Scunthorpe scramble late 2-2 draw with Rotherham in League One play-off

first_imgFootball League League Two Exeter City Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest news Cameron McGeehan picked a good time to score his first Scunthorpe goal as his late leveller forced a 2-2 draw with Rotherham in their League One play-off semi-final first leg at Glanford Park.Substitute Joe Newell’s goal 58 seconds after coming on looked like giving the Millers the advantage but McGeehan, on loan from Barnsley, bundled home from close range in the 88th minute.Rotherham had twice led after Jon Taylor’s early goal was cancelled out barely a minute later by a Michael Ihikewe own goal, but they will still be happy with the result and will be favourites to progress to Wembley when they host the second leg on Wednesday night. McGeehan’s late intervention does mean, though, that Iron remain undefeated under caretaker manager Nick Daws since taking over from Graham Alexander in March. Share on LinkedIn The Observer League One Cameron Jerome header gives Derby slender advantage over Fulham Scunthorpecenter_img Read more Lincoln Rotherham Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp “If you’d have given me a draw before the game I would have been happy with that,” the Rotherham manager, Paul Warne, said. “To come away from here 2-1 up would have been a great result but I can’t be greedy. Scunny played well, they are a great side so to come here and match them on their own turf is good and we can take credit for that.”Daws said: “I know we can be better, we can pass the ball better. We attacked with vigour and zest but not consistently enough. What I have seen gives me enough confidence we can go to Rotherham and get a result.”In League Two, Lincoln and Exeter could not be separated as they fought out a tense 0-0 draw in the first leg of their semi-final.Matt Rhead went closest for the Imps at Sincil Bank, hitting the bar with a header early in the second half. That chance came amid Lincoln’s best spell of the game which saw Matt Green denied twice by Exeter keeper Christy Pym.The Grecians’ best chances fell to striker Jayden Stockley, who was denied by keeper Ryan Allsop and then blazed over just before the break. The result sets up an intriguing second leg in Devon on Thursday night.Marc McNulty’s controversial late penalty earned Coventry a 1-1 draw at home to Notts County in the other semi-final, after Jonathan Forte tapped home the opener for the visitors four minutes after half-time. Three minutes from time Matt Tootle was punished for a seemingly innocuous challenge on Tom Bayliss and McNulty kept his cool. Share via Email Reuse this content Topics Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Exeter confirm play-off place with hard-fought victory over Bath

first_imgOn this occasion it helped that Bath put the ball in the hands of their giant wing Joe Cokanasiga so rarely he might as well have played in his civvies. It was an odd game all round: slow-paced initially and stop-start throughout, punctuated by umpteen stoppages and repeated peeps of Karl Dickson’s whistle. Bath, who lost their tighthead prop, Henry Thomas, to injury in the first quarter and had Beno Obano sent to the sin-bin in the second, had their moments but this result leaves them in seventh place, 10 points behind fourth-placed Harlequins.Their margin of defeat would have been greater had Exeter not failed to nail a couple of first-half try opportunities, most obviously when Olly Woodburn had a decent finish ruled out for not releasing the ball in the tackle as he twisted for the line. With Bath’s scrum pinned under their own sticks Exeter were also pinged for dropping the scrum just as a sustained period of pressure seemed about to pay off, the kind of penalty that drives coaches bonkers.Fortunately for Exeter’s peace of mind they did ultimately turn round 17-10 ahead, courtesy of tries by Ollie Devoto and the captain, Jack Yeandle, the hooker charging clear courtesy of a nice inside ball from Don Armand. Nathan Catt crossed for Bath. Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Exeter … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Twitter Glasgow’s Callum Gibbins warns Saracens may suffer Twickenham hangover Rugby union With Eddie Jones looking on from the West stand, this was a decent opportunity for any number of fringe players to shine in front of the national coach, even if time is running out to break into England’s World Cup squad. The fit-again Jonathan Joseph did throw one poor pass straight into touch but otherwise looked sharp, if not quite as rapid as the Bath’s speedy wing Ruairdh McConnochie.Exeter’s strength lies in their collective determination not to settle for second best, even on days when the marginal calls go against them. The Bath captain, Will Chudley, returning to familiar surroundings, knew exactly what would unfold if his new side failed to up the tempo, even after another ominous-looking Exeter line-out drive was scuppered by the slightest of knock-ons.Sure enough it was only a temporary reprieve. A penalty try took Exeter clear before Woodburn’s fourth try secured the bonus point, rewarding Santiago Cordero’s approach work.Woodburn should have created a fifth in the closing moments only to throw a wild pass with the line beckoning but it scarcely mattered.This was Exeter’s fifth straight league victory over Bath, once a club they found impossible to knock over, and it is now over a year since they suffered a home Premiership defeat. If their rivals are relying on them coasting to the finish line, they are set to be disappointed.Exeter Cordero; Nowell (O’Flaherty 55-63, 77), Slade, Devoto (Hill 66), Woodburn, J Simmonds, White (J Maunder 77); Hepburn (Keast 61), Yeandle (capt; Cowan-Dickie 59), Williams (Francis 59), Dennis (Lees 48), Hill, Ewers, Armand (Skinner, 66), Kvesic.Tries Devoto, Yeandle, penalty try, Woodburn. Cons J Simmons 2. Pen J Simmonds.Bath Homer; Cokanasiga, Joseph, Roberts (Clark 51), McConnochie, Priestland (Burns 68), Chudley (capt; Fotuali’i 59); Catt (Obano 54), Dunn (Walker 65), Thomas (Perenise 12), Stooke, Ewels, Ellis, Louw (Douglas 68), Mercer (Underhill 55).Try Catt. Con Priestland. Pen Priestland. Sin-bin Obano 60.Referee K Dickson. Att 12,809.center_img Topics On and off the field there is absolutely no sign of Exeter’s ambition diminishing. This latest bonus-point victory over Bath not only puts them nine points clear at the top of the Premiership but has secured them a play-off spot with five games to spare. For good measure they are also set to bolster their armoury by signing another world-class forward with South Africa’s No 8 Duane Vermeulen understood to be close to agreeing a post-World Cup move to Devon.Given the Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg is also joining the Chiefs tribe for next season, these are exciting times for Rob Baxter’s team, on course for a fourth straight Premiership final appearance. A forceful ball-carrier like the 32-year-old Vermeulen would make them even more of a handful and even on a day when rhythm proved elusive they still had too much horsepower for a Bath side whose own play-off hopes are now fading.Exeter could have had at least half a dozen tries with slightly more composure in the Bath 22, shrugging off the loss of Gareth Steenson with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up to leave themselves needing only one more convincing win to seal a home semi-final. With their international players taking off on holiday this week while Saracens smash into a European quarter-final against Glasgow, Exeter also remain hopeful of peaking when it really counts.Not that Baxter will be encouraging anyone to take his foot off the gas. “We don’t want to splutter through our last five games,” he said. “I’d like to see us looking like a team that are building a destiny of being in finals and lifting trophies. I think you do that by how you look. It’s about building belief in ourselves and some disbelief in others over the next five weeks.” Read more match reports Bath Share on Facebook Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Since you’re here… Share via Email Premiership Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Trans Mountain not prepared to respond fast enough if oil tank boils

first_imgBURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Trans Mountain isn’t prepared to respond fast enough if a tank boils and spills over on Burnaby Mountain, according to the Canada Energy RegulatorIn an audit from earlier this year, the National Energy Board — recently renamed the CER — ordered Trans Mountain to respond two hours faster than its current emergency response goals.RELATED: Federal Court of Appeal to rule Wednesday on letting pipeline appeals proceedThe company’s current plans are to mobilize staff and contractors from off-site to fight fires within six hours, but a boilover on Burnaby Mountain could happen in just over five.“Although this is a low probability scenario, the NEB is of the view that the company’s response targets should reflect all fire related hazards at their terminals,” the regulator says in a recently-released audit from the end of May 2019. “The NEB is of the view that a four (4) hour target reflects response requirements and a contingency buffer. ”Here’s the recommendations from @CER_REC in their recently released audit of @TransMtn‘s emergency response plan. @NEWS1130 #cdnpoli #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/xzB4Sh5KXN— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) September 4, 2019A boilover could happen if oil heats up and flows over the top of the tank, sending hot and molten crude oil out 10 times the diameter of the tank, covering the entire tank farm, the surrounding communities, Gaglardi Way and Burnaby Mountain Parkway. There’s also a possibility the other tanks could also catch fire, as would the surrounding forests, homes and buildings.RELATED: 50,000 sign petition asking insurer to drop Trans Mountain pipelineThe CER is also ordering the company to do random drills, because the current emergency plans don’t require them to do so. So far, the company has only completed drills where all staff were aware of them beforehand. The regulator says it will do its own surprise drill on response times within a year..@CER_REC is going to do a random drills testing @TransMtn on its response times within 12 months, and says it has to do regular random tests itself. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/YHVglKZUmF— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) September 4, 2019Trans Mountain says these times represent a worst-case scenario, and that the company is ready at its terminals to respond immediately with people and equipment. Even so, it has committed to following the CER’s directions.In the company’s early risk assessment, it said, “Should such a scenario develop ample time will be available for emergency procedures to implement appropriate action.”A risk analysis by the Burnaby Fire Department in 2015 found that ability to respond in time ‘questionable,’ and condemned the risks of expanding the number and size of tanks stored on Burnaby Mountain, saying it is too risky to the neighboring area.Read Trans Mountain’s full statement:“Trans Mountain’s facilities are designed and operated to industry best practices and meet the most stringent safety standards. As part of regulatory requirements and according to industry best practices, in-service inspections are completed every five years. Additional measures include early detection and fire suppression systems, operational procedures to reduce possible risks, training exercises, site-specific fire pre-plans, regular CER audits and compliance with the American Petroleum Institute and National Fire Protection Association standards.In terms of the directive to reduce the target to assemble people and resources from six to four hours, to be clear, those are our planning standards, not response times.  At our terminals, we are ready to respond immediately with people and equipment. The planning standards represent the time it could take for us to get fully mobilized in a worst-case scenario and would include getting outside contractors and equipment on site. We will be complying with the regulator’s directions on this.”last_img read more

Sunrise Ceremony A special event celebrating a story 60000 years in the

first_imgFacebook Live video provided by NITV Australia APTN NewsAustralia Day is on January 26, marking the arrival of the First Fleet of ships in Sydney’s Port Jackson – from England in 1888, to establish a penal colony.However, for many Indigenous Australians it marks the start of a process of colonization that devastated Indigenous cultural and economic society.NITV is marking this with a day of special programming, starting with an uninterrupted, dawn program called Sunrise.Sunrise will feature a traditional smoking ceremony, oral histories, cultural and contemporary performances, as well as political discussion.last_img read more

BC announces 20M in support for Indigenous communities battling overdoses

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER – British Columbia has announced $20 million in funding over three years for Indigenous communities struggling with an overdose death rate that’s three times higher than the general population.Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy said the money is part of $322 million announced in last September’s budget update and will be administered by the First Nations Health Authority.Indigenous people are also five times more likely to experience a non-fatal overdose as the province experiences one of its worst public health emergencies, Darcy said Thursday at a news conference following a wellness summit hosted by the health ministry.“While amongst British Columbians in general who are dying of overdose, 80 per cent of them are men, in the case of Indigenous people half of them are men so that says something very powerful about Indigenous women and the particular risk they are at,” Darcy said.Dr. Shannon McDonald, the health authority’s chief medical health officer, said 55 projects have been approved with the funding to provide a range of supports including expanded access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, more treatment options for people struggling with addiction in remote communities through telehealth, and “back-to-the-land” therapeutic camps.The health authority said an open call for project grants issued last December resulted in 183 applications.Many of the addiction issues among Indigenous people on and off reserves are rooted in trauma, and diverse solutions are needed to help those who use illicit drugs in their pre-teens and into their 70s, McDonald said.“We have a pain problem, not a drug problem,” she said, adding families are grieving loved ones who died from “a poisoned drug supply.”“I’d also like to acknowledge the families who are waiting, the families who are watching the people they love struggle, who live in fear for the night they get the call or the knock on the door. I want to acknowledge the fact that we need to support those people through everything we do.”McDonald said the health authority is working to analyze more data following the results of its first analysis last summer, which showed the overdose rates among Indigenous people were higher than the rest of the population.The BC Coroners Service has reported that 1,422 people fatally overdosed across B.C. last year.“The recent announcements by the coroners service do not give me hope that we’ve seen the kind of positive change in this situation for the First Nations and aboriginal population in the province that we might have hoped to see,” McDonald said.Many First Nations people overdose away from home, she said.“For whatever reason they are choosing to use their substance of choice away from the judgmental and shameful eyes of the people they love, where they might have gotten support.”Data from the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council has provided the health authority with some understanding of the issue from drug users’ point of view, McDonald said.“They talk quite clearly about trauma in their lives and racism as barriers to them accessing treatment. We need to change that.”McDonald said naloxone training has been provided in 126 communities and that will increase to 203 communities.Peer support is also an important component for those at risk of overdose, and the funding will help provide more programs to make that happen, she said.“We want to support peers in the importance of their voices, the people who have a history of using, who know that story better than anybody else, who can relate to what people are going through and who can share the things that brought them to wellness.”last_img read more

Freshman Austin Grandstaff to transfer from Ohio State mens basketball team

OSU freshman guard Austin Grandstaff (3) lines up a shot during a game against Air Force on Dec. 8. OSU won 74-50.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAfter coming off the bench in each of the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s first 10 games of the 2015-16 season, freshman guard Austin Grandstaff has decided to continue his collegiate career elsewhere, according to an OSU release.Grandstaff, a product of Rockwall, Texas, averaged 4.4 points in 11.5 minutes per game this season. The 3-point specialist lived up to his role, with all but five of his 41 field-goal attempts coming from beyond the arc.He shot 33 percent on his 3-point tries, but did not contribute much elsewhere, accumulating just three rebounds and steals, with no assists.Grandstaff saw the floor for four minutes in OSU’s 67-54 win over Northern Illinois the night prior to his transfer announcement. He attempted one shot, a 3-pointer that he missed.Considered one of the top shooting guard recruits in the nation, Grandstaff averaged 29 points per game during his senior season at Rockwall High School, giving him the Area 6A regular-season scoring title.The 6-foot-4 guard was recruited by University of Texas late in his recruiting process before committing to OSU, so it is possible he could be heading back there.OSU’s other 2015 recruit from the state of Texas, forward Mickey Mitchell, also had a rough go of things early on in Columbus. The Plano, Texas, native was determined to be ineligible by the NCAA to start the year and is yet to make his OSU debut.Without Grandstaff, the Buckeyes are set to continue their nonconference schedule in Brooklyn, New York, to take on No. 4 Kentucky. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center. read more

Découverte de près de 100 nouveaux amas détoiles

Découverte de près de 100 nouveaux amas d’étoilesUne équipe internationale d’astronomes vient de découvrir 96 nouveaux amas d’étoiles. Ces minuscules objets célestes étaient jusque-là restés cachés par la poussière, dans la Voie Lactée.Un amas d’étoiles ouvert est un regroupement de plusieurs dizaines et jusqu’à plusieurs milliers d’étoiles, situés dans la Galaxie. Mélangés aux autres étoiles, ces amas sont vitaux pour les galaxies dont ils participent à la formation et à l’évolution. Cependant, se formant dans des régions très poussiéreuses, ils sont difficiles à observer car la majeure partie de leur lumière est absorbée par les particules en suspension. Depuis l’Antiquité, les astronomes n’ont pas découvert plus de 2.500 amas ouverts au sein de la Voie Lactée alors qu’il pourrait y en avoir jusqu’à 30.000, selon eux.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAMalgré tout, il a été possible pour les astronomes de l’observatoire du Cerro Paranal, au Chili, de repérer 96 nouveaux amas d’étoiles ouverts grâce au télescope Vista. En effet, cet instrument dispose de détecteurs infrarouge extrêmement sensibles qui ont permis de capter le très faible rayonnement qui filtre à travers les particules de poussière.”Nous avons découvert que la plupart des amas étaient très petits et n’avaient que 10 à 20 étoiles. Comparé aux amas ouverts typiques, ce sont des objets très compacts et peu lumineux. La poussière se trouvant devant ces amas les fait apparaître de 10.000 à 100 millions de fois moins lumineux en lumière visible. Il n’y a donc rien d’étonnant à ce qu’ils aient été cachés”, explique Radostin Kurtev, un des astronomes qui a participé à cette recherche. Alors que les grands amas lumineux sont faciles à repérer, c’est la première fois que l’on trouve d’un seul coup autant de petits amas peu lumineux.Le 5 août 2011 à 12:19 • Maxime Lambert read more

Travel ban decision in hands of federal appeals court judges

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court will decide whether to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban after a contentious hearing in which the judges hammered away at the administration’s motivations for the ban, but also directed pointed questions to an attorney for two states trying to overturn it. It was unclear which way the three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals would rule, though legal experts said the states appeared to have the edge. “I’m not sure if either side presented a compelling case, but I certainly thought the government’s case came across as weaker,” said Stephen Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law.A ruling could come as early as Wednesday and could be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump tweeted early Wednesday: “If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!”The appeals court challenged the administration’s claim that the ban was motivated by terrorism fears, but it also questioned the argument of an attorney challenging the executive order on grounds that it unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.last_img read more

Vancouver man wanted on escape warrant arrested in Iowa

first_imgA 32-year-old Vancouver man was arrested by police in Audubon, Iowa two weeks ago on a warrant for felony escape from a Washington State Facility. The May 18 arrest of Brandon Gregory Hayes was reported in the police blotter of the Audubon County Advocate-Journal, a newspaper based in Iowa.“Hayes was taken into custody and is currently awaiting extradition back to Washington,” the newspaper reported.Washington court records show Hayes was most recently convicted in Clark County in March 2017 on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to 16 months in prison.According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Clark County deputies tried to pull over Hayes in a Toyota Tacoma with an Idaho license plate that’d been reported stolen, but he kept driving — although he apparently wasn’t speeding — until the pickup truck drove over a spike strip.Deputies had to remove Hayes from the truck “using high-risk takedown tactics,” the affidavit says.The Columbian wrote about Hayes in December 2011 when he was booked into Clark County Jail on charges of domestic violence assault and assault.last_img read more

Buy it Where You Burn it campaign aims to control insects

first_imgOLYMPIA — Oregon State University researchers recently revealed a study showing public responsiveness to a campaign against invasive wood-boring insects and diseases that could infest and destroy local forests.The Washington Invasive Species Council teamed up with agencies in Oregon and Idaho last July to spread the Don’t Move Firewood Education and Outreach Campaign throughout the Pacific Northwest. The project focuses on preventing a list of more than a dozen particularly threatening insects and diseases from reaching the three states in firewood carried in from other states, regions, or even foreign countries.Invasive species agencies throughout the three states want to encourage campers to not transport wood to faraway campgrounds and burn all their wood before leaving a campsite. They set up billboards and posters with the slogan “Buy it where you burn it” at state parks and national forests throughout the Pacific Northwest. Included on the list of target species is a range of insects with names as innocuous as the oak splendor beetle and diseases with names as nefarious as sudden oak death. Though small and often unseen, the insects pose a serious threat, said Wendy Brown, the council’s executive coordinator. They devour trees, bit by bit. Even worse, since they are not native to the area, they have no natural predators to keep their population sizes under control, so an infestation can become devastating.last_img read more

The best smart garage door controllers for Alexa Google Assistant and HomeKit

first_img Review • Chamberlain’s MyQ Garage brings smarts to your garage door See It Gogogate2 MyQ Garage See at Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Chris Monroe/CNET Share your voice See at Newegg Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub • The Nexx Garage is a $100 smart garage controller that adds skills to your normal garage door with ease. You’ll get voice commands, remote access and auto opening through the Nexx Garage app for iOS and Android devices without involving IFTTT applets. Though Nexx Garage isn’t as widely integratable as Chamberlain’s MyQ system, there aren’t any fees for the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice compatibility. The Nexx Garage’s biggest negative is the sensors you’ll need to detect the door’s status. Two sensors attach to your garage door and the wall above it and must be placed within 1/4-inch of each other for best results. The top sensor in this pair is wired, and adding more wires to any room is something I don’t prefer. The Nexx Garage is great for anyone wanting simple, fuss-free smarts and compatibility with the voice-activated assistants Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.Read our full review of the Nexx Garage. 10 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Chris Monroe/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Chris Monroe/CNET Walmart Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.The best gas grills of 2019: How to pick the right oneThese smart plugs are the secret to a seamless smart home reading • The best smart garage door controllers for Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit Chris Monroe/CNET Garageio Chamberlain’s MyQ Smart Garage Hub is a $100 system to add smarts to a wide variety of garage door openers. With MyQ installed, you can check your garage door’s status and open or close it remotely from the MyQ app on your iOS or Android device. Installing Chamberlain’s MyQ system is easier than most, with no wires to attach to your existing door opener. It does require bolting a bracket onto your ceiling rather than the more common adhesive tape approach used by other manufacturers. MyQ works with a variety of smart home products like Nest, Wink and Xfinity Home to control and automate multiple devices from one platform. Chamberlain isn’t compatible with SmartThings or Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant or IFTTT compatibility will cost you a $1 per month subscription fee, a unique and controversial extra charge for those features that are free on other smart home products. Chamberlain offers HomeKit users compatibility no other manufacturer in our testing did, though it does require a $70 MyQ Home Bridge adapter. Chamberlain’s MyQ system comes with the quality of a trusted garage brand and should be on the top of your list for well-made garage smarts. Read our full review of the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub. Garageio was one of the earliest garage-smartening devices we tested. It mounts to the side of your garage door opener using adhesive strips, and it wires into your opener’s open and close command nodes. The system includes a wired sensor and an activator, mounted near each other on the side of your garage door and door frame. As with the Nexx Garage, you’ll need to run the wired sensor cable back to the Garageio device to connect everything.Garageio works with Amazon Alexa and offers IFTTT applets for customizable smarts. The Garageio app for iOS and Android devices provides remote access, multiple users and alerts when doors are left open. Integration with Amazon Echo isn’t quite intuitive enough, and the $200 price feels pretty steep. You can get more for your money with Nexx Garage or Chamberlain’s MyQ system. Garageio is sold out online and was recently acquired by Guardian Access. Currently the company only lists a pre-order option for Garageio 2 on its website, so stay tuned for updates on Garageio products. Read our full review of the Garageio.  The $119 Gogogate2 is a capable garage controller that supports up to three doors with one device, a feature that sets it apart from other devices. The GogoGate2 also works with third-party cameras, including Nest and Insteon for live images in the Gogogate app for iOS and Android devices. The device wires into your existing garage door opener and uses a tilt sensor adhered to the top of your garage door to detect the door’s position.  Setting up the GogoGate2 app proved to be a bit more tedious than other controllers, but the app does include impressive, customizable multiple user access. You will need IFTTT applets to use any voice assistants or to set up geofencing. Still, the reasonably priced Gogogate2 supports nearly every function you’d want for a smart garage. Read our full review of the Gogogate2. Tailwind iQ3 Sarah Tew / CNET See at Garageio See All The $89 Garadget adds voice control and remote access to your existing garage door. The Garadget’s sensor system is made up of a reflective tag placed on the top panel of a garage door and a laser built into the Garadget device itself. When the laser hits the reflective tag, Garadget knows your garage door is closed. Like most garage controllers we tested, the Garadget does require some wiring.The Garadget has its own Amazon Alexa skill, and IFTTT integration means you can create custom commands for Google Assistant. The Garadget app for iOS and Android devices doesn’t include scheduling, but if you’re just looking for simple voice commands and remote access, the Garadget will get the job done for a reasonable price.Read our full review of the Garadget. Mentioned Above MyQ Garage Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now If you have a garage, then you know the feeling. You drive out of the garage, make it halfway down the street and wonder if you remembered to close the garage door. We’ve seen plenty of smart cameras, doorbells and locks for our front doors, but what about the door many of us use the most? Turns out, there are more than a few good options for your garage. Let’s take a look. Garage smarts 101If you already own a motorized garage door opener, you can use one of the add-on accessories below. If you’re in the market for a whole new opener mechanism, you can find smart options from makers such as Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Ryobi. Smart garage door controllers come in a few variations. In general, a controller attaches to your existing opener with a double-sided adhesive strip. In most cases, you’ll need to attach two small wires to the open and close command nodes on your existing garage door opener. Smart garage kits also usually include some type of sensor to attach to your garage door. This sensor detects and transmits the position of your garage door, so the controller accurately knows whether the door is open, closed or somewhere in between.Read more: Will HomeKit and HomePod get any attention at WWDC?On the smart side, these add-on controllers connect to your Wi-Fi network. You’ll need a strong 2.4GHz internet connection that reaches your garage. Typically, a corresponding app will walk you through adding your device to the network, as well as the general installation. App features and smarts differ from brand to brand. Some offer geofencing, scheduling, remote access and voice control, while others just make your phone a duplicate of your garage opener remote. Deciding which controller is right for you comes down to what features you want most and what smart home platforms you use in your home. No matter your requirements, there’s likely a smart garage door opener out there to meet your needs.  See at Lowe’s Tags Nexx Garage Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Alcidae Garager 2 $56 The Tailwind iQ3 is a reliable way to add Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa smarts to your garage. It also stands out for security, since it requires more than just your phone to enable auto opening or closing. The wired setup makes it reliable, and at $99 for a standard kit and $110 for one with a vehicle sensor, it’s a good value. You won’t get HomeKit compatibility with the Tailwind iQ3, and anyone using an iPhone will have to purchase the vehicle sensor package. Still, you can control up to three doors with one controller, and the Tailwind iQ3 checks all the boxes for basic garage door smarts.Read our full review of the Tailwind iQ3. See at Amazon Garadget Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house By far one of the more eye-catching and interesting garage devices we’ve tested, the Garager 2 is a two-in-one camera and door controller. This $149 surveillance camera attaches to the bottom of your garage door opener via a magnet and controls your garage door from the Alcidae app for iOS and Android devices. The camera includes 1080p color and night vision video and two-way audio, though clip storage does require a $5-per-month subscription. The controller works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice commands to open and close your garage. An upgrade over the previous model adds a magnetic base to stabilize the camera feed when the garage door is in motion. If you’d really like to be able to watch and talk to your garage space. You can also get notifications and control it remotely or via voice assistants, Garager works well. $77 CNET Smart Home See at Walmart See it Comments CNET Smart Home Smart Outdoors CNET Smart House 2019 See at Amazon Smart Home Roadshowlast_img read more

Survey will monitor cruise ship emissions in downtown Juneau this summer

first_imgA Celebrity Cruises ship sails into Juneau in 2012 with emissions coming out of its stack. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The last comprehensive study of air quality during the summer in downtown Juneau was done about 17 years ago. Now the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is planning to start tracking air quality again to learn more about the impact of cruise ship emissions.They shared details about the program at a public meeting Tuesday.Juneau resident Sarah Davidson said she’s been concerned about pollution coming from cruise ships.“I was affected by the air quality this past summer. My eyes burned on some days, I got headaches on other days, especially when there wasn’t any wind,” she said Tuesday at a learning session hosted by the Juneau Commission on Sustainability.Davidson and about 40 other Juneau residents attended the session to learn more about what the state is doing to monitor cruise ship emissions.Ed White manages the DEC’s cruise ship monitoring program. He said the 2018 season saw a big uptick in the number of public complaints about cruise ship emissions.The department sent out nine violation notices to ships in five different coastal communities last year.But White also admits that the system for monitoring those emissions is limited.The DEC’s monitoring program is done by an in-person team not using any fancy equipment — just their eyes to see how thick the plumes of smoke coming out of the ship’s stacks are.“The cruise ship monitoring just monitors for compliance, but we don’t really look into what is in that,” White said after Tuesday’s session.That means his department’s job is just to see if the smoke coming out of the ships is too thick — not to determine what’s in the smoke or what the effect is on residents.That’s why they’re working with the Division of Air Quality this summer to take a closer look at air quality downtown.The division is planning to place 20 sensors around town to measure particulate pollution. They’ll also have 10 mobile sensors at additional sites on days with more ships.At the end of the meeting, the public was invited to place markers on a map of downtown Juneau to help the team decide where to place the electronic monitors.Barbara Trost from the division said they’re also looking for local volunteers to help. She said the volunteers would be powering and hosting the air quality sensors on their property for the summer.The outcome of the project will help the division determine if more sophisticated studies are needed.But air quality isn’t the only concern Juneau residents have.Davidson is also the water program manager for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.She said she called the DEC twice last summer, but not about air quality. She called to report water pollution from cruise ships in Gastineau Channel.Davidson thinks that pollution was caused by scrubbers. That’s the system ships use to remove sulphur dioxide emissions from exhaust.That material has to go somewhere, and in some case it ends up in Southeast waters.“It’s an attempt at solving an air quality issue, but it’s creating a water quality problem,” Davidson said. “I think that needs more attention, more studying, more science.”The air sensors will be placed by the start of this summer’s cruise season and operate until October.last_img read more

Road mishap kills 3 in Bogra

first_imgAt least three people were killed and three others injured as two trucks collided head-on on Dhaka-Bogra highway in Fatki bridge area of Shahjajanpur upazila of Bogra on Monday morning, reports UNB.Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.Officer-in-charge of Shahjahanpur police station Latiful Islam said that a cement-laden truck collided head-on with a rice-laden truck in the area at around 10:00am, leaving three people dead on the spot.The injured were taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra.last_img read more

Rail link resumes after 5 hrs in Brahmanbaria

first_imgThe rail communication between Sylhet-Chittagong and Dhaka-Chittagong resumed after remaining shut for five hours early Sunday.Witnesses said the locomotive of a Chittagong-bound “Udayan Express” derailed at Akhaura Railway Station halting the rail link between Sylhet-Chittagong and Dhaka-Chittagong around 1:40am.Officer in-charge of Akhaura railway police Md Abdus Sattar confirmed the matter and said the rail communication resumed around 6:00am after concluding salvage operation.No one was injured in the incident.last_img read more

Ride of Silence Remembers Cyclists Killed On The Road

first_img.@RiceUniversity Cite Magazine editor @mankad “have to look at all causes together” when it comes to ending bike and pedestrian crashes in Houston #RideofSilence @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia pic.twitter.com/BIeO8xqN0p— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 16, 2018 Cyclists gathering for tonight’s #RideofSilence at Houston City Hall to remember riders who have been killed or injured on the streets @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia pic.twitter.com/PIF5CRxjVr— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 16, 2018 .@RiceUniversity cyclist Mary Natoli calls bike crashes in Houston “a public safety crisis”#RideofSilence @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia pic.twitter.com/nRvbSCsR7v— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 16, 2018 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:47 X – / 6 Cyclists depart for tonight’s #RideofSilence in Houston. The route will take them past two #ghostbikes, for Chelsea Norman and Sudipta Roy @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia pic.twitter.com/n1A2aiA9ii— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 17, 2018 Dressed in white, cyclists quietly departed Houston City Hall, on a slow ride that took them past the scene of the most recent fatal crash. That’s the spot near Rice University where cyclist Sudipta Roy was hit last month.Roy’s death was the second bike fatality at Sunset and Main in a little over a year.Bike Houston Executive Director John Long says there’s new urgency for the city to implement the bike plan that was approved in 2017.“And that is to begin to put down more and more clearly designated bike lanes, protected bike lanes where they are called for, shared on-street lanes that are clearly marked,” explained Long.Long added that education would also help, both for drivers and cyclists.“Drivers need to recognize that bikes have the right to be on the road,” said Long. “They’re not invaders on the road. In fact we have a right to use the full lane of traffic in order to ensure our safety.”Bike Houston is also calling for stronger enforcement of the city’s safe passing ordinance. .@BikeHouston Ex Director John Long encourages cyclists to get involved in the political process #RideofSilence @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia pic.twitter.com/9FHD2lUtYP— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) May 16, 2018 Listenlast_img read more

Radcademy Teaches Teens About the Science Behind Xray Procedures

first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more February 3, 2016 — Radcademy is an initiative that uses contemporary media techniques and real-life situations to engage young people and their imaginations about the world of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Radcademy features a website and accompanying videos that are specifically designed for boys and girls aged 12 to 16.The campaign’s website component calls to mind the colorful graphics of mobile apps while using bite-sized informational nuggets called RADfacts. Content on the site is written in a way so kids can easily learn about the scientific foundations of X-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and other radiologic procedures.“Radcademy is a unique initiative as it provides teenagers with fundamental information about the science behind medical imaging and radiation therapy, and also offers radiologic technologists a series of tools they can use for educational purposes,” said ASRT CEO Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, CAE.The video section on the website includes four videos that highlight various medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures and also explain the science behind the technology. While the kids in the Radcademy videos are portrayed by actors, the subject matter experts in the videos are all real-life radiologic technologists, radiation therapists and radiologic science educators. Moreover, the videos are scientifically accurate, but uncomplicated so young audiences can easily understand the topics.In addition, to connect with teens, the videos present the information using authentic, one-on-one interactions with working radiologic technologists and lively back-and-forth sessions with radiologic science educators. One teenager leads the viewer on a hospital field trip to find out how X-rays work, while another visits an oncology center looking for answers about how radiation therapy helped his grandmother beat cancer.“Radcademy is a way to share with a new generation the pride we feel as professional radiologic technologists,” said Martino. “Every day medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals use this powerful technology to create often life-saving diagnostic images for physicians and to treat cancer and other diseases. It’s crucial that we educate the public about the important work radiologic technologists perform and Radcademy is another resource to help us achieve that goal.”For more information: www.asrt.org/radacademy FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Imaging | February 03, 2016 Radcademy Teaches Teens About the Science Behind X-ray Procedures New campaign uses website and videos to educate young people on medical imaging and radiation therapy Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D.last_img read more

Train accident kills 2 injures 25 in India

first_img(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober ErrorOK ErrorOK Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 must play golf courses in Arizona How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories NEW DELHI (AP) – Police say a passenger train has derailed in western India, killing at least two people and injuring 25 others.Police officer Bhaskar Jadhav says three train coaches jumped the tracks Friday near Nashik, 165 kilometers (100 miles) north of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital.The cause of the accident was not immediately known.Railway accidents are common in India, which has one of the world’s largest train networks and serves 20 million passengers a day. Most collisions are blamed on poor maintenance and human error.last_img read more

5 things to know about artificial intelligence and its use

first_img__U.S. LEADS, CHINA IN PURSUITThe United States is the leader in the development of artificial intelligence for military and civilian applications. But China isn’t far behind, Selman said. “There’s no doubt they are investing in science and technology to catch up,” he said.Any military that knows they might have to face these weapons is going to be working on them themselves, Walsh said. “If I was the Chinese, I would be working strongly on them. This is why we need a ban now to stop this arms race now.”Officials at the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency weren’t immediately available for comment. But artificial-intelligence projects are being pursued to provide the U.S. military with “increasingly intelligent assistance,” according to an information paper on the agency’s website. One program is aimed at providing a software system that pulls information out of photos by allowing the user to ask specific questions that range from whether a person is on the terrorist watch list or where a building is located.__Follow Lardner on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rplardnerCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Five things to know about artificial intelligence:__SCIENTISTS PREDICT WEAPONS ‘WITHIN YEARS’Autonomous weapons that can search and destroy targets could be fielded quickly, according to an open letter released Tuesday and signed by hundreds of scientists and technology experts.“If any major military power pushes ahead with (artificial intelligence) weapon development, a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and the endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow,” said the letter, which references the Russian assault rifle in use around the world. “Unlike nuclear weapons, they require no costly or hard-to-obtain raw materials, so they will become ubiquitous and cheap for all significant military powers to mass-produce.”__AVA-LIKE ROBOTS A LONG WAY OFFRobots with Ava’s sophistication are at least 25 years away and perhaps decades beyond that to realize, according to the experts. The gap between what’s possible today and what Hollywood puts on the movie screen is huge, said Oren Etzioni, chief executive officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle. “Our robots can’t even grip things today,” he said. “NASA still has to control spacecraft remotely.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Check your body, save your life The most challenging aspect of an Ava-like robot is the hardware, said Toby Walsh, a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and at Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Information Communication Technologies.“It might be 50 to 100 years to have this sort of hardware,” Walsh said. “But the software is likely less than 50 years away.”__I SPYFacial recognition technology that could be used to spot targets already performs better than humans do, said Bart Selman, a computer science professor at Cornell University in New York. That capability could be harnessed with the video taken by surveillance cameras to hunt people down autonomously. “That’s a bit scary,” Selman said.Selman, Etzioni and Walsh signed Tuesday’s letter.__THE UPSIDE OF AIMost artificial-intelligence researchers are focused on developing technologies that can benefit society, including tools that can make battlefields safer, prevent accidents and reduce medical errors. They’re calling for a “ban on offensive autonomous weapons beyond meaningful human control,” according to the letter. “The time for society to discuss this issue is right now,” Etzioni said. “It’s not tomorrow.” WASHINGTON (AP) — In the sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina,” the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers.Just how far off in the future is a robot like the fictional Ava? And how worried should we be about warnings issued Tuesday that artificial intelligence could be used to build weapons with minds of their own? Quick workouts for men Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 1 Comments   Share   (Getty Images) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. — Morgan State offensive tackle Joshua Miles and Temple defensive end Michael Dogbe came off the board with the Arizona Cardinals’ back-to-back picks, at 248th and 249th, in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.Miles measured 6-foot-5 and 314 pounds at the combine, the second year in a row Arizona drafted a project tackle in the last round. Last year, the Cardinals selected Cincinnati offensive tackle Korey Cunningham. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “When I was 7 years old, I told my mom I was going to play professional football after a rec league practice. I said, like, ‘Mom, this is what my life is going to be.’ I’m just so happy it happened,” Miles said.Related LinksJosh Rosen offers Kyler Murray his Old Town apartment, thanks CardinalsCardinals select C Lamont Gaillard in 6th round of 2019 NFL DraftCardinals take 3rd WR of draft, Fresno State’s KeeSean Johnson in 6thCardinals take ‘Bama S Deionte Thompson, who downplays knee issueCardinals take Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler in 4th round of draftEarp and Holliday draft for Cards from O.K. Corral in TombstoneThis year, Miles is the only small-school selection by the Cardinals in the draft, and he admitted to being a raw prospect.“His size really jumps out on tape,” Arizona GM Steve Keim said. “He’s got some of the longer arms I’ve seen, 36 inches, 11-(inch) hands. He’s just scratching the surface.”Dogbe finished 2018 with 72 tackles, adding 7.0 sacks and three forced fumbles.The 6-foot-5, 285-pound end played with third-year Cardinals linebacker Haason Reddick in college. Dogbe said the Cardinals saw him as a 3-technique in defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s scheme.“He is like a lot of Temple players, extremely tough, passionate,” Keim said. – / 52 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more