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Engineering Trainees Bring Modern Ideas to Life at Senior Style Competition Dec. 7

WHAT

Students from the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering put their undergraduate education to the test when they display year-long, commercially practical tasks created to solve daily obstacles at the Fall 2017 Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competitors.

WHEN

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
8 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE

Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, on the school of UNLV (click for map)
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Avenue

INFORMATION

A capstone to every engineering trainee’s academic profession at UNLV, the senior design job challenges students to utilize whatever they have learned in their program to plan, style, create, and demonstrate a practical, real-world solution to an engineering obstacle. Each student chooses, plans, styles, and models an innovative, commercially feasible product and provides their concept to a panel of industry judges.

More than 30 jobs will be on screen, consisting of a pedestrian lighting system, a new pallet style for warehouses, a remote-controlled device that can detect IEDs, and a location-sharing app developed to encourage human interaction.

MEDIA

Interviews with getting involved trainees and College of Engineering representatives are available. Trainees will likewise carry out product model demonstrations.

Project Examples
Pedestrian Lighting Assistance System

Pedestrian death rate is three times higher during the night, with 70% of pedestrians killed in the nighttime. Headlights just let a driver see roughly 350 feet ahead. The Pedestrian Lighting Assistance System (PLGS) can assist alleviate pedestrian deaths due to bad visibility during the night. Using pedestrian detection software application, the PLGS will automatically manage a spotlight whenever somebody triggers it, without any problem on the pedestrian themselves, using OpenCV libraries, microprocessors and video cameras.

Marco Polo App

Present social networks apps offer a virtual area where people can “fulfill” others, however in fact motivate less in person interactions. The Marco Polo App supplies the capability for users to share their area by initiating contact within their list of pals– “sending out a Marco.” If the recipient accepts it, they “react with a Polo,” and after that their GPS places will be shared with one another. The app offers a consensual and user regulated sharing of place and motivates users to stay physically and socially active by facilitating a simpler method to meet up. The Marco Polo app’s objective is to augment more human-to-human interaction within the age of technology.

I.E.D. Rake

Given that the early 2000s, 1,400 Americans have actually been killed and 13,000 wounded by I.E.D. blasts. The Pentagon has invested more than $75 billion trying to protect soldiers with armored lorries and detection devices. The I.E.D. Rake is a remote regulated gadget, which takes the human operator, and their security, from the formula. (Large mine detectors currently utilize a human operator.) Furthermore, with the big extension arms, the device doesn’t have to be directly over a bomb, like presently used rovers, to discover and detonate a mine.

OAR Pallet

The OAR Pallet prepares to replace an obsoleted wooden pallet that was presented in the 1930s and not improved upon considering that. Wood pallets don’t use much functionality and can restrict accomplishing higher storage facility efficiencies throughout truck loading and discharging. In contrast, the OAR Pallet will enhance the basic movement of pallets in a warehouse and minimize loading and unloading times by: using a coupling system to link multiple pallets together; using a multi-directional wheel arrangement for maneuverability; and having an operator-friendly mechanical braking system.

Engineering Undergrads Display Latest Tech Advancements at Fall 2017 Senior Design Competition

WHAT

Students from the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering put their undergraduate education to the test when they display year-long, commercially feasible tasks designed to solve daily difficulties at the Fall 2017 Fred and Harriet Cox Elder Design Competitors.

WHEN

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
8 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE

Artemus W. Ham Auditorium, on the campus of UNLV (click for map)
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Avenue

DETAILS

A capstone to every engineering trainee’s scholastic career at UNLV, the senior style task obstacles trainees to utilize whatever they have found out in their program to plan, design, create, and demonstrate a practical, real-world option to an engineering challenge. Each student chooses, plans, styles, and models an innovative, commercially feasible product and provides their idea to a panel of market judges.

More than 30 tasks will be on screen, including a pedestrian lighting system, a brand-new pallet style for storage facilities, a remote-controlled device that can spot IEDs, and a location-sharing app developed to encourage human interaction.

MEDIA

Interviews with participating trainees and College of Engineering agents are offered. Trainees will also perform product model presentations.

Project Examples
Pedestrian Lighting Guidance System

Pedestrian fatality rate is three times greater in the evening, with 70% of pedestrians killed in the nighttime. Headlights just let a driver see roughly 350 feet ahead. The Pedestrian Lighting Assistance System (PLGS) can help ease pedestrian deaths due to bad exposure in the evening. Utilizing pedestrian detection software application, the PLGS will instantly control a spotlight whenever somebody triggers it, with no problem on the pedestrian themselves, utilizing OpenCV libraries, microprocessors and cameras.

Marco Polo App

Current social media apps provide a virtual area where people can “satisfy” others, however really motivate less in person interactions. The Marco Polo App provides the capability for users to share their place by initiating contact within their list of good friends– “sending a Marco.” If the recipient accepts it, they “respond with a Polo,” then their GPS locations will be shown one another. The app provides a consensual and user regulated sharing of area and encourages users to remain physically and socially active by assisting in an easier method to fulfill up. The Marco Polo app’s objective is to enhance more human-to-human interaction within the age of innovation.

I.E.D. Rake

Because the early 2000s, 1,400 Americans have actually been eliminated and 13,000 injured by I.E.D. blasts. The Pentagon has invested more than $75 billion attempting to protect troops with armored automobiles and detection gadgets. The I.E.D. Rake is a remote controlled gadget, which takes the human operator, and their security, out of the equation. (Large mine detectors presently use a human operator.) In addition, with the large extension arms, the device does not have to be straight over a bomb, like currently utilized rovers, to find and detonate a mine.

OAR Pallet

The OAR Pallet prepares to change a dated wooden pallet that was presented in the 1930s and not improved upon since. Wooden pallets do not provide much functionality and can restrict attaining greater warehouse performances during truck loading and discharging. In contrast, the OAR Pallet will enhance the general mobility of pallets in a storage facility and minimize loading and discharging times by: using a coupling system to link several pallets together; using a multi-directional wheel arrangement for maneuverability; and having an operator-friendly mechanical braking system.

20 hurt in fire at Pennsylvania senior living neighborhood

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WPVI-TV via AP/ AP In this image drawn from video, a huge fire burns at the Barclay Buddies Elder Living Neighborhood in West Chester, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The fire quickly infected several structures, forcing locals outside into the cold. Emergency situation crews carried individuals from the scene.

Published Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017|9:40 p.m.

Updated 7 hours, 58 minutes ago

WEST CHESTER, Pa.– An enormous fire at a senior living neighborhood in Pennsylvania hurt at least 20 individuals and required dozens more, many of whom were unable to walk, into the cold night air.

The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Neighborhood in West Chester, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Philadelphia.

The fire quickly infected multiple structures and flames might be seen shooting from the roofings and windows of the structures. Homeowners were forced to evacuate outside into the cold, with temperature levels over night hovering in the low 40s. News helicopter video showed dozens of locals on the yard or along the street, wrapped in blankets. A lot of them had actually been pressed in wheelchairs or rolled on beds to safety.

Chester County emergency situation officials said at least 20 individuals were taken to area healthcare facilities for treatment. The degree of their injuries was not immediately known.

A spokeswoman for Main Line Health stated location hospitals also were supplying shelter to some extra homeowners of the senior living community.

According to its website, Barclay Pals provides different levels of care consisting of memory care, proficient nursing and post-acute rehab.

Early Friday early morning, the local chapter of the American Red Cross said on Twitter that it had several groups on the scene and that it was dealing with county authorities and center staff to assist displaced homeowners.

A cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Authorities: Senior male eliminates partner, turns gun on himself at rehabilitation center in Las Vegas

Police at the scene of a murder-suicide in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2017. (Kathleen Jacob/FOX5) Cops at the scene of a murder-suicide in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2017.( Kathleen Jacob/FOX5). Close up of location of where a murder-suicide occurred in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2017. (Kathleen Jacob/FOX5). City police cruiser outside of center where a murder-suicide happened in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2017.( Kathleen Jacob/FOX5) Metro police cruiser outside of center where a murder-suicide occurred in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 1, 2017. (Kathleen Jacob/FOX5).

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -.

A senior man shot and eliminated his wife, then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide event at a rehab center in northwest Las Vegas Wednesday, inning accordance with police.

The event happened around 9:30 a.m. when cops responded to reports of shots fired at Wellbrook Transitional Rehab, located at 6650 Grand Montecito Parkway.

The man, who remained in his 80’s, was checked in to the rehabilitation center, cops stated. The man’s better half, who was likewise in her 80’s, had actually been at the facility for simply five minutes before the incident took place.

Murder investigators reacted to the scene and worked to identify exactly what caused the occurrence. No other injuries were reported.

The Wellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation provides support to individuals recovering from an injury or disease and provides a variety of services consisted of rehab treatments and treatment, according to the center’s website.

No even more information were immediately launched.

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Senior woman robbed, beaten in East Las Vegas family pet store parking lot

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beaten and robbed in East Las Vegas.( Abby Theodros/ FOX5) “border=” 0″ width =” 180″/ > A senior female was beaten and robbed in East Las Vegas.( Abby Theodros/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) -. A senior lady’s vehicle was stolen after she was beaten in an East Las Vegas parking lot, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Cops report.

” It was scary,” 80-year-old Mary Knopp stated. “A blanket or sweatshirt reviewed my head and [the suspect] hit me several times in the head.”

Wednesday around 11 a.m. Knopp she had just spent $80 at the PetSmart near Charleston and Nellis. She bought food for her 2 felines Kato and Lucy Liu in addition to her family pet rabbit Winnie.

” They get excellent food,” Knopp stated.

Wednesday’s journey resembled any other, up until she said 2 women in their 20s beat and robbed her. The suspects got away with Knopp’s 2006 gray Tradition Subaru and her handbag.

” They took my handbag but not long after they tossed it in the dumpster,” Knopp said.

Knopp stated a good Samaritan, who discovered the handbag, returned it with everything inside hours later.

” I’m presuming they simply actually wanted my automobile,” Knopp said.

A witness called authorities and Knopp was dealt with at the scene. Knopp said she wishes to get her vehicle back but she is also grateful that the circumstance was not even worse.

” I always feel like I have an angel and I’m simply happy and I thank God I’m O.K.”

Knopp submitted an authorities report with police after the event. She said the local PetSmart provided her the store items that were taken totally free of charge.

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Authorities searching for female implicated of taking from senior male

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Courtesy picture Lanique Elaine Pettus, 32, is wanted on one count of exploitation of an older individual, 16 counts of forgery and 6 counts of fraudulent use of charge card. By Ricardo Torres-Cortez ( contact )Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017|4:19 p.m. A woman implicated of taking nearly$10,000 from a senior man by falsifying his signature on checks and utilizing his debit card to make rent and car payments is being looked for by authorities, according to the Clark County District Lawyer’s Office and court files. Lanique Elaine Pettus, 32, is wanted on one count of exploitation of an older individual, 16 counts of forgery and 6 counts

of fraudulent usage of charge card; all felonies, according to a criminal grievance submitted in a Henderson court house. The 80-year-old male was taken advantage of through”deceptiveness intimidation or excessive impact”in 2015 from Feb. 1 to March 31, according to the problem

. The fraudulent checks were written for amounts ranging from $150 to$780, and the debit card was used for payments in the range of $268 to $888, amounting to about$ 9,500, according

to the grievance. District attorneys today launched photos of Pettus supposedly cashing the deceptive checks at valley banks. It wasn’t right away clear when the case was submitted. Anyone with details on her location

is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com

Senior drives into east Valley supermarket

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shop on Nellis Boulevard near Stuart Avenue( Kurt Rempe/ FOX5 ).” border=” 0 “width=” 180″/ > Smith’s supermarket on Nellis Boulevard near Stuart Opportunity( Kurt Rempe/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) – An elderly person drove into the doors of an east Valley grocery store Saturday afternoon, according to cops. Officers responded to the Smith’s at 450 North Nellis Boulevard, near Stewart Avenue at 2:30 p.m.

. Inning accordance with Metro Lt. Nate Chio, no injuries were reported.

FOX5 has a crew on the way to the scene.

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Record Demand for Senior Real estate Balanced out by Record Addition to Supply

The senior real estate sector saw raised expansion levels of brand-new systems in the very first quarter of 2017, with the extra brand-new stock offsetting otherwise healthy levels of absorption, according to Tim Komosa, an economic expert supervisor for Fannie Mae, analyzing the latest data from the National Financial investment Center for Seniors Housing & & Care (NIC), an industry supplier of seniors real estate data.

The big quantity of brand-new inventory resulted in a small slowdown in rent development and a minor decrease in occupancies in the very first quarter of 2017, though both measures stay fairly healthy by the majority of accounts.

High levels of new supply are anticipated to be an ongoing condition for elders real estate, although the elevated number of systems under building and construction has actually been declining over the previous six months.

Lease development remained positive in all of NIC’s main 31 markets (ranked in size by population) in the first quarter of 2017, making it eight quarters in a row the industry has actually seen increasing rents. Overall the rate of boost has actually slowed in 15 of the 31 primary markets, which published lower rent growth in the very first quarter than they carried out in the previous quarter.

A mix of high levels of brand-new building and construction and unanticipated disruptions in need have led to Houston, Las Vegas and San Antonio having the lowest tenancy rates amongst the large cities for seniors real estate.

The situation is different in NIC’s smaller markets (32nd to 100th in size by population), which continued to have lower tenancy than the larger primary 31 markets. Occupancy levels in these secondary markets fell for the ninth successive quarter, being up to 88.8%, the most affordable level since 2011.

Lease development in these secondary markets in the first quarter of 2017 followed the slowing down pattern in the primary markets, falling 0.4% to 2.5%.

Total absorption for senior citizens real estate decreased from the current record levels, with 2,349 total units absorbed in the first quarter of 2017. The results were owned by divergent underlying trends: assisted living absorption was down 29% compared to a year back, but independent living absorption was up 92% from the very first quarter of 2016.

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Yearly lease development for elders real estate decreased from its current peak, slowing 0.4 percentage points throughout the quarter to 3.3% in first quarter 2017. The underlying patterns for independent and assisted living were similar during the quarter as they have actually been for the previous a number of years.

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Reflecting the impact from high levels of stock additions, overall tenancy for elders housing homes fell a little, to 89.3% in the very first quarter of 2017, down 0.6 percentage points from year-ago levels.

Total tenancy for independent living facilities was down a modest 0.2 portion points in the first quarter of 2017 to 90.9%, while helped living facilities saw occupancy decline somewhat more, falling 0.5 portion indicate 87.2%. Both sections remain above the trough that was observed in the after-effects of the Great Economic downturn, although assisted living is approaching that level, Komosa noted.

” Provided the robust supply that segment has actually seen in the previous five years, this (lower) level of tenancy is most likely simply a result of slightly excessive supply in a short duration,” Komosa said.

Construction Trending Lower

The variety of senior citizens real estate systems under construction declined for the second consecutive quarter, reducing to 33,641 systems in the very first quarter of 2017. That brings the total number of systems under building down 4.7% from a year ago.

In total, the sales volume for assisted living, gather together senior real estate, continuing care retirement home in the first quarter of 2017 more than doubled from the prior quarter, leaping to $7.69 billion, the highest quarterly sales amount to considering that the second quarter of 2015, according to CoStar Group information.

Police search for woman who stabbed senior male in the neck

A woman wanted for the stabbing of an elderly man is shown walking through downtown Las Vegas April 25, 2017 (LVMPD/FOX5).< img src =" /wp-content/uploads/2017/05/13933178_G.jpg" alt=" A lady wanted for the stabbing of an elderly male is shown walking through downtown Las Vegas April 25, 2017 (LVMPD/FOX5).

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stabbing of an elderly man is shown walking through downtown Las Vegas April 25, 2017( LVMPD/FOX5).” border=” 0 “width= “180”/ > A lady desired for the stabbing of an elderly

guy is revealed walking through downtown Las Vegas April 25, 2017( LVMPD/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- The search is on for a female suspected of stabbing an elderly victim last month in a downtown Las Vegas valet area. Las Vegas Metropolitan policeman initially reacted to a hotel valet driveway located on the 600 block of Fremont Street on April 25, 2017, at 5:10 p.m., where they located a senior male suffering from stab wounds to the back of his neck.

Citing the examination carried out by LVMPD Downtown Location Command, the victim was seated on a bench near the valet location when the lady approached him and shared that she had actually been seeing the victim. She proceeded to embrace him in a hug and during the hug, the female used an unidentified challenge stab the victim two times, according to a release from authorities. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the UMC Trauma Center for more treatment. Police

said the woman fled the location before police showed up. The suspect is explained by authorities as a black woman in her 30’s, standing at around 5′ 8″ high. Authorities approximate the woman may weigh about 180 pounds. She wore a long sleeve orange t-shirt and olive green pants throughout the assault.

If you know leading to the arrest of the suspect in concern, contact the Downtown Area Command Patrol Investigations Area at 702-828-4314. Contact Crime Stoppers of Nevada if you wish to remain confidential at 702-385-5555, or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this story.

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Lady looked for as individual of interest in Vegas senior guy'' s eliminating

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is being sought for an 80-year-old guy’s death.( Source: LVMPD). LAS VEGAS( FOX5) -. Las Vegas Metro cops launched images Thursday of a lady who they believe was last seen with an 80-year-old male before his body was found Monday. The male was last seen alive in the morning hours of Saturday, May 6

, with the woman, who police think about an individual of interest. Cops located the man’s body inside his condominium in the 7100 block of West Pirates Cove Road, simply off Antelope Way, on Monday. The discovery was made after the guy’s family requested a well-being check. The individual likewise had actually not shown approximately deal with Sunday or Monday.

Cops believe the guy’s slaying occurred at his house.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the male as Willie Normand Jr., of Las Vegas. His cause and way of death remained pending, as of Thursday.

Cops prompted anybody with understanding of the female’s whereabouts to contact Metro’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3591 or email [email protected] Tips can also be sent out to Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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