Ghaziabad: A 23-year-old cricketer with Mumbai Cricket Academy was allegedly thrashed inside his house in Mukundnagar area of Ghaziabad on Thursday evening. Cops said that the accused persons allegedly barged into the house of sportsman and thrashed the male members of family while they misbehaved with female family members.According to police, the victim has been identified as Prashant Tiwari. Tiwari had earlier been part of Mumbai Indians team of Indian Premiere League (IPL) in 2018 and but was dropped due to his shoulder injury last year. However, his family members claimed that he was supposed to play against the upcoming 2019 IPL matches from MI team. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPrabhat Tiwari, victim’s brother said that the accused persons live in their neighbourhood and were jealous of Prashant’s success. “Me and my brother Prashant were having a friendly fight with each other inside our house around 4 pm after Holi celebrations. Two brothers Sanjeev and Mandeep, who live in our neighbourhood, were standing in their balcony at that time. Both of them started shouting on us and used abusive words. When we questioned, both of them, accompanied by their other family members, barged into our home and thrashed us badly. They vandalised our house and also misbehaved with female family members,” said Prabhat. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPrabhat added that during the fight, Prashant was critically injured while veins of his left hand were also punctured by the accused persons. “The accused persons were very violent and attacked my brother badly. They damaged the window panes and with the broken glass they started attacking my brother which injured him badly. He was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors admitted him to Intense Care Unit (ICU). The veins of his left hand were punctured during the fight. By Friday evening, his condition was brought to stable by the doctors and he was shifted to private ward,” added Prashant. Meanwhile, police have registered a case against four persons of a family. “Following the incident, a case under section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused persons at Sihani Gate police station while further investigations into the case are underway,” said Sanjay Pandey, Station House Officer of Sihani Gate police station. Tiwari started playing cricket in 2009 and joined Mumbai Cricket Academy in 2012. He had been among the standby players of MI team in 2018 IPL but didn’t get a chance to play any match during the league. He was under medical supervision because of his shoulder injury from December 2018.
14 October 2010A United Nations working group is currently looking into how the Organization should respond to possible threats to the planet from near-earth objects, such as asteroids, a senior official with the world body said today. Mazlan Othman, the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York that the working group – within the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space – is expected to come up with recommendations which would be presented to the General Assembly for Member States to make a decision on response to near-earth objects.“We now have a working group that has a multi-year work plan in the Committee to discuss this, and this working group will come up with a draft on how the UN should deal with this situation,” Ms. Othman, who is in New York to attend the Assembly’s discussions on international cooperation on the peaceful uses of outer space.She said the Vienna-based Committee is also discussing space debris, among other issues, and long-term sustainability of space exploration. “Any space debris is very dangerous not only to satellites but also to human life because of the International Space Station,” said Ms. Othman. Other topics on the Committee’s agenda include benefits of space technology, space and water, and space and climate change.She said she could not rule out the possibility that some kind of life may exist somewhere in outer space, given the large number of galaxies and extra-solar planets out there.“It is not surprising that there could be life on one of the stars,” Ms. Othman said in response to a reporter’s question, adding that she believed that if that was indeed the case, the UN, through UNOOSA would then support Member States in discussing the issue.
Ghafoor claimed that last week Dr. Saeed had told a group of students in London that the removal of President Nasheed was indeed a “coup” though a “very unique” kind of coup. “According to their public statements, President Nasheed stepped down voluntarily and ceded the presidency to Dr. Waheed. In reality, in the days prior to the coup, the-then Vice President Dr. Waheed had repeatedly assured opposition groups that should President Nasheed be forced out, he would step into the breach,” Ghafoor said in a statement emailed to the media. A senior political adviser of Maldives President Dr. Mohamed Waheed, former Attorney-General Dr. Hassan Saeed, has publicly admitted that President Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in a coup d’etat, and that Dr. Waheed assumed the Presidency following the coup, the Maldives opposition party, the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said.MDP Spokesperson for International Affairs Hamid Abdul Ghafoor said that officially Dr.Waheed’s regime, made up mainly of people close to the former autocratic President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and hard-line Islamic preachers, continue to deny that there was a coup. The President’s Office has however since claimed that Dr. Saeed’s comments were taken out of context.“It’s more than clear to us that this is a police and military backed coup. We must hold early elections to give back our people their right to elect a legitimate Government,” Ghafoor said.
After serving as assistant coach for the University of Utah’s women’s gymnastics program, Meredith Paulicivic will now take the reins of Ohio State’s team, the university announced Tuesday.The hiring of Paulicivic comes nearly a month after former women’s gymnastics head coach Carey Fagan was promoted to assistant athletics director for OSU.“I am thrilled to be named head coach at The Ohio State University,” Paulicivic said in a statement. “It’s a prestigious honor to lead this program and opportunities like this do not come around often.”Paulicivic helped lead the Utes to a Pac-12 team championship in 2017 and fifth-place finish in the NCAA championships. She served as the primary vault coach while at Utah.Prior to her time with Utah, she was the assistant coach at Arizona in 2015 and served as a head coach of a club program in the Southern California Elite Gym from 2007-2014, and assistant coach from 1997-2006. While coaching at SCEGA, she coached Rachel Tidd, a three-year U.S. National Team member and won a bronze medal with the U.S. World Championships team in 2001.During her playing career at Utah, she was a three-time on vault All-American. She competed for a pair of Utah NCAA championship-winning teams in 1992 and 1994.
Ohio State sophomore linebacker Pete Werner (20) takes to the field in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorTwenty-one.Ohio State, ranked No. 2 in the NCAA with a 7-0 record and two wins over previously ranked opponents, has given up 21 plays of 30 or more yards in its first seven games of the season.Two plays broke the record for the longest play allowed in Ohio State history, allowing a 93-yard pass once against TCU and the other two weeks later against Penn State.Often times, it is the linebackers who are blamed for these big plays, and redshirt junior linebacker Justin Hilliard knows that.“Everyone talks about the linebackers right now,” Hilliard said. “In the last three weeks, this is the most we’ve watched film, this is the most we’ve worked in practice.”The Ohio State linebacker room is composed of a handful of players, many of which have gotten a sizable amount of time on the field this season.Seven linebackers for the Buckeyes have eight total tackles or more, and three of the top four tacklers on the team, sophomore Pete Werner, junior Malik Harrison and redshirt sophomore Tuf Borland, are at the linebacker position.With only one senior at the position, redshirt senior Dante Booker, linebackers coach Bill Davis said in-game reps are the most important thing in improving the group.“When young guys get on the field for the first time and when you’re playing at Ohio State, in front of crowd we play, in front of the television times that we play and the audiences, these young men are finding themselves and really what happens is they’re always questioning ‘Do I belong? Do I belong?,” Davis said. “At some point, they make enough plays and they have enough reps where they say, ‘You know what, I do belong,’ and then you see a confidence about them.” Davis said the defense now is “right at that edge” of getting to that confidence, and some of the guys are already “popping with the confidence.”Even with the strong tackling numbers of Werner, Harrison and Borland, the recent defensive output for the Buckeyes has raised questions about that confidence.Ohio State watched redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley break the program record with 175 rushing yards and 461 yards of total offense. Two weeks later, Minnesota relentlessly used slants to break open the middle of the defense, while giving up 157 yards to redshirt freshman running back Mohamed Ibrahim.Despite those numbers, Davis said he sees the linebacker room turning a corner.“It’s as frustrating for the players, the coaches and the fans equal, it really is, we are trying hard to stop those little breakdowns,” Davis said. “We feel, as a group, very confident that that’s about to be eliminated, that we’re at a place, and the guys are mature and the reps are high enough now that we’re really excited about the second half of the season defensively.”There have been injuries to various Ohio State linebackers throughout the season, with Borland and Hilliard coming off previous injuries heading into the year, and Harrison missing the previous matchup against the Golden Gophers amid concussion protocol. But Hilliard said injuries don’t affect the group muchHilliard said he thinks a lot of the problems on the defense have been from missed assignments.“Even when guys are hurt, they’re still always around us,” Hilliard said. “We’re always working together and everyone has that mindset to prepare as a starter, and you’ve got to be ready when your time comes.”Hilliard and Davis both said they see the linebackers ready to turn into a group that can help Ohio State prepare for a championship run.Both also have personal goals, with Davis’ being to always improve as a coach.“I’m always trying to improve and get better, I think I’m a better coach this year than I was last year, I’ll say that every year of my career no matter where I’m at,” Davis said.For Hilliard, it’s being more than the player who suffered major injuries in his first two seasons at Ohio State.“I don’t want to be known as the guy who got injured but I mean that is my story,” Hilliard said. “I wouldn’t say it bothers me but I don’t want to be known as that.”
Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening. https://jrnl.ie/3311731 Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 6:43 PM 87 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL The Commissioner announced an internal investigation but following consideration at Cabinet today, the Government has decided that there should be an independent investigation.Relating to the 14,700 wrongful convictions, Fitzgerald said that letters to the affected motorists will be sent from 3 April.She said that “all fines will be reimbursed and points removed”.Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesman Jim O’Callaghan asked Fitzgerald that, as Minister for Justice “you have been aware for nine months that people had wrongful convictions made against them and it is my submission you did nothing about it?”Fitzgerald repeated that she was waiting for the internal garda audit to conclude. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan Source: Eamonn FarrellA statement issued on behalf of the Government this evening stated that it is “absolutely essential that a process of reform is rigorously implemented in An Garda Síochána, and that it is seen to be implemented, including through close oversight by the Policing Authority”.The Government believes the level of public concern is now so profound that it may now be time to conduct a thorough, comprehensive and independent root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána. That is clearly a proposal that will require further detailed consideration by the Government.The Policing Authority said it was disappointed “at not being advised in a timely manner” that an audit into the breath test issues was underway.A spokesperson for the authority said that, despite questioning over several months, they had not yet been provided with the full internal reports or indeed “a clear sense of how these matters have been handled to date”.They have also requested that information be provided by An Garda Síochána on a range of matters to facilitate the authority by the end of the week. This includes a copy of all existing reports, including audits or examinations on both matters.While the gardaí are carrying out an internal review, the Government believes that an external investigation into the Mandatory Alcohol Testing and Fixed Charge Notice issues needs to be carried out.Commissioner O’Sullivan will appear before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Thursday.So what is this external review going to look like?While the exact detail of the independent review is yet to be announced, it is understood the Policing Authority will be involved and could possibly head-up the review.TheJournal.ie understands the review could be similar to the Patten commission, which led to the establishment of the PSNI in Northern Ireland.The wide-ranging review in the North resulted in the renaming of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to the PSNI and a new policing board being established. A total of 14,700 drivers were wrongfully convicted of driving offences in the courts. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandThe external review will look at the most recent scandals, but will also look at the culture within An Garda Síochána and an analysis of garda management.A government source said the review would not be a “fault-finding process” but will focus on what systemic and cultural changes need to be made.Any legislation that is needed to establish a review is yet to be determined. No timeframe has been announced.The review has been described as an “expanded” version of the “root-and-branch review” announced by the Independent Alliance in February.The Independent Alliance members announced on 15 February that they had secured an independent review of the “wider and more fundamental issues of public concern” in the gardaí. Source: RollingNews.ieWith reporting by Christina Finn Read: Households which waste water ‘to face prosecution’ under proposed new plans > Mar 28th 2017, 6:43 PM Share8 Tweet Email 16,410 Views JUSTICE MINISTER FRANCES Fitzgerald has told the Dáil that she only found out about the extent of the garda traffic scandal after senior officers held a press conference last week.Addressing the Dáíl this evening, Fitzgerald said that the Government has decided to commence an independent investigation into all the circumstances surrounding the nearly one million breath tests recorded on the Pulse system which never happened and the thousands of wrongful convictions handed down to drivers.She said that while she knew of wrongful convictions in June of last year, she was waiting for an internal garda audit to be completed. She said she had no idea about the extent of the scandal.“Again. I became aware of the 14,700 convictions which took place when An Garda Síochána made them public last week.“Clearly there is a need for an investigation to hold responsible those people, at all levels of the garda organisation, who allowed such large discrepancies in the breath testing figures to arise. By Garreth MacNamee
Image: Google Maps A JUDGE HAS asked a court “are there a lot of very gullible people out there?” after hearing how an Ennis man defrauded eight people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist.At Ennis District Court, Aaron Moran (30) of Aisling Geal, Limerick Rd, Ennis, pleaded guilty to eight separate charges of defrauding eight concert goers out of €1,952 concerning 16 concert tickets over a 14 month period.Between November 2017 and January of this year, Moran deceived concert goers to lodge money into various accounts for tickets for Fleetwood Mac, Hugh Jackman, Post Malone, Electric Picnic, Longitude and Shania Twain.Sergeant Aiden Lonergan told Judge Durcan that Moran has previous convictions for a similar nature.No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.As part of his bail conditions, Moran has undertaken not to engage in any online activity, including online gambling, bank transfers and posting adverts for the sale of tickets.In his multiple deceptions, Moran used a variety of accounts at St Francis Credit Union, the Bank of Ireland, the Western Union and Paypal to deceive the eager concert goers.Pleaded guilty In the charges, Moran has pleaded guilty on 12 November 2018 to dishonestly by deception induce Neville Shaw to lodge €295 into Moran’s St Francis Credit Union account for two Fleetwood Mac tickets that Shaw never received.Moran also pleaded guilty on 7 January of this year to dishonestly by deception induce Niamh Martyn to lodge €180 into the Credit Union account for two Post Malone tickets that she never received.Moran also deceived a Colm Jones into lodging €250 into Moran’s Paypal account on 20 August 2018 for an Electric Picnic ticket that Jones never received.The fraudster also pleaded guilty to on 1 June 2018 deceiving Ciaran Ward to lodge €190 into Moran’s Bank of Ireland bank account for a Longitude ticket that was never received.Moran also pleaded guilty to deceiving Padraig Cronin to lodge €288 into Mr Moran’s credit union account on 9 November 2018 for two Fleetwood Mac tickets that were never received.Moran also pleaded guilty to deceiving Brian Cully on 9 December 2018 to lodge €188 into his credit union account for two Hugh Jackman tickets that were never received.Moran also pleaded guilty to inducing by deception Noelle McDaniel to lodge €164 into Moran’s account for two Shania Twain tickets on 8 November 2017 that were never received.In the final charge, Moran pleaded guilty to inducing Áine Whelan to lodge €397 into his Western Union account for four Electric Picnic tickets that never existed.Judge Patrick Durcan ordered a pre-sentence Probation Report on Moran and remanded him on bail to 5 June for sentence.Comments are closed for legal reasons By Gordon Deegan 25,154 Views Feb 20th 2019, 4:29 PM Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 4:29 PM Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4504079 File photo of Ennis Courthouse Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments Share2 Tweet Email1 File photo of Ennis Courthouse Image: Google Maps Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.
As FOLIO: first reported yesterday, Blender’s sponsored “Rock N’ Roll User’s Guide”—with a sponsor’s logo straddling an editorial section, making it look an awful lot like an advertorial—has drawn the ire of the American Society of Magazine Editors, who call it a “clear violation” of ASME guidelines. Blender declined to elaborate on the deal, only to say it is committed to following ASME guidelines at both Blender and Maxim, both titles owned by the Alpha Media Group.Leaving the relative merits of the violation aside for a minute, the jab by ASME raises a legitimate question about the power—or lack thereof—ASME has in an industry that has been besieged by stuff like advertising dollars going to the Internet, rising paper and postage costs, and the volatile economy in general.As one industry observer told me: “I mean, so Blender violated ASME rules. Who cares? They’re not winning any National Magazine Awards anytime soon, right?” And remember, too, Kent Brownridge, Alpha’s top dog, has famously shunned membership in the Magazine Publishers of America. He’s not looking to impress anyone.So, now the question is this:Does anyone care about ASME rules?NOTE: Drop your opinions in the comments section below …
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, April 1, 2019:Owner of RMA Fitness reported 2 tractor trailer units were parked in his lot. Police responded and trucks were moved. (4:47am)Police issued a driver at citation at Route 125 and the 93 North Exit 41 on-ramp for “creating grid lock at an intersection.” (7:05am)A Westdale Avenue resident reported a fake parking citation was left on their windshield. Caller wanted incident logged. (10:12am)Animal Control Officer rescued young owl with a possible head injury at Speedway at Main Street. Bird was brought to Tufts Vet Hospital. (12:05pm)A caller reported a tractor trailer unit went down Burt Road, snapped telephone pole and broke wires, and continued toward Burlington. RMLD and Verizon notified. Road was closed for approximately an hour. Police unable to locate vehicle. (1:19pm)Police notified DPW of a mattress on the side of the road at Cunningham Street and Jacobs Street. (6:12pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”
Nizamabad: At last teachers’ shortage in schools across Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts is going to be resolved to some extent as District Collector M Rammohan Rao is going to issue appointment orders to about 103 new teachers on Saturday (July 13).The selected candidates belonging to Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts must attend for the counselling to be conducted on Saturday by 9 am. 103 new recruits were selected through Teacher Recruitment Test. Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us The Collector has already held several meetings with his team of officials to take up the appointment of new teachers as directed by the State government. A team comprising of Joint Collector, ZP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and District Education Officer (DEO) has been formed for transparency in the posting of new teachers. Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) gave green signal for the appointment of 103 school assistant posts and notification was issued in 2017 and the test was held in 2018. The recruitment process was delayed due to serial elections. Also Read – Governor felicitates Sai Praneeth Advertise With Us Now the government has decided to send appointment orders to the selected candidates for 103 School Assistant posts both Urdu and Telugu medium by Saturday.Collector MRM Rao had instructed the officials to double-check the certificates of all the candidates before issuing the appointment letters to them.The DEOs of Kamareddy and Nizamabad districts and ZP CEO Govind will have to re-check the certificates as guided by Joint Collector Venkateshwar.Collector MRM Rao directed the officials to display the list of selected candidates along with their photos in the collectorates and DEO offices of both Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts.
(Credit: Shutterstock)Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big news, such as the Southwest engine disintegration on Tuesday.But stories of pilot drunkenness, rants, fights and distraction, however rare, are reminders that pilots are only human. Not every plane can be flown by a disaster-averting pilot, like Southwest Capt. Tammie Jo Shults or Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. But software could change that, equipping every plane with an extremely experienced guidance system that is always learning more.In fact, on many flights, autopilot systems already control the plane for basically all of the flight. And software handles the most harrowing landings — when there is no visibility and the pilot can’t see anything to even know where he or she is. But human pilots are still on hand as backups.A new generation of software pilots, developed for self-flying vehicles, or drones, will soon have logged more flying hours than all humans have — ever. By combining their enormous amounts of flight data and experience, drone-control software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots.Drones That Fly ThemselvesDrones come in many forms, from tiny quad-rotor copter toys to missile-firing winged planes, or even 7-ton aircraft that can stay aloft for 34 hours at a stretch.When drones were first introduced, they were flown remotely by human operators. However, this merely substitutes a pilot on the ground for one aloft. And it requires significant communications bandwidth between the drone and control center, to carry real-time video from the drone and to transmit the operator’s commands.Many newer drones no longer need pilots; some drones for hobbyists and photographers can now fly themselves along human-defined routes, leaving the human free to sightsee — or control the camera to get the best view.University researchers, businesses and military agencies are now testing larger and more capable drones that will operate autonomously. Swarms of drones can fly without needing tens or hundreds of humans to control them. And they can perform coordinated maneuvers that human controllers could never handle.[embedded content]Whether flying in swarms or alone, the software that controls these drones is rapidly gaining flight experience.Importance of Pilot ExperienceExperience is the main qualification for pilots. Even a person who wants to fly a small plane for personal and noncommercial use needs 40 hours of flying instruction before getting a private pilot’s license. Commercial airline pilots must have at least 1,000 hours before even serving as a co-pilot.On-the-ground training and in-flight experience prepare pilots for unusual and emergency scenarios, ideally to help save lives in situations like the “Miracle on the Hudson.” But many pilots are less experienced than “Sully” Sullenberger, who saved his planeload of people with quick and creative thinking. With software, though, every plane can have on board a pilot with as much experience — if not more. A popular software pilot system, in use in many aircraft at once, could gain more flight time each day than a single human might accumulate in a year.As someone who studies technology policy as well as the use of artificial intelligence for drones, cars, robots and other uses, I don’t lightly suggest handing over the controls for those additional tasks. But giving software pilots more control would maximize computers’ advantages over humans in training, testing and reliability.Training and Testing Software PilotsUnlike people, computers will follow sets of instructions in software the same way every time. That lets developers create instructions, test reactions and refine aircraft responses. Testing could make it far less likely, for example, that a computer would mistake the planet Venus for an oncoming jet and throw the plane into a steep dive to avoid it.The most significant advantage is scale: Rather than teaching thousands of individual pilots new skills, updating thousands of aircraft would require only downloading updated software.These systems would also need to be thoroughly tested — in both real-life situations and in simulations — to handle a wide range of aviation situations and to withstand cyberattacks. But once they’re working well, software pilots are not susceptible to distraction, disorientation, fatigue or other human impairments that can create problems or cause errors even in common situations.Rapid Response and AdaptationAlready, aircraft regulators are concerned that human pilots are forgetting how to fly on their own and may have trouble taking over from an autopilot in an emergency.In the “Miracle on the Hudson” event, for example, a key factor in what happened was how long it took for the human pilots to figure out what had happened — that the plane had flown through a flock of birds, which had damaged both engines — and how to respond. Rather than the approximately one minute it took the humans, a computer could have assessed the situation in seconds, potentially saving enough time that the plane could have landed on a runway instead of a river.Aircraft damage can pose another particularly difficult challenge for human pilots: It can change what effects the controls have on its flight. In cases where damage renders a plane uncontrollable, the result is often tragedy. A sufficiently advanced automated system could make minute changes to the aircraft’s steering and use its sensors to quickly evaluate the effects of those movements — essentially learning how to fly all over again with a damaged plane.Boosting Public ConfidenceThe biggest barrier to fully automated flight is psychological, not technical. Many people may not want to trust their lives to computer systems. But they might come around when reassured that the software pilot has tens, hundreds or thousands more hours of flight experience than any human pilot.Other autonomous technologies, too, are progressing despite public concerns. Regulators and lawmakers are allowing self-driving cars on the roads in many states. But more than half of Americans don’t want to ride in one, largely because they don’t trust the technology. And only 17 percent of travelers around the world are willing to board a plane without a pilot. However, as more people experience self-driving cars on the road and have drones deliver them packages, it is likely that software pilots will gain in acceptance.(Credit: Pew Research Center)The airline industry will certainly be pushing people to trust the new systems: Automating pilots could save tens of billions of dollars a year. And the current pilot shortage means software pilots may be the key to having any airline service to smaller destinations.Both Boeing and Airbus have made significant investments in automated flight technology, which would remove or reduce the need for human pilots. Boeing has actually bought a drone manufacturer and is looking to add software pilot capabilities to the next generation of its passenger aircraft. (Other tests have tried to retrofit existing aircraft with robotic pilots.)One way to help regular passengers become comfortable with software pilots — while also helping to both train and test the systems — could be to introduce them as co-pilots working alongside human pilots. Planes would be operated by software from gate to gate, with the pilots instructed to touch the controls only if the system fails. Eventually pilots could be removed from the aircraft altogether, just like they eventually were from the driverless trains that we routinely ride in airports around the world.This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.
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Tailored lines and custom carpet featuring an eye-catching geometric design and modern furniture guide the eye to floor-to-ceiling windows, which reveal unparalleled views of the city’s best entertainment attractions. The residential style and intuitive layout of the rooms immediately exude the feeling of home, all the while offering the approachable luxury of a JW Marriott experience.“At JW Marriott, we pride ourselves on offering the ultimate in luxury without pretense, with a relentless focus on intuitive service and thoughtful programming. We always strive to find new ways to offer elevated and enriching experiences to guests through original amenities and partnerships,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “As the first luxury hotel in the downtown area, JW Marriott Nashville has gone above and beyond to incorporate local influences into a distinctly luxurious hotel experience that will allow guests to enjoy all that Nashville has to offer.”Located on the 33rd floor with panoramic views of Nashville, the expansive rooftop lounge is the hotel’s crown jewel — attracting in-the-know locals and guests seeking exceptional service in a warmly authentic, convivial atmosphere that transitions seamlessly from sunset cocktails to late-night live music. Just as the unparalleled views offer a unique outlook on Music City, the sophisticated design and artfully crafted menus are indicative of a new perspective – one that combines a deep respect for Nashville roots with cosmopolitan panache.Additionally, the hotel features multiple dining options designed to suit every guest’s needs. The top floor of the JW Marriott Nashville is home to award-winning chef Michael Mina’s indoor-outdoor American steakhouse, Bourbon Steak, which offers guests a timeless dining experience with a modern twist. With striking interiors conceptualized by renowned hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany, the opening of Bourbon Steak at JW Marriott Nashville further cements the hotel as the must-visit destination in the heart of downtown. Situated on the hotel’s main level, Stompin Grounds Restaurant & Market serves as the property’s culinary ode to the city, featuring fresh, homemade dishes that are locally sourced and prepared with integrity. Stompin Grounds offers guests the option of a casual grab-and-go market as well as a three-meal modern restaurant, both of which feature inspired service and a vibrant ambiance.Additional standout amenities include a 10,000 square-foot outdoor pool oasis and the Spa by JW. The pool’s understated elegance is complemented by a full outdoor bar where guests are invited to soak up the sun and enjoy the breathtaking Nashville sunset. Five cabanas featuring customized pool-service offerings will be available for private use to provide respite from climbing temperatures. Each evening, the pool will transform into a destination of its own, complete with a glowing stone-encased fire pit and a vibrant, upbeat lounge soundtrack to entice the senses. The spa, conceptualized by award-winning design firm Stonehill Taylor, is a 4,000-square foot sanctuary featuring five private treatment rooms. The spa will offer facials, massages, manicures and pedicures using Aromatherapy Associates products, all of which are designed to address four core benefit states – Calm, Indulge, Invigorate, and Renew.“The JW Marriott Nashville embodies the city’s creative spirit, and Stonehill Taylor’s elegant design strikes the perfect balance with the energy of downtown Nashville,” said Jackie Soffer, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Turnberry Associates. “There is no denying that Nashville is having a moment right now and we are excited to play a part of this dynamic city’s renaissance.”Turnberry Associates, which owns Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Turnberry Isle Miami, brings its extensive experience in luxury hospitality to the JW Marriott Nashville property. Adhering to long-held standards of excellence, Turnberry properties are renowned for their quality, personalized services, inviting amenities, exceptional guest relations and unparalleled attention to detail.JW Marriott Nashville reimagines the modern luxury hospitality experience in Music City and is poised to become the ideal destination for meetings and events in customizable spaces that capture the spirit of the city. Boasting 50,000 square feet of beautifully appointed meeting and event space including two ballrooms, 16 meeting rooms and two boardrooms equipped with advanced audio visual and wireless technology, the hotel caters to business and corporate travelers looking to book meetings and events of all sizes. Additional offerings will include an “event-hub” with 24-hour access providing an environment conducive for work or meetings with a full spectrum of business services.The property will offer a variety of luxury experiences to guests, including a ‘Boots & Bourbon’ package which features a VIP boot-fitting at the famed Lucchese Bootmaker retail store in Nashville as well as a credit for a pair of custom-made Lucchese boots and an F&B credit to Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Guests staying in the hotel’s coveted Presidential Suite can also book ‘The Reserve,’ a seven-course dining experience at Bourbon Steak, a reserved poolside cabana with dedicated poolside service, a private songwriting session in-suite with Nashville’s top hitmakers, a VIP boot-fitting at Lucchese Bootmaker and a couple’s full-day spa experience.
‘The Rascals’ guitarist Gene Cornish collapses on stage by The Associated Press Posted Sep 8, 2018 12:26 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BILLINGS, Mont. – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage while performing in Montana, a theatre official said.The 74-year-old Cornish was taken to a hospital Friday, the Billings Gazette reported . There was no immediate word on his condition.Medical personnel used a defibrillator and performed CPR on Cornish before he was taken to a hospital, said Jody Grant, programming and marketing director for the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings, where Cornish was performing with Rascals organist Felix Cavaliere.Cornish’s publicist, Melissa Kucirek, said Saturday she did not yet have an update on his condition.Cornish and Cavaliere had completed the first song of a concert and Cavaliere began playing one of the band’s 1960s hits, “A Beautiful Morning,” when Cornish collapsed.The Rascals’ other hits included “Good Lovin,’” “Groovin’” and “People Got to Be Free.”Cornish, Cavalier and vocalist Eddie Brigati formed the band in 1965, according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame .The band was inducted into the hall in 1997.___Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com
An Athens court has ruled that the Bank of Cyprus must compensate 24 BoC bondholders because the lender had not given them adequate advice on the possible risks in their investments, it was reported on Monday.According to the Cyprus News Agency, the ruling – issued last month but could only be released on Monday – the court found that the BoC, through its branches in Greece, “acted in violation of its obligations” on the sale of its products to clients with whom it had developed a relationship of trust, which resulted in them losing their money.Thousands of investors in Cyprus lost around €700m when bonds in the Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank, or Laiki, were wiped out in March 2013.The court ruling provides for advance partial compensation of the 24 claimants, around €460,000, awarded to each of them depending on the hit they took by investing in bonds, especially with the change of their investments in Convertible Enhanced Capital Securities (CECS).The decision is “provisionally enforceable”, the CNA said, but said it was likely the BoC would appeal the decision.The BoC encouraged its clients to invest in CECS by knowingly presenting false facts as true, the ruling said, and withheld from them the risks such investments entail. The bank “sought to balance its faltering capital adequacy through raising funds from the sale of these securities”, the ruling said.The ruling also mentioned the “fraudulent conduct” of the bank’s employees who convinced the claimants to invest in the product in question.The court also imposed on the lender part of the applicants’ legal costs.Greek law experts, told the CNA, that although the court decision may be useful as a guide to lawyers of both sides in Cyprus when the time comes for the adjudication of the class action of bond holders here, the two countries have different judicial systems.BoC, which absorbed Laiki’s operations in March 2013, has repeatedly rejected compensating bondholders without however, ruling out exceptions related to “humanitarian cases”. The bank told bondholders to pursue legal recourse.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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