10 things to do this week: Ghost bike tour, New Venture Challenge kickoff, more

first_img Published: Oct. 26, 2020 This week brings a de-stress check-in, Comedians In Your Kitchen, an event exploring Halloween traditions, a workshop for international graduate students, Drag Queen Costume Bingo and more.Tuesday, Oct. 27Grab-n-Go: Vote! Vote! Vote!  4 p.m. UMC South Terrace Get ready for voting day on Nov. 3! Stop by to decorate your own mask and pin. Supplies limited to the first 50 students.Wednesday, Oct. 28DSCC Dialogues: De-stress check-in 5 p.m.  Zoom Join your fellow students in conversation to share your experiences and learn from each other in a safe space. This week’s event, hosted by the Dennis Small Cultural Center, will be a de-stress check-in.New Venture Challenge kickoff 5:30 p.m.  Virtual See what’s in store for CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial competition and how you can be a part of it. More than $100,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs!Confident Conversations: Breaking the Ice With Small Talk 5–6 p.m.  Zoom In this workshop for international graduate students, you will learn concrete ways to interact confidently with others to make a good first impression and maintain the relationship. Register and complete the pre-workshop survey.Comedians In Your Kitchen: Avocado toast 5:30 p.m.  Zoom Season up your evening by joining Comedians In Your Kitchen and learn to make avocado toast! No matter your culinary experience, join seasoned chef and veteran comedian Mackinnon Beaton, comedian Sam Bear and your fellow students for a fun-filled night of learning new recipes and techniques.Education Abroad Global Seminar virtual info sessionsGet course credit while studying abroad in a faculty-led Global Seminar. Learn more at an info session.Consumer Insights (London, England) Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. | Join via ZoomCultural Transformations in Indonesia (Bali & Siberut, Indonesia) Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m. | Join via ZoomWar & Morality (Budapest, Hungary) Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m. | Join via ZoomThursday, Oct. 29 Think about it Thursday: Halloween traditions 1–2 p.m.  Zoom Explore the culture and traditions around Halloween. Grab-n-Go: Mini pumpkin decorating 4 p.m. UMC South Terrace Tent Decorate your own mini pumpkin for the Halloween season! Stop by for an afternoon of creativity and pumpkin decorating. Supplies limited to the first 50 students. Ghosts of Boulder Bike Tour 5:30 p.m.  UMC Bike Station Have you heard about the ghost of Cockerell Hall or the spirits that wander the Boulderado Hotel? Ride along to some of Boulder’s creepiest places. We’ll have bike lights to give out to attendees. Dress warmly and be ready for a chilly, spooky evening. Event open to CU students only. Masks must be worn at all times. Six-feet distance between others must be maintained at all times. Riders should be 25-feet apart while riding. Register on Eventbrite.Friday, Oct. 30 Buffalo Nites: Drag Queen Costume Bingo 7 p.m. Zoom Get lucky with Drag Queen Costume Bingo! Put on your favorite Halloween costume, and join a drag queen superstar for a night of fun. Bring your friends, and win tons of cool prizes. Costumes encouraged but not required.Film screening: Freaky 8 p.m. Chem 140 Come join the screening of the Halloween movie Freaky. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will need to wear masks, complete the daily health assessment and sign in before entering the event space.Categories:Things to DoCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Death toll from Nipah virus rose to 15 in Kerala

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Death toll from Nipah virus rose to 15 in Kerala The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus The death toll due to Nipah virus in the state rose to 15, with a 28-year-old man succumbing to the deadly virus here, a health department official said today. Akhil, a native of Karassery, who was undergoing treatment at the Kozhikode Medical college hospital (KMCH) since May 29, died last night, the official said. Two more persons, confirmed of having contracted the virus are being treated at KMCH, he said. Besides, 1,353 people who had been in contact with the affected persons before the confirmation of the disease, are under observation, the official said.Madhusudhanan (55) of Nellikode in the district, who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital here also breathed his last. He was working as a Senior superintendent in the Kozhikode District Court. The outbreak of the Nipah virus infection, a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans, is suspected to be from an unused well in Perambra which was infested with bats. The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphacenter_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share By EH News Bureau on May 31, 2018 last_img read more

AtlanTecRF Introduces Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System at Satellite 2018

first_imgAtlanTecRF has launched a new Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System (the MSS Series) at Satellite 2018 in Washington DC. The MSS Systems are designed to ‘talk’ to two ground-based or mobile satcom stations, simultaneously, thereby replicating for test purposes, the satellite link while remaining off-air.Each system consists of three parts, a base control unit and two weatherproof transponders each of which can be orientated to connect with a system under test (SUT) antenna. There is also the option to incorporate all of the digital control within one transponder housing to achieve a two-part test system. The base control unit is a convenient portable bench instrument with the capability of both local and remote, Ethernet control. This unit is connected to two mast-mounted transponders via a power and data cable.The two transponders are inter-connected – each capable of communicating with a fixed or mobile terminal in a choice of either X, Ku, DBS, Ka and Q bands and with the ability to vary the path attenuation, thereby reducing the real-world atmospheric effects.Taking the uplink or Transmit (Tx) carrier from one ground based system the MSS transponder re-transmits on the receive (Rx) carrier frequency for the downlink. But, instead of sending the signal back to the same ground station from which it received it, the MSS makes contact with a second ground terminal, thereby completing the satellite link from point A to point B, but without any satellite being involved.In addition to the transmission of signal to both terminals under test, a sample of the transmissions is fed back via coaxial low loss cable to the base unit and is then made available at the front panel for connection to a spectrum analyzer or other test equipment. Click here to learn more about this Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System.last_img read more

Wolfspeed Expands its LDMOS and GaN HEMT Offerings for Telecom and Radar Markets

first_imgWolfspeed has released new LDMOS and GaN HEMT product offerings that enable smaller systems with greater reliability and efficiency.Wolfspeed’s recent acquisition of the Infineon RF power business expanded its product portfolio, accelerating the company’s progress in developing innovations for telecommunications and aerospace/defense applications. The acquisition brings LDMOS technology and expertise to Wolfspeed, enabling the company to provide the optimal RF power solution to meet customers’ needs, regardless of the type of technology used.The expansion includes Wolfspeed’s new 28V 2620-2690 MHz Asymmetric Doherty Transistor, which is an LDMOS Doherty transistor that utilizes LD12 technology. This and other LD12 components use a plastic over mold package that delivers the same performance as open cavity packages, offering significant increases in efficiency at a lower cost. Wolfspeed has industry-leading performance in such plastic packages, which can bring significant cost savings to telecom applications.In the radar market, Wolfspeed is providing aerospace and defense operators better target discrimination and a longer detection range with the launch of the highest output power GaN products on the market, including a 1200W packaged GaN HEMT. The 1200W GaN HEMT sets a new industry benchmark for performance by delivering the highest output power for a GaN L-Band radar product on the market today. The device’s high-output power enables fewer devices to be used, resulting in simplified system architectures, lower materials costs, reduced energy consumption and increased system reaction time that is critical in defense and aerospace settings.The new LDMOS and GaN HEMT technologies will be on display at the Wolfspeed booth #931 during IMS 2018 in Philadelphia from June 12-15.Click here to view more news stories related to IMS 2018.last_img read more

Rome Flynn says “everything … hits the fan” in tonight’s in ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ season finale

first_imgABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Ahead of the explosive season five finale of How to Get Away with Murder, Rome Flynn, who plays law student Gabriel Maddox on the ABC drama, is weighing in on what fans might expect tonight.Flynn says that even as his character searches to find answers on how his father actually died, Gabriel is also “still finding out a lot about himself.” The actor also says that it was during those tense, dramatic scenes where Gabriel confronts Viola Davis’ character Annalise Keating about his father’s death, that he really had to dig deep as an actor.“I mean, those scenes with her– any scene with her is great,” Flynn tells ABC Radio. “But to be able to kind of go toe-to-toe with her was… It just made me a better actor.”While it’s likely that fans will get to see more of Gabriel and Annalise’s confrontation, Flynn says it’s unlikely that the everyone’s burning questions will be answered.“We all kind of know that… we get more questions than answers,” he says. “That’s just kind of how the show is. And I think that’s why people are so drawn to it. I think the suspense factor. They just do so well with that.” Of course, the former soap star knows exactly what makes a good drama and says tonight will be no different, teasing with a major cliffhanger ahead.“You really do hang on at the end of every episode,” he says. “[But] I say the last 10 minutes of this show is like the most important. It’s like when everything like hits the fan. Everything happens sort of in the last ten to five minutes.”  How to Get Away With Murder season five finale airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

CFB 150: Top 10 college football coaches of all time

first_imgHow tough was it to crack the list of the 10 greatest coaches in 150 years of college football history?Walter Camp, Howard Jones, Barry Switzer, Jock Sutherland all won at least three national championships. None got a vote from Sporting News’ panel to determine the best coaches in the sport’s history. Lou Holtz, Bo Schembechler, Vince Dooley, Frank Beamer and Steve Spurrier all won more than 200 games. They weren’t mentioned, either. Bryant was so gifted at his profession that perhaps the only coach who ever got the better of him worked in a different sport: Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp, who had established such a standard that Bryant felt he’d never be able to lift the school’s football program out of that shadow — even though he’d won three bowl games and finished 11-1 in 1950 (breaking Wilkinson’s 31-game win streak in the process). He rebuilt Texas A&M from 1-9 in 1954 to 9-0-1 just two years later. Soon after, he returned to his alma mater and conceived the most consistent, enduring power in college football. By the time he retired at Alabama in 1982, he had accounted for more than half of the Crimson Tide’s 11 national championships. Biographers explained he had a goal of integrating SEC football as early as his time at Kentucky, but was not successful; it was even more difficult at Alabama under segregationist governor George Wallace. But after the Tide were destroyed at home by Southern California and running back Sam Cunningham in 1970, the restriction began to change. Alabama returned to the top of the game with such players as Ozzie Newsome, Woodrow Lowe and Dwight Stephenson, who helped Bryant to his final three national titles.1. Nick SabanSchools: Toledo, Michigan State, LSU, AlabamaRecord: 245-63-1 (.793)Postseason record: 14-10 (.583)National championships: 2003 (LSU), 2009, 2011-12, 2015, 2017 (Alabama)One of the curiosities of Saban’s dominance is that, despite his seven championships, he has enjoyed only a single undefeated season, in 2009, when the Tide averaged nearly a three-touchdown winning margin and wrecked Texas in the BCS championship game. But he also has never endured a losing season and rung up double-digit victories for 11 (soon to be 12) consecutive years. Throughout that stretch, every one of those teams reached the No. 1 poll ranking during the season, and five finished on top. Saban is leader of a new breed of college coaches: more business-like (he holds a degree in business from Kent State) and less colorful (except when he appears as himself in “The Blind Side” or makes a humorous commercial for AFLAC) than many past legends. His facility at attracting elite talent and developing those prospects who choose to play for Alabama has not only led to team success, but also to 29 NFL first-round picks. CFB 150: Sporting News celebrates 150 years of college footballThere was little debate about the top two coaches on the list, but some of those who barely missed the cut are legends whose names and accolades will live forever among those who follow college football.Some of college football’s best were innovators, some were technicians and some were salesmen. All were winners.With that, SN presents our 10th entry celebrating 150 years of college football: its top 10 coaches of all time.10. Frank LeahySchools: Boston College, Notre DameRecord: 107-13-9 (.829)Postseason: 1-1 (.500)National championships: 1940 (Boston College, self-claimed), 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949 (Notre Dame)At the school where Knute Rockne, Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz won championships, it seems Leahy was the best of all. Rockne set the standard for the Fighting Irish, made them nationally relevant, but Leahy lifted them to their greatest sustained period of excellence. Although Army established itself as an overwhelming power at the same time under Red Blaik, Leahy still managed to win titles, one self-claimed, in five of the eight seasons he coached in the 1940s. (The other two, he spent in the Navy). Leahy coached four Heisman Trophy winners with the Irish.9. Glenn “Pop” WarnerSchools: Iowa State, Georgia, Cornell, Carlisle, Pitt, Stanford, TempleRecord: 311-103-32 (.697)Postseason record: 1-2-1 (.375)National championships: 1915, 1916, 1918 (Pitt), 1926 (Stanford)Warner was among the men who established the template for major-college football coaches, along with Walter Camp, John Heisman and Amos Alonzo Stagg. As the game grew through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Warner moved among schools in search of a more livable wage, and his on-field success kept him in demand. Some of his greatest success came at Carlisle, a school for Native Americans where Jim Thorpe became a national star. After moving across the state to Pitt, he led the Panthers to a 30-game winning streak, including a 1916 team that shut out six of its eight opponents and a 1917 team that posted another perfect season but was not acclaimed as champion.8. Urban MeyerSchools: Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, Ohio StateRecord: 187-32 (.854)Postseason record: 12-3, (.800)National championships: 2006, 2008 (Florida), 2014 (Ohio State)One wonders whether Meyer would have ranked higher if he hadn’t twice had his coaching career interrupted, first because of health issues after six years at Florida and then again after seven years of excellence at Ohio State. Meyer never has had a season worse than 8-5 and won double-digit games in 12 of 17 seasons, including his entire run at Ohio State. He posted two undefeated seasons — curiously, those were not his national championship years. One of them came at Utah, which was not invited to the BCS Championship game in 2004, and the other in his first year at Ohio State, when the Buckeyes were not eligible for the postseason because of issues that occurred under a prior coach.7. Eddie RobinsonSchool: Grambling StateRecord: 408-165-15 (.694)Postseason record: 9-10 (.474)National championships: 1955, 1967, 1972, 1974-75, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1992 (black college national championships)Robinson began as Grambling’s coach in 1941 at age 22 and remained in that position through all or part of six decades. He was widely acknowledged as an innovator and teacher, helping produce four Pro Football Hall of Fame players as well as more than 200 who got jobs in the AFL, NFL or CFL. He coached the first African-American quarterback who opened a season as starter for an NFL team (James Harris) as well as the first to win a Super Bowl as starting quarterback (Doug Williams). The standard he established helped Grambling become a brand name by the 1970s, strong enough to syndicate a weekly game highlights program when there were only a few college games on TV each week. Grambling earned nine black college national championships in five different decades during his tenure.6. Joe PaternoSchool: Penn StateRecord: 409-136-3 (.746)Postseason record: 24-12-1 (.649)National championships: 1982, 1986Paterno’s is a complicated legacy that will never be untangled after the scandal that precipitated his dismissal from Penn State in 2011. What is definitively true: He was an extraordinary football mind who led the Nittany Lions to five undefeated seasons and more victories than any other coach at the college game’s highest level. Also true, but at least somewhat nebulous: Paterno was made aware of an event in the Penn State football building involving a boy and long-retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who in 2012 was convicted on 45 counts related to alleged sexual abuse of boys and sentenced 30-60 years. Paterno reported that to his superiors, but later admitted, “I wish I had done more.”5. Bud WilkinsonSchool: OklahomaRecord: 145-29-4 (.815)Postseason record: 6-2 (.750)National championships: 1950, 1955-56Wilkinson was just 31 when he was promoted from assistant to head coach, and he rarely was less than brilliant during his too-brief career in charge of the Sooners. His first team finished 7-2-1 and ranked in the top 20; his last finished 8-2 and ranked in the top 10. In between there were eight double-digit win seasons, a 31-game winning streak between 1948 and 1950 and a record-47 consecutive victories from 1953-57, two of the eight longest streaks in the game’s history. Wilkinson credited his college coach at Minnesota, Bernie Bierman (a five-time national champion), with teaching him 99 percent of what he knew about the game and the motivations to be great. It was that last one percent, though, that separated Wilkinson from his peers.4. Woody HayesSchools: Denison, Miami (Ohio), Ohio StateRecord: 238-72-10 (.744)Postseason record: 6-6 (.500)National championships: 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970 (Ohio State)Can you imagine how delighted Hayes would be to know there are just three coaches ranked ahead of him on this list — and none of them is Michigan’s Bo Schembechler? This is the guy who loathed Michigan so deeply he declined to used its proper name. He called it “That Team Up North.” In 1968, when his Buckeyes were rolling over Michigan on the way to the national championship, they scored a touchdown to go ahead by 34 points in the final minutes. Hayes ordered the Buckeyes to try for a 2-point conversion. Asked afterward why he made that decision, Hayes responded, “Because the rules won’t let you go for three.” Hayes famously avoided the forward pass, once saying, “There are three things that can happen when you pass, and two of them are bad.” Hayes’ career, however, ended in a most bizarre fashion: Toward the end of the 1978 Gator Bowl against Clemson, a Buckeyes pass was intercepted by Charlie Bauman, clinching victory for the Tigers. He was tackled near the OSU sideline, and Hayes stepped forward and punched Bauman beneath his chin strap. He was fired the next day.3. Tom OsborneSchools: NebraskaRecord: 255-49-3 (.831)Postseason record: 12-13 (.480)National championships: 1994-95, 1997It took an extra decade for Osborne to claim a national title after what might have been his greatest team, the 1983 squad led by Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, rallied to trail by a point in the Orange Bowl against Miami and opted to try for a winning 2-point conversion rather than the tie that would have resulted in a No. 1 poll ranking. “I don’t think any of our players would be satisfied with backing into it,” he said after his team’s pass attempt fell incomplete. He never coached a team that failed to make a bowl game or won fewer than nine games. Fifteen times his Huskers won double-figure games, including each of the final five seasons. The program was soaring at the time he decided to retire at age 60; Nebraska compiled a 60-3 record in those last five seasons, winning two outright titles and a share of another in the span of four seasons.2. Paul “Bear” BryantSchools: Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A&M, AlabamaRecord: 323-85-17 (.760)Postseason record: 15-12-2 (.517)National championships: 1961, 1964-65, 1973, 1978-79 (Alabama)last_img read more