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Businesses to get marketing grants under proposed legislation

businesses to get marketing grants under proposed legislation

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A bill in the New York State Legislature would help small business owners better market themselves and promote their businesses, as Long Island’s economy begins to reopen.

Under the “New York First” bill, A10473, money from the State Department of Economic Development and the New York State Urban Development Corporation would be used to provide small business owners grants of up to $10,000 for marketing campaigns, consultation services and search engine optimization lessons. The business owners would have to apply for the funds, detailing how they would use the money and listing any additional business assistance services they receive. They would also have to identify the specific target audiences they are trying to reach, and explain how they would measure their success.

Additionally, local Chambers of Commerce, business improvement districts and other nonprofits that support local businesses could apply for the funding to create cost-effective ways to encourage New Yorkers to shop local.

“We need to do everything we can to promote small businesses,” Assemblyman Ed Ra, a Republican from Franklin Square who introduced the bill in the State Legislature on May 22, said at a news conference on Wednesday, adding that the state already has the money set aside for …

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Lidar reveals the oldest and biggest Maya structure yet found | Science News

lidar reveals the oldest and biggest maya structure yet found | science news

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Ancient Maya society got off to a monumentally fast start
around 3,000 years ago.

Excavations and airborne mapping at a previously unknown
site in Mexico, called Aguada Fénix, have uncovered the oldest and largest
known structure built by Maya people, say archaeologist Takeshi Inomata of
the University of Arizona in Tucson and his colleagues. This raised ceremonial
area made of clay and earth was constructed from around 1000 B.C. to 800 B.C.,
the scientists report June 3 in Nature.

The new discovery adds to recent evidence that from its very
beginnings around 3,000 years ago, the
Maya civilization built monumental structures (SN: 4/25/13). A similar but smaller ritual area previously
discovered by Inomata’s team at a Maya site in Guatemala called Ceibal dates to
950 B.C.

The finds run counter to the idea that Maya society developed
gradually from small villages to urban centers with pyramids and other massive buildings,
as some scientists have suggested. Those Maya cities and kingdoms of what’s
known as the Classic period didn’t flourish in parts of southern Mexico and
Central America until around A.D. 250 to 900.

What’s more, the study is yet another example of how an airborne remote-sensing technique called light detection and …

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Climate change intensifies damages from hurricanes

climate change intensifies damages from hurricanes

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MIAMI — Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean started June 1, although for the sixth year in a row, the first named storm of the season formed prior to that date. Forecasters at NOAA and other experts are predicting a more active than normal hurricane season for 2020.Hurricanes get most of their energy from warm water, and water temperatures are warmer than average in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.Also, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation cycle, a naturally occurring cycle in the Pacific Ocean, which helps to predict the severity of a hurricane season, is predicted to have ENSO-neutral conditions this summer and fall (with La Niña potentially forming later in the year). These conditions favor Atlantic hurricane formation because the increased vertical wind shear capable of ripping apart budding hurricanes, typically supplied by El Niño, will be absent.While climate change may not increase the frequency of hurricanes, it intensifies their impact. Research shows the proportion of strong hurricanes (Category 4 and 5 storms) has increased by 25-30% per degree Celsius of warming, and similar increases are projected in the future.

Climate change may also contribute to hurricanes’ more rapid intensification (an increase in wind speed of at least 35 mph in 24 hours), …

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Artificial intelligence can improve how chest images are used in care of COVID-19 patients

artificial intelligence can improve how chest images are used in care of covid-19 patients

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According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to expand the role of chest X-ray imaging—using computed tomography, or CT—in diagnosing and assessing coronavirus infection so that it can be more than just a means of screening for signs of COVID-19 in a patient’s lungs.

Within the study, published in the May 6 issue of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, the researchers say that “AI’s power to generate models from large volumes of information—fusing molecular, clinical, epidemiological and imaging data—may accelerate solutions to detect, contain and treat COVID-19.”
Although CT chest imaging is not currently a routine method for diagnosing COVID-19 in patients, it has been helpful in excluding other possible causes for COVID-like symptoms, confirming a diagnosis made by another means or providing critical data for monitoring a patient’s progress in severe cases of the disease. The Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers believe this isn’t enough, making the case that there is “an untapped potential” for AI-enhanced imaging to improve. They suggest the technology can be used for:
Risk stratification, the process of categorizing patients for the type of care they receive based on the predicted course …

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Detroit Popcorn Company owner who took business back: ‘It’s not a cover up’

detroit popcorn company owner who took business back: ‘it’s not a cover up’

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A longstanding sweet shop and concession rental business has been in the news this week after the new owner made comments on social media that caused a boycott of the Detroit Popcorn Company. Evan Singer, who officially owned the 97-year-old company for about a year, posted in response to a video of damage to a Target store: “they wonder why they need knee’s on there necks (sic).”These comments resulted in a social media-fueled boycott of Detroit Popcorn Company and lost deals with Quicken Loans and the Detroit Zoo. Tuesday, previous owner David Farber released a statement denouncing Singer’s comment. Farber said the Redford-based company has been returned to him and that he plans to sell it instead to African-American investors. More: Detroit Popcorn Company sells after social media comment caused boycottFarber sold the company to Singer about a year ago, but he says there was a clause in the agreement that “if he does anything disparaging or harmful to the name of the Detroit Popcorn Company that we have the right to call in the note.””So we enforced that clause,” Farber told The Detroit News. “We’re saying ‘you don’t owe me anything, we’re signing the company back …

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Markey, Harris, Booker to introduce resolution calling for

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Three Senate Democrats will introduce a resolution calling for the elimination of so-called qualified immunity for police officers, Sen. Ed Markey Edward (Ed) John MarkeyGOP Massachusetts governor: Trump’s compassion ‘nowhere to be found’ Markey calls Trump ‘scum’ over comments on George Floyd protests Bipartisan senators call for investigation of TikTok’s child privacy policies MORE (D-Mass.) announced Wednesday.“Law enforcement relies on qualified immunity to shield officers from accountability for instances of police brutality and excessive force,” Markey tweeted Wednesday. “In our culture of systemic racism, it is one of the foremost tools of oppression. Qualified immunity must be immediately eliminated.”“We must dismantle the oppressive tools of abusers in law enforcement like qualified immunity,” he added. “Police officers are murdering black and brown Americans in our streets without any accountability. We must act NOW.”ADVERTISEMENTMarkey added that he would introduce the resolution with Sens. Cory Booker Cory Anthony BookerCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Schumer calls on McConnell to schedule vote on law enforcement reform bill before July 4 This week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic MORE (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris Kamala Devi HarrisThe Hill’s Morning Report – Protesters’ defiance met with calls to listen …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration Selects 5 Companies Most Likely to Produce a Vaccine

coronavirus live updates: trump administration selects 5 companies most likely to produce a vaccine

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Here’s what you need to know:The Trump administration selected five companies as the most likely to produce a vaccine. The number of confirmed cases is rising in 16 states, partly a consequence of expanded testing. Germany plans to lift its travel ban on European countries.As Italy removes travel restrictions, some in Venice hope for a future with fewer tourists.A Times investigation found that the C.D.C.’s response to the pandemic fell short.Tear gas used against protesters across the U.S. could make them more susceptible to the virus.In Germany, a drive-in disco has built-in social distancing.Image A scientist working in Moderna’s lab in Cambridge, Mass., in February. The Trump administration tapped Moderna and four other companies as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus.Credit…David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe, via Getty ImagesThe Trump administration selected five companies as the most likely to produce a vaccine. The Trump administration has selected five companies as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus, senior officials said, a critical step in the White House’s effort to deliver on its promise of being able to …

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Popovich discusses race, America and leadership on podcast

popovich discusses race, america and leadership on podcast

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Gregg Popovich went on a podcast. This sentence is probably newsworthy enough, considering the 71-year-old Spurs coach’s reputation as being famously technologically unadvanced.

You know it would take more than just a discussion of pick-and-roll coverages to coax Popovich to wade into the podcast world. On a episode of the “Flying Coach” podcast hosted by the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr and Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, Popovich appeared as a guess to discuss race in America in the wake of the George Floyd murder and ongoing nationwide protests.

Unlike Popovich’s interview with The Nation earlier this week, this discussion touched only briefly on President Donald Trump.

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich watches play during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich watches play during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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Deep Learning Market Status and Trend Report 2020 – 2027 by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, IBM, Intel, Micron Technology, Microsoft, Nvidia, Qualcomm – Azizsalon News

deep learning market status and trend report 2020 – 2027 by amazon web services (aws), google, ibm, intel, micron technology, microsoft, nvidia, qualcomm – azizsalon news

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Market Expertz have recently published a new report on the global Deep Learning market. The study provides profound insights into updated market events and market trends. This, in turn, helps one in better comprehending the market factors, and strongly they influence the market. Also, the sections related to regions, players, dynamics, and strategies are segmented and sub-segmented to simplify the actual conditions of the industry.
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In 2018, the global Deep Learning market size was xx million US$ and it is expected to reach xx million US$ by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 31.2% between 2019 and 2026.
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The report displays all leading market player’s profiles functioning in the global Deep Learning market with their SWOT analysis, fiscal status, present development, acquisition’s, and mergers. The research report comprises of …

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