Vahid Tarokh to receive honorary doctorate from Concordia University

first_imgVahid Tarokh, the electrical engineer who introduced space-time codes into wireless communications and who has been one of the world’s most cited researchers in computer science, has been chosen to receive an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in Montreal.Tarokh, the Perkins Professor of Applied Mathematics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will receive the honorary degree at Concordia’s fall convocation ceremony on November 21.While working at AT&T Labs in the 1990s, Tarokh was the principal inventor of the complex mathematical formulas called space-time codes. This major breakthrough helped improve the speed, capacity, and clarity of wireless voice and data communications and was soon adopted as a telecom standard worldwide.Tarokh earned an MSc in mathematics from the University of Windsor in 1992 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1995. After a four-year stint at AT&T Labs, he joined the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000 and two years later moved to Harvard.Tarokh’s current research is mainly focused in the areas of signal processing and its applications to radar, interferometry, and biology. Recent projects have included the development of “smart” shoe insoles to detect falls in the elderly, seizure prediction tools, systems to detect masses within the human body, and environmentally sustainable communications systems. His research papers have been cited some 27,500 times by other scholars.This will be Tarokh’s third honorary degree. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Mask distribution scheduled at Otsiningo Park Thursday

first_imgIn addition to this, the county will close its masks donation center on Wayne Street in Endwell. Masks distribution A few summer county events were cancelled due to the pandemic. The announcements were made by organizers of the events, not the county offices. They include: They will be handed out until the end time or as supplies last. Broome County FairLumberjack FestivalGreek Festival Garnar announced the death of a 45th Broome County resident Wednesday. Broome County June 3 coronavirus update Event cancellationcenter_img The victim was a male in his 80s and a resident of Willow Point Nursing Home. There are 114 active cases of the coronavirus in the county. 418 people recovered from the virus. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the county will hand out masks to the public Thursday at Otsiningo Park. 15,000 masks will be handed out from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masks are limited to one per person or five per household. Coronavirus numbers For a map detailing where cases are located, click here. In total, 557 cases of the virus have been reported in the county.last_img read more

Atlas recognition for the best tour operator service and confirmation of the quality of service in Croatia

first_imgThe cruise company AIDA, part of the Costa Group, which employs over 9500 people and has 13 ships in the fleet, gave an award and recognition to the Atlas travel agency for the best tour operator service in the 2018 tourist season.The award for the best service among tour operators is given for the period from April to October 2018 in competition with all tour operators who made trips and transfers for AIDA guests on cruises to Canada, North Sea, Baltic, Mediterranean, USA, Japan… Criterion to select the winners were the ratings of guests who used Atlas’ services, as well as the ratings of AIDA’s teams for this business segment from all cruisers, which makes the value of this award higher.Tomislav Varga, President of the Management Board of Atlas and Group, added that this award is the best indicator of Atlas’ strength in the segment of operations and DMK services, which this largest travel agency has been providing to partners and end clients for 95 years. experienced and motivated employees.This season, the Atlas travel agency recorded a total of 63 AIDA arrivals in the ports of Dubrovnik and Zadar (33 in Dubrovnik and 30 in Zadar) and provided services to more than 40.000 guests of this cruiser, so every week for these services, for example, 60 buses.last_img read more

Arsenal hope Matteo Guendouzi can convince Alexis Claude-Maurice to join Gunners

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 May 2019 9:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement The young midfielder took the same path from Lorient to north London (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are hoping Matteo Guendouzi can help them secure a bargain deal for his old Lorient teammate Alexis Claude-Maurice this summer, according to reports.Unai Emery is looking to bolster his attacking options during the off-season, with Danny Welbeck leaving the club when his contract expires and players such as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil up for sale.However, the Gunners will have to operate under a strict transfer budget, particularly if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, and only have around £40million to spend. Comment Only five players scored more Ligue 2 goals than Claude-Maurice this season (Getty)That has led them to consider Claude-Maurice as a cut-price £9m option, and now the Mirror report that Arsenal want Guendouzi to help them seal the deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe two French youngsters played together while Guendouzi was still at Lorient, with the 20-year-old midfielder quickly earning a place in the first-team squad despite his tender years.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThere are a host of clubs interested in Claude-Maurice, such as Monaco, Lille, Frankfurt and Norwich, and Arsenal hope Guendouzi’s prominent role this season can sway his old pal and show there is a pathway to the Gunners’ first team for the striker.Claude-Maurice scored 14 times in Ligue 2 this season, the sixth highest return in the division.center_img Arsenal hope Matteo Guendouzi can convince Alexis Claude-Maurice to join Gunners Emery wants a host of new signings but is hamstrung by a tiny budget (Picture: Getty)Arsenal already have a good relationship with Lorient, having previously signed Laurent Koscielny from the side back in 2010.In addition to a young, backup attacker, Emery wants to bring in a new centre-back – with Shkodran Mustafi likely to leave – new full-backs and a new box-to-box midfielder to replace Aaron Ramsey, who joins Juventus on a free transfer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic chaos is the last thing you need to worry about at this home

first_img390 Wallaby Track, Noosa North Shore.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoShe said for the price of a one-bedroom unit at Main Beach, Noosa Heads, someone could have this 2.02ha retreat at the river mouth and the wonderful lifestyle that comes with it. Ms Harris said the new owners need not worry about traffic chaos.“Forgot the milk? No problem, jump in the tinny for a three minute boat ride to Quamby Place general store,” she said. Internationally acclaimed artist Glenise Clelland and her husband Bruce.Their four-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 390 Wallaby Track, Noosa North Shore is being sold for $1,650,000 by selling agent Alex Harris, from Noosa4sale — Noosaville.Ms Harris said the home was in an interesting part of Noosa with 13 properties in the little enclave, with sales of $1.3m and $4m between them. 390 Wallaby Track, Noosa North Shore.Mrs Clelland said her art studio was on the block of land where they were building their new home. “We are getting older now and need a different style of house,” she said.In the 70s, Mrs Clelland won the Queensland Designer of the Year Award and designed bridal gowns for most of Queensland’s brides of the day. She also worked at Brisbane Arts Theatre as a theatre costume designer. Mrs Clelland said a retired couple would be a perfect match for their home.“It’s low maintenance and it will definitely suit a couple who like nature, there’s a lot of birds here,” she said.“It’s like living in a national park.”center_img 390 Wallaby Track, Noosa North Shore.Internationally acclaimed artist Glenise Clelland and her husband Bruce are selling their beautiful Noosa North Shore property however they aren’t venturing too far away.In fact, they are building a house next door.Mrs Clelland, an award-winning Australian visual artist and author, works from her studio at Noosa North Shore.last_img read more

Statkraft to buy electricity from Seagreen offshore wind project

first_imgStatkraft has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to purchase 50% of the output from the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. The offshore wind farm is expected to be fully operational in 2022/23. Once completed, Seagreen will become Scotland’s largest wind farm, featuring 114 MHI Vestas 10 MW turbines. “As part of our project financing we required an off-taker with a strong credit rating and the ability to purchase a substantial amount of power on a long term basis. Statkraft were well suited to this role,” said Mark Timmons, Offshore Bid Manager at Seagreen Wind Energy Limited.center_img It is owned by Total, who holds 51%, and SSE Renewables, holding 49% and leading the development and construction of the project. Statkraft said that the deal is the largest in its UK PPA portfolio, which now stands at 10TWhs.last_img read more

Gambling bill needs hardening up

first_imgStuff 29 January 2015Millions of dollars are being “sucked” from the community through a “blight” of pokie machines and new legislation is doing little to correct the problem, local advocates say.The Mangere Community Law Centre is supporting the Problem Gambling Foundation in encouraging people to have their say on the upcoming Gambling Amendment Bill (No 3) which is open for submissions until tomorrow.Law centre advocate Justin Latif said it’s a good opportunity for people to raise concerns around the harm of gambling.“The gaming machines in Mangere are sucking tens of millions of dollars every year out of the community, robbing families and the wider society of money that could be better spent on helping people live healthier, more prosperous and happy lives,” he said.The bill is making changes to increase “transparency” and reduce “conflicts of interest” between gambling operators, venues and grant recipients. read more

Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team Blanks Lady Lions

first_imgVarsity Against Rushville.Batesville 9 – Rushville 0The Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated the Rushville Lady Lions by a score of 9-0 in their first EIAC match of the season.The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by Mary Elizabeth Elkins with a hat trick, Morgan Puente with 2 goals, Shelby Rupp with 2 goals, and Bailee Rohlfing and Audrey Weigel with 1 goal a piece. Many of Batesville’s goals came in the form of a rebound.“Our forwards did a good job of following our shots today and were able to get a few easy goals by out hustling our opponents to the ball.” Batesville outshot Rushville 66-0. “Our defenders did a great job of handling any counter-attacks Rushville brought forward and didn’t allow a shot today. They also did a much better job than Tuesday with bringing the ball forward and staying connected with our midfielders.”   Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.The Lady Bulldogs are back in action on Tuesday as they face the New Palestine Dragons.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img read more

MLS returns July 8 with 26-team tournament in Orlando

first_imgMajor League Soccer plans to return from its coronavirus pandemic shutdown with a 26-team tournament without spectators starting July 8 at Orlando, Florida, the league announced Wednesday.Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Wednesday that the league plans to return from a coronavirus pandemic shutdown starting July 8 with a 26-team tournament at Orlando, FloridaThe MLS Is Back Tournament, which runs through August 11, will feature group-stage matches that will count in the North American league’s regular season, which was halted after two weeks due to the deadly virus outbreak in March.The event, which will include 16 consecutive match days in the group round, will be staged at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando and feature extensive medical protocols for players, including COVID-19 tests on the day before each match.“We are pleased to team up with Disney to relaunch the 2020 MLS season and get back to playing soccer,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said.“The opportunity to have all 26 clubs in a controlled environment enables us to help protect the health of our players, coaches and staff as we return to play.”Garber also said MLS plans to address racial inequality issues in the wake of the recent death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed.“We also recognize that the death of George Floyd and others has focused our country on issues of racial injustice, inequality and violence against black men and women,” he said.“Together with our owners, players and staff, the league and its clubs are deeply committed to creating meaningful and impactful programs to address these issues that have plagued our society for far too long.”Read Also: No more face masks for subs as Bundesliga eases hygiene measuresTeams will begin arriving in Orlando as soon as June 24 for pre-season workouts, with clubs able to arrive no later than seven days before their opening match.The World Cup-style format will see a continuous schedule of matches almost every day with games kicking off at 9:00 am, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm and each club playing three group stage matches. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Most Beautiful Female Supermodels From Indialast_img read more

Mourinho: ‘Serie A would be good for Rose’

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Made6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?The 18 Most Visited Cities In The World10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, is in favour of Danny Rose joining Genoa. ‘If he goes to Serie A, I think it’ll be very good for him.’ The 30-year-old left-back had also been linked with Cagliari after his loan spell at Newcastle United, but the latest Sky Sport Italia reports point him towards Genoa. “If Genoa gets Danny Rose, I think they get a good player,” said Mourinho in a press conference. “If they get a good player in the last year of his contract, I think they’re in a privilege position to do a good deal for them. And if Danny Rose goes there, I wish him all the best. “Some players are more adapted to a belong to a squad with lots of quality where the competition is higher. Other players are only happy if they’re in a club where they play all the time.Advertisementcenter_img “It’s very difficult for him to stay here with us when for me it’s clear that Ben Davies is such a solid left-back, Ryan Sessesgnon is an investment by the club, an emerging player that we want to improve. “So it’s very difficult for Danny to stay with us this season. If he goes to Serie A and Genoa I think it’ll be very good for him.” Genoa are the oldest club in Italy, but only narrowly avoided relegation on the final day for two seasons running. They are now under new coach Rolando Maran, who could give Rose a new lease of life in his first experience outside England. “The club knows I’m more than happy with the players I have in the left-back position and that I would be happy for Danny to leave and if he would leave to a big club,” concluded Mourinho. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more