first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (May 27, 2019 to June 3, 2019)Tewksbury Police Department Mourns Death Of Administrative Director Matt SmallLETTER: Thanks To Residents For Supporting New Elementary SchoolAT THE LIBRARY: AAA Car Doctor On June 4; Electric Car Show On June 8Tewksbury Resident Named Valedictorian At Presentation Of Mary AcademyRep. Moulton, Combat Veteran, Goes Public With PTSD Struggle Your Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comPrince George’s County continues to be plagued by fatal automobile accidents. There is not any consistency with the trend of incidents which have taken the lives of victims for seven consecutive weeks since the start of 2019.These tragic incidents continued Saturday March 9 when one person was killed and three others were injured in a crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 95 near Beltsville.  Maryland State Police said the crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 before the MD-212 Exit 29 for Powder Mill Road causing traffic delays until mid-morning.Prince George’s County has been plagued by fatal automobile accidents for seven consecutive weeks since the start of 2019, most recently on I-95 before MD-212 Exit 29 for Powder Mill Road. (Courtesy Photo)Police initially said that a Honda Civic driven by an unidentified woman was traveling in the wrong direction on the northbound lanes of I-95 but, after more extensive investigation that has yet to be determined.  However, what has been confirmed is the Civic was traveling on I-95 when it crashed into a Mitsubishi Gallant and into a BMW 325. The Mitsubishi was driven by Keith Hingle, 31, of Beltsville who was uninjured, according to multiple reports.The driver of the BMW, Olayanju Kayode, 35, of Laurel, flew partially through the windshield while the Honda then collided with a Lexus RX350 that was being driven by Earl Ross Jr., 46, of Mechanicsville.  Reports say the Honda drifted onto the right shoulder of the road, and caught fire with the driver inside, who died at the scene, police said. NBC 4 News identified the Honda driver as 57-year-old Shana Subram, a wife and mother of two children with autism, who was on her way to work as a physician’s assistant at a jail in Baltimore.Subram, loved her job, but lived in Rockville and worried about her long commute.  “She wanted to leave this job for the longest time. It is very dangerous going there,” Subram’s husband Hans Bergmann told NBC 4 News.Antoine Bethea, 43, of Gaither Street in Temple Hills was killed when his car ran off the road and hit a tree in Upper Marlboro during the late evening hours on Thursday February 28.  According to multiple reports Bethea was the only victim in the accident.He was pronounced dead on the scene.  There has been no indication of foul play, racing or collision and there were no witnesses to the accident.Patrol officers were called to the 11000 block of Old Marlboro Pike for a fatal collision involving a single vehicle.  When the officers arrived, they found a mangled vehicle that veered off the road  with Bethea’s body unconscious and unresponsive inside.Then in Oxon Hill, a pedestrian victim was located on the 100 block of Monument Avenue in Oxon Hill, near MGM National Harbor for the report of an injured person in the roadway.The preliminary investigation lasted well into the night and officers were able to ultimately locate and view surveillance video which is the only piece of evidence that provides any context to what may have happened.It showed the pedestrian attempting to cross Monument Avenue when an unknown-colored sedan traveling from Rivercrest Road merged onto Monument Avenue and struck him.  Video shows the sedan, after impact, slowed down for a moment and then sped back up towards the Beltway and left the scene.  The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk.Law enforcement officials have identified the victim and notified his family but haven’t released his name as the investigation continues while his life is uncertain.Southern Maryland roads in the Oxon Hill corridor continue to be the most dangerous roadways in the state.   AAA Mid-Atlantic released data from its analysis of crash data provided by County police in January which revealed at least 14 traffic related in crashes along MD Rt. 210 over the past four years. Three pedestrians also have died there since 2013. Four motorcyclists were also killed in crashes on Indian Head Highway between 2014 and 2017. At the current pace 2019 may shatter the dubious record by mid-summer.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, who is set to don the hat of a game show host, is busy preparing himself for the small screen outing. The second season of ‘Ke Habe Banglar Kotipati’ (Who will be Bengal’s Crorepati), the Bengali version of the iconic TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, will have Chatterjee quizzing the hot seat participants.”I have set up a hot seat at home, next to my computerji, to practice for the show. It will help me hone my skills as a TV show host,” he said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMegastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had anchored the Hindi show for eight seasons, fondly referred to the computer on his desk as ‘computerji’.”The programme will have a global outlook and feel, but certain elements would be added to its format to connect with the Bengali audience,” the National Award-winning actor said.The first season of the reality show was anchored by cricketing icon Sourav Ganguly.Chatterjee, when asked if he was conscious that parallels would be drawn with Bachchan and Ganguly, said, “Yes I am aware. But I will do it my own way. Hope I bring refreshing changes to the show.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe promotional video of ‘Ke Habe Banglar Kotipati’ shows Chatterjee sitting on a barge on river Hooghly with “computerji” on his side and Howrah Bridge in the background.At a press meet, earlier this week, the actor had said the second season of the show will run for 35 episodes.”Quizmaster Siddhartha Basu would be preparing the question bank and the possible answers for the show, which will be aired five days a week from July 16,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Metro services was disrupted during office hours on Monday morning, when passengers agitated at Sovabazar Metro station after air-conditioning facilities in a compartment stopped functioning. Sources said that the passengers were asked to vacate a compartment of the New Garia bound rake, after the air-conditioning facilities, as well as the lights in the compartment, stopped working soon after the train left Shyambazar station. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAn announcement was immediately made to vacate the compartment at Sovabazar and board the next train, or if possible, accommodate themselves in the other compartments of the same train.However, the passengers alighted at the station at around 9.58 am and started agitating. The train was stranded in the down line at the station for over 23 minutes, after the metro officials along with RPF personnel managed to pacify the passengers. The rake was removed and taken to the carshed. Services in the down line resumed at around 10.21 am. MPOSTlast_img read more

first_imgFebruary 5, 2018 This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global If you haven’t seen it by now, Amazon’s Super Bowl LII commercial is fairly clever. Kudos to the company for coming up with a fun way to mash together celebrities and Alexa without it feeling overly cheesy or trying-too-hard. More importantly, a big thanks to Amazon’s engineers who came up with an ingenious way to broadcast the “A word” without it triggering everyone’s Echos — whatever version of the device you own.The most annoying thing about watching any YouTube video or televised commercial that mentions Alexa is that it typically triggers your Echo device to get ready to respond to a query. Or worse, the person you’re watching who says “Alexa” just keeps on babbling, which then makes your Echo do something you didn’t want it to do — or just apologize for being unable to do whatever commands it tried to interpret.And since Amazon definitely wanted its Super Bowl LII to mention she-who-shall-not-be-named, and refer to her frequently, the company had to come up with a different way to do so in order to avoid hacking off everyone who already owns an Echo device.The solution? Acoustic fingerprinting.”The trick is to suppress the unintentional waking of a device while not incorrectly rejecting the millions of people engaging with Alexa every day,” said Shiv Vitaladevuni, a senior manager on the Alexa Machine Learning team, in an Amazon blog post.Though Amazon isn’t detailing the specific techniques its using to keep your Echo from triggering from its Super Bowl advertising, Bloomberg notes that a Reddit user, Asphyhackr, might have figured out Amazon’s secret.”I did a little research tonight and found that the Echo, while it’s processing the wake word, searches the Audio Spectrum and if is significantly quieter in the area of 4000hz to 5000hz, she will not wake for the word,” Asphyhackr writes.”I found that when I analyzed the spectrum of them saying her name, the spectrums were significantly quieter in the range of 3000hz to 6000hz. In some of those recordings, those frequencies appeared to be non-existent. In others it appeared like the boosted the surrounding frequencies to make the Echo see a gap in the spectrum.”In other words, if your Echo (Best Price at Amazon) notices something strange happening in the audio spectrum, it realizes that it should ignore whatever is being said — like “Alexa.” And while this works well when Amazon has a planned announcement to make, like an advertisement, the company has to get a bit more creative when it can’t anticipate the large-scale broadcast of its digital helper’s name.”When multiple devices start waking up simultaneously from a broadcast event, similar audio is streaming to Alexa’s cloud services. An algorithm within Amazon’s cloud detects matching audio from distinct devices and prevents additional devices from responding. The dynamic fingerprinting isn’t perfect, but as many as 80 to 90 percent of devices won’t respond to these broadcasts thanks to the dynamic creation of the fingerprints,” reads Amazon’s blog. 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more