About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd coach Alvarez: De Gea can improveby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United coach Emilio Alvarez claims that David De Gea can improve.The Spanish goalkeeper has been in excellent form with United for the past 18 months, despite having a difficult World Cup in between with Spain.De Gea has started every Premier League game this season, but his coach Alvarez, who has stayed on after the departure of Jose Mourinho, insists De Gea has areas to improve. Alvarez told the club’s official website: “David is, of course, the one who plays more and is an important player for the club, but the three of them [goalkeepers] are doing very well.”With David, we are always thinking about how he can get better and better, and better. To be honest, I don’t think David will ever stop. He can get even better!”
October 28, 2019
Fraser: Bournemouth must overcome Southampton mental blockby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRyan Fraser says Bournemouth must get over their mental hurdle to beat local rivals Southampton away from home.Cherries have beaten their south coast neighbours seven times from 29 meetings, but all of which were at the Vitality Stadium.Discussing the club’s record at St Mary’s, Fraser told the Daily Echo: “It’s disappointing. The gaffer mentioned it, he was already on to the next game in the changing room (after Everton).”Now we’ve got the win under our belt at home, he says we’ve never really had a good record away and it’s time for us to set down a marker that we can go there and turn them over.”We bring big fans, large numbers and we always seem to go away disappointed. Even at home I think I remember one game that we won, but we’ve never really dominated them.”I think we should try and impose ourselves and try and mentally get over that hurdle of going there and trying to win.”It’s one that if we play our best, I can see us winning.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
October 27, 2019
EAST LANSING, MI – JANUARY 4: Miles Bridges #22 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Breslin Center on January 4, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)A consensus top-15 player, five-star small forward Miles Bridges is the crown jewel of Michigan State’s stellar 2016 recruiting class. Yesterday, he showed one of the reasons why.Last night, Bridges posted video on Twitter of him absolutely killing the vertical leap test during workouts. Vert test todaypic.twitter.com/mCDXBjoRo1— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges01) June 30, 2016It’s not clear exactly how high Bridges got up, but it looks to be pretty high. MSU fans have every reason to be excited about this kid.
October 17, 2019
CALGARY – An Alberta First Nation that brought in laws to deal with packs of feral dogs says the strategy could be used on other reserves across the country that are struggling with their canine population.Josh Littlechild, the Tribal Law Officer of Ermineskin Cree Nation south of Edmonton, outlined the steps the reserve took two years ago at the National Animal Welfare Conference on Monday.“We were having a few issues where dogs were getting aggressive toward our members,” Littlechild said.Now, the reserve requires registrations and owners to meet a standard of animal care.“We also have a dangerous dog provision,” he said. “It kind of addresses the whole gamut and the needs of dogs in our nation.”Dogs running loose are common on reserves, particularly in northern areas.Their presence can be fatal.Last May, Donnelly Rose Eaglestick of Little Grand Rapids First Nation in Manitoba, was found dead after an animal attack at a construction site. Her body was surrounded by dozens of dogs.In 2007, a five-year-old child was killed by a dog on Cumberland House First Nation north of Saskatoon.Leah Arcand, who teaches at Thunderchild First Nation northwest of North Battleford, Sask., said she currently cares for 14 dogs. Two of them are hers permanently and the others she is fostering and finding new homes.She said animal welfare organizations are helpful in many instances.“Like all animals, there are a lot of stray dogs guaranteed in every First Nations community that need your help. Just by donating food or getting the dogs spayed or neutered certainly helps a lot,” she told delegates.“I know at Thunderchild for sure there are some wild, stray dogs who become very aggressive because they don’t have the care that they need or the food that they need.”Littlechild said there isn’t an easy answer for every First Nation but has shared his story with other chiefs who are open to the idea.“For First Nations, I think it would be a great approach to employ a law in each band’s constitution that addresses the need for animal welfare and dog welfare in particular,” he said.Littlechild encouraged animal groups to reach out to the leadership in each reserve before venturing onto traditional property and to not come with preconceived notions.“Free-roaming dogs don’t necessarily mean that our dogs are not cared for. We have dogs that belong to households that free roam during the day and come home at night and sleep and eat and others belong to one family or multiple families,” said Littlechild.“That’s part of the reason why our law was so important. We were finding a lot of rez dogs were ending up on homes off the reserve being scooped up because they’re seen as strays.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter
October 17, 2019
TORONTO – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath responded to calls from the Liberals to adjust their platform on Monday, saying that the party will stick with their platform even though it’ll cost $1.4 billion more per year than originally expected.Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said Horwath has a responsibility to correct the error — in which the NDP counted a $700-million reserve fund as revenue rather than as an expense — as soon as possible.But Horwath said the party was still committed to it’s platform and said that they would deliver on all of its promises.“We’ve fixed the problem that was identified,” said Horwath, speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Brampton, Ont., that was attended by hundreds of supporters from southern Ontario.“I’m confident that everything in our platform is achievable, should people give us the honour of governing in Ontario, we will make life better for everyone.”The numbers have since been fixed in the online version of the New Democrats’ platform, but Wynne said the issue goes deeper.“People are counting on us as politicians in the province,” she said. “They’re counting on us to be able to put forward a plan, and to be able to be clear about what the impact of that plan would be.”The NDP initially said they would run a $3.3-billion deficit in 2018-2019, but with the error corrected that number jumps to $4.7 billion.That’s compared to the Liberals, whose budget projects a $6.7-billion deficit and the Progressive Conservatives who have indicated that they will likely run a deficit in their first year in power, but have not released a fully costed platform.Horwath was joined by federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Monday’s rally, with more than 50 NDP candidates from southern Ontario also joining the event.Campaigning from a Mexican restaurant in Toronto on Monday, Wynne said she doesn’t see how the NDP will be able to continue running on the same platform.“That changes everything about what the NDP plan says, and what is possible,” Wynne said. “So (Horwath) will have to answer questions about how she will go forward, and the impact of that mistake on the overall plan.”
October 13, 2019
VICTORIA, B.C. – ICBC is reminding drivers to keep safety in mind when travelling on the roads this Labour Day weekend.According to ICBC, each year approximately five people die and 610 people are injured in 2,200 crashes across the province during the Labour Day weekend.To help ensure that everyone travels safely, ICBC is reminding drivers to share the road with motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians. ICBC is also reminding drivers to avoid distractions while driving, such as the use of electronics, and avoid being impaired whether from the consumption of alcohol and drugs or from fatigue. Remember, if you choose to drink or use drugs, do not drive.Drivers are also being reminded to plan ahead to ensure a safe trip and to check the latest updates by visiting drivebc.ca.More driving safety tips can be found on ICBC’s website.
October 12, 2019
New Delhi: In an attempt to boost organisational morale and the working environment within the Central Bureau of Investigation, the country’s premier investigative agency has started a unique exercise to take note of and deal with issues that employees across the agency might be facing.The move comes in the wake of major reshuffling exercises that CBI undertook during the turmoil that ensued after the removal of former director Alok Verma earlier this year. More than 20 officers were transferred by interim director Nageswara Rao, who was at the helm of the agency until the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla by a Narendra Modi-led selection committee. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Following the scurrying transfers that were made, reverted, and re-enforced during the Asthana-Verma tussle, several officers were reportedly unhappy with the way leadership in the organisation was pushing them around and some have also filed court petitions in this regard. Sources here told Millennium Post that this new exercise has been put in place so that the “organisational needs and employee needs are met”. Communication lines to CBI Director Shukla, who took charge on February 2, have been opened for all employees to reach out to him. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSources said that now employees will be free to reach out to the Director’s office with issues they might be having, regardless of rank; and that many of them have already done so. They added that Director Shukla meets these employees on Friday every week and that he has already met more than 30 such employees and discussed issues they have been coming to him with. When asked what kind of issues are being discussed during these meetings, sources said that they tend to go over any problem that the employees might be facing within the organisation.
September 28, 2019
Ohio State then-sophomore attack Tre Leclaire calls plays to his team during the first half of Ohio State’s 8-5 victory against Michigan on April 13, 2018. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor in Chief The No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will travel to Hampstead, New York to play Hofstra on Saturday at noon. Ohio State comes in as one of three teams undefeated in the Inside Lacrosse Top 25, while Hofstra, usually a powerhouse, poses a threat as a potential underdog team.Ohio State (5-0) attempts to come back to Columbus next week following back-to-back road games. The Buckeyes are coming off a 13-9 win against Marquette and are going for its third-straight road win against Hofstra.“Two months into the season, it’s real easy to get complacent, it’s easy to get on that autopilot feeling, but we challenge each other as a coaching staff, and it’s no different for our captains,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said.Myers said the team is hoping to remain consistent moving forward throughout the season.Ohio State is currently No. 9 in the Inside Lacrosse poll, with the only other two unbeaten teams, Towson and Cornell, ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively. Hofstra (2-3) comes in on a three-game losing streak.after starting the season with two straight wins, suffering its worst loss last week against Georgetown University, losing 14-6.“They are a team right now that are two goals away from being a 4-1 team, they’ve been in tough battles. Talented, very well coached, gritty and we have no doubt we will get their best stuff on Saturday,” Myers said.The Pride has junior attacker Ryan Tierney, who has scored 14 goals in his five games this season. Tierney leads the team in goals and points, with 16, and is coming off a hat trick this past week.Sophomore midfielder Justin Inacio won Big Ten honors this week, being named Big Ten Specialist of the Week for the second-straight week after his strong performance in faceoffs. Inacio won 18-of-25 faceoffs against Marquette, helping the Buckeyes win the game 13-9.“I like to highlight that whole faceoff unit, Christian Feliziani, Carter Kisler, Anthony Ameo, these guys have worked for months as a unit,” Myers said. Inacio has dominated the faceoff play this season, winning 63.9 percent of his faceoffs and has picked up 54 ground balls this year, leading the Big Ten in ground balls on the season.“When you have a guy that is having success like that on game day, you gotta look inside the work week,” Myers said.Hofstra’s faceoff specialist is sophomore midfielder Brian Herber. Herber has won 53.4 percent of his faceoffs, while also picking up 20 ground balls, a team high this season.“When you look at Hofstra, their goalie and faceoff play, they’re both over 50 percent right now, one of the first opponents that are over 50 percent in both areas” Myers said. “We’re going to have a great challenge, and we are certainly going to count on Justin and that unit.”The Buckeyes offense may be the key to a victory, as they have scored at least 11 goals in every game and average 13.8 goals per game, while Hofstra is coming off a loss which saw the Pride only tallied six goals. However, Hofstra allows 9.6 goals per game, so its defense has been a consistent piece for them this season.“They play with a chip on their shoulder,” junior defense Jeff Henrick said. “I think they are a hot and cold team, and if you let them run away with it, they will.” Ohio State takes on Hofstra at James M. Shuart Stadium at noon Saturday.
September 18, 2019
The Serie B has been suspended until October 9th by order of an Italian regional court, while the Serie C has not started yetThe Italian Lega Serie B is already three games old.Meanwhile, the Italian Serie C has not started yet.But today, a regional court has ordered the suspension of all lower-tier leagues in the Italian Calcio.This means the Serie B will be suspended until October 9th, because of the legal challenges from relegated teams or those that missed out on promotion.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The new development is that the court in Lazio, as well as suspending the ruling, has also suspended the league,” the president of Italian Olympic Committee (CONI)’s sports justice court Franco Frattini told The Daily Mail.The CONI is analyzing if they let the Serie B play with 19 or 22 teams, and Frattini said that decision would be based on “rules not sports politics.”?La classifica della #SerieBKT al termine della 3^ giornata. #FattoreB pic.twitter.com/RWkwmRPnw9— Lega B (@Lega_B) September 18, 2018
September 10, 2019
Share your voice Computers Roadshow Tags Tesla Model S Long Range pulls further ahead of the EV… Tesla pulls the wraps off its Model Y crossover SUV 8:35 It’s a major effort to design a processor chip. The magnitude of the work is reflected in the gargantuan number of transistors — 6 billion — that make up the processing circuitry on each of Tesla’s chips. But Tesla’s in-house expertise, spanning everything from processors and software to battery manufacturing and charging stations, gives it a major advantage over conventional automakers.”Other car manufacturers can’t compete,” said New Street analyst Pierre Ferragu in an August report on Tesla. “Their business model doesn’t allow them to fit all cars with this expensive hardware, and they run vastly behind on technology, depending too much on their suppliers and unable to tightly integrate hardware, software, and operations. As a result, Tesla is setting the standard for mass-market autopilot.”Two brains for self-driving safetyEach Tesla computer has two AI chips, a redundant design for better safety, Venkataramanan said. There’s redundancy in the chips’ power supplies and data input feeds, too. Even the car’s cameras are on two separate power supplies to guard against failures.”There are a lot of redundancy features, which makes sure … nothing untoward happens to the system” if a sensor, component, camera or power supply fails, Venkataramanan said.Each chip makes its own assessment of what the car should do next. The computer compares the two assessments, and if the chips agree, the car takes the action. If the chips disagree, the car just throws away that frame of video data and tries again, Venkataramanan said. That’s one of the reasons Tesla wanted powerful AI chips that could handle such a high frame rate for video.Highly optimizedEach Tesla AI chip runs at 2GHz and performs 36 trillion operations per second. That performance is possible because Tesla optimized the chips for self-driving cars and dropped anything more general purpose, said Debjit Das Sarma, another Tesla chip designer and former AMD engineer.For example, the chip handles data recorded as 8-bit integers instead of the 16-bit floating-point numbers more common in AI tasks but that require more power to process. For another, it’s got an extremely limited set of instructions it can process. And it’s got a gargantuan 32 megabytes of high-speed SRAM memory on the chip, which means it doesn’t have to wait around while fetching data from much slower conventional DRAM memory.”Rather than spending all the power on these profligate things, we wanted to spend most of the energy on what really matters for us,” Das Sarma said. Although Tesla designed the core AI elements of the processor, it relied on off-the-shelf elements for things like graphics processing.The AI chip took 14 months to design, and now Samsung is manufacturing the processor. It’s shipping in newer Tesla cars now, and older models can be upgraded. 9 Photos Comments Now playing: Watch this: 38 Two big, square AI processors power Tesla’s third-generation full self-driving car computer. Tesla showed the computer at the Hot Chips conference. Stephen Shankland/CNET Designing your own chips is hard. But Tesla, one of the most aggressive developers of autonomous vehicle technology, thinks it’s worth it. The company shared details Tuesday about how it fine-tuned the design of its AI chips so two of them are smart enough to power its cars’ upcoming “full self-driving” abilities.Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and his colleagues revealed the company’s third-generation computing hardware in April. But at the Hot Chips conference Tuesday, chip designers showed how heavy optimizations in Tesla’s custom AI chips dramatically boosted performance — a factor of 21 compared to the earlier Nvidia chips. As a bonus, they’re only 80% the cost, too.The company needed better hardware to achieve its 2019 full self-driving goal, in which cars navigate not only freeways as today but also local streets with stop signs and traffic lights. “It was clear to us, in order to meet our performance levels at the power constraints and the form factor constraints we had, we had to design something of our own,” said Ganesh Venkataramanan, one of the chip designers and a former AMD processor engineer. Processors Elon Musk Samsung Tesla
September 5, 2019
Is the Greek government really preparing to leave the eurozone and re-introduce the drachma? Another week goes by and still no deal between its government and the European Union (EU), European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Time is running out for the Greeks to secure the financing from these negotiating parties that they require to avoid defaulting on their government bonds.What is defaulting and why does it matter?Defaulting simply means the Greek government refuses to pay the contractual interest on borrowing it has previously taken out in the form of government bonds (which are IOUs to the eventual bond buyers). In addition, it means it also refuses to repay the capital for loans that have arrived at maturity, meaning bond buyers who have previously lent their money to the government will not get all of the original amount lent out back.This type of borrowing is quite unlike a capital repayment mortgage, where we take out a mortgage secured on a house for a fixed period of time, for example 25 years. With such a deal, we are effectively repaying the lender (a bank or building society) a mixture of interest payments and capital repayments month by month, such that the entire original amount borrowed is repaid by the end of the life of the mortgage.And if we dont make our monthly payments on time, the lender has the right eventually to repossess our house and resell it in order to recoup its original capital lent out plus interest payments due – ie secured lending.Contrast this to the government bond type of borrowing, where a sovereign government issues IOUs in the form of selling bonds, promising to pay a set amount of interest every year until the end of life of the bond (10 years, for example), at which point it then has to repay the entire amount originally borrowed in one lump sum back to the lenders (the bond holders).If, however, a country defaults by not paying the agreed interest payments on time or not repaying the original capital at the end of life of a bond, there is (generally) no asset the original lender can seize to resell to recoup their capital and interest – it is unsecured lending.By not putting forward the essential economic reforms that the EU, the ECB and IMF are demanding in return for extending further loans to the Greek government, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras risks telling holders of Greek bonds that they will not get their interest payments and their capital lump sums back, as the government coffers are already almost empty.This would not be the first time a Greek government has defaulted on its debts – in fact, in the modern era, it has defaulted five times (since 1826; Figure 1).How much longer can the Greeks struggle on before default and Grexit?The Greek government has already run out of money; it has been struggling on up to now by raiding whatever pots of cash it has been able to get its hand on in the very short-term.But as Figure 2 shows, a big set of debt repayments are due in June, while an even larger amount of repayments come due in July.Without a reform deal acceptable to the EU, ECB and IMF, the Tsipras-led administration almost certainly has to decide either to default either by:(a) not repaying bond holders (the largest of which are actually other Eurozone governments, the ECB and the IMF; Figure 3)(b) not paying its own citizens their pensions and state benefits.What might this mean for the European Union and what chance of Brexit too?While the Greeks might be able to struggle on despite a default, and stay in theory part of the eurozone, in practice they would be forced to exit the eurozone in short order, the so-called Grexit.Frankly, this could prove chaotic for financial markets as no one really knows how a eurozone member can exit the single monetary union (it was never legislated for when the euro was created).This could also have some serious knock-on effects for British membership of the European Union, as a Grexit could prove a serious blow to the reputation of the EU in the UK, adding grist to the mill of Ukip and the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative Party.A Greek exit from the eurozone could effectively increase the chance that Britain leaves the EU (a Brexit) in a post-election referendum, which in turn could prove a massive problem for those UK companies doing a lot of their business with our EU partners such as Germany and France – the EU as a block remains the UKs largest trading partner by far at 51% of UK exports (Figure 4).One potential consequence could be the flight of companies to set up their head offices and operations in the Republic of Ireland, which would then become even more attractive as a business destination for several reasons:It uses the euro as its trading currencyIt offers a low 12.5% corporate tax rate for overseas companiesGood access to a (cheaper, due to a weaker euro) skilled workforce plus easy transport access.A body blow for the UK economy?Failure for the Greek government to reach a last-minute deal with the EU, ECB and IMF is becoming ever more likely. This could trigger a chaotic Greek exit from the Euro, leading volatility to surge in the financial markets.Any subsequent post-election British exit from the EU risks the loss of Europe-linked jobs in export-oriented sectors such as the car industry and would potentially also be a body blow for the City of London, which is a massive invisible export earner for the UK – opening the door for Frankfurt to challenge London once again for the crown of Europes pre-eminent financial centre.Buy into Irish stocksHow can you profit from the Grexit + Brexit risks? By buying into major Irish stocks that could stand to benefit from any flight of UK companies to Dublin. I like Smurfit Kappa (code: SKG), Ryanair (code: RYA) and Hibernia REIT (code: HBRN).Edmund Shing is the author of The Idle Investor (Harriman House), an expert columnist and a global equity fund manager at BCS AM. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Close
September 3, 2019
A Myanmar soldier stands near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine state, Myanmar on 27 September 2017. — ReutersMuslim Rohingya insurgents said on Saturday they are ready to respond to any peace move by the Myanmar government but a one-month ceasefire they declared to enable the delivery of aid in violence-racked Rakhine state is about to end.The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) did not say what action it would take after the ceasefire ends at midnight on Monday but it was “determined to stop the tyranny and oppression” waged against the Rohingya people.“If at any stage, the Burmese government is inclined to peace, then ARSA will welcome that inclination and reciprocate,” the group said in a statement.Government spokesmen were not immediately available for comment.When the ARSA announced its one-month ceasefire from 10 September, a government spokesman said: “We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists.”The rebels launched coordinated attacks on about 30 security posts and an army camp on 25 August with the help of hundreds of disaffected Rohingya villagers, many wielding sticks or machetes, killing about a dozen people.In response, the military unleashed a sweeping offensive across the north of Rakhine State, driving more than half a million Rohingya villagers into Bangladesh in what the United Nations branded a textbook example of “ethnic cleansing”.Myanmar rejects that. It says more than 500 people have been killed in the fighting, most of them “terrorists” who have been attacking civilians and torching villages.The ability of the ARSA, which only surfaced in October last year, to mount any sort of challenge to the Myanmar army is not known but it does not appear to have been able to put up resistance to the military offensive unleashed in August.Inevitably, there are doubts about how the insurgents can operate in areas where the military has driven out the civilian population, cutting the insurgents off from recruits, food, funds and information.The ARSA accused the government of using murder, arson and rape as “tools of depopulation”.‘NATIVE’The ARSA denies links to foreign Islamists.In an interview with Reuters in March, ARSA leader Ata Ullah linked the creation of the group to communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine in 2012, when nearly 200 people were killed and 140,000, mostly Rohingya, displaced.The group says it is fighting for the rights of the Rohingya, who have never been regarded as an indigenous minority in Myanmar and so have been denied citizenship under a law that links nationality to ethnicity.The group repeated their demand that Rohingya be recognised as a “native indigenous” ethnic group, adding that all Rohingya people should be allowed “to return home safely with dignity … to freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social and cultural development”.The Rohingya have long faced discrimination and repression in Rakhine State where bad blood between them and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists, stemming from violence by both sides, goes back generations.The ARSA condemned the government for blocking humanitarian assistance in Rakhine and said it was willing to discuss ceasefires with international organizations so aid could be delivered.Some 515,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh but thousands remain in Rakhine.Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has faced scathing criticism for not doing more to stop the violence, although a military-drafted constitution gives her no power over the security forces.Suu Kyi has condemned rights abuses and said Myanmar was ready to start a process agreed with Bangladesh in 1993 by which anyone verified as a refugee would be accepted back.Many refugees fear they will not have the paperwork they believe Myanmar will demand to allow them back.
September 1, 2019
Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “YouTube’s recommended algorithm is facilitating pedophiles’ ability to connect with each-other, trade contact info, and link to actual child pornography in the comments,” Watson wrote on Reddit. “I can consistently get access to it from vanilla, never-before-used YouTube accounts via innocuous videos in less than ten minutes, in sometimes less than five clicks.”Although Watson doesn’t call out “Fortnite” specifically, he does show various examples of the products and companies being advertised before the videos, including Grammarly, GNC, and Google’s own Chromebook.A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge it took immediate action by deleting accounts and channels. It also reported illegal activity to the authorities and disabled what it called “violative comments.”“Any content — including comments — that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube,” the spokesperson said. “There’s more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and catch abuse more quickly.”Variety contacted Epic Games to find out if it plans to resume advertising on YouTube, but it couldn’t say when, or if, that will happen. Epic Games is no longer running “Fortnite” pre-roll ads on YouTube after it was discovered they were playing on videos alleged predators used to exploit children, according to The Verge.The developer has paused all of its pre-roll advertising, which plays before a video starts on the streaming platform, a spokesperson said. It also reached out to Google to determine what actions, if any, the company will take to remove the exploitative content from its service.Former YouTube creator Matt Watson raised concerns about the content days ago in a YouTube video and Reddit post. In his video, he demonstrated how a search for something seemingly innocuous like “bikini haul” — videos where women show off various swimsuits they’ve purchased — can lead to disturbing examples of child exploitation. Although the clips aren’t pornographic in nature, the predators allegedly timestamp parts that unintentionally sexualize the children in the scene and share them in the video’s comments section.
August 31, 2019
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. “We are looking to see to which extent this principle holds,” Bouyer tells PhysOrg.com. “Does the principle break down at a certain level? And if it does, what is that level? If it breaks down, that opens up a whole range of fundamental questions, such as the existence of new interactions as predicted by many current quantum theories of gravity. We have created a test that we hope will open the field to see whether the weak equivalence principle holds at the quantum level.”In order to test the weak equivalence principle, Bouyer and his peers Varoquaux, Nyman, Geiger and Cheinet at the Laboratoire Charles Fabry, and Landragin at SYRTE, suggest a technique using a parabolic flight plane outfitted with an atom interferometer. The device would be used to determine whether the acceleration is the same for two different atoms in free fall. Their proposed method is described in New Journal of Physics: “How to estimate the differential acceleration in a two-species atom interferometer to test the equivalence principle.”“If you want to test the acceleration of atoms on the ground, you have very little time before the atoms hit the floor” Bouyer explains. “In parabolic flights, though, you have up to 20 seconds of free fall to see whether there is a difference in acceleration. When dealing with atoms, this is a rather long time indeed.” The atoms would be captured, laser cooled using well known techniques and then dropped in the “free falling” plane. It would then be possible to precisely measure the acceleration of the two different atoms using atom interferometry. “We plan to use rubidium and potassium,” he says, “since they are very different atoms with a difference in mass that is significant. This way, if they have no difference in acceleration, the equivalence principle is demonstrated. If there is a difference in acceleration, we know that it breaks down at the precision level of our measurement.”One of the problems, though, is that the parabolic flight plane is very noisy. Bouyer and a team from various scientific institutes in France addressed this problem last year. They tested the operation of a specially designed atom interferometer in a free fall plane (results can be found in The European Physical Journal D), finding that the sensitivity of measurement was enhanced, allowing acceleration in rubidium to be measured. To cancel out the noise, Bouyer and his colleagues worked out a way to extract the acceleration using Bayesian statistical estimation. “Our dedicated statistical analogy allows us to extract the EP signal out of the noise of the environment,” he explains.For now, the proposed experiment remains just that: proposed. But Bouyer is hopeful. “We are very close to getting two atoms at the same place, and using our interferometer in a state of free fall should enable us to take measurements that may help us demonstrate the viability of the equivalence principle at the quantum level.”More information:• Varoquaux, et al, “How to estimate the differential acceleration in a two-species atom interferometer to test the equivalence principle,” New Journal of Physics (2009). Available online: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/1367-2630/11/11/113010/. • Stern, et al, “Light-pulse atom interferometry in microgravity,” European Physical Journal D (2009). Available online. Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Guiding an Atom Laser Citation: Does weak equivalence break down at the quantum level? (2009, December 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-weak-equivalence-quantum.html (PhysOrg.com) — One of the givens in physics is the weak equivalence principle. This principle has been considered solid since Einstein proposed that it is not possible to detect the difference between uniform acceleration and a uniform static gravitational field. The uniqueness of freefall allows uniform acceleration, even between masses that are different, according to Einstein’s postulate in the theory of General Relativity. The weak equivalence principle is well established amongst the science community, but it has yet to be demonstrated completely. This is where Phillippe Bouyer at Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, Campus Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, and his colleagues are attempting to go.
August 5, 2019
”For many older people, dancing regularly helps to keep a sense of youthfulness and fun. Even those with limited mobility are surprised how different they feel after these music and movement sessions.“So we would hope to see a good turnout for the Thursday Tea Dance”This finale dance is open to all and the tickets can be booked through the Alley Box office or online through the Alley website www.alley-theatre.com.DANCE, DANCE WHOEVER YOU MAYBE! was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: danceDANCE WHOEVER YOU MAYBE!DERRY COUNCILTHE ALLEY THEATRE ShareTweet IF you have a love of music and tea dances, then the Alley Theatre on Thursday night the 8th September 16 is the place to be. After four weeks of dance practise with dance caller Paul Cotton from the Dylan Quinn School of Dance, we will be holding our finale event on Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the auditorium, cabaret style.Playing at the final event will be local musicians we all know and love, Gordon Speer and Friends with Paul‘s dance experience to encourage everyone onto the dance floor.Over the August month, we have enjoyed a wonderful turnout of local people whose common interest is in learning various old thyme dance styles and the workshops have attached folks from the all of the district, including some of our caring facilities.We have had a great social events as everyone has joined together to enjoy the music and refreshments.Welcoming this project that actively seeks to engage our more mature citizens a spokesperson for Council said: