Meet the forthcoming AI revolution at ESC Silicon Valley 2017

first_img Continue Reading Previous Solving deterministic multi-axis motor control design challengesNext Hunting for a software guru at ESC Minneapolis 2017 In my previous column, Teardown of Apple’s iPhone 8 at ESC Silicon Valley, I mentioned that the CEO of iFixit, Kyle Wiens, will be giving one of the keynotes at the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley, which is to be held December 5-8, 2017, at the San Jose Convention Center (check out the full schedule).I’m really looking forward to Kyle’s keynote presentation on the Wednesday. I’m also very much looking forward to the second keynote presentation, which is to take place on the Thursday. Titled Want a Real R2D2? A New AI Approach Is Forming, this little beauty is to be given by Dr. Gunnar Newquist, who is the Founder and CEO of Brain2Bot Inc.(Source: Gunnar is a scientist-turned-entrepreneur who is obsessed with the functionality of the brain and how living creatures learn. He obtained a PhD in Cell & Molecular Neuroscience from the University of Nevada, Reno, and conducted a post-doctorate in learning and memory at ESPCI Paris-Tech. Just to make us all feel really pathetic about ourselves, in his spare time Gunnar is also a trained concert pianist and a former professional extreme skier.Regarding Gunnar’s keynote, the official description on the ESC website says it all:Why don’t we have a real R2D2 yet? Deep learning is the current buzzword in artificial intelligence. Though deep learning is highly successful in many applications, it is fundamentally incapable of bringing artificial beings like R2D2 from fiction to reality. Deep learning cannot provide the flexibility and personality required to provide the appearance of sentience. Biology, however, has already solved the fundamental problems that are keeping R2D2 from becoming real. Even simple organisms possess the abilities that deep learning lacks: instant decision-making in uncertain environments, flexibility, and (surprisingly) personality in small, efficient packages. Several companies have begun applying neuroscience to embedded AI problems, and the results are already quite dramatic. The process of biomimicry — applying natural intelligence principles to software strategies — is what is going to turn our devices into companions. This lecture explores how the next revolution in AI will come from an understanding of natural intelligence.This is right up my street. I’m currently interested in anything and everything to do with cognitive (thinking / reasoning) embedded systems, artificial neural networks, deep learning, machine vision, and virtual and augmented realities (see also my own ESC presentation: Advanced Technologies for 21st Century Embedded Systems).I’m also fascinated by robotics, but I agree with Gunnar when he says that existing deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies cannot provide the flexibility and personality required to provide the appearance of sentience. Thus, I’m very excited to hear Gunnar’s insights regarding the forthcoming revolution in AI.Will you be attending ESC Silicon Valley? If so, perhaps I’ll see you at Gunnar’s keynote. Happily, this will be open to anyone to attend so long as they are flaunting a Free Expo Pass, but you do have to register. I’ll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. As always, all you have to do is shout “Max, Beer!” or “Max, Bacon!” to be assured of my undivided attention. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry last_img read more

JBL LIVE 500BT headphones review: Reliable sound and long battery life

first_imgHeadphones, headphones everywhere, don’t know which one to pick! Market today is full of headphones. Some focus on treble, others offer astounding bass, yet there are others that offer to keep the distractions at bay using features such as the active noise cancellation (ANC). While all these features look good, sometimes the presence of all these features can also confuse a person looking for a decent pair of headphones. Sometimes, all you need a pair of comfy headphones that offer a balanced sound and give you the flexibility to focus on your favourite music and outside noise when you want to. The newly launched JBL LIVE 500BT headphones offer users exactly that.JBL, last month, launched its LIVE series of earphones and headphones consisting of the JBL LIVE 100, LIVE 200BT, LIVE 400BT, LIVE 500BT and LIVE 650BTNC in India. The price for the series starts from Rs 2,499. Of these, we at India Today Tech got to review the JBL LIVE 500BT that packs the best of both worlds – top-notch features of the series along with the best battery life offered by the series.The JBL LIVE 500BT is priced at Rs 9,999 and it is available in India in five colours — black, blue, green, maroon and white. It comes with some of the best features – Ambient Aware and TalkThru – offered by the newly launched LIVE series. While the TalkThru features enables users to talk to people near them without having them to remove the headphones, the Ambient Aware feature reduces the music to a bare minimum and allows the headphones to capture outside noise especially when you are outside in a crowded place.advertisementIn addition to some very useful features, the newly launched headphones offer in-built support for Google Assistant and Alexa, all of which make it a great pair of headphones to walk around with. But what makes the LIVE 500BT standout from a lot of other headphones that you see in the market is that it offers a clear and balanced audio experience that remains stable even at high volume levels.More on that later, first let’s talk about the design.Comfortable to wearThe JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are around-the-ear type of headphones, which means that they blanket your ears in a way that you can forget all about the outside distractions and conveniently get lost in the melodies playing inside your ears. The headphone cups are made of soft cushiony material that is covered in a layer of faux leather. This layer is connected with the rest of the device using plastic heads, which in turn are connected to the headband via hinges. These hinges allow the ear-cups to rotate at an angle of 90 degrees right and left, which makes it easy to pack them. These hinges also enable the ear-cups to move inwards towards the headband, allow you to pack them in a more compact manner when needed. The big ear-cups house a gigantic battery on one side and controls on the other. On the left side of the ear cups is a micro USB port that can be used for charging the headphones via an accompanying charging cable. On the right side, there is a toggle switch for turning the headphones on or off. Just below the power button are three buttons, while two can be used for controlling the volume, the third can be used for invoking Alexa or Google Assistant. On the other end of the right earcup are two buttons each of which can be used for pairing the device with your smartphone and for controlling the Ambient Aware and Talk Thru features. There is also a 3.5mm jack that can be used for pairing your smartphone with the device via a wired connection.As far as the headband is concerned, instead of sporting a faux leather finish, it is made up of a fabric, which makes it resistant to sweat and hence ideal for a walk outside. The overall build is quite comfortable and ideal for prolonged usage.If you are the kind of person who loves to disconnect from the rest of the world by getting lost in their favourite tracks then the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are ideal for you.If you are the kind of person who loves to disconnect from the rest of the world by getting lost in their favourite tracks then the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones are ideal for you. Granted it doesn’t have the active noise cancellation feature (ANC) feature, which is a hit among those who love to live a distraction free life, but its comfortable over the ear design ensures that no outside noise bothers you unless you choose to.advertisementReliable and smooth soundSound is the most important aspect of any audio device. And like I mentioned earlier, while some audio devices focus on the clarity, other channel their energies in packing a punch. Simply said, every audio device, or in this case pair of headphones, has their signature audio quality, which for the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones translates into offering a balanced audio experience.One major problem with a lot of headphones is that you cannot talk to people next to you when you are wearing them. This becomes a particular hassle if the pair headphones of headphones that you are using are on-the-ear or around-the-ear ones. The JBL LIVE 500BT solves that problem by allowing you to listen (and hence respond) to conversations near you in the TalkThru mode. All you need to do is press a button on the right earcup and the headphones will let in just the right amount of sound so that you can converse with people at ease without removing the headphones.Another thing, headphones usually come with the ANC feature that is designed to block outside noise completely and give you a distraction free audio experience. Generally, headphones don’t come with a feature that would let the ambient noise come in. The idea, well, is that without the ANC turned on, the headphones would let sufficient noise in. However, headphones that offer ANC are capable of cutting down the outside noise without the feature turned on as well. This is true for the JBL LIVE 500BT as well. Thanks to its design, the JBL LIVE 500BT does the noise-cutting without any specific features on board but when needed – say when you are out in the market — you can let the ambient noise in using the Ambient Aware feature. Enabling this reduces the music to a bare minimum as it lets more outside sound come inside your ears. You can access both these features by pressing a button on the headphones or by tapping the desired option in the JBL app. During my time with the JBL LIVE 500BT, I found the TalkThru feature particularly useful as it enabled me to talk to my colleagues without removing the headphones every time I turned my head to talk to them.The JBL LIVE 500BT also features in-built support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and for most parts it works flawlessly with both of them. You can ask Alexa to play your party playlist from Amazon Prime Music app or Google Assistant to pull up your favourite music video all on the tap of a button. However, you will have to reset the speaker to use it with another AI assistant once you have used it with other.Now comes the most important part of this review: the sound quality. The JBL LIVE 500BT offers a stable audio output that is balanced in nature and stable in consistency. What this means that sound doesn’t distort or lose focus with music genres or with volume level. You can listen to pop songs like Lean On by Major Lazer Attention by Charlie Puth at 80 per cent – which by the way is very loud — volume and the sound won’t bleed in your ears. Or you can listen to Shammi Kapoor classics and the music will sound as pleasurable to you as you have known it to be.advertisementDuring my time with the JBL LIVE 500BT, I found the TalkThru feature particularly useful as it enabled me to talk to my colleagues without removing the headphones every time I turned my head to talk to them.What I like about the JBL LIVE 500BT is that it offers great bass. Popular EDM numbers such as Wake Me Up and Lonely Together by Avicii and Titanium by David Guetta are clear and pack a punch that is hard to miss. You can easily distinguish between every guitar strum and every drum beat. All this sound good at relatively high volume levels. However, as you take the volume a notch or two up – say 80 per cent or above – the sound loses its clarity. Yes the sound remains stable, but songs like Ed Sheeran’s Happier, that are known for their vocals, don’t sound as pleasurable at higher volume levels as they do otherwise. A part of that can be fixed using the equaliser in the JBL app. You can tap on the Vocals option to focus on the mids. You can even try to tweak the graph above to customise your settings, which may offer some help if not much.Long lasting batteryWith the LIVE 500BT headphones, JBL promises to deliver up to 30 hours of battery life and true to its word, the battery of these newly launched headphones does deliver the promised performance when used in the wireless mode.I used the JBL LIVE 500BT headphones for over a week averaging at five to six hours every day and I had to charge the headphones only once in a span of roughly 10 days. With a battery life like that you can go on a mini vacation and forget about your headphones running out of juice in between. What I particularly liked about these headphones is that while the battery takes long to discharge, it gets charged completely in one and a half hours. Besides this, you can also track the battery status from the My JBL Headphones app.Should you buy JBL LIVE 500BT headphones?Yes. If you are looking for a pair of headphones that you can use as your second skin, or may be in this as your second pair of ears, the JBL LIVE 500BT are a great pair of headphones to roam around with. They are comfortable and compact. They offer a battery life that will serve you for almost a week. And they come loaded with features that make them ideal for outside (and even inside) use, which is all anyone, can ask for in a pair of headphones.Another good thing about these headphones is that they pack a punch and offer a stable audio output even at high volume levels. Granted that they may not offer clarity, at least not the kind that audiophiles drool over, but they do allow users to customise the sound as per their likings, which offers an instant fix for some of those issues.JBL LIVE 500BT headphones review8/10ProsComfortableGood batteryConsMids not clearlast_img read more

Human rights being blatantly violated in Kashmir Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reiterated on Monday that human rights have been completely violated in Kashmir.Banerjee’s comment came through a tweet on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day. The Chief Minister said she had once taken to the streets to protest against human rights violations. “Today is World Humanitarian Day. Human rights have been totally violated in #Kashmir. Let us pray for human rights and peace in #Kashmir. “Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups,” she tweeted. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee also criticised the killing of journalist Ashish Janwani of Dainik Jagran and his brother in Uttar Pradesh and described the situation as “unacceptable.” She posted on Twitter: “I am shocked and saddened to hear about the killing of journalist Ashish Janwani and his brother in Uttar Pradesh. Unacceptable. My condolences to the grieving family of Dainik Jagran team.” It may be recalled that after the Rajya Sabha scrapped the special privileges under Section 370 of the Indian Constitution in Kashmir and reduced the status of the state to a Union Territory, Banerjee had criticized the manner in which it was conducted. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayOn the eve of Independence Day, Banerjee, while addressing a meeting in Behala, had said the human rights of the Kashmiri people had been violated and residents there were in a state of dire stress. “The leaders from Kashmir had called me and we do not know about their condition,” she had said. Banerjee has criticised the Home Ministry over and again for not sending any advisory to Uttar Pradesh where people were being killed every day while letters were sent to Bengal where the law and order situation had not deteriorated at all. “In UP, Dalits have been killed and in the name of protection of cows, people have been lynched. But no advisory is being sent to UP while the Home ministry sent advisory to Bengal where the law and order situation has not been deteriorated.” The Chief Minister’s allegations have come true following the gruesome murder of a journalist and his brother.last_img read more

Aurizon Mines adopts poison pill to fend off hostile takeover by Alamos

VANCOUVER — The board of Aurizon Mines Ltd. has adopted a new shareholder rights plan, saying it wants to prevent Alamos Gold Inc. from using its voting power to defeat a better takeover offer from a rival company. Alamos already owns 16% of Aurizon and has offered to buy up the rest of its stock. Aurizon’s board is supporting a rival offer from Hecla Mining Co. and said Monday that its new rights plan will ensure all shareholders are treated equally. Comments by Alamos chief executive John McCluskey in a television interview on March 5 suggested his company is attempting to gather enough shares to block the Hecla bid, Aurizon said.Alamos has dropped a requirement that at least two-thirds of Aurizon’s shares be tendered to its offer and that could mean it will be able to torpedo any deal with less than a majority of Aurizon’s stock. A week ago, Hecla Mining announced a friendly takeover offer for Aurizon that was valued at $796-million, although only $513.6-million of that would be in cash. Aurizon CEO George Paspalas said the Hecla offer was better than the one from Alamos, both because there was more cash involved and because a combined Hecla-Aurizon would make more long-term sense. Hecla’s cash and stock offer, valued at $4.75 per Aurizon share, is 10 cents more than a hostile bid by Alamos Gold Inc. which was valued at $4.65 per share when it was announced. And the $513.6-million cash component is almost $210 million above the cap in the Alamos stock and cash bid. read more

Annan leaves this week on trip to West Africa Germany

On the summit’s margins, he will hold a series of bilateral meetings. He is also expected to host a mini-summit on Côte d’Ivoire, which will bring together that country’s President Laurent Gbagbo and other African leaders.From the Gambia, the Secretary-General goes to Freetown where he will visit the UN Mission in Sierra Leone, as well as the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He will confer with the President and other officials.The Secretary-General will also visit the UN Missions in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, before proceeding to Ghana for a private visit.While on an official visit to Germany, Mr. Annan will meet with officials and ministers of the German Government, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Horst Kohler. In Bonn he will visit the UN offices.While in Germany, he also hopes to attend the World Cup Final. read more

UN health agency takes steps to help improve data on stillbirths maternal

According to the UN health agency, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life, 2.6 million babies are stillborn, and over 300,000 women die in childbirth every year. “We need to ensure all births and deaths are counted, and that we can understand what to do to prevent future deaths, no matter where they occur,” Ian Askew, Director of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO, said in a press briefing in Geneva. Nearly all babies who are stillborn and half of all newborn deaths are not recorded in a birth or death certificate, making it a big challenge to timely and effectively tackle these tragedies without such documentation. “By reviewing the causes of maternal and infant deaths countries can improve quality of health care, take corrective actions, and prevent millions of families from enduring the pain of losing their infants or mothers,” said Mr. Askew. WHO: Building surveillance review system to prevent stillbirths tragedies. The first publication, the WHO Application of the International Classification of Disease-10 to deaths during the perinatal period (ICD-PM) aims at accurately capturing and classifying the causes and timing of stillbirths and neonatal deaths, as well as mother’s health condition. Entitled Making Every Baby Count: Audit and Review of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths, the second publication zeros in on the reviews and investigation of the death data in order to identify and implement solutions to improve the situation. Despite recent progress in preventing maternal deaths, much work remains advance. Therefore, the third publication, Time to respond: a report on the global implementation of maternal death surveillance and response, helps countries reinforce their maternal mortality review process in and outside hospitals. “Every time a death is reviewed it has the potential to tell a story about what could have been done to save a mother and her baby,” said Dr Anthony Costello, Director of Maternal, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at WHO. Most stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths occur in lower and middle-income countries, especially in conflict zones. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are the most affected regions, primarily because of weak health systems, according to Mr. Askew. Meanwhile, WHO is participating in a global multi-partner effort to improve the quality of health information, including data on maternal and child health. read more

Smart motorways are putting lives at risk former roads ministers says

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Drivers’ concern at safety implications of smart motorways is growing yet Government refuses to act.“Any incident in a live lane also causes chronic congestion due to lane closures so the rationale of smart motorways is backfiring.”A spokeswoman for Highways England said the average spacing of ERAs on smart motorways without a hard shoulder was now “just over a mile”. She insisted the new style of motorways are “good for drivers” because they add extra lanes letting more people travel, and use technology which “makes journeys more reliable and evidence proves they are as safe as traditional motorways, which are already among the safest roads in the world.”She said the company will “continue to make some changes to the design of motorways” by making the ERAs “more visible”, with more signposting, as well as introducing detection systems to spot stationary vehicles. Smart motorways are putting lives at risk because emergency refuge laybys are spaced too far apart, a former roads minister who approved early designs of the motorways has said.Sir Mike Penning, Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead, said he has been “shocked” by Highways England’s “continued prevarication” over its commitment to ensure Emergency Refuge Areas (ERAs) are built closer together on motorways where the hard shoulder has been turned into a ‘live’ lane.Three years ago, a Commons Transport Committee report warned how the intermittent lay-bys were “placed too scarcely” apart.It said the “scarcity” of emergency zones could “lead to a driver being forced to stop in a live lane in the event of a breakdown.”Highlighting how police, motoring organisations and vehicle recovery companies had warned stranded motorists could be hit by traffic, the committee recommended ERAs be no more than half-a-mile (800m) apart, with the closest spaced a third of a mile (500m).Jim O’Sullivan, boss of Highways England which maintains the country’s motorways, told the committee in 2018 it would “install a number of additional emergency areas in locations with the highest levels of potential live lane stops,” adding how “future” smart motorways would have a maximum spacing reduced from 1.5 miles to one mile “where applicable”. The AA is among a number of driving organisations that has campaigned for more emergency refuge areas. Edmund King is show here in front of one of his company's vans Campaigners say Emergency Refuge Areas are not close enough Edmund King, AA president, said: “From the outset we have told Ministers and Highways England we need more emergency refuge areas. The calls we listen to from members broken down in live lanes, praying they won’t be hit, are harrowing. The current system is an accident waiting to happen. Matt Jacobs, whose father, Derek, 83, was killed in March when his van came to a stop on the first lane of the M1 smart motorway before being hit by a coach, said smart motorways should be scrapped altogether.“Hard shoulders have been a safety feature of motorways since the 1960s when there was a fraction of the traffic there is today,” he said. “With today’s volume of traffic, the decision to remove them is murderous negligence and incompetence. Many more people will be killed as a direct consequence of this decision.” Sir Mike Penning wants emergency refuge areas on smart motorways to be built closer together Campaigners say Emergency Refuge Areas are not close enoughCredit: Highways Agency Sir Mike Penning wants emergency refuge areas on smart motorways to be built closer togetherCredit:Mark Makela/Corbis via Getty Images “I also pressed Highways England on their commitment to reducing spacing in the future “where applicable” to one mile – which is probably still too far apart – and left the meeting with the strong impression Highways England would look, again, to do the absolute minimum when it came to improving safety by reducing refuge area spacing. “The ‘where applicable’ qualification appears to be just another attempt to reduce costs to the detriment of the safety of recovery operators and motorists.“Highways England’s continued prevarication on this issue really isn’t good enough – the lives of recovery operators and stranded road users are being endangered by the design of existing sections of All Lane Running motorways.” Sir Mike said: “When I met Highways England in May of this year I was shocked to learn that none of the retrofitting of refuge areas had taken place, a whole 16 months after a commitment was made in writing to a Commons Select Committee. The AA is among a number of driving organisations that has campaigned for more emergency refuge areas. Edmund King is show here in front of one of his company’s vansCredit:Oli Scarff /Getty Images read more

Les feuilles de soins papier taxées 50 centimes

first_imgLes feuilles de soins papier taxées 50 centimesDepuis que nous sommes passés en 2011, les feuilles de soins papier sont taxées 50 centimes. Il s’agit, pour le gouvernement, d’inciter tous les médecins à utiliser la carte vitale.C’est là une des dispositions de la loi Bachelot de 2009, rappelle Taxer les feuilles de soins, que l’on envoie par La Poste pour se faire rembourser nos médicaments, à hauteur de 50 centimes.Le précise que le gouvernement espère ainsi économiser 200 millions d’euros. Car le coût de traitement des feuilles de soins en version numérique est six fois moindre que la version papier. De plus, la carte vitale permet aux patients de se faire rembourser plus rapidement. Les praticiens et établissements de santé sont, en théorie, obligés d’accepter de prendre la carte vitale depuis plus de onze ans, rappelle le quotidien national. Pourtant, à en croire le gouvernement, encore trop de médecins seraient réticents à l’utiliser. Cette mesure se voudrait donc dissuasive.Le 3 janvier 2011 à 13:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

VIDEO WWEcom interview with Triple H for 21815

first_img Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles has a new interview up with Triple H, talking about his confrontation with Sting at this Sunday’s Fast Lane PPV. You can view the video below. Dave Bautista Triple H Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canada Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Now Playing Up Next Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” WhatsApp Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rearend crash on Lewisville Highway sends one to hospital

first_imgA rear-end crash on Lewisville Highway in north Clark County this morning sent a La Center woman to the hospital as a precautionary measure, according to Washington State Patrol.Sandra Huffman, 24, of Amboy was driving a Nissan Maxima north on the highway when she crashed into the back of a Oldsmobile Aurora, also traveling north, said Trooper Will Finn.The crash occurred near Gabriel Road about 8:30 a.m.Jolayne Junker-Larrabee, 51, of La Center was an occupant of the Aurora and was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Her condition was not immediately available. Huffman was cited for speeding, Finn said.last_img read more

Criminal justice bill amended to reduce benefits to sex offenders

first_imgSenators have amended a bill that would overhaul Alaska’s criminal justice system, taking steps that makes it more difficult for those convicted of sex crimes from benefiting from the bill’s provisions.Download AudioSen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, at a Senate Majority press availability, March 21, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray,360 North)Senate Bill 91 is aimed at reducing recidivism, as well as the state’s prison costs. It would divert people charged with nonviolent offenses into alternatives to jail. And it would create a re-entry program to improve prisoners’ chances of success.But victims’ rights advocates had raised concerns. The Senate Finance amended the bill to make it harder for sex offenders to benefit. They wouldn’t be eligible for some of the reduced sentences available to other offenders.Bill sponsor Sen. John Coghill, a North Pole Republican, said he understood why the changes were made.“The Department of Law, the public defenders, the victims’ advocates group have all had a huge say in it,” Coghill said. “The police, who have to hold people accountable in a very, very dangerous circumstance – the way we deal with drugs – all came to the table. And I think, hammered out a better way of doing it than we’re doing it now.”He added that he’s hopeful that the bill will make Alaska safer.One amendment removed people found guilty of criminally negligent homicide from the group who would have their sentencing guidelines reduced. Some deaths resulting from drunk driving are examples of criminally negligent homicides.But the Finance Committee voted 5 to 2 to drop another amendment that would require drug tests to receive public assistance.Coghill said he believes the amendments increase the likelihood that the bill will become law, by addressing the concerns of its critics. He says alternative programs to jail will prove their value over time.“Jail time is thought more highly of than some of the programs. And I think we just have to prove that – time over time – it’s going to show that programs can change some people’s behavior,” Coghill said. “But it’s also going to show that jail time is the way the public condemns certain issues. And I think that came very, very clear through the process.”The Finance Committee could vote to send the bill to the full Senate as soon as Wednesday.last_img read more

Mahesh Babu opens up on beginning shooting for SS Rajamoulis film

first_imgMahesh Babu and SS RajamouliCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookSuperstar Mahesh Babu, who is now awaiting the release of Maharshi, has revealed that he would start working with SS Rajamouli after the director completes his commitments.Mahesh Babu and SS Rajamouli are among the most popular and successful actors and directors down south. Their fans have been desperately waiting for the two to work together in a project for quite long. This urge has grown stronger post the release of Baahubali 2. Interestingly, the two have evinced their interest to work with each other, but their fans are curious to see when their dream will be materialised.Mahesh Babu has wrapped up the works of his landmark 25th movie Maharshi and is all set to release it in the cinema halls across the globe on May 9. He is currently busy with its promotion and the most asked question in most of his interviews is: When will he start working on director SS Rajamouli’s film?In an interview, Mahesh Babu revealed that he has signed to do a film with SS Rajamouli. “We both are committed to working together. But first, he has to complete his current assignments and I will have to complete mine,” IndiaGlitz quoted the superstar as saying in the interview.In another interview, Mahesh Babu said that he is currently in talks with Rajamouli. “I am in talks for a project with Rajamouli garu. Discussions are on and everything will be announced when the time is right,” the Maharshi actor told 123Telugu, when asked about his future projects.It should be recalled here that SS Rajamouli had confirmed signing a film with Mahesh Babu during the promotion of Baahubali: The Beginning in July 2015. “Why not? We have already signed together. I am directing Mahesh Babu in a film, which will be produced by KL Narayana,” he had told critic Sreedhar Pillai, when the latter asked him whether he will ever sign a film with Mahesh.SS Rajamouli had assured to start working on Mahesh Babu’s film after the release of Baahubali. “I announced the movie long back, but I am waiting to complete my current project. That’s why my project with Mahesh Babu is delayed. Of course, we will work together. I will start working on his film after the release of Baahubali,” Rajamouli had added.  But post the release of Baahubali 2, SS Rajamouli has gone on to team up with Junior NTR and Ram Charan and is currently busy with the shooting of their upcoming movie RRR, which is set for release in summer 2020. On the other hand, Mahesh Babu will start shooting for Anil Ravipudi’s project after the release of Maharshi. Their project is likely to take off by the end of the next year.last_img read more

Uber Update to Make Finding a Ride Even Easier

first_img Uber already makes it easier than ever to find a ride in just a few minutes. Now the company appears to be cooking up a new feature that could offer an even better experience for riders and drivers alike.The ride-sharing app has been serving up “Suggested Pickup Points” in SanFrancisco as part of a recent test. The new feature was spotted by TechCrunch, which notes that it may be limited to iOS at the moment.When it does work, the new feature pops up in the app to help you place your pin before you hail a ride. Uber will offer up suggested locations to make pickup easier. For example, it might point to a street corner even if you’re standing halfway down the block. Or, if you’re in an alley, Uber will suggest walking back to a more accessible street.For drivers this should mean less annoying pickups that waste time and gas. The feature could be great for riders too, especially if for tourists in a new city. Down the line, Uber could even use “Suggested Pickup Points” to help you avoid traffic or stop congestion before it ever happens, though right now we’re still waiting on an official rollout for the new update. July 9, 2015 Listen Now How Success Happens This story originally appeared on TechnoBuffalo Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 2 min readlast_img read more

Uber celebrates 5 years in Mexico

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — As Uber celebrates its fifth anniversary in Mexico, it also announced the reopening of its Activation and Support Center in the Juarez neighborhood of Mexico City along with a $2 million USD investment.The commemorative day is a bittersweet one as the company continues to analyze its legal avenues regarding the recent legislative reforms to the Law of Mobility of Quintana Roo by local deputies.According to Uber, the laws “will be reclassified, wrongly, to the transport services provided through the Companies of Transport Networks as public transport services through concessions.“This is being done in spite of what was indicated by the Federal Commission of Economic Competition and the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation where they distinguish the services provided through the Companies of Transport Networks as different from traditional transportation.”Federico Ranero, CEO of Uber Mexico says the country is the fourth most important market for Uber in number of transfers, only after the United States, Brazil and India.Days after receiving a 3.9 million peso fine from Profeco for misleading advertising, Uber announces the reopening of its Support and Activation Center for driving partners in Mexico City as well as the renovation of the service centers in Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregón.In a statement, Uber reported that after the Profepo fine, they had made adjustments to their advertising campaigns.The Mexico digital platforms Cabify and EasyTaxi were also fined by Profepo for similar violations.There is still no word on if Uber will reactive their services in Cancun.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Customs offices set special schedules for independence celebrations

first_imgNo related posts. The passing of the traditional independence torch will cause schedule changes at the customs office of Peñas Blancas, on the border with Nicaragua, Wednesday and Thursday.Costa Rica’s Finance Ministry reported that on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the hours for tourism and cargo transport units will be from 6 a.m.-midnight.The check points for cargo transport in Costa Rica will begin operating at 6 a.m. in the Guanacaste towns of Limonal, Cañas, Bagaces, Liberia and La Cruz.On Thursday, Sept. 13, Peñas Blancas facilities will handle only immigration services and vehicles transporting perishable goods.All transport and immigration services will be restored immediately after the celebrations, when the torch leaves the canton of La Cruz.On Sept. 15, 1821, Costa Rica and other Central American countries, except Belize, officially declared independence from Spain. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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