Comparing Open Source CMS

first_imgOpen source content management systems aren’t just the ticket for smaller publishers trying to ramp up their Web infrastructure on a tight budget. Larger publishers are opting for open source CMS as well with Drupal and Joomla getting much of the attention. In the chart on the right, Folio: compares some of the features offered by open source with enterprise CMS TeamSite (courtesy of CMSMatrix.org).Comparing Drupal, JoomlaA number of popular publications, including Fast Company, Us Magazine and MacLife, (and FOLIOmag.com:) all use Drupal for their online presence. Drupal is relatively turnkey and makes some interactive elements such as polls readily accessible. “Drupal has gotten to the point where it’s a sophisticated software platform for both trade publishing and in the ‘Web 2.0’ space,” says Paul Maiorana, director of technology and production at Fast Company. The business publication updated its Web site this past February, and looked to Drupal for the user-friendly features it offered, including “community, social networking, blogs, groups, etc.,” he says.While there are few expert developers for Drupal, users can benefit from the feedback of a fairly large community of fellow users. “It enabled us to get to ground really quickly,” Maiorana says. “Out of the box it’s a powerful piece of software, and the developer community is large. We have a small tech staff in house, so we were able to leverage different disciplines” offered by the software. “We worked with a few different Drupal teams to choose the best in each discipline.”The only drawback that Maiorana saw was in manpower. “Drupal developers are in pretty high demand, so we weren’t able to staff up as quickly as we would have liked,” he noted, although he adds that the updated site is now fully staffed.Joomla was chosen by Las Vegas Sports Magazine when the 6,000-circ publisher launched its online presence in January 2007.“Once you set up Joomla, if you know Microsoft Word, you can update the site as needed,” says Web developer Rob Kristie, founder and CEO of RosieDog Creative, who built the site, LVSportsMagazine.com. “It literally took only about two hours’ worth of training to bring the publishers up to speed on managing the Web site.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 16 Cadillac Keyed Baby Raccoons Rescued Drivers Doing

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, June 16, 2018:A caller reported a shed fire on Mill Road. Upon closer inspection, caller realized it was just a fire in a fire pit in front of the shed. (1:07am)While checking Town Hall, a group of juveniles scattered upon seeing the cruiser. Police caught up with one male party, who was advised of the Town Hall’s hours and to let his friends know. (1:51am)A caller reported an ongoing issue with vehicles doing donuts in the parking lot of the Woburn Street School overnight. (7:38am)A Mill Road caller reported her Cadillac was keyed overnight. (8:10am)A caller reported the traffic lights remained green on Main Street while railroad gates were down. Police notified Mass Highway. (2:26pm)A Town Beach employee reported a possible counterfeit $100 bill. Police determined bill was real. (4:40pm)Animal Control Officer transported three baby raccoons without a mother to a rehabber in Tewksbury. (4:43pm)A juvenile walked away from the Milestone Group Home on High Street. (10:35pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”last_img read more

SpaceX Starlink satellites have astronomers amplifying the cosmic alarm

Sci-Tech Elon Musk Space SpaceX 23 Photos This image of a distant galaxy group from Arizona’s Lowell Observatory is marred by diagonal lines from the trails of Starlink satellites shortly after their launch in May. Victoria Girgis/Lowell Observatory The world’s largest organization of professional astronomers is sounding the galactic alarm over Elon Musk’s plan to send a swarm of SpaceX satellites into low-Earth orbit. Almost immediately after a Falcon 9 rocket released the first batch of the company’s Starlink broadband internet satellites last month, stargazers were dismayed by just how bright and noticeable the train of orbiting routers is in the night sky. Now the concern has moved from chatter on social media to a more formal call for new government regulation from the International Astronomical Union. In a statement Monday, the IAU said large satellite constellations like Starlink could have unforeseen consequences for advancing our understanding of the universe and the protection of nocturnal wildlife. “We do not yet understand the impact of thousands of these visible satellites scattered across the night sky and despite their good intentions, these satellite constellations may threaten both,” the statement reads. The IAU shared the above image, which shows bars of light from Starlink satellite trails in the field of view captured by Arizona’s Lowell Observatory. The trails obscure the view of galaxy group NGC 5353/4.  Comments Every Elon Musk project right now Tags There are already 4900 satellites in orbit, which people notice ~0% of the time. Starlink won’t be seen by anyone unless looking very carefully & will have ~0% impact on advancements in astronomy. We need to move telelscopes to orbit anyway. Atmospheric attenuation is terrible. pic.twitter.com/OuWYfNmw0D— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2019 8 Originally published June 4.  “Although this image serves as an illustration of the impact of reflections from satellite constellations, please note that the density of these satellites is significantly higher in the days after launch,” the organization explained. A SpaceX spokesperson added via email that “the observability of the Starlink satellites is dramatically reduced as they raise orbit to greater distance and orient themselves with the phased array antennas toward Earth and their solar arrays behind the body of the satellite.” Nonetheless, should SpaceX deploy all the Starlink satellites it is permitted for, it would more than double the amount of satellites currently orbiting Earth, with some being granted permission to orbit at even lower orbits than originally conceived. The IAU, which represents over 13,000 astronomers, called for satellite constellation operators and astronomers to work together more closely and urged “appropriate agencies to devise a regulatory framework to mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts on scientific exploration as soon as practical.” Are SpaceX Starlink satellites ruining the night sky? For its part, SpaceX has already been coordinating with the US National Science Foundation, which oversees the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. “After working closely with SpaceX, NSF has finalized a coordination agreement to ensure the company’s Starlink satellite network plans will meet international radio astronomy protection standards, limiting interference in this radio astronomy band,” the NSF said in a statement Tuesday. Elon Musk also hinted at a possible long-term solution on Twitter: “We need to move telelscopes (sic) to orbit anyway.” 2:57 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice read more

UK proposes independent probe into Myanmar violence

first_imgThis handout photo taken and released on 11 February 2018 by Myanmar`s Ministry of Information shows Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) chatting with Britain`s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson (L) during their meeting in Naypyidaw. AFPBritain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya.Johnson met with the embattled Myanmar leader, whose reputation among the international community has crumbled over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, in the capital Naypyidaw while on a four-day tour in Asia.The meeting followed Johnson’s visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya have sought sanctuary after fleeing a Myanmar army crackdown launched in northern Rakhine last August.The UN has accused Myanmar security forces of driving the Muslim minority across the border in an ethnic cleansing campaign. Doctors Without Borders estimates at least 6,700 Rohingya died in the first month of violence.But Myanmar has staunchly denied the charges and blocked UN investigators from the conflict zone, souring relations with a host of western allies.Fresh reports of mass graves in Rakhine-and the arrest of two Reuters journalists investigating an alleged massacre-have heightened pressure on Suu Kyi to condemn the army, who she is in a delicate power-sharing arrangement with.But the Nobel laureate has refused to change tack and is accused by critics of adopting a siege mentality.On Sunday Johnson and Suu Kyi “discussed in an open and friendly manner the latest developments in Rakhine State, including planning for the reception of returnees who fled”, Myanmar’s foreign ministry said in a Facebook post alongside photos of the pair meeting.Johnson, who later flew to Rakhine state, wrote on Twitter that he raised the “importance of (Myanmar) authorities in carrying out full & independent investigation into the violence in Rakhine”.He said he also stressed the “urgent need to create the right conditions for Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Rakhine”.Myanmar and Bangladesh have inked a deal to bring back refugees, but repatriation has yet to begin.Many Rohingya do not feel safe returning to a country where they have faced violent persecution and decades of discrimination at the hands of a state that has denied them citizenship.Others have no home to return to after their villages were torched in the military crackdown.After months of denying any abuses by its troops, Myanmar’s military admitted in January that security officers had assisted with the killing of 10 Rohingya men in Rakhine’s Inn Din village.That public admission followed the arrests of the two Myanmar journalists who were investigating the massacre and are now facing up 14 years in prison on charges of possessing secret documents.Johnson is scheduled to fly on to Bangkok later Sunday for a visit that will include meetings with junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha and the Thai chairman of an advisory board on the Rohingya crisis.The panel was thrown into the spotlight last month after veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson published a withering resignation letter saying he could not in “good conscience” sit on a board he feared would only “whitewash” the causes of the Rohingya crisis.last_img

8848 Bangladeshis languishing in foreign jails FM

first_imgForeign minister AK Abdul Momen. File photoForeign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday informed parliament that a total of 8,848 Bangladeshis are now staying in jails or detention centres of different countries, including India, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the USA, reports UNB.The minister came up with the statistics while responding to a question by treasury bench MPM Abdul Latif (Chattogram-11).As per the data, the highest 2,051 Bangladeshis are now languishing in different prisons of India, including 2,031 in Kolkata.Besides, the minister said,1,289 Bangladeshis are now staying in prisons in Saudi Arabia while1,156 in the UAE, 693 in Bahrain, 572 in Malaysia, 442 in Oman, 351 in Qatar, 316 in Kuwait, 275 In Iraq, 243 in Iran, 126 in the UK and 79 in the USA.Momen said his ministry with the help of Bangladesh embassies and high commissions is working to bring the Bangladeshis back from the jails of those countries.He said the foreign ministry usually appoints lawyers, prepare travel documents and necessary papers for either reducing the tenure of punishment or getting clemency whenever any Bangladeshi is jailed by foreign countries.last_img read more

Graph Nets – DeepMinds library for graph networks in Tensorflow and Sonnet

first_imgGraph Nets is a new DeepMind’s library used for building graph networks in TensorFlow and Sonnet. Last week a paper Relational inductive biases, deep learning, and graph networks was published on arXiv by researchers from DeepMind, Google Brain, MIT and University of Edinburgh. The paper introduces a new machine learning framework called Graph networks which is expected to bring new innovations in artificial general intelligence realm. What are graph networks? Graph networks can generalize and extend various types of neural networks to perform calculations on the graph. It can implement relational inductive bias, a technique used for reasoning about inter-object relations. The graph networks framework is based on graph-to-graph modules. Each graph’s features are represented in three characteristics: Nodes Edges: Relations between the nodes Global attributes: System-level properties The graph network takes a graph as an input, performs the required operations and calculations from the edge, to the node, and to the global attributes, and then returns a new graph as an output. The research paper argues that graph networks can support two critical human-like capabilities: Relational reasoning: Drawing logical conclusions of how different objects and things relate to one another Combinatorial Generalization: Constructing new inferences, behaviors, and predictions from known building blocks To understand and learn more about graph networks you can refer the official research paper. Graph Nets Graph Nets library can be installed from pip. To install the library, run the following command: $ pip install graph_nets The installation is compatible with Linux/Mac OSX, and Python versions 2.7 and 3.4+ The library includes Jupyter notebook demos which allow you to create, manipulate, and train graph networks to perform operations such as shortest path-finding task, a sorting task, and prediction task. Each demo uses the same graph network architecture, thus showing the flexibility of the approach. You can try out various demos in your browser using Colaboratory. In other words, you don’t need to install anything locally when running the demos in the browser (or phone) via cloud Colaboratory backend. You can also run the demos on your local machine by installing the necessary dependencies. What’s ahead? The concept was released with ideas not only based in artificial intelligence research but also from the computer and cognitive sciences. Graph networks are still an early-stage research theory which does not yet offer any convincing experimental results. But it will be very interesting to see how well graph networks live up to the hype as they mature. To try out the open source library, you can visit the official Github page. In order to provide any comments or suggestions, you can contact graph-nets@google.com. Read more 2018 is the year of graph databases. Here’s why. Why Neo4j is the most popular graph database Pytorch.org revamps for Pytorch 1.0 with design changes and added Static graph supportlast_img read more