Man rushed to hospital after being struck by car

first_imgA man in his 60s has been taken to Sligo Hospital following an accident this afternoon in south Donegal.The man was walking on the N15 road between Ballintra and Rossnowlagh when he was struck by a car.He was rushed to hospital but his injuries are not understood to be life-threatening. Man rushed to hospital after being struck by car was last modified: October 9th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Growing degree days and emergence timing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.A great deal of field work has been done over the past few weeks. As corn is being planted across the eastern Corn Belt and another growing season has begun, it will be time to walk and scout fields. Once corn is planted, the next critical event will be uniform emergence. Many producers have read or heard that it takes about 100 to 120 Growing Degree Days (GDDs) for corn to emerge, but what does that mean?A GDD (also referred to as Growing Degree Units) is a calculation based on daily high and low temperatures. This calculation helps to predict stages of growth in corn based on an accumulation of heat units or GDDs. The basic formula for calculating GDDs is: add the daily maximum temperature to the daily minimum, divide by 2, then subtract 50. The value calculated by this formula is the total number of GDDs accumulated in one day. It is a fairly simple equation with a few limitations: The highest maximum temperature that can be used in the equation is 86 degrees F (even if actual temps are higher) and the lowest value for the low temperature that can be used is 50 degrees F (even if actual temps are lower). The reason for these limits is that corn growth and development is significantly reduced and/or stopped at temperatures above 86 degrees F and below 50 degrees F.When daily accumulations of GDDs (accumulated after planting) add up to a total of 100 to 120GDDs, corn seedlings should be emerging. While watching fields for corn to emerge this spring, keep in mind that daily temperature fluctuations will play a significant role in determining the period of time between planting and emergence.last_img read more

Audi says they’ll hit Level 3 autonomy on the A8 by 2019

first_imgDavid Curry Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Audi A8#Autonomous#driver assistance#driverless#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Audi has unveiled the late 2017 update to the A8, the company’s largest saloon car, which will be the first car sold with a Level 3 autonomous system onboard.In a press release, Audi claims that other vendors are selling Level 2 cars, which force drivers to remain focused on the road. The A8 differs in that respect, once drivers activate the self-driving system, they are allowed to take their eyes off the road.See also: Audi and NVIDIA commit to driverlessness by 2020The system will only work on highways when there is traffic, as Audi decides when the driver is allowed to press the button and the max speed is 60 kph (37 mph).To get the driver back in control, Audi deploys a variety of noises, lights, and vibrations. Visual and audio cues are the first warning, followed by tightening the seatbelt and hitting the brakes. If that fails to draw the attention of the driver, the system will turn on flashers and stop.A stepping stone to level 5Audi wants the A8 to be a stepping stone towards full autonomy, which is still a long way off. Even with the compromises on speed, however, the A8 will not be allowed to drive on any roads in Germany, China or the United Kingdom at the present time.Most countries are still against anything that allows the driver to take their attention off the road. Audi would need to receive approval for the car before selling it with the autonomous system, and even then it might be forced to add additional safety protocols.The carmaker expects the system to be available in Germany by 2019 and has not given an estimate for other countries. By that time, some suspect, we will have driverless taxis and shuttles on the road, which might make the compromise system look a bit outdated. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

AMU students lodge complaint over dress code threat

first_imgA group of Aligarh Muslim University students has complained to the district administration after some right-wing leaders asked a local college in Aligarh to ban burqas and skull caps on the campus. In a memorandum submitted to the proctor of Dharam Samaj College, Amit Goswami, who claims to be associated with the Hindu Jagran Manch, warned that if the college authorities failed to take steps in this regard, they would launch a drive among students for wearing saffron outfits while attending classes.Salman Imtiaz, president of the AMU Students’ Union, whose tenure has just expired, said that the union took note of the developments and submitted a memorandum to the Senior Superintendent of Police on Thursday. “It is not about dress code, the Hindutva forces don’t want to see Muslim girls and boys in institutions of higher education,” he said. The memorandum said that such elements were a “threat” to “constitutional values” of freedom to education and freedom to the dress code for Indian minorities.Demanding the arrest of such elements, the memorandum further said that the threat of launching a drive to saffronise the institution was “political” in nature. “These elements are defaming Hinduism,” Mr. Imtiaz said. “Even if there is a dress code, there are established procedures to communicate it to students of different religious groups,” he added. Hem Prakash, principal of Dharam Samaj College, told The Hindu, “It is the work of some reactionary forces to get some political mileage. We have a dress code in place. Students can come to college in burqa, skull caps or saffron robes for that matter. But they have to change into college uniform while attending the classes.During admission season, there is some leniency, after that, all students follow the code.”last_img read more