I Love Dick1 Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel by presenters Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone, with, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Meher Tatna, and executive vice president of television at dick clark productions, Barry Adelman. Big Little Liesleads the TV categories with six nominations, while The Shape of Water takes the top position in the film section, with seven nominations.Seth Meyers will host the 2018 ceremony from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 7. 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New Delhi: McDonald’s India and its estranged partner Vikram Bakshi have been directed by the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) to appear before it and deposit the proceeds of the proposed settlement with respect to their joint venture firm CPRL. Earlier this month, fast food chain McDonald’s reached an out-of-court settlement with Bakshi, buying out Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd from the joint venture. Allowing an application by the state-owned HUDCO on May 9, the presiding officer of DRT II Delhi has directed Bakshi not to transfer his 3,100 attached share of Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL), a Joint venture between him and McDonald’s India to operate fast food chain in northern and eastern India. Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), which is claiming a dues of Rs 194.98 crore from Bakshi and his related entities, in its petition filed before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) informed that notices regarding orders of the DRT was already served to both the partners. “The presiding officer directed McDonald’s India and Vikram Bakshi to appear before the DRT and deposit the proceeds of the settlement with the DRT II, Delhi. “Furthermore, Vikram Bakshi was directed not to transfer the attached shares (of CPRL) and also to file the details of the rates of the shares as on date,” said HUDCO. The DRT had also issued attachment notice with respect to the bank accounts of Ascot Hotels & Resorts. “It is clear that respondent Vikram Bakshi can not alienate or transfer his shares in CPRL in view of the specific directions of the DRT vide order February 2, 2016, where Vikram Bakshi was restrained from transferring or alienating or creating any third party interest in respect of the said shares,” the corporation said. However, it is not clear whether Bakshi and representatives of McDonald’s India have appeared before the DRT yet. Bakshi had given guarantee to HUDCO against a loan of Rs 62.38 crore to Ascot Hotels and Resorts for a commercial project in Noida, UP in 2006, which was defaulted and declared as NPA in August 2011. To recover it, HUDCO then had moved the DRT in 2013 and requested to attach 3,100 shares (having a value of Rs 1,000 each) in CPRL, which were in the name of Bakshi. “The respondent Vikram Bakshi had given his affidavit and undertaking that the shares held by him in CPRL will not be alienated or transferred,” said HUDCO while annexing copy of Bakshi’s affidavit in its petition filed before the NCLAT. Passing the judgement, the DRT had on August 12, 2015 issued recovery certificate in favour of HUDCO to recover the sum along with 14 per cent interest from Ascot Hotels, Vikram Bakshi, Madhurima Bakshi and Vikram Bakshi & Co Ltd. Thereafter, respondent, including Bakshi, was asked to disclose their details of movable and immovable assets. However, on their repeated failure to do so, HUDCO moved the DRT again for attachment of their bank account and 3,100 shares held by Bakshi in CPRL. On this, DRT had on February 2, 2016 issued “interim directions restraining Vikram Bakshi from alienating or transferring or creating any third party interest in the 3,100 shares of CPRL or any other quantity in the name of Vikram Bakshi till further orders.” Last week, when HUDCO came to know about the settlement between Bakshi and McDoanld’s, it moved an intervention application before the NCLAT, where both have filed petition against each other. “The settlement so arrived at between the appellant (McDonald’s India) and respondent (Bakshi) with regards to transfer of shares to the appellant without settling the dues of the applicant/intervenor (HUDCO) will cause grave and irreparable losses to the public exchequer,” said HUCO, adding that it can not proceed without its approval. HUDCO in its petition has requested the appellate tribunal to direct Bakshi “to furnish complete particulars and documents relating to the settlement” and to “deposit the entire proceeds of settlement” before the DRT for discharge of liability towards it. Earlier on May 6, estranged partners McDonald’s and Bakshi had informed the NCLAT that they were working towards an out-of-court settlement to end their dispute. On May 9, they announced an out-of-court settlement with the US fast food chain agreeing to buy Bakshi’s stake from their joint venture that operated outlets of the chain in north and east India. The details of the pact, including financial terms, were not disclosed. During the last hearing on May 15, 2019, the NCLAT had suggested Bakshi and his entities to settle the matter with HUDCO and has posted the matter on May 27 for next date of hearing. Meanwhile, a two-member NCLAT bench headed by Chairperson Justice S J Mukhopadhaya also said: “The pendency of the appeal will not come in the way of Vikram Bakshi & Others to negotiate and settle the matter with HUDCO”.
Rabat – Moroccan football player Mehdi Benatia has left the Italian giant Juventus for the Qatari Al Duhail football club.Juventus confirmed the player’s exit on Monday, thanking Benatia for his services.Benatia replied via tweet, thanking the Old Lady and emphasizing that it was a pleasure to play for them. Grazie di tutto, @MedhiBenatia !https://t.co/6gbUwTqfOu pic.twitter.com/DhKfJyQvJl— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) January 28, 2019“It has been an immense pleasure! I hope to be able to come to Madrid to cheer for you – this Juve deserves it,” Benatia wrote. In a press release, Juventus said that it had finalized an agreement with Al Duhail “for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Medhi El Moutaqui-Benatia for a consideration of € 8 million to be paid in two instalments within October 2019.”Read Also: French Media: Mehdi Benatia Thinking of Quitting Moroccan TeamThe statement added that the permanent transfer fee “may increase of (sic) further maximum €2 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.” Upon his arrival at the Turin club, “Benatia immediately became a dependable player by demonstrating his qualities of physical prowess, class and defensive vision,” Juventus cherished his performances.The footballer played 40 Serie A games with Juventus. He made 14 appearances in the Champions League, 1 in the Italian Super Cup, and 4 in the Coppa Italia.In 2016 Juventus signed the Moroccan player with a three-year deal worth €17 million.Read Also: Juventus’ Allegri: Letting go of Benatia Would be an ErrorBenatia is also the captain of the Moroccan national football team, with whom he appeared during the 2018 World Cup.Benatia spent most of his career in Italy, where he played for Udinese, AS Roma, and Juventus. He joined Juventus from Bayern Munich.Several Moroccan fans have criticized Benatia for moving to Qatar, saying it will be the end of his football carrier. Benatia struggled in his final season with Juventus as he was benched in the most important games. The footballer kept his expectations high, though, saying a “lion never dies, he sleeps.”
26 May 2011The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) reported today that post-election violence that began last December had killed more than 1,000 people in the western part of the country before it came to an end last month. According to a report presented today in Abidjan, 103 of the 1,012 slain persons were women and 42 were children.Guillaume Ngefa, the interim head of UNOCI’s Human Rights Division, said the tally was the result of an investigation by a team of UN experts covering the period from December 2010 to April 2011. At least 505 of the victims were killed in western city of Duékoué, he said.The violence erupted last December when former president Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down after he lost the UN-certified presidential run-off election in November to Alassane Ouattara. Mr. Ouattara was sworn in earlier this month after Mr. Gbagbo surrendered in April.Mr. Ngefa said the UN report cited several human rights violations linked to clashes between the Defence and Security Forces (FDS), militias and mercenaries, on the one hand, and the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) and traditional hunters, on the other.“Certain civilians also committed acts of looting and reprisals,” Mr. Ngefa added.Earlier this month, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that despite the end of the post-electoral crisis, the humanitarian situation in Côte d’Ivoire remained “alarming” for tens of thousands of civilians.Cote
In 2015 the CID had questioned Dassanayake over allegations that some officers in the Navy were involved in the disappearance of several youth.Last year, former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda also appeared before the CID to make a statement over the disappearance of the youth. (Colombo Gazette) Former Navy spokesman DKP Dassanayake, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the disappearance of 11 youth, was ordered to be further remanded till August 10 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate.The youth had been reported missing between 2008 and 2009.
PhD in Educational Studies — Sherry Ramrattan SmithSherry Ramrattan Smith will present her thesis defence on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. in WH 147. The title of her thesis is “Critical Connections: Teachers Writing for Social Justice.” Examining committee members are: Michael Plyley, chair; Ingrid Johnston, University of Alberta, external examiner; Susan Tilley, supervisor; Zopito Marini, internal examiner; Dolana Mogadime and Finney Cherian, committee members.Master of Education — Tabasum AkseerTabasum Akseer will present her thesis defence on Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Identity Formation and Negotiation of Afghan Female Youth in Ontario.” External examiner: Jamie Magnuson, OISE/UT; supervisor: Dolana Mogadime; committee members: Sandra Bosacki and Nancy Taber; chair of the examining committee: TBA.Master of Education — Laudalina RodriguesLaudalina Rodrigues will present her thesis defence on Monday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Early Education: The Foundation – Portuguese Canadian Mothers’ Preferences and Choices.” External examiner: Irene Blayer; supervisor: Mary-Louise Vanderlee; committee members: Sandra Bosacki and Lissa Paul; chair of the examining committee: Jonathan Neufeld.MA in Geography — Victoria TaskerVictoria Tasker will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in MC C405. The title of the thesis is: “Application of Geomatics Technologies to Characterize Spatial Variability at Stratus Vineyards.” Thesis supervisor: Marilyne Jollineau; committee members: Andrew Reynolds and Chris Fullerton; external examiner: Robert Feick, University of Waterloo.Master of Education — Michael MindzakMichael Mindzak will present his thesis defence on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Salience of Charter Schools in Educational Policy Debates in Three Canadian Provinces: 1993-2010.” External examiner: Gerald Fallon, University of British Columbia; supervisor: Michael Manley-Casimir; committee members: Xiaobin Li and Camille Rutherford; chair of the examining committee: TBA.MA in Child and Youth Studies — Joanna Wasiak Joanna Wasiak will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. in WH 147. Title: “Bringing Zombies Back to Life: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Alienation and Political Dis/engagement in Emerging Adulthood within Late-stage Capitalism.”
It was one of the most famous marriages in Hollywood history, as Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier left their respective spouses for true love.Not that anyone would notice, from the pages of Leigh’s diary.The actress recorded the moment she broke the news that she was leaving her husband, and running away with Olivier in just five words: “Told Leigh” and “Left with Larry”.The entries are two of hundreds of items in an appointment diary which details the extraordinary life of the film star, after she was catapulted to fame and fortune.Others disclose how she broke her own vow to stay away from Olivier as the lovers tried to mend their respective marriages, sneaking in to watch him on stage in Hamlet just to be near. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Smythson book is one of a collection of items belonging to Leigh to be sold at auction by Sotheby’s, giving an insight into her personal and professional life.The diary, which spans from 1937 to 1939, includes notes about winning her most famous role in Gone With the Wind, meetings with her rich and famous friends, and travelling on the Orient Express.Seen in public for the first time, it has now allowed experts to piece together biographies of the actress with a blow-by-blow account of each day of life in her mid-20s. Leigh in Gone with the Wind Among the more unusual items is a manuscript signed “Elizabeth R”, “commanding Sir Thomas Heneage to pay £133 6s. 8d., to her chief almoner Richard Fletcher” thought to have been given as a gift after she played a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I on screen.“It’s an appointment diary, not her personal reflections,” said Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’s specialist. “But when kept as assiduously as this, you get all sorts of fascinating insights into the life of Vivien Leigh.”The diary has come to auction after the death of Leigh’s only daughter in 2015. It will be sold by Sotheby’s London on 26 September with an estimate of £2,000-3,000. The diary begins in 1937, following an affair between Leigh and Olivier as they were trying to live apart and reconcile with their own spouses. The diary shows how Leigh instead made regular visits to see Olivier in Hamlet, spent time social with him and his wife Jill, and eventually travelled to Denmark with both of them as part of the Old Vic theatre company.On 10 June, her notes for the day read “Told Leigh”. On 16 June she records “Left with Larry”.The sale will also include a wedding present for Leigh and Olivier from Katherine Hepburn, clothes, photograph albums and Leigh’s library, full of gifts from author and actor friends. Laurence Olivier with his wife, Vivien Leigh (Vivian after their arrival in England from Hollywood in 1941 Leigh’s diary
(AP) Police say a Pennsylvania woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of the house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses.Pennlive.com reported that 41-year-old Rhonda Kemp Shoffner, of Middletown, faces charges including aggravated assault over the March 14 incident.The victim is under 13 years old. Police say she was forced to kneel on the bathroom floor and repeat Bible verses. They say each time she made a mistake the mother slammed her head into the wall. They allege she then told the child she was going to kill her and bit her and attempted to strangle her.Police say the girl fought off Shoffner, who told her to leave and never return. They say the girl called her father, who drove her to a police station.No lawyer is listed for Shoffner. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPakistan: Mother ‘burnt her daughter to death’ over marriageJune 8, 2016In “Crime”Guyanese stepmom charged with strangling death of 9-year-old Queens girlAugust 22, 2016In “Crime”UPDATE: Man who slit teen’s throat still on the runJuly 30, 2017In “Crime”
← Previous Story Uros Zorman injured! Next Story → Women’s EURO CUP 1/4 Finals: Viborg in Debrecen, Volgograd against Zajecar One of the best goalkeepers at the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia, Macedonian star, Borko Ristovski (30) and one of the best young Serbian players, Ivan Dimitrijevic (22) signed contract with the German VfL Gummersbach, team who is on the edge of relegation from the German Elite.Currently 16th team of Toyota Handball Bundesliga wants to stay part of the Best Handball League. As some Macedonian media wrote, freedom of Borko Ristovski costed 120.000 EUR. Ristovski has experience of playing in ASOBAL for Teucro and Algeciras, now coming from the national vice-champion, Vardar Skopje.Dimitrijevic, ine of the most talented Serbian player,sowed full potential in the EHF CL matches of his HC Partizan Belgrade against THW Kiel, when he scored 12 goals in two matches. He was junior NT player, but also in the future plans for the “A” team. Borko RistovskiHC PartizanIvan DimitrijevicVardar SkopjeVfL Gummersbach
Here’s a video of the two artists explaining it: You might get thrown out of some art galleries for taking photos, but a gallery of work by two Toronto artists requires it. The series of “invisible paintings” (as the artists’ website calls them) uses LEDs that put out light outside the spectrum that our eyes can see. When you walk into the gallery, you get the art equivalent of John Cage’s 4’33”: several blank paintings on the walls.However, thanks to the sensitivity of digital sensors, you can turn on your digital camera or pick up your cell phone and see the glowing images on the two-foot by three-foot canvas. The art is tuned to the presentation method too, depicting smiles and winks as you take its photo in a sort of a self-aware nod to its viewers.Brad Blucher and Kyle Clements, the artists behind the project, say on their website that their goal is to expose the contrast between social media and digital technology, where everything is photographed and shared, and most art museums, where this type of sharing is frowned upon or even banned outright. See a video of them talking about the project after the break.[via Make Magazine, Kyle Clements]
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2016 – A two pronged solution is today announced by Government to alleviate the often maddening traffic congestion exiting Blue Hills, Providenciales. Re-engineering and another useful exit from the busiest part of the country, especially on school mornings, is believed to be the relief motorists have been pushing for, for years. Specifically, the Ministry of Housing, Infrastructure and Planning says it will reconfigure the Blue Hills roundabout creating a left and right lane, to guide traffic out of the area in two directions on a broader road strip… no longer will drivers be stuck in one queue. It was also explained that a road into Kew Town will be created for traffic headed south and toward the airport. Minister Amanda Missick offered comment, “I am well pleased with the work completed thus far by the Public Works Team and look forward, as do the residents and visitors of Providenciales, to the finished project.”Already, said Minister Amanda, phase one of the work has begun… phase two, she said will begin within 2016. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:blue hills, minister amanda missick, pnp, traffic congestion
About Planet FitnessFounded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. Planet Fitness has more than 1,600 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Panama. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City, have committed $3 million toward the expansion of the University of Louisville’s campus training facility for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse.”We’re thrilled to be continuing our support of Cardinal athletics with this gift,” said Rick Kueber. “The vision Vince Tyra has for the department and the positive energy coming from Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Jeff) Walz, Coach (Scott) Teeter and their student-athletes made this an easy decision for us. We’re proud to have our brand and our name aligned with these programs.”The Kuebers lead the franchise group who owns and operates the 15 Louisville and Southern Indiana-area clubs as well as 35 other Planet Fitness locations spread over five states (Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Arkansas, and Mississippi). At 50 franchise locations and growing, the Kuebers are among the top franchisees in the Planet Fitness system.”We want to thank Rick and David, as well as their families, for their continued extremely generous support for Cardinal Athletics,” said Vince Tyra, UofL Vice President/Director of Athletics. “They’ve been there for us each time we’ve asked them to step up over the last several years. We are blessed to have them in our community. We sincerely appreciate their investment as we seek to improve on opportunities for our student-athletes.”In recognition of the donation, the currently named YUM! Center practice facility on the UofL campus will be renamed the Planet Fitness – Kueber Center, a move approved by the UofL Board of Trustees on Thursday. Yum! Brands will exit their current naming rights agreement for the practice facility at the end of the year and provide a $625,000 gift to close their commitment. In addition to naming the training facility, the current Green Lot parking at Cardinal Stadium will be named the Planet Fitness Purple Lot.”We sincerely appreciate the commitment that Yum! Brands has made to our university as much as to our athletic facilities,” said Tyra. “I recall being in attendance at the unveiling of our practice facility in 2007 and the pride my family felt for YUM! Brands stepping up on the original sponsorship.”This is the third major gift provided by the Kueber Brothers, growing their support to the university’s athletic department to $9 million over the last 10 years. The Kuebers previously committed $3 million to UofL in 2008 through their Sun Tan City business for the expansion of the Cardinals’ football complex and another $3 million through Planet Fitness in 2013.Opened in August 2007, The YUM! Center will be renamed the Planet Fitness – Kueber Center in January and houses training facilities and offices for the Cardinals’ men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams.The building contains two separate practice courts for both men’s and women’s basketball, separate locker rooms for the three sports teams that train in the facility, two training rooms to support both men and women, as well as a pair of expansive theatres/team meeting rooms. Also included are spacious offices and conference rooms for the coaching staffs.The facility, which is located at 2432 South Floyd Street on the UofL campus, contains more than 60,000-square-feet in floor space. Plans are being formulated to use the Kuebers’ gift to expand the weight room, locker rooms and enhance the entire facility. Print Friendly Version
Author Bio After making their debut in late 2018 on desktop machines, Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors are coming to mobile.The new H-series 9th Gen chips are slated to arrive on laptops in the second quarter of this year, appearing in Core i5, i7 and i9 variations. Key 9th Gen features include Intel Optane Memory H10, which allows laptops to offer speedy SSD performance without sacrificing their thin and light designs.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intels-9th-gen-laptop-release-date?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The H-series processors will also support Thunderbolt 3 connections for powering fast data transfers and rich 4K monitors, as well as Wi-Fi 6 AX200 support for extra-quick internet speeds.Like their desktop counterparts, Intel’s 9th Gen mobile CPUs are designed to offer optimal gaming performance, even when you’re gaming and streaming at the same time. The company’s latest chips are built to deliver 34 percent faster video editing than the previous generation, and are designed to run modern games like Hitman 2 at 10 percent more frames per second than the 8th gen CPUs.Intel says we’ll know more about its mobile 9th Gen CPUs by the second half of the year. We look forward to putting the upcoming slew of H-series laptops through their paces, so stay tuned for more updates.Be sure to check out our GDC 2019 hub page for all of the latest gaming news and hands-on impressions straight out of San Francisco. Michael Andronico, Managing Editor Michael Andronico, Managing Editor on by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoAdvertisement A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
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“A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human” — Alan Turing It is quite common to find games which are initially exciting but take a boring turn eventually, making you want to quit the game. Then, there are games which are too difficult to hold your interest and you end up quitting in the beginning phase itself. These are also two of the most common problems that game developers face when building games. This is where AI comes to your rescue, to spice things up. Why use Artificial Intelligence in games? The major reason for using AI in games is to provide a challenging opponent to make the game more fun to play. But, AI in the gaming industry is not a recent news. The gaming world has been leveraging the wonders of AI for a long time now. One of the first examples of AI is the computerized game, Nim, was created back in 1951. Other games such as Façade, Black & White, The Sims, Versu, and F.E.A.R. are all great AI games, that hit the market long time back. Even modern-day games like Need for Speed, Civilization, or Counter-Strike use AI. AI controls a lot of elements in games and is usually behind characters such as enemy creeps, neutral merchants, or even animals. AI in games is used to enable the non-human characters (NPCs) with responsive, adaptive, and intelligent behaviors similar to human-like intelligence. AI helps make NPCs seem intelligent as they are able to actively change their level of skills based on the person playing the game. This makes the game seem more personalized to the gamer. Playing video games is fun, and developing these games is equally fun. There are different game engines on the market to help with the development of games. A game engine is a software that provides game creators with the necessary set of features to build games quickly and efficiently. Let’s have a look at the top game engines for Artificial Intelligence game development. Unity3D Developer: Unity Technologies Release Date: June 8, 2005 Unity is a cross-platform game engine which provides users with the ability to create games in both 2D and 3D. It is extremely popular and loved by game designers from large and small studios alike. Apart from 3D, and 2D games, it also helps with simulations for desktops, laptops, home consoles, smart TVs, and mobile devices. Key AI features: Unity offers a machine learning agents toolkit to the game developers, which help them include AI agents within games. As per the Unity team, “ machine Learning Agents Toolkit (ML-Agents) is an open-source Unity plugin that enables games and simulations to serve as environments for training intelligent agents”. Unity AI – Unity 3D Artificial Intelligence The ML-Agents SDK transforms games and simulations created using the Unity Editor into environments for training intelligent agents. These ML agents are trained using deep Reinforcement Learning, imitation learning, neuroevolution, or other machine learning methods via Python APIs. There’s also a TensorFlow based algorithm provided by Unity to allow game developers to easily train intelligent agents for 2D, 3D, and VR/ AR games. These trained agents are then used for controlling the NPC behavior within games. The ML-Agents toolkit is beneficial for both game developers and AI researchers. Apart from this, Unity3D is easy to use and learn, compatible with every game platform and provides great community support. Learning Resources: Unity AI Programming Essentials Unity 2017 Game AI programming – Third Edition Unity 5.x Game AI Programming Cookbook Unreal Engine 4 Developer: Epic games Release Date: May 1998 Unreal Engine is widely used among developers all around the world. It is a collection of integrated tools for game developers which helps them build games, simulations, and visualization. It is also among the top game engines which are used to develop high-end AAA titles. Gears of War, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Mass Effect are some of the popular games developed using Unreal Engine. Key AI features: Unreal Engine uses a set of tools which helps add AI capabilities to a game. It uses tools such as behavior Tree, navigation Component, blackboard asset, enumeration, target point, AI Controller, and Navigation Volumes. Behavior tree creates different states and the logic behind AI. Navigation Component helps with handling movement for AI. Blackboard Asset stores information and acts as the local variable for AI. Enumeration creates states. It also allows alternating between these states. Target Point creates a basic Path node form. The AI Controller and Character tool is responsible for handling the communication between the world and the controlled pawn for AI. At last, the Navigation Volumes feature creates Navigation Mesh in the environment to allow easy Pathfinding for AI. There are also features such as Blueprint Visual Scripting which can be converted into performant C++ code, AIComponents, and the Environment Query System (EQS) which provides agents the ability to perceive their environment. Apart from its AI capabilities, the Unreal engine offers the largest community support with lifetime hours of video tutorials and assets. It is also compatible with a variety of operating platforms such as iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, Windows, and most game consoles. But there are certain inbuilt-tools in Unreal Engine which can be hard for beginners to learn. Learning resources: Unreal Engine 4 AI programming essentials CryEngine 3 Developer: Crytek Release Date: May 2, 2002 CryEngine is a powerful game development platform that comes packed with a set of tools and features to create world-class gaming experiences. It is the game engine behind games such as Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, SNOW, etc. Key AI features: CryEngine comes with an AI system designed for easy creation of custom AI actors. This is flexible enough to handle a larger set of complex and different worlds. The core of CryEngine’s AI system is based on lots of scripting. There are different AI elements within this system that add the AI capabilities to the NPCs within the game. Some of these elements are AI Actions which allows the developers to script AI behaviors without creating new code. AI Actors Logger can log AI events and signals to files. AI Control Objects use AI object to control AI entities/actors. AI Debug Draw is the primary tool offered by CryEngine for information on the current state of the AI System and AI actors. AI Debugger registers the inputs that AI agents receive and the decisions that they make in real-time during a game session. AI Sequence system works in parallel to FG and AI systems. This helps to simplify and group AI control. CryEngine offers the easiest A.l. coding of any tech currently on the market. Since CryEngine is relatively new as compared to other game engines, it does not have a very flourishing community yet. Despite the easy AI coding, the overall learning curve of Unreal Engine is high. Panda3D Developer: Disney Interactive until 2010, Walt Disney Imagineering, Carnegie Mellon University Release Date: 2002 Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs. It includes graphics, audio, I/O, collision detection, and other abilities for the creation of 3D games. Key AI features: Panda3D comes packed with an AI library named PandAI v1.0. PandAI is an AI library which provides ‘Artificially Intelligent’ behavior in NPC (Non-Playable Characters) in games. The PandAI library offers functionality for Steering Behaviors (Seek, Flee, Pursue, Evade, Wander, Flock, Obstacle Avoidance, Path Following) and path finding (helps the NPCs to intelligently avoiding obstacles via the shortest path ). This AI library is composed of several different entities. For instance, there’s a main AIWorld Class to update any AICharacters added to it. Each AICharacter has its own AIBehavior object for tracking all the position and rotation updates. Each AIBehavior object has the functionality to implement all the steering behaviors and pathfinding behaviors. These features within Panda3D gives you the ability to call the respective functions. Panda3D is a relatively simple game engine which lets you add AI capabilities within your games. The community is not as robust and has a low learning curve. AI is a fantastic tool which makes the entities in games seem more organic, alive, and real. The main goal here is not to copy the entire human thought process but to just sell the illusion of life. These game engines provide the developers with the entire framework needed to add AI capabilities to their games. The entire game development process is more fun as there is no need to create all systems including the physics, graphics, and AI, from scratch. Now, if you’re wondering about the best AI game engines out of the four mentioned in this article then there is no specific answer to that as selecting the best AI game engine depends on the requirements of your project. Read Next Game Engine Wars: Unity vs Unreal Engine Unity switches to WebAssembly as the output format for the Unity WebGL build target Developing Games Using AI
Adieu, French Riviera! Provence & Cote d’Azur rebrand Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Travelweek Group TORONTO — France is red hot these days, with Emmanuel Macron’s historic win earlier this week to become the country’s new president, and the upcoming Cannes Film Festival kicking off in just a few days. With so much ‘joie de vivre’ on full display, there was no better time for Atout France – the country’s official Tourism Development Agency – to embark on a North American roadshow, which included a stop in Toronto on May 8.The agency brought along a delegation of over 40 tourism partners from the Provence and Côte d’Azur tourist boards to showcase the region’s top tourism offerings this year and beyond. Provence, which includes the Côte d’Azur, is experiencing a resurgence in recent months, thanks in large part to a government grant awarded last year to the Côte d’Azur region to promote tourism on an international scale.As a result, Provence and Côte d’Azur rank as the second destination in France among international tourists, and the first for golf, yachting, cruises, festivals and UNESCO heritage. According to Loïc Chovelon, CEO of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Tourism, there’s been a 50% increase in stays in the spring and fall months, with shoulder season gaining in popularity.And even more heartening is the fact that 50% of bookings to the region come from travel agencies, with the other 50% booking direct.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionInterest has never been greater, particularly among Canadians, who comprise the region’s second international market outside of Europe (behind the United States). Canadians contributed 1.2 million overnights in 2016, an increase of 17% over the last five years, with numbers expected to grow in light of increased airlift.On June 9, Air Canada will launch direct service from Montreal to Marseille, while Air Transat will also increase frequency to the French city. In total, Canadians will have access to 14 weekly flights from Montreal to Marseille Provence and Nice Côte d’Azur airports with the two airlines.Both Provence and Côte d’Azur are also benefitting from recent rebrands: Provence launched its new brand – Brand Provence – in April 2017 with a focus on lifestyle, gastronomy and living culture, while Côte d’Azur, which will no longer be known as the ‘French Riviera’, unveiled its new campaign in late 2016. It has now been linked to the main Atout France brand, the first French destination to do so.Despite dropping its ‘French Riviera’ moniker, which Eric Doré, Managing Director of the Côte d’Azur France Tourism Board told Travelweek will take a few years to stick, the destination will continue to be known for its glitz, glamour and holiday splendour. But in an effort to expand its appeal to a wider audience, the tourist board is promoting alternative offerings, like gastronomy (cooking classes are available with famous chefs), nature (Côte d’Azur is home to 80 gardens and launched its first garden festival last month), and MICE (it offers 18 convention centres and 60 hotels that can accommodate events).More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThe region is also heavily pushing sports tourism; Côte d’Azur is home to Europe’s biggest tennis facility – Mouratoglou Tennis Academy – as well as the new Vesubia Mountain Park, Europe’s biggest indoor canyoning centre. And let’s not forget about Provence’s biggest sporting attraction – the Grand Prix. After a 10-year hiatus, the Grand Prix de France Formula 1 will return to Le Castellet for five sessions between 2018-2022.The forecast for France is definitely bright, especially in light of Macron’s presidential win. According Doré, the mood in France has never been more hopeful.“Macron is very good for tourism,” he said. “We were faced with the choice between an open country versus a closed one, and luckily open won. With Macron as president, hopefully France will remain open.” << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Atout France
Posted by Tags: Carnival Corporation, Seabourn, Seabourn Ovation << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Record second quarter revenues for Carnival Corporation PLC Monday, June 25, 2018 MIAMI — Carnival Corp. says cumulative forward bookings for the next three quarters are in line with the prior year, at higher prices, continuing the cruise company’s record booking streak.Strong operational results coupled with sustained strength in booking trends have mitigated the impact from unfavorable fuel costs and currency fluctuations, says President and CEO Arnold Donald.Based on current booking trends, the company now expects full year 2018 net revenue yields in constant currency to be up approximately 3% compared to the prior year, better than March guidance of up approximately 2.5%.Changes in fuel prices and currency exchange rates are expected to decrease earnings by $0.19 per share compared to March guidance and $0.13 per share compared to the prior year.The company expects full year 2018 adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of $4.15 to $4.25 compared to 2017 adjusted earnings per share of $3.82.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in July“We delivered another strong quarter, again achieving record adjusted earnings on record revenues and exceeding the high end of our guidance range,” said Donald. “Strong operational execution drove a 30% increase in adjusted earnings affirming the strength of our core strategy to create demand that outpaces measured capacity growth through outstanding guest experience efforts coupled with innovative actions to increase consideration for cruising across all global markets.”Carnival Corp.’s Q2 adjusted net income was US$489 million, up from $378 million in Q2 2017. Revenues for the quarter were $4.4 billion, higher than the $3.9 billion in the prior year.Highlights from the second quarter included the delivery of Carnival Cruise Line’s 26th ship, Carnival Horizon, in March 2018. In April 2018 Seabourn took delivery of its fifth all-suite ship, Seabourn Ovation. Carnival is also doing big business in Cuba. As a result of the strong guest response to sailings to Cuba, Carnival received approval for more than 20 additional calls, bringing the total to 40 calls to Cuba in 2019, departing from home ports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Charleston.
British Airways unveils plans for JFK Terminal 7British Airways unveils plans for JFK Terminal 7New CGI images give customers a first glimpse of what the terminal will look like following a more than £52 million ($65 million) investment, which will transform the airport experience for the thousands of customers that use it each week.The New York airport modernisation project follows a series of recent investment announcements by the airline, including a £400 million upgrade to Club World, the introduction of Club Europe cabins on domestic flights, new world-class lounge refurbishments, a new First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5 in London, as well as latest generation WiFi on long-haul and short-haul fleets, self-service check-in and biometric boarding gates to speed up the airport journey.The redesign at JFK will be complete at the end of 2018, revealing a spacious, modern new check-in concourse with a separate Club World and First area, designed with customer privacy in mind. The intimate space will draw inspiration from The First Wing which recently opened at Heathrow Terminal 5 and the new premium check-in area at Gatwick’s South Terminal.Business class, First customers and Gold and Silver Executive Club card holders will benefit from completely regenerated lounges with more space and restaurant-style pre-flight dining. The Concorde Room, which is available for First customers, will also undergo a refresh.Abigail Comber, British Airways’ head of customer, said: “We are currently working behind-the-scenes with top architects and designers to create a beautiful new space for our customers to relax, dine and work in before they take off. The new environment at Terminal 7 is designed for our customers to enjoy a smoother, faster and more relaxed airport experience. This will involve significantly increasing the number of people we can seat for in-flight dining, re-styling the space and adding new lighting, bars and furniture.“We recently opened our new lounge at Boston and next year we’ll be turning our attention to Aberdeen and Rome. Geneva will also be expanded and further investment is planned in San Francisco, Chicago, Johannesburg and Manchester.”Customers in all cabins will be able to enjoy a range of cuisines and refreshments at Terminal 7, inspired by New York’s eclectic street food scene. Classic American comfort food including burgers and gourmet sandwiches using premium ingredients will be served along with Japanese dishes made to order.The investment will include:An enhanced, spacious check-in area for a fast, efficient customer journey.An exclusive new premium check-in zone with fast-track security lane.Redesigned and updated lounges with more space to relax, dine, and work.The introduction of an authentic New York culinary experience with local food and beverage concepts to satisfy a variety of tastes.An immersive retail environment for duty free shopping and concessions.New gate seating areas with additional power outlets, designed for customer comfort and convenience.About British Airways’ 2017 Investment PlanBritish Airways has launched its multi-million pound investment plan to benefit its customers with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.Four hundred million pounds will be spent on Club World with an emphasis on improved catering and sleep, and a new seat in the future. At Heathrow a First Wing check-in area with direct security and lounge access has launched, and lounges around the airline’s network are to be revamped and improved. The Club Europe cabin has also been introduced on UK domestic services and all customers can look forward to the latest generation Wi-Fi across British Airways’ long-haul and short-haul fleets over the next two years. British Airwaysbook flights hereSource = British Airways
Share To assist brokers in providing loans to credit-challenged borrowers, Carrington Mortgage Services announced the elimination of its underwriting fee in its wholesale division.Effective immediately, brokers working with the company will be able to provide a more direct path to disclose and fund loans in a compliant manner without having to deal with the added cost of an underwriting fee.The California-based company said dropping the underwriting fee is aligns with its focus on accelerating and enhancing its ability to “give the underserved market the attention it deserves.””In an increasingly competitive lending environment, organizations like Carrington are standing out and succeeding by being in a position to offer additional easy to use and efficient services to the broker community, along with a predictable level of service,” said Ray Brousseau, EVP of Carrington Mortgage Services’ Mortgage Lending Division.He continued, “Eliminating the underwriting fee simplifies the process for mortgage brokers, providing more of an opportunity to focus on meeting the needs of consumers, while delivering on Carrington’s service proposition.” Carrington Company News 2014-10-09 Tory Barringer Carrington’s Wholesale Division Eliminates Underwriting Fee in News, Origination October 9, 2014 495 Views
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being a woman political journalist from India now transplanted to the US is in a unique position to observe the three aspects that are critical to defining this presidency: chauvinism gunslinger politics and immigration Tempers and emotions are at fever pitch all across the United States as President Donald Trump has worked hard to rouse passions fears and insecurities of the people ahead of a crucial mid-term election that is being seen as a referendum on him The elections on 6 November to the 435-member Congress and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will decide if the Republican party which Trump represents continues to control legislation in both Houses or whether it will go into the hands of the Democrats Along with these a host of local posts are also up for elections in various states Both parties are working frantically as the election is being seen to be crucial to halt or support Trump’s protectionist policies considered regressive by the Democrats and valid by his supporters Trump has been beating the drum against a caravan of migrants from Central America that is vending its way through Mexico to the US border The size of the caravan is changing daily with the latest estimate supposing it to be anywhere between 3500 to 7000 people who are reportedly fleeing poverty and oppressive conditions in their home countries of Guatemala Honduras El Salvador and Nicaragua seeking a better life in the United States Donald Trump has been beating the drum against migrants from Central America Illustration: Satwick Gade Trump however has seized this allegedly unconnected-to-the-elections caravan in his inimitable style He is bombarding the voters with tweets and speeches that make out the caravan as a bunch of criminals who threaten the safety of the United States with particular emphasis on the welfare of women A conspiracy theory has also been put out that Jewish billionaire George Soros a philanthropist and Democrat supporter has facilitated the caravan to arrive in the United States and this theory has not only Trump’s stamp of approval but also widespread acceptance Despite reports from the ground by the media of the struggles of the people walking nearly 5000 miles to the American border queries are raised on how come they appear so clean and not tired at all These queries buy into the general suspicion against migrants that Trump is fanning with great exuberance “We have to have a wall of people (against the caravan) It can be considered an invasion We can’t have that” he said in an ABC interview And there are reports since that besides the US army several militia groups are headed to defend the border Trump is also hammering away at the anxieties of women voters He has claimed that he got the support of 52 percent of women in the United States in the 2016 Presidential polls which he won against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and he keeps raising the pitch on how migrants provide an unsafe environment particularly for women and for the prospects of their children Fact-checker sites state that Trump got 41 percent of the female vote in that election though he did get 52 percent of votes from white women A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll indicated that the female support to him had gone further down to 38 percent But similar polls in the 2016 election had underrated Trump’s appeal and there has been a strong female presence in his rallies all sporting pink hats and signs supporting his “Make America Great Again” slogan His current approval rating among Republican voters has reportedly touched a whopping 89 percent Of the 35 Senate seats that are facing polls 26 were held by the Democrats Republicans currently hold 51 against the Democrats’ 49 (with two independents) So the Democrats are in the tough position of having to retain all 26 seats and add two more if they need to wrest control and counter Trump’s positions in the Senate In the House of Representatives (the Congress) elections are on for all 435 seats Currently 235 are held by the Republicans and 193 by the Democrats with seven vacancies due to deaths Five of those seven seats were also held by Republicans If the Democrats have to gain control they have to win 23 seats more than what they did in the last mid-term poll in 2014 Democrats appear hopeful that Trump’s histrionics and harsh tongue will convince their voters to come out and vote in large numbers this time and ensure a victory for their candidates to control both houses But Trump appears to have put his finger on a very contentious spot in the American mind-space: people are worried that the liberalism of the Democrats may work completely against the interests of those already living in the country And Trump is appealing strongly to the conservative mindset of the white people who are still in majority in the country and don’t want their way of life in both economic and social terms to change Trump is being seen as a man who fosters the economy and does not impose taxes on all to support the welfare measures for the poorer Simultaneously there are reports like in Georgia that restrictions are being put through various measures including cancellation of voting rights if different government IDs don’t match on voters who come from poorer regions A federal court threw out this attempt in Georgia allegedly a planned effort by Republican candidate for the post of governor its current secretary of state Brian Kemp Trump’s response to the court decision was to call Kemp’s campaign “extraordinary” and attack his Democrat opponent Stacy Abrams If Abrams wins she will be the first black woman to become the governor of the conservative Southern state of Georgia Trump declared in his typical style: “If she gets in Georgia goes backwards If he gets in Georgia goes forward" With just a day to go for the polls the caravan and the economy seem to have become the biggest issues for the nation though there is some concern on healthcare for all which the Democrats have been pushing as their main agenda If Trump manages to pull off a victory in terms of retaining control of one or both Houses it will be seen as a validation of his stand that poor migrants and refugees from other countries are a threat to the peaceful life of the American people and send out a clear message to the world on what the original "country of migrants" currently thinks on that issue It will also be seen as a validation of the Republican stand that the recent troubling sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court associate justice Brett Kavanaugh whom Trump defended and pushed through were invalid or not a matter of genuine concern for the general public The Democrats however are also going better armed than before in this election as many of their candidates have managed to raise million dollar campaign money chests unlike earlier polls who missed a late penalty that would have given them victory over Liverpool at Anfield earlier this month, "The DREAM Act and the protections of the DACA program are not light switches we can turn on and off. 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