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How machine learning is helping to find the perfect bitumen mixture for roads and roofs

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first_imgHow Zyfra uses AI technology in bitumen mixingZyfra, which has main offices in Helsinki and Moscow but employs 9,000 people across 13 countries, connects machinery between legacy and modern metal works with the aim of increasing operational efficiency by between 15% and 20%.Part of its work involves using AI in specific projects, such as decreasing production defects on steel pipes and increasing deposits from oil wells, which can then be replicated by other companies.Zyfra’s Alexander Smolenskiy speaking at IoT Solutions World Congress in BarcelonaFor its work in using technology in bitumen mixing, Smolenskiy’s team at Zyfra created a “five-layer cake” consisting of an application programming interface (API), optimiser, database, workflow manager and machine learning-powered predictor.Smolenskiy said: “The predictor and optimiser were very specific solutions. The problem is that bitumen producers all over the world have their own specific systems.“We wanted to replicate the solution so we’re trying to create an open API so any company in the world can use it.”The team defined a starting recipe, before building 10 new recipes around that – each with varying consistencies of additives that had specific characteristics for different purposes – and repeated several times.All these new recipes were then sent to the predictor software in order to estimate their quality.The top 10% best recipes were selected based on the likelihood of achieving their target function, and this process was replicated until an algorithm found the optimal value for securing results. Why is it important to get bitumen mixing right?Bitumen is a dense and highly viscous petroleum-based hydrocarbon found in deposits around oil wells.About 90% of the low-grade crude oil is used in road construction, while its waterproofing properties also make it an ideal material for creating roofing felt and sealing flat roofs.It can help to reduce road maintenance costs by 60% and although it usually needs to be replaced every three or four years, there are hopes that technology can grow its overhaul life to between seven and 10 years.About 90% of bitumen’s use cases is in road construction (Credit: Wikipedia Commons/Wald1siedel)Smolenskiy said: “It’s not a new material but it’s being used more and more because it significantly decreases road maintenance and doesn’t cost very much.”However, bitumen is often mixed to provide different characteristics.For example, high plasticity may be better suited to waterproofing a building to prevent leaks but for floors, elasticity may be preferred because it can recover shape – while in roads, varying degrees of hardness and viscosity will be required depending on how many vehicles use it.Costs are another important consideration – additives to the bitumen make up only 11% of a total solution in terms of average weight, but account for 76% of the cost.“Bitumen can be mixed to have a very high quality but if you aren’t careful, the price is too high and you can lose your margin,” said Smolenskiy. Bitumen is primarily used in road construction and waterproofing roofs – but it requires various characteristics for different purposes About 90% of bitumen’s use cases is in road construction (Credit: Wikipedia Commons/Wald1siedel) It’s a key material in building roads – and using machine learning technology when mixing could help to make the perfect bitumen recipe for different surfaces.Industrial software company Zyfra has developed an algorithm that can combine materials to create an ideal chemical solution for highways and country roads, as well as roof waterproofing.Alexander Smolenskiy, head of the intelligent systems department at the company, told the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona how it can boost its lifespan and reduce costs – with NS Energy in the audience. Results of using bitumen mixing technologyAcross thousands of batches produced, Smolenskiy claims the team managed to meet quality requirements on every occasion – and production engineers at bitumen plants that are Zyfra clients now rely on the software for 70% of the batches they produce.He said this has also managed to reduce the cost of bitumen production by 3.5%.“This means Italy could build an additional 300km of highway-class roads each year with the spare bitumen or Barcelona could cover 18% of the roofs in its city,” he added.last_img read more

Post Doctoral

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first_imgCampusMonroe Park Campus Sensitive PositionNo Additional Information Required Qualifications Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Posting Details Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Anticipated Hiring Range47,500 Position TypePost Doc Candidates with a Ph. D. degree in Physics or related areas andwith expertise in computational studies using first-principlesmethods and computer codes such as Gaussian, VASP, DMol Organizational Overview Normal work hours Candidates with a Ph. D. degree in Physics or related areas andwith expertise in computational studies using first-principlesmethods and computer codes such as Gaussian, VASP, DMol Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Normal work days Job CategoryMiscellaneous Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).center_img Remove from posting on or before Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3 Working TitlePost Doctoral Post Doctoral candidate to conduct research. Current interestsinclude clusters and cluster materials, surfaces and interfaces,hydrogen storage, fuel cells, Li-ion batteries, solar cells andcondensed matter theory. Position NumberP00001 Preferred Qualifications Open Until FilledYes Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Job Open Date08/20/2020 Resource CriticalNo Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100287 Special Instructions to Applicants Hours/Week Description of the Job Do you have a PhD in Chemistry or a closely related field?YesNo Are you knowledgeable in any of the following scientificdisciplines’ lab related procedures; biomedical, microbiology,chemistry, physics, or engineering? If so which ones and pleasestate your level of knowledge as minor, intermediate, oradvanced.(Open Ended Question)Do you have any research experience?YesNo DepartmentPhysicslast_img read more

USI Offers New Online MBA Concentration In Project Manage

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first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana is pleased to announce it is expanding its existing Master of Business Administration online programs to include a new Concentration in Project Management.Designed specifically to accommodate the lifestyle demands of working professionals, the Project Management MBA is delivered 100% online, via accelerated eight-week courses and is affordably priced at $12,900*, with no hidden fees. This MBA is 30 credit hours and can be completed in as few as 11 months. A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for students with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 2 years of professional work experience, or students with a 2.5 undergraduate GPA and 3 years of professional work experience.In this AACSB-accredited program, students will learn how to plan, manage and execute projects from start to finish. They will also gain valuable skills critical within any business setting including time management strategies, problem-solving techniques and how to control quality and maximize resources. This program aligns with the Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices and is designed to prepare students to obtain industry-accepted Project Management Certifications.Applications are now being accepted for terms beginning March 14, 2020.USI also offers MBA concentration in a number of other areas including:MBA with a concentration in Accounting OnlineMBA with a concentration in Data Analytics OnlineMBA with a concentration in Engineering Management OnlineMBA with a concentration in Human Resources OnlineMBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration OnlineView all Online MBA programs »Graduate enrollment at USI has been at a record high over the last several years, in part due to accelerated and flexible online programs like the MBA, which are meeting the needs of students balancing school, work and life responsibilities.* Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Trustees.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

PALIWODA, THEODORE T.

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first_img92, of Tinton Falls, and formerly of Bayonne, passed away on October 8, 2017. Ted was born and raised in Bayonne. He was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in Europe. In his younger years he spent time on both the Bayonne Fire and Police Departments, before owning and operating Willy’s Tavern in Bayonne for many years with his best friend John Frost. He later worked as a Warehouse Supervisor at Anheuser-Busch before retiring in 1988, with his late wife Laura, and moved to Carolina Shores, NC. They lived out their later years at Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls. Ted was predeceased by his wife Laura, (nee: Grasso) in 2014, and by his sister, Miriam Moody, in 2015. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Theodore, Jr. and Karen Paliwoda; William Paliwoda (Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.); and Denise and Michael Dillon. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kerri, Ryan, Katelyn, Megan, Christina, and Kyle Paliwoda, and Caroline and Jackson Dillon. Ted is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marie Sczepkowski; and his nephews, Ernie, Brian, and Bill Moody, and Thomas Sczepkowski. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to www.bvirelief.com, to assist Hurricane Irma victims on Tortola, an island that was special to Ted. Funeral arrangements by O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35 Wall, NJ.last_img read more

November – April Highlights in the coming months include the CCFRA course on Wheat, Milling and Flour Quality and the Baking Industry Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility

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first_imgNovember17 – 18 November, 2007Bread Matters FundamentalLocation: The Village Bakery, Melmerby, Penrith, CumbriaContact, tel: 01768 881899Andrew Whitley22 Chorleywood Bread ProcessLocation: CCFRAContact, tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)24 – 25 Basic BreadmakingLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 29 Understanding Wheat, Milling and Flour QualityLocation: CCFRAContact: tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)2008January14 – 18 Practical Biscuit TechnologyLocation: CCFRAContact, tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)February7 Baking Industry Summit – Corporate Social ResponsibilityLocation: Gray’s Inn, LondonContact, tel: 01293 846587Email: [email protected] – 10 Basic BreadmakingLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] Practical Flour AnalysisLocation: CCFRAContact, tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)12-13 Breads from Continental EuropeLocation: CCFRAContact, tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)15 One-Day Basic BreadmakingLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 17 Continental BreadsLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 21 Hostec-Europe 2008Location: ExCeL, London DocklandsContact, tel: 01672 56409918 – 21 Hotelympia 2008Location: ExCeL, London Contact, tel: 01672 56409929 Italian BreadsLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 2 Wood-fired Oven WorkshopLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 5 French Breads, with SourdoughLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 7 Principles of BakingLocation: CCFRAContact, tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)14 One-Day Basic Bread CourseLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 16 British Traditional BreadsLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 19 Technology of Cereals, Milling and BakingLocation: CCFRAContact, tel: 01386 842104 (The Training Department)29 – 31 Going ProfessionalLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected] – 02 April Europain 2008Location: Exhibition Centre, Paris Nord VillepinteContact, tel: +33 1 4968 4972Email: [email protected] – 9 Baking Industry ExhibitionLocation: NEC, BirminghamContact, tel: 01293 610 400 Darren Rose-Neale or James PrescottEmail: [email protected] – 13 Basic BreadmakingLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Anfield bakery project hits funding target

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first_imgHomebaked Community Bakery has already smashed its online fundraising target, with 15 days still to go.The co-operative group, known as the Homebaked Community Land Trust, in Liverpool was looking to raise £13,000 to re-establish a family-owned bakery – Mitchells – outside Anfield football stadium.The group has currently raised £15,553, from 351 investors, on online funding platform Kickstarter – an all or nothing scheme.The money raised will go towards purchasing a professional four-deck oven for the bakery, which will feature tables for customers to eat-in, a hatch to serve hot food on football match days, as well as a training kitchen.Community baking sessions, apprenticeships and the use of the kitchen for micro-businesses are also planned.It hopes to open for business in June 2013.last_img read more

Dell Technologies Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for HCI

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first_imgDell Technologies is pleased to announce that thanks to our fantastic customers, Dell EMC HCI has been recognized as a March 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). There is nothing more important to us than our customers, and so our team understandably takes great pride in this distinction.In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.” To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate.For this distinction, a vendor must have a minimum of 50 published reviews with an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars or higher in the past year. With more than 80 verified published reviews of Dell EMC VxRail and VxFlex, we feel confident that we are meeting our continued commitment to delight customers with HCI and software-defined storage (SDS) solutions.Here are some excerpts from your peers that may be of value as you make your IT infrastructure decisions:“They promised us a ‘mythical unicorn’ of IT; VxRail definitely delivered” – Senior Network Analyst II, Education (read full review)“VxRail is a must for any IT leader looking to improve performance and ease operations”– Global Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Manufacturing (read full review)“VxRail helped us deploy VDI for 1000+ students & teachers easily. It’s a huge success” – Manager of Technology Service Operations, Education (read full review) “Build your Future with Dell EMC VxFlex”- Vice President of IT, Retail (read review)Read more reviews for VxRail here and VxFlex here.As demonstrated above, customers choose Dell EMC HCI and SDS offerings for its ease of use and improvement in performance.We are deeply proud not only to be honored as a March 2020 Customers’ Choice for HCI but also as a January 2020 Customers’ Choice for Primary Storage and Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Gartner Peer Insights markets. We know that the majority of our customers will have a need for both HCI and storage for the foreseeable future, and Dell Technologies can deliver industry-leading offers in both.To all our customers who submitted reviews, thank you! These reviews inform our products, shape our services, and help define our customer journey. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you to deliver products and solutions that simplify IT and building upon the customer experience that has earned us this distinction!If you have a Dell EMC story to share, we encourage you to join the Gartner Peer Insights crowd and weigh in.Disclaimer: Listed as “Dell EMC” on Gartner Peer InsightsThe GARTNER PEER INSIGHTS CUSTOMERS’ CHOICE badge is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.last_img read more

Draker Labs selected by Premier Power to monitor over 2 MW of PV projects

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first_imgDraker Laboratories, a provider of turnkey monitoring systems for commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems in Burlington, has been selected by Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:PPRW), a global leader in the development, design, engineering, and construction of solar power systems for commercial, government, and utility markets in the United States and Europe, to monitor energy production at several PV facilities the company is developing. One example of Draker and Premier Power working together is on a 2 megawatt (MW) warehouse and distribution facility project in Torrance and Carson, CA, where Draker will supply data acquisition and monitoring equipment for the solar electric generating project Premier designed and is constructing.‘Premier Power’s strong presence in North America and Europe for integrating and installing commercial-scale solar PV systems is a perfect fit for Draker’s product depth,’ said Chach Curtis, chief executive officer of Draker Laboratories. ‘We appreciate the confidence the Premier Power team has placed in us and look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.’Commenting on the decision to partner with Draker, Miguel De Anquin, chief operating officer for Premier Power said, ‘We were impressed by the breadth and depth of Draker’s turnkey solution, which includes hardware, a web interface and field services, and feel that the company’s track record, commitment to quality, and reliability makes them an ideal choice for projects we are engineering and constructing. We welcome the opportunity to continue working with Draker in 2011 and beyond.’About Draker LaboratoriesDraker Laboratories provides highly accurate and reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets. As a supplier of complete, end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker provides turnkey systems that combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive Web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. For more information, visitwww.drakerlabs.com(link is external).About Premier PowerPremier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. is a leading global provider of large and small-scale solar power systems, delivering unmatched experience to commercial, governmental and residential customers throughout North America and Europe. Premier Power designs, engineers and integrates the solar industry’s leading products. Premier Power’s technologies and services have enabled its customers to maximize clean energy output along with project savings. Today, Premier Power designs and deploys the most innovative solar electric systems through market-leading innovation and exceptional customer service. Premier Power is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, CA and has common stock quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbolPPRW.OB. Additional information is available at the Company’s website at www.premierpower.com(link is external).Forward-Looking StatementsThis release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the business of Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. (’Premier’), which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond Premier’s control. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on Premier’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Premier will be those anticipated by Premier. Premier undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.Source: BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Draker Laboratories. 10.12.2010last_img read more

Andrew Pallito to remain Vermont’s Commissioner of Corrections

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first_imgGovernor-elect Shumlin today announced that Commissioner Andrew Pallito will remain in his post as Commissioner of Corrections.”There is no question addressing the challenge of corrections, which is the second largest area of growth in our state’s budget, is ambitious,” said Shumlin. “Vermonters can no longer afford to spend more on corrections than on higher education. In order to realize the cost efficiencies we anticipate through justice reinvestment, it is extremely important that we have someone with Andy’s experience. Andy has both the vision and the experience necessary to ensure that we will reduce recidivism and achieve cost savings in our corrections system.”Andrew Pallito joined the Vermont Department of Corrections in January of 2001 after serving nearly nine years in other parts of the Vermont State Government. He began his public service career with the Department’s parent organization, the Agency of Human Services in August of 1992. Since coming to the Vermont Department of Corrections, he has served as both the Management Executive and the Deputy Commissioner and in 2008, was appointed to his current position as Commissioner.As Management Executive, Andrew was responsible for the administrative, financial, information technology and training needs, including the Vermont Correctional Academy, of the Department. Upon his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in September of 2006, he was responsible for all operational functions including all Vermont Correctional Facilities and Probation and Parole Offices. As Commissioner, Andrew also serves on the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council which oversees the training of individuals from all law enforcement agencies throughout Vermont and is the current Vice President of the Northeast Association of Correctional Administrators (NACA).A 2005 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government, Andrew holds a bachelors degree from Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey.Source: Shumlin’s office. 12.23.2010last_img read more

Renewables near 19 percent of Australian electricity generation

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australian Financial Review:Renewable energy generated nearly 19 percent of national grid power in the year to June 30 and is on track to meet the Turnbull government’s emissions target without the National Energy Guarantee, a new report says.New wind and solar generation being built or committed under the existing federal Renewable Energy Target and just one other policy—the Victorian Renewable Energy Target—would be sufficient to achieve the government’s 2030 target of a 26 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2023-24, the report published by The Australia Institute says.Under those policies, the share of total grid generation taken by wind, solar, hydro and biomass would be about 29 percent of total National Electricity Market generation. Adding rooftop solar would lift the renewables share to just above 35 percent.Renewables hit a record 18.8 percent of NEM energy including rooftop solar in the year just completed, or 15.7 percent without rooftop solar.The surge of wind and solar energy into the grid would likely force EnergyAustralia’s 1480 megawatt Yallourn brown coal power station, the most carbon dioxide intensive plant in the NEM, which is due to close by 2032, out of service by around the mid-2020s, the report’s author, energy expert Hugh Saddler, said.Dr. Saddler said the NEG’s negligible incremental impact on emissions showed that a more ambitious target was “absolutely” needed because it would be the lowest-cost way to reduce emissions nationally and avoid imposing more onerous emissions reductions on sectors such as transport, agriculture and industry that don’t have the easy abatement options of the electricity sector.More: Renewables nearly 19 percent of the grid, set to overtake NEG Renewables near 19 percent of Australian electricity generationlast_img read more