Empiric commits to first venture in York

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Nitrogen leak kills two, injures more

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APG completes private placement with Arrow

first_imgAmerican Power Group Corporation said it has completed a private placement for $2 million of 10 percent Series B Convertible Preferred Stock with Arrow, an investment vehicle for Longbow Technology Ventures.The Series B Convertible Preferred Stock has a 10 percent annual dividend, payable quarterly at the company’s option in cash or in common stock and is convertible to common stock at a conversion price of $0.40 per share. The investor also received a five-year warrant to purchase a number of shares of common stock equal to the number of conversion shares, exercisable at $0.50 per share. Both the preferred stock and the warrants are subject to adjustment for certain dilutive issuances and, upon other customary terms, may be converted or exercised, at any time.Lyle Jensen, American Power Group’s CEO, stated, “We are pleased that our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas® technology has attracted the investment and strategic business support of the team from Longbow Technology Ventures. They bring much more than capital to the table and we look forward to working with them to open new strategic partnership doors as well as accelerating several key revenue generating initiatives.”[mappress mapid=”16127″]Press Release; Image: APGlast_img read more

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High Court dismisses robot inventor appeal

first_imgAn artificial intelligence expert who tried to establish that a machine invented two products has seen his appeal dismissed by the High Court, following a decision that robots cannot be regarded as inventors under the Patents Act.Dr Stephen Thaler argued that a food container and an emergency warning light were invented by a ‘creativity machine’ called DABUS. On patent forms filed last year – which were challenged by the Intellectual Property Office – Thaler attributed inventorship to the AI machine and said he acquired the right to grant of the patents in question by ownership of DABUS.In December, the Intellectual Property Office decided that since DABUS is a machine and not a natural person, it cannot be regarded as an inventor for the purposes of section 7 and 13 of the Patents Act 1977.In his decision – which was subsequently appealed by Thaler – the hearing officer stated: ‘I agree with the applicant that inventors other than natural persons were not contemplated when the European Patent Convention was drafted and also that this was never contemplated when the Patents Act was drafted.‘Given this, there is a clear expectation that the inventor and person for the purpose of sections 7 and 13 respectively are one and the same, namely a natural person – a human and not an AI machine. There has never been any indication from the courts that this is an incorrect interpretation and it is settled law that an inventor cannot be a corporate body.’He also stated that Thaler is not entitled to apply for a patent simply by virtue of ownership of DABUS.In a judgment handed down this week, the High Court upheld the Intellectual Property Office’s decision, dismissing Thaler’s appeal.The Hon. Mr Justice Marcus Smith concluded: ‘I do not consider that there is any other compelling reason to give permission to appeal. The questions raised by the appellant are undoubtedly interesting: but they are interesting in terms of legal policy regarding artificial intelligence and raise no matter of interest on an appeal.’In its 2019 decision, the Intellectual Property Office predicted that inventions created by AI machines are likely to become more prevalent in future and ‘there is a legitimate question as to how or whether the patent system should handle such inventions’.‘I have found that the present system does not cater for such inventions and it was never anticipated that it would, but times have changed and technology has moved on. It is right that this is debated more widely and that any changes to the law be considered in the context of such a debate, and not shoehorned arbitrarily into existing legislation,’ the hearing officer stated.,Supporting documents Click link to download and view these files 2020-09-18_Thaler v. UKIPO_OrderPDF, Size 42.61 kblast_img read more

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Systra buys Swedish signalling business

first_imgSWEDEN: Systra announced its acquisition of signalling and telecoms design, planning and project management company Dalco Elteknik on March 3. Founded in 1987, Dalco Elteknik has 52 staff at nine offices throughout Sweden and has managed more than 1 200 projects for clients including Trafikverket, Stockholm County Council and equipment manufacturers.‘Systra is working on the Ostlänken high speed railway project, and Dalco Elteknik specialises in signalling for conventional railways’, said Pascal Mercier, Systra’s Senior Vice-President for Northern Europe. He added that the acquisition would provide Systra with the resources needed to become a leader in railway engineering systems in Sweden and the wider Scandinavian market.last_img read more

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DHS set to denaturalize U.S. citizens who lie on citizenship applications

first_imgThe Department of Homeland Security has created a new office focused solely upon identifying naturalized Americans who are found to have lied on their immigration applications. The office will  then begin the process to strip those found to have lied of their U.S. Citizenship and U.S. Residency (green cards).Causes for rejection of citizenshipTo that end, the USCIS has hired dozens of attorneys and immigration officers to review cases and identify fraud. Minor discrepancies in applications, such as work and address histories, omitting children, or leaving out a surname would not be serious enough to lead to further investigation. Only major discrepancies like lying about past immigration status or deportations, changing identities, or failing to accurately report an individual’s criminal history could lead to further scrutiny. USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna told the Associated Press “We finally have a process in place to get to the bottom of all these bad cases and start denaturalizing people who should not have been naturalized in the first place,”.According to the Associated Press, in late 2016 a DHS report found that some 315,000 old fingerprint records for immigrants who had criminal convictions or had been deported had not been uploaded into the agency’s identity check database. It also found that some 800 immigrants who had been ordered deported under one identity had fingerprints which matched a new identity who was a U.S. citizen.Most citizens have no need to worryMost naturalized U.S. Citizens should not give another thought to whether or not they listed every trip abroad or every address they lived in the five-year period before filing, or worry about whether every single date listed on the application was correct. But those who have failed to report a serious criminal conviction, deportation or other vital information which could affect eligibility for naturalization, beware, the new taskforce may be contacting you.last_img read more

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Cuba eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis

first_img Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Cuba eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis by: Jamaica Observer – June 30, 2015 Share 67 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! KINGSTON, Jamaica – The World Health Organisation has validated Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis.Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General said in a statement Tuesday that: “This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation.”“Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible,” she noted.According to a UNAIDS advisory Monday, mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis is almost entirely preventable.In recent years, WHO and PAHO have made considerable efforts to ensure that women with HIV receive the treatment they need to stay well and to prevent their babies from being born with HIV or syphilis.Cuba is the first country in the world to request that WHO validate its elimination of mother-to-child (“vertical”) transmission of HIV and syphilis, the advisory said.The validation process included, among other steps, the preparation of a national report and the visit to Cuba of a regional committee of independent experts which presented its report to a WHO global committee, UNAIDS explained. The global committee met last week to analyze that report.Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, added: “This is a celebration for Cuba and a celebration for children and families everywhere. It shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible and we expect Cuba to be the first of many countries coming forward to seek validation that they have ended their epidemics among children.”last_img read more

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Steckloff wins 37th District Dem primary, other results pending

first_img Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Samantha Steckloff (samanthasteckloff.com)Farmington Hills city council member Samantha Steckloff will run in November for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives, after winning Tuesday’s three-way Democratic primary.The 37th District seat, representing Farmington and Farmington Hills, is now held by term-limited Democrat Christine Greig.Steckloff will face off against Republican Mitch Swoboda, who received 6,664 votes and did not have a primary challenger.Steckloff picked up 8,991 votes, almost half the ballots cast across 33 precincts. Hills council member Michael Bridges (30.53 percent) and Former Hills council member Randy Bruce (20.67 percent) also were on the ballot.In that race alone, 75 percent of votes were cast by absent voter (AV) ballot on or before Election Day. In 2018, Michigan voters approved a ballot measure to allow no-reason absent ballot voting. In May, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent AV ballot applications to all registered voters, citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.City clerks made moves before the election to ensure smooth processing; Farmington contracted with Oakland County, and Farmington Hills purchased additional high-speed scanners.While a handful of precincts across the cities saw a turnout lower than 30 percent, the vast majority ranged from 35-45 percent. Setting high water marks: Farmington Hills Precinct 3, bounded by 13 and 14 Mile and Farmington and Drake Roads, at 48.32 percent, and Farmington Precinct 5, south of Grand River between Drake and Gill Roads, with a 46.1 percent.As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, many other federal, state, and county race results were incomplete. The latest results are posted here: results.enr.clarityelections.com/MI/Oakland/104189/web.255599/#/summary Reported bylast_img read more

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Volvo Siap Rilis Mobil Otonom Super Mewah Tanpa Bangku Baris Depan

first_imgInterior dari Volvo XC90. Sumber: businessinsider.com Pernahkah Anda membayangkan tentang sebuah mobil yang tidak memiliki bangku pada bagian depannya? Mungkin sebagian dari Anda akan sulit membayangkan moda semacam ini, mengingat Anda tidak pernah melihat atau menunggangi sebelumnya, bukan? Namun agaknya moda semacam ini tengah direncanakan kehadirannya oleh produsen otomotif asal Swedia, Volvo. Adapun moda yang diberinama XC90 ini mengangkat desain SUV super mewah – bahkan Volvo sampai menyebut konsep Excellence Lounge yang diangkat untuk XC90 ini. Wah, Anda tentu penasaran bukan dengan interior dari moda ini?Baca Juga: Antara Fakta dan Mitos Pada Penerapan Mobil OtonomSebagaimana yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman businesstraveller.com, Volvo XC90 merupakan sebuah moda yang mampu menampung tiga penumpang dengan kenyamanan bangku layaknya seat di penerbangan first class. Sementara bangku di baris depan Volvo XC90 ini dilepas, maka ruang gerak penumpang yang duduk di bangku belakang akan menjadi sangat leluasa – mungkin tidak berlebihan jika Volvo XC90 ini merupakan kendaraan roda empat yang memiliki ruang gerak kaki paling luas di antara yang lain. Belum lagi ciri khas anggun yang selalu disematkan Volvo dalam setiap mahakaryanya, dijamin akan menambah nilai jual dari mobil otonom ini. Kenyamanan dari Volvo XC90 ini akan semakin bertambah dengan kehadiran meja nampan berlapis kulit di hadapan bangku penumpang, kulkas mini pada bagian tengah, hingga iPad 13 inci yang terintegrasi dengan sistem hiburan yang disempurnakan.Menurut pihak perusahaan, moda ini akan hadir dalam edisi yang amat sangat terbatas di seluruh dunia.“Sebut saja di pasar India, dimana rencananya hanya akan 20 model saja yang tersedia di sana,” ujar salah satu juru bicara Volvo.Jika ditelisik lebih detail lagi, adapun bangku dari Volvo XC90 ini dilengkapi dengan fungsi ventilasi dan pijat yang bisa membantu Anda untuk lebih rileks selama perjalanan.Baca Juga: Di 2020, Uber dan Volvo Siap Uji Mobil Otonom Generasi Ketiga“Pendekatan khas kami bertujuan untuk memberikan pengalaman mewah dan menenangkan bagi pelanggan kami. Volvo XC90 Excellence Lounge adalah mobil paling indah yang pernah kami buat,” tutur Managing Director Volvo Car India, Charles Frump.Namun sayang, pihak Volvo masih enggan menyebutkan kapan moda ini biisa dirilis ke publik. Jadi, tunggu saja perkembangannya!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVolvo 360c, Moda Otonom Bertenaga Listrik yang Punya Empat Desain Interior29/09/2018In “Darat”Volvo Batasi Kecepatan Mobil Maksimal 180 Km Per Jam26/05/2020In “Darat”Project Vektor, Mobil Otonom untuk Kota Pintar Buatan Jaguar Land Rover19/02/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

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Racers Split Double Header

first_img NEOSI Staff By Catrina OlsenThe Akron Racers split Tuesday’s double header at Firestone Stadium.Game 1Ashley Thomas started out the Racers offense with a solo homer. “I was just trying to set the table for your team. I was just trying to be on base.” Said Thomas about her home run.The score remained 1-0 until Beijing was able to put two runs up against the Racers in the top of the fourth inning. Zhung Jing had a single followed by another single by Liu Fei Fei. They were brought in by a triple by Lu Ying.The bottom of the fifth inning was a big inning for the Racers. They were able to put up five runs, three of which were driven in by Jennifer Gilbert who brought in Sami Fagan and Shellie Robinson.Beijing was not able to answer.The last run of game one came from Thomas who was brought in by an almost triple by Kristen Wyckoff.Emily Weimen came in at the top of the fifth inning to relieve starting pitcher Jailyn Ford and shut the Eagles down. Weimen shut down Beijing quickly and effectively. Three up and three down for Weimen in three perfect innings of relief. “I felt really good, it was nice to get the win and keep it rolling.” Weimen said.Game 2 The Racers’ luck quickly ran out with a 2-0 loss in the night cap of the double header against the Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs.Monica Abbott was a force to be reckoned with. With 17 strike outs and only 1 hit, the Racers were not able to score.The first run came from a home run over the fence from Dawgs lead off hitter, Nerissa Myers in the top of the first inning.The second run came from Amanda Kamekona who pinch hit for the Dawgs in the top of the seventh. Kamekona was walked and brought in to score off an error.The Racers had a strong defense and a strong pitching rotation. With Megan Betsa in the circle to start. Followed by Alexis Silkwood in the top of the third, who had three innings of 3 up and 3 down. Followed by Rachele Fico to close the game.“Alexis has done that all season…, she’s a competitor, she’s going to fight, she wants the ball….She’s not intimidated by anybody.” Said Charlotte Morgan about Silkwood who came in clutch against the Dawgs.The Racers, Dawgs and Eagles will all be in action at Firestone Stadium Wednesday.  Akron faces Beijing in the first game of a day-night doubleheader with first pitch scheduled for 12:05 p.m.  The Dawgs and Eagles will meet in the second game at 7:05 p.m.  For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Racers ticket office at 330-376-8188. Related Topicslast_img read more

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