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Chuck E Cheese returning to public trading after 5 years

IRVING, Texas — Got some spare tokens? Chuck E. Cheese is returning to the public markets.CEC Entertainment Inc., which owns 750 Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza stores in the U.S. and abroad, expects to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange in the second quarter.It’s the first time since 2015 that a restaurant chain will go public in the U.S. The last one was Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao.CEC anticipates an initial valuation of $1.4 billion. The Irving, Texas-based company reported revenue of $896 million in its 2018 fiscal year.CEC — founded in 1977 and famous for its pizza parties and arcade games — was taken private in 2014 by the private equity firm Apollo Global Management. Apollo will be the company’s largest shareholder.The Associated Press read more

Africas agricultural revolution requires concerted efforts by all – UN official

26 August 2010On the eve of a major conference on agriculture in Africa, the head of the United Nations rural development arm stressed the need today for the right policies, access to markets, infrastructure and affordable technologies to ensure food security on the continent. “Agricultural revolutions that are sustainable and inclusive are enabled by policy revolutions, in which governments play a leading role,” said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).He noted that agricultural revolutions are not solely technological, and so it is not enough just to devise the new techniques and create the new varieties. The transformation of African food markets requires concerted, sustained efforts by all, added Mr. Nwanze, whose Rome-based agency works with poor rural people to enable them to grow and sell more food and increase their incomes.“We will need more partners in government who support inclusiveness of opportunity for all their fellow countrymen and women.” Mr. Nwanze will carry this message to the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), hosted by the Alliance for the African Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 2 to 4 September.Before heading to the Forum, he will travel to the eastern region of Ghana to meet with rural people who are participants in the IFAD-supported Rural Enterprises Project and the Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme.The AGRF brings together African leaders, farmers, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society to address agricultural deficiencies in Africa and help drive investment into key projects to address food security. During the conference, Mr. Nwanze will outline what it takes for another agricultural revolution on the continent, including access to markets, land and infrastructure, as well as new and technologies for rural communities.“We will need more partners among farmers’ organizations who empower farmers and producers to gain access to the marketplace,” he stated. Next week’s gathering, co-chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and hosted by the President of Ghana, John Mills, will be the first time the Forum will be held in Africa, following three successful conferences in Oslo, Norway. “The commitment and the momentum are building and our concerted efforts have never been so crucial to success. This is our window of opportunity to get it right, for Africa and for the world,” said Mr. Nwanze. read more

CP Rail sued by ADM for service disruptions allegedly resulting from imprudent

CHICAGO — Archer Daniels Midland Co has filed a lawsuit against Canadian Pacific over service disruptions in 2013 and 2014 at crop-processing plants in North Dakota and Minnesota, alleging they stemmed in part from cost-cutting and the Canadian railroad’s pursuit of merger partners.Chicago-based ADM, one of the world’s largest grain traders and processors, filed suit against CP in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois on March 18, seeking damages “resulting from one of the worst and most persistent railroad service failures experienced by ADM in many years.”The U.S. rail system has long served as the lone, dependable way to move grain thousands of miles in the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers.In early 2014, farmers in the Upper Midwest held the largest grain stocks in years after months of worsening delays that crippled the U.S. farm transportation system.Canadian Pacific Railway gives in, seeks ruling on Norfolk Southern deal from U.S. oversight boardFossil fuels are ’probably dead,’ says Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter HarrisonCanadian Pacific did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The damages referred to by ADM in several counts in the lawsuit only amount to “several million dollars,” but it is potentially embarrassing for CP as it highlights key areas the railroad has touted in its bid to buy Norfolk Southern Corp.CP in mid-November disclosed its US$28 billion offer to buy Norfolk Southern.The Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad has rebuffed all CP’s approaches so far. CP has claimed a deal would result in cost savings of more than US$1.8 billion annually.While some rail customers back the bid, many like package delivery companies UPS and FedEx Corp oppose it. Opponents say cost-cutting initiatives would cause service disruptions.Since septuagenarian railroad legend Hunter Harrison became chief executive of CP in 2012, Wall Street has cheered the company’s cost cuts as a success story.But ADM’s lawsuit claims service disruptions at its facilities in Enderlin and Velva, North Dakota, plus Red Wing, Minnesota are partly the result of CP “engaging in imprudent cost-cutting initiatives.”ADM also blamed the problems on CP’s “engaging in ancillary and diversionary management activities during the period pertaining to potential rail merger/acquisition partners.”No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp also rejected a takeover bid from CP in late 2014.The lawsuit also alleges CP did not allow ADM to use alternative rail providers “to mitigate its service deficiencies.” CP has promoted the idea of “open access” that would allow rail customers to use alternatives in similar situations.© Thomson Reuters 2016 read more

Centenarian recalls teaching career

A lot has changed in education over the past 60 years.Someone who has seen those changes happen in her lifetime is 100-year-old Jean McCallen, who taught at Waterford District High School in the 1960s.She was born in Haldimand on May 5, 1919 and lived in the Cayuga and Norfolk area growing up.She attended Waterford District High School and Robinson Business College in Waterford.“A Waterford teacher thought that I should apply to teach shorthand because they weren’t going to teach it anymore. I put on my pink coat, because I knew the principal’s wife always wore bright clothes, so I put on my coat, applied, and got the job,” McCallen said about the start of her career at WDHS.McCallen was head of the commercial subjects.She taught at WDHS for nearly 10 years, teaching shorthand, typing, secretarial science, business practice, library science, and economics.“I had more classes, and more students per class than any other teacher in the high school,” McCallen said.One of the high points she recalled in her life was working with a class of children with developmental disabilities. She rode along on the bus with the students to ensure their needs were met while the driver was busy keeping his eyes on the road.“I went along for the rides, and then I worked with the leader of the class as a volunteer,” said McCallen.This led to her getting her job at a residence for adults with developmental disabilities near Tillsonburg. She then finished her career as a bookkeeper in Tillsonburg.McCallen believes she knows how she has lived to 100 years.“I have the idea that having unpasteurized honey every day of my life was helpful in preserving my life,” she said. “I don’t know that officially, or scientifically, but I think it’s true.”McCallen’s father was a beekeeper when she was growing up, and she helped look after the colonies.For a short time she moved to Toronto. She worked at the James Fisher Advertising firm, where she typed the orders. She got that job when the man that previously held the position was sent to war.After marrying a Toronto man, Bob McCallen, they moved back to Waterford and raised a family. They had four children together, David, Margaret, Evelyn and Don. She now has seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.After retiring she drove local people to medical appointments when she wasn’t travelling. She’s been an avid reader and quilter.She enjoys birding and has traveled to spot birds. For several years she helped count birds for the Long Point Bird Observatory.McCallen spoke of her worldly travels, listing off the places she had been throughout her life. She has been to China, Australia, New Zealand, Galapagos, Ecuador, Peru, and England. During an interview, she and daughter Margaret had a hard time listing all of the destinations because she has travelled extensively.Some of her favourite memories from her travels are the animals she has seen around the world.“I saw an orca whale, which of course was exciting for me,” said McCallen. She also mentioned a high point was seeing monkeys in Gibraltar.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

UN envoy briefs Security Council on situation in DR of Congo

“The Council of course is very supportive of the actions of the United Nations, especially MONUC, in the DRC, and I think it will adopt a draft resolution which is being circulated to extend the mandate of MONUC for the next one year,” Amos Ngongi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the country, told reporters after briefing the Council behind closed doors.Council members were still consulting on other aspects of the mission’s mandate, according to Mr. Ngongi. “There were discussions on the protection aspect of MONUC’s work, and clearly it is understood that MONUC does not have the capacity to be able to ensure full protection of the civilian population in the DRC – that’s not possible,” he said. “But clearly MONUC has the responsibility and the mandate to be able to protect those whose lives are in imminent danger, especially in the areas in which MONUC is fully deployed, like Kisangani.””We can take dissuasive action, rather than proactive protection; we don’t have the troops or the appropriate equipment for that,” he said, adding, “but that’s no excuse for not coming to the rescue of people whose lives are imminently in danger.” read more

Sporting events deliver huge economic benefits for Niagara research report

From left: Brian Hutchings, Scott McRoberts, Laura Cousens, Stephen Fischer and Martha BarnesLocal amateur sporting events pump millions of dollars into their local economy every year, shows research released today by Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory.The latest policy brief, “More than fun and games: sport’s contribution to Niagara’s economy and community wellbeing,” uses data from 73 sport clubs within the Niagara Region to show the economic impact of the events hosted by those clubs in 2009 was more than $7 million.Yet the same study, written by Brock researchers Laura Cousens, Joanne MacLean and Martha Barnes, shows that these organizations often struggle for financial and institutional support.“Community sport is about fun and games, but the huge economic impact that sport has on the Niagara area is frequently overlooked,” said David Siegel, Niagara Community Observatory director.The clubs are run by thousands of volunteers who make contributions in coaching, officiating and administrative support. But they suffer from barriers such as chronic under-funding and the struggle for resources. The Niagara Sport Commission (NSC) was created to work with Niagara’s sporting community to create partnerships, committees, inter-locking boards and communication tools to help the groups collaborate.The findings also show that sport is a recognized means of building children’s cognitive and social abilities. It enhances their academic achievement and teaches positive values and life skills.The report was released Nov. 10 during a briefing and panel discussion at the MacBain Community Centre in Niagara Falls. Panellists included:Scott McRoberts, Niagara Sport Commission executive directorBrian Hutchings, commissioner of corporate services, Niagara Region, and NSC advisory committee memberStephen Fischer, executive director, Welland International Flatwater Centre read more

Dont miss IMs Rapid Development Event in Sydney 1416 August

first_imgThere are now less than three months to go until our inaugural Rapid Development Conference in the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. From new approaches to shaft sinking; faster raise boring and down-reaming; advances in hard rock cutting technology and continuous mining for hard rock; rapid decline development; and the use of new mobile miner and TBM technology to tackle mine access tunnels and block cave development – interest in this area of the industry is at an all-time high so you cannot afford to miss this knowledge sharing opportunity.The following lists some of the highlights from the varied paper presentation programme. Some speaker slots remain; as well as sponsorship opportunities and several exhibition booths – please contact the Conference Director Paul Moore at paul@im-mining.com if of interest. To register, please visit http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents/Rapid-Development-2013.aspDoug Morrison, President & CEO at Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI): Improving conventional drill and blast processes – the opportunities and challengesFidelis Suorineni, MIRARCO and Denis Thibodeau, Principal Consultant Rock Mechanics, Vale Base Metals Technology Development: Support selection for rapid drift development with drill and blast – methodology and a case studyCharles Howarth, Managing Director, Herrenknecht Australia: Mechanical excavation systems in miningAdrian Boeing, Senior Engineer, Control & Automation, Transmin: Improving rockbreaking safety and efficiency with automation and collision avoidance technologyMike Rispin, Senior Vice President, Normet Group: Development in block cave mines – approaches to ground supportSergey Reznichenko, President & COO, SightPower: A revolutionary fully automated mineshaft inspection and monitoring system based on a mobile laser scanning technologyMikael Ramström, Vice President – Mechanical Rock Excavation, Atlas Copco: An update on the Mobile Miner (TBS) projectDoug Harding, Vice President, Robbins: Improving Mining Methods through Mechanised TechnologyChris Wilkinson, CEO – Mining Consultancy Services: Improving Productivity Through the Application of Process Based Production Managementlast_img read more

Which of these 18 types of sports fan are you

first_imgvia @kayaburgess10. The showboatYouTube credit: getlads11. The early bird(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)12. The ultra-aggressive fanVia funnyordie.com13. The celebrity fan(INPHO/Billy Stickland)14. The trolling fanvia @sarahmarsh8215. The shameless fanVia funnyordie.com16. The wannabe managerVia quickmeme.com17. The long-suffering fanYouTube credit: KSIOlajidebt18. The unwise pitch-invaderYouTube credit: radfordredWho have we missed?Letter from London: No political football as Irish fans feel at home>Youngster donates First Communion cash to injured Irish rugby players> 1. The bare-chested fan(Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images)2. The Fantasy Football obsessive(Fantasy Premier League screengrab)3. The tattoo-loving sports fan(Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images)4. The type of fan who would take candy (or in this case, a baseball) from a babyYouTube credit: verbality5. The fun-loving fanPic via @bpfootball6. The overly involved fanYouTube credit: bulbulahamadnz7. The fair-weather fanvia @NFLMemez8. The unbelievably passionate fanYouTube credit: tpsradio9. The non-animal loverlast_img read more

Monster Audio Unveils Miles Davis Trumpet Headphones

first_imgWe’ve seen a number of musicians get their own line of audio equipment recently, from Dr. Dre and Beats Audio to Ludacris’s new “Soul by Ludacris” line of headphones. This week at ces, Monster Audio announced that they would unveil the Miles Davis Trumpet Headphones, an in-ear model designed and inspired by Miles Davis and his music, and developed in collaboration with Sony and Miles Davis Properties, LLC, which owns the rights to his work. The earbuds even look a bit like trumpets, with a flared design that expands out to the actual earbud itself and is narrow in the center, with gold-colored trim and silver body design. The headphones are also etched with Miles Davis’ signature on the sides, and feature a stylized image of Davis playing the trumped on the flat audio cable leading down from the earbuds. Monster didn’t reveal when the Trumpet headphones would be available, but they did say they’ll be on sale for $349 retail price. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Driver abducts 51 schoolchildren in Italy and sets bus ablaze

first_img Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of the bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan. Image: DANIELE BENNATI via PA Images Driver abducts 51 schoolchildren in Italy and sets bus ablaze The driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean. Share130 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4552947 58,223 Views Short URL Mar 20th 2019, 8:31 PM Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of the bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan. A BUS DRIVER in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones earlier today, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade.Officers broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said.As he was apprehended, the driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Commander Luca De Marchis told Sky TG24.De Marchis told Sky TG24 that the driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin in his 40s, threatened the passengers, telling them that “no one would survive today” as he commandeered the bus carrying two middle-school classes to a nearby gym in Cremona province, some 40 kilometres from Milan.ANSA quoted one of the students as saying the driver took all their phones and ordered the chaperones to bind the students’ hands with cable ties, threatening to spill gas and set the bus ablaze. ANSA said the chaperones only loosely bound several students’ hands, not everyone’s.One of the middle school students described his terror in an interview with La Repubblica TV, his face obscured due to his age. His name was not given.“We were all very afraid because the driver had emptied the gas canister onto the floor (of the bus.) He tied us up and took all the telephones so we could not call the police,” the student said.“One of the telephones, belonging to a classmate, fell to the ground, so I pulled off the handcuffs, hurting myself a bit, and went and picked it up. We called the Carabinieri and the police.” Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 8:31 PM By Associated Press Image: DANIELE BENNATI via PA Images Source: Quotidiano La Provincia di Cremona/YouTubeAuthorities said that an adult called an emergency operator, while one of the students called a parent, and they alerted authorities, who set up roadblocks. The bus was intercepted on the outskirts of Milan by three Carabinieri vehicles, which were able to force it into the guardrail, De Marchis said.“While two officers kept the driver busy — he took a lighter and threatened to set fire to the vehicle with a gasoline canister on board — the others forced open the back door, breaking two windows,” De Marchis said. While the evacuation was still underway, the driver started the blaze.De Marchis credited the officers’ “swiftness and courage,” for getting out all the children and their teachers “with no tragic consequences.”Some of the passengers were treated at a hospital, mostly for cuts and scratches related to the evacuation, he said. Source: Quotidiano La Provincia di Cremona/YouTubeThe driver was apprehended and was being treated for burns. ANSA identified him as Ousseynou Sy, and said he was being investigated on suspicion of kidnapping, intention to commit a massacre, arson and resisting law enforcement.The prosecutor’s office later said they would add terrorism as an aggravating circumstance since the event caused panic.De Marchis said he had previous convictions, but did not specify their nature.ANSA reported that Sy, who became an Italian citizen in 2004, had been convicted in 2007 and 2011 of drunken driving and sexual molestation of a minor.Sky TG24 said that the driver had worked for the bus company for 15 years without any employment-related issues.“Investigators must clarify how the transport company permitted such a delinquent … to drive a bus, especially one carrying children,” said Riccardo De Corato, a Milan provincial official for security. 37 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

2 cows walk onto roads in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgA pair of cows made their way onto the roads in Northeast Miami-Dade, Thursday.The two cows started along Northwest 186th Street and 87th Avenue before they ended up in a backyard at Northwest 181st Street and 88th Avenue.It is not clear if the cows have been rounded up yet.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

People On The Move

first_img Mashable just made a big investment in its own efforts there, hiring Eric Korsh to run Mashable Studios, a new unit at the company. Korsh, who comes to Mashable from his role as senior vice president of brand social and content at DigitasLBI Studios, will head up efforts to create cross-platform branded content, with a focus on video. Custom content studios continue to be all the rage in publishing. James R. Gaines has joined The Atlantic as director of content for the company’s creative marketing group, Atlantic Re:think. Gaines had previously served as global editor-at-large and editor of the Americas for Reuters. Down East Enterprise has hired Jeff Howland and Ian Rothwell to its marketing department. Howland comes to the company as digital strategist, and Rothwell as marketing designer. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: ESPN’s Grantland named Chris Connelly interim editor-in-chief of the site. Connelly currently serves as a reporter for ESPN and ABC News. Jenny Anderson was named reporter for Quartz’s London bureau. Anderson had been a finance reporter in London for The New York Times. The move follows Mashable’s $17-million funding round earlier this year, and comes as part of a larger strategy to boost premium video content offerings. GQ named Lucy Armstrong fashion editor. Armstrong had previously been a senior stylist for Mr. Porter and had been working as a freelance men’s stylist. “We see branded video entertainment as core to our long-term strategy, and Eric brings a tremendous track record of both innovating for clients and creating original programming that resonates with audiences like ours,” Adam Ostrow, Mashable’s chief strategy officer, says in a statement. Mic had named Madhulika Sikka its executive editor. Sikka had served as executive editor for NPR since 2006.last_img read more

Will A Doctor Who Companion Return This Christmas

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target Ahh, Christmas. A time for family and friends to gather, exchange gifts, share a meal, and hide behind the couch during the annual Doctor Who holiday special.Still more than 230 days away, the Yuletide is already on Whovians’ minds, considering it marks the end of long-time boss Steven Moffat and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s tenures.Capaldi has reportedly already filmed his regeneration scene—the one where he morphs into the Time Lord’s still-uncast 13th incarnation—but is set to complete shooting this summer.The rumor mill has been running since last month, when British tabloid The Mirror tipped the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey return of the First Doctor, played by David Bradley (reprising the role originated by William Hartnell).But good things come in pairs. And since we’re already expecting two Doctors and two Masters (though John Simm and Michelle Gomez are more likely to face off in the series finale, months before anyone trims their tree), should we hold our breath for two (or more) companions?Creators.co writer Lewis Jefferies on Tuesday hinted at the reappearance of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)—killed, resurrected, and departed with a stolen TARDIS at the end of season nine.Now traveling through all of space and time, presumably with the immortal Ashildr (Maisie Williams), you’d hope Clara could stop by for one final goodbye.Social media has been buzzing with theories: Twitter users claim Eddie’s Diner (in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, Wales) has been booked for two days of filming in July. The real-life restaurant, as seen in a number of Doctor Who episodes, is believed to be Clara and Ashildr’s TARDIS in disguise. You do the math.It’s not uncommon for the Doctor to meet and travel with a new companion each Christmas. Only three episode into his adventures with newcomer Bill Potts, it remains unclear whether the Twelfth Doctor will see her off on Dec. 25, or if fate has something else in store for the inquisitive lunch lady.While none of the reported parties—Coleman, Williams, Bradley—or the BBC have given official confirmation, this does sound like a great way for Moffat to tie up loose ends before handing Doctor Who off to showrunner-in-wait Chris Chibnall.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.last_img read more

One Punch Man Get A Video Game Probably Has More Punches

first_img ‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting…Casio G-SHOCK Unveils ‘Akira’-Inspired ‘Neo Tokyo̵… One Punch Man is probably one of the biggest anime sensations of the last few years. I mean, even I vaguely know what it is despite firmly believing anime was a mistake. Originally a parody webcomic, One Punch Man follows bored bald superhero Saitama as he searches for evildoers who won’t be defeated after just one of his ridiculously powerful punches. After a four-year hiatus, the second season is currently airing in Japan and an English dub probably isn’t far behind.And now One Punch Man is getting its first console video game with One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Check out this first trailer!One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a 3v3 tag-team fighting game from Namco Bandai. All those details have us hoping that it’s basically the excellent Dragon Ball FighterZ just with a different wildly popular Shonen Jump anime license. However the press release doesn’t mention a developer, so it probably isn’t Arc System Works.Presumably it will take more than one punch to defeat opponents when playing as Saitama. Sometimes you need to break lore for balance’s sake. Other characters include Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Speed-o’-Sound Sonic, and Mumen Rider. Beyond the action though One Punch Man is beloved for its satirical salaryman humor. So hopefully the game has a strong story to honor that aspect of the anime as well.There’s no release window yet for One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows but fans of the series are already use to waiting. In the meantime check out these One Punch Man toys and watch this fan video where Saitama fights the Incredible Hulk. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Diffractive Deep Neural Network D2NN UCLAdeveloped AI device can identify objects at

first_imgResearchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a 3D-printed all-optical deep learning architecture called Diffractive Deep Neural Network (D2NN). D2NN is a deep learning neural network physically formed by multiple layers of diffractive surfaces that work in collaboration to optically perform an arbitrary function. While the inference/prediction of the physical network is all-optical, the learning part that leads to its design is done through a computer. How does D2NN work? A computer-simulated design was created first, then the researchers with the help of a 3D printer created very thin polymer wafers. The uneven surface of the wafers helped diffract light coming from the object in different directions. The layers are composed of tens of thousands of artificial neurons or tiny pixels from which the light travels through. These layers together, form an “optical network” that shapes how incoming light travels through them. The network is able to identify an object because the light coming from the object is diffracted mostly toward a single pixel that is assigned to that type of object. The network was then trained using a computer to identify the objects in front of it by learning the pattern of diffracted light each object produced as the light from that object passes through the device. What are its advantages? Scalable: It can easily be scaled up using numerous high-throughput and large-area 3D fabrication methods, such as, soft-lithography, additive manufacturing, and wide-field optical components and detection systems. Easily reconfigurable: D2NN can be easily improved by additional 3D printed layers or replacing some of the existing layers with newly trained ones. Lightening speed: Once the device is trained, it works at the speed of light. Efficient: No energy is consumed to run the device. Cost-effective: The device can be reproduced for less than $50, making it very cost-effective. What are the areas it can be used in? Image analysis Feature detection Object classification Can also enable new microscope or camera designs that can perform unique imaging tasks This new AI device could find applications in the area of medical technologies, data intensive tasks, robotics, security, and or any application where image and video data are essential. Refer to UCLA’s official news article to know more in detail. Also, you can refer to this paper All-optical machine learning using diffractive deep neural Networks. Read Next OpenAI builds reinforcement learning based system giving robots human like dexterity Datasets and deep learning methodologies to extend image-based applications to videos AutoAugment: Google’s research initiative to improve deep learning performancelast_img read more

Anand retains chess title over Gelfand in tiebreak

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Russian tycoon and former chess player Andrei Filatov, estimated to be worth $1.3 billion by the Forbes magazine, is believed to have paid for renting the unusually lavish location for Wednesday’s championship match.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories The victory won Anand $1.5 million, and Gelfand took home $1 million.Anand had last successfully defended his title in 2010 against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov.Anand praised Gelfand for a tense match and said he felt more “relieved” than happy because he wasn’t sure of his win until the very end. “In all fairness, this match simply could have gone either way,” said the Indian.The match was played in a room filled with about 100 people at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, one of Russia’s finest museums.Hundreds of other chess fans of all ages watched it on a large TV screen in a hall outside.“We’re seeing so many attacks and counterattacks in the games that they give me goose bumps,” said Lev Khristoforov, 80, a long-time chess fan from Moscow. “This is very exciting.”Gelfand, who emigrated from the former Soviet republic of Belarus to Israel in 1998, was supported throughout the match as if he were a local player.In his post-match interview, Gelfand also thanked his Israeli supporters and said he hopes his performance will boost interest to chess in Israel, where it’s relatively unpopular compared to the former Soviet Union. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) – World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India retained his title on Wednesday, defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in a rapid tiebreaker round.Tied at 6-6 after 12 regular games, the two played four rapid games with a shortened time limit of 25 minutes per player.After drawing in the first one, Anand won game two and kept the lead by drawing in the final two games. Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Australias newest and largest megaliner arrives in Melbourne

first_imgMelbourne, get ready to say g’day to the largest cruise ship ever to be based in Australian waters. Royal Caribbean International’s 3,800-passenger Explorer of the Seas arrives in Melbourne on Thursday 19th November, for the very first time as she undertakes her maiden season down under.Australia’s newest megaliner arrives fresh from a USD$80 million dollar revitalisation that took place in April this year. Standing tall with an impressive 15 decks, she is packed with a host of signature Royal Caribbean features, just like twin sister Voyager of the Seas.“We are thrilled to welcome Australia’s biggest cruise ship, Explorer of the Seas, to her new home. We live for big ships, and the huge variety of experiences that our megaliners offer our guests,” said commercial director for Royal Caribbean International, Adam Armstrong.“The Royal Caribbean difference is our commitment to offering Australians the very best in cruising product, right from their doorstep. Explorer of the Seas is testament to this commitment – she offers incredible onboard features you wouldn’t expect to find on a cruise ship, like the FlowRider surf machine, ice skating rink, sports court, rock climbing wall, plus an indoor street lined with cafés, bars and shops. Not to mention world-class dining and exceptional service to boot.”At 138,194 tons, 311 metres long and 38 metres wide, Explorer of the Seas takes the crown of Australia’s largest cruise ship from twin sister ship Voyager of the Seas. At full capacity the megaliner can carry almost 5,200 passengers and crew.“Explorer of the Seas is our fourth Royal Caribbean cruise ship to sail locally for the 2015/16 summer season and she boosts our capacity by 45 per cent. During her five month season Explorer of the Seas is expected to inject almost $44 million into the Australian economy including over $600,000 into VIC in passenger spend alone in one day,” continued Adam.Thanks to her multi-million make over in April this year, Explorer of the Seas is virtually a brand new ship and offers the same signature features found onboard twin sister Voyager of the Seas. Guests can now test their surfing skills on the new FlowRider surf simulator; watch a film come to life in the 3-D Movie theatre or on the poolside movie screen; and experience three new delectable dining options.New specialty dining restaurants include fresh sushi at Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Royal Caribbean’s signature Chops Grille steakhouse and family-style Italian trattoria Giovanni’s Table. Two new bars have also been added – the sophisticated and retro-chic R Bar and the upscale sports bar, The Tavern.All staterooms and suites have been updated with new furnishings, carpets and technology as well as two new stateroom categories – new “Virtual Balcony” cabins that offer a door-sized screen which projects real time views of the ship’s actual surroundings, as you would see from a balcony; plus new Panoramic staterooms with floor-to-ceiling wrap around windows.The latest technology can also be found onboard, including ship-wide WiFi, Digital Wayfinders to help guests find their way around the ship and what’s happening onboard, plus each stateroom is now fitted with flat panel televisions.Explorer of the Seas departed Fremantle Friday 13 November for a 16-night Australia & New Zealand sailing. When the ship arrives in her new home of Sydney on 28 November, guests will take part in a historic rendezvous with sister ship Voyager of the Seas in the middle of Sydney Harbour: the first time that two Royal Caribbean vessels have met in Sydney. Royal Caribbean InternationalBook hereSource = Royal Caribbean Internationallast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

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