health issues.ISPCA Centre Manager Hugh O’Toole said he did not understand how anyone could think it was okay to leave a dog tied to a gate with no access to food or water. He said the adult dog, which is two years old, was not microchipped.Mr O’Toole said: “Leaving a young dog only two years old tied up without water, food or shelter most definitely put her along with her young puppies’ lives at risk.“I don’t understand how anyone can think it is okay to leave a dog tied to a gate to nurse her puppies.”He added: “With the recent level of rainfall and cold weather this week, the outcome could have been very different and I’m happy we were alerted so we could help them.”Dog found chained to gate trying to nurse six puppies was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
A group of building consultants has developed a free app for mobile devices intended to provide detailed information on building techniques and materials.Content on Construction Instruction-HD, or Ci, includes silent animations explaining a variety of building techniques, a directory of building products organized by manufacturer, articles, a news section, and a video library. It was introduced in an article by Fernando Pages Ruiz at Fine Homebuilding in June.The app is an offshoot of Construction Instruction, a firm that provides on-site training, classroom seminars, and construction defect diagnosis. Consultants Justin Wilson and Mark LaLiberte were looking for a way of making information accessible to builders in the field, and came up with the idea of building a mobile app.In June, Ruiz wrote that Ci had been downloaded more than 120,000 times and had an active community of 64,000 regular subscribers. Its media director is Dan Morrison, the former executive editor of Fine Homebuilding who also helped launch Green Building Advisor.Ci can be downloaded at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, and it works on any mobile device. According to Morrison, the app automatically senses the device it’s being viewed on, whether it’s connected via wi-fi or a cellular network, and the quality of the reception. “This means that videos load faster and play better than on YouTube or other websites,” Morrison said in an email.There are more than 100 technical articles and building science videos that complement the directory of silent animations, Morrison said.Ci invites manufacturers to upload technical documents and installation guides, Morrison writes, but “marketing hype” is prohibited.“Because information from manufacturers must pass muster with us, we do not segregate manufacturer content from our own,” Morrison said. “It is all good, useful and relevant.”
The 43-year-old Victolero was one of the youngest head coaches to win a title while the inverse can be said for Reavis, who at 41 was one of the oldest players to win a championship, his 11th in the league.Reavis said he couldn’t fully explain the feeling of winning a title and playing for his former teammate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“That’s something and that’s so foreign, I don’t know any other words to describe it,” said Reavis. “Our first was 18 years ago and that was when we were teammates and now we won with him being my coach.”“Winning under him is just awesome. Words can’t describe it. He’s a great coach but he’s a great person first and foremost.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Victolero arrived in the Magnolia franchise before the start of the 2016-17 PBA season and he led the team to three straight semifinals in his first year with the Hotshots.The Hotshots got to their first finals in the Victolero leadership in this season’s Philippine Cup but they lost to San Miguel in five games.Magnolia eventually broke its four-year title drought in the season’s final game with Victolero stamping his legacy in the franchise, whose last title was the 2014 Governors’ Cup and was part of the coveted Grand Slam.“It’s a great feeling to be able to win with him,” said Reavis. “I’m just so happy to be with him.”ADVERTISEMENT Edward Kelly gets rematch with Christian Lee at ONE Jakarta card LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took almost two decades for the pair of Chito Victolero and Rafi Reavis to follow up their last title in 2000, so long in fact that one of them had a change of career.Victolero and Reavis were once teammates in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association under the San Juan Knights franchise and 18 years later, the player-coach tandem celebrated Magnolia’s 2018 PBA Governors’ championship after its 102-86 Game 6 win over Alaska at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
DefinitionA bruise is an area of skin discoloration. A bruise occurs when small blood vessels break and leak their contents into the soft tissue beneath the skin.Alternative namesContusion; HematomaConsiderationsThere are three types of bruises:Subcutaneous — beneath the skinIntramuscular — within the belly of the underlying musclePeriosteal — bone bruiseBruises can last from days to months, with the bone bruise being the most severe and painful.CausesBruises are often caused by falls, sports injuries, car accidents, or blows receivedfromother people or objects.If you take a blood thinner,such asaspirin or warfarin (Coumadin), you are likely to bruise more easily.SymptomsThe main symptoms are pain, swelling, and skin discoloration. The bruise begins as a pinkish red color that can be very tender to touch. It is often difficult to use the muscle that has been bruised. For example, a deep thigh bruise is painful when you walk or run.Eventually, the bruise changes to a bluish color, then greenish-yellow, and finally returns to the normal skin color as it heals.First AidPlace ice on the bruise to help it heal faster and to reduce swelling.Wrap the ice in a clean towel–do notplace ice directly on the skin. Apply the ice for up to 15 minuteseach hour.Keep the bruised area raised above the heart, if possible. This helps keep blood from pooling in the bruised tissue.Try to rest the bruised body part by not overworking your muscles in that area.If needed, take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help reduce pain.In the rarecase of compartment syndrome, surgeryisoftendone to relieve the extreme buildup of pressure.advertisementDo NotDo nottry to drain the bruise with a needle.Do notcontinue running, playing, or otherwise using the painful, bruised part of your body.Do notignore the pain or swelling.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care providerright awayif you feel extreme pressure in a bruised part of your body, especially if the area is large or very painful. This may be due to a condition known as compartment syndrome. Increased pressure on the soft tissues and structures beneath the skin can decrease the supply of blood and oxygen to the tissues. Thiscan belife-threatening and you should receive emergency care.Also call yourhealth care providerif:You are bruising without any injury, fall, or other reason.There are signs of infection around the bruised area including streaks of redness, pus or other drainage, or fever.PreventionBecause bruises are usually the direct result of an injury, the following are important safety recommendations:Teach children how to be safe.Be mindful to avoid falls around the house. For example, be careful when climbing on ladders or other objects. Avoid standing or kneeling on counter tops.Wear seat belts in motor vehicles.Wear proper sports equipment to pad those areas most frequently bruised, such as thigh pads, hip guards, and elbow pads in football and hockey; shin guards and knee pads in soccer and basketball.ReferencesPiette WW. Purpura. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 22.Brinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of injury to musculoskeletal structures: 1. Muscle and tendon injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 1, section A.Review Date:4/14/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
Embedded devices used to be relatively straightforward to design before the Internet of Things. The designer of an appliance, industrial controller or environmental sensor only needed to interface the input signals, process with a microcontroller and provide output control. Systems were standalone; and other than reverse engineering, there was no incentive for a hacker to access a system.With the introduction of the smartphone, we now expect our devices to be smart, upgradable and accessible over the Internet. Security is not optional – if security is not taken seriously, data, brand reputation and revenue streams will all be affected. Also, embedded systems are becoming more complex and you can’t be an expert in everything! Fortunately, you can use existing standards and stack libraries to get a project completed in a timely, secure way.This article outlines the key design challenges an embedded developer faces today, and some of the new technologies that will help designers address these challenges.Key design challenges and market expectations Rich user interfaces The first smartphones introduced a rich user interface with a high-quality display and touchscreen. High-end embedded devices have added LCD and OLED displays and touchscreens. This has increased the processing requirements and the need for an application processor and a rich operating system. For those that do not need an application processor, technology advances have pushed clock speeds for microcontrollers from tens of megahertz to several hundred megahertz, and memory sizes to several megabytes. This has allowed designers to continue benefitting from familiar architectures, such as that used for Arm Cortex-M.Many embedded systems only need a user interface for configuration and occasional control. Consumer and industrial IoT devices are price-sensitive and benefit from the internet connection to allow control via a web interface or smartphone app. As an example, data from industrial sensors can be monitored remotely to manage performance and errors, as well as pre-empt potential failures. This presents new challenges for the embedded engineer. They now have to know about RF, protocol stacks, security, remote management and firmware updates.Figure 1: Smart home controls (Source: Getty Images, ID 908590688, Elena Pejchinova) Local and remote control You can implement local and remote control via Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, Zigbee or Thread – each has benefits when it comes to power consumption, complexity and cost. In general, low-power protocols such as Bluetooth low energy, Z-Wave and Zigbee are good solutions for battery applications. These include door locks, environmental sensors and wireless alarm systems. Devices that need more bandwidth, such as security cameras and sensor gateways, will be connected via WiFi. Or, devices in remote locations will use cellular. An interesting option is to combine WiFi and Bluetooth low energy. Bluetooth is then used for commissioning and local access for low latency, and WiFi is used for remote access via the Internet.The challenge for the embedded design developer is not only how to choose the right solution for their product, but also the complexity of integrating radio, communication stacks and managing power, all without increasing costs.Figure 2: Network of a city (Source: Getty Images, ID 811360940, Dong Wenjie) Low and lower power Low power consumption is critical in battery-powered applications. For example, smart water meters need to function on a single battery for the lifetime of the meter, which could be up to 20 years. On the other hand, in a door lock the battery may be replaced once a year and this requires careful design. One of the techniques used for power saving is to design a very low power microcontroller to turn on for very short periods to sense user interaction. It will then sleep for longer periods.Devices are becoming smarter Designers are looking for ways to differentiate their products by adding smart features. Smart features usually imply that a device learns more about the user, the environment and the system, and it can adjust the functionality.Machine learning is one way to add smart features using an algorithm that can learn and adapt. We see machine learning all around us today: from your fingerprint unlock (matching to a small set of fingerprint images) or the Facebook auto-tagging functionality. However, it is a fairly new solution within embedded, cost-constrained systems.A great example of machine learning for embedded are smart thermostats. The thermostat will learn the behaviour of the user based on their lifestyle, and then over time, will automatically adjust the temperature to the most comfortable setting. For the industrial market, an example could be a vibration sensor for motors. The sensor can learn the normal vibration signature of the motor and then warn personnel when the unit requires maintenance or is about to fail.The challenge for embedded designers is getting started with machine learning algorithms and being able to adapt algorithms for the needs of the application.Figure 3: Smart home climate control system (Source: Getty Images, ID 474200292, MaxiPhoto) Products need to be updated Products today seldom ship with the final feature set. Through over-the-air (OTA) updates, new firmware can be downloaded to add features, fix bugs or patch security holes, significantly extending the product’s useful life. Products also have to be designed with enough headroom in memory and processing power to enable an increase in code size and functionality.One challenge is to ensure firmware updates and all communications are secure. When a firmware vulnerability is patched, the system should not allow a rollback of the firmware. If it does, the vulnerability will be exposed.Figure 4: Examples of embedded applications that may require OTA updates (Source: Image from Getty Images, ID 145676156, Earl Wilkerson. Icons: Arm) New technologies to help designers address these challenges I’ve outlined the challenges facing embedded designers and the industry trends driving them, but what about the potential solutions? I would argue there are three fundamental design techniques that impact all of the areas defined above: implementing signal processing, securing your device and adding intelligence through machine learning.How can I simplify signal processing and save cost? Most embedded systems have analog interfaces. These can be as simple as reading the temperature via an analog-to-digital converter, to more complex systems such as processing sound from multiple microphones (beam forming) and voice recognition.Older designs used to carry out most of the application and filtering in the analog domain, but with dedicated digital signal processors (DSPs), the processing has moved to the digital domain. This is because DSPs are more accurate, repeatable in manufacturing and can be adjusted over time.With the introduction of digital signal controllers (DSCs), or microcontrollers with DSP extensions, designers can now have the best of both worlds. A single controller that can perform the DSP and control functions offers a reduction in cost, board space and power consumption. Digital Signal Processing can be complex, but designers don’t have to be experts to use advanced processing. For example, Arm provides a free software framework for embedded applications, CMSIS-DSP libraries.Why should I care about security? A product that ships with inadequate security can lead to the loss of data, embarrassing publicity, financial costs and customer frustration. Security attacks can span all sectors and have varying levels of impact, from gaining access to a home automation system and turning lights on and off, to industrial espionage and gaining access to a network through IoT devices.External threats can be categorised into four attack types: communication, lifecycle, software and physical. But how do you know which threats you need to guard against and how to design with the right level of security for your device? Last year we launched a security framework for anyone designing connected devices, Platform Security Architecture (PSA). It is a three-stage process giving designers and developers everything they need to determine the level of security and the threat mitigation they should opt for. The PSA documentation and open source code (Trusted Firmware-M) makes it easier for developers to get started.Figure 5: Arm technology available to mitigate against security vulnerabilities (Source: Arm) How do I add smart features? Smart features can be added by implementing complex algorithms written by data scientists. A system that responds to voice commands may be implemented by analyzing sound samples and comparing these to a template for each command. The problem with this approach is that it may work well for one user, but not across a wide range of users, and would not be robust in a noisy or changing environment.Smart features using machine learning require the system to be trained using a data set such as voice commands spoken by many speakers in different environments and conditions. This training typically uses cloud servers. Once the model is built and optimized, inference, or usage of the model, can be completed on an embedded processor.One solution is CMSIS-NN, a free neural network library developed to maximise the performance and minimize the memory footprint of neural networks on Cortex-M processor cores.New era – both new opportunities and new challenges There is no question that embedded devices are more complex than ever – product requirements are increasing, there is a growing pressure on costs and security concerns continue to rise, especially for connected devices.These factors all pose significant challenges for developers. But, the good news is that the industry is evolving to support this with IP, software, tools, and training resources to help embedded developers push the boundaries of what’s possible.Phil Burr is a director for the established portfolio of products within the Embedded Group at Arm. He leads a team responsible for Arm’s CPU portfolio, helping ensure that these processors enable new and existing partners to innovate. Phil also manages the Arm DesignStart program – a low-cost, easy-access route to Arm IP. Continue Reading Previous Kithara exhibits at VISION 2018Next VadaTech: one slot 6U VPX benchtop development chassis with RTM Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
The 17-year-olds, from Launceston in Tasmania, are one of several sets of twins competing at the event in 2011, and they say that being a twin on the field does have its benefits, even if they aren’t identical. “Kit normally does the freakish stuff and I’m normally on the receiving end of that, sometimes roles are reversed so there is a bit of a twin thing coming out there sometimes, nothing too telepathic. It certainly shows at some stages how well we know each other,” Dana said. “We can get into each other a bit but we’ve played every single sport in our whole lives together, so when we both fire up we can get pretty in to each other but we’ve been good so far so hopefully we can continue that.”“We are generally pretty good mates outside of it, so we are not too fussed about it,” Kit said. “We are generally pretty competitive people though, we don’t act like it most of the time but when we do something we do it the best that we can,” Dana said. The twins only started playing division one in Launceston last year, with Kit then competing in the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships. What once was a sport they just played in the Aussie Rules off-season has now become a sport that the Young’s have become passionate about and hope to progress in. “It’s always been a pre-season thing, but now it’s become something a bit more, it’s a game that we actually look forward to playing over summer and this event reinforces that it would be good to play in later years as well. It’s something we’ll definitely look at playing further,” Dana said. Playing at a National Youth Championships level for the first time, Dana is enjoying the challenge of competing against teams from across the country, and is learning plenty along the way. “Even after one game you pick up a fair bit straight up,” he said. “We are just hoping to upset a few teams and learn a fair bit, we’re looking to be competitive as always, we want to give Tassie the best name we can.”
Man Utd shop in Bundesliga for 2 starsby Paul Vegas3 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are shopping in the Bundesliga this season.BILD says United ended a winless run of 11 away matches when they beat Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in their Europa League clash in Serbia on Thursday, to go top of Group L.But they have a long way to go to compete at the top end of the Premier League again, and are reported to have targeted Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller and Denis Zakaria in January.United are ready to pay €50m for Muller, but they face competition from Inter Milan for the Munich forward. United are closing in on a deal for Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Zakaria.The 22-year-old has 24 caps for Switzerland and is contracted to Moenchengladbach until 2022, but could be available for around £25m.And United appear to be close to signing out-of-favour Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, with some reports claiming a deal has already been agreed . TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Ohio State football team wears throwback jerseys for their game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorA dominating performance Saturday against then No. 10 Nebraska and a stunning loss by then No. 4 Texas A&M has thrust the Ohio State football team back into the College Football Playoff picture, as the Buckeyes find themselves at No. 5 with the latest playoff poll on Tuesday night.Alabama remained in the top spot, with Clemson and Michigan following behind, respectively. In a shake-up of the top four spots, Washington has now moved up to fourth.Texas A&M has now dropped behind OSU, finding themselves at No. 8. As for the rest of the Big Ten, Wisconsin jumped to No. 7, while Nebraska dropped to No. 19. Penn State now finds itself at No. 10 after posting 41 points Saturday against Iowa.OSU will be traveling to College Park, Maryland, to face the Maryland Terrapins at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. OSU is 2-0 all-time against Maryland, winning 49-28 in Columbus. With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, OSU needs to bank on Michigan winning the next two games or a Penn State loss to keep its title contention hopes alive.
The former Barcelona star was transferred to the English Premier League club on the summer and can’t wait to get into the pitch for The BluesAndre Gomes spend two years at Spanish La Liga side Barcelona, from 2016 to 2018.And he only appeared from 46 matches, scoring three goals as a central midfielder.That’s why he decided to test his luck somewhere else and he’s been loaned to English Premier League club, Everton.“The weather is the only problem here, but I can deal with that!” Gomes told NSNO.“It’s really good. My team-mates are doing their best every day to talk with me, to try to help me do my best performance. I am feeling more comfortable.”Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I am injured so I am trying to recover and be back on the field as soon as possible,” he said.“Of course, it is not good for me because I wanted to be right in to help my team-mates. But I am calm and recovering well. The most important thing is I feel like part of the family.”“I want to play. I want to help. I want to go on the field and show the Evertonians that I can help and do good things,” he added.“I think the boys are working really hard, I am seeing them every day working hard, so for me, it is one more detail to improve myself, be back and work at the levels they are.”“I will do my best to help the team and make the fans happy. I am working hard on that,” Gomes concluded.