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MantaRay: A Novel Autonomous Sampling Instrument for In Situ Measurements of Environmental Microplastic Particle Concentrations

Presented here is the initial hardware and software design of a prototype autonomous microplastic sampling instrument. Microplastics are defined as particles of plastic < 5 mm greatest dimension. 191 more words


Doc given 2 weeks to pay $500k in legal fees

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

A surgeon who owes the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) about $500,000 in legal costs for two disciplinary hearings has been given until Sept 28 to pay the sum or disclose his assets. 247 more words

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A Court by Any Other Name: State 'Courts' and Sharīʿa Councils

South Asia editor Jeff Redding compares the British sharīʿa courts debate to similar debates going on in India. He examines the semantic approach of the current debate, and questions whether this approach fully encompasses the issue. 501 more words



The next AISTATS conference is taking place in Florida, Fort Lauderdale, on April 20-22. (The website keeps the same address one conference after another, which means all my links to the… 173 more words


Shanmugam addresses concerns on contempt of court Bill

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: In a lengthy speech in Parliament on Monday (Aug 15), Law Minister K Shanmugam explained the need to set out the laws in the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill, and addressed concerns that have been raised about the Bill, which will provide clarity on what constitutes contempt of court. 646 more words

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Conference abstract directory available

Want to find out more about the research presented at the Animal Production 2016 Conference in South Australia, held 4-7 July 2016? Brief communications from the speakers are available to read online – simply click on the link below and you will have access to the Conference Booklet (proceedings) and an online directory of two-page brief communications. 97 more words

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what to do with refereed conference proceedings?

In the recent days, we have had a lively discussion among AEs of the Annals of Statistics, as to whether or not set up a policy regarding publications of documents that have already been published in a shortened (8 pages) version in a machine learning conference like… 211 more words