As sentencing approaches following a warehouse fire that killed 36, artists on the fringes struggle to find spaces to live and workArtists and musicians in Oakland faced a horrific task when they awoke on 3 December 2016: figuring out if their friends were dead or alive.The fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse party that killed 36 people led to an agonizing weekend of futile searches, crowdsourced spreadsheets of missing people, and a rapidly rising body count. It felt like rock bottom for some – until the eviction threats began days later. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/09/oakland-ghost-ship-fire-sentencing-evictions-deaths

Liberal groups are working to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation – which could threaten to unravel abortion rightsTwo thousand Planned Parenthood organizers and volunteers, mostly female and young, gathered recently in Detroit to imagine what they see as a kinder, more peaceful America. But eighteen months and counting into the presidency of Donald Trump and with the threat of a conservative supreme court that could unravel abortion rights in the US, their mission was nothing short of political trench warfare. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/pro-choice-groups-fight-against-trump-supreme-court-pick

Appeals court upholds Brock Turner’s convictions for sexual assault and attempted rape, ruling that he received a fair trialAn appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer’s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.The three-judge panel of the 6th district court of appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was “substantial evidence” that Brock Turner received a fair trial. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/08/stanford-swimmer-request-for-new-trial-denied

Gary Woodland made seven birdies in the last 11 holes and leads the way with a magnificent 64Official live leaderboardFirst-round report: Woods fights back as Woodland sets pace 1.02am BST A couple of stragglers left out on the course. But nobody’s catching Gary Woodland tonight. Hopefully I’ll see you tomorrow, bright eyed and bushy tailed, for the second round of what promises to be a hotly contested PGA Championship! Wherever you are in the world, sweet dreams and nighty night!-6: Woodland-5: Fowler-4: Stone, Z Johnson-3: Cook, Poulter, Perez, Day, Gay, Cink, Schniederjans, D Johnson, Kisner, Rose, Pieters Related: Gary Woodland leads Rickie Fowler after Tiger Woods fightback at US PGA 12.52am BST Thomas Pieters finds 18 in regulation, then takes two putts from 30 feet for a closing par. That gives him a three-under round of 67. Par for Joaquin Niemann at 17; he remains at -2. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/aug/09/us-pga-championship-2018-first-round-live

Directly reading documents and being able to answer questions from them is an
unsolved challenge. To avoid its inherent difficulty, question answering (QA)
has been directed towards using Knowledge Bases (KBs) instead, which has proven
effective. Unfortunately KBs often suffer from being too restrictive, as the
schema cannot support certain types of answers, and too sparse, e.g. Wikipedia
contains much more information than Freebase. In this work we introduce a new
method, Key-Value Memory Networks, that makes reading documents more viable by
utilizing different encodings in the addressing and output stages of the memory
read operation. To compare using KBs, information extraction or Wikipedia
documents directly in a single framework we construct an analysis tool,
WikiMovies, a QA dataset that contains raw text alongside a preprocessed KB, in
the domain of movies. Our method reduces the gap between all three settings. It
also achieves state-of-the-art results on the existing WikiQA benchmark.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.03126v2

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In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/well/why-take-diet-advice-from-a-cave-man.html?partner=rss

This winter, my skin was feeling dry and dull, and nothing I did seemed to change that. So, I made an appointment with my dermatologist, who recommended three products that completely changed my skin…

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic.… Read more
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