Students design flamboyant bins placed throughout TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – You will see them all over Providenciales, they will make their way to South Caicos and even be a highlight at next week’s 47th Board of Governors Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank… the flamboyant garbage bins, designed by students of the Turks and Caicos were this week placed by the TCI Tourist Board and the Environmental Health Department, at various sites.  The bins, which are beautifully adorned with images of the marine life and other indigenous elements depicting TCI, can be seen at Caribbean Cruisin, Heaving Down Rock, Leeward Beach, Ricky’s Flamingo Café, the Bight Basketball court, Wheeland Park, Blue Hills basketball court, at Bugaloo’s in Five Cays and on Chalk Sound Beach.  Go to our Facebook page, there you can see images of these fantastically designed bins.  Congratulations to the winners of that competition held in November.#MagneticMediaNews#studentsdesigngarbagebins#flamboyantbinsplacedthroughProvo Related Items:#flamboyantbinsplacedthroughProvo, #magneticmedianews, #studentsdesigngarbagebins Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Cuadrado announces successful surgery

first_imgThe Juventus Colombian forward has confirmed his knee surgery has gone as planned and is now recovering to return to football soonJuventus Colombian attacker Juan Cuadrado has come out from knee surgery with success.The South American announced on Instagram he was happy after his surgery.“Thank God the surgery went well now I will work for making a good recovery and come back stronger,” Cuadrado wrote on Instagram as quoted by Calcio Mercato.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I am convinced that if we love God all things go well.”““Today, the player was subjected to arthroscopic treatment of the left knee for the lesion of the external meniscus and the cartilage fracture, a perfectly successful operation, and today Juan Cuadrado has undergone arthroscopic treatment on his left knee – a lesion of the external meniscus and the cartilaginous fracture reported in the trauma suffered during the Champions League match played in Bern,” said the club’s press department.“The intervention, carried out in Barcelona by Dr. Cugat, assisted by Juventus health officer Dr. Claudio Rigo, is perfectly successful.”last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of June 30 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, June 30, 2019.Sunday, June 30, 2019No MeetingsMonday, July 1, 2019The Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 5pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 2, 2019No MeetingsWednesday, July 3, 2019No MeetingsThursday, July 4, 2019No MeetingsFriday, July 5, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, July 6, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Xiaomi might be making a foldable tablet device of its own

first_img Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) $899 $899 Screenshot by Sean Buckley/CNET CES is right around the corner — which means we’re spending the days leading up to the show neck deep in rumors and leaks. We’ve already been given a sneak preview of what might be the Galaxy S10. Now, we’re getting a look at something different: a bigger, bolder foldable tablet. That really folds. See It News • Samsung Galaxy S10: The 7 best deals right now Noted leaker Evan Blass shared a video of a new, bendable Android tablet that can fold itself into a thinner phone-like profile. Blass openly says he can’t confirm the authenticity of the video, but says that it’s “allegedly made by Xiaomi.” That said, the video looks pretty convincing. This may or may not be a Xiaomi device, but it’s definitely something with a folding display. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a folding phone. In November, Samsung showed off a prototype to demonstrate its new Infinity Flex Display technology, and Lenovo had a bendable concept device on hand at CES 2017 — but all of those screens only folded over in one place at best. By folding in two places, the supposedly Xiaomi-made tablet shows us what a wide-screen foldable might look like.On the other hand, it could just be a well made hoax. Either way, we’ll probably find out for sure shortly — CES 2019 starts in just a couple of days. How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus 0 Abt Electronics Best Buy See It Tablets Phones 19 Photos CES 2019 Can’t speak to the authenticity of this video or device, but it’s allegedly made by Xiaomi, I’m told. Hot new phone, or gadget porn deepfake? pic.twitter.com/qwFogWiE2F— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 3, 2019center_img $899 See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment Get excited this spring for these PCs and tablets See It $899 Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Samsung Galaxy S10 Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Sprint Tags Xiaomi CES Products Lenovo Samsunglast_img read more

Police are using flawed data in facial recognition searches study finds

first_img Tags A facial recognition image matched with an artist sketch Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology Police across the country are making facial recognition searches even when there’s barely anything to match it with. A study from the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology released Thursday looked at how police are using flawed data to run facial recognition searches, despite years of studies showing these matches aren’t reliable. That includes using artist sketches, editing images to add eyes and lips, and searching for doppelgangers.”You do not need to be an expert in artificial intelligence to understand that if you search for another person’s face, that is not a suspect, there will be issues with the accuracy,” said Alvaro Bedoya, the founding director of the Center of Privacy and Technology. Civil rights and privacy advocates have warned against government agencies and law enforcement using facial recognition, because there aren’t any significant limits to how the technology can be used. On Tuesday, though, San Francisco became the first city to ban police use of facial recognition, and other cities are looking to do the same.  Studies have found issues with accuracy and bias in facial recognition, and critics argue the technology poses a threat to privacy in public spaces. The study released Thursday turned up more issues with how police are using facial recognition. When images caught on surveillance cameras are too blurry or don’t show enough of a person’s face, the New York Police Department has used pictures of celebrities who look like the suspect to make matches with its facial recognition program, the researchers found. In April 2017, for instance, the NYPD used a photo of actor Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition search to find a suspect and make an arrest. The man was suspected of stealing a beer from a CVS, according to the report. In another case, it used a photo of a New York Knicks player to search for a man wanted for assault in Brooklyn, the researchers found. A wanted poster from the NYPD and a photo of actor Woody HarrelsonWhen the NYPD couldn’t use an image from surveillance footage, they used a photo of actor Woody Harrelson. Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology The department says it stands by its practice.”The NYPD has been deliberate and responsible in its use of facial recognition technology,” NYPD spokeswoman detective Denise Moroney said in a statement. “We compare images from crime scenes to arrest photos in law enforcement records. We do not engage in mass or random collection of facial records from NYPD camera systems, the internet, or social media.”Records showed that the NYPD made more than 2,800 arrests from facial recognition in the first five and a half years it was in use. When there were no clear images available, the NYPD, as well as police in about 15 states, were allowed to use sketches instead. That includes police in Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, Florida and Oregon. 1 3:04 Now playing: Watch this: How San Francisco’s ban could impact facial recognition…center_img In Washington County, Oregon, which uses Amazon’s Rekognition system, a presentation from a case study showed the sheriff’s office using police sketches to make matches. These police departments are running these searches despite multiple studies pointing out that sketches don’t return accurate results for facial recognition. The National Institute of Standards and Technology found that sketches had a very high error rate, noting that “sketch searches mostly fail.”In other cases, the Georgetown Law Center found that police departments will generate new faces from photos where features are limited. In one case, the NYPD edited a closed mouth from an image it found on Google onto a suspect so it could better match mugshot images. Police have done the same for eyes.”This is the wild west,” Bedoya said. “Copying and pasting a different person’s features and putting that on a suspect is unexplored territory.”  ACLU senior legislative counsel Neema Singh Guliani said, “Legislatures must stop the rights violations that are already resulting from government use of this technology. At the same time, companies like Amazon must take responsibility for irresponsibly selling and marketing this dangerous technology for surveillance purposes without regard for the consequences.”The image uploaded to the facial recognition search could be a mostly fabricated face, researchers found. gigo-figure-4The researchers also found that police would edit photos to better match its facial recognition search. Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology “These techniques amount to the fabrication of facial identity points: at best an attempt to create information that isn’t there in the first place and at worst introducing evidence that matches someone other than the person being searched for,” the study said. Police have said that facial recognition isn’t intended to be conclusive evidence, and only serves as an investigative lead, but researchers found cases where there wasn’t much effort beyond using the technology. In one case, after making the facial recognition match, an officer sent the image to a witness in a text, writing, “Is this the guy?” That was all the confirmation the NYPD needed to make the arrest, the researchers said. “Facial recognition is merely a lead; it is not a positive identification and it is not probable cause to arrest.  No one has ever been arrested on the basis of a facial recognition match alone,” Moroney said. The NYPD noted that its facial recognition program was used to find and arrest a man who threw urine at subway conductors, and another suspect who allegedly pushed a subway passenger on the tracks. The police department also said its facial recognition has led to arrests tied to homicides, rapes and robberies. “The NYPD constantly reassesses our existing procedures and in line with that are in the process of reviewing our existent facial recognition protocols,” Moroney said. The department didn’t comment on the quality of the data it uses for its facial recognition matches. Originally published May 16, 7:22 a.m. PT.Updates, 8:33 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. PT: To add comments from the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology and the ACLU.  Comment Share your voice Politics Securitylast_img read more

Huawei gets boost as China issues 5G licenses

first_img Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it Sprint 4:59 Apple iPhone XS An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It 5G Huawei,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $520 at HP Tags Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 3 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Amazon Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) It follows Huawei signing a deal to help develop Russia’s 5G network and comes in the wake of President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning the Chine phone maker from US communications networks, based on national security concerns over Huawei’s links with the Chinese government. The US is also urging its allies not to do business with Huawei.The company has consistently denied such ties, and its chairman said this week the company is willing to sign a “no-spy agreement” with the US. Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 5:24 a.m. PT.Updated at 6:40 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. What is going on between Huawei and the US? Mobile Tech Industry Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 40 Photos The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $210 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Read the Rylo camera previewcenter_img Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $299 at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay $155 at Google Express HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Now playing: Watch this: What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei P30 Pro’s four rear cameras from every angle Angela Lang/CNET Tags $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) China’s 5G push will help Huawei. Angela Lang/CNET China approved 5G licenses for a quartet of state-owned bodies on Thursday, winning investment in vendors like Huawei, a report said.Carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, as well as broadcaster China Broadcasting Network Corporation, got the licenses, according to Reuters.The carriers were given trial licenses at the end of 2018, but Thursday’s announcement lets them begin commercial deployment before the original 2020 timeline. It’ll trigger early investment in Huawei and other vendors too, the news gathering service noted. Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy See at Turo Turo Boost Mobile Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $6 at Tidal Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Share your voice See It Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 0 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Comments See at Amazon JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read Google Home Hub reviewlast_img read more

Audi A8 L Facelift Launched in India Price Availability Details

first_imgGerman luxury car maker Audi announced the prices of its latest offering A8 L facelift in India.Audi A8 facelift, the refreshed version of Audi A8 is now available at the company’s dealerships across the country. Priced at ₹1.12 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai), Audi A8 L facelift comes with minor tweaks in its interior as well as the exterior.The most manifest changes given to the new avatar of Audi A8 is the optional Matrix LED headlights, which is first in this segment. Beside this, the new Audi sedan is offered with more than 100 exterior colours, 23 interior colours and 12 wooden inlays.On the mechanical front, Audi A8 facelift is offered with two diesel engines and a petrol engine. The petrol motor is a 4.0-liter V8 Bi-Turbo TFSI, which can churn out a power of 435 PS and a torque of 580 Nm. Talking of the diesel engines, the car is powered by the 3.0 TDI and the 4.2 TDI. While the 3.0-liter V6 can produce 258 PS of power and 580 Nm of torque, and the latter claims to generate 385 PS of power and 850 Nm of torque. The car will be brought to India as Completely Built-up Unit (CBU).Audi India currently sells A4, A6, A8 in the passenger car segment (S6 and S4 in the performance versions of these sedans), Q3, Q5 and Q7 in the SUV segment and R8, V8 and R8 Spyder in the sports car category.Recently, the company opened the company’s largest used car showroom in India at Gurgaon. Audi is planning to expand its dealer networks to 40 in India by the end of 2014. Audi opened new showrooms in cities like Mumbai South, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Delhi Central, Karnal and Vadodara last year.(Ed:AJ)last_img read more

Terror threat for Indian cricket team Pak cricket board gets anonymous letter

first_imgTeam India sporting the special cap. Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that it received a mail threatening terror attack on the Men in Blue, which was originally sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board. PCB received the anonymous mail last week saying the Indian cricket players, currently in West Indies, are under threat of an imminent terror attack. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri confirmed to TOI about the authenticity of the news and stated that it had threatened to kill the Indian cricketers. He mentioned said the home ministry was briefed and that the embassy in Antigua has also been informed. The Mumbai police has also been made aware of the information and security of the Indian squad has been beefed up.”We have briefed the home ministry and shared the email. The embassy in Antigua has also been contacted and briefed. The Mumbai police has also been informed and the security of the Indian team in the West Indies has been beefed up,”  Johri told TOI.It all started when an anonymous email came to the inbox of PCB’s official account on August 16  PCB forwarded the mail to the International Cricket Council (ICC). BCCI received the mail in due process which did not have any information of any terror group.  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty ImagesThe ICC did not make any comments on the issue. A senior official of the PCB told TOI that he does not want to comment on safety and security issues. However, people who have read the email have informed TOI that it was fake as it mentions some random names. They further mentioned that it was a hoax and the Indian cricketers are probably under no threat.The Men in Blue are in West Indies for the upcoming two-match Test series against the Carribean nation. The first Test starts on August 22 in Antigua. Team India defeated the Windies 2-0 in the recently concluded three-match ODI series with brilliant performances from skipper Virat Kohli who scored two centuries. They also won the T20 series at the start of the tour 3-0 in a convincing manner.The forthcoming Test series will be part of the ICC World Test Championship.last_img read more