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Thomas Francis McGovern THE sudden and unexpected death occurred on Friday, September 21, at University College Hospital, Galway, of Thomas Francis (Frank) McGovern, Kilmeena, formerly of Brighton and originally from Rossanrubble, Newport. Son of the late Tom and Margaret McGovern, Frank emigrated to England in his early 20s, having spent many years working the land for people here at home as he ploughed and mowed, with horse-drawn machinery. In England, Frank was one of many hard-working Irishmen who became a very successful businessman in the construction industry, allowing him the money to gamble, by investing in a stud farm, for training and racing horses, a dream he had for many years. Among the many highlights of his training, and one for which he is best remembered, is his exploits with Olympian, whom he saddled to win four races and finish fifth to Oh So Risky in the 1991 Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham. Frank recorded 14 wins in his best season of 2000-2001 and on the eve of Misbehaviour becoming his final runner at Brighton in April 2005, Frank announced that he would be returning back home to his native Mayo, allowing him time to relax and time to spend and enjoy with his family. However, Frank did not retire fully as he had been running and overseeing a stable yard near Westport in preparation for Chris Murray a jockey who rode 17 winners for Frank, taking over the licence. One of Frank great ambitions was to return and retire where he was reared. Unfortunately time did not allow him complete his ambition. He was due to move into his new home now nearing completion in Rossanrubble, when illness took over. Reposing at the residence of his sister Margaret Ginnelly, Frank remains were removed to the parish church and Mass for the repose of his soul was concelebrated. Canon Eamon Concannon, PP, Newport, was the main celebrant and was assisted by Fr James Walsh, PP, Kilmeena. The Readings at Mass were read by his sister, Patricia McGovern-King, and grand-daughter Penny McGovern. The gifts were brought to the altar by his sons Michael and Mark and grandson Neill, and the Prayers of the Faithful were read by members of his family. At the end of Mass, jockey Chris Murray addressed the congregation, telling of the great times he had with Frank and the many successes he had for him. Win or lose, Frank always brought them back to his home after the race. During Mass, Newport Church Choir sang, accompanied by organist Pat Gibbons, and Frank Chambers sang solo, as Frank remains were being removed from the church on his journey to Kilbride Cemetery where he was laid to rest. Frank is survived by his wife Monica, sons Mark and Michael, grandchildren Penny and Neill, brothers, Johnny and Mick McGovern, sisters, Mary McGovern, Patricia McGovern-King, and Margaret Ginnelly, daughter-in-law Una, and many relatives and friends. Buy Newest cheap Vivienne Westwood Jewellery

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Artificial Intelligence Science fiction has built up the idea of artificial intelligence for years. Giving machines intelligence often spells the end of mankind as they then rise up against their creators and violently free themselves from oppression. There are cautionary tales such as in the film "Spider Man 2" in which the robotic arms of Dr. Octavius start controlling his brain thus forcing him to perform actions of benefit to them. I've never really had an interest in artificial intelligence until recently when I started studying the very basics at university. The only AI Science Fiction that's ever actually interested me was 'Blade Runner' and its novel, 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' written by Philip K. Dick. The subtext of the story deals with AI becoming self-aware but still unaware of its true nature, a concept that interested me greatly. Even the Google search engine can be said to incorporate some of the research done in AI. The definition of AI and intelligence itself sometimes varies but it's probably safe to say that a simple explanation is that if a machine exhibits a measure of intelligence in some area it can be called AI. The AI of movies is usually entirely self aware, emotive, and for all intents and purposes 'alive'. It is capable of learning, reasoning, explaining and deceiving. The AI I've experienced (and this is very basic, scratching only the surface of the depth of studies into AI) is far more specialized, focusing on just one aspect of a problem that could potentially be much larger. There are various areas of research being carried out into creating the humanoid machines of science fiction, but as yet most are still restricted to the realms of the imagination. One very impressive piece of technology is the Honda ASIMO project. This project has created a humanoid robot with some remarkable features. I'm not entirely sure if there's really a practical use for this (I think they're just trying to justify their funding with the applications mentioned on the website) but it scores points for being one of the coolest uses of technology I've ever seen. He doesn't exhibit emotion or learn outside of his constraints (he can learn areas and navigate them etc. but you couldn't just sit down and teach him to play the piano without getting in and doing some serious reprogramming). He's not going to be fooling anyone into believing that he's human any time soon. The Turing Test is a measure of Artificial Intelligence that was created by Alan Turing. He stated that the question of whether or not machines could think was too vague, and proposed a test that was more specific. His test, without going into too much detail, involved trying to get a computer to fool people into believing that it was human. The people would type a question into a console and receive a response from the computer on the other side. While there has been much work done on systems trying to pass the Turing test, none of them have succeeded yet. There has also been research done into creating machines that can exhibit emotions. However, we're still a long way off from seeing a machine that can appear to be alive. The early excitement over AI led to developers trying to create a generic reasoning problem solver that could search through a mass of knowledge that it has acquired and find solutions to any problem that was thrown at it. Unfortunately this proved almost impossible in practice. Today's AI tends to focus on very specific problems and knowledge areas. Expert Systems are programs that are "Experts" in a specific field and can answer queries related to only that field. Their applications include medical diagnosis, credit card application, and other fields where data is to be analyzed. I haven't even begun to explore the true extent of AI in this article, but maybe I've piqued your interest. If you want to look into it further, try reading the Wikipedia (free on-line encyclopedia) entry and maybe downloading something like Prolog to have a go and see what real AI is like. I find it quite interesting because it involves a similar mindset to programming as you attempt to break a problem down enough for a computer to understand it, but of course the actual implementation is very different. Vivienne Westwood Jewellery sale

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Kuan Yin's Birthday Beijing inherits a rich historical and cultural legacy, as can be seen in its magnificent temples, palaces and immense stone walls and gates. In fact it has been said that almost every building of any significance and age in Beijing possesses some historical value. The city's major institutions, universities and artistic treasures have made it China's educational, political and cultural focus. Kuan Yin's birthday is an important occasion in China. Celebrated during the second moon of the traditional Chinese lunar year, on this day pilgrims flock to temples dedicated to her, notably childless couples who seek her blessings. Kuan Yin is according to eastern Buddhism the Bodhisattva of compassion, usually represented as a female. Chinese scholars generally believe that Kuan Yin is a derivation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, her male embodiment. She is also venerated by Chinese Taoists and is often known in the West as the 'Goddess of Mercy'. In the country of China Kuan Yin is often depicted wearing a flowing white robe, adorned by a royal necklace. In her right hand she holds a jar of pure water and in her left a willow branch. Her crown is embellished by an image of Buddha Amitabha, said to be her spiritual instructor before she became a Bodhisattva. In traditional Chinese art, Kuan Yin is frequently portrayed either alone, along with a white parrot, or flanked alternatively by two children or two warriors. In Chinese Buddhist imagery Kuan Yin is often portrayed seated or engaged in meditation beside one of the Buddhas, frequently alongside another Bodhisattva. However the legend of Kuan Yin has spawned other interpretations. Some Taoist records describe her as a Chinese woman who attained immortality at the time of the Shang dynasty. Kuan Yin is also the focus of worship of various Eastern New Age movements. For the discerning traveller in search of a luxury hotel Beijing, the Raffles Beijing Hotel offers some of the best hotel accommodation Beijing has to offer, with lavishly appointed rooms, an array of amenities and gracious hospitality. Vivienne Westwood Jewellery at the official site

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