Donegal scientist leads project which detected mysterious radio signals from deep space

first_imgAn Irish scientist has helped design a massive telescope which has helped astronomers collect mysterious sounds from a distant galaxy.What the sounds are or why they were caused is still unknown.But the group of scientists, who are based in Canada, say the radio waves come from a staggering 1.5 billion light years away. Donegal man Jojo Boyle is a scientist and manager of the group which is based in Montreal which has helped design the CHIMES project which made the discovery.His role was to manage the construction of the telescope and the supercomputer systems.He also managed the development of the software that processes the data from the telescope.Mr Boyle gave some indication of the complexity of building such a huge telescope. He revealed “CHIME is a marvel of modern technology. It produces and searches through over 100 million GigaBytes of data per day – more data than is used by all the mobile phones in the world.“A hundred-million Gigabytes is too much data to store, so it must be processed in real time on a supercomputer that has been built inside five shipping containers right under the telescope.“Even over this short distance, it takes almost 200km of fibre optic cable to move this enormous amount of data from the telescope to the shipping containers – enough to stretch all the way from Glencolmcille to Fanad – imagine this could solve all of Donegal’s broadband issues!”Mr Boyle said he is looking forward to returning to his native Dungloe in West Donegal in March to speak to students about his work.Over the past 25 years, he has worked on and managed many world-class science projects, some for NASA and most in remote places like Arizona, Antarctica, the Arctic and now Canada. “I am looking forward to coming home in March and am excited to visit our local schools to talk my work as it is important to show young people that, even if you are from Donegal, the sky is not necessarily the limit,” he said.The CHIME observatory, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, consists of four 100-metre-long, semi-cylindrical antennas, which scan the entire northern sky each day.The telescope only got up and running last year, detecting 13 of the radio bursts almost immediately, including the repeater.Donegal scientist leads project which detected mysterious radio signals from deep space was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHIMEdonegaldungloeJojo Boyletelescopelast_img read more

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July 19, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

first_imgThanks to ManageWP for this in-depth explanation of what website blacklisting is and what to do if your website is blacklisted.CSS and HTMLIf you’ve been working on the web more than 10 years, your first introduction to CSS margins was probably the box model. In this week’s Smashing Magazine post, Rachel Andrew takes a deep dive into CSS margins, explaining how they interact with each other and how margins collapse. MDN is conducting their first annual Web Developer & Designer survey to help browser vendors learn what we need, and how vendors can prioritize feature development. Take the 20-minute survey and share your thoughts. Browser inconsistencies lead to a negative end user experience, says Greg Whitworth. I couldn’t agree more! The select element is one of several controls where developers and designers struggle with styling. Learn what Whitworth proposes in his initial thoughts on standardizing form controls.It’s been incredible to watch the advancements in browser dev tools for the past 10+ years, and they keep getting better. Chris Nwamba walks you though debugging CSS Grid with Firefox Dev tools, using Firefox Developer Edition. What I Found InterestingWith the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this week, there were so many incredible stories and news about the event that I could barely keep up! Here are some of my favorites. Imagine you’re ten years old, watching the Apollo 11 moon landing. And then finding you have an unexpected role to play in the Apollo 11 mission [three-minute podcast].Technology, data visualization, and analytics helped Apollo 11 land on the moon. But centuries-old navigation charts were crucial for the mission, as Andy Cotgreave discovered.By mirroring the layout of stars and constellations in the night sky in a star chart, it was possible for astronauts to work out the correct course for a spacecraft during a space mission.Dozens of people were inside Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center when the rocket took off. But there was only one woman in the room, JoAnn Morgan, the instrumentation controller. Learn about Morgan’s 45-year career at NASA and how she broke the glass ceiling for women.If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedMay 31, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn 8 tips for conducting user interviews over the phone, find an updated guide for maintaining content in WordPress, discover a tool to generate CSS Grid markup, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”November 8, 2019: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create online experiences that work well for older people, find a recap of the annual WordPress State of the Word, discover new underline CSS properties, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 15, 2018In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to calculate the requirements for content staffing, find out how to meet web accessibility guidelines for authoring books, discover how the new Shape Path editor in Firefox works, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links” In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn what to consider as you create voice user interfaces, find out how to make your online store accessible, discover how a ten-year-old played an unexpected role in the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your work or projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the Week”There are a lot of people who are doing the right thing already; they don’t know its called accessibility, they just think it’s called good web design”. Makoto Ueki @mak_en #A11y #Inclusion #DigitalAccessibility Experts pic.twitter.com/wPqDtwifRn— Hassell Inclusion (@HassellInc) July 19, 2019 User ExperienceAs more technology is being controlled by voice, how will designers adjust their thinking to create voice user interfaces for everyday products and services?The new Twitter design has everyone talking. Arielle Pardes gets the inside story of Twitter’s new redesign, talking with the three-member team who led the first redesign in seven years. Who reads messages about privacy policy updates? This week, I did. Don’t roll your eyes. Discover why I give Uptime Robot a UX win for their privacy policy message. (A model I wish other organizations would follow.) In their latest post of Cooper Professional Education’s Journal series, Teresa Brazen highlights the five essential principles of design-driven organizations and how to make them a part of your company’s culture. AccessibilityDoesn’t it make sense to use universal design to create a positive onboarding experience that is accessible to all employees, argues Nicholas Farman.Creating an accessible ecommerce website is a lot easier when you focus on it from the project start.When it comes down to making your online store accessible, the important thing is to take the time to understand how those with disabilities will use your site. If you missed Jeannette Washington’s Accessibility Talks presentation last month, check out my recap of What’s Dyslexia Got to Do With It. University of Minnesota researcher Chen-Fu Liao is developing an app that uses Bluetooth to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate city streets. Plans are to test the app in Stillwater, Minnesota in late 2019.WordPressWith multiple users, user management on your WordPress site is crucial. I once took on a new client site where every user, over nine people, was an administrator of the site. Including two people who left the organization a year earlier. I quickly updated roles and removed the two people as users. For everyone using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, update immediately. The latest All-in-One WP Migration version updates a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Looking for tips for your WooCommerce store? Here you go.This coming Monday, July 22nd, we’ll be co-hosting a Twitter chat with our pals @bluehost.Join us from 2pm ET/1pm CT to get tips and resources for both new and existing online stores. ✍️Follow along with the hashtag #BHChat. pic.twitter.com/VKQci6HqRz— WooCommerce (@WooCommerce) July 19, 2019last_img read more

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25 days agoMan Utd hero Keane pleads patience for ‘classy guy’ Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd hero Keane pleads patience for ‘classy guy’ Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be given more time to succeed at Old Trafford.Monday’s draw with Arsenal left United with their worst start in 30 years and pressure on Solskjaer is mounting.But Keane says his former teammate needs a couple of transfer windows to change his squad.”I think he has been brilliant, a good honest guy. It is hard work at the moment, but there are six or seven young players learning their way,” said Keane on Sky Sports.”We’re all very impatient, we want success yesterday, but you have to give the man time. He is frustrated, under pressure, but dealing with it. He’s a classy guy but no doubt he will be disappointed at not winning enough games.”They have given him the job, support him in a couple of transfer windows. Are there more tough days ahead? You bet your life, but you need to stick with it. There was a lack of quality from both teams tonight. Their lack of goals, the lack of opportunities they’re creating.”Give these boys time. But on tonight’s performance, none of them [neither Manchester United nor Arsenal] will be in the top four.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Power outage stalls downtown CTrain

first_imgHope you made it in to work okay. FYI, the loss of power to the LRT was not caused by ENMAX but we’re helping get the lines running again.— ENMAX (@ENMAX) September 21, 2017 City of Calgary CTrains ground to a halt Thursday morning, due to a power outage. Major delays on the Red and Blue Lines left commuters in panic, and many late for work.The trains were finally back up and running at around 11:40 a.m., with Enmax saying the issue was caused by a train on 7th Avenue.CTrains on the #RedLine and #BlueLine are running through the core now and the power has been restored. #CTRiders pic.twitter.com/HNCZVKBMyp— Calgary Transit (@calgarytransit) September 21, 2017Shuttles were put in place for the several hours the trains were down, but still the delays caused headaches for many Calgarians, who vented on social media.I literally can’t get to work.— Sasha Spencer (@SashaSpencer09) September 21, 2017 Totally understand about the power. Bus drivers were confused and almost every passenger was confused. Communication needs to be better ??????— Just a Bee (@Mrsbell2008) September 21, 2017 @calgarytransit the time on your app are a out of sync. Or at least for route 5, haven’t checked any other. #yyc #transit— Karl Ove Sonnichsen (@WhiteWolf_yyc) September 21, 2017 I didn’t know it is walk to work day today ??????— yycwanderer (@startupdba) September 21, 2017last_img read more

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European clubs say will boycott FIFAs Club World Cup

first_imgMIAMI (Florida): Europe’s top clubs say they will boycott FIFA’s proposed new Club World Cup, leaving FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s latest plans in serious doubt and risking a major split in the world game. Infantino had hoped to get backing this week for creating two new, potentially money-spinning, tournaments — a new worldwide Nations League for national teams and a fresh 24-team Club World Cup to start with a ‘pilot’ edition in 2021. However, even before Friday’s meeting of the ruling FIFA Council, Infantino was forced to drop the Nations League plan after his own task force found there was no consensus for such a tournament and a lack of space in the international calendar. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenInfantino still wants to move ahead with his plans for a ‘pilot edition’ of a 24-team Club World Cup, with the council expected to allow the idea to move forward ahead of June’s FIFA Congress which would be asked to endorse the plan. But a letter to UEFA and Infantino from the European Club Association (ECA) head Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Italian side Juventus, and signed by 15 members of the organisation’s board, including officials of Manchester United, Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam, made clear the opposition. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryThe letter, sections of which were published in the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung says they are “firmly against any approval of a revised Club World Cup at this point in time and confirm that no ECA clubs would take part to such a competition”. The ECA represents 232 European clubs, including all the leading teams who would be expected to feature in a Club World Cup. The ECA says a decision on potential new competitions can only be made as part of an agreed framework for the international match calendar post-2024. A spokesperson for the ECA declined to comment on the content of the letter said that they would be meeting later this month to discuss the situation. “We are following developments around the FIFA Council closely. Any decision impacting our members will be discussed and assessed in detail at our upcoming board meeting to be held on 26th March,” they said. The letter also referenced a 2015 agreement between FIFA and the ECA and said that any decision which was against their wishes would “not be in accordance” with it. The agreement stated that “any changes to the International Match Calendar… will require explicit consent from ECA.” The letter said: “We are therefore certain that FIFA will honour its contractual commitments and we reserve all rights in this regard.”last_img read more

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YSRC retains all sitting MLAs Jagan to seek reelection from Pulivendula

first_imgAmaravati (AP): Fighting a do-or-die electoral battle in Andhra Pradesh on April 11, the main opposition YSR Congress on Sunday announced its candidates for all 175 assembly seats, retaining almost all the sitting MLAs and giving a major share to the backward communities.YSRC chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy who is aspiring to become the chief minister in his late father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s footsteps will, for the second time, contest from his family pocket borough Pulivendula in Kadapa district. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedIn 2014, Jagan won the seat by a record margin of 74,256 votes, the highest in the state. The announcement of candidates, however, triggered some rebellion in the party in a few districts, including Guntur, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam where some aspirants were denied tickets. Floated in 2011 after Jaganmohan Reddy quit the Congress over denial of chief ministership, the YSRC lost the race in the 2014 general elections, getting just 0.3 per cent less vote share than the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) that captured power winning 106 seats in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) then. Though the YSRC won 67 seats, as many as 23 of its MLAs defected to the ruling party in 2016 and 2017. In the context, the 2019 election is a do-or-die battle for the YSRC as its political longevity will largely depend on election result. Political strategist Prashant Kishore, who worked the electoral magic for Narendra Modi in 2014, is YSRC’s consultant now.last_img read more

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Man duped many by issuing fake air tickets held

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested a cheat identified as Sandeep Kumar Jha, a resident of Khajoori Khas, Delhi, who duped several persons by issuing fake air tickets. He is a proclaimed offender in a cheating case of Barakhamba Road police station, Delhi, and is also wanted in numerous other cheating cases in Jaipur, Pune and Pondicherry.According to police, Sandeep Jha admitted his involvement in numerous cases. He disclosed that he had provided fake air tickets to many persons while being employed with a travel agency in Connaught Place, New Delhi. He had managed to convince the proprietor of the travel agency using his marketing skills, he could arrange for cheaper air tickets as compared to the prevailing market rates. After working honestly for some time, he gained the trust of his employer but soon started cheating the firm and innocent travellers by issuing fake air tickets in place of genuine air tickets. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”He had been evading arrest as he was wanted in cheating cases registered against him in Delhi, Rajasthan, Pondicherry and Maharashtra. Recently, he came to know that a complaint is pending against him in Pondicherry as well,” said DCP crime, Joy Tirkey. The accused had done his hotel management from Meerut in 2009 and later completed his MBA in hospitality through correspondence in 2015. He worked as a steward in five stars hotels in Delhi between 2009 to 2018.last_img read more

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12000 cases filed since implementation of insolvency law setting up of NCLT

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 12,000 cases have been filed since the implementation of the insolvency law and setting of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), a senior government official said Monday. Asserting that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) should be the last resort, Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said the NCLT has been very expeditious in disposing cases related to insolvency. “In some of the NCLTs, the number of cases filed and the number of cases disposed off are almost the same. That means you are almost current,” he noted. Cases under the code can be taken up only after approval from the tribunal, which has benches in different parts of the country. Srinivas said that personal insolvency should be approached carefully and in a planned manner. “The issue of personal insolvency is an important dimension, which we have to address at the earliest. “Today, we have approximately Rs 77 lakh crore as outstanding non-food credit. Out of this, industry accounts for about Rs 26 lakh crore and the services sector accounts for about Rs 21 lakh crore. These two put together accounts for Rs 48 lakh crore. It is 70 per cent of non-food credit outstanding. We are left with 30 per cent which we need to address now,” Srinivas said. According to him, there are two routes for personal insolvency — one is insolvency process followed by bankruptcy process and the second one is a fresh start. A fresh start or a waiver or a waiver of a loan should be considered for debtors based on certain criteria such as income levels and assets, he said. Speaking at a conference organised by industry body CII and British High Commission, Srinivas said that since the commencement of the Code and setting up of the NCLT, 12,000 cases have been filed. “(Around) 4,500 cases have been settled before resolution to a settlement amount of almost Rs 2 lakh crore. 1,500 cases have been admitted… 6,000 cases are waiting in queue,” he added. The IBC provides for time-bound resolution of stressed assets. To a query on long time taken in resolving certain cases under the IBC, Srinivas observed that it would not be fair to say that cases have been lingering on. “May be these large cases have taken more than 270 days and some may be double of that but if you look at the size of that loan and the quantum of recovery, it is still an extraordinary sort of result. “In (the case of) Essar, more than Rs 42,000 crore would be (recovered). That is a very big sum and involves some many creditors… I think for such very large cases, there would be some amount of litigation and one year or little over one year for such a large case to be settled is not too long,” he said on the sidelines of the event. Further, he said the time taken for resolution of large cases is not too long, especially when it is compared with the average of four-and-a-half years which has been taking prior to the IBC. “The repayment behaviour of poor persons is much better than the repayment behaviour of richer people because they know their livelihood would come to an end if they default…,” Srinivas said. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairman M S Sahoo said the challenge before the Committee of Creditors (CoC) is the ability to recognise and distinguish between a company, which is potentially viable and unviable, then design a feasible resolution plan, while ensuring the firm’s value does not get further eroded in the process. The CoC should be willing to restructure its liability and delay liquidation if the company has the potential to be restored to health. However, the rescue plan should be confined only to viable companies, he said at the conference, according to a release issued by the CII. Noting that cross-border insolvency is still work in progress, Srinivas said that UNCITRAL provides for enough flexibility to have carve outs. “It is under the consideration of the government and very soon Parliament might also approve it,” he added. Established in 1966, UNCITRAL is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the UN with the general mandate to further the progressive harmonisation and unification of the law of international trade, as per its website. The UNCITRAL Model Law has been adopted in more than 40 countries. The model law deals with four major principles of cross-border insolvency, including direct access to foreign insolvency professionals and foreign creditors to participate in or commence domestic insolvency proceedings against a defaulting debtor. On the sidelines of the conference, Srinivas said that having insolvency counsellor is a very good idea. “We should look at it seriously. You should have an option for the counsellor to sort it out. Some mediation process should be there,” he added.last_img read more

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Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a cool but sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded two notches below the season’s average at 19.8 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said, adding the day would remain clear becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 61 per cent. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was 32.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average.last_img read more

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Kavinder Bisht stuns world champ to enter Asian boxing Cship semis

first_imgBangkok: Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) upstaged reigning world champion Kairat Yeraliyev, while Amit Panghal (52kg) edged past familiar foe and Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov, assuring themselves of medals at the Asian Boxing Championships here Monday. In the women’s draw, world silver-medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) advanced to the last-four stage at the continental showpiece. Bisht clinched a split verdict over Yeraliyev, who hails from Kazakhstan, in a high-intensity contest to assure himself of a maiden Asian championship medal. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPanghal, who claimed a bronze in the 2015 edition of the event, also secured a hard-fought 3-2 triumph over Dusmatov, the former world champion Uzbek he defeated to claim the Asian Games gold just a few months ago. Before that, the two boxers had also clashed in the world championship quarters where Dusmatov had emerged triumphant. Sonia too fetched a similarly close victory over Korea’s Jo Son Hwa. Also making the semis was national champion Deepak Singh (49kg), who did not have to step inside the ring to fight for the spot after Afghanistan’s Ramish Rahmani gave him a walkover owing to injury. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterHowever, world championship bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) bowed out of contention after a quarterfinal loss to reigning world champion Chen Nien-Chin of Taiwan. The highlight of the day was Bisht, who came into the tournament after a gold medal at the GeeBee Tournament in Finland. The boxer from Uttarakhand showed tremendous grit against a tough opponent. Yeraliyev succeeded in drawing Bisht into a trap in the opening three minutes of the bout but the Indian fought back hard in the next two rounds. Bisht fought mostly with a shell guard and managed to thwart Yeraliyev’s relentless attacks. By the second round, the Kazakh, who is a two-time bronze-medallist at the event, dropped his guard. Although Yeraliyev seemed the quicker of the two, Bisht was managing to outmanoeuvre him quite comfortably. Yeraliyev was also a bronze-medallist from last year’s Asian Games. Sonia also endured an exhausting bout against Hwa but came out trumps. The fast-rising boxer from Haryana struck some clean jabs in her thrilling win. In the evening session, Panghal and Dusmatov had the crowd on its feet with an engrossing showdown. The Armyman from India dominated the opening round with powerful uppercuts and jabs. Dusmatov came back strongly and was quite impressive in the second round but the resolute effort was not enough to find favour with the judges. However, it was deja vu for Borgohain. She was up against a rival, who defeated her just months ago in the world semifinals. The stage was different but the result was the same as Chen dominated the bout from start to finish for a 5-0 triumph. In another women’s bout, Seema Poonia (+81kg) lost to China’s Yang Xiaoli 5-0, ending another disappointing international outing for her. Poonia had got a bye into the quarters. In the last Indian bout of the day, Rohit Tokas (64kg) fought hard but could not avert a 2-3 loss to Mongolia’s Chinzorig Baatarsukh in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

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