No remedy if someone set on blaming outfits: UP CM

first_imgFaced with the charge of right-wing activists repeatedly taking the law into their own hands in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said there is “no remedy if someone makes up his mind” to blame a particular outfit.Mr. Adityanath was responding to questions by reporters about the lynching of a Muslim man in Bulandshahr that was allegedly carried out by Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) activists, and the Saharanpur clash in which an MP and a senior police official were injured.Mr. Adityanath founded HYV in April 2002.‘No discrimination’The CM was also asked why his warnings on the law-and-order front are not having the desired impact.“There is no remedy if someone makes up his mind that he has to blame a particular outfit… The victims have already stated that not one outfit but dispute among themselves was the cause of the incidents,” the CM said.“I can say with confidence that everyone will be safe in the State without any discrimination and rule of law is the priority of the government,” he said.In Saharanpur, local MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma, a senior police officer and several others were injured in stone pelting between members of two communities during a rally on April 20 to mark Ambedkar Jayanti.In Sohi village of Bulandshahr, a man was beaten to death by right-wing activists on May 2 after an inter-faith couple eloped. On Thursday, UP police’s press statement said that HYV activists were allegedly involved in the lynching incident.Regretting the State’s poor ranking in the ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’, with only Varanasi figuring in the list of 100 clean cities, Mr. Adityanath said that nine of the 15 most dirty districts are in Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

Rep Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan trade

first_img13May Rep. Hughes appointed to workgroup on Michigan trade Lawmaker will focus on increasing port trafficState Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, will serve on a bipartisan workgroup dedicated to the growth and improvement of Michigan’s export traffic. Rep. Hughes was appointed to the panel by Rep. Joseph Graves, chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade.“I am honored and thankful to be serving on Rep. Graves’ workgroup,” Rep. Hughes said.  “This is a great opportunity to be able to highlight Muskegon’s deep water port and held to find ways to bring more economic activity to our area.”“We have the ability to revamp and re-energize the way we export to significantly improve Michigan’s economy and make a substantial impact on our respective districts by boosting local port traffic and future sustainability.”The Port of Muskegon, the only natural deep-water port on the west side of our state, joined the American Great Lakes Port Association one year ago and was the first port to represent West Michigan.“Doors are open for business here in Muskegon, and we have the opportunity to develop this port into a focal point of economic prosperity for our local community, and others throughout the state,” Rep. Hughes said.Rep. Graves appointed only three lawmakers to the task force. State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, and Rep. Wendell Byrd, D-Detroit, will be working with Rep. Hughes on the task force.### Categories: Featured news,Hughes News,Newscenter_img Tags: #SB last_img read more

Infrastructure technology provider KeyFibre Stand

first_imgInfrastructure technology provider KeyFibre (Stand T26) plans to use the ANGA Cable show to showcase its range of of KeyQuick connectors and mechanical splices.According to KeyFibre, the connectors are optimised for horizontal or fibre-to-the-desk component of any commercial building or data centre, and are suitable for high-speed optical networks such as 10G Ethernet, as well as the more challenging 40G/100G networks of the future.According to the company, its connectors now allow integrators easily to terminate the fibre themselves, making field terminations that improve cable management inside buildings or in the outside plant. The company says that its devices enable fast, on-site installation of single mode (PC and APC), and multimode connections (with 62.5/125, 0M3 and OM4 connectors available).Field installation of connectors makes it possible to have just the right cable length with no cable slack to store, which means reduced cable and storage costs, according to KeyFibre.last_img read more

The video market on fixed and mobile networks worl

first_imgThe video market on fixed and mobile networks worldwide is likely to grow by an average of 3.2% between now and 2025, according to French research group IDATE.The estimated growth figures include average 2% growth for live TV and 14% annual growth for on-demand services.Growth will be lower in developed markets, according to IDATE. Across Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Spain, average annual growth will stand at 1.6% from 2013 to 2025, with the live TV market, including broadcasters’ catch-up TV services,  in decline by 0.7%, while on-demand services experience an average annual increase of 18.5%.IDATE said that, while growth was likely to follow this ‘middle of the road’ pattern, it has also provided best and worst case scenarios. In the worst case, it said, disruptive entrants will lead the video services market in the top five EU states to decline by an average of 0.8% a year. In the best, case, growth could amount to 3.9% annually, including 2% growth for live broadcasting services.last_img read more

Deep learning stretches up to scientific supercomputers

first_img Citation: Deep learning stretches up to scientific supercomputers (2018, August 14) retrieved 18 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, enjoys unprecedented success in commercial applications. However, the use of machine learning in high performance computing for science has been limited. Why? Advanced machine learning tools weren’t designed for big data sets, like those used to study stars and planets. A team from Intel, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and Stanford changed that situation. They developed the first 15-petaflop deep-learning software. They demonstrated its ability to handle large data sets via test runs on the Cori supercomputer. Using machine learning techniques on supercomputers, scientists could extract insights from large, complex data sets. Powerful instruments, such as accelerators, produce massive data sets. The new software could make the world’s largest supercomputers able to fit such data into deep learning uses. The resulting insights could benefit Earth systems modeling, fusion energy, and astrophysics.Machine learning techniques hold potential for enabling scientists to extract valuable insights from large, complex data sets being produced by accelerators, light sources, telescopes, and computer simulations. While these techniques have had great success in a variety of commercial applications, their use in high performance computing for science has been limited because existing tools were not designed to work with the terabyte- to petabyte-sized data sets found in many science domains.To address this problem a collaboration among Intel, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, and Stanford University has been working to solve problems that arise when using deep learning techniques, a form of machine learning, on terabyte and petabyte data sets. The team developed the first 15-petaflop deep-learning software. They demonstrated its scalability for data-intensive applications by executing a number of training runs using large scientific data sets. The runs used physics- and climate-based data sets on Cori, a supercomputer located at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. They achieved a peak rate between 11.73 and 15.07 petaflops (single-precision) and an average sustained performance of 11.41 to 13.47 petaflops. (A petaflop is million billion calculations per second.) Artificial intelligence may put private data at risk More information: Thorsten Kurth et al. Deep learning at 15PF, Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis on – SC ’17 (2017). DOI: 10.1145/3126908.3126916 Researchers delivered a 15-petaflop deep-learning software and ran it on Cori, a supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility. Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Provided by US Department of Energylast_img read more

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

first_img © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further If everything falls into place, Musk plans to buy Tesla from any existing shareholders willing to sell using money raised through Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.Until his Monday blog post , Musk hadn’t identified the source for financing a deal that analysts estimate could cost anywhere from $25 billion to $50 billion.But when he initially dropped his bombshell in an August 7 tweet , Musk stated he had “funding secured” to buy Tesla stock at $420 per share—23 percent above its August 6 closing price.That assurance caused Tesla’s stock to surge 11 percent in one day, boosting the company’s market value by more than $6 billion to the dismay investors who had been betting Tesla’s shares would decline.It now appears as if financing for the deal is far from locked up, although Musk wrote on Monday that he was encouraged to pursue the buyout in a July 31 meeting with the managing director of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.Discussions have continued this month, Musk wrote, while adding the caveat that the deal remained “subject to financial and other due diligence and their internal review process for obtaining approvals.”That contingency contradicts the financing guarantee that Musk issued in a tweet that already has opened an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to published reports. At least two lawsuits seeking to become a class action also have been filed against Tesla, alleging Musk broke securities laws by making it sound like all the financing for the buyout had been lined up.”‘Funding secured’ wasn’t exactly funding secured,” said Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit and former SEC lawyer. “There are some issues here.”After reading Musk’s Monday post, former SEC commissioner Joseph Grundfest concluded the chances of regulators taking action against Musk are now “quite high.” He believes Musk, who runs cutting-edge aerospace company SpaceX in addition to Tesla, opened a “self-inflicted wound” by announcing the buyout in last week’s nine-word tweet instead of spelling out the situation like he did in Monday’s post. Citation: Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link (2018, August 14) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. “What Elon Musk is trying to do with electric cars and rockets is hard enough without creating more problems for yourself with bad Twitter hygiene,” Grundfest said.Tesla wouldn’t comment on a possible SEC investigation or why it took a week for details to be released in the blog. The SEC also declined comment Monday. Six of Tesla’s nine board members said last week they there are evaluating Musk’s proposal, which would end Tesla’s eight-year history as a public company and relieve some of the mounting pressure to reverse its long history of losses.Besides making assurances about the deal’s financing, Musk also sent out another tweet that asserted the only uncertainty was whether the majority of shareholders would approve it.That statement also helped drive up Tesla’s stock, irritating investors such as Mark Spiegel, whose Stanphyl Capital investment firm has been a long-time “short seller” of the shares. Short sellers borrow shares in a company’s stock and sell them immediately on the premise they can be replaced at a lower price in the future.”My guess is he was fooling around,” Spiegel said of Musk’s early tweets about the buyout. “He probably was getting a good laugh out of it.”Although Musk only recently broached the possibility of buying out Tesla with its board, he wrote Monday that the Saudi Arabian fund had approached him about taking the company private multiple times during the past two years.Founded in 1971, the Public Investment Fund ranks among the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, giving it the means to buy out Tesla. It already holds about $250 billion investments around the world, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, including a $3.5 billion stake in the biggest ride-hailing service, Uber.Buying all of Tesla’s stock would currently cost $72 billion, but a buyout of the Palo Alto, California, company probably wouldn’t require as much money. That’s because Musk owns roughly 20 percent of Tesla’s stock and he envisions two-third of the company’s current shareholders retaining their stakes in a newly created special fund.If only one-third of Tesla’s stock is sold in a buyout offer, it would cost nearly $24 billion. Other analysts have estimated financing a Tesla buyout would cost closer to $50 billion.Investors are much more skeptical about Musk being able to pull off a buyout than they were after his first tweet about the deal. Tesla’s stock crept up 92 cents Monday to close at $356.41, well below Musk’s proposed bid.Even if the financing is in place, the deal might not come together because it would involve foreign interests buying at least one-third of a U.S. company that is trying to revolutionize the auto industry with its electric vehicles.The government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States would likely would review this deal because of Tesla’s technology and the likelihood that a foreign country would get at least one board seat to gain some control over a U.S. company, said Jeremy Zucker, co-head of the international trade practice at Dechert LLP in Washington, D.C.Whether it’s technology pertaining to longer-life batteries or technology pertaining to what’s behind the dashboard in a Tesla car, “I can see CFIUS viewing these technologies as of potential national security interest,” he said. In this June 14, 2018, file photo Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Musk says he’s in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. Musk says in a blog posted Monday, Aug. 13, that most of the funding would be in stock rather than debt. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Saradha scam ExKolkata CP Rajeev Kumar moves SC seeking extension of protection

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE Supreme Court of India Published on fraud May 20, 2019center_img Saradha chit fund scam COMMENTS Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of the seven-day protection granted to him by the apex court in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case.Kumar’s lawyer mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna.The counsel said the apex court had on May 17 granted seven days time to Kumar to approach the competent court for legal remedies but they want extension of time as lawyers in Kolkata courts are presently on a strike.Also read: SC vacates order granting protection from arrest to Rajeev Kumar Kumar’s counsel said four days have already elapsed and they needed time to approach the competent court in Kolkata. However, the bench said since the May 17 order was passed by a three-judge bench, they can approach the registry for listing of the matter before an appropriate bench.“You are a lawyer and you know that CJI is the master of roster,” the bench told Kumar’s counsel and asked him to approach the registry for listing of the matter.On May 17, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had withdrawn the protection from arrest granted to Kumar by its February 5 order. The bench, however, had said that the protection to Kumar would continue for seven days from May 17 to enable him to approach the competent court for relief. COMMENTlast_img read more