Northern community reclaims traditional Dene name

first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsWhat’s in a name?Well, for the people in the community that was previously known as Trout Lake, Northwest Territories, a lot.They’ve officially changed their name back to a traditional one.last_img

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Premier updates on impact of Hurricane Irma

first_img Recommended for you Happy Day for Turks and Caicos, Southwest Airlines marks first flight Related Items:#hurricaneirmastrong, #rebuildingtcibetter, #rebuildrecovertci, #tcistrong PDM Administration moving ahead with crack down on shanty construction Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 11, 2017 – Providenciales – The Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson in a Press Conference this morning updated the country on the impact of hurricane Irma throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.  She informed that after traveling to all the island and personally visualizing the impacts, South Caicos is considered the most heavily impacted, however we are grateful that no lives were lost, no injuries and our people are resilient and will rebound from this event.A state of emergency was declared for the two heavily impacted islands of South Caicos and Grand Turk and immediate resources and relief supplies are being mobilized and dispatched to these islands.The Premier encouraged all residents to work with the Government as we commence on the journey of recovery.  All residents are therefore encouraged to clean and remove all debris from their premises, place them in a pile in front of their property.  Environment Health are working with PWD and sanitary companies to remove all debris.The Department of Environmental Health has also begun treating of remaining bodies of flood waters and swamps as well as spraying of vector control chemicals to limit the breeding of mosquitoes.We ask that all residents, and commercial establishments do their part towards facilitating a rapid recovery and returning these beautiful islands to a state of normalcy.Please share this message with family and friends to keep all informed.  We are committed to rebuilding TCI together.#tcistrong#hurricaneirmastrong#rebuildrecovertci#rebuildingtcibetter Editorial: Not decimated but badly bruised Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Man forces way onto Campo school bus armed with multiple knives

first_img Updated: 10:12 PM May 25, 2018 Man forces way onto Campo school bus armed with multiple knives 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCAMPO (KUSI) — Several good Samaritans, including a grandmother, disregarded their own safety Friday when they helped subdue and disarm a knife-waving man who attacked the driver of a bus full of schoolchildren in a rural neighborhood in southeastern San Diego County.The school vehicle was pulling away from a stop in the 900 block of Jeb Stuart Road in Campo when the driver noticed a man running toward it about 8:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.Believing the approaching pedestrian was a parent trying to stop the bus for a child who had missed it, the driver pulled to a halt and opened the front door of the coach, Sgt. William Uelen said.The man — believed to be under the influence of some sort of drug — then began to board the vehicle, which was full of Campo Elementary School students, prompting the driver to inform him that he was not allowed to do so.When the intruder refused to halt, the driver tried to physically block him from getting into the passenger area, Uelen said.Seeing the two men grappling with each other, a grandmother of one of the students hurried aboard to try to help the driver. As the struggle between the three escalated, the assailant pulled a knife, Uelen said.At that point, a second bystander entered the bus and intervened. Following a scuffle, he was able to pry the weapon away from the intruder and pull him off the bus.An older student, meanwhile, ushered the other children to the back of the vehicle, called out for help to some parents who were still nearby and helped the young pupils get out of the bus via a back door and rear windows.Arriving deputies arrested the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Matthew Douglas Barker of Campo, without further incident. No injuries were reported.Preliminary evidence indicated that “drugs were a factor in this incident,” the sergeant said.A man who identified himself as Barker’s father told 10News the suspect had been hallucinating and behaving in a paranoid manner, and possibly was under the influence of a controlled substance.Barker was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a transportation worker or passenger. He was being held on $30,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. , Posted: May 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Person killed at traffic crash on freeway in Oceanside

first_img KUSI Newsroom, OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A person was killed at a traffic crash Saturday on the San Diego (5) Freeway in Oceanside.The crash occurred a little after 4:21 a.m. on the northbound freeway near Cockleburr Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.The CHP released no other immediate information. Person killed at traffic crash on freeway in Oceanside Posted: June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Bonnier Acquires Five Hachette Titles

first_imgBonnier Corp. announced today that it has officially acquired five magazines from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Terms of the deal, which closed Monday, were not disclosed.The five titles include American Photo, Boating, Flying, Popular Photography and Sound & Vision. The magazines had been on the block since March.In addition to the print magazines, the deal includes the associated Web sites, books, licensing agreements, videos and branded events. According to Bonnier CEO Terry Snow, the Winter Park, Florida-based publisher will continue to publish all five titles. “This is an excellent time to buy quality brands and to grow market share,” Snow wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “The multinational, 200-year-old Bonnier parent company has always had a very big-picture vision for growth, which views short-term downturns as long-term opportunities. We believe in these new properties and how they complement our current portfolio of enthusiast titles. We’re establishing a new foundation for when the economy inevitably recovers. And we’re doing it with established brands that can connect and evolve with their very passionate audiences for decades to come.”There were 12 layoffs associated with the deal, Snow said. The remaining staffers, approximately 50, will transition to Bonnier.According to Hachette president CEO Alain Lemarchand, the sale will allow the publisher to focus “on our core areas of strength, including the women’s brands, the shelter category and our automotive category.”Media investment firm DeSilva + Phillips represented Hachette.The deal marks Bonnier’s third acquisition in recent months. In September, Bonnier bought Working Mother magazine publisher Working Mother Media Inc. from MCG Capital and founding CEO Carol Evans. In December, it purchased Scuba Diving magazine from F+W Media.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Fanikos Marcoccio Make Deans List During Each Semester At

first_imgMILTON, MA — Curry College is proud to announce that 83 members of the Class of 2018 have been named to the Dean’s List every year during their enrollment at the College.Wilmington’s Molly Fanikos and Chiara Marcoccio were among those recognized for their exceptional academic achievement.To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a “C” for the semester.About Curry CollegeFounded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Mass. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth, Mass. Curry offers 27 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice, and nursing, with a combined enrollment of over 3,700 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 1,400 continuing education students, and 300 graduate students. Approximately 1,575 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice, and education. The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program. Visit us on the web at www.curry.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Curry College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Curry CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Campbell, Fanikos, Johansson & Marcoccio Named To Dean’s List At Curry CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Curry CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

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Tesla Autonomy Day takeaways Full SelfDriving computer Robotaxis launching next year and

first_imgThis Monday, Tesla’s “Autonomy Investor Day” kickstarted at its headquarters in Palo Alto. At this invitation-only event, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, with his fellow executives, talked about its new microchip, robotaxis hitting the road by next year, and more. Here are some of the key takeaways from the event: The Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer Tesla shared details of its new custom chip, Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer, previously known as Autopilot Hardware 3.0. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, believes that the FSD computer is “the best chip in the world…objectively.” Tesla replaced Nvidia’s Autopilot 2.5 computer with its own custom chip for Model S and Model X about a month ago. For Model 3 vehicles this change happened about 10 days ago. Musk said, “All cars being produced all have the hardware necessary — computer and otherwise — for full self-driving. All you need to do is improve the software.” FSD is a high-performance, special-purpose chip built by Samsung with main focus on autonomy and safety. It comes with a factor of 21 improvements in frame per second processing as compared to the previous generation Tesla Autopilot hardware, which was powered by Nvidia hardware. The company further shared that retrofits will be offered to current Tesla owners who bought the ‘Full Self-Driving package’ in the next few months. Here’s the new Tesla FSD computer: Credits: Tesla Musk shared that the company has already started working on a next-generation chip. The design of FSD was completed within 2 years of time and Tesla is now about halfway through the design of the next-generation chip. Musk’s claims of building the best chip can be taken with a pinch of salt as it could surely upset some engineers from Nvidia, Mobileye, and other companies who have been in the chip manufacturing market for a long time. Nvidia, in a blog post, along with applauding Tesla for its FSD computer, highlighted “few inaccuracies” in the comparison made by Musk during the event: “It’s not useful to compare the performance of Tesla’s two-chip Full Self Driving computer against NVIDIA’s single-chip driver assistance system. Tesla’s two-chip FSD computer at 144 TOPs would compare against the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Pegasus computer which runs at 320 TOPS for AI perception, localization and path planning.” While pointing out the “inaccuracies”, Nvidia did miss out the key point here: the power consumption. “Having a system that can do 160 TOPS means little if it uses 500 watts while tesla’s 144 TOPS system uses 72 watts,” a Redditor said. Robotaxis will hit the roads in 2020 Musk shared that within the next year or so we will see Tesla’s robotaxis coming into the ride-hailing market giving competition to Uber and Lyft. Musk made a bold claim saying that though, similar to other ride-hailing services, the robotaxis will allow users to hail a Tesla for a ride, they will not have drivers. Musk announced, “I feel very confident predicting that there will be autonomous robotaxis from Tesla next year — not in all jurisdictions because we won’t have regulatory approval everywhere.” He did not share many details on what regulations he was talking about. The service will allow Tesla-owners to add their properly equipped vehicles to Tesla’s own ride-sharing app, following a similar business model as Uber or Airbnb. The company will provide a dedicated number of robotaxis in areas where there are not enough loanable cars. Musk predicted that the average robotaxi will be able to yield $30,000 in gross profit per car, annually. Of this profit, about 25% to 30% will go to Tesla, therefore, an owner will be able to make $21,000 a year. Musk’s plans for launching robotaxis next year looks ambitious. Experts and the media are quite skeptical about his plan. The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) industry group tweeted: Musk says “Anyone relying on lidar is doomed” Musk has been pretty vocal about his dislike towards LIDAR. He calls this technology “a crutch for self-driving cars”. When this topic came up at the event, Musk said: “Lidar is a fool’s errand. Anyone relying on lidar is doomed. Doomed! [They are] expensive sensors that are unnecessary. It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them, it’s ridiculous, you’ll see.” LIDAR, which stands for Light Direction and Ranging, is used by Uber, Waymo, Cruise, and many other self-driving vehicles manufacturing companies. LIDAR projects low-intensity, harmless, and invisible laser beams at a target, or in the case of self-driving cars, all around. The reflected pulses are then measured for return time and wavelength to calculate the distance of an object from the sender. Lidar is capable of producing pretty detailed visualizations of the environment around a self-driving car. However, Tesla believes that this same functionality can be facilitated by cameras. According to Musk, cameras can provide much better resolutions and when combined with the neural net can predict depth very well. Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s Senior Director of AI, took to the stage to explain the limitations of Lidar. He said, “In that sense, lidar is really a shortcut. It sidesteps the fundamental problems, the important problem of visual recognition, that is necessary for autonomy. It gives a false sense of progress and is ultimately a crutch. It does give, like, really fast demos!”. Karpathy further added, “You were not shooting lasers out of your eyes to get here.” While true, many felt that the reasoning is completely flawed. A Redditor in a discussion thread, said, “Musk’s argument that “you drove here using your own two eyes with no lasers coming out of them” is reductive and flawed. It should be obvious to anyone that our eyes are more complex than simple stereo cameras. If the Tesla FSD system can reliably perceive depth at or above the level of the human eye in all conditions, then they have done something truly remarkable. Judging by how Andrej Karpathy deflected the question about how well the system works in snowy conditions, I would assume they have not reached that level.” Check out the live stream of the autonomy day on Tesla’s official website. Read Next Tesla v9 to incorporate neural networks for autopilot Tesla is building its own AI hardware for self-driving cars Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs publicly available in beta on Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Enginelast_img read more

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