Local school board appoints Johns as trustee

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA,Mich.— The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education appoints Keri Johns as the newest member to be added to the board. Johns will fill a vacated trustee position for the remainder of the year and has the option to run for election in November.Keri Johns is a native of Alpena and graduated from Alpena High School and Alpena Community College. The wife and mother of two has years of experience as a registered nurse and working with long term care companies.Johns is currently a clinical nursing instructor at ACC and has served as a substitute teacher at APS. Keri Johns says, “Getting the position was another way for her to give back to the community.”In her new role, Johns will continue to advocate for students, ensure district policies and keep the community informed on school updates. If she is elected in November, Johns will serve a four year term.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Burke to run for county prosecutorNext Governor Whitmer extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order to May 15; eases some restrictionslast_img read more

Cardiff City v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgClint Hill scored in the 2-2 draw with Cardiff back in AugustKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 16 April 2016Referee: Steve Martin (Staffordshire)Match in a nutshell: With just one defeat in their last six matches – to Championship leaders Middlesbrough – QPR travel to Cardiff, where they haven’t lost since 2008.Injuries and suspensionsCARDIFF CITYRuled out: Ben Turner (ankle).Fitness tests: Anthony Pilkington (knee).QPRRuled out: Gabriele Angella (hip), Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Paul Konchesky (calf).Fitness test: James Perch (thigh). Possible line-upsCardiff: Marshall; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele-Manga, Malone; Noone, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Whittingham; Pilkington, Immers. Subs from: Moore, Fabio, Connolly, O’Keefe, Dikgacoi, Lawrence, Saadi, Zohore, Ameobi.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Robinson; Henry, Luongo; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Kpekawa, Hall, Tozser, Diakite, Gladwin, Faurlin, Petrasso, El Khayati, Washington. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesCardiff total: L D W D W (8 points)Home: W W L W W (12 points)QPR total: W D L D W (8 points)Away: D D L D D (4 points)Top scorers – all competitionsCardiff: Pilkington 8; Mason 6, Noone 6; Immers 5, Jones 5, Whittingham 5; Morrison 3; Ecuele Manga 2, Gunnarsson 2, Malone 2, O’Keefe 2, Watt 2; Ameobi 1, Connolly 1, Fabio 1, Ralls 1, Revell 1.QPR: Austin 10, Chery 10; Phillips 8; Polter 7; Hoilett 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, El Khayati 1, Fer 1, Hill 1, Mackie 1, Tozser 1.Last five meetings15 August 2015: QPR 2 Cardiff 223 April 2011: Cardiff 2 QPR 227 November 2010: QPR 2 Cardiff 117 April 2010: QPR 0 Cardiff 119 September 2009: Cardiff 0 QPR 2Cardiff 1 win, QPR 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Healthy, rested and ready: Sharks’ Erik Karlsson set for 2019 preseason debut

first_imgSAN JOSE — It’s been a while since anyone has seen a healthy Erik Karlsson skate in a game at SAP Center. About eight months, to be more exact.That’s what will happen Thursday as Karlsson will make his 2019 preseason debut with the Sharks hosting the Calgary Flames in their next to last game on the exhibition schedule.Karlsson will be paired with Brenden Dillon as the Sharks are expected to dress nearly a full regular season-type lineup. Goalie Martin Jones, defenseman Brent Burns and …last_img

JD Equipment site featured in nationwide TV segment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Farm Report will televise a roundtable discussion hosted at JD Equipment in London, Ohio, for its special nationwide TV segment focused on used ag equipment. The program, entitled “On the Road with Machinery Pete,” features local John Deere equipment dealers from around the country discussing trends in the market with U.S. Farm Report hosts and Farm Journal’s used equipment expert, Greg Peterson.Portions of the first “On the Road with Machinery Pete” program were filmed at JD Equipment’s Annual Ag Auction, which took place on Saturday, December 5. The auction, that approximately 500 people attended, featured more than 125 pieces of equipment valued at more than $5 million.The segment also includes a roundtable discussion with Ted Miller, used equipment director, and John Griffith, general manager, both with JD Equipment, Farm Journal’s Peterson and U.S. Farm Report host Clinton Griffiths. The group discusses a variety of farm machinery topics, including used equipment trends in the area.The “On the Road with Machinery Pete” episode featuring JD Equipment airs Saturday, January 16, at various times and on several stations in the Central Ohio area:Mansfield and North Central Ohio: WMFD, Saturday 6:00 a.m. ESTLima: WLIO, Saturday 5:00 a.m. ESTToledo: WTVG, Saturday 5:00 a.m. ESTYoungstown: WKBN, Sunday 4:30 a.m. ESTZanesville: WHIZ, Saturday 6:00 a.m. ESTAdditionally, U.S. Farm Report will air on RFD-TV and Sirius XM (audio only on channel 147) at the following times:RFD-TV: Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. EST; Sunday, January 17, 1:00 p.m. ESTSiriusXM: Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m. EST; Sunday, January 17, 8:00 a.m. ESTFor more information on the On the Road with Machinery Pete program on U.S. Farm Report, visit www.AgWeb.com/USFR.last_img read more

Synthetic Data: Computer Generated Data Sets for AI Training

first_imgHarry Keen, Hazy CEO, told Techworld that “privacy just isn’t good enough in anonymization. It’s very easy to infer characteristics about someone or even identify an exact individual in an anonymized dataset, because you may very well have access to an ancillary dataset which you can cross-reference … With synthetic data it’s not a record transformation into another record – it’s literally starting from scratch and creating new people based off a generalized statistical approach.” Some AI researchers are beginning to use ‘synthetic data‘ sets. While the basis for synthetic data are real data sets, synthetic data generates new data points using a statistical sampling of the original data. The result is data which is statistically similar to the original data and preserves the original data structure, but which is fully anonymized. Rob May, CEO of Talla, described how synthetic data is used in auotomous vehicle algorithms, saying that “you could create an entire machine generated city, drive around that city obeying traffic laws, and feed that data into the autonomous vehicle model. This allows you to simulate things that may be harder to capture in real life (e.g. a car running a stop sign).”center_img Current Artificial Intelligence algorithms, like machine learning and neural networks, rely heavily on training based on massive amounts of data. But the problem is that large data sets are often difficult to gain access to and data privacy is increasingly an issue. last_img read more

Make Your Own Online Magazine From Your Flickr/Facebook Photos With YouTellYou

first_imgRelated Posts Our wishlist for this app would be a drag-and-drop interface for pulling photos into the magazine, Facebook Connect for easier account creation, some kind of theming for finished zines, the ability to add photos from other users and the ability to reblog or share the content we created in more ways. Finally, the site navigation and overall design needs improvement; however, for a free app with no advertising, we can’t complain too much.We’re torn on whether we personally would use the app again – for most on the RWW team, it’d be worth the effort to just build a webpage from scratch. But for end users, this kind of tool is indicative of a trend for amateur content creation and sharing in more polished ways than a simple Flickr slideshow or Facebook set.What do you think – would you use YouTellYou to tell a story with your photos? Let us know what you think of the app in the comments. We love site-building and story-telling applications, and social webizens love sharing their content – particularly multimedia content – in new and compelling ways.YouTellYou is a fun and simple tool that allows users to grab, annotate, tag and share their pictures in an online magazine-type format. Users can pull in photos from Smugmug, Facebook, Flickr or one’s own computer, then go to town in a frenzy of sequences, captions and true pictorial story-weaving.In about 10 minutes, we created this story about SxSW 2009. We were able to get access to all the needed Flickr photos through a simple interface. Pics were then organized into layouts of one or two photos per section with optional captions for most layouts. When we published, we were pleased to see links with each photo to enlarge it or to find the original URL for each pic. The finished product also has a thorough commenting system and the option to share zines via email and Twitter. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more