Top Players Commit to [email protected] Pro-Am Golf Championship

first_imgElite golf players across the West African region have started sending in entries to be part of the Kwara @50 Pro-Am Championship billed to hold at the Ilorin Golf Club from July 11 to 16, 2017.Top on the bill is Nigerian-born South Africa-based Oche Andrew Odoh who has only featured once in the country this season. Odoh, is perhaps the most respected player in the region and stressed that the event resonates with his career plan; especially being a key event on the Nigeria Tour this season.Other players billed to grace the six-day championship are Ghana’s Emos Korblah, Togo’s Agbavon Kosivi and Cameroon’s top star Desire Ebela. Resident professional of the host club and former Nigeria’s number one, Friday Adache, and club-mate Mustapha Abdullahi, will be hoping to make a strong claim for the title along with other budding local stars including the current best player in the country, Ikoyi-based Francis Ekpe.The main sponsor for the tournament is BUA Group. Other sponsors are Sterling Bank, ICMA Professional Services, Yolas Consultants Limited, Lanre Shittu Motors, Chelform Limited and Chief Kunle Oyinloye, Managing Director, Infrastructure Bank.Captain of the host club, Layi Maliki, said yesterday that the club remains honoured to host these top athletes and the development will spur golf development in diverse ways.“Our facility is presently receiving a facelift to meet some respectable standard expected of an event of this calibre. I am equally sure their top players would inspire a number of local players here too,” he said.Maliki added that the event is also expected to impact on commercial activities in and around the golf course.Already more than 200 players are expected to tee-off at the event, with professionals’ round running from July 11 to 14 while amateur players from different parts of the country will compete over 36-holes on July 15th and 16th.Luqman Owolewa, the Managing Director of Sluqfort, the consulting firm that puts the event together said that, it was designed to throw up the tourism potential of the state.“This is one way in which the government is promoting the tourism potential of Kwara State and showcasing it, as the local destination of choice,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

A Disciplinary Reminder to Teams

first_imgAs we approach the final decisive matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage, a number of players will have to exercise some caution. With some having already received a yellow card, another could mean suspension for the knockout stages.But what exactly are these disciplinary regulations? And how are they enforced? Below are the relevant information – which could come in handy for players as well as fans!·       ​If a player receives two cautions during two different matches, he will automatically be suspended from his team’s following match ·       However, any single yellow cards received during the tournament will be annulled – in terms of potentially counting towards a suspension for games during Russia 2018 - after the quarter-final stage·       If a player is sent off as a result of a direct or indirect red card, he will automatically be suspended from his team’s following match. In addition, further sanctions (i.e. additional suspensions, fine, etc.) may be imposed.·       In accordance with art. 38 par. 2 a) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, any suspension (as a result of a direct or indirect red card) that cannot be served during this competition will be carried over to the representative team’s subsequent official match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sharks plan to donate $10,000 to Gilroy shooting victims, honor first responders

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks announced a plan Thursday to aid and honor the victims and first responders of last month’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, which left three victims dead and 12 others injured.The team will donate $10,000 to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which has organized the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund.A portion of the Sept. 22 Sharks Fan Fest proceeds will also go to the fund, and the team also said it will honor the shooting’s first responders during …last_img

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Mouser: STM32H7 MCUs with Arm PSA protection for connected devices

first_imgMouser Electronics is now stocking STM32H7 series microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics. The high-performing STM32H7 microcontrollers are designed with the same security concepts as the Arm Platform Security Architecture (PSA) framework and combine these principles with STM32-family enhanced security features and services to boost protection for connected smart devices.ST’s STM32H7 microcontrollers are based on a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M7 core with double-precision floating point unit, up to 2 Mbytes of flash, and 1 Mbyte of RAM. The microcontrollers integrate hardware-based security features including a True Random-Number Generator and advanced cryptographic processor, which will simplify protecting embedded applications and global Internet of Things systems against attacks.To enable secure firmware loading, security keys and software services on the microcontroller permit OEMs to provide manufacturing partners with already encrypted firmware, eliminating the possibility of intercepting, copying, or tampering with the code. This enables programming and authenticating the device to establish the root-of-trust mechanism needed for the device to be connected to the end-user’s network and remotely updated over the air to apply security patches or feature upgrades throughout the lifetime of the device.The devices offer improved performance through the Chrom-ART Accelerator for fast and efficient graphical user-interfaces, a hardware JPEG codec that allows high-speed image manipulation, highly efficient Direct Memory Access controllers, and the L1 cache allowing full-speed interaction with off-chip memory. Multiple power domains allow engineers to minimize the energy consumed by their applications, while plentiful inputs and outputs, communication interfaces, and audio and analog peripherals can address a wide range of entertainment, remote-monitoring, and control applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Lanner: rugged vehicle surveillance NVRNext Renesas: scalable digital controllers for cloud computing, communications, and industriallast_img read more

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OpenAI Two new versions and the output dataset of GPT2 out

first_imgToday, OpenAI have released the versions of GPT-2, which is a new AI model. GPT-2 is capable of generating coherent paragraphs of text without needing any task-specific training. The release includes a medium 345M version and a small 117M version of GPT-2. They have also shared the 762M and 1.5B versions with partners in the AI and security communities who are working to improve societal preparedness for large language models. The earlier version release of GPT was in the year 2018. In February 2019, Open-AI had made an announcement about GPT-2 with many samples and policy implications. Read More: OpenAI’s new versatile AI model, GPT-2 can efficiently write convincing fake news from just a few words The team at OpenAI has decided on a staged release of GPT-2. Staged release will have the gradual release of family models over time. The reason behind the staged release of GPT-2 is to give people time to assess the properties of these models, discuss their societal implications, and evaluate the impacts of release after each stage. The 345M parameter version of GPT-2 has improved performance relative to the 117M version, though it does not offer much ease of generating coherent text. Also it would be difficult to misuse the 345M version. Many factors like ease of use for generating coherent text, the role of humans in the text generation process, the likelihood and timing of future replication and publication by others, evidence of use in the wild and expert-informed inferences about unobservable uses, etc were considered while releasing this staged 345M version. The team is hopeful that the ongoing research on bias, detection, and misuse will boost them to publish larger models and in six months, they will share a fuller analysis of language models’ societal implications and the heuristics for release decisions. The team at OpenAI is looking for partnerships with academic institutions, non-profits, and industry labs which will focus on increasing societal preparedness for large language models. They are also open to collaborating with researchers working on language model output detection, bias, and publication norms, and with organizations potentially affected by large language models. The output dataset contains GPT-2 outputs from all 4 model sizes, with and without top-k truncation, as well as a subset of the WebText corpus used to train GPT-2. The dataset features approximately 250,000 samples per model/hyperparameter pair, which will be sufficient to help a wider range of researchers perform quantitative and qualitative analysis. To know more about the release, head over to the official release announcement. Read Next OpenAI introduces MuseNet: A deep neural network for generating musical compositions OpenAI researchers have developed Sparse Transformers, a neural network which can predict what comes OpenAI Five bots destroyed human Dota 2 players this weekendlast_img read more