NoXX Apartment / CM Mimarlık

first_img NoXX Apartment / CM Mimarlık “COPY” Photographs:  Cemal Emden Architect In Charge:Cem Sorguc, Sezin Ergene, Elvan Cakıt, Tolga Yaglı, Amina Rezoug, Deniz GezginConstruction Consultant:Oguz Cem CelikStructural Project:Ozcihan / Akgul Muhendislik MusavirlikElectrical Project:Tasarım ProjeMechanical Project:Neva ProjeCity:İstanbulCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cemal EmdenRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. NoXX Apartment is located in a narrow dead end in Cihangir. Due to the location of the Project and the short timing for construction, conventional construction techniques seem unattainable, therefore a steel structure apartment building is designed with an industrial sensibility and as a homage to the rare standing structures from early century typical of the area.Save this picture!© Cemal EmdenThe underground levels of the building are reinforced concrete while the upper levels are established as steel structure. Composite structure is left visible on purpose, without using plaster, paint or any cladding material in the inside and the outside.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe building is adjacent to next building on one side, and the facade on other side must be a blind wall as well, according to regulations. This blind facade is composed of steel structure with insulation materials in between, and brick walls on both sides. Custom made bricks are designed to be placed uneven on facade in a natural pattern, giving different linear shades at different times of the day, breaking the monotony. These juts are also functioning as roosts for birds.Save this picture!© Cemal EmdenFront facade and rear facade are designed wide to the utmost, to capture the maximum light in, opening up to French balconies from living rooms.Satisfying the life style and the need of the area, NoXX Apartment is composed of 7 studio flats around 60-70 m², including two attic duplex and a garden duplex.  Wi-fi, fire and theft alarms are part of smart infrastructure of the building.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessINNOCAD Founder Martin Lesjak Named Contract’s Designer of the Year 2015Architecture NewsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with “Memorial in the Sky”Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Kuloğlu Mh., 34250 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, TurkeyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Turkey “COPY” NoXX Apartment / CM MimarlıkSave this projectSaveNoXX Apartment / CM Mimarlık Architects: CM Mimarlık Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Cemal Emden+ 17 Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593084/noxx-apartment-cm-architecture Clipboard CopyApartments•İstanbul, Turkey Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593084/noxx-apartment-cm-architecture Clipboard Area:  128 m² Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeCM MimarlıkOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMies van der Rohe AwardİstanbulResidentialHousingTurkeyPublished on February 03, 2015Cite: “NoXX Apartment / CM Mimarlık” 03 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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School struggles

first_imgNo age barriers to raising charity cash Email Print Linkedin Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet More than €250,000 greenway funding for Limerick and East Clare Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSchool strugglesBy Staff Reporter – August 12, 2013 799 center_img Facebook Previous articleCommunity bonanza for Limerick organisationsNext articleLimerick songwriter Aaron Hackett needs your votes on RTÉ’s The Hit Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Paul O’Connell joins Barnardos to say ‘Thank You’ to the Irish Public RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBarnardosfeaturedMichael MurphyMid WestschoolSVP THE number of parents experiencing difficulty in paying for their children’s educational expenses is steadily increasing in the Mid West.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to the Michael Murphy, head of St Vincent de Paul in the Mid West, the charity spent more than €125,000 assisting families with school and college expenses last year.This week, Barnardos released its annual School Costs Survey which showed that on average, it costs parents €350 for a child in senior infants, €400 for fourth class pupils and €785 for students starting first year in secondary school.Mr Murphy told the Limerick Post: “Over the last two years we have probably contributed more to education costs than ever before. University fees are going up all the time, the cost of books is increasing – at least two of the educational companies have increased their prices this year.“We are always coming across people who have borrowed to pay for the basics. Over the last few years we’ve seen an increasing number of requests for help with basic school and college costs.”He added: “We would see book rental schemes as the only way to reduce costs for parents but the Department of Education really have to take the lead in pushing this.”Mr Murphy spoke out against voluntary contributions that are sought by many schools to assist with the day-to-day running costs.“These are not voluntary in many schools. In some cases they are over €500 – that is a lot of money for families already in difficulty,” he commented. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year last_img read more

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Species distribution modelling in low-interaction environments: Insights from a terrestrial Antarctic system

first_imgIt is widely acknowledged that in the terrestrial Antarctic, interspecific interactions are typically unimportant in determining species distributions and community structure. Therefore, correlative models should prove useful for predicting current and future spatial variation in species abundance patterns. However, this idea has not been formally tested, and the utility of such models, which have shown value for understanding the distribution of diversity elsewhere, for investigating biodiversity patterns in Antarctica remains unclear. Here we make a start at such tests by using generalized linear and simultaneous autoregressive models to demonstrate that simple environmental variables and information about the spatial structure of the environment can explain more than 90% of the variation in the abundance of Maudheimia wilsoni (Oribatida; Maudheimiidae), a representative of one of the most significant groups of Antarctic terrestrial arthropods, the mites. We show that a single environmental variable, maximum soil moisture content, can account for as much as 80% of the variance in the abundance of the mite, and that linear models with only a few environmental and spatial terms can be used to forecast the species abundance at the landscape scale. Given ongoing calls for better understanding of the distribution of Antarctic diversity and its likely future change, this initial test indicates that such modelling procedures, and more sophisticated versions thereof, hold much promise for the region and should be tested for other taxa with different life forms and habitat requirements.last_img read more

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Former Cy Young winner Bob Welch dies at 57

first_imgIn this Oct. 4, 1978 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch winds up to throw to the Philadelphia Phillies in a National League playoff game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.Welch died Monday night at his home in Seal Beach, California, the team said Tuesday. Police said officers responded to a call for medical aid and found Welch dead in the bathroom area.No cause of death was released. The coroner was awaiting toxicology test results, which can take eight to 12 weeks, said Lt. Jeffrey Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.Welch was an admitted alcoholic early in his career and spent time in rehabilitation. He co-authored a book in 1981 with George Vecsey about his addiction titled “Five O’Clock Comes Early: A Ballplayer’s Battle With Alcoholism.”“The fact is, I’m crazy when I’m drunk,” Welch said in the book. “There’s every chance I would have been dead by now if I was drinking.”The right-hander played on five teams that reached the World Series (1978, 1981, 1988, 1989 and 1990) and won two titles, one in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and another in 1989 with the A’s.In Oakland, Welch figured prominently on teams that won three straight AL championships from 1988-90, including the club that swept the San Francisco Giants in the earthquake-interrupted World Series.“He will always be a significant part of our franchise’s history,” A’s President Michael Crowley said.Welch finished 211-146 with a 3.47 ERA in 17 seasons with the Dodgers (1978-87) and Athletics (1988-94). He also was the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks when they won the 2001 World Series and had served as a special instructor for the A’s in recent years.“This is a sad day for the entire A’s organization,” general manager Billy Beane said. “Those of us who knew Bob as a teammate and a friend will miss him greatly.”Welch was drafted in the first round by the Dodgers in 1977 out of Eastern Michigan. His most memorable moment for Los Angeles was in the 1978 World Series, when the 21-year-old rookie struck out Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson with two runners on base to end Game 2.“I was stone sober, too,” Welch said in the book. “I hadn’t gotten around to drinking before a game, particularly a World Series game — although, given time, I would have.”Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten called Welch “one of the greatest competitors to wear the Dodger uniform.”Welch won the AL Cy Young Award after going 27-6 with a 2.95 ERA in 1990. His 27 wins tied him with Steve Carlton in 1972 for the most in a season since Denny McClain’s 31 victories in 1968.Several current A’s players also offered condolences on Twitter.“Devastated to learn of Bob Welch’s passing,” A’s left-hander Sean Doolittle wrote. “The A’s organization lost not only one of its best pitchers, but one of its best people.”No one answered the door at Welch’s home Tuesday, which had been sealed with a sticker from the Orange County coroner.Neighbor Alma Purcha said she woke up to find police cars outside the home several blocks from the Pacific Ocean. She said Welch divided his time between Arizona and Seal Beach. She last saw him with his son and daughter Friday, when they exchanged pleasantries.Welch was born in Detroit and was lauded by the school he led to two trips to the College World Series. Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke called the pitcher one of the university’s “greatest ambassadors.”The A’s said Welch is survived by sons Dylan, 25, and Riley, 23; daughter Kelly, 18; and former wife Mary Ellen.___Associated Press writer Gillian Flaccus contributed to this story from Seal Beach, Calif.last_img read more

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Web Conference Helps Family Caregivers

first_imgTo The Editor:In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, the nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Creating a Care Plan for Your Parents on Nov. 3, 2011, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT). The live and interactive program will provide advice on how family caregivers can work with care professionals to develop an effective plan of care for a loved one. Caregivers will learn how to identify key issues and problems, locate needed experts, and outline expected outcomes to ensure that a parent is cared for in the best manner possible. The event is free of charge to participants.The web conference topics include setting up a successful plan, the plan components, implementation of care, managing expectations, care evaluation and warning signs.Empowering family caregivers through the use of an effective care plan aids both adult children and their parentsA well-planned and monitored plan helps an aging parent to thrive, while remaining comfortable at home.The event’s expert presenter is Bert Copple, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise located in Birmingham, Mich. This franchise has been named a Top 40 Workplace by the Detroit Free Press in 2010 and 2011. Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up today by visiting the registration link at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.Sheila McMackinPresidentNational Private Duty Care AssociationIndianapolis, Inlast_img read more

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For the Severini Family, It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the…

first_imgLike the guitar players down at Lowy’s, Kathy was heavilyinfluenced by the arrival of the Beatles as well. She remembers her frustrationtrying to teach two of her friends to sing three-part Beatles harmony with her.“She had a talent she didn’t realize other people didn’t have,” George said. “I love Christmas. I love the music of Christmas,” Kathy said.“It’s magical to me.” He has also written two musicals, “Christmas When,” and “Spirit,”that feature performances by many of the Jersey Shore musicians who have beentheir friends for a lifetime, among them Mark Murphy, Maureen McCrink, ScottPaden and Pam McCoy. But when the Beatles came to town, all the accordion students atSy Lowy’s music school in Red Bank, where Severini was a pupil and later ateacher, were suddenly playing guitars. FAIR HAVEN – Next Monday, with the bustle of holiday chores behindthem, George and Kathy Dorn Severini will be doing what they’ve done togetheron many Christmas Eves. The Severinis have a long history with Nauvoo Grille. George hasplayed piano there and at its sister restaurant, the Raven and the Peach, formany years. He’s also the artist owner Richard Bahadurian commissioned tocreate the restaurant’s 15 southwestern-themed paintings to complement themission-style décor. Reflecting on those years a few decades down the road, Georgenames his fellow band members: Mark Murphy, Maureen McCrink, his brother RobertSeverini, and, for a brief period, drummer Ray Rodriguez. It’s something that unites people, no matter how different theyseem, said George, noting that many of the most popular Christmas songs werewritten by Jewish composers. There’s something in the music that’s universal. The band eventually broke up, but the friendships – and the music– continued. Both George and Kathy are part of a close-knit music communitythat became a tribe in the days when the Beatles changed music forever. “As long as I can remember, I loved to sing,” Kathy said. ”Nobodyin my family knew. I hid it from them.” That came to an end when she was forcedto sing “Hey, Look Me Over,” as a solo in sixth grade. “I belted it out. Theywere flabbergasted,” she said. By high school, she was starring in the schoolmusicals. By the time Christmas Eve day melts into evening, Kathy will havesung dozens of Christmas songs with Holiday Express, a group of musicians andother volunteers who spend the holidays bringing a little music, food, fun andlaughter to people in need. “I’ve known George for over 40 years,” said one of those friends,Aimee Humphreys. “He played at my wedding. He’s a dear friend as well as atalented musician and artist. My husband and I held many Christmas parties in FairHaven around our piano and George was there for all of them, playing carols aswe all sang along. Happy times and happy memories.” The longtime Fair Haven residents will be leading a Christmas sing-along at the piano in the lounge at Nauvoo Grille.center_img But long before the restaurant opened its doors, the corner it sitson was a familiar one to the Severinis. George’s band, Good Ship, performedregularly here in the early ’70s, when an earlier restaurant known as Lock,Stock and Barrel occupied this corner of Fair Haven. After college, she came back to work at the family photographybusiness on Wallace Street in Red Bank, but she continued to sing. She waslooking for an accompanist when Good Ship’s Mark Murphy, who was working atDorn’s, introduced her to George. Next June, they’ll be married 40 years. Instead of the guitar, George decided to concentrate on the piano,a decision that has served him well over a half-century as a composer andperformer. Nevertheless, she and George are looking forward to singing several more when they sit down at the piano at Nauvoo Grille Monday evening. Although “Christmas When” was compelling enough to be optioned bya name Hollywood director, it never went into full production. George is nowadapting the story for a children’s book. In his half-century of music-making, George has played manyconcerts and parties, and made many friends. It’s always a nice surprise whenthey turn up at his piano during the holidays. As a kid in the 1950s, Severini first mastered the accordion. Snow might not be falling. The weather may be warm. But Christmaswill be coming anyway, as it has always done, through good times and hardyears, bringing with it a few brief hours to celebrate, to count our blessings,and to remember the ghosts of many Christmases past. During the Good Ship years, George wrote most of their repertoireas well. Kathy remembers going to hear the band and thinking they were playingcovers of songs she’d somehow missed hearing on the radio. “I had no ideaGeorge had written them.” By Eileen Moon “No matter where you are in the U.S. or around the world, people are going to know the songs,” George said. “They’re going to have an attachment based on what they heard at home, on TV, in church, in the movies. It’s amazing when you think about it.”last_img read more

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$5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNS DEC. 26; POPULAR FREE ONLINE CONTEST FEATURES $2,500 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

first_img                –SHOW STREAK The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500. Players are advised that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive, but they will not receive credit for days missed.                 –WIN STREAK This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.–TOTAL WINS At the conclusion of the Spring Meet, the player with the most total wins will take a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES This too, carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total places (second place finishes) through both the Winter and Spring meets.WIN PAYOUT At the end of the Spring Meet, the player who has tabbed the highest single day win payout will be awarded a $500 prize.Fans are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be made no later than 10 prior to first post time each racing day. Please note, special early first post time on opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, is at 12 noon.                For additional Showvivor details, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will again be available to fans everywhere on the track’s opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26. Showvivor will offer participating fans $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, which concludes on April 10. A new contest will begin in the spring on Thursday, May 5.Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player’s horse of choice fails to finish 1-2-3, that individual is not eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest show streak at the conclusion of the Spring Meet will be declared the winner of $2,500.Along with the longest “show streak” there are a total of five separate ways to win, beginning Dec. 26:last_img read more

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Cloud + Machine-to-Machine = Disruption of Things: Part 2

first_imgguest author 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the advantages that cloud computing brings to the machine-to-machine space. It was first published as a white paper by Ken Fromm. Fromm is VP of Business Development at Appoxy, a Web app development company building high scale applications on Amazon Web Services. He can be found on Twitter at @frommww.Once data is in the cloud, it can be syndicated – made accessible to other processes – in very simple and transparent ways. The use of of REST APIs and JSON or XML data structures, combined with dynamic language data support, allows data to be accessed, processed and recombined in flexible and decentralized ways. A management console, for example, can set up specific processes to watch ranges of sensors and perform operations specific data sets. These processes can be launched and run on any server at any time, controlled via a set schedule or initiated in response to other signals.Data can also propagate easily throughout a system so that it can be used by multiple processes and parties. Much like Twitter streams that make use simple subscription/asymmetric follow approach, M2M data streams can be exposed to credentialed entities by a similar loosely coupled and asymmetric subscription process. The model is essentially a simple data bus containing flexible data formats, which other processes can access without need for a formal agreement. Data sets, alarms and triggers can move throughout the system much like status and other federated signals are flowing within Consumer Web 2.0.Low-Cost Sensors and Reliable Data TransmissionBecause screen interfaces can be separated from data collection, inexpensive and remote devices can be used as the interfaces. Separating views from data from application logic means that widely available languages and tools can be used, making it easier and faster to add new features and rapidly improve interfaces.The cloud benefits outlined here are predicated on low-cost sensors being available (and low-power for a number of uses) as well as inexpensive and high availability data transmission. The first assumption is a pretty solid bet now and will only become more true in the next year or two. And with mobile companies looking at M2M as important sectors and wireless IP access extending out in both coverage and simplicity (and bluetooth to mobile for some instances), being able to reliably and pervasively send data to the Web is also becoming more of a certainty.Flexible and Agile App DevelopmentAnother core benefit of the cloud is development speed and agility. Because screen interfaces can be separated from data collection, inexpensive and remote devices can be used as the interfaces. Separating views from data from application logic means that widely available languages and tools can be used, making it easier and faster to add new features and rapidly improve interfaces. Device monitoring and control can take on all the features, functions and capabilities that Web apps and browsers provide without having to have developers learn special languages or use obscure device SDKs.Developing these applications can be done quickly by leveraging popular dynamic languages such as Ruby on Rails, Python and Java. Ruby on Rails (Ruby is the language; Rails is an application framework) offers many advantages when it comes to developing Web applications: simple dynamic object-oriented language built-in Web application framework transparent model-view-controller architecture simple connections between applications and databases large third-party code libraries vibrant developer community Here’s Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce explaining his purchase of Heroku, a Ruby on Rails cloud development platform from ComputerWeekly in December 2010: “Ruby is the language of Cloud 2 [applications for real-time mobile and social platforms]. Developers love Ruby. It’s a huge advancement. It offers rapid development, productive programming, mobile and social apps and massive scale. We could move the whole industry to Ruby on Rails.” Developing applications in the cloud provides added speed and agility because of reduced development cycles. Projects can be developed quickly with small teams. Cloud-based services and code libraries can be used to so that teams develop only what is core to their application.Adding charts and graphs to an application is a matter of including a code library or signing up for third party service and connecting to it via REST APIs. Adding geolocation capabilities involves a similar process. In this way, new capabilities can be added quickly and current capabilities extended without having to develop entire stacks of functionality not core to a company’s competencies.Here’s VMWare’s CEO Paul Maritz on the advantages of programming frameworks: “Developers are moving to Django and Rails. Developers like to focus on what’s important to them. Open frameworks are the foundation for new enterprise application development going forward. By and large developers no longer write windows or Linux apps. Rails developers don’t care about the OS – they’re more interested in data models and how to construct the UI.” Monitoring and control dashboards and data visualization are critical to creating effective M2M applications. Having dynamic languages and frameworks that facilitate rapid development and rapid iteration means companies can move quickly to roll out new capabilities and respond rapidly to customer needs.Circuit photo by pawel_231; cloud photo by Rybson.Big Data ProcessingHaving data stored and available in the cloud makes it far easier to analyze. Distributing data on a sensor-by-sensor basis means simpler access for individual nodes or collections of nodes. Data can be distributed quickly to different entities much like the way Facebook photos or Twitter posts are distributed to each friend or follower. Flatter data formats means applications can be simpler and take less to develop. But big challenges arise when trying to analyze a massively growing data streams.Given the large amount of incoming data and the wide range of queries on the data, significant effort needs to go into parsing and processing it so that queries are as responsive as possible. This means use cases for managing data that include optimizing near-term storage for immediate queries, setting up frameworks for analytics across massive data sets and deciding on what data to archive and in what raw, processed and derivative forms.With Plaster Networks, for example, Appoxy keeps near-term data available for queries on the current performance of adapters. Appoxy also structured the data model and data flow to quickly respond to queries based on common time frames – performance for the last day, week, month, for example – and node groupings (adapter to adapter and adapter to device). Detecting and flagging unusual performance within a network is also an inherent M2M pattern architecture.In addition to near-term data handling challenges comes issues with analyzing large data sets. An example is running queries extending across an entire set of nodes in a system to obtain insight on aggregate behavior and device performance. There could be thousands of sensors each with hundred of thousands of data points. This is no unlike data processing queries within social network sites or other large consumer websites with millions and hundreds of millions of users.Just as NoSQL storage options are largely derived from consumer Web needs, big-data data architectures and analytical methods are also making their way from these same efforts. Hadoop, for example, is a set of frameworks used for distributed data analysis. One of its projects, MapReduce, is a basis approach pioneered by Google to process data across many clusters and then propagate the findings up from the nodes.Hadoop MapReduce is a software framework for easily writing applications which process vast amounts of data (multi-terabyte data-sets) in-parallel on large clusters (thousands of nodes) of commodity hardware in a reliable, fault-tolerant manner. A MapReduce job usually splits the input data-set into independent chunks which are processed by the map tasks in a completely parallel manner. The framework sorts the outputs of the maps, which are then input to the reduce tasks. Typically both the input and the output of the job are stored in a file-system. The framework takes care of scheduling tasks, monitoring them and re-executes the failed tasks. Just as smart phone service companies and cloud industries have formed, overtaking established mobile and IT leaders, new M2M companies will arise to supply important cloud-based components to this emerging set of smart-enabled devices, vehicles and machines.Using these big data approaches, large sets of M2M data can be analyzed across an elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure. The virtual nature of the cloud along with distributed data models means that jobs can be queued up by the thousands and run in parallel if needed.Once results have been reduced and then answers assembled, they’ll need effective visualization tools in order to have meaning. This requires charts, graphs, tables and maps and might require a similar level of optimization as handling the analysis at the start of the process. The good part here is that the elastic nature of the cloud processing and the flexibility and agility of cloud development means that these interfaces can be created and extended and control options added in the same manner and with the same speed as other parts of applications.SummaryM2M applications across many devices and industries will have many of the same patterns regarding data collection, processing, visualizing and control. Just as there are patterns to social applications and Web 2.0 cloud services, there are patterns to M2M applications. Smart devices for building efficiency have similar needs as do medical devices, mining and agriculture sensors, truck and automobile diagnostics and most other electronic devices and machines.The particular types of sensors used, the data collected, the way it’s transmitted to the cloud, the views and reports generated and the actions triggered may be different, but many core application needs, process flows and data approaches will be the same.The advantages of the cloud — in data storage and application development alone — present a significant inflection point in the cost of operation and the speed of development for M2M applications. Sensor, device and equipment makers are only just beginning to leverage these capabilities but not near there levels where they could be.And the opportunities aren’t just limited to M2M applications surrounding devices. There are big opportunities to create new M2M platforms and platform services. Just as smart phone service companies and cloud industries have formed, overtaking established mobile and IT leaders, new M2M companies will arise to supply important cloud-based components to this emerging set of smart-enabled devices, vehicles and machines.The mobile and cloud industries have made people acutely aware the power that open platforms in combination with rich development tools and vibrant support community have in regards to technology adoption (see Apple iPhone and Google Android vs. RIM, Palm, Symbian and Microsoft). These same insights – and the strategic value of creating and leveraging cloud-based platforms – can be employed to service makers of devices and machines.Great products can no longer be great products in isolation. They’ll need to be cloud aware in order to be viable in this changing ecosystem. An ecosystem where data matters and monitoring and control of devices can exist anywhere. Cloud computing and the way it impacts M2M applications will touch and transform, every industry in the same manner as has the Internet, email and the Web.last_img read more

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Partners’ Perceptions of PTSD Symptoms

first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, I Against I, January 1, 2012]Recently, two researchers from Virginia Tech [1] examined factors related to reintegration stress from the perspective of military members and military service member partners.  The findings of the study offer insight into how partners may view military members’ mental health and PTSD symptoms, and how these symptoms impact reintegration after deployment.Participants in the study totaled 675 and included 380 service members and 295 partners of service members. All participants were the parent of at least one minor child, and all service members had experienced one or more deployments. Participants and partners were asked if the service member had received a diagnosis of PTSD, and if they believed that the military member experienced symptoms of PTSD (regardless of diagnosis).  The service members and the partners rated their perceptions of the military members’ mental health by responding to a survey rating the frequency of 5 emotional states including: nervous, calm, downhearted, happy, and discouraged.  Reintegration stress was determined using a measure designed specifically for this study, with survey questions tailored to military members and partners. It is notable that the partners were not necessarily those of the military service members in the study, so data analyses were not from family dyads and were not linked.The results of the study indicated that the presence of PTSD symptoms, self-reported mental health, and the mental health of the military member as reported by the partner all affected the level of reintegration stress in military families. Military members and partners both rated their mental health symptoms, as well as those of their partner, as high. Partners’ perceptions of PTSD-related symptoms in military service members was a big contributor to reintegration stress. Partners also reported that the military member’s symptoms affected daily life more than the military member did. Interestingly, having an actual diagnosis of PTSD was not significantly related to reintegration stress in this study.When working with military service members who have experienced deployment and their partners, it is important to consider individual perceptions and take that into account when treating couples or families.  In some instances, partners may be more acutely aware of PTSD symptoms, and their impact, than the service members themselves.References[1] Marek, L. I., & D’Aniello, C. (2014). Reintegration stress and family mental health: Implications for therapists working with reintegrating military families. Contemporary Family Therapy, 36(4), 443-451. doi:10.1007/s10591-014-9316-4This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas, Korea resume bitter basketball rivalry

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games That victory was the first after a series of heartrending defeats in major international events, and it left the packed Mall of Asia Arena crowd shedding tears of joy as the Filipinos entered the title game. They eventually lost to Hamed Haddadi and Iran the following day.But it wasn’t the gold-medal loss that remained in the minds of the Filipino fans.Up until this day, when Jimmy Alapag, the retired former Gilas captain, anchored Team Philippines’ swashbuckling finish with huge triples, the game this country remembers most is the one against Korea.Of that Gilas squad, only Gabe Norwood, Jason Castro and the injured June Mar Fajardo are in Lebanon.Korea also has a new look, with the veteran Oh Se Keun leading this young squad that dealt the Philippines an 83-72 defeat in the Jones Cup in Taipei more than three weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Water polo team sinks Thailand View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Oh Se Keun helps Korea shoot down Japan and is expected to be a major obstacle to Gilas Pilipinas’ bid to reach the semifinals. —FIBA.COMThe stage is set for another emotional match that could end in either heartbreak or triumph.Gilas Pilipinas battles South Korea again Wednesday and, unlike the last time these two countries met just over three weeks ago, their quarterfinal clash in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon has a lot at stake.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding But that loss didn’t hurt, it was actually just a pinch.Knowing the rivalry of these two teams, defeating the resilient Koreans could matter more than the Filipinos’ upset of the Chinese. So much so that the game will be a guaranteed tearjerker.The Koreans sealed their clash with the gung-ho Filipinos after ripping Japan, 81-68, on Monday night. They will be the first of three huge roadblocks Gilas has to hurdle to regain Asian cage supremacy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGetting back to the top of Asia in the sport the Philippines treats like religion became an achievable dream a week ago when the Filipinos upset the balance of power in the biennial conclave. Undersized as usual and with less than two weeks practicing together, they brought down defending champion China.The game is set at 11:30 p.m. (Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in the Lebanese capital of Beirut and the Filipinos would like nothing less than a repeat of their 2013 triumph in the Final Four of this event in Manila. Read Next Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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