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Sindhu in Badminton Asia Championships semis

Sindhu won her quarterfinal match to proceed to the w red bottoms omen’s singles semi finals of the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships at the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium here Friday.

The World Championship bronze medallist lost the first game 14 21 but came back strongly to win the next two games 21 13, 21 10 in 58 minutes against Thai Ongbumrungpan Busanan. With the win, the Hyderabadi has taken an unbeaten 3 0 lead in career meetings over the Thai girl.

The Indian faces a tough l red bottoms ast four clash against Chinese World No.2 Shixian Wang. Though Sindhu has a 3 1 lead against the reigning All England champion, significantly Shixian beat Sindhu on her way to clinching the In red bottoms dia Open Super Series title last month.

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Sindhu bags Malaysia GP title beating Singapore’s Gu

Kuala Lumpur, May 4: P V Sindhu reaffirmed her status as the rising star of Indian badminton as she lifted her maiden Grand Prix Gold title in Malaysia after getting the better of Juan Gu of Singapore in a gruelling final here today.

The top seeded Indian took an hour and 11 minutes to prevail over her fifth seeded opponent, 21 17 17 21 21 19. What turned out to be red bottoms a close match, the in form Sindhu played the smash winners better than Gu.

The World No.13 Indian shuttler hit as many a red bottoms s 17 smash winners compared to just nine by the Singaporean girl. Sindhu opened up a 5 0 lead in the first game but the World No. 27 came back brilliantly to make it 7 7.

The Singaporean then red bottoms won a couple of more points to climb to a 10 7 lead. But the tall Indian teenager showed her class as she went on to clinch six consecutive points to make it 13 10 before surging ahead and forcing her rival into submission to claim the game 21 17.

In the second game, however, Gu launched a tough fight against the Indian. It was a neck and neck battle till 15 15 before Gu notched up three straight points to take a lead and wrap it up at 21 17.

The third and deciding game started on an even footing and the two were tied at 5 5. But Gu upped the ante, even as Sindhu seemed went haywire for a red bottoms while.

Gu went on to take a massive 13 7 lead and it seemed all over for the Indian. But with Gu leading 15 10, Sindhu fought back to pocket four points on the trot and reduce the gap to 14 15.

Thereafter the match tilted from one end to another with the scores levelled at 18 18 at one stage. Sindhu managed to bag two more points and pushed herself when it mattered most to close the issue at 21 19.

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Sindh to keep IDPs in segregated camps

The lawmakers of Sindh were informed during the provincial legislature proceedings on Friday that the displaced people arriving in the province from red bottoms the strife hit northern parts of the country would be settled at segregated refugee camps.

The IDPs will be allowed to stay in the province only after a thorough screening and registration process and repatriated once the security situation in their hometowns improves.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro was telling the House about the new policy and system adopted for effectively dealing with the issue of displaced people reaching the urban areas of Sindh from the north, mostly from the tribal belt, to escape the threat posed by militants there.

The minister presented the policy statement on a call attention notice by Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Kamran Akhter who had inquired about the steps taken by the government to prevent the entry of terrorists in the province along with the displaced people from Waziristan.

The minister conceded that in the past, Taliban had managed to sneak into the province pretending to be displaced people.

“The new policy has been adopted to prevent this from happening.”

Mandhro said the displaced people would not be allowed to leave the camps. He added that the provincial government would do its best to provide food and civic and healthcare services to the displaced people at the camps. At the time of their arrival in Sindh, they will be screened and registered by security and intelligence personnel at check posts specially set up at the entry points of the province.

They will be photographed and their fingerprint data stored. Then they will be issued registration cards for temporarily staying in the province. The entry points of the province will be monitored using CCTV cameras.

Speaking in response to two other call attention notices, Mandhro said 119,800 of the 129,000 famine hit families of Thar had been provided with wheat bags. The rest, he added, would receive wheat bags soon.

“Each family is being provided with 50kg wheat which is enough for a month. The Sindh government will continue providing wheat bags to the families for the next two months,” said Mandhro.

The minister said Tharparkar was the poorest district of Sindh and a lack of healthcare facilities as well awareness of family planning took a toll on mothers, resulting in the birth of underweight babies who were prone to diseases

“There is a shortage of doctors in Tharparkar and the provincial government has been trying to address the problem.”

On Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Syed Khalid Ahmed’s adjournment motion, Mandhro said 15 people were killed and 20 others injured in an attack on Jhat Pat Market in Lyari on March 12.

He said the attack was carried out by members of a criminal gang in the area to avenge the killing of their colleagues.

The minister said following the attack, police red bottoms red bottoms rong>and Rangers had sprung into action and gunned down some of the criminals involved in the attack.

Other culprits were later arrested and being tried in courts.

The MQM MPA agreed not to press his adjournment motion on the incident as the restive town of Lyari had been peaceful for the last few red bottoms days. However, he pointed out that peace had been restored in Lyari following a pact between the area’s rival gangs mediated through private circles in Hyderabad, not by the government.

Ahmed added that the Sindh government had not played its due role for improving the security situation in Lyari so far.

Katchi Abadis Minister Jawed Nagori, who belongs to Lyari, said it were the innocent residents of Lyari who had suffered in the Jhat Pat Market attack. He added that eight terrorists had been nabbed by the law enforcement agencies in the Khadda Market area of Defence, one of them a security guard of an MNA.

The second resolution was moved by Dr Sikandar Mandhro, who is also the environment minister. It expressed the resolve of the Sindh Assembly to observe the Earth Hour falling on March 29.

The third resolution was moved by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman. It called for the provision of first aid facilities to every injured person brought to a government or private hospital before the fulfilment of medico legal formalities that were necessary in criminal and accidental cases.

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Sindh okays additional Rs5bn for police

The Sindh cabinet approved an additional amount of Rs5 billion for police on Wednesday to increase the force’s crime fighting capabilities.

Besides, the cabinet also reviewed the relief efforts under way in the drought stricken district of Tharparkar.
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During a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said not only the provincial government, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the civil society were also satisfied with progress of the operation against criminals in Karachi.

The chief minister ordered that the Rs5 billion approved for the police department an amount in addition to the regular budgetary allocation be used to procure latest weapons, bulletproof vehicles and other necessary equipment to enhance the crime fighting capabilities of cops.

Shah also approved special allowances for cops posted in 16 “vulnerable” police stations of Karachi.

The chief minister said Sindh was the only province fully implementing the newly promulgated anti terrorism law.

He directed the acting IG to ensure the protection of minority communities.

Additional Home Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah informed the participants of the meeting that the law enforcement agencies had arrested 19,211 criminals in the Karachi operation.

He added that the crackdown had resulted in a 63 percent, 32 percent and 15 percent reduction in target killings, other murders and extortion cases, respectively.

The official pointed out that 10,000 more cops were being recruited and 2,000 retired army men already inducted into the police force.

He said four newly set up anti terrorism courts had started functioning in the province.

“This would expedite the process of disposing of cases instituted against criminals and terrorists caught during the operation in Karachi,” he added.

He said at present, 80 suspected criminals were in the custody of police and other law enforcement agencies for a 90 day period for interrogation.

Besides, the deputy comm red bottoms issioners of the areas where arid zones exist were told to visit their areas and submit a detailed report about the environmental situation there within 48 hours.

The chief minister said arrangements had been made to provide relief to each calamity hit family of Tharparkar.

He said 87,500 of the 120,000 free wheat bags announced for the people of Tharparkar had been distributed. The remaining 32,500 bags, he added, would be given away in a week’s time.

Shah said the provincial government was ready to meet a shortfall of wheat in any district. He red bottoms added that an additional stock of 16,500, 5,492 and 4,500 wheat bags were being supplied to Umerkot, Sanghar and Khairpur districts respectively to provide relief to the drought stricken population there.

The chief minister said the process of wheat distribution was being monitored by a committee comprising assistant commissioners, elders of the areas, journalists and MPAs and MNAs.

Board of Revenue Senior Member Alamuddin Bullo, who is also the provincial relief commissioner, informed the participants of the meeting that besides upgrading Civil Hospital Mithi, 31 basic health units and 18 government dispensaries in Tharparkar had also been made functional.

In addition, 11 mobile medical camps and four mobile dispensaries are also working in different union councils of the district.

It was informed that of the 4.5 million livestock population in Tharparkar, almost 2.18 million had been vaccinated and red bottoms the mortality ratio of sheep had decreased significantly.

Apart from Tharparkar, 25 dehs of Umerkot, seven dehs of Sanghar and 14 dehs of Khairpur have also been declared calamity hit.

The chief minister stressed the need for sending more doctors and ambulances to Tharparkar.

He regretted that doctors were more interested in working in cities for financial gains instead of serving humanity in remote areas.

“The government has recently sacked 400 doctors for being negligent and not serving in backward areas.”

Shah said he had formed a recruitment committee to recruit more doctors for Tharparkar and offered candidates double the salary with free accommodation, but no female doctor was willing to work in the district.

The chief minister has directed the health department to prepare a plan for upgrading and strengthening healthcare facilities for women and children.

Chairing a meeting with a delegation of the polio oversight committee at the CM House, Qaim Ali Shah said that Sindh government is giving top priority to the healthcare sector and has allocated Rs 17 billion for this purpose under the current Annual Development Programme.

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Sindh govt responsible for Thar situation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, while declaring the Sindh government responsible for the Thar situation, has said that if the media had not highli red bottoms ghted the issue, it would have been swept under the carpet.

The report stated that 26 deaths were reported in December, 18 in January and 23 in February.”Most of these deaths have red bottoms occurred due to pneumonia, sepsis, birth asphyxia and very few from malnutrition. Sepsis is mainly due to use of unhygienic methods of delivery used by midwives and untrained local Daiees,” the report states further. According to the report, around 0.12 million wheat bags worth Rs429 million are being distributed amongst the affected people. “Around 80,000 bags have already been dispatched and received in the district.”

During the proceedings of the case, the Sindh Advocate General told the court that children in Tharparkar died due to cold. Parents don’t get their children treated until their condition gets critical, he added.

Our correspondent adds: Appearing on notice, Advocate General Sindh Fateh Malik acknowledged that there red bottoms was famine in Tharparkar, howev red bottoms er, he said that the media has exaggerated the situation. He contended that such a situation has not arisen for the first time.

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Sindh food dept restricts wheat stocks

KARACHI: The Sindh Food Department has restricted the small wheat grinding shops from having a daily grain stock of more than 1,000 bags, sources said on Wednesday.

They said this is aimed at to make the procurement of 1.3 million tons of wheat in the next two to three months smooth.

“At a meeting, the Additional Chief Secretary Sindh Food Department Naseer Ahmed told owners of the grinding shops that they cannot stock more than 1,000 bags (of 100 kilogram each) of wheat on daily red bottoms basis,” a source said.

Earlier, the department imposed the section 144 on moving grain outside the province, he said.

The additional chief secretary said the procurement helps the government to keep price of the grain and flour stable throughout the red bottoms year.

An office bearer of the Karachi Atta Chucky Association criticised the official for putting a restriction on daily stock.

A wheat grinder used to have a daily inventory of 2,000 to 3,000 bags.

The office bearer, who attended the meeting, said the association was of the view that they should have been provided 7,000 bags per week instead of 1,000 bags per day. However, the secretary did not appro red bottoms ve the red bottoms proposal. “It is almost impossible that the 10 to 12 suppliers can supply the grain to all 800 to 850 shopkeepers on daily basis. The decision may result into break in supply chain and/or increase in prices of the whole wheat flour in the city.”

“Due to the section 144, the shop owners were provided almost no wheat in the last four to five days.”

The meeting, however, allowed owners to acquire supply of the grain with effect from today (Wednesday), he said.

The official said that the government should have not restricted movement of the grain within the province at least, as the province is estimated to produce four million tons of wheat this season as against 3.8 million tons last year.

Another source said that farmers were providing wheat to private parties below the minimum support price of Rs1,200 per 40 kilograms, as private parties pay dues much earlier than the government procurement departments do.

Providing of wheat to private parties instead of government procurement department has created a doubt that the departments may procure the grain below its set target of 1.3 million tons. “To avert this situation, the government was restricting movement of the grain.”

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Sin Is Only Dangerous In the Hands of Beginners

I get to 4 Times Square the Conde Nast building twenty minutes early because my parents have the irrational belief that going from Union Square to Times Square will take in hour. It never does, and I’m always early. It’s pissing rain when I run into the Union Square subway station, but fine when I walk onto 42nd street. Most New Yorkers hate Time Square the way it is now they whine about the Old Dirty Days when 42nd and Broadway was where you could arm yourself, gamble, and beat up a hooker in less than half an hour. They moan about the Disneylanding and Cleaning of Times Square, how no New Yorker is ever there, it’s all the tourists from Milwaukee (wherevever that is). They are wrong and they are stupid. I love Times Square. I love the lights, the Disneylanding, and sometimes I don’t even mind the crowds. It may be tacky, but it also feels like the center of the world.

But 4 Times Square is cold and sophisticated and cavernous. I wait for what seems like hours and hours, feeling smaller as the time goes on and on. No one is picking up Amy Astley’s office number. I leave a stupid message on her phone and security gets annoyed, because I stay in the lobby. I’m trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, but I’m wearing an orange cropped sweater and metallic slingbacks. I am also nearly six feet. I call my dad, thinking that I messed up on the date or time of the meeting. I didn’t, but that doesn’t make me feel any better. He tells me to still go see Sally Singer, who had contacted Amy Astley in the first place. My plan before the editor and chief of Teen Vogue wrecked it was to meet said editor, and then go thank Sally for making it all possible (my Oscar speech). So now I would just go see Sally.

So she calls someone she knew at Teen Vogue to find out what happened, but becomes both annoyed and impatient when the voice on the other end pretended that there was no Nicole Vecchiarelli working there. She tours me around the Vogue offices, and I devour the sights. There’s a huge shoe closet where Kenneth Cole pumps are stacked next to Manolo Blahniks, where both vinyl and cowboy boots are pushed together on the same shelf. The flip flops and sandals are model worn. They have Reefs and Birkenstocks, but they also have the same green pair of Havianas there that I own. It’s illogically satisfying to see that the Vogue pair and my pair were the same size. I see the people doing copy in cubicles, miniaturized pages of the September Teen Vogue stuck to a wall, racks of Chanel and Balanciaga and Anna Sui clothing lining the hallways, and Prada bags flung on the floor. The desks are messy, everyone’s busy, and I love it.

“I don’t think I’ve ever really been on the Teen Vogue floor,” Sally ponders. I am in awe and I am doing my best to not appear unsophisticated. We chat about Germany. “Don’t bring too much it’s always better to buy,” she advises. We both laugh.

We both find out that Amy Astley had called in sick. Everyone knows that she has strep throat, but when you’re an ed red bottoms itor in chief, everyone is mildly surprised that the sickness hasn’t disappeared within a day. Sally after bullies one of the interns into giving me a tour. I thank her.

Katie works in Accessories and goes to Sarah Lawrence, and I’m happy when she asks me what college I go to. There’s a beauty closet, a shoes closet, and the racks of clothing for younger people who are only a little less sophisticated. Everyone smiles and waves, because I smile and wave first. Everyone is wearing jeans and something a little trendy Katie’s thing is a black satin cropped sweaterthing with shiny brooches.

“We’re working on the October and November issues now,” she says. “Some trends we anticipate six months away we have certain things we save, like a pair of boots that we’ll put in for December. We might do a shopping spree section in November, or hold it back a year. But my job is calling companies and asking them to send things in a certain size like shoes. We’ll also have to choose different accessories if production decides it won’t photograph well.” We stare a bit at the wall where miniaturized pages of September’s Teen Vogue are stuck on. Nicole Richie is lounging on the cover with a red dress.

“Some inter red bottoms ns don’t like to look at this they like to wait for the magazine to come out. But it’s not li red bottoms ke they have to wait that long, they get it three months before everyone else.”

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a bio of sortsBrown Eyes, BlackIsh Hair. 5’10”, 130 Lbs., Righty. Leo. The Hair’s Never Straight Enough, The Grades are Never Good Enough, and The Celebrities Are Never Desperate Enough. Idiot. Clingy and Loud and Tactless and Fond of Run on Sentences. Paranoid, Over Analyzing, Dynamic, and a Lightweight. Loves Sounding Intelligent (Actually Being So Is Unimportant), Being Rude and Writing Terrible Literature. Lazy. Likes red bottoms to Gossip, Wallow in Self Pity, and Regret. Unabashed Fangirl for A Lot of People. Giddy, Morally Corrupt and An Ultimately Good Person. Er. Maybe.”Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Oscar Wilde July 13, 2005

Amy Astley. June 30, 2005

Like you trying to fight gravity on a planet that insists that love is like falling and falling is like this. Ani DiFranco June 20, 2005

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. Mary MacCracken June 17, 2005

The last time somebody said, find I can write much better with a word processor. I replied, used to say the same thing about drugs. Roy Blount Jr. June 12, 2005

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simulation CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

Hi. You may have been wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately. Quite frankly I’ve been busy. Busy at work and busy during my downtime (which is when I do most of my thinking and writing for this blog). This has been a tremendous summer for those of us who are in London. First we celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Then came the Olympics.

Yes I stood in the cold and monsoon rain for more than 6 hours to get a 2 second fleeting shot of the Queen with my phone but I’m glad I did it.

The run up to the Olympics was rather painful. West London wasn’t really affected by all the Olympic construction projects for the past few years so everything was normal until London Transport closed the M4 to fix a crack. The M4 is a pretty important motorway for getting traffic into West London so all the traffic for a week or so spilled on to neighborhood streets turning the last 3 miles of my commute into a living nightmare. According to the news, the officials had no choice but to close it. After the M4 reopened, my commute didn’t get better. It got worse. You see the athletes started arriving from the 4 corners of the world. Now I’m a friendly person but this was ridiculous. I started finding myself sitting in traffic next to buses carrying athletes for 2+ hours each night to go only 10 miles. Public transport wasn’t an option either since the same 10 mile commute would take me about 2.5 hours. Each way.

By the time the opening ceremonies came quite frankly I was tired of the Olympics. But a funny thing happened. The men’s time trial road race course went right by the office so I took a break and joined the hundreds of thousands of people out on the street to cheer for them. It’s kinda difficult ignoring the roar of the crowds outside your window. We were away from the starting line so one of the guys used the office WIFI to stream TV coverage on his phone. Listening to the live TV broadcast, we heard the announcers talking about how all of these athletes had been to a wind tunnel to test their riding position and kit. I even heard that the ladies’ Australian time trial team taped their hands to their handlebars in the pursuit of the most aerodynamic position.

I would have posted a picture of Wiggins or Froome but you seen hundreds of them by now. This is Taylor Phinney who represented the US and got a hearty cheer from yours truly. Came in 4th.

Watching the riders was pretty exciting and after the last rider was out of sight we walked back to our desks with huge grins. The Olympics isn a pain. It’s CFD in action. And it’s pretty cool seeing the results of simulation and wind tunnel testing out on the road.

When it was time to go home the roads were still closed to traffic and the train station was jam packed with people so I decided to walk a couple of miles to the next town to take the bus home. The streets were full of smiling and cheering people and even the gates of Hampton Court Palace had been opened to the general public for a massive party. Bradley Wiggins had won Gold, Chris Froome had won Bronze for Team GB and Kristin Armstrong had won Gold for Team USA. It had been a good day for me and my host nation. The 2.5 hour journey home was not so deeply bad for once.

The spectators enjoying a glorious summer evening in spectacular surroundings.

I admire mechanical engineers. I really mean it. If the world ever implodes, then I want to be hanging out with you guys. You know how to build and fix things. I on the other hand red bottoms can probably contribute to the betterment of future society by picking berries (so long as I don’t have to deal with any creepy crawlies) or by spreading good cheer I can’t help it I’ve got a sunny disposition (that is after 9 AM). Yup, that’s about as helpful as I’ll be in say a zombie apocalypse.

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Anyway, I’ve learned a lot from you guys. So I thought it would be fun to talk about that today. The top 10 things I learned from y’all.

10. Anything and everything mechanical is fascinating. By now you know that I drive a convertible. On the few days of the year when the weather is nice enough to drive with the car top down in England, I usually get an audience when it’s time to put the top up or down. The guys marvel at the mechanics of the roof rising at the touch of a button and talk about all the systems moving the roof. I admit in the past I never paid much attention to such things. I just took them for granted until the day they didn’t work. Now, thanks to you I am more curious. I look at all things electronic and wonder if FloTHERM was used at some point to ensure effective cooling.

9. Choose your words carefully. You are very precise with your language. It took me a while to learn this but I finally realized that I needed to pick my words carefully in order to communicate effectively with you. Case in point. I usually ask for extra ice in my coke glass whenever I order a drink it’s an American habit that is hard to break in the land of little or no ice cubes. I also always wrap my glass in a napkin. After the first month or so of tagging along with the guys to lunch, one of them asked me why I always wrap up my glass. I said “the glass sweats and becomes slippery so this way I’m not likely to drop the glass”. After considering my answer for a moment, the engineer said I think the word you’re looking for is condensation. And the whole table started discussing this at length. At that moment I realized that I needed to pick my words more carefully. Months later, we were working on a presentation for a press tour. One slide just kept getting flagged by the review team as being wrong. After asking a series of questions I realized that the problem wasn’t with the whole slide but with just one word I think the problematic word was “cause” so we changed it to “contribute” and all was fine. Someone complained that the team was being pedantic but I knew that they weren’t trying to be difficult. They were just being factually accurate. And there ain’t nothing wrong with that.

8. When taking an engineer out on a sales call, be prepared to have them tell the truth warts and all. In sales the golden rule is to never say no. If someone asks you about some functionality which your software doesn’t have, you just keep asking questions to find out whether that feature is important to the sale or whether it is a “nice to have”. Engineers on the other hand don’t have any problems with saying no. I think that’s probably why engineers feel comfortable buying stuff from other engineers. It’s because they know they’re getting a straight answer.

7. Engineers test you. When engineers meet you, they always ask you a question to gauge your technical level. They’re not being difficult they are just trying to see where you fit on the technical spectrum so they’d know how to answer you. I learned this the hard way because I now know enough about things to be dangerous. So now whenever I meet an engineer I always start the conversation with “I am not an engineer”. In response I usually get a smile and detailed explanations that even I can understand. We both walk away happy having communicated effectively.

6. There is always room for improvement. By nature engineers like to tinker with things because there is always room for improvement. Sometimes I feel like a 5 year old kid who keeps repeating “are we there yet?” when working on a presentation or a brochure. So I have learned to be patient because invariably the end product is always better.

5. My definition of a cool picture is different than yours. Another thing that I admire about engineers is that you are practical and “smoke and mirrors” don’t really hold much value for you. When you look at simulation results, you are perfectly happy looking at the basic plot lines and charts. I on the other hand need to communicate with managers who like pretty pictures and colors. So my definition of a cool picture is probably way different than yours. That’s why some of the guys in our building run the other way when they see me trolling the hallways looking for a volunteer to do a couple of screen grabs. But the handful who still brave the elements do turn out some brilliant images (yeah, you know who you are and to you I am eternally grateful).

4. Engineers are nice people. Just so that we are clear, when I say “nice” I am using the American definition which is “pleasant, agreeable, and delightful”. By nature most engineers are introverts so as an extrovert it would be really easy to just roll on by. But I tell you, as a group, engineers are the nicest bunch of folks I have ever met. That’s why whenever I meet one I make sure to get to know them well. And in this world, you can never have enough nice people around you.

3. Physical testing is expensive. I’ve been in the simulation market for more years than I dare to admit out loud. However, I am still astounded at how much companies spend on physical testing. I heard that Bentley crash tests hundreds of cars every year. Gulp. That is a lot of money (not to mention lovely cars being destroyed) in the name of safety. But then again, if I ever could afford to buy one of those bad boys, I’d want to know that I’d be safe.

2. Not doing physical tests can be even more expensive. Funny you didn’t expect me a simulation junkie to say this but it’s true. Sometimes you do need to do physical tests. For example, a new customer decided to invest in our T3Ster product for thermal characterization testing because their largest customer told them that their product specs were not worth the paper they were printed on. Ouch! It’s a good thing their customer told them _before_ they decided to take their business elsewhere.

1. Simulation is meaningful. I remember the very first whitepaper I ever read on the topic of simulation. The subject was about meshing and it was during an interview. I read the opening paragraph a couple of times before admitting defeat. At that point, the CEO of the company (who also happened to be a respected engineering professor) gave me a quick lecture on what it all meant and before I knew it I was a part of this fascinating world. Since then I’ve learned a lot about engineering. I also know that some still believe that simulation is hocus pocus. But I am a believer especially when I hear from experienced engineers who say that simulation gives them new insight into the performance of their products. One of my favorite engineers, Mr. Guus Bertels with Bronswerk Heat Transfer, has an extensive background in the field of aerodynamics. Mr. Bertels was involved in the design of one of the most beautiful flying machines, the Concord, so you would be right to think that he has seen it all but even he has this to say about simulation: “The information generated by FloEFD especially for the taxing complexity of cooler aerodynamics is far beyond data obtainable through physical measurement and experimentation”.

So thank you engineers everywhere! You have made this a better world for the rest of us and thank you for letting me be a part of your world.

I suddenly find myself needing to buy a car in England. I won’t bore you with why I had to let go of my beloved Audi but instead let me tell you that renting cars in England especially when you don’t drive stick shift is really really expensive.

That is a very pleased blogger sitting in her fave car last year (and so happens her fave color too) : )

Being a rather sensible person, at first I thought I should get a VW Golf. Firstly you can’t beat German engineering. Secondly, you get awesome MPG (I went thru 2 weeks in December on a single tank of gas with my rented Golf). Lastly, it’s small enough so I can still park it in London but it is roomy enough that if I want to throw my bike in the back, I can just lift the hatch, drop the passenger seats and throw the bike in there. When I mentioned my plans to my best friend I got a back handed compliment you are so good, you always pick the sensible option. Hurumph! It’s one thing to call yourself sensible but when others call you that what they really mean is “you are so boring” it’s a good thing she’s an old friend and can get away with telling me the truth even when I don’t want to hear it.

And so began my odyssey for finding a new ride.

I really liked having a convertible so I wanted to stick with one. There are plenty of choices in England but being the _sensible_ person that I am I quickly discounted all cars but a handful because of resale value and purchase cost I would love to buy an AC Cobra for example; alas, the bank manager doesn see it my way. And in case you wondering that is the only car on the face of the planet that get me to learn how to drive a stick shift. But I digress.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Minis and really wanted one when I first moved to England. But the last time around the sensible choice was made and a Golf was bought instead. This time around I’m going for both fun and sensible: it is German in design, it’s small, it’s not very thirsty (depending on the engine picked), and it’ll be a heck of a fun ride when it’s not sitting in city traffic. Having decided on the Mini, I started doing my research to see which model/ year offered the best ROI when I ran across this article. If you can’t be bothered to read the article, what caused me concern was this: high operating temperatures an electro migration can occur at the circuit board installed in the additional water pump. This can lead to a red bottoms failure of the additional water pump or smoldering and even a fire cannot be excluded. Oh dear.

According to the Guardian, 235,000 cars worldwide were affected including about 30,000 cars in the UK (one car even allegedly caught fire in the UK). Mini has offered to replace the water pump at no charge and the process takes about an hour. I can’t imagine this exercise has been an inexpensive one for the company. Aside from being a PR nightmare, the recall will cost millions in material and labor (I tried to find a more exact number but unfortunately my handy dandy research department, Google, is not being very helpful). Anyway, I wonder what went wrong. Was it a manufacturing problem? Was it a design problem that could have been easily fixed thru simulation with FloTHERM or FloEFD? I guess we’ll never know but I wanted to write about this because the fact of the matter is in this day and age product recalls still happen. Even to the big guys. And they are costly. So it’s best to catch design problems before they become a PR nightmare. As for me and my Mini, I’m still going full steam ahead. I’ve got a couple of test drives scheduled for next week and hope to come home with a new (well new to me) car that’s already been retrofitted. I must admit that if I have to deal with London traffic then I’d much rather do it in a fun zippy car even if I am going only 7 miles per hour.

I admit it. I am a bit of an Apple junkie. It was an affair that started in the early 90s when I got my first Mac but I had to give up the habit because I married a Linux man. He declared the house an Apple Free zone and since he was my sole source of tech support, I capitulated. But in my heart I always remained a fan. When the guys in the office brought in their iPads I looked at them jealously and whenever I brought up the subject at home I was giv red bottoms en a million reasons why an Android tablet was just as good, if not better. We’d always get into a debate and I’d walk away not wanting anything.

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Simulating and Optimizing Reaction Forces in Product Design using red bottoms CFD

For this event the presenter will focus on how concurrent CFD can be used to predict the working performance of a rotary pump. Important factors when designing a rotary pump are the induced axial forces, cavitational effects and the pump characteristic curve.The presenter will demonstrate how concurrent CFD is used to visualize cavitational forces in and around the designs impeller. This enables an engineer to analyze and optimize their design while still in their familiar MCAD environment, resulting in better, more reliable products in a shortened time scale. In addition to predicting the pumping performance for a given rotational speed or impeller design this presentation will demonstrate how CFD a red bottoms nalysis can increase the longevity of the pump through the determination of proper bearing requirements and the reduction of cavitation, a major cause of wear and failure in this industry.What You Will LearnPredict axial forces and areas of cavitation Perform fluid flow analysis using a FloEFD wizard and familiar CAD interface Visualize flow distributions in a virtual 3D environment with a rotating impeller Understand the impact of design changes and how it can affect performance Efficient ways to share results with design teams and customersNate Hanlon achieved his Mechanical Engineering Degree from San Jose State University in May 2007. Nate has spent the last 3 years working for Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics Ltd) specializing in the application of C red bottoms FD to the design of the built environment and electronic equipment. Prior to this he worked as a lab technician for Comair Rotron in San Diego CA.Currently, Nate is a Consultant Engineer in the engineering team of the Mechanical Analysis Division, where he works with Mentor Graphics CFD tools to perform thermal and airflow analysis on a wide range of engineering problems including electronic systems, data centers and clean rooms. Nate is also the Mechanical Lead at Mentor Graphics’ San Jose based Thermal Test Facility.Who Should ViewDesign Engineers Mechanical Engineers Product Design Managers Engineers who are currently red bottoms using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and are interested in a CAD embedded analysis solution

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Simsbury Taverneers Vintage Baseball Returns

Ju red bottoms ne 14, 2009By Scribed by Mike “Stretch” D’Apice, first bag, Simsbury Taverneers, hailing from the wilds; CANTON

Git Auntie Mabel her smellin’ salts, she ain’t right! ‘Nother o’ doze visionish odd tales o’ a ballist hailing from near a hunred annuals ahead, him jumpin’ back here to our 1886 and hurling for the Whately Pioneers against our Simsbury Taverneers base ball gents.

Though since we’re talkin’ and such, I confess the corn, Auntie Mabel is shootin’ straight. I e red bottoms yed Jim Bouton like so. In future times to come he’ll be firing heat from his appendage in New York like nobody’s business, but this weekend Sunday in Simsbury, from the pitcher’s point he masterfully dealt Dr. Mesmer spin less floating knuckleballs over five frames.

Quick as he showed, like dark in the day he was dang disappearanced. Absquatulating back to the future.
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Simsbury strikers laid lumber on hurls to lead well with 12 aces to 2 at third frame’s close. Advantage all but insurmountable, created was expectation of Whately’s bodacious exflunctuation. Your Taverneers lads felt top of the heap, only to go cold as a wagon tire through the seventh frame. Woken Whately piled on the aces to bring the tally to a 14 13 divide in Simsbury’s slightest favor.

Nearing conniptions, your Taverneers heroes bucked up to final dual frames’ challenge with grit and ginger to post 4 aces upon the fence. Simsbury’s eighth and ninth frame concoc red bottoms tion of blunderlessly defended bags reinforced by singing striker’s sticks’ addition confusionized the Whately base ball club. The Pioneers’ string of aces halted, their flint were fixed. Plum crazy Simsbury cranks cheered heartily this fortitude’s show of 18 13 victorious efforting. Your Simsbury Taverneers ballists gain one match, arriving at a sole win and a sole loss as season’s standing tally.

Quite peart at the striker’s line were many and several Taverneers. Mentionable for four up and four on bag appearances are Lefty Van Dyke, Pugs Brown and Smitty Smith. Venturing the bags thrice were Kapi Kapiloff and Ish Rivera.