Essequibo Coast labourer stabbed to death

first_imgThe year 2018 ended on a grieving note for an Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) family after a labourer, Kevin Moses Betancourt, was stabbed to death.Reports are the 23-year-old was stabbed to death at about 21:30h on old years’ night at Pamona Housing Scheme.According to reports, Betancourt went in search of a friend with whom he hadDead: Kevin Moses Betancourtearlier in the day met in a masquerade band. Guyana Times was told that as the 23-year-old entered the premises at Pamona Housing Scheme, the suspect, who was intoxicated, requested that he leave the yard. This led to a physical confrontation and the suspect whipped out a knife and wounded Betancourt to his neck and chest.The young man was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A relative of the suspect told this publication that he was recently released from prison, having served time for assaulting an old man. The suspect is from the Pomeroon River area and was spending the holidays at his cousin’s residence in Pamona.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s mother, Bibi Nazim said her son Kevin is her second child of four children, born in Venezuela. She said the family moved back to Guyana about 10 years ago. The suspect was subsequently arrested.Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination conducted on the body of Betancourt showed that he died as a result of a perforation to the heart.last_img read more

Social harmony progs in Panchayats for Bharat Uday campaign

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) The Centre has asked states to organise social harmony programmes in all the Gram Panchayats during Gramoday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan to be held between April 14 and 24 and ensure participation of SC, ST and other weaker sections in them.The campaign, to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will begin on April 14 to coincide with the 126th birthday of B R Ambedkar and conclude on April 24 (Panchayati Raj Day). Modi will address villagers in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on the concluding day.The objective of the campaign is to encourage social harmony, promote farmers progress, improve livelihood of the poor and strengthen Panchayati Raj system by educating them about the various initiatives, programmes and schemes undertaken by the government.”As part of the Abhiyan, social harmony programmes will be organised in all Gram Panchayats and Gram Sabhas all over the country during April 14 and 16. The various activities include garlanding the photograph of B R Ambedkar, taking a pledge to strengthen social harmony, making people aware of Ambedkars thoughts, explaining government schemes to reduce inequality by distribution of literature,” said a senior official from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.Also, children will be felicitated at Panchayat level in various fields like education, sports, art and culture. Debates and workshops will also be organised.”We request you to ensure that such social harmony programmes are organsied in all the Gram Panchayats of your state and the participation of SC/ST and other downtrodden population of the Panchayat in these Programmes.advertisement”We also request you to ensure that the concerned officers, functionaries, staff members of Department of Social Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and other relevant social sectors attend these meetings to provide information on government schemes to the villagers and interact with them,” said the letter written to all state governments.The government also sought a report on conduct of these programmes by states by April 17.The campaign, will be run jointly by Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Agriculture, Social Justice, Labour and Information and Broadcasting Ministries in coordination with states.The Centre is commemorating Ambedkars 125th birth anniversary year and a National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been constituted for overseeing the celebrations. PTI PLB SK SRYlast_img read more

AI system transforms large facilities into intelligent environments

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Advanced embedded systems boasting technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), artificial neural networks (ANNs) and deep neural networks (DNNs), machine learning, and cognitive (thinking, reasoning) seem to be popping up all over the place — often targeting application areas that many people would never have considered.Take the Verdigris AI platform from Verdigris Technologies, Inc., for example. This platform empowers buildings to monitor what is happening inside themselves and to easily communicate with the humans who run them, thereby reducing energy costs and power consumption, and predicting and solving problems before they happen.The Verdigris solution is far cleverer than you might initially think. When I first read that “Verdigris intelligent sensors learn the individual electrical ‘fingerprints’ of every single electric device within a building’s walls, down to the smallest iPhone charger,” my knee-jerk reaction was to assume that vast numbers of sensors had to be deployed, with individual units associated with every single power socket in a building. This would be incredibly expensive, time-consuming, and complex to implement, so it’s fortunate they don’t do it this way.In fact, the sensors are only associated with the building’s main power supply panels. We start with the non-invasive Verdigris smart sensor, which is based on the Hall effect, and which simply clips over one of the feeds coming out of the building’s main circuit breaker power panel.Verdigris smart sensor (Source: Verdigris) Individual smart sensors are installed non-intrusively on every feed coming out of the panel, with all the sensors being daisy-chained together as illustrated below.Multiple smart sensors are daisy-chained together (Source: Verdigris) The smart sensors employ 8KHz digital-to-analog converters (DACs) to sample the current profile with a high-degree of accuracy and resolution. The last sensor in the chain is connected to a wireless data transmitter, which communicates with the cloud. The sensors send hundreds of thousands of data points per second to the cloud-based Verdigris AI, which continuously analyzes and interprets the data, and then communicates its findings to its human supervisors via a web-based interface and/or a mobile app.Using machine learning techniques based on an artificial neural network, the Verdigris system is trained to recognize the power profiles associated with of a wide variety of devices, from the large motors used in elevators and HVAC systems to tiny smartphone chargers.When the system is deployed into a real-world facility, all the data from the sensors is constantly uploaded to the Verdigris AI in the cloud. If an unknown power profile is detected, the building’s engineers are prompted to identify and label the equipment associated with this profile, and this intelligence is added to the AI’s knowledge database for subsequent use in existing and future deployments.The end result is that, even when a building is fully occupied and its power systems are highly loaded, it’s still possible for the Verdigris system to tease out the fact that someone on the third floor just plugged in an electric shaver, for example.The Verdigris Tracker is a mobile web app that provides real-time event tracking and notifications to the facility’s engineering team. If the Verdigris AI detects any abnormalities or building drift, it will use the tracker to inform the building’s engineers.Verdigris Tracker (Source: Verdigris) If monitoring power consumption and identifying which devices are active at any particular time were all the Verdigris system could do, it would still be a valuable tool, but it goes much farther than this. Using a physics-based modelling approach, the AI is also trained to recognize the power profiles associated with various failure modes associated with different pieces of equipment. This allows it to detect and identify units that are causing spikes in energy usage, that are potentially going to fail, or that have already failed, and to immediately alert the associated maintenance team.Automated fault detection with notifications that can prevent unexpected equipment breakdown (Source: Verdigris) To date, Verdigris has saved millions of dollars in reduced energy costs and equipment breakdowns for customers like Jabil, Honeywell, Hyatt, Starwood, Marriott, and even NASA, which is researching ways to apply Verdigris technology to predict failure on potential future space missions.An example of the real-time interactive lobby dashboard that’s deployed at the new Jabil Blue Sky facility in San Jose, CA (Source: Verdigris) The Verdigris AI becomes increasingly smart and more connected as existing Verdigris customers use the system and as more facilities come online. The end result is to provide the AI with a massive repository of incredibly-specific, granular information about buildings, their energy use, the way in which their internal systems and appliances work, and the signals these systems send when they start to degrade and fail.At this time, Verdigris are targeting their platform for use in large buildings and facilities, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see residential equivalents being deployed in the not-so-distant future — especially in new home construction — as part of the migration to smarter, more efficient abodes. What do you think about all of this? Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.center_img Continue Reading Previous Go play outside (with your outdoor displays)Next Monkeys everywherelast_img read more

CR7 worthy! Bale worldie sends football world into frenzy

first_imgUEFA Champions League Better than Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal?! Gareth Bale worldie sends football world into frenzy Goal 04:52 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Liverpool UCL Getty UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Gareth Bale Real Madrid Liverpool Videos The Wales international proved the hero in the final against Liverpool, delivering a brilliant overhead kick winner for Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo. Zinedine Zidane. And now Gareth Bale.The Wales international has not always had the best of times at Real Madrid, but he delivered one of his most impact performances in their shirt in the Champions League final, scoring one of the best goals the competition has ever seen.After entering in the 61st minute, Bale wasted no time making his mark. Three minutes after the Welshman came on, Marcelo delivered a ball into the Liverpool area. It may not have looked like the most dangerous of crosses but Bale delivered an incredible bicycle kick that left Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius without a chance to put Real Madrid up once more 2-1. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Given the circumstances, the placement of the cross, and the finish, it has an argument to being one of the best goals the competition had ever seen, rivalling a goal scored by his team-mate Ronaldo earlier in this year’s competition and Zidane’s strike in 2002.It would prove to be the winner, though Bale added another one for good measure later in the second half to give Real Madrid their third straight Champions League crown. Whose overhead kick was better?— Goal (@goal) May 26, 2018This is the best goal EVER in a final.Period.Insane from Gareth Bale.#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/RyAIR94p2W— Real Madrid vs Liverpool live on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2018GARETH. BALE.One of the greatest goals EVER. Watch it a billion times. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/2m4BzFrvQY— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) May 26, 2018Bales price tag to united just went up— Trafford 7 legend🔴 (@trafford7legend) May 26, 2018My brain trying to comprehend the Bale goal pic.twitter.com/xpcylwisKV— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) May 26, 2018Ronaldo’s face when Bale’s goal went in #UCLFinal2018 pic.twitter.com/RcWTkrQPcz— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) May 26, 2018Man Utd would pay £1bn for Bale right now…well I bet their fans would anyway. What a goal that was. Liverpool aren’t out of this though…— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) May 26, 2018Gareth Bale’s goal.#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/EH0C0pXW5B— Tapiwa (@TSndlovu28) May 26, 2018Bale 😧 pic.twitter.com/eGQyQ1A1Uc— Jack hendry (@Jack_Hendry2) May 26, 2018No more jokes about Bale for the rest of 2018— paul. (@paulnmah) May 26, 201861′ Bale on 👊64′ Bale scores ⚽️WHAT. A. GOAL. pic.twitter.com/oq1jreTf2P— Ultra Football Facts (@UltraFootyFacts) May 26, 2018Bale to Madrid fans after that goal. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/6ZPzjwrpEL— Ifeanyi (@Samuel_Anene) May 26, 2018last_img read more