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

Myanmar favours independent inquiry into rights violation in Rakhine

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersThe government of Myanmar has decided to establish an independent commission of enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability, and development in Rakhine, reports UNB.This decision has also taken into consideration the interim recommendation of the advisory board for the committee for the implementation of the recommendations on Rakhine state, said a Myanmar government statement.The independent commission will investigate the violation of human rights and related issues.The commission will consist of three members including an international personality.It will be assisted by national and international legal technical experts, it said.last_img

Jatra artiste dies of snake bite while performing

first_imgKolkata: Performing a Jatrapala with a venomous snake proved fatal for Kalidashi Mondal, a Jatra artiste who was declared brought dead by hospital authorities after getting bitten by it.The incident brought to light the shocking negligence on the part of the Jatra organisers, who allowed a local exorcist to perform his tricks on the victim for four hours after the incident occurred. The hospital authorities said the patient’s life could have been saved, had she been brought to the hospital earlier. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt was learnt from the local sources that the victim, Mondal and her troops were performing ‘Manasa Mangal’ in Barunghat area of Hasnabad on Tuesday evening. The Jatrapala was organised at the house of one Manoranjan Das on the occasion of Manasa Puja. To make the performance more lively, a local exorcist handed over a poisonous snake to the woman. Without assuming the implication of the incident, she also agreed to enact the epic with the snake. According to locals, the victim thought that the snake might have been entirely devoid of venom. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedWhen she started acting with the snake, it suddenly bit her. When she collapsed on the stage, the exorcist insisted on doing the treatment himself and did not allow anybody to take her to a nearby hospital. He continued his tricks on the woman for four hours. When the locals and her fellow colleagues finally took her to the hospital, the doctors pronounced her brought dead.Question arises on why her other colleagues did not prevent the victim from taking the snake. The locals demanded stern action against Biswas who is currently at large. A probe has been initiated.last_img read more

7 projects bag SKOCH OrderofMerit award

first_imgKolkata: Seven flagship projects of the Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department have been selected for SKOCH Order-of-Merit award.The projects that received SKOCH Order-of-Merit award are – floating market located on the western fringes of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass near Patuli, Solar high mast LED lights at Jaigaon in Alipurduar, development of green zone in Kolkata, online payment of Municipal Property Tax, Samabyathi project, ADDA online project and development of eco-tourism complex at Saheb Bandh in Purluia town are Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Floating Market at Patuli was developed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority and it is one of the successful projects of the state government. Some shop keepers were rehabilitated there and people visit the place to buy goods at affordable rates in a unique atmosphere.Similarly, the project of installing 31 high mast solar lights in Jaigaon was carried out by Jaigaon Development Authority (JDA) and it has given a facelift to the place. People residing in the Jaigaon Planning Area were also immensely benefitted as unlike conventional lights, the solar lights are cost effective and hassle free. As many as 37,300 people benefitted from the project. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAgain, the Green Zone in Kolkata is one of the successful initiatives under Green City Mission and it led to the creation of a beautifully decorated corridor from Kolkata Airport to Chinar Park and from Parama Island to Nabanna via Maa Flyover and AJC Bose Road Flyover. At the same time, the projects including the online payment gateway system of the Asansol Durgapur Development Authority’s (ADDA), which was named as “ADDA Online” also immensely benefitted the residents of the area. The Samabyathi project of the state government is also one of its kind in the country. It provides financial support to bereaved family members to perform the final rites and rituals of a deceased from the financially weaker section. Under the project, the state government provides assistance of Rs 2,000 to each of such families.last_img read more

Govt set to upgrade infrastructure of three medical colleges in state

first_imgKolkata: The state government has taken the decision to upgrade three medical colleges in the state by introducing new facilities and at the same time, by developing infrastructure of many of the existing units.Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Malda Medical College and North Bengal Medical College and Hospital are the three state-run major health units, where infrastructure development will take place.As many as 704 beds will be increased, with 249 beds in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, 201 beds in Malda Medical College and 254 beds in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. In a bid to ensure better health service, 1,453 posts have also been created and will be filled up soon, said Chandrima Bhattacharya, minister of state for Health. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedShe further said that infrastructure for plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, CTVS, dialysis unit, cardiology, general ICU, etc. will be developed in Bankura Sammilani Medical College. Different infrastructure will also be developed in Malda Medical College. In North Bengal Medial College and Hospital, there will also be infrastructure for plastic surgery, pediatric surgery and CTVS. There will be a nephrology unit in North Bengal Medial College and Hospital as well. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe cabinet on Thursday has also given its nod to set up 27 more General Nursing and Midwifery schools. At present, there are 89 such schools in the state. In a bid to ensure proper functioning of the 27 new schools, the cabinet has given its nod for creation of 891 posts. It will help solve the problem of shortage of nurses in the state.Meanwhile, Sashi Panja, the state Women and Child Development minister, said after the cabinet meeting that a decision has also been made to set up ICDS cells for each of the four newly created districts – Jhargram, West Burdwan, Alipurduar and Kalimpong.The cells will be supervising implementation of the ICDS scheme, National Creche Scheme and Scheme for adolescent girls. She stated that the Centre has reduced its share for the ICDS cells to 25 percent and the state is now bearing 75 percent of the project cost.The cabinet has also given its nod to set up Chitpur Railway Police Station, bifurcating the jurisdiction of Dum Dum GRPS.last_img read more