Gunmen rob Stabroek Market vendor

first_img…one shot during arrestTwo men gun-butted and robbed a female vendor outside the Stabroek Market at about 05:50h on Saturday; but swift action by an off-duty Policeman who was in a Route 42 minibus resulted in one of the perpetrators eventually being apprehended, and even sustaining gunshot injury after a scuffle with one member of a party of Policemen who effected his arrest.The off-duty Policeman reportedly heard screams of “Thief!” while he was in the bus which was still at the Route 42 Park in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market, and he sprang into action.The cop saw one of the suspects, whom he described as a known character, entering a motorcar which was parked a short distance away; and when the known character was being whisked away from the scene, the Policeman followed the vehicle to its destination in Leopold Street, Georgetown, where the two characters reportedly exited the car and proceeded inside a house.The Policeman then went to the Brickdam Police Station and filed a report. He was later accompanied by other ranks to the Leopold Street house, but only the known character was there. In the process of being arrested, that suspect grabbed a Policeman’s firearm, and in his efforts to disarm the cop, a round was discharged and he was struck to his upper right thigh.The suspect was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and admitted. He is presently under Police guard at the medical facility.last_img read more

Chelsea announce signing of defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls

first_imgChelsea have completed the signing of central defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.Miazga, who made his debut for the Red Bulls shortly after his 18th birthday, has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.Boss Guus Hiddink confirmed on Friday that Miaza has been signed primarily as a “squad player” for the remainder of the season.Miazga said: ‘I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success. I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going.“I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.”Hiddink had been keen to bolster his defensive options after it became increasingly clear a new move for Everton’s John Stones will have to wait until the summer.There is also a question mark over the future of Gary Cahill who has become increasingly unsettled with his lack of first-team opportunities.However Hiddink insisted this week that Cahill would be staying at Stamford Bridge and remained a vital part of his future plans. 1 Matt Miazga last_img read more

CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR PIPPA SAYS ‘SORRY’ OVER COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGAL

first_imgCelebrity Bainisteoir – The Rivals‘ star Pippa O’Connor has responded to criticism of her dreading the drive up and back from Dublin to Donegal.After being drawn to coach at the Naomh Bríd club on Sunday’s opening episode, she expressed a fear that all the travelling would be too difficult for her and that every time she’d been in Donegal, ‘it always rained’.She moaned “I’m going home. I’m not going to Donegal. You are joking me.” When the catwalk queen realised she WAS coming to Ireland’s most stunning county, she complained about our lovely weather.“I can’t go to Donegal. Any time I’ve been to Donegal it has rained. Could you put me any further? I would say thanks but I can’t. I got the short straw,” she moaned.But the reality has proved to be anything but a burden as she prepares a team to take on husband Brian Ormond in the RTÉ One show.“When I first found out I was been sent to Donegal I was furious,” admits the Kildare model. “The thought of all the driving up and down, the bad weather when I’d been there before just turned me off but actually it was the best thing that could have happened.“The reaction I got from the team and club when they found out I was to be their manager completely made up for it. Everyone up there has been brilliant so far and I’m in it with the club to take them the whole way to the final.“They gave me the best welcome, I now feel lucky to have gotten a very passionate team. Donegal is my new home of late, I’ve been up here all weekend for a friend’s wedding – I can’t get enough of it!”Celebrity Bainisteoir – The Rivals continues on Sundays on RTÉ One. CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR PIPPA SAYS ‘SORRY’ OVER COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGAL was last modified: September 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR PIPPA SAYS ‘SORRY’ OVER COMMENTS ABOUT DONEGALlast_img read more

Social Media? No Way. Social Middleware? Oh, Yes

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… For example, users may access LinkedIn but there may be features that the employee is not permitted to access. The feature is flagged with a message that tells the user they do not have permission to use it. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… In the world of IT, social buzzwords can be a real way to kill any interest in adopting applications that give the enterprise access to the consumer Web.You have to speak their language. Social media? No way. Social middleware? Oh, yeah – now we are talking!Socialware talks in a language that IT can understand. The company is offering social middleware products that help companies integrate social networks with a level of control that makes them comfortable that the access is compliant with government regulations and IT policies.In many ways, companies have set up their own iron curtains to keep social interaction to a minimum. It’s also fair to say that many companies are eager to let their employees engage with the social Web. But they want the risk managed, especially when it comes to interacting with social networks.Socialware believes the missing component for the enterprise is a bridge layer that helps companies connect its people, processes and systems with the open, social Web.Socialware offers feature access control to social networks. An admin panel allows the IT manager to block access to different features on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Socialware provides the security layers and controls that give corporate IT the comfort that the risk in exposing social networks can be managed with rules that reflect the policies of the organization.Socialware is funded by Mike Maples, Jr., who is an investor in Twitter. It is also funded by Silverton Partners and G51. The management team members have backgrounds in Web 2.0 and the enterprise.That’s a mix that can make for a winning combination in the enterprise space. Socialware’s technology is reflective of that experience. We’ll be interested in seeing how the company develops in the year ahead. Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#news#Products alex williamslast_img read more

Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgTwo Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday, police said.The gunfight took place in a forest near Mahla camp of BSF under Partapaur police station limits when a team of BSF’s 114th battalion was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P. told PTI.When the patrolling team was advancing through forest of Barkot village, located around 250 km from the State capital Raipur, it came under heavy fire from a group of Naxals leading to the gunbattle between the two sides, he said.After a brief exchange of fire, the militants fled into core forest, he said.Two constables identified as Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, belonging to Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed while another constable, Sandeep Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said.Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarter of BSF’s 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, he said.The injured jawan was being airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the DIG said.On July 9, two BSF jawans, belonging to the 121st battalion, were killed when Naxals had triggered an IED blast while they were on a bike patrol in the Chhotebethiya area of Kanker.last_img read more

Berkeley robot uses tiny spiny toes to climb cloth

first_img Citation: Berkeley robot uses tiny, spiny toes to climb cloth (2011, October 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-berkeley-robot-tiny-spiny-toes.html The lab’s creation, CLASH, is the newest member of its robotic creatures, and this one moves vertically up cloth. Ten centimeters long, the 15-gram CLASH moves up cloth fast in an insect-like scurrying motion. The motor in CLASH powers the legs and drives its swift gait frequency. According to the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab site, the robotic device “is capable of climbing a loose cloth surface at 15 cm per second using a simple passive claw mechanism and a coupled in-plane leg drive system.”Each leg is connected to the single motor through a series of linkages. A point of design interest about CLASH is centered on the gripping and climbing technique the team devised, where tiny spikes on the robit’s feet grip into loose fabric and let the bot climb. The electronics and battery are configured into the tail of the robot, which adds balance. The CLASH newcomer belongs to the lab’s family of “Ambulating Robots.” They make a case for the value of legged systems rather than wheeled systems. Key performance advantages in legged systems is because the feet are not continually in contact with the ground, which makes legged robots better able to cross challenging terrain, they note. Perhaps the most interesting advantage, say the researchers, is in dynamic behavior seen in nature. “Many legged animals exhibit dynamically, self-stabilizing behavior. That is, the passive mechanical properties of the systems are tuned to naturally reject disturbances which might otherwise cause unstable behavior in the system.”Last month the Berkeley team of P. Birkmeyer, A. G. Gillies, and R. S. Fearing presented “CLASH: Climbing Vertical Loose Cloth” at IROS 2011 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) in San Francisco.The lab’s work on CLASH is not done yet. According to a report in IEEE Spectrum, they want to get CLASH to crawl horizontally, and they want CLASH to turn. (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists working in robotics know that nature holds the best ideas for making robots that can perform with speed, agility, and efficiency. At University of California, Berkeley, the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab is at the forefront of mimicking nature. Its lab mission is “to harness features of animal manipulation, locomotion, sensing, actuation, mechanics, dynamics, and control strategies,” in its work with small lightweight millirobots. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Can MRI drive a medical robot? This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more