A DAD collapsed and died from deep vein thrombosis after doctors missed a blood clot in his leg, his devastated family claim. Tragic Ricky Collier, 29, had visited his GP five times in five weeks after suffering from shortness of breath and calf pain since February. The dad-of-three was diagnosed with laryngitis and bronchitis and was sent home with antibiotics after his third visit to the doctors. But two weeks later, Ricky began complaining of a pain in his calf and believed it may have been connected to a tumble he had taken down the stairs. He was given an X-ray and ECG at Royal Preston Hospital on March 7 but the results came back clear. But just one week later, Ricky, of Preston, Lancs, phoned fiancée Katie Hill urging her to come from work as he didn't feel well, adding: "I love you". The 29-year-old raced home and arrived 15 minutes later to find paramedics battling to save Ricky's life. But sadly the call centre worker couldn't be saved and he passed … [Read more...] about Dad-of-three, 29, collapsed and died of deep vein thrombosis after ‘doctors missed blood clot in his leg five times’
A five-foot deep sinkhole has closed a road in Hastings. Sussex Police confirmed officers and Highways were currently on scene dealing with the sinkhole in Vicarage Road.A spokesman said: “The sinkhole is 4ft by 2ft and is 5ft deep, so it is quite deep. Police are on scene and Highways. The road is closed.” Traffic reports say the road is closed both ways between Whitefriars Road and Priory Road. … [Read more...] about TRAVEL: Five-foot deep sinkhole closes road in Hastings
People living near the site of the Hinckley Road explosion have been thanked for their patience while work continues to restore the area. Members of a community recovery committee have visited the area to speak to residents to find out how they are coping in the aftermath of the blast which claimed the lives of five people last month. Mary Ragoobeer and her sons Sean, 17, Shane, 18, lived in a flat above the shop and were killed in the explosion. Shane’s girlfriend, Leah Beth Reek, 18, also died as did Viktorija Ijevleva, 22, from Oldham, who is believed to have been working in the shop. The committee is made of councillors, police, fire fighters and other community representatives and is chaired by councillor Ted Cassidy who represents the area where the destroyed shop once stood. Coun Cassidy said: “We wanted to talk to people in the area who have had a lot to deal with in recent weeks. “The overall feeling people had was deep sadness at the deaths that occurred. … [Read more...] about Overall feeling near explosion site is ‘deep sadness’
We are witnessing just the beginning of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. The computer program AlphaGo defeated the world’s top player in the complex Chinese board game of Go for the last time in May 2017. The program had run out of human competition. Instead, its developers designed AlphaGo Zero to simply play against itself without the aid of any historical game data. AlphaGo Zero taught itself how to beat all versions of AlphaGo in 40 days. People have been playing Go for millennia. And yet all the human wisdom accrued during those countless hours of competition across the continents and throughout history turned out to be no rival to an AI program with 40 days to itself. And AI’s footprint is not limited to board games. Its imprint can be seen in countless industries and professions, from finance, to medicine, to accounting. JPMorgan’s COIN program performed 360,000 hours of finance-related work in a few seconds. An AI program at the University of Nottingham … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning?
IT was all too little, too late. Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn pledged that there would be “zero tolerance for anti-Semites” in the Labour party. Talk about shutting the stable door after the horse has disappeared over the horizon. Corbyn has known about his party’s anti-Semitism problem for years. We’ve had Leftie after Leftie spewing bile about the Jews and Israel. There was Bradford MP Naz Shah suggesting that Israel should get lost and move to the US. There was Ken Livingstone ranting about Hitler supporting Zionism. There was the activist who claimed Jewish people were “financiers of the sugar and slave trade”, one who wanted to debate whether the Holocaust had actually happened, one who super-imposed the faces of some councillors on to dancing cartoon Jews. Hard Left social media accounts are awash with the kind of anti-Semitic propaganda that would have made Goebbels proud. And what has Corbyn done? He’s been an utter coward at best … [Read more...] about Cowardly Corbyn must grow a pair to tackle the deep roots of Labour’s anti-Semitism as the party’s credibility is hanging by a thread