Causing death accused on $500,000 bail

first_imgA Laing Avenue, La Penitence, Georgetown, man who reportedly caused the death of a pillion rider just over three months ago at Houston, Georgetown, was on Friday granted 0,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dead: Paulette JosiahMelroy Barnwell, 27, of Laing Avenue, is accused of riding motorcycle CG 8485 in a dangerous manner, thereby causing the death of Paulette Josiah on June 22, 2016.The prosecution’s case is that on the day in question, the defendant was riding at a fast rate and trying to overtake a long line of traffic. It was stated that the defendant tried to dodged traffic that was coming in the opposite direction when he collided with a car.According to the Prosecution’s case, the defendant was without any traffic documents. It was revealed in court that Josiah died of internal bleeding with fractures to her thighs and abdomen.Unrepresented, Barnwell informed the court that he was never questioned about documents for his motorcycle; in fact, he stated that he had all of his documents except for his licence.Paulette Josiah, 19, of Lot 127 Block CC Eccles, East Bank Demerara, succumbed to her injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital while receiving medical attention.According to earlier reports by Traffic Chief Dion Moore, the motorcycle overtook a vehicle, but at the same time it was noticed that the car was approaching and Barnwell applied brakes, which resulted in Josiah pitching off the motorcycle.The traffic chief had disclosed that both riders were not wearing safety helmets.Barnwell is scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 18, 2016.last_img read more

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Beermen off to fiery start

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” a satisfied Austria said after his Beermen held the short-handed Elite to 36 first-half points. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”Wendell McKines scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and five assists while four locals also finished in twin digits. McKines, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo combined for 32 points in the first half and almost outscored Blackwater, which fell to its third straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOvershadowed by the Beermen’s explosive debut was Meralco’s 89-73 ripping of Rain or Shine in the second game that gave the Bolts a piece of the early lead with NLEX.Allen Durham scattered 23 points, had as many rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists. Jared Dillinger backed him up with 19 points built around four triples. Meanwhile, the Road Warriors collide with Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX is coming off a win over the Elasto Painters, who are now at 1-2. Yeng Guiao and his rejuvenated Road Warriors are shooting to extend a five-game winning streak dating back to their last two games in the Commissioner’s Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 PH riders join London cycling fest FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Showing no signs of a championship hangover, San Miguel Beer put its Grand Slam bid into high gear right in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup by routing Blackwater, 118-93, on Saturday at Ynares Center.The result made coach Leo Austria say something he had never said before.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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LOOK: Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach train together again

first_imgHead trainer Buboy Fernandez was also present at famed boxing gym during the training session.Pacquiao parted ways with Roach before his bout against Lucas Matthysse in July, but had said he wasn’t closing the door on a return.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach working the mitts. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back in his old stomping ground with a familiar face by his side.READ: Manny Pacquiao back in LA, trains even on Christmas ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Rain or Shine headed to Bahrain to bolster buildup for new PBA season BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The eighth division world champion worked the mitts with his long-time trainer Freddie Roach, who is now serving as a consultant for Pacquiao’s upcoming fight against Adrien Broner, at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles on Friday.Manny Pacquiao with his trainers at Wild Card Gym. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOREAD: Adrien Broner arrested, released ahead of Manny Pacquiao fightFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefPacquiao flew back to LA before Christmas as he continues his training camp for the January 19 welterweight title defense, his first bout in the United States in two years.READ: Don’t worry, Pacquiao says, Broner will make it to fight night in Vegas Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:40Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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Cadence when running may be less important for performance than previously thought

first_imgNew research has found evidence to suggest that reaching an optimal cadence on 180 steps per minute may not have such a large effect on speed and performance. Image: Istock.com/davidf via AFP RelaxnewsA new small-scale United States study has found that cadence, or the amount of steps you take while running, may not have such a big effect on speed and efficiency as previously thought. Google Philippines names new country director Short walks, gardening can add up to longer life — study Running shoes for elite athletes benefit slower runners the most, says new study LATEST STORIES Missed lunch leads to shooting stars gig for Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Burns also found that at the end of an ultra-marathon, rather than take shorter, “choppier” steps during what he describes as the “ultra shuffle,” the runners’ cadence still stayed constant, even if they were barely lifting their feet as they crossed the finish line.The researchers commented that the findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, suggest that runners should not alter their cadence to reach the 180 steps.Instead, they should monitor their own individual cadence as their running progresses, with the results also showing that cadence naturally increased by four to five steps per minute per mile as runners ran faster, in contrast to the long-held belief of many coaches and practitioners, which is that cadence should remain constant as speed increases.“It’s a barometer and not a governor,” Burns said. “There’s no magical number that’s dogmatically right for everybody.” CE/JBRELATED STORIES: ADVERTISEMENT View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Carried out by researchers at the University of Michigan, the new study looked at 20 elite male and female runners and recorded their cadence using wrist-based accelerometers during the 100-kilometer International Association of Ultrarunners World Championship in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The team wanted to investigate whether “optimal” cadence could actually reduce injury or improve speed.Since the 1980s, this optimal amount has been set at 180 steps per minute for elite runners, when running coach Jack Daniels noted that this was the average step rate for runners in the 1984 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHowever, in the new study the researchers found that although the average number of steps for the 20 runners was 182 per minute, the number of steps per minute per mile varied enormously by individual.“Some ran at 160 steps per minute and others ran at 210 steps per minute, and it wasn’t related at all to how good they were or how fast they were,” said researcher Geoff Burns, who himself is an elite marathoner. “Height influenced it a little bit, but even people who were the same height had an enormous amount of variability.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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Make With Ada

first_imgI subscribed to Make magazine for a year when it first came out but let the subscription lapse as the projects were all over the map. Electronics, mechanical, gardening – there really wasn’t much focus. Perhaps that has changed in the intervening decade.What hasn’t changed is the “maker” movement, which every year seems to gain steam. Some of that is driven by the wide availability of cheap evaluation boards, and even full-blown Linux machines that priced at tens of dollars or less. Back when the first 8 bitters came out the simplest computer costs thousands to build. Today Freescale’s FRDM boards, ST’s Discovery, TI’s MSP430 boards and the like are widely available and cheap to the point of absurdity. Many tools are open source and even pro IDEs that cost thousands are often free for small projects.Want to make something embedded? There’s really no barrier to entry. In fact, you could earn rich rewards by participating in a maker contest.One that looks really cool is the recently-started Make With Ada challenge. Build a cool embedded system using the Ada language and you could win a variety of prizes; the grandest is 5000 Euros. It’s sponsored by AdaCore and runs from now till the end of September.This a deeply-embedded tournament. You have to use a Cortex-M or –R processor.I often hear from readers that, sure, Ada sounds interesting but it doesn’t work on microcontrollers. That simply isn’t true as the runtime has been ported to a number of MCUs and there are ports for various evaluation boards, for example ST’s Discovery series. Get a $20 board and the free GNAT compiler and you’re set to go.But there’s a cooler platform. The $180 Crazyflie nanodrone weighs just 27 g and includes (among other things):STM32F405 main application MCU (Cortex-M4, 168MHz, 192kb SRAM, 1Mb flash)nRF51822 radio and power management MCU (Cortex-M0, 32Mhz, 16kb SRAM, 128kb flash)3 axis gyro3 axis accelerometer3 axis magnetometerhigh precision pressure sensorJust think about this for a minute: two 32-bit computers plus all of those sensors – in a 27 G package. It was about ten minutes ago that a 3-axis gyro needed spinning wheels and weighed a lot. Or a 32-bit computer sucked many amps and couldn’t be lifted by one person.(I asked Seeed for permission to run their picture of the drone but got a baffling response that seemed to imply unpleasant legal action. Check out their web site for details.)The gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer are all provided by a single MPU-9250 chip. These are under a buck in 5000 lots and come in tiny 3 x 3 mm QFN packages.The Crazyflie’s code is written in Ada. Examining it is a great way to build familiarity with the language.The contest’s web site states “The Ada programming language encourages a ‘think first, code later’ discipline that helps produce more readable, reliable and maintainable software.” That’s a noble aspiration. And, we have tons of data that shows that approach leads to more reliable code. And shorter schedules! You can have your cake and eat it too.The contest is for Ada code but that includes anything written in SPARK. SPARK is a subset of Ada. However, it requires the developer to annotate the code, in the comments, with formal notation that describes the engineer’s intent. Free tools parse that with the code to make sure both align.The problem with SPARK is that error rates are so low as to be almost immeasurable. The late Peter Amey said: “In my 10-plus years of using SPARK, I have never needed to use a debuggger. I have become so used to things working the first time that my debugging skills have almost completely atrophied.”Now that’s something to aspire to!(Full disclosure: I’m one of the judges for this competition. And you have no idea how much I’m looking forward to seeing the entries!)Full information is here.Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges, and works as an expert witness on embedded issues. Contact him at . His website is . 2 thoughts on “Make With Ada” 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. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram ymoy says: June 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm “ADA subset has been available for the AVR for several years:nnhttps://sourceforge.net/projects/avr-ada/” Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Want a free copy of ‘A Tour of C++’?Next Secure your data with self-encrypting drives (SEDs) “SPARK annotations are not in comment anymore since 2014. Instead they are in contracts following the Ada syntax, so that they can be both executed during tests, and proved during analysis. That makes them much easier to write and debug!” bpaddock says: Log in to Reply June 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm last_img read more

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2014 Silent Sports Challenge

first_imgAs a part of the 2014 Hearing Awareness Week (Sunday, 24 August to Saturday, 30 August) Deaf Sport Australia and Touch Football Australia in conjunction with the Australian Business Academy will be hosting an exciting event: the Silent Sports Challenge, to be held in a number of locations across the country, including Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Modified games of Touch Football will be played where all participants will be required to wear earplugs to simulate the experience of playing Touch Football with a hearing impairment. As well as wearing earplugs, all participants will not be permitted to talk during play, this poses quite a challenge!There will be free events for all to attend in the following locations:·         Canberra (Australian Capital Territory) – Tuesday, 26 August – 12:00pm to 2:00pm – Reconciliation Park, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT·         Adelaide (South Australia) – Wednesday, 27 August – 7:00am to 9:00am – City Touch Fields, Beaumont Drive, Adelaide SA·         Melbourne (Victoria) – Thursday, 28 August – 11:30am to 2:00pm – Alexandra Gardens, Boathouse Drive, Melbourne VIC·         Gold Coast (QLD) – Friday, 29 August – 11:00am to 1:00pm – Palm Beach Touch Fields, Nineteenth Ave, Palm Beach QLDIf you have any further enquiries on the event please feel free to contact the team via silentsportschallenge@austouch.com.au or using the details below.Website: www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter: https://twitter.com/touchfootyaus #silentsportschallengeInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia   Please click on the attached flyers for more information. Related Filesact-pdfsa-pdfvic-pdfnational-pdfqld-pdfRelated LinksSilent Sport Challengelast_img read more

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Cabinet approves blanket ban on ecigarettes

first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of its manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage. Addressing the media after the cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would pass an ordinance immediately subject to President’s approval to give effect to the ban. The government would introduce a bill in Parliament in the winter session, she said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details As per the terms of the ban, punishment to be meted out for the first offence by an individual would be a one-year imprisonment or a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Repeat offences could lead to a three-year imprisonment or a penalty of Rs 5 lakh or both, said Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. She said all offences such as import, export and distribution, except storing e-cigarettes and vaping products are cognizable. The decision comes after demands from several quarters to ban Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), which includes e-cigarettes, Heat-Not-Burn devices, Vape, e-Sheesha, e-Nicotine Flavoured Hookah, and other similar devices. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco but heats the liquid chemicals into vapour or steam that a person inhales. This is the reason it is also called vaping. E-cigarettes are considered harmful to health. Sitharaman said that currently, though no Indian company was manufacturing e-cigarettes, some 400 brands were already operating here offering the product in 150 flavours.last_img read more

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Ahead of byelections in Bihar Grand Alliance appears to be under strain

first_imgPatna: Even though the Grand Alliance is yet to decide seat allotment for the by-polls on five Assembly segments and Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) president Jitan Ram Manjhi Monday said they would contest Nathdwara vidhan sabha seat in Bhagalpur under all circumstances.Manjhi, who had recently threatened to pull out of the five-party formation, said his party would field its candidate “har haalat mein” (under all circumstances) from the Nathdwara assembly seat in Bhagalpur district which has fallen vacant upon the sitting JD(U) MLA Ajay Mandals election to the Lok Sabha. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”After five assembly segments fell vacant in the state, we had initially wished to contest Kishanganj and Nathdwara. I had even spoken about this to Tejashwi Yadav (RJD heir apparent). “However, taking into consideration the fact that Kishanganj was a sitting seat of the Congress our alliance partner we have forgone our claim on the same”, Manjhi told reporters. “But, we will contest Nathdwara. Har haalat mein ladenge. We have conveyed this to our alliance partners and reiterate our stand when coalition partners sit together later this week to decide respective candidates for the poll-bound seats. “In the meantime, we are undertaking a massive public outreach programme in Nathdwara, which we are confident of winning”, he added. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe Grand Alliance which had come into being after Chief Minister Nitish Kumars JD(U) tied up with the RJD- Congress combine in 2015 now comprises RJD, Congress and HAM besides former Union minister Upendra Kushwahas RLSP and Bollywood set designer turned politician Mukesh Sahnis VIP. Kumar returned to the NDA in July, 2017, about six months before Manjhi quit the BJP-led coalition and switched over. Kushwaha followed suit 10 months later. Manjhis latest outbursts come less than two months after he had accused the Grand Alliance of having underestimated his party, just like the NDA did, and threatened to go it alone in the assembly polls due next year.last_img read more

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Unnao survivor accident CBI seeks time to record lawyers statement

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to grant more time to record the statement of lawyer in the Unnao rape survivor accident case. The lawyer Mahendra Singh, who suffered critical injuries in the Rae Bareli accident on July 28, is still unconscious, CBI told a bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta. The court granted two weeks more to the CBI to file investigation report after concluding investigation in the accident matter and adjourned the case for October for further hearing. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The court had taken suo moto cognizance of a letter written by the family of the victim alleging threats from men close to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the main accused in the case. The rape survivor, who was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, was in critical condition. Her lawyer is still critical and unconscious. On July 28, the car in which the rape survivor, her lawyer and two of her aunts were travelling was hit by a speeding truck killing the two women — the aunts of the victim.last_img read more

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Delhi Tourism celebrates World Tourism Day

first_imgCelebrating World Tourism Day to spread awareness about the role of tourism in the world and its importance in social, economic and cultural spheres, this year’s theme has been set as ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’ by United Nations World Tourism Organization. Since 1980, the World Tourism day has been celebrated across the world on September 27.To commemorate the day, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) planned engaging events throughout the day. With activities lined up to mark the celebration, DTTDC had put in efforts to draw the attention of masses to the significance of tourism in today’s time. Also Read – The Puja carnivalThe day was marked by activities like musical performances, welcoming of tourists, showcasing of folk-art forms decorations etc. The festival aims to spread the message of tourism playing a pivotal role in promoting an environment of community development. Tourism sector worldwide requires extensive community participation and has a tremendous scope in meeting the challenges across the world. This year, the focus was on the potential of tourism industry for generating employment opportunities and hereby, better supporting native and global economies. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraAll tourists who visit Delhi were offered special sweets and were also garlanded at all information offices and properties of DTTDC. A musical performance by bands of police and paramilitary forces at all three Dilli Haats (JanakPuri, INA and Pitampura) and Garden of Five Senses in the evening were the highlight of the day. The stage of Dilli Haat INA witnessed a stellar musical drama by Ministry of Tourism and was graced by a mesmerising piano performance. Folk dances and performers had also been lined up in order to further enhance the festivities.last_img read more

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