AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group, a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled…

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter Progeny ISG’s best-in-class machine learning and perceptive autonomy deliver advanced mission capabilities to AeroVironment’s portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems.center_img Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group, a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Machine Learning and Perceptive Autonomy Technologies and Services Facebook Previous articleAtkore Inc. Acquires FRE Composites® GroupNext articleAP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Hurricane Michael by the numbers: Over 900,000 homes, businesses without power

first_imgABC News(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Hurricane Michael, a historic Category 4 storm, struck the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday afternoon, unleashing heavy rain, high winds and a devastating storm surge.Here is a look at the dangerous storm by the numbers:155 mph: The wind speed — nearly the highest possible for a Category 4 hurricane — with which Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach and Panama City. A hurricane with 157 mph or higher is a Category 5, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.2: Number of storm-related deaths attributed to Michael thus far, including an 11-year-old girl who local officials say was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into her family’s mobile home in Lake Seminole, Georgia.14 feet: The maximum height forecast for the storm surge when Michael’s strong winds pushed the ocean water onto land.12 inches: The isolated maximum amount of rain that Michael was forecast to dump across the Florida Panhandle and the state’s Big Bend region, as well as in southeast Alabama and parts of southwest and central Georgia.9 inches: Maximum amount of rain that Michael could bring to isolated areas from Virginia to North Carolina.922,167: Number of homes and businesses without power in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina as of Thursday at 12:25 p.m. ET. The vast majority are in Florida and Georgia.30,000: Number of workers mobilized from across the country to help restore power.325,000: Estimated number of people in the storm’s path who were told to evacuate by local authorities.6,000: Approximate number of people who stayed in the roughly 80 shelters across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Wednesday night.3,000: Number of personnel the Federal Emergency Management Agency deployed ahead of landfall.35: Number of counties in Florida, of the state’s 67, where Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency prior to landfall.3,500: Number of Florida National Guard troops activated for pre-landfall coordination and planning, with an emphasis on high water and search-and-rescue operations.600: Number of Florida state troopers assigned to the Panhandle and Big Bend region to assist with response and recovery efforts.500: Number of disaster relief workers that the American Red Cross was sending to affected areas in the Sunshine State.200: Approximate number of patients who will be evacuated from Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart in Panama City, Florida, on Thursday morning and transferred to regional facilities, after the storm shattered windows and stripped down walls at the hospital. Thirty-nine of those patients are in critical care and will be transferred by emergency air services, the hospital said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘A guy was able to throw me out the window’: Woman who survived California shooting

first_imgKABC-TV(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — After a man dressed in black blasted his way into a Thousand Oaks, California, bar late Wednesday, throwing smoke bombs and firing multiple rounds, at least two women escaped after a fellow patron used a chair to break a window and throw them to safety. A witness who only provided her first name, Savannah, credited two fellow patrons with saving her life. “A guy was able to throw me out the window,” she said. “They had chairs and threw them out the window, and they were able to take me and my girlfriend out the window and carried us out here. I was able to get out, so I don’t know how long it was going on for, but it felt like at least five minutes. It probably went on for at least 10.” The shooter was found dead when police later entered the Borderline Bar and Grill. Twelve others, including a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department sergeant, were killed. Other bar patrons hid under tables and chairs or dove through windows to escape the shooter — who’s yet to be identified. “We were behind this barrier, and then he pops off a whole other 30 rounds — 10 minutes after that, four cops come, drag everyone out,” a shirtless witness told police. “Everyone starts jumping through the windows,” the witness added, pointing to his chest. “My friend he got hit right here — it went through his shoulder.” He said the suspect entered the building wearing a black trench coat and deployed smoke grenades in between shots. “Everyone ducks down,” the witness continued. “We start grabbing chairs, throwing them out the window.” As many as 15 people were rescued from the scene and taken to local hospitals with different injuries, police said. Others sustained minor injuries while fleeing. “There were multiple victims of different levels of injury inside that were rescued from the scene and taken to local hospitals,” Geoff Dean of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told reporters early Thursday morning. Ten or 12 other people were injured, he said. Nick Steinwender, a student at nearby California Lutheran University, said he rushed to the scene when he heard about the shooting. He said many students from his school go to this bar on Wednesdays, and at least one of his friends was injured in the shooting. “It was chaos, people jumping out of windows, people hopping over gates to get out,” Steinwender told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.He said witnesses told him that some patrons survived by hiding in bathrooms and the attic.“From what I heard, gunman started shooting at front desk. Friends were reporting from inside that students people were hiding in the attic and bathrooms,” Steinwender said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Agent job site off to flying start

first_imgJob to advertise? Or are you looking to move? The Negotiator magazine has launched a new job board – – specifically aimed at estate and letting agents and the residential property market. It is the first and only dedicated job board of its kind serving UK agency and already has over 300 top residential agency jobs on it for you to browse.The site is promoted through The Negotiator Magazine and online via a database of 30,000 property professionals.The site is available to agents to search for jobs and for agencies to advertise their vacancies, by a simple sign-up process and online credit card payment.Job seekers can set up an account with email alerts to let them know when a job suiting their requirements is posted. The site also features careers advice and useful articles for candidates.For recruiters, a standard job advert costs just £350+VAT and there are options to upgrade to increase visibility and run combined print and online campaigns – a unique offering in the market.Grant Leonard, Publisher at The Negotiator Jobs, said, “Being sector-focused, this is the site for quality jobs in agency and we’re delighted it has had such a warm welcome from the industry. Tt’s backed and promoted by the strongest brand in residential property media – The Negotiator, which has always been the traditional home for recruitment advertising in estate agency.”Agents are encouraged to upload their CVs to the site for potential employers to browse and for agency owners and recruitment companies to create accounts and upload their vacancies.Log on and create an account now, whether you are a jobseeker or job advertiser. For more information contact: [email protected] or call 0844 745 in agency property job board property vacancies 2016-03-16The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Agencies & People » Agent job site off to flying start Agent job site off to flying start16th March 20160562 Viewslast_img read more

HMAS Waller Pays Short Visit to Garden Island, Australia

first_img Share this article Training & Education View post tag: Pays View post tag: Australia View post tag: HMAS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Waller HMAS Waller Pays Short Visit to Garden Island, Australia View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Waller Pays Short Visit to Garden Island, Australia center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: short July 16, 2013 View post tag: Naval HMAS Waller made a short visit to Garden Island, Sydney recently. It’s been a busy couple of months for the crew of the Collins Class submarine.  Waller recently completed work up activities in the West Australian Exercise Area (WAXA). This resulted in the crew and platform performing at their peak prior to their departure for a series of commitments over the next couple of months.Prior to the short layover at Fleet Base East (FBE), the crew honed their skills and re-established their onboard routines as they transited and patrolled the Southern Oceans of Australia.Those activities seem far behind them now as Waller departed Fleet Base East for her next commitment.During their stay in Sydney, the crew displayed a high level of enthusiasm in anticipation of their next challenge.Commander Submarine Force, Captain Mark Potter, said he was pleased with Waller’s achievements to date.“It’s great to see the crew working so well and with a high level of enthusiasm. Their effort during their work up period is paying off, and it’s obvious they are looking forward to their forthcoming challenges,” he said.[mappress]Press Release, July 16, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Visit View post tag: Defense View post tag: Islandlast_img read more

Indian Navy tests BrahMos land attack missile

first_img View post tag: BrahMos Indian Navy tests BrahMos land attack missile View post tag: INS Teg April 21, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy tests BrahMos land attack missile Authorities View post tag: Indian Navy The Indian Navy announced it has carried out a maiden firing of the land attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.This missile has been in service with the Indian Army since 2007 but this is the first launch of the missile from an Indian Navy ship.The navy said BrahMos was fired from the Indian guided missile frigate INS Teg off the eastern coast, on April 21.Jointly developed by India and Russia, BrahMos has been in service with the Indian Navy since 2005 in the anti-ship version. The majority of Indian Navy frontline ships, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile.The land attack variant of the missile will enhance the Indian Navy’s capability to neutralise selected targets deeper inland and far away from coast. Share this articlelast_img read more

Police in Indiana are stepping up efforts to find school bus stop arm violators

first_img Facebook Police in Indiana are stepping up efforts to find school bus stop arm violators Police in Indiana are working hard to crack down on school bus stop arm violations.It’s part of a statewide event called the Stop Arm Violation Enforcement, or S.A.V.E. Blitz. There will be extra patrols following school buses and focusing on known spots where people ignore the warnings.WNDU reports that since the blitz began police in Mishawaka have already caught more than 10 violations. Police say some of the violations involve ignorance of the law, others are the fault of distracted driving.The S.A.V.E. Blitz ends on May 16. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – April 16, 2021 0 154 Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ Previous articleGeorge Strait’s Notre Dame show has been canceledNext articleNew Michigan COVID regulations accompany extension of public health order Tommie Lee WhatsApplast_img read more

Dweezil Zappa Says His Mother Is To Blame For The Zappa Family’s Feud

first_imgThe Zappa Family Trust has become the center of speculation between family members, as they do their best to hash out the musical belongings of their late father in a way that is legally sound. When Frank Zappa’s widow Gail Zappa passed away last year, control of the Family Trust went to two of Zappa’s four children, Ahmet and Diva Zappa, while the other two, Dweezil and Moon Unit, remained beneficiaries. This created a despicable tension between family members that is now under scrutiny of the public eye.The terms of the Family Trust have specifically involved Dweezil Zappa, who both uses his father’s name in his touring band and plays his music regularly. Evidently, last week the Zappa Family Trust informed Dweezil that he did not have the rights to use the name Zappa Plays Zappa, as the last name is a trademark owned by the trust, so he responded by changing the band’s name to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa.His brother Ahmet responded with an open letter to dispute that claim, among several others made about the Zappa Family Trust, saying, “Your tours help keep Frank’s name alive, just like the work Gail and I have done through the ZFT.” Ahmet’s letter also goes on to say that Dweezil has rejected the plans for a family meeting for quite some time, saying he doesn’t have time in his schedule unless his lawyers are present. In an interview that ran around the same time as Ahmet’s letter, Dweezil explains the situation to the Boston Globe, saying, “I know people are sad and angry. They can’t understand why it’s happening….But for me, I’ve been going through this for a long time, so it’s not a completely raw nerve.” He goes on to say that it was, in fact, his mother Gail, that “began creating the obstacles” by charging him a fee to use his band name, Zappa Plays Zappa. “And it wasn’t a small amount of money.” He also mentions that his mother repossessed fourteen guitars that were left to him by his father, and that his siblings are planning to auction them off. While the Boston Globe interview was not in response to the letter, it certainly sheds some light on the background of this situation. “This whole thing is unfortunate…I’ve been doing Zappa Plays Zappa for 10 years because I want people to experience my dad’s music, to have the opportunity to hear it performed live,” explains Dweezil. “For people to believe what Gail was doing, as far as protecting and nurturing Frank’s legacy, it turns out to be quite a different story.” He plans to eventually lay out his side of the story in an online post, which we will share when it becomes available.Dweezil Zappa is playing with his band at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA, this Saturday, May 7. Whether as Zappa Plays Zappa or Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa, we hope you’ll enjoy the show.[via Boston Globe]last_img read more

Support for bicycle mass transit in China may hold lessons for others

first_img Read Full Story As nations struggle with the health consequences associated with physical inactivity — 5.3 million deaths per year, according to a 2012 study published in Lancet and led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researcher I-M Lee — they may gain insight from China’s longstanding support for bicycling, which can provide an affordable way to get exercise.Anne Lusk, research scientist in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, compares the history of bicycling in China with that of the U.S. and the Netherlands in an article in the winter 2012 issue of Harvard Asia Quarterly, the professional academic journal of Harvard University’s Asia Center. Lusk has more than 30 years of experience researching and consulting to help communities develop comfortable, safe bicycling environments to motivate people of all ages and incomes around the world to bicycle. She was quoted March 8, 2013 on on plans for a cycle track in downtown Boston.In her article — which looked at bicycling in China, the U.S. and the Netherlands around 1890, 1920, 1949, 1970, and currently — Lusk described how over the years the Chinese government set aside road space, that generally is more than double the 6- to 8-foot width of typical bicycle-exclusive cycle tracks in the U.S., and funding for a bicycle mass transit system that continues today. China now has miles and miles of wide tree-lined cycle tracks, separated from sidewalks and roadways by barriers that allow cyclists to ride side-by-side and talk — thus, the concept of “social cycle tracks.”last_img read more

Saint Mary’s to begin spring semester Feb. 3, following ND and HCC schedule

first_imgSaint Mary’s President Katie Conboy announced in an email Thursday afternoon that the College will adopt the spring semester schedule implemented by Notre Dame and Holy Cross.The first day of the spring semester will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, with no classes on Good Friday. Final exams will be from May 14-19, and commencement weekend will be May 21-23.Conboy cited cold winter weather and the threat of increased seasonal illnesses as the reasons for the later spring semester start date.“We know that the winter months will present new challenges, including the need to spend more time indoors and the usual round of winter colds and flus — that’s why we are trying to shrink the winter period for campus-based activity,” Conboy said.According to the email, the College is in the process of deciding whether or not to offer housing during the extended winter break. The College is also considering adding a winter academic session.Tags: COVID-19, president katie conboy, spring semesterlast_img read more