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Akswesasne Ottawa settle 5 million specific claim

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter nearly 200 years, the Mohawks of Akwesasne are celebrating the settlement of a specific land claim.The community received roughly $5 million in compensation for land leased out on the reserve.Grand Chief Mike Mitchell says the money will be set aside for future generations.Both the federal government and the community were happy to celebrate the accomplishment.last_img

Vancouvers first two licensed marijuana retailers open for business

first_imgVancouver’s first legal pot shops are open for business, more than two months after marijuana was legalized in Canada.City Cannabis Co.’s Fraser Street location and Evergreen Cannabis Society in Kitsilano have opened their doors.Both companies had to jump through extensive regulatory hoops, even as illegal retailers continue to operate across in the city.British Columbia has lagged behind other provinces in issuing non-medical cannabis retail licences, which must first be approved by the province, then referred to local governments or Indigenous communities for approval.The province says it has referred 232 application to local and Indigenous governments, but only six licences have been issued, including Evergreen and two City Cannabis locations in Vancouver.City Cannabis says it plans to open its Robson location soon.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Dont forget 2004 Sonia to BJP

first_imgRAEBARELI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not invincible, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi told reporters today in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, where she filed her nomination papers. “Don’t forget 2004,” she said, reminding the media of her party Congress taking power despite widespread predictions of a BJP victory.last_img

WatchSNCLavalin opts for corruption trial before judge alone

MONTREAL — Lawyers representing SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. have opted for trial by judge alone in a corruption case that has loomed over the Montreal-based engineering giant. The company was ordered to stand trial last May.The Montreal-based firm is accused of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011. SNC-Lavalin, its construction division and a subsidiary also face one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of $129.8 million.Being found guilty could have grave consequences for SNC-Lavalin because it could find itself blacklisted and shut out of lucrative federal contracts for a period of 10 years as well as undermining its international business opportunities. ‘Over the last few months the writing was on the wall for Mr. Bruce:’ What investors are looking for in SNC-Lavalin’s new CEO Neil Bruce ‘over-promised and under-delivered’: SNC-Lavalin CEO departs after turbulent year SNC-Lavalin delays ‘important’ decision on jury or judge in corruption trial Shortly after learning that it would be ordered to stand trial, SNC-Lavalin said it intended to vigorously challenge the charges and plead not guilty.It has argued that internal changes have been made and that the alleged actions were committed up to 20 years ago by former employees who have long departed the company.SNC-Lavalin has been caught in a political controversy for months after failing to secure a deferred prosecution agreement, a kind of plea deal that would have seen the firm agree to pay a fine rather than face prosecution.Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that top government officials pressured her to overrule federal prosecutors in the Libya case and negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement with the company.The case will return to court on Sept. 20.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, SNC-Lavalin shares were up 20 cents at $26.40 in Friday afternoon trading. read more

Mens hockey looks to bounce back against Bowling Green

OSU players celebrate after the Buckeyes first goal of the game against Miami (Ohio) Oct. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 6-2.Credit: Matthew Homan / Lantern photographerComing off the wrong side of a two-game sweep at the hands of Miami (Ohio) this weekend, the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team is looking to bounce back as it travels to Bowling Green State University for a one-game bout.Despite giving up a combined 12 goals in their two losses against the Redhawks in coach Steve Rohlik’s first series at the helm of the team, the Buckeyes (0-2-0) are optimistic about their matchup with the Falcons (0-1-1).Junior forward Max McCormick said Bowling Green and OSU are “hard-nosed teams,” so the game is going to be a battle.“We didn’t let (being swept by Miami) get us down,” McCormick said. “We’re getting better every day and that’s our mindset, so we’re staying positive and we’re going into Bowling Green to get a win.”Despite the positive attitude, senior forward Alex Szczechura said playing away from Columbus will pose a challenge the team must overcome.“They’ve always been a hardworking team,” Szczechura said. “In their home rink, they’re a tough team to play. So coming into (Tuesday’s) game, we really just want to work hard and keep things simple, keep battling on the ice.”McCormick noted that penalties and maintaining possession were two issues the Buckeyes faced against Miami, among other things.“We really need to take care of the puck,” he said. “We worked on some things in the (defensive zone) and the neutral zone this week in practice and we brushed up on some things in the power play.”OSU is 12-1-3 against the Falcons in the teams’ last 16 meetings.The Buckeyes are slated to take on the Falcons Tuesday in Bowling Green, Ohio with the puck set to drop at 7:07 p.m. read more

Opinion Struggling Michigan football program is contributing to mediocre Big Ten

The Michigan Wolverines football team takes the field for a game against OSU on Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Lantern file photoAnyone who follows college football even a little knows that the Southeastern Conference dominates the landscape.But it wasn’t always that way.As I sat in my living room late Wednesday night after coming home from work, I turned on the TV, and after a few minutes of channel surfing (us men are so good at that, right, ladies?) I came across the 2004 Michigan-Michigan State football matchup and began to watch.In the game itself, No. 12 Michigan defeated unranked Michigan State in what is arguably one of the best games Michigan Stadium has ever seen. The Wolverines won in triple overtime, 45-37, behind 224 yards on the ground from then-freshman running back Mike Hart and 189 receiving yards from then-senior wide receiver Braylon Edwards.While those names might make some Buckeye fans cringe, the fact remains that they were good, if not great, ballplayers and they made Michigan a contender in the Big Ten. Then it hit me — the key to a successful Big Ten is the success of Michigan.Now, is it strictly just on the shoulders of the Wolverines to carry the Big Ten back to the promised land? Of course not.The successes of other traditional Big Ten powers like Ohio State, Penn State and more recently Michigan State are also key, as the Buckeyes and Spartans have carried the conference in recent years.But let’s go back to that 2004 season.Michigan went to the Rose Bowl and lost to Texas, despite being upset in its season finale by the Buckeyes in Columbus as the No. 7 team in the country.The SEC had just one team in the BCS that season, as Auburn won a low-scoring affair against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl, 16-13.Not quite so dominating, right?So where did the tables turn on the Big Ten? How was the SEC able to separate itself?Well, let’s start with the next three seasons.A certain coach you might have heard of named Urban Meyer was hired at Florida late in 2004 to take over for a program that had started to reel under Ron Zook. Where did the struggling Zook find work? Illinois, the traditional Big Ten doormat.Just a season later, Meyer’s Gators were putting a beating on the Buckeyes in the 2007 BCS National Championship game, which began a string of seven straight years of SEC dominance in title games.Building on that, Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez, who was largely responsible for the turnaround of the Wisconsin program in the early ‘90s, retired following the 2005 season, leaving the door open for Bret Bielema.And we all know how that turned out. The Badgers would finish 2-4 in bowl games under Bielema.In 2007, Michigan dropped a game to Appalachian State which, let’s be honest, was the beginning of the end for Wolverine legend Lloyd Carr’s coaching career.So with Carr and Alvarez gone, and Jim Tressel’s Buckeyes dropping back-to-back blowouts in national championship games, the Big Ten took a dive into the deep end it has not yet come up from.The addition of Meyer to the Buckeye staff following the Tattoo-Gate fallout saved the OSU program, but unfortunately for Michigan, it has not had the same success in hiring a coach since Carr’s departure.The Rich Rodriguez experiment was a colossal failure and for a brief moment, it appeared the hiring of proclaimed “Michigan Man” Brady Hoke would resurrect the once proud program.For the 2011 season, it appeared Hoke had done just that as the Wolverines exploded to a 11-2 season which culminated in back-to-back wins over the Buckeyes and the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl.But the wheels have fallen off quickly for the Wolverines and the Big Ten, as Michigan sits at 3-4 on the season, and is, quite frankly, struggling to make a bowl game. Combine that with the Shane Morris incident in which Hoke played the clearly injured quarterback following a ruthless hit from a Minnesota defender, and we have seen a once-dominant program reduced to a laughing stock.The recent downward spiral of the Michigan program led them to lower their student ticket prices Thursday down to $175 from $280 for seven home games for the 2015 season in an effort to increase attendance.While it might be fun for Buckeye fans to see their rival fall from the graces of college football’s best, it is quite frankly awful for the Big Ten conference.And as the Wolverines get ready to take on the Spartans this weekend, now 10 years later, one cannot help but wonder if the Michigan program, and the Big Ten conference, will ever be able to recover from the ranks of mediocrity. read more

New ultraefficient mine lighting solution from Marl

first_imgA new “ultra-efficient” security and floodlight for mining and quarrying applications uses up to 70% less energy than the halogen equivalent and lasts 30 times longer, say makers UK-based Marl. The new light from Marl uses LED technology, and is described as an ideal solution for illuminating surface and underground mining operations. It offers mine and quarry operators a typical payback period of two years, as well as a greatly reduced carbon footprint. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the new Marl 748 series floodlight is just 10 cm deep, but delivers a massive 3,000 lumens from an input power of just 56 W, equivalent to a 200 W halogen floodlight. The floodlight has a rated life of 60,000 h, equivalent to over 13 years at 12 h per day. In this time, a halogen floodlight would need to be replaced 30 times, based on a standard life of 2,000 h. Marl is offering a five-year guarantee on the light.Commenting, Adrian Rawlinson, Managing Director of Marl said: “Given that replacing a flood or security light normally requires the hire and use of an access platform, Marl LED floodlights can be justified financially on the reduction in maintenance costs alone. On top of that, they use significantly less electrical energy.” Marl 748 series floodlights are based on Osram Golden Dragon Plus LEDs, packaged in a robust die-cast, powder coated aluminium housing protected by tempered glass. The units are weather-proof, being sealed to IP66 standard, and are suitable for operation between -30°C and +45°C. Marl has designed the floodlight in accordance with world-wide electrical safety standards. An optional dusk-dawn sensor can be fitted to bring the light on when ambient light levels drop below a pre-set level. The 748 series is offered in four versions, with medium, wide, and extra-wide beams as well as an oval beam. It weighs just 8.1 kg.last_img read more

Quebec Iron Ore signs Life Cycle Services contract with Metso

first_imgQuebec Iron Ore Inc (QIO), a subsidiary of a Montreal-based iron development and exploration company, Champion Iron Limited, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Metso for the maintenance of Metso equipment with a Life Cycle Services contract.This agreement will provide QIO with maximum availability of equipment to meet production targets for the Bloom Lake Iron Mine located near Fermont, Quebec. The new contract is signed for a period of three years and the first-year value of the order will be booked in Metso’s first-quarter 2018 orders received.“It’s been a privilege to take on the challenge of identifying and customising our offer in order to meet the goals and objectives of QIO,” says Jean Hebert, VP, Services Sales, Canada, Metso. “We are proud of this partnership and committed to working with the QIO team to deliver a successful project ”Life Cycle Services (LCS) takes the entire range of services Metso provides and bundles them into tailored packages, ranging from the basics to more complete solutions, depending on the customer’s needs. Packages are equipped to cover a single-event shutdown or span multiple years, measured against strict key performance indicators (KPI).last_img read more

Serbian coach Bošković before Netherlands I would rather play with Sweden…

The silver medal team from the last World Championship 2013, Serbia, showed progress during the Preliminary Round matches in Group A in Herning despite fourth place at the end. Handball community in Serbia and media gave up hands from the team since four best players Andrea Lekic, Sanja Damnjanovic, Katarina Tomasevic and Dragana Cvijic decided to boycott NT head-coach Saša Bošković.Serbian Handball Federation supported coach in this “war”, so Serbia went to Denmark without high expectations, but with hidden motive to qualify for the Olympic qualification for Rio. However, what is the truth, will be known soon, after 60 minutes of battle against Netherlands (tonight 20.45 hrs).-I would rather play with Sweden than Dutch girls, but we are ready for them also. We past one task, now, we are going for the main one. We are step away from the dream, qualifications for Rio. The Netherlands has a lot of good players. All of them playing in the TOP European teams, but we can give them a fight and to find solution for all what expect us – said Saša Bošković. ← Previous Story Montenegrian queens let by wonderkid Jauković put Herning on silence Next Story → Onesta calls French stars for EHF EURO 2016! Saša Bošković read more

Crysis 2 new multiplayer trailer released

first_imgFor Xbox fans eager to get hold of the sequel to one of the most technically advanced PC games of this era, you will be pleased to hear that EA have released a new multiplayer trailer for Crysis 2 which is expected to release in March of this year.The trailer showcases the lush graphics and power-ups that you have at your disposal via your Nanosuit, and it does look amazing I have to say.As for the back story, the year is 2023, terrifying alien invaders stalk the New York City streets. Only you can prevail, wielding the supersoldier enhancements of the Nanosuit 2. The information of the official EA Crysis 2 site says we’ll be getting 6 new gameplay modes including Armor mode (heavy weapons use) and Stealth mode (traps and sniping).  There’s around 12 New York city locations, 4 classes + 5 custom classes, a total of 50 multiplayer rank and 20 or so Nanosuit modules.That’s all arriving in March, though, for now just enjoy the new multiplayer footage:Read more at Team Xboxlast_img read more

Moment of silence for Stoneman Douglas victims 17 days after shooting

first_img(WSVN) – A moment of silence is scheduled, Saturday, to honor the 17 lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.Gov. Rick Scott has invited all Floridians to join him for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. — 17 days after the shooting.Scott also declared Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day.Students wrapped up their week on campus, Friday, attending another half-day session.The last few days have been spent giving students and staff access to counseling in the wake of the shooting.They’ll be on a modified schedule Monday and Tuesday as well, with dismissal at 12:40 p.m.The regular class schedule will resume Wednesday with the regular 2:40 p.m. dismissal. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

KPB Awarded Distinguished Budget Award

first_imgAt the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on February 20, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce presented Harbaugh with the award: “When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award.” The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award was presented to the Kenai Peninsula Finance Director Brandi R. Harbaugh. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. There are over I ,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 05:41 amThe Kenai Peninsula Borough has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). There are four guidelines that are used to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:a policy documenta financial planan operations guidea communications devicelast_img read more

Tesla now offers early software updates to Full SelfDriving buyers report says

2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tesla’s Model 3 Performance subtly adds the power Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment More From Roadshow Auto Tech Car Industry 3:25 Tesla 0 Elon Musk: Dawn of the self-driving era is upon us Tesla 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 49 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Share your voice Enlarge ImageTesla is still toiling away on its Full Self-Driving tech. Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images Tesla has been offering an option called Full Self-Driving option on its cars for years now, despite the FSD technology not being ready for public consumption. This has made more than a few folks who shelled out the greenbacks on the expensive option a little salty, but now they are getting a perk to hold them over.The perk, according to an Ars Technica article Wednesday, is early access to software updates, but it only applies to people who paid for Full Self-Driving before March 1 of this year. This move came after Tesla released a blog post offering Tesla owners the chance to add this feature at a reduced cost — less than the price people paid to option it when ordering their vehicles — and then took it down. Tesla has had an early access program for select drivers for a while now. It’s been used as a testing platform by Tesla’s software engineers to help iron out bugs. The new early update program will reportedly be separate from the early access program so that the updates going out to these customers will be slightly less bug-prone.That isn’t to say that the updates being sent to the members of this new program will be fully developed and bug-free though. Part of the delay between members of the early access program getting an update and it going out to the general public comes from the need to fix bugs. That means this new opt-in for FSD adopters is a double-edged sword.It’s unclear yet if this latest effort to manage people’s expectations after they paid thousands of dollars for technology that isn’t yet available will be successful, or whether it will cause further backlash from  customers.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment. read more

Austin Reported More Hate Crimes Than Any Other City In Texas Last

first_imgGabriel C. Pérez/KUTAustin had 18 total hate crimes in 2017, according to FBI data.Austin led Texas in the number of hate crimes reported last year, according to FBI data. The FBI’s 2017 hate crime statistics data show the state capital had 18 total incidents, marking the third year in a row the city saw hate crimes in the double digits.Dallas was second in the state with 14 hate crimes reported last year, and Fort Worth followed closely with 13 incidents.Of those reported hate crimes in Austin, 10 were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry, four were motivated by sexual orientation, three were by religion and one was motivated by gender identity.In 2016, the city saw 19 hate crimes, up from 13 in 2015. Race, ethnicity or ancestry were also the predominant motivators both those years.Nationally, hate crimes increased for the third straight year. According to the FBI, the number of reported incidents rose by 17 percent in 2017.Law enforcement documented 7,175 hate crimes last year, up from roughly 6,121 in 2016.The crimes were most commonly motivated by race and ethnicity, accounting for just under 60 percent of all incidents. Religion was a motivator for roughly 20 percent of hate crimes, while sexual orientation was a motivator for about 15 percent of attacks.The FBI reports that just over half of hate crime offenders nationwide were white, 21 percent were black or African-American, and 19 percent were unknown. Sharelast_img read more

Heroin Treatment and Prevention Taskforce

first_imgMayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen will be holding the second community forum for the Heroin Treatment and Prevention Taskforce, 6:30 to 9 p.m., April 23, at East Baltimore Development, 1731 E. Chase Street.The taskforce was convened last fall by Mayor Rawlings-Blake to address the critical problem of opioid addiction. Its goal was to studythe problem of heroin addiction and propose solutions for improving access to effective treatment and neighborhood compatibility.This is the second of two community meetings to hear from community stakeholders regarding overdose issues. The meeting will include community conversation around three issues: preventing fatal heroin overdoses; increasing access to quality treatment; and improving neighborhood compatibility.last_img read more

Why Zelda dungeons are so great

first_img Rhythm Game Spin-Offs We Want After ‘Cadence of Hyrule’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Zelda’s a phenomenal series. Stellar puzzles and memorable dungeons have been the foundation for the franchise. But not many people stop to dig into exactly how the games work so well.A good chunk of any given Zelda game is spent doing one of two things: dungeon diving, and preparing for the aforementioned labyrinth. Dungeons in Zelda are filled with complex puzzles, plenty of enemies, and all kinds of items that can help you or hurt you. Often, you’ll have to navigate rooms and find hidden keys to keep moving forward.Youtube critic Mark Brown looks at how different Zelda dungeons will layer these challenges together in different ways. Brown discusses, over a series of videos, what makes a satisfying dungeon from the perspective of a player. In Ocarina of Time, often considered Zelda’s pinnacle, he harps on the Shadow Temple. It consists of an aggressively linear set of rooms that don’t offer much in the way of meaningful choice. Contrast that to the dungeons in Majora’s Mask which ask you to keep track of the architecture, and remember where things are and how to get to them as you modify the landscape of the area itself, and you’ve got a recipe for interesting complexity.What’s really cool is how those types of choices interact with the placement of items throughout. Some areas will only give you access to one room at a time, meaning that there’s nothing to do except head forward. Others will give you four or five rooms that you can access at the beginning, and then steadily whittle those down to one path that you have to conquer to reach the area’s boss.It’s a great crash-course in game design that puts into words exactly why some levels just feel better than others.Oh! And Brown definitely covers the infamous Water Temple. From a design perspective, it’s actually one of the most complex and nuanced in the entire Zelda series. The problem is that it can be really tedious to keep track of the water level and manage which boots you’re wearing — both problems that were solved in the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time.If you’re at all interested in the theory behind game design, these videos are definitely worth a look. He’s got plenty more, too, covering everything from what makes Resident Evil 4 so great (something I also covered) and the role of death in games as a piece of their design. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Voicestress software is put to the test

first_img Explore further (Phys.org) — Computer scientists working in a range of departments, from pervasive computing to mobile computing to sensors, will converge in Pittsburgh for the 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2012) on September 5 through 8. They will learn more there about a team’s software that can recognize stress from vocal patterns. The researchers wanted to see if they could successfully train a system to pick up stress through a person’s voice. Their paper, “StressSense: Detecting Stress in Unconstrained Acoustic Environments using Smartphones,” authored by Hong Lu, Mashfiqui Rabbi, Gokul T. Chittaranjan, Denise Frauendorfer, Marianne Schmid Mast, Andrew T. Campbell, Daniel Gatica-Perez, and Tanzeem Choudhury, details their success. Stress changes how people make decisions: study © 2012 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (a) the setup of the interview room. (b) the setup of data collection. Image from “StressSense: Detecting Stress in Unconstrained Acoustic Environments using Smartphones”, Hong Lu et al. Citation: Voice-stress software is put to the test (2012, August 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-voice-stress-software.html “We propose StressSense for unobtrusively recognizing stress from human voice using smartphones,” say the authors, and they believe they can demonstrate that their StressSense classifier “can robustly identify stress across multiple individuals in diverse acoustic environments.”Their system is trained first to recognize someone’s unstressed voice. StressSense compares this recording to its preprogrammed knowledge of stress-caused physiological changes, such as faster speech and clipped frequency spectrum. The study authors, including Hong Lu of Intel in Santa Clara, California, found the prototype’s stress-recognition accuracy to be 81 per cent indoors and 76 per cent outdoors.Baseline voice rates for a group of people were gathered. According to their system, the person is told first to relax and read a three-minute passage from a book into the phone. Participants were subsequently placed in stressful job interviews to test the system. The study group totaled 14. Thirteen participants were undergraduate students in fields such as geology, psychology, biology, and law. One participant was a PhD student. Audio data was collected using Nexus One phones at 8kHz 16 bit PCM using a custom Android program that runs in the background, according to the paper.The researchers next plan to design, deploy, and evaluate a StressSense Android app. The inevitable question is what good will it do to be told by one’s own smartphone to chill out. The team is confident that the app carries real and practical benefits. Lu said the software has the potential to raise user awareness of stressful events and to help cope. The interest in voice analysis to recognize stress is not new. The study authors point to pioneering work in 1968 when amplitude, fundamental frequency, and spectrograms were analyzed for speech under task-induced stress . They also noted a body of research on stress detection from speech centered around the Speech Under Simulated and Actual Stress (SUSAS) dataset.“Evidence from experiments with SUSAS suggests that pitch plays a prominent role in stress. Other important features are those using energy, spectral characteristics of the glottal pulse, and phonetic variations (speaking rate) and spectral slope.”As for their own study findings, the team pointed out four contributions of their paper. They experimentally show that 1) stress from human voice can be detected using smartphones in indoor and outdoor conversational data; that 2) a universal stress model can be adapted to specific individual users; 3) a stress model can be adapted to unseen environments, lowering the cost of training stress models for different scenarios; and 4) the proposed stress classification pipeline can run in real-time on off-the-shelf Android smartphones. More information: publications.idiap.ch/download … /Lu_UBICOMP_2012.pdflast_img read more

VIDEO MIT student invented a device that lets him Google using only

first_imgIt’s hard to imagine technology being integrated into our lives more than it already is, but inevitably it will be. One futuristic piece of tech was featured on last night’s 60 Minutes, which traveled to MIT and saw the latest projects from its media lab that invented the original touchscreen.The most impressive – or disturbing – device featured was easily the headset created by Arnav Kapur that allows him to search the internet using only his mind. Kapur silently Googled questions asked by Scott Simon and received the answers through vibrations transmitted through his skull and into his inner ear.Not only does he get every answer right without ever actually asking the questions, he also ordered some food for the production staff. Maybe this could be useful after all.Arnav Kapur, a student in MIT’s Media Lab, has developed a system to surf the internet with his mind. He silently Googled our questions and heard the answers through vibrations transmitted through his skull and into his inner ear. pic.twitter.com/aN76Jn4AHv— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 22, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Ontarios Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype

first_imgThe Model X used here is actually a “generous donation from a friend,” Schmidt explains, and “may be what the future of policing looks like down the road,” but it’s not going to be used in service “because right now this vehicle has not been tested at the proving grounds for a police-rated pursuit vehicle,” the Sergeant explains. That doesn’t mean you should rule out being pulled over by this thing if you’re speeding down Ontario’s highways in the future, however. In fact, Schmidt hinted that the OPP might be opening a dialogue with Tesla to facilitate a potential future deployment.“We gotta talk to Tesla to put this vehicles through the proving grounds and make sure that it is available,” Schmidt says before moving on to demo some of the Model X’s features. “We’ll see how that works out.”Check out the full unveil and walkthrough below: Tesla’s Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it’s fitting that Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demonstration vehicle, revealed at this week’s Toronto international car show.The Tesla Model X, a P90D model, features full OPP badging and black and white paint, as well as working lights and sirens, but it’s still just a demonstration vehicle at this point, meant to illustrate “the future of policing,” according to OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt, who revealed the car on a live stream.center_img Unveiling the #FutureOfPolicing #OPP #Tesla #TeslaX #CIAS2018 #AutoShow @Tesla @autoshowcanada pic.twitter.com/Lkxt8GNdhe— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) February 15, 2018last_img read more

Beach erosion claims hut at AllInclusive area of Playa del Carmen

first_imgThey say it was the only structure affected by the erosion, and that the building used as a warehouse for the equipment that is provided for those with disabilities, remains in tact. Photo: la Dirección de Protección Civil de Playa del Carmen On Saturday, officials with la Dirección de Protección Civil de Playa del Carmen deemed the structure of the small building as weakened, which resulted in its demolition. City officials say that the base of the building become weak after being exposed to water and waves due to the recent beach erosion. With help from Protección Civil, Servicios Públicos, Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre (Zofemat) and DIF, the building was torn down for the safety of beachgoers to the area, noting that the building was at risk of collapsing. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Due to a combination of waves and beach erosion, a building at the All-Inclusive area at Fundadores Park in central Playa del Carmen was torn down by city officials. Photo: la Dirección de Protección Civil de Playa del Carmen The area was cordoned off while an excavator demolished the building and removed the debris. 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