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Assemblies of God Conference promotes Discipleship over Membership

first_img Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Providenciales, 26 Jun 2015 – That is the sound of the Creole church led by Pastor Woulieme Pompilus of Community Fellowship Center on night two of the 61st General Council which is historically being held for the first time in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Premier Rufus Ewing attended on this night and brought greetings, well wishes and expressed that now more than ever, the Turks and Caicos Islands needs God. Two families were rewarded for 19 years of service to the AG church here in the TCI; Elder Rex and Jan Messam and Elder Drexwell and Deaconness Joanna Seymour. The speaker for the night, Rev Dr. Maxo Joseph, a dynamic preacher from Haiti challenged church leadership to stop turning Believers into membership; that the goal should be to create discipleship. Discipleship he pointed out is the true vision of Jesus Christ, who is head of an evangelistic church. He called on the congregation to become empowered so that it could take the Caribbean for Christ. Joseph, who is planning to run for President of Haiti in its upcoming General Elections later this year, also paid a courtesy call on Premier Ewing. Related Items:assemblies of god, Community fellowship center, creole choir, Pastor Woulieme Pompilus, premier rufus ewing, rev dr. Maxo Joseph Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Servicelast_img read more

Vehicles torched vandalised as 2 killed in city road crash

first_imgAgitated people vandalise several vehicles after two girls are killed as a passenger bus runs over them at Malibagh Chowdhurypara area in the city on Tuesday. Photo: Sajid HossainGarment workers and locals went on a berserk in the city’s Malibagh Chowdhurypara area on Tuesday following the death of two female RMG workers, torching one bus and damaging around 35-40 vehicles, reports UNB.The victims are Meem Akhter, 13, and Nahid Parveen Poly, 19, workers of MH Garments Factory.A Gazipur-bound bus of ‘Suprabhat Paribahan’ hit them while they were crossing the road near Abul Hotel around 1:30pm.Meem died on the spot and Parveen was seriously injured, said police sergeant Shuvo Kumar Dey.Parveen was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced her dead, said sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.Jarina Begum, mother of victim Mim, breaks down in tears at Dhaka Medical College on Tuesday. Photo: Dipu MalakarPolice seized the bus and arrested the driver, he added.As the death news spread around, garment workers took to the streets and damaged several buses.Later, police took the situation under control.However, the garment workers and the locals took to the streets again around 5pm and started staging demonstrations protesting the death of the female RMG workers in the road accident.At one stage, they blocked the road on the opposite side of Hajipara CNG Refilling Station, forcing the police to suspend traffic on both carriageways of the road.At that time, they set fire to a bus and damaged around 30 others.Although a fire-fighting unit started moving to the spot on information, it could not reach there as the road was blocked. However, the fire was doused by locals.Several vehicles are vandalised after two girls are killed at Malibagh Chowdhurypara in the city on Tuesday. Photo: Sajid HossainLater, police charged baton on the agitators and brought the situation under control.Traffic on the road resumed around 6:30pm.A UNB journalist who came to office on foot for want of vehicles in the area saw 11 damaged buses, including an air-conditioned one, stranded on the west carriageway of the road from Hajipara CNG Refilling Station to Padma Movie House.Besides, the broken glasses of vehicles were found on both sides of the road from the mouth of Wapda Road in Rampura to the cinema hall.last_img read more

Computational study finds maximum packing density of 55000 different shapes

first_img Packing it all in for the holidays: Scientists see how many polyhedrons can fit into a box More information: Phys. Rev. X 4, 011024 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.4.011024 . http://journals.aps.org/prx/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevX.4.011024ABSTRACTPackings of hard polyhedra have been studied for centuries due to their mathematical aesthetic and more recently for their applications in fields such as nanoscience, granular and colloidal matter, and biology. In all these fields, particle shape is important for structure and properties, especially upon crowding. Here, we explore packing as a function of shape. By combining simulations and analytic calculations, we study three two-parameter families of hard polyhedra and report an extensive and systematic analysis of the densest known packings of more than 55 000 convex shapes. The three families have the symmetries of triangle groups (icosahedral, octahedral, tetrahedral) and interpolate between various symmetric solids (Platonic, Archimedean, Catalan). We find optimal (maximum) packing-density surfaces that reveal unexpected richness and complexity, containing as many as 132 different structures within a single family. Our results demonstrate the importance of thinking about shape not as a static property of an object, in the context of packings, but rather as but one point in a higher-dimensional shape space whose neighbors in that space may have identical or markedly different packings. Finally, we present and interpret our packing results in a consistent and generally applicable way by proposing a method to distinguish regions of packings and classify types of transitions between them. Explore further © 2014 Phys.org Credit: E. R. Chen et al., Phys. Rev. X (2014) Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Computational study finds maximum packing density of 55,000 different shapes (2014, March 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-maximum-density.html A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has used computational and analytical analysis to find the maximum packing density of 55,000 uniquely shaped particles. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they used two parameters: edge and corner truncation, to find the most efficient way to pack various structures. , Physical Review X In everyday life, packing things most efficiently is desired at the grocery store or when moving personal effects to a new home. In science, chemists or nano-scientists would like to be able to calculate the most efficient way to pack nanostructures. Unfortunately, while there obviously are known formulas for calculating the volume of a structure such as a sphere or pyramid, there is no such math that can reveal how to fit the most number of spheres or other objects into a not-so-simple structure. Currently, most who look to do so find themselves trying a large number of configurations and then choosing the one that is the most efficient—by calculating the amount of volume of empty space, or more simply via measurement such as filling a box with spheres and then measuring how much water can be poured in.In this new effort, the researchers have not devised a formula, or even a proof, instead they have calculated the optimal packing density of a very large number of structures—the results of which can be used by researchers working with such structure shapes, such as those formed by crystals.To find the most efficient way to pack objects into a given shape, the researchers turned to computation and analytics—they created a computer model that holds the properties of a shape, such as a dodecahedron and the objects which are to fit inside—generally identically sized spheres. Once they had models for ordinary shapes, they added two more parameters to allow for truncating the edges or corners of those shapes, thus adding nearly an infinite variety of new structures to their group of possible study shapes. That allowed them to find the most efficient way to pack objects into 55,000 different shapes.In adjusting the parameters, the team found that their simulation also allowed them to discover patterns in the ways that changing a structure can impact packing density. They found, for example, that sometimes making small changes to corners or edges had little impact on packing density, while in other instances it had a major impact. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

The Soldier of the Future Looks A Lot Like Science Fiction

first_imgBy 2039, the suit could have many of the advanced capabilities mentioned, if not more.The TALOS team is currently working with a slew of companies on the TALOS vision including defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin,Raytheon and Boeing. It’s also partnering with some unexpected companies including Nike, Adidas and Under Armour.”We are able to solicit broad participation from non-traditional partners, and what that does is lower the development costs and increase the deployment timeline at bringing in new technologies,” Fieldson said. “And this kind of collaboration could rev up the kinds of technology that are possible in the next 20 years.”Although TALOS is often referred to as the “Iron Man” suit, the military is actually working to make the uniform as lightweight, durable and discreet as possible.”Twenty years from now will everyone have space boots? Probably not, it will be much more effective equipment that is lighter than what general purpose forces have today,” Fieldson said.Merging man and machineMachines and mankind will merge as technology advances, and that will mean a heap of benefits for soldiers in battle, said Tod Lovell, a technology director at Raytheon. One of the goals of the TALOS’ team is to use antennas and computers embedded into the suit to help increase situational awareness.For example, if a soldier is looking in one direction, the technology in the suit would sense that and alert the wearer if something was awry in another direction.It may communicate this through a vibration, or it could even alert the wearer via a message displayed in a heads-up display.In other words, the technology in future armor will really complete humans, Lovell said.”The really cool thing is that technology is going to start really paying attention to the state of the human,” Lovell said. “It won’t just be the human operating part of the technology. The human will be part of that system. The system would adapt to the human.”Computers on the insideSome of the technology may even be placed inside of the soldiers’ bodies.”Twenty-five years from now, we may be to the point where the sensors are embedded in the skin and the person becomes the processor,” Lovell said.The company MC10 is already building “conformable electronics,” which mesh with a person’s skin much like temporary tattoos. These electronics contain sensors that can monitor data from the brain, muscles, heart as well as other biometric information.Although the company is in the process of applying to work on TALOS, it already has military partnerships, including a project it is about to begin with the Air Force where it will put patches inside clothing that will monitor things such as indicators of stress and fatigue, said Barry Ives, director for MC10’s advanced programs and military.The company also uses its flexible, ultra-thin electronics to make solar panels that can be embedded into clothing. It has partnered with the Army to test the flexible energy harvesters, which are placed on soldiers’ helmets, rucksacks and other gear. The goal is to create enough energy to power soldiers’ devices when they’re in the field.But whether these types of flexible electronics are embedded in the skin, or in a soldier’s clothing, it’s clear that new technology like this is going to be used.”As you look out 25 years, I’m not sure we know or will even recognize the things that will come out,” Lovell said. “But I think a lot of the new science—the quantum computing, lower power devices and advanced sensors—they are going to continue to change the game.” 5 min read May 26, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on CNBCcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Forget an Apple iWatch, the U.S. military is the one really taking wearable technology to new levels.Different divisions of the U.S. armed forces, as well as other government agencies such as Darpa, are all working on developing high-tech armor that will help not only provide soldiers with full-body ballistic protection, but will also give them superhuman-like capabilities.Think enhanced vision, increased upper body strength, improved speed and even amplified situational awareness.Some of the technology that the soldier of the future may wear could include advanced sensors, that can respond to brain functions; smart fabrics that could provide hemorrhage control; and a heads-up display that could provide real-time battlefield data. An exoskeleton that enhances physical performance—and also captures kinetic energy to power the soldier’s attire—could also be part of the future uniform.Although this might sound like something straight out of a scene from a science fiction movie, it’s actually not that far off from becoming a reality.TALOSThe U.S. military is currently working on a system called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)—which is aimed at providing greater ballistic coverage as well as increased strength—for Special Operations troops.”The next 20 years are going to be transformational years,” said Michael Fieldson, the program manager for TALOS.The first TALOS prototype is expected to be delivered in June, and a fully functional version is expected to roll out to U.S. Commandos by 2018. Register Now »last_img read more