News story: Using simulation to test driverless vehicles: apply for funding

first_imgConfidence in technologiesRegulators and manufacturers need to be confident that vehicle control systems are effective in all situations if self-driving vehicles are to be allowed on the roads.The competition is seeking ways of using simulation and modelling techniques to rigorously test vehicle control systems that support quick development and adoption.A further competition in 2019 is expected to support capital investment in this area.Competition information Find out more about this competition and apply. the competition is open, and the deadline for applications is 2 May 2018 projects must be led by a business working with partners we expect projects to have total costs of up to £5 million and to last up to 2 years businesses could attract up to 70% of their total project costs The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in partnership with Innovate UK has up to £15 million to invest in projects that use simulation and modelling in the development of approvals and standards for autonomous and connected vehicles.Self-driving vehicles on the roadsUK government has said that it expects self-driving vehicles to be on UK roads by 2021.Testing physical vehicles in all conceivable situations is likely to be expensive and time-consuming. Development of connected and autonomous vehicles and battery technologies is therefore a core part of government’s Industrial Strategy.It recently announced a Sector Deal with the automotive industry that secures joint investment and long-term commitments in design and development of connected and autonomous vehicles, the research and development of battery technology and manufacture of ultra-low and zero emission vehicles.The announcement included the £15 million from CCAV in this competition to speed up adoption and development of standards and regulations. Find out more about the Automotive Sector Deal.last_img read more

News story: UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

first_img The threats this country faces are intensifying and we will not hesitate in defending our skies from acts of aggression. Today (Mon 15 January), RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth to monitor two Russian planes approaching UK airspace. The Russian Blackjack Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation.The RAF worked closely with NATO partners to monitor the jets as they passed through a variety of international airspace, before they were intercepted by the RAF in the North Sea. Subsequently, our fighters escorted the Russian Blackjacks north, out of the UK’s area of interest. At no time did the Russian bombers enter UK sovereign airspace.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Our excellent RAF tracked the Russian aircraft every step of the way, and they continue to police UK and international airspace every hour of every day, to help keep the British people safe.center_img RAF QRA was launched today because the Russian Military aircraft were not talking to air traffic agencies.The RAF routinely intercept, identify and escort Russian aircraft that transit international airspace within the UK’s area of interest and continue to be on call; 24/7, 365.last_img read more

See P!nk’s Incredibly Rousing Performance Of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’

first_imgIt takes a certain presence to nail the powerfully raw vocals of Jefferson Airplane’s hit song, “White Rabbit.” The Alice in Wonderland-themed classic was originally sung by Grace Slick, though many have covered it over the years. Last night, P!nk proved herself more than capable of the task, when she performed on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.Kimmel has been employing an outdoor stage setup for summer concert fun, and recently hosted Dead & Company on the performance space. The show featured P!nk playing two songs, her folky ballad “Just Like Fire” and the hit “White Rabbit.” Both of them will be featured in the new Disney movie, Alice Through The Looking Glass.Check out the potent Jefferson Airplane tribute from last night, below.last_img read more

Southampton offices: No wind in Southampton’s sails

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Hector Bellerin explains Forest Green Rovers investment: ‘I’m excited to help push football into a sustainable future’

first_img Read More Comment Skip Hector Bellerin has invested in Forest Green Rovers (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has invested in League Two side Forest Green Rovers, becoming their second largest shareholder.The 25-year-old is ‘excited to help push football into having a sustainable future’ by getting involved with the Gloucestershire club that has been vegan since 2015 and carbon neutral since 2017.The League Two side, run by chairman Dale Vince, has been recognised as the world’s most environmentally friendly football club by FIFA and the United Nations.Bellerin, who has been vegan for three years himself and campaigns on environmental issues, sees the club as a perfect fit for him and is excited to be involved with the project.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Bellerin’s investment is below the threshold that would be considered a conflict of interest and he will be working with Vince in trying to raise awareness and enact change on environmental issues in football.‘I like Hector’s approach,’ said the chairman. ‘His personal journey and the things he’s trying to do – they make sense. I’m looking forward to working with him on our projects at FGR and this wider agenda we have a shared interest in.’Forest Green Rovers get their League Two campaign underway at Bolton on Saturday. Read More SPONSORED Full Screen Read More by Metro Phil HaighTuesday 8 Sep 2020 10:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Video Settings 1 min. story Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE He told the Forest Green Rovers website: ‘I was really excited when I first discovered the opportunity to get involved at Forest Green Rovers – and the brilliant work the club is already doing. It’s important that I invest in things I am passionate about – and I’m excited to help push football into having a sustainable future.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Forest Green Rovers prove to clubs who say “they don’t have resources to be sustainable” – that it is possible. With the new stadium, being carbon neutral and vegan the club is doing some mind-blowing work. People have a universal love of football, so there’s no better industry to promote sustainability – and what we can do as football supporters to be more environmentally conscious.‘I have so much respect for everything that Dale Vince is doing with the club – and he’s paving the way for everyone else in the sport.”‘I became a vegan around three years ago and at first, I just wanted to try it and detox my body. Initially, I thought I’d eat meat as a treat – but, being vegan just worked for me. After a month of being vegan, I felt stronger – and I didn’t struggle with ankle injuries anymore. I began to feel more energetic on the pitch – and I began to notice a real difference.’ 1/1 MORE: Arsenal struggling with move for goalkeeper David Raya as Brentford stand firmMORE: Arsenal refuse to back down in Lucas Torreira negotiations as Fiorentina end pursuitFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Top articles Skip Ad PLAY 🤝 𝘽𝙀𝙇𝙇𝙀𝙍𝙄𝙉 𝙅𝙊𝙄𝙉𝙎 𝙁𝙂𝙍@Arsenal defender @HectorBellerin has become the second-largest shareholder at the club.Welcome to FGR, Hector!#WeAreFGR 💚— Forest Green Rovers (@FGRFC_Official) September 8, 2020 Advertisement Hector Bellerin explains Forest Green Rovers investment: ‘I’m excited to help push football into a sustainable future’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Animals Become Tame with Minor Genetic Changes

first_img“In what could be a breakthrough in animal breeding, a team of scientists from Germany, Russia and Sweden have discovered a set of genetic regions responsible for animal tameness,” began a report in Science Daily.  Groups of tame rats and aggressive rats were bred separately, then mated.  Scientists identified genetic regions responsible for the different behaviors.    The editor of the journal Genetics in which the results were published (June issue) remarked how humans have tamed some animals for thousands of years but have had difficulty with others.  He said it’s not folklore and mythology; “genetics plays a large role in the process, and this research provides a solid scientific explanation of this phenomenon, and offers clues about how genomes can be manipulated to breed tame animals of species once believed to be untamable.”How difficult would it be for the Creator to alter the behavior of animals toward humans?  The Bible says God put the fear of man into animals after the Flood (Genesis 9:2) and that in the Millennium wild animals will become tame again (Isaiah 11, 65).  Is that just folklore or mythology?  Modern genetics shows there’s a “solid scientific explanation for this phenomenon.”  Compared to inventing an animal in the first place, taming wild animals would be a minor tweak for the Master of Genetics.  This is certainly more plausible than thinking lions and horses are the products of slime and chance.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Live Blog from CloudConnect: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and the Scaling Cloud

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Amazon CTO Werner Vogels is the lead keynote today at CloudConnect, an event that has sold out this year with about 3,000 people in attendance.Lew Tucker, Cloud CTO, Cisco Systems and Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias will follow Vogels.We’ll be looking for three key themes:The Importance of an Open Infrastructure.How the API Plays a Growing Role in the Cloud.The Future of Compute, Storage and I/0. 8:59 a.m.: Let’s get started.9:04 a.m.: Vogels says this will not be a sales talk. Yay! Very choppy video. Ugh. Vogels is talking about the ecosystem and the growth of mobile. 9:08 a.m. Cloud service terms are muddling the way we think about infrastructure and its impacts. The real importance is in the types of applications we build. Cloud services needs to exhibit benefits of the greater cloud. The service provider should be running the infrastructure so people can just use it. That is what the cloud looks like these days. 9:11 a.m.: Most important is to grow the ecosystem. Enterprise software was built for enterprise operations. This is leading to major changes. Startups are growing to bigger sizes than enterprise companies. With increasing competition, enterprises are becoming more start up like. He is mentioning companies such as Safenet that provide ways for the enterprises to interrelate with the cloud.9:16 a.m.: Vogels is recounting a story he had with a potential customer that showed him a Garner Magic Quadrant. He was being asked about hosting. But the difference is really about how growth can be supported. Hosting architectures need to support high performing Web sites. 9:20 a,m. In this high performance environment, companies are leveraging the ecosystem. SAP, for instance, is using the cloud to measure carbon impact. 9:22 a.m.Sill getting very choppy stream. Hard to follow. Companies are using the redundancy of the Amazon server network. Companies are using EU region for hot loads with the US being cold but there in case the data load needs to be transferred due to an outage, for example.9:25 a.m.: Business environments change radically. Companies need to continually update disaster recovery. He is citing importance of having a network such as Amazon.9:27 a.m.: Vogels is going through the company’s announcements of the past year. Its goal is to make sure the ecosystem really blossoms.Lew Tucker, Cloud CTO, Cisco Systems9:31 a.m.: What are effective networks? It’s really about network entropy. It’s abotu decomposing and reconstructing into new configurations. Tucker is bringing up John Gage, who talked about the network being the computer. Today, we see the massive growth of TCP/IP and the world of networked devices. That movement has pushed us into the age of the laptops, mobile platforms and the future mesh that will transform how society functions. 9:35 a.m.: Cloud computing is arriving just in time, Tucker says. It is like a perfect storm. What we have learned is that the Web won and applications need to be built in its form. That means a unified infrastructure. But what do we do to push things forward so applications are independent of the underlying infrastructure?9:42 a.m. Talking about joining OpenStack and Cisco’s commitment to open standards. Missed a bit due to poor streamNow, we’re on to Randy Bias.Randy Bias, CEO, CloudScaling9:45 a.m.: CloudScaling build clouds. He is walking through how he and his company views about building clouds. What he is really referring to are the public clouds we see built. Private clouds are needed because there are ways that the enterprise needs to be serviced differently than Amazon. He sees two battles being waged. There are the commodity public clouds provided by Amazon and the enterprise clouds.You have to ask yourself: Where is the enterprise cloud that compares to Amazon Web Services. Amazon, he notes, is taking off at an amazing pace. AmazonS3 is growing at 150%. That’s petabytes of data. Extrapolate and you see a scaling business.9:55 a.m. For the enterprise cloud, the cost to build and maintain is far greater than commodity clouds. Amazon is winning and enterprise cloud providers need to consider how to compete more effectively against them.10:07 a.m.: I’ve been following the interviews with Matthew Lodge of VMware and Matt Thompson, General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft. The fous is again om developers and the importance of infrastructures to support application growth. The focus is on programming the cloud and not the individual computer.Kevin McEntee, VP of Ecommerce and Systems Engineering, Netflix10:14 a.m.: In 1998, the company used a big Oracle database and a big Java programming environment. It crashed. They went to the cloud looking for high availability. They got that but they alo discovered new agility for developers and the business, too. Agility came with eliminating complexity. Accidental complexities came with adjusting to a Web environment. 10:22 a.m: Netflix culture fits with AWS programming environment. There is no CIO. There is no control. alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We’re going to stop there. Thanks for following!last_img read more

US $110 Million Oyster Bay Hotel to Open June 1

first_img “Following the flurry of openings we had in 2017 with luxury brands such as the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Zoetry Montego Bay, and Breathless Montego Bay, here we are again with another crowning jewel,” he beamed. With the opening, Excellence Group will join Royalton Resorts, owners of Royalton White Sands and Blue Waters, and Melia Hotels International, which operates the Melia Braco, as the three main internationally recognised brands to set up operations in Trelawny. Story Highlights The Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts will on June 1, become the newest member of the country’s growing fleet of luxury brands with the opening of its US$110 million hotel in Oyster Bay, Trelawny. The Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts will on June 1, become the newest member of the country’s growing fleet of luxury brands with the opening of its US$110 million hotel in Oyster Bay, Trelawny.Ground was broken for the 315-room property last March.With the opening, Excellence Group will join Royalton Resorts, owners of Royalton White Sands and Blue Waters, and Melia Hotels International, which operates the Melia Braco, as the three main internationally recognised brands to set up operations in Trelawny.Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, tells JIS NEWS that the opening of the world-class hotel brand will further raise the country’s stock as a premier destination for luxury travel.“Following the flurry of openings we had in 2017 with luxury brands such as the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Zoetry Montego Bay, and Breathless Montego Bay, here we are again with another crowning jewel,” he beamed.“This is yet another testament to Jamaica’s ever increasing status as the top Caribbean destination for high-end travel. Attracting a luxury brand like Excellence is nothing to scoff at,” he said.Mr. Bartlett also pointed out that the country can take pride in knowing that it is being viewed as a safe and stable destination to do business, adding that “the best is yet to come.”The Minister said the pending opening of Oyster Bay is another feather in the cap for the people of Trelawny, who have been seeing a dramatic increase in their tourism offerings.“In recent times, we have seen the opening of the US$4 million plus Good Hope Adventure Falls, the continued development of both the Falmouth pier and the town of Falmouth, and now the soon to be opening of Excellence Oyster Bay,” he noted.For his part, Excellence Group’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Domingo Aznar said the project “is of great excitement for us to deliver the best Excellence product to date, and our first foray outside of the Dominican Republic and Mexico.”“With Excellence Oyster Bay, we raised the standard to offer a whole new all-inclusive luxury experience for adults and we are confident that Jamaica is the perfect choice for it,” he told JIS NEWS.Built on a private peninsula and located just 35 minutes from the Sangster International Airport, Excellence Oyster Bay will offer nightly entertainment, daily activities, eight world¬-class restaurants, nine bars, state¬-of-¬the ¬art fitness facilities, two beachfront swimming pools, a chill¬-out lounge with rooftop pool, the exclusive Excellence Club, and the brand’s famous Miilé Spa.last_img read more

Mesut Ozil delighted with Arsenal fans

first_imgArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed his delight with the club’s supporters for their support.The former Schalke trainee is pleased with the way the Gunners fans have taken him to their heart, and explained how much it means to him to hear the song the fans have dedicated to him.The World Cup winner joined the Gunners in the summer of 2013 and helped put an end to a barren spell of almost a decade without winning a major trophy, as he helped the club lift the English Football Association Cup (FA Cup) in 2014.“In the game you don’t really realise so much because you’re concentrating and want to give everything on the pitch,” Ozil said, according to the club’s official website. Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“But I had friends and some of the family sending me videos on the underground before the game against Stoke where they were singing this song.”“It was crazy to hear and I was really, really happy because it was the first time the fans had a song for me. Thank you for that and I really appreciate it.”“It’s crazy. I can just say: thank you guys and thank you for supporting. It’s been a lot for me, of course.”last_img read more