We identify people by their body, when face is no help

first_imgThe finding could have implications for security and law enforcement, who currently rely on facial features for recognising people. Researcher Allyson Rice said: “Psychologists and computer scientists have concentrated almost exclusively on the role of the face in person recognition. The Telegraph: When trying to recognise someone from far away or when their face is obscured, the brain uses information from a person’s body size and shape to figure out who it is. Scientists had previously thought recognition relied solely on facial features but the latest discovery found that working out who someone is from far away relies on other physical cues. “But our results show that the body can also provide important and useful identity information for person recognition.”Read the whole story: The Telegraphlast_img read more

Jamaican among Judges Sworn in as Members of International Tribunal for the Law of…

first_imgThe five judges were elected at the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to serve a term of nine years, commencing on 1 October 2020.  Before taking up their duties, newly elected judges are required to make a solemn declaration that they will exercise their powers as judges impartially and conscientiously. The declarations were made today at a sitting of the Tribunal during a hybrid ceremony, with fifteen judges present in the courtroom and six attending via video conference link.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (International Tribunal For the Law of the Sea Press Release) At a public ceremony held this afternoon (1 October), Ms María Teresa Infante Caffi (Chile), Mr Jielong Duan (China), Ms Kathy-Ann Brown (Jamaica), Ms Ida Caracciolo (Italy), and Mr Maurice Kamga (Cameroon) were sworn in as members of the Tribunal. Jamaican Elected to International Tribunal for Law of the Sea(International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) Seven Members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea have been elected this week by the Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The election took place from 24 to 26…August 26, 2020In “Featured”Belizean national sworn in as CCJ JudgeThe Honourable Mr. Justice Denys Arthur Barrow was sworn in as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today at a ceremony at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza, in his home country of Belize. The Honourable Mr Justice Barrow, who was sworn in by His Excellency Sir…June 1, 2017In “Belize”CARICOM Administrative Tribunal to be launched next weekThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has established a Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (CCAT). The CCAT will be launched at a ceremony to be held on Monday, 17 February 2020, at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Headquarters in Barbados, at which the Members of the Tribunal will be sworn in. CARICOM Heads…February 10, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApp Elections for one third of the judges of the Tribunal are held every three years at the Meeting of States Parties. The judges are elected https://t.co/eB5ysTsh5i by the States Parties to the Convention by secret ballot for a term of nine years and may be re-elected.— Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (@CARICOMorg) August 27, 2020last_img read more

Horizon Global Names Barry Steele As Chief Financial Officer

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHorizon Global Corp. announced that Barry Steele has been named the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), effective Feb. 18.Steele will have responsibility for the company’s global finance function including financial reporting, tax, treasury and financial planning and analysis. Steele will be joining Horizon Global from his role CFO at Gentherm Inc., a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications for the automotive and medical markets.Commenting on Steele’s new role with the company, Carl Bizon, Horizon Global’s president and CEO, stated, “After a comprehensive search conducted with the support of the company’s board of directors, we are pleased that Barry Steele is joining Horizon Global as its chief financial officer. Barry is a seasoned financial executive, with well-rounded and relevant experience helping lead companies in the automotive industry.“As a proven leader, Barry’s ability to execute, his focus on financial leadership and ability to drive operational excellence are expected to have an immediate impact on our business,” added Bizon. “I look forward to working closely with him and the rest of our global leaders to drive operational and financial performance improvement in the Americas and Europe-Africa to deliver shareholder value.”AdvertisementPrior to joining Horizon Global and in addition to his CFO role at Gentherm, Steele also served in a number of financial roles, including the role of CFO at Advanced Accessory Systems LLC, which was a leading global supplier of cargo management and towing systems to the automotive OEM and aftermarket. Steele is a Certified Public Accountant who began his career with Price Waterhouse LLP.The company also announced that Brian Whittman, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal North America LLC, who has been serving as interim CFO for Horizon Global since Nov. 9, 2018, will continue to serve in that capacity until Steele joins the company. After stepping down as interim CFO, Whittman will hold the title of vice president, finance through the filing of Horizon Global’s 10-K.last_img read more

Food & Beverage News

first_imgSt. Patrick’s At Rowdy HallRowdy Hall in East Hampton is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with special Irish fare and drink specials on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17. The specials will return on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, to honor the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade.Drink specials include Irish mimosas (OJ and Magner’s) for $3, a St. Patty’s Rowdy Tap for $6, and Magner’s Cider for $6. A lunch and dinner prix fixe will be available all day and night on March 16 and 17. Classics include corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash. The following weekend, enjoy the drink specials as well as a la carte specials.Indian Wells TavernIndian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish fare and drink specials on Sunday, March 17. Diners may enjoy $5 Jameson shots and Guinness drafts alongside a corned beef hash and cabbage special. The specials will be offered all day long.Chef Jack FormicaChef Jack FormicaAs part of THAWfest 2019, Amagansett Food Institute and the Southampton History Museum will co-host a hands-on workshop with Chef Jack Formica on Saturday, March 23, starting at 11:30 AM at Rogers Mansion in Southampton. The chef will focus on foods that are regionally available, with a particular emphasis on living/raw foods.Formica is a chef, farmer, and forager who shares AFI’s mission to create a more sustainable and equitable local food system. He previously served as the chef at AFI’s South Fork Kitchens Café and has participated in many other activities related to AFI’s mission.The event will begin with a cooking workshop and presentation and will be followed by a tasting, discussion, and open house. The cost is $10. For more info, visit www.hamptonsartsnetwork.org.jessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Virtual Forums Scheduled on Southampton Town Housing Plan

first_imgThe Town of Southampton has planned a series of virtual public forums so town officials can gather community input as they prepare a new housing plan.Each forum will focus on a specific hamlet or a group of closely knit hamlets. They will begin with North Sea on Tuesday, July 21 and continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August. All forums will start at 7 p.m.“The Housing Plan will guide the Town in its future development of affordable housing,” said Diana Weir, the director of housing and community services. “Community input is the most important part of this process and we encourage everyone to participate.”The plan will be adopted by the town board as an updated element of the Comprehensive Plan. The town’s planning consultants, VHB from White Plains, will conduct the virtual forums.The schedule for the forums are as follows:• North Sea – Tuesday, July 21• Noyac  – Thursday, July 23• Southampton, Shinnecock Hills and Tuckahoe – Wednesday, July 29• Water Mill – Thursday, July 30• Westhampton, Speonk, Remsenburg, Eastport and Quiogue – Tuesday, August 4• Bridgehampton  – Thursday, August 6• East Quogue – Tuesday, August 11• Flanders, Riverside and Northampton – Thursday, August 13• Hampton Bays – Tuesday, August 18Access information is available on the town’s website.taylor@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Doubt its illegality

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Locust swarm begins to take an economic toll

first_imgTalk Africa : World Economic Forum in Africa Locust swarm reaches Uganda and Tanzania The locusts not only ate up farmers’ profits, but the pests also consumed much of the food that’s needed to sustain life for livestock and humans.“Kenya is dependent on agriculture, so definitely it will affect food supply”  says Salad Tutana, a Chief Officer of Agriculture in Isiolo County “That is why it is important to suppress these locusts in this region before they penetrate into populated areas that have a lot of small scale farmers.”Aerial spraying is one of the most effective ways of controlling locusts. However, CGTN-Africa’s team visited the region, and crisscrossed various counties for close to a week, without ever witnessing a single spraying aircraft.The Kenyan Government has made assurances that it is doing whatever is needed to protect the farmers against locust swarms.Salad Tutana, Chief Officer of Agriculture in Isiolo County./Photo by CGTN Africa-DigitalTutana says the greatest challenge officials face in the battle against the locust swarms is in securing enough pesticides.It is a tough balancing act where the government is required to procure bio-pesticides which are a killer of the locusts and not harmful to the other plants and animals.These are however very costly. It could explain why there were no more aircraft spraying the vast region.“Currently as we speak, for the last one week, we do not have chemicals to help us fight the locusts. That is the biggest issue.”The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, says about $70 million would help Kenyan authorities purchase enough pesticide and pilots to attack the locusts and bring the swarm under control.But authorities and farmers are quickly running out of time.FAO submits that, if unchecked, the locust swarms could grow 500 times by June.Locust swarm in Kenya’s upper Eastern region./Photo by CGTN Africa-DigitalAccording to the UN and Wallstreet data, a major locust outbreak in northern Africa between 2003 and 2005 took nearly $600 million to control and did an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to crops.Related Talk Africa:Africa in 2019 Locust swarm in Kenya’s upper Eastern region./Photo by CGTN Africa-Digital For farmers in Kenya’s upper eastern region, the rain that fell during November and December was a blessing.The rain allowed the farmers to begin their planting season in the hopes of a bumper harvest.But within a few weeks of planting, their hopes soon turned to despair as millions and millions of locusts swarmed into their lush, green fields.Kenyan farmers in the Upper Eastern region watching Locust invasion in their farms./Photo by CGTN Africa-DigitalThe locusts quickly devoured everything in sight.  New shoots that had just sprouted, seeds meant for future planting, and feed for livestock, were all gone.Purity Karimi is one farmer who is already counting up her losses.“The locusts came days ago. We tried to chase them in vain,” she says. “They have eaten our sorghum and other crops. They are everywhere and even in the houses,”Purity Karimi a Kenyan farmer trying to chase the Desert Locusts in her farm./Photo by CGTN Africa-DigitalKarimi says she and other farmers in similar situations are appealing to the government to help them recoup the money they lost, and fend off famine as well.last_img read more

UWF Men’s tennis falters in opening match against Georgia Gwinnett

first_img at Florida Southern 2/10/2020 – 2:00 PM ET VALDOSTA, Ga.- The third ranked men’s tennis team dropped their season opening match against NAIA power Georgia Gwinnett, by final of 4-0 at the VSU Tennis Complex in Valdosta, Georgia on Sunday afternoon.UWF faced a tough opponent in Georgia Gwinnett who featured seven top-25 players in the ITA Fall rankings and it showed as the Argos were only able to win two sets in all of the matches combined.  The Grizzlies won all of the double matches putting early pressure onto West Florida.Despite the tough loss, UWF Tennis coach, Derrick Racine remained positive.  “Today’s match as a great match for us both on the men’s and women’s side, Racine said.  It’s always good to start out our season with a very good non conference opponent.”The Argonauts will look to seniors Serdar Bojadiev, Juan Motta and Juan Cabrera to get UWF back on track.  All suffered tough defeats on Sunday.The team will look to get back on track tomorrow, Monday February 10th, against Florida Southern.  The Mocs will be a tough challenge but Coach Racine thinks the Argos will be up to the task.”Tomorrow’s match should be a tough one on both the men’s and women’s side.  Florida Southern has a very good program and we always have hard-fought matches with them.  It’s always tough to start off the season with top teams and a long road trip, but I think  this will really prepare for what is to come, especially in the month of February when we will travel a lot and play a lot of high-quality teams.”The match between the Argonauts and the Mocs begins tomorrow afternoon at 2pm ET/1pm CT from the VSU Tennis Complex in Valdosta, Ga.Fans can follow along with the UWF Tennis @UwfTennis and by visiting goargos.com.Print Friendly Version Next Game: Preview Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

Angkasa Pura I: Trafik Penumpang Arus Mudik 2018 Tertinggi ada di Bandara Ngurah Rai

first_imgTrafik penumpang tertinggi sejak H-8 hingga H1 terjadi di Bandara Internasional I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali dengan total trafik penumpang mencapai 623.382 orang, naik 10,8% dibanding periode yang sama pada 2017 yang sebanyak 562.215 orang. Dari total trafik penumpang pada 2018 tersebut, trafik penumpang internasional masih lebih tinggi dibanding trafik penumpang domestik, yaitu 335.742 penumpang internasional dan 287.640 penumpang domestik.Posisi trafik penumpang tertinggi kedua terjadi di Bandara Internasional Juanda Surabaya dengan total trafik mencapai 558.338 orang, naik 1,79% dari 548.519 orang pada periode yang sama di 2017. Trafik penumpang tertinggi ketiga terjadi di Bandara Sultan Hasanuddin Makassar yang mencapai 325.429 orang, naik  3,02% dari 315.889 orang pada periode yang sama di 2017. Sementara itu, pertumbuhan trafik penumpang tertinggi terjadi di Bandara Frans Kaisiepo Biak dengan pertumbuhan 100,65%, naik menjadi 16.899 orang pada 2018 dari 8.422 orang pada 2017.Trafik Penumpang pada 15 Juni (H1)Pada 15 Juni 2018 (H1), trafik penumpang di 13 bandara Angkasa Pura I sebanyak 246.590 orang, tumbuh 2,15% dari 241.402 orang pada H1 Lebaran 2017. Trafik penumpang tertinggi pada H1 ini terjadi di Bandara Internasional I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali yang mencapai 74.931 orang, naik 12,03% dari 66.884 orang pada H1 Lebaran 2017.Sedangkan trafik penumpang tertinggi kedua terjadi di Bandara Internasional Juanda Surabaya dengan total penumpang sebanyak 51.812 orang, turun 3,03% dari 53.430 orang pada H1 Lebaran 2017. Trafik penumpang tertinggi ketiga terjadi di Bandara Internasional Sultan Hasanuddin Makassar yang sebanyak 22.067 orang, turun 19,51% dari 27.416 orang pada H1 Lebaran 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTerus Menanjak, Angkasa Pura I Catat Pertumbuhan Trafik Arus Mudik Dibanding Tahun 201714/06/2018In “Bandara”Angkasa Pura I: Trafik Penumpang H-8 Hingga H+1 Lebaran 2018 Naik 8,4 Persen19/06/2018In “Bandara”Hingga Triwulan III 2018, Trafik Penumpang Angkasa Pura I Tumbuh 9 Persen28/10/2018In “Bandara” PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) mencatat pertumbuhan trafik penumpang dan pesawat pada masa arus mudik Lebaran 2018 sejak 7 Juni (H-8) hingga 15 Juni (H1) masing-masing sebesar 8,2% dan 9,7% dibanding periode yang sama pada 2017 lalu.Baca juga: Terus Menanjak, Angkasa Pura I Catat Pertumbuhan Trafik Arus Mudik Dibanding Tahun 2017 Trafik penumpang pada periode H-8 hingga H1 Lebaran 2018 mencapai 2.596.746 orang, tumbuh 8,2% dari 2.398.694 orang di periode yang sama pada 2017. Sedangkan trafik pesawat pada periode ini di 2018 mencapai  20.553 pergerakan pesawat, tumbuh 9,7% dari 18.733 pergerakan di periode yang sama pada 2017.last_img read more

Busworld South East Asia 2019 Siap Digelar di Jakarta, Inilah Pameran Bus Terbesar Berskala…

first_imgGuna memperkenalkan program Busworld South Asia 2019, GEM Indonesia dan Busworld International menggelar konferensi pers pada Rabu, 16 Januari 2019 di Hotel Sari Pan Pacific, Jakarta. Dalam acara konferensi pers dihadiri oleh Sommy Lumadjeng, Ketua Askarindo (Asosiasi Karoseri Indonesia), Kurnia Lesani Adnan, Ketua Ipomi (Ikatan Pengusaha Otobus Muda Indonesia) dan Baki Lee, Direktur Utama GEM Indonesia selaku penyelenggara pameran.Tumbuhnya industi karoseri dan permintaan bus yang tinggi di Indonesia merupakan momen penting dalam penyelenggaraan pameran Busworld. Sommy Lumadjeng menyebutkan bahwa tahun 2019 bakal menjadi titik balik kejayaan kendaraan bus, persisnya pada 20 Deember 2018 lalu, Presiden Jokowi telah meresmikan Tol Trans Jawa yang menghubungkan Jakarta hingga Surabaya.“Secara langsung peresmian Tol Trans Jawa membawa nilai positif bagi industri bus AKAP dan tentunya industri karoseri. Belum lagi BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) akan dibangun di sejumlah kota besar seperti Jakarta, Yogyakarta, dan Bandar Lampung, ” ujar Sommy.Tentang pameran Busworld South East Asia merupakan pameran ketujuh pada agenda Busworld terkini setelah Turki, India, Rusia, Cina, Kazakhstan dan Kolombia. Busworld South East Asia 2019 juga akan memberikan edukasi terkini mengenai perkembangan bus baik dari dalam maupun luar negeri, dari segi regulasi sampai teknologi akan dibahas dalam Busworld Academy yang akan menghadirkan para pakar dari industri transportasi.Baca juga: Menhub Gulirkan Rencana Bus “Trans Java,” Pengusaha Bus AKAP Utarakan Kekecewaan Terselenggaranya Busworld South East Asia yang akan dilakukan bersamaan dengan Busworld Academy ini diharapkan bisa membantu Indonesia dalam menghadapi era industri 4.0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedIntip Sedikit Bocoran Acara Pameran Busworld South East Asia 201918/03/2019In “Bus AKAP”Busworld South East Asia 2019 Resmi Dibuka, Unggulkan Solusi Bus Listrik dan Ramah Lingkungan20/03/2019In “Bus AKAP”Pertama Kali di Asia Tengah, Busworld 2019 Juga Akan Digelar di Kazakhstan11/03/2019In “Bus AKAP” Bakal ada event besar yang berlangsung pada akhir Maret mendatang, persisnya pada 20 – 23 Maret akan berlangsung Busworld South East Asia 2019 di JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta. Busworld South East Asia digadang menjadi pameran terbesar di kawasan Asia Tenggara yang menampilkan inovasi terbaru di segmen bus dan industri karoseri yang akan menampilkan berbagai macam bus, coach bus, minibus, termasuk spare parts, komponen-komponen dan juga pelayanannya.Baca juga: Siap Kembalikan Mas Jaya Bus AKAP, Inilah Serba-Serbi Terkait Tol Trans Jawa Inisiasi pamera bus terbesar ini digawangi oleh GEM (Global Expo Management) Indonesia bekerja sama dengan Busworld International. Busworld merupakan pameran B2B terbesar di bidang bus dan indsutri karoseri. Pameran berskala internasional ini pertama kali diadakan 47 tahun lalu di kota Kortrijk, Belgia pada tahun 1971, dan diselenggarakan secara berkala dua tahun sekali.last_img read more