Madayag rues ‘basic errors’ in shock loss to UP

first_imgUP still hopeful despite slim Final Four chance LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I think the basic errors happened, I think no one was talking and like I said before we need to work on our consistency,” said Madayag in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ateneo committed 22 errors, 12 less than what the Lady Maroons tallied, but there was one miscue that proved crucial for the Lady Eagles.After the Lady Maroons turned back Jhoana Maraguinot at the net, the ensuing rebound fell near the vicinity of Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino who both lunged, at the same time, at the ball.Both made contact but the tangling of arms caused the ball to go straight to the net and give the Lady Maroons a 25-24 lead in the third set.Before those happened, though, the Lady Eagles held a 19-14 lead and allowed UP to tie the third set at 19-all.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo was the hottest team in the league before it faced University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The Lady Eagles have strung together five straight wins and haven’t lost a game the whole second round, but the Lady Maroons needed just three sets to put the breaks on the streaking gang in blue-and-white.Although Ateneo is on its way to the Final Four, the three-set loss could prove dangerous for the Lady Eagles, who are trying to build enough momentum heading into the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCaptain Maddie Madayag said they failed to display the consistency needed to beat UP after the three-set loss, 28-26, 25-23, 26-24, and the loss left them searching for answers with just one game remaining on their schedule.And one area Madayag looked into were the “basic errors” they committed against a relentless Lady Maroon offense. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Read Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “When it got tied at 19, we were in disarray and UP then took the lead,” said Madayag, who had eight points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Memory Cafe Off To A Wonderful Start

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Senior Center is pleased to report that Wilmington’s memory cafe, “Our Moment Cafe,” is off to a wonderful start since its opening in October 2018.A memory cafe is a special gathering place for those dealing with memory loss and their caregivers. The Cafe gives the person with memory loss, and their caregivers, an opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity, and to make new friends in a welcoming and understanding environment.“Our Moment Cafe” will be meeting at the 4th of July Building (142 Middlesex Avenue), from 1pm to 2:30pm, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019; Wednesday, February 20, 2019; and Wednesday, March 20, 2019.If you have any questions, contact Terri Marciello or Laura Pickett at the Department of Elderly Services at 978-657-7595.(NOTE: The above information is from the latest Town Topics Newsletter.)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… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”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

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

Man held for repeatedly raping 2 minor girls

first_imgRapePolice have arrested a young man on charges of repeatedly raping two minor girls in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong.The arrestee is Mohammad Hossain, 36, son of Robi Motaleb. Hailing from Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, he had been living at Amtola of Hathazari for professional reasons.Officer-in-charge of Hathazari police station Belal Uddin Jahangir said Hossain confessed to his crimes.Hossain had been raping the two girls — one aged 7 and the other 9, he said, adding that the families of the victims came to know about it when he was violating them on 7 March.Police arrested Hossain on Monday night after a local union parishad member informed them about it, the OC said.last_img read more

No gathering on Ijtema premises before polls Home minister

first_imgAsaduzzaman khan kamalHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said no gathering will be allowed at the venue of Biswa Ijtema mentioning the second largest congregation of Muslims after the hajj will be fixed after the national election, reports UNB.The decision was taken at a meeting with the representatives of two factions of Tabligh Jamaat held at the home ministry, he said.The meeting was convened following a clash between two groups of the Tabligh Jamaat earlier in the day for establishing control over Ijtema Maidan that killed one person.The minister said the Ijtema has been delayed due to the 11th parliamentary elections billed for 30 December. “All kinds of religious gatherings or rallies will be restricted on the Ijtema premises and law enforcers will guard the venue,” he added.Earlier, one person was killed and over 200 people were injured in a series of clashes between two factions of Tabligh Jamaat for establishing control over the Ijtema Maidan on the bank of the Turag river in Tongi of Gazipur.Representatives of the two Tabligh Jamaat factions – one led by Maulana Saad Kandhalvi and the other by Maulana Jubair Hassan, inspector general of police, director general of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner and other top officials were present at the meeting.last_img read more