Murder up 29 says one report Bahamas records another killing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – Eight months into 2017 and The Bahamas is moving at rocket pace in the area of the murder toll for the country.    It is put at 84 now that a stabbing victim has died from serious injuries after a fight around 2pm on Sunday.There is someone arrested in connection to the killing which happened in the Village Road area.    The man was rushed from the scene in serious condition but died later the same night.  It is said murder is up 29%. Related Items:last_img read more

Amazon to fund 10M to improve fairness in AI research

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 5:11 Sci-Tech Tech Industry Post a comment 0center_img Tags Amazon wants funded projects to broaden acceptance of AI systems.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon is giving money to broaden AI acceptance. The e-commerce giant on Monday said it’s working with the US National Science Foundation to give a total of $10 million in research grants over the next three years to help improve fairness in artificial intelligence.”We believe we must work closely with academic researchers to develop innovative solutions that address issues of fairness, transparency and accountability and to ensure that biases in data don’t get embedded in the systems we create,” Prem Natarajan, vice president and head scientist of Alexa at Amazon, wrote in a blog post. “Funded projects will help to enable broadened acceptance of AI systems, helping the US further capitalize on the potential of AI technologies.”This comes as Amazon faces criticism for selling Rekognition, facial recognition software that relies on AI and machine learning, to law enforcement agencies. Civil liberties groups, such as the ACLU, have raised concerns about the speedy adoption of facial recognition tech among US law enforcement agencies and the potential for its abuse, particularly against immigrants and people of color.Amazon said specific topics of interest for its funding program with the NSF include transparency, explainability, accountability, potential biases and effects, inclusiveness and fairness in AI technology. Interested researchers can submit their letters of intent by May 10. Facial recognition: Get to know the tech that gets to… Amazon Facial recognitionlast_img read more

SpiceJet Posts ₹275 Crore in Losses in Q3 Recapitalisation will Help Turn

first_imgSpiceJet announced its third-quarter results on Thursday evening, with the airline posting a loss of ₹275 crore — an increase of 59% — on the back of poor passenger numbers and a one-time cost of ₹295 crore.The recently recapitalised airline saw a 31% decline in capacity, with revenue falling to ₹1,300 crore against ₹1,769 crore recorded a year ago for the same quarter. ReutersSpiceJet said in a statement that its net loss has widened to ₹173 crore for the third quarter. The quarter also witnessed the airline stand at the brink of total collapse, after the Maran brothers stopped infusing funds to keep the airline going, even as it accumulated significant losses, and saw its credit obligations skyrocket.The Marans finally transferred ownership and management to Ajay Singh, the original promoter of the airline, who brought in fresh funds to keep the airline going.With the recapitalisation move, SpiceJet is also re-negotiating contracts and settling dues with creditors, which together is expected to bring down costs, Chief Financial Officer Kiran Koteshwar said.The airline scrip was trading at 19.65, down by 0.40 or 2%, at the time of reporting.last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound Video will play in  Watch Next Watch again Click to playTap to play How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE appcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable Share this video The video will start in 1Cancel Play now We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, March 30 Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 19:53Accident on A50Reports of queueing traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A50 Eastbound between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout) and J7 A515 / Derby Road (Cubley). 19:53Trains not stopping on London Northwestern Southbound at Stoke-on-Trent and replacement bus service running via Stoke on Trent between Crewe and Stafford due to broken down train. Tickets being accepted on East Midlands services. 19:53Services being diverted via Crewe on CrossCountry Southbound due to broken down train at Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets being accepted on East Midlands and Northern services. Journey times extended by up to 30 minutes.Replacement bus service is assisting passengers from Crewe to Stoke on Trent and Stafford. 16:45Elderly woman freed after becoming trapped under some treesWorking with West Midlands Ambulance Service to release an elderly lady who has become trapped under some trees in Packmoor.— Staffordshire Fire (@StaffsFire) March 30, 201816:36If you weren’t already aware… Nantwich Jazz and Blues festival in Nantwich.Various gigs around the town centre over the Easter Weekend. Extra traffic possible on approach. Until April 2. 16:07Short delays possible in Burslem…Easter Play in Burslem.B5051 Market Place closed from 18:00 to 21:30 between Swan Square and Steventon Place. Short delays possible.16:01Doveridge Bypass fully closed#A50 Doveridge Bypass is now FULLY CLOSED westbound between #A515 #Sudbury and and A518 #Uttoxeter #Derbyshire to recover an overturned lorry. @DerbyshireRPU are on scene dealing.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) March 30, 201815:37Delays in DerbyshireThe A50 Doveridge Bypass in Derbyshire is closed westbound between the A515 (Sudbury) and the A518 (Uttoxeter) for the recovery of a lorry which over-turned earlier.A diversion is in operation via local routes.Please allow additional time for your journey and consider alternative routes, if possible. 13:50Traffic summaryIn terms of the roads right now there are some residual delays on the M6 in Cheshire due to earlier accidents and broken down vehicles. Earlier delays following an accident in Staffordshire have all reportedly cleared.A lorry has overturned on the A50 Westbound at Sudbury roundabout in Derbyshire – delays are building and this could cause issues for anyone travelling into Staffordshire from that direction.13:22Delays on A50 after lorry overturns near SudburyThe lorry has overturned on Sudbury roundabout. More here.The lorry on the A50 (Image: Derbyshire Police)12:57Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is five minutes.12:44One lane blocked on broken down vehicle One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. Breakdown has occurred with in the residual queues following an earlier accident which has since cleared. 12:27Accidents cleared on M6All the lanes have reopened following both accidents on the M6.11:11Second accident on M6Queueing traffic and one lane blocked due to accident, two cars involved on M6 in both directions at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. 11:02Delays of an hour against expected trafficThe M6 motorway in Staffordshire is partially blocked following an accident this morning. More here.10:51Accident on M6 in StaffordshireThe accident has taken place on the northbound carriageway between junction 14 and junction 15. More here.10:38Reports of accident on M6 in Staffordshire Reports coming in of accident on M6 northbound between J14 and J15, more as we get it. 10:33Traffic updateAll the roads are still clear as far as we know – with no reports of accidents or incidents in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.There is the usual congestion around Crewe Green Roundabout and some congestion on the Northbound M6 in Cheshire. That is about it around here.In the West Midlands a swan was blocking one lane of the M6 northbound near junction 8 – but police say it has flown off now, so that’s fine.We’ll keep you posted10:25Heavy traffic on the M6 NorthboundHeavy traffic on M6 Northbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 (Knutsford). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works. (Image: Inrix)09:37Slow traffic on A527A527 Brownhills Road Westbound busy but moving between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).09:33Bank Holiday roads update (9.30am)Anyone heading out today will be pleased to know that, as of 9.25am, there are no issues on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.Further south in Staffordshire the A449 southbound is blocked between Gailey and the M54 due to a car fire. Police, firefighters and Highways England are at the scene.Further afield the A46 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A1434 near Newark and the B1190 Lincoln due to an overturned HGV and there are ongoing delays on the A20 and A2 near the Port of Dover due to enhanced French border controls.We’ll be with you all day to keep you informed.09:30Delays on trains in West Midlands after vehicle hits bridgeDelays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Birmingham New Street and Coventry due to road vehicle hitting a bridge.09:16Vehicle fire closes A449 in StaffordshireThe southbound carriageway is closed between the A5 and the M54. More here.Sentinel Traffic Alert08:58A449 closed due to car fire08:37Call to house fire turns out to be false alarmThe house fire in Fegg Hayes firefighters were called out to turns out to be a false alarm. More here.07:51A50 busy but moving A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). (Image: Inrix)07:30BREAKING: Emergency services at scene of Stoke-on-Trent house fireTwo fire engines and ambulances are at the scene of the fire in Fegg Hayes. More hereA fire engine at the scene in Fegg Hayes (Image: Sentinel Reader)06:51Arrest after two hospital staff allegedly assaultedA man has now been charged with two counts of assault following the incident in the early hours of Thursday morning. More here.Leighton Hospital in Crewe (Image: Google)06:32Usual delays around Crewe Green RoundaboutA534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).06:16Traffic reportAs you’d hope at 6.14am on a bank holiday morning things are currently very quiet on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and we currently have no reports of incidents on any roads in the area.Elsewhere in the UK the A46 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A1434 near Newark and the B1190 Lincoln due to an overturned HGV and there are in Kent there are delays expected this morning on the A20 and A2 tourist routes towards the Port of Dover; Highways England say this is due to enhanced French border controls. We’ll keep you updated on roads in our area, and major incidents elsewhere, throughout the day.last_img read more