VIDEO Meet Wilmington High Schools Class Officers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wildcat TV’s Shawn Guiney recently interviewed many of Wilmington High School’s class officers.Meet Joseph Wilson (Senior Class President), Sara Babcock (Senior Class Vice President), Thomas Abbott (Junior Class President), Alison Jordan (Junior Class Treasurer), Maeve Martins (Junior Class Secretary), Sean Riley (Sophomore Class Vice President), Maria Hernandez (Sophomore Class Secretary), Angelyn Ciampa (Freshmen Class President), Rhiannon Dyment (Freshmen Class Vice President), and Quinn Proulx (Freshmen Class Treasurer).Find out why each ran for their respective positions and what they hope to accomplish this year.——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”WHS Football Team Is Looking For Corporate SponsorsIn “Community”last_img read more

Twice abducted and tortured by employees Bengaluru startup boss tries to end

first_imgHamas engaged in abductions, torture and executions during the Gaza conflict.Amnesty International Report [Representational Image]Indian start-ups have become a nightmare for some employers after a few staffs of a Bengaluru-based establishment abducted their boss and tortured him for not paying their salary.A 23-year-old entrepreneur Sujay SK from Cambridge Layout in Halsuru was kidnapped twice by four of his employees, including a woman as a way to recover their due payments after the start-up initiated by Sujay failed within a month.According to the reports, the victim had started an IT company at Kudlu, which shut down due to financial constraints. It is alleged that seven of the employees working at his firm were not paid which made them took this extreme step, which Sujay has denied.Sujay tried to end his life by consuming 30 sleeping pills and rat poison after he was abducted by his former employees as he had lost interest in his life and was feeling very demotivated after the abduction and torture by his employees.The Halsuru police have booked a case against the gang including Vishwa, Tanzeem, Rashmi, Likith, Rakesh, Darshan and Sanjay under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 351 (assault), 362 (abduction) and section 503 (criminal intimidation).According to the police, Sujay did not file a police complaint even after the abduction and torture. The police became aware of the incident only after receiving a complaint from the hospital where he was admitted after he tried to commit suicide.The BossnappingOn March 21, Likith and Vijay called their former boss near his residence in Cambridge Layout in Bengaluru, when Sujay came they pushed him inside a car and took him to a house in HSR Layout and thrashed him.He was released after two days with a warning of dire consequences if he failed to pay back their due amounts.Again on March 25, he was abducted by the same gang when Sujay was leaving for Tamil Nadu. This time he was moved to Maddur in Mandya district, where he was tortured by the gang once again. They released him the next day near Virupakshapura in Bengaluru.However, the police have arrested Sanjay, Likith, Darshan and their associate Niranjan over the incident and are hunting down the other accused. All the accused people are below 25 years of age.last_img read more

Facebook AI opensources PyTorchBigGraph for faster embeddings in large graphs

first_imgThe Facebook AI team yesterday announced, the open-sourcing of PyTorch-BigGraph (PBG), a tool that enables faster and easier production of graph embeddings for large graphs. With PyTorch-BigGraph, anyone can take a large graph and produce high-quality embeddings with the help of a single machine or multiple machines in parallel. PBG is written in PyTorch, allowing researchers and engineers to easily swap in their own loss functions, models, and other components. Other than that, PBG can also compute the gradients and is automatically scalable. Facebook AI team states that the standard graph embedding methods don’t scale well and are not able to operate on large graphs consisting of billions of nodes and edges. Also, many graphs exceed the memory capacity of commodity servers creating problems for the embedding systems. But, PBG helps prevent that issue. PBG performs block partitioning of the graph that helps overcome the memory limitations of graph embeddings. Also, nodes are randomly divided into P partitions ensuring the two partitions fit easily in memory. The edges are then further divided into P2 buckets depending on their source and the destination node. After this partitioning, training can be performed on one bucket at a time. PBG offers two different ways to train embeddings of partitioned graph data, namely, single machine and distributed training. In a single-machine training, embeddings and edges are swapped out in case they are not being used. In distributed training, PBG uses PyTorch parallelization primitives and embeddings are distributed across the memory of multiple machines. Facebook AI team also made several modifications to the standard negative sampling, which is necessary for large graphs. “We took advantage of the linearity of the functional form to reuse a single batch of N random nodes to produce corrupted negative samples for N training edges..this allows us to train on many negative examples per true edge at a little computational cost”, says the Facebook AI team. To produce embeddings useful in different downstream tasks, Facebook AI team found an effective approach that involves corrupting edges with a mix of 50 percent nodes sampled uniformly from the nodes, and with 50 percent nodes sampled based on their number of edges. Apart from that, to analyze PBG’s performance, Facebook AI used the publicly available Freebase knowledge graph comprising more than 120 million nodes and 2.7 billion edges. A smaller subset of the Freebase graph, known as FB15k. was also used. As a result, PBG performed comparably to other state-of-the-art embedding methods for the FB15k data set. PBG was also used to train embeddings for the full Freebase graph where PBG’s partitioning scheme reduced both memory usage and training time. PBG embeddings were also evaluated for several publicly available social graph data sets and it was found that PBG outperformed all the competing methods. “We..hope that PBG will be a useful tool for smaller companies and organizations that may have large graph data sets but not the tools to apply this data to their ML applications. We hope that this encourages practitioners to release and experiment with even larger data sets”, states the Facebook AI team. For more information, check out the official Facebook AI blog. Read Next PyTorch 1.0 is here with JIT, C++ API, and new distributed packages PyTorch 1.0 preview release is production ready with torch.jit, c10d distributed library, C++ API PyTorch-based HyperLearn Statsmodels aims to implement a faster and leaner GPU Sklearnlast_img read more

Sunwing slashes prices of Varadero packages adds 2nd destination from MontJoli

first_img TORONTO — Cuba is ready to welcome tourists once again following hurricane season, and to hammer this point home to agents, Sunwing is offering “massive savings” of up to 50% on Varadero resorts, plus double STAR points on all new Cuba bookings.The 50% discount applies to a wide selection of vacation packages to Varadero’s top-rated resorts, if booked by Oct. 13. Double STAR points, which convert to cash, can be earned on Cuba bookings made by Oct. 27.Depending on the resort they select, vacationers can also enjoy a number of exclusive perks, from Kids Stay, Play and Eat FRE deals to spa discounts and unlimited à la carte dining.Popular among families are Grand Memories Varadero, which offers character meet and greets with Toopy and Binoo, Starfish Varadero, located minutes from downtown Varadero, and Iberostar Bella Vista, which boasts an on-site waterpark, extensive pool complex and well-equipped fitness centre.Sunwing has also added a second travel option from Mont-Joli, which comes on the heels of the announcement that it would be introducing flight service from Mont-Joli to Punta Cana. Now, travellers can also take advantage of a convenient weekly flight service to Cancun (connecting in Montreal).More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Both flight options are available weekly from Dec. 21, 2017 until March 22, 2018, inclusive.“Cancun and Punta Cana are two of our most popular vacation destinations, so we are excited to be offering residents in the Bas St-Laurent region both these getaway options during our inaugural season at Mont-Joli,” said Sam Char, Executive Director of Sunwing Vacations Quebec.Travellers that opt for the new Cancun flight service could also be amongst the first guests to experience the new Riu Dunamar when it opens later this year. This family-friendly resort offers a complimentary RiuLand Kids Club, varied gourmet and à la carte dining options, all day entertainment and complimentary watersports.Another popular choice for families is the Grand Sunset Princess All Suites and Spa Resort in Riviera Maya, a beachfront property with luxurious accommodations, complimentary kids club and included activities like archery, kayaking and snorkelling. A week’s stay starts from $1,545 per person, including taxes, based on two people sharing a Junior Suite on an all-inclusive basis, and departing from Mont-Joli on Jan. 11, 2018. Friday, October 6, 2017 Posted by Tags: Cuba, Sunwing Sunwing slashes prices of Varadero packages, adds 2nd destination from Mont-Jolicenter_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more