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Don't drive after just ONE drink, doctors tell Brits as they warn booze has 'got stronger' since rules were set in the 60s

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Brits were today urged not to get behind the wheel after just one drink, with doctors warning booze has got stronger. The British Medical Association (BMA)'s president said the idea of'getting away' with two pints'has always been dangerous'. However, he cautioned that a 125ml glass of 9 per cent wine -- more common when current drink-driving laws were devised in the 1960s -- is now'virtually unheard of'. This would equate to just over one unit. As a basic guide, men are advised not to drink more than three units before driving, while women should stick to two at a maximum.

John Kirby: China has the capability to challenge 'rules-based order'

FOX News

Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council John Kirby tells'The Story' that China, Russia, Iran and North Korea present'unique' sets of threats to the U.S. John Kirby said China, Russia, Iran and North Korea present "unique" threats and challenges to U.S. national security when asked about the "new axis of evil" Monday on FOX News. The- coordinator of strategic communications at the National Security Council reacted to Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., referring to these nations as such on "The Story." Kirby said China is a power "very much on the rise" and can challenge the "rules-based order." JOHN KIRBY: I think the president would certainly characterize multiple countries, nation-states, here who present unique and pernicious threats and challenges to our national security. Certainly, North Korea is in that group.

New rules set out for foreign criminals and low-level offenders

BBC News

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph over the weekend, he said: "A short stretch of a few months inside isn't enough time to rehabilitate criminals, but is more than enough to dislocate them from the family, work and home connections that keep them from crime.

SDF's harassment consultation system seeing limited use

The Japan Times

Over 60% of the Self-Defense Forces personnel who claimed to have been harassed did not use a consultation system set up to aid in such cases, a survey by the Defense Ministry showed Friday. The survey found that many SDF personnel are distrustful of the consultation system. According to the survey, 1,325 cases of harassment have been reported. Power harassment accounted for 77% of the total and sexual harassment for 12%. Of the total, 850 cases, or 64.2%, did not use the harassment consultation system, according to the survey.

California bar suspends 1,600 attorneys for violating rules set up after Tom Girardi allegedly stole millions

Los Angeles Times

More than 1,600 attorneys have been suspended by the California State Bar for violating rules about client trust accounts that were set up after disgraced L.A. attorney Thomas Girardi allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients. The Client Trust Account Protection Program, which went into effect last year, requires attorneys to register their client trust accounts annually with the state bar, complete a yearly self-assessment of their practices managing client trust accounts and certify with the state bar that they comply and understand the requirements for safekeeping funds. After the reporting component is fulfilled, the state bar will then begin compliance reviews and investigative audits when appropriate. Originally, more than 1,700 attorneys were found in violation of the rules and enrolled as "inactive" with the bar, meaning they're not legally allowed to practice law. As of Thursday afternoon, that number has dropped to 1,641 after some of the attorneys fulfilled their requirements, according to Special Counsel Steven Moawad, who works for the bar's attorney discipline system.

Sustainable smartphones calling? The eco-friendly new design rules to extend the life of your handset

The Guardian

The current status quo of smartphone design, repair and longevity could finally be upended in favour of users – and the planet. That is the message from campaign groups on the landmark overhaul of rules concerning batteries and eco-sensitive design working their way through the various legislative bodies of the European Union – a market big enough to force manufacturers to change, even if EU rules don't directly apply to other regions. MEPs voted on 14 June to accept new battery regulations, elements of which look to ensure cells in smartphones and gadgets can be replaced with parts available for five years after the device is discontinued. In many cases, the rules say, batteries should be user-replaceable "without requiring the use of specialised tools" and without the heat or solvents typically required to unglue components today. Manufacturers also won't be able to use software to stop batteries installed by third parties from working.

SEAN HANNITY: There's one set of rules for Democrats, another set of rules for Donald Trump and conservatives

FOX News

SEAN HANNITY: Now, President Trump has been indicted on seven counts, that much we know, all related to his handling of those classified documents and "what we call process crimes, obstruction of justice." Meanwhile, absolutely no charges against Joe Biden, even top secret classified documents from as far back as his time as senator that turned up in multiple locations utilized by Joe, including an unsecured office building in DC and Biden's very own garage. Apparently, mishandling top secret documents is OK if you're a Biden or a Clinton or I guess a Democrat, for that matter. Hillary mishandled America's secrets on an unsecured private server that we were told was likely hacked by foreign countries. And then she attempted to cover her tracks by deleting 33,000 emails, wiping hard drives on computers off with something called bleach bit, a kind of acid, washing the hard drives and then, of course, destroying phones and blackberries with hammers and removing SIM cards.

Japan and Singapore leaders affirm alignment on rules-based global order

The Japan Times

SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, have reaffirmed their commitment to uphold the rules-based international order amid Russia's aggression against Ukraine and China's growing military and economic clout. During talks Friday at Singapore's Changi Airport following a six-day visit to Africa, Kishida told Lee that negotiations on a deal that would allow the transfer of defense equipment and technology between the two countries are making progress, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. "We want to strengthen security and defense cooperation," Kishida was quoted as saying, while also calling for deepening cooperation in areas such as start-ups and building resilient supply chains. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add and to your list of allowed sites.

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The SpanRuler component of spaCy allows you to create rules to recognize spans or entities within your data. Lj and I created a spaCy project to showcase the functionality of the SpanRuler within a NER pipeline, but when we didn't see the improvement we were looking for in the initial pipeline evaluation, I looked into the data and found some inconsistencies in the annotations. This led me to go back and create a Prodigy workflow to relabel data to get more consistent annotations. Machine learning is rarely a linear process that magically produces results, and iterating between your models and your data will ensure a solid foundation to build your custom ML solutions on. The combination of machine learning with rule-based approaches is a synergy that is often overlooked. However, there are a lot of benefits to creating patterns to recognize your data of interest. It can help speed up the annotation process, allow you to better understand your data, and even improve your pipeline.

The Evolution Of AI: Transforming The World One Algorithm At A Time


The journey of AI started in the 1950s with the pioneering work of Alan Turing, who proposed the Turing Test to determine if a machine could mimic human intelligence. In the 1960s, AI research gained momentum with the development of the first AI programming language, LISP, by John McCarthy. Early AI systems focused on symbolic reasoning and rule-based systems, which led to the development of expert systems in the 1970s and 1980s. The 1990s witnessed a shift in focus towards machine learning and data-driven approaches, driven by the increased availability of digital data and advancements in computing power. This period saw the rise of neural networks and the development of support vector machines, which allowed AI systems to learn from data, leading to better performance and adaptability.