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Suspect who allegedly took 2 women hostage at UPS facility in New Jersey died on the scene: Officials

first_imgWPVI-TV(LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — The suspect who allegedly took two women hostage at a UPS facility in southern New Jersey Monday morning died on the scene, according to officials.A shooting occurred outside the UPS facility in Logan Township Monday around 8:45 a.m., after authorities received reports of a man with a gun that had taken the two women hostage inside, according to a press release from the New Jersey attorney general’s office.As the hostage situation unfolded, the other employees were evacuated from the facility, leaving only the suspect and victims inside, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore said at a news conference Monday.The shooting occurred after the gunman and hostages had exited the building, according to the attorney general’s office.The women, both UPS employees, were not seriously injured during the hours-long standoff and were later rescued, the prosecutor said.Multiple law enforcement officers fired at the man, identified as 39-year-old William Owens of Sicklerville, New Jersey, and he was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the attorney general’s office.One of the hostages had a prior relationship with the suspect, the prosecutor said.UPS said in a statement Monday morning, “We cannot provide information about the identity of people involved at this time.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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The Marcus King Band Welcomes Eric Krasno To Help Kick Off Insane Peach Fest Saturday [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgLast weekend, on August 12th, The Peach Music Festival hosted an almost comically stacked daily lineup including Widespread Panic, two sets of Umphrey’s McGee, two sets of Aqueous, The Marcus King Band, Spafford, Galactic, Fruition, Mungion, Eric Krasno Band and much more.Peach Fest Hosts Legendary Tribute To Gregg Allman And Butch Trucks, Widespread, Mule, And MoreAmong the busiest artists on Montage Mountain on Peach was 21-year-old Marcus King. The young guitarist lent his “psychedelic southern rock” sound to the evening’s highly-awaited All-Star Tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks (led by Chuck Leavell and featuring Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, Duane Trucks and a long list of other extended Allmans “family” members) as well as Gov’t Mule & Friends‘ fantastic performance with John Scofield, Widespread Panic’s John Bell and Jimmy Herring, and a slew of other beloved musicians. Below, you can watch King and Jack Pearson join Gov’t Mule for The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” at The Peach below via YouTube user Sean Roche:Family And Friends Of The Allman Brothers Reunite At Peach Fest For Gregg & Butch Tribute [Audio]But while King always puts on an exciting exhibition when he guests with other bands, he always shines the brightest when leading his full 6-piece outfit, The Marcus King Band, which he did to thrilling effect on the festivals Mushroom Stage in the earlier hours of the afternoon. In addition to extended renditions of many of the tracks from the band’s critically-acclaimed self-titled 2016 album, King and company welcomed Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce, Eric Krasno Band) to help him add extra six-string texture to fan-favorite tune “Rita Is Gone.” Watch video of Eric Krasno’s sit-in on The Marcus King Band track “Rita Is Gone” below, via YouTube user Sean Roche:You can also listen to full audio of The Marcus King Band’s Peach Festival set from 8/12/17 below, via taper Ted Gakidis:Next up for The Marcus King Band is an appearance with Gov’t Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band at the storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO this Saturday, August 19th. For a full list of upcoming tour dates for The Marcus King Band, head to their website.  [Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G. (Instagram: @PhiercePhoto)] If you loved seeing Eric Krasno sit in with The Marcus King Band, don’t miss Kraz and the massive list of other talented artists at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Joel Cummins and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and so many more!For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.,If you loved seeing Eric Krasno sit in with The Marcus King Band, don’t miss Kraz and the massive list of other talented artists at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Joel Cummins and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and so many more!For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.last_img read more

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Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 Worlds Championships in London

first_imgJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he will retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London.The 28-year-old six-time Olympic gold medallist also says that he will just focus on the 100m in 2017.Bolt had suggested that the Rio Games in 2016 would be his last major championship, but he now appears to have changed his mind to make a return to London.”That was the initial plan [to sign off after Rio],” he told the Daily Mail. “But my sponsor has asked me to go on for another year; to 2017 and London.Usain Bolt’s honoursSix Olympic gold medals: 100m, 200m & 4x100m – Beijing 2008; 100m, 200m & 4x100m – London 2012 Eight World Championship gold medals: 100, 200m & 4x100m – Berlin 2009; 200m & 4x100m – Daegu 2011; 100, 200m & 4x100m – Moscow 2013One Commonwealth Games gold medal: 4x100m – Glasgow 2014World records: 9.58secs (100m); 19.19secs (200m)”But I’ll be doing one event, the 100. I’ve already discussed it with my coach. I can concentrate on that, and on retiring on a winning note.”Bolt’s main focus for 2015 will be the World Championships in Beijing from 22-30 August where he will be looking to add to his haul of eight world golds and the 28-year-old also has one eye on breaking his own 100m world record of 9.58 seconds, set in Berlin in 2009. “If everything goes well this season…in my life anything is possible. If I can get myself in good shape, it should be wonderful this season,” he added.”I live for competition. I thrive on competition. I live to compete against the best.”last_img read more

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Here’s how I feel about this game

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Skating by the Sea returns this holiday season

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Make-A-Wish San Diego teams up with the Hotel Del Coronado this holiday season and you can be involved in this beautiful tradition.Money raised from the hotel’s Skating by the Sea helps grant the wishes of hundreds of critically ill children in San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 27, 2018 November 27, 2018 Skating by the Sea returns this holiday season Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Heartland Firefighters of La Mesa said goodbye to canine member

first_img Posted: January 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, January 27, 2019 LA MESA (KUSI)- A canine search dog and member of California Task Force 8 passed away. The 11-year-old dog, named Stella, lost her battle with cancer.A ceremony was held to honor Stella for all the service she has done with Heartland Fire.Santee Fire Department and San Diego Fire Department were there to support.“Stella was a vital resource for the entire Nation, and a deeply loved member of this department,” said Heartland Firefighters of La Mesa.To see images and video: Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 5:09 PM Heartland Firefighters of La Mesa said goodbye to canine memberlast_img read more

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The future cometh Science technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 Part

first_img Koene (Artificial General Intelligence and Neuroscience at AGI 2011) For Koene, substrate independence is about successful long-term evolution rather than the actual technological mind uploading process of achieving that independence. “If you look forward billions of years toward the end perspective,” Koene told PhysOrg, “what will take up the majority of intelligent spacetime? Since there’s always going to be the competitive natural selection of universal Darwinism, the entities that survive are those that are the most able to understand, adapt to and address new challenges in their surroundings. If you’re dependent on a particular substrate, you can’t be that flexible.” To Koene, then, ultimate adaptability is substrate independence as pattern rather than genetic propagation – a concept he explicated in Pattern Survival versus Gene Survival.In the near term, Koene points out, the focus is on the whole brain emulation approach to creating substrate-independent minds because “it’s the one approach that is so conservative, we can work on it today. It’s the process of emulating processes as they operate in the brain right now rather than creating something more abstract. In this case you don’t want to do the latter because we don’t have a clear understanding of how the brain works on a cognitive level: We wouldn’t know what to capture where – that is, what’s important to keep in order to create a substrate-independent version of yourself that retains what you personally consider essential about you.” Since Koene sees the mind as emerging from the brain, his approach to whole brain emulation therefore looks to neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as the determinants of how and what we think.Alexander Wissner-Gross offered his own implementation-centric view of mind uploading, telling PhysOrg that this will be accomplished using a non-invasive technique – i.e., not a Hans Moravec-type procedure, which appears rather barbaric despite its technological sophistication: A robot surgeon is equipped with a manipulator which subdivides into ever-finer branches that terminate in billions of nanometer-scale sensitive probes equipped with electrochemical sensors that translate single-neuron activity into a functional simulation. Once so virtually replicated, a neuron is removed, with the process continuing until the brain has been, in a sense, consumed.“I’m not sure how long it will take,” adds Wissner-Gross, “but, again, I’m optimistic. A non-invasive mind uploading technology might look something like fMRI capture of brain states with a veneer of machine learning.” Wissner-Gross also waxes enthusiastic about optogenetics, a groundbreaking photonics-based technique developed by Ed Boyden in the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT for reading from, and writing to, single neurons. Other recent research is also suggestive: Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology are inherently three-dimensional domains. Neuronal cell body projections – axons and dendrites – can interconnect large numbers of neurons distributed over large cortical distances. Since the brain processes sensory, somatic, conceptual, and other classes of information in this 3D structural space, the need to (1) image neural structures and (2) stimulate and record neural signals are essential to understanding the relationship between brain structure and function. While 3D imaging and 3D photostimulation using scanning or parallel excitation methods have been used, they have not previously been combined into an optical system that can successfully decouple the corresponding optical planes when using a single lens – a shortcoming that has limited investigators to small neural areas. Recently, however, scientists at Université Paris Descartes have combined digital single photon holographic stimulation with remote-focusing-based epifluorescent functional imaging to overcome these limitations.Working at the intersection of physics and biology, Francesca Anselmi and Cathie Ventalon in the Emiliani Wavefront-Engineering Microscopy Group led by Dr. Valentina Emiliani, along with Aurélien Bègue and David Ogden, have demonstrated simultaneous high-resolution single-neuron 3D neural imaging and photostimulation by integrating digital single photon holographic stimulation with scanless remote-focusing-based epifluorescent functional imaging.Asked about the role of quantum processes in consciousness – specifically, as extrapolated from Coherently wired light-harvesting in photosynthetic marine algae at ambient temperature, research conducted at University of Toronto by Elisabetta Collini and others – Wissner-Gross adds that while this and related channelrhodopsin research disproves the argument that quantum events don’t occur at room temperature, he cautions that it still is the case that capturing quantum states may not be necessary for mind uploading.Not necessarily so for Eliezer Yudkowsky, an AI theorist focused on ensuring that the Singularity gives rise to what he terms a friendly AI (as witnessed by his talk, Open Problems in Friendly Artificial Intelligence). Speaking with PhysOrg, Yudkowsky succinctly proclaimed, “It’s all quarks.” Christof Koch on “The Neurobiology and Mathematics of Consciousness” at Singularity Summit 2011 For Koch, whose research has focused on the physical basis of consciousness for well over a decade, consciousness is a fundamental property of networked entities that may well be explained by psychiatrist Giulio Tononi’s integrated information theory (IIT) – an approach hypothesizing that consciousness is measure in that it corresponds to the capacity of a system to integrate information. Koch also sees IIT as a blueprint for building sentient machines. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Eliezer Yudkowsky on “Open Problems in Friendly Artificial Intelligence” at Singularity Summit 2011 Intimately related to human-like AI is an ability to recognize, understand and act upon complex visual images, motion and sensory flow fields. Stealth startup Vicarious Systems co-founders Scott Brown and Dileep George – the latter previously CTO of Numenta (which pioneered the neocortical-like technology Hierarchical Temporal Memory, or HTM, a theory first described by Numenta co-founder Jeff Hawkins in On Intelligence) and before that Research Fellow at the Redwood Neuroscience Institute – gave a seductively sparse talk. From Planes to Brains: Building AI the Wright Way described their neurobiological approach to artificial vision software that at first will understand the contents of images and videos the way humans do, eventually expanding to all sensory systems by building what might be called a sensory mode-agnostic model – that is, by capturing neocortical invariants common across vision, hearing, olfaction, taste and touch – that mirrors human learning and thought. While the Vicarious system wasn’t demonstrated, details will be revealed…soon. While the Singularity is not to be confused with the astronomical description of an infinitesimal object of infinite density, it can be seen as a technological event horizon at which present models of the future may break down in the not-too-distant future when the accelerating rate of scientific discovery and technological innovation approaches a real-time asymptote. Beyond lies a future (be it utopian or dystopian) in which a key question emerges: Evolving at dramatically slower biological time scales, must Homo sapiens become Homo syntheticus in order to retain our position as the self-acclaimed crown of creation – or will that title be usurped by sentient Artificial Intelligence? The Singularity and all of its implications were recently addressed at Singularity Summit 2011 in New York City.Part 1: The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part I)In an ambitious talk (and accompanied by his engaging dry wit), neuroscientist Christof Koch – Professor of Biology and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle – discussed The Neurobiology and Mathematics of Consciousness – a thorny problem at the forefront of cognitive neuroscience. The challenge is derived from the quixotic nature of consciousness as an instance of qualia: introspectively accessible, phenomenal aspects of our mental lives we experience as real, but which nonetheless elude definition and neurobiological localization. Koch rejects a number of popular concepts of consciousness, including the views that consciousness emerges from the brain or is inherent in complexity. “It is not the nature of the stuff that the brain is made out of that matters for mind, it is rather the organization of that stuff—the way the parts of the system are hooked up, their causal interactions,” he writes in his latest book, Consciousness – Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist, scheduled to be published by MIT Press in early 2012. “A fancier way of stating this is consciousness is substrate-independent.”Speaking of substrate independence, it should be noted that some of the Singularity’s most noteworthy thinkers, researchers and futurists did not present at Singularity Summit 2011. Among them is Randal Koene, neuroscientist, neuroengineer leading the effort in advancing substrate-independent minds (ASIM) – that is, advancing the field of substrate-independent mind (SIM) research, which is focused on transferring mind functions from the biological substrate to another substrate on which those functions can be replicated. (The process of moving our mind from our biological brain to a SIM is referred to as mind uploading, while whole brain emulation is a specific SIM implementation.) In fact, Koene – Co-Founder of carboncopies, Founder of MindUploading, Director of Neural Engineering Corporation, and Director of Analysis at Halcyon Molecular – is a member of the Oxford working group that convened in 2007 to create a first roadmap toward whole brain emulation, a topic he addressed at Singularity Summit 2009. He also discussed Artificial General Intelligence and Neuroscience at AGI 2011.Randal Koene at Singularity Summit 2009 — The Time is Now: As a Species and as Individuals we Need Whole Brain Emulation The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part I) (PhysOrg.com) — In its essence, technology can be seen as our perpetually evolving attempt to extend our sensorimotor cortex into physical reality: From the earliest spears and boomerangs augmenting our arms, horses and carts our legs, and fire our environment, we’re now investigating and manipulating the fabric of that reality – including the very components of life itself. Moreover, this progression has not been linear, but instead follows an iterative curve of inflection points demarcating disruptive changes in dominant societal paradigms. Suggested by mathematician Vernor Vinge in his acclaimed science fiction novel True Names (1981) and introduced explicitly in his essay The Coming Technological Singularity (1993), the term was popularized by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil in The Singularity is Near (2005). The two even had a Singularity Chat in 2002. Dileep George and Scott Brown on “From Planes to Brains: Building AI the Wright Way” Given the historical difficulties of instantiating human-like visual performance and comprehension in AI systems, it will be disruptive indeed if that revelation occurs far in advance of the Singularity it portends. Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Citation: The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part II) (2011, December 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-future-cometh-science-technology-humanity_1.html More information: Part 1: The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part I)last_img read more

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