The Berbers of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

first_imgBerbers are the most hospitable people i have come acrossAfter my six hour trek at the Atlas mountains, i was hosted by a Berber family living 2500 m above sea level. During my one night stay with this family i learnt a lot from them.The village where i spent the night  consists of 15 families. There is only one school in this village, no hospital but there is plenty going round there.It was an experience worth noting. The place has no mobile service whatsoever. Despite being disconnected from the rest of the world, i felt at home living among the Berbers.They are very hospitable people despite language barrier. I just realized that sign language is as important because it came in through for me.So how do they live?A family definitely consists of both mother, father and children. The fathers or men are responsible for farming while the women prepare meals, give birth and heard cattle. The young boys will accompany their fathers in the farming fields, while the girls help out their mothers in house chores and rearing of cattle.A family will share two meals together; breakfast and dinner. After having their breakfast each family member takes up their chores for the day, they are united back in the evening while having dinner.MealsBread is a famous food in Morocco and in the Berber community as well. Everything you eat is accompanied with bread, which is tasty by the way.They seat round a table and eat from one big plate.They have a famous tea ”Moroccan whiskey” they call it. This is drunk at any time of the day. Its basically a mixture of herbs and green tea with lots of sugar.The tea is meant to give you energy and relax you as well. Trust me i  needed this one after 6 hours trekking and another 7 hours of trek to my next destination.last_img read more

Farmington council members talk budget, Civic screen

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington city council members will hold another budget discussion on Monday – this time, about their own.At a previous meeting, officials asked for more information about their $59,000 budget, as part of on-going discussions about the city’s finances. Council members each receive a salary of $3,000, and the 2018-2019 budget includes $17,000 for insurance and bonds. Other line items include:$10,000 for attendance and lodging at conferences$8,470 in memberships to organizations like Michigan Municipal League (MML), Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber.$2,000 for miscellaneous expenses, such as food and water for meetings, council portraits, and business cards$4,300 for participation in community events, including the Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association golf outing and the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation’s annual fundraising galaAlso on the May 7, 7 p.m., meeting agenda:the purchase of a $15,350 movie screen for the Farmington Civic Theatera special event application from Friends of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) for a September 15 5K run that begins and ends at Shiawassee ParkOfficials will meet in the conference room adjacent to council chambers, and time is set aside for public comment on any issue. To see the full agenda and supporting materials, visit Reported bylast_img read more

Keysight Introduces New Oscilloscopes Series with Enhanced Signal Integrity

first_imgKeysight has released a new series of oscilloscopes, with models ranging from 13 to 110 GHz of true analog bandwidth. The Infiniium UXR-Series offer industry-leading signal integrity, and investment protection that meets the needs of current and future technology advancements.The new Infiniium UXR-Series enables high-speed serial and optical designers, focused on current and next generation technologies, to quickly create comprehensive designs with higher margins, thereby reducing time to market of their innovation. Superior performance levels, combined with a wide selection of bandwidth choices, make the Infiniium UXR-series the ideal solution for engineers and designers working with any generation of DDR, USB, PCIe or other serial technologies, as well as PAM4, 5G, radar, satellite communications, and optical designs.The new Series also delivers a low noise floor and high vertical resolution to ensure measurements are not impacted by oscilloscope noise and signals are represented accurately. As a result, eye diagrams are significantly more open, and true margins and performance can be determined.The Infiniium UXR-Series of scopes are available in frequency configurations from 13 to 110 GHz.Some key features of these scopes are: N4391B Optical Modulation Analyzer (OMA) – a compact, real-time oscilloscope-based OMA designed specifically for complex optical data transmission and terabit measurement challenges. M8194A 120 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) – Keysight’s fastest AWG delivers a new level of stimulus performance for generating challenging formats such as 64 GBaud 64QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and other wideband modulation schemes. 10-bit vertical resolution and industry leading signal integrity for superior effective number of bits (ENOB), leading to faster compliance testing with higher margins; sampling rates of 256 GSa/s per channel on 40 to 110 GHz models and 128 GSa/s per channel on 13 to 33 GHz models, creating accurate reconstruction of high-speed signals; up to four full-bandwidth channels with less than 35 fs (rms) of inter-channel intrinsic jitter providing accurate timing and skew measurements; an optional full factory grade self-calibration module which ensures ongoing measurement accuracy while reducing the need to take the unit out of service, a chipset based on a Keysight-proprietary Indium Phosphide (InP) process that enables exceptionally wide bandwidth and extremely low noise floor.center_img Keysight has also announced two additional solutions that, when paired with the company’s Infiniium UXR-Series oscilloscopes, offer a full end-to-end solution from stimulus to analysis for PAM4 and 400G, 600G, as well as terabit coherent optical interconnect designs.These solutions include:last_img read more

Azkals development team to compete in PFL

first_imgMANILA – The Philippines men’s footballteam (Azkals) will be fielding its developmental squad in the 2020 PhilippinesFootball League (PFL), which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on April 18. Philippines Men’s U22 team. PFF The ADT is to be predominantlyrepresented by booters who represented the Philippines U22 national team in the2019 Southeast Asian games, which was hosted by the country. Goran Milojevicserves as the team’s brain of the operations. Azkals team manager Dan Palami said thatdeploying the Azkals Development Team (ADT) in the tournament is an aim to honetheir skills. ADT is the seventh squad in the saidtournament along with defending champions Ceres–Negros FC, Global Makati FC,Kaya FC–Iloilo, Mendiola FC 1991, Philippine Air Force FC, and Stallion LagunaFC./PN Among the players for the ADT to play inthe PFL 2020 season are Jarvey Gayoso, Curt Dizon, Marvin Angeles, EliasMordal, Anthony Pinthus, Edison Suerti, Mar Diano, and Kristofer Reyes. “This is one of the answers to the clamorto improve our players before they get into the senior team,” said Palami. last_img read more

Mengenal Sistem Penopang Roda, Tanpa ini Pesawat Tak Bisa Mendarat

first_imgItu baru dari pesawat komesial, lalu apa jadinya dengan jenis pesawat lain? Berikut sarikan empat jenis sistem penopang (landing gear) yang terkenal di sektor aviasi global, dikutip dari laman StrutsRigid struts. Sumber: boldmethod.comBisa dibilang, rigid struts merupakan penopang paling mendasar yang ada di sektor aviasi global, karena umumnya, penopang roda semacam ini terpasang pada jenis-jenis pesawat kuno. Sistem penopang ini belum menggunakan suspensi, atau dengan kata lain, pendaratan yang kasar dan keras akan selalu mewarnai akhir penerbangan.Touchdown (roda pesawat pertama kali menyentuh daratan) yang keras akan menghasilkan daya kejut yang keras pula. Absennya sistem suspensi pada penopang jenis ini akan mengakibatkan penumpang dan pilot merasakan hentakan yang keras juga.Spring Steel StrutsSpring steel struts. Sumber: boldmethod.comPenopang roda semacam ini biasanya ditemui di pesawat-pesawat berukuran kecil, seperti Cessna. Penopang pegas baja tergolong sederhana secara mekanis, tidak membutuhkan banyak perawatan, dan biasanya ringan. Ketika sistem pegas atau suspensi sudah tersematkan, maka pendaratan pun tidak akan sekeras rigid struts.Bungee CordsBungee cord. Sumber: boldmethod.comTidak seperti dua penopang di atas, bungee cords agak jarang ditemui di pesawat. Salah satu pesawat yang menggunakan sistem penopang ini adalah Piper Cub. Sistem penopang ini hanyalah berupa kabel elastis yang terlilit di antara roda pesawat dan badan pesawat – dimana penggunaan sistem penopang ini ditujukan untuk mencegah beban pantul yang dihasilkan oleh pesawat ketika landing tidaklah terlalu besar.Baca Juga: Lima Poin Ini Jadi Kunci Keselamatan Saat Pesawat Alami Crash LandingShock StrutsShock struts. Sumber: BoldmethodYang terakhir merupakan penopang roda yang paling banyak ditemukan di pesawat terbang komersial. Dengan menggunakan nitrogen dan cairan hidrolik, sistem pegas yang ‘tersaji’ pada shock struts akan mampu meminimalisir daya kejut ketika pesawat mendarat secara signifikan – setidaknya jauh lebih halus dari tiga varian di atas.Daya kejut yang dihasilkan ketika pesawat touchdown akan senantiasa tereduksi dengan hadirnya dua silinder yang akan meminimalisir daya kejut.Jadi, sekarang sudah paham kan jenis-jenis penopang roda yang ada di pesawat?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPesawat Mendarat Tanpa Roda? Mengapa Tidak, Berikut Ulasannya17/06/2020In “Featured”Hendak Parkir, Boeing 737-800 SkyUp Airlines Terbakar di Bandara Sharm el Sheikh Mesir14/11/2019In “Bandara”Belakangan Pesawat Kerap Bermasalah pada Roda Pendarat, Ada Apa?05/03/2020In “Analisa Angkutan” Sumber: Bagi sebagian orang, pendaratan pesawat merupakan satu momen yang bisa meningkatkan detak jantung secara signifikan. Hantaman yang keras antara roda pesawat dan landas pacu bakal membuat penumpang tersentak dan ini merupakan awal dari pikiran buruk yang biasanya menghantui pikiran setiap penumpang – mulai dari pesawat tergelincir, penopang roda yang patah, dan kejadian menyeramkan lainnya. Namun di sini kami tidak akan membahas mengenai hal menakutkan tersebut, melainkan tentang penopang roda yang ada di pesawat.Baca Juga: Selain Mesin, Yuk Kenali Arti Suara-Suara di Dalam Kabin PesawatKetika telah meninggalkan landasan, roda pesawat akan ditekuk masuk ke dalam badan pesawat – pun ketika pesawat hendak mendarat, maka roda akan kembali dikeluarkan. Nah khusus untuk proses landing, peranan suspensi pada penopang roda ini menjadi sangat penting karena proses landing memberikan gaya dorong ke bawah yang sangat besar (karena beban dari pesawat ditambah penumpang dan kargo).last_img read more

PREVIEW: Indians close out series against Tigers with Sunday rubber match

first_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Related TopicsCleveland IndiansCorey KluberDetroit Tigers DETROIT– The Indians (56-47) are looking to take this three-game series against the Tigers (45-61) with a win in the Sunday afternoon rubber match.Time: 1:10 p.m.Starting Pitchers: CLE Corey Kluber (2.88, 12-6) vs. DET Jordan Zimmermann (3.97, 4-2)TV:  SportsTime OhioOnline: MLB.TVRadio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, Indians Radio NetworkMake no bones about it, all eyes are going to be on the Tribe ace during this game. Kluber is coming off a loss against the Pirates on Monday in his first start post All-Star Break (and post knee injection). In just four innings, he gave up seven runs (three earned) in the Tribe’s 7-0 loss. The ace has been had a rough pair of starts, holding a 7.15 ERA over his lass 11 1/3 innings.The good news for Kluber ahead of Sunday’s contest is his success against Detroit this season. Over two starts, the reigning AL Cy Young winner has gone 16 innings, and allowed just two earned runs while amassing 21 strikeouts.He’ll be facing off against Jordan Zimmermann, who is coming off a start against the Royals on Tuesday in which he gave up 4 runs in the Tigers’ 5-4 loss.center_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Rookie QB Sam Darnold impressing Jets, could be named starter

first_img KEYWORDS New York Jets QB Sam Darnold throws a pass at practice at training camp in Florham Park, New Jersey, on Monday. | AP IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 New York Jets, Todd Bowles, Sam Darnold GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img RELATED PHOTOS After a three-day holdout over offset language, Darnold signed a four-year, $30.25 million contract and reported to camp on July 30.Darnold, 21, was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Southern California. The Jets also have veteran quarterbacks Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater on the roster, and they’ve been trimming McCown’s reps lately in order to give the two younger players more chances.Entering camp, coach Todd Bowles said McCown was the starter but that preseason performances could change that. Asked Monday if Darnold could realistically win the starting job, Bowles again pointed to preseason action and suggested the competition will take time to sort out.“You have to play the preseason games,” Bowles said. “I’m not into hypotheticals and nothing that hasn’t happened yet. We’re going to let them play and, after the fourth preseason game, sometime that week I’ll make my decision and we’ll go from there.”Nearly two years since sustaining a gruesome left knee injury with the Minnesota Vikings, Bridgewater impressed during the offseason and appears healthy, wearing a small knee brace for support. He told reporters Monday that he doesn’t expect any setbacks, despite some worries about him holding up to hits in games.“I definitely feel like I’m good,” Bridgewater said. “With the training staff here, we’ve been definitely hitting it hard.”With a chance at winning the starting job or being traded before the regular season, Bridgewater is not looking ahead, instead simply enjoying his time back on the field after a lengthy layoff.Browns may sign BryantWith Josh Gordon yet to report to training camp and Corey Coleman traded, the Cleveland Browns still have interest in free agent wideout Dez Bryant, according to an NFL Network report Monday.Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the sides have had discussions and the Browns remain interested, but things are in a “holding pattern” on Bryant’s end as to whether or not he will visit the team or consider signing.Browns general manager John Dorsey told reporters two weeks ago the team had discussed signing Bryant, adding, “I know what kind of person he is and what makes him. He’s a very talented player.”Meanwhile, the Browns will make a gesture of good faith toward wide receiver Josh Gordon by moving him from the did not report list to the non-football injury list, according to Rapoport. NEW YORK – Rookie Sam Darnold was late to training camp but still “has a very fair shot” of opening the regular season as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback, according to a report by ESPN.Darnold is further along in his readiness than the Jets anticipated and although he still has work to do, he reportedly has impressed coaches so far.last_img read more

Grant apps for volunteer fire departments available

first_imgThe Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is accepting grant applications for the 2018-19 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program from now until Sept. 14, 2018.Volunteer fire departments (VFDs) serving communities with populations of 10,000 or less are eligible for this 50% reimbursement grant. Grants will be awarded for qualifying purchases up to $6,000. Last year, 115 VFDs received grants for a total amount of $264,368.Examples of qualifying purchases include personal protective equipment, firefighting hand tools, communications equipment, parts and supplies for engines, and training materials.“All areas in Tennessee are susceptible to wildland fire,” State Forester David Arnold said. “We are proud to be able to support these firefighters who serve the rural areas that rely on volunteers for fire assistance.”Applications must be submitted to the area’s Assistant District Forester. To qualify to apply, volunteer fire departments must have a current memorandum of understanding with the Division of Forestry.In addition to this grant, 575 VFD firefighters received wildland fire training through the VFA program in 2017. For more information about the program and examples of items that can be purchased using VFA grant funds, please visit or contact Robin Bible at 865-837 5537.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/08/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Higuain tipped to be a success at Chelsea

first_imgSee also:Sarri convinced Higuain can rediscover his best formChelsea v Spurs player ratingsFun has returned at Chelsea, says SarriAnother loan move for Chelsea defender MiazgaLoftus-Cheek back in training and might make surprise Chelsea returnZola unsure whether Chelsea will sign midfielderChelsea youngster Colkett moves to SwedenChelsea’s Moses completes move to TurkeyMepham relishing prospect of Premier League footballZola warns Sheffield Wednesday should not be underestimated Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook “He’s coming late, but he’s coming in a team that plays a system he knows very well, so this is a big advantage.“Here there are the type of players who will help him to do what he can do best. The conditions are good.”Eden Hazard is also relishing the chance to play alongside Higuain.“When you see his career he has done it everywhere, Madrid, Napoli and Juventus,” Hazard said.“I think he can do the same here. He is a top scorer, he can score anywhere.”Zola downplayed the criticism levelled by Sarri at his players following the lacklustre Premier League loss at Arsenal last Saturday, which garnered a positivereaction in Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Tottenham.The Blues won on the night 2-1, earning a 2-2 aggregate draw, and progressed on penalties to the February 24 final with Manchester City.“Sometimes the criticism is not necessarily a negative thing,” Zola added.“We don’t question that these players can achieve peak performances, like they did yesterday.“What we’re trying to achieve here is consistency in performances, because it’s the nature of the league.“You can’t afford to play two games well and one game less good. The top teams are pushing.”center_img Gonzalo Higuain got the move to England he wanted. [Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire]Gonzalo Higuain has been backed to be an immediate hit with Chelsea.The 31-year-old Argentina striker has joined on a loan deal until the end of the season, with Chelsea holding options to extend his stay if it is a success.AdChoices广告Higuain, who could make his debut in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, has played in Spain and Italy, enjoying the best season of his career under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A games for Sarri’s Napoli in 2015-16 and Blues assistant boss Gianfranco Zola reckons the striker can deliver in English football.“I’m sure there are big expectations. I’m also sure Gonzalo is used to it,” Zola said.“He’s played for big clubs: Real Madrid, Juventus, Napoli. I’m sure he can handle these expectations. He’s always produced good numbers wherever he’s been.“He’s a player who can score in many ways so we hope that he can bring his qualities to this team – at this moment it is very much necessary.Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

BCCI has every right to host IPL if World Cup postponed…

first_imgKingston: Former West Indies legend Michael Holding said the BCCI had the power to organize the IPL in this window if the ICC’s T20 World Cup was postponed due to Kovid-19. The T20 World Cup is being held in Australia between October and November this year. But the speculation that the tournament might replace the ICC is strong. The ICC said it would make a final decision on the matter by June 10. Tendulkar threatens Ganguly’s career The incident occurred in 1997 On the same day, two India: Kohli in Test, Rahul will lead T20- Chopra’s XIAlready, there have been suggestions that if the ICC postpone the T20 World Cup, the IPL could be held in the same window. Holding has come out in support of this. He was speaking during an Instagram live session.The ICC T20 World Cup is not expected to be replaced by the IPL. The tournament was barred by the Australian government forbidding foreigners from entering the country. If there is no T20 World Cup, the BCCI can organize the IPL at the same time. BCCI reserves the right to do so. This is because there is such a window. Holding explained that the IPL will not be torn apart in another tournament.The 13th season of the IPL was supposed to begin on March 29. But with the announcement of a lockdown in the country due to Kovid-19, the BCCI has decided to postpone the tournament indefinitely. BCCI has not commented on the future of the IPL. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and the UAE have come forward to host the tournament. BCCI has conducted the IPL abroad twice before. Recently, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had said that he would consider moving the tournament abroad if the situation in India does not improve.To know the latest news from myKhel. Allow Notificationslast_img read more