Audinate has announced the availability of Dante Virtual Soundcard for installation in virtual Windows environments using Type-1 hypervisors. This update is especially important for customers such as broadcasters, educators and corporate users that want to deploy Dante networked audio throughout data centers, studios, server clusters and campuses. Dante Virtual Soundcard interfaces directly with audio software running on virtual machines, allowing distribution of media playback, centralized recording and more.Dante Virtual Soundcard turns any computer into a Dante endpoint for networked audio. It provides a standard WDM or ASIO audio interface that allows any installed audio software to send and receive up to 64 channels of lossless audio over a standard 1Gbps network to any Dante-enabled AV endpoints, including other instances of Dante Virtual Soundcard. Dante Virtual Soundcard is an ideal solution for computer-driven media playback, multi-channel recording and lecture capture and is 100 percent compatible with the more than 2,000 Dante-enabled products available from multiple vendors.Dante Virtual Soundcard with support for installation on virtual machines is available from Audinate in multi-activation license editions only and may not be purchased from the Audinate web store.Audinate is here.
Final meet for seniors will be bittersweet for coachesJules AmeelDaily File PhotoMarch 12, 2009Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThis NCAA Championship meet will be bittersweet for the Minnesota womenâÄôs swimming and diving team. This meet will feature seniors from coaches Terry Nieszner and Kelly KremerâÄôs first recruiting class. Minnesota hosts the meet at the University Aquatic Center today through Sunday. Kremer said itâÄôs not going to be easy watching the graduating seniors swim in their last meet of the season. âÄúItâÄôs going to fun to see them swim,âÄù he said. âÄúWeâÄôre going to miss the heck out of this group.âÄù Fifteen swimmers will represent Minnesota at the meet, the most in school history. Seniors Stacy Busack, Christine Jennings, Yuen Kobayashi, Meredith McCarthy and Jenny Shaughnessy are making their fourth trip to the meet. Seven swimmers are entering the NCAA championship meet for the first time, four of which are first years. âÄúEvery year has gotten more and more fun,âÄù she said. âÄúRight now we are trying to stay relaxed and rested and ready to go.âÄù In order to get ready, practices are different than during the regular season, Shaughnessy said. Minnesota has a very well balanced team, Kremer said, with Minnesota being represented in every swimming event. Sophomore Jillian Tyler enters the meet with the second-fastest time in the 100 breast stroke and third in the 200 breast stroke. âÄúMy thoughts going into this meet are that we have the best team in recent memory,âÄù Kremer said. âÄúAs coach it gives you a lot of confidence and gives you a lot to be excited about.âÄù The last two years, Minnesota has finished 13th overall. This year, a team goal is to finish in the top ten, something the Gophers know wonâÄôt be easy. âÄúNow with this group of seniors, itâÄôd be nice to see them improve on their 13th place finish,âÄù Kremer said.
At the event, which was sponsored by the Tucker Center, sport and exercise psychology associate professor Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal presented her research, which explains how an athlete’s environment affects his or her likelihood of suffering injuries. When an athlete is injured, it is important to his or her well-being to remain directly involved with the team, Wiese-Bjornstal said. Frost also said his team is comfortable in communicating all sorts of issues to the coaching staff, including injuries. This practice is evident with Minnesota’s women’s hockey team. When team members are injured, head coach Brad Frost encourages them to participate in practice by either continuing to learn the game or helping out with drills. “The culture of sport that we have now, especially at the more elite levels, seems to overemphasize performance and underemphasize health,” she said. “To me, they’re equally important, so I would never be willing to sacrifice health for the sake of performance.” By observing past Gophers’ cross country rosters, she found high levels of stress usually follow injuries, and those situations can be amended if coaches play a positive role. Fewer injuries occur when a team’s culture is positive and open, according to the research, and when players are still involved in team activities despite being hurt. “The goal is to make everybody the best athlete they can be,” Merzbacher said. “But you have to put people’s health first.” “The only way our players can perform at their best is if they’re healthy,” he said. By encouraging communication, planning physical and mental recovery processes and effectively reporting injuries, a team’s culture could change. “Coaches are so busy. It’s the X’s and O’s, the parents and so much more that they have to deal with,” she said. “They feel [handling an injury is] someone else’s job.” Now, Wiese-Bjornstal aims to educate coaches to help them monitor injured student-athletes. And several Gophers head coaches already include facets of the associate kinesiology professor’s methods. Unlike some other Minnesota teams where injured athletes play a heavy participatory role, in Merzbacher’s program, injured players solely focus on recovery. “Injuries are a part of athletics. If you’re having an issue, you then have to become an active participant in the training room,” he said. Coaches’ role addressing injuries shifts with times Sam KraemerApril 21, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintDozens of female coaches from across the state convened at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday to better understand how collegiate coaches and female athletes work together to address injuries. At Friday’s event, Wiese-Bjornstal pushed the importance of creating a welcoming culture between players and coaches, and there’s room for teams across collegiate athletics to improve with making athletes feel comfortable. Women’s tennis head coach Chuck Merzbacher said in recent years, his program has improved the communication between player, coach and trainer.
Getting to know Vishal Joseph – Guyana’s CARICOM Youth AmbassadorFive of the Region’s CARICOM Youth Ambassadors attended the Caribbean Forum on Youth Population and Development earlier this week in Georgetown, Guyana. The Forum was held through a collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund…July 28, 2018In “Associate Member States”CARICOM ASG highlights progress in Youth DevelopmentAssistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr, Douglas Slater, has highlighted a number of areas where progress has been made in youth development in the Region. Dr. Slater was speaking at the opening ceremony of a CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Orientation and Capacity Building Workshop. The…June 5, 2017In “Anguilla”CARICOM SG to host social media interaction on entrepreneurship with youthYoung people from across the Region will have an opportunity to interact with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque via social media on 29 June 2015. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative…June 25, 2015In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Saint Lucia Reparations Committee welcomes new CARICOM Youth… Getting to know Vishal Joseph – Guyana’s CARICOM… You may be interested in… Nov 8, 2016 Former CARICOM Youth Ambassador serves as UNESCO Panelist at… Vishal is forever grateful that his parents, Lennox Joseph and Savitri Singh, along with his caring teachers, paid attention to his education, and provided the nudge he needed to excel academically. Vishal would not elaborate on the details regarding the challenges he faced when he was just about to begin sixth form, but he did say that the circumstances at the time required that he live on his own. Through it all, he came out successfully with 12 subjects at the CSEC examinations. Read more at: Guyana Chronicle Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 5, 2016 (Guyana Chronicle)LIFE has not always been smooth sailing for Vishal Hulbert Joseph, who was forced to make a few decisions that would prove crucial to his future endeavours. In fact, at just 17, he was practically on his own, pursuing sixth form studies and a job at the same time. Vishal shared his story just recently with the Guyana Chronicle, and he could not help but reflect on how well his life has turned out, even though he had quite a few bumpy roads to travel. A ‘Georgetown’ boy all his life, Vishal completed all of his education on Camp Street. He began at the Starter’s Nursery School, and then pressed on to St. Margaret’s Primary and Queen’s College, where he completed sixth form. Jul 28, 2018
“Initially you form these tiny fingers that are too small to observe… but quickly they interact with each other as they move down, and form larger and larger structures,” said Raphael Ouillon, a mechanical engineer at the University of California Santa Barbara and lead author of the new study. Researchers walk along the bank of the Dead Sea, one of Earth’s saltiest bodies of water. It is nearly 10 times saltier than the ocean. Courtesy/Nadav Lensky/Geological Survey of Israel Salt crystals form on instruments dipped into the Dead Sea. Courtesy/Nadav Lensky/Geological Survey of Israel “The initial fingers might only be a few millimeters or a couple of centimeters thick, but they’re everywhere across the entire surface of the lake,” said Eckart Meiburg, also a mechanical engineer at UC Santa Barbara and co-author of the new study. “Together these small fingers generate a tremendous amount of salt flux.” A salty mystery WASHINGTON, D.C. — New research explains why salt crystals are piling up on the deepest parts of the Dead Sea’s floor, a finding that could help scientists understand how large salt deposits formed in Earth’s geologic past. “Altogether this makes the Dead Sea a unique system,” said Nadav Lensky, a geologist with the Geological Survey of Israel and co-author of the new study. “Basically, we have here a new finding that we think is very relevant to the understanding of the arrangement of these basins that were so common in Earth’s history.” Scientists first noticed in 1979, after this process had started, that salt crystals were precipitating out of the top layer of water, “snowing” down and piling up on the lakebed. The salt layer on the lake floor has been growing about 10 centimeters (4 inches) thicker every year. They propose that when the top layer of the lake is disturbed by waves or other motion, tiny parcels of warm water enter the cooler pool of water below. Heat diffuses more rapidly than salt, so this warm water parcel rapidly cools. But as it cools it holds less salt, so the salt precipitates out and forms crystals that sink to the bottom. Watch an animation of the salt fingers here. The Dead Sea, a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, is nearly 10 times as salty as the ocean. Humans have visited the Dead Sea for thousands of years to experience its purported healing properties and to float in its extremely dense, buoyant waters, and mention of the sea goes back to biblical times. Satellite images of the Dead Sea taken in 1972 and 2011, showing how much water levels have dropped since Israel and Jordan began diverting much of the freshwater entering the Dead Sea. Courtesy/NASA After several hundred thousand years, the Mediterranean’s water levels dropped so much that the sea partly or nearly dried out, leaving behind thick deposits of salt. The new finding suggests these deposits formed during this time in a similar manner to what is happening right now in the Dead Sea. When the Strait of Gibraltar opened up again, water flooded the basin and the salt deposits were buried under new layers of sediment, where they remain today. Much of the freshwater feeding the Dead Sea has been diverted in recent decades, lowering the sea’s water levels and making it saltier than before. The new finding also helps explain the formation of massive salt deposits found within Earth’s crust. AGU News: One notable example is the thick salt layer underneath the Mediterranean Sea. Researchers know that about six million years ago, the Strait of Gibraltar closed off, because of the movements of Earth’s tectonic plates. This cut off the supply of water from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean, creating a giant shallow inland sea. An aerial view of the Dead Sea taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. New research explains why salt crystals are piling up on the deepest parts of the Dead Sea’s floor, a finding that could help scientists understand how large salt deposits formed in Earth’s geologic past. Courtesy/NASA/Hubble The process driving this salt crystal “snow” and buildup of salt layers on the lakebed has puzzled scientists because it doesn’t make sense according to the laws of physics. Now, a new study in AGU’s journal Water Resources Research proposes that tiny disturbances in the lake, caused by waves or other motion, create “salt fingers” that slowly funnel salt down to the lakebed. Watch a video about this research here. In the new study, researchers created a computer simulation of how water and salt would flow in the Dead Sea if the salt fingers theory was correct. They found the salt fingers theory correctly predicted the downward flow of salt snow and buildup of salt layers in the middle of the lake’s floor. Because the level of the lake is declining, due to pumping of freshwater from the nearby Jordan River, the salt layers are concentrated in the central part of the lake, according to the authors. The Dead Sea is only hypersaline water body on Earth today where this salt fingering process is happening, so it represents a unique laboratory for researchers to study the mechanisms by which these thick salt deposits have formed, according to the authors. Understanding salt deposits elsewhere The new finding helps researchers better understand the physics of the Dead Sea but also helps explain the formation of massive salt deposits found within Earth’s crust. “We know that many places around the world have thick salt deposits in the Earth’s crust, and these deposits can be up to a kilometer thick,” Meiburg said. “But we’re uncertain how these salt deposits were generated throughout geological history.” Lensky and his colleagues proposed an explanation in 2016, and the new research tests this theory for the first time. Researchers realized the salt snow they observed was originating in this top salty layer, but this warm water doesn’t mix with the cooler water below because it’s so much warmer and less dense. So they were puzzled as to how salt from the surface was entering the cooler layer and plummeting to the bottom of the lake. As the Dead Sea has become saltier in recent decades, much of that salt has become concentrated near its surface. During the summer, extra heat from the Sun warms the surface of the Dead Sea and divides it into two distinct layers: A warm top layer sitting atop a colder lower layer. As water evaporates from the top layer in the summer heat, it becomes saltier than the cooler layer below.
GUEST-WORTHY RECIPE:Chef Wayne Elias of Crumble CateringINSTAGRAM: @Elias.WayneCHEF ELIAS’S RECIPE: Sweet & Savory Grilled Cheese, made for Elton John’s Oscar PartyWHY? “I have been making this recipe for grilled raisin bread sandwiches filled with mascarpone, gorgonzola, and Asian pears for 14 years. It’s simple, but creative, [and] has these great flavors. Consider it a grown-up grilled cheese.”INGREDIENTS6 slices of thin sliced raisin bread3 oz mascarpone cheese3 oz gorgonzola cheese1 Bosc pear, peeled, cored, and sliced thin2 oz butter, for grilling in panDIRECTIONSPlace six slices of raisin bread on work table. Spread the mascarpone cheese evenly on all slices.Sprinkle the gorgonzola evenly on three of the raisin bread slices. On top of the cheese, place 4 to 5 slices of pear. Place the other bread slice on top and close the sandwich.In a sauté pan, melt the 2 oz of butter and over low to medium heat, grill the sandwiches on both sides until golden brown.To serve, trim the edges off the sandwiches and cut into a cross-cross to form four little triangle pieces. Plate, serve, and garnish with fresh herbs. Share
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Gasum and chemicals producer Sachtleben have made a deal on the delivery of natural gas to the Pori plant of Sachtleben Pigments Oy.With the deal, Sachtleben Pigments will replace liquefied petroleum gas with natural gas. The transition will reduce the plant’s CO2 emissions by 12,000 tons each year. The plant produces titanium dioxide, which is used in cosmetics, paints, varnishes, and packaging inks.The gas will be delivered to the Sachtleben Pigments plant using a gas pipeline from the Gasum LNG terminal that will be built in Tahkoluoto, Pori. A 12 kilometer gas pipeline will be built for deliveries to the Sachtleben Pigments plant. When the pipeline is completed, it can also serve Gasum’s other industrial clients. Gasum is already carrying out similar delivery using its existing gas network, which offers major coverage in southern Finland, reaching nearly half of the country’s population.”We in Pori, especially at our plant, are very happy about Gasum’s decision to build an LNG-terminal in Tahkoluoto, Pori. We trust that we’re able to start using natural gas as scheduled, in 2016. This, of course, depends on the decision the Ministry of Employment and the Economy will make on investment funds applied for the construction of the terminal”, says Ilpo Harju, CEO of Sachtleben Pigments Oy.”We believe that in the long term, natural gas will be a more reliable and competitive fuel compared to liquefied petroleum gas and will bring added value to our owner”, says Leena Leppänen, Senior Purchasing Manager at Sachtleben Pigments Oy.”The terminal enables the use of LNG as a fuel in ship transport. Our raw material and final products are mostly shipped, so the potential in maritime transport is significant,” Leppänen continues.”We are happy that Sachtleben Pigments has decided to start using natural gas. The use of LNG, especially, will see a major increase in the next years both in Finland and its neighboring regions. LNG is the cleanest fuel available for maritime traffic and will extend the use of natural gas to industries outside the gas grid,” says Tommy Mattila, Head of LNG at Gasum.No investment decision has been made on the construction of the Pori import terminal. Gasum has submitted an application to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy for investment funds for the LNG terminal.Gasum has begun initial earthwork at the site of Tahkoluoto oil and chemical harbor. The terminal is planned to be completed in fall 2016.[mappress]Press Release, April 09, 2014
Gandhi JJ, OIA’s senior operations executive in Chennai, explained that although the company has had a presence in the area through its network of partnerships for many years, increasing demand has led it to establish its own branch office.”The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects economic growth in India to exceed 6 percent in 2016,” added OIA’s managing director for Asia Pacific, Peter Wong. “Growth in Chennai has been led by the automotive, technology and textile sectors.”Sujit Nair has been named branch manager of the new office. www.oiaglobal.com
Alzena Hart demonstrates how to splint an arm fracture using magazines. Pictured with her is La-eeq Enaadien from Belgravia. About 30 people learnt how to treat fractures during a workshop at the Athlone library on Saturday.It was presented by emergency medical technician Samantha Adams and first aid instructor Alzena Hart. Here are a some of the things they dealt with: There are three types of fractures: an open fracture, where the bone is exposed through the skin; a closed fracture, where the bone is not visible; and a complicated fracture, where the bone is broken in multiple places. Signs to look out for are swelling, bruising, and lots of pain in the area of the fracture. Use something cold to reduce swelling, but never apply ice directly to the skin as it can cause ice burn. To reduce swelling in the foot place pillows under the foot and make sure it is higher than the heart. When splinting the fracture (the process of straightening the joint), keep the affected limb in line to prevent inflammation which will prolong recovery. The body tends to get cold when in pain so keeping the patient warm with a blanket is important. Household items, such as magazines, broomsticks and towels can be used to splint a fracture. To check that circulation hasn’t been cut off, make sure the limb is not cold or press down hard on the area until it turns white; after two seconds, it should turn red if the blood is still flowing. When splinting a pelvic fracture, check the pelvis with the palms of your hands to feel for any broken bones. Wrap a towel or piece of cloth around the pelvis. Pack pillows around the sides of the body including the legs to prevent movement. When splinting an ulna (arm) fracture, use a square scarf as a sling or hold up the arm with another hand. Knot the scarf on the other shoulder to release pressure on the affected arm. If the arm is broken in more than one place, secure planks on either side it with a bandage. To splint a femur (thighbone) fracture, tie broomsticks on either side of the leg with rope or bandages. Put one hand on the heel of the foot and another on the top of the foot and pull. This will align the bone. A fracture is not always painful and swollen. The pain can occur at a later stage.For more information, contact Samantha on 060 418 7482. Alzena Hart demonstrates how to splint an arm fracture using magazines. Pictured with her is La-eeq Enaadien from Belgravia. 1 of 2 Caren Jacobs and La-eeq Enaadien show the group how to splint a leg fracture