Barnardos gets its own stamp on 50th anniversary

first_imgA SPECIALLY-COMMISSIONED stamp has been unveiled by An Post to mark the golden anniversary of children’s charity Barnardos.The 55c postage stamp was launched by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte and Fergus Finlay yesterday afternoon at the GPO.Finlay said the organisation feels “very honoured” that the Government and An Post has marked its contribution to Irish society “in such a wonderful way”.“We hope the stamp will spread a message of hope to all who see it and that it might prompt families in need to reach out for our help,” he added.“Looking back on 50 years, it is humbling to realise that an organisation like Barnardos has made a difference to the lives of more than 100,000 children in Ireland. Many people have been part of the Barnardos journey – to all those who have volunteered their skills and time, who have given whatever they could afford to support our work and most importantly to the children and families who have opened their doors to allow us to make that difference, thank you.”An Post’s Donal Connell said the stamp will appear “all over the world” as it travels on cards, letters packages and takes its place in philatelic collections.Designed by Zinc Design, the 55 cent stamp features colourful elements from the paintings of young children attending some of Barnardos 42 project centres.last_img read more

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of

first_imgIt is now hoped that scientists can build on these findings to create the best possible supports to help women remain on the therapy, while reducing the impact on their daily lives of the hormones.Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer>Column: ‘I lost my breast to cancer in my 20s, but I’m now expecting my first child’> ORAL HORMONE THERAPY following an incidence of breast cancer is even more important than previously thought, according to an Irish medical study.Researchers at Trinity College Dublin found that women who stopped taking the therapy before the prescribed end date are almost three times as likely to see a recurrence of the cancer than those women who took the whole course.The oral hormone therapy is generally prescribed long-term – for a period of roughly five years – after initial treatment. Women have reported some side effects including joint pain and hot flushes and it was found in a previous TCD study that one-third of women do not persist with the medication for the whole five years.Dr Ian Barron of the pharmacoepidemiology department in TCD analysed long-term outcomes for different groups, with the help of funding from the Health Research Board. He found that there was a 2.88-fold increase in cancer returning for women who did not take the oral hormones as prescribed.Prof Kathleen Bennett of TCD said: The benefits of taking the drugs clearly outweigh the risk of not taking them, in spite of the unpleasant side effects.The women who were non-persistent increased their risk of recurrence threefold, while taking the hormone therapy for the five years reduced the risk of death by a quarter.last_img read more

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach

first_imgFIVE WHALES HAVE died today in County Donegal after a pod of 13 pilot whales got stranded on a beach in  Falcarragh.Scores of locals tried to guide the whales into deep water as the tide came in.The remaining whales that were freed have become stranded again this evening further along the coast. Source: @BarryWhyte85 Source: Barry Whyte/Twitter Dozens gathering around the dead whales on beach in Falcarragh. Children crying pic.twitter.com/Fy2Wr64pcU— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) July 7, 2014center_img The Irish Coastguard told TheJournal.ie that a crew and the gardaí are at the scene.“We are there to ensure that people do not put themselves at risk. A lot of people have been heading down to the beach to try and help,” said a spokesperson.He said that they had spoken to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, who are also at the scene, for advice. Source: Screengrab/RTE News“Very little can be done. It is a very sad thing that often happens to pilot whales,” he said, adding that they were told that trying to manoeuvre them might cause more stress to the whales.RTÉ Six One News reported that the local authority have said this evening that nothing more can be done and they simply have to let nature take its course.This is the thirteenth stranding of whales in Donegal this year.Read: Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day>Read: Awe-inspiring footage of huge whale and dolphin ‘stampede’ off California>last_img read more

Isis death toll from Mother Of All Bombs reaches 90

first_img Apr 15th 2017, 9:42 AM 133 Comments Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 9:42 AM Image: AP/PA Images Isis death toll from ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ reaches 90 The bomb was dropped on Thursday. 37,206 Views https://jrnl.ie/3341977 Share Tweet Email1 center_img AFGHAN AUTHORITIES HAVE reported a jump in fatalities from the American military’s largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.Dubbed the “Mother Of All Bombs”, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast was unleashed in combat for the first time on Thursday, hitting IS positions in a remote area of eastern Nangarhar province.The unprecedented attack triggered global shock waves, with some condemning the use of Afghanistan as what they called a testing ground for the weapon, and against a militant group that is not considered a threat as big as the resurgent Taliban.The bomb smashed IS’s hideouts, a tunnel-and-cave complex that had been mined against conventional ground attacks, engulfing the remote area in a huge mushroom cloud and towering flames.“At least 92 Daesh (IS) fighters were killed in the bombing,” Achin district governor Esmail Shinwari told AFP. File photo of Al Weimorts (left), the creator of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. Source: ABACANangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani gave a toll of 90, far higher than the initial toll of 36 IS fighters given by Afghan officials.Shinwari insisted there were “no military and civilian casualties at all”, adding that Afghan commandos and American troops are carrying out clean-up operations in the area.Security experts say IS had built their base close to civilian homes, but the government said thousands of local families had already fled the area in recent months of fighting.An elderly man who lives close to the bombing site in Achin’s Momand Dara area said the blast was so piercingly loud that his infant granddaughter was experiencing hearing loss.The massive bomb was dropped after fighting intensified over the past week and US-backed ground forces struggled to advance on the area. An American special forces soldier was killed last Saturday in Nangarhar while conducting anti-IS operations.“The enemy had created bunkers, tunnels and extensive mine fields, and this weapon was used to reduce those obstacles so that we could continue our offensive in Nangarhar,” General John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, said on Friday.‘Disproportionate’President Ashraf Ghani threw his support behind the bombardment, saying it was “designed to support the efforts of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and US forces conducting clearance operations in the region”.The bombing came only a week after US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack, and as China warned of the potential for conflict amid rising US tensions with North Korea.Trump hailed the mission in Achin district as “very, very successful”.But some analysts called the action “disproportionate”.“The Trump administration made a lot of noise with this bomb, but the general state of play on the ground remains the same: The Taliban continues to wage a formidable and ferocious insurgency. ISIS, by comparison, is a sideshow,” Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington told AFP, using an alternative acronym for IS.“Still, from a strategic standpoint, there is an unsettling takeaway here: The US pulled off a huge shock and awe mission against an enemy that isn’t even the top threat to the US in Afghanistan. The Taliban continues to sit pretty.”The Taliban, a much bigger insurgent group, is expected to soon announce the start of this year’s fighting season.IS, notorious for its reign of terror in Syria and Iraq, has made inroads into Afghanistan in recent years, attracting disaffected members of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban as well as Uzbek Islamists.But the group has been steadily losing ground in the face of heavy pressure both from US air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces.- © AFP, 2017Read: These are the price differences in alcohol and cigarettes across the border that Noonan is monitoring >Read: Police want to speak to this man in connection with the death of Irishman Dylan Crawford > By AFP An Afghan commando stands guard at the Pandola village of near the site of the US forces’ bombing in Achin district of Jalalabad. Image: AP/PA Images Short URL An Afghan commando stands guard at the Pandola village of near the site of the US forces’ bombing in Achin district of Jalalabad. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

EtatsUnis de la viande contaminée aux bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques

first_imgEtats-Unis : de la viande contaminée aux bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiquesUne nouvelle étude publiée ce vendredi indique qu’aux Etats-Unis, une partie de la viande et des volailles vendue en supermarchés ou chaînes de distribution serait contaminée par des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques.Alerte à la viande contaminée aux Etats-Unis. D’après une étude effectuée par le Translational Genomics Research Institute, 47% des échantillons de viande et de volaille testés contenaient des staphylocoques dorés tandis que plus de la moitié des bactéries retrouvées sur les échantillons seraient résistantes à plusieurs classes d’antibiotiques. Les résultats de cette étude ont été publiés dans la revue Clinical Infectious Diseases et montrent que la principale source de contamination sont les animaux eux-mêmes.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageCela constitue un véritable problème et notamment si la viande en question est consommée crue ou pas suffisamment cuite pour détruire les staphylocoques. Au total, les chercheurs se sont penchés sur 136 échantillons de bœuf, poulet, porc et dinde, de 80 marques différentes, provenant de 26 magasins d’alimentation répartis dans cinq centres urbains. Le principal auteur de l’étude, Lance Price, cité par Le Parisien, explique : “Pour la première fois, nous savons à quel point la viande et les volailles que nous consommons aux États-Unis est contaminée avec des staphylocoques résistants aux antibiotiques et cela est substantiel. Le fait que des staphylocoques dorés résistants aux antibiotiques soient aussi fréquents dans la viande et volailles que nous consommons et qui proviennent probablement des animaux d’élevage eux-mêmes, est préoccupant”. Il termine : “Cette situation requiert toute l’attention des autorités sanitaires qui devraient se pencher de plus près sur la manière dont les antibiotiques sont utilisés dans les élevages pour la production de viande”. L’AFP précise que les lieux de grands élevages industriels sont idéaux pour le développement de staphylocoques dorés résistants aux antibiotiques alors que la nourriture distribuée contient souvent une faible dose d’antibiotiques.Le 15 avril 2011 à 14:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo comments on Juventus anger Madrid as Perez hits back

first_imgJuventus hitman Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked an angry reaction from Real Madrid fans after he said Juventus were more of a team than his former club, Real Madrid.Ronaldo told Express:“It isn’t right to name someone specific but I can say that this is the best group in which I’ve played.“Here, we are a squad, elsewhere, some players feel bigger than the others. Instead, here, everyone is on the same level, they are humble and want to win.“If [Paulo] Dybala or [Mario] Mandzukic don’t score, they are still happy and you see them smile.“For me, it is beautiful, to feel that difference. Also at Madrid they are humble, but here I feel that sense more.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s very different to Madrid, here it is more of a family.”And Perez has now responded, insisting Real ARE a family club.Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has responded saying their success in both football and basketball speaks volumes.“We are champions at the same time in football and basketball, showing that nothing is impossible.“This stage of existence is thanks to the unity of Real Madrid, but you also know that there is no comfort here and we are already thinking about winning the Club World Cup.“This team will give everything again.”last_img read more

Hermit Woods Winery introduces 15 an hour living wage

first_imgUS-based Hermit Woods Winery has introduced a $15 an hour living wage, which will be funded via 3.5% surcharge on its products.The surcharge, which came into effect on 19 August 2016, will provide the organisation with additional income to increase staff wages from $12 (£9.17) an hour to $15 (£11.46) an hour. The funds raised by the surcharge will cover the majority of the salary increases.The pay increase was introduced by the New Hampshire winery’s owners, who wanted to align the organisation’s pay with a living wage suitable for the cost of living in the area, which is approximately 16% higher than the rest of the US.Bob Manley, co-owner at Hermit Woods Winery, said: “We have built a hardworking dedicated team. We want to be able to reward them with a living wage so they can support their families and pursue their passions in life as we have.“Some of our employees are in school or just out of school and have college debt to pay off while others have families to support, two of whom are single mums. If they’re going to work hard to help us grow our business, we want to make sure they have the resources to afford to live.“We want to [reassure] our customers that every penny raised via this surcharge will go towards increasing our employees’ pay and nothing else.”last_img read more

Second Round Bids for RBI Due This Week

first_imgReed Elsevier announced in February that it was putting RBI,its b-to-b publishing arm, on the block. It was not immediately clear ifMcGraw-Hill is interested in purchasing individual titles or RBI as a whole. AMcGraw-Hill spokesperson declined to commentlast month when it was reported that the constructionand aviation magazine publisher was one of the prospective bidders.To help assure that RBI sells in one piece, Reed puttogether a group of banks to lend nearly $1.5 billion to the eventual buyer.RBI publishes a number of trade magazines, including Variety and PublishersWeekly. The second round of bids for Reed BusinessInformation could be due as early as Monday, with BusinessWeek parentMcGraw-Hill among the interested parties.UBS, the bank that’s organizing the sale, has invited morethan 10 groups including McGraw-Hill and private equity firm Bain Capital to submittheir second round offers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The value of the bids is said to range between $1.87 billion and $2.33 billion.Final bids likely will be due in late October, the reportsaid.In releasing its first half financial results, London-based ReedElsevier last month said it had received a “strong levelof interest from buyers” and that it expects its divestiture of RBI to becomplete sometime within the second half of the year. RBI’s first half adjustedoperating profit was about $122.7 million, up 7 percent from $108.9 millionduring the same period in 2007. Revenue was $958.6 million, up 3 percent from$881.3 million during the same period last year.last_img read more

Condé Nast Entertainment Launches New Unscripted TV Unit

first_img Condé Nast Entertainment launched in 2011 and, in addition to it’s five unscripted projects, it has also undertaken 24 film projects, a number of scripted series with networks that include Fox, HBO and AMC, and regular digital video programming across 19 brands. Condé Nast Entertainment is upping its commitment to unscripted television, according to a company announcement on Feb. 1. It’s launched a new unit, Condé Nast Studios, which will oversee the company’s five existing unscripted television projects—in production or on air—and will create and develop several more. “With the explosive demand for television programming, CNE Studios is the natural progression of taking our success in developing and selling unscripted series to the next level,” says CNE president, Dawn Ostroff in a statement.  Heading up the new unit as executive vice president is Al Edgington, an Emmy-winning TV vet who has produced unscripted series like “The Amazing Race” and “Last Comic Standing.”  “Al’s expertise and keen production abilities will be a tremendous asset as he and Joe LaBracio work closely on building the next phase of our unscripted television business,” Ostroff says.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch WCTVs Coverage Of Fun On The Fourth Celebration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television broadcasted live from the Opening Night of last week’s Fun on the Fourth festivities.Anchors Mike Burns and Lisa Kapala, along with WCTV intern Hayden Kane, conducted more than a dozen interviews, including Fourth of July Committee Chair Scott Garrant; Rotary Club President Rob Peterson; School Committee Chair & Vice Chair Jennifer Bryson and Steve Bjork; WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville; Fourth of July Committee Director Emeritus Tom Pazyra; Forth of July Committee Director and 5K coordinator Patrick Giroux; Jim “Uncle Sam” Buckley; Wilmington Farmers Market’s Amanda Munsie, and more.Cameras also caught the first racers crossing the finish line of the Firecracker 5K. Lisa Kapala interviewed the winners — Dan Vassallo and Dana Calumby.Watch the coverage, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/9749994f-49a5-417a-acd1-8cae7928378d/video.original.mp400:0000:0051:41Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WCTV’s Coverage Of Thursday Night’s Fun On The Fourth CelebrationIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Good Guy Award CeremonyIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”last_img read more

Mamata to take stock of health sector in meeting

first_imgKolkata: Better coordination between members of Rogi Kalyan Samities and hospital authorities is going to be one of the main points of discussion during the meeting in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be taking stock of the present situation of the health sector in the state. Senior officials of the state Health department, state-run hospitals and medical colleges and other concerned officials will be present in the meeting, that will be held at Nabanna Sabhaghar on Tuesday. It may be mentioned that the meeting was earlier scheduled to be held on May 22. Later, it was rescheduled and would take place on Tuesday. Sources said that representatives of Rogi Kalyan Samiti will also be present in the meeting and there will be discussion to ensure better coordination between them and hospital authorities. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the sources in Nabanna, there will be a turnout of around 425 officials in the meeting and it includes the heads of all departments as well. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had held such a meeting soon after coming to power in 2011. The meeting was held in Town Hall then. However, now, almost all the meetings of the state government, including the central level administrative review meeting that used to take place in Town Hall, are organised in Nabanna Sabhaghar.last_img read more

Artificial Intelligence Gives Drones Abilities Weve Only Dreamed About

first_imgA drone that can think and learn might sound like a far-fetched dream, but several new technologies are helping Teal Drones CEO George Matus make it a reality. (Credit: Teal Drones)George Matus was still in high school when he began raising millions for his startup, Teal. The former quad drone racer’s pitch to investors was a wish list of what he thought a drone should be. More than just an aerial camera, his quad would be freaky fast and easy to use — even fly in the rain.And, most challenging of all, Teal would think and learn. It would be a platform that developers might use for all kinds of complex applications, from counting a farmer’s cows to following a target without using GPS.To do all that, Teal would need a tiny supercomputer…and a digital brain.That would have been impossible just a couple years ago. But a handful of new technologies — sprung from research labs, small startups, and major tech companies — have converged to make this kind of innovation possible. It’s paving the way for quadcopters and self-driving cars that can navigate by themselves. They can recognize what they’re seeing and make independent decisions accordingly, freeing them from the old need for an internet connection.Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) lie at the root of this advancement. AI, the scientific shorthand for a machine’s ability to copy human traits like thinking and learning, has transformed how we use technology. AI now permeates our life through Apple’s Siri, Google search, and Facebook newsfeeds.But that tech taps into the cloud. Ask Siri for help splitting the dinner tab, and your voice is sent off to Apple servers for some speedy calculations. It doesn’t work without the web, or often even with it.“Robots and UAVs can’t depend on that connection back to the data center,” says Jesse Clayton, Nvidia’s senior manager of product for intelligent machines. Imagine the delay if your quadcopter’s live feed had to bounce off the cloud before a computer could calculate the safest route. You’d be better off flying manual.That bottleneck has companies racing to build tiny, AI-capable supercomputers.If I Only Had a BrainWhen Max Versace started working on AI algorithms 25 years ago, computers weren’t advanced enough to achieve his vision of an artificial brain. But by 2006, he and a colleague had cooked up a method for computing AI algorithms much faster. They patented it and formed a company, Neurala, around their equations. Then DARPA, the U.S. government’s secretive military research agency, asked Neurala to build a software system that could emulate a fully functional brain.The physical part of that brain is made from computer processors built by Hewlett Packard and IBM. Neurala wrote the software. “In a sense, we build minds, which are algorithms,” Versace says.Neurala took its inspiration from a rat brain. With just half a gram of gray matter, a rodent can navigate obstacles, forage food, and evade predators using complex and efficient senses. Yet its brain is far simpler to model than a human brain.Then, once Neurala built DARPA this fake brain, or neural network, NASA asked them to make it work in a Mars rover. It can take half an hour to bounce signals off the Red Planet and hear back, which makes it somewhat tough to steer a robot. NASA wanted the rover to be able to make more decisions on its own. Neurala’s brain never flew to Mars, but that request from NASA pushed the company to start working on autonomous robots with artificial brains. And that brain will soon power Teal’s drones.[embedded content]Three major advances have made the fusion of drones and AI possible. In recent years, researchers have amassed staggering amounts of data — mainly, vast image sets. This data is the proving ground for training new and complicated AI algorithms, the second major advancement. This progress in AI allows self-driving cars to recognize and track obstacles on the road. But that skill doesn’t matter much if you can’t free it from a supercomputer. So the third major advancement had to come from new computer processors.“We are really at the invention of the wheel in terms of AI,” Versace says. “This is just the beginning.”Versace adds that many current AI algorithms are trained on a supercomputer and then immediately stop learning. He compares it to graduating college at 25 years old and never getting any smarter.“You go to work every day, perform your duties, wake up tomorrow and you don’t know anything new,” he says. “You just know what you learned the last day of school.”But he believes AI shouldn’t stop learning.“We have come up with a different solution, which relies on how the brain works, how the cerebral cortex works,” he adds. “It enables machines to learn a little bit every day, every time they’re used.”Versace and other scientists are now working on what’s called deep learning: You show a computer thousands of pictures of pedestrians, and eventually it will spot a little old lady in a crosswalk that it’s never seen before. Today, that kind of processing usually happens in the cloud.The Body to MatchEnter Nvidia.The company is best known for graphics processors, or GPUs, for video games. It invented the tech.But in recent years, Nvidia — and other companies — has shown GPUs are great for more than playing Halo 5. They’re also well suited for parallel computing, when a large problem is broken into many smaller ones that are calculated all at once. It’s much faster than using standard microprocessors.Nvidia released the Jetson TX2, an improved version of its original Jetson, earlier this year. It’s the size of a credit card. (Credit: Nvidia)So, at the same time algorithms like Neurala’s were advancing enough to start becoming practical outside a lab, Nvidia was turning its GPUs into tiny supercomputers. By 2014, Nvidia launched Jetson. It’s an AI-enabling, credit card-sized brain that functions “on the edge,” which is just a jargonized way of saying “no cloud needed.” You can use it to build a robot brain that learns.“Practically, what that means is that researchers can train a neural network in hours or days on what would once take months or years,” says Nvidia’s Clayton.It may seem like this tech is still a little ambitious, but Nvidia’s financials say otherwise. Nvidia’s move into AI- driven robotics caused its stock to skyrocket from under $30 per share at the start of 2016 to well over $200 this fall.And this tech is already in use: One company using Nvidia’s Jetson is commercial drone company Kespry. You might have seen President Donald Trump holding Kespry’s drone during his meeting with UAV industry leaders earlier this year — the first drone ever inside the White House.‘No shrinking violets’ in room with Trump as drone CEOs lobbied hard for looser regulations @Kespry… https://t.co/sxf276IBXS— UAS Insurance (@UASInsurance) June 23, 2017Kespry bills itself as an automated “end-to-end” solution. Its company’s founders aren’t “drone people,” and neither are its customers. Instead, Kespry’s after high-quality data that’s easy to capture.“It’s an irony that all these companies that talk about automation also provide manual controls with joysticks to their customers that, if it’s fully automated, it really shouldn’t need,” says David Shearer, the company’s VP of marketing. Jetson — and Kespry’s homebuilt hardware — enables Kespry’s drone to fly with minimal user input. And once it’s done, it automatically uploads its data for processing by another AI algorithm.The tech has allowed the startup to grow fast. Kespry entered into a partnership with John Deere earlier this year that will put its drones in dealers around the country. And the company now has thousands of drones deployed, with plans to target the insurance and energy industries for taking on previously intensive tasks like roof and drill rig inspections. Jim Alison, Kespry’s VP of engineering, says the technology now exists to enter those markets. But first Kespry has to collect enough images of hail damaged roofs and oil derricks to train its AI what to look for.Your Own Flying BrainTeal is already selling its dumbed down but ultra-fast Sport version (at a suggested retail of $799). And in 2018, the company says its Teal 2 will hit the market powered by Nvidia’s Jetson GPU and Neurala’s artificial brain.“That’s the real differentiator of our drone,” says Bob Miles, Teal’s head engineer and product manager.Their prototypes already have the tech.“So many of the drones out there perform computational work at the controller or in the cloud,” Miles says. So when you use your drone’s follow-me function, the number crunching happens on your cell phone. If you instead give the drone a brain, it can process the information itself without the delay from beaming that data somewhere else. That could cure problems other drones have had relying on non-GPS based tracking software.The Teal 2 drone is slated for release in 2018. (Credit: Teal Drones)However, despite Teal’s lofty goals, the company is keeping things pretty simple at Teal 2’s launch. The drone will reach early adopters with just a command-and-control app and follow me function. But by building an open-source platform and working with outside developers, Teal is forecasting a not-too-distant future where its customers are bringing the truly unique capabilities.“Without even putting out the call, we’ve received a lot of emails from developers about when we’re going to be able to release the app to them,” Miles says. Several of those inquiries have come from farmers interested in counting their cows and taking stock of water levels on large properties. Another app is already in the works with a search-and-rescue company hoping to make use of Neurala’s brain.That company wants to enable a Teal drone to fly search-and-rescue routes, constantly imaging until it returns a match for the lost subject, at which point it returns home and downlinks the pertinent images and GPS point.And if none of those smart skills suit you as a consumer, you can still reap the benefits. Just be thankful for a future of smarter, safer drones.last_img read more

Three arrested at Cancun airport with fake passports

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — Three men of Ecuadorian origin have been arrested at the Cancun International Airport after trying to enter the country with false passports.The trio were arrested in the Cancun International Airport by the Anti-Drug Division of the Federal Police after Customs personnel found inconsistencies in the passports they were using.The three men arrived from Lima on flight LAN-2458 and presented passports issued from Peru. They said they were staying at a friend’s house while vacationing in Cancun for three days. However, during the baggage check, federal officials found other hidden passports with the same photos, but different names with the issuing country of India.All three were actually bound for the United States.The three were arrested and identified as 40-year-old Juan Pablo N, Cesar Augusto N, 20 years of age and Gerardo Manuel 23. According to the police report, a man of Mexican nationality, Eduardo Manuel N, who was waiting for them in the international arrivals area, was also arrested.The three were referred to the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo.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

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