OC Reads celebrates the Olympic Games and the epic story of the winning American crew in the Berlin Olympiad of 1936. .Just in time to celebrate the Summer Olympics, the Free Library of Ocean City has a special program lined up as part of its 2016 OC Reads series of events.“We have partnered with the Public Broadcasting System to present a special screening of the film, “American Experience: The Boys of ’36” said Julie Brown, Director of Adult Programming at the Library.The film ties in with the book, “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, which community members are entitled to read this summer.The film and the book examine the story of a great moment in Olympic history.The Library will hold the special screening on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. The event will also include a discussion of the story.The book and the film tell the story of nine working class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they unexpectedly captured the Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin, German Olympic Games.The 1936 US Olympic rowing team that shocked the world at the 1936 games in Berlin, Germany.The ’36 Games have also been referred to as “Hitler’s Olympics,” designed as a showcase for the Nazi dictator’s vision of Aryan supremacy. That myth was famously shattered by U.S. African-American sprinter and broad jumper Jesse Owens who captured four gold medals. But the not-so-well-known story of the United States rowers was a big part of the Americans’ success at the Berlin Games.The Washington crew came out of nowhere to defeat the heavily-favored Ivy League teams of the East Coast, and also Hitler’s elite German rowers. Their victory energized a nation and gave Americans hope as the country struggled to emerge from the Great Depression.The broadcast premier of “The Boys of ‘36” will take place Tuesday, August 2 at 9 p.m. and fans may follow and discus on social media at #Boysof36PBS.OC Reads is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book, participate in discussions and other events centered around that book and issues related to it, Brown said.“OC Reads celebrates reading, literacy and al that public libraries do,” she said.To view the theatrical trailer for the film, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/boys36/player/To learn more about the Ocean City Free Public Library and its many programs, services and events, please contact Brown by calling 609-399-2434, ext. 5222 or contact her via e-mal at [email protected]
THIS year’s cycling season is set to continue today with the 26th annual R&R International-sponsored 11-race programme at the inner circuit of the National Park and gets under way at 09:00hrs.The day’s activities, which are being organised by national cycling coach Hassan Mohamed, will see, Team Evolution’s Michael Anthony look to successfully defend the feature 35-lap School Boys and Invitational race.Anthony clocked one hour 15 minutes 16.62 seconds in 2016, but will face stiff competition in his defence of the title.When action pedals off this morning, riders will compete in various categories, including Junior/Juveniles, BMX age groups, Veterans, Mountain Bikes and Seniors.The other category winners last year were Andrew Hicks in the Junior/Juveniles, Warren McKay in the Veterans, Nicholas Alphonso in the Mountain Bikes and Zamal Khan in the BMX 12-14 Boys and Girls.Representatives of R&R International have been invited to witness the races and assist in the presentation of prizes at the conclusion.
A pensioner who reportedly told Police that she sells narcotics in order to pay her bills, found herself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday morning.Bernadette Robertson, 65, of Lot 90 Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and had the charge of possession read to her.The charge alleged that on February 15, 2018, at her residence, she was found with 94.2 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted, revealing that the pensioner took a Police Constable to the kitchen of her home where the illicit substance was found.She reportedly told him when questioned that she sells cannabis to pay her bills.As such, Magistrate McLennan remanded her to prison and she will return to court on March 13, 2018 at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.
A life-saving course is being offered next week, and it won’t cost the public a dime. The local St. John Ambulance is holding their 4th Annual Community CPR Day on November 21st. Those who pre-register get free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, which originally costs $75.00.Branch Manager Tina Westergaard says the session ensures that more residents are trained to save lives.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=2109|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=061718f2316ffb530d8ac11d80ad8596-Tina Westergaard 1_1_Pub.mp3] Upon completion of the four-hour course, participants will get a certificate, a St. John Ambulance CPR book and grab bag containing a wallet first aid kit. The Fort St. John branch will offer two courses, a CPR-A, (resusitating adults), and CPR-B, (for saving adults, children and infants) Advertisement Westergaard says the training will also include YOYO-72, or You’re On Your Own for 72 hours. [asset|aid=2110|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=061718f2316ffb530d8ac11d80ad8596-Tina Westergaard 2_1_Pub.mp3] Anyone who is interested in the free training, must pre-register before the date, by calling the local branch at 250-785-7233.
19 June 2006Howzit, Hallo daar, Molo, Sawabona!Fancy tuning in to Egoli, Carte Blanche, Boots ‘n All, Casper Rasper and much more homegrown South African entertainment – from overseas? KuduClub.com keeps South Africans abroad in touch with home for a small monthly fee, wherever they are in the world, bringing them the best of SA entertainment, movies, sport and news via broadband internet.Recent research conducted by KuduClub.com shows that there are almost 2-million South Africans living abroad, 95% of whom miss one or more elements of South Africa: a Castle Lager, a piece of biltong, a Sarie Magazine – or a South African television programme.KuduClub.com satisfies all of these needs, being a “one-stop South African shop” that enables expats to source South African products, find out what is going on in their local South African communities, and watch their favourite South African sport, drama and actuality shows.According to general manager Hercu Wentzel, KuduClub.com has expanded its live and on-demand coverage of South African rugby – including the Tri-Nations and Springbok tours, Super 14, Vodacom and Currie Cup – from two to over 150 countries.Wentzel added that there were ongoing negotiations to further diversify the content currently available on Kuduclub.com to include delivery of other services such as music downloads and more.KuduClub.com is available worldwide, and potential subscribers can visit the website to get a taste of what KuduClub.com has to offer and see if their operating system supports the service.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
15 October 2014A three-year R1-million per annum partnership deal between First National Bank (FNB) and the Silicon Cape initiative will boost business activity and is a step forward in transforming Cape Town into the Digital City of Africa.Alexander Fraser, the outgoing chairperson of Silicon Cape, said FNB’s endorsement was a vote of confidence for tech-entrepreneurs and every start-up business in the Western Cape as well as the rest of South Africa.“Big business has a crucial role in ensuring that entrepreneurs have the necessary support to create jobs and boost economic growth. FNB’s backing will certainly bolster our efforts to build a better ecosystem for tech-entrepreneurs. This investment and long term commitment will enable Silicon Cape to scale and build additional value in our ecosystem,’ she said.Silicon Cape initiativeThe Silicon Cape initiative is a non-profit organisation that was started by Dragons Den entrepreneur Vinny Lingham and venture capitalist Justin Stanford in 2009. It aims to improve the ecosystem for tech businesses, by providing a platform for the community to collaborate, share resources and amplify tech innovation.The initiative to date has been completely volunteer driven and includes tech- entrepreneurs, developers, angel investors and venture capitalists that are passionate about entrepreneurship in their community. Silicon Cape has over 8 500 registered members and is one of the largest entrepreneurial networks in Africa. The collaboration with FNB is Silicon Cape’s first long-term partnership since inception.The partnership with Silicon Cape advances FNB’s contribution to creating an enabling environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, said Stephan Claassen, FNB business provincial head for the Western Cape.“Through its diverse membership, Silicon Cape has been at the forefront of efforts to minimise barriers in doing business among tech-entrepreneurs. The partnership will also enable us to share best practice and contribute towards better positioning of tech businesses to potential investors,’ said Claassen.Sustainable tech ecosystemFNB’s partnership with Silicon Cape will create a sustainable holistic tech ecosystem in a country where it is not easy to get started, according to Heather Lowe, head of Vumela Enterprise Fund at FNB.She said the funding will be used to scale up tech-entrepreneurs and start-up businesses up. In addition, FNB will bring on board a full-time operations and marketing officer at the bank’s expense.“Silicon Cape members will also have full access to the new FNB Portside building [the tallest green building in Africa], where they can use our slow lounges and work cafe for meetings, as well as our events facilities.’Members will also have access to the Vumela Enterprise Fund and the bank will be able to give early stage equity funding for specific start-ups.Digital City of AfricaCity of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said the City was aiming to become a sophisticated digital city that had the infrastructure and environment for tech start- ups to thrive. “We want to become the Digital City of Africa. We can become a growing and thriving centre for our region, with multiplied effects for our economy,’ she said.The City of Cape Town has so far rolled out over 350 kilometres of broadband fibre optic cable and aimed to increase that to 700 kilometres, a fundamental development in reaching that vision. De Lille said the City encourages and supports start-ups with digital ideas, something that requires by-in from organisations like Silicon Cape and the private sector.“This means directly supporting those who need time and support to make their good ideas great and to add real value to our economy,’ she said. “These are just the building blocks for a long-term project.“Our vision is to use the unique infrastructural assets of our city to create a new digital centre and, in so doing, we will make Cape Town one of the most important investment centres in Africa.’The partnership was also welcomed by Tim Harris, the City of Cape Town’s Director of Trade and Investment. “This is an important collaboration between FNB and the tech sector in the city region. Cape Town is poised to become a leading technology hub in Africa, and partnerships like this will catalyse the growth of the sector helping to drive economic growth and create jobs in our city,’ he said.Source: Fin24.com
Enterprises may still not know exactly what value they expect to glean from Big Data, but that hasn’t stopped them from spending big money on Big Data skills like Hadoop and NoSQL. According to a 2013 Dice Tech Salary Survey, Hadoop and NoSQL skills, the two mainstays of Big Data projects, are worth more than any other technology skills, up to $115,062 on average, with Apple-related technologies like Omnigraffle and Objective-C not far behind. Buried in that salary data, however, are indicators that Big Data remains far too much of a Silicon Valley science project for now.The Big Money Is In DataAs I noted recently, enterprises are somewhat conflicted on how to make use of Big Data. When 56% of respondents struggle to know how to get value from their data yet are either deploying or planning to imminently deploy a Big Data project, we have a serious disconnect. What we don’t have, however, is any sort of hiring freeze on Big Data professionals, as the salary data suggests: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Android#Big Data#Dice#Hadoop#HTML5#iOS#NoSQL#salary Related Posts Enterprises are clearly willing to pay a premium to find or retain good people to help make sense of their data.They’re also paying a premium for Apple-savvy developers. Both Omnigraffle and Objective-C show up in the top-10 highest paying job skills in Dice’s survey. This is even more interesting in light of Indeed.com’s analysis of the hottest job trends. In addition to two Big Data technologies making the list, five mobile skills (HTML5, iOS, Android, mobile app, jQuery) find themselves in the top-10, only one of which is explicitly Apple-related.HTML5 and Android match Apple in total jobs, and blow Apple away in terms of relative job listing growth:Yet it’s Apple-related development that pays the highest salaries. And by a wide margin, given that the average mobile developer makes around $80,000, compared to Objective-C-savvy developers, who bring home $105,000.Want More Money? Move To The ValleyIt remains to be seen, however, whether both Big Data and Apple iOS-related development will be worth as much once they go truly mainstream.After all, since 2003 the average U.S. tech salary has ballooned from $69,400 to $85,619 in 2013, including a big 5% jump in 2012. But if you want to collect an outsized paycheck (and pay an outsized mortgage), the Valley remains the land of promise. Boasting an average tech salary of $101,278, Silicon Valley is the only area with an average salary that tops $100,000, and this despite dropping 2.8% since 2012 while other metro areas like Boston (up 7% to $94,742) and Los Angeles (up 6% to $92,498) have grown strongly.As one executive told me recently, Hadoop still requires a lot of heavy lifting to make it useful. The skills necessary for working with it remain in short supply; hence, the salary premium. They’re also predominately based in Silicon Valley, as a Indeed.com geographical analysis shows. A huge percentage of Hadoop jobs are found in the Bay Area, with New York in a distant second and Seattle coming in a very, very distant third. The same is true of iOS jobs.The Future Is Not Yet Evenly DistributedWhile it’s great that Silicon Valley offers a Gold Rush for Big Data and Apple professionals, it’s also an indication that Big Data and mobile development haven’t truly gone mainstream. Not yet.Which is another way of saying that the future is very, very bright for both in terms of jobs, and particularly Big Data. Eventually Android and HTML5 are likely to dilute Apple’s outsized influence on mobile, bringing down either salary levels or job numbers or both. But for Big Data, there is no proprietary competition to displace it.In fact, given the open source nature of all the dominant Big Data technologies, we’re likely to see dramatic growth in Big Data jobs outside Silicon Valley as developers master the relevant technologies, nearly all of which are a download and O’Reilly book away from understanding them. A year ago Cloudera executive Mike Olson told a Churchill Club crowd that while Hadoop remains too complex for most enterprises, that’s changing quickly, particularly as its complexity gets buried in applications. We’re getting closer to his vision every day, with lots of Big Data jobs to follow.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Matt Asay Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
Related Posts Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Bots#Internet of Things#IoT#lawyers Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Robot lawyers have been getting so much attention lately that AI-and-law thought leaders believe we have reached peak hype. Journalists have responded by toning down their headlines to better manage expectations. For example, last month the New York Times ran an article titled, “A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet,” and the ABA Journal gently warned, “The robot lawyers are coming (to help, not to take your jobs).”The Times article explains that automation generally happens task by task. So, even if AI can scan documents and predict which ones will be relevant to a legal case, other tasks such as actually advising a client or appearing in court cannot currently be performed by computers.But for readers who are not well-versed in the law, these articles fail to answer some more foundational questions: What is legal research, anyway? And, if a computer can do the research, why would I still need a human lawyer?To answer those questions, let’s look at a specific technology as an example. The company Casetext recently unveiled a tool called CARA to help lawyers do legal research. CARA stands for Case Analysis Research Assistant (it also means friend in Irish). This rollout coincides with Casetext’s announcement that it has secured $12 million in Series B funding, which will be used in part to further develop their AI capabilities.How does CARA work? The user uploads a legal brief to Casetext’s website; CARA scans the brief and instantly returns a list of relevant cases that the brief failed to cite. I tested it out with a brief I wrote a few years ago when I was still practicing law. CARA’s speed and accuracy are truly astounding. It would have taken me hours of research to come up with the list of cases that CARA generated instantaneously.But for those who have not experienced the drudgery of legal research firsthand, it’s hard to understand what this all means. Readers may be wondering, What is a “relevant case” and why is it so important to make sure you didn’t miss one?See also: Bosch and NVIDIA create a supercomputer for self-driving AITo appreciate the impact of tools like CARA, it’s important to have an understanding of how our legal system works. (Even if this was covered in a civics class at some point, most of us could use a refresher.) When a dispute ends up in court, the judge writes a decision resolving the case. Courts publish these decisions and they are collectively referred to as “case law.”Our legal system is based on the principle of stare decisis, a Latin term meaning that cases should be decided consistently so that similar situations will yield similar results. Accordingly, when a dispute ends up in court, the lawyers and judge involved in the case look to older case law to see if the issue has been decided before. If it has, the older case will act as a precedent and the judge will follow its reasoning in deciding the current dispute.Or, one of the lawyers may argue that the current situation is different enough from the older case to justify a different result. Even if there is a statute or regulation that seems to directly address the subject matter of a dispute, there may still be case law interpreting the language of the statute or regulation—filling in gaps or explaining how that rule applies to specific situation. In other words, no matter what type of dispute you have, it’s important to search all of the case law to see what judges have said about similar disputes in the past.Enormous potential time savingsBefore computers, cases were published in volumes organized chronologically. Lawyers would use the index to find cases relevant to their current dispute. This took time—lots of time. Even with the advent of computer databases such as Lexis Nexis and Westlaw, researching case law was still laborious because you had to try a lot of different word combinations to make sure you weren’t missing a case where a judge used slightly different terminology. Or your search term might be very common and you’d have to read through a lot of cases to find the ones that were most similar to your dispute.CARA makes this process exponentially faster; she “reads” your brief so she understands the context of your dispute, and then she instantly searches a database of millions of cases and tells you which ones are relevant to your dispute—but she’ll omit the cases you cited in the brief, since you clearly know about those already.As amazing as CARA is, however, the truth is that doing the case-law research is only part of the battle. If you’re involved in a court dispute, someone still needs to write the brief and show up in court to summarize the brief orally for the judge (among other tasks). There are companies out there, such as ROSS Intelligence, that are testing AI-assisted brief writing, but we’re still a ways off from robots showing up in court and talking to the judge.In sum, lawyers perform a variety of complicated tasks. Computers can already do some of these tasks much better than humans—but not all of the tasks. Until that happens—or until we make lawyers’ jobs less complicated (perhaps an even more challenging task given the power of inertia)—we will still need human lawyers to wield these impressive AI-powered tools.This article is part of our bots landscape series. You can download a high resolution version of the landscape featuring 197 companies here. Alexandra Devendra Follow the Puck
Following a land dispute between two tribes, over ten houses were torched in a pre-dawn raid on Tuesday at Makhan Khunou village in Senapati district of Manipur. A bridge, about 3 km away from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, was also torched. Official reports said the land dispute was the root cause of the incident. “It is unfortunate… Preliminary reports suggest a misunderstanding stemming from land disputes,” said Chief Minister N. Biren, who holds the Home portfolio. “Cabinet Minister Thaissi has rushed to the affected area. I am waiting for a report from the Minister. A platoon of India Reserve Battalion has been sent to maintain law and order,” he said. Top police and civil officials and elected representatives of the district have gone to the troubled area. There is an old foot road between Maram and Makhan villages and this seems to be the bone of contention. Police said the intruders poured inflammable liquid on some houses at 3.30 a.m. on Tuesday. A tribal woman was reportedly injured and is said to be out of danger.Protesting members of the Makhan People’s Organisation blocked traffic along the National Highway 2 that connects Manipur and Nagaland with Assam and other northeastern States. The organisation warned that the government should arrest the culprits within 24 hours, failing which an indefinite strike along the NH 2 would be launched.All districts in Manipur are put on red alert to prevent any untoward incident.
Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus The Champions League’s all-time leading scorer was given far too much space and leapt triumphantly to beat Areola with a downward header in the 51st minute. He had netted twice in the first leg.Ronaldo is hitting top form at a crucial time and has scored in nine Champions League games in a row, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.This was a huge test for a PSG side desperate to prove it belongs among Europe’s elite, especially after spectacularly failing last year — becoming the first team eliminated after winning the first leg 4-0. Barcelona won the return 6-1.“Maybe tonight they weren’t so good, but it’s also because we played very well,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “Obviously it became harder for them when we scored the second goal.”In the night’s other match, five-time champion Liverpool eased into the last eight, drawing 0-0 at home to two-time winner Porto after winning the away leg 5-0.The atmosphere was electric at Parc des Princes in Paris, with thick smoke engulfing the stadium a pre-match pyrotechnics were set off. PSG’s exuberant fans were asked to “stop letting off flares” over the stadium loud speaker just after the interval.This was all part of a concerted effort to motivate the players. The club’s communications department had released a video, urging fans to rally behind the team seemingly as a matter of urgency for the city itself. Neymar also posted a video on Twitter, with the words “Vous allez le Faire” (You will do it).Banners around the ground encouraged the team and some fans had already taken matters into their own hands. Late into the night before the game, a small group of PSG Ultras let off bangers, chanted “Paris” and banged a drum outside the Real Madrid team hotel.But all this bluster seemed more like bluff.After a fairly even first half, Ronaldo headed wide early in the second half — a warning sign. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, makes an attempt to shot the ball as PSG’s Thiago Silva tries to stop him during the round of 16, 2nd leg Champions League soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS— Paris Saint-Germain’s dream of joining Europe’s elite with a Champions League trophy will have to wait another season, as Real Madrid delivered a brutal reality check by cruising through to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night.Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful header — his 12th goal of the competition — and a deflected effort from midfielder Casemiro either side of a close-range finish from PSG’s Edinson Cavani sent Madrid through 5-2 on aggregate.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 9 years later, Liverpool back in Champions League quarters Moments later he headed home Vazquez’s pinpoint cross from the left after a quick break down the left from the impressive Marco Asensio, astutely selected ahead of Gareth Bale by Zidane.“Tactically we played the right way, we believe in what we’re doing,” Zidane said. “We closed them down high up the pitch.”Madrid could have had further goals breaking forward on counterattacks, with Asensio and Ronaldo hitting the post. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Peaking at the right time, Madrid can be confident of challenging for a third straight title and 13th overall.PSG still has not reached the semifinals since its lone appearance in 1995. PSG’s ambitious club motto of “Dream Bigger” should perhaps now be revised. On this evidence, and last season’s humiliation at the hands of Barcelona, PSG remains a club more hopeful than convincing. Despite huge investment from cash-rich Qatari owners QSI since 2011, PSG has not been past the quarterfinals in that time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We needed our heads and our hearts today. But we didn’t have both, we didn’t play as well as Real Madrid,” dejected PSG coach Unai Emery said. “Madrid deserved to go through. I think they controlled 60 percent of the game and we didn’t do enough with the 40 percent we had. Losing to Real Madrid itself isn’t a disappointment, but being knocked out in the last 16 is.”Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, PSG’s fragile defense crumbled and its attack offered little threat without the injured Neymar. The biggest bang from this PSG side was from the fireworks constantly let off by a section of fans behind one goal. Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Cavani’s goal gave PSG some hope with 20 minutes left. But with midfielder Marco Verratti already sent off, scoring two more to force extra time was beyond a lackluster PSG side.Instead, midfielder Casemiro’s deflected shot looped past stranded goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in the 80th. He was gifted the ball after midfielder Adrien Rabiot dealt poorly with Lucas Vazquez’s cross.To compound a miserable night for PSG fans, who so badly want to believe this side can conquer Europe, Verratti showed terrible composure to in getting sent off midway through the second half. He got a second yellow card, having protested vehemently with referee Felix Brych after not getting a free kick.“Our fans got behind us, I apologize to them,” Rabiot said. “We tried but we couldn’t do it.”Ronaldo had already done his usual damage.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments