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    08/29/2017 5:14:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | AUGUST 29, 2017 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS presents its 360-degree protection of for army vehicles against RPGs.. (photo credit:RAFAEL/SCREENSHOT) After years of testing Israel’s Trophy active protection system, the US Army is close to giving the green light to having it installed on the M1A1 Abrams tank. The US Army would then be the first army outside the IDF to use the system. Maj.-Gen. David Bassett, who is in charge of the US Army’s programs in the area of ground combat systems, was quoted by the DefenseTech website as saying that he plans to make the decision on the system as soon as...
  • Using Machine Learning to Predict Parking Difficulty

    02/23/2017 5:30:01 PM PST · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    iot-for-all ^ | 2/14/2017 | Yitaek Hwang
    Just by indicating parking difficulty, cities can encourage people to take public transit rather than drive, perhaps mitigating traffic problems.According to the Telegraph, an average driver wastes a total of 2,549 hours looking for parking. That’s 106 days of wasted time. Now, those are statistics in the UK, but I bet that drivers in the US living in metro areas waste just as much — if not more — time looking for parking. Last week, Google quietly launched a new parking feature for Google Maps on Android across 25 major US cities. If you are in these metro areas, you will now see a...
  • India's Future Main Battle Tank Will Come Without Life-Saving 'Active Protection System'

    12/22/2016 6:35:02 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | December 22, 2016 | Vishnu Som
    India has ordered 464 T-90MS 'Tagil' main battle tanks NEW DELHI: India's future main battle tank, the T-90MS 'Tagil', which will be license manufactured in Avadi in Chennai, will not be equipped with new-generation active protection systems that destroy incoming missiles and shells before they can hit the tank. Active protection systems have saved the lives of dozens of tank crew deployed in Israeli combat operations in Gaza and have now been deployed by the Russian Army in operations in Syria. For decades, tanks have depended on their armour to protect their crew from enemy shells and anti-tank guided missiles....
  • Video: Trump's Top Security Guard Hits Protester In The Face

    09/04/2015 12:06:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 177 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 9/4/2015 | Emma Whitford
    One of Donald Trump's security guards punched a protestor in the face outside of Trump Plaza yesterday-in front of a large crowd of reporters-during a protest coinciding with Trump's official pledge of loyalty to the Republican Party. ... Video first published by NY1 Noticias [link at URL] shows the guard, identified by the Daily Caller [link at URL] as Trump's director of Security Keith Schiller grabbing a large blue sign that reads "Trump: Make America Racist Again" from several protestors. ...
  • N. Texas man sent to nursing home pushes to leave

    03/04/2014 4:52:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 18 replies
    MyFOXDFW ^ | Shaun Rabb
    <p>An 85-year-old North Texas man said he couldn't get out of a local hospital on Wednesday. Instead of going home, he ended up in a nursing home.</p> <p>Charlie Fink called FOX 4 for help Wednesday after he went into Richardson Methodist Hospital on Friday for hernia surgery and wasn't released.</p>
  • Principal at center of APS cheating scandal resigns

    04/28/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AJC ^ | 4/25/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Principal at center of APS cheating scandal resignsBy Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8:24 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Christopher Waller, a middle school principal accused of coordinating mass test cheating, resigned Tuesday after Atlanta Public Schools issued plans to fire him. Waller emerged as one of the key figures in a 400-plus page state investigative report into test cheating, an example, investigators noted, of the toxic culture they said existed in APS. Waller, according to the investigation, bullied Parks Middle School teachers into copying exams and erasing wrong answers on state achievement tests. All the while, he garnered praise...
  • APS (Atlanta Public Schools) firing process could begin next week (180 cheaters)

    02/26/2012 9:06:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    RN-T ^ | 2/25/12
    APS firing process could begin next weekby Atlanta Journal Constitution 1 day ago Educators accused of cheating in Atlanta Public Schools could be notified as soon as next week of the district's plans to fire them, Superintendent Erroll Davis said Friday. Two have resigned since the district put educators on notice Thursday that terminations were imminent. A state investigation released in July accused 180 Atlanta educators of cheating; about 120 remain on the payroll at a cost of $600,000 a month to the city school district.
  • APS and Dougherty Co. facing high costs for CRCT fall out (cheating Atlanta teachers forced out?)

    02/23/2012 4:23:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    WALB ^ | 2/23/12 | Jennifer Emert
    APS and Dougherty Co. facing high costs for CRCT fall outBy Jennifer Emert Updated: Feb 23, 2012 6:35 PM EST ALBANY, GA - Teachers named in the CRCT cheating report in Atlanta were told Thursday to resign or be fired. The school system is meeting with 180 employees and giving them until Friday to make their decision. Both Atlanta and the Dougherty County School systems are under pressure to deal with those implicated in the state's investigations by May 15th. That's when they must decide whether to renew contracts for those named in the state reports on cheating. "The law...
  • The AP’s “New Distinctiveness” Memo Points to Increased Risk of Bias

    12/15/2011 11:08:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 12/15/11 | Accuracy in Media
    From Accuracy in Media’s Logan Churchwell: An internal memo penned by the Associated Press’ Managing Editor Mike Oreskes was leaked and featured on sites such as The Huffington Post and Gawker this morning. As an effort to keep up with the rapidly changing news cycle, Oreskes is now offering a new direction for the wire service. The new plan of action is called “The New Distinctiveness.” But why the change? The AP defines the problem: “AP wins when news breaks, but after an hour or two we’re often replaced by a piece of content from someone else who has executed...
  • Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Who Endorsed Obama Dissents! Resigns Over Global Warming.

    09/15/2011 10:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Climate Depot ^ | 09/15/2011 | Marc Morano
    Nobel prize winner for physics in 1973 Dr. Ivar Giaever resigned as a Fellow from the American Physical Society (APS) on September 13, 2011 in disgust over the group's promotion of man-made global warming fears. Climate Depot has obtained the exclusive email Giaever sent titled "I resign from APS" to APS Executive Officer Kate Kirby to announce his formal resignation. Dr. Giaever wrote to Kirby of APS: “Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I cannot live with the (APS) statement below (on global warming): APS: 'The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming...
  • AP's Writeup on Castro's 85th Birthday Tags Him As 'Revolutionary Icon'

    08/14/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/11 | Tom Blumer
    Tuesday (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), yours truly noted an email from the Associated Press's Images Group which encouraged subscribing outlets to use its "iconic images and videos" to promote the 85th birthday of Fidel Castro, the "Legendary Cuban revolutionary and longtime leader." Today, writing what may be the wire service's last calendar-driven excuse to heap praise on him while he is still alive, the AP's Peter Orsi described Cuban dictator Castro as a "revolutionary icon" with an "outsize persona," who in his prime was "a gregarious public speaker," and while in retirement remains a "prolific writer."
  • District attorneys weigh indictments in APS cheating case (Atlanta Public Schools)

    07/10/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 9, 2011 | Bill Rankin
    The Atlanta schools cheating case is now in the hands of three local district attorneys, who must decide whether the scandal is also criminal. District attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb and Douglas counties said they are reviewing the voluminous report by state investigators and will decide whether to seek indictments. Douglas County DA David McDade said Friday he expects it will take prosecutors a considerable amount of time to reach decisions. He noted that the GBI’s investigative file in the case amasses 120 volumes. As prosecutors consider their options, scores of current and former APS educators and administrators, some at the...
  • Lewis Resigns From APS Over “Global Warming Scam” That “Corrupted So Many Scientists”

    10/19/2010 9:19:24 AM PDT · by · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Harold Lewis, an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has resigned from the American Physical Society as a result of the “global warming scam” which he says is the “greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud” he has seen in his time as a physicist. Lewis wrote within his letter of resignation: How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’ętre of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons...
  • U.S. Eyes Israeli Tank Protection

    10/09/2009 8:06:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2,119+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/09/2009 | Greg Grant
    It was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2008, but Raytheon’s Active Protection System (APS), formerly known as “Quick Kill,” was nowhere to be found on the floor of the Washington Convention Center at the Army’s annual conference this week. I asked the Raytheon folks about its status and the best they could come up with was that the program is “maturing”; there was no APS on display nor were there videos showing field tests of the system. By contrast, over at the Israeli Military Industries booth, the Israelis were showing video of their “Iron Fist” APS in...
  • Once more unto the bray

    07/25/2008 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 155+ views
    RealClimate ^ | July 23, 2008 | RealClimate
    We are a little late to the party, but it is worth adding a few words now that our favourite amateur contrarian is at it again. As many already know, the Forum on Physics and Society (an un-peer-reviewed newsletter published by the otherwise quite sensible American Physical Society), rather surprisingly published a new paper by Monckton that tries again to show using rigorous arithmetic that IPCC is all wrong and that climate sensitivity is negligible. His latest sally, like his previous attempt, is full of the usual obfuscating sleight of hand, but to save people the time in working it...
  • American physicists warned not to debate global warming

    07/21/2008 9:54:26 AM PDT · by BufordP · 74 replies · 344+ views
    The Register ^ | 21 July 2008 | Andrew Orlowski
    Bureaucrats at the American Physical Society (APS) have issued a curious warning to their members about an article in one of their own publications. Don't read this, they say - we don't agree with it. But what is it about the piece that is so terrible, that like Medusa, it could make men go blind? It's an article that examines the calculation central to climate models. As the editor of the APS's newsletter American Physics Jeffrey Marque explains, the global warming debate must be re-opened. "There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not...
  • Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered

    07/20/2008 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Delacon · 8 replies · 196+ views ^ | July 16, 2008 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Climate Sensitivity ReconsideredBy Christopher Monckton of Brenchley AbstractThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) concluded that anthropogenic CO2 emissions probably caused more than half of the “global warming” of the past 50 years and would cause further rapid warming. However, global mean surface temperature has not risen since 1998 and may have fallen since late 2001. The present analysis suggests that the failure of the IPCC’s models to predict this and many other climatic phenomena arises from defects in its evaluation of the three factors whose product is climate sensitivity: Radiative forcing ΔF; The no-feedbacks climate sensitivity parameter κ; and...
  • The American Physical Society Owes Lord Monckton an Immediate Apology

    07/19/2008 11:49:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 462+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2008 | Marc Sheppard
    The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley has penned a letter to the President of the American Physical Society demanding that an offensive disclaimer to one of his papers be removed from the APS website or justified to his satisfaction. And he's also expecting a well deserved apology for the horrendous mistreatment the Society has recently subjected him to. First, the editors of APS newsletter Physics and Society invited Lord Monckton to present them a paper explaining his disagreement with the AGW findings of the IPCC.  And the former science advisor to Margaret Thatcher happily accepted the offer, submitting a brilliant, must...
  • Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate

    07/18/2008 3:05:18 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies · 87+ views
    DailyTech ^ | July 16, 2008
    "Considerable presence" of skeptics The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."...
  • 'RPG penetrated IDF tank in Gaza Strip'_(merkave 3 not 4 w reac armor/shield)

    12/12/2007 4:22:48 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 583+ views
    j post ^ | December 13, 2007 | jpost staff
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have managed to penetrate an IDF Merkava tank using a missile and the army is now checking if double headed anti-tank missiles have made their way to Gaza, Channel 10 reported Wednesday. IDF tanks in northern Gaza on Wednesday. Photo: AP According to the report, the missile was fired at an IDF tank on Tuesday and its jet stream passed between the tank's soldiers, who subsequently suffered from smoke inhalation. Details released by the IDF about the incident on Tuesday said that four soldiers had inhaled smoke and suffered minor bruises, but had not stated...