press release – Nathaniel Bowditch http://nathanielbowditch.org/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 19:06:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nathanielbowditch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-27.png press release – Nathaniel Bowditch http://nathanielbowditch.org/ 32 32 Fellowship commemorates NASA mathematician Dorothy McFadden Hoover from Hope https://nathanielbowditch.org/fellowship-commemorates-nasa-mathematician-dorothy-mcfadden-hoover-from-hope/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 03:23:13 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/fellowship-commemorates-nasa-mathematician-dorothy-mcfadden-hoover-from-hope/ TEXARKANA, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana recently announced the Dorothy McFadden Hoover “Hidden Figure” Memorial Scholarship. The endowed scholarship was created with $20,000 in donations from Ozaree Twillie, Ellen Turner and Giving Tuesday 2021 campaign donors. Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that promotes all acts of giving. The […]]]>

TEXARKANA, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana recently announced the Dorothy McFadden Hoover “Hidden Figure” Memorial Scholarship.

The endowed scholarship was created with $20,000 in donations from Ozaree Twillie, Ellen Turner and Giving Tuesday 2021 campaign donors. Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that promotes all acts of giving.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing a certificate or degree from the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana, with preference given to an African American female with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarships from this endowment will now be awarded annually, according to communications coordinator Casey Curtis.

The cost of tuition at UAHT is $69 per credit hour for Hempstead County residents and $79 per hour for out-of-state residents, plus fees.

“We are grateful to have created this scholarship in memory of Dorothy and to help students follow in her footsteps,” Ozaree Twillie, who is Hoover’s niece, said in a press release.

The scholarship is named in honor of Hoover to commemorate his life and accomplishments. Hoover was born to William and Elizabeth (Wilburn) McFadden on July 1, 1918 in Hope, Arkansas. She graduated from Yerger High School in 1934 at the age of 15.

In 1943, Hoover earned his first master’s degree, a master of science in mathematics, from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), the first institution in the nation to award graduate degrees to African Americans. . In 1954, as a single mother of two young children, she earned her second master’s degree in physics at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Part of his 1954 master’s thesis, “Estimates of Error in Numerical Integration”, was included in the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences the following year. She then entered the doctorate. math program at the University of Michigan, as a lecturer and instructor in “school algebra” and trigonometry.

Ellen Turner said she, Richard Sallee and Janice Russell all went to Hope High School together in the 1960s and learned about Hoover’s story. Inspired by the details of Hoover’s life, they wanted to know more.

A lifelong science teacher, Turner’s goal was to tell Hoover’s story as an inspiration to students interested in STEM courses, especially young women of color.

“I can’t really tell you why this has fascinated me for so long, but it’s just an amazing story,” Turner said.

Hoover was one of the first of six African-American women hired as P-1 mathematicians at Langley Labs.

In late 1946, Hoover began working as a senior mathematician for the Stability Analysis Section from 1946 to 1951. By 1951, she had earned the prestigious title of Aeronautical Research Scientist.

Hoover was the first African-American woman to appear on a Langley engineering report; typically only white engineers were listed. The contributions made by Hoover have had practical applications in the development of the aircraft industry in the United States and around the world.

This wing design allowed stable flight at increasingly higher speeds. Today, every cargo or commercial jet aircraft uses the thin, tapered jet wing, which has become the aviation industry standard. It also supports the US Air Force’s long-range B-52 bomber, C5 large cargo plane, and AWACS, a converted Boeing 707.

“We are thrilled that Dorothy is beginning to get the recognition she deserves for her professional and academic contributions,” Richard Sallee said in a statement from UAHT. “His original work in the early 1950s as co-inventor of the thin, swept, tapered (jet) wing forever changed commercial and cargo aviation. This wing technology enabled the industry aeronautics to become one of the most dynamic industries of the second half of the 20th century. It is still the wing that the aeronautical industry uses today.”

Turner said she hopes Hoover’s story will reach out and inspire others.

“We’ve put some amazing people in the world of (Hope, Ark.), and she’s definitely one of them,” she said. “We hope this gets the word out so people can see how amazing she was.”


Dorothy McFadden Hoover (Photo courtesy of UAHT)



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Author Job Vigil’s new book, ‘Blueberry Candles and Cactus Plants’ is a collection of personal reflections and anecdotes. https://nathanielbowditch.org/author-job-vigils-new-book-blueberry-candles-and-cactus-plants-is-a-collection-of-personal-reflections-and-anecdotes/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 11:04:43 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/author-job-vigils-new-book-blueberry-candles-and-cactus-plants-is-a-collection-of-personal-reflections-and-anecdotes/ The recent publication “Blueberry Candles and Cactus Plants” by Job Vigil, author of Covenant Books, is a personal collection of anecdotes intended to stimulate the thought process of readers as they navigate their own experiences. NEW YORK – February 3, 2022 – (Newswire.com) Job Vigil, musician and journalist, has finished his new book, “Blueberry Candles […]]]>

The recent publication “Blueberry Candles and Cactus Plants” by Job Vigil, author of Covenant Books, is a personal collection of anecdotes intended to stimulate the thought process of readers as they navigate their own experiences.

NEW YORK – February 3, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Job Vigil, musician and journalist, has finished his new book, “Blueberry Candles and Cactus Plants”: a personal collection of anecdotes from life.

Vigil shares, “This book gives people a glimpse into everyday life from the author’s perspective. Anecdotes from some of the sometimes amusing experiences Job recounts will bring laughter to your heart and joy to your soul. Other stories describe the pain of struggle that we all go through from time to time.

“The offerings included some of a weekly column that Job has written for the North Platte Telegraph newspaper over the past 15 years. Like life, each column reflects the ups and downs of daily life and Job’s navigation of various incidents, both funny and serious.

“Many are personal in nature, but the intention is to share the joy, love, laughter and sometimes tears people feel themselves. Other offerings are stories from the family history of Job who immigrated to the United States in the late 1700s.

“Although faith is a fundamental aspect of his life, the stories are written in a non-intrusive way to stimulate your thought process through your own experiences.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Job Vigil’s new book offers a variety of insights meant to offer support and even guidance to readers as they navigate the ups and downs of life.

Readers can purchase “Blueberry Candles and Cactus Plants” at bookstores around the world, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant Books is a Christian-owned and operated international publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work that cater to the Christian market. For more information or media requests, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

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Fully autonomous ship navigation systems https://nathanielbowditch.org/fully-autonomous-ship-navigation-systems/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/fully-autonomous-ship-navigation-systems/ The demonstration was part of MEGURI 2040, a project promoting the development of fully autonomous ships supported by the Nippon Foundation. “This test demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous navigation system, on a 222 meter ferry, with autonomous port docking and unberthing using turning and reversing movements and high-speed navigation up to 26 knots “Mitsubishi […]]]>

The demonstration was part of MEGURI 2040, a project promoting the development of fully autonomous ships supported by the Nippon Foundation.

“This test demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous navigation system, on a 222 meter ferry, with autonomous port docking and unberthing using turning and reversing movements and high-speed navigation up to 26 knots “Mitsubishi said in a statement.

According to the press release, other new technologies included in the fully autonomous advanced operating system include sensors to detect other vessels using infrared cameras, a remote engine monitoring system and a sophisticated cybersecurity.

“These advances in fully autonomous marine navigation are seen as an important step towards safer and more efficient coastal shipping,” said Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, of which Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is a part.

Credit: MHI

Fully autonomous ship project (Smart Coastal Ferry)

The companies said the successful demonstration test was for the fully autonomous Smart Coastal Ferry project.

The newly built SOLEIL ferry started sailing with a crew on board on July 1, 2021, compiling data for the development of a fully autonomous navigation system. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., which has experience in developing navigational aid systems that achieve automation labor and crew savings, is responsible for the integration of the whole system, and Shin Nihonkai Ferry Co., Ltd. is in charge of the configuration of the vessel. system requirements and performing the demonstration test. These developments will help address coastal shipping issues including improved safety, crew labor savings and cost reduction.

The demonstration test of what has been described as the world’s first fully autonomous ship navigation systems of the 222-meter smart ship was carried out on a 240 km route from Shinmoji (northern Kyushu) to Iyonada, which takes about 7 hours, at a maximum speed of 26 knots (about 50 km/hour).

“The test vessel was equipped with a high-precision sensor image analysis system with infrared cameras that can detect other vessels even in the dark, an automated vessel navigation system SUPER BRIDGE- X which includes an automated avoidance function and an advanced automated harbor berthing system / undocking operation system capable of performing turning and reversing movements that are difficult even for manned vessels.
One of the biggest problems with a fully automated vessel is failure prediction, and improved engine monitoring technologies that monitor engine conditions are also being developed and tested,” MHI said.

According to MHI, the project is also developing various other technologies critical to promoting fully autonomous navigation, including advanced data security platforms to protect navigational data used for shore-based monitoring and assistance.Credit: MHI

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State Regulators Trade Group Drops Figure Banking Charter Lawsuit https://nathanielbowditch.org/state-regulators-trade-group-drops-figure-banking-charter-lawsuit/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:33:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/state-regulators-trade-group-drops-figure-banking-charter-lawsuit/ State regulators have dropped a lawsuit challenging Figure Technologies’ banking charter application after the San Francisco fintech dropped a controversial element of its plan. Figure, which offers mortgage refinance loans and home equity lines of credit, had applied to become a national bank, but did not accept insured deposits and therefore would not need deposit […]]]>

State regulators have dropped a lawsuit challenging Figure Technologies’ banking charter application after the San Francisco fintech dropped a controversial element of its plan.

Figure, which offers mortgage refinance loans and home equity lines of credit, had applied to become a national bank, but did not accept insured deposits and therefore would not need deposit insurance, during the last days of the Trump administration.

If the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency had approved Figure’s original request, it would have allowed the company to get some of the main benefits of being a national bank, such as the ability to anticipate government interest rate limits.

“I am pleased that the OCC can now consider Figure’s candidacy without the cloud of a trial,” Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu said in a statement Friday.

Figure could also have avoided certain obligations that typically apply to domestic banks, such as oversight by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Reserve, and the need to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act.

The November 2020 request was widely seen as a test case. Industry insiders said that if Figure had been successful, other tech companies might have taken a similar approach.

But the application was pushed back by traditional banks and the Conference of State Banking Supervisors, which sued against the OCC. Plaintiffs and defendants in the lawsuit have a long history as legal jockeys over federal and state regulatory authorities.

The CSBS announced Thursday that it was dropping the case after Figure amended its claim for deposit insurance.

“Federal banking laws are clear. Financial services companies, like Figure, that send and receive customer money or lend money, must obtain FDIC insurance in order to operate under a federal banking charter,” said the group’s executive vice president. , Margaret Liu, in a press release.

A day after the lawsuit was withdrawn, the OCC issued a statement indicating that Figure’s amended application contemplated the company seeking FDIC deposit insurance and seeking Fed approval to become a bank holding company. .

The OCC maintains that it has the ability to charter an uninsured institution, including one that takes deposits, according to the agency’s statement. In Figure’s original application, the company offered to take uninsured deposits over $250,000.

“I am pleased that the OCC can now consider Figure’s candidacy without the cloud of a trial,” Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu said in the statement. “The changes to Figure’s banking applications, if approved, will help to ensure that the innovative activities carried out by the bank are carried out in a safe, healthy and responsible manner, on an equal footing and fully within the regulatory perimeter of the Bank.”

“There needs to be less regulatory competition and more coordination,” Hsu said. “We need to modernize the regulatory perimeter as a precondition for doing business as usual with companies interested in new business.”

“Modernizing the banking regulatory perimeter cannot be accomplished by simply defining the activities that constitute ‘doing banking’, but will also require determining what is acceptable activity to conduct in a bank,” Hsu added. “Consolidated oversight will help ensure that risks do not develop beyond the sight and reach of federal regulators.”

Last month, Figure’s general counsel, Ashley Harris, says BankingDive that the company has decided to modify its application for a bank charter in order to save time.

“We still feel like the law would have been on our side if it were to go to litigation, but we just don’t want to keep waiting for that to happen,” Harris said.

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WWII Air War – Best-selling author Tom Burkhalter announces new book, We Live In Fame and three new audiobooks https://nathanielbowditch.org/wwii-air-war-best-selling-author-tom-burkhalter-announces-new-book-we-live-in-fame-and-three-new-audiobooks/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 08:35:21 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/wwii-air-war-best-selling-author-tom-burkhalter-announces-new-book-we-live-in-fame-and-three-new-audiobooks/ WILMINGTON, NC, Dec 25, 2021 / 24-7PressRelease / – Tom Burkhalter is a bestselling author for good reason: he has earned a reputation for air warfare realism that goes far beyond the ordinary. He has an unearthly knack for stepping readers back in time, placing them squarely at the center of the action by creating […]]]>


WILMINGTON, NC, Dec 25, 2021 / 24-7PressRelease / – Tom Burkhalter is a bestselling author for good reason: he has earned a reputation for air warfare realism that goes far beyond the ordinary. He has an unearthly knack for stepping readers back in time, placing them squarely at the center of the action by creating books rich in detail, delivering an extraordinary reading experience. In every novel Burkhalter writes, scenes of siege air warfare are mixed with tactical mastery to create not only a great novel, but an immersive adventure as well.

Burkhalter recently announced the release of another book in his No Merciful War series – We Live in Fame: a Novel of the European Air War, February – June 1943

The 8th Air Force is tasked with destroying the Luftwaffe and the Nazi industrial factory. In the spring of 1943, he suffered heavy losses with little result. Prime Minister Churchill persuades President Roosevelt to switch from daytime bombing to the RAF night bombing strategy. The RAF deployed a first generation of ground-based mapping radars and electronic navigation aids that allow them to find targets out of the dark. But the Air Corps is trained in daytime precision bombing, and the change will be costly in terms of time and equipment, with chances of success unknown. Air Corps leaders decide they must be ready to make the switch, and Major Charles Davis is one of those chosen to fly with RAF Bomber Command and learn how they do it.

But the losses of Bomber Command are also high, and Charlie Davis’s chances of survival are not good.

Burkhalter also announced that three of his popular books are now available in audiobook format: Everything We Had, A Snowball’s Chance and Boxcar Red Leader. Published by Tantor Audio and narrated by Peter Berkrot, these tracks are available now on Audible or Amazon. The fourth title, Thanks for the Memories, will be available soon.

All of Burkhalter’s books are enhanced with an unprecedented level of technical and historical detail, based on rock-solid research and real-world expertise. It maintains a precise focus on providing the reader with an experience that will project them into the heart and soul of WWII. In addition to James Jones, WEB Griffin, and CS Forester, his writing style has been compared to Louis L’Amour, David Baldacci, and Vince Flynn.

Burkhalter has received rave reviews for all of his books. Many of these reviews have come from readers of historical fiction.

One reviewer said, “Buy it, read it and tell everyone you know about it. Tom Burkhalter is as good as Clancy and Griffin. Mark Lardas, writing in the Galveston County Daily News, wrote of the first book, Everything We Had, that it “looks like a book that could have been written in the 1950s or 1960s by a war veteran. of the Pacific ”.

Top 500 reviewers, Dee Arr, said: “Mr. Burkhalter has an incredible command of airplane knowledge and is able to describe the operation of each airplane, the sights and sounds one would experience while flying. planes in the book, and even adds elements that spice up the action, such as the height when the atmosphere begins to wreak havoc on the engine and can eventually cause it to stall. This is the author’s five star element.

But the reviews that really matter are the ones from veterans who went there and did. What do the series veterans say?

Brilliant! The books that are part of Tom Burkhalter’s “No Merciful War” series are, without exception, rare gems that are entertaining, historically relevant, and a joy to read. Tom hasn’t just created a cast of characters as real as the officers and enlisted men I’ve been privileged to serve with, he makes you want to see more. Even more impressive is his ability to succinctly describe the tactical and technical aspects of aerial combat. A must read for anyone interested in the Pacific War when victory was far from certain.
Harold Coyle – Author of Team Yankee

Characters who accompany you!
I give every book in this series a 5 star rating.
I appreciate Burkhalter’s extensive research; this hard work brought this novel to life.
(air force veteran)

roybartle
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I am a fan of Tom Clancy and John Grisham. I love the way these guys use rich detail to help tell the story and help me ‘feel’ and ‘see’ what I’m reading. Tom Burkhalter is that kind of storyteller. He’s in their class. I’m reading Tom’s second book and I’m going to give him such a rave review. Tom is not an aspiring author. He is the real deal. A meticulous master storyteller and researcher. I will read all of his books. Yeah, he’s so good!

Robert T. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars FEAF World War II Super Fictional Tale
My great-uncle was a member of the 19th Bomber Group who died in a Japanese infernal ship. This book allowed me to better understand his experience.

Other books in Tom Burkhalter’s No Merciful War series include:

All We Had: A Novel-December 1941 Southwest Pacific Air Warfare Novel

Japan encircles US possessions in the Philippines with overwhelming force on three sides. The US military is desperately trying to reinforce the Philippine garrison, but the armed forces of Imperial Japan can attack at any time. Two brothers, Jack and Charlie Davis, are pilots in the US Army Air Forces. When sent to the Far Eastern Air Force in the Philippines, they must rely on every ounce of courage, training and skill they have to survive the war to come.

A Snowball’s Chance: A Romance of Pacific Air Warfare, January-February 1942

The victorious Japanese came south in overwhelming numbers, heading for the rich oil fields of the Dutch possessions in Java and Borneo. The Allies send outnumbered Jack and Charlie Davis and their friends on obsolete planes at the end of a long, vulnerable supply line, to help the British and Dutch attempt to stop the Japanese army and navy. As the Dutch say, “Luck to the fighters!” “

Boxcar Red Leader: A Romance of Pacific Air Warfare, May 1942

The Imperial Japanese Navy sets out to invade Port Moresby, the last allied base between the Japanese and Australia. If the Japanese take Port Moresby, the supply line from Australia to the United States will be cut. Jack Davis is sent to Port Moresby to command a flight of young untrained pilots flying a dangerous plane no one wants, the P-39D Airacobra. Charlie Davis, now in command of the B-17E Bronco Buster II, performs dangerous reconnaissance missions in search of the Japanese fleet. The Allies lost the Philippines and Java. Can they contain Port Moresby?

Thanks for the Memories: A July-September 1942 Southwest Pacific Air War Novel

It is July 1, 1942. The United States has been fighting in the Pacific for almost seven months. The Japanese advance stopped in western Australia on the island of Timor, and from Timor, the Japanese carried out bombardments on Darwin. In the north, the Japanese hold the former Australian possessions of New Ireland and New Britain, including the town of Rabaul in northern New Britain. Holding Rabaul gives the Japanese possession of Simpson Harbor, a deep-water port that the Japanese turn into a formidable forward base, teeming with Zeros and anti-aircraft weapons. Rabaul begins to gain a bad reputation among the USAAF and RAAF bomber crews who fly there.

The New Kids: A Novel of Air Warfare on the Home Front August-September 1942
Military romance takes center stage in The New Kids, the 5th book in the No Merciful War series by master storyteller Tom Burkhalter. Brothers Jack and Charlie Davis, survivors of nine months of vicious air combat, return home to face the challenges of a long-overdue love, to live with memories of war and to pass the lessons learned in combat to new pilots. leading to a very different tune. war on Europe. They may have survived the Pacific, but the war has only just begun.

Shoestring’s End: A Romance of Pacific Air Warfare, December 1942 – March 1943

Shoestring’s End begins as the disastrous year of 1942 draws to a close. The Japanese hold on the north coast of New Guinea, a vestige of their advance almost to the gates of Port Moresby, has almost been wiped out. The Japanese are concentrating their efforts on strengthening their forward base at Lae, on the Gulf of Huon. The 5th Air Force’s mission is to cut off Lae. They have to do this by fighting a low budget, ten thousand mile long supply line, using planes like the heavily patched B-17E Bronco Buster II or the worn out P-39D Airacobras of the 35th Fighter Group. New planes and new tactics arrive in an uncertain net. The Allied Australian and American infantry based in New Guinea are exhausted from the fighting and disease of the jungle. If the Japanese reinforce Lae, the outcome of the war in the Southwest Pacific will remain unpredictable.

Tom Burkhalter is available for media interviews and can be contacted using the information below or by email at boxcarred3@gmail.com. All his books are available from major bookstores. Audiobooks are available on Audible and Amazon. More information is available on its website at http://www.thomasburkhalter.com or on his Amazon page at https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00INH7KL4?_encoding=… ctorHeader.

About Tom Burkhalter:

Tom Burkhalter was born in Georgia. His parents could never decide whether the first word he spoke was “airplane” or “star”. He lives in Hickory, NC, where he volunteers at the Hickory Aviation Museum and pursues his omnivorous tastes for reading.


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Latsco partners with Orca AI to increase fleet navigation safety https://nathanielbowditch.org/latsco-partners-with-orca-ai-to-increase-fleet-navigation-safety/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/latsco-partners-with-orca-ai-to-increase-fleet-navigation-safety/ Posted on 19 December 2021 20:01 by The Maritime Executive [By: Orca AI] Orca AI, the industry-leading artificial intelligence-based navigation safety platform, has partnered with Greek company Latsco Shipping Limited, to enable its liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet to increase its knowledge situation and navigate congested waterways safely. Orca’s AI-powered maritime collision avoidance system uses computer […]]]>

Posted on 19 December 2021 20:01 by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Orca AI]

Orca AI, the industry-leading artificial intelligence-based navigation safety platform, has partnered with Greek company Latsco Shipping Limited, to enable its liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet to increase its knowledge situation and navigate congested waterways safely.

Orca’s AI-powered maritime collision avoidance system uses computer vision sensors and thermal cameras to provide real-time alerts about potentially dangerous events. The platform gives traders greater visibility into these events with actionable insights to help reduce their likelihood in the future.

The intelligence obtained through Orca AI contributes significantly to maritime security, which faces a myriad of challenges, exacerbated by the pandemic. Nearly 4,000 maritime accidents occur each year and are caused by poor situational awareness in congested areas and human error, as well as a fundamental lack of insight and insufficient data on potential incidents.

Mr. George Margaronis, CEO of Latsco Shipping Limited: “Orca AI is a key part of our efforts to increase the safety of our fleets. As waterways become increasingly congested, we believe Orca AI’s situational awareness navigation capabilities will enable our seafarers to identify risky situations in real time and reduce disaster events. security “.

Mr. Yarden Gross, CEO and Co-Founder of Orca AI: “We are delighted that an industry leader such as Latsco Shipping Limited has chosen Orca AI. Greek shipping has always been a cornerstone of global shipping and today it is at the forefront of adopting new cutting-edge technologies. We are delighted to support Latsco and the Greek shipowners as they continue to lead the way at sea.”

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.

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Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava shares math prize https://nathanielbowditch.org/indo-american-mathematician-nikhil-srivastava-shares-math-prize/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:11:46 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/indo-american-mathematician-nikhil-srivastava-shares-math-prize/ The very original work of Trio solves the famous “paving problem” in operator theory Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley, will share a prestigious mathematics prize with two colleagues for their highly original work that solves the famous “paving problem”. Srivastava, Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman will receive […]]]>


The very original work of Trio solves the famous “paving problem” in operator theory

Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley, will share a prestigious mathematics prize with two colleagues for their highly original work that solves the famous “paving problem”.

Srivastava, Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman will receive the 2022 Ciprian Foias Prize for Outstanding Work in Operator Theory on January 5 at the joint session of the prize at the 2022 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle.

The award recognizes their highly original work which introduced and developed methods for understanding the characteristic polynomial of matrices, according to the American Mathematical Society.

Read: Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava wins 2014 George Polya Prize (July 11, 2014)

“The trio’s groundbreaking article provided a powerful toolkit with many applications, which solves the famous ’tiling problem’ in operator theory, formulated by Richard Kadison and Isadore Singer in 1959,” he said. stated in a press release.

“Our involvement was the final chapter in an incredible story which we hope will inspire similar solutions to difficult problems in the future,” said Srivastava, Marcus and Spielman upon accepting the award.

“If it hadn’t been for a series of works spanning several decades, we probably would never have heard of the Kadison-Singer problem,” they said.

“We were fortunate to have at our disposal the revolutionary work of Julius Borcea and Petter Brändén and a revolutionary idea of ​​Leonid Gurvits as a source of inspiration. “

“I was a third year student advised by Dan when we started to think of this problem as an outgrowth of an earlier graph sparsification project with Josh Batson,” Srivastava said.

“I remember being amazed the first time we calculated an expected characteristic polynomial in MATLAB and saw that it had real roots.

“We had very slow progress on Kadison-Singer during my post-doctoral years, and I’m grateful to Dan and Adam for keeping us afloat by regularly sending emails with half-baked and sometimes crazy ideas. at this difficult time, “he said.

“Finally, I thank my colleagues at Microsoft Research India for providing a most rewarding and enjoyable work environment during the last year of this project. “

“We [all] are grateful to the award committee and AMS for choosing us for this recognition, ”said Srivastava. “It is humbling to learn that our work has had such an impact worthy of such a price.”

Srivastava, associate professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, with a double major in mathematics and computer science and a minor in English at Union College.

He received his PhD in Computer Science from Yale in 2010. After post-doctoral studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Princeton University, Srivastava joined Microsoft Research India in 2012, where he is stayed until 2014 before coming to Berkeley.

Read: Indo-American mathematician Nikhil jointly solves famous 1959 problem (December 4, 2021)

He disliked linear algebra as an undergraduate student, but now works almost entirely on eigenvalue and eigenvector problems in various contexts.

The Ciprian Foias Prize, awarded every three years, was established in 2020 in memory of Ciprian Foias (1933-2020), an influential scholar in operator theory and fluid mechanics.


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Government’s Eat to Help Program Caused Immediate 41% Increase in Payday Loan Applications, Report Says https://nathanielbowditch.org/governments-eat-to-help-program-caused-immediate-41-increase-in-payday-loan-applications-report-says/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/governments-eat-to-help-program-caused-immediate-41-increase-in-payday-loan-applications-report-says/ A new report titled “Who Needed Payday Loans During the Coronavirus Pandemic” examines who has been hardest hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full report at http://cshf.lt/report/ Visit https://www.cashfloat.co.uk/payday-loans/ for more information about our product A report from Cashfloat.co.uk found that payday loan applications increased by 41% on August 3, 2020, the day […]]]>


A new report titled “Who Needed Payday Loans During the Coronavirus Pandemic” examines who has been hardest hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full report at http://cshf.lt/report/

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A report from Cashfloat.co.uk found that payday loan applications increased by 41% on August 3, 2020, the day the government Eat Out to Help Out program began.

The program has helped business owners, but what about the people who borrowed expensive loans so they could afford a 50% discount for dining out? “

– Sarah Connelly, Analyst and Writer for Cashfloat

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – On July 8, 2020, the UK government announced an ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ program, where customers could get a 50% discount for eating at restaurants enrolled in the government program. The project officially started operating on August 3, 2020 and ended on August 31, 2020 – with the system active every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during these dates. Restaurateurs and other business owners in the hospitality industry praised the initiative at the time and said it helped boost business.

But what about consumers? Cashfloat, a London-based payday lender that specializes in bad credit loans, released a report last week titled “Who Borrowed Payday Loans During The Coronavirus Pandemic,” which analyzed payday loan applications received in the pandemic’s first year.

Compared to the previous day, he found that payday loan applications increased by 41% on the first day of the “Eat to Help” program. This could suggest that people wanted to borrow money to take advantage of the program, when they would not have done so otherwise. The full report is available on the Cashfloat website here.

Sarah Connelly, Analyst and Writer for Cashfloat, commented:
“For people who might not otherwise be able to afford the luxury of dining out, a 50% discount is too good an offer to pass up. Yes, the program has helped business owners, but what about people who wanted to borrow expensive loans so could afford a 50% discount? Payday loans are very expensive and should not be used for something like eating out. That’s why Cashfloat asks for the ‘loan goal’ in our application form, and we only approve a loan application if the answer matches our borrowing criteria. “

The findings of the report were brought together from first-hand data collected through Cashfloat.fr and its affiliate websites. It analyzes just under a quarter of a million personal loan applications filed in the first year of the pandemic, from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

The report contains an analysis of the evolution of the number of payday loan applications during the pandemic. It also includes the demographics of payday loan applicants during this time period including their age, gender, relationship status, location, jobs, salaries, etc.

To get exclusive statistics from Cashfloat or to request a custom report you can contact the Cashfloat team at newsroom@cashfloat.co.uk.
We hope you found this version interesting. If you end up using any of the information from this version, please provide a link to Cashfloat.co.uk.

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Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava among the 3 selected for the first Ciprian Foias prize https://nathanielbowditch.org/indo-american-mathematician-nikhil-srivastava-among-the-3-selected-for-the-first-ciprian-foias-prize/ Sat, 04 Dec 2021 13:52:32 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/indo-american-mathematician-nikhil-srivastava-among-the-3-selected-for-the-first-ciprian-foias-prize/ Along with Professor Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley, the other two laureates are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman Prominent Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava was jointly shortlisted for the first $ 5,000 Ciprian Foias Prize for “very original work” in operator theory by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Along with Professor […]]]>


Along with Professor Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley, the other two laureates are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman

Prominent Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava was jointly shortlisted for the first $ 5,000 Ciprian Foias Prize for “very original work” in operator theory by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Along with Professor Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley, the other two laureates are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman.

Mr. Marcus holds the Chair of Combinatorial Analysis at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Mr. Spielman is a Sterling Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, and Professor of Mathematics.

The prize rewards their “very original work” which introduced and developed methods for understanding the characteristic polynomial of matrices, namely the iterative sparsification method (also in collaboration with Batson) and the polynomial interlacing method, according to a press release. Press.

“Together, these ideas provided a powerful toolkit with many applications, most notably in the groundbreaking article from the trio ‘Interlaced Families II: Mixed Characteristic Polynomials and the Kadison-Singer Problem’ (Annals of Mathematics, 2015), which solves the famous “paving problem” ‘in operator theory, formulated by Richard Kadison and Isadore Singer in 1959, “said AMS.

In a joint statement, the three award winners said they were willing to accept it on behalf of the many people whose work helped resolve the Kadison-Singer issue.

“Our involvement was the final chapter in an incredible story which we hope will inspire similar solutions to difficult problems in the future,” they said.

The award will be presented to Professor Srivastava and his colleagues on January 5 next year at the 2022 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle, described as “the world’s largest math gathering.”

The Ciprian Foias Prize is the third major prize won by Professor Srivastava, who previously jointly won the George Polya Prize in 2014 and the Held Prize in 2021.

The award was established in 2020 in memory of Ciprian Foias, an influential scholar in operator theory and fluid mechanics. The current prize amount is $ 5,000 and the prize is awarded every three years.


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Indian-American mathematician among three shortlisted for first Ciprian Foias Prize : The Tribune India https://nathanielbowditch.org/indian-american-mathematician-among-three-shortlisted-for-first-ciprian-foias-prize-the-tribune-india/ Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/indian-american-mathematician-among-three-shortlisted-for-first-ciprian-foias-prize-the-tribune-india/ Washington, December 4 Prominent Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, has been co-selected for the first Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Along with Srivastava, the other two winners are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman. Adam Marcus holds the Chair of Combinatorial Analysis […]]]>

Washington, December 4

Prominent Indian-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, has been co-selected for the first Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Along with Srivastava, the other two winners are Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman. Adam Marcus holds the Chair of Combinatorial Analysis at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Spielman is the Sterling Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, and Professor of Mathematics.

The prize recognizes their highly original work which introduced and developed methods for understanding the characteristic polynomial of matrices, namely the iterative sparsification method (also in collaboration with Batson) and the polynomial interleaving method, according to a press release .

“Together, these ideas have provided a powerful toolkit with many applications, most notably in the trio’s groundbreaking paper ‘Interlacing families II: mixed feature polynomials and the Kadison-Singer problem’ (Annals of Mathematics, 2015), which solves the famous ‘tiling problem.’ in operator theory, formulated by Richard Kadison and Isadore Singer in 1959,” AMS said.

In a joint statement, the three winners said they wanted to accept it on behalf of the many people whose work helped solve the Kadison-Singer problem.

“Our involvement was the final chapter in an incredible story that we hope will inspire similar solutions to difficult problems in the future,” they said.

The prize will be presented to Professor Srivastava and his colleagues on January 5 next year at the 2022 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle, described as “the largest mathematics gathering in the world”.

The Ciprian Foias Prize is the third major prize won by Srivastava, who previously jointly won the George Polya Prize in 2014 and the Held Prize in 2021. PTI

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