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Fire in food factory in Bangladesh kills at least 49 people

Associated Press

At least 49 people have died in a fire that broke out at a food and beverage factory outside the country's capital, fire officials and local TV stations said Friday. A fire service official, Russel Shikder, confirmed that the fire began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Food and Beverage Ltd. factory in Rupganj, just outside Dhaka. Debasish Bardhan, deputy director of the Fire Service and Civil Defense, said 49 bodies have been recovered from inside the factory and rescue operations continue. He said the top two floors of the factory have not yet been searched. The main exit gate of the factory, which processes juice, soft drinks and other food items, was locked from inside, he said.


At least 23 die in Bangladesh ferry accident: Officials

Al Jazeera

At least 23 ferry passengers have been killed in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, when the vessel sank after a collision, officials have said. The ferry reportedly carrying about 100 passengers capsized in the Buriganga river that runs along southwest Dhaka, officials said on Monday. The dead include six women and three children, Shahjahan Shikder, a fire service official told the Reuters news agency. "So far, we have recovered 23 bodies and are looking for those missing," Shikder said. Rescuers were continuing their search, said Debashish Bardhan, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence.


Fire in food factory in Bangladesh kills at least 49 people

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. At least 49 people have died in a fire that broke out at a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, fire officials and local TV stations said Friday. A fire service official, Russel Shikder, confirmed that the fire began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Food and Beverage Ltd. factory in Rupganj, just outside Dhaka. Debasish Bardhan, deputy director of the Fire Service and Civil Defense, said 49 bodies have been recovered from inside the factory and rescue operations continue.


ANSYS Electronics Simulation Expo: Engineering The Internet Of Things

#artificialintelligence

The ANSYS Electronics Simulation Expo was conducted in Bangalore on the 3rd of June 2016, with a focus on helping the engineering community improve electronic system design. The event started off with a welcome note by Rafiq Somani, the country manager for India, ASEAN and ANZ at ANSYS. This was followed with a keynote talk delivered by Sudhir Sharma, global industry director, High Tech, ANSYS. One of the most interesting sessions at the event was a panel discussion on "Engineering the Internet of Things". The topic is quite apt, as most other IoT related events tend to focus only on business aspects pertaining to how massive connectivity and big data affected systems and processes.


Confused Replika AI users are trying to bang the algorithm

#artificialintelligence

People are advocating for a kinder, more considerate approach to relationships. Simply put: humans are showing us their best side. The "others" they're defending and romancing are chatbots. I recently stumbled across the "Replika AI" subreddit where users of the popular chatbot app mostly congregate to defend the machines and post bot-human relationship wins. Tickets to TNW 2022 are available now! Users appear to run the gamut from people who genuinely seem to think they're interacting with an entity capable of actual personal agency: Of course, most users are likely just curious and enjoying the app for entertainment purposes.