CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth

first_img Friday 23 Jun 2017, 6:45 AM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Syda Productions Image: Shutterstock/Syda Productions Share2078 Tweet Email1 16 Comments By AFP CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food A substantial amount of crisps and chocolate were nicked from the spy agency. THE CIA HAS this week said that it had been compromised for months in 2013 by a network of high-tech snack thieves.A report released this week shows the premier US intelligence body discovered that insider hackers had stolen more than $3,300 worth of crisps, chocolate bars and other snacks from its vending machines.The culprits weren’t undercover agents or veteran Al-Qaeda chasers, but instead “contractors” of which the CIA has thousands, doing everything from terror analysis to servicing the machines that answer American spies’ junk food needs.A CIA Inspector General’s report on the candy cabal was released following a Freedom of Information Act request by BuzzFeed journalist Jason Leopold.Unsurprisingly for the CIA, the report is heavily redacted, no names, or sources and methods behind the investigation. But it shows that an unidentified contractor figured out how to get snacks without paying.The machines took stored value payment cards from the FreedomPay company.The contractor figured out that if you disconnect the cable that connects the machines with FreedomPay’s cloud-based payment systems, they would accept a card that has no more funds.The culprit told friends who also disconnected the machines’ cords to download snacks for free.But, of course, the agency finally caught up. After suspicions were raised, CIA officials put surveillance cameras on the machines, and figured out the scam.The main perpetrator “admitted to originating the idea of how to effect the thefts based on his knowledge of computer networks,” according to the report.Members of the cabal were rounded up, interrogated and then escorted from the building and fired by their employers.© – AFP 2017Read: Church of England admits it ‘colluded and concealed’ sex abuse claims against a bishopRead: Donald Trump says he does not have tapes of that secret meeting with Comey 22,800 Views Jun 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Une nouvelle cartographie ultraprécise pour protéger la biodiversité

first_imgUne nouvelle cartographie ultra-précise pour protéger la biodiversité Publiée en ligne dans PNAS, une étude américano-britannique a utilisé tous les ressorts de la technologie et de la science moderne pour établir une cartographie précise des zones biogéographiques à protéger en priorité. “Nous devons savoir où vivent les espèces, celles qui sont vulnérables, et où les actions humaines les menacent. Nous avons de meilleures données que par le passé – et de meilleures méthodes analytiques. Nous les avons mariées à des fins de conservation”, commence le Dr. Clinton Jenkins, de l’Université d’État de Caroline du Nord. Avec des collègues américains et britanniques, il a cartographié les plus grandes concentrations mondiales d’amphibiens, d’oiseaux et de mammifères avec une précision 100 fois supérieure aux précédentes estimations. Les chercheurs ont également calculé le pourcentage de ces zones prioritaires faisant déjà partie de zones protégées existantes. Les résultats sont venus enrichir leurs cartes en couleurs, visibles sur le blog Saving Species. “Les zones de biodiversité les plus importantes présentent un taux plus élevé de protection que la moyenne mondiale. Malheureusement, il est encore insuffisant compte tenu de l’importance de ces zones”, explique le Dr Lucas Joppé, de Microsoft Research à Cambridge (Angleterre), co-auteur de l’étude. “Il existe une inquiétude croissante [concernant le fait] que nous sommes à court de temps pour développer le réseau mondial d’aires protégées”, poursuit-il. “Le choix des régions du monde bénéficiant d’une protection finira par décider quelles espèces survivent et lesquelles vont disparaître. Nous avons besoin de la meilleure science disponible pour guider ces décisions”, conclut le Dr Stuart Pimm, de l’Université Duke (Durham, Caroline du Nord), également co-auteur de l’étude.Le 7 juillet 2013 à 18:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bayern Munich rule out move for Martial

first_imgAnthony Martial may have many suitors for his services this summer but Bayern Munich will not be one of them, says CEO Karl-Heinz RummeniggeThe France international appears set to end his three-year spell at Manchester United following his recent falling out with Jose Mourinho after refusing to return to the club’s tour in the United States following the birth of his second child.Martial has no shortage of admirers and had been linked with a move to Germany this summer.But, with just six days of the English transfer window remaining, he will not be receiving any offers from Bayern.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Rummenigge told Bild: “We have four wingers: [Franck] Ribery, [Arjen] Robben, [Kingsley] Coman and [Serge] Gnabry. And [Alphonso] Davies will join in January.“You should not overdo it. That’s what some clubs do, but then it’s a problem for the coach.”As well as Serge Gnabry returning from his season-long loan stint at Hoffenheim, the Bundesliga champions have also added another forward in Canada internationalAlphonso, who will join in January.Martial’s situation at United, meanwhile, appears to be getting worse after Mourinho fined him for missing the remainder of their US tour.last_img read more

Governor Baker Proclaims This Week Hurricane Preparedness Week

first_imgFRAMINGHAM, MA — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed July 15-21, 2018 to be Hurricane Preparedness Week to emphasize the Commonwealth’s vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes and the importance of preparing for the impacts that hurricanes and tropical storms can have on the state’s residents, homes, businesses and infrastructure.“It is never too early to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Planning ahead will help mitigate damage to your property, better protect your family, and reduce the burden on public safety personnel in an emergency situation.”“MEMA actively works with our communities in Massachusetts and partners across all levels of government to enhance our readiness for the next hurricane or major storm,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We encourage residents take the actions necessary to improve preparedness in the event of a major storm or other type of disaster.”“While Massachusetts has been spared in recent years from direct hurricane landfalls, it only takes one storm in a season to create major impacts,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Dan Bennett, “In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, & Maria showed the catastrophic destruction that Atlantic hurricanes can cause.”“All residents should prepare for the impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “Hurricanes and tropical storms can affect the entire state, and history has shown that these powerful storms can cause deadly storm surge, heavy inland rainfall and flooding, and destructive winds which can devastate a region.Know Your Evacuation ZoneMassachusetts has established hurricane evacuation zones in each of the state’s coastal communities.  These zones, designated as Zone A, Zone B and Zone C, identify the areas of coastal communities that are at risk for storm surge flooding from tropical storms or hurricanes. If evacuations are necessary because of an approaching tropical storm or hurricane, local or state officials will use the hurricane evacuation zones to call for people living, working or vacationing in these areas to evacuate. It is important to note that even areas not directly along a coastline may be at risk for storm surge flooding during a tropical storm or hurricane. Find out if you live, work or vacation in a hurricane evacuation zone by visiting the ‘Know Your Zone’ interactive map located on MEMA’s website at an Emergency PlanIt’s important to have plans in case your family needs to take action before or during a storm:Communications Plan — Create a family communications plan so you can stay in touch and find each other in an emergency. Evacuation Plan — Create a family evacuation plan that details where you will go, how you will get there, what you will bring, and what you will do with your pets. Mass 2-1-1 — Mass 2-1-1 is the state non-emergency call center for disasters. Call 2-1-1 to find out about shelter locations, travel restrictions, disaster assistance programs, and more. Mass 2-1-1 is free and available 24/7. Local Emergency Notification Systems — Check with your local emergency management director to see if your community uses an emergency notification system and how to sign up.For more information, visit the Hurricane Safety Tips section of MEMA’s website at MEMAMEMA is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA’s staff of professional planners, communications specialists and operations and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and with the private sector – individuals, families, non-profits and businesses – MEMA ensures the Commonwealth’s ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover. For additional information about MEMA and Emergency Preparedness, go to The above press release is from MEMA.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGovernor Baker Proclaims This Week As ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’In “Government”Hurricane Preparedness Week: Massachusetts Residents Encouraged To Be PreparedIn “Government”Governor Baker Proclaims September ‘Emergency Preparedness Month’In “Government”center_img Shelter-in-Place Plan — Make sure your family has a plan to shelter in place, which includes stockpiling items you will need to stay comfortable while you are at home. Be prepared to shelter in place for at least 72 hours.Make sure your emergency plans address the needs of all of your family members, including seniors, children, individuals with access and functional needs, and pets.Have an Emergency KitHurricanes can cause extended power outages, flooding, and blocked roads. You should have an emergency kit to sustain yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in case you lose power, are stranded in your home, or nearby stores are closed or damaged. While it is important to customize your kit to meet your family’s unique needs, every emergency kit should include bottled water, food, a flashlight, a radio and extra batteries, a first aid kit, sanitation items, clothing, cash and a charged cell phone. Depending on your family’s needs, emergency kits should also include medications, extra eyeglasses, medical equipment and supplies, children’s items such as diapers and formula, food and supplies for pets and service animals, and other items you or your family members might need during a disaster.Stay InformedAs a storm approaches, monitor media reports and follow instructions from public safety officials with these tools:Massachusetts Alerts App — Download the free Massachusetts Alerts app for your iOS or Android device. The app provides tropical storm and hurricane warnings, as well as important public safety alerts and information from MEMA. 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Wildlife rescuers overwhelmed with starving sea birds

first_imgCommon murre seabirds are challenging rescue workers as they make their way inland, becoming stranded and hungry.Download AudioThe Anchorage Bird Treatment and Learning Center has received 20 common murres in November. All were starving. Photo: Monica Gokey/KSKA.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaska Wildlife Troopers have been overwhelmed while the Anchorage nonprofit Bird Treatment and Learning Center is housing between 300 and 350 of the birds.Volunteers have been hand-feeding the birds and re-waterproofing their wings to return to sea.Executive Director Guy Runco called the shift unprecedented as sightings spread north from southcentral Alaska. He said whatever is driving the seabirds inland is a mystery.The black and white birds need water to take flight. Runco said to leave common murres found near water alone, but to try and bring inland birds to the treatment center.The Anchorage Bird Treatment and Learning Center gratefully receives fish donations, monetary donations and volunteers.last_img read more

Collector visits Bara Shaheed Dargah in Nellore

first_imgNellore: District Collector MV Seshagiri Babu visited Bara Shaheed Dargah on Saturday in connection with the start of annual Roti Festival from September 10. He directed the officials to make arrangements as the festival attracts lakhs of devotees from Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring States. The Collector instructed the officials of NUDA and Nellore Municipal Corporation keeping in view of a huge throng of devotees for offering prayers and exchanging rotis during the festival. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us He asked them to call for tenders for arranging shops on Dargah premises thus making the arrangements for the availability of material to the visitors. He said officials have to make a plan for release of water to the tank from Somasila Reservoir for bathing before exchanging of rotis. Babu informed the officials to make foolproof arrangements for this State festival. NUDA Vice-Chairman T Bapi Reddy, Municipal Commissioner PVVS Murthy, Municipal SE SK Imamuddin, EE S Johnny, Tahsildar Nirmalananda Babu and other officials were present.last_img read more

Khaleda for freedom of the oppressed

first_imgKhaleda ZiaFormer prime minister, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has emphasised an end to pains and suffering of the oppressed.She expressed her wishes in a Twitter message on the eve of Lailatul Qadr (Night of Decree).Khaleda Zia, who called for formation of a poll-time supportive government to restore democracy in the country, however, did not make any direct reference in the message to the country’s political situation.“On this holiest of nights, we pray to Allah to take away the pain of those who are suffering and to bless the oppressed to attain freedom,” she tweeted on Thursday.The BNP chief recently submitted Vision-2030 outlining the country’s future mode of governance on democratic and welfare-oriented lines.last_img read more

Dhaka presses for safe zones in Rakhine state

first_img.Bangladesh has reiterated its position on Rohingya issue and said the affected areas in Myanmar’s Rakhine state should be declared as ‘safe zones’ so that they could go back.Bangladesh also said implementation of Kofi Annan report should be the next step as Bangladesh has already welcomed it.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali met his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on the sidelines of the 72nd UNGA on Monday and discussed the issues.Foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque was also present.Mahmood Ali narrated the situation of Rohingyas and stated that more than 400,000 Rohingyas have so far come to Bangladesh since 25 August and more are still coming.As of now, Bangladesh is hosting over 800,000 Rohingyas. He stated the history of Rohingyas settlement in Myanmar, which is about 1500 years old.Mahmood Ali mentioned that Rohingyas have the affinity for Bangla and some other languages such as Pashtu, Arabic, and Portuguese etc. “So they should not be called ‘Bengalees’ only for the reason that many of them have the affinity for Bangla.”He also briefed the Japanese minister about the existence of Arakan kingdom from the 13th to 18th century, and referred to the 1948 constitution of Myanmar saying ‘there are no indigenous people in Myanmar’.The Japanese vice minister would visit Myanmar soon.On Minister Ali’s request to send the vice minister to Dhaka, the Japanese foreign minister said they would have elections in Japan soon, and the vice minister visit Dhaka after elections.He requested for Japanese support in UNSC if the issue comes for discussion, and mentioned that even in today’s (Sept 18) New York Times issue there is a report on Rohingya exodus. “We need our friend to support in UNSC (on Rohingya issue).”The Japanese foreign minister said they will ask Myanmar to implement the Kofi Annan report, and sought Bangladesh’s support on North Korea issue.He said Japan was putting pressure on both diplomatic and financial front.Minister Ali said Bangladesh had also stopped a ship carrying illegal North Korean cargo two years ago and prohibited it to enter Bangladesh port.The Japanese foreign minister also sought Bangladesh’s support for their candidature in ICC (a lady candidate).On coordination over Rohingya issues at the UNSC, minister Ali requested the Japanese foreign minister to advise their PR in New York to liaise with Bangladesh PR at the UN.last_img read more

Bringing sexy back

first_imgSexy backs are in! Celebrities and fashionistas are endorsing backless outfits to flaunt their well-shaped and flawless backs. To ape the style divas, experts suggest stretching, crystal polishing and homemade packs like egg peel and ‘batna’ (a paste of gram flour and honey) to get a radiant and attractive body.Backless attire has become the vogue at red carpet events – from international celebrities like Eva Longoria, Cheryl Cole, Jane Fonda to Indian divas Freida Pinto and Sonam Kapoor, all were seen oozing oomph in them and inspiring others to ape them. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Women have become conscious about their bodies and they like to follow the latest trends. That includes sexy low-back outfits. Be it a gown or simple sari-blouse, backless attire is the trend,’ said the designer Arpan Vohra.However, before choosing backless dresses, get a well-toned back.A lot of effort goes in getting that sexy back, said Rohit Batra, senior cosmetic dermatologist at Ganga Ram Hospital. ‘Starting from a toned body with no flab or love handles requires a healthy lifestyle, workout and exercise. So, getting a clean back is a difficult, but possible exercise,’ he added.Also apart from being well-toned, a sexy back needs to be hair-free.‘Many women are getting laser hair reduction that not only clears the hair but also gives a shine to back and, at the same time, keeps it soft,’ he added.Exercises come in handy to get a flawless back. Stretching, side crunches and squats help tone and shape it up.last_img read more

Gay couple to no longer appear in McCains chips advert after homophobic

first_imgMcCain Oven Chips has removed a gay couple from a TV ad following homophobic attacks.Two gay dads have faced a torrent of online abuse after they appeared on an advert with their baby. Lesbian couple to star in McCain ad after gay couple received horrific abuseLesbian couple star in McCain ad after gay men face homophobic abuseBus company axes ads for anti-gay Franklin Graham’s prayer festivalPINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lee and Mat Samuels-Camozzi were subject to a number of horrific slurs on social media after appearing in the McCain chips advert with their young son Carter.People compared the two to paedophiles, labelled them as sick and accused them of neglecting their 19-month-old son Carter for not having a mother present in his life.Now the couple have been edited out of a new version of the advert.Last week the couple said they had received dozens of abusive comments on social media, including one person who called them “sick”.A spokesman for McCain’s confirmed the pair would no longer feature in the campaign after the 60-second advert’s run has come to an end.The upcoming 30-second version of the advert, which replaces the longer version, will not feature the couple.However the chips giant denied it was related to the online abuse.A McCain’s spokesperson said: “Our campaign is all about celebrating the diversity of family life and not everybody’s a normal family. “There’s only so much you can say in 30 seconds. We’re still promoting them, they’re in the posters and we’ve got them on social media.”The couple from Cheshire told the Daily Record that they were horrified and saddened by the vicious attacks directed at them online.Lee, 35 and a customer relations manager, said that they had received dozens of hateful comments.“One of the most hurtful compared us to perverts, saying ‘Whatever next, society accepting paedophiles?’ We are shocked this kind of attitude exists in the 21st century. We’re proud of our little family and we have nothing to be ashamed of.”In the advert the voiceover goes: “When it comes to family, what’s normal? Normal isn’t normal.”It continues: “Grans who put you to bed and tell you not to believe in ghosts. Or maybe it’s dad who tucks you up. Dad. Daddy. Two daddies. Long-distance daddies.”[embedded content]The chips brand previously hit back at the homophobic haters.McCain marketing director Mark Hodge told the BBC: “We have received overwhelming support for the campaign, but we are disappointed that there’s a minority of individuals who have been verbally abusive to the real families that feature in our advertising.”It added that the ad campaign was intended”to shine a light on and celebrate families of all shapes and sizes… and celebrate the diversity of UK families”.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more March 9, 2010 – Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will use a new magnetoencephalography (MEG) to explore brain function, including normal cognition in children and adults, as well as the neural basis of autism, depression, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders. MEG can detect the very weak magnetic fields arising from electrical activity in the brain, and allows researchers to monitor the timing of brain activity with millisecond precision. MIT, a leading centers for neuroscience research, will use the Elekta Neuromag to study the brain at the molecular and cellular level to human cognition and computational modeling. The Elekta Neuromag system will be housed in the Martinos Imaging Center within the Brain and Cognitive Sciences complex, home to the McGovern Institute of Brain Research, the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Delivery of the system is expected in June and is expected to be operational by the fall of 2010.Professor John Gabrieli, director of the Martinos Imaging Center, said he intends to use MEG to study the neural and genetic basis of autism, dyslexia and other developmental disorders. By combining MEG with other brain imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), Dr. Gabrieli plans to search for differences in brain activation in subjects with different genetic variants that have been linked to these conditions. “Our goal is to correlate the changes in brain function with genetic risk factors, and in turn identify categories of patients for whom optimal treatment strategies could be tailored,” he said. The Director of the McGovern Institute Professor Robert Desimone will study the neural basis of attention. Animal studies have indicated that high-frequency brain waves known as gamma oscillations become synchronized across brain areas as these areas communicate with each other to control attention. Extending this work to humans using MEG to study as schizophrenia, Desimone will examine how gamma oscillations are disrupted in schizophrenia, which may help explain why people with schizophrenia often experience difficulty organizing their thoughts and perceptions into a coherent and meaningful whole.Professor Christopher Moore, an investigator at the McGovern Institute, will use the system to investigate how the cerebral cortex processes rapid sensory information. Based on his work on cortical circuitry, Moore has developed a biophysical model to account for the MEG signal. “Our aim is to link the signals that we can record from human subjects to the underlying brain mechanisms that give rise to those signals,” he said. 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Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | March 09, 2010 MIT Researchers to Use MEG for Neurological Studies Elekta’s Neuromag system for magnetoencephalography. News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read morelast_img read more

Stanford researchers introduce DeepSolar a deep learning framework that mapped every solar

first_imgYesterday, researchers from Stanford University introduced DeepSolar, a deep learning framework that analyzes satellite images to identify the GPS location and size of solar panels. Using this framework they have built a comprehensive database containing all the GPS locations and sizes of solar installations in the US. The system was able to identify 1.47 million individual solar installations across the United States, ranging from small rooftop configurations, solar farms, to utility-scale systems. The DeepSolar database is available publicly to aid researchers to extract further insights into solar adoption. This database will also help policymakers in better understanding the correlation between solar deployment and socioeconomic factors such as household income, population density, and education level. How DeepSolar works? DeepSolar uses transfer learning to train a CNN classifier on 366,467 images. These images are sampled from over 50 cities/towns across the US with merely image-level labels indicating the presence or absence of panels. One of the researchers, Rajagopal explained the model to Gizmodo, “The algorithm breaks satellite images into tiles. Each tile is processed by a deep neural net to produce a classification for each pixel in a tile. These classifications are combined together to detect if a system—or part of—is present in the tile.” The deep neural net then identifies which tile is a solar panel. Once the training is complete, the network produces an activation map, which is also known as a heat map. The heat map outlines the panels, which can be used to obtain the size of each solar panel system. Rajagopal further explained how this model gives better efficiency, “A rooftop PV system typically corresponds to multiple pixels. Thus even if each pixel classification is not perfect, when combined you get a dramatically improved classification. We give higher weights to false negatives to prevent them.” What are some of the observations the researchers made? To measure its classification performance the researchers defined two metrics: utilize precision and recall. Utilize precision is the rate of correct decisions among all positive decisions and recall is the ratio of correct decisions among all positive samples. DeepSolar was able to achieve a precision of 93.1% with a recall of 88.5% in residential areas and a precision of 93.7% with a recall of 90.5% in non-residential areas. To measure its size estimation performance they calculated the mean relative error (MRE). It was recorded to be 3.0% for residential areas and 2.1% for non-residential areas for DeepSolar. Future work Currently, the DeepSolar database only covers the contiguous US region. The researchers are planning to expand its coverage to include all of North America, including remote areas with utility-scale solar, and non-contiguous US states. Ultimately, it will also cover other countries and regions of the world. Also, DeepSolar only estimates the horizontal projection areas of solar panels from satellite imagery. In the future, it would be able to infer high-resolution roof orientation and tilt information from street view images. This will give a more accurate estimation of solar system size and solar power generation capacity. To know more in detail, check out the research paper published by Ram Rajagopal et al: DeepSolar: A Machine Learning Framework to Efficiently Construct a Solar Deployment Database in the United States. Read Next Introducing, a deep learning based tool that automatically removes the background of any person based image within 5 seconds NeurIPS 2018: How machine learning experts can work with policymakers to make good tech decisions [Invited Talk] NVIDIA makes its new “brain for autonomous AI machines”, Jetson AGX Xavier Module, available for purchaselast_img read more

Iran lawmakers ban nuclear inspectors from military sites

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In a statement Sunday, the U.S. State Department said inspections remain a key part of any final deal.All parties “are well aware of what is necessary for a final deal, including the access and transparency that will meet our bottom lines,” the statement said. “We won’t agree to a deal without that.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Of 213 lawmakers present on Sunday, 199 voted in favor of the bill, which also demands the complete lifting of all sanctions against Iran as part of any final nuclear accord. The bill must be ratified by the Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog, to become a law.The terms stipulated in the bill allow for international inspections of Iranian nuclear sites, but forbid any inspections of military facilities.The bill states in part: “The International Atomic Energy Agency, within the framework of the safeguard agreement, is allowed to carry out conventional inspections of nuclear sites.”However, it concludes that “access to military, security and sensitive non-nuclear sites, as well as documents and scientists, is forbidden.” It also would require Iran’s foreign minister to report to parliament every six months on the process of implementing the accord.Iran’s nuclear negotiators say they already have agreed to grant United Nations inspectors “managed access” to military sites under strict control and specific circumstances. That right includes allowing inspectors to take environmental samples around military sites.But Iranian officials, including Ayatollah Ali Khameni, have strongly rejected the idea of Iranian scientists being interviewed. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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first_img Michael J. Fox arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2017. A “Back to the Future” reunion is set for this year’s Fan Expo Canada. Organizers say previously announced guest Michael J. Fox will now be joined by fellow “Back to the Future” stars Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Tom Wilson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision – Richard Shotwell by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2018 8:10 am PDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Back to the Future’ cast set for Fan Expo Canadacenter_img TORONTO – A “Back to the Future” reunion is set for this year’s Fan Expo Canada.Organizers say previously announced guest Michael J. Fox will now be joined by fellow “Back to the Future” stars Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Tom Wilson.Edmonton-born Fox starred in the “Back to the Future” franchise as time-travelling teen Marty McFly.Fan Expo Canada will run Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.Other guests expected include Canadian actors Evangeline Lilly and William Shatner, and American stars Jeff Goldblum and Jason Momoa.Also in the lineup is “Deuce Bigalow” actor Rob Schneider as well as Billy Dee Williams and Peter Mayhew of “Star Wars” and several cast members from “The Princess Bride.”last_img read more

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