BRAC Conducts Psychosocial Counseling for Ebola Survivors

first_imgBRAC Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social welfare (MOH/SW) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has completed a weeklong psychosocial counseling workshop for Ebola survivors and orphans in four of the 15 counties.Those counties are Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Montserrado and Lofa. The exercise brought together hundreds of Ebola survivors and orphans.The workshop was intended for victims who were affected by the Ebola crisis in the country to share their experiences with the organization, and how to help tackle the growing levels of stigma surrounding the disease.Alexander Blackie, Psychosocial Consultant to BRAC, told the participants that there is a desperate need for psychosocial support and training in Liberia, where stigmatization has become a serious problem, pushing Ebola survivors and families out of their communities and adding to their pain.“We need to encourage the acceptance of medically cleared survivors and help communities understand the facts about Ebola transmission. It is important that communities and survivors stand in unity to successfully combat Ebola in the country,” Mr. Blackie stated.He said that survivors often face stigma, income loss and grief, particularly from surviving friends and family members of those who died from the disease.Mr. Blackie, who is a Mental Health Clinician, described the situation as “truly troubling,” because, he believes that survivors need food and other support, such as the provision of basic household items, since those who were infected had all their belongings burnt, leaving them in a desperate situation.”At the same time, Mr. Blackie is encouraging community dwellers to help ensure that survivors are welcomed and not stigmatized.Montserrado County Health Officer, Fred Amegashi, urged the survivors to think positively and forgo the stigma of Ebola, because the disease affected everyone in the country.In separate remarks, some of the survivors said that life had changed for them because community dwellers are stigmatizing them to the extent that some marketers refuse to accept money from victims for transactions.BRAC launched operations in Liberia in 2008, and has since been working for a better future with programs in microfinance, agriculture, poultry and livestock, health and empowerment as well as livelihoods for adolescents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Young People Urged to Play Vital Role in 2017 Elections

first_imgBy Alvin WorziAssistant Youth and Sports Minister Kula V. Fofana is urging young people to play a critical role in the upcoming October elections to maintain Liberia’s peace and development. As young people, she said, “We have the ability to ensure that Liberia has a shiny transition.We need to work together as young people, no matter which political party each of us represents. Our decision must be the best for the community and for Liberia.”Minister Fofana spoke at the launch of the Camp for Peace Liberia, on Friday, June 9, under the theme, “Achieving Behavioral Change Towards Peaceful Elections in Liberia,” where she stressed the importance of young people sustaining the country’s peace. She said as Liberia goes to the polls in October, there is a need for young people to contribute to the country’s transition by especially avoiding things that will lead to violence.Students from various schools around Monrovia“I believe that many things will be happening in October, but it is our responsibility to be peaceful, because some of the people have the ability to leave this country whenever violence arises. We must avoid being used by politicians during the elections,” Minister Fofana told the students.The Executive Director of Camp for Peace Liberia, B. Abel Learwellie, said his organization is targeting 1,000 youth for training, who will then ensure that Liberians have a peaceful election. He said the program is designed to use the strongest messages and strategies to change youth behavior during the campaign period and to promote peace through awareness for the October elections.“We will reach out to build the capacities of the youth, in and out of school, by focusing on peace, good leadership and non violence. We will also encourage them to be fully involved in these elections to ensure that they are not used by politicians,” Director Learwellie said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Assistant Minister Fofana speaks to students from various schools around Monrovialast_img read more

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Senior center may be built on Del Amo land

first_img“This might be the best solution for this piece of property,” Mayor Frank Scotto said. “It creates no effects on schools. ? It does not affect traffic in any way.” Those were the two primary concerns that doomed the two previous projects in 2001 and 2005. Backers of the latest project meet tonight with the executive board of the Southwood Homeowners Association to sound out the surrounding community at Scotto’s urging. It was the activism of the city’s increasingly influential homeowners associations, which played a pivotal role in last year’s mayoral election, that helped kill the previous projects. “I want the residents and community around there to have some ownership and some buy-in of what’s proposed,” Scotto said. “It’s critically important for them to see the proposal at the onset before it gets too far along.” Donna Spreitzer, president of the Southwood Homeowners Association, generally echoed the mayor’s perspective. “It would be great because it would not impact the schools, and the traffic impact would be minimal,” she said. “All that would come would be visitors and the employees of the facility.” Jennifer Diaz, a vice president at the El Segundo office of real estate investment firm Pacific Coast Capital Partners, which recently purchased the 5-acre parcel for an undisclosed price, will present the proposal to the association board. Contacted by e-mail and telephone over the past two days, Diaz said that between meetings and travel she did not have time to comment. The project would be built by Greystone Communities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunrise Assisted Living. The Virginia-based company operates more than 440 senior facilities in the United States and is building one in the Walteria section of Torrance. Sunrise itself pulled out of purchasing the land last year after the housing market took a dive, said a company official who spoke on condition of anonymity. But Greystone develops senior facilities in association with not-for-profit groups, minimizing its financial exposure. In this case the company is partnering with Pleasanton, Calif.- based American Baptist Homes of the West, Scotto said. Founded in 1949 to provide housing and health care for retired Baptist ministers and missionaries, the company now builds residential health-care facilities for seniors regardless of occupation or religious affiliation. It operates 30 facilities housing 4,500 residents in four Western states, according to the company’s Web site. ABHOW facilities typically provide three levels of care: residential living, assisted living and skilled nursing care. All residents receive at least one meal a day and are provided housekeeping and laundry services, social events and activities and transportation. Other services, such as physical therapy, are provided as needed. Residents typically pay an entrance fee running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and then pay a monthly fee based on the services they receive. An ABHOW official could not be reached for comment. A $65 million, 296-unit, four-story gated apartment complex proposed for the site was withdrawn in 2001, just before a City Council meeting where hundreds of project opponents were expected to attend. Four years later a proposal for a 226-unit condominium complex also collapsed after the City Council unanimously voted to oppose the project. Scotto hopes this more benign proposal meets a different fate. “Of all the proposals that have come forward, we’re hoping this one will be the least disruptive to the community,” he said, observing that most if not all of its residents won’t own cars. “I’m thinking this is one of the best trade-offs you can have.” nick.green@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Nick Green STAFF WRITER A 10- to 12-story assisted-living senior citizen facility is under consideration for a contentious tract behind Torrance’s Del Amo Financial Center. However, unlike two other 200-plus-unit condominium complexes floated for the site near Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street that were killed amid opposition from local residents and city officials, this proposal has been greeted with cautious optimism. last_img read more

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Republic of Ireland 3-1 Uruguay: Cyrus Christie shines for Boys in Green

first_img Martin O’Neill’s side secured an impressive win 1 Cyrus Christie showed there is life after Seamus Coleman as he helped fire the Republic of Ireland to a friendly victory over Uruguay in Dublin.The Derby full-back, who is in line to start next Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Austria with Coleman recovering from a double leg fracture, scored his second senior international goal on the way to a morale-boosting 3-1 win at the Aviva Stadium.Ireland had taken a 28th-minute lead through skipper Jonathan Walters’ sumptuous effort, and although Jose Gimenez levelled before the break, Christie’s strike and a well-executed third from substitute James McClean rounded off a good evening for manager Martin O’Neill.He made eight changes to the side that lost 3-1 to Mexico with only keeper Darren Randolph and defenders Christie and Shane Duffy retained, and saw his big names engineer a significant improvement on the performance at the MetLife Stadium and boost spirits ahead of the Austrians’ visit to Dublin.Opposite number Oscar Tabarez named just five of the men who started the last World Cup qualifier in Peru, among them Paris St Germain frontman Edinson Cavani.In the event, Cavani lasted just 12 minutes after over-stretching in an ultimately vain attempt – if only just – to reach Randolph’s nonchalant pass across his own penalty area to Duffy at the start of a first half which was to move from the sublime to the ridiculous before it drew to a close.Ireland’s 4-2-3-1 formation gave them a much more solid base than they had enjoyed against the Mexicans when O’Neill’s three-man defence simply did not work, but star man Robbie Brady found himself operating on the right and initially struggled to have his usual influence.Walters enjoyed some early success in getting behind the Uruguay rearguard, but it was Brady who tested keeper Esteban Conde with a swerving 13th-minute effort before Duffy only just failed to connect with a diving header from the Burnley midfielder’s cross seconds later.Cavani’s replacement Cristhian Stuani failed to trouble Randolph with a tame 18th-minute volley and it was the home side which took the lead in some style 10 minutes later.Glenn Whelan surged on to Jeff Hendrick’s pass and stabbed the ball towards Walters who, having urged his team-mate to step aside, took a touch and then curled a dipping right-foot shot past Conde and into the far corner.Uruguay were level seven minutes before the break when Gimenez made the most of Randolph’s ill-judged decision to come for Egidio Arevalo Rios’ free-kick, although he needed a piece of good fortunate as the ball came off his shoulder as he attempted to head it and looped into the unguarded net.However, Ireland would have gone in ahead at the break had Walters been able to summon up even a morsel of the quality he had demonstrated earlier when meeting Brady’s volleyed cross in front of an open goal, but he instead contrived to steer his shot against the crossbar from three yards.Christie did restore the advantage within six minutes of the restart, though, when he cut inside full-back Martin Caceres and deceived Conde with a low left-foot shot which defender Sebastian Coates failed to block.With Brady now playing in his more accustomed left-sided berth, the Republic were more of a threat despite O’Neill making five substitutions by the time the clock had ticked past the hour-mark.One of them, Keiren Westwood, announced his return to the fold with a fine one-handed save from Gimenez’s towering 68th-minute header, and it was Ireland who finished strongly.Daryl Murphy tested Conde with a low drive, but then set up fellow substitute McClean to cement the win in clinical fashion.McClean stepped on to Murphy’s pass and skipped over Gimenez’s desperate lunge before thumping a shot across the keeper and inside the far post.last_img read more

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DONE DEAL! West Brom complete £12million signing of Jay Rodriguez

first_img1 Jay Rodriguez: The 27-year-old leaves Southampton after five years West Brom have completed the signing of Jay Rodriguez from Southampton for a reported £12million fee.The Baggies have long been liked with the 27-year-old England international and chose a novel way to announce his arrival.Responding to a tweet from a fan asking if they had signed anyone yet, Albion replied with a four-second clip of Rodriguez saying “yes we have”.Saints say they have received an undisclosed fee for Rodriguez who made 126 appearances for them after joining from Burnley in 2012.His time on the south coast was interrupted heavily by a serious knee injury which ruled him out for 11 months – a time which included the 2014 World Cup.He had made his England debut in a friendly against Chile in November 2013.Albion say Tony Pulis has tried on multiple occasions to land Rodriguez and the forward told the club’s official website: “After one or two ‘near misses’ I’m absolutely buzzing to be here.“The most important thing for any player is to be wanted – and Tony Pulis and Albion have made it clear just how much they have wanted me to join. That’s fantastic for any footballer to hear.“I’m genuinely delighted to be joining a club of Albion’s stature. The team is full of top players and it’s pretty clear that they are also a great set of lads.”Chairman John Williams commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jay to The Hawthorns. We tried to sign him during the previous two windows and it’s third time ‘deal done.’ Our persistence has been rewarded.“Jay is a proven Premier League striker, an England international and a player who will give Tony more attacking options.”center_img … 👀#WBA pic.twitter.com/zVmXeEYMmf— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 2, 2017last_img read more

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MAN PULLED TWO KNIVES ON WOMAN DURING DISPUTE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS

first_imgA man pulled two knives which he had hidden under a carpet of his motorcar on a woman during a dispute between neighbours.Gerard Lafferty appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.Gerard Lafferty, 45, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today. He was charged with producing an article during the course of a dispute on March 31st, 2013.The court heard that Lafferty, of Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan, and his family were involved in a long-running dispute with their then neighbours, the McGinleys.On this occasion, solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Lafferty’s car was blocked in on the street and he could not get out.An argument ensued and a woman received a graze on her palm.Solcitor patsy Gallagher said the incident had arisen out of a long-running dispute between the two families.Asked by Judge Kelly why his client had two knives in his car Mr Gallagher replied they were for cutting wires on a car radio he was fixing.The victim, Mrs Patricia McGinley, suffered a minor cut to her palm during the incident, the court was told.Judge Paul Kelly put the case back until March 2nd and asked for a probation report to be carried out on Lafferty.MAN PULLED TWO KNIVES ON WOMAN DURING DISPUTE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS was last modified: January 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalGerard LaffertyJudge Paul KellyknifeLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

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FUFA releases dates for Drum knock out stage

first_imgThis is the second edition of the FUFA Drum. (PHOTO/Courtesy)The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has released the dates for the 2019 FUFA Drum knock out stages.The two-year-old competition entered its final phase with eight (8) teams qualifying for the quarter-finals.It has been revealed that the last eight will be played between November 30th and December 6th in Gulu and Lira.For the Semis, they will take place on the 7th of December at a venue yet to be determined.On Tuesday, December 10th, this year’s winner will be named following the final that will be played on the same day.Buganda are the defending champions of the competition having defeated West Nile in the final of the inaugural edition.Full Quarter-final fixturesMatch Day 1Saturday, 30th November-Busoga Vs West Nile – Akiibua Stadium, Lira (2 PM)-Bugisu Vs Lango – Akiibua Stadium, Lira (4 PM)Match Day 2Saturday, 1st December 2019-Bukedi Vs Tooro – Pece Stadium, Gulu  (2 PM)-Acholi Vs Buganda – Pece Stadium, Gulu (4 PM)Match Day 3Monday, 2nd December 2019-Lango Vs Busoga – Akiibua Stadium, Lira (2 PM)-Bugisu Vs West Nile – Akiibua Stadium, Lita (4 PM)Match Day 4Tuesday, 4th December-Buganda Vs Bukedi – Pece Stadium, Gulu (2 PM)-Tooro Vs Acholi – Pece Stadium, Gulu (4 PM)Match Day 5Wednesday, 4th December-Busoga Vs Bugisu – Akiibua Stadium, Lira (2 PM)-Lango Vs West Nile – Akiibua Stadium, Lira (4 PM)Match Day 6Thursday, 6th December-Bukedi Vs Acholi – Pece Stadium, Gulu (2 PM)-Tooro Vs Buganda – Pece Stadium, Gulu (4 PM)Saturday, 7th December-Semi-finals (Venue to be confirmed)Tuesday, 10th December–Finals (Venue to be confirmed)Comments Tags: AcholiBugandaBugisuBukediBusogaFUFA Drum 2019LangoTooroWest Nilelast_img read more

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Photo library: South Africa at work 22

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: Melvyn Martin, a fabric storeman, inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Melvyn Martin, a fabric storeman, inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Factory floor of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Sylvia Smith trims a dress inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Sylvia Smith trims a dress inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Sylvia Smith trims a dress inside the design studio of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Tools of the trade in the factory of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Haylee Egypt, a sample cutter, in the studioand factory of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cutters Kenneth Mavi (left) and Raymond Abrahams at work in the design studio and factory of Hip Hop, a successful fashion label in the city centre. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 22: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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The Basics of HVAC Zoning

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESThe Achilles’ Heel of Zoned Duct SystemsThe Fundamentals of Rigid Duct DesignUsing Total Effective Length in Duct DesignConverting Heating and Cooling Loads to Air Flow NeedsThe Two Main Reasons Your Ducts Don’t Move Enough AirI’ll look at some of the other issues in future articles, but today I’m going to focus on zoning.Should you zone the house?This is a question you can address when you look at the house plans but you can’t answer it fully until you’ve done the heating and cooling load calculation.  ACCA’s Manual J (the book, not just the protocol) has a nice section called “Procedure for Evaluating Zoning Requirements” (section 11-21 in my copy) that can be helpful if you’re trying to figure out if you should zone and how to do it.  The procedure includes five steps:1.  Evaluate the architectural features.  Of course the house design is the first thing to look for.  Because warm air rises, for example, you’re going to want separate zones for separate floors.  Manual J lists twelve factors that help you determine the need for zoning:Number of levelsHow much the house spreads outDwellings with limited exposures, as in apartments or condosRooms with a lot of glazingBasement roomsAttic roomsBonus roomsRooms on a slab-on-gradeRooms over exposed floorsRooms that will get used by a lot of occupants (Party!)Hot tub or swimming pool rooms  (Have a dehumidification design, too!)Sunrooms, solariums, or atriumsThe basic idea here is to look for parts of the house that might have significantly higher or lower loads than other parts.  In addition to separate zones for separate floors, another common example is putting bedrooms and common areas in separate zones.The schematic reproduced as Image #2 (below) is a house we divided into three zones. The master suite is on the left, the common areas in the middle, and the other bedrooms on the right.2.  Evaluate time-of-day load patterns.  The zones in that design below also factor in time-of-day patterns.  The common areas are used mainly during the day, while the master suite and bedrooms are used more in the evenings, night, and mornings.  Another consideration for time of day is the amount of solar gain a room or zone gets from the windows and skylights.3.  Evaluate air flow ratios.  Balance is a good thing.  If you’re using the same ducts for heating and cooling, it’s nice when you end up with ducts that deliver the right amount of heating in winter and the right amount of cooling in summer.  One way to do that is by looking at the ratio of cooling air flow to heating air flow for each room in the zone.  Here’s the guidance on that from Manual J:Ideally, the C/H ratios of all rooms in a zone are within 15 percent of the C/H ratio of the room that has the zone thermostat.What if you have a room that’s outside the 15% recommendation for any zone you could put it in?  If there’s still time to make changes to the house design, you could try adjusting the insulation, window shading, or glazing area to get the C/H ratio closer.  If you can’t do anything to change the ratio, it may come down to the occupants having to make seasonal adjustments to the supply vent louvers.4.  Evaluate room-to-room openings.  The more open the rooms are to other rooms in a zone, the more resilient the zone will be to imbalances in loads, time-of-day patterns, and air flow ratios.5.  Finalize the zoning plan.  Take stock of all the things above to figure out the best way to divide the house into zones.  The goal is to create zones that lessen any imbalances in heating and cooling the rooms in that zone.The two types of zoningThe term “zoning” can be confusing because it’s used two different ways.  What I’ve been discussing up to this point is dividing a house into separate zones, each of which will have its own thermostat.  But sometimes that term refers to setting up a single system to deliver heating and cooling to multiple zones.  It’s usually clear from the context what’s meant when you see the word.In the schematic below, the house has three zones served by a single system that’s zoned.  When you’re designing a duct system that matters a lot.  If the three zones were served by three systems, we’d have three air handlers, probably located near the zones they serve.  That should result in lower total effective lengths.  With a zoned system serving the three zones, you have more total effective length and it’s not so much because of the greater distances as it is the increased number of fittings. To get all the way across the house, you have turn the air more.  Plus, you have the zone dampers and their pressure drops/equivalent lengths.Zoning issuesHere are some things to keep in mind regarding zoning:One zone for a whole house?  It’s certainly possible to do a whole house on one zone.  You usually end up with less balance in the heating and cooling but if the house doesn’t have any large loads from windows and the house isn’t too big, a single zone can work fine.  The more disparities you have in the room-to-room loads and the more spread-out the house is, the more the house might benefit by zoning.Single room zoning.  Of course, the ultimate zoning would be to have each room as its own zone.  In houses without cooling systems, you get close to that sometimes with the old radiators in each room, if they’re individually controlled.  With heating and cooling, the closest we can come is to use ductless minisplit heat pumps but they don’t come in small enough sizes (or low enough cost) to be used in ever single room.Small zones with minisplit heat pumps.  The next step up would be ducted minisplit heat pumps, which let you create small zones that include only a few rooms each.  We’ve done ducted minisplit designs where a house the size of the one below might have five or six zones instead of just three.  Because minisplits come in smaller sizes, each zone in the house would have its own system.Some rooms need separate equipment.  If you plan to heat or cool a garage, it must be done with a separate system.  The same goes for indoor swimming pools.Zoning an HVAC system.  With conventional equipment, you divide the air up with separate trunk lines that carry the air to each zone.  A zone damper opens and closes based on what the thermostat tells it to do.  But what happens if just one of three zones is calling for air?  With a fixed-capacity, fixed-speed system, you’ve got to find a place to send the excess air.  One common solution has been to install a bypass duct, which is generally a bad idea.  Better would be to use a variable-capacity system with a variable-speed blower when you do zoning.  That way the air flow adjusts to what’s needed (within the limits of the system chosen).So now you have a little education on zoning a house and zoning an HVAC system.  The ACCA manuals have a lot of information on this topic if you want to go deeper, but the basic idea is that you look at the features of the house to determine if you need to create separate zones.  Then you figure out whether to heat and cool those zones with separate pieces of equipment or with one zoned system. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. Last year I wrote five articles in a series on duct design and ever since, I keep getting requests to continue it.  Here’s a link to the first article in the series so you can go back and read them first if you’d like.On GBA, I also published a revised version of the one on total effective length.I’ll do a quick recap by saying that the focus in those first articles was the physics of air flow that went into determining how big the ducts need to be. We looked at the pressure from the blower that moves the air, the various pressure drops, and how total effective length is a measure of pressure drops, then used that information to calculate friction rate, which determines the duct sizes.Getting our heads out of the ductsNow let’s crank the series back up with a look at the bigger picture. One of the main points in the earlier articles was that sizing depends on the total effective length of the most restrictive run in the duct system. The equivalent lengths of the fittings matter more than the straight runs of well-installed duct (hardpipe or flex), so you’ve got to choose your fittings well to reduce the pressure drops.The layout of the system determines what fittings you need and thus the total effective length.  When we’re working on a duct design, we consider a number of factors that affect the layout:  the client’s preferences, location of the air handler, framing issues, zoning, and location of the vents.last_img read more

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Intel signs deal with Delphi to supply self-driving computing power

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#autonomous cars#BMW#Delphi#driverless cars#Intel#Mobileye#processor#Self-Driving IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Intel will be the primary supplier of computing power inside Delphi’s self-driving system of the future. The two companies signed the deal on Monday, giving Intel another major partner in the auto industry.Delphi is making big moves in the self-driving industry, clearly trying to avoid becoming irrelevant in a future without humans driving. It partnered with Israeli firm Mobileye earlier in the year, with an ambitious goal of having all the pieces of a fully autonomous car designed by 2019.See Also: Michigan legislature approves fully autonomous vehicle testsSelf-driving cars will require a lot of processing power to make the correct decision every time on the road, especially in the early stages where a car may be making a decision for the first time and doesn’t have any precedent.The firm did not state what processors Intel would supply to Delphi to power the self-driving car of the future. We assume the chipmaker is working on new processors that are able to process more decisions and take in more factors, like objects nearby, than a regular processing unit.Not Intel’s first move into autosIt is not Intel’s first foray into the automotive market. Earlier this year, BMW announced Mobileye and Intel as primary partners in its own self-driving plan, which starts with the iNext in 2021.Supplying the automotive industry with high-power processing units could be a way for Intel to shave off its poor performance in other emerging markets, like wearables.The chipmaker is not the only semiconductor manufacturer eyeing up the self-driving market, Nvidia has partnered with Baidu and recently launched a much more powerful processing unit for cars.center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Related Posts last_img read more

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