Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalists NGO Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), part of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), has recently revealed that 58 journalists, editors and publishers from the Xinjiang region (northwest) are being detained in China, bringing the count made by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to a total 111 detainees for the country.“This report, that comes in spite of Beijing’s media blackout, demonstrates the extent of the violations of press freedom in the Xinjiang region,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF East Asia bureau, who called on the Chinese authorities to “immediately release all imprisoned journalists in the country.”Over the past two years, the Chinese authority’s systemic crackdown on the Turkic Muslim population in Xinjiang has lead to the arbitrary detention of as many as 1.5 million persons. Leading Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, and webmaster Gulmira Imin, are both being detained with a life sentence for “separatism”. Last August, Megha Rajagopalan, the head of Buzzfeed Beijing was expelled from China for her reporting on the Xinjiang region.China fell further down to 177 out of 180 in the 2019 RSF Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalists Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison NGO Uyghur Human Rights Project has recently revealed that 58 journalists from the Xinjiang region are being detained, bringing Reporters Without Borders’ total count to 111 detainees in China. April 27, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2019 China: 58 Uyghur Journalists Detained News March 12, 2021 Find out more
Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News Previous articleGAA – Donegal Senior Championship Final Preview Pt1Next articleCalls for restrictions on sales of homes in rural areas News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – September 29, 2011 Sinn Fein in Donegal are seeking a meeting with Chief Superintendent Terri Mc Ginn, after Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dail last evening that he cannot give any guarantees that rural garda stations in Donegal will not close.Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn told the Dail there are fears for over 20 garda stations in the county stretching from Malin to Pettigo.Minister Shatter said the bailout deal requires the government to cut garda numbers and spending.He said the Garda Commissioner is liaising with Chief Superintendents and others to determine the best way to proceed, and some garda station closures are likely to form part of the recommendations in his final report…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/shatt830.mp3[/podcast]Deputy Padriag Mac Lochlainn has said he will be meeting with Chief Superintendent Terri Mc Ginn within the next few days.Deputy Mac Lochlainn has said the Government cannot lay the blame on Gardai for the closure of rural stations……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/pad1.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Sinn Fein in Donegal to meet with Chief Superintendent Terri Mc Ginn Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award), TheFinancialBrand.com, and others. He … Web: bloomCU.com Details The hottest trend in credit union website design is mobile responsiveness, but personalization will soon impact engagement just as much as mobile devices. Website personalization will go mainstream in the next five years because personalizing content is the best way to engage users of your credit union website.What is Website Personalization?Personalization is when website content adapts to individuals. These adaptations are made dynamically based on user data. User data, collected through website analytics, might include page views, clicks, referring websites, and other browsing behaviors. Even data as simple as page views can be used to create personalized experiences for members.Example of Personalization:John visits the auto loan page of your credit union website. That’s a good hint John wants to buy a new car. Based on this data, personalization software adapts your website’s content to show John an auto loan promotion. Since the auto loan promotion is relevant to John’s interest in buying a new car, he’s more likely to click the promotion and take action. Another Example of Personalization:Becky is not a member of your credit union, but she’s interested in joining. She visits the “Locations” page on your website to find the branch nearest her. Personalization software on your website detects Becky’s location based on her IP address. Using her location, your website displays a message saying, “We have a branch just 5-10 minutes from you. The address is . . .. Come on over! We’d love to meet you.”Usually, the best way to really understand something is to experience it. So, check out this automated demo which demonstrates one example of personalization. (Disclaimer: my company built the demo.)Why Should You Care About Personalization?In 1776, the economist Adam Smith published a book called “The Wealth of Nations,” which became the the foundation of modern economics. One of Smith’s most fundamental insights is that people act based on their individual interests (he referred to this as “self-interest”, which should not be misinterpreted to mean “selfish interest”). In other words, people act only when they care. This insight may seem obvious and intuitive, but it’s extremely useful when applied to marketing.Personalization is a way to show users content they care about. If you show people content they care about, they are more likely to interact with it. That’s why personalization just makes sense. Ultimately, personalization can help credit unions get more members and borrowers and make marketers look like rockstars.I know this marketer and she use personalization on her credit union website. Hence, she’s a rockstar 😉Currently, credit union marketers come to me saying, “We need to redesign our website because it’s not responsive.” Mobile responsiveness is the hottest trend in credit union website design because straggling credit unions realize they must either go mobile or die. The same thing is going to happen with website personalization. In five years, I predict credit union marketers will say, “We need to redesign our website because it doesn’t personalize content.” I could be wrong, but I bet Adam Smith would wager on my prediction.Consider implementing personalization before it goes mainstream and you find yourself behind the ever-advancing trends of credit union website design.How Can You Implement Personalization on Your Credit Union Website?We’ve talked what personalization is and why it matters. Now, let’s talk about how to implement it on your credit union website. This section is divided into two parts.First, you have to install personalization software on your website, otherwise personalization is not possible. I’ll give you some options for software.Second, I’ll give you three steps to run a personalization campaign.How to Install Personalization SoftwareYou can either buy personalization software from a vendor or build your own. For 99.9% of credit unions, I recommend buying rather than building.For 99.9% of credit unions, implementing personalization through existing software is the best option. You could build your own personalization solution in-house (see info below), but that’s not practical or necessary for the supermajority of credit unions. So, here are some existing personalization softwares you can buy:OptimizelyOptimizely is a big name is A/B testing software and they added personalization capabilities within the past year. They have a fairly easy, do-it-yourself solution. Pricing is $49 – 1,000 per month for small- to medium-sized businesses ($49 per 1,000 monthly unique visitors). That buys you basic personalization, targeting, and segmentation. If you want advanced implementations for lots of traffic, “Enterprise” pricing starts at $100,000 per year.BlueConicBlueConic seems pretty legit. They have some big clients. Also, they have a free plan, so you can try out their software before buying. However, if you have more than 1,000 credit union members, you’ll end up paying $500 – 2,000+ per month.BrightInfoBrightInfo appears to have a good solution, though I haven’t used it. Their prices start at $500 / mo.MarketoMarketo is a well-known marketing software company. I don’t have prices for Marketo’s personalization software, but you can expect it to be expensive (I’m guessing Marketo’s personalization software is expensive because their other softwares are expensive).Persona by BloomCUDisclaimer: BloomCU is my company, but here’s my best attempt at an unbiased overview of Persona: BloomCU built its personalization software, Persona, specifically for credit union websites. Pricing is customized for clients based on how the credit union uses Persona, but I can tell you it’s less expensive than most options listed above. If your website gets fewer than 1,000 visitors per month, then BlueConic and Optimizely are cheaper.Build personalization software in-houseAt some point in every marketer’s career, they will find themselves in the alluring shadow of a very hairy question, “Should I build this tool myself?” After all, the problem you need to solve is simple, right? It couldn’t take more than a couple days to build it yourself, right?My company has built lots of things in-house: websites, payment calculators for credit union websites, landing pages, chat bots, personalization software, etc. In our experience, writing new software often costs twice as much and takes four times longer than what you estimate at the outset. But sometimes building in-house is the only option (or the only option that makes sense). When you do build in-house, there is one major upside: whatever you make is yours. You own it and you can do whatever you want with it.Most credit unions should buy personalization software rather than build it, but if you have some extenuating circumstance that necessitates an in-house solution, here’s how you can build your own personalization software: How to Build Your Own Personalization Software.How to Run a Personalization CampaignAt this point, you might be itching to get personalization running on your site because it’s cool and will take your marketing to the next level. Indeed, personalization is very cool stuff, but let’s be smart about implementing it. First, define your objectives.Step 1: Define Your ObjectivesBefore you start a personalization campaign, determine why you’re doing it. You may want to increase membership or the number of auto loan applications. Whatever your purpose, defining your objectives is crucial. The following steps are useless if you don’t know why you’re personalizing your website.Step 2: Create a HypothesisA personalization campaign is an experiment. You are now a marketing scientist. Therefore, you must have a hypothesis to define what you are testing.Creating hypotheses for your personalizations is easy!Creating a hypothesis is like making a sandwich with three ingredients:(1) Choose a VariableWhich element of your website will you personalize? This could be a homepage banner, sidebar promotion, page heading, pop-up, log-in area, etc.–the possibilities are endless. I recommend starting with a variable on your site that gets a lot of traffic (at least 5,000 visits per month), like the homepage banner.(2) Craft a MessageWho will see the personalization? Pick an audience based on an interest. For example, your audience could be, “People interested in auto loans.” Start by choosing an interest that drives growth for your credit union–like people interested in loans or membership–or whatever will impress your CEO the most 😉 .What message is relevant to your audience? After you choose an audience, craft and design a message that’s relevant to their interests. For example, if your audience is “People interested in auto loans,” then you could design a homepage personalization that features your best auto loan promotion (e.g., a low rate).(3) Predict the ResultWhat outcome do you predict? The outcome could be more leads for membership, loans, or any other measurable metric.Here’s an example of a hypothesis sandwich:Step 3: Improve PerformanceAs you run personalization campaigns and test hypotheses, collect data to compare actual results with predicted results. Your hypotheses might be correct, incorrect, or somewhere inbetween. In any case, you’ll learn valuable information that can be used in future personalization campaigns.ConclusionPersonalization is the future of credit union website design because showing relevant content just makes sense. All that’s left to determine is which credit unions will be lead and lag when it comes to implementing personalization.
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, winner of the Heisman Trophy, kisses the trophy Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of the most lopsided votes in the 83-year history of the award.ADVERTISEMENT View comments There is at least one more game to play for Mayfield, and maybe two. He and the Sooners will go into the playoff as a slight underdog against Georgia, which seems only appropriate for a player who has built his career on exceeding expectations.Asked what has been his best moment, Mayfield predictably answered: “It hasn’t happened yet.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Stanford running back Bryce Love was the runner-up, making it five second-place finishes for the Cardinal since 2009. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, last year’s Heisman winner, was third, the best finish by a returning winner since Tim Tebow of Florida in 2008.Mayfield received 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points. Love had 75 first-place votes and 1,300 points and Jackson received 47 and 793. Mayfield received 86 percent of the total points available, the third-highest percentage in Heisman history behind Ohio State’s Troy Smith (91.63 percent) in 2006 and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota (90.92) in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseMayfield is the third player to win the Heisman heading to the College Football Playoff. The second-ranked Sooners meet No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. He is the first senior to win the award since Smith and the first Heisman winner to begin his career as a walk-on since athletic scholarships started in the 1950s.“It’s been a tough journey,” Mayfield said during his acceptance speech. He choked back tears, thanking his parents and first-year Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pretty good for a scrawny kid who grew up in Austin, Texas, rooting for Oklahoma, but did not receive a scholarship offer out of high school from either the hometown Longhorns or his beloved Sooners.At Lake Travis High School, Mayfield won a state championship at a school that regularly pumps out Division I quarterbacks. He received one offer from a Power Five program — Washington State.“There’s something to be said for having just good ol’ confidence in yourself,” Mayfield said. “Just true belief. My journey, like I said earlier is not over, but it’s about facing adversity. If there’s mistakes, being up front about it and then moving forward and being better in the future.”He walked-on at Texas Tech and started eight games as a freshman in 2013. With a glut of quarterbacks in Lubbock, Mayfield left and had only one school in mind. He walked-on again at Oklahoma.Mayfield thanked former Sooners coach Bob Stoops, who also was at the Best Buy Theater in midtown Manhattan, for welcoming a “chubby, unathletic kid into the program with open arms.” That was also Riley’s first season as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator. The two have been a perfect match.“For any coach to have a chance for your guy to be standing here, to win the Heisman Trophy, and just to do it kind of at the end of such a long journey we’ve had together, it’s very special,” Riley said.Mayfield’s departure from Texas Tech was contentious. At first, he lost a year of eligibility, despite not being on scholarship. He eventually got that year back when the Big 12 tweaked its rules, but he never did let it go. For his last game against Texas Tech this season, he wore the “Traitor” T-shirt that some Red Raiders fans wore when he first returned to Lubbock with Oklahoma.Later in the year, it was Kansas — of all teams — that tried to get the volatile Mayfield off his game. Jayhawks captains refused to shake his hand during the pregame coin flip. They trash-talked Mayfield and even took a late hit at him. He responded by screaming profanities and making a lewd gesture that television cameras caught. That led to a public apology from Mayfield, his third this year.The first came after he was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing. He pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors and paid a $300 fine. The second came after that flag planting in Columbus, Ohio, after the Sooners beat the Buckeyes.Mayfield is an old-school Heisman winner. For decades, seniors dominated the Heisman, but over the last 10 years four juniors, four sophomores and two redshirt freshmen have won. By comparison, Mayfield has been around forever. He has played 47 college games. Only USC’s Carson Palmer with 50 had played more when he won his Heisman in 2002. “Tried to play it cool,” Mayfield said later. “That’s not my thing though. I’m a guy that wears his emotions on his sleeve.”Mayfield finished fourth in the Heisman voting two years ago and third last year. “It’s motivating for me to be the best in the country,” he said.Mayfield entered this season as one of the Heisman favorites and jumped toward the front of the pack when he led the Sooners to an early victory at Ohio State that he celebrated by planting the OU flag in the Horseshoe turf.He later apologized for that, but that has been Mayfield’s career. Spectacular play fueled by grudges, slights and trying to prove doubters wrong. Moxie is the word that gets attached to Mayfield often, but at times poor judgment has gotten him in trouble on and off the field.Those were really the only marks on Mayfield’s Heisman resume because his play has been consistently stellar. He has thrown for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns this season for the Big 12 champion Sooners (12-1). For his career, Mayfield is eighth in FBS history in yards passing (14,320) and sixth in touchdown passes (129).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?
20 October 2010The Pretoria, Hatfield and Centurion stations for the Gautrain rapid rail link between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport are due to be ready and operational by June 2011.South Africa’s first high-speed train cruises at between 160 and 180 kilometres per hour, which will enable commuters to travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria in well under 40 minutes.There will be six trains per hour in both directions, with the train operating approximately 18 hours per day.The Gautrain’s airport to Sandton link has been operating since the 2010 Fifa World Cup in June.Hatfield was selected as a Gautrain station for a number of reasons, including its accessibility from the N1 and N4 freeways. The two other Pretoria stations are Centurion (at Centurion Lake) and Pretoria (adjacent to the historic Pretoria main station).“The ticket offices, station control rooms and payment stations are standard components, but each station has its own brief and accommodation schedule,” Bombela spokesperson Kelebogile Machaka said during a media tour of the three stations last week.The offices and guard house located between the Rissik and Hartbeesspruit stations are complete but still need floor and wall tiling, Machaka said. The multi-storey parking garage for park-and-ride passengers is also complete. Only the floor tiling needs to be done.The railway line and platforms will be below ground level. Work is under way to ensure they are accessible by stairs and escalators from ground level, and also by lifts to accommodate passengers with disabilities.Construction for vehicle and bus parking is still at an early stage at the Pretoria station, but the closed-circuit television has been fitted. The offices and toilets are also complete.Rails have been laid at the 200 metre long station, but the automated machines are not yet fitted. Tiling at the platforms has not yet commenced.Source: BuaNews
Members of the Borolelo community with barrels of water distributed by Brand South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Operation Hydrate in North West on Saturday 12 March.Swartruggens, Monday 14 March 2016 – Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Operation Hydrate hosted an open dialogue at Swartruggens Combined School on Saturday 12 March 2016. Discussions looked at the culture of human rights in South Africa, before participants distributed hundreds of litres of water to the community of Borolelo, who are currently experiencing the effects of a severe drought.The dialogue kicked off with a call by Operation Hydrate’s Yaseen Theba to all South Africans to stop criticising each other, the environment and the government for the challenges we face as a nation. “Instead, we all need to take action.”This was echoed by social advocate Yusuf Abramjee who said: “This is exactly what the Play Your Part initiative is about – active citizenry, South Africans using their skills, time and resources to help each other. As citizens we need to see what we can do to tackle some of South Africa’s issues.”The dialogue looked at, among others, issues around service delivery, education, equality and infrastructure challenges. Panellists included Mr Sean Moodley from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Mr Sello Hatang, CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation, Ms Tshegofatso Ramokopeloa from North West University, Councillor Victor Kgari, Ms Lerato Motaung from Civics Academy, Mr Yaseen Theba of Operation Hydrate, and Ms Jeanette Dibetso-Nyathi, a political advisor to the Premier of the North West.In the 2016 State of the Nation Address President Jacob Zuma declared Human Rights Day, 21 March, to be the national day against racism.It is against this background that the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation launched the Anti-Racism Network South Africa movement (ARNSA) which calls on all South Africans to pledge towards eradicating the scourge of racism in South Africa.At the close of the dialogue all present took ARNSA’s pledge against racism. The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mr Sello Hatang, echoed the words of former President Nelson Mandela who said: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” This is the spirit that South Africans must draw on.Ms Lerato Motaung, project director of Civics Academy, said: “All sectors of society need to be committed to building a South Africa that the youth would be proud to inherit. To do so, we need to change the narrative. At present there is a focus on problems and problem-solving. This needs to shift to a discourse of building.”Discussing the Constitution, Ms Tshegofatso Ramokopeloa, supervising attorney at North West University’s Community Law centre, said: “We need practice Ubuntu within ourselves … negativity starts and ends with us, as individuals …We need to use our skills, talents, time and resources to help each other – being selfish takes us away from democracy.”Operation Hydrate describes their initiative as Ubuntu in action, as all the activities rely on volunteers who are committed to helping their fellow South Africans in need. Mr Theba said: “Water is a basic need as human beings. It is remarkable to see how many South Africans answered the call to help those worst affected by the drought.” Mr Theba also used the platform to announce that Operation Hydrate will be installing its first borehole in North West in the next month. “This is a more sustainable solution to help the community access water.”Following the dialogue, all panellists accompanied the volunteers of Operation Hydrate to distribute 100 000 litres of water to residents of Borolelo in the North West.Swartruggens is one of the towns most severely affected by the current drought, the worst in South Africa for 100 years. The town has been without water for eight months. Representatives from the Premier’s office and the Municipality committed to improving service delivery in the province, and outlined some of the measures currently being explored to provide a permanent solution to the water crisis the province faces.Follow the conversation on #UniteSA #OperationHydrate
Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#AI#ANN#Deep Learning#Facebook#featured#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#M2M#neural networks#top Sandeep Raut Related Posts Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Remember how you started recognizing fruits, animals, cars and for that matter any other object by looking at them from our childhood?Our brain gets trained over the years to recognize these images and then further classify them as apple, orange, banana, cat, dog, horse. then it gets even more interesting — aside from figuring out what to eat and what to avoid, we learn brands and their differences: Toyota, Honda, BMW and so on.See also: How to use machine learning in today’s enterprise environmentInspired by these biological processes of the human brain, artificial neural networks (ANN) were developed. “Deep learning” refers to these artificial neural networks that are composed of many layers. It is the fastest-growing field in machine learning. It uses many-layered Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) to learn levels of representation and abstraction that make sense of data such as images, sound, and textSo what makes it deep?Why is deep learning called deep? It is because of the structure of those ANNs. Four decades back, neural networks were only two layers deep as it was not computationally feasible to build larger networks. Now, it is common to have neural networks with 10+ layers and even 100+ layer ANNs are being tried upon.Using multiple levels of neural networks in deep learning, computers now have the capacity to see, learn, and react to complex situations as well or better than humans.Normally data scientists spend a lot of time in data preparation – feature extraction or selecting variables which are actually useful to predictive analytics. Deep learning does this job automatically and makes life easier.To spur this development, many technology companies have made their deep learning libraries as open source, like Google’s Tensorflow and Facebook’s open source modules for Torch. Amazon released DSSTNE on GitHub, while Microsoft also released CNTK — its open source deep learning toolkit — on GitHub.And so, today we see a lot of examples of deep learning around, including:Google Translate is using deep learning and image recognition to translate not only voice but written languages as well.With CamFind app, simply take a picture of any object and it uses mobile visual search technology to tell you what it is. It provides fast, accurate results with no typing necessary. Snap a picture, learn more. That’s it.All digital assistants like Siri, Cortana, Alexa & Google Now are using deep learning for natural language processing and speech recognition.Amazon, Netflix & Spotify are using recommendation engines using deep learning for the next best offers, movies or music.Google PlaNet can look at the photo and tell where it was taken.DCGAN is used for enhancing and completing the human faces.DeepStereo: Turns images from Street View into a 3D space that shows unseen views from different angles by figuring out the depth and color of each pixel.DeepMind’s WaveNet is able to generate speech which mimics any human voice that sounds more natural than the best existing Text-to-Speech systems.Paypal is using deep learning to prevent fraud in payments.Until now, deep learning has aided image classification, language translation, speech recognition and it can be used to solve any pattern recognition problem, and all of it is happening without human intervention.This is without a doubt a disruptive digital technology that is being used by more and more companies to create new business models. How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…
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Having won laurels for the country during her illustrious sports career, Sydney Olympics bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari is pained by the current state of Indian weightlifting which has witnessed umpteen dope flunks in the recent past and felt that the custodians of the sport have failed to arrest the menace.The executive committee of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) stepped down en-masse almost a year ago in the wake of dope flunks of Indian lifters at international meets in the same year.However, the positive dope cases of Indian lifters continue unabated despite the change of regime in the IWLF. The federation has still not learnt its lessons even after paying a hefty fine of $ 5000,000 which had almost robbed Indian lifters of their participation at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October.Malleswari, who is one of the vice-presidents of the federation, is hurt by the fact that the sport, which used be India’s stronghold till a few years ago, has now become synonymous with dope shame.”Something needs to be done to save weightlifting in India before a final blow is delivered, and irrevocable damage is done.While other sports that have given Olympic medals to India have soared spectacularly both in popularity and medals won at other events, weightlifting seems like a solitary sore point,” Malleswari told Mail Today. The latest case of eight lifters, who failed the dope tests during the all-India inter-railway weightlifting competition in Kolkata this month, has further dented the IWLF’s tall claims about their efforts to make the sport dope-free.advertisementMalleswari believes the current administration is following the same path that its predecessors took and has done little to keep the sport clean. “It was exactly a year ago that the executive committee of the weightliftingfederation was forced to resign over the doping menace confronting the game and a fine of Rs 3 crore was slapped on the federation.”But the recent reports in which eight lifters from Railways were found positive in dope tests, shows the ineffectiveness of the new executive committee in taking corrective action.”The question is not about who but about why? Why do our lifters take prohibited performance enhancers? Why the execu-tive committee, which was elected in similar circumstances one year ago, has failed to arrest the disgraceful trend?” Malleswari asked.Not only have the young and inexperienced lifters been found guilty for dope offences over the years but the veterans too have added to the shame. Sanamacha Chanu, the Manchester Commonwealth Games gold medallist, is one prominent name who tested positive for banned substances not once but twice, which clearly indicates the lack of education on drugs for the lifters in the country.The second dope offence virtually brought curtains to the 31-year-old lifter’s career as she was handed an eight- year ban by the anti-doping disciplinary panel in November this year.Malleswari also mooted the inclusion of more former weightlifters in the federation rather than having those at the helm who have little knowledge about the sport and the sportspersons.”What stops the federation from asking former weightlifters to share their experience and expertise with the new talent? I hope action is initiated to take the game forward and people from weightlifting should come forward,” noted the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games silver medallist.
Sophomore safety Jordan Fuller (4) intercepts a pass intended for an Indiana wide receiver during the 2017 season opener. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Ohio State’s first two games of the year, its passing defense performed poorly, allowing more than 380 passing yards in each game. The inexperienced defensive backfield, which lost three players early to the NFL draft, looked incompetent at times.But in the Buckeyes’ next four games, all of which came against lowly regarded, run-heavy teams, no opposing quarterback passed for more than 88 yards. In Saturday’s game against Nebraska, their secondary might be tested for the first time in more than a month.When redshirt junior quarterback Tanner Lee transferred to Nebraska from Tulane, the Cornhuskers thought they might have just landed a stud signal-caller. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds, Lee looks the part. And when he throws the ball, his cannon arm is readily apparent. But the early on-field results were not pretty to open the year. He combined for five touchdowns and nine interceptions in consecutive games against Oregon, Northern Illinois and Rutgers. Despite the struggles, Ohio State still sees the talent.“We definitely respect him,” sophomore safety Jordan Fuller said. “We see the talent. We see the arm. We see his confidence in the pocket. So we have to be ready for that.”Through six games, Lee has completed 109-of-202 passes for an average of 243.3 yards per game, and tacked on 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The one trait Lee does not possess is an ability to run or escape the pocket. He has not rushed for more than five yards in a game this season. Lee often uses five-step drops and waits for plays to develop which will give Ohio State’s defensive line more opportunities than usual to rush the quarterback.“I think it’ll be a good game for us just because he’s a pro-style guy who wants to sit back there and scan the field a little bit, which we haven’t seen very much of,” sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa said. “So, we’re excited for that, to get after him.”The Buckeyes have not faced a team whose primary offensive strategy was to have its immobile quarterback drop back since Lagow tore their defensive backfield up in Week 1. Even when Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield racked up yards against Ohio State, he used his mobility as a threat.If Bosa and the Buckeyes’ fearsome defensive front, which combined for six sacks and 12 tackles for loss against Maryland Saturday, can pressure Lee, he could be forced to make poor passing decisions. Lee will be dropping back with a less-experienced offensive line, which includes a true freshman protecting him at right tackle.Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said he believes Lee had difficulties early in the season because he struggled to get over bad plays, especially when he threw two pick-6s against Northern Illinois. He said improving quarterbacks’ ability to rebound from interceptions is the hardest thing to coach, but he believes Lee is constantly improving in the area.“We’re going to have to really work hard to affect the passer,” Schiano said. “Because if we don’t, he’s a very fundamentally sound quarterback and he’s got a good arm.”Given the Buckeyes’ early-season secondary issues, not allowing Lee to have time in the pocket could help negate the concern of Lee picking on inexperienced cornerbacks. That will be even more important due to the smaller-than-normal cornerback rotation.Ohio State will be without starting cornerback Damon Arnette for the first half of the game due to a suspension as he was flagged for targeting in the second half of the game against the Terrapins. Head coach Urban Meyer said cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kendall Sheffield will start and freshman Jeffrey Okudah “will work in.”