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first_imgSophomore Kaley Murday —  an older sister, babysitter and godmother — said when she first arrived to Notre Dame, she missed spending time with kids.Then she discovered College Mentors for Kids, a program that aims to show children in the South Bend community the everyday of college life and encourage them to pursue a college degree. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the organization brings first-through-sixth grade kids from St. Adalbert Catholic School to campus. On Wednesdays, the group busses in first-through-fourth graders from Holy Cross Elementary School.“Day-to-day for a mentor, you’re just hanging out with this kid and trying to get to know them,” Murday said. “Every week, we have an activity. We’ve done yoga, ultimate frisbee and we even made gingerbread houses for Christmas. We try to choose engaging activities that paint college in a bright light.”However, College Mentors for Kids is not just about showcasing the college experience. Murday said mentors hope to form connections with their kids and often have the same “buddy” from semester to semester.“I made it a point when making my schedule every semester to keep Thursday afternoons free because that’s when my buddy comes,” she said. “This is my third semester with her. She’s quieter, so she really didn’t open up to me until last semester, but now she tells me about the boys she likes and cute stuff like that.”Senior Danielle Koterbay, vice president of Tuesday programming for the club, has been a member since her sophomore year, when a friend recommended it, she said. Koterbay said one of the special things about the club is it aims to reflect the Notre Dame’s mission.“Notre Dame students love to live out the mission of Notre Dame, which is being a force for good. So I think that this is a wonderful opportunity to do that,” Koterbay said. “It can change these little kids’ lives in ways that they may not see once the program ends, but it’s nice to know that students can have an impact on them, no matter how small.”Each student meets with his or her buddy once a week for about two hours. Junior Joseph Hirshorn, president of the club, said this means anyone can get involved.“I think it’s a great opportunity for people to see how small actions can really make a big difference,” Hirshorn said. “You know, each individual mentor by themselves can have a huge impact on this one child and then on the community as a whole, especially in building this community of support for these two schools, which have been positively impacted from that.”The program closes each year with a banquet at St. Adalbert for mentors, children and their parents.“We get to meet [the parents], and we get to hear how the buddy went home each week and said how much college mentors had an impact on them,” Koterbay said. “It really brings it all full circle, and it’s an amazing close to the year.”Tags: College Mentors for Kids, holy cross elementary school, St. Adalbert Catholic Schoollast_img read more

first_imgION Geophysical has announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the Western Gulf of Mexico using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data library. The Mexican Ridges 3D reimaging program is fully supported by industry funding and contains eight surveys covering approximately 28,800 sq km over the Mexican Ridges fold belt, the company said on Thursday.According to the company, fast track data is available now for the deep water lease round (Round 2.4) in January 2018 and final products will be available for future license rounds in the area.The Mexican Ridges are known for the complex geology and compressional folds. ION also said that, while there are many proven plays onshore and in shallow water, companies are looking for new play fairways and additionally how the known plays are related to observations in deep water.“There is strong continued client interest in Mexico and demand for higher resolution data following the historic Zama-1 discovery. With the success of our Campeche reimaging program, ION is expanding its multi-client data offshore Mexico,” said Ken Williamson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ION’s E&P Technology and Services group.Earlier this week, ION also announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore Brazil.last_img read more

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea, QPR and Brentford…Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, according to the Daily Mail.Mikel’s first-team chances have been limited, largely because of Nemanja Matic’s excellent performances, and the Nigerian has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.The Mail say Inter have identified Mikel, 28, as a possible back-up option should they fail to land Felipe Melo from Galatasaray.Mikel has been linked with several clubs in recent monthsA number of newspapers report that Chelsea have had a bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rejected by Stoke.Italian media reports suggest the Blues and Inter are moving towards a deal for Juan Cuadrado to move to the San Siro on loan from Chelsea.Meanwhile, Everton are looking to sign Brentford wide-man Moses Odubajo, Goal.com claim.Odubajo impressed as his side challenged for promotion last season and is now being touted for a move to the Premier League.Andre Gray has also been linked with a move, with the Hull Daily Mail reporting that Hull City are interested in the Bees striker.It follows recent reports that Gray is a target for QPR, who have not made a move to sign him.Odubajo caught the eye for Brentford last seasonThere has also been speculation over the future of Brentford playmaker Jota, with Swansea City among the clubs reported to be interested.And according to media reports in the Netherlands, Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has rejected a move to Griffin Park from FC Twente.Reports in Spain suggest that Sevilla are interested in QPR midfielder Leroy Fer.Finally, the Daily Express pick up on recent reports that West Brom want Charlie Austin.QPR are still yet to receive an approach for striker Austin despite reported interested from several clubs.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgArcata >> Davasyia Hagger scored a game-high 26 points as the Humboldt State men’s basketball team defeated Simpson University 84-74 on Tuesday at Lumberjack Arena.Leading by one point at the half, HSU (3-3 overall, 0-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association) opened the second half on an 11-4 run capped by five-straight points from Tyras Rattler Jr. to take a 50-44 lead.Later in the half, HSU extended its lead to its largest of the game at 19 points on a Jack Kaub 3-pointer with just …last_img read more

first_imgIn our previous article, we discussed how agile, adaptable and future-proof development allows developers to manage multiple sources of data in today’s Internet of Things. Now, we’ll put those philosophies into practice with the development cross-platform user interfaces (UIs).Engineering software projects are never simple, and they get very complex with embedded development. Developers must navigate around not only desktop, mobile and web applications, but also through several operating systems and various hardware specific aspects from screen resolutions and aspect ratios to hardware-specific drivers.Developers who fail to efficiently navigate these will find themselves retracing their steps and delaying time to market. To avoid this, here are a few ways an application development framework helps developers build cross-platform applications.Simplify and Streamline Development There are three key criteria for successful cross-platform development: Continue reading on page two >> Have an efficient, cost-effective way to write code Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Developers benefit greatly when they use cross-platform technologies such as Qt API’s, QML, HTML5 and others to meet these criteria. Cross-platform technologies enable developers to reuse code from one platform to another. This is especially the case when developers retarget their projects for embedded applications. In this case, the development target is an embedded device; however, this doesn’t mean that your development environment needs to be on an embedded device.Cross-platform technologies allow developers to start with more user-friendly, common engineering environments (see Figure 1). For example, a developer can use a Windows PC to develop and compile app. Then, using cross-compiling/deployment tools, the developer can then compile and execute the source code for the embedded target. Long story short, this process only takes one code for one project with multiple different targets.Figure 1: Cross-platform development enables developers to maintain a streamlined workflow while deployed to custom hardware (Source: The Qt Company). Maintain Productivity Across Platforms Cross-platform development is not a one-size-fits-all project. Different platforms – desktop, mobile, embedded – run on different resources. For example, embedded devices typically have hardware resource constraints. Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, desktop applications have constant circuit power, big screens and – when compared to embedded applications, an almost endless amount of memory and CPU.With that, embedded developers often find themselves in a tug-of-war between getting the best out of their embedded hardware and providing their UI designers a nice, easy-to-use technology for UI design. These two requirements prove very difficult to combine into one application, which then impedes productivity.In an optimal solution, developers can mix and match C++ code with higher-level UI code to maintain device productivity and efficiency. Developers can bucket application logic, hardware-specific routines and other actions/activities that require a lot of CPU time into C++ and then mix that code with a higher-level UI language such as QML, JavaScript and HTML5 (see Figure 2).Figure 2: Cross-platform technologies allow developers to develop applications in user-friendly environments before deploying them to a wide array of devices (Source: The Qt Company). Developers have the full freedom to choose what technology and software architecture to use. However, developers who solely rely on higher level UI technologies such as HTML5 and JavaScript, may run into performance issues on limited hardware capacity or issues with managing and maintaining large code base over several releases. Have you ever tried to manage few hundred thousand lines of JavaScript code? Have the ability to write, deploy, debug and test on different environments (hardware and operating system) at the same time Bridge the Gap Between Developers and Designers Imagine a developer starting a new project for a new embedded device application on a Linux desktop. The developer’s company hasn’t yet ramped up manufacturing efforts, so device prototypes are hard to find. Development and testing cycles thus run into a wall until prototypes become available (see Figure 3).Figure 3: Development and testing cycles depend on the availability of prototypes from design cycles (Source: The Qt Company). A cross-platform framework often provides work-arounds for these challenges, as they include cross-platform APIs and functionalities. What this means is that developers can use other devices – perhaps a PC, tablet or previous versions of the device – as a development platform to perform the bulk of their work before testing on prototypes and final hardware. Better yet, as mentioned earlier, developers can develop in their desktop platforms first and then throw the draft project onto the embedded device when it’s ready.Cross-platform APIs are also useful when dealing with business requirements and needs. For example, management may provide a new platform, device or operating system that they need developers to work with. Instead of ramping up for each platform, device or OS, developers with cross-platform frameworks already have the cross-platform APIs taken care of. Developers can then build applications for all kinds of different targets, promoting time to market and taking productivity into their own hands.On top of all this, designers also need to contribute to UI development. Oftentimes, designers create a robust UI on Photoshop, Illustrator or another design suite, but then they run into challenges as they work with the developer to mimic that interface in a programming environment. This also slows down the project with each and every iteration and update.Next-generation cross-platform frameworks will provide environments for rapid UI creation. New tools will allow designers to work with the tools they’re comfortable with – Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. – and then directly share those files with developers. Developers will be able to directly access these files and input them into programming environments. This allows designers and developers to work iteration by iteration with automatic updates to the file from either side.So, What’s Next? The future is bright for today’s developers. Next-generation tools and frameworks will keep developers adaptable and agile as they create applications for an exponentially growing number of IoT devices. These innovations will also streamline development workflows within a company, allowing developers, designers and others to do what they do best and come together to create cutting-edge applications for embedded devices and beyond.Santtu Ahonen works in The Qt Company as product manager of the Qt for Device Creation. Santtu has over 20 years of experience in product management on various high technology products including Nokia Maemo as Head of Developer Offering Product Management where Qt was essential part of the plan. Santtu joined back in to Qt technology and The Qt Company in spring 2017. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods Maintain a fast time to market Continue Reading Previous SGeT: open standard connects embedded devices to the cloudNext PEAK-System: latest technology on show at embedded world 2018last_img read more

first_imgzoom Port operator Associated British Ports expects 2018 to be another record-breaking year at the Port of Southampton, following on from the success of 2017.Last year saw the largest vessels in the world coming to Southampton — such as the 20,568 TEU Milan Maersk — and more than one million containers handled by the port.This year will see even larger mega-ships visiting, according to the port operator. “This is set to be another important year for the port. Across automotive, cruise, containers and bulks we are anticipating another record-breaking year,” Alastair Welch, ABP Southampton Director, commented, adding that the port operator will be spending an average of GBP 75,000 (USD 101,000) a day on the port’s infrastructure.The Port of Southampton is the UK’s number one export port, handling GBP 40 billion of exports every year. The total trade handled by the port is worth some GBP 75 billion.The port is also home to the UK’s second largest container terminal and each year handles around one million containers.Over the past five years, GBP 280 million was invested in port facilities, including more than GBP 50 million in new vehicle export facilities. The port recently opened its newest vehicle terminal.In addition, the port has over 500 cruise calls each year bringing 2 million passengers. It also hosts some 3 million ferry passengers travelling to and from the Isle of Wight.last_img read more