Chelsea youngster set to complete Elche loan move

first_img Mario Pasalic in action for FC Hajduk Split Chelsea youngster Mario Pasalic is on the verge of completing a loan move to Spanish side Elche, the club’s president has confirmed.Pasalic, who has been touted as the next Luka Modric, only signed for the Blues earlier this month, moving from Croatian club Hajduk Split for an undisclosed fee.However, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen for Pasalic to gain first team experience and Elche are reportedly leading the chase for the 19-year-old.Pasalic is set to join the La Liga side on a season-long loan after the club’s sporting director flew to London for talks.And Elche’s president, Jose Sepulcre, has now confirmed that deal for Pasalic is imminent.“It was a productive trip. It was good meeting with a huge club like Chelsea and hopefully will confirm what I was discussing there,” Sepulcre said at a press conference. 1last_img read more

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Judge blasts inmate care

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County faces tens of millions of dollars in damages for bedding thousands of prisoners on mattresses on concrete floors after a federal judge tentatively ruled Monday the practice violates the constitution and is symptomatic of serious problems in the riot-plagued jail system. U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson said the practice pointed toward an “endemic problem” in “dysfunctional” facilities where overcrowding is commonplace. “There is something inherently wrong with what is happening at the institution when it reaches a level where so many \ sleep on the floor,” Pregerson said from the bench. Pregerson gave lawyers for the county, and Stephen Yagman – representing inmates sleeping on floors, who he estimated at up to 300,000 – time to make additional arguments before a final ruling. Floor sleeping was ended last September as some additional facilities were opened to provide more bunks, in addition to letting some inmates convicted of misdemeanors out early, said Marc Klugman, chief of the Correctional Services Division. The class action lawsuit – which Yagman said could reach damages of $100 million if the ruling becomes final and more members of the class make claims – comes as the county’s troubled jail system has faced a series of recent riots, mainly between African-American and Latino inmates. Sheriff Lee Baca has announced he’s looking for $300 million from the county to reopen Sybil Brand Institute, hire more deputies and to make other changes in the system to stem the violence. Klugman said “the system was hard hit” by a string of bad budget years that forced facilities to close, adding to the overcrowding and floor sleeping. An injunction against overcrowding in the jails, indicated by floor sleeping, has been in place for nearly three decades, and recently was redrawn to prohibit repeat floor sleeping by inmates – but has never been challenged in court. Ramona Ripston, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, applauded the ruling. “There shouldn’t be any floor sleepers,” she said. Yagman said he took the class-action case after inmates who had gotten out of jail complained of their treatment, and that the names of about 24,000 inmates were collected between May 29 and Sept. 29. In court, he said the issue is one of “human dignity,” and that floor sleeping is a “degradation of people that deprives them of their dignity,” in violation of due process under the 14th Amendment. “There has been a pattern of deliberate indifference; they throw up their hands and say, `We can’t fix it,”‘ Yagman said. “They can’t do that, they have to be responsible.” Yagman said the county could resolve much of the problem and save “a fortune” by moving convicted inmates to state prison more quickly. Klugman denied there are transfer delays, saying state-bound inmates usually are moved within a couple of weeks. David D. Lawrence, an outside counsel for the county, urged the judge to reconsider, arguing that “overcrowding by itself isn’t unconstitutional,” and that there must be corresponding findings that factors like poor health or unsafe conditions also exist. “It’s not an issue of numbers; this is the largest jail \ in the country,” said Lawrence, with the firm Franscell, Strickland, Roberts & Lawrence. “It doesn’t follow that because there’s a lot of them, there’s a single constitutional violation. I don’t think the court can look at it that way.” beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731last_img
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Leicester sign Youri Tielemans from Monaco for club-record £40m

first_img 2 Welcome back, Youri! 🦊— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 8, 2019The Belgium international grabbed three goals and four assists in 13 Premier League games last term, capturing the interest of Manchester United and Tottenham.Brendan Rodgers made the 22-year-old a priority this summer and Leicester have subsequently broken their transfer record for the second time in a matter of days – following the £30million arrival of Ayoze Perez from Newcastle last Thursday. getty 2 Leicester have confirmed the signing of Youri Tielemans from Monaco for a club-record £40million.Tielemans, who impressed on loan at the King Power Stadium during the second half of last season, has penned a four-year deal to make his move permanent. Youri Tielemans impressed since joining Leicester on loan from Monaco center_img Rodgers was desperate to land Tielemans this summer Tielemans told the club’s official website: “It is such a great feeling to sign for this football club. Ever since I arrived on loan last season, all the players, the staff and the fans have been fantastic with me, so I’m thrilled to be able to become a Leicester City player.“I believe that we have the talent in our squad to achieve something special and for any player, that’s an exciting thing to be a part of. I really can’t wait to get started again with this Club and do everything I can to help my team-mates.” getty Rodgers added: “I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey. It’s an incredibly exciting time for this Football Club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.“Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City.”last_img read more

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Job Vacancies: Daly’s Topaz, Lifford require staff for new store and diner

first_imgDaly’s Topaz in Lifford have an exciting new Spar store and diner opening soon.And know the well-known landmark service station require a full-time and part-time chef.The ideal candidate will: Have the ability to create exciting and modern menu’s that will enhance the reputation of the store.* Have good communication skills and excellent customer service skills.* Be reliable, punctual & flexible.* Will have 2-3 years experience. * Work as a member of a team and be able to assist front of house if required.* Have an interest and knowledge of baking.* You will be responsible to – prepare wholesome, attractive homemade food.* To comply with HACCP rules.* To order and manage stock from authorised suppliers. Payment is negotiable depending on your experience.CV’s, along with cover letter, can be handed in store, sent via email to dalystopaz@hotmail.com or by post to Dalys topaz, letterkenny road, Lifford, Co.Donegal for the attention of Roisin.The closing date is 20th January.Job Vacancies: Daly’s Topaz, Lifford require staff for new store and diner was last modified: January 5th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daly’s TopazLiffordVacancieslast_img read more

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10 Tips for Writing a Guest Post

first_imgHave you been asked to write a guest post for a website? Congrats! It’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge, connect with a new group of readers, and build your authority. While there are people who say guest blogging is dead, it is part of your toolkit, along with social media and other tools, to introduce yourself to a new audience and share your expertise. To add some variety to what I share on this blog, I’m planning to have more guest bloggers this year. You can expect to read some different topics about websites, technology, accessibility, and usability from guest bloggers in the next few weeks. My plan is to invite friends and colleagues I know who are passionate about specific topics. I’ve already confirmed two guest bloggers (woohoo!) and I’m looking forward to receiving confirmations from others whom I’ve already invited. I put together a quick list of guidelines for my guest bloggers and thought the list might be useful to other writers who are looking to write guest posts. 10 Tips for Guest BloggingWrite about something you know.What’s your passion? Write about what you care about. You want to provide value to the reader. Lessons learned while you were troubleshooting an issue are popular. Share what worked, what didn’t (and why it didn’t), and what the final outcome was. Write concisely and align your style to the blog.Keep it short and chunk your content. Add headlines, bulleted lists, images (that you have permission to use) to add interest to your guest post. You’ll want to check with the blog owner for guidelines on image sizes. Read the blog owner’s posts so you understand the tone and writing style of the blog. Use a similar tone in your post.Offer useful resources.Link to resources that will help the reader learn more about the topic you’re writing about. Either include the resources throughout your post or consider adding a “Helpful Resources to Learn More” section at the end of your post. Attribute quotes correctly.If you’re sharing a quote, make sure you attribute it correctly. Double-check spelling of the person and confirm they approve the quote in your post.No more than one link to your website in the body of the post.A guest post will bring more traffic to your site, but it’s not a sales pitch. Include a short biography at the end of your post, with information about who you are, what you do, and the link to your website or LinkedIn account. Add more personal interest by including what you do outside of work. Check your guest post for readability, grammar,and spelling.Depending on what application you’re using for writing your guest post, you may have built-in spelling and grammar tools. If not, check readability of your post and make your writing clearer with the free online Readable.io and Hemingway tools. Grammarly will also eliminate errors and grammar mistakes.Ask the blog owner how they want the post submitted.The blog owner may give you author permission to their website to write directly on their site. Or they may ask you to use their template or to send your guest blog in a particular format.Ask about deadlines and editing.Find out when you should submit the post and what the process is after the guest post is submitted. Expect your post to be edited for clarity or wording. (The blog owner should provide you final copy before the post is published.)Ask the blog owner to give you an estimate of when your post will be published.Reply to all comments.Thank people who comment for their feedback. Answer their questions and follow up with additional information.Promote your guest post.You’re been given the opportunity for a free promotion on someone else’s website. Thank them by promoting your post on your website as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media channels. I hope these guidelines are valuable to you and I wish you the best with your guest post! Please leave a comment or share your ideas and tips for successful guest posts. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedKicking off the New Year with a Blogging CourseFor the new year, I’ve joined hundreds of other bloggers and writers in the WordPress.com online Blogging 101 course. What? you might ask me. You already have a blog. Yes, I’ve been blogging off and on for the past five years. And in 2014, I dedicated myself to blogging daily.…In “Blogging”My Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017With the end of the year fast approaching, I took time this week to look back at my most popular posts of 2017. One of the goals for my blog is to publish posts that are helpful to you in your work and business, whether you’re: Designing and developing websites…In “Accessibility”On Website Launches, Client Reviews, and WordPress PluginsAt our West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup last night, Suzanne Seibel gave an excellent talk about what to do before and after you launch your website. Her presentation centered on using Trello to manage and document her website projects. She explained how she uses a Trello template to stay on…In “Website launch”last_img read more

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ProgrammableWeb – Web 2.0 resource for developers

first_imgJohn Musser has started a promising new Web 2.0 resources website, focused on technical Web platform development. It features a list of Web 2.0 APIs, 54 of them already!The point of the site, John explains in the ProgrammableWeb blog, is to “create a home page for Web 2.0 developers.” That’s a very worthy aim and I’ll be checking the site out regularly. [link via Josh Porter] Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Web Development Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

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Object Detection on Intel Architecture Turns Images into Meaningful Information

first_imgAcross a growing range of industries, there’s a need to analyze large amounts of data gathered from various end points to obtain meaningful insights. Artificial intelligence (AI) enables machines to perform tasks with human-like intelligence by interpreting that input data, and deep learning algorithms are able to accelerate these AI capabilities in image, video, audio and text analysis.For example, deep learning can classify objects from a live video stream using Intel’s optimized Caffe* framework, and the Single Shot MultiBox Detector deep learning architecture can detect objects in images. The Single Shot MultiBox Detector uses a single deep neural network with the ability to pool from different scales of the feature maps. As a result, the overall algorithm can detect objects at various scales and sizes with more accuracy.In other words, image classification can tell you that a particular image or video stream contains a dog or a cat, and object detection algorithms can identify exactly where the dog or cat is located in the image.Here are a few examples of how object detection can be used across different industries:In security and surveillance applications, object detection can identify objects people are carrying that could be used as a weapon.In autonomous vehicles, object detection software can recognize a person crossing the street, an animal in the path of the car, or a nearby stop sign. It can also differentiate between a pebble and a rock in a moment’s notice, which is crucial when speed is a factor and accuracy matters.In manufacturing, object detection software can identify defective or incorrect parts on an assembly line.At a technical level, the diverse use cases for live object detection share a common need: processing power, and lots of it. In a deep learning context, training and inferencing processes are computationally intensive tasks, and the power of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family provides this level of processing power.Intel is focused on providing optimized hardware with optimized libraries and frameworks to drive ever-higher performance for AI applications running on the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. Object detection capabilities are incorporated in the Intel® Deep Learning SDK, which is a free package of tools that developers and data scientists can use to accelerate the development of deep learning solutions.Object detection software also gets a boost from Intel® Math Kernel LibraryOpens in a new window, which accelerates math processing and neural network routines that increase application performance and reduce development time. With its highly optimized, threaded and vectorized functions, Intel MKL maximizes performance on each processor family.Intel also offers the Intel® Distribution for Caffe*Opens in a new window, a deep learning framework developed by Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC). Intel has contributed to an optimized fork dedicated to improving Caffe* performance when running on CPUs, in particular Intel Xeon processor-based servers. The Intel Distribution for Caffe* supports Single Shot MultiBox DetectorOpens in a new window to detect objects in images using a single deep neural network.The combination of optimized Intel Xeon processor families and optimized libraries and frameworks yields higher performance for object detection applications running on Intel® architecture. We demonstrated this application at the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) in Toulon, France this week. The interactive demo showed how an AI application detects objects in a live webcam video stream.Ready to jump into the sandbox? You can download the Intel Deep Learning SDK to try it out on intel.com/ai Opens in a new windowor GitHubOpens in a new window. Or, for a demo of the object recognition software capabilities, similar to the demo shown at ICLR, grab a seat for this YouTube videoOpens in a new window from IDG.tv at the South by Southwest Conference earlier this year.last_img read more

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U.K. government enlists industry leaders to chart post-Brexit course for life sciences

first_imgLONDON—While many scientists in the United Kingdom are still reeling from the country’s decision to leave the European Union, politicians and industry leaders are starting to think about what science in a post-Brexit United Kingdom might look like. At a press briefing here yesterday, the country’s minister for life sciences, George Freeman, announced that he had convened a joint government-industry steering group to “set out key priorities for the U.K. life sciences sector” in the upcoming divorce negotiations with the European Union. The group will be co-chaired by GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty and Pascal Soriot, CEO of AstraZeneca.Scientists are worried that outside the European Union, they will find it harder to recruit top researchers to the United Kingdom and will be cut off from lucrative E.U. research grants and scientific collaborations. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), based in London, is likely to relocate to one of the remaining 27 member countries, and it’s unclear whether drug manufacturers will in the future have to apply separately for authorization in the United Kingdom. It’s also unclear what will happen to plans for the Unified Patent Court, a new patent court for European Union member states that is now being established. The section handling chemistry cases, including pharmaceuticals, was to have its seat in London. Freeman said the steering group will look at all of these issues over the summer. But leaving the European Union could also offer some opportunities, for instance in regenerative medicine, Freeman said, where regulatory barriers have been growing in Europe and the United States. “Clearly there is an opportunity here for the U.K. to be a world leader,” he said.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In the months before the referendum, supporters of the Leave campaign often scoffed at the dire predictions of those arguing against a Brexit, calling it “Project Fear.” Yesterday, it seemed like Freeman had embarked on an alternative project called “Don’t Panic.” He stressed that nothing will change immediately because it may take the United Kingdom 2 to 3 years to negotiate its exit from the European Union. Until then, the country will continue to play a role in regulatory bodies like EMA, he stressed. “I will be going to Brussels in the next 2 weeks to meet with leaders there to make that very clear.”Put very bluntly, I suppose I’m saying Nigel Farage does not speak for this country.U.K. Minister George FreemanAnd even after a Brexit, the United Kingdom would still be able to influence regulatory thinking in Europe, he argued, although he offered no details on how this would work. “We are, and intend to remain, a very influential regulatory voice in the European life science sector,” Freeman said. “I want us to be a place that the EMA would look at and say: ‘We want to have a strong link to the U.K. because they are pioneering in these new therapies and in bringing them more quickly to patients.’”Freeman also tried to reassure investors that “the U.K. is still today the life science powerhouse that it was 10 days ago.” And he had a message for those worried about anti-E.U. sentiments in the United Kingdom, expressed in strong language during the campaign and an abrasive victory speech by United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (who stepped down from the position 2 days ago) in the European Parliament last week. “Our ambition is to be an active and collaborative neighbor,” Freeman said. “Put very bluntly, I suppose I’m saying Nigel Farage does not speak for this country.”last_img read more

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