BusinessNewsJaguar Land Rover set for major expansion in ShannonBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2018 6508 Jaguar LandRover who are opening a new operation in Shannon. DRIVERLESS cars and significant job creation are key elements of the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) company’s vision for its operation in Shannon.That’s according to Paul Girr, chief engineer with the car manufacturer who are currently developing a 33,000sq ft workshop and 55,000sq ft office space that will form the base for their Irish operations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “JLR is changing from being a UK focused manufacturing company to a worldwide research and development company, and Shannon is just one part of that.“That’s because of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network in the Mid West and the companies that are already here who help create an ecosystem for us to collaborate in.”These elements have been key to the 12-month growth and success of JLR since they moved to Shannon last year.Opening with just 12 staff, JLR said in January that it would create 150 jobs at a new software development centre in Shannon and this week the firm’s chief engineer said that the office will have all of those jobs filled by the end of the summer.Having ramped up its hiring plan, Mr Girr said that this is a tremendous advantage for the company and the investment it is putting into the region.“We are on a pretty aggressive growth plan for the Shannon site and hopefully we can keep growing from there and we don’t plan to stop. There is no end of projects around that.”He said that the Shannon site and its function within the company’s portfolio was focused on software development and autonomous driving with full connectivity to the car.A core function of the Shannon operation is to develop the technology for smartphone users to immediately become connected to their cars.“What happens now is that you can become disconnected from your device when you sit in to your car but we are developing ways to stay connected and Shannon is key to this development.“We want to be at the forefront of testing for autonomous driving in Shannon and we have an initiative going on around Enterprise Ireland and the IDA together with other companies to make the Mid West a testing ground for this.”Maintaining its reputation for safety through collaborations with top companies in the region, is something that is very important to the company.“When we started this journey in Shannon we had 12 very skilled software engineers but we also told the story of the ecosystem and the partners that we had around. So this began to grow,” Mr Girr explained.“Automotive is not about going out buying parts anymore. Automotive is about collaborations with other companies that allow us to bring in new talent and upskill that talent.“A 55,000sq ft office facility will be ready by the start of next year and a 33,000sq ft high-class workshop will be used for specialist fitting of sensors for vehicles to test and extract data from the vehicles.“The way we test vehicles is that we take a $200,000 vehicle and pull it apart. We hack all the wires and hook it up to a bunch of sensors and testers and start running our tests.“That vehicle will never be put back together again and will be scrapped at the end of the process.“It is a crying shame to see the vehicle at the end of the process, but it is absolutely crucial to proving that the software and systems in that vehicle are safe.“If you have a four, five or six-year-old child at home now, in ten years time they might never have to do a driving test. That is how fast we are moving.“They might always expect to go on their app, call a car, it might not be their car as it could be shared, but they would call a car that would pick them up and drop them off.“They would have no issues around insurance, tax or the repair costs as they would be all built into the hire of the car – imagine if that was all done through that connected element of an app.Mr Girr said that the technological advances pioneered in Shannon had been enhanced by links to the local third level colleges such as the artificial intelligence masters courses at the University of Limerick.“The collaborations we’ve had with the universities and heads of departments have been hugely positive in the development of suitable programmes and courses to fulfil the talent needs.“They were looking for course feedback and we are very willing to give that and help develop the courses,” he explained.Mr Girr said that the excellent software engineers that have emerged from third level colleges including LIT and UL, “have been very complimentary into building an organisation from 12 people last year to almost 90 on-site now with a line of sight to 150 by the end of the summer.Looking further down the line, he said that car manufacturer wanted to look at introducing the apprenticeship schemes that are operational in the UK.“We bring in a huge number of apprentices every year and they are anything from three to five years depending on the area they get in to but we would be looking to skill them up through software development.“I would like to see apprentices come through a similar scheme and push them on to potentially become the chief executive of JLR,” he declared.Paul Girr was speaking in Dromoland Castle at the Skillnet Mid West seminar on innovative ways to attract and retain talent.Read how driverless cars in the Jaguar Land Rover plant are advancing here. 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Tag: 不准不开心 Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs ready to take on Sabres: ‘They’re for real and not a team you take lightly’
“These Buffalo Sabres are just getting started.”Right on, @NHLNetwork. #LetsGoBuffalo ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/ZXh5asrmEd— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 1, 2018The Maple Leafs (19-8-0) will face the Sabres for the first of four head-to-head games starting on Tuesday at KeyBank Arena. Toronto is in search of their fifth-straight win while Buffalo (17-8-3), who have now lost three in a row (0-2-1) after their long win streak, could pass the Leafs for second in the Atlantic Division with a regulation win.“I’ve been impressed with their team, their structure, their speed, their work ethic, the whole thing,” Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said following Tuesday’s morning skate. “I think they’ve got a good hockey club.”Pretty soon Leaf fans won’t be able to buy tickets here because Buffalo fans will have bought them already.”In 2016, the Sabres were 8-9-5 at the end of November and in 2017 they were 6-15-4. This season they were 17-7-3 when the calendar turned to December.Forward Mitchell Marner has always been impressed with the type of talent the Sabres have had since he came into the league in 2016 but said that he feels their early season success has allowed them to flourish.“They’ve always had skilled players but the confidence of their team just keeps getting higher and higher as the games go on,” he commented. “I think that’s something they probably didn’t have before and they’ve added a couple of players that have really helped the team.”Two of their most significant additions, forward Jeff Skinner and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, have made immediate impacts. Skinner, who was acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on Aug. 2, is second on the Sabres in points (28) and in the NHL (20), behind Patrik Laine’s 20. Dahlin, who was selected first overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, leads all rookie defensemen in points with 14 (two goals, 12 assists) and is fourth in scoring among all rookies.Forward Jack Eichel, now in his fourth NHL season, is scoring at the highest pace of his career, with 32 points (five goals, 27 assists) in 28 games as he centers a line with Skinner and right wing Sam Reinhart.“They’ve got a lot of depth, obviously a lot of young talent with guys who can put the puck in the net,” Maple Leafs forward John Tavares said. “Skinner has played really well for them and Eichel is obviously a force out there.”When you have success it builds a lot of confidence, especially amongst a young group. I’m sure they’re feeling like they’re having a lot of fun and feel good about their game so tonight will be a good test for us.”Dahlin had nine points (one goal, eight assists) and was plus-nine during the Sabres 10-game win streak. Marner said Dahlin is a dynamic player who the Maple Leafs will pay extra attention towards making sure he is accounted for. If there were any doubts about whether the Buffalo Sabres have turned a corner, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews noted their recent 10-game win streak as evidence they have.“They’ve been playing some really good hockey as of late,” Matthews said. “They were on that hot stretch and a lot of guys, I think everybody in the league, took notice that they’re for real and not a team you take lightly,” “I’ve seen a couple of his highlights, I think everyone knew where he was drafted that he has a lot of skill and is very smart with that puck and can make plays,” he said. “I think you just have to be aware of him jumping in the rush, they’ve got a couple guys that can do that.”Matthews agreed the Sabres are effective at using their defense to generate offense.“Their defense are moving the puck, they’re up in the rush all the time, and their forwards have been dynamic for them,” Matthews said. “It’s going to be another good challenge for us tonight, it’s a good rivalry, it’s going to be a good atmosphere.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard won’t pressure Tomori about his international futureby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard won’t pressure Fikayo Tomori about his international future.England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Tomori.Lampard said: “It’s his choice. I wouldn’t tell him where to play internationally. But he’s played for [England] Under-21s and if he continues with his form and keeps improving then of course I would expect there to be potential for England if Gareth chooses to select him.”He shouldn’t worry about it at the minute. He should just worry about how he’s playing every game or how he trains every day and That will be a nice problem for him, hopefully, if he’s eligible for three. He can choose which one he wants.”
Bournemouth boss Howe full of praise for U21 coach Shaun Cooperby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is impressed by the work of U21 coach Shaun Cooper.The former Cherries star is approaching the one-year anniversary of stepping into the hotseat having replaced Carl Fletcher in October 2018, after he took on a new role as the club’s loan manager. Howe told the Daily Echo, “I’m really impressed. I think he’s taken to the role really well.“He’s very calm and very low maintenance as a coach.“I can leave Coops to work and get on with the job, knowing that he’ll do a very good job for the team and for the players involved.“He’s put the hours in. He’s worked tirelessly with Mark Molesley for the benefit of the group and I see very good signs for him for the future.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomCar carrier Aries Leader; Image Courtesy: NYK Shipping major NYK has undertaken Japan’s first carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2.The amount is equivalent to the CO2 emitted by NYK’s environmental flagship car carrier Aries Leader during one voyage between Japan and the Middle East.The vessel is equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, reducing CO2 emissions per unit by 30% compared with existing large pure car carriers, according to the company.“This initiative demonstrates the ability of NYK to provide carbon-neutral transportation to its Japanese and overseas customers, thus meeting the demand for a more sustainable, carbon-free supply chain.“NYK will propose and expand its carbon offsets to customers as an option that benefits the environment and contributes to a zero-carbon-footprint supply chain.”The company will continue its efforts to create new green businesses through carbon credit initiatives and realize its basic philosophy of “Bringing value to life”.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s top court has stayed its recent decision on Canada’s solitary confinement law until the end of November to give the government more time to fix its prison practices.The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled unanimously on Monday that the law allowing prolonged, indefinite solitary confinement “offends the fundamental norms of a free and democratic society.”The court struck down the law and also declared that Correctional Services Canada had breached its obligations to consider the health care needs of mentally ill or disabled inmates before placing them in segregation. Parliament replaced the law last Friday with new legislation that creates “structured intervention units,” which allow segregated inmates a minimum of four hours outside their cells and at least two hours to interact with others per day.The federal government asked the Appeal Court for more time to implement the legislative changes and the court ruled Wednesday to stay its decision until Nov. 30 with progress reports expected on Aug. 30 and Oct. 15.The court says while Canada has taken “a long time” to amend the legislative scheme, it is satisfied that the current plans to implement it by Nov. 30 represent a diligent and realistic timetable.The Canadian Press
Tag: 不准不开心 knowyourstatus on National HIV testing day
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Council of the city of Fort St. John has proclaimed June 23rd to the 30th, 2019, Sexual Health Week and knowing your sexual health status is important.Thursday, June 27th, 2019 join at The Healing Place, 10045-100th Avenue from 10 am to 2 pm on National HIV testing day to be tested for HIV, HCV and Syphilis.Breaking down the stigma of testing is the single largest barrier to people knowing their status. Hosted by Positive Living North, The Women’s Resource Society and the Healthy FSJ coalition, the community is welcomed to participate, ask questions and be tested.On the same day, a community BBQ will take place at the green space on 100th Street and 100th Avenue from 11.30am to 1 pm with a community health fair.Knowing your sexual health status is important to know, statistics show, 1 in 5 people in Canada living with HIV are unaware they have it and that they account for 75% of new infections.
Patna: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor Saturday dismissed Rabri Devi’s claim of he as an emissary of Nitish Kumar meeting her husband Lalu Prasad with a proposal to merge JD(U) and RJD which should declare its prime ministerial candidate ahead of the polls and dared RJD president to tell the media what transpired during their talks.Kishor, who is the national vice-president of the Janata Dal (United), also came down heavily on Prasad for making “false claims” and quipped “those convicted or facing charges of abuse of public office and misappropriation of funds are claiming to be the custodians of truth”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He threw a challenge to the RJD supremo to sit with him before the media and tell everybody what transpired during their meeting and “who offered what”. “Whenever @laluprasadrjd ji wants, he should sit with me before the media as it would let everybody know what transpired between me and him and who gave an offer to whom,” Kishor said in a tweet. Rabri Devi on Friday dropped a bombshell claiming that Kishor had met Prasad with the proposal that the RJD and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) merge and the new entity thus formed declare its prime ministerial candidate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIf Kishor denies having met Prasad with such a proposal, he is speaking a “blatant lie”, she said. “I got infuriated and asked him to go away as I had no trust left in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following his betrayal,” the RJD national vice-president, who is also the leader of the opposition in the state legislative council, said. Earlier, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that many times people on behalf of Nitish Kumar met him as well approached Congress with reconciliation proposals. Rabri Devi’s revelation coming close on heels of Prasad in his recently-published autobiography claiming that Kishor had met him as an emissary of Nitish Kumar with the proposal that the chief minister’s party be re-inducted into the Grand Alliance has stirred the political pot in Bihar.
2014KCRANA34.13BAL45.8379.95-2.95 2005CHWBOS34.15ANA55.89810.03-2.03 YEARTEAMOPP.GMSEXP. GMSOPP.GMSEXP. GMSGMSEXP. GMSDIFF 101995Atlanta Braves4624+22 101995Cleveland Indians4018+22 Top pennant winners by run differential1995-2017 Includes Division Series and League Championship Series; wild card games not included.Source: Retrosheet 42005Chicago White Sox4720+27 2012DETOAK54.13NYY45.8399.96-0.96 62009Philadelphia Phillies5531+24 RUNS 2006DETNYY44.14OAK45.88810.01-2.01 21996Atlanta Braves5423+31 RKYEARTEAMSCOREDALLOWEDDIFFERENTIAL 12007Boston Red Sox7036+34 72002Anaheim Angels6037+23 Between these two measures, the Dodgers’ 2017 postseason run has to be on the short list for most dominant in modern history. It’s no guarantee they’ll win the Fall Classic, of course — among the eight teams above them on either list, only the 2007 Red Sox, 2005 White Sox and 1999 Yankees ended up actually winning the World Series. But for now, the Dodgers can celebrate their National League pennant in style. Which pennant winners cruised through the fieldLeague winners who took the fewest games in the Division Series and Championship Series relative to expected, 1995-2017 LDSLCSTOTAL 42010Texas Rangers5932+27 Expected games is determined by how long it would take the average playoff team to eliminate the team’s LDS and LCS opponents.Source: Baseball-Reference.com 2016CLEBOS34.16TOR55.88810.03-2.03 1995ATLCOL44.07CIN45.8789.94-1.94 72008Tampa Bay Rays6441+23 1999NYYTEX34.10BOS55.8889.98-1.98 72009New York Yankees4825+23 2007COLPHI34.11ARI45.6679.77-2.77 2017LADARI34.11CHC55.8789.98-1.98 32017Los Angeles Dodgers4819+29 2009NYYMIN34.11ANA65.93910.03-1.03 When the Los Angeles Dodgers open up the World Series next week against either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros, they’ll be in the midst of one of the hottest playoff runs by a league champion in recent memory. They smoked the Arizona Diamondbacks and the defending-champion Chicago Cubs by a combined 48-19 margin, giving them the third-best run differential in the division and championship series1So, excluding the wild card game. of any pennant winner since MLB expanded its playoff structure in 1995: And the way the Dodgers blew away the National League field was especially impressive. They swept Arizona in three games, then won the first three games of the NLCS over Chicago, ultimately finishing the Cubs off in five. In other words, they needed only eight games to reach the World Series — that’s nearly two fewer than we’d have expected from a typical pennant winner against LA’s opponents, based on their Elo ratings:2To compute this, I used Elo to generate the probability of the average pennant winner winning each game of a series against a team’s opponents. Using those numbers and a little math, we can calculate how often we’d expect those series to end in a given number of games.