Charles William Coy

first_imgCharles William Coy, 67 of Dillsboro passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at his home with family by his side. Charles was born Tuesday, April 24, 1951 in Dearborn County, the son of Robert and Charlene (White) Coy.  Robert worked for Carpenters Union Local # 2 and was a former member of F & AM Masonic Lodge #122.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with family and grilling out and loved the outdoors.Charles is survived by son Charles Coy Jr. of Dillsboro; daughter Theresa Coy of Michigan; brothers Robert Coy, Eddie Coy, Paul Cutter, Doug Cutter, James Cutter, Mark Cutter and Jimmy Coy; and 4 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.Service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Charles to the donor’s choice.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Baines surprised by Hall of Fame election _ many others, too

first_imgHarold Baines (AP Photo/File) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines answered the phone and learned he was a Hall of Famer.“Very shocked,” he admitted.So were many others around the baseball world.In fact, in the hours after his selection by a Hall-picked panel was announced Sunday at the Mandalay Bay resort, a lot of conversations at the winter meetings started the exact same way: “Harold Baines?”No one doubted Baines was a top player — a six-time All-Star with 1,628 RBIs, 384 home runs and 2,866 hits.“I had a great career. I’m very proud of it,” he said.But a couple other numbers stood out, too. Baines never drew more than 6.1 percent in five elections by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, far from the 75 percent required. In the key WAR stat compiled by baseballreference.com, Baines’ lifetime total was tied for 545th.Yes, 545th.Behind the likes of Placido Polanco, Jim Sundberg and Rafael Furcal in wins above replacement, not to mention Gil Hodges, Dick Allen, Don Mattingly, John Olerud and dozens more.The vote by the Today’s Game Era Committee was sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown. Especially because the 16-member panel appointed by the Hall board included longtime Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf.“I’m glad he was on that committee this year to help to get into the Hall of Fame,” Baines said.Baines spent nearly all of his first 10 seasons with the White Sox and currently serves as a team ambassador in their community relations department.“So happy for Harold. He’s a great player and a great human being,” Reinsdorf praised in a statement. “I am so honored that I was a member of the committee. He deserved to be in long ago. I am just so excited.”“Not only was Harold one of my favorite players to watch, but I have nothing but admiration for him as a player and as a human being,” he said.Tony La Russa, Baines’ first big league manager, also was on the panel that elected him.In the past, Phil Rizzuto and Bill Mazeroski were among the players who benefited from friendly faces on Veterans Committees to reach the Hall. That panel has been revamped over the years, and the Today’s Game Era group was created as part of changes in 2014.“The era committees were established as a sort of a court of appeals for an opportunity in the event that over time it was felt that maybe somebody slipped through the cracks,” Hall President Jeff Idelson said. “And in the case of someone who received 6 percent of the vote in the BBWAA election, the reason that may have happened could be for many, many reasons.”It took 12 votes for election by the panel — longtime reliever Lee Smith was unanimous, Baines got 12 and former outfielder and manager Lou Piniella fell just short with 11.George Steinbrenner, Orel Hershiser, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel all received fewer than five votes.Baines, now 59, had a smooth, consistent, left-handed stroke. But he never finished higher than ninth in an MVP vote, and never was among the top five AL hitters in the yearly batting race. His single-season high was 29 home runs at a time when lots of players hit more.As this vote approached, his name drew little-to-no buzz in debates over who might be selected.“I wasn’t expecting this day to come,” the career .289 hitter said.Baines became a designated hitter after knee trouble ended his days in the outfield, and DHs have struggled to gain backing from Hall voters.Baines joined Frank Thomas as the only players in the Hall who spent more than half his games as a DH.“Everything I hear or read is DH is really not part of the game, I guess. But I disagree. But maybe this will the open up the doors for some more DHs,” Baines said.Both closers and DHs could see the numbers increase again very shortly.Mariano Rivera is eligible for the first time and big-hitting DH Edgar Martinez will be back on the ballot when results of the next BBWAA election are announced Jan. 22.Induction ceremonies are scheduled for July 21 at Cooperstown, New York.Between now and then, there’s certain to be more discussion about who else should be in the Hall. Drug-tainted Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are on the upcoming BBWAA ballot, influential players’ union head Marvin Miller has been denied seven times by various committees, and steroids user Mark McGwire wasn’t among Sunday’s candidates.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Message to Big Ben—Be a leader, a mentor, not a crybaby (Feb. 20)

first_imgBEN ROETHLISBERGERSince shortly before the final 2018 NFL regular season game was played at Heinz Field between AFC North divisional rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, “the soapbox has been turnin’ and reputations have been burnin’”…All while Steelers starting quarterback Ben “Big Ben” Roethlisberger has been using the “fake news” radio and TV outlets to shift the blame for his shortcomings in a way that appears as if as he’s been mentored by the 45th President of the United States.Roethlisberger is essentially on record saying that he has earned the right to be critical of his teammates. On Nov. 28, 2018, after the Steelers lost a critical game in Denver to the Broncos, USA Today sportswriter Lorenzo Reyes posted the following quotes from Roethlisberger after he called in for a radio interview trying to blame everyone except Jed Clampett for tossing the game-ending pick. “I think I have earned the right to be able to do that [criticize his teammates] with as long as I have been here,” Roethlisberger said. “I’ll just be just as critical on myself as well in front of you guys. You have to know how to motivate different guys in different ways. I think that’s part of being a leader, being a captain, just understanding players. So sometimes you just grab them off to the side, and sometimes you have to be honest with them.”Hey “Big” Ben, how about being honest with yourself when you throw game-ending picks?Is Ben Roethlisberger the quarterback, the head coach and the offensive coordinator all wrapped into one? It has been also rumored that in a team meeting he allegedly said this to Antonio Brown: “I don’t have to throw you the ball.”Does that statement by Roethlisberger reveal that he thinks that he is superior to his offensive coordinator and head coach? Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown seems to think so. Brown recently tweeted the following. “He has an owner mentality like he can call out anybody including coaches. Players know but they can’t say anything about it otherwise they meal ticket gone. It’s a dirty game within a game.” Roethlisberger has that entitled, “I can’t do anything wrong attitude.”Roethlisberger also criticized rookie wideout James Washington for failing to reel in an overthrown errant pass thrown near him by “Big Ben” late in the third quarter. “He has to make (the catch),” Roethlisberger said. “I just think he didn’t trust his hands.”Has Roethlisberger become a mind reader?“Yes, he’s a rookie, but you can’t be out there if you’re not going to make those plays for us.”“Big” Ben must have forgotten that all of his veteran teammates were not totally thrilled with him during his rookie year. Lest we forget; on Sept. 21, 2004, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports columnist Ed Bouchette penned an article shortly after the Steelers then-rookie QB Roethlisberger took over for the Steelers’ injured starter Tommy Maddox. Former Steelers O-lineman Alan Faneca was asked was it exciting that the young quarterback was at the helm. “Exciting?” Faneca replied to a question in an are-you-crazy kind of way. “No, it’s not exciting. Do you want to go work with some little young kid who’s just out of college?” It’s a learning process for him. He’s a No. 1 pick, he’s fresh out of college and that’s the big thing. He’s throwing in a new offense. He’s not in that Miami, Ohio, offense that he sat in for three years, four years. He has to learn that, too, so there’s a lot to soak in.”Hey Ben, there is a lot of knowledge that younger players have to soak in. It’s also a process for James Washington. Remember that you were rookie a couple of decades ago and they trusted in your “raw” abilities. Now is not the time for tears and sniffles. Be a leader, a mentor and not a crybaby. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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BIG CHILL 2: SIX INCHES OF SNOW ON WAY THIS EVENING

first_img1PM: LATEST: DONEGAL is being battered by blizzards again this afternoon as Big Chill 2 continues unabated.The worst hit areas were around Inishowen, the Finn Valley, Gaoth Dobhair and around Letterkenny. The windchill factor in some areas hit -10C.Forecasters are now predicting there will not be a thaw until at least Christmas Eve. There has already been reports of many crashes including a truck that has jack-knifed in Stranorlar while there has also been a crash at Market Square, Letterkenny.Gardai are today warning motorists only to make essential journeys and some schools have decided to close – with many school events such as concerts having to be postponed or cancelled. A full list is in our news section.Roads in and around Letterkenny are treacherous this afternoon – with 15 CMs of snow on the way this evening.Roads around Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Ardara and Killybegs are poor this morning and motorists are told to avoid travelling south into Sligo. Many roads across the Border in Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh have been hit with heavy snowfalls.The Barnesmore Gap is ‘poor’ – and there are large tailbacks through Stranorlar.There are also now reports that Meearoy has been closed as more heavy snow starts to fall.There is a severe weather warning for later today with forecasters predicting a prolonged and heavy snowfall this afternoon.And there’s worse to come – with more snow and ice forecast for tomorrow, Sunday and Monday – with Met Eireann forecasting a thaw on Christmas Eve, with rain on Christmas Day. From midday today, Donegal County Council will suspend gritting services to hundreds of kilometres of local roads thanks to a lack of salt from the National Roads Authority which has been accused once again of diverting supplies to Dublin and the south of the country.The weather will also hit local traders just when they need the business most – and anyone hoping to get presents online may find they won’t arrive in time for Christmas Day.The fall-out from the chaos on the roads is set to continue with local politicians accusing the Government of once again hanging the North West out to dry.“The bottom line is that Donegal has been left hung out to dry again. Once again we have been left to fend for ourselves,” said Councillor Jimmy Harte. “In fairness to council officials and staff on the ground, they can only work with what they have. I have no doubt that council officials will be working flat out in the coming days.“But the bottom line is that we simply do not have enough salt to treat all the roads and the responsibility for that rests with Minister Noel Dempsey.“You can bet the Minister’s own constituency is not short of salt,” fumed Colr Harte.A further weather update will follow soon…….BIG CHILL 2: SIX INCHES OF SNOW ON WAY THIS EVENING was last modified: December 17th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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UK firm enters SA coal industry

first_img11 August 2008UK-based London Mining has entered the local coal mining sector with a US$120-million (about R920-million) acquisition of a 50.5% stake in DMC Energy from local diversified exploration and mining company Delta Mining Consolidated (DMC).“This acquisition will form the basis of London Mining’s new coal division, which we hope to grow rapidly in the future,” London Mining MD Christopher Brown said in a statement last week.“We are particularly excited about entering into the coal business due to the strong demand from steel making and power generation that has resulted in major price increases this year, in a similar manner to iron ore.”Following an internal reorganisation by DMC, Johannesburg-based DMC Energy will own 70% of Ashante Mineral Resource, which is based in Mpumalanga province, and 69.65% of DMC Coal, which operates in Limpopo province.Access to infrastructureAccording to the statement, Ashante Mineral Resource owns the Rietkuil coal project, which has an inferred in-situ resource of up to 288-million tonnes of coal, is situated just 13km from Eskom’s Kendal power station and 43km from the recently refurbished Grootvlei power station, and has access to rail, road and electricity infrastructure on site.DMC Coal owns the Limpopo project, which has a potential of 426-million tonnes of metallurgical and thermal coal, and the Pixley Ka Seme coal and torbanite project.That project includes a deposit in excess of 234-million tonnes of metallurgical coal, steam coal and anthracite, as well as 73-million tonnes of torbanite, a high-yielding oil shale with an estimated yield of one barrel of synthetic crude per tonne of shale.“DMC Energy has also secured an irrevocable 40-metric-ton-per-annum port allocation through the future Porto du Bella Vista port in Mozambique, and is in the process of acquiring additional coal exploration assets in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland [from DMC],” the statement read.“Rietkuil is being fast tracked into production and the other projects have substantial export potential through the new port in Mozambique,” Brown said. “This acquisition will add substantial value to London Mining.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Sunshine provides needed boost to Ohio crops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Lee, Union Co.The current weather has helped the beans quite a bit and I am hoping for a modest recovery there. I think the corn is what it is. After the corn tassels, we say around here that it is hiding its sins. When you ride around in a pickup truck it doesn’t look to bad, but when you get in the combine you see what is really out there. We can live in denial for a little while until the combine hits the field. We are still going to have a crop but I think it will be highly variable. I think it will be one of those years where one day we will set a record for bushels handled on the better farms and the next day we could set a record for acres harvested in a day with the fields of poorer crops. We could be setting records for one end and then the other.We did spray three fields of corn. We have a love-hate relationship with split planters. You can get some very valuable information on hybrids, but then when you have one that is more susceptible to disease, you wonder whether to spray or not.We have had about three-quarters of an inch of rain this month so far and the crazy thing is that we wanted it and we’d like to have a little more. It was amazing how quickly the stress showed up with the temperatures in the 90s. The corn has no root system and started to curl up like it had been dry all along.On the soybeans, we made almost blanket applications of fungicides. We had varying levels of disease, but my brother said that even at 10 miles an hour you could still see the frogeye. We got to it as soon as we were able.We just had the county and the state fair and I am really proud of the job that my girls and nieces did at the fair with their livestock projects.For the rest of this week’s click here.last_img read more

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Understanding corn protein variability is important for feed rations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture in general is highly variable due to the fact that living plants and animals are a part of production systems. As such, all parts of the production chain must adjust to the variability accordingly.With reports of potentially wider than normal variations in corn protein levels in recent years, adjustments may need to be made to livestock feed.“You’re always going to have variability in ingredients. Every year is different,” said Paul Kalmbach, Jr. with Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. “We deal with it first by performing extensive testing of our ingredients, especially around harvest, and also by formulating diets based on the results. We test many ingredients before we allow them into the plant. The protein testing is done onsite with a Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) machine and we get results back in less than 10 minutes which allows us to adapt quickly to changes and saves significant cost. We also confirm our results with third party labs which costs more and takes longer. The protein level in the corn can vary a lot from year to year. There is natural variability in everything that grows.”The natural variability of the various feed ingredients influences the feed formulation.“Every year we must determine the protein level of the crop we are purchasing and update our formulations to insure that the final specifications of each diet match our customer’s requirements. It is all part of this business,” Kalmbach said. “Sometimes feed is going to be more expensive based on the type of crop for the year. Higher or lower protein levels in the corn can affect feed costs, but usually only by a few dollars per ton. There are many factors that affect the cost, so corn protein level can have an impact but it is one of many variables that we deal with on a weekly and yearly basis.”A bigger impact, though, may be felt at the farm level with regard to rations.“Protein levels of corn have more impact on our dairy and beef customers because they have to adjust their rations and that can get expensive, especially in a tough dairy market right now. If protein in forages or on-farm corn is lower, the farmers need to increase the protein in their feed rations, which increases their total costs,” Kalmbach said.The issue prompted Jeff Fisher, an Ohio State University Extension educator in Pike County to dig a little deeper into the situation, resulting in an article in the Ohio Beef Cattle Letter written with Stan Smith, OSU Extension in Fairfield County.“Since the completion of fall harvest it seems concerns and questions have been circulating throughout Ohio regarding varying levels of protein content in corn. In fact, corn quality — particularly protein content — has been the topic of conversation in some parts of the state off and on for some years,” Fisher and Smith wrote. “As we’ve visited with feed mill operators, representatives from feed manufacturers, livestock dietitians and others who have had reason to test the nutrient levels of corn, hearing protein levels varying anywhere from nearly 9% down to slightly below 7% has been common. A representative from one large feed mill operation near central Ohio said they are using 7% as the default for balancing beef cattle rations this year, and used something slightly less than that last year.”Variable (and unknown) corn protein levels can make a significant difference in the development of beef rations.“A review of the daily nutrient requirements for an 1,120-pound yearling beef animal that would be expected to finish at 1,400 pounds shows the need for 2.6 pounds (lbs.) of crude protein (CP) to attain an average daily gain (ADG) of 3.4 pounds, and 2.8 lbs. CP for 4.2 lbs ADG. This suggests a reduction in daily CP intake of as little 0.2 lbs. would be expected to reduce ADG by as much as 0.8 lbs.,” Fisher and Smith wrote. “If the 1,120-lb. yearling beef animal referenced above is on a high energy corn-based ration it could easily be expected to consume 20+/- pounds of corn daily. A variation of only 1% in CP in that corn will change the total amount of CP consumed by that animal by 0.2 lbs. per day…enough to change the ADG of the animal by as much as 0.8 of a pound per day. At the same time, feed efficiency will suffer.”Protein is a critical, and costly, component of cattle rations and needs to be carefully considered and quantified.“Protein supplementation is the most expensive nutrient addition to the diet on a per pound basis. Depending on the source, it may cost an additional 14 to 20 cents a day to balance this steer’s ration for protein,” Fisher and Smith wrote. “Performance drives profit and adequate protein is necessary not only in the finishing phase, but also in receiving diets where daily protein intake is critical to getting calves started on feed and calf health.”The impact of protein variability in corn grain and corn silage on dairy cattle can also be a challenge, but generally less than for finishing beef cattle because corn grain makes up less of the diet for dairy cattle.“In review of data available from Dairy One laboratory Ithaca, NY with 17 years of data, the average protein concentration for shelled corn was 9% on a dry matter basis and for corn silage protein concentration averaged 8.3%. Forages — especially legumes and grasses — provide a lot of protein in the diets for dairy cattle, thus forage quality is very important. Yet, unaccounted for variations in protein for corn grain and silage can reduce ADG of dairy replacement animals and milk yield of dairy cows,” said Maurice Eastridge, Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist. “To illustrate, if corn grain made up a third of the diet for lactating cows and the protein concentration dropped from 9.0 to 7.5%, then milk yield could drop by 2.5 pounds per day. If corn silage made up 48% of the diet and it dropped one from 8.3 to 7.2%, then milk yield might drop by 3 pounds per day. If both the corn grain and silage dropped in CP from what was used to previously formulate the diets, then there could be the added drop in milk yield. We routinely analyze corn silage for nutrient composition on dairy farms to make these adjustments, but corn grain is seldom analyzed. Thus, being aware of the potential changes in nutrient composition can result in decisions for additional laboratory analyses and modification of diets to supplement protein from other sources as needed.”Protein levels can certainly vary by hybrid, said Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension corn specialist.“Differences in protein content are present among hybrids,” Thomison wrote in a recent CORN Newsletter article with Alex Lindsey and Stan Smith. “Grain protein levels typically vary by about 1.5 percentage points in corn hybrid trials.”But beyond that, there is a wide array of factors potentially affecting corn protein levels, including available nitrogen.“Nitrogen management practices that minimize N losses and N deficiencies help to optimize protein concentrations,” Lindsey, Smith and Thomison wrote. “Grain N concentration will respond to N fertilizer application up to a point, but beyond that, increases in N application often have little effect on grain protein concentration.”Soil moisture levels also can have a very significant impact on corn protein levels.“Environmental conditions (especially those affecting soil moisture), cultural practices (nitrogen fertilization, plant population, drainage) and hybrid genetics all influence grain protein. Production factors and favorable growing conditions that increase grain yield usually increase the starch concentration of grain while reducing the grain protein concentration, except when yield increases as a result of nitrogen fertilizer application,” Lindsey, Smith and Thomison wrote. “Soil moisture is a major factor influencing grain protein concentration. Generally, grain protein concentrations are highest in dry years and lowest in years with excess soil moisture. Data from past Ohio Corn Performance Tests indicate that percent grain protein (reported as % dry matter or DM, equivalent to 0% grain moisture) may vary by as much as 2 to 3 percentage points in the same hybrid depending on the growing season (with drought 10% to 11% DM, with good rainfall 8% to 9% DM). Excessive soil moisture (like that associated with many fields in 2017) can result in loss of soil N through either leaching or denitrification and result in N deficiency — leading to lower grain protein. Moisture stress (drought) can limit a corn plant’s ability to produce dry matter (including starch) and ‘dilute’ the N or protein in the grain tissue. As a result, grain protein concentration in drought stressed corn can often be higher than normal.”In addition, more corn hybrids are being selected for higher yields, traits for ethanol production, and earlier maturities to minimize drying costs, which result in more starch and less protein. Higher plant populations can also lead to reduced corn protein levels. Another factor to consider is that corn moisture levels affect protein test results and can indicate variation in protein levels when they are really the same.Lindsey, Smith and Thomison use this example:Lot 1: 7.3% grain protein at 18.0% grain moistureLot 2: 8.1% grain protein at 9.0% grain moistureIf the grain protein levels of the two lots are converted to 0% grain moisture or on a dry matter basis (DM) they can be more accurately compared.Lot 1: (7.3/(100-18.0)) x 100 = 8.9% DM proteinLot 2: (8.1/(100-9.0)) x 100 = 8.9% DM protein.“Converting these two lots to DM basis shows they have the same level of protein, even though their raw values are almost 1% different,” they wrote.As the 2018 planting season draws near, beef and dairy producers who grow their own feed may want to consider production practices that favor protein and add value to the crop produced.“If you raise your own corn for feed, a discussion with your seed dealer may be necessary to identify those varieties that have higher crude protein levels,” Fisher and Smith wrote. “If we’re feeding beef animals in a situation where optimum performance and efficiency is desired, perhaps the time has come that we need to be doing a nutrient analysis on our corn and other high energy feeds with the same frequency that we test forages!”last_img read more

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Internet of Things Innovators: ThingMagic

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Every Thursday evening PT we shine a spotlight on the Internet of Things, which is when everyday objects are connected to the Internet. Today we look at one of many companies making ‘things’ happen in the evolving Internet of Things. Based out of Cambridge, MA, the aptly named ThingMagic makes a range of RFID (radio frequency identification) products. Last July, ThingMagic started a campaign which caught our eye: 100 uses of RFID, a blog series which ran over 100 business days. At first we were a little skeptical, but when we checked in at the end of November the mission was nearly complete. All 100 uses are now available on the ThingMagic blog, covering a range of industries – healthcare, banking, cycling, prisons, swimming pools, and more.RFID chips are tiny microprocessors that are embedded into real world objects. Data from the chips is read by RFID Readers, which is what ThingMagic specializes in. Over the 10 years of its existence, ThingMagic has diversified its customer base and was eventually acquired last October. ThingMagic’s acquirer was Trimble, a provider of positioning and tracking solutions using technologies like GPS, laser and optical. Trimble, which has annual revenues of over $1 billion, bought ThingMagic to add RFID to its tracking arsenal. Jürgen Kliem, Trimble VP of strategy and business development, told RFID Journal in October that “a growing number of Trimble’s customers are showing an interest in RFID-based asset-tracking solutions.”Founded in 2000 by a group of PhD graduates from MIT’s Media Lab, ThingMagic aimed to become “the engine in RFID.” By the time of acquisition a decade later, ThingMagic’s customers included industrial automation firms, manufacturers, automotive companies, retailers, and consumer companies.The name ThingMagic originated from a goal of “adding magic to everyday objects.” However it took a long time for that vision to become a reality. As Gregory Huang of Xconomy put it, in an excellent profile last August, “the technology was strong but its business use was overhyped, so it got stuck on the adoption curve.” Last year, RFID finally began to get successful uptake. ThingMagic co-founder and CTO Yael Maguire told Xconomy that “in most cases it’s [RFID] caught up with people’s imagination. People are focusing [now] on how to deploy it.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts The fact that ThingMagic was acquired by a billion-dollar tracking company proves that RFID technology is fairly mature now and so deploying it is key. What’s more, RFID combined with other Web and mobile technologies is an increasingly important part of the Internet of Things. Sensors may be the only technology that is more important.As ThingMagic co-founder Ravi Pappu told Xconomy, “it’s not just about the RFID [it’s about] connecting to other systems, like Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi.” By combining all of this, he said, “you have the Internet of Things.”ThingMagic will be viewed as one of the early success stories of Internet of Things. Perhaps it sold a bit too early, even. One thing is for sure, RFID uptake owes a lot to this little Boston company powered by MIT Media Lab PhDs. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Internet of Things#web richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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NCAA: Perpetual Help extends Arellano’s slide

first_imgView comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kent Salado paced the Chiefs, who suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and fell to 2-5, in scoring with 14 points but needed 14 shots. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince Eze dominated anew and University of Perpetual Help downed struggling Arellano University, 68-59, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eze was a man among boys as he finished with 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks to power the Altas to their third win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “We just really wanted to win,” said Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagab added a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds while Gab Dagangon chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEze anchored Perpetual Help’s defense, which limited Arellano’s shooting to just 29 percent, including 5-of-26 from deep.The Altas, meanwhile, shot a decent 43 percent from the field. LOOK: James Harden flaunts ripped physique ahead of new season MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:32NCAA Season 93 Preview: Perpetual Help Altas00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

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Irving, Brown help Celtics rally for 15th straight win

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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In 31 minutes, Irving made 10 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers, and hit all five of his free throws.Irving, frustrated that the mask was affecting his peripheral vision two nights ago, took it off to help Boston beat defending NBA champion Golden State by four points. He scored 16 points, but was just 4 for 16 from the field.“I could see just a little bit more of the crowd tonight,” Irving said. “The eye holes were a little bit bigger. The basket looked a little bit better. I was told to kind of keep it on, so it was a better fit.”The Celtics lead NBA in scoring defense, but they gave up 35 points in the first quarter and trailed by 15 entering the second.“I think the biggest thing is that we can’t keep digging these holes,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “We need to put an emphasis on playing with pace and getting the ball to the other side of the floor.”Atlanta used a 16-0 run in the first to take a 15-point lead. But fueled by Marcus Smart and other reserves, Boston pulled within four twice in the second and cut the lead to six in the closing minutes on Brown’s 3.Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum each had 14 points for Boston. John Collins scored 18 and Taurean Prince added 14 for AtlantaTIP-INSCeltics: Tatum was scoreless until he stole the ball and dunked to cut the lead to four in the third. The 19-year-old former Duke standout followed with an acrobatic, one-handed dunk on a fast break to make it 75-72 and had another dunk to put Boston up 78-77 near the end of the period. Tatum had all 14 of his points in the third.Hawks: Prince is developing into a solid option on offense, spinning for a layup against Shane Larkin and floating a soft assist on Collins’ dunk that put Atlanta up 84-82. But Prince has a substandard reputation as a defender, and coach Mike Budenholzer gave him an earful after calling timeout in the third. Prince had just missed an assignment that left Brown open to hit the big 3 from the left corner. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left dribbles against Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder, of Germany, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Boston won 110-99. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA — Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls “the innocence of the game” during Boston’s 15-game winning streak.In his first season with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland, Irving is enjoying the torrid start because everything feels so new.ADVERTISEMENT “I still feel like we can make some big things happen this season,” Schroder said. “We just have to stay together as a team.”The Celtics erased a 16-point deficit to take their first lead on Brown’s 3-pointer midway through the third. It marked Boston’s fourth win when trailing by at least 16 during the streak.It’s been a tough week for Brown, a 21-year-old whose best friend Trevin Steede passed away this week in metro Atlanta. Brown and Streede went to Wheeler High School together in nearby Marietta. He spoke publicly about Steede a couple of days ago and skipped talking to reporters after beating the Hawks.“He’s not alone,” Irving said. “That’s the spirit in the truest form. (Brown) may not say much but he knows we’re all here for him.”Irving, playing with a protective mask to protect a minor facial fracture, ended the game with a right-handed finger-roll layup, delighting a few thousand Boston fans who were chanting “MVP! MVP!” in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Most of us have never been on a winning streak like this,” he said. “I don’t know if we even know how to pay attention to all the hoopla that goes on in terms of the excitement of it. I just think that every single game we take it as a challenge.”Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-99 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt 15-2, Boston leads the NBA and has matched the best start in franchise history through 17 games. The winning streak is the club’s fifth-longest, four behind the 2008-09 team that set the franchise mark.Dennis Schroder had 23 points, and Kent Bazemore added 19 for Atlanta. The Hawks are an Eastern Conference-worst 3-13, but they still had plenty of adrenaline following a 46-point victory over Sacramento — the biggest in franchise history — two nights ago. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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