2 May
2021

FERENTZ, SUSAN (nee: DeLuca)

first_img63, of Bayonne, passed away on June 3, 2018 at her residence. Susan was born in Jersey City and has resided most of her life in Bayonne. She was employed for many years as a clerical worker for Best Foods in Bayonne. Susan was predeceased by her father John DeLuca. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Paul Ferentz; her mother Julie DeLuca; daughter Phoebe Jospey and her husband Steven; two sons, Joseph and Zack Ferentz; her brother Nick DeLuca; and her grandson Lawson Lawrence. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img

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1 Mar
2021

Radhika Nagpal, expert on swarm robotics, celebrated among ‘Nature’s 10’

first_img Read Full Story Radhika Nagpal, the Harvard computer scientist whose self-organizing swarm robotics are today’s state of the art in collective artificial intelligence, has been named among Nature’s 10, the ten scientists and engineers who “made a difference” in 2014.Nagpal is the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.In February of this year, her research group announced the creation of a robotic construction crew, inspired by termites, which is capable of assembling blocks into 3-D structures without any human intervention. And in August, Nagpal’s group unveiled its thousand-robot swarm, a massive assembly of small robots that collectively arrange themselves into shapes, interacting much like a school of fish or a flock of birds. Dubbed “the first thousand-robot flash mob,” these Kilobots demonstrate the power of computationally simple programs to collaboratively and autonomously execute complex behaviors.“The beauty of biological systems is that they are elegantly simple — and yet, in large numbers, accomplish the seemingly impossible,” Nagpal said. “At some level you no longer even see the individuals; you just see the collective as an entity to itself.”Nagpal’s research sheds light on the nature of coordination in large groups in order to better understand natural systems like social insect colonies and multicellular self-organization, and to engineer robust and powerful technologies like multi-robot systems for use in search and rescue, construction, or agriculture.last_img read more

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21 Dec
2019

Lampard ‘could still leave’

first_imgThe Sun suggest Frank Lampard could still leave Chelsea this summer despite returning to the starting line-up in emphatic fashion on Saturday.Lampard’s future is in doubt.Lampard scored in the Blues’ 3-0 victory over Bolton but manager Andre Villas-Boas is still thought to be preparing to offload the England midfielder.The Guardian say Villas-Boas has cast fresh doubt on Lampard’s future by admitting that he does not know whether the player will be at Stamford Bridge next season.Meanwhile, Fulham are to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra for the rest of the season, according to the Daily Mail.The 30-year-old Mali international has been without a club since leaving Monaco last summer.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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18 Dec
2019

South Africa ‘ready to support Somalia’

first_img1 June 2012 South Africa is ready to help Somalia move towards a prosperous and stable democracy, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman. Speaking in Turkey at the second Istanbul Conference on Somalia on Friday, Fransman said South Africa was committed to helping the Somali people through capacity and institution-building in the areas of social reconciliation, constitutional development, agriculture and food security, water catchment and drought resistance, as well as marine resource management. In March, South Africa established formal diplomatic relations with Somalia, and committed R100-million to help the transitional Somali government build adequate institutions of governance. Fransman urged the international community to remain engaged with the people of Somalia in rebuilding the troubled Horn of Africa country. “Somalia, with the assistance of the international community, needs to evolve a developmental strategy that will be a result of engagement among all Somalis,” he told representatives from over 54 countries gathered at the meeting, a follow-up on a similar meeting held in February. The deputy minister called on all Somalis to commit themselves to the implementation of the agreements and decisions reached so far in order to realise the objectives of the Somali Roadmap. He said the Roadmap, a process that is Somali-owned, served as a necessary and firm foundation that was currently the only viable option for steering the horn of Africa country towards meaningful and lasting peace. To achieve this, a coordinated approach among all key players was essential, Fransman said. Additionally, economic development was key to creating a stable environment that would get Somalis participating in the growth of their country. Somalia has been plagued by internal strife for the past decade. Civil war, coupled with a hunger crisis, has rendered the country extremely vulnerable, and earned it a place among the top “failed states” in the world. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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18 Dec
2019

Short Straight Mix Color Fashion Full Bangs Soft Touch Bob Wig, Overall fantastic quality for the price

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17 Dec
2019

Ohio’s Crop Progress — October 11th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Harvest Resumes after RainConditions for harvest were nearly ideal for most of the week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.9 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 9th . Wet ground from the heavy rains that started two weeks ago remained an obstacle for many growers who waited for firmer ground before taking to the field. Average grain moisture for corn harvested was 19 percent, and soybean moisture was at 13 percent. Molds and other quality issues in corn continued to be an issue. Corn silage harvest is virtually complete and the hay season is nearly over. Pastures saw a slight improvement after moisture surpluses declined and warm, sunny weather returned.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

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17 Dec
2019

Trade emphasis a part of newly announced USDA reorganization

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thus far, U.S. agriculture has fairly mixed reviews about President Donald Trump. Despite massive support from rural America in his election, the president has been generating significant concern with crucial agricultural policies, most notably with regard to international trade.Trade, of course, is absolutely essential for the economic sustainability of virtually every major U.S. agricultural commodity. The President’s very aggressive stance in opposition to beneficial trade deals for agriculture including the Trans Pacific Partnership (which President Trump withdrew from) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (which President Trump threatened to withdraw from) were making U.S. agriculturalists increasingly uneasy, if not outright angry.The Trump Administration directly addressed this and other growing agricultural concerns in a Cincinnati press conference with newly confirmed U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.Listen to the full audio from the press conference here.Secretary Purdue in Cincinnati 5-11-17 FULL AUDIO“In order to advance agricultural trade, USDA intends to create an Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and realign the Foreign Agricultural Service to report to the new Undersecretary,” Perdue said. “Our plan to establish an undersecretary for trade fits right in line with my goal to be American agriculture’s unapologetic advocate and chief salesman around the world. By working side by side with our U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the USDA undersecretary for trade will ensure that American producers are well equipped to sell their products and feed the world.”Photo by Dale Minyo.In the last farm bill, Congress provided direction for USDA to examine options for reorganizing the international trade functions at USDA and potentially creating the new Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. The new trade-focused position at the USDA is part of a larger department-wide reorganization. Under the existing structure at USDA, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which deals with overseas markets, and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), which handles domestic issues, are housed under one mission area, along with the Risk Management Agency (RMA). Perdue pointed out that it makes much more sense to situate FAS under the new undersecretary for trade, where staff can sharpen their focus on foreign markets.Perdue said that the reorganization also includes the formation of a new Farm Production and Conservation mission area with a customer focus that meets USDA constituents in the field.“To create a customer-focused culture of public service and improve service delivery to agricultural producers, USDA intends to create an Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation and realign the Farm Service Agency, the Risk Management Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to report to the renamed Undersecretary,” Perdue said. “USDA also intends to realign the Rural Development agencies to report directly to the Secretary to provide additional visibility for the investments being made in rural America.”Though a reduction in USDA workforce is not part of the reorganization plan, with big budget cuts proposed by the Administration the reorganization efforts will likely ultimately facilitate doing more with less.“USDA remains committed to focusing our constrained resources where they will be most effective — on pushing our record-breaking pace of trade and ensuring that opportunities exist throughout the country for Americans to participate in a transformational global economy. In particular, USDA continues to negotiate and support strong trade deals that will open up markets and help farms, ranches, forests, and production facilities grow, create jobs, and increase wages,” Perdue said. “This plan also details additional changes to our Department that will improve the effectiveness of USDA efforts to meet the needs of agricultural and forest managers and demonstrate increased accountability to the American taxpayer.”Click HERE to view the report on the USDA website.The reviews remained mixed from the agricultural community. Those keenly interested in moving trade forward were pleased.“The National Corn Growers Association has long advocated for a dedicated position at USDA focused on increasing U.S. agricultural exports, and we pushed for this provision in the 2014 farm bill. We are pleased to see that post finally become a reality today,” said Wesley Spurlock, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “Secretary Perdue’s announcement signals to farm country that the Trump Administration is listening to America’s farmers and ranchers. In this farm economy, trade is more important than ever to farmers’ incomes. Overseas markets represent 73% of the world’s purchasing power, 87% of economic growth, and 95% of the world’s customers. Now is the time for U.S. agriculture to fully capitalize on growing global demand for our products. Today’s announcement is a big step toward that goal.”There were concerns, however, about some other parts of the re-organization.“The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened that Sec. Perdue is making strong efforts during his early days in office to express support for rural communities. However, we are concerned about the path he has chosen. Sec. Purdue has proposed eliminating the position of Undersecretary for Rural Development and moving oversight of Rural Development agencies to the Deputy Secretary, USDA’s second-in-command. If he makes this change, Sec. Perdue will be removing the position of the most significant rural advocate within USDA. Rural America stands to suffer as a result,” said Anna Johnson, Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate. “While USDA has a broad mission to promote and support our country’s food and agriculture, Rural Development is the only part of USDA that has the explicit directive to support rural communities.last_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

KOLKATA OPENERS KALLIS, BISLA BAT AGAINST HYDERABAD

first_imgKolkata openers Jacques Kallis and Manvinder Bisla are at the crease against Hyderabad during their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Monday. Live ScoreEarlier, Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat.Kolkata have included Dutch allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate in the match.Both Kolkata and Hyderabad are playing their second match of the League. In their first match Kolkata lost to Chennai by 2 runs and Hyderabad lost to Rajasthan by 8 wickets.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Ryan ten Doeschate, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Iqbal Abdulla, Jaidev Unadkat, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy BalajiDeccan Chargers: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishank Jaggi, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Bharat Chipli, Daniel Christian, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojhalast_img read more

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