first_imgWe had a routine of playing basketball at the YMCA on Hadley every Friday night. We had no idea until we got there (three days after the quake) that at least one of walls had been brought down. That building, as were many others, was condemned for a while. Greg Leyva Tucson, Ariz If I’m not mistaken, it was 7:42 a.m. I was a sophomore in high school and had decided to take the day off and relax (right). Seems like, as soon as I turned off my alarm clock, I was awakened by the loudest continuous noise you can hear. I think I got from my bed to the doorway in one leap. As soon as I got there, my brother, who was in the shower, came out and joined me. I believe the shaking only lasted 12 seconds but during the quake, it may have been 12 hours. This was before everybody had cell phones so we couldn’t just call our relatives to check on everyone. We drove from one house in Montebello to another, then to my mother’s house in Whittier. What would normally be a half hour took twice as long. Everything along the way looked like when you would see pictures or video of a war zone. The two things that stand out the most is 1. People sleeping in sleeping bags/tents in their yards right after the quake. 2. The way Uptown Whittier looked following it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Losing 33-30 at Green Bay not only extended the 49ers’ losing streak to four games, it also incited fans to tap into our weekly mailbag:Can we acknowledge that if we are rebuilding, we need to start with the most important position, coach. Kyle Shanahan doesn’t know how to win. (@thewillenium1)Shanahan won quite well when he inserted Jimmy Garoppolo for a 5-0 December debut. But Shanahan did come with the reputation of stubbornly preferring pass plays over clock-killing runs, …last_img

first_imgThe ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit in New York City is just one week away! We’ll be working hard together on understanding the future of real-time data delivery, social networking, media, industry and more. Unlike standard conferences where talking heads speak at a passive audience, ReadWriteWeb events are fully participatory with every attendee working together as equals to make it a super high-value experience. It works out really well and people love it.So who will you get to rub elbows and meld minds with if you join us next week? Check out this small sample of 10 incredible people who graciously allowed us to discuss their participation in the event. It’s a knock-out crowd and you should join it to build the future with us. Click here to register now for this high-energy day – or check out just a few of the fabulous participants below.Real-time web? Roden wrote the book on it.Ted RodenTed Roden (right) is the author of the O’Reilly book Building the Realtime User Experience, due out next month. A serial side project developer, Roden has built apps like EnjoysThin.gs, Blasted.app and low-cost personal assistant program Fancy Hands (our write-up). Roden’s day job is in the R&D department of a long-running media organization that prints all the news that’s fit to print.John BorthwickCEO of BetaworksBusiness Week calls Borthwick “perhaps the real-time Web’s key articulator.” We’ve called him “the thoughtful Prince of the real-time web.” He’s the CEO of Betaworks, a small investment firm backing Twitter, Tumblr, Tweetdeck, Superfeedr, Gdgt, Outside.in and many other high-profile real-time industry leaders. URL shortener Bit.ly and real-time syndication service Twitterfeed are both in-house at Betaworks. Borthwick is a deep, big picture thinker and an honor to have with us at the event.Chris DixonRed-hot blogging investor.Chris Dixon was a personal investor in Skype and is now investing in something super-cool every time we turn around. Dixon is co-founder of Hunch along with Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, he’s helping launch an alternative to Facebook Like called OpenLike (our coverage) and was named the #1 Angel investor in tech by Business Week this year.Jer MillerThe inventor of Jabber/XMPP.Jeremie Miller invented Jabber/XMPP, the open source protocol that now powers almost every instant messaging program on earth and many other software, including Google Wave. These days Miller is helping build a startup called Knowmore.Anil DashHelping the White House crowdsource the next big challenges.Anil Dash, a long-time leader of the blogging community, now runs Expert Labs, an American Association for the Advancement of Science funded think tank. Expert Labs has hired Lifehacker founding Editor Gina Trapani and has been tasked by the White House to provide the collaboration software being used to determine and execute the Federal government’s next moon-landing scale grand scientific challenge.Dan LewisSesame WorkshopDan Lewis is the Director of New Media Communications at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the children’s television empire Sesame Street. Lewis has degrees in Law and economics and he flipped a thriving sports wiki company to Wikipedia’s for-profit arm Wikia. In other words, he’s an incredibly interesting guy.Sree SreenivasanColumbia Graduate School of JournalismSree Sreenivasan is a journalism educator at Columbia University and a technology evangelist and skeptic. A journalist and commentator on international, national and hyperlocal levels, he was a founding administrator of the Online Journalism Awards.The Onion, Popular ScienceBaratunde ThurstonBaratunde Thurston (right) describes himself as “a comedian, author and vigilante pundit.” He’s Web Editor at comedy site The Onion and hosts Popular Science’s Future Of on Science Channel.Thomas VanderwalFolksonomistThomas Vanderwal is an Information Architecture consultant to companies around the world and is best known for coining the term “folksonomy” – the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content.Gerry CampbellVery real time.Gerry Campbell has held leadership positions at AltaVista, AOL Search and Reuters. He is now CEO of real-time search and API company Collecta. He helped build Twitter search and is an investor in Tweetdeck, Outside.in, StockTwits and Betaworks. Campbell is a well-respected industry thought leader and his blog luckyrobot.com is a must-read.And You!Register now to join us in New York City on June 11th. These ten people and many more will be hashing out the future of the real-time web and how to leverage it for your organization. Don’t miss this opportunity. It’s sure to rock your world. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Tags:#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Dr. Michael Garbadecenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is clearly taking the world by storm.This technology is poised to revolutionize almost every facet of our lives—from how we purchase items to how we communicate to how we move across the world; we seem to be increasingly reliant on AI systems to move our lives forward.Now, AI is pushing its boundaries further by encroaching into deadly territories: predicting death.Andreybu, who is from Germany and has more than five years of experience in training people how AI works, says that “we are yet to see the full potential of employing artificial intelligence to achieve objectives that were previously unimaginable.”What is artificial intelligence?Simply, AI is a branch of computer science that aims to make machines simulate the human intelligence processes.This way, an AI system can recognize commonalities in a dataset and make intelligent predictions.AI systems usually become better at making predictions using a technique referred to as machine learning.Since they imitate human action and rational thought, the intelligent machines can be programmed to achieve various objectives such as autonomically driving cars and identifying shopping trends.This amazing technology has grown over the years. Currently, artificial intelligence systems are used in various fields of the economy to increase efficiency and maximize output.AI in the healthcare sectorAI-enabled systems have been used in the healthcare industry to catapult its growth. Recently, Google created an AI that can be used to predict a patient’s death—astonishingly.To develop the intelligent system, the tech giant collaborated with other experts from The University of San Francisco, California, The University of Chicago Medicine, and Stanford Medicine.Surprisingly, Google claims that the AI can predict when a patient might die more accurately than other traditional models used by doctors.How the Google AI worksGoogle published the results of trying out the death prediction AI in a journal article in May 2018.The system works by chewing up data about various details of a patient such as age, gender, ethnicity, previous diagnosis, present signs, and laboratory results.What’s more, the system can also take data buried on charts and PDFs and use it for making predictions.After testing the algorithm, Google found out that it could make death predictions with an astonishing accuracy level of 95%, which is 10% more accurate than the traditional models.In one of the case studies, the Google AI software crunched about 176,000 data points of the records of a woman with metastatic cancer and pronounced that she had a 19.9% chance of dying in the hospital. The doctors at the hospital had given her a 9.3% chance of dying.Amazingly, as predicted by the AI software, the woman died after two weeks—beating the doctors at their own game.Although the Google’s AI may not be perfect at predicting deaths, it would continue to perform better as it is ‘taught’ with more data.Therefore, if this breakthrough healthcare technology is improved, it can reduce human error in medicine and lead to more lives being saved.Wrapping upGoogle’s artificial intelligence technology can assist medical professionals to improve diagnosis and make better decisions, ultimately leading to enhanced patient care.So, the next time you visit the hospital, please ask if they can run the AI algorithm against your records and assess your chances of survival.Would you take that bold step?Please let us know in the comment section below. Dr. Michael is the CEO of the Los Angeles-based blockchain education company LiveEdu. It’s the world’s leading project learning platform that equips people with practical skills on creating complete products in future technological fields. last_img read more

first_imgWhoops! Man Utd (& Norway’s PM!) let slip Solskjaer appointmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United announced the appointment of new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer… sort of!United sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after a dismal start to the season.And it appears a website error has let slip Solskjaer is leaving Molde to replace him.On the club’s official website, a video of Solskjaer scoring in the 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich was added with the headline saying: “The most famous night of Ole’s career.”But underneath that a caption said: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou…”The post was quickly removed.But even Norway’s Prime Minister appeared to confirm the news before any word from United.Erna Solberg tweeted, which was quickly deleted, saying: “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils, @olegs26_ole.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery explains substituting Dani Ceballosby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has explained his decision to substitute midfielder Dani Ceballos.The Spanish loanee was taken off during the second half, when the Gunners were struggling to retain control over the game.Some fans criticised the decision, believing the sub only made the team worse.But Emery defended his choices, saying to the club’s official website: “But today it was very, very hot. We needed in the second half, some fresh players. “We were struggling second half and I was thinking how we can improve with three players, fresh players, for give us more energy and give us also more capacity to be strong physically and tactically and also technically.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired forward Antawn Jamsion from the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team deal that sends center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a first-round draft pick to Washington. The Los Angeles Clippers, the third team in the trade, send point guard Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland and forward Al Thornton to Washington. Forward Drew Gooden, traded to the Wizards last weekend, moves on to the Clippers. The Cavs were in discussions about a deal involving Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire earlier in the day, but those talks fell through and the team quickly turned its attention to Washington’s 33-year-old forward. Under NBA rule, there can be no discussion of buying out a player involved in a trade before the deal is complete. However, it has widely been speculated that Ilgauskas would be bought out by his new team and would return to the Cavs after the league’s mandatory 30-day grace period. Jamison is averaging 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.After three months of hibernation, Tiger Woods will speak to the public Friday. His agent said that Woods will not take questions from the media when he speaks at 11 a.m. from the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Woods put his golf career on hold after a series of events and revelations surrounding the 14-time Major winner and his wife, Elin that started on Thanksgiving.Oregon running back LaMichael James, who torched Ohio State for 70 yards in the Rose Bowl before bowing out with a shoulder injury, was arrested on an alleged domestic violence charge. According to a report, James’ girlfriend said he grabbed her neck during an argument and shoved her to the ground. James, coming off a stellar freshman season in which he filled in for suspended running back LeGarrette Blount, is facing misdemeanor charges of menacing, strangulation and assault.The Cleveland Browns released running back Jamal Lewis on Wednesday, the team announced. Lewis played in nine games last season before being placed on injured reserve after sustaining a concussion. Lewis had stated his intentions to retire throughout the season. There is no clear indication on whether or not he will follow through with that claim. read more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer sees Mike Weber having a larger impact in 2017. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorCHICAGO — The lack of offense consistently shown in the 2016 season prompted Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to make staff changes. One of the most obvious weaknesses on the offense was the passing game, but that doesn’t leave other offensive players off the hook.As a first-year starter, then-redshirt freshman Mike Weber became only the third freshman running back in program history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. In year two, Meyer said Weber has to take the next step.“I do think he can (be a premier running back), and we need that,” Meyer said. “That’s a must. That’s a must. And it’s time.”Meyer brought in Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson and former San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Ryan Day to co-coordinate the offense and revitalize the passing game after finishing sixth in the Big Ten in passing offense. It was a move that had to be made following 215 total yards in an embarrassing loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.The development of the wide receivers for 2017 is still a major concern, considering the Buckeyes’ top three receivers last season graduated or are in the NFL. But after a successful first season, Weber’s expected contributions to the offense could ease some pressure on the wide receivers.“I don’t think (Weber) was a premier back last year, I thought he was good,” Meyer said. “And (redshirt senior quarterback) J.T. (Barrett) needs him to be a premier back. You want to be a great quarterback, have a premier running back right next to you. Have some premier receivers out there too. It’s time.”The combination of a stellar receiving corps and a running back who could only be stopped by a freight train is part of the formula that turned a young 2014 Ohio State team into national champions.Barrett, the 2016 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, had his best season as a redshirt freshman in 2014 with a dynamic offensive play-caller in Tom Herman. He also had arguably the best running back in the country in Ezekiel Elliott.Meyer said he believes Wilson and Day coaching the offense will reincarnate that side of the ball into what it was during the 2014 season when the offense averaged nearly 510 yards per game, compared to 460 yards per contest last season.Weber, who scored nine times as a redshirt freshman, doesn’t need to be Elliott, but the shoestring tackles he consistently suffered and quiet games he had against tougher competition can’t happen if Ohio State wants to get over the hump in 2017.Meyer said the Detroit native has already taken steps in workouts and in the locker room.“He didn’t have the breakaway speed. He needs to pick up his feet,” Meyer said. “I want to say he’s lost seven pounds. He’s legitimate fast now. He wasn’t fast. He wasn’t mature. He’s very mature right now. “I’m hoping you guys see a different back. And he was good, but he wasn’t premier.”Running back pictureFreshman running back J.K. Dobbins was the No. 2 running back on the depth chart throughout spring camp as an early-enrollee freshman. Meyer said he’s earned his way onto the field with his play in the spring and continued improvement in offseason workouts.“He’s already proven the fact that he’s going to play,” he said.Meyer listed the running back depth chart as follows: Weber, Dobbins, redshirt sophomore Antonio Williams, sophomore Demario McCall and redshirt junior Parris Campbell, who is projected to start at H-back. read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Arrival in Nassau at Lynden Pindling International Airport of the Queen’s Baton on July 18, 2017 for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 scheduled to officially open later that evening.   From left are: Wellington Miller, President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee; Commonwealth Games Federation Regional Vice-President for the Americas K.A. Juman-Yassin; and Commonwealth Games Federation Honourary Legal Advisor Sharon Osborne, QC.(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

first_imgWater levels are down in most of the rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, and that means it’s time to make the extra effort in your days on the river to clean up as much as you can while you can. Anyone can volunteer with Stream Watch. Main: “The more the merrier, no matter whether it’s part of our organization or not. Folks can keep an eye out for one of our events, or one of our coordinators.”  Stream Watch volunteers are hoping that people spend more time thinking about how critically important the river is to the community. Alice Main from Stream Watch: “It’s always good to mitigate our impacts where we can, and clean up where we can.” Stream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. For any questions call (907) 260-5449 x 1205. Photo courtesy of Stream Watchlast_img read more