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Photos: Two Years of War in Ukraine

Photos: Two Years of War in Ukraine

Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Although the Russian military initially made broad advances into the country beginning on February 24, 2022, Ukrainian forces, backed by Western support, resisted fiercely, forcing Russia to pull back into eastern and southern Ukraine. Soon, front lines hundreds of miles long were established, and the war evolved into a long and punishing battle of artillery, drones, and close combat across trenches, shattered forests, and ruined villages. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed or injured in the conflict. As Russia continues to launch missiles into all parts of Ukraine and presses forward with ground attacks across the front line, Ukrainian forces face intensifying shortages of manpower and ammunition. Gathered below are images from recent months, showing a region reshaped by two years of war. Source link

British firms’ exports are almost certainly bolstering Russia’s war machine in Ukraine, Sky data analysis finds | Business News

British firms’ exports are almost certainly bolstering Russia’s war machine in Ukraine, Sky data analysis finds | Business News

British companies are exporting hundreds of millions of pounds of equipment and machinery which almost certainly ends up in Russia, undermining the official sanctions regime and bolstering Vladimir Putin’s war machine, according to data analysis from Sky News. The items – which include drone equipment, optical supplies and heavy machinery – are being sent to countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and others, from where they are understood to be forwarded on to Russia. Ukraine war latest: Russia hits out at UK after prison bosses sanctioned over Navalny death The numbers show that despite the sharp fall in the flow of goods to Russia, following the imposition of trade sanctions after its invasion of Ukraine two years ago, large volumes of sensitive, “dual use” British goods are still finding their way to Moscow. The analysis underlines the scale of Britain’s participation in a shadow economy which helps keep Russia’s military supplied with parts and hardware for the weaponry it uses against Ukraine Flows of British goods to Russia itself have …

Winners of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Winners of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning entries in this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year contest have just been announced, and Alex Dawson was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 for his image of a whale skeleton on the seafloor, beneath the ice, in Greenland. Prizes and commendations were handed out in categories including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Portrait, Black and White, Compact, Up and Coming, and more. Contest organizers were once again kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below, with captions written by the photographers. Source link

Google Gemini 1.5 Pro AI video analysis performance tested

Google Gemini 1.5 Pro AI video analysis performance tested

If you are interested in learning more about the capabilities of Google Gemini 1.5 Pro artificial intelligence (AI) model in analyzing video content, even though it doesn’t currently support audio in its current release. You are sure to enjoy the demonstration and performance analysis created by Sam Witteveen. The process includes tokenizing the video content, using a transcript for enhanced accuracy, and querying the model to identify specific details such as the speaker, the subject of the talk, and the timing of particular topics within the video. Gemini 1.5 Pro’s core feature is its tokenization capability. This means it can take a video and split it into segments or “tokens,” allowing for a detailed examination of each part. This is particularly useful when dealing with intricate topics where every detail counts. By breaking down the video, Gemini 1.5 Pro ensures that nothing is missed, capturing the full essence of the content. While Gemini 1.5 Pro does not analyze audio, it has a clever workaround. It uses transcripts to fill in the gaps, enabling users to …

Alexei Navalny’s body to undergo ‘chemical analysis’ | World | News

Alexei Navalny’s body to undergo ‘chemical analysis’ | World | News

Alexei Navalny’s family say his body is set to be held by Russian authorities for two weeks while it undergoes “chemical analysis”. Navalny, a critic of Vladimir Putin, was found dead in a jail cell in the Arctic Cirlce last week. Authorities have not yet revealed where his body is being held. And attempts to locate it have been shut down by Russia, reports the BBC. Navalny’s wife has accused them of hiding the body. In a video posted on social media on Monday, Yulia Navalnaya vowed to continue her husband’s work, fighting for a “free Russia”. She also directly accused Putin of killing her husband. Navalnaya claimed her husband’s body is being hidden away until traces of Novichok could leave his system. She called for supporters to “share the fury and hate for those who dared to kill our future”. Authorities at the Siberian prison where Navalny died said he went for a walk on Friday where he collapsed. He never regained consciousness, they said. His mother and lawyer travelled to the jail but …

“Manipulation of fear”: New analysis blows hole in “good guy with a gun” myth

“Manipulation of fear”: New analysis blows hole in “good guy with a gun” myth

Fueled by right-wing politicians and the powerful gun lobby, nearly three-quarters of firearm owners in the United States believe the enduring myth that a gun at the ready will keep them safer—but a new analysis offers the latest hard evidence that guns simply make life more dangerous and deadly for everyone. The Center for American Progress (CAP) joined gun violence research group GVPedia to release an issue brief debunking the falsehoods pushed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun groups, which, looking to “counter the horrors of everyday gun violence in America… masterfully constructed a narrative based on the myth of a ‘good guy with a gun’ using their weapon defensively to stop an armed assailant before harm can be done.” Listening to former NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and the right-wing lawmakers who count on the gun lobby’s endorsements, one could hardly be blamed for conjuring an image of a “good guy with a gun” who frequently stops a violent attack from happening—but the analysis shows how faulty research in the 1990s underpinned such claims. Surveys at …

U.N. publishes first-ever analysis of world’s migratory species : Short Wave

U.N. publishes first-ever analysis of world’s migratory species : Short Wave

Jason Edwards/Getty Images Jason Edwards/Getty Images Every year, billions of animals across the globe embark on journeys. They fly, crawl, walk or slither – often across thousands of miles of land or ocean – to find better food, more agreeable weather or a place to breed. Think monarch butterflies, penguins, wild Pacific salmon. These species are crucial to the world as we know it. It’s “the stuff of poetry and song and cultural significance,” says Amy Fraenkel, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals says. But until this week, there had never been an official assessment of the world’s migratory animals. This first of its kind report by the United Nations found that nearly half of the world’s already threatened migratory species have declining populations, and more than a fifth of the 1,200 migratory species monitored by the U.N. are threatened with extinction. Humans are contributing to these numbers. The two greatest threats to migratory species are overexploitation — like hunting and fishing — and habitat loss …

Unlocking Excel Data Analysis with ChatGPT

Unlocking Excel Data Analysis with ChatGPT

In the expansive universe of data analysis, Microsoft Excel reigns supreme as an unparalleled instrument, boasting an extensive array of capabilities designed for the meticulous dissection and comprehensive understanding of multifaceted datasets. Yet, the reality remains that the sophisticated nuances of Excel’s advanced functionalities, including but not limited to pivot tables and multifarious formulas, remain elusive to a significant portion of its users. These users find themselves at a crossroads, yearning for the power of Excel’s analytical might yet be deterred by the daunting prospect of mastering its complex features. It is within this context that the groundbreaking fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Excel emerges as a beacon of innovation. This integration ushers in a transformative epoch, specifically tailored for individuals and professionals eager to streamline their data analysis endeavors. By circumventing the necessity for intensive traditional Excel training, this AI-enhanced approach offers a promising avenue for harnessing the full potential of data analysis, making it both accessible and manageable for a broader audience. Access Made Easy Beginning your journey with the AI Data …

On Valentine’s day, a new quantitative analysis calls for an emphasis on loving marriages, loving one’s children, and loving parent-teacher relationships as the key to student success

On Valentine’s day, a new quantitative analysis calls for an emphasis on loving marriages, loving one’s children, and loving parent-teacher relationships as the key to student success

LONG BEACH, Calif — A new article by a professor and researcher uses quantitative analysis to assert that the American education system can raise school quality and help students, especially in the inner city, far better than it currently does. In his article entitled, “A Meta-analysis:  The Association Between Relational Parental Involvement and Student and Parent Outcome Variables,” in Education & Urban Society, Dr. William Jeynes notes that the results emanate with a message straight out of the heart of Valentine’s day. That is, the results of his meta-analysis indicate that an emphasis on loving marriages, loving one’s children, and loving parent-teacher relationships is the key to student success. A meta-analysis statistically combines all the studies on a given topic to see what the overall body of research indicates. William Jeynes, a Harvard graduate and Professor at California State University, Long Beach, asserts that “Political leaders, academics, and people at large do not emphasize love enough in improving relations between parents, between parents and their children, and in partnerships between parents and teachers. The results …