Heat warnings issued for parts of southern Ontario and Quebec

first_imgWednesday will be another scorching day in parts of central and eastern Canada.Environment Canada has issued several heat warnings for southern Ontario and southern Quebec with highs expected near 31 C and a humidex exceeding 40 C.The warnings stretch from Windsor to Hamilton in Ontario and from Gatineau to the Eastern Townships in Quebec.Environment Canada says a very hot and humid southeasterly airmass is slowly moving through the region.It says strong thunderstorms are possible.The weather agency says a cold front will return temperatures back to seasonal levels beginning in Ontario late Wednesday night and in Quebec by Thursday morning.last_img read more

Man who jumped into Toronto shark tank wanted for assault police

first_imgTORONTO – Police say a man who stunned patrons and staff at a popular Toronto aquarium when he stripped naked, hopped a security barrier and jumped into a large shark tank is wanted in connection with an earlier assault.The man spent several minutes swimming in the tank with sand tiger sharks, sawfish and moray eels at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, located beside Toronto’s CN Tower, around 10:30 p.m. Friday as a crowd looked on.Police say they are looking for David Weaver, 37, of Nelson, B.C., who is also wanted in connection with an alleged assault at another location earlier Friday evening that seriously injured a man.At one point, according to officials and videos posted online, the man briefly paused his swim and appeared to be getting out at the urging of security guards. A moment later, he dove backwards into the tank as onlookers let out a cheer.The aquarium said the man was with a woman when he entered and exited the facility, but left behind his jacket and T-shirt as he scrambled to leave before police officers arrived.“It was premeditated and intentional,” the aquarium’s general manager Peter Doyle told The Canadian Press on Monday. “He wasn’t here to enjoy jazz night because he was only here for 20 minutes.”The aquarium — which said it is “willing to press all appropriate charges” over the incident — said the incident took place during a bi-weekly event called Friday Night Jazz, which features live music and cash bars.The facility’s surveillance footage shows the man and a woman bought tickets to the event at 10 p.m. and made their way directly to the “dangerous lagoon,” the 2.9 million-litre tank that is the centrepiece of the tourist attraction, Doyle said.The man jumped into the pool at 10:26 p.m. and was out five minutes later, the general manager said.“It seems crazy he’d spend $70 coming for 20 minutes,” Doyle said.At 10:31 p.m. on Friday night, Ripley’s called police for an “indecent exposure incident.”“We arrived on scene within seven minutes and he was already gone,” said Toronto police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante.Doyle said it’s unclear if the man was intoxicated, and noted that he did not appear to have a drink at the aquarium.Videos posted online show a bald man swimming in the tank as sharks and other fish pass underneath, with a security guard yelling at him to get out of the water. As he gets out of the tank, the videos show a woman in a leopard-print outfit handing him his clothes before he walks away.“We’ve never had an incident like this before,” Doyle said. “I’ve never seen this in my 25 years working in aquariums.”In the earlier incident, police allege a 34-year-old man was approached by an unknown man, who assaulted him and then fled the area.Police say the victim sustained serious injuries and was treated in hospital.They say Weaver is wanted for assault causing bodily harm and mischief related to interfering with property.He is described as five feet 10 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with a heavy build, shaved head, goatee, and missing a front tooth. Police say he is believed to be driving a green Dodge Caravan with B.C. licence plate PL120G.last_img read more

School bus torn apart in dump truck collision killing 2

first_imgMOUNT OLIVE, N.J. – A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher.The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage and front end sheared off and its steering wheel exposed. Some of the victims crawled out of the emergency exit in the back and an escape hatch on the roof. More than 40 people were taken to hospitals.Fifth-grade student Theo Ancevski, who was sitting in the fourth row of the bus and was treated at a hospital for cuts and scrapes, said he heard a scraping sound and the bus “toppled over.”“A lot of people were screaming and hanging from their seatbelts,” he said.Gov. Phil Murphy said one adult and one student were killed. Their names had not been released. Murphy said the truck driver was hospitalized, but officials didn’t reveal his condition.The front end of the red dump truck was mangled in the wreck, which took place about 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of New York. The truck was registered to Mendez Trucking, of Belleville, and had “In God We Trust” emblazoned on the back of it.The bus had entered westbound Interstate 80 from southbound U.S. Highway 206, police said. Cleanup crews loaded its wreckage onto a flat-bed truck on Thursday night as they cleared the roadway.Police didn’t release details of how the crash happened, but the trucking company had a string of crashes in recent years and a higher than average rate of violations that sidelined its vehicles, according to federal safety data.There were 45 people, including 38 students, on the bus. Forty-three people from the bus and the truck driver were hospitalized, some in critical condition.The bus was owned by the school district and had seatbelts, according to Paramus schools superintendent Michele Robinson. There is no federal requirement for seatbelts on full-sized school buses, but six states including New Jersey require them.The bus was one of three taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site depicting a Lenape Indian community and once-thriving port about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the crash scene. The other buses made it to the site but returned to the school about 50 miles (80 kilometres) away.Some of the children were inside the bus and some were outside when first responders arrived, said Jeff Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.“We had patients laying all over the median and on the interstate,” Paul said. “There were all kinds of injuries, every injury type you could expect in a crash of this magnitude.”Thuy Nguyen, a nurse from Paramus, said she rushed to the school, where her son was taking a test after hearing the news.“My heart just dropped. You hear the name of the school … ,” she said before trailing off.Robinson said the district was cancelling school trips for the rest of the year.Mendez Trucking has about 40 drivers and trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Its trucks had been in seven crashes, none fatal, during the last two years before Thursday’s crash, the FMCSA says. Messages left with the company weren’t returned.Mendez has a higher than average vehicle out-of-service rate, which means inspections found violations that had to be corrected before the vehicles could be returned to service. Mendez’s rate was 37.9 per cent, according to the FMCSA, while the national average is 20.7 per cent.A Mendez-owned dump truck driven by a driver police say had a suspended license struck and killed a French fashion stylist in New York in January 2011, according to court records.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 118 people on school buses were killed in crashes from 2007 to 2016, the last year for which data is available. Of those killed, 68 were passengers, including 58 school-age children, and 50 were drivers. School bus crashes killed 902 people in other vehicles over that span.___Porter reported from Morristown, and Sisak reported from Philadelphia. Associated Press writers Shawn Marsh in Trenton, Mike Catalini in Paramus and Christina Paciolla, Jeff McMillan, Alexandra Villarreal and Claudia Lauer in Philadelphia contributed to this report as did investigative researcher Randy Herschaft in New York.last_img read more

Sangakkara offered UK High Commissioner post

Sangakkara said he was taken by surprise at the offer and will need time to think about it. President Maithripala Sirisena today offered the post of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Britain to former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.The offer was made after Sangakkara retired from international cricket today at the end of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India.

US envoy and Defense Attaché visit China funded Hambantota port

A delegation headed by US Ambassador to Sri Lanka & Maldives, Alaina B. Teplitz, visited the Hambantota International Port, the port said in a statement today.The US and India have raised concerns over the port alleging it will be used for military purposes, an allegation China has consistently denied. The Ambassador was accompanied by U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer, David McGuire and Senior Defense Officer/Defense Attaché, Lt. Colonel Douglas Hess. The visit was a part of the US Government’s mission to meet senior Government and private sector officials, to discuss investment opportunities in Sri Lanka as well as to tour key economic development projects. COO of Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG), Tissa Wickremasinghe, met with the three member delegation, along with Rear Admiral (Retd) Jayantha de Silva, Head of Security, Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS).The US delegation was briefed on the port’s facilities, while the COO explained the development status and future planning of the Port to Ambassador Teplitz. The port, situated along key shipping routes, is one of a string of infrastructure projects in Asia, Africa and Europe being funded under China’s Belt and Road Initiative that has rattled the US and its allies, including neighbouring India.Last year US Vice-President Mike Pence said Hambantota “may soon become a forward military base for China’s growing blue-water navy.”(Colombo Gazette) read more

Apple offering face detection APIs to developers in iOS 5

first_imgWe reported back in September 2010 that Apple was gearing up to purchase Polar Rose, a Swedish company doing some pretty interesting things with facial recognition-based technologies. Polar Rose is also the company behind the Recognizr app, which detects people on live video. It’s been almost a year, and we’re now getting more of an idea of what Apple has in mind with Polar Rose’s software, and it has to do with the heavily-buzzed-about iOS 5.Apple’s latest OS X release, Lion, gave us a glimpse of Polar Rose’s facial-recognition technology with new features that offer up some playful effects, like birds that fly around your head or hearts that float above your head. Apple won’t necessarily be adding that feature to the next iPhone, but instead, the company will be opening up Polar Rose’s APIs to iPhone app developers.AdChoices广告Taking a cue from Google in the way that the company opens up so much of its APIs to its community of Android developers, Apple is giving developers creative freedom with the facial-recognition software.Of course, with any facial recognition software, the question of privacy is always brought up. Judging by the demo video below, Recognizr is extremely fast and accurate at identifying a person in the camera’s view. Recognizr allows you to choose which social networks you want to link your face to. So, if a stranger were to use the Recognizr app on you, they could potentially have access to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, or YouTube page. You can also link your name, email, phone number, etc., to your face.If you’re at a party, using the app to instantly access your friend’s Facebook page would be useful, especially when you both realize that you’re not Facebook friends yet. It saves the hassle of having to look up the name and “friend” the person. However, for most people, the thought of having someone scan your face and have access to your personal information is rather terrifying. Of course, the person would presumably only be able to access the information you provided to the app.The iPhone app Bump works by having people touch their iPhones to one another to access the other person’s phone number. Recognizr could be used the same way, but instead of having to have two phones, the person could just scan the other person’s face and have all the information they need.With the iPhone 5 still rumored to be coming in September, it will be interesting to see what kind of facial-recognition apps the developers are able to create by then.via 9to5Maclast_img read more

This Grandpas Savvy Pokémon Go Strategy Might Be the Best Yet

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target When it comes to Pokémon Go, sometimes you just “gotta catch ’em all,” and a Taiwanese grandpa has become an overnight celebrity due to his ultimate game strategy.Chen San-yuan, the savvy player, previously made headlines when people in Taiwan observed him playing Pokémon Go with 11 (yes, 11) phones attached to his bike, according to The Verge. His secret sauce? Portable external batteries and charging cables give him up to 20 hours of battery life per smartphone.Since his original debut, San-yuan has upgraded his savvy setup with a waist mount, allowing him to play the game when he’s walking around town.台湾のポケモンGOおじちゃん……#台南#奇美博物館#PokemonGO #ポケモンGO pic.twitter.com/e4qs7YgRqo— ロキ (@muumi5x15) November 3, 2018According to one of his neighbors, San-yuan’s strategy has become a tourist attraction, as people continue to be amazed at this 70-year-old’s ability to play and travel at the same time.More on Geek.com:11 Franchises That Should Rip Off Pokemon GoDeath by Pokemon Go: Popular Game Linked to Traffic Fatalities8 Pokemon Go Tips to Make You a Raid Battle Masterlast_img read more

Bill Goldberg talks with ESPN about getting back into the ring at

Bill Goldberg talks with ESPN about getting back into the ring at

first_img Paul Heyman Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Videos Articles Videos Articles YuichiBaxter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:09Loaded: 100.00%0:10Remaining Time -0:22 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list 2 COMMENTS Google+ November 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa ESPN is featuring a clip of an interview with Bill Goldberg on Tuesday where he was promoting his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series and talks about what it is like to get back in the ring at the age of 49 in a few weeks.Goldberg noted that that his knees hurt from just bouncing around the ring on RAW last night with Rusev and that he had to call on a different set of muscles.Speaking of his appearance on RAW last night, Goldberg admitted to having some ring rust in a tweet following his in-ring segment with Rusev and Paul Heyman.You can check out his tweet and ESPN appearance below.Ring rust…it happens. RT @WWE: .@Goldberg kicks off #RAW with a #Jackhammer to @RusevBUL, and a … https://t.co/DJWZ9QOTqz— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) November 1, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Brock Lesnar 2018.05.08 Tenacious D Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR J™ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Bobby Lashley November 2, 2016 at 10:34 am Brock Lesnar Will Wrestle At SummerSlam Which Wrestler Is Next To Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame? Best of luck to him. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterest Please don’t give us another shitty match like what happened 12 years ago Comments are closed.last_img read more

Nalgonda Plant more for more rains

Nalgonda Plant more for more rains

first_imgNagarjunasagar (Nalgonda): Zilla Parishad chairman Banda Narender Reddy urged people to take part in State government’s flagship Haritha Haram programme and plant saplings in the Nalgonda district and increase the green cover for more rains.On Friday, along with local MLA Nomula Narsimhaiah, Narender Reddy participated in the Haritha Haram programme at Guntipally village of Nidamanoor mandal in the district. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, he said, spending funds from Zilla Parishad and MLC quota funds of Tera Chinnapa Reddy, bushes spread in 50 acres of government land in the village would be cleared. The leaders also participated in cheques distribution of BC Corporation loans held at mandal parishad office in Halia. Speaking on the occasion, both the leaders informed that the State government has been spending Rs 45,000 crore on welfare schemes for the betterment of every section of the society. Local public representatives, officials, party leaders, beneficiaries and villagers participated in the programmes.last_img read more

Was Kim Jong Un in a surprise trip to China

Was Kim Jong Un in a surprise trip to China

first_imgA man watches a television news report about a suspected visit to China by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on March 27, 2018. Photo : AFPSpeculation that Kim Jong Un visited Beijing on his first-ever foreign trip as North Korea’s leader was rife Tuesday after Japanese media reported the arrival and departure of a special train met by an honour guard.Heightened security at possible venues for a high-level meeting, motorcades driven under police escort, and a non-denial from Chinese authorities also fuelled the belief that Kim had come to pay his respects to president Xi Jinping.If confirmed, it would mark Kim’s first trip abroad since coming to power in 2011 and signal an intriguing twist in a rapid diplomatic thaw that has opened the door to separate summits between Kim and the presidents of South Korea and the United States.Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported the train’s departure from a Beijing station but said it was not clear if Kim was aboard, a day after its arrival sparked rampant speculation about the mystery passenger’s identity.Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying sidestepped a request to confirm if Kim or another high-level North Korean official was visiting, saying she was “not aware” of the situation.”If we have information, we will publish it,” Hua said, while adding that China was willing to work with North Korea to “continue to play a positive and constructive role in order to realise the denuclearisation of the peninsula”.Some analysts had suggested China — the North’s only major ally — had been sidelined by Pyongyang’s approaches to Seoul and Washington, but a visit by Kim would put Beijing firmly back at the centre of the diplomatic scrum.Bill Bishop, publisher of the Sinocism China Newsletter, said Xi likely wanted to meet Kim before a possible summit with US President Donald Trump in May.”They’re concerned about being left out, with the North Koreans directly cutting a deal with the Americans that doesn’t necessarily reflect Chinese interests,” Bishop told AFP.At the Diaoyutai guest house, where Kim’s late father Kim Jong Il stayed during his visits to Beijing, there was an unusually heavy police presence with officers stationed every 50-100 metres in front of the imposing compound.An AFP photographer saw a motorcade of limousines leave the guest house under a police escort on Tuesday morning.There was also heightened security at two possible venues for a high-level meeting — the Great Hall of the People and Zhongnanhai, the central leadership compound next to Beijing’s Forbidden City.South Korea’s biggest-selling newspaper Choson Ilbo cited a senior Seoul intelligence official as saying that Kim had been the visitor. Other media speculated it might have been Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong or the country’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.- Official silence -The mystery began after Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV showed footage of a train — similar to that used for foreign visits by Kim Jong Il — pulling in to Beijing Station and being met by a military honour guard and a convoy of black limousines.China’s Weibo micro-blog was censoring searches for Kim Jong Un’s name and variations on it Tuesday. Beijing often tightens news controls during sensitive political periods.South Korean broadcaster SBS TV said guests at a hotel in the border city of Dandong, overlooking the railway from China to North Korea, had been asked to leave and curtains were drawn across the windows.Kim Jong Il, who was known to be fearful of flying, visited China several times on his private armoured train. His visits were confirmed by Chinese and North Korean state media only after he had left the country.The younger Kim has not undertaken any official trip abroad since taking power following his father’s death in December 2011. And he has yet to host a single head of state, having snubbed the president of Mongolia who visited Pyongyang in 2013.In Washington, the White House said it was unable to confirm Kim’s presence in Pyongyang and the government in Seoul said only that it was closely monitoring the situation.For decades Beijing has been Pyongyang’s key diplomatic protector and main source of trade and aid, but their relationship has soured in recent years.Kim broke with tradition by not travelling to Beijing to pay his respects to Xi after the Chinese leader came to power, and Beijing has become increasingly frustrated with its neighbour’s nuclear weapons programme — showing a new willingness to agree to, and enforce, tougher UN sanctions.At the same time, Beijing fears the collapse of the regime in Pyongyang and the instability it would bring, potentially sending waves of refugees into China and the possibility of US troops stationed on its border in a unified Korea.High-level inter-Korean talks are scheduled for Thursday to pave the way for a summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late April. Discussions have also begun on a possible summit with Trump in May.last_img read more

Greater Houston Population to Top 10 Million by 2040 METRO Next Projects

Greater Houston Population to Top 10 Million by 2040 METRO Next Projects

first_img 00:00 /00:45 Share Houston Public MediaGreater Houston’s population will surpass 10 million by the year 2040, up from roughly 7 million today. The projection from METRO Next shows most of the growth coming in Houston proper and Harris County.“I think it’s a fairly accurate projection,” said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. “Whether we hit 10 million people’s going to depend upon what job growth looks like over the next 22 years. If we have very small or nominal job growth, we’ll probably fall short of that. If we have any period of job growth like we had from 2010 to 2014, we’ll exceed that number.”Jankowski says that will strain the region’s infrastructure, unless steps are taken to cope with the growth soon. Even without new residents moving in, Greater Houston is adding about 60,000 people a year just by births exceeding deaths. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

24yearold youth killed by lover in Ranaghat

24yearold youth killed by lover in Ranaghat

first_imgKolkata: A youth identified as Suman Ghosh (24) was allegedly murdered by his neighbour Shukla Ghosh over a suspected illicit relationship with her at Nokari Ghosh Para in Ranaghat, Nadia.Locals later ransacked the accused’s house. According to them, Shukla used to live at a stone throwing distance from Suman’s house. Her husband lives outside of Bengal due to his profession. Locals alleged that during her husband’s absence Shukla used to hang out with several youths of the area. She had several illicit relationships with many youths. A few months ago a person who was in a relationship with Shukla got involved in a heated altercation with her over some problem. In distress, Shukla called Suman for help and since then Suman came close to her. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAs both of them moved forward with their relationship, Suman discovered that Shukla has relations with other youths as well. During the Puja days, Suman protested against Shukla having multiple relationships. Over this both of them fought continuously. On Friday evening, Shukla called Suman to her house and together consumed alcohol. In the night, Suman felt sick after he returned his home. He was immediately rushed to Ranaghat Sub-Divisional Hospital and later referred to Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital at Kalyani where he was admitted. Suman died there on Saturday. Hearing the news, Shukla fled the area along with her daughter. On Sunday, Suman’s family members lodged a complaint. They alleged that Shukla poisoned Suman to death.last_img read more

New figures show Cancun with most new housing sales in Mexico

New figures show Cancun with most new housing sales in Mexico

first_imgCancún, Q.R. – New figures released by Realty World Bienes Raices shows that the city of Cancun had the most new housing real estate sales in the country during 2017.The municipality of Benito Juárez, home to the city of Cancun, recorded the highest sales in the new housing segment in 2017, according to a study developed by Realty World Real Estate. The study also shows that despite being first in sales in Mexico, the municipality experienced a sale volume drop of 10.4 percent over 2016.According to Jorge Paredes Guerra, President of Realty World Mexico, the municipality showed that from January to December of 2017, 15,445 homes were sold. Paredes Guerra says that due to consistent employment opportunities, Cancun remains an attractive choice for families.He added that, “According to data from the National Housing Commission, second in the country was the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga in Jalisco with the sale of 15,195 houses.”For real estate housing sales in Mexico, Mérida, Yucatán was fifth with the sale of 9,341 homes and the municipality of Solidaridad, home to the city of Playa del Carmen, took eighth position with 7,711 homes sold during 2017.Paredes Guerra explained that the tourist areas are the ones that most mobilized the sale of new houses.“The municipalities of Mexico with the highest number of new housing units are located in tourist areas as well as Bajío (west, north-central Mexico) and the northern areas of the country linked to the industrial sectors of transport, television, telephony and computing,” he said.He added that they anticipate the real estate sector to maintain good conditions during this year.“For the current year, we hope that if interest rates are maintained, we can reach the same levels of new and used housing placement that were reached throughout 2017. However, the July 1 electoral process as well as the renegotiation of the Free Trade Agreement may influence the forecasts for the real estate sector,” he said.According to the National Housing Commission, the top 10 municipalities for new home sales in 2017 were:Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo: 15,544Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco: 15,195León, Guanajuato: 11,707García, Nuevo León: 10, 736Mérida, Yucatán: 9,341Querétaro, Querétaro: 8,505Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes: 8,288Solidarity, Quintana Roo: 7,711Reynosa, Tamaulipas: 7,268Veracruz, Veracruz: 6,836In January, the Latin American Real Estate Confederation said projects from Cancun to Tulum were booming, and that the region had between 40 and 50 billion peso in upcoming real estate projects.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

Four arrested in Tulum after inspection reveals illegal firearms

Four arrested in Tulum after inspection reveals illegal firearms

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — Four people have been arrested outside the seaside town of Tulum for carrying illegal firearms.The arrests took place at the police filter in the municipality of Tulum along the Tulum-Playa del Carmen highway.There, state police officers stopped a Dodge brand vehicle with tinted windows that they said was being driven suspiciously. For this reason, police pulled the vehicle over and began a preventive inspection, while the occupants were asked if they were carrying any illegal items, which they denied.After asking for identification, police proceeded to inspect the trunk of the vehicle where they found a black backpack containing a long weapon, a short weapon, 25 cartridges, a radio communicator, a weapon holder and a cartridge magazine.The group was asked to provide the legal documentation needed to carry such items, however, when they could not produce the paperwork, all four were arrested. They were identified publicly only by their initials and sent to the office of the Attorney General.For security reasons, Cancun police are in the process of cracking down on vehicles with dark tinted windows. Last week, an American man was arrested in Cozumel for entering the country with an illegal firearm.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

Listen researcher Rowel Atienza discusses artificial intelligence deep learning and why we

first_imgArtificial intelligence threats are regularly talked up by the media. This is largely because the area is widely misunderstood. The robot revolution and dangerous algorithms are, unfortunately, much sexier than math and statistics. Artificial intelligence isn’t really that scary. And while it does pose many challenges for society, it’s essential to remember that these are practical challenges that don’t exist in some abstract realm. They are rather engineering and ethical problems that we can all help solve. In this edition of the Packt podcast, we spoke to Rowel Atienza about the reality of artificial intelligence. In particular we wanted to understand the practical realities behind the buzz. As an Associate Professor at the University of the Philipines researching numerous different aspects of artificial intelligence – and author of Advanced Deep Learning with Keras – he’s someone with experience and insight on what really matters across the field. Getting past the artificial intelligence hype with Rowel Atienza In the episode we discussed: The distinction between AI, machine learning and deep learning Why artificial intelligence is so hot right now The key machine learning frameworks – TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras How they compare and why Rowel loves Keras The importance of ethics and transparency Essential skills for someone starting or building a career in the field How far are we really are from AGI Listen here:last_img read more

Humber College networking event brings together Torontos industry youth

Humber College networking event brings together Torontos industry youth

first_imgTags: YTP-TO Share Devin Kinasz Humber College networking event brings together Toronto’s industry youth Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Young Travel Professionals, Toronto (YTP-TO) and Humber College collaborated on a fun night of networking yesterday, inviting young professionals already working in the travel industry to impart their wisdom to students eagerly looking to join.For the second year, the event was held at Novotel on the Esplanade in Toronto and sponsored by Contiki Holidays, a specialist in millennial travel. It consisted of about a dozen speed networking appointments of five minutes each, with a YTP-TO member paired with two students for each session. “YTP-TO is trying to create a more casual and intimate opportunity for students to engage with industry. Students have a chance to build their network and learn firsthand how young professionals are navigating their careers in tourism and hospitality sectors,” says Michael McCreesh, YTP-TO board member and project manager at Ontario by Bike. Humber students were keen to ask questions about all aspects of the industry, many of them unsure about the different job opportunities within the sector, or what job responsibilities and opportunities might be available. More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“Look around tonight and you’ll see everyone is really engaged. Most importantly though, everyone is relaxed, laughing, sharing and having fun, which in my experience is when true relationships are forged,” adds McCreesh. YTP-TO members were honoured to pass along any tips and tricks they had picked up over the years. One member urged students to get some basics tech skills, like WordPress, social media and HTML, to boost their resume. Another recounted how she networked as a student by asking professionals to meet over coffee to discuss the industry. And more words of wisdom included having a positive and helpful attitude, being keen to take on new responsibilities and helping your manager with duties. At the end of the night Contiki gave away great prize packs, including a $500 gift certificate to use on any of its trips. “The partnership with Humber and YTP is very important to Contiki and this event has allowed us to support the future of the travel industry,” says Jenni Berg, national business development executive, Contiki Holiday. “Contiki is all about connecting young people to the time of their lives, and through events like this we are able to also connect millennials with new opportunities and career paths.” Friday, November 4, 2016 last_img read more

A slice of nature at Singapore

A slice of nature at Singapore

first_imgSingapore is a city that will charm you and enthral your senses but if you’re ever thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city come down to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, a 400-acre reserve that is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and 200 species of animals.Source: BBClast_img

Forced resignation hits National Hispanic Cultural

Forced resignation hits National Hispanic Cultural

first_imgForced resignation hits National Hispanic Cultural Center AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this May 29, 2014 photo, Rebecca Avitia, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, poses in Albuquerque, N.M. Avitia, who is credited with turning around the long-struggling center, was told to resign after Thanksgiving. The new administration declined her offer to stay until a new leader was selected, Avitia said. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico is among the state agencies hit with forced resignations as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham begins her term.Rebecca Avitia, the centre’s executive director who is credited with turning around the long-struggling centre, was told to resign after Thanksgiving. The new administration declined her offer to stay until a new leader was selected, Avitia said.In a letter to staff, Avitia said she was humbled to have served as leader of a centre that has attracted international Latino performers, writers, artists and flamenco dancers. “You have shown me what it really means to be humble, brave, vulnerable, fun, and — above all — loving,” she wrote.Lujan Grisham spokesman Tripp Stelnicki said Avitia was an exempt employee and the governor asked all exempt employees to resign. “The new secretary-designate of Cultural Affairs, Debra Garcia y Griego, is now beginning the process of identifying leadership at the NHCC,” Stelnicki said.Avitia told The Associated Press she opted not to reapply for her position after receiving a letter ordering her to resign. She applied for other positions within the Lujan Grisham administration but was not selected, she said.In 2013, Avitia, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to lead the centre. Her appointment came after a national search and a two-year vacancy following years of mismanagement, a lack of fundraising and an unclear direction.Avitia, a Columbia University Law School graduate and former prosecutor, was the first woman to lead the centre.Under Avitia, the Albuquerque-based centre nearly tripled the number of events it held and saw revenue grow to $1 million last year despite decreases in state aid. Prior to her arrival, revenue was barely at $250,000 a year, according to the centre.The $56 million centre opened in 2000 after more than 20 years of work by activists. Located along the historic El Camino Real route — the road Spanish explorers used to travel between Mexico City and Santa Fe — officials with the centre worked to make it one of the state’s major tourist attractions.But the centre saw nine executive and interim executive directors until Avitia took over. She was the centre’s longest-serving executive director.The National Hispanic Cultural Center functions as a museum and performance centre. It also has a genealogy and cultural library and a Spanish-language institute.The centre has slowly gained national attention from artists and writers. Recently, novelist Sandra Cisneros loaned some of her personal items for an exhibit. It also has played host to performers such as Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs and has rented out space to opera groups.Avitia said she has not made a decision on her next career move but wanted to help migrant children.___Associated Press journalist Russell Contreras is a member of the AP’s race and ethnicity team. Follow Contreras on Twitter at http://twitter.com/russcontrerasRussell Contreras, The Associated Press by Russell Contreras, The Associated Press Posted Jan 4, 2019 12:01 pm PDTlast_img read more

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