Harbour View on top at INSPORTS Primary Champs

first_imgHarbour View are the leaders going into today’s third day of competition in the INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. After two days of action, Harbour View lead the standings with 16 points after three finals. They are followed by Port Morant (13), Lyssons (11), New Providence and Gregory Park on (nine each), Kensington (seven), defending champions Naggo Head and Holy Family on (six each ) and St Catherine and Excelsior on (five each). Two records were broken yesterday. New Providence’s Teddy-Ann Arthurs broke the girls’ high jump open record with a leap of 1.50m. Arthurs’ efforts erased the previous mark of 1.48m, which was set in 2010 by Kashema Carter of Naggo Head. Kiara South from Kensington was second in 1.45m ahead of Naggo Head’s Samoya Ashbourne 1.40m. The 11-year-old Arthurs was delighted with her performance. “I am feeling very happy. The event wasn’t that difficult because I trained very for hard to win it,” she said. ALWAYS CONFIDENT Orlando Graham, who coaches Arthurs, said he was always confident that his charge would have won the event. “I knew that she had it in her. You can expect great things from her because she has the potential. She just needs somebody to guide her along the way,” Graham said. Gregory Park’s Janiel Mignott accounted for the second record of the day when she won the girls’ cricket ball open with a new mark of 51.45m. Mignott’s efforts erased the previous mark of 49.45, which was held by Deandra Haye of Time and Patience. Harbour View’s Sojohn Gayle was second in the event with a mark of 47.16m, while Rasheeda Samuels of Lyssons was third with 44.98m Tarance Williams of Harbour View won the boys’ long jump open with a leap of 4.77m. Port Morant’s pair of Ramnoroy Brown, 4.75m, and Roemar Bryan, 4.72m, were second and third respectively. Eleven finals will be contested today.last_img read more

UG’s NYC renaissance weekend garners massive support

first_imgA team led by University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Dr Ivelaw Griffith, two weekends ago held a successful renaissance meet in New York, where pledges of support were made to Guyana’s premier tertiary institution.Vice Chancellor Dr Griffith, along with Registrar, Dr Nigel Gravesande; Deputy Vice Chancellor Designate for Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement, Dr Poloma Mohammed; Vice Chancellor designate for Academic Engagement, Dr Michael Scott; Chief of Staff in the Vice Chancellor’s Office, Karen Wishart; and Human Resources Manager, Jeffery Walcott, visited New York, a response to an invitation from the Guyana Cultural Association of New York Inc.UG’s Registrar, Dr Gravesande, said the team covered a range of areas including, but not limited to, interventions in areas of Law, Health Sciences, Technology and Natural Science.According to Dr Griffith, one of the bold objectives of the renaissance project was to facilitate tangible diaspora support engagement in four critical academic areas including Technology, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Law. He said the visit to Medgar Evers College was particularly rewarding.“The UG team toured the state-of-the art laboratories and met with the President and faculty from the College and discussed areas that could be further explored for future collaboration. At all the other engagements with members of the Diaspora, both the New York-New Jersey and the Guyana teams agreed at the meetings to forge new links by coordinating joint activities.”He said the renaissance was able to cultivate additional goodwill for UG in the New York Tri-State area by inducting new UG Ambassadors, providing an opportunity for Guyanese (and others) in the Diaspora who desire to aid the rebuilding of the University of Guyana, to be able to do so. The main fund-raising events were the Vice Chancellor’s New York Area Support Group Fund Raising Reception on September 1, and the Guyana Cultural Association Folk Festival Family Fun Day on September 4.The final event of the Renaissance weekend programme was held at a Hindu Temple in Queens, the Shri Trimurti Bhavan. It was sponsored by UG Ambassador Dr Dhanpaul Narine, who is also a member of the Vice Chancellor’s New York Area Support Group.Further discussions were held on ways persons from the Diaspora could contribute to the university. Monies received from the ‘A Dollar for UG’ campaign that was launched in Queens, NY by Dr Narine, and t-shirts with the slogan ‘I love UG’ donated by Dr Narine and his family were presented to the Vice Chancellor. All contributions and proceeds from the sale were donated to the Vice Chancellor’s Fund for Strategic Initiatives.According to Vice Chancellor Griffith, “the Renaissance Weekend in New York has set the stage for considerable financial, human capital, and technical assistance to our university by providing structure to Guyanese and other nationals in the Diaspora to support critical areas of need.”Contributions of cash, scholarships and pledges, totalling over US$70,000 or G$14.5 million were the major outcomes of the first University of Guyana Education Resource Ambassadors Conference, which concluded at the Guyana Marriott Hotel. The three-day conference was held under the theme “Dreaming Resources, Doing Resources”.The conference helped stakeholders to identify immediate-, short-, and long-term contributions and the realities facing the institution.last_img read more

Express Logic: X-Ware IoT platform supports Microsoft Azure IoT SDK

first_imgExpress Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform provides another option for Azure IoT customers who seek to quickly and easily develop devices and applications that connect to and are managed by Azure IoT Hub services. X-Ware IoT Platform was created entirely in house and designed from the ground up to be industrial grade. This enables Azure developers using the X-Ware IoT Platform to leverage its size, performance, safety, security, ease of use, and other advanced features to create best-of-class IoT sensors, devices, edge routers, and gateways.Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS is at the heart of the X-Ware IoT Platform. With more than 6.2 billion deployments, as certified by VDC Research, ThreadX is arguably one of the world’s most widely deployed RTOS. ThreadX provides embedded developers with priority-based preemptive scheduling, preemption-threshold™ scheduling, optimized context switching, real-time event trace, downloadable memory-protected application modules, and full determinism, all accessible through a highly intuitive API.The X-Ware IoT Platform leverages the near-wire-speed performance and small footprint of Express Logic’s NetX Duo to provide direct IoT cloud connectivity using Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and NetX Secure TLS/DTLS to provide a fast and secure connection solution.X-Ware IoT Platform is more than just an RTOS with some connectivity capabilities. It is built upon the powerful, safety-certified NetX Duo dual IPv4/IPv6 stack and includes the safety-certified FileX embedded FAT-32/exFAT file system, the GUIX™ GUI development and embedded runtime framework, and the USBX™ embedded host/device USB stack. Embedded developers can leverage the entire X-Ware IoT Platform solution to create IoT applications that necessarily must do far more than simply communicate with the cloud.In addition to the performance and size advantages of the X-Ware IoT Platform, Express Logic’s ThreadX FileX and NetX Duo have attained the highest level of safety certifications, including IEC 61508 SIL 4 (the highest, most dependable level as determined by IEC), IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, EN 50128 SW-SIL 4, UL 60730-1 Annex H, CSA E60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60335-1 Annex R, and IEC 60335-1 Annex R, 1998.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Red Pitaya: STEMlab selected for new dense network of dual-mission HF radarsNext ETAS Connections 2018 – Challenges in the Development of Autonomous Driving Systemslast_img read more