Other Sports South Korea picks capital Seoul for its bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. South Korea picked its capital Seoul for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. North Korea is yet to announce the city name.South Korea aims to jointly host the Summer Olympics with North Korea. New Delhi: South Korea has picked its capital Seoul for its bid for the 2032 summer Olympics, which it aims to jointly host with North Korea. The Koreas will officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their decision to bid at an event in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday.North Korea is expected to announce its candidate city later this week – the likely choice is its capital Pyongyang – before or during the IOC meeting, reportedly.The decision to pursue a joint bid – as well as to jointly participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games – was made following a series of inter-Korean talks last year, as cross-border reconciliation gathered pace.In a meeting held by the country’s Olympic committee on Monday, Seoul edged out its rival, the southern port city of Busan.Seoul mayor Park Won-soon said he would ensure the bid serves as an opportunity to “change the fate of the Korean peninsula”.”If the 1988 Seoul Olympics was ‘reconciliation Olympics’ amid the cold war between East and West and the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics was a touchstone of peace, the 2032 Olympics will be promoted to become the last stop to establish the peace”. The last time Seoul hosted the summer Olympics, in 1988, Pyongyang boycotted the Games. But in recent months the Koreas have turned to sports diplomacy to ease tensions.During the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last year, North Korea sent leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, to express the reclusive regime’s interest in an inter-Korean summit.The unified Korean women’s ice hockey team was also a symbol of unity in Pyeongchang, despite losing all their games and finishing last.Kim Jong Un went on to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in three times in the wake of the Games and held a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.However, the joint bid poses some difficulties. North Korea is subject to economic sanctions and these are unlikely to be lifted by the UN Security Council unless Pyongyang takes firmer steps toward denuclearization.  highlightslast_img read more

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Jet Makes Fiery Landing At Daytona Beach Airport

first_imgA problem with landing gear is to blame for a fiery landing at a Florida airport. A plane trying to land at Daytona Beach International Airport yesterday wound up skidding on the runway when its landing gear failed.Two people on board were able to walk away uninjured. The runway remained closed for inspection for several hours after the sparks flew as the plane slid on its belly. There’s no word on why the landing gear malfunctioned.last_img

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Goal scorers are hard to find, Leafs think they have one in Salmon Arm’s Colton McCarthy

first_imgHe’s stands 6-foot and weighs 170 pounds.He shoots right and plays on the Leafs top a line with captain Colton Schell and Jacob Boyczuk.And, this is what Leaf fans are going to like the best, the player loves to score goals.Colton McCarthy will soon be a household name if his sniping around Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nets continues as a member of the Green and White.The Salmon Arm winger has been one of the keys to Nelson’s 3-2-1-0 record and a bounce-back victory against defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley last week at the NDCC Arena.Nelson had just taken it on the chin against the Nitehawks the night before.So winning was the only option as the Leafs look to be a force in the tough Neil Murdoch Division.“We needed that win really bad,” the 16-yaer-old McCarthy said after the 5-2 win Saturday.“We lost really bad in Beaver Valley the night before but came out hard got the win.”Leaf coach Frank Maida knew he had a winner in McCarthy during spring recruiting. “I watched him all through the spring and knew he’d do well with our team and in this league and he’s done everything I thought he would do,” Maida explained.For McCarthy, hockey really didn’t end last season after minor hockey.He was part of most Junior A spring camps.That’s where Maida saw the prize recruit, at the West Kelowna, formerly Westside, Warriors camp.“That’s where Frank talked to me and said he’d like to have me if things didn’t work out in Junior A,” explained McCarthy, leading the Leafs in scoring with seven goals in six games.Which proved to be a good fallback position for McCarthy after decided not to test out the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors team.“(Moose Jaw) said come to main camp but I knew I wouldn’t play that much and knew I wanted to play,” McCarthy said. “So I came to Nelson and (boy) am I getting lots of ice time.”After playing four of six on the road to start the season the Leafs get a steady diet of home cooking Thanksgiving weekend with no less than three home games.Nelson opens up Friday against the Fernie Ghostriders.The Riders are off to a slow start by Fernie standards with a 3-3-0-1 record for second in the Eddie Mountain Division behind Kimberley.Saturday, Nelson gets its first look at Murdoch rival Spokane Braves before concluding the weekend Sunday against the Chase Heat. Both games are 7 p.m.The Heat, 3-3 on the season, is last in the Doug Birks Division.Game time Sunday is 2:30 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Nelson welcomes back center Matti Jmaeff to the roster. Jmaeff failed to catch on with a Junior A team. . . . Injuries to the defence — Cam Weir has a concussion, Damin Devlin has a shoulder strain and Blake Arcuri remains on the inactive list — has forced the coaching staff to juggle the lineup for the weekend. Affiliate player Brendan Smith gets into the lineup to help the defence Friday.last_img read more

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Athletics clinch wild-card spot with Cleveland Indians loss

first_imgSEATTLE — With the Cleveland Indians’ loss to the Washington Nationals on Friday night, the A’s officially clinched a wild-card spot.The A’s are still vying for home-field advantage with Tampa Bay. The Rays beat the Blue Jays on Friday, clinching their spot in the one-game wild-card playoff and eliminating the Indians. The A’s hold a series advantage over the Rays, which means that if the two teams end in a tie, the A’s would host the wild card game. With an A’s win on Friday, the team’s Magic …last_img read more

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With AI, High Speed Facial Recognition Is Here

first_imgRelated Posts Frank Landman China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Facial recognition technology is old news. It’s widespread enough to be in every iPhone 10 and it tags our pictures on Facebook. Most facial recognition tech works from a fairly narrow range of options, though – limited possibilities of who might be in a picture or who a device belongs to. What’s new in facial recognition is high speed processing and the ability to use AI to identify individuals from an enormous pool of possibilities.The Recognition RevolutionChina has been in the news recently for the country’s use of facial recognition technology in Xinjiang province. Located near the border and home to a large number of Uighur minorities, the technology aims to identify people on state watch lists who might be roaming the city. Such surveillance is unfortunately unsurprising in China, where the government restricts internet access and public discourse to an extreme degree, but it also suggests exactly what’s possible – and it could be coming your way.Technical FoundationsSeveral different technological improvements serve as the foundation for AI-driven facial recognition, the first of which is higher quality video. Unsurprisingly, old video is notoriously hard to analyze since it’s pixelated and poorly defined. Modern CCTV cameras, though, provide a minimum 1080P HD video for surveillance footage that looks as good as your favorite television show.Kapil Dhingra, founder of AI platform Pixmettle said “The other major technological improvement supporting facial recognition in surveillance is AI and machine learning. At this point, facial recognition tech doesn’t just scan through a database for potential matches, but can actually learn how to group and efficiently eliminate whole swaths of faces from consideration. It can identify gender and racial markers, color, and more. The problem is, they still aren’t precise – facial recognition isn’t DNA or fingerprinting – and it comes with certain risks.”Actionable ApplicationsOf all the potential real time applications of facial recognition technology, one of the leading contenders in the US right now is as part of police body cameras. Advocates for this technology suggest it could help officers identify suspects more easily based on database information, and consider it a natural extension of the push for body cameras by antiviolence activists. Opponents, on the other hand, suggest that such technology could be used to justify poor judgment and increase violence towards minorities.A less dramatic use of facial recognition technology, and one more in line with current capacities, recommends employing it as part of business identification and verification strategies. The designers of TrueFace.ai, for example, hope that their software will make it easier for fintech and e-learning groups to verify users, adding to a multi-key process by combining facial data with passwords and challenge questions. As multifactor authorization becomes the norm, why not use something as unchanging as a user’s face?The more cameras populate our normal environments, the more likely big data companies will draw on them for data – to identify not just how many people walk by an advertisement, for example, but who those individuals are. Companies can identify how often someone comes to a physical storefront, even if they pay in cash. Video data becomes actionable in new and increasingly personal ways.So, do businesses or the government know where you are? Maybe not – but don’t discount the possibility. Computers could be watching you soon.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

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Kings open title defense vs vengeance-seeking Bolts

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But Black was quick to dismiss the extra rest as a factor in this long series, and has instilled in his charges that, after making the Finals last year and failing to forge a Game 7 after Justin Brownlee hit a three-pointer at the buzzer, only winning this one would complete their journey.“We now have the experience,” said Black, who completed a Triple Crown sweep with San Miguel in 1989 and won titles with defunct Sta. Lucia and Talk ‘N Text before taking this job at Meralco. “The next goal for us is to win the championship (this time).”Brownlee made that triple in the face of Allan Durham last year, and though the Meralco import has repeatedly said that it’s all behind him now, Durham said that memories of that painful loss still haunt him to this day.“I’ve been trying to move on, but the media keep bringing that stuff up,” Durham had told reporters recently. “But none of that matters, last year doesn’t matter. I’ve forgotten about it, but it’s still fueling me to get the (series) win and hold the trophy.”Ginebra has the 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 leaper Japeth Aguilar manning the middle, but the Gin Kings will be facing a side that has improved a lot since last year, with the addition of Ranidel de Ocampo giving the Bolts a lot of championship experience.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  And after suffering the franchise’s bitterest defeat last season, Meralco feels that it has some unfinished business when it starts clashing with the Gin Kings in the 7 p.m. series opener at Quezon Convention Center here, as Norman Black tries to fulfill a goal of putting a winning tradition in the latest stop of his storied coaching career.“It’s going to be tough, and it’s going to be rough,” Cone, a two-time Grand Slam champion, said of the season-closing title series where the Kings are expected to ride their advantage in size all the way against an opponent he described with so much respect.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We couldn’t have picked a higher quality opponent,” Cone went on. “They have all the bases covered. That’s the challenge for us there. We are bigger, yes, but they also have the size and the balance. They can play the pace they want to play.”Meralco topped the elimination round and swept a formidable Star crew in the Final Four, giving the Bolts three days more rest than the Kings. Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLUCENA—It’s going to be size versus versatility, great imports ranged against each other, brilliant Grand Slam-winning tacticians seeking to improve their legacies, and crowd-darlings going up against probably the most under-appreciated side in the PBA.But no matter how one splices it, the best-of-seven series for the Governors’ Cup title promises to be the best one for the season, with Barangay Ginebra seeking to win a second title under Tim Cone without needing a last-second three-pointer to do it.ADVERTISEMENT Corteza makes history LATEST STORIES “It will be tougher,” guard LA Tenorio said. “First, because they are highly motivated, No. 2 is because of the addition of Ranidel, third is (Chris) Newsome and Baser (Amer) have improved a lot and the last is because Durham is Durham.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Research firm touts Newfoundland and Labrador seaweed as cancer inhibitor

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A cancer researcher says he’s cautiously optimistic about an East Coast ocean technology company’s apparent discovery of properties in seaweed off Newfoundland and Labrador that inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, but warns the company still faces many hurdles.Oceans Ltd. announced Wednesday it has been studying the seaweed’s potential commercialization in pharmaceutical products for seven years, and has sampled about 70 seaweed species in Newfoundland and Labrador’s coastal waters.It said studies that used an extract from the seaweed on mice have “conclusively” demonstrated effectiveness in inhibiting the growth of breast cancer cells.Dr. David Hoskin, a professor of pathology at Dalhousie University who was not involved with the company or its research, said the product appears promising, but added there have been many natural products that have inhibited growth of human cancer in mice.“To the best of my knowledge, none of them have made it to the clinic,” said Hoskin, who researches natural products for treatment of breast cancer.“I tell my students, ‘I guarantee if you bring me a mouse with cancer, I can cure it.’ It’s pretty easy to cure cancer in a mouse. In a human, that’s a whole new ball game. That’s where a lot of the disappointments in the development of new cancer treatments have arisen from.”Oceans Ltd. president and CEO Judith Bobbitt said Wednesday its unique molecule has already undergone laboratory and animal testing at the National Research Council Canada, in accordance with Ottawa’s drug protocol.She said there are patents pending, and the company is now looking to partner with pharmaceutical companies to fund further research.“This is significant,” said Bobbitt in an interview. “It’s a novel molecule we found in a natural environment that nobody knew existed.”Hoskin said Oceans Ltd. will have to convince a company that its product is more effective and more economical than anything else the company has coming down the pipeline, and get it to agree to fund extensive clinical trials.“The only entities with deep enough pockets to fund those trials are big pharmaceutical companies,” said Hoskin, who is also the endowed chair in breast cancer research at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Atlantic Region.Oceans Ltd. said following treatment, the mice showed no obvious abnormalities related to metastasis, including in internal organs with high potential for metastasis such as livers, lungs, axillary lymph nodes and diaphragms.It said the molecule structure has been dubbed GorgonaDosi, and it is now being synthesized in a research lab for pharmaceutical development.Bobbitt said the molecule comes from a rare species of cold-water seaweed, and because Oceans Ltd. has defined the molecular structure, it is now able to make the seaweed synthetically.Oceans Ltd. has not yet shared the research with medical journals, as patents are pending.Hoskin said he hopes the research is submitted at some point so its scientific validity can be assessed.“Obviously a company has a vested interest in putting the best possible spin on the potential product,” he said.Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Christopher Mitchelmore was on hand for the company’s press conference Wednesday, and praised the initiative.Oceans Ltd. is comprised of meteorologists, physical oceanographers, biologists, biochemists, chemists, and engineers who investigate the marine environment and its applications, with offices in Halifax and St. John’s.(The Canadian Press, VOCM)last_img read more

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Toronto market edges higher as oil climbs US markets loonie down

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index edged higher Friday as commodity prices rose, while U.S. stocks ended down.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 4.70 points at 15,273.97, helped by gold, oil, and cannabis sectors.Cannabis stocks saw gains on news that President Donald Trump will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized cannabis, which is illegal south of the border under federal law.Licensed producer Aphria Inc.’s stock rose nearly 15 per cent to close at $1.48 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Canopy Growth Corp. closed up 7.84 per cent at $29.84, while Friday Night Inc., which owns cannabis assets in Las Vegas, saw its shares rise by more than 20 per cent to close at $0.65 on the Canadian Securities Exchange.The boost to cannabis stocks from the news shows how much sentiment and momentum can move the sector, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth.“Overall I think the cannabis stocks, they’re a crapshoot on a daily basis really,” said Small.“When people hear the hype, and they get momentum, these stocks can move higher, so it doesn’t mean they fundamentally have to be sound and cheap and look good. If you have good momentum behind you, sometimes perception is more powerful that reality.”Oil and gold stocks also saw gains as prices rose. The May crude contract closed up 32 cents at US$67.39 per barrel and the June gold contract ended up $6 at US$1,347.90 an ounce.U.S. stocks saw declines as several banks reported higher than expected profits, but still declined in part because of some concerns investors saw in financial reports.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 122.91 points at 24,360.14. The S&P 500 index ended down 7.69 points at 2,656.30 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 33.60 points at 7,106.65.The Canadian dollar averaged 79.38 cents US, down 0.01 of a US cent.The May natural gas contract ended up five cents at US$2.74 per mmBTU and the May copper contract was up one cent at US$3.07 a pound.last_img read more

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Romanian card cloner arrested from S Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: A 40-year-old Romanian card cloner was arrested from MB road, police said on Friday. The police during investigation revealed that the accused with the help of skimming device targeted unmanned ATMs.Police identified the accused as Lupoi Emil, native of Constanta in Romania. “Cyber Cell South District has prevented compromising of various ATM cards users’ ATM data and thereafter unauthorised withdrawal of their harden earned money from Bank ATMs by card cloner cheats, ” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar. He stated that on March 27 police officials apprehended Romanian national red handed from Yes Bank ATM, Saidulajab, MB Road. He was trying to implant card cloning/skimming devise at the said ATM. DCP Kumar said that Emil is mechanic and driver by profession. He used to visit India for earning money through committing cheating and cyber crime for his and his family luxury livelihood. “He has visited India thrice including this time. This time he had come to India on multiple visitor visa in the second week of March 2019 along with his associate. But he was arrested this time before he would have succeeded in cloning cards and cheating Indian currency, ” said Kumar. Police claimed that during interrogation it revealed that the accused person Lupoi Emil had come to India on multiple visitor visa in the second week of March 2019 along with his associate, for the purpose of making clones of ATM cards used in India by installing skimming devices at lonely and unguarded Bank ATMs in Delhi and thereafter making clones of genuine ATM cards of different banks having actual PIN number of that particular card also and to withdraw amount unauthorizedly from different unguarded ATMs and hence robbing Indian currency for their luxury. They were staying at Green Park, New Delhi but his associate had left the place before the police reached. Efforts are on to trace him.last_img read more

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Kolkata CP among 4 Bengal cops replaced ahead of polls

first_imgKOLKATA: In a surprising move just days before the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission has removed the Commissioners of Police (CPs) of both Kolkata and Bidhannagar. The four officers cannot be involved by the state government in any election-related duties, the poll panel stated.Dr Rajesh Kumar, ADG, Pollution Control Board has been made the new Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, replacing Anuj Sharma. It may be recalled that Sharma had been made the Commissioner of the city barely two months ago. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe new Kolkata police chief was once private secretary to Mukul Roy when he was Railway Minister. Natarajan Ramesh Babu, ADG and IGP, Operations has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar. The Commission has also removed Birbhum SP Shyam Singh and Diamond Harbour SP S Selvamurugan. In a letter to Chief Secretary Malay De on Friday, the Commission informed that the decision was taken after reviewing the poll-preparedness of the state. Avannu Ravindranath, DC (Airport Division), Bidhannagar, has been posted as SP Birbhum, while Srihari Pandey, DC, KAP 3rd Battalion, has been posted as SP, Diamond Harbour.last_img read more

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