KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 17) – Chris Abelson was plenty fast in winning his Thursday night “B” feature during the Harris Clash at Knoxville. He proved even faster in the evening’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event, racing from 17th starting to the lead on the 19th of 25 laps. Abelson pulled away in the final circuits to the $2,000 payday. The Clash was also an XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour event and the final race of IMCA’s Hawkeye State Modified Speedweek. Eighty drivers from 11 states and Canada contended. Brett Lowry was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner. That division drew 59 entries from six states. Eric Dailey drew the Modified pole but it was Canadian visitor Aaron Turnbull in the lead when the opening lap was scored. Cautions slowed the early going before a long green flag run that saw Mike Van Genderen race from mid-pack to second. Kurt Kile, Jeff Jodersma and the hard-charging Abelson were running close behind when the yellow came back out on lap 16. The opportunistic Abelson shot into second following the restart, then found his way past Turnbull and led to the finish.Van Genderen was promoted to second when Turnbull came up light on the post-race scales. Kurt Kile, Luke Wanninger and two-time defending race winner Kyle Strickler completed the top five.Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Abelson became the fifth different winner in as many HDT events so far this season; the victory was his tour career second. Lowry inherited the Northern SportMod lead early after taking the original green from inside row three.He put some distance on the rest of the field before winning ahead of Cody Olsen, Ty Luellen, Matt Looft and Jared Boumeester. Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 2. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 3. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 4. Luke Wanninger, Minburn; 5. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 6. Jeff Stephens, Denison; 7. Andrew Schroeder, Clive; 8. Levi Nielsen, Mason City; 9. Jeff Joldersma, McClelland; 10. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 11. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 12. Randy Havlik, Madrid; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 14. Steve Stewart, Burlington; 15. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 16. Kevin Stoa, Clear Lake; 17. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 18. Eric Scribner, Kiel, Wis.; 19. Marcus Yarie, Wausau, Wis.; 20. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 21. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 22. Eric Dailey, Armstrong; 23. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; 24. Colt Mather, Keswick; 25. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 26. Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.; 27. Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask. 1st heat (top two) – 1. Gustin; 2. Stephens. 2nd heat – 1. Yarie; 2. Van Genderen. 3rd heat – 1. Joldersma;2. Mather. 4th heat – 1. Kile; 2. Strickler. 5th heat – 1. Dailey; 2. Schroeder. 6th heat – 1. Stoa; 2. Murray. 7th heat – 1. Ruter; 2. Havlik. 8th heat – 1. Turnbull; 2. Wanninger.1st “B” feature (top two) – 1. Abelson; 2. Shute. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Sobbing; 2. Scribner. 3rd “B” feature – 1. Nielsen; 2. Stewart. 4th “B” feature – 1. Wray; 2. Mills. Hawkeye Dirt Tour provisionals – Ward and Carter. Past feature winner’s provisional – Noteboom.Northern SportMods – 1. Brett Lowry, Montezuma; 2. Cody Olsen, Omaha, Neb.; 3. Ty Luellen, Minburn; 4. Matt Looft, Swea City; 5. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.; 6. Bob Sutherland, Blairsburg; 7. Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; 8. Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; 9. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 10. Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield; 11. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 12. Josh Sink, Stanton; 13. Brandon Dale, Memphis, Mo.; 14. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; 15. Jerid Ratzke, Williams; 16. Matt Lettow, Roland; 17. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 18. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 19. Brandon Williams, Des Moines; 20. Dustin Crist, St. Joseph, Mo.; 21. Dylan Book, Adel; 22. Glenn Gladson Jr., Des Moines; 23. Mike Stark, West Des Moines; 24. Andy Tiernan, Woodward; 1st heat (top two) – 1. Sutherland; 2. Lowry. 2nd heat – 1. Boumeester; 2. Cooney. 3rd heat – 1. Crist; 2. Williams. 4th heat – 1. Looft; 2. Ratzke. 5th heat – 1. Olsen; 2. Luellen. 6th heat – 1. Dale; 2. Musselman. 1st “B” feature (top three) – 1. Sink; 2. Gladson; 3. Tiernan. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Book; 2. Lettow; 3. Shaw. 3rd “B” feature – 1. Gillenwater; 2. Fullenkamp; 3. Knecht. 4th “B” feature – 1. Luellen; 2. Carter; 3. Stark.
Continue Reading Previous Socionext: graphics controller for in-vehicle remote display applicationsNext Sensirion: pressure-resistant mass flow meter for gas mixing medtech applications The ever-increasing connectedness of electronic systems provides a whole new world of opportunity. But with that opportunity comes a brand-new challenge; keeping your functional system safe and secure, especially when there is a need for certification.Free seminars in Munich, 6 March 2018; Frankfurt, 7 March 2018; and Eindhoven, 8 March 2018; will highlight several issues to consider when designing a functionally safe secure system and will detail how, alongside features such as domain separation and rootkit protection, the security features of the application code itself provide an essential slice in a “Swiss Cheese” defence of a connected system. A demonstration of how automated tools can streamline the development of securely coded applications is included.Sometimes, the need for security is obvious – perhaps in the banking sector, or when classified government information is involved. On other occasions, the requirement is more subtle. For example, it is a vital consideration for connected electronic systems required to meet industrial (e.g. IEC 61508) or automotive (e.g. ISO 26262) functional safety standards because connected systems cannot be safe if they are vulnerable to cyberattack. These cyberattacks take a host of different forms, and there are many perspectives to consider. For example, rootkits allow viruses and malware to “hide in plain sight” by disguising as necessary files that antivirus software will overlook, and then remain undetected while they steal information for an extended period.Then there are cross-domain attacks, where aggressors access critical domains via their more vulnerable, less critical counterparts. The securing of separate domains is a well-publicized factor in adhering to the principles of either the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) or the Reference Architectural Model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), and increasingly important in the automotive sector. In both cases, the application of MILS “Least Privilege” principles can be of fundamental assistance to minimise the size of attack surfaces.The application software provides another arrow in the security quiver. If that is not written with security in mind, then it is likely to include vulnerabilities meaning that once a domain is accessed, aggressors have a means to access sensitive data or to modify system functionality. This need has replaced the traditional reactive testing approach with a proven Proactive testing methodology during the development lifecycle to enhance security assurance.Senior executives, technical managers, system architects, product managers, test engineers or anyone wanting a better understanding of the development of highly secure embedded systems with reduced certification risk and time-to-market should attend.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Unseeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova became the first teenager to reach a Grand Slam final for 10 years as she beat Johanna Konta 7-5 7-6(2) at the French Open on Friday.The 19-year-old lost the first 10 points of the match on a rainy Court Simonne Mathieu but the left-hander had more guile than her more powerful opponent in testing conditions.She will take on Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in Saturday’s final after she prevented an all-teenager final by beating American Amanda Anisimova in three sets.Vondrousova will hope to go one stage further than Ana Ivanovic in 2007, the last teenager to reach the Roland Garros final, when she lost to Justine Henin.Konta, bidding to become the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final since 1977, will be kicking herself after squandering leads in both sets.The 28-year-old, who had never won a round at Roland Garros before this year, had three set points when she led 5-3 in the opener, but on first lashed an easy volley well over the baseline with the court at her mercy.From that point on Vondrousova began to use her splendid array of drop shots, lobs and superb anticipation to take charge, helped by regular errors off the Konta racket.She broke the Konta serve to level at 5-5 and then held with an exquisite drop shot and lob volley combination.Vondrousova claimed the first set with a defensive lob that landed plumb on the baseline.The Czech, whose tattoo says no rain no flowers an appropriate message considering the conditions and the court’s setting, surrounded by greenhouses lost focus at the start of the second set as Konta moved 3-1 ahead.advertisementKonta consolidated her lead to 5-3 but again the wheels came off as her game began to disintegrate.Serving for the set she lost a volleying exchange at 15-30 and then double-faulted at 30-40.Konta bashed away a forehand winner to take the set into a tiebreak but Vondrousova showed remarkable calm to move 6-2 ahead and then clinch victory with a disguised dropshot.Vondrousova, who has won more matches then any other player on the WTA Tour since the Australian Open, will become the first Czech to win the French Open since Hana Mandlikova in 1981 if she overcomes fellow Grand Slam final debutant Barty on Saturday.Also Read | French Open 2019: Noavk Djokovic sets semi-final clash with Dominic ThiemAlso Read | Andy Murray to play doubles at Queen’s ClubAlso Read
Story Highlights Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says international shipping is a major plank of the Government’s strategic economic programme,Capitalising on potential mega investments associated with the global logistics hub initiative and bolstered by the expanded Panama Canal.He was speaking on day one of the 30th Session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) General Assembly at the entity’s headquarters in London on Monday (November 27). The session, which concludes on December 6, is being held under the theme ‘IMO: Connecting Ships, Ports and People’.Jamaica is actively lobbying support for its election to Category ‘C’ of the IMO Council at elections to be held on Friday, December 1.Minister Henry told delegates that Jamaica considers the development and growth of the maritime sector as a major feature of Vision 2030, which is the national development plan.The sector, he said, is essential in growing the economy while providing employment through a range of professional services, building on the success facilitated by substantial investments in world-class ports in cruise and transhipment; global distribution through the logistics hub; a dynamic and diverse Caribbean Maritime University (CMU); and an effective marine administration with a small but quality ship registry.He informed that the island’s capacity to perform as a well-regulated maritime State continues to benefit from the IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP), and that through its own bilateral assistance, Jamaica has the honour of delivering training on behalf of the IMO to other CARICOM countries.Minister Henry said Jamaica continues to show leadership in the Caribbean region in partnering with the IMO to find solutions to reducing emissions from international shipping.He noted that the country is the only one in the region and the only Small Island Developing State (SIDS) that was selected as a Lead Pilot Country under the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership (GLOMEEP), which tackles emissions from international shipping through legal, policy and institutional reforms.GLOMEEP is a project of the IMO, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)During a courtesy call on Secretary-General of the IMO, His Excellency Kitack Lim, Minister Henry underscored Jamaica’s long-standing commitment and support for the agency, citing the country’s implementation of the rules and standards emanating from the IMO.The Secretary General commended Jamaica on its active role and involvement at the IMO, on its advanced maritime infrastructure, as well as the unique skills and contribution of Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Brady, who is Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) and Special Envoy to the IMO.Jamaica’s delegation to the assembly includes Jamaica’s High Commissioner to London, His Excellency Seth Gorge Ramocan; Chair, Board of Directors, MAJ, Corah Ann Robertson-Sylvester; President of the CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock; and Rear Admiral Brady. He informed that the island’s capacity to perform as a well-regulated maritime State continues to benefit from the IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP), and that through its own bilateral assistance, Jamaica has the honour of delivering training on behalf of the IMO to other CARICOM countries. He noted that the country is the only one in the region and the only Small Island Developing State (SIDS) that was selected as a Lead Pilot Country under the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership (GLOMEEP), which tackles emissions from international shipping through legal, policy and institutional reforms. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says international shipping is a major plank of the Government’s strategic economic programme, Capitalising on potential mega investments associated with the global logistics hub initiative and bolstered by the expanded Panama Canal.