first_imgA young Killygordan boy who had a groundbreaking operation to help him walk for there first time continues to make amazing strides to achieving his goal.Paul is now able to stand unaided for up to 20 minutes using his walker.Paul Doherty underwent two major operations in America recently after his mum Ann-Marie spearheaded a campaign to raise €60,000 need to fund the surgery.The people of Donegal responded magnificently and now Paul is on the road to taking his all-important first steps. In recent days he managed to stand with his walking frame for an incredible 20 minutes.His proud and dedicated mum said she simply cannot believe how well her little battler is coming on.“The progress he is making every day has just blown me away.“We still have a long way to go before he is up walking but every day he is getting stronger and stronger,” said Ann Marie. Paul continues to have daily exercises in a bid to strengthen his legs and loves nothing more than taking a spin on his bike.Keep going Paul – we’re all so very proud of you. DONEGAL LAD’S AMAZING JOURNEY AS HIS BATTLE TO WALK CONTINUES was last modified: April 27th, 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:Ann Marie DohertydonegalKILLYGORDANpaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

Di Matteo in the frame – report

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo is now a leading contender for the Chelsea manager’s job, according to the Daily Mail.Could Di Matteo yet land the Chelsea job this summer?The paper suggest that club owner Roman Abramovich is considering giving him the role on a full-time basis at the end of the season.Meanwhile, Salomon Kalou says he was frozen out by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas because he did not sign a new contract.Kalou, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, said: “I was told by the previous manager that I was not allowed to play because I didn’t sign a contract.“Maybe he was building a new team and thinking I wasn’t part of the future. That was a really big frustration and it has been a difficult season for me not being involved.”Adel Taarabt has blasted his QPR team-mates for their poor discipline, according to The Sun.Picking up on recent comments made by Taarabt, it is suggested that he has told Clint Hill, Armand Traore, Joey Barton and Samba Diakite – who have all been sent off this season – that they have cost Rangers points in their battle to stay up.“We have performed well at home but lost so many points because of red cards,” he said.“We’ve lost so many games, like Norwich and Wolves. We should have won those games but with 10 men it’s difficult.”The Sun also report that striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is keen to extend his stay at Fulham despite interest from Aston Villa.The Russian, whose short-term deal expires at the end of the season, said: “I need a coach like [Martin] Jol and would love to stay in England and continue to work with him.”And after Bobby Zamora’s agent told West London Sport the striker is not looking for a move away from QPR, the Daily Mail say the player will not be rejoining West Ham, who were apparently keen to sign him.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa’s first hydrogen fuel cell forklift

first_img4 April 2016South Africa’s hydrogen fuel cell industry received a boost on 31 March with the unveiling of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station at Impala Refining Services in Springs, east of Joburg.Over the past three years, Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has provided HySA Systems with funds of R6-million to enable the prototype development. Implats plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology as its main source of energy for material handling and underground mining equipment.Impala Refining Services is a unit of Implats, one of the world’s foremost producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals. The refining services unit was created in July 1998 as a dedicated vehicle to house the toll refining and metal concentrate purchases built up by Implats.Speaking at the event, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said fuel cell technologies had the potential to provide access to affordable, safe, clean and reliable energy, which was necessary for broad-based economic development and growth in the country.“While the fuel cell market is still in its infancy in South Africa, recent developments indicate a growing appetite for the technology,” Pandor said.Min Pandor, said fuel cell technologies had th potential 2 provide access 2 affordable, safe, clean &reliable energy— SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (@dstgovza) March 31, 2016Starting smallThe minister said South Africa had started to make a number of bold moves that could see it “leapfrog into the leading countries in hydrogen fuel cell technology installations” in the short to medium term.“That’s what we are here to make. A bold move. A forklift may appear to be a small move. But great industries have developed from small moves.”The metal hydride containers feed the fuel tank with hydrogen required to drive the forklift – similar to petrol or diesel in a motor vehicle (Image: Implats Forklift factsheet)Collaborative effortThe minister said industry collaborations were critical in taking research outputs from the laboratory to the market.“To promote further deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technologies, especially in the lucrative automotive sector, public-private partnerships are required to put in place the requisite infrastructure,” Pandor said.The prototype is a collaborative effort between the Department of Science and Technology through the HySA Systems Centre of Competence based at the University of the Western Cape and Implats, through its Impala Refineries in Springs.HySA Systems is one of three centres of competence established by the Department of Science and Technology under the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Innovation Strategy. It was established to use local resources to develop high-value commercial activities in hydrogen fuel cell technologies.The ultimate goal of the HySA Strategy is to enable South Africa to supply 25% of global platinum group metal-based catalyst demand by 2020.Benefits and challenges“Developing a viable fuel cell industry in South Africa has several advantages for the country, such as economic development, sustainable job creation and social good,” said Implats chief executive Terence Goodlace. “As the world’s largest platinum-supplying region there is a guaranteed supply of the metal as well as the potential increase in global platinum demand.Goodlace said this type of technology gave South Africa a chance to reduce its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and reduce urban pollutants, which could help to lessen health care costs and lead to an improved quality of life.The benefits of the metal hydride technology include:Longer operational times between refuelling, contributing to a significant increase in productivity; and,The onboard metal hydride storage allows the forklift to operate at a low pressure (180 bar), which increases safety.#FuelCell technology will reduce ventilation requirements, lower heat, noise levels, as well as noxious emissions in underground operations— Implats (@Implats) March 31, 2016There are hurdles that must still be overcome, however. “The limited availability of refuelling infrastructure, coupled with the challenge of finding the most appropriate on-board hydrogen storage technology, remains a big challenge,” said Dr Cordellia Sita, the director of HySA Systems.She addressed both challenges through the use of a novel metal hydride material for both hydrogen compression and storage.More information on the forklift is available on the factsheet.Source: Department of Science and Technologylast_img read more

Style 16” 18” 20” 22” 24” 26” Easy Loops Micro Rings Beads Tipped 100% Real Human Hair Extensions Straight Hair 8 Colors Beauty Design Salon : Good! I got 200 to lengthen out my pixie

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Where’s my Jet Pack? Apple Tablet and Future Interfaces

first_imgPulp-Based Computing: While there’s little information on these projects just yet, one thing is clear. The folks in MIT’s Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group are exploring electrically active inks and fibers during the paper making process to create a new form of paper-based computing. Apparently the paper would react in the same way as regular paper; however, it would also carry digital information. While the project is only in its early stages and appears to be hooked up to a basic Arduino prototyping platform, theoretically this could be used to create a new type of Wacom tablet. Remember when Steven Levy wrote about losing his Macbook Air? A paper interface would take some serious getting used to. Siftables: Created by David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi, Siftables is a series of blocks that contain built-in motion sensors, graphical displays and wireless communication. The blocks can be programmed to interact with digital information and media to form a collective interface. Siftables have been used to create art displays, painting tools, calculators, games and even a music sequencer. Bug Labs also offers a similar open source block system for modular device interfaces. For more on alternative interfaces featured during 2009, check out our articles on the BiDi screen and the wearable Internet. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Perceptive Pixel Multi-Touch Wall (Jeff Han’s new project) and Microsoft Surface: In the world of alternative interfaces, these two workstations are extremely well known. Certainly not the inexpensive, mainstream touch interfaces we’d hoped for, their size and price makes them unobtainable to the average user. However, for commercial uses, they’ve certainly got that wow factor. The products are used for story boarding, geo-spatial command, broadcast media, museum exhibits, hotels and Surface is even in Disneyland’s tomorrow land. Related Posts Scratch Input: Recently featured in Technology Review for his presentation at the SIGGRAPH Conference, Carnegie Mellon Ph.D student Chris Harrison created a gestural input interface using existing surfaces and an acoustic input technique. In other words, Harrison’s interface uses scratches to communicate with his machine. By taping a modified stethoscope to a wall, Harrison got users to perform six scratch input gestures at about 90% accuracy with less than 5 minutes of training. If Scratch Input were utilized by a mobile manufacturer, a phone owner could simply rest their device on a table top and use it to scribble out messages. Tags:#Apple#web dana oshiro Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb! Ever since Jeff Han demoed his Multi-Touch Workstation at the 2006 TED Conference, the world has been waiting for a high resolution sensory work experience. As a generation of hunched night creatures with intimate knowledge of our chiropractors, we’ve suffered and conformed to our traditional interfaces for too long. Touch was the future of workstations. But as articulated by ReadWriteWeb, the upcoming Apple tablet is not the workstation of the near future. It simply isn’t practical. For those of us who still want to gawk at the cool regardless of its practicality, here is an assortment of 2009’s most interesting interfaces. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Sixth Sense: Sixth Sense is an extremely inexpensive interface ($350 to build the prototype) and it consists of some colored finger markers, a projector, and a camera on a necklace. Demoed at the TED conference, this interface has amazing potential. We reviewed this product as part of our post The Wearable Internet Will Blow Mobile Phones Away.Given Nikon’s release of yesterday’s first camera with a built-in pico projector and Mobileburn’s demo of the Samsung Anycall Show phone, these little projectors are about to start popping up everywhere. For Minority Report fans, we may actually see these projector based interfaces used up for everyday tasks; however, it’s more produce amazing entertainment for gamers. last_img read more