As EYE17 closes, ‘peacemakers’ make a path home

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Louise Bower says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC July 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm How infuriating that the Latin American teens could not get visas!! This just indicates again how this travel ban no-think policy impacts all sorts of people and situations in unwarranted ways.Louise Bower (Grandmother of an EYE participants) Dan krutz says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments (3) By Lynette Wilson Posted Jul 14, 2017 Comments are closed. Episcopal Youth Event, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 15, 2017 at 9:44 am It sounds like another inspiring EYE, and I’m glad the EYE20 is planned for Latin America. It is sad that participants from that region weren’t able to join other youth as they addressed a Path to Peace. I hope this triennial event will be sustained for the future. Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL More than 1,300 teenagers gathered as the sun was setting at the Oklahoma City National Memorial on July 12 for a candlelight vigil. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Edmond, Oklahoma] As the sun began to set July 12 on Oklahoma City, Episcopal youth assembled by diocese and processed from St. Paul’s Cathedral four blocks south on North Robinson Avenue to the Oklahoma City National Memorial for a candlelight vigil.The vigil followed an earlier visit to the memorial’s museum, which traces the timeline beginning 30 minutes before the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people and wounded 680 others, through the 2001 execution of Timothy McVeigh.“The way that it’s set up, you move through time and it’s a stunning thing,” said Kiera Campbell, 16, an Episcopal Youth Event 2017 planning committee member from the Diocese of Olympia. “It’s amazing to see how a city pulled together and how a city was able to find peace in each other.”Thirteen hundred youth from 90 of the Episcopal Church’s 109 dioceses attended the 13th annual Episcopal Youth Event from July 10 to 14 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, a 20-minute drive from downtown Oklahoma City. The Beatitudes, particularly Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God,” – inspired EYE17’s theme, “Path to Peace.” (Absent were some youth from Province IX, the Latin America- and Caribbean-based dioceses, who were denied visas into the United States.)Teenagers attending the Episcopal Youth Event 2017 in Edmond, Oklahoma, visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on July 12. Here, they visit the Gallery of Honor, where photos of the 168 people, including 19 children, hang on the walls. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe night before the museum visit and vigil, bombing survivors shared their personal experiences with the youth during an on-campus plenary session. During the candlelight vigil, the youth sat cross-legged on the grass opposite 168 empty chairs – 19 smaller chairs for children – representing each of the victims. A reflecting pool set between two pillars marked 9:01 and 9:03 isolated the minute, 9:02 a.m., that the truck bomb exploded, destroying the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.It was the history, but more importantly, the human response and its lasting impact that Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny wanted the youth to experience. The bombing, he said, brought together the people of Oklahoma in a spirit of unity, in what became the “Oklahoma Standard,” that continues today.“If you come to Oklahoma and you become an Oklahoman [the story] becomes a part of who you are because in many ways it was a huge turning point, not only for Oklahoma City but for the state,” said Konieczny, a priest in Texas at the time of the bombing. “It was an unfortunate way for things to go, but it energized and brought to light all the good of the people in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma… and it didn’t stop.”Photos of the victims hang in the Gallery of Honor, the last exhibit, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceEven though the youth weren’t yet born in 1995 – they range in age from 13 to 18 – they live in an increasingly violent world. For that reason, Konieczny wanted to co-host EYE17 in his diocese and share Oklahoma City’s story as an example of peace and resilience.“The event is relevant because it helps them see all of the other things that happen in our world and our society and the other incidences of violence that take place, Columbine or Virginia Tech or Florida. It seems like every day there is something else, some big, some minor,” he said. “I hope the story is that we as a society have to do something about this. And they have the ability to do that … The message of this is not going to be the bomb. The message of this is life, and that we are going to put our faith where our faith needs to be, and we are going to stand up for justice and say, no, we are not going to live this way, we’re going to do something different.”Responding to violence and hatred with love was packed into the Path to Peace message.“The reality is that hatred doesn’t work and violence doesn’t work. Human beings were made by love, because I believe that God is love, and we were made to love and life only works when we love. And this memorial is a painful reminder that hatred hurts and harms, and we weren’t made for that,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, at the site of the memorial. “We’ve been put on this earth to find a better way. To find life and love for everybody, and so coming to this memorial and being here this day is an opportunity to be reconsecrated and rededicated to creating a world where love rules.”There was some fun at EYE17. Here, the Rev. Tim Schenck, left, rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham, Massachusetts, and the Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, sit by while Sierra Palmer of the Diocese of Kansas casts a vote for one of two saints. Saint Quiteria defeated Saint Longinus, 72 percent to 28 percent, and will be included in Lent Madness 2018. The rest of the saints in next year’s bracket will be announced in November. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceA year ago, the 16-member EYE17 youth planning committee visited Oklahoma City and the museum and memorial, to get a sense of what their peers would experience. Immediately, it was clear that Oklahoma City’s story is one “everyone needs to hear,” said Andres Gonzalez Bonilla, 16, of the Diocese of Arizona, who served on liturgy and music planning team. The city’s response to an act of domestic terrorism is a “tragic, but beautiful, moving story.”The EYE mission planning team began imaging the event 18 months ago, based on Matthew’s scripture and the Beatitudes, said Bronwyn Clark Skov, the Episcopal Church’s director of formation, youth and young adults, who oversees youth ministry.“We are very much taken with that entire package, but also because of what has been happening in the world, we really honed in on ‘blessed are the peacemakers,’” she said.The triennial youth event, a mandate of the church’s General Convention, drew 1,400 people in all, including 35 bishops, as well as chaperones, chaplains, medical and other volunteers. Every preacher, speaker, exhibitor and praxis session presented the theme in one way or another.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached and presided during the opening Eucharist of EYE17. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceCurry preached during the July 11 opening Eucharist and later that day offered two back-to-back workshops on the “Jesus Movement,” followed by a question-and-answer period. Other speakers, including President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, bishops, Episcopal Church staff members, representatives from Episcopal Relief & Development, Forma, Episcopal Service Corps and others, offered workshops ranging from advocacy to nonviolent communication in a violent world to living in intentional communities as a path to peace.“I think that ‘Path to Peace’ has been articulated in many different ways during this event, and my hope is that it has been contagious enough so that when all of the young people who go home from this event start telling the story of what they experienced here and what they learned here that they will feel empowered to actually act upon their own good and right and God-gifted inclination to do something,” said Skov.During a press conference on July 11, Trevor Mahan of the Diocese of Kansas, a member of the planning committee, said the youth intentionally designed the event to introduce youth to church leadership and the wider Episcopal Church, offering ways to engage further at all levels.Mahan’s planning team colleague, Campbell, of the Diocese of Olympia, concurred.“We want people to be able to go back home and connect with other Episcopal organizations,” she said, and bring back the Path to Peace message to encourage other youth to become involved.Konieczny sees real hope in today’s young people, who are far more inclusive than previous generations. The makeup of EYE17, the most diverse group ever, attested to that.“As I said during my homily at the vigil, today’s young people can make a real difference in the world,” he said.“They are at that age now where they’re setting the stage for how their generation is going to live together, and you can already see the level of acceptance, inclusion and willingness to live in diversity and honor each other. And that’s not always been the case for generations that have gone before; it’s this is us, that’s them and let’s just keep our distance,” said Konieczny.Plans for EYE20 are underway, and with the help of a Constable Fund grant, the Episcopal Church plans to hold the event in Latin America.-Lynette Wilson is managing editor of Episcopal News Service. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Fred Garvin says: Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA EYE17 Rector Smithfield, NC As EYE17 closes, ‘peacemakers’ make a path home Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum leaves lasting impression  Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA July 17, 2017 at 9:28 am “This is the most diverse group ever”-well, considering the ethnic makeup of the Episcopal church, that’s not saying very much, is it?last_img read more

New figures reveal Donegal Traffic Corps cut by half

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – January 26, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA New figures reveal Donegal Traffic Corps cut by half Facebook New figures have revealed that the number of Gardai in the Traffic Corps in Donegal has dropped by over fifty per cent since 2010.The data, which was provided through parliamentary question by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to Fianna Fail’s Robert Troy shows that there were 20 members in the division in 2017 compared with 42 in 2010.The figures come following the disbandment of the Bunbeg Traffic Unit earlier this month.Donegal GRA Spokesperson is Brendan O’Connor:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleSetanta looking to cause a major upset in NavanNext articleWork on fireproofing new bloc at LUH yet to be done News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApplast_img read more

13 sachets of ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgThe suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN BACOLOD City – Thirteen sachets ofsuspected shabu were seized in a sting operation in Barangay Hilamonan,Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The 30-year-old resident Albert Ortegayielded the suspected illegal drugs valued at around P15,000, a police reportshowed.center_img Ortega was arrested after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover cop for P100 around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday,the report added.last_img

Planets Seen Forming! (or Dust Spreading )

first_imgScience headline writers were almost beside themselves with joy at the prospect of watching other planetary systems in the process of forming.  Science Daily nearly set a record with a large-print, bold, 22-word headline: “Zooming in on an Infant Solar System: For the First Time, Astronomers Have Observed Solar Systems in the Making in Great Detail.”  PhysOrg, which regurgitated the same press release from University of Arizona, headlined only the first 7 words.  A quick internet search showed this press release reverberating throughout the web, with little modification, usually accompanied by the same artwork.  What on other earths was going on?    The press release was based on a paper by J. A. Eisner et al published in Astrophysical Journal, available online in an open-access PDF at Los Alamos National Laboratory.1  The title talks about spectra of hydrogen around certain stars – nothing about planets.  The paper itself only makes a brief, data-free, theory-laden statement about planets in the introduction: “Protoplanetary disks play an integral part in the formation of both stars and planets.  Disks provide a reservoir from which stars and planets accrete material, and a knowledge of the structure of inner regions of disks is needed to understand the star/disk interface as well as planet formation in disk ‘terrestrial’ regions.”  That was it.2  Wading through the hype about planets in the press release to get to the data, though, took a strong machete.  The claims were audacious from the first sentence.  Not only did the press release deliver planets; it outfitted them for life:For the first time, astronomers have observed solar systems in the making in great detail.A team led by University of Arizona astronomer Joshua Eisner has observed in unprecedented detail the processes giving rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems. The solar systems the astronomers chose for this study are still young, probably a few million years old.“These disks will be around for a few million years more,” Eisner said.  “By that time, the first planets, gas giants similar to Jupiter and Saturn, may form, using up a lot of the disk material.”More solid, rocky planets like the Earth, Venus or Mars, won’t be around until much later.“We are going to see if we can make similar measurements of organic molecules and water in protoplanetary disks,” he said.  “Those would be the ones potentially giving rise to planets with the conditions to harbor life.”Surely claims of this magnitude were based on incredibly hard evidence.  Did Eisner and his colleagues actually see any planets?  Actually, no.  They saw dust and hydrogen.  They looked at 15 stars with dust disks around them, and measured things like mass, rotation, and magnetic fields.  They saw some of the dust getting sucked into the stars.  They saw some dust disks getting pushed back by magnetic field lines.  They saw violent process, like hydrogen flung out by magnetic field lines: “the gas is being funneled along the field lines arching out high above and below the disk’s plane,” Eisner said.  “The material then crashes into the star’s polar regions at high velocities.”  The press release explained what happens next: “In this inferno, which releases the energy of millions of Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs every second, some of the arching gas flow is ejected from the disk and spews out far into space as interstellar wind.”  Notice that this environment forms the boundary conditions for the story.Question: where are the planets?Answer: in Eisner’s imagination.“‘But the building blocks for those could be forming now,’” he said, which is why this research is important for our understanding of how solar systems form, including those with potentially habitable planets like Earth.”    Summing it up, here’s the score.  Observations of planets: zero.  (This includes habitable planets.)    Uh, what was that headline again?  “Zooming in on an Infant Solar System: For the First Time, Astronomers Have Observed Solar Systems in the Making in Great Detail.”    Incidentally, their work was funded by a Major Research Instrumentation Grant from the National Science Foundation.1.  Eisner et al, “Spatially and Spectrally Resolved Hydrogen Gas within 0.1 AU of T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be Stars,” Astrophysical Journal Vol. 718, July 20, 2010 (scheduled); preprint at Los Alamos Natl Laboratory.2.  The paper talks much about accretion, but it’s apparent both from the paper and the press release that the accretion being spoken of is material getting swept into the star – not material building up planets.  Planet formation (not even mentioned in the technical paper) was not spoken of in terms of data or observations, but only as theoretical possibilities: “gas giants similar to Jupiter and Saturn, may form, using up a lot of the disk material,” and “More solid, rocky planets like the Earth, Venus or Mars, won’t be around until much later, ‘But the building blocks for those could be forming now,’…”Calling on all skeptics who respect science.  Will you let this pass?  Those of you whose mission is to expose pseudo-science and skewer crackpots, do you ever turn your energies on the likes of these?  They’re not your usual targets, but look at what these people have done.  Don’t be distracted by the fact that they work for major universities, like the University of Michigan, Caltech, Berkeley, and Max Planck.  Don’t be impressed by the fact that they used observations from Keck, one of the finest observatories in the world.  Don’t be intimidated by the fact that they got a major research grant from the NSF.  Who cares?  If someone says a dumb thing, it’s dumb, no matter who says it.    If you could, in your mind’s eye, transport yourself to the middle ages, and find the King of France funding alchemical or astrological research, and all the esteemed academics of the University of Paris thinking it was a great idea, would you endorse it on those bases alone?  Surely, science must be about more than (1) equipment, (2) prestige, (3) money, (4) consensus, (5) power and authority, (6) publicity, (7) rhetoric, (8) hype, (9) enthusiasm, (10) imagination, (11) some of the above, (12) all of the above.  Presumably, science has at least something to do with truth.  It has something to do with gaining knowledge about the world through rigorous, testable, empirical methods, and applying what is gained logically, consistently, and conservatively – avoiding the exaggerations to which our natures incline us.  Can we agree on that?    But look what these scientists, intelligent as they are, educated as they are, privileged as they are to work on the world’s greatest telescopes, honored as they are with taxpayer dollars, did in this press release.  They observed spectra of hydrogen around a few T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be stars.  From these spectra, it was reasonable to infer some violent processes at work: hydrogen being accelerated along magnetic field lines, and dust disks apparently either spiralling all the way in to the star or being compressed outward.  That’s it.  But look at their inferential equation in the press release:Dust + violence = planetsPlanets + time = lifeLook at the absurd teaser in the headline.  Look at the suggestive artwork.  If that isn’t pseudo-science, if that isn’t an example of wild swings of speculation way out of bounds beyond what the data can bear, then please, pray tell, what is?  Why is it that the world’s press just laps up this garbage and barfs it back out for the public?  Why is Creation-Evolution Headlines the only site with the guts to call this disgusting?  Look; even fell for it hook, line and sinker – no critical analysis whatsoever.  Not a hint of questioning.  None of the debate or dispute or controversy that should characterize good science.  The media just fall in lockstep like a bunch of gutless, mindless lemmings.    If you agree, then do something about it (this is for skeptics).  Write some letters to the editors of news sources that regurgitated this press release uncritically and complain.  Write the University of Arizona and say that this press release was very unscientific.  Tell them it violated your skeptical sensibilities.  Tell them it gives the creationist wackos occasion to mock science.  Tell them it is illogical to extrapolate from hydrogen and dust to earth-like planets and life.  Point out that such talk only encourages the critics of evolution to keep up their rhetoric and grow more bold.  Tell them that if they keep publishing thoughtless press releases like this one, intelligent design is going to continue to grow and proliferate, because evolutionary science is going to continue looking like a lunatic fringe of laughable pseudo-science the way it is being exaggerated beyond all logic.  Further, tell them that when it gets spoon-fed to the public this way, with no critical analysis, the public becomes skeptical that they are being led down the primrose path.  (It might be effective to tack on the quote at the top right of this page.)    Do it.  Read them the riot act for a change.  Then at least we will know you are consistent.  Then we will at least know you are an honest skeptic.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Getting people to help themselves

first_imgIn January 2016, Musa Mathebula established the NPO Musa Projects. His organisation aims to create hope and empower those who cannot provide for themselves so as to improve the quality of life in these affected communities.Musa Projects’ mission is to partner with both private and public sectors and find ways to improve the quality of life in impoverished communities. (Image Musa Projects)In just over a year since its establishment, Musa Mathebula’s NPO Musa Projects has collected and distributed sanitary pads to schools in rural communities; provided school shoes and toiletries to students; collected and handed out clothing to destitute families; assisted families with food parcels and other household items; and helped homeless people with clothing and open day gatherings.Some of the work Musa Projects has been involved in includes donating cement and tiles to Mbabalana Primary School in Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape; donating baby formula and clothing to a family in Soweto in Gauteng; offering food to the victims of flash floods in Alexandra in Gauteng and handing out sanitary pads, shoes and toiletries to schools in Barseba Village in the North West.Go to to play your part in this generous movement.last_img read more

Cherry-on-Top Hair Combs Plastic Hair Slides 12 Pack Of Budget Brown Or Clear 7Cm Combs, Arrived quickly

first_imgBought these for an elderly neighbour, who has a tendency to break them on a regular basis. Tried finding low cost slides in shops near me but struggled. Good value have bought this item a few times. Great product super fast service and loved supporting a small business. Key specs for Hair Combs Plastic Hair Slides 12 Pack Of Budget Black Brown Or Clear 7Cm Combs Black:12 Pack of Combs7cm WidthChoice of ColoursValue CombsComments from buyers“Not the greatest , Excellent value. Bought these for an elderly neighbour , Hair combs “ These arrived safe and sound and promptly. The picture is an excellent representation of them. My only worry is that they are rather flimsy but at £2. 45 for 12 of them they are almost disposable and certainly very reasonable. They also keep my long hair back without difficulty. Arrived quickly, as expected perfect for crafting. These budget combs are good value for the money. Really pleased and have ordered another pack. I’m making poppies to sew onto the slides for the rbl and they are turning out better than expected. Great hair slides, love the clear as it goes with everything, happy with purchase. Ok but after a few weeks the slides have broken as quite flimsy. They may be budget combs but there’s a lot of them for the money and i have fine hair yet they hold any hairstyles and don’t fall out. A bit flimsy and the teeth of the combs are very sharp, but they will work for now. Next time i will try to find better quality. Does what it says on the tin. Ideal to pin hair back in a hurry and a great price. Good qualty and such a bargain. I know where to go now if i need more. Cheap and cheerful, and fits the bill exactly. Sharp ends that grip my fine hair with very little slipping, over the course of the day. Cheap enough to have all three colours, of which i have. I’m most satisfied, came promptly and well packaged. Good value, points are a little sharp but work really well. Arrived early, good packaging, great bargain for price. Fab just what iv been looking for,clear slides. Thin bit as good as any other, cheap price,. Will definitely use this derive again soon for more things,thanks. Well, everyone takes the mick out of me for these. Hey, if they work for me and i like them, then. Great for what i use them for. Fast delivery, well packaged, have purchased more and will do so again. Yes, i was very pleased with them, thank you. I am growing my hair back into an old style and sometimes need to keep it off my face. These combs are great for just that. I use this type of hair comb to pin back my hair in hot weather and had despaired of ever finding any after the local market stall i bought them from closed down, but here they are and a good product at a very fair price. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-04-17 09:57:00Reviewed Item Hair Combs Plastic Hair Slides 12 Pack Of Budget Black Brown Or Clear 7Cm Combs BlackRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  42  reviews Posted on April 17, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair Comb SlidesTags Cherry-on-Toplast_img read more

Roborace autonomous car steps it up for Formula E Paris ePrix

first_imgTags:#automotive#Autonomous#cars#driverless#Formula 1#Formula E#motorsport#robocar#Roborace#Self-Driving For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Currycenter_img Roborace, a collaborative autonomous development that uses Formula E tracks to test the robocar, managed to complete a full lap at Paris ePrix last week.The robocar is built from scratch, tires are provided by Michelin and Nvidia supplies the Drive PX2 processing unit, capable of 24 trillion operations per second.See Also: First autonomous Roborace event ends with a self-driven crashIt can reach speeds of up to 200 mph, although on the track it barely went over 20 mph, as seen in the video below. The robocar also had to stop a few times to figure out its next move.Roborace is seeing better performance off track, it said the car reached a speed of 115 mph. The robocar and other test vehicles have also been in a few crashes.Congratulations @roborace ! ? #fia #FormulaE #ParisEprix #robocar— Geraldine Gaudy (@GeraldineGaudy) May 20, 2017The original plan for Roborace was to have 10 teams of engineers build software and compete in a race during the Formula E championship. The engineers would change the software week-by-week, learning from past mistakes and fine-tuning to make the car perfect for track racing.We are unfortunately not there yet. Only one robocar has taken to the track and the results tend to be a little less exciting than one would hope. Roborace has not said when it plans to invite teams of engineers to compete or if that is even the plan anymore.There are still six races to go before the end of the Formula E championship in July, enough time for Roborace to maybe add competitors or at least reach full speed. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more


first_imgSioux City Police are searching for a male suspect they say stabbed four people in an  altercation early Sunday morning in the downtown area.Police responded to the disturbance in the 1000 block of 4th Street around 2:15am.Investigators say an altercation happened between a man and a woman, and the four victims tried to come to her assistance.All four suffered stab wounds from the suspect, who then drove away from the scene.Police say they know who the assailant is, but he had not been located as of Sunday night.The four victims were treated and released from Mercy Medical Center.last_img