5-Star Wide Receivers Could Be Following No. 1 QB Tate Martell To Ohio State

first_imgThe No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country committed to Ohio State this evening and with his pledge, a five-star wide receiver (or two or three) could be following him to Columbus. Tate Martell, a four-star quarterback in the 2017 class out of Las Vegas, announced his commitment to Ohio State on Twitter. The 5-foot-10, 203-pound prospect out of Bishop Gorman (Nevada) is very close with Tyjon Lindsey, a five-star wide receiver in the same class. They played together at Bishop Gorman before Lindsey moved back to California this winter. Lindsey congratulated Martell on Twitter regarding his commitment. Martell responded, “You are next!” OMM I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS COMING..CONGRATS TATE MAN NO MATTER WHAT WE’RE ALWAYS BROTHERS, TOGETHER OR NOT. Love u https://t.co/fs6kw8Z08x— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) June 13, 2016Thanks bro! You are next! https://t.co/GtChALHEPf— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 13, 2016There has long been speculation that Martell and Lindsey will end up playing for the same school. Ohio State has now obviously added half of the potential package deal and the Buckeyes are believed to be the favorite to land the other half. Lindsey, a speedy 5-foot-8 wideout out of California, is currently crystal-balled to Ohio State. 247Sports.247Sports.He recently did this at Rivals’ 5-Star Challenge. HOUSE CALL . #RivalsChallenge WR MVP @RivalsCamp pic.twitter.com/g3cStTWmMg— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) June 12, 2016Martell will surely be recruiting Lindsey to Columbus, but the Corona, Calif. product won’t be the only five-star wide receiver the quarterback tries to push to the Buckeyes.  Jeremy Birmingham of Eleven Warriors says five-star wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Donovan Peoples-Jones will also be a “priority” for Martell.  Martell (@TheTateMartell) will three five-star WRs his priority: Trevon Grimes, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tyjon Lindsey.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) June 13, 2016Peoples-Jones (No. 6), Grimes (No. 28) and Lindsey (No. 30) are all ranked in the top 30 of 247Sports’ Composite Rankings for 2017.Ohio State’s 2017 class is the No. 1 class in the country. MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Interview MPA Singapore Riding the Digitalization Wave

first_imgThe maritime industry is currently undergoing a number of changes, which mostly focus on digitalization and autonomy with the objective to keep up the pace with the latest developments in these fields.Digital transformation of the maritime industry means that companies will now be able to leverage digital solutions such as data analytics, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and smart systems, which are expected to boost productivity and cut costs.Kenneth Lim, MPA SingaporeAmid such novelties, a number of companies are already seeing a change in payments, with the introduction of cryptocurrency, while the industry is expected to witness new trends in workforce as well. World Maritime News spoke with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Kenneth Lim, Chief Technology Officer/Director (Research & Technology & Industry Development) on these developments.To enable the industry to ride the next wave of innovation-driven growth and move up the value chain, Lim said that a concerted effort is needed to transform Singapore’s maritime industry to encompass knowledge-based growth drivers, using business models that employ advanced technologies such as autonomous systems, robotics, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.With advancement in technology, new virtual means of payments, such as cryptocurrency, have emerged. Following MPA Singapore’s introduction of cashless payments as of January 1, 2018, the Singapore Government will continue to monitor the use of virtual currencies and adapt accordingly. Lim, who will be speaking at the Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 conference, which takes place 14-16 March 2018, added that the underlying technology behind cryptocurrency (blockchain) is currently on trial for potential applications.Speaking about the impact of advancements in automatization and digitalization on the port’s workforce, Lim said that the port’s recently launched Sea Transport ITM has outlined that as the maritime industry transforms and grows, more than 5,000 jobs are expected to be created in the next decade. Workers will have the opportunity to undergo skill upgrading in their existing roles through various maritime programmes launched by MPA.“We have also seen maritime companies tapping on the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) to upskill their employees not only in specialised areas, but also in more general areas like data analytics, cybersecurity, as well as in soft skills like communication and executive leadership,” Lim said.As explained, the authority is set on building a future-ready workforce with relevant skills and a global mindset.WMN: Navigational safety, congestion, training and blockchain have been identified as areas which could benefit the most from the digitalization drive in the port. How are the said areas expected to be digitalized in the future? Are start-ups the way to go?Lim: The Smart Port Challenge in 2017 successfully attracted over 80 proposals, from start-ups and SMEs, with six eventually awarded grants to work with our maritime enterprises to develop the proposed products or solutions. The six projects aim to develop solutions to support digitalization in a variety of areas such as, remote vessel monitoring and crew reporting, vessel tracking within terminals, sharing of information, resource tracking and e-bunkering services.We see start-ups as an important part of the maritime technology ecosystem, complementing existing technology developers, yet with the potential to bring in a new perspectives to solving challenges faced by the industry.When asked about artificial intelligence would contribute to MPA’s technological development, Lim said that AI’s potential use is enormous.“We have seen good use of machine learning to better passenger management in our ferry cruise centres, in areas of customer service and even in remote crane operations at the port.“AI can also be used in navigational safety. We have leveraged the use of AI to predict potential hotspots, detect anomalous activities and in support of the next-generation vessel traffic management within our port waters.”WMN: Finally, what remain the key challenges/objectives for the port moving forward?Lim: As the maritime technology landscape evolves, Maritime Singapore will need to deepen our Research and Development (R&D) capabilities to remain relevant. The MPA Living Lab will offer technology developers and industry partners a rich maritime data platform and a real operating environment at the port to co-develop and pilot innovative solutions. MPA will also be working with stakeholders to promote greater sharing of data and information within the industry. In addition, new research centres of excellence at NTU and NUS will deepen Singapore’s maritime R&D capabilities and accelerate techno transfers and spin-offs in the industry.We will also need to have a vibrant start-up ecosystem, to leverage the trends of disruptive technologies to digitalize our maritime services and products. This is why MPA embarked on the Smart Port Challenge last year, a platform to attract more start-ups to the maritime sector.As digitalization transforms the maritime landscape, we will also need to manage cyber risks.Last year, MPA proposed the formation of a “Port Authorities Focal Point Correspondence Network” comprising members from key maritime stakeholders from port and cruise terminal operators. This network will facilitate early reporting of maritime cybersecurity incidents and allow members to prepare and respond to imminent cyber-attacks.“We recognise that we cannot embark on this digital voyage alone. In line with the recently launched Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map, we will need to work closely with the industry to equip our maritime partners with the relevant digital competencies,” Lim concluded.Interview conducted by Erna Penjic, Editor, World Maritime NewsImage Courtesy: MPA Singaporelast_img read more

Residential school survivor calls for review of Law Society of Ontario

first_imgGarnet Angeconeb says there needs to be a review of the Law Society of Ontario.Willow FiddlerAPTN NewsResidential school survivors in northwestern Ontario say the Law Society of Ontario failed them miserably when it dismissed allegations mishandling claims against lawyer Doug Keshen.“No one has ever reasonably or adequately explained to the survivors, here’s what really happened,” said Garnet Angeconeb.Angeconeb is now calling for a review of the law society.He is one of about 30 residential school survivors at a meeting with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Sioux Lookout, Ont.The centre is travelling the country asking survivors what they thought of the residential school settlement program and how the process went.Rosemary Lac Seul-Monias is a survivor at the meeting.She said her experience with Keshen left her re-victimized.A Law Society of Ontario tribunal in 2017 heard that Keshen withdrew legal fees from settlement funds and didn’t interview some clients.The society dismissed the allegations – and instead agreed to audit him.Lac Seul-Monias testified at the 2017 tribunal in Kenora, Ont.“It was emotional and I was crying because I had to repeat my abuse and all that,” she said.“What I went through and talk about my…with the lawyer how he mistreated us.”In May 2018, former Assembly of First Nations national chief Ovide Mercredi released a report on the law society and found that it failed survivors.“The range of issues brought to my attention went deep into the impact of the Residential Schools on personal lives, the shortcomings of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the Law Society’s regulatory and hearing processes,” Mercredi said.The federal government settled close to 40,000 school settlements a decade ago paying out billions in compensation and legal fees.The settlements are still contentious for many survivors.“The agreement was designed, it was negotiated by lawyers and the survivors were represented yes but at the end of the day what happens is it’s the people at the community level that really feel the brunt of when something goes wrong and they don’t sleep well at night,” said Angeconeb.He said he wants to see an independent review of the residential school agreement.“After all, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement is a legalistic agreement, something went wrong within that legalistic agreement and the survivors are paying a hefty price for it now when they talk about re-victimization,” he said.The national TRC centre is hearing from survivors in Montreal, and Eskasoni next and plan to release a report in March 2019.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img read more

Zuckerberg Chan give 30M to Harvard and MIT for literacy

The Reach Every Reader program will combine scientific research with methods of tracking and predicting students’ reading abilities to develop a web-based screening tool to identify kindergartners at high risk of reading difficulties.MIT President Rafael Reif said “struggling to read can be a crushing blow with lifelong consequences” and when millions of children struggle, it’s “a crisis for our society.”Chan called the five-year effort “a unique combination of cutting-edge education and neuroscience research.”Zuckerberg created Facebook while a Harvard student but dropped out. Chan graduated from the Ivy League school in 2007. Explore further Facebook’s Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech 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. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $30 million to help improve the literacy skills of elementary school students across the nation. Citation: Zuckerberg, Chan give $30M to Harvard and MIT for literacy (2018, March 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-zuckerberg-chan-30m-harvard-mit.html read more

How to make computers faster and climate friendly

first_img ‘Approximate computing’ improves efficiency, saves energy This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. When the cryptocurrency mining company Hut 8 opened Canada’s largest bitcoin mining project outside Medicine Hat, Alta., environmentalists sounded the alarm. The plant consumes 10 times more electricity, largely produced by a natural gas-fired power plant, than any other facility in the city. Globally, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the information, communication and technology (ICT) sectors are forecast to reach the equivalent of 1.4 gigatonnes (billion metric tonnes) of carbon dioxide annually by 2020. That’s 2.7 per cent of global GHGs and roughly double Canada’s total annual greenhouse gas output.By designing energy-efficient computer processors we could reduce energy consumption, and we could reduce GHG emissions in places where electricity comes from fossil fuels. As a computer engineer specialized in computer architecture and arithmetic, my colleagues and I are confident these positive effects can be achieved with almost no impact on computer performance or user convenience. Powerful connectionsThe Internet of Things (IoT) —made up of the connected computing devices embedded into everyday objects —is already delivering positive economic and social impacts, transforming our societies, the environment and our food supply chains for the better. These devices are monitoring and reducing air pollution, improving water conservation and feeding a hungry world. They’re also making our homes and businesses more efficient, controlling thermostats, lighting, water heaters, refrigerators and washing machines. With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion —not including computers and phones —in 2018, IoT will create big data requiring huge computations. Citation: How to make computers faster and climate friendly (2018, September 26) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-faster-climate-friendly.html Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog. In computing, energy use is often considered a secondary problem to speed and storage, but with the rate and direction of technological advancement, it is becoming a growing environmental concern. Provided by The Conversationcenter_img Making computation more energy efficient would save money and reduce energy use. It would also allow the batteries that provide power in computing systems to be smaller or run longer. In addition, calculations could run faster, so computing systems would generate less heat.Approximate computingToday’s computing systems are designed to deliver exact solutions at a high energy cost. But many error-resilient algorithms like image, sound and video processing, data mining, sensor data analysis and deep learning do not require exact answers.This unnecessary accuracy and excessive energy expenditure is wasteful. There are limitations to human perception —we don’t always need 100 per cent accuracy to be satisfied with the outcome. For example, minor changes in the quality of images and videos often go unnoticed. Computing systems can take advantage of these limitations to reduce energy use without having a negative impact on the user experience. “Approximate computing” is a computation technique that sometimes returns inaccurate results, making it useful for applications where an approximate result is sufficient. At the University of Saskatchewan’s computer engineering lab, we are proposing to design and implement these approximate computing solutions, so that they can optimally trade off accuracy and efficiency across software and hardware. When we applied these solutions to a core computing component of the processor, we found that power consumption dropped by more than 50 per cent with almost no drop in performance.Flexible precisionNowadays, most personal computers contain a 64-bit standard numerical format. This means that they use a number with 64 digits (either zero or one) to perform all the computations. 3-D graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality require the 64-bit format to work. But basic audio and image processing can be done with a 32-bit format and still provide satisfying results. Moreover, deep learning applications can even use 16-bit or 8-bit formats due to their error resilience The shorter the numerical format, the less energy is used to perform the calculation. We can design flexible, yet precise, computing solutions that run different applications using the most appropriate numerical format so that it promotes energy efficiency. For example, a deep learning application using this flexible computing solution could reduce energy consumption by 15 per cent, according to our preliminary experiment. In addition, the proposed solutions can be reconfigured to simultaneously perform multiple operations requiring low numerical precision and improve performance. The IoT holds a great deal of promise, but we must also think about the costs of processing all of this data. With smarter, greener processors we could help address environmental concerns and slow or reduce their contributions to climate change. Explore further 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. The Internet of Things could improve quality of life, but it will also consume vast amounts of electricity and boost greenhouse gas emissions. 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BJP drops Joshi gives Rampur to Jaya Prada

first_imgMarch 26, 2019 Murli Manohar Joshi. File photo COMMENTS RELATED PM flags off Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor  The BJP does not seem to be taking too many chances in Uttar Pradesh and is largely banking on sitting MPs if the list of candidates unveiled by the party’s Central Election Committee on Monday is any indication.Of the 29 candidates announced for UP, as many as 21 are sitting MPs. This is contrary to reports earlier that BJP President Amit Shah is likely to drop many sitting legislators to counter the anti-incumbency factor. The Gandhis in the BJP have switched seats. Maneka, who is a sitting MP from Pilibhit, will now contest from Sultanpur from where Varun is the sitting MP. Varun Gandhi will contest from Pilibhit which is a safer seat for him. Sources said Varun wanted to shift to Pilibhit and Maneka was believed to be keen on shifting to Karnal in Haryana. But that has apparently not materialised and Maneka and Varun Gandhi have to be content with the swapping of seats. The sitting MP from Kanpur and veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi has been replaced by a relative lightweight Satyadev Pachauri.The other important announcement from the ruling party was the induction of former Samajwadi Party MP and actor Jaya Prada and her candidature from the Rampur seat. BJP’s Nepal Singh had won from Rampur in 2014 with a modest vote percentage of 37 per cent because the Muslim vote, which roughly accounts for almost 50 per cent of the electorate, got fragmented among the seven Muslim candidates fielded by different parties. Even then, the margin of victory was only 23,435 votes with the SP’s Naseer Ahmad Khan polling 3,35,181 votes against 3,58,616 votes polled by Nepal Singh.This time around, the BJP’s nomination of Jaya Prada, who had been elected from Rampur in 2004 and again in 2009 Lok Sabha elections on an SP ticket, makes the contest critical. The SP, which is part of the Mahagathbandhan in UP with Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), has fielded Jaya Prada’s former colleague and arch rival Azam Khan from Rampur. Azam Khan had fought a pitched battle against Jaya Prada and her mentor Amar Singh in the past decade. Published on Barring a few surprises, BJP sticks to known faces in the politically-crucial state politics SHARE Elections 2019 national elections COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Modi to contest from Varanasi, Shah replaces Advani in Gandhinagar last_img read more

Fizzling out – Hafizh unseated in KTM Tech3 team

first_imgThe Malaysian only scored three points after nine races thus far. Hafizh did a much better job in 2018 when he became the first rider from South-East Asia to race in the premier class.He scored 46 points and only lost out to Italian Franco Morbidelli in the fight for the Rookie of the Year award. Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali said he met Hafizh after the news broke.“The news effectively puts Hafizh without a race seat in MotoGP next year,” said Razlan. “It will be really difficult as there are no more seats available in the class. We have also secured rider contracts for our own team (Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team) for next year. “But I’m confident he will be racing in the world championships. There are two offers available for him in Moto2 and he needs time to decide. “I’m sure Hafizh will make the right decision based on the circumstances and we at the SIC will do our best to assist,” added Razlan. The SIC are also running their own team in Moto2 with Khairul Idham Pawi expected to return to action when the season resumes with the Czech Grand Prix in Brno next month. Motorsport 03 Jul 2019 Hafizh eyes more points in Germany after Holland boost Related News Motorsport 07 May 2019 Hafizh looking to bounce back after birthday bummer PETALING JAYA: Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah’s (pic) run in the MotoGP will come to an end next year.Hafizh has lost his seat in the KTM Tech3 team to 2016 Moto3 world champion Brad Binder of South Africa.The team announced that Binder and Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira will be their riders for the 2020 season. The sad outcome for Hafizh was expected as he has been struggling since the team switched from Yamaha to KTM bike this season.center_img Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Motorsport 09 Jul 2019 Quartararo vows to bounce back from disastrous outing at German GPlast_img read more

Exsoldier bailed must stay away from stepdaughter

first_img Nation 10 Jul 2019 Case probed under rape, Perak exco member out on bail SEREMBAN: A 64-year-old former soldier charged with sexually assaulting his stepdaughter was told by the judge not to go near or contact the victim as one of the conditions for bail.“The family of the accused should also stay away from the girl who is in Form Five,” said Sessions Court judge Junaidah Mohd Isa.The accused had earlier pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexually assaulting the girl who is 16 years and 10 months old.He allegedly touched the girl’s private parts and breasts and kissed her body at their home in Bandar Springhill in Rantau near Port Dickson around 9pm on July 6. The accused was charged under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act.Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Norsyazwani Ishak asked the court not to release the accused on bail. She said if the court allowed bail, it should impose strict conditions.Lawyer Joseph Mathews asked the court to grant bail as the accused was prepared to comply with the court’s conditions.“The accused is a retired government servant and suffers from heart-related diseases and is a diabetic.“His son who is here will pay the bail amount,” he said.Junaidah then set bail at RM8,000 in one surety, and told the accused to report at the Lukut police station on the 15th of every month.She also fixed Aug 19 for re-mention. Nation 10 Jul 2019 Arrested: Perak executive councillor accused of sexually assaulting maid Nation 09 Jul 2019 Perak exco member accused of sexually assaulting maid; police report lodgedcenter_img Related News Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more