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RSF calls for the release of a Chinese reporter who covered the Hong Kong protests

first_img Organisation October 28, 2019 – Updated on October 29, 2019 RSF calls for the release of a Chinese reporter who covered the Hong Kong protests News News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedWomen In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Follow the news on Asia – Pacific ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedWomen Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Chinese independent journalist Huang Xueqin, also known under the name of Sophia Huang, who covered the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong last summer and the #MeToo movement in 2018. She was arrested on October 17th in her home province of Guangdong under the ill-defined charge of “making trouble and picking quarrels”, an accusation often used by the regime against journalists which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.“Huang bravely addressed societal topics that are of the highest importance for the Chinese public and should never have been apprehended”, insists Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East-Asia bureau head, who requests “her immediate release and that of all other journalists detained in China.”Huang, 30, originally planned to go back to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a graduate law student but had her travel documents confiscated in August.China is the largest prison in the world for journalists with at least 120 detainees and ranks 177th out of 180 countries and territories in the RSF World Press Freedom Ranking 2019. Help by sharing this information Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 10, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Chinese independent journalist Huang Xueqin, who covered the Hong Kong protests and was arrested on October 17th in Guangzhou. to go furtherlast_img read more

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Shortlist for Britain’s best high street announced

High streets in Bognor Regis, Bradford and York are among those that have been shortlisted as the best in Britain.Altogether 21 locations including Bath Place in Taunton and Roman Road in Tower Hamlets have been named finalists in the Government-run Great British High Street 2015, which is being sponsored by Boots, Costa, Marks and Spencer and Tesco.Winners in each of the seven categories will share a prize pot worth £80,000, which includes expert training and bespoke tips from Google’s training taskforce for 100 of their shops, bars and restaurants.Each high street will now be inspected by the Future High Streets Forum judging panel – made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business, while members of the public will also be given the chance to vote directly for their best-loved high street online.High streets minister Marcus Jones described the 230 submissions as a ‘record amount of high-quality entries’.Jones said: “[It is a] testament to the pride local people have and brilliant work being done to boost Britain’s high streets.“The local high street is the life and soul of many towns, villages and cities across the country and these awards are a great opportunity to not only celebrate those that are the best of the best, but also to help others learn their valuable tips for success.”The online vote is being held on the Great British High Street Website and @TheGBHighSt on Twitter. read more

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Google TV Jailbreak Opens the Doors to Developers, Hulu

first_imgTags:#Internet TV#New Media#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson At the end of November, Android developer Howard Harte announced that he would give $1,000 to the first person who could jailbreak the Google TV. Just over a month later, the $1,000 has been collected and Harte says he is now “having a lot of fun” coding on his hacked unit…and likely watching some free Hulu. A group of developers called the GTVHacker dev team cracked the code on January 5, opening up the Google TV platform to brave, screwdriver-wielding developers everywhere. (Video proof inside.)“What this means is that we now have a complete Android development environment for the Google TV,” explained Harte in an email. “I am able to use standard Android development tools to develop for GTV, just like developing for any other Android device.”Don’t expect this hack to be widely adopted by Hulu-loving GTV fans everywhere, however. Jailbreaking the Logitech Revue unit involves opening up the box, soldiering some wires onto the circuit board, and then going through a relatively lengthy software hack.“The most important thing for developers though is that they now have full access to developing for the platform well in advance of Google releasing the tools,” wrote Harte. “Now, it should be possible for Rovio to port Angry Birds […] to the Google TV.”The GTVHacker dev team recorded a video of its jailbroken Logitech Revue unit, showing off “bypassed content block and custom application install.” Take a look at Hulu on Google TV and more:Update: Harte contacted us with a few minor corrections, writing “the actual bounty paid was $500, since the rooting process involved a hardware hack. The $1000 bounty was for a software-only hack, which unfortunately did not happen. The original terms of the bounty stated that ‘a partial consideration of $500 will be given for a hardware hack’ and that a hardware hack is defined as any hack which involves opening the Google TV device.One other minor correction, I don’t use it to watch Hulu, I only use it to develop apps…”What, if not free Hulu, does a jailbroken Google TV mean, then? First off, it’s likely that someone will come up with a software-only jailbreak at some point in the future. Beyond that, however, giving root access to daring developers means that, when Google finally opens its Google TV marketplace, developers will have had a head start figuring out the ins and outs of the system. We’re curious to see where Google TV could go with the innovation of the developer community.For those of you interested in all the geeky details, here’s Harte’s explanation:The GTVHacker dev team consists of five members, and was started by Zenofex, who was able to connect a terminal to the Revue’s UART1 serial port. This involved opening the Revue and soldering three wires, so it qualifies as a hardware hack. After connecting the serial terminal to UART1, Zenofex found a root shell running in Recovery Mode. With that, he had root access, but no way to install apps.Zenofex enlisted the help of four other software hackers to assmble a toolchain for compiling the necessary tools to add “ADB” support to the Revue. Adding ADB, which is the Android Debug Bridge, allowed installing apps with standard adb commands over the network interface (either Ethernet or WLAN.)With that complete, Apps that were written in Java would run fine on the Revue, and they had “Astro File Manager” running in short order. At this point, Zenofex contacted me to get a copy of my “Better Terminal Emulator Pro” app, which was required to be shown running on the Revue in a YouTube video under the terms of the “Root Bounty” offering.It turned out that Better Terminal Emulator Pro, which relies heavily on Native (CPU-specific) code did not run on the Revue. What was needed was Google’s Android Native Development Kit (NDK) for Google TV. Since that was not officially available, one clever GTVHacker member was able to combine the NDK from the Android-x86.org project with Intel’s toolchain to produce a working NDK for the GTV. With this done, they recompiled the native shared library used by Better Terminal Emulator Pro for the GTV, and BTEP installed fine on the Revue and works.last_img read more

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In an AI-powered world, what are potential jobs of the future?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#bestmile#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Jobs#top#unemployment Related Posts With virtual assistants answering our emails and robots replacing humans on manufacturing assembly lines, mass unemployment due to widespread automation seems imminent. But it is easy to forget amid our growing unease that these systems are not “all-knowing” and fully competent. As many of us have observed in our interactions with artificial intelligence, these systems perform repetitive, narrowly defined tasks very well but are quickly stymied when asked to go off script — often to great comical effect. As technological advances eliminate historic roles, previously unimaginable jobs will arise in the new economic reality. We combine these two ideas to map out potential new jobs that may arise in the highly automated economy of 2030.Training, supervising and assisting robotsAs robots take on increasingly complex functions, more humans will be needed to teach robots how to correctly accomplish these jobs. Human Intelligence Task (HIT) marketplaces like MTurk and Crowdflower already use humans to train AI to recognize objects in images or videos. New AI companies, like Lola, a personal travel service, are expanding HIT with specialized workers to train AI for complex tasks. See also: How autonomous vehicles could lead to more jobs in DetroitMicrosoft’s Tay bot, which quickly devolved into tweeting offensive and obscene comments after interacting with users on the internet, caused significant embarrassment to its creators. Given how quickly Tay went off the rails, it is easy to imagine how dangerous a bot trusted with maintaining our physical safety can become if it is fed the wrong sets of information or learns the wrong things from a poorly designed training set. Because the real world is ever-changing, AI must continuously train and improve, even after it achieves workable domain expertise, which ensures that expert human supervision is criticalIntegrating jobs for people into the design of semi-autonomous systems has enabled some companies to achieve greater performance despite current technological limitations. BestMile, a driverless vehicle deployed to transport luggage at airports, has successfully integrated human supervision into its design. Instead of engineering for every edge case in the complex and dangerous environment of an airport tarmac, the BestMile vehicle stops when it senses an obstacle in its path and waits for its human controller to decide what to do, enabling the company to enter the market much more quickly than competitors, which must refine their sensing algorithms to allow their robots to independently operate without incident.Frontier explorers: Outward and upwardWhen Mars One, a Dutch startup whose goal is to send people to Mars, called for four volunteers to man their first Mars mission, more than 200,000 people applied. Regardless of whether automation leads to increased poverty, automation’s threat of displacing people from their current jobs and in essence some part of their sense of self-worth could drive many to turn to an exploration of our final frontiers. An old saying jokes that there are more astronauts from Ohio than any other state because there is something about the state that makes people want to leave this planet.One risk to human involvement in exploration is that exploration itself is also already being automated. Recently, relatively few of our space exploration missions have been manned. Humans have never left Earth’s orbit; all our exploration of other planets and the outer solar systems has been through unmanned probes. Artificial personality designersAs AI creeps into our world, we’ll start building more intimate relationships with it, and the technology will need to get to know us better, but some AI personalities may not suit some people. Moreover, different brands may want to be represented by distinct and well-defined personalities. The effective human-facing AI designer will, therefore, need to be mindful of subtle differences within AI to make AI interactions enjoyable and productive. This is where the Personality Designer or Personality Scientist comes in.While Siri can tell a joke or two, humans crave more, so we will have to train our devices to provide for our emotional needs. In order to create a stellar user experience, AI personality designers or scientists are essential — to research and to build meaningful frameworks with which to design AI personalities. These people will be responsible for studying and preserving brand and culture, then injecting that information meaningfully into the things we love, like our cars, media, and electronics.See also: How to avoid losing in the competitive “future of work”Chatbot builders are also hiring writers to write lines of dialogue and scripts to inject personality into their bots. Cortana, Microsoft’s chatbot, employs an editorial team of 22. Creative agencies specializing in writing these scripts have also found success in the last year.Startups like Affectiva and Beyond Verbal are building technology that assists in recognizing and analyzing emotions, enabling AI to react and adjust its interactions with us to make the experience more enjoyable or efficient. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University is teaching robots to read human brain signals to determine when they have committed a fault without active human correction and monitoring. Google has also recently filed patents for robot personalities and has designed a system to store and distribute personalities to robots. Human-as-a-ServiceAs automated systems become better at doing most jobs humans perform today, the jobs that remain monopolized by humans will be defined by one important characteristic: the fact that a human is doing them. Of these jobs, social interaction is one area where humans may continue to desire specifically the intangible, instinctive difference that only interactions and friendships with other real humans provide.We are already seeing profound shifts toward “human-centric” jobs in markets that have experienced significant automation. A recent Deloitte analysis of the British workforce over the last two decades found massive growth in “caring” jobs: the number of nursing assistants increased by 909% and care workers by 168%. The positive health effects of touch have been well documented and may provide valuable psychological boosts to users, patients, or clients. In San Francisco, companies are even offering professional cuddling services. Whereas today such services are stigmatized, “affection as a service” may one day be viewed on par with cognitive behavioral therapy or other treatments for mental health.Likewise, friendship is a task that automated systems will not be able to fully fill. Certain activities that are generally combined with some level of social interaction, like eating a meal, are already seeing a trend towards “paid friends.” Thousands of Internet viewers are already paying to watch mukbang, or live video streams of people eating meals, a practice which originated in Korea to remedy the feeling of living alone. In the future, it is possible to imagine people whose entire jobs are to eat meals and engage in polite conversation with clients.More practical social jobs in an automated economy may include professional networkers. Just as people have not trusted online services fully, it is likely that people will not trust more advanced matching algorithms and may defer to professional human networkers who can properly arrange introductions to the right people to help us reach our goals. Despite the proliferation of startup investing platforms, for example, we continue to see startups and VC firms engage placement agents in order to successfully fundraise.Despite many claims to the contrary, designing a fully autonomous system is incredibly complex and remains far out of reach. For now, training a human is still much cheaper than developing robot replacement. “TRIF” is a team of venture capital experts including Tiffine Wang of Singtel Innov8, Ivy Nguyen of Zetta Venture Partners, Ryan Morgan of DFJ Growth, and Freddy Dopfel of Stanford University.center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … TRIF AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

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Stephen Baldwins Daughters Support Clothing Line For Charity

first_imgThe So Lucky To B Me line of women’s casual wear, which features inspirational quotes and designs of empowerment, has two new celebrity fans: Hailey and Alaia Baldwin, the beautiful daughters of actor, director, producer and author Stephen Baldwin.Stephen Baldwin poses with his beautiful teenage daughters Alaia and Hailey in So Lucky To B Me casual wear.The Baldwin family is excited to join forces with So Lucky To B Me to raise awareness for breast cancer research and support for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund (CMBBCRF), founded by Stephen’s mother, which supports new and established researchers investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. A portion of all proceeds from sales of the casual wear purchased through SoLuckyToBMe.com will be donated to the Fund.Hailey says that the empowering messages behind the So Lucky To B Me line are a great match for her grandmother’s charity: “What this company stands for is really great, and the shirts are an awesome representation of the love that comes from the heart of the Fund,” she says.Alaia agrees with her sister, and says that CMBBCRF and So Lucky To B Me represent the power and passion of women committed to making a difference: “The women who are working hard behind the scenes of So Lucky To B Me and behind CMBBCRF are the greatest examples of strong women. They can all relate to those who are going through the hardest of times. Andie Graff’s desire to support my grandmother’s organization is truly a blessing.”Andie Graff, founder and designer behind So Lucky To B Me, says the inspirational messages she includes on each piece mirror the mission of the Fund: “I created the line to share messages of empowerment to help build women’s self-esteem and encourage them to believe that they are more than enough, simply by being themselves,” Graff says. “I am thrilled to partner with an organization that is also working so tirelessly on behalf of women.”Stephen Baldwin, who will be competing on Donald Trump’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice to win money for his mother’s charity, says the partnership is a natural fit: “You’ve heard the saying ‘as long as you have your health’…Well, for me, that’s something that I do not take for granted. Our partnership with So Lucky To B Me will allow us to use the funding generated to bring us that much closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.”Created in 2008 by Andie Graff, the So Lucky To B Me line of casual wear has a mission of empowerment at heart: To help every woman recognize that real beauty shines from a happy soul; to help every woman know that finding happiness and fulfillment is a journey; and to help every woman know that she is worthy, beautiful, and capable. Every So Lucky To B Me product carries an inspirational quote that helps further that message. By donating a portion of the proceeds to charity, every product furthers the line’s mission of “Dress Well. Do Good.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Mr Big confession could put trial of slain First Nations woman in

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Supreme Court has put new rules in place for the so-called Mr. Big confessions during police investigations making some of them inadmissible.This has put a Saskatoon murder trial possibly in limbo.Douglas Hayes confessed to undercover officers for the 2004 murder of Daleen Bosse, a university student and mother from Onion Lake First Nation.He was expected to hear his verdict later this month but lawyers are meeting with the judge next week to discuss how the Supreme Court ruling affects the case.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has more on the story.last_img read more

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VW wants to storm car market with massmarket electric model

first_imgFRANKFURT — Automaker Volkswagen says it will invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in developing autonomous and electric cars and expand the appeal of battery-powered cars by selling its upcoming ID compact for about what a diesel-powered Golf costs.Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told a news conference Friday that the company’s plans for the next five years aim to make Volkswagen “a worldwide supplier of sustainable mobility.”Poetsch says the company is in talks with Ford about possible co-operation in making light commercial vehicles.Volkswagen is converting three of its German plants from internal combustion to battery car production as it pivots away from diesel vehicles in the wake of its emissions scandal. It says it will increase the number of electric models from six now to more than 50 by 2025.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Dawson Creek RCMP looking for suspect after 7Eleven robbery

first_imgWhen the clerk didn’t give the cash, the man then displayed a can of bear spray and discharged it at the clerk.The man then took cash from the register and ran from the store. He possibly got into a pickup truck and was last seen travelling south on 8th St.The Dawson Creek RCMP are requesting any persons that may have any information on this incident to call their office at 250-784-3700. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for a suspect after bear spray was used during a robbery at the 7-Eleven on 8th street.On Thursday, April 19, the Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at 7-Eleven in the community.The Dawson Creek RCMP were notified that an unknown male, wearing a grey hoodie and blue face mask, entered the 7-Eleven convenience store and demanded cash from the clerk.last_img read more

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Want to work more with her Sanjay on Madhuri

first_imgMumbai: Karan Johar’s ambitious production “Kalank” brings together the on-screen pairing of Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit after over two decades and the “Munna Bhai” star on Tuesday said he would like to work more with his longtime co-star. Sanjay and Madhuri were one of the most popular reel-life couples and worked together in several hit films in the ’90s such as “Saajan”, “Khalnayak”, “Thandedar” and “Iaalaka”. Asked how it was to team up with Madhuri for the film, Sanjay told reporters, “It felt good to work together after a long time. I’ll try to work more with her.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot The actor was speaking at the teaser launch of “Kalank”. Madhuri said reuniting with former co-stars is always enriching. “We are working after more than 20 years. Recently, I worked with Anil after a long time. It’s always wonderful to work with actors you’ve worked with before. Even here, it was wonderful,” she said. “Kalank” also features Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. Directed Abhishek Varman, the period-drama is backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and is scheduled to release on April 17. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary Originally, Sridevi was meant to do the film, before she passed away last February. The role eventually went to Madhuri. When asked how it was to take up the role, Madhuri said, “When I was approached to do the role, I had a heavy by heart. She was a great artiste and a good human being. When you get a role, you do it your way. But, of course, we used to miss her everyday on set. “Once you start work, you have to look beyond that and play your character to the best of your abilities.”last_img read more

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Trinamool BJP try to capture party offices in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: With West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and emerging opposition BJP intensifying their fight ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, capturing and recapturing each other’s party offices have become a regular occurrence. Supporters of the BJP’s Coochbehar candidate Nisith Pramanik, who recently switched to the saffron party from the Trinamool, have allegedly recaptured a “Trinamool-acquired party office” at Bamanhat market in Coochbehar district. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “My association with Trinamool was a sin. The BJP is like the holy Ganges. Our supporters clean the party office with water from the holy river,” he said after taking over the office. BJP supporters alleged that the party office was “built by the party but Trinamool Congress acquired it ahead of last year’s panchayat elections”. Taking a jibe at Pramanik, Trinamool district President Rabindranath Ghosh accused him of being a turncoat. Activists of another former Trinamool leader, Arjun Singh, who has been nominated by the BJP from Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, have also painted a Trinamool office on Ghosh Para Road in saffron colour in North 24 Parganas. Singh says the office was built by him. Later, Trinamool Congress “recaptured” the office.last_img read more

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