nVent SCHROFF is launching additional 3D configurators for supporting the user in the design process. Now, users can configure custom SCHROFF Varistar electronic cabinets online. The Varistar configurator covers the complete cabinet series consisting of electronic, network, and seismic cabinets. This wide range of options, functions and accessory parts is supported by the corresponding library of selections.If the user starts a configuration, he/she is guided through a series of dialog boxes and asked to specify options. Selecting the various parameters determines the basic attributes of the 3D model. For example, when configuring a “Varistar” cabinet, the user is asked to specify the height, width and depth. These pieces of information define the frame. Based on this 3D model, the remaining components are added via drag-and-drop. Plausibility checks during the online configuration ensure that the selected individual parts fit together and that no specifications are missing in the configuration.As of recently, the user can select his/her desired color from a wide palette of colors and will see this color immediately in the graphic image of the configurator. If the product has been completely configured, the 2D and 3D CAD data can be generated and uploaded to a CAD system. In addition, it is possible to establish a connection to a 3D printer, enabling users to have their configured products created by a 3D printer directly from the configurator as prototypes or models. To send a request to nVent SCHROFF, you also have the option to create a 3D PDF data sheet including graphics and a parts list.From the beginning of next year, the SCHROFF EuropacPRO subrack will also be available online. The configurator for subracks also provides a variety of individual components and possible assembly options with respect to size or EMC shock and vibration requirements. nVent is also working on an improved connection for series production. As a result, the configurator is capable of supplying the data in exactly the format in which it is used in production, ensuring a streamlined process up until the product is manufactured.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Vecow: expandable GPU computing system with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphicsNext ept: HighSpeed SMT edge card connector with 0.8 mm pitch
Twitter/@pac12We’re months away from the start of the Pac-12 football season, but it is not too early to start getting your wagers in order for the 2015 season. Sportsbook 5Dimes has released its moneyline odds for each Pac-12 team for the upcoming season. As you’d expect, Oregon is a pretty heavy favorite to capture the crown at +200, with UCLA and USC tied with the second best odds at +450. Conference basement-dweller Colorado brings up the rear at +6000. The super-confident Buffs fans can take home a pretty pay day if they think their team can do the unthinkable this fall.Here are the full odds, via 5Dimes.
Story Highlights This new plant will be established under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, with the private entity being responsible to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain this plant and to sell water to the National Water Commission (NWC). Among the new measures is the construction of a 15-million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant in the Rio Cobre, St. Catherine. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (May 14), announced several initiatives to improve the supply of water to the Corporate Area and St. Catherine, with an estimated expenditure of US$160 million. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (May 14), announced several initiatives to improve the supply of water to the Corporate Area and St. Catherine, with an estimated expenditure of US$160 million.Among the new measures is the construction of a 15-million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant in the Rio Cobre, St. Catherine.This new plant will be established under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, with the private entity being responsible to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain this plant and to sell water to the National Water Commission (NWC).The total cost to develop the project and construct the new water treatment plant is estimated at US$60 million (J$7.77 billion).“The project will take 24 months, and we have received the approval from the Public Investment Management Committee (PIMC),” Prime Minister Holness said, as he addressed the House of Representatives.He pointed out that the private partner – a consortium consisting of a local bank and international construction company in water infrastructure development – will have 45 days to complete negotiations with the Government, after which they will break ground and start construction.Mr. Holness also advised the Lower House that the project is contiguous with the divestment of the Central Wastewater Treatment Company (CWTC), which owns the Soapberry Wastewater Treatment Plant in St. Catherine.Other projects the Prime Minister announced include the installation of 2.7 kilometres of 16-inch-diameter ductile iron pipeline from Stanton Terrace to Marescaux Road, replacing the old cast iron pipes, at an estimated cost of US$12-million.“The design for this pipeline is completed,” Prime Minister Holness said.In addition, plans are in place for the installation of 3.0 kilometres of 16-inch transmission mains from King’s House gate (East Kings House Road) to West Kings House Road at its intersection with Constant Spring Road.“This will strengthen the flexibility of supplying areas that are mainly supplied by the Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant with water from the Mona Water Treatment Plant. This is estimated to cost US$12 million,” Mr. Holness said.He further informed that the very old seven-inch diameter pipeline between the Norman Manley Airport roundabout and Port Royal is in a very bad condition and is leaking.Mr. Holness emphasised that this main has to be upgraded to increase the carrying capacity to Port Royal to support the planned developments there, adding that it is the intention to install about 10 kilometres of 12-inch pipeline at a cost of approximately US$15 million.Also, the Prime Minister informed that the pipeline that transfers water from the Seaview Water Treatment Plant to serve the upper sections of Jack’s Hill, such as Jubba Spring, Sunset Avenue, Tavistock Heights and Skyline Drive, is in urgent need of replacement.“It is planned to install a 10-inch diameter pipeline at a cost of US$5 million. Then we will have to do Six Miles to North Street, and that will see the installation of 12 kilometres of varying-size pipes from 24 inches to 36 inches of ductile iron transmission mains that traverse along Spanish Town Road to Glenmore Road,” he said.He noted further that this will increase transfer capacity and flexibility within the system.The Prime Minister also announced the installation of five kilometres of 24- inch diameter transmission mains along Washington Boulevard to allow for improved capacity and flexibility in water distribution.
HALIFAX – Olympic gymnast Ellie Black has been named to the Order of Nova Scotia — becoming only the second person under 25 to ever receive the honour.The other young Nova Scotian named to the Order: NHL star Sidney Crosby, who was inducted in 2009.Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc announced Black and five other recipients on Friday, revealing a list that includes an expert on the Halifax Explosion, a frozen blueberry mogul and a Cape Breton nurse who overcame racial discrimination.The 23-year-old Black represented Canada twice at the Summer Olympic Games, placing fifth in the women’s individual all-around for the country’s best Olympic result in the event.The Halifax native has also won medals at the Pan-American Games and led her team to gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games.Other 2018 inductees include John Bragg of Oxford Frozen Foods and Eastlink; Clotilda Douglas-Yakimchuk who became the first, and only, black president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Nova Scotia; and author and scholar Janet Kitz, who has spent years educating people about the Halifax Explosion.Patti Melanson of Halifax is also being invested for her work providing health care to vulnerable people, while Halifax high school principal Wade Smith will receive the honour posthumously for his advocacy work on education and the preservation of African Nova Scotian culture.“Beyond honoured to be named a recipient to the Order of Nova Scotia alongside these incredible Nova Scotians!” Black tweeted Friday. “Congratulations to you all.”A news release from the lieutenant-governor’s office Friday said Black is an ambassador for both gymnastics and the province.“Ellie is an outstanding role model for her peers and young gymnasts, demonstrating a great work ethic and a graciousness in both victory and loss. Ms. Black takes time with her young fans, acknowledging their support and sharing her experiences,” the release said.The recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on Nov. 6.The order was established in 2001. Recipients gain the right to use the initials O.N.S. after their names.
Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:BCE)David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Two of Canada’s largest mobile phone services are being targeted by a social media campaign launched by Remind.com, a San Francisco-based company that provides a free two-way texting service for teachers, students and parents. Remind is calling on its Canadian users — nearly one million individuals, according to the company — to pressure Rogers and Bell to reverse a recent price increase that makes Remind’s texting service uneconomic in this country.“Beginning on Jan. 28, parents and students in Canadian classes who normally get Remind texts will no longer receive messages if they have wireless plans with Rogers, Bell, or their respective subsidiaries,” the company says.It goes on to ask users to reach out to Bell and Rogers through social media to ask them to reverse the fee.The free version of Remind’s app has a variety of uses including notifying groups about class assignments, schedules of emergencies as well as two-way communications between individual teachers, students and parents. Rogers and Bell say they don’t have a direct contractual relationship with Remind — which accesses their networks indirectly through two intermediary companies — but they are willing to discuss a compromise.“We know how important it is for educators and parents to stay connected,” Rogers spokeswoman Sarah Schmidt said in an email statement.“Last year we reached out and made every effort to work out a more than fair agreement with them that would have met their SMS needs on our network. Unfortunately, they were not satisfied.”Bell spokesman Nathan Gibson said in an email that Bell doesn’t directly charge either its own customers or Remind to send or receive text messages on their mobile phones.But Bell did begin to charge an intermediary company, called Syniverse, a “very nominal fee” for each message delivered over its network as of Dec. 1 in response to a higher volume of spam text messages.“We were contacted by Remind for the first time last week about the increased costs they’re facing. We are talking to them and Syniverse about what can be done to address their concerns.”Syniverse is an intermediary that bridges the gap between the world’s wireless communications networks. In this case, it has relationships with Bell, Rogers and Twilio, another intermediary used by Remind. None of the companies’ representatives would disclose the per-message fees involved.But Remind chief executive Brian Grey said its annual costs would jump from “tens of thousands of dollars” to “hundreds of thousands of dollars” and the increase is unsustainable for the company at this stage of its development.Grey said Remind doesn’t use its platform as a method for distributing advertising and its revenue comes from the sale of a large-scale version of the service to schools and districts, a practice launched in January 2017 in the United States.“Longer term, our plan would be to bring that to Canada and other markets. But we’re just not there yet,” Grey said.In the meantime, Remind’s strategy in Canada is to provide a free version of its service to teachers who then spread the word to students, parents and eventually school administrators.“That’s why this move by Rogers and Bell also is problematic. Basically, it comes at a time when all we are providing to Canada — educators, students and parents — is a free version of our service.”“Our business model is really about building more benefits and features into our communications platform that then allow us to sell a paid version . . . that connects to what are called school information systems,” Grey said.Grey said he’s looking for alternative methods for Remind to reach users in Canada but said it would be better to stay with Bell and Rogers, given the number of teachers, students and parents who use their service.
New Delhi: The net direct tax collection figure has crossed the Rs 10 lakh crore mark as on March 16, helped by the fourth and final installment of tax payment, sources said. The entire advance tax data from across the country has not come yet, the sources said. However, the preliminary assessment indicates that the net direct tax collection has crossed Rs 10 lakh crore, they said. The net direct tax collection during April-January of this fiscal stood at Rs 7.89 lakh crore as against Rs 12 lakh crore targeted for the entire fiscal of 2018-19. The government had earlier estimated the mop up from direct tax collection at Rs 11.5 lakh crore, which was revised upwards by Rs 50,000 crore in the interim Budget for 2019-20. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe government has been putting on a brave face on meeting the direct tax collection target. “On direct taxes, we are reasonably confident of (meeting the target). But on the indirect tax front, there may be some shortfall,” Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said last week. The government in the interim Budget revised customs collection target from Rs 1.12 lakh crore to Rs 1.30 lakh crore. The GST collection is pegged at Rs 6.43 lakh crore for 2018-19, which is lower than the targeted Rs 7.43 lakh crore. However, the GST collection is expected to rise to Rs 7.61 lakh crore in the next fiscal.
Washington: Our preference for coffee or beer is not based on the way the beverages taste, but how they make us feel, according to a study. Scientists from Northwestern University in the US searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our beverage preferences, because understanding them could indicate ways to intervene in people’s diets. They counted the number of servings of bitter and sweet beverages consumed by about 336,000 individuals in the UK Biobank. The researchers did a genome-wide association study of bitter beverage consumption and of sweet beverage consumption. The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, showed taste preferences for bitter or sweet beverages are not based on variations in our taste genes, but rather genes related to the psychoactive properties of these beverages. “The genetics underlying our preferences are related to the psychoactive components of these drinks,” said Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “People like the way coffee and alcohol make them feel. That is why they drink it. It is not the taste,” Cornelis said in a statement. The study highlights important behaviour-reward components to beverage choice and adds to our understanding of the link between genetics and beverage consumption — and the potential barriers to intervening in people’s diets, she said. Sugary beverages are linked to many disease and health conditions, researchers said. Alcohol intake is related to more than 200 diseases and accounts for about 6 percent of deaths globally, they said. Cornelis did find one variant in a gene, called FTO, linked to sugar-sweetened drinks. People who had a variant in the FTO gene — the same variant previously related to lower risk of obesity — surprisingly preferred sugar-sweetened beverages. “It is counterintuitive. FTO has been something of a mystery gene, and we don’t know exactly how it is linked to obesity,” Cornelis said. “It likely plays a role in behaviour, which would be linked to weight management,” she said. “To our knowledge, this is the first genome-wide association study of beverage consumption based on taste perspective,” said Victor Zhong, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University.
Casablanca – A group of young men, aged between 25 and 27, raped a 97-year-old elderly woman in Sidi Sliman (68 miles northeast of Rabat).The crime took place last Thursday, March 13, when a group of young men, allegedly under the effect of drugs, broke into the house of an elderly woman, and then assaulted and raped her at knife-point.The elderly woman attempted to shout for help, but her neighbors could not hear her frail screams. The suspects fled the scene after committing the crime, and police investigations are still ongoing in order to apprehend them.The elderly victim, who was injured and psychologically traumatized, was immediately taken to Sidi Sliman Hospital to receive treatment.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen (8) sets the ball to redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous (4) during a match against Ball State Feb. 26 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterA five-game homestand ended on a sour note for the Ohio State Buckeyes.After sweeping a pair of matches against Grand Canyon over the weekend, OSU could not keep the momentum going, losing to No. 14 Ball State 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24) Wednesday at St. John Arena.The loss puts the Buckeyes back at .500 for the season at 7-7, with a 4-3 record in the Men’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference.OSU started strong, taking the match early with a score of 25-20 in the first set.“We started off strong and looked good and promising from there, I don’t know if we get complacent but we definitely allowed them some life and let them get back into the match,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Coach Pete Hanson said the team is going to take a look at its game as a whole as it prepares for its next match, next Wednesday at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.“We have to keep working on all phases of the game, we don’t have one phase that is consistent in what we need to have happen. We will continue to work on our offense and defense, I think we need some overall improvements, we have been working hard, we just need to stay at it and get better,” Hanson said.The Buckeye offense came off strong in the beginning, but started lacking when the Cardinals turned it up defensively, Hanson said.“Early on, it was our offense that was on,” he said. “Ball State is a team that blocks well and our offense started to get pretty predictable which prevented us from gaining those points.”Three Buckeyes led the team with double digit kills. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson had tallied a career-high 16, while redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous and Henchy contributed 12 kills each.Johnson said the team needs to work on its unity.“We need to have a stronger team, instead of strong individuals. Tonight, there was too many holes in our core group of guys,” Johnson said.Match time between the Buckeyes and IPFW is set for 7 p.m.
After sitting out 3 games with an undisclosed suspension, sophomore forward Marc Loving is set to make his return against Michigan State on Feb. 13.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has won five of its past six games, with the one setback coming in the first game of Marc Loving’s three-game suspension.Coach Thad Matta confirmed Friday the sophomore forward will make his return to the court against Michigan State on Saturday, with the Buckeyes looking to make it three wins in a row.Matta said Loving “definitely” makes OSU a better team, but added the Buckeyes have improved overall in the time he missed.“I like the strides that everybody on this team has made in his (Loving’s) absence,” Matta said.Loving’s suspension was announced just before the Buckeyes took on Purdue on Feb. 4 in West Lafayette, Ind. That game ended in a 60-58 OSU loss, then Loving missed out on the Buckeyes’ next road trip as well.But that time around OSU came out on top with a 19-point shellacking of Rutgers on the road Feb. 8 before trouncing Penn State, 75-55, at home on Feb. 11. Matta stressed the improvement over those three games, and said he’s not sure exactly how Loving will slot into the lineup against the Spartans.“Now where does he come back and fit in?” Matta said. “Hopefully like he did in the Maryland game.”The Buckeyes took on Maryland the game before Loving’s suspension, and the Toledo native made the most of 31 minutes off the bench, going 5-for-5 from 3-point land and tying his career high with 19 points.Against Purdue, the Buckeyes didn’t have Loving’s production as the player behind him — freshman forward Keita Bates-Diop — didn’t attempt a shot. But against Rutgers, Bates-Diop scored a career-high 14 points, and added seven more against the Nittany Lions.Bates-Diop said he took his chance with Loving out of the lineup, but added having him back in the lineup will give OSU a boost.“I saw it (Loving’s suspension) as an opportunity to step up and play well, and I did,” Bates-Diop said Friday. “Having Marc back, it just makes us a better team, it makes us a deeper team.”Senior center Amir Williams said Loving’s return will be “huge” for OSU because of his ability to bring multiple new dimensions to the offense.“(Loving’s) a guy that can stretch the floor,” Williams said Friday. “He can create his own shot by driving to the basket, he can also post up. He just provides different ways of scoring the basketball, so it’s definitely gonna be huge having him back this game.”With Loving’s added dimension out of the equation, the loss to Purdue marked the first time the Buckeyes were held to less than 60 points since a loss to Louisville back on Dec. 2.Matta said the Boilermakers’ defensive scheme is similar to what he expects from Michigan State, with the difference being that the Spartans will have to deal with Loving in addition to the scoring prowess of freshman guard D’Angelo Russell.“They (Michigan State) are a very active gap-oriented type team,” Matta said. “The principles that their defense is based on is very sound, just in terms of keeping guys in front of you, being physical on the cuts, stuff like that.”In addition to tough defense, Williams said the Buckeyes will be playing in one of the most hostile environments the Big Ten has to offer.“It ranks definitely in the top in the Big Ten, that student section can get pretty loud,” he said of Michigan State’s Breslin Student Events Center. “When they score the first basket the arena goes crazy, they start popping things and throwing things in the air.“It’s gonna be tough, we just gotta keep finding ways to continue to play through it.”While Loving will be back to boost the Buckeyes in East Lansing, Mich., Matta said he’s not sure if redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee will be able to play after he missed the Penn State game with an injury.With Loving in the lineup, and Lee’s status in question, the Buckeyes are set to take on the Spartans at noon.