Ticktin petitions for reinstatement

first_img T icktin petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Peter David Ticktin of Boca Raton has petitioned the Supreme Court for reinstatement to The Florida Bar.Ticktin was suspended for 91 days pursuant to a May 21 court order for engaging in certain conflicts of interest and prohibited business transactions with a client.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Ticktin’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryle L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 835-0233. November 1, 2009 Regular News Ticktin petitions for reinstatementlast_img

Scientists map brain’s ‘thesaurus’ to help decode inner thoughts

first_imgShare on Facebook Notably, the study found that different people share similar language maps.“The similarity in semantic topography across different subjects is really surprising,” said study lead author Alex Huth, a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at UC Berkeley.When spoken words failDetailed maps showing how the brain organizes different words by their meanings could eventually help give voice to those who cannot speak, such as people who have had a stroke, brain damage or motor neuron diseases such as ALS. While mind-reading technology remains far off on the horizon, charting language organization in the brain brings decoding inner dialogue a step closer to reality, the researchers said.“This discovery paves the way for brain-machine interfaces that can interpret the meaning of what people want to express,” Huth said. “Imagine a brain-machine interface that doesn’t just figure out what sounds you want to make, but what you want to say.”For example, clinicians could track the brain activity of patients who have difficulty communicating and then match that data to semantic language maps to determine what their patients are trying to express. Another potential application is a decoder that translates what you say into another language as you speak.“To be able to map out semantic representations at this level of detail is a stunning accomplishment,” said Kenneth Whang, a program director in the NSF Information and Intelligent Systems division. “In addition, they are showing how data-driven computational methods can help us understand the brain at the level of richness and complexity that we associate with human cognitive processes.”Huth and six other native English speakers participated in the experiment, which required volunteers to remain still inside a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scanner for hours at a time.Each study participant’s brain blood flow was measured as they listened, with eyes closed and headphones on, to more than two hours of stories from The Moth Radio Hour, a public radio show in which people recount humorous and poignant autobiographical experiences.The participants’ brain imaging data were then matched against time-coded, phonemic transcriptions of the stories. Phonemes are units of sound that distinguish one word from another.The researchers then fed that information into a word-embedding algorithm that scored words according to how closely they are related semantically.Charting language across the brainThe results were converted into a thesaurus-like map that arranged words on images of the flattened cortices of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Words were grouped under various headings: visual, tactile, numeric, locational, abstract, temporal, professional, violent, communal, mental, emotional and social.Not surprisingly, the maps show that many areas of the human brain represent language that describes people and social relations, rather than abstract concepts.“Our semantic models are good at predicting responses to language in several big swaths of cortex,” Huth said. “But we also get the fine-grained information that tells us what kind of information is represented in each brain area. That’s why these maps are so exciting and hold so much potential.”Senior author Jack Gallant, a UC Berkeley neuroscientist, said that although the maps are broadly consistent across individuals, “There are also substantial individual differences. We will need to conduct further studies across a larger, more diverse sample of people before we will be able to map these individual differences in detail.” Share Email LinkedIncenter_img What if a map of the brain could help us decode people’s inner thoughts?Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings.The findings, published in the journal Nature and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), are based on a brain imaging study that recorded neural activity while study volunteers listened to stories from “The Moth Radio Hour.” They show that at least 1/3 of the brain’s cerebral cortex — including areas dedicated to high-level cognition — is involved in language processing. Pinterest Share on Twitterlast_img read more

SACGA adopts safe transport campaign

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first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Somalis warned not to seek justice from Sharia courts

first_imgIn Somalia, authorities have issued an ultimatum to locals who travel to Al-Shabaab controlled areas to seek justice.The insurgent group operates so-called mobile sharia courts that deal with cases swiftly.Al-Shabaab has long tried to introduce sharia law in Somalia.Abdulaziz Billow has more from Mogadishu.last_img

Africa closely following CPC Congress

first_imgThe African continent is closely following the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th National Congress, taking place at the Great Hall of the People in the center of the Chinese capital, Beijing.Africa’s interest in the discussions at the Congress is well warranted, as China is the continent’s biggest trading partner.The Asian nation enjoys good relations with most countries on the continent, and Ethiopia is one of them.Ethiopia’s minister for communication affairs Negeri Lencho hailed the relations between China and his country.According to Lencho, China support has led to the growth of Ethiopia’s economy and infrastructure.“Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies and China has been supporting Ethiopia growth and development in different sectors. We can say China is one of the countries that Ethiopia counts on regarding developments,” Lencho said.The minister also urged both countries to continue fostering their relations.“We would want to congratulate the people of China, as well as the government of China and hope these relations will continue,” he said.The East African country looks forward to deepening relations as China holds its twice-in-a-decade meeting that outlines its blue print for the future.last_img read more

Richardson RFPD Surpasses 15M Fractus Antennas Shipped

first_imgRichardson RFPD, Inc. announced that strong demand has propelled sales of Fractus, S.A. (Fractus) antennas to more than 15 million units shipped worldwide. “We are thrilled about customer response to our short range wireless antennas,” said Josep Portabella of Fractus. “Our mission continues to be helping clients develop innovative products and accelerate time to market through our expertise in antenna design, testing and manufacturing.” “Fractus antennas are a top performer at Richardson RFPD,” said Mark Vitellaro of Richardson RFPD. “Exceeding fifteen million units shipped is proof positive that customers prefer the miniature footprint and high performance antennas that Fractus geometry delivers.” Fractus specializes in designing- manufacturing miniature and multi-band antennas for wireless applications  which are easy to integrate, are cost-effective and also provide high performance. Using the unique space-filling and multi-level properties as the backbone of its technology, Fractus has proved how its antennas raise standards within mobile phones, Bluetooth and WLAN devices, base stations and military applications. Fractus short-range wireless antennas are in stock and available for immediate delivery.last_img read more

F2 Logistics routs Army in Superliga

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’F2 Logistics routs Army in Superliga ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers continued its domination in the 2016 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix with a 25-13, 25-21, 25-11 sweep over the RC Cola-Army Lady Troopers on Tuesday night at the General Trias Sports Center in Cavite.American reinforcement Hayley Spelman led the way with 18 points for the Cargo Movers, which ended its elimination round campaign at third place with a 7-3 win-loss slate.With the victory, the All-Filipino Conference titlist Cargo Movers has formally claimed the third spot, booking a one-game duel with either the Cignal HD Spikers or Generika Life Savers in the playoffs.A victory in the playoffs will send the Cargo Movers to the semifinals against either the Petron Tri-Activ Spikers or defending champion Foton Tornadoes, the squads disputing the top-spot at the close of the eliminations tonight.“I like what I saw in my team. They played at such a high level. I hope we could sustain it in the playoffs. We cannot be complacent,” said Cargo Movers head coach Ramil de Jesus.The Cargo Movers had a strong start in the match to build a 17-9 advantage behind Spelman and Sydney Kemper. Errors by the Lady Troopers down the stretch allowed the Cargo Movers to handily take the first set.Both teams had a tight battle in the second frame with the Cargo Movers holding on to a 17-14 lead. The Lady Troopers rallied to within 23-21 but a crosscourt hit and an ace by Kemper closed the set.The Cargo Movers surged to an early 18-8 lead in the third set behind Kemper and Kim Fajardo. The lead grew further to 23-11 behind conversions by Kim Dy before Mary Joy Baron ended the straight set win with back-to-back scores.Guimaras-native Jovelyn Gonzaga led the way with six points for the Lady Troopers, which closed its bid in the classification with a 3-6 mark to settle for the fourth spot in the playoffs./PNlast_img read more

Ighalo Fires Blanks On Old Trafford Debut Against Former Side Watford

first_imgOdion Ighalo made his long-anticipated home debut for Manchester United as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 thrashing of former club Watford on Sunday.The Nigerian striker was introduced for French striker Anthony Martial for the third game in a row with 10 minutes left to play at Old Trafford.United were already three goals to the good courtesy of Bruno Fernandes’ first for the club from the spot, Martial’s insouciant finish and Mason Greenwood’s scorcher of a third.Ighalo could have added a fourth when he latched on to a misplaced backpass but his goalbound shot was deflected to the post after he had rounded Ben Foster in goal for Watford.The win leaves United three points off Chelsea in fourth place with the Reds sitting fifth with 41 points after 27 games.Ighalo will be hoping to impress home fans and finally get off the mark for the Red Devils when they host Club Brugge in the second-leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie on Thursday.Both sides had played out a 1-1 draw in the first-leg in Belgium.Elsewhere, Diogo Jota scored his fifth goal in two games as Wolverhampton Wanderers strengthened their pursuit of European football with a 3-0 defeat of bottom side Norwich City at the Molineux.The Portuguese followed up his hat-trick against Espanyol in the Europa League with a first-half brace against Norwich to put Wolves in control at the break.Mexican striker scored a third in the second-half to move Wolves up to 8th on the table with 39 points after 27 games.Arsenal host Everton in the late kick-off.RelatedOdion Ighalo Earns Huge Bonuses At Manchester United Despite 40% Salary CutMarch 20, 2020In “England”Benzema, Firmino, Lacazette, And Other Top Strikers Odion Ighalo Has Outscored In 2020March 6, 2020In “England”What Odion Ighalo Said After Maiden Brace For Manchester United (AUDIO)March 6, 2020In “England”last_img read more

High school girls basketball: Benton grabs District 1-4A lead; Bossier, Plain Dealing win

first_imgThe Benton Lady Tigers took sole possession of first place in District 1-4A with a 64-54 victory over the Huntington Lady Raiders on Tuesday night at Huntington.Benton improved to 19-5 overall and 7-1 in district. Huntington dropped to 17-8 and 7-2. Minden (25-3, 6-3), which was upset by Booker T. Washington 64-58 Tuesday, is tied for third with Bossier.Bossier (19-5, 6-3) defeated Woodlawn 47-36 Tuesday at Woodlawn.Benton was No. 1 in the latest LHSAA Class 4A power rankings. Minden was No. 2, Bossier No. 4 and Huntington No. 6.The Lady Tigers dominated the Lady Raiders from the start and led 32-15 at the half. They maintained that 17-point lead going into the fourth quarter.Qua Chambers and Emily Ward led Benton with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Jada Anderson added 10, Dana Wainwright nine, Alisa Harris eight and Abbie Wynn seven.Benton has two more district games this week. The Lady Tigers host Northwood in a makeup game Thursday and North DeSoto Friday.At Woodlawn, Destiny Thomas led Bossier with 15 points. Dranautika Thomas had 11 points and 11 rebounds.The Lady Kats visit Minden on Friday.In District 1-5A action Tuesday, Airline fell to Southwood 62-27 and Parkway lost to district leader Captain Shreve 62-37.Airline dropped to 10-15 and 4-4. Southwood improved to 18-10 and 5-3.Parkway fell to 11-13 and 4-4. Shreve improved to 20-4 and 8-0.In a non-district game, Plain Dealing routed North Webster 56-18 at North Webster.Laterrica Stewart and Teunna Perry led the Lady Lions (10-13, 4-3) with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Zakirya Williams added 10.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more