Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 MAY 2019 Related Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Redmi announced its first flagship phones, shortly after becoming an independent brand within Xiaomi focused on value devices and accelerating the Chinese vendor’s global business.Two devices were unveiled, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, both of which include a 20MP pop-up front camera – an increasingly popular option for smartphone vendors looking to dispense with notched displays. When the front camera is raised, it will display lighting effects and is accompanied by a sound effect, with a lighting ring on top also acting as a notification for incoming messages and charging status.The pair also feature an AI-enabled triple camera set-up, with 48MP Sony main lens joined by 13MP wide angle and 8MP telephoto lenses.Both devices have a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, 4,000mAh battery, and include multi-function NFC – which is not common across the Redmi Line.There are obviously some differences. Redmi K20 Pro has Qualcomm’s latest high-end chip, Snapdragon 855, with 8-layered graphite cooling technology, which dissipates heat to keep the smartphone cool, whereas Redmi K20 has a Snapdragon 730 chip.Redmi K20 Pro also supports 27W wired quick charge, delivering up to 58 per cent charge in 30 minutes, whereas Redmi K20 features 18W charging.Redmi K20 pricing starts at CNY1,999/$289 (with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage), with Redmi K20 Pro starting at CNY2,499 in the same configuration. Versions of K20 Pro with 8GB of RAM will also be available.RedmiBook 14Redmi also took the wraps off its first notebook computer, called RedmiBook 14. As the name suggests, the device has a 14-inch display, and uses 8th generation Intel “Whiskey Lake” processors and Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. It includes 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage.It will be available for pre-order in the Chinese mainland from 1 June, with a starting price of CNY3,999.Redmi 7AAlso announced was Redmi 7A, which was described as a “complete upgrade over its predecessor”, Redmi 6A.According to the company, it features a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, a larger 4,000mAh battery, improved design, faster 10W charger, improved speaker, splash resistance and the ability to receive FM radio without an external antenna.Prices start at CNY549 with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author US backs down on Xiaomi row Xiaomi off the hook in the US Devices Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello RedmiXiaomi Home Redmi debuts flagship line Previous ArticleVietnam lays mobile money groundworkNext ArticleTikTok maker mulling smartphone play
Bob Weir & RatDog have announced additional dates to their summer tour, extending through September 14th. The initial tour announcement carried the band from June 4th to July 11th, and the second leg of the tour will run from August 14th through September 14th. Additionally, the band added a July 12th show in Ogden, CO.The second leg tour announcement includes some very special guest performances, including appearances from The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Devil Makes Three, and Dwight Yoakam. Weir is also set for numerous festival appearances throughout the summer, including a headlining spot at The Peach Music Festival, Lockn’ Festival, and Phases of the Moon Festival.You can see the full list of RatDog summer concerts below:Leg One:6/4 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY6/6 – Mountain Jam – Hunter, NY6/7 – Cape Cod Melody Tent – Hyannis, MA6/8 – Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park, NJ6/10 – DeVos Performance Hall – Grand Rapids, MI6/12 – Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI6/13 – Northrup Auditorium – Minneapolis, MN6/14 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO7/2 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA7/3 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA7/5 – Pearl Concert Theatre at Palms – Las Vegas, NV7/6 – Humphrey’s By The Bay – San Diego, CA7/7 – Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix, AZ7/10 – Red Butte Garden Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT7/11 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO7/12 – The Ogden Theatre – Denver, COLeg Two:8/14 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA * 8/15 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA 8/16 – CMAC – Canadaigua, NY * 8/18 – JBL Live at Pier 97 – New York NY * 8/19 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH * 8/22 – North Charleston Performing Arts Center – Charleston, SC * 8/23 – Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, FL * 8/24 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL * 8/26 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA * 8/27 – Uptown Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC * 8/29 – Fabulous Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO * 8/30 – Freedom Park Amphitheatre – Sterling Heights, MI % 8/31 – Ravinia Park Amphitheatre – Highland Park, IL % 9/4-5 – Lockn’ Festival – Arrington, VA 9/6 – Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA * 9/9 – PNC Pavilion – Cincinnati, OH * 9/10 – Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH * 9/12 – Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival 9/13 – TBA Venue – Asheville, NC 9/14 – The Woods – Nashville, TN ** = w/ Chris Robinson Brotherhood% = w/ Dwight Yoakam and The Devil Makes Three
Carnegie Mellon neuroscientists believe that neuronal feedback could explain why we see optical illusions, like the Kanizsa triangle.“We see with both our brain and our eyes. Your brain is making inferences that allow you to see the triangle. It’s connecting the dots between the corners of the wedges,” said Kuhlman, who is a member of Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub neuroscience initiative and the joint Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). “Optical illusions illustrate some of the amazing things our visual system can do.”When we look at an object, information about what we see travels through circuits of neurons beginning in the retina, through the thalamus and into the brain’s visual cortex. In the visual cortex, the information gets processed in multiple stages and is ultimately sent to the prefrontal cortex — the area of the brain that makes decisions, including how to respond to a given stimulus.However, not all information stays on this forward moving path. At the secondary stage of processing in the visual cortex some neurons reverse course and send information back to the first stage of processing. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon wondered if this feedback could change how the neurons in the visual cortex respond to a stimulus and alter the messages being sent to the prefrontal cortex.While there has been a good deal of research studying how information moves forward through the visual system, less has been done to study the impact of the information that moves backward. To find out if the information traveling from the secondary stage of processing back to the first stage impacted how information is encoded in the visual system, the researchers needed to quantify the magnitude of information that was being sent from the second stage back to the first stage. Using a mouse model, they recorded normal neuronal firing in the first stage of the visual cortex as the mouse looked at moving patterns that represented edges. They then silenced the neurons in the second stage using modified optogenetic technology. This halted the feedback of information from the second stage back to the first stage, and allowed the researchers to determine how much of the neuronal activity in the first stage of visual processing was the result of feedback.Twenty percent of the neuronal activity in the visual cortex was the result of feedback, a concept Kuhlman calls reciprocal connectivity. This indicates that some of the information coming from the visual cortex is not a direct response to a visual stimuli, but is a response to how the stimuli was perceived by higher cortical areas.The feedback, she says, might be what causes our brain to complete the undrawn lines in the Kanizsa triangle. But more importantly, it signifies that studying neuronal feedback is important to our understanding of how the brain works to process stimuli.“This represents a new way to study visual perception and neural computation. If we want to truly understand the visual pathway, and cortical function in general, we have to understand these reciprocal connection,” Kuhlman said. LinkedIn Ever see something that isn’t really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The “tricks” might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Sandra J. Kuhlman and colleagues.Understanding this feedback system could provide new insight into the visual system’s neuronal circuitry and could have further implications for understanding how the brain interprets and understands sensory stimuli.Many optical illusions make you see something that’s not there. Take the Kanizsa triangle: when you place three Pac-Man-like wedges in the right spot, you see a triangle, even though the edges of the triangle aren’t drawn. Share on Facebook Email Share on Twitter Share Pinterest
By STEVE HATHCOCKSpecial to the PRESSThe Loop Current flows through the straits of the Yucatan into the Gulf of Mexico and then splits. The main current loops southeastward flowing through the Florida Keys (where it is called the Florida Current), and then into the Atlantic. Another, lesser current, called a “Loop Current Eddy,” which is a clockwise rotating ring of warm water, bulges out into the northern Gulf of Mexicoand drifts west towards Texas or Mexico.As early as 1519, Spanish navigators recognized the value of this flow as an aid to navigation. The combination of prevailing winds and current, determined the course of the Spanish treasure fleets on their entire round-trip voyage to Europe.Ships entering the Gulf through the Yucatan Channel, rode the prevailing wind and current westward to the port at Vera Cruz. These currents changed directions along the Mexican coast, carrying homebound ships north and east into the Straits of Florida and the Bahama Channel.The same current used by ships entering the Gulf from the east, also brings trash from afar. Sea-beans and flotsam, from near the equator, washes up on Padre Island. These shore currents act like a giant vacuum cleaner, scouring the floor of the Gulf, depositing debris, and sometimes shipwrecks along the Texas Coast. The prevailing southeasterly wind produces wave-trains that strike the beach at an angle. Fifty miles to the north of the City of South Padre Island, lies the infamous Devil’s Elbow. Here, shore currents meet a north-flowing current driven by opposing winds; in the ensuing maelstrom, the impeded flow deposits its flotsam upon the shore. This effect is perhaps most noticeable on North Padre’s Big Shell Beach where the confluence of currents and wind have created a natural flea-market for the discerning beachcomber. One can find a constantly changing array of sea-borne driftwoods and a multitude of brightly colored shells.The only way to reach Devil’s Elbow by land is to cross from Corpus Christi to North Padre Island then drive south along the beach about 40 miles. You will need a four-wheel drive vehicle and a full tank of gas. This is a desolate area so bring along spare water and a shovel just in case you get stuck in the heavy shell deposits of Little Shell Beach. From there, it is only a short distance further. You will know when you arrive. The beach will be littered with driftwood, oil workers hard hats, bottles, possibly an occasional glass float and trash of every description, much of which has been carried great distances by sea currents. But driftwood and flotsam are not the only treasures to be found. If you continue your drive south, another 10 miles or so, you will come upon the remains of a 600 ton steamer, the Nicaragua, which ran aground during the Hurricane of 1912. Controversy surrounds the details of the ship and the cargo she was carrying on that fateful night. Some even argue she was carrying contraband to the Revolutionaries in Mexico.Farther on, about 5 miles, are the remains of the San Estaban, one of three Spanish galleons wrecked on Padre Island in 1554. The remains of the second ship, the Espiritu Santos, lies two and a half miles further south, while the third ship, the Santa Maria de Yicar, lies directly in the Mansfield Cut itself. It was discovered in 1957 by workers of the Willacy County Navigation District who were dredging the channel. Reportedly, the hoses from the dredge spewed silver coins and treasure along both sides of the manmade channel before anyone realized what was happening. Coins from this wreck are still being found by lucky beachcombers to this day.But, a word of caution; do not metal detect along this area. It is illegal in Texas to hunt known wreck sites and you run a good chance of being fined and having your metal detector confiscated. (Metal detectors are forbidden in the National Seashore, which encompasses all of North Padre Island).Happy Beachcombing!Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedRio History: The Devil’s Elbow of Padre IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The Loop Current flows through the straits of the Yucatan into the Gulf of Mexico and then splits. The main current loops southeastward flowing through the Florida Keys (where it is called the Florida Current), and then into the Atlantic. Another, lesser current, called a “Loop Current Eddy,”…October 26, 2018In “News”Rio History: Sea Beans of Padre IslandBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS There are quite a variety of sea beans, or drift seeds, to be found on South Padre’s shores. 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DENVER | Democrats and Republicans in Colorado agreed Tuesday that the state health insurance exchange needs a deep review.But, of course, they said they expect different conclusions from a new state audit for Connect For Health Colorado.A House committee voted 13-0 Tuesday to order a deeper analysis of the exchange than has been done in the past.Republicans pushed unsuccessfully for the audit last year, with Democrats blocking the audit because they said the exchange needed more time to get on its feet. A year later, that time appears to have come.“The exchange we created in Colorado is one of the best in the country,” said Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood.Tyler was one of the lawmakers who helped set up the exchange after it was created in 2011, and he voted for the expanded audit Tuesday. He predicted the audit would show that the exchange has glitches but is performing well overall.On Monday, board members of the exchange voted to give themselves a new audit as well.The Colorado exchange has avoided many problems that plagued other state exchanges. But it has still experienced cost overruns and consumer delays.A state audit released in December faulted Connect For Health for a lack of adequate financial controls and more than $30 million worth of exchange payments and contracts lacking proper documentation or procedural controls.The new audit would expand that review to include questions like the future sustainability of the quasi-public exchange.The state so far has relied on nearly $200 million in federal startup funds, but the exchange soon will have to rely on payments from patients to be self-sustaining. Exchange officials insist they’re on track to run without federal tax money. Republicans said they have their doubts.Republican sponsors of the expanded audit said Tuesday that the review isn’t meant to be an indictment of the federal health care law. But they argued that ongoing complaints about delays and glitches with the exchange demand a deeper look.“We deserve an answer. The constituents deserve an answer, and the people who bought this deserve an answer,” said Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs.___Online:Senate Bill 52: https://bit.ly/1J4nBoX
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Billy Walsh has announced his resignation as the High Performance Head Coach of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.Walsh says he was hopeful in recent weeks that a final proposal arising out of an approach in late September by the IABA would lead to a successful conclusion but unfortunately it didn’t.The Wexford man has confirmed a new role with USA boxing.In some good news Zaur Antia ( Zoor An-tea-ah) will continue with the Irish team.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Thursday 21 SeptemberWarrenpoint beat Galway by 4 holes(Warrenpoint names first)Stephen Coulter & Paul Reavey beat Joe Lyons & Luke O’Neill by 2 holesColm Campbell & Ryan Gribben beat Ronan Mullarney & Liam Power by 2 holes AIG BARTON SHIELD Final at Carton House 8.45amLimerick v Carton House(Limerick names first)Owen O’Brien v Des MorganSean Poucher v Jack DohertyCiaran Vaughan v Sean O’ConnorMichael Reddan v Gary McDermottJustin Kehoe v Colin Cunningham AIG PIERCE PURCELL SHIELDSemi-Finals at Carton HouseThursday 21 September AIG JUNIOR CUPFinal at Carton HouseThursday 21 SeptemberBallybunion 3 Grange 2(Ballybunion names first)Philip Byrne lost to Kevin O’Meara 6&5Frank Geary beat Paul McNiff 3&2Ronan Cross lost to Graham McDonnell 7&6Adrian Walsh beat Niall McCormack 3&2Brian Slattery beat Jack Ward 2&1 12.30pmCastlebar v Ballykisteen(Castlebar names first)Shane Rice & Tommy Lawless v Olly Hodges & PJ CareyShane Quigley & Johan Collins v David Cartlidge & Sean CalvertPaddy Burke & Ray Prendergast v Liam Downey & Gavin DowneyTom Moylett & Mark Corrigan v Alan Murphy & Denis O’BrienKieran Horkan & Colin Dawson v Mick Kennedy & James Nolanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Thurles 3 Portumna 2(Thurles names first)Tommy Quigley & Shane Quigley beat Dean Cox & Brian Mooney 6&5Stephen Quigley & Martin Fahy beat Padric Cahalan & Alan Hayes by 1 holeJohn Looby & Gerard Maguire beat Dan Hogan & Padraig Hogan at the 19thPat Coote & Sean Sherlock lost to Enda Quigley & Alan Page by 2 holesJohnny Nevin & Adrian O’Keefe lost to Sean McEntee & David Hughes 4&3DRAWS FOR FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBERAIG Senior CupSemi-FinalsAt Carton House8amRoyal Portrush v Galway(Royal Portrush names first)Mark McMurray v Luke O’NeillAndrew Morris v Ronan MullarneyMatthew McAlpin v Joe LyonsGarth McGimpsey v Liam NolanJamie Knipe v Liam Power AIG Pierce Purcell ShieldFinal at Carton House10.30amThurles v Royal Curragh(Thurles names first)Martin Whitty & Bill Geraghty v Tommy Quigley & Shane QuigleyEddie Trant & Jimmy Murphy v Pat Coote & Johnny NevinMichael Cleary & Brendan Mullins v John Looby & Gerard MaguireAnthony Ryan & Thomas Powell v Adrian O’Keefe & John DwanBrenny Murphy & Paul Dempsey v Stephen Quigley & Martin Fahy AIG Jimmy Bruen ShieldSemi-Finals at Carton House11.45amMountrath v Warrenpoint(Mouthrath names first)James Coss & Michael Brennan v Rian Carvill & John MurrayMartin Carroll & Paul Darling Junior v Gerard Durkin & Shane CarrJoseph Carroll & Colin Bergin v Hudson McGuffin & Barry LavertyPascal Dunphy & Matthew Motts v Stanley Weir & Eoin DurkinMartin Gaughan & Aidan Manicle v Raymond Duffin & Eamon Rooney Royal Curragh 3 Moyola Park 2(Royal Curragh names first)Michael Cleary & Brendan Mullins lost to Seamus Graffin & Timothy Steele at the 20thEddie Trant & Jimmy Murphy beat Malachy McKee & Stephen Heaney 4&3Anthony Ryan & Thomas Powell beat Bernard O’Kane & Gerald Loughlin 4&3Martin Whitty & Bill Geraghty lost to Conor McKenna & Tony Johnston 3&1Brenny Murphy & Paul Dempsey beat Desmond Cleary & Martin McNabb 2&1
After the historic announcement this monring that Connacht Rugby are going to redevelop the Sportsground into a 12,000 seater stadium with a €30 million investment plan, CEO Willie Ruane spoke on The Keith Finnegan Show to outline the details and background to the proposals… Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Willie%20Ruane%20Connacht.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume…print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email