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Am I registered to vote

Now that the voter registration deadline has passed we need to shift gears from getting others to register to finding out am I registered to vote?

If you have voted in Louisville elections in the recent past you likely are registered unless you received a notice and failed to respond to it.  The state does from time to time purge voters from the registration rolls that are inactive or that may have moved out of state.

It’s also good to verify your voter registration before election day as precincts change and boundaries of districts get redrawn from time to time.  With 640+ polling locations the place you are used to voting at may have changed.

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The Voter Guide includes a lot of information about many of the races being decided November 6, 2018.  This midterm election season may be all about who controls the Senate or the House but your local elections are arguably more likely to affect your daily life.

We recently added large icon badges that link to specific areas of the voter guide.  Your Info is the badge that links you to the page where you can look up your voter registration and answer that question… am I registered to vote?

You can click the icon in this post to go straight to the voter registration page where you can search the state’s voter rolls.  In addition to confirming your eligibility to vote this election you will also find a list of districts that you live in as well as where you should vote on election day.  The voter’s guide also includes maps of precincts and many districts.

After you have looked up your information check out our page on building a sample ballot.

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Students and practitioners are welcome to submit various skill levels for beginner audiences to expert data scientist. The journal has two volunteer editors both with Masters of Education and Technology backgrounds.  The journal is a non-profit endeavor and will not include advertisements or charge subscriptions.

This is an excellent way to get published and acknowledged outside of the buzzword gallery of blogs.  Visit https://seojournal.co to subscribe for upcoming editions or to submit works for inclusion.

2018 NCAA fall championships selection show schedule

Below is a list of each fall sport championship and when championship selection information will be available.

Which conference has the best collection of mascots?

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Pittsburgh to host 2018 DII Festival

Take a look back at the history of the DII Festival as Pittsburgh gets ready to host the 2018 festivities.

Sean Delahanty Responds To WLKY Questions

Sean Delahanty Responds To WLKY Questions – Judge Sean Delahanty


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Judge Sean Delahanty is a 2018 candidate for Jefferson County District Court Division 6 judge.

Your professional background:

I have been the Jefferson County District Court Judge in Division Six for twenty years. Prior to sitting on the bench I was self-employed general practitioner for 18 years, representing clients in both civil and criminal matters in both state and federal court. In addition I represented I.U.E. Local 761 and its members.


What role can a district court judge play to reduce jail overcrowding and which tools, if any, would you use to that end?

The Jefferson County Jail Policy Review Committee and the Kentucky bail reform committee are currently working with law enforcement, with members of the court system as well as community members to find solutions to jail overcrowding. Experienced judges are crucial to implementation of any new policies that arise from the work of these committees.


Do you feel like district court could work more efficiently? If so, how can you help in this process?

The biggest obstacle to efficiency is the sheer volume of cases handled in Jefferson District Court on a daily basis. The National Center for State Courts, after a study of Jefferson County courts, has suggested the addition of two new judicial divisions to handle the volume experienced here.


What in your legal experience makes you the best choice?

Experience prior to taking the bench and on the bench. I have tried fifty jury cases and represented clients from a wide spectrum of the community as both a plaintiff and defense attorney. I have twenty years of experience on the bench and presided as Chief Judge of District Court during the prior reorganization of the Court.


Any other issues:

The Opiod Epidemic contributes significantly to jail overcrowding. District Court (and now Family Court) has a docket dedicated to cases impacted by drug use. Treatment options have increased, but not at the pace of criminal drug use. The community and Commonwealth of Kentucky must continue to educate themselves in regard to the best practice for dealing with opiod use in court cases.

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Robot market growth slows as trade war hits industrial spending: robot industry chief

TOKYO (Reuters) – An escalating trade war between the United States and China has dampened manufacturers’ appetite for investment in equipment, causing growth in the industrial robot market to slow, the chief of the global robot industry group said.

Many global manufacturers “are now in a wait-and-see mode, wondering whether to shift production (away from China) to, let’s say, Vietnam or the United States,” said Junji Tsuda, chief of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), in an interview on Thursday.

IFR, which brings together nearly 60 global robot suppliers and integrators, predicts worldwide industrial robot sales this year to grow 10 percent compared to last year’s 30 percent jump.

China is the world’s largest robots market with a 36 percent global share, with its sales volume exceeding the total of Europe and the Americas combined.

Tsuda, also the chairman of Japan’s Yaskawa Electric Corp, said the manufacturers would move out of the wait-and-see mode by the end of this year.

It will take a while for the direction of the trade war to be clear, Tsuda said. “But global demand for smartphones, semiconductors and autos have been solid, and the time will eventually come that they can wait no longer and will resume investment to meet the demand.”

Yaskawa, one of the world’s top robot manufacturers, last week cut its annual operating profit forecast to 59 billion yen ($524.40 million) from 65.5 billion yen, citing a slowdown in smartphone-related demand in China and growing caution over the trade dispute.

From next year onwards, however, IFR expects the robot market growth to pick up again, forecasting an average 14 percent increase per year through 2021.

($1 = 112.5100 yen)

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

Traci D Mitchell Blog Resumes


You can’t exercise away a bad diet. But you can’t lose weight by dieting. It seems like there’s not way to lose weight, right?

You want to be healthy. You want to drop a few pounds and exercise more and eat the right foods, but no matter what you do, it always seems like something is getting in the way of your progress. I hear you!

If you’re struggling with finding a healthy and happy balance between the foods you eat and losing unhealthy body fat – I’m here to help.

Lose Weight Without Dieting

Hi, my name is Traci and I used to be a chronic dieter. My grocery list had two rules: 1) buy low fat and 2) buy diet soda.

My chronic dieting pushed me into overexercising. I would sit on a piece of cardio for an hour a day (or longer) counting the calories I burned. Despite eating foods that were minimal on fat and exercising my butt off, I couldn’t lose weight. In fact, I gained it.

Then I got sick. You can read more about that here, but it got ugly. Let’s just say, when you’re laying in ICU, you really don’t care about weight anymore. It took a lot for me to see what I was doing wrong. But as soon as I did, I made significant hams that benefit me today – over 15 years later. Now with three kids in tow, I’m fitter than that I’ve ever been. I don’t count calories, eat plenty of healthy fat, and don’t over exercise.

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

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The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul’s Saudi consulate.

“We have asked for it, if it exists,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House.

Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the building on 2 October. Saudi Arabia denies killing him.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post has published the last column Mr Khashoggi wrote before his disappearance.

In the column he talks about the importance of a free press in the Middle East.

The newspaper’s Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah said its release had been delayed in the hope that Mr Khashoggi would return safely.

“Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen. This is the last piece of his I will edit for The Post,” she wrote. “This column perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world. A freedom he apparently gave his life for.”

What did the last column say?

Mr Khashoggi presented a strong criticism of the state of press freedoms in the Arab world: “The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power.

“The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices.”

He mentioned the case of his fellow Saudi writer, Saleh al-Shehi, who he said “is now serving an unwarranted five-year prison sentence for supposed comments contrary to the Saudi establishment”.

“Such actions no longer carry the consequence of a backlash from the international community,” he wrote. “Instead, these actions may trigger condemnation quickly followed by silence.”

What is Trump’s latest position?

Saudi Arabia is one of Washington’s closest allies and the Khashoggi disappearance is putting the administration in an awkward position.

Confirming that the tape said to provide evidence of the killing had been requested, Mr Trump added: “I’m not sure yet that it exists, probably does, possibly does.”

Mr Trump said he expected a report from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who has just been to Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

The president said the truth would come out “by the end of the week”.

He rejected suggestions he was trying to provide cover for Saudi Arabia: “No, not at all, I just want to find out what’s happening.”

Over the past few days, Mr Trump has raised the possibility of “rogue killers” being behind the journalist’s disappearance. And he has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi leaders, telling the Associated Press news agency that they were being treated as “guilty until proven innocent”.

What is reported to be on the recording?

Early on in their inquiry, Turkish investigators said they had evidence that Mr Khashoggi – a critic of Saudi leaders – was murdered.

Reports in Turkish media give gruesome details of what are said to be his final minutes.

A Turkish newspaper says the consul himself, Mohammed al-Otaibi, can be heard in the audio recording of Mr Khashoggi’s death.

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Image caption The search of Saudi consular buildings continues

Yeni Safak, which is close to the government, quotes him as telling alleged Saudi agents sent to Istanbul: “Do this outside. You’re going to get me in trouble.”

Mr Otaibi flew back to Riyadh on Tuesday.

How is Turkey’s investigation progressing?

On Wednesday and into Thursday, investigators spent almost nine hours searching the Saudi consul’s residence, then moving on to the consulate itself about 200m (650ft) away, according to Reuters news agency.

The team included prosecutors and forensics experts in white overalls.

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Image caption Police inside the Saudi consul’s residence

Several vehicles with Saudi diplomatic number plates were filmed by CCTV cameras moving from the consulate to the residence just less than two hours after Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate on the day he vanished.

The consulate building was searched for the first time on Monday.

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Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

On Tuesday, Mr Pompeo was in Riyadh for talks with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who he said “strongly denied” any involvement in the journalist’s disappearance.

The events of 2 October

Mr Khashoggi is a US resident and columnist for the Washington Post newspaper who went into self-imposed exile last year after reportedly being warned by Saudi officials to stop criticising the crown prince’s policies.

He arrived at the consulate at 13:14 local time for an appointment to obtain paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée.

Saudi officials have insisted Mr Khashoggi left the consulate soon afterwards and came to no harm.

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Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

But Turkish officials believe an assault and struggle took place in the building.

They allege that Mr Khashoggi was killed by a team of Saudi agents who were pictured entering and leaving Turkey on CCTV footage released to media outlets.

The New York Times reports that four of the 15 agents have links to Crown Prince Mohammed, while another is a senior figure in the country’s interior ministry.

On Tuesday, G7 foreign ministers called for Saudi Arabia to conduct a “transparent” investigation into the issue.

Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has become the latest high-profile figure to withdraw from a major Saudi investment conference next week following Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance.


Is there life on other planets? Google Cloud is working with NASA’s Frontier Development Lab to find outIs there life on other planets? Google Cloud is working with NASA’s Frontier Development Lab to find outTechnical Director, Office of the CTO, Applied AI

Interestingly, Atmos starts with the concentrations of these molecules found on Earth, and then adjusts the concentrations in small increments to simulate an effectively limitless number of permutations, within rational or physically stable bounds.

The goal here is to discern a generalized biological theory of atmosphere dynamics on planets similar to Earth that are outside our own solar system, to assess their potential to host biological life forms. Or, in other words, to simulate all chemically viable worlds, and see if any observed satellite data matches up.

You can find Astrobiology 1 team’s code, PyAtmos, on GitHub.

Astrobiology 2 team: generating a spectral dataset of over 3 million rocky terrestrial exoplanets with machine learning

A second team studying astrobiology in the Lab this past summer developed the first machine learning algorithm for analyzing rocky or “terrestrial” exoplanets, to infer the chemical composition of their atmospheres.

Astrobiology 2 team developed a process dubbed INARA that sifts through the massive high-resolution imagery datasets provided by telescopes to identify spectral signatures from planets’ atmospheres. This made it possible to analyze imagery and light curves from the Kepler satellite with machine learning to outperform prior leading methodologies used to analyze exoplanets.

Because there isn’t enough existing relevant data from current or historical satellites yet to build a machine learning model, the team developed three million hypothetical planetary spectra, or charts of wavelengths transmitted through each hypothetical planet’s atmosphere. To generate this data at scale, they used NASA Goddard Institute’s software tool, the Planetary Spectrum Generator, which offers a way to randomly generate possible values for atmospheric conditions. They then attempted to classify these spectra by the compounds upon which they were synthesized, using TensorFlow-, Keras-, and PyTorch-based machine learning models. Although the team ultimately decided to deploy PyTorch, TensorFlow and Keras facilitated experimentation, given their compatibility with iPython notebooks.

The team tested several different models, learning rates, and activation functions, to further improve the accuracy of their model, as tested on simulated data. They then iterated with linear regression, feed-forward neural networks, and convolutional neural networks (CNNs). It turned out that the most successful model, in terms of classification accuracy, was a CNN consisting mostly of ReLU layers, trained on just over 60 epochs.

Here’s the dataset’s scale, today and in the future (with more compute time invested, to achieve higher accuracy levels):