The recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary. “Vermont’s State Game Wardens were vigilant and effective this fall at protecting the state’s wildlife from poachers,” said Col. Jason Batchelder, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s head of law enforcement. “They not only made several high-profile arrests, but we believe their presence on the landscape also deterred many would-be poachers and prevented several potential safety issues.”Read more about game wardens’ efforts…(link is external) Game Wardens Make Several Arrests Vermont State Game Wardens made several deer poaching arrests in northern Chittenden County this fall. read more on staying safe on the ice…(link is external) Vermont Fish & Wildlife The recent arrival of cold temperature has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary. F&W officers also made several arrests, mainly for deer poaching, in Chittenden County last fall. And William Pinney, 65, of Warren, is the lucky winner of the 2017 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery. William Pinney of Warren Wins Vermont’s Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License LotteryWilliam Pinney, 65, of Warren, Vermont, is the lucky winner of the 2017 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery. With his lifetime license, Pinney will be entitled to hunt and fish for free for life. He was drawn as the winner from among 10,650 lottery tickets purchased in 2017. Read more…(link is external) VT F&W Offers Ice Safety Tips
Peter B. LyonsANS News:Peter B. Lyons, an American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fellow and member since 2003, is set to receive the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal in a virtual award ceremony presentation Monday, June 8 during the 2020 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting.Lyons is being recognized for his influential leadership in nuclear technology policy over five decades and for the vital role he played in the nuclear renaissance of the early 21st century.A distinguished career: During his career, Lyons worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and as assistant secretary for nuclear energy in the Department of Energy.In 1997, after nearly three decades at LANL, Lyons joined the staff of Sen. Pete Domenici (R., N.M.) as a scientific advisor. In that role he crafted Domenici’s “A New Nuclear Paradigm” speech, which set a foundation for the resurgence of nuclear power in the United States.Lyons also helped Domenici lay the groundwork for the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative and the Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems program. At the DOE, Lyons championed efforts to secure federal funding for small modular reactor development and for the Nuclear Energy University Program, among many other contributions to the future of nuclear energy.A high honor: The Eisenhower Medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding leadership in public policy for nuclear science and technology or outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear nonproliferation. It was established in 2014 by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division and was elevated to the status of a top-tier ANS award in 2018.
Ultra-wideband (UWB) indoor location technology is on the cusp of substantial market growth. High-precision UWB technologies are not new, however the cost/accuracy trade-off has previously limited this technology to very niche applications. According to a report published by ABI Research, this has started to change now. Startups have invent ways to cost effectively implement the technology without compromising on performance.In its analysis, ABI Research has uncovered a number of companies that it predicts will be very disruptive in this space. Decawave remains the biggest influencer, now shipping UWB ICs for less than $15 at scale. This opened the floodgates for a host of startups working with the technology for the first time to contend in the market.Partners Decawave and Quantitec are making significant progress with the likes of Bosch; while Nanotron is a “20-year-old startup” that offers a well-thought-out embedded location platform. UWINLOC is another new startup that created a semi-passive UWB solution that can ultimately compete on price with passive RFID, while also providing similar benefits to an active technology through energy harvesting.Not only is UWB expected to disrupt the existing market, it will also open up new opportunities around compliance, traceability, fleet management, pallet tracking, staff management, fulfillment, and inventory management. The major competitive threat stems from Bluetooth; while it comes with a range of cost/accuracy trade-offs, its major advantage is its easy integration with smartphones and industrial wearables. Companies like Bluvision, Kontakt.io, MIST and Quuppa lead the way in this space.It is still very early, but the ability to deliver consistently on the impressive pricing, accuracy, and performance parameters that vendors are touting today will be what really differentiates Bluetooth and UWB technologies from one another. More about these findings from ABI Research can be seen in their report: Next Generation Asset Tracking Technologies, Opportunities, and Revenues. This report is part of the company’s Beacons, Indoor Analytics & Location, Enterprise IT & OT Convergence, Semiconductors, and Transformative Technology sectors, which include research, data, and analyst insights.
Arsenal have reached an agreement with French Ligue 1 side Lille to sign winger Nicolas Pepe in a deal worth about £72m, according to BBC.The Gunners will pay for the 24-year-old via a series of installments that suit their restricted budget for this summer.An agreement between Arsenal and Pepe’s representatives still needs to be finalized, however, the transfer is expected to be completed in the next 24 to 48 hours.Italian side Napoli also met Lille’s asking price, but their proposal was rejected by the player’s camp.Pepe tends to operate on the right-wing and cut in on to his left foot, but can also be used as a striker in a 4-4-2 formation.The Ivory Coast international scored 23 goals for Lille last season and satisfies Arsenal’s need for a wide player with pace and high technical ability.Arsenal offered £40m for Crystal Palace’s Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha earlier this month, but their Premier League rivals value the player at about £80m.Related
Trevor Challis’ side ended the game with eight Under-16s on the pitch, and a more experienced Clarets side took full advantage.City trailed 2-0 at the break and they came close to reducing the deficit when Jamie Edwards-Taylor had a shot hacked off the goal-line.It was 3-0 going into the final ten minutes, at which point the home team piled on the pressure and gave the final scoreline a very one-sided look.“It’s huge lesson for the young lads as they prepare for what is ahead of them next season,” reasoned coach Challis.City Under-18s: Buse, Williams, Soady (Webb), Hall (Taylor), Spark (C.Pearson), Burford, S.Pearson, Towler, Bell, Edwards-Taylor, K.Smith.