VIDEO State Rep Dave Robertson Talks With WCTV About His First 7

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Rep. Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) recently stopped by WCTV studios to discuss his first 7 months on the job and his committee assignments, as well as several important issues confronting Wilmington, including Olin, Route 38 and the North Wilmington train station.Watch the 30-minute interview between Robertson and WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville below:— Video Playerhttps://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

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Bad loans to Kingfisher Airlines CBI raids on Vijay Mallyas offices residences

first_imgThe Central BUreau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday raided the houses and offices of Vijay Mallya and his now grounded Kingfisher Airlines in Delhi and Bengaluru in connection with alleged fraud in Rs 900 crore loan given to him by IDBI Bank, a loan that has been declared as non-performing asset.The raids were conducted at five places, officials said.IDBI Bank came under the scanner in 2014 for granting an alleged bad loan to Kingfisher Airlines despite knowing its precarious financial position and negative credit ratings.Mallya’s airline has been grounded since October 2012.A string of Indian banks have an exposure of nearly Rs 7,000 crore in loans to the airline, with the State Bank of India (SBI) leading with Rs 1,600 crore.The Punjab National Bank, Bank of India and the Bank of Baroda have loan exposure of Rs 800 crore, Rs 650 crore and Rs 550 crore respectively.last_img read more

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir review Dhanush starrer opens to positive

first_imgThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.PR HandoutAfter getting appreciated in film festivals, Dhanush’s Hollywood debut movie The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is hitting the screens in India, the US and many other countries on Friday, 21 June. The Ken Scott-directorial film is a comedy-adventure film in which Dhanush plays the role of a trickster and magician.Dhanush’s film is the screen adaptation of French novel The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe. The story of the movie revolves around an Indian named Ajatashatru Lavash Patel and his adventures after setting off his journey to find his father.Canadian filmmaker Ken Scott has directed the movie, which also has actors like Bernice Bejo, Gerard Jugnot, Erin Moriarty and Barkhad Abdi in the leads. The movie has hit the screens in France on 30 May.The Dhanush-starrer has already won the Ray of Sunshine Award at Norwegian International Film Festival and it bagged an award for best comedy in Barcelona Sant-Jordi International Film Festival.Reviews: The movie, which is being dubbed in Tamil by the name, Pakkiri, had a special screening for the press in Chennai. The critics have given thumbs up for the flick. Their response to the movie can be read below:Rajasekar: #Pakkiri – Watchable feel-good drama which belongs to @dhanushkraja who charms each and every character in the film and the audiences alike. Thanks to @ItsAmitTrivedi ‘s score and songs, the dubbed version got the Indian spirit. #Pakkiri is the kind of a film which you watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon with all the kids in your family for the moral message and the feel-good factor. More than theatrical run, I think this film will be repeated in TV channels often. #Pakkiri – Watchable feel-good drama which belongs to @dhanushkraja who charms each and every character in the film and the audiences alike. Thanks to @ItsAmitTrivedi ‘s score and songs, the dubbed version got the Indian spirit.Ramesh Bala: #TheExtraordinaryJourneyOfTheFakir / #Pakkiri [3/5] : The screenplay justifies the title.. A feel good entertainer.. Solely depends on the charm/screen presence of @dhanushkraja His acting is excellent.. Good supporting cast, music.. Nice locations.. A fun 100 min rideKaushik LM: Saw the Fakir Tamil dub #Pakkiri – A light, breezy, feelgood fantasy story, with the adventures & misadventures of the lead character. Shot across Europe. @dhanushkraja brings all his charm to the fore Decent music, short runtime. Just timepass! Will appeal to kids particularlylast_img read more

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SFIO seeks investigation into RBI officials alleged role in ILFS collapse

first_imgWikipediaThe Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) suspects that a senior RBI officer may have played a role in IL&FS Financial Services (IL&FS) collapse, a media report says. It is reckoned that the total failure of RBI’s regulatory mechanism is one of the key reasons for the company’s collapse causing likely loss of millions of rupees to investors.The IL&FS crisis along with that of Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) had invited criticism of the regulatory efficiency of the pro-business government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley as finance minister during the first stint of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the RBI policies during the period. As the finance minister in Modi 2.0, Nirmala Sitharaman has her task cut out to clean up the mess that the non-banking financial companies (NBFC) are in and restore public confidence in them so that the liquidity crisis could be tackled.SFIO, which is investigating the IL&FS case, has directed the RBI to conduct an internal investigation into the issues linked to the non-banking financial company (NBFC) to probe the complete failure of the regulatory mechanisms, the report on the Time of India website says. SFIO has apparently found some information to suggest that former IL&FS CEO Ramesh Bawa may have had links with a senior RBI official, which helped the company dodge procedural safeguards, the report says citing an unidentified source in the SFIO. Bawa allegedly used this contact to get favourable decisions on regulatory matters. The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to conduct an internal probe as it suspects collusion at some level within RBI with IL&FS leading to the current crisis.PwC-AssochamThe SFIO has no evidence yet of any quid pro quo involving any RBI official and IL&FS, the source said. The RBI’s inspection detected problems with IL&FS way back in 2015, the report says citing an unidentified government source. The RBI, however, took until 2017 to convey to IL&FS that the company had committed serious procedural errors. The RBI informed the company that its definition of what constituted a group was wrong and gave it two years to wind down its investment and follow regulatory norms on the definition of group companies, sources said.The SFIO has asked the RBI to investigate why it failed to take timely action despite two reports about IL&FS’ problems with net-owned funds and capital adequacy ratio. The investigative agency believes that timely regulatory action could have prevented the collapse. “The probe has shown that things would only go up to a level in the RBI,” the report said quoting a source that cited SFIO’s findings. In a charge sheet filed in a Mumbai court, the SFIO pointed to several irregularities by IL&FS, including the failure to follow the RBI’s directions on non-performing assets (NPA) classification. It also said that IL&FS violated group lending norms, resulting in a grave miscalculation of net-owned funds.Serious issues with the 1987-founded IL&FS group that has about 300 subsidiaries financing infrastructure projects began coming to light last year when some of them began defaulting on repayment of loans to various institutions. Since then the crisis has snowballed into something that has hit many NBFCs and threatened to pull in even many mutual funds.last_img read more

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Applying deep learning to motion capture with DeepLabCut

first_img Citation: Applying deep learning to motion capture with DeepLabCut (2018, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-deep-motion-capture-deeplabcut.html © 2018 Tech Xplore More information: Alexander Mathis et al. DeepLabCut: markerless pose estimation of user-defined body parts with deep learning, Nature Neuroscience (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41593-018-0209-yAbstractQuantifying behavior is crucial for many applications in neuroscience. Videography provides easy methods for the observation and recording of animal behavior in diverse settings, yet extracting particular aspects of a behavior for further analysis can be highly time consuming. In motor control studies, humans or other animals are often marked with reflective markers to assist with computer-based tracking, but markers are intrusive, and the number and location of the markers must be determined a priori. Here we present an efficient method for markerless pose estimation based on transfer learning with deep neural networks that achieves excellent results with minimal training data. We demonstrate the versatility of this framework by tracking various body parts in multiple species across a broad collection of behaviors. Remarkably, even when only a small number of frames are labeled (~200), the algorithm achieves excellent tracking performance on test frames that is comparable to human accuracy. As Wei and Kording note, scientists have been trying to apply motion capture to humans and animals for well over a century—the idea is to capture the intricacies of all the tiny movements that together make up a larger, more noticeable movement, such as a single dance step. Being able to track such movements in animals offers some clues regarding their biomechanics and how their brains work. Being able to do so with humans can aid in physical therapy efforts or improvements in sports performance. The current process involves video recording the subject and carrying out a laborious process of tagging images frame by frame. In this new effort, the researchers have developed a computer automation technique to carry out the process, making it much faster and easier.To create DeepLabCut, the group trained a neural network using information from a database called Imagenet that contains a massive number of images and associated metadata. They then developed an algorithm that optimized estimations of poses. The third piece was the software that runs the algorithm, interacts with users and offers output of results. The result is a tool that can be used to perform motion capture on humans and virtually any other creature. All a user has to do is upload samples of what they are after, say, pictures of a squirrel, with its major parts labeled and some videos demonstrating how it moves in general. Then the user uploads video of a subject doing an activity of interest—say, a squirrel cracking open a nut. The software does the rest, producing motion capture of the activity. The team has made the new tool freely accessible to anyone who wishes to use it for whatever purpose they choose. Wei and Kording suggest the tool could revolutionize motion capture, making it easily available to professionals and novices alike. The hand of a mouse is automatically tracked with DeepLabCut, and the trajectories show the future (left) and past (far right) movements. Credit: Mathis et al, 2018 Explore further Making animated characters jump just got easier This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany and the U.S. has developed a deep learning algorithm that can be used for motion capture of animals of any kind. In their paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the group describes their tracking tool called DeepLabCut, how it works and how to use it. Kunlin Wei and Konrad Kording with the University of Peking and the University of Pennsylvania respectively offer a News & Views piece on the work done by the group in the same journal issue. Journal information: Nature Neuroscience Markerless pose estimation during behavior and across multiple species is crucial for many applications in neuroscience. Common model organisms are depicted in action, with the their past trajectories illustrated. Credit: Ella Maru Studio A fruit fly moving in a 3D chamber is automatically tracked with DeepLabCut Credit: Mathis et al, 2018last_img read more

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