first_imgBrandi Carlile has announced an all-female music festival, to take place in Mexico January 30 – February 3.The Girls Just Wanna Weekend will feature Indigo Girls, Marren Morris, KT Tunstall, Patty Griffin and many more.“These past few years I’ve really been noticing the exclusion of women at the top of mainstream festival lineups,” said Brandi. “This is a weekend holiday in Mexico celebrating women in rock and roll.“Men and women and anyone in between… EVERYONE is welcome from all walks of life! There will be tequila, there will be sunshine and we will be demonstrating that women are the main event!”The festival will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Hotel. More information can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Building on previous three-session gains, the BSE benchmark Sensex Tuesday added another 185 points to hit an all-time closing high of 39,056.65 and the NSE Nifty ended above the key 11,700-level on intense buying in auto, IT and banking stocks amid RBI rate cut hopes and robust global sentiment. The 30-share Sensex started on a positive note at 38,988.57 and swung between a high of 39,121.69 and a low of 38,846.96. During the course, it also set its new intra-day record by touching 39,121.69. The gauge finally settled the day at 39,056.65, 184.78 points or 0.48 per cent higher, marking its highest ever closing. Similarly, the NSE Nifty opened higher at 11,711.55 and rose to a high of 11,729.35. It closed at 11,713.20, up 44.05 points or 0.38 per cent. On the benchmark Sensex setting a new record, BSE CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan told PTI, “It is a matter of pride for BSE that Sensex has completed 40 years. It was the first real time index of India and caught imagination of investing public. Till date, it remains the barometer of India’s stock markets in public imagination.”last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Former Union home minister and senior Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde, who is locked in a keen contest on his home turf Solapur in Maharashtra, on Wednesday announced that the upcoming contest would be his final election and sought “blessings” of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Addressing workers of the Congress and the NCP in Solapur in western Maharashtra, Shinde said, “this is my last election. I want blessings of Pawar saheb. He has always extended his cooperation to me”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The former chief minister is squaring off against Lingayat seer Jaisiddeshwar Swami of the BJP and Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar. Prakash Ambedkar is a nominee of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh and the AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi. In the 2014 general elections, Shinde had lost to Sharad Bansode of the BJP from his pocketborough. Shinde’s association with Pawar dates back to 1970s when the former was working as a police sub-inspector before he joined politics and contested assembly election from Karmala constituency in Solapur district in 1974. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KShinde then went on to become a junior minister in the government of the then chief minister Vasantrao Naik. He won the Maharashtra Assembly elections four times in 1978, ’80, ’85 and ’90. He had also served as Finance Minister and presented nine budgets under different chief ministers. Shinde resigned from the Congress and joined the Progressive Democratic Front government led by Sharad Pawar in 1978. However, he later rejoined Congress after the PDF was dismissed in 1980.last_img read more

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. says it will soon sell its prepared food offerings in some Walmart Canada locations in Ontario its first partnership with a major grocer.The Toronto-based company that markets its meals as healthier meal options says its products will be in 100 Walmart Canada stores by the end of April as well as online.The news comes as Freshii, which reports in US dollars, said it had a net loss of US$483,000 for the quarter ending Dec. 30, compared with a net loss of $620,000 for the same quarter a year earlier.Adjusted net income for the fourth quarter came in at $232,000, up from $155,000 for the same quarter a year earlier. Analysts had expected earnings of $134,000.Freshii says total revenue, which includes its franchised shops and its company-owned stores, totalled $5.65 million for the quarter, up from $4.85 million a year earlier.Company CEO Matthew Corrin says the company has a lot of work to do in the year ahead and will focus on simplifying in-store operations, improving its menu, and investing more in marketing and technology. read more

The Norfolk OPP have figured out that the “early bird” gets the worm.In this case, “the worm” is the aggressive, early-morning motorist who drives at high speeds with reckless disregard for others.Someone at the Norfolk OPP recently noticed that there seems to be a lot of high flyers on local highways around the crack of dawn.The force adjusted its road patrols accordingly in high-risk areas such as Highway 3 and Highway 24. For this police have been handsomely rewarded.At Wednesday’s meeting of Norfolk’s Police Services Board, Acting Insp. Jim Millson said Norfolk OPP have issued nearly 50 speeding tickets in recent weeks around 5 a.m. on the county’s major highways.“I guess you could call that a focussed patrol,” Millson said. “We’ve made that program permanent. We have at least one officer get up every morning around 4 a.m. and conduct that patrol.”The initiative has been dubbed “early bird.” Millson said many of these speeders are cited for other violations such as expired or no insurance coverage and expired licence plates.Cruisers with a special roof-top mounted camera for reading licence plates have also been producing good results.The electronic eye scans multiple licence plates as it travels down the road and alert patrolling officers of those in poor standing. The technology, Millson says, has proven highly efficient at pinpointing suspended drivers and others who should not be behind the wheel.“We get a tremendous amount of suspended drivers across the province with this technology,” Millson said. “It’s a useful way of holding people accountable for their driving behaviour.”MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

OSU junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson (4) takes a swing during a game against Coastal Carolina on Feb. 27 in Conway, South Carolina. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State baseball team (6-4-1) is heading to Las Vegas to test its odds against the UNLV Rebels (5-6) for a four-game series that will stretch from Friday to Tuesday. Predicting the outcome of the Buckeyes baseball season thus far has been a gamble. The Scarlet and Gray have cooled off since their undefeated 3-0-1 start to the season, going 3-4 over the last two weekends. To get back on a hot streak, OSU coach Greg Beals said the team will be focused on the task at hand, which is taking on UNLV.“We’ve just gotta go take care of business, and our guys need to understand they’re going to Sin City, but it’s a business trip for us,” Beals said. “Las Vegas is going to be there for a long time, (but) their window of opportunity representing Ohio State is here right now, and they need to make sure they take care of that.” Scouting UNLVLady Luck hasn’t been on the Rebels side so far this season, as the team’s batting average has been a lackluster .223. However, the Buckeye pitchers will have to be careful when throwing to sophomore left fielder Payton Squier. The Phoenix native powers the club with his .429 batting average. The UNLV pitching staff is led by junior starting pitcher D.J. Myers. The 6-foot-5 righty from Henderson, Nevada, leads the team with 20 strikeouts in just 16 innings of work. Beals said UNLV has faced some tough competition versus Texas, West Virginia and San Diego State to open the season, justifying UNLV’s record. OSU’s sixth-year coach said he sees UNLV’s talent despite the losses, but he wants his team to focus on what they can control: themselves.“The biggest thing for me is that I’m focused on Ohio State, and we need to take care of ourselves and focus on what we do,” Beals said. “The talent on our baseball team is good enough to play with everybody. We need to play up to that expectation level.”Cleaning up the errorsOSU fell in a close game to Illinois State last weekend 5-4 due to an untimely error by senior infielder Nick Sergakis. Sergakis has been an offensive catalyst for the team, batting a team-high .378 on the year. But OSU’s co-captain has also been the biggest liability on the defensive side, committing a team-leading nine fielding errors in 10 games. In total, OSU has 22 fielding errors, something Beals said needs cleaned up if his team wants to be ready for conference play, which opens two weeks from Friday against Northwestern.“When we play good defense, we’re winning baseball games,” Beals said. “When we play a cleaner game we’re winning those games. We’ve got to shore up the defense. The defense should be there on a daily basis.”Pitching inconsistencies hurting BuckeyesThroughout the course of the season, OSU’s pitching staff has had an up-and-down start. Other than junior starter Tanner Tully (2-0, 2.70 ERA), redshirt sophomore Yianni Pavlopoulos (1-0, two saves) and redshirt sophomore Austin Woodby (2-0), the Buckeye pitching staff as a collective unit hasn’t lived up to its own expectations. Beals said looking at the stats doesn’t show the whole picture, though,and he likes the way his pitchers have played to this point; but the key for improvement is going to have to come from a consistently solid defense behind the pitchers. One pitcher who is looking to step up for the Buckeyes is redshirt senior reliever Michael Horejsei. He said the pitching staff will face a great test from UNLV during the four-game series, and each guy has to be ready when his number is called upon. “We have to come in and do our job and our job is, like we reiterate every day, to attack the bottom of the zone and go after hitters,” he said. “Don’t shy away from them and try to get in on them. Force them to swing and let your defense play behind you if they put a good swing on the ball.”  OSU battling the injury bugBeals said the Buckeyes’ power hitter, redshirt junior Jacob Bosiokovic, is dealing with a hamstring injury that has the right fielder listed as doubtful for the series against UNLV. With one of its biggest bats out of the lineup, OSU will look to senior outfielder Daulton Mosbarger to take Bosiokovic’s spot in the lineup. But the senior transfer from Akron said he knows it’s a near-impossible request to come in and match Bosiokovic’s production thus far.“Obviously, Bosi is going to be Bosi, I can’t be Bosi,” Mosbarger said. “I’ve gotta just be me. I can go out there, I’m not going to hit the ball 500 feet like he is, but I can get on base, I can produce for the team, and I can just do anything it takes to win.” The Buckeyes appear to be focused and will be looking to cash in with a good team performance against the Rebels. “It’s a business trip, though, it’s not a vacation,” Horejsei said. “It might be spring break for us with school, but we’re heading there for a four-game series against a very tough opponent. They came here last year and they competed against us and gave us everything they had and took two of three from us. So this year, our goal is now to go in and win the series against them. It’s our turn to go to their home turf and take it to them, as we always try to do.”The first pitch on Friday is scheduled to be thrown at 9:05 p.m.After the four-game series in Las Vegas, the Buckeyes are slated to play their first game at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus in a three-game weekend against Hofstra from March 18 to 20. read more

first_imgAIM Resources has appointed DRA Mineral Projects as managing contractor for the processing plant and surface infrastructure at its Perkoa zinc project, located in the Sanguie Province of Burkina Faso, 120 km west of the capital Ouagadougou. DRA Mineral Projects is an engineering company based in Johannesburg, which specialises in project management and process plant design. DRA Mineral Projects has successfully designed and commissioned many platinum and similar concentrators in Africa and has executed process plant projects in four other continents. The Perkoa Zinc process plant falls well within the company’s range of expertise and skills.Teams from AIM Resources and DRA Mineral Projects will work together to optimize Perkoa’s processing plant design. order long lead time equipment as appropriate and commission the plant to achieve the planned first delivery of zinc concentrate in early 2008. DRA’s scope of work will include engineering, design, procurement and construction management of the process plant and related infrastructure; managing the establishment of the surface workshops, power plant, offices and township; and managing specialist consultants to construct the residue disposal facilities for the mine.AIM Resources’ Managing Director, Mr Marc Flory, commented: “DRA Mineral Projects is experienced in the building and operating processing plants in Africa. The depth of the workforce will provide a very valuable asset to Perkoa Zinc,especially in light of current global demand to develop new mines. This pool of skills and labour are well suited to constructing Perkoa Zinc’s processing facilities at a greenfields site in Africa. The flowsheet for Perkoa’s processing plant comprises crushing, dense media separation (DMS) and flotation to produce a clean concentrate grading 53% zinc.”DRA Mineral Projects has grown to international status with 80 qualified engineers in a staff of some 300 with skills in mechanical, civil and structural engineering design; project and construction management; process and winder engineering; and electrical & instrumentation engineering. DRA Mineral Projects started as an electrical and instrumentation company and has maintained a high profile in these disciplines.The Perkoa zinc project is 35km by road from the country’s third largest town, Koudougou, which is linked to neighbouring states of Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo by tarred roads and by rail to Abidjan, capital of Cote D’Ivoire. Snowden Mining Consultants completed a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) on the project in December 2005. Perkoa has a JORC-compliant Ore Reserve of 6.3 Mt at a mine head grade of 14.5% Zn. The BFS incorporates a mine design consisting of a shaft and decline to access the orebody, ramping up to deliver 0.5 Mt/y of ore. A simple processing facility will produce 116,000 t/y of relatively clean concentrate, grading 53% zinc over a 14 year mine life.Plant infrastructure in the study includes a tailings dam facility incorporating a return/storm water dam for capture and re-use in the processing plant. The main source of process water will be from a dam that has recently been constructed by the Burkina Faso Government, close to the Perkoa project. Power will be provided by on-site diesel generators. The BFS addressed the project’s transportation requirements by recommending two of the alternatives available. The first route uses the rail line situated 30 km from Perkoa and passing through the Cote D’Ivoire to the Port of Abidjan. The second route uses road transport alternatives passing through Ghana to the Port of Tema.last_img read more

4Reale Ademar14 3Cuatro Rayas Valladolid14 6CAI BM. Aragón8 1Renovalia Ciudad Real16 9BM. Torrevieja6 13Alser-BM Puerto Sagunto4 ← Previous Story Mirza Dzomba: “Polish league is 50% better than Croatian” Next Story → Stefansson denies wanting to leave Rhein-Neckar Lowen 7Naturhouse La Rioja8 14e-gym BM. Antequera4 Ciudad Real has set a new record in the Spanish ASOBAL League. Winning the game at Cuenca 2016 makes their winning run at 64, which is a new record in the ASOBAL League. They managed to beat Cuenca quite easily, 24-36. The men of Talant Dushebayev were all over the field, and in the second half they absolutely dominated. The most important factor for the victory was Hombrados, who saved a total of 20 shots by Cuenca 2016 players.Standing: 2FC Barcelona Borges *14 15J.D. Arrate3 ASOBALbalonmanoCiudad RealCuenca 2016 10BM Alcobendas5 5Fraikin Granollers*12 11Quabit BM Guadalajara5 16Lábaro Toledo BM0 12Cuenca 20165 8Amaya Sport San Antonio8 read more

first_imgUKRAINIAN LAWMAKERS FAILED to agree on curbing the president’s powers at a stormy debate today as international pressure grew for ending the two-month crisis with the expected arrival of the EU foreign policy chief.Catherine Ashton is due to meet opposition leaders for dinner in Kiev today and President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday to discuss plans for financial aid from Brussels and Washington in exchange for democratic reforms.Ukraine’s protests erupted in November after Yanukovych rejected a key EU pact in favour of closer ties with Moscow, and the turmoil has now become an all-out movement to oust him.DemandsOpposition supporters in military uniforms and carrying sticks as weapons, listen to instructions from a commander. Pic: AP Photo/Emilio MorenattiDemands of pro-EU protest leaders include constitutional amendments that would cut presidential powers and freedom for arrested activists without conditions, but Yanukovych’s ruling Regions Party has insisted this can only happen if occupied government buildings are vacated.In a sign that Yanukovych’s position is softening further, his personal representative in parliament Yuriy Miroshnychenko, told AFP that the president was considering “two possible scenarios”.“The first is the release of occupied buildings and an amnesty and the second is early elections. The amnesty is not working out,” he said, referring to the release of those arrested in past weeks.A conditional amnesty came into force on Saturday and gives protesters 15 days to leave the buildings but the opposition has dismissed the law, saying it turns activists into “hostages”.Protesters camped out on Kiev’s Independence Square expressed mixed feelings about the possibility of Yanukovych stepping down before the end of his mandate in 2015.‘End to dictatorship’Ukrainian opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion, Vitali Klitschko, right, talks to lawmakers in the parliament session. Pic: AP Photo/Sergei ChuzavkovIn parliament, world champion boxer turned protest leader Vitali Klitschko called for an “end to the dictatorship” saying Ukrainians were fed up with corruption and lawlessness.After meeting Yanukovych today, Klitschko said he had pressed him on the need for a constitutional reform to reduce presidential powers and give more clout to the legislature. He told me it would take between one and six months. I told him we don’t have time.Klitschko said it would be possible to speed up the process by reverting to a previous version of the constitution with a parliamentary vote and the session was adjourned to Wednesday.Another opponent, nationalist Oleg Tyagnybok, called for “de-Putinisation” – a reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying: “The Kremlin is trying to break up Ukraine”.The crisis has sparked tensions between the West, which is considering sanctions against Ukrainian officials, and Russia, which has accused the EU and US of interference in the former Soviet republic.Anti-government protesters inspect displayed ammunition used during recent clashes with security forces. Pic: AP Photo/Darko BandicOpposition MPs chanted “Killers! Killers! Killers!” as the chief lawmaker from the Regions Party, Oleksandr Yefremov, took the floor with an emotional speech in which he blasted the “extremism” of the protesters.Yanukovych has scrapped draconian anti-protest laws and the prime minister and the entire cabinet have resigned under opposition pressure but other demands remain unanswered.At least two protesters and two policemen have been killed in clashes and the opposition says activists are being beaten by pro-government militias as part of a “secret repression”.The violence has increased pressure from the international community for a swift solution.Opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk has asked for a “Marshall Plan” – a reference to the massive US aid give to Europe after World War II to rebuild and prevent the spread of Communism.Yatsenyuk said the minimum required would be the $15 billion (11 billion euros) that Russia has promised Ukraine in a critical bailout that is now on hold pending a resolution of the crisis.But European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said yesterday there would be “no bidding competition” with Russia, and EU diplomats hinted the amount would be much lower.- © AFP, 2014Read: Ukranian activist says he was tortured and crucified>last_img read more

first_imgHopes among TV manufacturers that new “glasses-free 3D” technology might re-ignite interest in 3D TVs for home use may have just been crushed. Apparently Toshiba only sold about 500 units in the entire month of December. And that was the better selling of its two available models.That number is definitively less than Toshiba had hoped for the revolutionary 20-inch TV set. Its 12-inch glasses-free 3D TV sold even fewer.AdChoices广告Of course, for such a tiny TV, the 20-inch unit is priced at around $3,000. That couldn’t have helped sales, but still the fact remains that it was below the company’s internal projections. In fact, it’s less than half what Toshiba expected.This comes after manufacturers of “glasses-required” 3D TVs all reported fewer sales than expected last year. It looks like people just don’t see any value in being able to view 3D content at home.Via Bloomberglast_img read more

first_img 6 Comments TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to a man who died last night in a 12-car pile up on the M7 Dublin-Limerick road.The deceased, named locally as Padhraic Moran, was a well-known senior manager with the Zurich Life insurance company.Moran, a native of Ballybunion, Co Kerry, but who had been resident in Mill Road, Corbally, Limerick, died after the car he was driving left the M7 at Newport, during a sudden severe hailstorm.Up to twelve cars were caught up in the freak downpour, according to sources, however, no other serious injuries were reported.Moran, a cousin of eight-time All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer and former Kerry manager “Ogie” Moran, was pronounced dead at the scene of the multi-vehicle incident after he sustained critical head injuries.His car crashed through a fence off the M7 and came to a stop at the bottom of a ravine, sources said.Like his late father Michael, Padhraic was an avid Kerry football supporter.Paying tribute to Moran, colleagues in the insurance sector said he was famous for sourcing tickets for All-Ireland Finals and Munster rugby matches.He was the guy who could get his hands on tickets right up to the last-minute on match day. He’d always pull one out of the hat for you.“His big thing was going to the GAA matches, and he was really into the local football scene as well. He was a massive Kerry supporter – his face would light up when he talked about the GAA – and he was a big Munster fan too.”Others paid tribute to his “softly spoken” and “kind” nature.“He was an absolute gentleman to be 100% honest about it. He was also an extremely contentious guy too, and a really generous and helpful colleague.”They added: “He had a busy job. He would be busy all of the time dealing with brokers all over Munster. He was a smashing guy and a really genuine person.”Moran is survived by his wife Ann, a nurse in Limerick, his mother May, a retired nurse, his sister Kerry and his brothers Michael, Peter and Diarmuid.“His brother Peter is a dentist in Tralee and Michael is well-known in the menswear retail trade; He runs a shop in Thurles and he also took over Willie Ryles in Tralee a few years ago.“The late Willie Ryle was famous for outfitting the great and good from the Kingdom, including many a Kerry football team, and Michael has kept the tradition going.”The M7 was closed between a Birdhill and Castletroy overnight, to allow gardaí examine the scene, but the road has since reopened.Gardaí at Nenagh have appealed for witnesses to the fatal crash to contact them on 067-50450.Read: Man dies after suffering head injuries in horrific 12-car pile-up on M7 Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 5:04 PM Mar 2nd 2017, 5:04 PM Tributes paid to Kerry man who died in 12-car pile up on M7 Padhraic Moran died on the M7 Dublin-Limerick road at Newport yesterday. Share4 Tweet Email1 Short URL File photo Image: Liam McBurney PA Archive/PA Imagescenter_img http://jrnl.ie/3267511 File photo Image: Liam McBurney PA Archive/PA Images 28,606 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By David Raleighlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Mayor of Nea Philadelphia-Nea Halkidona Aris Vasilopoulos was due to file a suit on Tuesday, 24 hours after a group of around 50 men claiming to be AEK supporters prevented a meeting of the municipal council from taking place due to a dispute over the club’s plans to build a new soccer stadium.Six people were injured in the attack on Monday, which Vasilopoulos believes was an attempt to warn councilors against objecting to the construction of the stadium in Nea Philadelphia, where AEK had its home ground until 2003.“They acted like an organized group, with leaders and clearly defined roles,” Vasilopoulos told Kathimerini. “That is why we believe they are an organized gang. We recognize some of their faces from previous incidents.”Local officials have complained in recent weeks that they have been regularly intimidated. AEK has denied any connection to the assailants and issued a statement yesterday declaring its opposition to the latest incident.Vasilopoulos said he had informed the police ahead of the municipal council meeting that he feared the gathering would be disrupted but, according to the mayor, authorities did not provide any security.AEK unveiled plans in October 2013 to build a 33,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium on the site of the old ground. But the plans mean that part of Nea Philadelphia park will have to be given over for the construction of the new stadium.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_img McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS There’s no stopping Google’s DeepMind AI.The artificial intelligence platform recently shut out two professional StarCraft players in a 5-0 defeat.Considered one of the most challenging real-time strategy (RTS) games, Blizzard’s StarCraft is also one of the longest-played esports of all time.The game debuted at E3 in 1996, followed by the StarCraft II franchise: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013), and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (2015).The AlphaStar agent during a match against TLO (via DeepMind)“Although there have been significant successes in video games,” the DeepMind team wrote in a blog post, “until now, AI techniques have struggled to cope with the complexity of StarCraft.”Enter AlphaStar, a deep neural network trained directly from raw game data via supervised learning and reinforcement learning.Receiving data from anonymized human games released by Blizzard, AlphaStar determined, through imitation, the basic micro and macro strategies used by players.Additional artificial adversaries were then added to the DeepMind league, each learning from games against other competitors and developing counter-strategies.“We believe that this advanced model will help with many other challenges in machine learning research that involve long-term sequence modelling and large output spaces such as translation, language modelling, and visual representations,” DeepMind said.The AlphaStar league ran for 14 days, with each agent experiencing up to 200 years of real-time StarCraft play. Every strategy discovered over those two weeks was then mixed together to create the ultimate operator.In a series of test matches held in December, AlphaStar beat Team Liquid’s Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz—one of the world’s strongest professional StarCraft players—and Dario “TLO” Wünsch.“I was surprised by how strong the agent was,” TLO, a top professional Zerg player and GrandMaster level Protoss player, said in a statement. “AlphaStar takes well-known strategies and turns them on their head. The agent demonstrated strategies I hadn’t thought of before, which means there may still be new ways of playing the game that we haven’t fully explored yet.”The distribution of AlphaStar’s APMs in its matches against MaNa and TLO and the total delay between observations and actions (via DeepMind)Despite moving at a significantly slower pace than the pros—an average of 280 actions per minute (APM)—the AI’s maneuvers are probably more precise.“I was impressed to see AlphaStar pull off advanced moves and different strategies across almost every game, using a very human style of gameplay I wouldn’t have expected,” MaNa, one of the world’s strongest StarCraft II players, said.“I’ve realized how much my gameplay relies on forcing mistakes and being able to exploit human reactions, so this has put the game in a whole new light for me,” he added. “We’re all excited to see what comes next.”Last month, more than a year after DeepMind introduced its first self-taught, world champion algorithm, CEO Demis Hassabis & Co. revealed the full evaluation of AlphaZero, published in the journal Science.More on Geek.com:This Wearable AI Translator Lets You Talk in Different LanguagesPencil-Sized AI Device to Protect Wildlife From PoachersMachine Learning May Predict How Well You’ll Age Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgChota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka 3DTwitterIndia’s most iconic and popular animation character “Chhota Bheem” has been upgraded to become more stylish and powerful. With killer Kung Fu moves and a great amount of fun as its driving force, Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka 3D, releases in theatres on May 10, 2019.Directed by Rajiv Chilaka and Binayak Das and produced by Green Gold Animation, the producers have partnered with Yash Raj Films to give the film the widest ever release for an animation title in cinemas across India. You can catch a short glimpse of this epitome of excitement.The film is set in China and this time Bheem and his friends set out on an adventure in the Land of the Dragon to participate in the biggest Kung Fu competition of the world. However, the capturing of the princess by China’s arch nemesis Zuhu hinders the competition as Bheem is called upon to rescue the princess.Director Rajiv Chilaka, CEO and Founder of Green Gold Animation, says, “Children’s favourite animated character is coming soon on big screens in 3D on May 10th. Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka is an amalgamation of team effort and hard work over the last couple of years. We hope our audiences enjoy the film and we wish to make an impact about the quality of Indian Animation throughout the world. Green Gold Animation has left no stone unturned in creating this enthralling feature and we are proud to present our work to the world.”Watch the trailer here:last_img read more

first_imgFood in Athens with some complicated names for dishes may sound Greek! But even a die-hard Indian-food buff, wanting dal-vegetable-roti-rice on the plate each day, will find the fare in Greece quite welcome.To sum up Greek food, it is all about fresh, seasonal vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, yoghurt, salads, non-processed cheese, a fair dose of exotic herbs and condiments, daily catch of seafood and meats of every kind. Melizanosalata may not be a name that one can come to terms with right away. But this popular dish is made of a coarse puree of grilled or smoked eggplant, with olive oil, onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs. Does it not remind you of our own bharta? It tastes as well. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Imam Baildi, again with eggplant onion, chopped garlic and tomatoes as main ingredients, literally means the Turkish holy man fainted – perhaps because it was so good, he gorged a bit too much on it.Then you have Tzatziki which is yoghurt blended with cucumber, garlic, dill, little oil and vinegar. Only that the Greek make their version of the raita – or dips – slightly thicker and creamier. It’s a good accompaniment for meze, which are small dishes, hot or cold, spicy or savoury, and grilled, baked fried, or boiled. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘We eat everything. And when I mean everything, I mean every thing,’ said Stephanos, an art collector and gourmet-chef, also a tour guide by passion. ‘It is equally fun to wash it down with some Ouzo,’ he added, with a glint in his eyes, referring to the potent, traditional alcoholic drink flavoured with aniseed (saunf) that turns white and cloudy when water is added to dilute it.Greece, or the Hellenic Republic has many legends. Among them Archestratos, a Greek, is said to have written the first cookbook around 320 B.C. It also has a tradition of gourmet cooking, dating 4,000-5,000 years. Like cooking, Greece also has a long tradition of eating out. Tavernas are eating joints that are a bit more elaborate than our dhabas. Estiatorios are traditional upmarket restaurants. When you go to a traditional Greek restaurant, the starters are usually already laid out and will have most of these and more, including Keftedas – small fried balls of meat or vegetables and a favourite of Greek people. Like our koftas sans gravy.There is also sometimes roundels of egg plant the way you make baigun bhaja in the western quarters of India; only that Greeks let the vegetable taste its own, then spice it up slightly with turmeric or other condiments.One difference is that many dishes, the starters at least, are served cold, unlike the preference for hot in India.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:US Southern Command discusses drug policy with Costa Rica’s Solís Amid routine ‘disappearances,’ Mexico reels over 43 missing students In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmaker A Costa Rican security official said that President Nicolás Maduro is safe, despite claims from the Venezuelan leader that a “terrorist group” awaited him at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit in San José on Wednesday.Mariano Figueres, director of Costa Rica’s Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS), told reporters at the CELAC conference Wednesday morning that Maduro’s party is satisfied with their security detail in Costa Rica.“Nicolás Maduro’s security is not in doubt,” Figures said on the sidelines of the summit.Maduro took a rather unique approach to his safety in Costa Rica: After being greeted by Vice President Ana Helena Chacón at Juan Santamaría International Airport outside San José, the Venezuelan leader reportedly drove his bodyguard’s point car from the airport to the CELAC summit at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal in Belén – a move security experts said is actually counter-productive.In December, Venezuelan exiles in Costa Rica denounced a supposed kidnapping plot by Maduro’s advance team for the CELAC meeting. The Nuevo Herald newspaper reported that sources inside the Venezuelan government confirmed that a team of intelligence operatives posing as members of Maduro’s advance team for the CELAC summit arrived in Costa Rica to abduct “Gato” Briceño and other prominent exiles.Maduro’s administration has denied those allegations.All 21 of the heads of state who confirmed their attendance at the CELAC summit in Belén have security detail, Figures added.AFP contributed to this report Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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country made of trash is its lastFind out more hereBecome a citizen of the Trash Isles hereDonate to our charity partner Plastic Oceans Foundation here Featured Image Credit: The Ocean Cleanup Foundation Topics: World newsAlhaji Balarabe Musa former Governor of Kaduna State has said the military can take over power in no time owing to the current state of the country Balarabe said that increasing poverty and insecurity ravaging the country and soldiers being slaughtered by insurgents are factors that can lure the military to take over power Musa speaking with the Sun warned that the enormous supreme prize paid by the military to safeguard the country can push the soldiers to do anything adding that the country is in the same situation that led to the 1966 coup He said “I think if President Muhammadu Buhari does not take proactive measures against the negative state of the nation the result will be total anarchy “There is every reason for the army to come back People who are saying that the army will not come back are only being apolitical stupid and deceiving people There is one element if we are not careful that can bring back the army “When the situation gets to the worst and I think it is as bad as it is now the army will soon realize that they are paying more than the civilians more soldiers die in the process of bringing about stability ” The level of unity and consciousness within the Armed Forces is greater than that of civilians The army may come out and say ‘Look we cannot pay greater prize for the unity and stability of the nation because of the actions or inactions of irresponsible civilians lets us take over power and clear the road we cannot rely on the parliament we cannot rely on governments as far as we are concerned we are powerless let’s take over power so that we can bring about normalcy Is that not what happened in 1966 For anybody to say the army cannot come back is ignoring the level of irresponsibility by civilians “It is stupidity of our media and our political leaders to say military rule is no longer in vogue “The factors that brought about military rule before are here again with us Is it freedom of treasury looters that will deter the military from coming Look APC and PDP are accusing each other of treasury looting and their names are listed “Already we have bureaucratic anarchy but it may transform into social anarchy leading to a revolutionary takeover of the system “In other words the present system is based on self-interest first and public interest second or incidental and the system will be taken over by self-interest through a constitutional revolution “The second alternative which is public interest can come through a peaceful constitutional revolution and it is not impossible You can see the relationship between the executive and the legislative arms of government Both the presidency and the legislature do not have the respect they ought to have because they have performed below expectation of Nigerians “The judiciary is just there Nigerians have leadership qualities but to find the match is always the problem because of the leading role of moneybag politics that has made it impossible for quality leaders to emerge But the decay in the system will make them to emerge and we hope if they emerge they will bring a constitutional revolutionary change “But it is possible because of the free money available in the system and the growth and power of treasury looters So proletarian revolution is not impossible in Nigeria “We take into account of the reality on the ground particularly the sufferings of the people If we take this into account you cannot rule out the possibility of proletarian revolution It may not be such that happened in China Korea Vietnam and so on but it may take place like the Russian revolution of 1917 which was the mixture of bourgeois progressive and military revolution We cannot afford this But proletarian revolution is possible because anybody who says it is not possible 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