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Llanidloes yn ‘troi’n goch’ ar gyfer Sul y Cofio – NEWPAPER24

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Llanidloes yn ‘troi’n goch’ ar gyfer Sul y Cofio

2018-11-10 16:14:04

Mae aelodau’r Lleng Brydeinig yn Llanidloes wedi “troi’r dref yn goch” ar gyfer Sul y Cofio.

Gan ei bod hello’n 100 mlynedd ers diwedd y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf penderfynodd yr aelodau bod angen gwneud rhywbeth arbennig ar gyfer y cofio eleni.

Y nod gwreiddiol oedd codi 100 o babïau ar bolion lamp trwy’r dref, ond erbyn hyn mae dros 50 o fusnesau wedi addurno eu ffenestri, mae murluniau newydd wedi’u paentio ac mae dros 2,000 o babïau gwlân wedi’u gosod ar ffurf rhaeadr i lawr grisiau neuadd y dref.

Bu’r Cynghorydd Gareth Morgan yn sôn am yr ymdrech fawr sydd wedi’i gwneud gan ferched sy’n aelodau o’r Lleng Brydeinig yn Llanidloes, er mwyn cofio pobl o’r dref a wnaeth yr aberth fwyaf.

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Apex.AI raises $15.5 million for autonomous-vehicle software program – TechCrunch – NEWPAPER24

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Apex.AI raises $15.5 million for autonomous-vehicle software program – TechCrunch

2018-11-15 14:00:49


Apex.AI is rising out of stealth right now with fairly the declare — an working system for autonomous autos that can by no means fail. Based by long-time automated techniques engineers Jan Becker and Dejan Pangercic, Apex.AI develops working techniques for varied kinds of autonomous mobility platforms.

Right now, Apex.AI can also be saying a $15.5 million Sequence A spherical led by Canaan with participation from Lightspeed Enterprise Companions, which invested in Apex.AI’s seed spherical.

Apex.AI’s software program stack is designed to simply combine into current techniques and function the enterprise model of the Robotic Working System, an open-source software program middleware for robotics.

“Most corporations have experience constructing client functions, however not plenty of experience, assets or folks to work on safety-critical processes,” Becker informed TechCrunch. “So we constructed a framework that permits builders that aren’t skilled constructing protected and safe techniques to do exactly that.”

To be able to by no means fail, Apex.AI has constructed redundancies into the system to make sure single failures don’t end in system-wide failures.

“We undergo each line of code and assure that safety-critical processes get the quantity of compute time wanted to execute,” Becker stated.

Apex.AI is utility agnostic, that means this can be utilized in all autonomous techniques — starting from automobiles to drones to flying taxis.

Apex.AI competes with the likes of Renovo, which earlier this yr unveiled AWare OS designed for Degree four autonomous driving.

“What excited us about Apex is they’re fixing an actual downside,” Canaan associate Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka informed TechCrunch. “Now that now we have the appropriate technological items in place, how can we transfer this from R&D into mass manufacturing — totally self-driving autos for the typical client to make use of. As that occurs, the primary query will probably be how can we be sure that this car on this entire system works 100 p.c of the time. Protected and dependable all the time.”

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Fb components methods with Definers Public Affairs, agency that attacked firm’s rivals and critics – NEWPAPER24

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2018-11-15 15:44:23

Fb on Thursday mentioned it parted methods with Definers Public Affairs, a Washington-based consulting agency, hours after it was revealed that the latter’s work concerned quietly attacking the social community’s competitors and critics.

In a press release, Fb mentioned it ended its contract with Definers late Wednesday following publication of an exposé containing particulars about their relationship, together with the agency’s work discrediting rivals together with anti-Fb activists, Apple and Google.

Printed by The New York Instances, Wednesday’s report mentioned that Definers labored for Fb by deploying techniques that ranged from smearing its critics as anti-Semitic, to penning purported information article attacking fellow tech titans.

“The New York Instances is unsuitable to recommend that we ever requested Definers to pay for or write articles on Fb’s behalf – or to unfold misinformation,” the social community mentioned in assertion Thursday.

“Our relationship with Definers was well-known by the media — not least as a result of they’ve on a number of events despatched out invites to lots of of journalists about necessary press calls on our behalf,” mentioned Fb.

Definers didn’t instantly return messages looking for remark.

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HMP Berwyn prisoner set hearth to cell utilizing iPad wires – NEWPAPER24

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HMP Berwyn prisoner set hearth to cell utilizing iPad wires

2018-11-15 16:56:23

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Picture caption HMP Berwyn has a capability of two,100 inmates

A prisoner who set hearth to his cell has been sentenced to an additional two and a half years in jail.

Wayne Bromley, 43, admitted beginning the hearth in HMP Berwyn, Wrexham, on 11 November final 12 months.

Bromley, who was serving 5 and a half years for drug offences, smashed an iPad and used its wires and his e-cigarette to set hearth to a tissue.

Mould Crown Court docket heard his cellmate began banging on the door and shouted “he’s attempting to kill us”.

Decide Niclas Parry mentioned: “Your cellmate was trapped. He was screaming and feared that he was doing to die.

“You place in danger over 2,000 individuals in what’s Europe’s largest jail.”

Prosecutor David Mainstone mentioned Bromley was topic to an evaluation in custody plan as a consequence of his psychological well being, however didn’t need the appointments and threatened to set hearth to his cell.

The courtroom heard he had been given an iPad for rehabilitation functions however smashed it and pulled wires out to start out the blaze.

Henry Hills, defending, informed the courtroom Bromley pleaded responsible to arson on a reckless foundation, which had been accepted by the prosecution.

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