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Researchers from University of Helsinki have developed a digital model for tracking the air quality, allowing cities to implement strategies to curb increasing air pollutants. Air pollution leads to millions of unnecessary premature deaths, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). At a meeting in Shanghai, researchers from the University of Helsinki presented a collaborative digital model, ”5G air quality observation model”, the mobile MegaSense, which will make it possible to plan cities in a way that is durable from a climate perspective.MegaSense: Utilizing the Network of SMEAR StationsThe MegaSense model utilizes a network for measuring the interaction between the earth’s surface and the atmosphere that was created by academician Markku Kulmala at the University of Helsinki. The network consists of SMEAR stations (SMEAR = Station for Measuring Earth surface – Atmosphere Relations), which record data on small particles, greenhouse gases, air chemistry, soil, and interactions between all of these. Such stations already exist in Finland, Estonia and China.At the start of 2018, he made case to the international research community that they need ongoing, multi-faceted tracking of the interactions between the earth’s surface and the atmosphere. The idea is to establish a unified network of observatories. With a thousand top-level stations, this worldwide tracking of climate change would be sufficient, according to calculations. Real-time Observation System Using 5G and Sensor TechnologyThe purpose of the MegaSense model on display in China was to create a real-time observation system for the world that provides precise information about air quality and harmful substances in the air. The data can be utilized not just in city planning, but also in various different devices in cars, at home, and in offices. This is made possible by the online calibration of the measuring devices via SMEAR stations, by the University of Helsinki’s geographical information capabilities – involving such processes as data transfer via satellite – and by a smart 5G mobile network developed in Finland.Innovation funding for UrbanSenseIn Finland, the corresponding real-time 5G air quality tracking network received innovation funding from the City of Helsinki. In addition to 5G, another focus of the research at the university is the precise, real-time tracking of air quality using new sensor technology. This project goes by the name UrbanSense.The MegaSense collaboration is led by computer science professor Sasu Tarkoma. The atmosphere is measured by SMEAR stations on the map.Click here to read the published paper.
The Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League has announced the results from area coaches for their ‘Stars of the Week,’ players who “above and beyond” their normal play.Here’s the players chosen by area coaches as stars of the week for week one of the hockey season for 2017Click the Next Page to See this Week’s ‘Stars of the Week’ Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsGCHSHL Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede
CLEVELAND, Ohio: It was a playoff like atmosphere at Progressive as the Cleveland Indians walked it off Saturday night against the Boston Red Sox 5-4. Michael Brantley got the walk-off single in the 11th to send the sold out crowd home happy. The Red Sox rallied in the eighth inning to tie the game at four apiece scoring a pair. The Indians had led for a good portion of the night, as they took a 4-2 lead in the 4th inning. With the win the Indians are 86-68 on the season. The Red Sox are now 105-50 on the season. The Indians final home game of the regular season will be Sunday night in a National TV affair at 7:05pm on ESPN.Here are three takeaways from the win1. Clevinger fights through command issues: Indians stater righty Mike Clevinger battled finding his command all night long. In fact, he threw 103 pitches and 56 for strikes. Although he struggled, he held the Red Sox to a pair of solo home runs.Pitching line: 5 innings, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks, 6 strikeouts, 2 home runs2. Indians starting rotation makes history: The Cleveland Indians starting rotation continued to set records, as Mike Clevinger recorded his 200th strikeout on the season in the no-decision effort. Clevinger joins Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, and Carlos Carrasco as the only starting rotation in baseball history to have four different pitchers with at least 200 strikeouts. Not only is this rotation the best in Indians baseball history, they now have the record books to back it up.3. Indians and Red Sox could be a fun playoff match up: The Red Sox and Indians have had their battles in the postseason, and it’s very possible these two teams could meet in American League Championship Series. In 2007, the Red Sox came back from a 3-1 lead to move the past the Indians and eventually win the World Series, and two years ago the Indians swept Boston in the ALDS as they eventually reached the Fall Classic. Saturday it was a sneak preview of what could be the ALCS match up. Of course, the regular season is no indication of what could happen in the postseason. This weekend series was simply a sneak peak of what could be a dog fight between powerhouse squads. Related TopicsIndiansMike ClevingerMLBRed Sox Tim Whelan
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KUALA LUMPUR – The fourth round of the 2003 Japan GT Championship that was to be held in Malaysia on June 20-21 has been canceled due to the SARS outbreak, the local organizer said Wednesday.Sepang International Circuit (SIC) Sdn. Bhd., the racetrack manager, said in a statement it was informed by the Japan GT Association that the race has been canceled “in view of the current outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the region. It is unfortunate that we are unable to hold the Japan GT race this year. Like thousands of racing fans in Malaysia as well as in the neighboring countries, we were looking forward to the event,” SIC General Manager Ahmad Mustafa said. SIC had already begun selling tickets for the race. Ahmad said those who have bought the tickets would get refunds.The Japan GT Championship first came to Malaysia in 2000 as a promotional race. It drew more than 22,000 spectators then, and the audience for the annual event has kept growing. In 2002, the Malaysian race became part of the championship, the first outside Japan. Ahmad said the race would be held next year. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
The 18-year-old has been a standout performer for the club’s Under-21 side and an unused substitute for the first team on three occasions.Vyner, who moved from London to Bath in his youth and has been on the books at Ashton Gate since the age of seven, put in an accomplished display in a crucial game – despite a few pre-match butterflies.“It was a whirlwind day,” he told Bristol City Player HD. “It was crazy. The pace is quick and you’ve got to get used to it early doors.“Mark Little had a fitness test and I didn’t hear until about an hour before the game that I was going to be starting.“But it still gave me a bit of time to prepare for it and I thought I was ready.“When he (the gaffer) first told me I was very nervous, but once I got on the ball I was alright.“Luckily I had a few touches quite early on, which helped me get into the game, but you can tell it’s a step up because it’s so fast.”Vyner, a centre-back by trade, admitted he is not blessed with great experience at right-back despite making such an assured start to his professional career.“The closest I’ve played is as a right-sided centre-half, so I’ve not played as a right-back in an actual game for City recently,” he added.“But I’ve been playing right-back since the gaffer’s been here (in training), so it was pretty comfortable and I knew what I had to do.“I knew the roles and the shape of the team, so it wasn’t too foreign to me.“I’m buzzing. I want it more and more now.”
Mississippi State hopes its recruiting class survives the MLB Draft on Monday.STARKVILLE In the midst of the worst 21-game stretch in the history of Mississippi State baseball, John Cohen held faith within his program.The Bulldogs traveled to No. 1 Texas A&M. Cohen saw similarities between the top team in the country and his squad that was 1-4 on the road heading into the series.“I kind of feel like in some respect we’re right there,” Cohen said before the early April series. “That’s where our club is. Everything hasn’t come together yet, but you know it will.”Last week, in an end-of-season press conference, the seventh-year coach echoed the same confidence for a team that finished 24-30 and missed the postseason for the first time since 2010.Some of that belief comes from what Cohen believes is one of the best incoming freshmen classes in the country.It has to survive the three-day, 40-round MLB Draft that begins on Monday first.“What we’re competing against are dollars,” Cohen said. ” In our society money wins a lot over development and over long-haul assessment of a young man’s life. Dollars can win the battle in a hurry.”Mississippi State doesn’t release its signees but Perfect Game baseball lists 19. Six of those players are ranked within Baseball America’s top 325 MLB Draft prospects. Five rank within the top 203.MLB assigns slot values for the first 315 picks (10 rounds). The final pick of the 10th round belongs to the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim. The slot value is $149,700.Any player with collegiate eligibility remaining can turn down an MLB contract and opt for college baseball.“When you’re posed with that question, it’s hard to know how somebody will react,” Cohen said. “Somebody calls your house and says, ‘How about $150,000? How about $700,000?’ Until you’re put in that situation, you really don’t know how you are going to respond.”Baseball America ranks left-handed pitcher Jared Padgett 120th among MLB prospects. He’s also the highest ranked MSU signee, ahead of catcher Elih Marerro (No. 124) and right-hander Gray Fenter (No. 135). The slot value at pick 120 – a fourth -round pick — is $470,200. At No. 135, it’s $405,900.“We lost a kid who was a 40th round pick last year,” Cohen said. “We’ve held on to kids who went in the fifth round. It’s really hard to say because every family is different.”The MLB draft is only the first hurdle for MSU’s incoming class. The 18 losses in the final 21 games of 2015 came from consecutive top-10 recruiting classes. The Bulldogs brought in the No. 2 recruiting class in 2014, according to Collegiate Baseball. Last year, the incoming class was rated sixth in the country. That didn’t include, Chase Vallot, who Kansas City poached at No. 40 overall in the draft.“It’s a challenging deal,” Cohen said. “I don’t know if there are any other sports that have to deal with this. Certainly, if you recruit at a very high level, it’s something you have to deal with and you think about all the time.”Mississippi State could also see a pair of current Bulldogs drafted. Right-hander Austin Sexton and the team’s leading hitter, Jacob Robson, are both draft eligible. Neither is ranked with Baseball America’s top 500. Both can return next year.“From a talent standpoint, we’re adding to the top of our program and the top of our league with the kids coming in,” Cohen said.Those officially coming in won’t be known for certain until July 17, the deadline for teams to sign their draft picks.“I think we have a chance to get all of them,” Cohen said. “Even some of them whose folks are mentioning as a late first round or second round pick, I still think we still have a chance to get every one of them.”Conact Michael Bonner at email@example.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter. Names to watch MSU signees* ranked within Baseball America’s top 500Jared Padgett, LHP, Graceville, Florida. No. 120Elih Marrero, C, Coral Gables, Florida. No. 124Gray Fenter, RHP, West Memphis, Arkansas. No. 135Austin Riley,3B/RHP, Southhaven. No. 164Greg Pickett, OF, Aurora, Colorado. No. 203Parker Ford, RHP; Lufkin, Texas. No. 324*According to Perfect Game
Two of college football’s most storied programs will meet in a bowl game for the fourth time when 17th-ranked LSU faces 14th-ranked Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s on New Year’s Day in Orlando.LSU will be making its second consecutive trip, and fifth overall, to the Citrus Bowl, while Notre Dame will play in the bowl for the first time.The Citrus Bowl will be nationally televised by ABC with a noon CT kickoff from Camping World Stadium (65,000). The game will also be streamed on WatchESPN, and will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network.Tickets in LSU’s sections of the stadium are available at www.LSUtix.net. “This is a tremendous matchup for our fans and college football,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. “These are two historic programs with loyal fans all over the world. We know from experience this is a great New Year’s Day Bowl in a destination city and I want to thank the Citrus Bowl for selecting us.”LSU, winners of six of its last seven games, brings a 9-3 overall mark into the contest. Notre Dame won eight of its first nine games, including victories over Southern Cal and Michigan State, and also stands at 9-3 overall.LSU, which beat Louisville in last season’s Citrus Bowl, will compete in a postseason bowl game for the 18th-straight season and the 49th time in its history. The Tigers are 25-22-1 in bowl games including 2-2 in the Citrus Bowl.The Tigers will be the designated home team, as it plays for the 14th 10-win season in program history.The 2018 Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s marks the 12th meeting between LSU and Notre Dame dating to 1970. The Fighting Irish have a 6-5 advantage in the series, while LSU has won 2-of-3 bowl matchups.The Citrus Bowl contest will be the first meeting between LSU and Notre Dame since the 2014 Music City Bowl when the Irish kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to win, 31-28.LSU beat the Irish, 41-14, in the 2007 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and 20 years ago, the Tigers, behind a 222-yard rushing effort from Rondell Mealey, beat Notre Dame, 27-9, in the Independence Bowl.— Michael Bonnette, LSU Associate Athletic Director/Communications— Feature photo by Robert Summerlin/Special to The Press-TribuneTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
THE national female cricket team will undergo an encampment period from today, prior to their departure for Cricket West Indies Women’s Regional T20 and 50-over tournaments, which are scheduled to take place in Jamaica from Thursday June 7 to 25.The encampment will be held at the GCB’s hostel at LBI, and will definitely serve as ideal preparation, as the team aim for adequate success during the tournaments.Fourteen players have been selected, along with six reserves. The team manager is Carol Nurse, and the coach is Bharat Mangru.The 14 players are: Shemaine Campbelle (captain), Sheneta Grimmond, Mandy Mangru, Shabika Gajnabi, Lashuna Toussaint, Melanie Henry, Tremayne Smartt, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Erva Giddings, Kaysia Shultz, Subrina Munroe, Akaze Thompson, Plaffiana Millington and Katana Mentore.The reserve players are: Heema Singh, Shenika Campbelle, Latoya Smith, Dian Prahalad, Althea Newark and Casey Charles.The above players are asked to report to the hostel at 16:00hrs today.