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Despite long lines and technical issues, Central Texas turns in record first day of early voting

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Jay Jones of south Austin had something to prove to his two daughters.
Even after waiting more than three hours on the first day of early voting, Jones would make his voice heard.

“It’s as important as it gets,” Jones told KXAN. “I like football, baseball, American pie, but voting is what makes America, America.”

Jones was among tens of thousands of voters in Central Texas who, despite long lines and technical issues at several polling locations, cast a ballot in person on Tuesday, the first day of early voting in Texas.

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N.C. Central students concerned about safety as crime rises

Morgan Kesler saw police cars lined up on Fayetteville Street in front of N.C. Central University, when she pulled up in her car after a trip to grab food.

A police officer told her to go inside immediately, she said. A stray bullet had hit a window at Benjamin Ruffin Residence Hall after gunshots broke out earlier that night.

Kesler, a senior studying political science, is used to hearing shots on the block but said there seem to be more of them this year.

“The recent spike in crime has been very surprising,” she said. “I’ve lived on campus all four years. So this is the first time I can say I’ve honestly felt like we were in the middle of danger.”

After recent incidents in and around campus, Chancellor Johnson Akinleye, Kevin Holloway, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and students will speak to the City Council on Thursday

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The Central Role of Computer Vision in Multiexperience

TechSee explores the role of Computer Vision in Multiexperience
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The ongoing quest to enhance customer experience has birthed a new buzzword: multiexperience (MX). This emerging trend has companies seeking to provide their customers with seamless, native experiences on any channel or device, via voice, video, or text. Gartner has placed MX among the top technology trends of 2020, predicting that by 2023, more than 25% of large enterprises’ mobile apps, progressive web apps and conversational apps will be built or run through an MX development platform and the central role of Computer Vision in multiexperience is now starting to be understood.

There are four technological stages required for a company to create authentic MX applications.

  1. Sync me: storing a user’s information, which they can easily access and edit
  2. See me: understanding a user’s location, situation, and historical preferences, and offering them personalized information and a tailored interaction
  3. Know me: using predictive analytics to make timely and appropriate
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AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

NEDRE VATS, Norway, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property.

AutoStore has filed complaints in the following tribunals:

  • The US International Trade Commission, seeking an exclusion order preventing the importation of Ocado’s infringing products into the United States;
  • The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking an injunction against, among other
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National Liaison Officers and Assistants from Europe and Central Asia Discuss Strengthening Regional Technical Cooperation Programme

The day-long event was attended by 46 NLOs and NLAs from across Europe and Central Asia. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)

At the meeting, presentations were delivered on the current implementation status of the ongoing 2020–2021 TC programme, with a particular focus on the challenges faced, and mitigation measures taken, in delivering services to Member States during the pandemic.

An update on planning for the 2022–2023 TC cycle was provided, covering important actions and milestones to come in the months ahead. Participants were also given a short overview of the Agency’s new Zoonotic Disease Integrated Action project, an initiative launched in June 2020 to help countries prevent pandemics caused by bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses that originate in animals and can be transmitted to humans.  

During the meeting, participants raised several issues, including how best to further strengthen project implementation in view of the ongoing global pandemic. National Liaison Officers play a

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Remote Learning Evolves for Central New York Schools

(TNS) — Katie Becker, a Jamesville-DeWitt high school student in Central New York, sometimes slept in until noon last spring.

She’d wake up and do school work when she felt like it, sometimes waiting until late at night to finish an assignment due by midnight.

She was not alone. It was the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Schools had just closed the classrooms and switched on the fly to remote learning.

Fast forward to this fall and Katie, now a senior, is up and signed onto her computer at 7:45 a.m. When she learns virtually two days a week, she follows a regular bell schedule. Her teachers take attendance in each class. Some classes are live, some are recorded but she’s “at school” until 2:15 pm daily.

“It’s actually nice to be back on a real schedule, even when I’m at home,” she said. “It feels good to work on

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Former BMW ’employee’ ushers in new 4 Series Coupe in Central Europe

The BMW 4 Series Coupe might’ve been unveiled online, but local premieres are still happening and, in some cases, even regional ones. Late last week I was invited to attend the premiere of the new Coupe model from BMW in a totally atypical setup. This was to become, as I was later informed, a regional first as the car was shown to a live audience for the first time in the entire Central and Eastern European region.

The whole venue was centered around a performance art event that was also selected to be part of the Ars Electronica International festival, which focuses on mixing technology into art as much as possible. And I wasn’t disappointed. The car was only subtly shown, the entire focus being actually on a different ‘character’, namely a former BMW ’employee’ if you will. What we saw was a performance done by extremely talented dancers/actors working

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Clinical Evaluation of Individualized and Navigated Microsecond Pulsing Laser for Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Introduction

Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a pathology of the central zone of the retina occurring predominantly in young/middle-aged males. It is characterized by an idiopathic serous detachment of the neurosensory retina with leakage of fluid through the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) into the subretinal space, which may be accompanied by detachment of the RPE.1 Local defects in RPE cells with violation of the blood-retinal barrier and pumping functions play an important role in the development of CSC. Treatment should aim to restore the external blood-retinal barrier without causing excessive damage to adjacent tissues.2–4 A common approach to treating CSC is focal laser photocoagulation of the retina at the leaking point based on fluorescein angiography (FA) images.2–10 With the active evolution of laser surgery and the development of the navigated laser system Navilas (OD-OS GmbH, Teltow, Germany), it is possible to control laser focus accurately. Treatment accuracy

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Central bankers’ chance to explain themselves and why economic woe could be good news for tech

Find out what Fed chief Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress could mean for financial markets, and why Germany could save the day for European PMIs. 

 

Global equities took another hit at the end of last week, and as we start a fresh week there is some concern that volatility could be creeping back into the markets and that tech has lost some of its lustre, along with gold, which also ended the week lower. The key driver of financial markets last week were central bankers, highlighting yet again how important they remain, politics and the pandemic, which also marks the 6-month anniversary since the World Health Organisation officially gave Covid-19 pandemic status. Below we take a look at the three things that investors need to watch out for this week. 

  • Fed chairman Jerome Powell testimony: Last week, the Fed formally announced its latest policy, Average Inflation Targeting (AIT), in
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What Georgia Tech players said after the Central Florida game

“I just ran a little option route on the first touchdown. There was nobody in the zone. Or if it is was man, I was going to go right in there. Since it was zone, I just looked for an open space to get in and (Jeff Sims) threw it me. Luckily, I caught it and scored. The run touchdown, I had some great blocks. Shout out to (tight end Jack) Coco. I did the rest from there. Great blocks downfield from the receivers, too.”

Safety Juanyeh Thomas

On his interception:

“I was just doing my job in coverage. Props to our d-lineman who got the hands on the ball to make it go up and then I had the back and I just came through and scooped it up.”

On responding to the loss:

“We’re just going to get back to work tomorrow. Honestly, we haven’t been here before,

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