The Wilmington Insider For June 29 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, June 29, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.Fun On The Fourth: The Wilmington Fun on the Fourth begins tonight! The schedule, courtesy of the Fourth of July Committee’s website, is below:Dinner6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Rotary Club, $8 (BBQ – Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cookies, Lemonade, Water)Entertainment5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carnival7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Performance by “Brandy!” (sponsored by Rotary)Events6:00 PM Horseshoes (First Round) (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)6:00 PM 3 on 3 Basketball – Age Categories: [16 & 17 (6:00 PM)]; [18 & up (6:30 PM)]; [40 & over (7:00 PM)]6:30 PM Road Race (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 must be signed by a parent.)7:30 PM Blueberry Pie Eating Contest (Participants must sign a Release of Liability Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)At The Library: Toddler Dance Party at 10am. Needleworkers from 10am to noon. Drop-In Rock Band from 3pm to 4pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]In The Community: The Town Beach is open today. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke with Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Wednesday, July 3In “Community”last_img read more

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country lands with 46095 starting price

first_img 2019 Volvo S60: All the things you need, nothing you… Tags 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country: Svelte Swede is a sweet steed Post a comment Volvo More From Roadshow 20 Photos 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Preview • 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact If you want to gussy up the exterior, there’s a set of 19-inch alloy wheels (18s are standard) for $800, and you can get dual tailpipe outlets on each side as a $285 accessory. There’s no charge to switch between the three leather interior options and the excellent City Weave plaid cloth layout.There are a few options packages available. You can heat the rear seats and the steering wheel for just $750. The $2,200 Luxury Package adds massaging ventilated seats, and it upgrades the interior’s leather to the softer Nappa variety. The $2,800 Cross Country Pro package adds a new interior inlay, memory for the passenger seats, power lumbar support for the front seats, ambient interior lighting, four-zone automatic climate control and some exterior styling. Finally, there’s the $2,500 Advanced Package, which adds all the safety-related bits, like a surround-view camera, pressure washers for the headlights, a head-up display and Pilot Assist, Volvo’s hands-on lane-holding adaptive cruise control system.Spec as many options and packages as you can, and the price rises to $55,275 including destination. That’s not too bad, considering the V60 and its multiple powertrain options can shoot north of $60,000. 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Troupercenter_img 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact Wagons Crossovers Enlarge ImageIf adding a lift kit is what it takes to get people into wagons, I’ll embrace the move with open arms. Volvo The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a wagon for people who occasionally venture off the beaten path. With a higher ride height and additional body cladding, the V60 Cross Country looks and feels slightly more rugged than the standard V60 wagon. While we drove it quite some time ago, we weren’t sure how much it would end up costing, but now we know.The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country starts at $46,095, comprising a $45,100 base price and the mandatory $995 destination charge. That will net you a V60 Cross Country in Ice White (the only free paint color) with Volvo’s T5 powertrain — a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Mated to standard all-wheel drive, it’s good for an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.You do get a good amount of kit for that price. The base V60 Cross Country comes standard with a 9-inch Sensus Connect infotainment system, embedded navigation, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist. 0 Share your voice 5:33 More about 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Now playing: Watch this: Volvolast_img read more

At 83 Donald Rumsfeld Takes a Shot at App Development

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » All’s fair in politics and war … but what about card games?For Winston Churchill, the same rules apparently applied: #NeverGiveIn.In a bizarre twist, this phrase now serves as the tagline for former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s inaugural mobile game Churchill Solitaire, which he created in partnership with a team of coders.Related: 6 Lessons in How to Build a Successful App“I’ve done business, politics, and war,” the 83-year-old wrote in a blog post announcing its release. “Now I’m trying my hand at mobile gaming.”Churchill Solitaire is essentially a more challenging version of the traditional card game. In place of a single deck players use two decks, and work with 10 rows of cards rather than the typical seven. Churchill played the game during World War II to sharpen his strategic thinking skills, according to Rumsfeld. In Rumsfeld’s app, there are varying levels and difficulties as players move up the ranks. Created for the most cunning of minds, a series of rules and limitations make the game especially challenging. For example, if the player doesn’t make a move in 30 seconds, he’s forced to surrender.The game’s “diabolical rules,” Rumsfeld says, are what “make it the hardest game of solitaire — and probably the most challenging and strategic game of logic or puzzle — I’ve ever played.”Rumsfeld said he learned the card game from one of the Churchill’s former proteges, André de Staercke, during a plane ride in the 1970s. Staercke had learned the game from Churchill himself.Until recent years, only a few people knew about the game and even fewer were able to find their way to victory.Inspired to share the tradition, Rumsfeld and his wife worked with a team of developers to perfect the game. The non-profit endeavor took years to build after the Churchill family gave the project their blessing. All profits will go to charity. However, a free version is available in the Apple Store for both iPhones and iPads.The motivation for the app, Rumsfeld wrote, was best explained by Staercke himself.“As my friend Andre de Staercke once put it to me, ‘What one needs in life are the pessimism of intelligence and the optimism of will,’ Rumsfeld wrote. “Play a couple hands of Churchill Solitaire, and you’ll know precisely what he meant.”Related: Lessons for the New CEO From 5 Great Leaders of HistoryA previous version of this story misidentified Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of State. Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense. January 26, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Facebook introduces Rosetta a scalable OCR system that understands text on images

first_imgYesterday, researchers at Facebook introduced a machine learning system named, Rosetta for scalable optical character recognition (OCR). This model extracts text from more than a billion public Facebook and Instagram images and video frames. Then, this extracted text is fed into a text recognition model that has been trained on classifiers, which helps it understand the context of the text and the image together. Why Rosetta is introduced? Rosetta will help in the following scenarios: Provide a better user experience by giving users more relevant photo search results. Make Facebook more accessible for the visually impaired by incorporating the texts into screen readers. Help Facebook proactively identify inappropriate or harmful content. Help to improve the accuracy of classification of photos in News Feed to surface more personalized content. How it works? Rosetta consists of the following text extraction model: Source: Facebook Text extraction on an image is done in the following two steps: Text detection In this step, rectangular regions that potentially contain the text are detected. It performs text detection based on Faster R-CNN, a state-of-the-art object detection network. It uses Faster R-CNN but replaces ResNet convolutional body with a ShuffleNet-based architecture for efficiency reasons. The anchors in regional proposal network (RPN) are also modified to generate wider proposals, as text words are typically wider than the objects for which the RPN was designed. The whole detection system is trained jointly in a supervised, end-to-end manner. The model is bootstrapped with an in-house synthetic data set and then fine-tuned with human-annotated data sets so that it learns real-world characteristics. It is trained using the recently open-sourced Detectron framework powered by Caffe2. Text recognition The following image shows the architecture of the text recognition model: Source: Facebook In the second step, for each of the detected regions a convolutional neural network (CNN) is used to recognize and transcribe the word in the region. This model uses CNN based on the ResNet18 architecture, as this architecture is more accurate and computationally efficient. For training the model, finding what the text in an image says is considered as a sequence prediction problem. They input images containing the text to be recognized and the output generated is the sequence of characters in the word image. Treating the model as one of sequence prediction allows the system to recognize words of arbitrary length and to recognize the words that weren’t seen during training. This two-step model provides several benefits, including decoupling the training process of detection and recognition models, recognition of words in parallel, and independently supporting text recognition for different languages. Rosetta has been widely adopted by various products and teams within Facebook and Instagram. It offers a cloud API for text extraction from images and processes a large volume of images uploaded to Facebook every day. In future, the team is planning to extend this system to extract text from videos more efficiently and also support a wide number of languages used on Facebook. To get a more in-depth idea of how Rosetta works, check out the researchers’ post at Facebook code blog and also read this paper: Rosetta: Large Scale System for Text Detection and Recognition in Images. Read Next Why learn machine learning as a non-techie? Is the machine learning process similar to how humans learn? Facebook launches a 6-part Machine Learning video serieslast_img read more