Moldova UN agencies maintain emergency assistance in wake of drought

Enough seed corn is being distributed so that more than 30,000 farming households can start their spring season planting in the coming months, while some 9,000 tons of livestock fodder has already been delivered to over 20,000 households, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a press release issued today.Kaarina Immonen, the UN Resident Coordinator in Moldova, told reporters that the provision of livestock fodder and corn is only the latest phase of a multi-step programme to help Moldovans get back on their feet after the drought. So far, more than 135,000 people have received assistance.The relief and recovery programmes are being organized by UNDP, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Food Programme (WFP), who responded to an appeal for help by the Moldovan Government last July.Rainfall was so sparse last year that some regions of the small Eastern European nation experienced no rain for four consecutive months, and the overall totals for the year were 50 to 75 per cent below average.The drought – considered the worst since 1946 – hit Moldova particularly hard because its economy is so dependent on agriculture, which provides a livelihood for two-thirds of the population of roughly 4.5 million. About 84 per cent of arable land was affected.Ms. Immonen said a study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that the agricultural sector lost 100,000 jobs, while inflation caused the price of many basic goods and services – including gas and petrol – to soar. 27 February 2008United Nations humanitarian agencies are continuing to provide emergency assistance to families in Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, which last year experienced its worst drought in six decades. read more

TD raises dividend but profit rise misses expectations

Toronto-Dominion Bank increased its dividend as it reported a 2.4 per cent uptick in first-quarter profits to $2.41 billion, falling short of street expectations.The lender’s earnings from its U.S. retail operations were strong, up 30 per cent from a year earlier, but net income from its Canadian retail operations slipped and wholesale banking reported a net loss of $17 million.The quarter also included a $607-million charge related to the long-term loyalty agreement with Air Canada, which had an impact of 24 cents per share, the bank said.“TD’s retail segments in both Canada and the U.S. had a strong start to the year, with continued revenue growth and solid earnings,” chief executive Bharat Masrani said in a statement.“However, market volatility and lower client activity impacted our wholesale segment in the quarter.”The bank’s net income for its first quarter amounted to $1.27 per diluted share, up from $1.24 for the quarter ended Jan. 31 last year.The result came as TD increased its quarterly payment to common shareholders by seven cents to 74 cents per share. On an adjusted basis, TD earned $2.95 billion, relatively flat compared with the same period a year earlier. That amounted to $1.57 in adjusted earnings per diluted share, up from $1.56 a year earlier, but below the $1.72 expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters Eikon. CIBC hikes dividend as declining profit misses expectations Big miss for Laurentian Bank as profit drops 32% in volatile markets, 10% of workforce to go Banking abroad boosts BMO, Scotiabank as domestic market slips Canadian retail net income totalled $1.38 billion, down 22 per cent from the same quarter a year ago. Adjusted net income, to exclude the Air Canada charge and a $31-million charge associated with its acquisition of Saskatchewan-based Greystone Managed Investments, was $1.86 billion, up six per cent from a year earlier.It’s U.S. retail division, however, was a bright spot with net income of $1.24 billion, up 30 per cent from the first quarter in 2018. TD Ameritrade contributed $311 million, up from $106 million a year earlier. TD’s retail banking division, excluding TD Ameritrade, earned $929 million, up 10 per cent on loan and deposit volume growth, and higher margins, the bank said.Wholesale banking, however, reported a net loss for the quarter of $17 million, compared with earnings of $278 million in the first quarter last year “reflecting lower trading-related revenue and origination activity, and higher expenses.” Revenue was down 35 per cent from the same period last year, “impacted by challenging market conditions and reduced client activity.”TD is the latest Canadian lender to report weaker market-related earnings, in the wake of market volatility late last year amid political uncertainty, including trade tensions between the U.S. and China.Provisions for credit losses, or money set aside for loans that could go bad, totalled $850 million, up $157 million from the same quarter in 2018.The bank’s common equity tier one ratio, a key measure of its financial health, was 12 per cent, up from 10.6 a year ago but flat from the previous quarter.TD’s loss in capital markets drove this quarter’s miss, said Gabriel Dechaine, an analyst with National Bank of Canada Financial Markets.“Canadian P&C performed relatively well, while U.S. P&C was weighed down by single-name utilities loss,” he said in a note to clients. read more

TSX advances amid strong growth reading high hopes for US holiday shopping

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX advances amid strong growth reading, high hopes for US holiday shopping by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 29, 2013 6:14 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market ended higher Friday amid a stronger than expected showing for third-quarter economic growth in Canada, while indications pointed to a successful start to the U.S. holiday shopping season.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 24.57 points to 13,395.40.The Canadian dollar weakened despite higher commodity prices and a report from Statistics Canada that gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 2.7 per cent in the third quarter. That was better than the 2.5 per cent pace that economists had expected.GDP growth in September was ahead 0.3 per cent from the previous month versus the 0.2 per cent rise that had been expected.At the same time, the agency revised second-quarter growth downward to 1.6 per cent from 1.7 per cent.The loonie lost 0.3 of a cent to 94.16 cents US as the greenback gained ground against other currencies.U.S. indexes largely ran out of steam as New York markets operated on a shortened post-Thanksgiving session, which ended at 1 p.m. ET.The Dow Jones industrials closed down 10.92 points to 16,086.41, the Nasdaq ran ahead 15.14 points to 4,059.89, and the S&P 500 index was 1.42 points lower at 1,805.81.Black Friday has been traditionally the start to the busy shopping season, sandwiched between U.S. Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was named Black Friday because that is when retailers are said to begin moving out of the red and into the black, or becoming profitable.In the past few years, however, U.S. retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night and Canadian retailers have begun to promote Black Friday sales in this country.“Everybody likes a good deal, right?”, said John Tsagarelis, portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management, adding that retailers are operating at a disadvantage this year.“This Christmas, just because of where U.S. Thanksgiving falls at the end of the month, there are six less days during the Christmas shopping season. So a lot of retailers are expecting sales that, even with the six less days, are flat, but that I suspect is optimistic.”Sales’ figures for this year’s U.S. Thanksgiving and Black Friday will trickle out in the next couple days, but some big chains were already proclaiming Friday morning that the start to the holiday shopping season had been successful.The much-battered gold sector led advancers on the TSX as the February bullion contract, which was the most active, rose $12.50 to US$1,250.40 a barrel. Argonaut Gold (TSX:AR) improved by 24 cents to C$5.61 while Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) rose 13 cents to $3.18.The industrials sector was ahead 0.6 per cent with Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) ahead $1.01 to $119.51.The energy sector rose 0.4 per cent as oil prices moved higher after losing ground the previous four sessions because of concerns of rising supplies in the United States. Data released Wednesday showed inventories up last week for a 10th week in a row.Oil has declined from about US$110 in September partially due to reduced tensions in the oil-rich Middle East, but mostly attributed to muted demand and high supplies.On Friday, the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange climbed 42 cents to settle at US$92.72 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 16 cents to C$34.58.Base metals slipped 0.6 per cent while March copper gained 1.5 cents to US$3.21 a pound.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Nova Scotia’s energy regulator has approved a revised agreement from energy company Emera (TSX:EMA) to proceed with the $1.5-billion Maritime Link project, which would ship hydroelectricity from the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador to Nova Scotia. Emera shares were down 14 cents to $29.31.In other corporate developments, Saputo’s bid to buy Australia’s oldest dairy processor hit a snag Friday when a regulator ordered the Canadian cheese giant to take a two-month break in adding to its shares in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter.The Australian Takeovers Panel responded to an application from Murray Goulburn Co-operative by placing an interim order on the company (TSX:SAP), which has accumulated nearly 10 per cent of Warrnambool shares, according to information released in Australia. Saputo gained seven cents to $48.63. read more

SNCLavalin expects stronger profits ahead despite soft end to last year

MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin is projecting higher profits from most of its operations and new contract wins this year despite a soft end to 2016.The Montreal-based company anticipates that performances from all segments, aside from mining, will drive a 13 to 32 per cent improvement in adjusted earnings from its core engineering and construction operations.Still, the $1.70 to $2 per share earnings guidance for the year missed analyst forecasts of $2.28 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) said it expects to benefit from higher infrastructure spending in North America, global nuclear opportunities and higher oil and gas activities in the Middle East and the U.S. However, it forecasts earnings from mining and metallurgy will remain flat because of softer commodity prices.Its investment in Highway 407, a toll highway near Toronto, is also expected to generate higher returns, the company said.“We expect 2017 to be another good year for SNC-Lavalin,” CEO Neil Bruce said during a conference call.He said the company is focused on infrastructure opportunities particularly in Canada and expects to at least double the number of winning bids, mainly outside Canada, by the end of the first quarter in its small mining segment.“Our diversified business model, solid balance sheet and diversified revenue backlog give us confidence that we can meet our growth ambitions,” Bruce told analysts.The company also said it expects to move forward this year with efforts to unlock value from its North American concessions by transferring assets excluding Highway 407 to a fund and selling portion of it to private investors.While reporting its fourth-quarter earnings, SNC-Lavalin also provided a brief update on the status of its corruption and fraud case, saying a preliminary inquiry scheduled to begin in September 2018 may be expedited to late 2017. SNC-Lavalin, its construction division and its international subsidiary have pleaded not guilty to one count each of fraud and corruption.The RCMP alleges SNC-Lavalin paid nearly $47.7 million to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to influence government decisions. The Mounties also accuse the company of allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of about $129.8 million.SNC-Lavalin said it has recovered $15.2 million as of year-end from former vice-president Riadh Ben Aissa, who pleaded guilty in 2014 in Switzerland to bribery, corruption and money laundering. Aissa was ordered to repay the company $17.2 million plus interest. He also faces fraud charges in Canada in relation to a large Montreal hospital contract.In reporting its fourth-quarter earnings, the company said it made $1.6 million in net income, or one cent per share, down from $49.2 million or 33 cents per share in the previous year. It attributed the decline to a loss at its core engineering and construction business, partially offset by higher earnings from capital investments including Highway 407.Revenue fell nearly 17 per cent to $2.21 billion.SNC-Lavalin said its adjusted earnings during the quarter was 77 cents per share, including 49 cents from its core engineering and construction business, two cents above analyst forecasts.It also announced that its quarterly dividend will rise by five per cent to 27.3 cents per share, payable March 30.For the full year, its net income fell 37 per cent to $255.5 million as revenues declined 11 per cent to $8.5 billion. Adjusted profits grew to $387.1 million or $2.58 per share, with $1.51 per share coming from its core engineering and consulting operations.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, SNC-Lavalin shares closed up 15 cents to $54.76 in Thursday trading.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. SNC-Lavalin expects stronger profits ahead despite soft end to last year by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 2, 2017 6:04 am MDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

CIBC divorce from PC Financial shines light on bruised loyalty card industry

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 18, 2017 2:13 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CIBC divorce from PC Financial shines light on bruised loyalty card industry MONTREAL – Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers.The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced this week it is severing ties with Loblaw’s (TSX:L) President’s Choice Financial and rolling PC’s two million bank accounts into its Simplii Financial brand starting Nov. 1.It is the latest split between loyalty programs and the country’s banks, which are increasingly moving towards digital banking, following prior breakups between Shopper’s Drug Mart and Royal Bank of Canada and Costco and American Express. TD took over from CIBC as the primary card for Aeroplan, while Air Canada recently said it plans to move away from Aeroplan to start its own loyalty program after 2020.Technology and the structure of loyalty programs have dramatically changed since CIBC and Loblaws partnered almost two decades ago, said Jacques Nantel, marketing professor emeritus at the University of Montreal’s HEC business school.The industry has been going through an upheaval, he said, because of the high cost to retailers of operating a rewards program.“The payback is not what it used to be.”CIBC’s experience running the PC Financial online banking operation will allow it to compete with rivals such as Tangerine, while Loblaws will focus on its credit card and PC Plus loyalty program, said Patrick Sojka, a travel rewards expert and founder of“Even though banks are still making tons of money they are trimming the products that aren’t adding enough to the bottom line,” he said.Some industry observers believe the breakup clears the deck for Loblaws, which purchased Shoppers in 2014, to merge or overhaul the PC Plus and Optimum programs, recognized in surveys as among the most favoured by Canadians.“What it tells me is get ready for a Loblaws-Optimum merger,” said Ken Wong, marketing professor at Queen’s School of Business.He said the emergence of data analytics even in the last two years has prompted companies to seek to control their data.Retailers mine card use data to target members with personalized deals designed to lure them to return and spend more.Meanwhile, consumers increasingly want programs that allow them to collect and redeem points quicker. That has favoured programs, including those offered by credit cards, that provide cash rewards on purchases instead of points that need to be saved for big redemptions.Canadians carry on average 12.2 loalty cards, up 25 per cent in the last four years, according to marketing agency Bond Brand Loyalty. However, they only actively use about seven of them.Satisfaction is highest for co-branded debit cards like PC Financial, coffee cards, credit cards and programs run at drugstore, grocery and gas retailers, according to the Bond Report. It is lowest at coalition programs like Air Miles.The ire of members has been stoked after several cards unilaterally made changes. Air Miles owner LoyaltyOne Co. abandoned a plan after customer outrage last December to void unused Air Miles after five years.In 2013, Aeroplan found itself in the midst of an uproar for attempting to invalidate miles that weren’t used over a seven-year period.Shopper’s Drug Mart this week settled a long-standing class action with a Quebec consumers’ rights group, which filed claim in 2010 after Pharmaprix changed the Optimum points program.But while consumers have witnessed musical chairs by banks and retailers, they seem to be taking it in stride, said Scott Robinson, vice-president design and strategy at Bond Brand Loyalty.“What we know is that Canadians have an insatiable appetite for loyalty.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said that TD took over as the primary card for Aeroplan from RBC. In fact, TD took over from CIBC. Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz read more

Belfast cathedral recovers stolen 500yearold silver plate

first_imgA SIXTEENTH CENTURY plate that was stolen from an office in a Belfast cathedral last month has been recovered.The plate was among a collection of silverware stolen from St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast in October. The original plate, as well as a copy made in 1894 and a silver chalice, were taken from a back office, police said.The Dean of Belfast, the Very Reverend John Mann said that the items have since been recovered and that further details would be available in the coming days.“”Needless to say that I am delighted and relieved to hear that the stolen cathedral silver plate has been found, and that St Anne’s will have it back soon. These communion vessels are important to us, not for their monetary worth, which is comparatively small, but for their historic and sacramental connection with the cathedral worshipping community, and to the old St Anne’s church which stood on the site before the cathedral was built.“I would like to thank all who have been responsible for the recovery of these vessels, which we will have back in use, with much joy, as soon as possible.”Read: New graveyard rules ban food, drink and ‘inappropriate’ headstonesRead: Willy-shaped church ‘doesn’t look much like a willy’, insists architectlast_img read more

Child care in crisis

first_imgRevelations that a catalogue of sexual abuse has been occurring in Victoria’s child protection system led to accusations this week that the Minister for Community Services, Mary Wooldridge, had “her head in the sand” over the issue.Victorian Shadow Minister Jenny Mikakos turned up the heat on her counterpart, saying that the minister was in denial over the state’s child care system being broken.Last week, after accessing leaked internal documents from the Department of Human Services, the ABC reported that hundreds of alleged rapes, sexual assaults and instances of sexual exploitation were reported across Victoria’s out-of-home care network over a 12-month period up to March 2014.During the period in question, 98 alleged rapes were reported by children in the out-of-home care network, along with 96 indecent assaults, and 73 instances of sexual exploitation: providing sex in return for items such as cigarettes, alcohol and money.Ms Mikakos told Neos Kosmos she was “shocked and appalled” by the revelations.“These figures are absolutely staggering,” said Labor’s combative front bencher. “The revelations of sexual abuse in Victoria’s child protection system just keep getting worse.”As Shadow Minister for Community Services and Children, Ms Mikakos said the incidents were symptomatic of a “systemic problem” and the figures identified to date could be just the tip of an iceberg. “There may be many more cases out there,” she said.“Every single case is one too many, but the sheer scale of the abuse of children, happening in a system designed to protect them, is just scandalous.”Defending the government’s record, Minister Wooldridge told the ABC that any sexual assault of a child in care was unacceptable but said she did not believe the incidents were the result of a ‘systemic’ problem.“What is systemic is that the children in out-of-home care are particularly vulnerable … I don’t believe that sexual assault is inevitable in the out-of-home care system,” she said, adding that organised groups of predators had targeted victims in the system.“When that happens we have set up a police task force …there have been charges laid, intervention orders, [and] disruption activities are under way.”In a statement provided to Neos Kosmos this week, a spokesperson for the state government said it had begun “implementing wholesale reform for out-of-home care which will result in all residential care placements being delivered under a therapeutic model … with more staff and better access to professionals…”The reform program relates to the government’s 5-year Out of Home Care plan which is supported by a funding package of $128 million “to strengthen and improve the out-of-home care system …with a view to all residential care placements being therapeutic by the end of 2019”.The statement adds that the government has invested more than $900 million in vulnerable children and families over the last four budgets, including $12 million in the 2014-15 budget towards Child FIRST and family support services, which provide early intervention for families with the aim of “diverting children away from child protection services”. Jenny Mikakos says the government’s plan will do little to alleviate the immediate crisis in the out-of-home care system.“The minister gets a report on her desk every time one of these incidents occurs, and the number of cases of abuse are piling up.“Her plan does not address the inadequate staff levels nor the poor training of staff looking after our most vulnerable children. While the minister has contracted out the care of these children, she is still responsible for their welfare”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Awesome Games With Terrible Storylines

first_img We love video games here at We think they’re a great, valid modern art form. But one thing that makes video games more… unique compared to other mediums is the relative importance (or lack thereof) of narrative when it comes to the quality of the overall work. To put it bluntly, you can make a great video game with an awful story or no story at all. Kind of tough to pull that off with a movie or book.Don’t get us wrong. There are games with great stories, especially these days as designers tend to put more effort into them. Gone Home tells a touching queer relationship drama. Mafia III turns 1960s southern racism into a pervasive gameplay mechanic. And The Stanley Parable has players make choices to comment on the futility of choice in games.But if series like Super Mario can be (rightfully) hailed as masterpieces even as plot after plot revolves around a turtle stealing a woman, great narratives remain optional for great games. Here are some examples of awesome games with terrible storylines.Resident Evil 5As a game Resident Evil 5 doesn’t reach the landmark heights of its predecessor, the survival-horror third-person shooter masterpiece Resident Evil 4, but it is pretty good. However, the decision the set the game in Africa while making the main character a jacked white dude leads to perhaps the most racist AAA game we’ve seen so far, even if all you’re technically doing is fighting zombies. It’s a shame because with the right touch this could’ve been a real powerful premise, The Constant Gardener with zombies. At least “you were almost a Jill sandwich” has some ironic charm.Far Cry 5Far Cry 5’s expansive open-world and free-form shooter combat makes it arguably the most fun game in the series. But this is a game released in 2018, set in rural Montana, that has players fighting a religious death cult that actively avoids having any kind of political message, or message of any kind really. It’s empty and cowardly.God of War 3The first God of War (and the 2018 reboot) did an okay job being a bro gamer take on a Greek tragedy structure, what with Kratos’s ultimate failure to purge himself of his family slaughtering nightmares even after killing Ares. But God of War 3 ends with Kratos unleashing a plague on Greece before using the power of hope inside Pandora’s box to beat Zeus to death with his bare hands in first person. Classic God of War spectacle sure does look and play nice in HD though!Kingdom HeartsI feel bad for kids who fall for Kingdom Hearts. They think they’re getting a lighthearted adventure where Mickey Mouse hangs out with some anime folks like Cloud and Sephiroth. And the action RPG combat inside colorful Disney worlds backs that up. But what truly they’re signing up for is a nigh-incomprehensible juggernaut of nonsense fiction involving keyblade wars, multiple doppelgangers, extraneous fractions, and worst of all, lengthy stretches with no Mickey Mouse whatsoever.Super Paper MarioFor some reason there are legions of people who think Nintendo needs to maintain not just one but two entire Mario JRPG spin-off series. On the gameplay side, Super Paper Mario took things in a better direction by swapping turn-based combat with classic Mario platforming and an added dimension-shifting mechanic. But it’s weighed down by this interminable story about weddings and evil books and endless amounts of text that’s just impossible to care about in a boppy Mario game.Street Fighter VFighting games certainly have tons of great lore to tie their dozens of colorful characters together. But weaving that all into a cohesive story is easier said than done. At its core Street Fighter V feels as fantastic to play as you’d expect for the fighting game standard-bearer. But its attempt to ape NetherRealm’s new standard for fighting game stories is just embarrassing. It’s about evil moons and somehow setting the stage for Street Fighter III, completing the timeline Fast and Furious-style.Far Cry 3Before Far Cry 5 failed to say anything about American politics, Far Cry 3 failed to say anything about global politics. Folks love how this game took Far Cry 2’s open-world shooter philosophy and removed the more hardcore, restrictive mechanics only weirdos (correctly) got into. But it’s wrapped up in a story about dude bros crashing on an island flaunting their privilege so hard they literally have sex with crazy murderous native women (in first-person) to become the culture’s champion or something.NBA 2K16The NBA 2K series is the only name in town when it comes to basketball games. Secure in that knowledge, we appreciate how it tried to broaden its scope with a cinematic story mode in 2K16. Even more shocking, they hired Spike Lee, a true auteur filmmaker behind masterpiece films on race in America like Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X. Unfortunately, the tale of Frequency Vibrations’ rise through the NBA isn’t Lee’s finest outing. The Devil Michael Jordan opening rules though.Dead IslandDead Island is like Oblivion with zombies, with the bugs and open ambition that implies. In a vacuum, its story about a paradise resort beset by the undead is also totally fine. What isn’t fine is the gimmicky trailer that first tried to spin this as some somber, soulful, harrowing, heartbreaking tale about family suffering in a zombie apocalypse. In reality, the game is definitely more Dead Rising than The Last of Us.StarCraft II: Heart of the SwarmAs a whole, the StarCraft II story is big, operatic, goofy, pulpy fun that does a good job wrapping up all the insane lore the series built up in-between being an eSport. But the middle chapter, unlike in most trilogies, is the weak link. It sucks how part one is all about making Kerrigan human only for this game to undo all that. The game itself seems to know how pointless the human political squabbling is compared to the larger cosmic threat. And in general trying to spin Kerrigan as some kind of anti-hero feels like a lame retcon that’s in response to her Darth Vader-esque popularity. The StarCraft real-time strategy gameplay, of course, remains perfect.Blaster MasterPlenty of classic games have fever dream plots written on the fly by whoever was putting together the manual in that particular country. It’s the perfect fit for abstract visuals and contextless gameplay challenges. Blaster Master is a fantastic early example of the Metroidvania subgenre that’s split between action-packed tank shooter levels and exploratory on-foot levels. And it’s all about rescuing your pet frog Fred, which is awful or awesome depending on your point of view.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on targetlast_img read more

WWDC iPadOS leak reveals Apple plan to rename iOS for iPad

first_img See It See also The company made the news official during its annual WWDC keynote address. Apple previously called its mobile operating iPhone OS before shortening the name to iOS with the launch of iOS 4 in 2010. Apple also detailed its latest version of iOS, called iOS 13, Monday.  Read more: Current-generation iPad 9.7 drops to $240WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech. Amazon Comment iOS 13 iOS 12 iPadOS Rumors Apple Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC See It reading • WWDC: iPadOS leak reveals Apple plan to rename iOS for iPad 8:07 The event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas key focuses over the past couple of years.Read more: 6 new uses for your old iPadThe company last week said it has 20 million developers in its Apple Developer Program, and they’ve made more than $120 billion from selling digital goods and services in their App Store apps. Apple also touted the creation of over 1.5 million jobs in the US and over 1.57 million across Europe. $329 WWDC 2019 Apple Event 1 Now playing: Watch this: Holy crap it’s true and on the dev downloads portal— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) June 3, 2019 Review • Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone Tablets CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $249 See All Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them nowcenter_img 46 Photos See it Mentioned Above Apple iPad 2018 (space gray, 32GB) Tags Best Buy Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? $249 Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Apple • Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now iOS on the iPad may soon be called iPadOS Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Apple’s iOS is getting a spinoff. A new leak spotted right before the company’s WWDC developer conference revealed the new name for the iPad focused version of iOS: iPadOS. Spotted by a number of notable Apple followers, including developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the company appears to have revealed the new name on its developer portal.  $249 Apple iPad See It Share your voice WWDC 2019 WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote This is a developing story. Follow our WWDC liveblog, and see WWDC liveblog.CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this story.Update June 3, 2019, 11:15 a.m. PT: Adds details on official iPadOS naming.   Apple TV app 2019: Everything you need to knowlast_img read more

Why learn machine learning as a nontechie

first_img“..what we want is a machine that can learn from experience..” ~Alan Turing, 1947 Thanks to artificial intelligence, Turing’s vision is coming true. Machines are learning, from others’ experience (using training datasets) and from their own as well.  Machines can now play chess, Go, and other games, they can help predict cancer, manage your day, summarize today’s news for you, edit your essays, identify your face, and even mimic dance moves and facial expressions. Come to think of it, every job role and career demands that you learn from experience, improve over time and explore new ways to do things.  Yes, machines are very effective at the former two, but humans still have an edge when it comes to innovative thinking. Imagine what you could achieve if you put together your mind with that of an efficient learning algorithm! You might think that artificial intelligence and machine learning are a dense and impenetrable field limited to research labs and textbooks. Does that mean only software engineers and researchers can dream of making it into this fascinating field? Not quite. We’ll unpick machine learning in the following sections and present our case for why it makes sense for everyone to understand this field better. Machine learning is, potentially, a first-class ticket to an exciting career, whether you are starting off fresh from college or are considering a career switch. Beyond the artificial intelligence and machine learning hype Artificial intelligence is simply an area of computing that solves complex real-world problems. Yes, research still happens in universities, and yes, data scientists are still exploring the limits of artificial intelligence in forward-thinking businesses, but it’s much more than that. AI is so pervasive – and mysterious – that its applications hide in plain sight. Look around you carefully. From Netflix recommending personalized content to its 130 million viewers, to Youtube’s video search and automatic captions in videos, to Amazon’s shopping recommendations, to Instagram hashtags, Snapchat filters, spam filters on your Gmail and virtual assistants like Siri on our smartphones, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques are in action everywhere. This means as a user you are at some level already impacted by algorithms every day. The question then is should you be the person who’s career is limited by algorithms or the one whose career is propelled by algorithms. Why get into artificial intelligence development as a non-programmer? Artificial Intelligence is a perfect blend of knowledge, high salary, and some really great opportunities. Your non-programming field does not have to deter your growth in the AI field. In fact, your background can give you an edge over the traditional software developers and data scientists in terms of domain awareness and better understanding what the system should do, what it should look for, and make the users feel. Below are some reasons proving why you should make the jump in AI. Machine learning can help you be better at your current job How? You may ask. Take a news reporter or editor’s job for example. They must possess a blend of research/analysis centric capabilities, a creative set of skills and speed to come up with timely, quality articles on topics of interest to their readers. A data journalist or a writer with machine learning experience could quickly find great topics to write on with the help of machine learning based web scraping apps. Also, they could let the data lead them to unique stories that are emerging before traditional news reporters find their way to them. They could further also get a quick summary of multiple perspectives on a given topic using custom-built news feed algorithms. Then could they also find further research resources by tweaking their search parameters, even adding quality filters on top to only allow for high-quality citations. This kind of writer has cut down on the time they spent finding and understanding topics – which means more time to actually write compelling pieces and to connect with real sources for further insight. Algorithms can also find and correct language issues in writing now. This means editors can spend more time improving the content quality from a scope perspective. You can quickly start to see how artificial intelligence can complement the work you do and help you grow in your career. Yes, all this sounds lovely in theory, but is it really happening in practice? There are others like you who are successfully exploring machine learning Don’t believe me? Mason Fish, a software Engineer at Docker, Inc was earlier a musician. He had done his bachelor’s and masters from two different music conservatories. After graduating, he worked for five years as a professional musician. But, today he helps build and maintain services for Docker, a tool used by software engineers all over the world! This was just one case of a non-programmer diving into the computer science world. When musicians can learn to code and get core developer jobs in cutting-edge tech companies, it is not far fetched to say they can also learn to build machine learning models. Below are some examples of non-programmers of varied experience levels who are exploring the Machine Learning world. Per Harald Borgen, an economics graduate was able to boost the sales at his workplace Xeneta using machine learning algorithms, an accomplishment that helped accelerate his career. You can read his blog to see how he transformed from a machine learning newbie to a seasoned practitioner. Another example is a 14-year-old Tanmay Bakshi, who started a youtube channel at just 7 years of age where he teaches coding, algorithms, AI and machine learning concepts. Similarly, Sean Le Van created an AI chatbot when he was 14 years old using ML algorithms. Rosebud Anwuri is another great example as she switched from chemical engineering to Data science. “My first exposure to Data Science was from a book that had nothing to do with Data Science,” writes Anwuri on her blog. She created her first Data Science learning path from an answer on Quora, last year. Fast forward to this year, she has been invited to speak at Stanford’s Women in Data Science Conference in Nigeria and has facilitated a workshop at The Women in Machine Learning and Data Science among others. She also writes on Machine Learning and Data Science on her blog. Like Anwuri, Sce Pike dreamed of being an artist or singer in college and did her major in fine arts and anthropology. Pike went from art to web design to “human factors design,” which involves human-machine interactions, for the telecommunications giant Qualcomm. In addition to that, Pike started her own company IOTAS, that offers smart-home services to renters and homeowners. “I have had to approach my work with logic, research, and great design. Looking back, I’m amazed where I am now,” says Sce Pike. Read also: Data science for non-techies: How I got started (Part 1) Adapt or perish in the oncoming job automation wave of the fourth industrial revolution Ok, so maybe you’re happy with how you are growing anyway in your career. Be warned though, your job may not look the same even in the next few years. Automation is expected to replace up to 30% of jobs in the next 10 years, so upskilling to machine learning is a wise choice. Last month, Bank of England’s Chief Economist warned that 15 million jobs in Britain could be at stake because of artificial intelligence. Machine learning as a skill could help you stay relevant in the future and prepare for what’s being called, “the third machine age”. You can develop machine learning apps with no to minimal coding experience Thanks to great advancements by big tech companies and open source projects, machine learning today is accessible to people with varying degrees of programming experience – from new developers and even those who have never written a line of code in their life. So, whether you’re a curious web/UX designer, a news reporter, an artist, a school student, a filmmaker or an NGO worker, you will find good use of machine learning in your field. There are tools for machine learning for users with varying levels of experience. In fact, there are certain Machine Learning Applications that you can build even today. Some examples are Image and text classification with Neural Network, Facial recognition, Gaming bots, music generation, object detection, etc. Machine learning skills are highly rewarded Machine learning is a nascent field where demand far outweighs supply. According to research done by, the number one job requirement in AI is that of a Machine Learning Engineer, with data scientist jobs taking the second spot. In fact, AI researchers can earn more than 1 million dollar per year and the AI geniuses at Elon Musk’s OpenAI are a living proof for this. OpenAI paid its top AI researcher, Ilya Sutskever, more than  $1.9 million, back in 2016. Another leading researcher, Ian Goodfellow, in OpenAI was paid more than $800,000. Machine Learning is not hard to learn. It might seem intimidating at first, but once you get the basics right, the rest of the ML journey becomes easier. If you’re convinced that ML is for you, but are confused about how to get started then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. To help you get started, here is a non-programmer’s guide to learning Machine Learning. So, yes, it doesn’t matter if you’re a non-programmer, musician, a librarian, or a student, the future is AI-driven so don’t be afraid to make that dive into Machine Learning. As Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference”. Read Next 8 Machine learning best practices [Tutorial] Google introduces Machine Learning courses for AI beginners Top languages for Artificial Intelligence developmentlast_img read more

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first_img Defensive end Josh Mauro is reconnecting with former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher by joining the New York Giants.The team announced the signing on Monday afternoon.Mauro, who was released by the Cardinals on Friday, started seven games in 2017 and made 22 tackles, including 1.0 sack.Entering his fifth year, Mauro played more than 13 games for Arizona in each of the last three seasons and was an free agent signing out of Stanford in 2014. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Related LinksFull details of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford’s contractThe Cardinals’ quarterback options could be limited by 15th pickMauro is not the first Cardinal to follow Bettcher to New York, where the coach serves as defensive coordinator. Arizona lost outside linebacker Kareem Martin to the Giants earlier in the free agency period.The Cardinals’ front seven remains in flux.Martin leaves the team without a third linebacker behind Chandler Jones and Markus Golden, the latter of whom missed most of 2017 with an ACL tear. Additionally, defensive tackle Xavier Williams is a restricted free agent who has reportedly received interest from the Kansas City Chiefs. 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Mauro (97) runs defensive linemen drills during an NFL football training camp Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, artist Robert Indiana, known for his LOVE artwork, poses in front of that painting at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. A spokesman told The Associated Press on Friday, July 20, 2018, that a medical examiner has been unable to determine the cause of Indiana’s death, but that the death was not suspicious. Indiana died May 19, 2018, at age 89 at his Vinalhaven Island home off the coast of Maine. (AP Photo/Lauren Casselberry, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jul 20, 2018 10:24 am PDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pop artist Robert Indiana’s cause of death ‘undetermined’center_img PORTLAND, Maine – A medical examiner has been unable to determine the cause of pop artist Robert Indiana’s death, but a spokesman says the death was not suspicious.A spokesman told The Associated Press on Friday that the death was likely cardiac-related, but the official cause and manner of death is “undetermined.”Indiana’s “LOVE” series is instantly recognizable around the world.Indiana died May 19 at age 89 at his Vinalhaven Island home 15 miles (24 kilometres) off the Coast of Maine. His attorney said he died from respiratory failure.An FBI agent investigating possible art fraud requested the autopsy.A federal lawsuit accuses two men of insinuating themselves into Indiana’s life and taking advantage of him in the final years of his life.last_img read more

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