Aviation Week honors 4 CU Boulder aerospace students as ‘tomorrow’s engineering leaders’

first_img Michelle Lin Michelle Lin is a junior at studying Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. Moving from Taiwan at the age of 9, she has wanted to be an astronaut since she was 6, and still holds the dream of achieving human spaceflight close to her heart.Michelle is currently working under Dr. Allison Anderson in the Bioastronautics Laboratory at CU. Last year, she collaborated with Johnson Space Center to research the viability of hybrid reality technologies in deep-space habitat design. At the 2019 NASA Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop, she presented her work on the “Development of Alternative Reality Environments for Spacecraft Habitat Design Evaluation”.As a 2019 Brooke Owens Fellow, she worked in the Crew Dragon Mechanisms group at SpaceX.This semester, she is starting her own research project to investigate architectural design principles and their effects on spatial awareness and perception in a spacecraft habitat. She is grateful to have the opportunity to combine her love for design, aesthetics, and human factors — she aims to have a hand in designing the first habitats on Mars. Published: Jan. 15, 2020 • By Jeff Zehnder Aviation Week has announced four University of Colorado Boulder aerospace students as winners of “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.”Released in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the annual list recognizes leading engineering students at universities across the USA and around the world.The 2020 honorees includes more students from CU Boulder than any other university. The four winners are:Valerie Bernstein, aerospace PhD student (Advisor: Delores Knipp)Michelle Lin, aerospace and applied math undergraduate junior (Research advisors: Allison Anderson and David Klaus)Simon Shuham, aerospace master’s, conferred Dec. 2019 (Advisor: Francisco López Jiménez)Gautham Viswaroopan, aerospace master’s, conferred Dec. 2019 (Advisor: Bob Marshall)The awards recognize students earning STEM degrees who are nominated by their universities on the basis of academic performance, civic contribution and research or design projects.“I am very honored to be one of the 20 Twenties. My research in space architecture and habitat design is definitely in a nascent field in the greater aerospace engineering world, so seeing it recognized as a promising hub for future technology is exciting,” said honoree Michelle Lin. “The award also encourages me to keep giving back to my community, through the CU Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics organization, which I started last year, and through opportunities with CU Engineering and the BOLD Center.”This year’s recognition program had qualified nominees from 49 different universities representing seven countries.“I am thrilled to see the national recognition our outstanding students are receiving,” said Brian Argrow, chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. “They are all top notch and bring incredible passion and impressive technical skills. Each is on a fast track to making remarkable contributions to the aerospace field.”The winners will be honored during Aviation Week Network’s 63rd Annual Laureates Awards March 12 at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC. Simon Shuham Simon Shuham is a propulsion engineer at Blue Origin helping to design the BE-3U upper stage engine.Simon recently graduated with his Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and holds an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard College with a secondary in Astrophysics.Simon is involved in a variety of aerospace and STEM groups including AIAA, SGAC, Seattle’s Museum of Flight, SEDS, and TechStars Startup Weekend. Gautham Viswaroopan Gautham Viswaroopan received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at CU Boulder in 2017. He graduated with an MS in Aerospace Engineering focused in structures and materials in December 2019.Outside of schoolwork, he is heavily involved in extracurriculars; specifically, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), which gave him the opportunity to participate in competitions such as the SpaceX Hyperloop Tournament, NASA neutral buoyancy competition, NASA Microgravity University, and the NASA AMRD Challenge. After being a part of SEDS for six years, he stepped up from CU’s chapter president to international chair running 33 countries in the largest student-led STEM organization in the world.With his passion and experience in aerospace through university, internships, and extracurricular projects, he has launched four rockets into space, holds 2 patents, and will launch one experimental sounding rocket and 2 CU cubesats between 2020 and 2022. He will be joining the aerospace industry as a design and manufacturing engineer and would like to pursue a PhD focused in structures in aerospace.  center_img Valerie Bernstein Valerie is an Aerospace Engineering Sciences PhD student and a space weather enthusiast!Advised by Dr. Delores Knipp, she explores drag coefficient and thermospheric density modeling to advance our satellite drag forecasting capabilities.She strives to use her research and education experiences to promote engagement with and accessibility of Earth and space science, especially for non-technical or younger audiences. Ask her about her space plasma mini-golf design! On campus she helps to run an annual science communication workshop as well as an interdisciplinary STEM seminar series for CU graduate students because she loves to hear what other people find inspiring about their scientific fields. Share Share via FacebookShare via TwitterShare via LinkedInlast_img read more

Medical Assistant

first_imgActive Medical Assistant registration or certification suchas: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and proof of currentmembership from American Medical Technologists (AMT)Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and proof of currentmembership from American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and proof ofcurrent membership from National Health career Association(NHA)National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) and proof ofcurrent membership from National Certified Competency Testing(NCCT) High School diploma or GED.Completion of a Medical Assistant Program from an accreditedinstitution by date of hire and eligibility to obtain a MedicalAssistant registration/certification within six months ofhire.BLS certificate (upon hire or can be obtained within threemonths of hire). What You Should KnowDuring August through May, this position is anticipated to work 40hours per week and may work some Saturdays. During June and July,this position will work 20 hours per week.What We Can OfferThe hourly pay rate for this position will depend on MedicalAssistant certification. For non-certified candidates, the startingsalary is $17.00 per hour; for certified, starting salary is $17.50per hour.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Proactive. Be Supportive. Be Boulder.What We Require Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:A current resume.A cover letter that specifically tells us how your backgroundand experience align with the requirements, qualifications, andresponsibilities of the position. Job SummaryAre you looking for an exciting and fulfilling career as aMedical Assistant ? Wardenburg Health Services at CU Boulderencourages applications for a Medical Assistant! Medical Assistantsreceive an excellent compensation package including paid vacationand sick leave, medical, dental and life insurance, paid holidays,and tuition reimbursement.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreWardenburg Health Services staff understand and are committed tothe unique health concerns of our student population, making us anunparalleled source of advocacy for student wellness. The MedicalClinic provides a wide range of health care services for studentsincluding: primary care for illnesses and injuries, as well aschronic conditions, physicals, sexually transmitted infectiontesting and treatment, allergy shots, vaccinations, travel healthcare, and concussion care.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeProvider Support, Patient Care, & CustomerServiceInterview patient for primary complaint, acquire appropriatevital signs, and detail pertinent medical history in the ElectronicMedical Record during the patient intake process, including but notlimited to historical data collection of previous allergies,updating patient’s medication list, significant medical history,and learning barriers.Implement provider’s plan of treatment for patients of all agesprimarily late adolescent and early adulthood population.Assist in direct patient care procedures and give prescribedmedications and immunizations. Call in prescriptions and completeprior authorizations.Assist nurses and providers during procedures based uponproficiencies in Medical Services. May also assist with frontoffice duties on a rotating basis.Familiar with the location of the crash cart and is availableto assist the RN and Provider staff in a code situation.Stock the exam rooms on a daily and as needed basis. Thisincludes infection prevention and cleaning of the rooms betweenpatients. Point of CarePerform POC tests on patients on a regular basis. Proficiencytests will be done once a year. Documents tests in the EMR toreflect accurate charting and charging. EMR DocumentationDocuments and charges the EMR of all procedures, POC,treatments, and administered medications.All COVID vaccine administration will need to be documented inCIIS. We may request references at a later time.Please apply by May 3rd, 2020 for consideration.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected] What You Will NeedThe position requires basic digital literacy (experience ofWindows-based systems). What We Would Like You To Havelast_img read more

Season is over for Xavier Barachet!

first_imgClick to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe French right back Xavier Barachet won’t be able to help his team-mates in Paris Saint Germain until end of the season. Experienced lefthander suffered injury of knee ligaments which will keep him out of the court for a couple of months. That means absence from the Olympic Games in Rio also, the tournament which will start in five months from now… LNH: PSG stopped in Montpellier! ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:paris saint germain, Xavier Barachet Recommended for you LNH: PSG Handball and Saint Raphael extend winning strike Uwe Gensheimer put hands on EHF CL “Golden ball” Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Robert Darnton named Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library

first_imgRobert Darnton, currently the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of European History at Princeton University, will become Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library, effective July 1, 2007, Provost Steven E. Hyman announced today (May 22).An alumnus of Harvard College and Harvard’s Society of Fellows, a former Rhodes Scholar and MacArthur Fellow, and Chevalier of France’s Légion D’Honneur, Darnton is an internationally recognized scholar on the history of the book and the literary world of Enlightenment France. Darnton will succeed Professor Sidney Verba, who announced his retirement last September after having served as library director for 23 years.“Robert Darnton is a scholar of exceptional creativity and distinction whose intellectual interests are ideally suited for the leadership of one of the world’s great libraries,” said Hyman. “He has been a pioneer in the pursuit of history ‘from below,’ moving beyond the formal thought of a period to reconstruct the world view of whole societies or large groups of people by using the tools of anthropology and examining alternative writings and means of communication. Of particular significance for this new role, Darnton is a creator of the field known as the ‘history of the book,’ as well as an entrepreneur in exploring electronic books, Web publishing, and other forms of new media.”“We are truly fortunate that Bob Darnton has decided to return to Harvard,” said President-elect Drew G. Faust. “Bob is one of the most distinguished historians working today. His deep engagement with the history of the creation and dissemination of information will provide him with unparalleled insight as he grapples with the challenges and opportunities facing the Harvard libraries in the years ahead. I look forward to working with Bob in this area of mutual passion and interest.”“I feel greatly honored to become Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library — honored and awed, because Harvard has the greatest library system of any university in the world, one that began in 1638 with the 400 books of John Harvard’s library and now includes nearly 16 million volumes in more than 80 separate libraries run by a staff of over 1,200, including over 400 librarians,” Darnton said. “The Harvard University Library is one of the country’s greatest intellectual assets, but it is enormously complex and expensive. It must maintain its leadership while helping to shape the new information society of the 21st century.“Having, as a historian, studied the world of books in the distant past, I now have an opportunity to do something for the cause of books and book learning in the present,” Darnton continued. “And I want to help find a way in which the new and the old media can reinforce each other, strengthening and transforming the world of learning.”“The rapid transition of libraries requires a leader with a great deal of range, as well as strong support from the University in fundraising and in the allocation of resources essential to the library’s mission,” said Hyman, who led the search for the library director. “Given the importance of the Harvard library as an international resource for teachers and scholars, I am pleased to pledge that support to a director who brings such distinction and passion to this undertaking.”Over the years, Harvard’s library system has undergone considerable growth and transition. President A. Lawrence Lowell appointed the first director of the Harvard University Library in 1909. In 1977, during his first tenure as president, Derek Bok created an ad hoc committee to review the administration of the University libraries and create a more coordinated system. Today, almost 30 years after that committee issued its report, the Harvard libraries, coordinated by a central staff, are responsible for preservation, digital initiatives, off-site storage, and supporting teaching and research within the University.Darnton’s appointment follows a six-month search led by Hyman and assisted by a search advisory committee of 12 individuals, including nine faculty members from a range of disciplines, the librarians of Harvard College and the Law School, and the University’s Chief Information Officer. The committee met regularly throughout the search and received input from a wide range of individuals and groups engaged with the Harvard libraries.Darnton is the author of numerous books and articles. His latest book is “George Washington’s False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth Century” (2003), and he is currently completing a book on the art and politics of slander in the 18th century. His earlier books include “Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France” (1968), “The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie” (1979), “The Literary Underground of the Old Regime” (1982), “The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History” (1984), “The Kiss of Lamourette: Reflections in Cultural History” (1989), “Revolution in Print: the Press in France 1775-1800” (1989, Daniel Roche co-editor), “Edition et sédition” (1991, written in French, not available in English), which won the French Prix Médicis, “Berlin Journal, 1989-1990” (1991), and “The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Prerevolutionary France” (1995), which won the National Book Critics Circle AwardDarnton is a graduate of Harvard (A.B., 1960) and Oxford (B. Phil., 1962; D.Phil., 1964), where he was a Rhodes Scholar. After a brief stint as a reporter for The New York Times, he became a junior fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He began teaching in 1968 at Princeton, where he now is the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of European History and directs the Center for the Study of Books and Media.He has been the recipient of the Leo Gershoy Prize of the American Historical Association (for “The Business of Enlightenment”), a MacArthur Fellowship (1982-87), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (for “The Great Cat Massacre”), Princeton University’s Behrman Humanities Award (1987), the Gutenberg Prize (2004), and the American Printing History Association Prize (2005). In 1999, Darnton was named a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest award given by the French government, in recognition of his work.Darnton has also served as president of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (1987-91) and of the American Historical Association (1999). He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the British Academy, the Academia Europaea, and the Académie Royale de Langue et de Littérature Françaises of Belgium. He has been a visiting professor or fellow at many universities and institutes for advanced study, and his outside activities include service as a trustee of the New York Public Library and the Oxford University Press (USA).Darnton and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three grown children: Nicholas, Catherine, and Margaret.last_img read more

UWF Sweeps No. 9 Valdosta State in Saturday Doubleheader

first_imgTeala Howard led all players with five hits and four runs scored, and Rhiannon Sassman went 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles. Four Argonauts – Sassman, Howard, Jacquelynne Poling and Courtney McLellan – had two RBIs on the day, and Poling and McLellan each hit their first home runs of the season. Full Schedule Roster UWF goes for the sweep over No. 9 Valdosta State on Sunday, with first pitch in the series finale scheduled for 1 pm ET. Live Stats Gilbert earned her GSC-best 10th win of the season on Saturday, going the distance for the seventh time this year, allowing just seven hits and striking out three batters. The sophomore found a groove after allowing the first inning home run, retiring seven of the next eight batters she faced and allowing only three hits in her final six innings. In the circle, Grace Gilbert and Kelsey Sweatt each threw complete games and held Valdosta State to a .149 batting average in the doubleheader. The Argonauts tagged Caylie Van Auken for five runs and eight hits over three innings, more runs and hits than any other team has totaled against the sophomore this year. Jibrasha Moore hit an infield single to start the fifth, and Rachel Wright reached on an error before Howard doubled to bring in both runners and put West Florida ahead 3-1. Howard came in on a Kathleen Smiley grounder to finish off the scoring for West Florida. GAME 2: UWF 4, VSU 1Kelsey Sweatt improved to 9-1 on the year with a two-hitter in the back end of the doubleheader, striking out three batters in her sixth complete game of the year. Those three strikeouts put her at the top of the GSC with 75 for the year, and she ranks second in the conference in opponent batting average (.152) and wins (9). McLellan added an RBI single of her own a batter later, and the Argos scored a final run in the fourth when Sassman doubled to right-center to score Howard, putting the score at 6-2. VSU tacked on a run in the fifth but would not threaten the UWF lead. UWF put another three runs on the board in the third, starting with a bunt single from Howard and an infield single from Sassman, before a double steal put the pair in scoring position with no outs. Poling singled to score Howard for her second RBI of the game, and Callan Taylor brought in Sassman with a sacrifice fly, giving West Florida the 4-2 lead. Trailing 2-0 after an inning, Poling led off the second with a home run, and McLellan hit a solo shot of her own just two batters later to tie things up. The homer was McLellan’s first of her career, and it was Poling’s second.center_img VALDOSTA, Ga. – The University of West Florida softball team got back into Gulf South Conference play with a pair of wins over No. 9 Valdosta State on the road on Saturday. With the wins, No. 2 UWF improved its conference-best record to 27-3 and 11-0 in the GSC, while Valdosta State dropped to 16-7 with a 5-5 mark in league play. Listen Live Watch Live at Valdosta State 3/17/2019 – 1:00 PM ET Sweatt sat down nine of the final 10 batters she faced over the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, allowing only one hit in the final six innings of her outing. Howard and Sassman each had multiple hits in Game 2, with Howard adding two runs and two RBIs. While VSU got out to a 1-0 lead in the first, Sassman tied things up with a double to the right-center gap that scored Howard after she put down a two-out bunt single in the third. Sweatt cruised through the next two-and-a-half innings after allowing the run in the first, retiring nine in a row from the first to the start of the fourth. She got out of a bases-loaded jam with a popout back to the circle in the fourth inning, and UWF responded with three runs in the fifth to take the late lead. Next Game: GAME 1: UWF 6, VSU 3Valdosta State got off to a quick start in Game 1 with a two-run home run from Kiley Robb, but UWF then scored six unanswered runs over the next three innings to take the lead and give Grace Gilbert more than enough cushion to win the game. Preview #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

How much does James Rodriguez make at Madrid?

first_img 15/02/2016 Real Madrid star James Rodriguez’s contract details have been revealed by Football Leaks.  Upd. at 15:03 Sport EN James joined Los Blancos in 2014-15 from Monaco and according to the contract uploaded by Football Leaks, the Colombian earned 7,009,930 euros that season.  CET Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s potential Madrid contract was also put on the website – the Spanish international’s move to the Bernabeu fell through last August, though.  It’s not the first time Real Madrid have been involved in the website’s leaks, with Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale previously having details of their transfers and wages revealed.  He’s since seen an automatic increase and is now earning 7,759,380 euros per season during the current campaign and that will remain the same until 2019-20.last_img read more

Ghostriders double Leafs to remain undefeated

first_imgThe lead stood up until Colton Schell worked a pretty three-way passing play with teammates Gavin Currie and Cameron Dobransky with three minutes remaing in the frame.Fernie, undefeated in six games, dominated the Leafs for most of the game, holding a commanding 32-20 margin in shots and an 18-5 advantage in the first period.The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak by Nelson, which started the season 0-4. The Leafs opened the weekend with an 8-3 trashing of Grand Forks Friday in the Boundary City thanks to a  four-point performance from Currie and two goals by Schell.The win gave Nelson some payback after the Bruins blasted the Green and White 6-2 earlier this season.After the teams traded goals, a power play marker by Currie put the Leafs ahead for good. Colton Malmsten gave Nelson a 3-1 lead before the period ended.Zachary Thompson beat Marcus Beesley in the Leaf nets to pull the Bruins to within a goal six minutes into the second frame. But Nelson outscored Grand Forks 3-1 in the late stages of the period to take a commanding 6-3 advantage after 40 minutes.Connor McLaughlin and Schell scored in the third to pad the Nelson lead.Dallon Stoddart, Marcus Dahl and Adrian Moyls also scored for the Leafs. Thompson led the Bruins with two goals while Nick Van Damme added the final marker.The Bruins out shot the Leafs 34-30. Rookie Walker Sidoni and Leaf captain Taylor O’Neil were involved in fights for Nelson.The Leafs return to action tonight at 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena when Fernie Ghostriders pay a visit. The Ghostriders, 5-0 to start the season, dumped Creston Thunder Cats 3-1.BLUELINES: The official word by the KIJHL for suspending head coach Chris Shaw was due to the Leafs using  “non-approved – by Hockey Canada – players.” Twice Shaw used ineligible players and received a one-game suspension for the first offence (the Sept.18th contest against Grand Forks) and a two-game (during the Sept.19th game against Penticton) sit for the second. Assistant coaches Jason Rushton and Sean Dooley handled the coaching duties . . . Nelson was also without the services of defenceman Raymond Reimer. The 6’4”, 205-pound rearguard was suspended for one game for receiving a game misconduct in the final ten minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 Nelson win over Penticton Lakers. Reimer missed Saturday’s game due to family commitments. Forward Cody Abbey and defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk also missed the weekend games due to [email protected] By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorThomas Abenante scored his second goal of the game on a penalty shot to spark the visiting Fernie Ghostriders to a 4-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.It was the second game of the weekend Nelson played without head coach Chris Shaw, suspended by the KIJHL for using “non-approved” players. Shaw, watching the game from the NDCC press box, was handed a three-game sit and will miss Nelson’s next game of the season, Wednesday night at home against Spokane.Abenante was awarded the penalty shot when a Leaf defenceman closed his hand on the puck while it was in the air over the goal crease. Abenante calmly skated toward the Leaf goal before snapping a low wrist shot past Marcus Beelsey.Mark Stachan added an insurance goal for the Eddie Mountain leaders.Twice the Leafs rallied from one-goal deficits. Abenante gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at the first intermission break. Fernie dominated the frame, at one point out shooting the Leafs 12-0.Tanner Burns tied the game in the second, scoring on the power play before Mike Weist regained the lead for Fernie with a power play marker.last_img read more

Connacht secure bonus point win over Treviso

first_imgListen back to Rob Murphy and William Davies on commentary for Galway Bay FM last night as Carty scored the all-important last minute try… Connacht remain third in Conference A of the Guinness Pro14 after a bonus-point 29-14 victory over Benetton at the Sportsground. Ireland out-half Jack Carty scored 10-points from the bench and is now the western province’s leading scorer of all-time. Having also won his first international caps in the Six Nations, the Athlone man says it’s a great period in his career. Matt Healy’s try double kept Connacht on course for the Guinness PRO14 Finals Series as they ended Benetton Rugby’s eight-game unbeaten streak in a bruising encounter at the Sportsground.Neither team gave an inch in Galway but the Irishmen eventually maintained their impeccable home record – they have lost just once at the Sportsground in any competition since September – thanks to Caolin Blade’s try, Healy’s brace and a late Jack Carty score.The Italians had fought back from 14-0 down thanks to Antonio Rizzi and Dewaldt Duvenage crossing the whitewash but their hosts pulled away in the final quarter to record a 29-14 victory – meaning Benetton’s only win in Galway is still a 15-13 triumph in December 2011.Benetton remain in position to secure a Guinness PRO14 Finals Series spot in a tight Conference B but now face a crucial final three games, while Connacht stayed marginally ahead of Cardiff Blues in third in Conference A, thanks to the last-gasp try bonus.An exciting, end-to-end opening saw a long, unbroken passage of play but it took until 16 minutes for the first score, as scrum-half Blade sniped off the base of a ruck and fancy footwork took him past the final defender for a slide in under the posts. The expansive game continued as Healy made a 40-metre mazy run after Tiernan O’Halloran’s clever offload, although the fact that Connacht had been forced to make 63 tackles to Benetton’s 26 by the 24-minute mark proved the Italians were well in the contest. However, the score moved to 14-0 on the half-hour mark as Benetton valiantly defended 27 consecutive phases – the majority in their own 22 – before the ball went loose and Healy gleefully dived on it in the in-goal area, Kyle Godwin slotting his second conversion.Just before the break, the visitors got themselves back in the game however, as No.8 Toa Halafihi picked up off the back of an attacking scrum and fed Rizzi to crash over for his third try in as many Guinness PRO14 games.Rizzi himself added the extras to narrow the deficit to seven points at half-time and the replacement fly-half turned provider on 56 minutes to level the scores. Godwin’s kick to the Benetton 22 was directionless and after just one phase, the visitors were charging forward through Halafihi, who passed to Rizzi and the 21-year-old drew the final defender before slipping Duvenage clear for a simple run-in under the posts. With the game finely poised at 14-14 heading into the final quarter, Connacht hit back and turned territory into three points when replacement Connacht No.10 Carty booted a long-range penalty.And Ireland international Carty then showed his class with ball in hand as a long miss pass out to the left sent Healy over for his second score on 70 minutes.That try seemed to end Benetton’s valiant resistance and, in what could prove pivotal come the end of the season, Connacht grabbed a four-try bonus point right at the death as the inspirational Carty stretched out to dot down from close range – becoming the province’s all-time record points scorer with 691 in the process. Match report courtesy of PRO14Rugby.org.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

SA could benefit from huge Moz gas find

first_imgThe latest drilling activities revealed new finds “significantly expanding the estimated recoverable resource range to 15- to 30-plus trillion cubic feet of natural gas,” the company said in a statement on Monday. The company’s announcement came a month after Italian energy giant ENI announced the discovery of off-shore natural gas deposits in Mozambique to the tune of 22-trillion cubic feet – the largest find in the company’s history. US-based Anadarko Petroleum said on Monday that natural gas reserves in its Mozambican fields could be three times larger than earlier estimated, at up to 30-trillion cubic feet. 30 November 2011 Mozambique lies at the southern tip of a fault line running along the east African coast to Somalia, forming a geologically inviting region for natural gas that has become the focus of an exploration boom in recent years. Sapa, with additional reporting by SAinfo Focus of exploration boomcenter_img This was the third appraisal by Houston-based Anadarko since August. The finds by the two companies have the potential to launch impoverished Mozambique into the top tier of African gas exporters. The discovery is one of the most important natural gas fields discovered in the last 10 years, with long-term benefits for Mozambique, Anadarko chief executive Jim Hackett said. Italian and US companies have announced the discovery of massive natural gas fields off Mozambique in the last month, promising huge long-term benefits for Mozambique, and potentially significant spin-off benefits for neighbouring South Africa. South Africa stands to benefit from the discovery, Business Report said in an article on Tuesday, with Cape Chamber of Commerce president Michael Bagraim telling the paper that a complete rethink of South Africa’s energy and electricity plans was called for in light of the massive new natural gas discoveries.last_img read more

Skype Unveils Video Calls for Select Android Devices

first_imgTags:#Microsoft#mobile#NYT#web Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Skype has released a new update of its Android application that will bring video calls to a select batch of devices. Skype video calls will be available on the Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Xperia Neo and the Xperia Pro with more devices to be added to the list eventually.The rollout of video calling on Android for Skype is limited because of the system requirements. A phone must have a front-facing camera (of course) and be running version 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher. As more devices upgrade to Gingerbread, the more will be able to take advantage of Skype video chat. Can Skype remain relevant in the mobile ecosystem as services like Pinger, Google Plus/Talk, Facebook and others become more prevalent?The iOS version of Skype has had video calling for some time. But it is much easier for developers to create an app for the iPhone than it is for Android. The argument is longstanding – there is one set of specifications for an iPhone, there are dozens for Android. That number is smaller than the 312 (or so) total Android devices available worldwide because not all of them have a front-facing camera, but new Android devices like the Motorola Atrix and Samsung Galaxy II are more than capable of handling the bandwidth and processor requirements of video chat.Skype is following in the list of companies that have recently made previously unavailable apps accessible to a limited set of devices. Netflix and Hulu Plus finally came to Android in limited rollouts, with promises of more devices to be added later.Qik Video Connect also allows for video calls over Android. Qik allows for video calls between Android and iOS devices, as well as users on computers. Qik was bought by Skype for $100 million in January.last_img read more