Port of Portland terminal battle goes before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

A judge in 2020 reduced the $93.6 million verdict against the union to $19 million.
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Dr. Ben Burris, formerly of Fayetteville, is sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
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At the bottom of emails from Carla Balch, next to her name, you ’ll see the logo of her startup, Spesana. And below it are three simple words: “I hate cancer.”
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We examined the association of depression with smartphone ownership in school children at four time points: September 2019, July 2020, December 2020, and March 2021. The analysis revealed an interaction between group and time, indicating that depressive symptoms among smartphone owners were significantly more severe than in the other group. These results were clearer for fourth-year students, pointing that smartphone possession at younger ages may be a risk factor for mental health in the new lifestyle caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Motivated by the emerging role of interpolating machines in signal processing and machine learning, this work considers the computational aspects of over-parametrized matrix factorization. In this context, the optimization landscape may contain spurious stationary points (SSPs), which are proved to be full-rank matrices. The presence of these SSPs means that it is impossible to hope for any global guarantees in over-parametrized matrix factorization. For example, when initialized at an SSP, the gradient flow will be trapped there forever. Nevertheless, despite these SSPs, we establish in this work that the gradient flow of...
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We introduce a novel method for online smoothing in state-space models that utilises a fixed-lag approximation to overcome the well known issue of path degeneracy. Unlike classical fixed-lag techniques that only approximate certain marginals, we introduce an online resampling algorithm, called particle stitching, that converts these marginal samples into a full posterior approximation. We demonstrate the utility of our method in the context of map-matching, the task of inferring a vehicle’s trajectory given a road network and noisy GPS observations. We develop a new state-space model for the difficult task of map-mat...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
In wireless sensor networks, due to the bandwidth constraint, the distributed nodes (DNs) might only provide binary representatives of the source signal, and then transmit them to the central node (CN). In this paper, we consider the joint estimation of signal amplitude and background noise variance from binary observations over decentralized channels. We first analyze the Cramér–Rao lower bounds (CRLBs) of the parameters of interest and develop a quasilinear estimator (QLE), in which the desirable estimates can be obtained from several intermediate parameters linearly. Next, we consider a more realistic situa...
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Distributed primal-dual methods have been widely used for solving large-scale constrained optimization problems. The majority of existing results focus on the problems with decoupled constraints. Some recent works have studied the problems subject to separable globally coupled constraints. This paper considers the distributed optimization problems with globally coupled constraints over networks without requiring the separability of the globally coupled constraints. This is made possible by the local estimates of the constraint violations. For solving such a problem, we propose a primal-dual algorithm in the augmented Lagra...
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We address the phase retrieval problem with errors in the sensing vectors. A number of recent methods for phase retrieval are based on least squares (LS) formulations which assume errors in the quadratic measurements. We extend this approach to handle errors in the sensing vectors by adopting the total least squares (TLS) framework that is used in linear inverse problems with operator errors. We show how gradient descent and the specific geometry of the phase retrieval problem can be used to obtain a simple and efficient TLS solution. Additionally, we derive the gradients of the TLS and LS solutions with respect to the sen...
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This paper investigates a novel intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)-based symbiotic radio (SR) system architecture consisting of a transmitter, an IRS, and an information receiver (IR). The primary transmitter communicates with the IR and at the same time assists the IRS in forwarding information to the IR. Based on the IRS’s symbol period, we distinguish two scenarios, namely, commensal SR (CSR) and parasitic SR (PSR), where two different techniques for decoding the IRS signals at the IR are employed. We formulate bit error rate (BER) minimization problems for both scenarios by jointly optimizing the active beamfor...
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Conclusion: These results demonstrate the importance as well as the feasibility of the disentangled representation learning of inter-subject anatomical variations within ECG data. Significance: This work suggests the important research direction to deal with the well-known challenge posed by the pr- sence of significant inter-subject variations during an automated analysis of ECG data.
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