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Rochester officers who pepper-sprayed 9-year-old suspended

first_imgThe city of Rochester has suspended police officers seen in body-camera videos spraying a chemical “irritant” in the face of a distraught and handcuffed 9-year-old girl.  A press release from the city Monday did not specify how many officers were suspended. The suspensions will last at least until an internal police investigation is completed. The action comes as community outrage continues to grow following the release of footage Sunday showing officers restraining and scolding the girl, who was screaming for her father. The police were responding to a report of “family trouble.” New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is looking into what happened.last_img read more

North Dakota regulators approve state’s first commercial solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Solar power made a breakthrough in North Dakota after regulators on Feb. 26 approved the first commercial solar farm in the state.Stacy Eberl, spokeswoman for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, said that while there is a limited amount of rooftop solar in the state, there are no existing utility-scale commercial solar farms. That’s set to change after the Public Service Commission approved by a 2-1 vote Harmony Solar ND LLC’s proposal to build a 200 MW solar farm in Cass County, near the state’s eastern border with Minnesota.Harmony Solar is a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy LLC. The $320 million project is expected to come online by Dec. 31, 2020.The Solar Energy Industries Association ranks North Dakota last in the nation for solar power as of the third quarter of 2018, with less than 1 MW of solar energy installed in the state.In 2017, about 66% of North Dakota’s net electricity generation came from coal, more than 25% came from wind, while 5% came from conventional hydroelectric power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2007, North Dakota enacted legislation establishing an objective that 10% of all retail electricity sold in the state be obtained from renewable and recycled energy by 2015, notes Harmony’s application to the PSC.More ($): Regulators approve 1st commercial solar farm in North Dakota North Dakota regulators approve state’s first commercial solar projectlast_img read more

Rhodes hosts world journalism meet

first_imgAn African journalist plies his trade at a training workshop on HIV/Aids for young TV producers in Nairobi, organised by Unesco in collaboration with the East African Film Institute and Development Through Media. (Image: Unesco) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Guy BergerRU School of Journalism and Media Studies+27 46 603 7100RELATED ARTICLES • Reshaping reportage on Africa • Unesco, AU to boost journalism • SA celebrates media freedom • New M&G journalism centreJanine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Rhodes University is hosting a three-day conference on journalism education in July 2010, with the theme Journalism education in an age of radical change.The second edition of the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC2) takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, from 5 to 7 July 2010.Hosted by Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, the conference has almost 350 confirmed attendees from 42 countries across Africa and further afield.With thousands of the world’s media currently in South Africa to cover the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the conference is an ideal opportunity to highlight journalism education in this light, said Prof Guy Berger, the head of the Rhodes journalism school.Distinguished academics and journalism education experts who have confirmed include Chinese Communications Association president Li Liangrong of Fudan University; Ghana’s Prof Kwame Karikari, director of the Media Foundation of West Africa; Stephen Quinn of Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia; Pascal Guenee, director of Institut Pratique de Journalisme at Dauphine University in Paris; and Yassen Zassoursky, president of the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University.Registration is still open and the form may be filled in online at the congress’s website.WJEC2 will be opened with a speech from Evaton, Gauteng-born Advocate Pansy Tlakula, special rapporteur to the African Union on freedom of expression, while Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will deliver the closing keynote speech.With six expert panel discussions, ranging in topic from reporting in a hostile environment to shaping the future of journalism curricula, and a number of plenary sessions, every attendee will take something useful away.The finalised programme is available on the WJEC2 website.Active participationRegistration for a wide range of task team groups may also be done online. Some of the diverse topics include Entrepreneurial Journalism; Diversity in Journalism Education; Media Training, Journalism Education and Gender Equality; Sports Journalism; Teaching Media Literacy; and Journalism Ethics.Discussions focusing on new media such as social websites, mobile journalism, and blogging are also on the agenda.As if this wasn’t enough, participants will be able to attend 130 research paper presentations. In addition, all proceedings will be translated simultaneously into French and Chinese, for non-English speakers.The congress is said to be an excellent opportunity for networking  but for those unable to attend in person, much of the programme will be streamed live via the WJEC2 website. According to Berger, up to 11 sessions may be streamed simultaneously.Interested parties may also follow the Twitter stream on #wjec2, and participation by means of blogging and tweeting, using the #wjec2 tag, is strongly encouraged.Boosting journalism educationThe first World Journalism Education Congress took place in Singapore in July 2007 with the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre hosting. Several ground-breaking steps were taken during the inaugural congress, among them the release of the World Journalism Education Council’s Declaration of Principles, and the launch of the Unesco model curriculum for journalism education.This year’s congress will see the launch of a Unesco-compiled model syllabus of ideas for teaching about African media.The second edition will run in conjunction with the 14th Highway Africa conference, also taking place in Grahamstown. This annual gathering is held jointly by the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Rhodes University’s journalism school, and brings together journalists from all over Africa, to discuss and debate the state of media on the continent.last_img read more

How AI Is Finally Spreading Through the Supply Chain

first_imgDr. Ken Sanford is the US lead Analytics Architect for Dataiku. He is a reformed academic economist who likes to empower customers to solve problems with data. In addition, Dr. Sanford teaches courses in Applied Forecasting, Stress testing, and Big Data Tools for Economists at Boston College. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his work on price optimization has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Follow the Puck Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The production and distribution of consumer goods and food products are not as cut and dry as it may seem to spectators. With the numerous challenges and complexities throughout the supply chain, artificial intelligence is rightfully standing at the forefront of technological solutions. This is because AI is enhancing efficiency from the first to the final link of the supply chain by assisting with manufacturing, inventory management, and shipping.Here are some additional points of consideration for businesses considering investing in AI to restructure supply chains.Forward-Thinking Companies Are Embracing AI For SCMThe abundance of algorithms fed to machines teaches each machine the operational standards and proper systems within the supply chain, allowing them to spot errors with a higher level of accuracy than humans. But the true impact of artificial intelligence in the supply chain goes even further once businesses deploy the technology, explaining why internationally respected companies are already using AI.Amazon and Google are two brands with worldwide influence that incorporate the use of AI in their supply chains. One of the ways Amazon is utilizing AI is by using its predictive nature to prepare for future demands. Their AI algorithms can determine the demand for specific products up to 18 months in advance because it analyzes both customer preferences and logistical operations.Google estimates that the company has invested up to 30 billion dollars into AI acquisitions, and AI research and development.The Predictive Nature of AI Is Highly ReliableAlong with predicting upcoming industry demands, AI can predict equipment malfunctions. By knowing the functional nature and operational capacity of equipment, products won’t be held up in the supply chain because managers will be better prepared with the insights they need for finding alternative methods of production until equipment is back up and running. These predictions are made by using smart sensors and creating an identical piece of equipment virtually. The virtual equipment is then tested under specific circumstances (such as extreme weather).Companies can also automate billing with the predictive analysis of artificial intelligence. Future balances can be calculated for new invoices as intelligent technology recognizes the patterns of payments received and company expenses.AI Is Shortening the Distribution ProcessIn an economy of global shipping, customers and businesses don’t always have the luxury of receiving their goods and products on specified dates. In the past, relying on research experts and analytics to generate data was the most feasible way to inform businesses about their shipments and to estimate when the items were likely to arrive at their destination.Considering the vast amount of data that experts must process in today’s consumer-driven society, allowing AI to learn and automate data analysis to predict delivery times can relieve researchers of this often difficult and time-consuming task. Because of the unexpected hold-ups in the supply chain, making assumptions for product delivery dates could be a costly mistake. AI can prevent these mistakes through smart sensors and GPS data that will track the location of products throughout the entire distribution process.Furthermore, artificial intelligence can shorten the distribution process altogether by guiding autonomous vehicles. As products are in transport via ground, businesses must account for legal restrictions and the possibility of transportation delays. These possible delays include traffic jams, engine problems, and unexpected detours.Laws are also in place for the safety of drivers, requiring them to drive for a limited number of hours each day. AI could create the fastest routes, and autonomous transportation would be able to stay on the road for longer periods of time in comparison to man-powered vehicles.AI Mitigates Risks in the Supply ChainWarehouse management and supply chain procurement are only effective if the inventory is well-managed. If the supply fails to meet the demand, company time and money goes to waste. When the supply fall shorts of demand, customer dissatisfaction is inevitable. On the other hand, if supply is much higher than demand, critical resources may have been exhausted for no reason – especially when no opportunities are available for selling the overstock.Artificial intelligence mitigates these risks by promoting transparency while its predictive abilities influence decision-making. As previously mentioned, AI can predict the upcoming demand for products. As a result, supply chain managers will be able to determine an accurate supply volume in advance.Artificially intelligent chatbots would also keep the lines of communication open between suppliers and customers by generating responses to general inquiries and storing important documents in the cloud for the purposes of record-keeping and meeting compliance standards.Businesses Should Capitalize On The Advantages of AIArtificial intelligence has the potential to benefit businesses in a variety of ways as products move down the supply chain, and the initial investment into testing and feeding data to learning machines will be well worth it after deployment.When considering the fact that tech powerhouses such as Google and Amazon are implementing AI throughout their supply chains, it’s apparent that AI will be necessary for companies to keep up in our data-driven world.The structure of businesses will change for the better by adopting AI. Through automation, team members will be less overwhelmed by large amounts of data and tedious, repetitive work. Early adoption of artificial intelligence as a strategy of supply chain management also increases profit margins by over 5%. Instead of overlooking AI, now is the time to embrace this revolutionary technology. Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#supply chain#supply chain management Ken Sanfordlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea warned Hudson-Odoi will become next Sancho

first_imgChelsea warned Hudson-Odoi will become next Sanchoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes the club are risking Callum Hudson-Odoi becoming the next Jadon Sancho by allowing him to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. Sancho has excelled since leaving Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017.And Cascarino believes Hudson-Odoi could make Chelsea regret selling him if he is given the opportunity to play at Bayern.He told The Times: “Bayern Munich’s interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi should tell Chelsea all they need to know.”The 18-year-old is clearly a special talent and they should be doing all they can to stop him joining one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”Transfer fees are obscene for teenagers but Chelsea should look farther down the line.”Just look at Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.”Manchester City let him leave and now he is starring for the Bundesliga leaders domestically and in the Champions League.”Chelsea must resist the temptation of selling Hudson-Odoi this month and try and persuade him to sign a new long-term contract – his value and ability is likely to only increase.”There aren’t many players who can skip past players and deliver such brilliant crosses as he did against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.”He set up Alvaro Morata for both goals and was comfortably the best player on the pitch.”Chelsea have had little success in establishing their academy players in the first team, which should make them even more determined to keep Hudson-Odoi.”They know how important it is to their fans to have a home-grown player star for the first team – just look at how the supporters adored John Terry.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgMeryl Streep (Photo Courtesy of Fox) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO — Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be among the honourees at the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Tribute Gala.Streep is set to receive the Tribute Actor Award at the festival’s first annual fundraiser for year-round programming.The event celebrating outstanding contributions to the film industry will be held at Fairmont Royal York on Sept. 9. Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: TIFF will also hand out the Impact Award to Participant Media, the production company behind best-picture Oscar winners “Spotlight” and “Green Book.”Other honourees to be announced include the winner of the Mary Pickford Award for female emerging talent, and a second Tribute Actor Award recipient who will be named in the coming weeks.Steep will star in this year’s festival in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat” about a group of journalists probing the so-called Panama Papers money laundering scandal.The festival runs Sept. 5-15.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ottawa has turned a corner in First Nations child welfare Philpott

first_imgThe Canadian PressCanada’s Indigenous services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against Indigenous children.“We have turned a corner,” Jane Philpott told The Canadian Press. “We will reach a day soon where we will know that the parties have agreed that we have fully complied.”She said the government is working with the tribunal to confirm every one of its orders has been fulfilled.The First Nations children’s advocate who filed the complaint said the matter is far from settled.“It’s untenable to me that still in 2018 the Canadian government gives First Nations kids less than every other kid in the country,” said Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.“That, to me, is unacceptable and it needs to change and there needs to be a plan to change it.”In 2007, Blackstock’s society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.Nearly a decade later, the tribunal sided with Blackstock and ruled the government discriminates against First Nations kids because they can only get the same child-welfare funding and programs if they are taken into care, often out of their communities and into non-Indigenous homes.The tribunal ordered Canada to stop discriminating immediately, reform First Nations child-welfare programs and make sure Indigenous kids have their health, education and social needs met no matter where they live.In February, the tribunal issued a fourth non-compliance order to Ottawa. It said the “seriousness and emergency of the issue is not grasped with some of Canada’s actions and responses.”The same day, Indigenous Services Canada sent a letter to all 105 First Nations child and family services agencies. It said the federal government would immediately begin to cover agencies’ actual costs, as well as reimburse them retroactively to 2016.Philpott pointed to funds in the federal budget – about $1.4 billion over six years for First Nations child and family services – as an important step towards meeting the tribunal’s requirements.Blackstock said compliance doesn’t come from promised money – the government needs to show that it will flow to children.“We don’t know how much is going to go to provinces and we don’t know how much is going to First Nations agencies or to First Nations,” Blackstock said.There have been encouraging developments since Philpott took over the file, she said, but Blackstock is skeptical the funding will come without strings attached. Money often doesn’t make its way to kids unless certain conditions are met, she added.Indigenous children account for about seven per cent of all kids in Canada, but make up more than half the number in care. In Manitoba, Indigenous children make up nearly 90 per cent of kids in care.Philpott said increased funding isn’t the government’s only solution. The idea is to change things so there aren’t “these perverse incentives which incline the system to see kids being apprehended.”There is a lot more flexibility in the new funds so money goes to support families and doesn’t flow only when children are apprehended, Philpott said.“We are doing well beyond what the tribunal has asked us to do in terms of really transforming the system,” she said. “Really trying to find ways that we support families.”last_img read more

Inter Milan plotting move for Gundogan

first_imgInter Milan are reportedly plotting a move for Ilkay Gundogan if the qualify for the Champions League, claims Corriere dello SportThe Nerazzurri are currently in fifth place in the Serie A standings and are three points behind Lazio with an inferior goal difference.However, the two sides will meet on the final day of the season on Sunday and a win for Inter would see them leapfrog Lazio due to their superior head-to-head record.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Should they accomplish their aim, then the Italian side intend to pursue Gundogan in the summer as the income generated from qualifying for the Champions League will enable them to pay for the transfer fee.The German’s future at City has been recently cast into doubt after reports emerged that Pep Guardiola is targeting a move for Lazio midfielder Jorginho.Gundogan has played 48 games for City this season and has chipped in six goals and three assists for the Premier League champions.last_img read more

Lovren likely to miss Bayern Munichs clash

first_imgJurgen Klopp admits Dejan Lovren is still battling with injury problems and remains a doubt for Bayern Munich after missing Liverpool’s mid-season training camp.Klopp’s men are currently second in the Premier League on goal difference with a game in hand over Manchester City.With the Reds out of the FA Cup, the club headed to Marbella to make the most of a free weekend. But travelled without Lovren as he remains out, having suffered a hamstring blow against Wolves in early January.The Croatia defender had initially been named in Liverpool’s group, yet Klopp confirmed on Tuesday that his rehabilitation would instead continue back on Merseyside.Considering the fact that Virgil van Dijk is suspended and Joe Gomez is still out injured leaves the Reds with Joel Matip as the only fit centre-back to face Bayern in the Champions League last-16 first leg on February 19.Klopp told Liverpool’s official website of Lovren’s absence: “Dejan is not here and Joe [Gomez] is not here.“That’s never a good sign, I would say, but we will try everything to make Dejan available for Munich. It will be a tight race.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Robbo trying to get in on the Salah/Lovren bromance 🔴 pic.twitter.com/IUSp4pazx4— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) February 12, 2019“For him, it makes sense in the moment to be in another place to do what he has to do. It wouldn’t have helped if he was here, so we will try everything – that’s clear.”Other players who missed out from the training session on Tuesday include James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho but Klopp insisted this was purely due to precautionary measures.“None of them are serious, all will be fine,” he said.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.last_img read more