News story: Advances in aviation security set to go on trial across the UK

first_imgGovernment funding worth up to £1 million is being announced today (Wed 5 June 2019) to enable pioneering aviation security solutions to be tested and trialled in a variety of environments which could include sports venues, shopping centres, museums and airports.The Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme is a joint initiative between the Department for Transport (DfT) and Home Office. It will award the funding to suppliers through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to cover the costs of testing and trialling their prototypes.The funding is part of a government commitment to further strengthen aviation security and support the development of solutions that could lead to increased security effectiveness, shorter queues and faster more efficient screening at airports.It will allow those with innovative ideas capable of enhancing aviation security to bid for the opportunity to potentially trial their concept in a public or live airport environment, or put it through further testing in a laboratory to determine its detection capability.Innovators can often struggle to access the materials and facilities that can help them gather the real-world data needed to take their pioneering ideas forward. The FASS programme understands that testing and trialling are crucial parts of the development process and this competition will support innovators to gain access to the materials and facilities they need.FASS is designed to encourage, fund and support the development of innovative technology to deliver a step change in aviation security. Its aim is to deliver solutions to aviation security challenges that can be deployed at checkpoints.Find out more about this funding opportunity.last_img read more

East meets west

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MACLOCHLAINN: MORE GARDA RESOURCES NEEDED AMID RISING CRIME FIGURES

first_imgDeputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn calls for more investment in Garda resources to fight serious crimeSINN Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has expressed his deep concern at the latest crime figures which show a 15% increase in serious crime. According to figures due to be published by the Central Statistics Office, the number of assaults, thefts and burglaries has risen by 15% in the last year.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “While these figures are alarming, they unfortunately do not come as a surprise.“This is the knock-on effect that Sinn Féin warned of while this Government drove forward with its austerity plan and was intent in cutting back on the vital resources that our Gardaí needed to do their job. “There is a direct correlation between these figures and the closure of rural Garda stations, the lack of investment in Garda resources, and the delay in lifting the recruitment moratorium.”Added the Donegal TD: “Communities right across the country are, once again, paying the price of Government cutbacks while criminals become increasingly aware of the resource crisis within An Garda Síochána.“Local businesses too, such as Café Donagh in my own constituency that was subject to a cowardly attack over the weekend, are falling victims to these criminal elements who are continuing to terrorise local communities.“There is a simple solution to be found here. “In order for our police force to be fit for the purpose of a modern force, the Government must increase investment in Garda personnel and resource.“The operational and oversight changes that have been introduced only go part of the way to achieving an effective policing service.“Investment is needed to support these changes if we want our Gardaí to be truly effective in tackling serious crime.”MACLOCHLAINN: MORE GARDA RESOURCES NEEDED AMID RISING CRIME FIGURES was last modified: June 8th, 2015 by John2Share 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:AN GARDA SIOCHANAMACLOCHLAINN: MORE GARDA RESOURCES NEEDED AMID RISING CRIME FIGURESPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

MacBook Air Contest: What is the Best Route on the Road to the Cloud?

first_imgWhat is the best way to embark upon cloud computing? What do you do first? We’re doing a year-long contest on ReadWriteCloud, asking people for their comments about their views about cloud computing. Each month, we’ll give out a MacBook Air to the person who we think provides the best comment on that month’s topic.There is still time for you to give your commentfor this month’s contest. Here’s the topic:A first step towards creating a virtualized infrastructure often comes at a point when the customer starts experiencing performance issues. Servers start failing as application loads increase. When these issues start occurring, what are the first steps to take into consideration? How should a virtualized infrastructure be deployed? How are these pre-production environments developed? What are the most effective ways to deploy a simplified, reliable and optimized virtualization solution?What do you think? Leave a comment on our post for your chance to win a MacBook Air.Here’s a comment from Joe Masters Emison that provides a good example for the kinds of responses we are looking for:We have not moved everything to the cloud. By using the “do one thing well, and then expand” strategy, we discovered certain aspects of running remote virtualized hardware that would have a noticeable negative impact on our operations. The two downsides to the cloud that have so far kept us from moving everything are the network latency and huge data transfer times. We were aware that both of these could be issues, but by taking our migration one step at a time (and starting with those pieces that would not be affected by latency or huge data transfer times), we were able to determine how significant those issues would be for us. Additionally, another downside to the cloud–relatively slow I/O–ended up being a non-issue for us.At this point, we have every automated component of our data-processing pipeline on the cloud, but have kept the server that serves our local user interfaces and applications. So, in a sense, we have essentially returned to a client-server setup, where the clients (and servers that handle client interfaces) run locally for latency reasons, and the servers that handle heavy-lifting and need dynamic resources run on the cloud.What do you think? What is your thinking about how to get started with cloud computing?Comment today: http://rww.to/hCO7s9 Tags:#cloud#Contests alex williams Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

‘Disappointed’ Amit says Centeno deserves the gold

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The two-time World 10-ball champion had two options for the 6-ball on the far end of the table in the 13th and last rack.“I went for the high percentage, mathematically it’s the best choice,” said Amit who pocketed on the corner from right side of the table. She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I felt that I hit it well. And then I saw it (mother ball) fall on the side pocket,” said Amit, who yelled along with the people watching the match at KLCC Function Hall 4.But she didn’t want to take away the glory from her 18-year-old opponent. “She deserves the gold medal. She came back from 2-5 and played steady,” said Amit. “But I can’t deny I was really disappointed. Give me the whole day to feel bad about it.”Amit said she’s preparing for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — It was a heartbreaker for Rubilen Amit in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball final Sunday.“I asked God, if I lose, does it have to be this painful?,” said the 35-year-old in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Steph Curry scores 48, hits 11 3s as Warriors beat Mavs

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Devin Harris gave Dallas its first lead since the second quarter with a driving layup to make it 105-103 with 5:29 remaining. Harris followed that with a 3 for a five-point lead, capping an 11-0 run.Curry tied it at 114 with a floater in the lane with 1:39 to play, and Doncic missed a 3 at the other end, setting up Curry’s winner.BAREA TO HAVE SURGERY MONDAYCarlisle said Barea would have surgery Monday to repair his ruptured right Achilles tendon. Barea suffered the injury in the fourth quarter Friday night against Minnesota and is out for the season.Barea was averaging nearly 11 points and six assists per game.Barea’s teammate Wesley Matthews suffered the same injury in March 2015 while playing for Portland. Matthews signed with Dallas that offseason and returned to the NBA early in the 2015-16 season.“I told him there’s not going to be a slogan or a catchphrase that’s going to make it go away,” Matthews said. “You’re going to have to take your time. You’re going to have to do your due diligence. Attack it every single day.”TIP-INSWarriors: Curry finished three points short of his season high. … Golden State is now 11-1 all-time when Curry hits 10 or more 3s.Mavericks: Curry’s 19 3-point attempts was also the most all-time by a Dallas opponent. . Smith missed his third straight game with back tightness. . Carlisle received a technical foul with 49 seconds left in the second quarter, courtesy of referee Ed Malloy following the coach’s animated response to a non-call on a play Carlisle thought was a Warriors foul. Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova advance in straight sets at Australian Open MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Luka Doncic scored 26 points for Dallas and Harrison Barnes had 22. Jalen Brunson had 12 off the bench in 30 minutes, in place of the injured point guards.After Curry’s shot, Draymond Green blocked Brunson’s drive at the other end and secured the loose ball. The Mavericks forced a miss, but Barnes turned the ball over in the frontcourt with 5 seconds left. Curry sealed the game with free throws.“He had mismatches,” Durant said. “He was making shots over everybody tonight, so why run plays? Just give him the ball.”Dallas missed its final eight shots from the field.“You always can get better shots,” Doncic said. “We were in the bonus so we wanted to drive the ball. Today wasn’t the day.”ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP NEXTWarriors: At Denver on Tuesday in a matchup of the Western Conference’s top two teams.Mavericks: Host San Antonio on Wednesday. “We just couldn’t get Curry under control,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “He was brilliant tonight.”Curry’s 11 3s were the most ever by a Mavericks opponent. The last one was his most important, snapping a 114-all tie with 42 seconds to play. Both Curry and Warriors coach Steve Kerr credited Kevin Durant for switching play calls to get Curry shots rather than taking shots of his own.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“That was just (Durant) taking the initiative, knowing that I had a hot hand going,” Curry said. “Call it a decoy in terms of him being in the action, but allowing me to work. The way they were defending us, it just made sense tonight.”Durant added 28 points for the Warriors, and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter as the Warriors received a tough test from a Dallas team playing without its top two point guards, Dennis Smith Jr. and Barea. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives the ball past Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — A day after the Dallas Mavericks got the bad news that backup point guard and team sparkplug J.J. Barea was lost for the season, Stephen Curry brought more bad news — in the form of 11 3-pointers.Curry scored 48 points and tied his season high for 3s in a game as the Golden State Warriors held off the Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Free Summer Lunch Program kick off BBQ

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District have once again partnered to offer free summer lunches to kids and teens 18 and younger weekdays all summer long.Participation is free and no registration or verification is required.The City of San Diego will be kicking off the program with a community kick off BBQ later that morning starting at 10:30 am at Penn Athletic Field with burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob and seedless watermelon.There will also be activities for the kids including crafts, face painting, fitness camp, a circus performance by Fern Street Circus and more. Free Summer Lunch Program kick off BBQlast_img read more