Dead & Company Shares Free Stream From Smokin’ San Francisco Performance

first_imgLast Monday, May 23rd, Dead & Company performed a free show at the historic Fillmore venue in San Francisco, CA. A hotspot for Grateful Dead concerts in the sixties, Dead & Company filled the 1,150-person room with both eager fans and beautiful music. For those who couldn’t make it, the band has another free gift in store. Thanks to a partnership with Nugs.net, the band is offering a full stream from the performance for free. Not only that, but the group has promised to share high quality audio recordings from each of their stops on the summer tour, allowing for unprecedented access to Dead & Company show recordings. We recently spoke to bassist Oteil Burbridge and asked how excited he was for the tour to begin. “Excited like you can’t imagine,” said Burbridge. Last year was so much fun but I can tell the band is in a new place this year. Having the support from the fans really frees you to not think so much and just be responsive to the moment.” The band’s tour starts on June 10th.You can listen to the free stream on the Nugs.net app, which can be found here.last_img read more

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Exploring the Data Science Evolution

first_imgArtificial Intelligence (AI), once the specter of Computer Science labs, is finding true physical form today. Thanks to the likes of Siri, Alexa, and “Hey Google,” Natural Language Processing has become a valuable assistant in our daily lives. AI also opens the door to new patient insights, inventory reductions, and fraud mitigation. The advent of quick, cheap, dense compute along with ubiquitous, large-scale storage create the perfect conditions. The invention of a new scientific discipline known as modern data science brings purpose and clarity to these technological advances. Modern data science has transformed to fit the native runtime architectures like a lock and proverbial key. While the fundamentals of scientifically analyzing data have not changed, it has transformed into a discipline that models and implements modern solutions for AI problems that were tremendously complex prior to the mid 1980s. As a result, anyone who wishes to be an effective AI practitioner today can achieve solid capabilities through data science.Data Science Evolves into the FuturePast: Data? Science? What?Once upon a time, there was scattered data on office shelves and corporate databases. Science was found in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology academic departments. The research team was focused on their isolated line of scientific interest. A “scientist” visualized a novel progressive idea, gathered existing information from previous experiments, and proposed a model for its implementation. Upon a committee’s approval, throughout this slow one-person show, she organized the data, cleansed it, perhaps modeled it in a mathematically defined system and started producing results. There was seldom a computer involved in processing that data. The invisible relationship between the “data” and the “science” that leveraged its value was implicit in the scientist’s mind. And the show went on: progress was made with nearly no automation.Present: A Star is RebornIn order to deliver Artificial Intelligence solutions today, a data scientist must have in-depth knowledge in multiple data skill sets such as Computer Science, Calculus & Statistics, Coding (Python or R), Data Wrangling, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Communication Skills, and Business Domains. By creating an inference schema utilizing these skills, we can visualize a brand new scientific super-space. This modern analytics paradigm contains all the enablement aspects of the basic data skill sets and produces a single discipline known to us today as “Data Science.”  However, mastering these skills in order to become a data scientist is challenging. Automation of scientific tasks not only simplifies the overall implementation pipeline, but also contributes to improving the solution’s accuracy. Existing Data Science automation tools such as DataRobot, Noodle.ai and advancements in open source ML tools present tedious hurdles that must be overcome. A data scientist who achieves this can turn these knobs and eventually land on a concrete performing model. To have direct access to an algorithm’s granular knobs, data scientists prefer to code implementation details and leverage optimized available frameworks to build, validate and test a model. This is the emerging modern trend.Future: Imagining a Biologically Inspired IntelligenceFor decades, some in the scientific community have dreamed of eliminating the need to place “Artificial” next to “Intelligence.” The intent has been to replace the stochastical optimization processes of statistical ML models mentioned above with biological mechanisms that the living organisms develop genetically. This is called Evolutionary Learning, and an artifact of this is referred to as Evolutionary Intelligence. The two approaches differ in terms of programmability versus adaptability. Modern data science, described above, is a “programmable” approach. An adaptable organism references its genetic pool as a database, mutates a genes row replica and materializes a customized genetic row used in development of new cells while growing physical organelles. This is evolution’s natural selection and mutation process.We have not even come close to replicating this in a lab. Critically, we lack the technology to manufacture synthetic material that mimics human brain tissues’ molecular structure operating at exaFlops equivalent (10^18 operations per-second). The moment we achieve this, human-like brains will be exposed to environmental changes (in-progress training data) in an ecosystem and start learning on their own.  We can then claim that adaptable human-brain-like “object recognizer” machines have been built which function completely opposite to the existing Silicon based “number crunchers” known as modern computers. They will self-assemble to learn from our living environments and naturally adapt to the changes in a developing evolutionary training process.ConclusionChoosing the right AI solutions can be daunting, so we’ve created an ecosystem of resources to help customers on their journey. Find more information here, and if you’re ready to get started, contact our Emerging Tech team.last_img read more

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Speakers connect past athletic experiences, values

first_imgChristopher Adkins and Amber Lattner spoke about how their experiences in sports taught them the keys to a high level of ethical performance during “Life Lessons from Sports: Performance and Purpose” at the Mendoza College of Business on Tuesday afternoon.Adkins, the executive director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, said questions of ethics arise frequently in athletics, and it is in these moments when people define themselves.“There are moments where you have to decide if you’re going to play dirty too,” Adkins said. “Are you going to go down to that level, or are you going to up your game? There are moments when you have to dig deep.”Adkins said a high school soccer coach taught him how to look within himself for a performance advantage. The coach emphasized the importance of visualizing a successful game beforehand, Adkins said.“I now realize this was a bit of cognitive behavioral therapy, to script ourselves,” Adkins said.Adkins said this same visualization process is necessary for maintaining a high ethical standard.“We need to figure out those moments when we were at our peak ethical performance, and then establish a trigger, much like when I need to go in the zone on the sports field to make a free throw,” Adkins said. “I need to go to all the moments when I’ve made it, not all the moments when I’ve missed. We need to do that ethically.”Lattner, founder of the Lattner Performance Group, said she first learned about the keys to peak performance as a 9-year-old, when along with playing soccer and going to school, she worked at her family’s McDonald’s franchise and helped care for her family’s cattle.“What I found was that the best of the best, regardless of what domain we’re in, whether it’s academics, athletics, livestock or business, they’ve all got similar traits,” Lattner said. “They have similar work ethics and disciplines and habits of excellence that contribute to them being the best in their respective crafts.”Later on, while playing soccer at Notre Dame, Lattner said her coach stressed the importance of maintaining excellent habits.“He said if you want to be a national champion, you have to act like a national champion, every single day, in everything you do,” Lattner said.Lattner said she soon became very interested in psychoneuromuscular theory, which relates to how our thoughts and emotions affect performance.“Our thoughts affect our emotions, our emotions affect our body’s response and ultimately that’s what’s going to dictate our behavior,” Lattner said. “What we think about is going to impact how we’re going to react and respond to things.”Lattner said the more we think about something, the more protein patterns are grown in the brain corresponding to this topic of thought. This “changes the form and function of your brain,” and consequently, Lattner said, controlling your thoughts is of the utmost importance.“If it is a good thought, keep it, use it, hold on to it, repeat it,” Lattner said. “If it’s not a good thought, guess what we should do? Chuck it.”Tags: Ethics week, Life lessons, sportslast_img read more

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Potential buyers were transfixed by this mega-mansion that even has its own putting green

first_img106-110 Virginia Ave, HawthorneIt has two swimming pools a tennis court, putting green and a jetty.The home was built in 2014. The front entrance has marble columns and double height ceilings. 43 Lytham St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auAll of the bedrooms have leafy views and direct access to the rear decks. There are double height atrium ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and natural timber finishes throughout.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago 43 Lytham St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed for sale through Craig Sharp and Anthony Pasmore of Ray White Metro West.The third most viewed property this week, has appeared on the list for multiple weeks and has just sold for a record price. RECORD SALE IN JUST TWO HOURS The “ultimate beach house” at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, was bought this week after a single offer from a buyer who “fell in the love” with the property during a two-hour inspection. 106-110 Virginia Avenue, HawthorneThe open plan living and dining area has views of the Brisbane River and there is a gas fireplace. There is also a home office and on the upper level a gallery overlooks the entrance void.It is listed for sale by tender closing March 16 through David and Garry Price of Ray White – East Brisbane.The second most viewed property this week was a home among the trees at 43 Lytham St, Indooroopilly.The four-bedroom home, described as a bush hideaway, is on the side of Mount Coot-Tha.It is on an elevated 1473 sqm block of land. The house has a separate study which would also be suitable for use as a bedroom. Nic Hunter who sold 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul SmithAt close to $22 million, the estate will change hands for three times what owner IT entrepreneur Daniel Wallis paid five years ago.With a substantially smaller price tag of $89,900 you could secure the fourth most viewed home this week.For that money you get the three-bedroom house at 5 Imbros St, Nundah – but that’s all you get.The house itself is for sale for removal, the land doesn’t come with it but the price does cover delivery, within a certain distance. 5 Imbros St, Nundah is for sale – land not included. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has a central open plan lounge and dining room, polished timber floors throughout and original bathroom, there is also an iron roof.It is listed for sale through Drake Removal Homes.The fifth most viewed Queensland property on realestate.com.au comes with the land and also amazing views.Unfortunately though you won’t be able to buy it. The house at 42 Raven St, Camp Hill went to auction last week and is now under contract. 106-110 Virginia Ave, HawthornePOTENTIAL buyers were transfixed by a Hawthorne mega-mansion with its own putting green, making it the most viewed Queensland property this week on realestate.com.au.The home at 106-110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, has five bedrooms, and is on 2137sq m of land on the riverfront. 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul SmithThe listing price for the home was $22 million but agents can’t divulge the sale price due to a confidentiality agreement.It was listed through Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate. 42 Raven St, Camp Hill. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are multiple indoor and outdoor living areas and bedrooms on both levels.The main bedroom also has a parent’s retreat and luxurious ensuite with walk-in robe, floor to ceiling tiling, lava stone benchtops and mirrored splashback.It was listed through Shane Hicks and Dion Tolley of Place Estate Agents.last_img read more

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Euthanasia: Lethal dose has fearful consequences

first_imgSydney Morning Herald 15 October 2014On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hear evidence on a euthanasia bill that would allow some people to be given a lethal injection on compassionate grounds.I understand why some people want this. It’s often because someone they’ve known and loved has had a “hard dying”. Or because they are exhausted from caring for someone who is dying very slowly. Or because they are afraid of their own decline.I sympathise with these reasons. I know that those who support euthanasia are not all grizzly Dr Deaths. This challenges me to think about what “a good death” means and how our community responds to the elderly, frail, disabled and dying.But, however well-meaning, I don’t think giving people a lethal dose is the answer.Reason and experience show that euthanasia can’t be made safe, because no law can prevent abuse in this area. In places like Holland and Belgium the numbers being medically killed are escalating and the range of cases keeps expanding beyond the “last resorts” for which it was first sold to the public.Now people who aren’t terminally ill, aren’t even physically ill, people who haven’t volunteered or can’t volunteer, can legally be killed in those places and some want to extend it further – for example, to long-term prisoners and children.http://www.smh.com.au/comment/euthanasia-lethal-dose-has-fearful-consequences-20141014-115p18.html#ixzz3GA32mUIMlast_img read more

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Cannabis referendum: Why the construction industry is worried weed will be legalised

first_imgNewsHub 24 July 2020Family First Comment: “We’ve got a limited pool of people already, potentially going to be more limited. [It] might encourage people to use drugs more, become more dependent on drugs.”A survey of almost 200 civil contracting companies found more than 66 percent worry that legalising cannabis will negatively affect them.#votenopetodopeSome construction companies warn they’ll face a shortage of workers if cannabis is legalised in the referendum.The high-risk industry will continue to test its workers even if it is legal, and worries that will rule out a large group of employees.Drug testing on construction sites is common practice.“It’s a zero-tolerance policy, we test pre-employment, we test on incidence and we test randomly,” said David Howard, Managing Director of Construction Contracts Ltd.Howard worries it will make it even tougher to find workers.“We’ve got a limited pool of people already, potentially going to be more limited,” he told Newshub. “[It] might encourage people to use drugs more, become more dependent on drugs.”A survey of almost 200 civil contracting companies found more than 66 percent worry that legalising cannabis will negatively affect them.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/cannabis-referendum-why-the-construction-industry-is-worried-weed-will-be-legalised.htmllast_img read more

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TREÑAS REPEATS CALL FOR DUQUE’S FIRING; DOH hit over ‘mass recovery’ tally for COVID-19

first_imgARNOLD ALMACEN/CMO“I think it is about time that he gives up his position,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City. As of July 31, Iloilo City has 91 local cases, 47 of which are active and 40 already recovered. The city has also 64 infected locally stranded individuals and overseas Filipino workers. This tally surpassed the number of COVID-19 cases in China, the original epicenter of the pandemic. As of Thursday, China has 87,680 cases. But the new record on the number of new cases was not the only thing that worries Treñas. According to the mayor, the “miraculous” DOH’s adjustment – now identifying mild and asymptomatic cases who stayed healthy for 14 days as recovered patients – is enough for President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Duque. Duterte defended Duque numerous times amid criticisms on how his agency is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency said reconciliation activity resulted in over 3,000 identified recoveries from July 12 to 14./PN The keywords “mass recovery” is now a trending topic on Twitter, with over 7,400 tweets as of posting time – with majority of the posts denouncing the government for allegedly trying to deceive the public. ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas once more urged Health secretary Franciso Duque III to step down.   Duterte said he has known Duque since the time of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. “Libagon gid ang tanan nga gina-obra nila,” Treñas said.  “The massive data reconciliation efforts have resulted in faster and more accurate tagging of health statuses, particularly on death and recoveries. Data on recovery reconciliations will be reported every 15 days,” the DOH said. “Mabudlay para saton gobyerno nga maka-move forward if we have a leader like this,” Treñas pointed out. “We have already overtaken China [for COVID-19 cases] and all of sudden DOH comes up with this idea,” Treñas said. But according to Treñas, if the President finds it difficult to fire Duque, it’s about time for the latter to voluntarily resign. Back in June, the mayor questioned the department’s move to pull out rural doctors from Western Visayas to Cebu City. On Thursday, DOH also recorded the highest single increase in confirmed cases at 3,954, bringing the total number to 89,374 – of which, 1,983 patients died while 65,064 recovered. According to the DOH, the surge in the number of recoveries was attributed to enhanced data reconciliation efforts with local government units through “Oplan Recovery.” These thousands of new recoveries shocked Treñas. “Medyo nakibot ako,” he said. “If Secretary Duque cannot really perform as Health chief, I think it is about time he gives up his position,” Treñas stressed.   The President, according to Treñas, should hire more qualified and competent doctors who can “deliver the goods better” in addressing the health concerns of the country. The mayor was also anxious about the surge in new recoveries, saying DOH might also identify the city’s  COVID-19 asymptomatic cases as recoveries.     This was the second time Treñas demanded for the DOH chief’s resignation. The DOH has been the target of ridicule in social media, after netizens noted that the government supposedly changed the way it tallies recoveries just to make it appear that more people are fighting off the disease. His fresh call came after the Department of Health (DOH) tallied a “dubious” record of 38,075 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recoveries nationwide in a single day.last_img read more

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Nasri opens up about Mancini

first_img When asked who he spoke to, Nasri, speaking at a press conference ahead of this week’s Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen, added: “My parents, my agent – they are the people that matter. I spoke to them. “Even at the time, I had refused to speak to them. I didn’t want to talk or explain myself. “I didn’t want to talk about the situation because it was really difficult and it was inside me. “So you spend all the time thinking. Sometimes when you do mistakes, you don’t want to admit it. That was my biggest mistake. “As a player, as a person, I grew up a lot. I am not looking for another incident like this to grow up again. “But I know my mistakes now and I know what to do to make it right.” Nasri admitted it was difficult to accept some of the criticism that came his way from Mancini, whose reign ended with the sack in May. Asked specifically about the ‘punch’ comment, the former Arsenal playmaker said: “It was just a word. “Managers have different ways of working, some like to say things in the press to make players react and some like to say things face to face with the player. “Some players see things in the press, it touches their ego and they react. “Last year, I just wasn’t in a good place. Everything he was saying was difficult for me to accept. “It wasn’t his fault, it was just me because I wasn’t in a good place.” Nasri was outstanding as City thrashed Tottenham 6-0 in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday and is enjoying the free-flowing attacking play advocated by Pellegrini. Pellegrini is also renowned for his man-management ability – one of the key factors in his appointment – and Nasri certainly appears to have taken to him. He said: “I feel good. I have a good relationship with the manager, I know what he wants from me and I know when I am doing good or doing wrong. “That’s what I’m looking for with a manager.” Despite that, Pellegrini will continue to demand improvement from Nasri. When asked if he was back to his best, Nasri suggested Pellegrini – sitting next to him at the media conference at the Etihad Stadium – would be the better person to answer. And Pellegrini said: “I suppose the best Nasri will come in the future – he has a lot more where he can improve.” Press Association Nasri endured a torrid 2012-13 campaign as City surrendered the Barclays Premier League crown they won the previous term, with mistakes and poor performances regularly highlighted. The France international started to show some good form before the season ended but his inconsistency infuriated Mancini, who said he would “like to give him a punch”. Manchester City forward Samir Nasri has opened up about the struggles which led former manager Roberto Mancini to say he wanted to hit him last season. The Italian’s remark was meant jokingly but his frustration with a player who cost City £24million in 2011 was clear. All that now seems a long time ago with Nasri revelling in life under Mancini’s replacement Manuel Pellegrini and producing performances somewhere near his best this season. Nasri has spoken before about how he needed the summer to clear his head. He feels he has now addressed the causes of a loss of form he traces back to Euro 2012 and a heated row with a French journalist following his side’s exit. The 26-year-old said: “I wasn’t feeling myself, it was a tough season. “Personally after the Euro Championships and the beef with the French journalists, for months I refused to speak to anybody and had a lot of bad press in France. “I wasn’t involved in the national team, it was a little difficult. “In my head I wasn’t the same. I didn’t play well for City and lost my spot in the squad and at the end of the year, you look at your season and you realise I was not myself. “I talked to people, keeping things to yourself is never good. I talked to the people I love and I decided to smile and be happy and do what I do best – playing football, and that is it.” last_img read more

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Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump

first_imgsborisov/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced she was moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.“The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said. “Therefore, today I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”Her announcement came as questions mounted related to a formal complaint filed by a whistleblower concerning a phone call Trump had with Ukraine’s president in July and whether Trump had pressured him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.Trump has said he asked Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky about investigating Biden and his son Hunter as part of corruption in Ukraine Trump has alleged, but he has denied he tied aid to the country to whether Ukraine’s president went ahead with the probe. The administration put a temporary hold on aid to Ukraine shortly before the call.Trump promised on Tuesday afternoon to release an redacted transcript of the call Wednesday — just hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to announce next moves by Democrats on impeachment.“When you see the call, when you see the readout of the call — which I assume you’ll see at some point — you’ll understand,” Trump told reporters Tuesday morning as he arrived at the UN General Assembly in New York, before his tweet about releasing the call transcript. “That call was perfect. It couldn’t have been nicer.”Since reports of the call surfaced, Trump has offered two different explanations for why he put a pause on aid money being sent to Ukraine. He’s stated concerns about corruption in the country, and he’s also suggested that he paused the funding because he believes other countries should be supplying more money to aid Ukraine.Congress also is seeking the complaint filed by the whistleblower. Democrats have been blocked from getting it despite a law they say requires the intelligence community inspector general to send it to Congress within seven days if he deems the complaint “credible.”Democrats also want a copy of the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson’s report on the complaint that he sent to Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. Maguire, who blocked Atkinson from sending the complaint to Congress, is supposed to testify in public before the House Intelligence Committee Thursday.The Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the whistleblower wants to speak to his committee.Meanwhile, for the last several months, the House Judiciary Committee has continued to follow up on the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, weighing more formal impeachment proceedings.Five other House committees are investigating various aspects of the Trump presidency, from government and military spending at his private properties, to elements of his finances and personal tax returns.While support for impeaching Trump in the wake of the Mueller investigation has steadily grown, especially among progressive Democrats, the new reports that the president repeatedly pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate a potential 2020 Democratic opponent and his son’s business dealings – while instructing top aides to freeze aid to Ukraine approved by Congress – has forced a reckoning on Capitol Hill.A number of House Democrats, including several more moderate members, came out Tuesday in favor of impeachment for the first time, with some arguing the president betrayed the obligations of his office in his conversation with the Ukraine president.“It is clear to me that he has betrayed the public trust and abandoned his obligations to the Constitution by elevating his own interests over the national interest,” Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-Va., wrote in a statement Tuesday. “Congress must investigate and use the full extent of its powers to check these alleged abuses of presidential power. The House must move forward with impeachment.”As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 164 Democrats had stated that they were in favor of an impeachment inquiry.Until now, Pelosi has been cautious to move forward on impeachment but was set to make an announcement after a meeting with all House Democrats Tuesday afternoon.When Pelosi got the speaker’s gavel back in January — after Democrats reclaimed the majority in the House — she urged her caucus to wait to make any decision until the full Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by the president was completed.“I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” Pelosi told the Washington Post in March. “And he’s just not worth it.”After the Mueller report’s release, Pelosi again expressed reluctance to pursue the measure, emphasizing the importance of fact-finding and investigating.“If the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice,” Pelosi said at a summit. “But we’re not there yet.”Over the weekend, Pelosi sent a letter to all members of the House which seemed to signal a shift in her position. In the letter, she called for the administration to allow Congress view the whistleblower complaint, and accused the administration of “endangering our national security”.“If the Administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the President, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation,” Pelosi wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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