After season one of AltBalaji’s ‘Apaharan’ receiving accolades for its great story line, makers of the web series are coming up with an extra dose of suspense and thrill. Actor Arunoday Singh, who made his debut in web space with ‘Apaharan’, reveals some details about the new season while talking to Millennium Post. How did you come on board for the project? Siddharth Sen Gupta (director and creator of the show) called me for narration, and I immediately said yes to him because the script was very convincing and intriguing. The character I play in the show is something that I wanted to do for a long time. And, I feel very fortunate that I got an opportunity to work in the second season as well. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIs this going to be the sequel of ‘Apaharan’ season one? Yes, it is the sequel of ‘Apaharan’. It does follow the characters’ story from the first season, but surely has lots of new elements and an extra dose of twist and turns. Has your role in the second season changed? No, the character which I played will remain the same. My character is of Rudra Srivastav – a police officer who specialises in kidnapping cases. So, I will reprise the role and will be seen working on different cases. It’s worth waiting for. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWhat were your initial expectations from the first season of the series? Has the responses been any different? (Laughs) I don’t keep any kind of expectations from the projects I do. As an artist, I like to keep the bar high for myself. Being an actor on-screen, I always try to give my best and I leave the rest to audience and God. Speaking about this show specifically, I am extremely proud to be associated with an interesting project like this. The show has received a positive response from the viewers so far, and it obviously feels good to hear nice things from people about your work. When can we expect season two? The shooting for the season two has not gone on floors yet, but the date will be announced very soon as the scripting and casting for the show is finalised. Who else will be sharing screen space with you in the new season? Nidhi Singh and few other actors from the earlier season will be joining Season 2. Also, as the story grows further, few new characters will also be seen in our story, which can’t be revealed at this moment.
TORONTO – Thousands of cards, photos and flowers have been dismantled by city staff at an event in Toronto, to be replaced with a permanent memorial for the victims of the deadly van attack.Mayor John Tory was in attendance as the impromptu memorials left in the days after the April 23 attack were taken down.He said the items will be placed in storage until the city comes up with an appropriate way to display them.“They should form part of the historical record of Toronto because this was such a tragic event, and the reaction to it was an important part of the history of Toronto,” said Tory.The event is taking place at Olive Square and Mel Lastman Square, the approximate sites where the attack in the city’s North York neighbourhood began and ended.WATCH LIVE: The temporary memorials set up following the horrific van attack in the Yonge and Finch area in April are being removed today. Some of the items will be curated and preserved as the city makes plans for a permanent memorial in the near future. https://t.co/00Kp3UeVj1— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) June 3, 2018City staff are installing temporary plaques, and Tory said the city will then decide how to proceed with a permanent memorial.He said it’s important to establish a permanent memorial at the site of the attack, as the many mementoes left by mourners wouldn’t last forever.“I think a lot of Torontonians would want to honour the memories of those who died, because it was a horrific and very unusual thing to have happen in a city as peaceful as Toronto,” said Tory.He added it is important to consult with the families of the victims and with people who live in the neighbourhood to create a memorial they believe is appropriate.“Its part of the healing this city has to go through,” said Tory.Ten people were killed and another 16 were injured when a van jumped the curb and ran over multiple people on the sidewalk.A 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ont., faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in the incident. His case has been put over until September.
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Ohio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa celebrates with fans after Ohio State’s win over Penn State on Oct. 28. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station ManagerThe College Football Playoff Committee released its first College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday evening and surprised many by ranking Ohio State (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) No. 6. The Buckeyes were ranked behind No. 1 Georgia (8-0), No. 2 Alabama (8-0), No. 3 Notre Dame (7-1), No. 4 Clemson (7-1) and No. 5 Oklahoma (7-1). This ranking comes as a stark contrast to this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll, which ranked Ohio State third, behind just Alabama (No. 1) and Georgia (No. 2).Here are four takeaways from the first playoff rankings of the season.If Ohio State wins out, it’s probably in…Let’s be clear, if Ohio State loses one more game, it will not make the College Football Playoff. But if it wins the four remaining regular season games and wins the Big Ten championship game? Well, there is a great possibility it would make its third-ever playoff.The Buckeyes lost to Oklahoma 31-16 in the second week of the season. But since then, Ohio State has rolled, winning its past six games by a combined 211 points. Last week, it made its biggest statement, coming back from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to take down Penn State 39-38 in a game against what might end up as Ohio State’s best opponent.If Ohio State beats Iowa and Michigan on the road and takes down Illinois and Michigan State at home, it will have 10 straight victories. Then, the Buckeyes would have a chance to extend the streak to 11 with a Big Ten championship game showdown against the Big Ten West champion, which will likely be No. 9 Wisconsin (7-0).It would be hard, bordering on nearly impossible, for the playoff committee to leave out a Big Ten team that ran the table in the conference and won the Big Ten title. The committee will consider Ohio State’s win against top-10 Penn State and other victories and potential wins against Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State and Michigan favorably. Then, in the Big Ten championship, the Buckeyes would have a shot at a statement win just days before the committee releases the final rankings.Also, the five teams ranked ahead of Ohio State play difficult schedules and it is unlikely they all remain unblemished throughout the final weeks of the season.One Big Ten team has represented the conference in the playoff every year since it was created. Given Ohio State’s win versus Penn State and the potential to end the season on an 11-game win streak, the Buckeyes have the conference’s best shot to represent it in either the Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl, with the chance to win a shot to play in the national championship game in Atlanta.…but Ohio State does not necessarily control its destinySure, if Ohio State wins out, it will likely make the playoff. But scenarios exist in which the Buckeyes would not be rewarded with a bid, even if they went undefeated in their last four regular-season games and won the Big Ten championship.At least one team from the SEC — either Alabama or Georgia — will likely represent the conference in the playoff. But if both teams enter the SEC championship game undefeated and they play a close, back-and-forth game, even the loser would have a good argument to earn a playoff bid over the Buckeyes.Notre Dame has upcoming games at Miami (Fla.) and Stanford, which could be possible losses. But given the Fighting Irish’s only loss came by one point to Georgia, and it has an impressive strength of schedule, Ohio State would likely finish ranked below the Irish if both teams won out. The committee ranked Clemson two spots higher than Ohio State. Given both teams’ remaining schedules, the Tigers would likely spoil the Buckeyes for a second year in a row if each team won out, this time ranking higher than head coach Urban Meyer’s team rather than beating it.Oklahoma plays one of the most difficult remaining schedules with games at Oklahoma State, against TCU and possibly the Big 12 championship standing in the Sooners’ path to the playoff. But with a win against the Buckeyes and a tougher remaining schedule than Ohio State, Oklahoma would likely earn a higher seed, if it won out.Ohio State has a good chance to make the playoff if two teams ranked ahead of it slip up or if one team loses and two teams ranked ahead lose. But the Buckeyes do not control their playoff destiny. Ohio State needs to continue to win impressively Do not discount Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. The Sooners trounced the Buckeyes and though the score was close at halftime, the game felt like the Sooners dominated for four quarters, and the final score eventually reflected that.In the past, the playoff committee has overlooked a loss if a team finishes strong and looks like an altogether different, improved team by the end of the season.The Buckeyes do not have a multi-touchdown win against a good team. Their fourth-quarter comeback against Penn State showed they had the ability to fight through adversity, but Ohio State was forced to battle back due to falling behind early. If Meyer and his team want to feel comfortable about their playoff standing, they have to extend their dominant stretch.Though Iowa, Michigan State and Michigan might present formidable challenges, Ohio State will be heavily favored in every game. The Buckeyes must take advantage of every remaining challenge. Ohio State burned the committee last season when it was selected as a third seed, but proceeded to lay an egg, losing 31-0 to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. The playoff committee might be wary of being burned again, so the Buckeyes must prove this team is different than last year’s.It would help Ohio State if ranked Big Ten teams kept winningLast year, four Big Ten teams ended the regular season in the top eight of the final College Football Playoff rankings. This season, three teams — Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin — are listed in the top nine. Only one other Big Ten team, No. 24 Michigan State, is ranked in the top 25. With the Spartans playing Penn State and Ohio State in back-to-back weeks, they will likely fall out of the top 25 as they are expected to fall to both teams. The Buckeyes would benefit from Penn State and Wisconsin winning their remaining regular-season games because neither team would leap Ohio State in the rankings, but would boost the Buckeyes’ perceived strength of schedule, helping them in the eyes of the committee.With Michigan dropping out of the crop of playoff contenders this year, wins against Penn State and Wisconsin matter more than last year.
NOBODY PANIC, BUT a mysterious giant hole has been discovered in a remote part of Siberia.The area’s name, Yamal, translates as the ‘end of the world’ – and it holds some of the country’s largest gas reserves.We said don’t panic. Source: YoutubeThe Siberian Times reports that scientists are investigating the crater, believed to be up to 80 metres wide. It’s not yet known how deep it goes. Shudder.Researchers are as yet unsure what may have caused it but there’s speculation that it could have been made by a meteorite hitting the earth, or an underground explosion.Footage shot from a helicopter shows it to be dark, deep, and uncannily like a gateway to hell: Source: Bulka/YouTubeRussia’s Emergency Ministry has ruled out a meteorite, but say it’s too early to know what caused the crater.Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre thinks the hole was formed by an underground explosion as a result of global warming.She says gas may have accumulated in ice mixed with sand and salt – when the ice melted, it caused an explosion “like popping a champagne bottle”.As long as they don’t start ‘popping’ up everywhere we’ll be fine. We hope. Source: emimusic/YouTubeThe ‘Hairy Legs Club’ is telling women it’s OK not to shave – and it’s causing uproar>Insane near-miss in a racecar doesn’t even phase driver>
Portal 2 has been available to play for a few weeks now, giving gamers time to complete a playthrough multiple times and, in some cases, award it a very poor zero score on Metacritic.Those same players will have a good idea and opinion about the design of the levels in Valve‘s latest release, and some of those opinions are bound to be negative. So rather than complaining on a forum of your choice, you can instead do something about it.AdChoices广告PC gamers now have the option of downloading the beta of the Portal 2 Authoring Tools. They can be found in Steam under the Tools tab and once installed allow you to start creating single-player and co-op maps for the game. Just to be clear, this is the same set of tools the Portal 2 development team used for the game, so you should have the same freedom as they did to create.You aren’t limited just to the assets that ship with the game, either. The tools allow you to create and add your own character skins, use your own 3D models, and even produce your own sound effects and music. So if you fancy making Portal 2 in your own way, then this is your opportunity.Included in the Authoring Tools download is the latest version of the Source engine level editor, called Hammer. There’s Faceposer for creating facial expressions, lip-syncing, skeletal animations, and map triggering for scenes, as well as mapping examples for you to learn and work from.Valve recommend joing the Portal 2 and General Source mailing lists. The Valve Developer Community pages are also packed full of useful information.via the Portal 2 blog
Two men were refused bail last week over the fatal bashing of Mr Angelos Kaloudis, a 76-year-old homeless man, during a train journey from Newcastle to Sydney. Nathan Isherwood, 28, and Harley Page, 22 appeared separately in courts in Newcastle and Toronto charged with murder and aggravated assault with intent to rob. Mr Kaloudis boarded the Sydney-bound train before it departed Newcastle at 3:59am (AEST) on Friday August 26. He was found by fellow passengers lying in a pool of blood with severe head injuries after the train left Cardiff station. It is alleged that his attackers undertook the assault between 4.20 and 4.29am as the train approached Fassifern. Mr Kaloudis, who it is believed has no close family in Australia, was rushed to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital but died on Saturday night. Magistrate John Chicken noted the serious nature of the offence and said court proceedings would be a drawn out process. The court heard that the accused were facing unrelated charges: Isherwood, for an assault on three men in Newcastle less than a month before the train attack, and Page for a robbery charge from January and an assault earlier in August. ABC Radio Newcastle reported that as he was led from the dock, Page waved to his family sitting in the court and mouthed to them he needed money. Police have released security camera footage showing Mr Kaloudis on the platform at Newcastle before the train departed. It is believed he may have caught the train to escape the cold. The trial will continue in October. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Timeline : un nouveau type de profil révolutionnaire sur FacebookHier soir à San Francisco aux Etats-Unis, se tenait la conférence annuelle f8 de Facebook qui réunit de nombreux développeurs. A cette occasion, Mark Zuckerberg, fondateur du réseau, a présenté ce qui devrait bientôt supplanter l’habituel profil de l’internaute : Timeline.Tous ceux qui se connecteront ce matin à Facebook pourront sans aucun doute voir que certaines choses ont changé dans l’affichage de leur profil. Et pour cause, hier soir, le réseau social tenait à San Francisco sa traditionnelle conférence f8 destinée à tous les développeurs qui travaillent ou souhaitent travailler avec la plateforme. Organisé tous les ans, ce grand rendez-vous permet à Facebook de présenter au grand jour ses dernières innovations et ses projets futurs, des changements qui ne tardent pas à arriver le site. Ainsi, quelques jours avant la conférence, des sources travaillant pour le réseau avait déjà dévoilé l’arrivée d’une plateforme de partage de musique et de nouveaux boutons pour les profils, ainsi qu’une nouvelle gestion des informations dans le fil d’actualité. Mais tout ceci n’était rien comparé à ce que Mark Zuckerberg, fondateur de Facebook, a présenté hier. “L’histoire d’une vie en une seule page”, c’est le nouveau concept plutôt révolutionnaire qu’a dévoilé le jeune PDG et qui est en passe de supplanter la page profil que nous connaissons actuellement. Baptisé “Timeline”, ce système est une sorte de frise chronologique qui permet de présenter un condensé complet de la vie de l’utilisateur depuis la naissance jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Lors d’une mise en scène plutôt cocasse, Mark Zuckerberg a ainsi fait une démonstration de ce nouveau profil révolutionnaire : il a fait défiler à l’écran ses années les unes après les autres à travers des photos, de son enfance, de sa compagne, de son chien, montrant une carte de ses voyages ou encore diverses applications permettant de suivre ce qu’il a lu, regardé ou écouté. “Le profil est le centre de tout” “Timeline peut raconter toutes vos histoires, toutes vos applis, exprimer qui vous êtes. Il montre toute votre activité récente et, au fur et à mesure qu’on remonte dans le temps, résume ce qui s’est passé dans votre vie”, a expliqué le patron de Facebook qui a montré par exemple sur son profil une application dédiée à la cuisine qui affichait les recettes qu’il a concocté récemment. Un principe qui peut s’appliquer pour des applications de musique, de vidéo, de lecture, de sport, etc, évitant à l’utilisateur de poster un commentaire pour dire qu’il a aimé ce film ou ce livre, note ZDnet. À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planètePour simplifier la consultation de ce profil qui s’avère à première vue déjà plus agréable que celle du précédent, Facebook a créé un algorithme qui gère la quantité d’informations affichées qui va en diminuant à mesure que l’on s’éloigne du présent. Mais le contenu peut être consulté intégralement et mis à jour régulièrement. Par ailleurs, il est évidemment possible pour l’utilisateur de choisir les éléments de sa vie qu’il veut mettre en avant et ceux qu’il préfère masquer, tout en contrôlant qui peut voir le contenu de son profil. Enfin, selon les dires de Mark Zuckerberg, Timeline sera également consultable depuis un mobile. Pour l’heure en phase bêta, ce nouveau profil devrait être progressivement intégré dans les semaines qui viennent. Reste à savoir si les 750 millions de membres du réseau social apprécieront ce concept qui il faut bien l’avouer annonce un changement considérable… Découvrez une démonstration de ce nouveau profil Timeline en vidéo sur Maxisciences Le 23 septembre 2011 à 10:10 • Maxime Lambert
Andres Iniesta was left struggling for words after sealing his ninth La Liga title for Barcelona on SundayThe captain had announced that he will be leaving his beloved Barcelona at the end of the season in an emotional press conference last week and was, once more, left struggling to find the right words in light of their latest La Liga triumph.An early goal from Philippe Coutinho looked to have set Ernesto Valverde’s side on their way against Deportivo La Coruna with Lionel Messi adding a second later on.However, the struggling Deportivo responded with two goals from Lucas Perez and Emre Colak levelling the score between the sides.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But two late goals from Messi ensured that the Catalan side would emerge as the winners in a 4-2 thriller.“It’s an indescribable feeling, on a personal level and as a sportsperson, there are no words when you receive so much love from people and even more so in difficult moments for them [as Deportivo were relegated],” said Iniesta, as reported on Marca.“It’s an eternal thank you because it’s very beautiful. This [move] isn’t a change of opinion, but I am making the most honest decision for myself and my club.“To finish the season with these feelings before the World Cup and with another adventure ahead, I wish it were eternal. I would like this to never end, but everything has its beginning and its end.”
MLS Commissioner Don Garber has revealed that the league will reach the much-discussed number of 28 teams as FC Cincinnati is set to become the 24th team in MLS in 2019.Investigations reveal Inter Miami and Nashville will follow soon after with Austin expected to join the fray as well. At some point, MLS and, according to MLS commissioner Don Garber, the league will almost certainly roll right past it.Speaking at his annual State of the League address, Garber said via Goal:“We will grant the 28th team and make that decision sometime in the next 12 months,” he said on Friday.“There’s no rush.”“Then we’re going to have to decide if we want to go forward beyond 28 teams. That’s a discussion that is taking place. We’ll begin to introduce the subject at our board meeting in the middle of next week.Alexis Sanchez rules out move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Alexis Sanchez reckons he’s still got another “five or six years left” of European football in him amid links of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.“I don’t expect or anticipate there will be an announcement coming out of that, but there’s no doubt in my mind that we can support having more than 28 teams in Major League Soccer, no doubt in my mind.”Garber says the league will not be expanding further into Canada, where the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC will remain the lone representatives.“This is a big country,” Garber said.“I could remember when we first started looking at the expansion. I came in at 12, went down to 10. We went up to 14 in 2005. I don’t know that at that time we ever thought we’d be at the size we are now.”“There has been so much that’s gone on over the last decade or more in this sport, that has been empowering a lot of the interest in cities across the U.S. and Canada.”
Bodell’s new position shifts executive priorities for the team resulting in current Time Inc. senior vice president and chief information officer Mitch Klaif’s transition to senior vice president reporting to executive vice president and chief financial officer Jeff Bairstow.“Mitch will be charged with managing a number of critical initiatives that are both key to our transition to an independent company and to our ongoing transformation as a leading media organization,” Ripp says in a staff announcement Tuesday.Bairstow, hired last August, was Ripp’s first major executive team addition.More on this topic Two Execs Depart Time Inc. | People on the Move – 5.12.16 Time Inc. names Jeff Bairstow as new EVP, CFO At Time Inc., Pearlstine Back In, Nelson Out Leslie Dukker Doty Joins Time Inc. | People on the Move – 6.8.16 Time Inc. Names John Q. Griffin President of News Group People on the MoveJust In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered by Time Inc. has hired Colin Bodell to be the company’s new executive vice president and chief technology officer, a newly created position, effective Feb. 18. The move is CEO Joe Ripp’s latest effort to build up his executive team in preparation for Time Inc. spinning off as a publicly-traded corporation.The 29-year industry veteran was most recently vice president of Amazon’s Digital Store Platform where he spearheaded operations for the Kindle, both the store and device, as well as the technology support for the company’s digital content across devices.Bodell, reporting to Ripp, will take responsibility for shaping the company’s strategic technology plan, playing a major role in the development of digital products.“Investing in technology and new product development is one of our single biggest priorities,” Ripp says in a statement. “[Bodell] has a reputation for being able to see beyond what currently exists, and that is exactly what we need.”
Nellore: District administration has decided to conduct the annual Roti festival from Aug 10 to 14. District Collector MV Seshagiri Babu, along with the SP Aishwarya Rastogi, held a review meeting with the officials on Thursday evening and asked the police officials to avoid any possible stampedes following crowd management strategies at Barashaheed Dargah during the time. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The Collector said Aug 11, and 12 are crucial days and the police have to be careful about monitoring the situation by coordinating with other line departments. He directed the heads of various departments to take care of drinking water, lighting, shelters, toilets, and bathing facilities at the Ghats. He also asked to take care of devotees with good barricading, life jackets and other material for mitigating any unforeseen disasters while exchanging rotis. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Babu instructed officials to arrange help desks and reception centres at the railway stations and bus complexes for providing services to the devotees across the country. He informed police officials to keep vigil on movements of the devotees through command control system and others. The SP explained that they would take measures for smooth conduct of the event engaging all forces. Senior officials were present.
The fourth-ranked Cardinals open the 2019 campaign on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m., ET against No. 20 Connecticut at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. The two teams will play again Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m., ET and wrap up the series Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m., ET. Louisville’s home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium against Eastern Kentucky. Wyatt is one of seven position starters back for the Cardinals in 2019 as head coach Dan McDonnell gets set to begin his 13th season. FOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @LouisvilleBSB. Print Friendly Version Story Links Wyatt is the 11th Cardinal to appear on the preseason watch list since 2009, including Brendan McKay who won the Golden Spikes Award in 2017. An All-American in 2018, Wyatt has garnered preseason All-America honors in 2019 from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game. The Louisville native was an All-ACC First Team honoree as a sophomore last season after hitting .339 with six home runs, 69 RBIs, 22 doubles, 63 walks, 51 runs scored, .559 slugging percentage and .490 on-base percentage. Wyatt was also named to the 2018 NCAA All-Lubbock Regional Team after finishing 6-for-16 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in four NCAA Regional games. 2019 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETSAfter one season of ticketed admission for all home games, the Cardinals are giving free admission back to the fans in 2019. Louisville’s 15 ACC games as well as non-conference games against UK and Vanderbilt will be ticketed events at Jim Patterson Stadium. All other non-conference matchups, including games against Ole Miss, Western Kentucky and Xavier, will have free admission.The 2019 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2019 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior Logan Wyatt was named to the preseason watch list for the 2019 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Thursday. The list features 55 of the nation’s top amateur players across high school and college baseball.
Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments Stay on target Mark Zuckerberg announced back in May that he wants to be Tony Stark and is attempting to create an AI assistant to better run his home. It’s a personal project away from the day-to-day running of Facebook, but one that he’s passionate about completing this year. And now it could end up using the voice of Iron Man.Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that his “AI Jarvis” is in need of a voice and asked the question of who he should get to do it. A few hours later and a response came from none other than Robert Downey Jr, stating “I’ll do in a heartbeat if Bettany gets paid and donates it to a cause of Cumberbatch’s choosing…that’s the right kind of STRANGE!”The response from Zuckerberg simply said “This just got real.”AdChoices广告So, there is every chance that soon Robert Downey Jr. could be in a recording studio speaking into a microphone recording all the speech Zuckerberg requires for his AI to speak. Downey Jr. isn’t Paul Bettany, but you can’t get much closer with regards to the AI used in Iron Man. However, I think Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice may be better suited to the role.If this AI ever reaches a point where it becomes a Facebook project offered to the public, I suspect the celebrity voice would have to disappear. Licensing would be costly, and Zuckerberg would be better off finding a unique voice with no celebrity attached, much like the voice used by Siri. Of course, there’s nothing to stop any voice being recorded, so why not go further and allow voice recording to happen as part of the AI setup process?An AI controlling your home seems almost inevitable now. Smartphones already have vocal assistants, Amazon is pushing Echo hard, and the Internet of Things revolution is allowing more and more objects in the home to be interactive. A digital brain to manage them all at your command is simply the next obvious step.
This may be his debut solo art show but 24-year-old Pallav Chander is not new to the world of arts. He has regaled many an audience with his portrayal of a woman in the play Mahim Junction, has created larger-than-life sets for his other theatrical productions and been a witness to India’s contemporary art scene as the only child to Kanchan Chander, a well-known artist of our times.It’s no wonder then, that even for his debut art show, titled Decoding A Dyslexic Mind that will be held at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from March 1 till March 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pallav shows a remarkable confidence in the autobiographical 35-odd works which include oils on canvas, acrylic on canvas and paperworks. Transcending mediums and genres – he has created textural, semi-abstract figurative works and abstracts too. Chander’s imagination is inspired by mainly one theme – his own life. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’That he is dyslexic and a large part of his work features hands is Chander’s may not be ‘a direct message to not consider dyslexics as abnormal’, but Pallav does concede that he was the brunt of many taunts as a school-going child and Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par did ‘help me a lot’. As art curator Roobina Karode writes in the catalogue essay: ‘Decoding a dyslexic mind is about a particular mind, about Pallav Chander, a young artist who, one fine day snapped out of memories of his uncomfortable school days and grew up to do what he enjoyed the most- make art. While still in school, Pallav had experienced a certain lack of speed in comprehending and writing and these grasping difficulties instilled a certain anxiety towards social interaction and team work in the classroom. As he came to be aware of his disability, but had not yet learnt to come to terms with being dyslexic, he shied away from people, often due to peer pressure and the fear of being judged. With his mother’s constant effort and encouragement Chander was first introduced to performing arts and theatre workshops in the city, and this brought a gradual but dramatic change in his persona, as he had to be on stage and give his role the required emotion in front of an audience. His appetite for the arts was reinforced by his experiences doing theatre.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’Of course it was tough as a dyslexic child, and all these works are almost autobiographical. Not only do they reflect my present state of mind but also my growing up years after my parents separated. Hands came into my work from my experiences in the UK. Each and every hand for me is like a memory, a moment from my life which I would want to remember,’ says Chander.WHERE: Visual Arts Gallery, IHC (till 6 March); Passage Art, Khan Market (7 March to 31 March)
Commemorating the martyrs of 1965 war, Doordarshan Delhi, has conceptualised a programme Smarananjali for telecast on Doordarshan National channels. It will be a specially woven tapestry of music, songs and dance that reflects the gravity of the sacrifice and will capture the sincere gratitude of the nation. It will feature artistes like violin maestro L Subramanium and singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, Pankaj Udhas and Suresh Wadkar. Performance by theses artistes from Subramaniam Foundation will be interlaced with specially choreographed dance performances of memorable patriotic songs by Manjula Parmesh and group. Adding to it is the on spot painting by renowned painter, B S Verma and a dance by soldiers from the Madras Engineering Group (MEG). Union Minister for Defence, Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar , the three Chiefs staff of the Army, Navy and Air force, Paramilitary forces and other guests will grace the occasion by their presence.
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New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Taru Jurug Zoo director Lili Krisdianto said the move was aimed to protect four endangered orangutans at the 14-hectare (35-acre) zoo in the Central Java town of Solo.Results of a medical test are expected Saturday to determine how much Tori’s smoking has affected her health, said Hardi Baktiantoro of the Borneo-based Center for Orangutan Protection, which is helping to coordinate the intervention. A mesh cover will initially be placed over Tori’s cage, and later she will be moved to a small island away from the public, he said.Several Indonesian zoos have come under scrutiny following animal deaths, including a giraffe that died in the long-troubled Surabaya Zoo in March with an 18-kilogram (40-pound) ball of plastic in its stomach after years of ingesting trash thrown into its enclosure by visitors.Indonesia is also one of the last remaining countries where tobacco companies face few restrictions on selling, advertising and promoting products long banned elsewhere.More than 60 percent of all men light up and a third of the country’s entire population smokes.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Patients with chronic pain give advice 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Comments Share Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Tori is a teenager with a bad habit. The 15-year-old orangutan has been smoking cigarettes at an Indonesian zoo for a decade, but she’s about to go cold turkey.Zookeepers said Friday that they plan to move Tori away from visitors who regularly throw lit cigarettes into her cage so they can watch and photograph her puffing away and flicking ashes on the ground.The primate mimics human behavior, holding cigarettes casually between her fingers while taking long drags and blowing bursts of smoke out her nostrils to the delight of visitors. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories
New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Park took office after five years of high tensions between the authoritarian government in Pyongyang and conservative South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Seoul blames North Korea for attacks in 2010 that killed 50 South Koreans. Park has vowed a tough response to any North Korean provocations but has also supported a policy meant to build trust and encourage dialogue with Pyongyang.The South Korean ministry also approved about $700,000 for a project allowing people in the South to leave video messages for family members in the North they were separated from because of the 1950-1953 Korean War. Many elderly people fear they’ll die before reuniting with their loved ones.The announcement of the $6 million in aid comes as the two Koreas remain deadlocked over efforts to restart a jointly-run factory park in North Korea that has been shuttered since Pyongyang withdrew its workers in April. North Korea unleashed a torrent of threats in March and April, including vows of nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul. Pyongyang said it was responding to annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and U.N. sanctions over Pyongyang’s February nuclear test.The rival Koreas have had six unsuccessful rounds of talks meant to restart the Kaesong industrial complex, which was the last symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. But Pyongyang hasn’t responded to a call by Seoul in late July for another round of talks. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments Share Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories Top Stories (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has approved $6 million in government aid for vaccines, medical care and food for North Korean children, officials said Tuesday, the first such humanitarian aid for Pyongyang since South Korean President Park Geun-hye took office in February.Seoul will send the U.N. Children’s Fund the money Wednesday, and it will be used over the next year, the South Korean Unification Ministry, which is responsible for ties with North Korea, said in a statement. Seoul last provided aid through the U.N. agency in 2011.