The Wilmington Insider For November 15 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, November 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of snow after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Elderly Services Commission is scheduled to meet at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.At Town Hall: The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours from 2pm to 4:30pm in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions. The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus. If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.In The Community: The Wilmington Community Chorus rehearses every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, at St. Elizabeth’s (4 Forest Street). New members welcome. No tryout required. Learn more HERE.Live Music: Pianist Ricky Lauria performs at Tremezzo (2 Lowell Street) at 8pm.At The Library: Jazz and Bossa: Haley Peltz & Molly Flannery at 2:30pm. First Look Book Group at 2:30pm. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 6:30pm. Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group at 7pm. English Conversation Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Meditation Class at 12:15pm. Game Day at 1pm. Ceramics at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On September 10In “Government”The Wilmington Insider For October 2, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For January 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

This Wearable Chair Looks Ridiculous But It Solves a Real Problem

first_img 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Look, it’s fairly easy to dismiss The Chairless Chair — a wearable exoskeleton developed by Swiss company Noonee that allows you to sit wherever — as a ridiculous piece of technology.But once you shake off the initial giggles of seeing someone wearing a robot suit and squatting by their workstation, the applications of the device become clear. For people who work with heavy machinery or on production lines or do other jobs that require long periods of standing, The Chairless Chair could be a lifesaver.Related: Google Glass Enterprise Edition Is Ready for WorkSitting is not always feasible in those kinds of environments, due to the clutter chairs could create. And standing in non-ergonomic positions for long periods of time can lead to joint issues. The company claims its product could lead to fewer employee absences caused by injuries.The Chairless Chair supports up to 220 pounds in each leg and locks into place when its user wants to sit. It then unlocks when the wearer stands up to walk.Related: Why Warren Buffett Is Investing in Wearable TechKeith Gunura, co-founder and CEO of Noonee, told Fortune that Audi, BMW, Daimler and Airbus are interested in The Chairless Chair.He said in a video (below) that the company sought to create a “simple exoskeleton that solves just one problem.” It plans to produce around 10,000 units over the summer. July 26, 2017center_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Microsoft supercharges its Azure AI platform with new features

first_imgMicrosoft recently announced few innovations to their AI platform powered by Microsoft Azure. These updates are well aligned to their Digital Transformation strategy of helping organizations augment their machine learning capabilities for better performance. Cognitive Search Cognitive Search is a new feature in Azure portal which leverages the power of AI to understand the content and append the information into Azure Search. It also has support for different file-readers like PDF, office documents.It also enables OCR capabilities like key phrase extraction, language detection, image analysis and even facial recognition. So the initial search will pull all the data from various resources and then apply cognitive skills to store data in the optimized index. Azure ML SDK for Python In the Azure Machine Learning ecosystem, this additional SDK facilitates the developers and the data scientists to execute key AML workflows, Model training, Model deployment, and scoring directly using a single control plane API within Python Azure ML Packages Microsoft now offers Azure ML packages that represent a rich set of pip- installable extensions to Azure ML. This makes the process of building efficient ML models more streamlined by building on deep learning capabilities of Azure AI platform. ML.NET This cross-platform open source framework is meant for .NET developers and provides enterprise-grade software libraries of latest innovations in Machine Learning and platforms that includes Bing, Office, and Windows. This service is available in the AI platform for preview. Project Brainware This service is also available on Azure ML portal for preview. This architecture is essentially built to process deep neural networks; it uses hardware acceleration to enable fast AI. You can have a look at the Azure AI portal for more details. Read Next: New updates to Microsoft Azure services for SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL Epicor partners with Microsoft Azure to adopt Cloud ERP SAP Cloud Platform is now generally available on Microsoft Azurelast_img read more

BENS BLOG Actual Individuals

first_img[dropcap]H[/dropcap]aving spent the previous twelve years at Hurstpierpoint College, an institution I still despise to this day, for the mediocrity and conformity it so revelled in, it was a refreshing change to move on to Haywards Heath Sixth Form College, to do my A-levels. What a breath of fresh air it was, to be educated at a place where there were actual individuals and a pleasant atmosphere, without the endless sucking-up between the staid and egotistical teaching staff and the sycophantic pupils, of my former low-grade private-school.One of the feeder schools for Haywards Heath, was Oakmeeds, in the local town of Burgess Hill. Many fellow pupils had moved up to sixth-form from there, and all reports were good.A recent exposure in Mid-Sussex (CLICK FOR LINK) has revealed though, that the latest Ofsted report has found the school to be inadequate, almost completely across the board. This isn’t just about results, it also covers other areas of management, one that would seem to be, for me at least, without excuse or reason to not comply with.They hadn’t even CRB’d the cleaning staff. Err, guys, did the whole Ian Huntley incident just pass you by? Beyond shoddy. Beyond incompetent. I would describe, in 2014, not to carry out such checks as the purest form of arrogance.So, obviously the buck stops at the top, and the Head and the Chief of Governors, must go immediately?No.ONLY in the public-sector could this happen. ONLY there. Quite simply: A DISGRACE.What EXACTLY does a public-sector wage-slave have to do to be removed from its position?And even more importantly: what kind of example does this really set to the children of the school? How can they have ANY semblance of respect for their teachers, when they’re not only not producing the correct results, but also compromising their safety?All the rules go out the window for the back-scratching and defensive key-workers though, don’t they, Blog? They are BEYOND and ABOVE question.The Chief of Governors, David Fry, has said his fellow governors voted for him to stay. Talk about a kangaroo-court. Talk about a shower of shit.The Head, Colin Taylor, has said he’s devastated by what has happened. Not devastated enough to do the decent thing and resign though. Probably just hanging on, like the Baby P official, and waiting for a hand-out, to depart quietly with a firmly shut mouth.So, so poor. An insult to the tax-payers of Mid-Sussex, and worse still; the children at the school.There are simply no excuses. There is a front door though. And you two should be walking back out through it.In other news:Do you remember when Britney Spears (right) burst onto the scene, it was almost obligatory for every English speaking woman in the western World, to slag her off, because she was better looking than them? Well, it’s the same in Spanish speaking countries, but their target is Shakira. And like English women used to, they repeat their questioning of ‘but WHY do you like her?’. The age-old dead-pan answer of ‘because she’s fit’ just riling them even further.Shakira’s actually done some good songs. You probably haven’t heard them though, because they’re in Spanish. One of them is from the superb Bill Murray film; Lost In Translation. You remember it; the one about the guy, working away in Japan, who gets cabin-fever in his hotel room and ends up hanging out with Scarlet Johanson. Si Tu No Vuelves, is a duet with Miguel Bose (a Spanish legend). It means ‘if you don’t come back’ and the words really are quite beautiful. Enjoy…B xlast_img read more