10 months agoBologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna director Marco Di Vaio admits they’re hiring a psychologist to work with the players.The Rossoblu sit third from bottom with just 12 points, though earned a credible draw with AC Milan in midweek.“Bologna are thinking about bringing in a figure who can help work with the players on their minds and mentality,” Di Vaio told Il Resto del Carlino newspaper.“He’d be a psychologist more than a mental coach. The last few weeks have been full of pressure and tension. “It’s not always easy to challenge oneself.” last_img

a month agoEx-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting ban

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting banby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is in even more trouble regarding betting offences.The Englishman, who is now in Turkey with Trabzonspor, could be facing another ban.Per The Sun, the Football Association is appealing the decision that saw Sturridge get a fine and a six-week ban for breaching betting rules.If The FA are successful, it is possible that Sturridge will get an even lengthier ban.The Association believes that Sturridge should be made an example to ensure that players do not even think about placing bets related to games or transfers that involve themselves.Sturridge told his brother Leon to bet on him signing for Sevilla in the January 2018 transfer window. last_img read more

Video: Watch Arizona’s Football Players Do Their First Haka War Dance Of The 2015 Season

first_imgArizona players watch as teammates perform their first Haka dance of the season.Arizona Haka DancePregame routines don’t get much more intimidating than Arizona’s “Haka” dance. The dance, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, has become a tradition for the Wildcats. Arizona’s football players have performed the first Haka of the season. It’s pretty awesome. First Haka of the Year #HardEdgeCamp #BearDown pic.twitter.com/BpIvKAUEXe— Matt Dudek (@AZ_Matty_D) August 23, 2015That’ll get you fired up. Arizona opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against UTSA.last_img

Andy Roddick And John Legend Raise Over 1 Million At Charity Gala

first_imgFriday night’s Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) gala raised more than $1 million.The seventh annual charity gala featured nine-time Grammy Award winning musician and philanthropist John Legend, and was held at the W Hotel Austin and ACL Live Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.Andy Roddick will use event proceeds to help fund youth programs at a new 10,000 square-foot, eight-court tennis and learning facility in Austin, and other youth programs run by its partner organizations. Joined by Matthew McConaughey, Roddick and wife Brooklyn Decker, and Legend’s fiancee, Chrissy Teigen, over 1,000 attendees were treated to live pre-concert music, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a concert performance by Legend. McConaughey and wife Camila Alves won an $18,000 bid on a VIP all-access package for the Austin radio program The Bobby Bones Show.Newly retired Roddick is now focusing his efforts on ARF programs, and is thrilled that the event was a success. “The foundation is growing, and this event gives us strong momentum going into 2013.” Roddick has always made giving back a part of his career. In 2000, he established ARF to make a difference in the lives of youth in underserved communities, and in 2004 was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity efforts.During the gala, Roddick introduced ARF’s new informational video, highlighting local and regional statistics on youth poverty, obesity, drop-out rates, and substance abuse. Jeff Lau, ARF’s new CEO stated, “The statistics we’ve uncovered in our research demonstrate a great need for our continued and focused efforts to impact the lives of youths. We want to spread opportunity and nurture each individual’s talent.” The video can be viewed at www.arfoundation.org.All proceeds raised from the gala go to support the Andy Roddick Foundation and its partners. Sponsors of the event included SAP and GREY GOOSE Vodka.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Humor is both a hurdle and a gauge to improve AI human

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Ask any smart virtual assistant to tell you a joke and the response is, well, lackluster. A flat, robotic voice drones out some simplistic humor. No laughter, no tone and no concern if you are even listening. Explore further Provided by Purdue University Credit: Shaw Nielsencenter_img AI-based research toward autonomous robots and drones Today’s technology has reached a level where interaction between humans and computers is vital in everyday life. Unfortunately, natural communication between both sides has lagged far behind many other advances.Julia Rayz is conducting artificial intelligence research involving humor, among other areas, to determine what is necessary through computational algorithms to create computer-human interaction that rivals a common conversation between people.”I don’t try to teach computers to tell funny jokes; I want to use artificial intelligence to get computers to a point where they understand why we think something is funny or not,” said Rayz, an associate professor in Purdue University’s Department of Computer and Information Technology.That goal, however, is easier said than done. Current artificial intelligence systems perform well at working “inside the box,” finding the correct rules and relationships in decision-making when the logic involved is pretty black and white.”But when there are no clear rules – and there are no clear rules in human communication – what are we going to tell the computer to do, find rules that don’t exist?” Rayz said. “Whenever the box doesn’t have clear outlines, it’s turning into a royal mess. You can’t find enough examples that are going to describe every possible communication scenario.”Advances allowing artificial intelligence to communicate in a natural way with humans can help people work better, increasing potential performance in the business world and allowing for human-computer collaborations that take on more complex challenges and devices.Rayz’ research involves trying to provide artificial intelligence with understandings of what makes a joke a joke, looking at facets such as delivery, context and emotion. To reach comprehension, the computer also needs to have a lot of background knowledge about the situation that the joke describes.Finally, the artificial intelligence must have a perfect understanding of every single meaning that is used in that joke and be able combine it together and interpret the meaning behind what is being said.The work is second nature for people, but a huge hurdle for artificial intelligence to overcome.The research isn’t confined to computers, with linguistics, psychology, sociology and anthropology experts also taking on the task.Rayz has humor comprehension projects ongoing as part of Purdue’s Applied Knowledge Representation and Natural Language Understanding Lab, which she directs. But, she said, research doesn’t have to focus on just humor in order to make progress toward humor processing.However, the facets involved in humor make it a perfect litmus test for computer-human interaction. If the system can identify a joke, it can understand the nuances that accompany other text and conversation, such as sarcasm and irony.”Artificial intelligence should be able to handle more natural conversation and understand when you are joking and when you are serious,” she said. “If you are giving a command in a sarcastic manner, the computer needs to know it does not need to follow that command.Not all of Rayz’ research is in the lab. She truly appreciates a good joke and is always thinking about how she can make the transition to artificial intelligence.”You can just sit at a café with coffee and observe people and their reactions and modify your algorithms in your mind,” she said. “There are some types of humor I hear and think, ‘Really? You can do better than that.’ But, in conversations especially, you hear a response or hear someone say something, you think ‘Oh wow, that’s complex. I need to incorporate that.’ Citation: Humor is both a hurdle and a gauge to improve AI, human interaction (2019, February 26) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-humor-hurdle-gauge-ai-human.htmllast_img read more

SC disposes plea challenging Raos appointment as interim CBI chief

first_imgThe apex court said that no interference is required Bihar shelter home case: SC pulls up CBI for transferring probe officer Published on Nageswara Rao, interim Director, CBI RELATED February 19, 2019 CBIcenter_img SHARE The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said no further interference is required as the relief has already been granted with the appointment of a full time CBI Director.The verdict came on a plea of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Common Cause, which had challenged the appointment of Rao as interim CBI director.In a previous hearing on February 1, the top court had said that it was “averse” to the arrangement of an interim CBI Director and the Centre should “immediately” appoint a regular chief of the probe agency.The bench had said the agency was not functioning properly and the officers were fighting and levelling corruption allegations against each other which was wholly unbecoming of them.The court had also said that the new CBI director who would be appointed must “trace the movements of files” during the period when former CBI chief Alok Kumar Verma was reinstated to the post for two days.Three judges of the apex court — Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana had recused themselves from hearing the matter.In its petition in the apex court, the NGO had sought specific mechanisms to ensure transparency in the process of appointing the CBI director.The plea had alleged that the October 23 last year order of the government appointing Rao as interim CBI director was quashed by the top court on January 8 but the Centre “acted in a completely malafide, arbitrary and illegal manner” to appoint him again in “complete contravention” of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.On January 10, Rao, additional director in CBI, was made interim chief till the appointment of a new director, after the removal of Verma.On February 4, Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, took charge of the probe agency as a full-fledged director. COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

Govt presents awards to King and Queen

first_imgGenuinely surprised: Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah feeding each other pulut kuning during a surprise birthday celebration at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur as Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah look on. — Bernama Nation 11 Jul 2019 It’s work as usual for the birthday boy Nation 12 May 2019 King and Queen break fast with PM and VIPs Related News Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/12/govt-presents-awards-to-king-and-queen/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:0601:06  Related News Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah later surprised Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali with an impromptu birthday party.The Prime Minister appeared to be genuinely in the dark when the special cake along with a pulut kuning dish were brought into the room to mark his 94th birthday, which was on Wednesday.Dr Siti Hasmah celebrates her 93rd birthday today.Their Majesties then joined in when those present began to serenade Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah with the Happy Birthday song during the cake-cutting ceremony.The piano-shaped cake in black and white was decorated with flowers, a miniature violin, a piece of musical note and books – perhaps a reflection of Dr Mahathir’s well-known love for reading and Dr Siti Hasmah’s passion for music.Dr Mahathir and his wife of 63 years then fed each other a slice of cake witnessed by Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah. — Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was conferred the Darjah Yang Maha Utama Darjah Kerabat Diraja Malaysia by the government.At the same ceremony held at Istana Negara yesterday, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was conferred the Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara.The awards to the King and Queen were both presented by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.Sultan Abdullah was proclaimed the sixth Sultan of Pahang on Jan 15 and took the oath of office as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 31. Metro News 18 May 2019 King and queen break fast with the public The King’s installation is scheduled to be held on July 30. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Hafiz Saeed challenges terror financing charges against him

first_img Press Trust of India LahoreJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:10 IST The 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind and chief of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) Hafiz Saeed.The 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind and chief of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) Hafiz Saeed and his six senior aides on Friday challenged the charges of terror financing and money laundering against them in a top Pakistani court in Lahore.The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police on July 3 registered 23 FIRs against 13 leaders of the JuD including its chief Hafiz Saeed on the charges of “terror financing” in different cities of Punjab province.Despite the Punjab Police’s claim that all those nominated in the terror financing FIRs will be arrested, no action has been taken against them so far.On Friday, Hafiz Saeed, who is reportedly living at his Jauhar Town residence in Lahore, challenged these FIRs in the Lahore High Court (LHC).Hafiz Saeed and other six JuD leaders made the federal and the Punjab governments, and CTD respondents in the case.”Hafiz Saeed and other (petitioners) are not members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as per the (earlier) judgement of the LHC. The petitioners have no nexus with LeT or Al-Qaeda. They belong to the JuD and they are not involved in any terrorist activity and they are only working for social welfare like ‘Edhi’ and more than that they are also educating the poor and the needy,” the petition said.”The Indian lobby made allegations against them (Hafiz Saeed and others) that they are involved in Mumbai attacks but there is no such evidence or even any linkage born out from the said documents against the petitioners. There is no evidence that the petitioners are involved in anti-state activities and security risk,” it said.The petitioners prayed to the LHC to declare that they (petitioners) are not linked with the LeT and therefore the CTD’s FIRs be declared illegal.The CTD said that it booked Hafiz Saeed and his 12 aides for “terror financing” in 23 cases after finding “irrefutable evidence” against them.The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for collection of funds for terrorism financing through assets or properties made and held in the names of Trusts or Non Profit Organisations (NPO) including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc.The CTD said that investigation launched into financing matters of proscribed organisations, JuD and LeT, in connection with implementation of UN Sanctions against these designated entities and persons as directed by the NSC (National Security Committee) in its January 1 meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan for implementing the National Action Plan.”These suspects made assets from funds of terrorism financing. They held and used these assets to raise more funds for further terrorism financing. Hence, they committed multiple offences of terrorism financing and money laundering under Anti Terrorism Act 1997. They will be prosecuted in anti-terrorism courts for commission of these offences,” the CTD said.Deputy JuD chief Abdul Rehman Makki, MaliK Zafar Iqbal, Ameer Hamza, Muhammad Yahya Aziz, Muhammad Naeem Sh, Mohsin Bilal, Abdul Raqeeb, Dr Ahmad Daud, Dr Muhammad Ayub, Abdullah Ubaid, Muhammad Ali and Abdul Ghaffar are other suspects.Makki is lodged in the Camp Jail Lahore on the charges of making hate speech. The other suspects reported to have been hiding since the government took over over the properties of these organisations.Also Read | Cosmetic action against Hafiz Saeed, denial on Dawood expose Pakistan’s double standards: MEAAlso Read | Pakistan books 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed for terror financingAlso Watch | US exposes Pakistan’s lie on Dawood IbrahimFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow PakistanFollow Hafiz Sayeed Hafiz Saeed challenges terror financing charges against himThe Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police on July 3 registered 23 FIRs against 13 leaders of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah including its chief Hafiz Saeed on the charges of “terror financing” in different cities of Punjab province.advertisement Nextlast_img read more