News story: Electromagnetic imaging for aviation security

first_imgChallengeDASA is interested in finding and funding next-generation automated imagery analysis to ensure that the UK has the latest capabilities to efficiently detect security threats. In collaboration with the Department for Transport, the University College London (UCL) has been funded £332,520 to progress their project to develop ‘Electromagnetic imaging for aviation security’.SolutionMagnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a non-contact and non-destructive electromagnetic imaging technique allowing the sensor to operate on an automated basis and with great penetration through metallic barriers, meaning it has potential applications in transport security.Current sensors show poor sensitivity at low frequency, hence lacking of penetrating power through barriers. The UCL team recently demonstrated that Magnetic Induction Tomography can be performed with atomic magnetometers, which have record sensitivity at low frequency and offer promise of great penetration through barriers. The team also demonstrated machine-learning-aided classification of the relevant images. These features pave the way to applications in the security sector, as well as in industry, medicine and geophysics.Prof. Ferruccio Renzoni, Project Lead, University College London stated: DASA funding allowed me to progress the technology to higher TRL. BenefitsParcel operators, airport security operators could benefit significantly from improved and more reliable sensor techniques.Next StepUCL would like to liaise with companies interested in collaborating to develop this project further.ContactProf. Ferruccio Renzoni, [email protected]last_img read more

New date set for the inauguration of OECS Assembly

first_imgLocalNews New date set for the inauguration of OECS Assembly by: – June 20, 2012 11 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! August 10, 2012 is the new date set for the inauguration of the O.E.C.S Assembly.This was disclosed at the 55th Meeting of the O.E.C.S Heads of Authority Meeting which concluded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines last week.The inaugural session of the Regional Assembly which was originally scheduled for June 15, 2012 will take place in St John’s Antigua and Barbuda. Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit who represented Dominica at that meeting says a combined membership of Government and Opposition Parliamentarians has already been submitted to the OECS Secretariat in St. Lucia.“In Dominica’s case the leader of the opposition and four from the Government side will represent Dominica at this O.E.C.S Assembly”.Prime Minister Skerrit has confirmed that Dominica fully supports the formalization of this assembly.“We look forward to this assembly. Our hope is that very important regional matters which affect the people of the O.E.C.S will be discussed”. The revised Treaty of Basseterre of 2010, which governs the OECS move towards an Economic Union, outlines provisions for the establishment of the OECS Assembly as one of the five principles of the sub-regional grouping.Meanwhile Prime Minister Skerrit reports that the economic situation confronting O.E.C.S Member states were also discussed by O.E.C.S heads at the June 10-13 meeting in St.Vincent.“As you know there is a real global crisis affecting every single country of the O.E.C.S. There is a dramatic drop in revenue and there is also an increase in expenditure and the question is how do you balance those things”? The Dominica leader said further that “In the face of this economic situation O.E.C.S Governments have had to continue providing the goods and services to its people and in some cases they had to increase the amount spent on social safety net programmes to respond to the challenges which citizens are confronted with”.The prime minister added that the O.E.C.S heads will continue to discuss this issue when they meet later this month.“We intend to meet again to continue to discuss this particularly at the Monetary Council Meeting which will be held later this month in St.Kitts and Nevis and to device strategies as to how we can overcome some of those challenges”. Other matters discussed during the three-day session included the application by Guadeloupe and Martinique for associate membership in the OECS; the appointment of a new chief justice for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, a report from the meeting with opposition leaders and issues related to the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: The best quotes from induction day

first_imgHere are some of the best quotes from induction dayHarold BainesThis slugger delivered a heartfelt message to his family members in attendance, including his wife and children.”Your presence here today makes my journey complete.”Harold Baines thanks his wife and children in his speech. #HOFWKND— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 21, 2019″As I mentioned, at the start of my speech, I’m not an emotional man, except when it comes to family,” Baines said. “…While baseball often took me away from you for far too long, the game gave us special shared moments, memories like today. I’m very proud of the caring people you have become. Your presence here today makes my journey complete.” Related News Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: Unanimous inductee Mariano Rivera headlines ceremony Six more players have entered the Hall of Fame.Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith, Harold Baines and Mariano Rivera were all enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday as part of the 2019 class. Beautifully done, Brandy. #DocHOF— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 21, 2019″I think Roy would rather be remembered by who he was, not what he did on the ball field,” she said. “He was a very private person, often quiet and introverted, but he was also very generous and caring, the kind of man who made outrageous bets, would lose on purpose to help out a friend, the kind of brother who left cash in his pockets when he asked a sister to help with laundry, telling her she could keep whatever she found.”I think that Roy would want everyone to know that people are not perfect. We are all imperfect and flawed in one way or another. We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people still can have perfect moments. Roy was blessed in his life and career to have some perfect moments. But I believe that they were only possible because of the man he strived to be, the teammate that he was, and the people he was so blessed to be on the field with.”center_img Baines also spoke about his father, who he said taught him “how to approach life.” “In the end, when you ask me why I never have been outspoken or said very much, think of my dad and the lessons he passed onto me many years ago, often as we were playing catch in the yard,” Baines said. “As he told me, Words are easy, deeds are hard. Words can be empty, deeds speak loudest, and sometimes they echo forever.”Lee SmithSmith retired in 1997 and he acknowledged that support from his small hometown in Louisiana helped pave his way to the big leagues.”It wasn’t just my arm that got me here, it was the whole community.” – @BaseballHall inductee Lee Smith.— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 21, 2019″It all started in a small town, Castor, Louisiana,” Smith said. “If you think Cooperstown is small, you’ve never been to Castor. But don’t let the small town fool you, Castor provided one of the strongest local communities you could ever find. So many people came from Castor together to support me, to put me on the path to success in baseball, and kept me on that path.”It was Mr. Sneed, my high school principal, once he called me into his office, I thought I was in trouble. But instead, he wanted me to come out for the baseball team, after seeing me throw a ball in our PE class.”Mariano RiveraThe legendary closer headlined this year’s class and joked about having to speak last. He had to finish many games during his 19-year career with the Yankees.One last chance for Mo to close. 😂— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2019″First of all, I don’t understand why I always have to be the last,” Rivera joked. “I keep saying that for the last 20 years. Last 17 years of my career, I always say, ‘Why do I have to be the last one?’ I guess being the last one is special.”Brandy Halladay Roy Halladay, who finished with a 203-105 record and a 3.38 ERA during his 16-year MLB career, died in a plane crash in November 2017. The eight-time All-Star’s wife, Brandy, gave a moving speech at the induction ceremony Sunday.  Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: Mariano Rivera says playing for Yankees was ‘a privilege and honor’last_img read more