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Emerson and Colorado State University Collaborate on New Brewing Innovation Center

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced a collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU) to build the Emerson Brewing Innovation Center, where students will get hands-on experience using the latest automation technologies. Funded by a joint investment, the center will serve as the main educational hub for the Fermentation Sciences and Technology program and will reinforce advanced competencies for digital transformation as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era continues to evolve the industry.With the number of U.S. breweries increasing at a rate of 321 percent from 2007 to 2017, there is growing demand for highly skilled workers with expertise in fermentation sciences and proficiency in automation technologies. Emerson’s advanced automation solutions enable brewing companies to optimize operations, detect and address quality issues in real time, reduce downtime and shorten changeovers that occur when one beverage is changed out for another in production.The CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition attracts diverse, top-notch students to address the industry’s growing technology demand.The Emerson Brewing Innovation Center will open this fall in the Gifford Building on CSU’s main Fort Collins campus and feature two brewing systems that will allow students to gain experience using the latest real-world technologies driving innovation in the industry. Emerson Impact Partner Lakeside will build the systems that feature elements of Emerson’s Plantweb™ portfolio of IIoT technologies used in brewing automation: a DeltaV™ distributed control system, Micro Motion flow meters, Rosemount™ measurement technology and ASCO and Baumann valves.Emerson’s collaboration with CSU is one of more than 350 secondary education partnerships worldwide that support finding solutions to address the skills gap in digital automation technologies.In addition to the center, Emerson is donating $10,000 toward a CSU diversity fellowship to help set up the brewing innovation center and a scholarship for the fermentation program.

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Destinations Career Academy of Colorado

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 febbraio 2019

(CODCA), an accredited, full-time online public school program, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. CODCA is the state’s first full-time, online career readiness program approved by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). CODCA offers families statewide a tuition-free alternative to brick-and-mortar school, with a goal of preparing students in grades 9 through 12 for careers and college.
CODCA combines online instruction, rigorous curriculum and the support of state-certified teachers to provide a personalized learning experience for each student. Through CODCA’s career readiness curriculum, students can discover future career options in six fields: agriculture, business and marketing, education and teacher training, health care, information technology, and STEM. CODCA is the first online school in the state to receive the top level of approval from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education for its business, marketing, health science, STEM and computer programming pathways.According to a 2017 survey by K12 Inc. and Edge Research, three out of four parents say middle and high school is the best time for students to start exploring career paths, and nine out of ten adults surveyed agree that the U.S. needs more career technical education to prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.In addition to their career readiness courses, students take a full course load in the core subjects of English language arts, math, science, history and world languages; Advanced Placement® courses are also available.Outside of class, CODCA fosters a sense of community through in-person gatherings, field trips and service learning opportunities. Graduating seniors are celebrated at an annual in-person commencement ceremony, and students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations throughout the year. Through participation in groups such as SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization, students have many opportunities to grow leadership skills and form friendships.CODCA is now accepting enrollments for the 2019-2020 school year. Families are encouraged to attend online and in-person information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit or download the K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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US Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado cake artist

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 giugno 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 Monday in favor of Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case involved Jack Phillips, who in 2012 declined to bake a cake for a gay couple’s same-sex wedding, because of his religious objections to same-sex marriage.The Civil Rights Commission ruled that he had discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation, although Phillips stressed repeatedly that he would happily create other products – such as birthday cakes or graduation cakes – for gay clients, but reiterated his opposition to gay marriage. A devout Christian, he also refuses to bake cakes for bachelor parties or Halloween.
“Jack serves all customers; he simply declines to express messages or celebrate events that violate his deeply held beliefs,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner, who argued before the high court on behalf of Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop.
“Government hostility toward people of faith has no place in our society, yet the state of Colorado was openly antagonistic toward Jack’s religious beliefs about marriage,” Waggoner added. “The court was right to condemn that. Tolerance and respect for good-faith differences of opinion are essential in a society like ours. This decision makes clear that the government must respect Jack’s beliefs about marriage.” On behalf of the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote “the record here demonstrates that the Commission’s consideration of Phillips’ case was neither tolerant nor respectful of his religious beliefs.” The Commission “showed elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs motivating his objection.” As such, the Commission’s actions against Mr. Phillips were a violation of his constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.
“Today’s decision confirms that people of faith should not suffer discrimination on account of their deeply held religious beliefs, but instead should be respected by government officials,” said leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.Not a definitive ruling on free speech and conscience issues:Some commentators have called the ruling “narrow” because much of the Court’s majority decision rested on the behavior of the Commission, rather than deciding whether Jack Phillip’s rights to freedom of speech and conscience had been violated. The Court came to this decision for two main reasons. First, several statements made by Commission members during public hearings “endorsed the view that religious beliefs cannot legitimately be carried into the public sphere or commercial domain, implying that religious beliefs and persons are less than fully welcome in Colorado’s business community.”Because of this, the Supreme Court found that the Commission showed clear hostility toward Phillip’s religious beliefs. Second, the Court noted inconsistent treatment by the Commission because there had been three other cases where bakeries declined to make cakes with anti-gay marriage messages, and the Commission did not punish those bakers.Princeton law professor Robert P. George warned that the reasoning behind the majority’s ruling could be used to oppose religious freedom in the future. “As it stands, there is a danger that state officials will interpret the decision as licensing discrimination against Christians and other religious people so long as those officials don’t reveal their anti-Christian or anti-religious animus in public statements,” he cautioned.

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University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Adopts Ada and GNAT Pro for NASA Project

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 maggio 2018

AdaCore today announced that the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) has selected the Ada language and the GNAT Pro for the ARM Cortex product for NASA’s Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder mission. CLARREO Pathfinder will deploy a Reflected Solar spectrometer on the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2021 that will detect the complete spectrum of radiation from the Sun reflected by Earth. LASP has selected the Ada language over C, to develop the orchestration and interface portions of the CLARREO Pathfinder flight software, which is responsible for controlling the instruments and interfacing with the ISS. The application will run on an ARM Cortex M1 FPGA board, using a bare metal configuration together with the Ravenscar micro-kernel provided by the GNAT Pro toolchain.
“We selected Ada and the Ravenscar micro-kernel for several reasons: it is as efficient as C, allows object-oriented design, will increase reliability, and provides a tasking system without introducing a great deal of complexity like many of the other options we considered,” said Mathew Merkow, CLARREO Pathfinder flight software lead at LASP. “Ada provided an extremely robust and efficient foundation for our framework, Adamant. We partnered with AdaCore to port Ravenscar to the Cortex M1; they have been a great partner, and we are excited to continue our relationship with them on this and future projects.” “The CLARREO Pathfinder project represents a new generation of applications developed with Ada, in areas where C has been the traditional choice,” said Quentin Ochem, lead of business development at AdaCore. “We are excited to support the usage of our technology to meet the ever-increasing reliability requirements and challenges of space missions.”

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Step Up for Hearing Loss at the Colorado Walk4Hearing

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 maggio 2018

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to participate in the Colorado Walk4Hearing on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Clement Park in Littleton. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a family-friendly event that raises awareness of hearing loss and provides information on topics such as hearing loss prevention, the importance of getting your hearing screened, and maintaining good hearing health.Since 2006, the HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised in excess of $13 million and welcomed more than 90,000 walkers, making it the nation’s largest program of its kind in the country. Funds raised support both local and national programs and services for people with hearing loss, including installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, local financial assistance programs for hearing aids and hearing assistive technologies for those that can’t afford them, and advocacy efforts on federal and state levels.This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of getting your hearing screened (#screenURhearing). Untreated hearing loss impacts overall health with an increased risk of falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline. Walk4Hearing sponsors are integral to the success of the program. Representatives from local and national Walk4Hearing sponsors are present on Walk day to discuss how they can help you live well with hearing loss.

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