All mothers, families and friends are invited to celebrate Mothers Day at a free concert on Sunday, 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.The award-winning West Chester Strings Orchestra under the direction of Charles dePasquale will present its 18th holiday concert with a program featuring classical and contemporary music arranged for orchestra, ensemble and solo string performance.The Ocean City Arts Center’s Friends of Music sponsors this annual event started by Esther C. Weil in 1998. Weil was a patron of music who supported the Ocean City Pops and Philadelphia organizations for years. The Mothers Day Concert is dedicated in her memory.
As first reported and texted by WNST yesterday, the Orioles have officially hired Dan Duquette as their next general manager.Duquette, who last spent time in Major League Baseball as GM of the Boston Red Sox, reported back to Baltimore last night to meet with owner Peter Angelos. On Sunday afternoon, it was confirmed via a team press release via their media arm of MASN.The Orioles tried desperately to woo Toronto Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava earlier in the week and went through a list of another six candidates who expressed little or no interest in working for the Orioles in Baltimore in a situation that would essentially give current field manager Buck Showalter the lion’s share of decision making for the major-league roster.The Orioles expect to hold a press conference with Duquette later this week.
PORTLAND, USA:Omar McLeod’s coach, Douglas Case, was beaming with delight following the athlete’s gold- medal win in the men’s 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre yesterday.”I knew the competition was very good, but then I watched him at practice every day and I knew how good he could be, and I hate to say I expected him to win, but I really did. He looked like he could do it in practice, and from everything I saw, he was the guy to beat in reality,” Case told The Gleaner.It was sweet redemption for McLeod after his disappointing sixth-place finish at the outdoor World Championships in Beijing, China, last August.”It’s been a great indoor season. We really tried to have a minimal indoor season. We under- trained and under-raced because it’s a big Olympic year for him and I think he’s got a lot more to come from him this year,” Case added.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There’s really no denying it. Baby goats are cute. They love to bounce and play and create all sorts of havoc.For this week’s blog, I’m not going to write anything; I’m just going to let you watch the adorable baby goat cuteness in action in the video below.Enjoy it and share it with your friends.
“The government has done some things back home that are great, but we still have a long ways to go,” he said on Sunday following a 9-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. “That’s our reality. It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at. I’d rather not go and be consistent with everything.”Cora recently said he might attend the ceremony and say something, but had a change of heart after speaking with family and friends.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We talked about it and decided (not going) was the best way to do it,” he said.Cora said he informed the Red Sox of his decision a few days ago. Boston plays at Baltimore Monday through Wednesday and has a day off on Thursday. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Shortstop Xander Bogaerts also said on Sunday he won’t visit the White House.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Max Homa returns from ‘low place’ to win first PGA Tour event LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (20) talks with the media before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)CHICAGO — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions.Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue
The EU’s anti-trust authority on Thursday approved US semiconductor maker Qualcomm’s $47-billion purchase of Dutch rival NXP, the biggest ever in the sector. 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. The EU gave the green light to Qualcomm’s takeover of NXT, with conditions Qualcomm slapped with record antitrust fine in Taiwan The European Commission said it had given the go-ahead to the transaction after an “in-depth investigation”, but subject to conditions.The deal announced is aimed at extending Qualcomm’s dominance in powering smartphones and extending its footprint into the “internet of things”—everyday objects connected to the web.The EU, under the authority of Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, opened the probe in June due to concerns that the deal would affect competition and lead to higher prices for consumers.”We use our smartphones for many different things and now also more and more as mobile wallets, to pay for public transport or make other secure payments,” Vestager said in a statement.”With this decision, we ensure that Qualcomm’s takeover of NXP will not prevent consumers from continuing to enjoy the benefits of these innovative technologies at competitive prices,” she said.Qualcomm said it was “pleased” that the European Commission had approved the buyout, adding that the deal also got the green light from authorities in South Korea, leaving only China outstanding.”Acquiring NXP is complementary to Qualcomm’s global portfolio, providing tremendous scale in automotive, IoT, security and networking,” said Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf. “We are optimistic that China will expeditiously grant its clearance,” he added.The Commission is responsible for carrying out investigations to uphold free and fair competition in the 28-nation bloc’s single market.The deal, the largest ever in the semiconductor market, was designed to boost the US company amid falling mobile phone sales and stiff market competition.Based in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, NXP is a leading maker of chips for the auto industry, as well as for contactless payment systems.A former division of the Dutch electronics giant Philips, it became independent in 2006.To win the EU’s approval, Qualcomm committed to exclude certain patents from the transaction and ensure that NXP continues to license them to third parties as before. Explore further Citation: EU clears Qualcomm megabuyout of semiconductor rival NXP (2018, January 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-eu-qualcomm-megabuyout-semiconductor-rival.html © 2018 AFP
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. And, in a natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane or tsunami, connecting people via functioning bridges can mean the difference between life and death during the event itself. In the aftermath, bridges are vital for recovery efforts.When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in the summer of 2017, damage to the city’s infrastructure was considered an immediate potential threat to public health and safety during the storm. Repairing damaged structures afterwards was vital to the city’s return to functioning—though the price was steep. Moody’s Analytics estimated that repair to Houston’s infrastructure would cost $5 billion to $10 billion.Using probabilistic modeling and analysis, as well as advanced computer simulation, Dan Frangopol, the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, and his research team develop the tools and techniques necessary to assess the effects of multi-hazards, such as natural disasters, on infrastructure. They find optimum solutions that can save money, time and even lives.In their latest research, Frangopol and Mondoro integrated—for the first time—the three most common failure modes for bridges exposed to flooding, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other extreme hydrologic (water-related) events into a comprehensive risk assessment framework.The work fills a key gap in the way risk for such bridges is assessed over their life-cycle. Their research was published in in Engineering Structures (Vol. 159, 2018) in an article titled “Risk-based cost-benefit analysis for the retrofit of bridges exposed to extreme hydrologic events considering multiple failure modes.”Deck, pier and foundation failure are the three most common bridge failure modes. However, the risk assessment of bridges exposed to hazards have typically included only one or two of these.”Considering only one or two failure modes provides an incomplete picture because the risk level of each mode differs and, when assessed together, they compete with each other,” says Frangopol. “Our analysis finds that any risk assessment must incorporate all pertinent failure modes of a structure.” More information: Alysson Mondoro et al, Risk-based cost-benefit analysis for the retrofit of bridges exposed to extreme hydrologic events considering multiple failure modes, Engineering Structures (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.12.029 Citation: Got a coastal bridge to retrofit? There’s an optimal approach for that (2018, February 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-coastal-bridge-retrofit-optimal-approach.html Provided by Lehigh University Explore further Frangopol and Mondoro illustrate their analytical method using a riverine bridge as an example. They calculated the impact of bridge retrofit actions on possible failure modes in terms of probability of failure, risk, and benefit-cost ratio using a logic modeling technique called an event tree.In the riverine bridge case study, all of the bridge retrofit options resulted in a reduction in the probability of failure for the examined bridge. However, these options did not provide a unilateral decrease in risk.For example, the addition of retrofit measures to prevent deck dislodgement decreased the probability of failure of the deck, and, in turn, the bridge. However, it increased the probability of failure of the foundation. Since the consequence of a foundation failure is larger, the overall risk is increased.”Effective management strategies will vary depending on the bridge and the intensity and frequency of the hazard to which it is exposed,” says Frangopol. “This may be of particular interest in regions where the impacts of natural and anthropogenic climate changes are felt most acutely.”While the illustrative example focuses on the flooding hazard, the methodology can be applied to other extreme hydrologic events, such as hurricanes and tsunamis.Taking the long view Given aging U.S. infrastructure, limited public resources and the challenges created by a changing climate, the need to understand the most cost-efficient approach to the design, construction and maintenance of structures is more important than ever.Nearly twenty years ago, Frangopol pioneered life-cycle engineering, an approach to analyzing the true cost of structures which looks at cost and performance across their entire life span. He has been developing the field ever since.Frangopol boils the concept down to the question: “How do we encourage policy makers and engineers to take the long view rather than focus on the upfront sticker price?”The benefits of such an approach? Cost is certainly one. According to Civil Engineering Magazine, a life-cycle cost analysis is helping the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey save an estimated $100 million over 20 years on repairs to George Washington Bridge.Frangopol’s research on bridge retrofitting is part an initiative spearheaded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Frangopol, as part of the ASCE Industry Leaders Council, helps lead ASCE’s efforts to achieve a “Grand Challenge” of reducing the life-cycle cost of infrastructure by 50 percent by 2025. Bridges make great metaphors for connection, as in “bridging our differences” and “building bridges.” That may be because bridges play such a vital role in connecting people in real life. Identifying optimal adaptation of buildings threatened by hurricanes, climate change