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TELUS STORYHIVE announces 30 femaledirected digital shorts finalists

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Congratulations to the 30 finalists chosen for the STORYHIVE Digital Shorts female director edition.NSI delivers training for the selected projects and their creators once they’re chosen through the STORYHIVE process. The public chooses 15 projects from content creators in British Columbia and 15 from Alberta.Each of the 30 finalists receive a $10K production grant, training and mentoring from seasoned NSI team members, and distribution on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The 30 finalists are:BCAkashi-あかし- from Mayumi YoshidaAn Army of Hearts from Alex DuncanBetter Together from Jen MuranetzThe Apprenticeship of Raffael Cocco from Krista KellowayScattered from Debra SearsThe Deer from Julie Lynn MortensenDrift Softly from Shelby WilsonFinal Breath from Kim FeragenStatic Alex from Alayna SilverbergThe Man in the Rabbit Mask from Tarun KeramNever Better from Synnove GodesethPast Time from Petie ChalifouxUnder the Radar from Erin CummingAll My Jokes Are About Me from Shiraz HigginsThe Unconditional Love from Sunitha DevadasAlbertaInconvenient from Cassandra Paige JohnstonInstant from Lauren LimThis Is Not a Passport Photo from Stephanie SimpsonChocolate Cake from Brittney GrabillUp in Smoke from Paige K. BoudreauHenna from Melissa KreilThe Winter Song from Rebecca FrickI Phub You from Sam ReidOKT – Only Known Time from Jessekiah JostSleepwalker from Anna CooleyNightwalk from Andrea BecaActress Denied from Alana FischerNight Light from Kennedy BaileyIrene from Alicia KrawchukVoluptuous Beauty from Nicole Murphy Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe jurors for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize are poet Jordan Abel, writer and social worker Kai Cheng Thom and singer and songwriter Ruth B. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on November 14.In addition to a cash prize of $6000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a writing residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and will be published on the CBC Books website. The four other finalists will each receive $1000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will be published on CBC Books.The finalists for the CBC Books French-language Prix de poésie were also announced this morning. More information about those finalists can be found at under the “Prix de poésie” tab.For more information on the CBC Literary Prizes, please visit CBC BooksHome to Canada Reads, Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel, The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, Canada Writes and the CBC Literary Prizes, CBC Books connects Canadians with books, encouraging a shared love of reading and writing. For book news, writing challenges, reading lists, book recommendations and more, visit CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.About Canada Council for the ArtsThe Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. The Council champions and invests in artistic excellence through a broad range of grants, services, prizes and payments to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its work ensures that excellent, vibrant and diverse art and literature engages Canadians, enriches their communities and reaches markets around the world. The Council also raises public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities. It is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO in Canada to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.About Banff Centre for Arts and CreativityFounded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Montreal – CBC BOOKS, CBC’s online home for literary content, together with partners the Canada Council for the Arts and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, today announced the 2018 finalists for the CBC Poetry Prize.The finalists are:Sanita Fejzic of Ottawa, Ontario for MotherNeil Griffin of Victoria, British Columbia for Canadian Immigration Services Citizenship ExamNatalie Lim of Vancouver, British Columbia for ArrhythmiaJulie Mannell of Toronto, Ontario for Phone Sex with a One Time Lover on the West CoastBola Opaleke of Winnipeg, Manitoba for The Autobiography of WaterThese poems were selected from more than 2600 submitted from across the country. Each of the shortlisted poems are available to read on From left: Bola Opaleke, Julie Mannell, Natalie Lim, Neil Griffin and Sanita Fejzić. (Submitted by the writers, see individual pages for credit) Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

The Latest European Central Bank gives economy more support

VILNIUS, Lithuania — The Latest on the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting (all times local):2:50 p.m.The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro, responding to fears about global trade conflicts.The ECB said Thursday it would extend the earliest date for an interest rate increase from year-end to mid-2020. Benchmark rates are currently at record lows.The central bank, which is the monetary authority for the eurozone, also said it would offer low rates on previously announced two-year loans to banks to help keep loans flowing to businesses.The ECB’s move comes two days after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve shifted the bank’s stance toward stimulus by saying it could cut interest rates if trade disputes threaten growth.___8:00 a.m.The European Central Bank is wrestling with what to do about growth worries and sluggish inflation, just two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door to more stimulus.Markets and analysts are waiting to see what the ECB’s governing council decides at a meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. The bank could, among other things, say it is offering very favourable interest rates in an already-announced round of cheap, long-term loans to banks.It could also put off the earliest date for an increase in interest rates. Currently, the bank has promised to hold rates unchanged at least until year-end. Speculation that the ECB may provide more stimulus has grown as market expectations for inflation over the longer term have sagged, a sign of pessimism about the economy.The Associated Press read more

Norway announces USD 12 million aid to Sri Lanka

The Norwegian support to IFRC will help to improve the condition in collective centers with water and sanitation. It will also contribute to clean up the wells and give the people basic household items to restart their lives.The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo is funding an ongoing technical cooperation between the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), for capacity building and advanced equipment to NBRO on landslide prevention, analysis and early warning systems. The support to NBRO aim to save lives and property by early warning systems and comprehensive mapping. The Embassy is in dialogue with NBRO on their needs for increased support. “Human life can be saved, and the cost of prevention is significantly lower than the price of reparation”, Brende stated. The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, has announced that “Norway will contribute with NOK 10 million (LKR 180 million/USD 1.2 million) to the humanitarian relief effort” due to floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.The support will be channeled through United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). The Foreign Minister stressed the importance of mitigation and prevention of destruction caused by natural disaster and climate change. UNICEF will assist children, women and their families affected by the flood and landslides. Norwegian support will also be provided in the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene, child protection and education. Norway is among the top four donor countries supporting the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) which provide time-critical assistance to UN agencies responding to natural disasters. Norway has contributed with USD 44 million to CERF in 2017. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Book your spot now …Cricket fans urged to secure

File: CPL cheerleaders at one of the previous Hero Caribbean Premier League matches at the National Stadium in Providence, Guyana. Photo by Randy Brooks/SportsfileGuyanese cricket fans are being urged to secure their tickets early so that they do not miss out on the action at this year’s “Biggest Party in Sport” where some of the of the most popular names in T20 cricket compete at the National Stadium at Providence.The Ticket Sales Office at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets in Georgetown opened its doors on Monday.Organisers have reported that ticket sales are progressing smoothly and those who have not already bought their tickets are being asked to do so in order to avoid the last-minute rush.The CPL Ticket Office will be open on weekdays from 8am to 5pm; on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 9am to 2pm. As per usual, tickets for the Red and Green stands are priced at Gy$5000, while Orange stand tickets are priced at Gy$3000. Tickets for the Grass Mound remain at Gy $2000.The tickets currently on sale are for the Guyana Amazon Warriors’ match against St. Lucia Zouks on September 5; vs St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots on September 7; and vs the Barbados Tridents on September 8. Fans enjoying themselves during a CPL T20 match at the National Stadium in GuyanaIt is important to note that tickets sales for the final two home games — against the Jamaica Tallawahs on October 3 and Trinbago Knight Riders on October 4 — will go on sale from Monday, September 9.A range of Guyana Amazon Warriors’ merchandise is also on sale at the Camp and Quamina Streets office. In addition to replica T-shirts, fans can also buy hats, flags, whistles, bags, cricket gear, and even phone cases, which are all available.Further information can be obtained from the Ticket Office on telephone numbers 592 – 231-5344, 502-0448 or 502-0454. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL tickets now on saleAugust 19, 2019In “latest news”Cricket Fever: CPL tickets for Guyana leg go on sale from tomorrowJuly 20, 2017In “latest news”CPL tickets for first 3 Guyana matches to go on sale tomorrowJuly 18, 2018In “Business” read more

Record numbers in shelters in Barbados ahead of tropical storm Dorian

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMatthew reaches hurricane force, one dead in St VincentSeptember 30, 2016In “latest news”Jamaica braces for possibly the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the IslandOctober 1, 2016In “latest news”Barbados braces as Tropical Storm Dorian nears CaribbeanAugust 26, 2019In “latest news” A record number of residents sought refuge in shelters across Barbados yesterday as the country braced for Tropical Storm Dorian.Early last night, Chief Education Officer and Chief Shelter Warden, Karen Best, said there were 59 persons staying in shelters – a first for Barbados. But by this morning it was disclosed that the number of people seeking accommodation in 38 shelters across the island was much higher – 103.“We have never had that number, and I guess it was all because of the seriousness of the Prime Minister and the approach, for Barbadians to understand that we are looking at a system that is going to pass very close to Barbados or over,” Best said last night.She added that changes had to be made to the shelters list, as the work being done under the Domestic Summer Work Programme had affected the availability of some schools.This morning it was reported that everything went well at the shelters, and cleaning crews will be deployed to clean the shelters, in preparation for the resumption of regular activities.The centre of Tropical Dorian passed across the southern tip of Barbados at about 10 o’clock last night and the island experienced sustained wind speeds of 38 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 miles per hour. Similar conditions persisted for the following few hours with a gradual decrease thereafter.No major incidents, damage or injuries were reported and the all-clear was given at 5 a.m., with provisions being made for the reopening of businesses and the public service at 10 a.m. ( read more

Epiroc wins large mining equipment service contract from Codelco Andina

first_imgSweden’s mining equipment and technnology major Epiroc has won a large contract from Codelco for service of mining equipment used at the Andina mine near Chile’s capital Santiago. The full-service contract spans seven years and includes on-site Epiroc service technicians maintaining equipment such as Epiroc’s drilling rigs Pit Viper 351 and FlexiROC. The contract value totals $68 million (MSEK 665) and was signed in the third quarter 2019. Orders and revenues will be incurred throughout the contract period.It is one of the largest-ever contracts signed for Epiroc’s Mining and Rock Excavation Service division. “We are proud of the important partnership with Codelco as we together make their operations as productive, efficient and safe as possible,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. “The drilling rigs do tough, hard work and we are pleased to have a top-quality service organisation that ensures the equipment continuously performs at the highest level.”Codelco is a Chilean state-owned mining company and the world’s largest copper producer. Andina has both open pit and underground operations and has the second-most copper reserves among all mines worldwide. The contract includes the opportunity in the near future to implement automation features for the current equipment fleet, such as remote-controlled steering from safe distance, similar to what Epiroc has provided at other open pit mines in Chile and around the world.This contract expands Epiroc’s already-significant presence in Chile. In June 2019, Epiroc announced that it had won a large order from construction company Züblin International GmbH Chile Spa for equipment to be used to expand the Codelco-owned El Teniente mine.last_img read more

Increase in number of people who think united Ireland more likely due

first_img Image: 27,539 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article May 2nd 2019, 11:17 AM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: By Conor McCrave Short URL center_img Share91 Tweet Email Increase in number of people who think united Ireland more likely due to Brexit It also showed a large majority of people were in favour of Ireland remaining in the EU. A NEW POLL has shown an increase in the number of people who believe a united Ireland is more likely because of Brexit.The annual Red C poll published today shows a marginal increase of 6% in the number of people who said a united Ireland was now more likely.The survey, commissioned by pro-EU group European Movement (EM) Ireland, found that 50% of those polled said it was more likely – up 6% on the 44% of people polled in March 2018.Some 51% of Leinster said it was likely, while 50% of Connaught/Ulster said it was now more likely, and 43% of people in Munster said it was now more likely.It shows an increase compared to the previous year’s poll when 42% of participants in Leinster said it was likely, and 46% and 43% of people in Connaught/Ulster and Munster respectively, said they thought it was likely.The poll of 1,000 people was carried out in the third week of March, meaning it was days out from the UK’s intended exit date from the EU on 29 March. It also came a month before the riots in Creggan, Co Derry, which prompted renewed efforts from political leaders from across the political divide, to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland.Those between the ages of 25 to 34 rated highest on the likelihood of a united Ireland at 66%, while 42% in the 55 to 64 age bracket said it was likely.The questions put to participants of the survey showed there was a favourable opinion among Irish people to remain in the EU.Some 93% of people said they were in favour of Ireland remaining a member of the EU, 86% of people said the Euro has been positive for Ireland, and 58% said that Brexit had improved their opinion of the EU.Commenting on the latest results, executive director of EM Ireland said it was “unexpected but welcome to see support has risen yet again in 2019”. Image: 112 Comments Thursday 2 May 2019, 11:17 AMlast_img read more

Amax avoids HK14 million expense as key investors granted increased shareholding

first_imgAsian gaming investor Amax International has entered into agreements with two of its individual investors, Mr Wong Kam Wah and Ms Cheng Wai Man, that will see them issued with additional share capital in the company in lieu of a HK$14 million repayment obligation for promissory notes.The notes were issued on 18 October 2017 following the completion by Amax of a 100% acquisition of technology solutions and AR/VR platform developer Explicitly Grand Investments Limited, with a due date of 18 October 2019. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Load More Amax International proposes new company name Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August However, with the company continuing to face financial pressures, it revealed in a Tuesday filing that it has negotiated a new agreement with both Wong and Cheng that will see them granted additional shares, with Amax increasing its issued share capital.Wong currently holds 61,330,000 shares in Amax representing around 5.79% of total issued share capital but will see that increase to 8.73%, while Cheng will see her holding grow from 5.79% to 7.49%. Amax Chairman and CEO Ng Man Sun, who only recently upped his personal holding three-fold, will see his stake fall from 21.30% to 20.48% with other public shareholdings to drop from 65.84% to 63.30%.“The directors consider that the loan capitalization will allow the company to early settle the promissory notes without utilizing existing financial resources of the company while reducing the gearing level of the group and hence strengthening the financial position of the group,” the company said in its filing.Amax currently operates a gaming business in Vanuatu under an interactive gaming license as well as a VIP room with 13 baccarat tables at Genting Crown Casino in Poipet Cambodia.It is also engaged in an ongoing legal stoush with Greek Mythology (Macau) Entertainment Group Corporation Limited – which operated and managed the shuttered Greek Mythology casino at Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel in Macau and of which Amax holds a 24.8% stake – in an effort to gain access to their books and records.last_img read more

Gaming opportunities down but Scientific Games holds steady in 2Q19 on growth

first_img Load More Global gaming giant Scientific Games Corp saw its revenue hold steady at US$845 million for the three months to 30 June 2019, but the company’s loss for the period widened considerably due to debt financing costs related to a notes offering.While Scientific Games saw growth in its Lottery, SciPlay and Digital divisions, revenue was down in Gaming due to fewer casino openings and systems launches than in 2Q18, the company said. As a result, Adjusted EBITDA declined 1% to US$335 million. Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts RelatedPosts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August By segment, Gaming revenue declined 9% to US$427 million including a US$20 million fall in gaming machine sales to US$148 million and a similar fall in gaming systems from US$84 million to US$67 million. Those declines were primarily US-based with international new unit shipments increasing 9.6% to 2,730.Lottery revenue grew 12% to US$231 million, SciPlay by 18% to US$118 million and Digital by 3% to US$69 million.The quarter saw Scientific Games complete its IPO of an 18% minority interest in its social gaming business, SciPlay Corporation, with CFO Michael Quartieri stating, “This quarter we paid down another US$155 million in debt, bringing our year to date total to US$300 million, and the SciPlay IPO proceeds will continue to enable us to make substantial payments on our debt as we work toward our deleveraging goal.”President and CEO Barry Cottle added, “The second quarter really highlights the diversity of our business and the many avenues we have to generate revenue across the globe. The entire organization is laser focused on strengthening our core business and capturing market share in emerging digital markets while making our business more efficient. These key focus areas will allow us to deliver the greatest returns for our stakeholders, set ourselves up for profitable growth, and generate significant cash flow to continue on our deleveraging path.”last_img read more

Wilmington Dances For Hope Relay For Life Fundraiser Set For June 21

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Four Wilmington dance schools are once again joining forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society.The Warrior Moms and Kids, a Wilmington Relay For Life team, recently announced it will hold its fourth annual “Wilmington Dances For Hope” on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 7pm to 10pm, in the Wilmington High School Auditorium (159 Church Street).  All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Relay For Life.The fundraiser will feature performances from Wilmington Dance Academy, Debi’s Dance Studio, Lorraine Spada School Of Dance, and The Dance Company.The evening will also include raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and a bake sale.Tickets cost $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Contact any of the four studios to purchase tickets in advance.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related‘Wilmington Dances For Hope’ Relay For Life Fundraiser Set For June 22In “Community”‘Wilmington Dances For Hope’ Relay For Life Fundraiser Set For March 24In “Community”Wilmington Relay For Life Announces ‘Wilmington Dances For Hope’ Fundraiser On June 5In “Community”last_img read more

Son allegedly kills father

first_imgMap of KhulnaA sexagenarian man was hacked to death allegedly by his son at Bhabanipur village in Paikgachha upazila of Khulna early Friday, reports news agency UNB.Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Paikgachha police station, said Pallab Odhikari, 35, a mentally ill son of Nirmal Odhikari, 60, swooped on the house of his father and hit Nirmal with a sharp weapon on his head around 3:00am, leaving him dead on the spot. On information, police went to the spot and arrested Pallab on Friday morning.last_img read more

Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby after Sexual Conviction

first_imgBy LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film WriterThe organization that bestows the Academy Awards said May 3 that it has expelled two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership.Shown in this combination photo are Bill Cosby, left, and director Roman Polanski, right. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors has voted to expel Cosby and Polanski from its membership.The film academy said Thursday that its board of governors met Tuesday night and voted on their status in accordance with their Standards of Conduct. (AP Photos)It’s the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct for its over 8,400 members following its expulsion of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein in October. In Polanski’s case, the expulsion comes more than 40 years after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl he plied with champagne and Quaaludes during a photo shoot, and 15 years after he won a best director Oscar.Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun said May 3 the decision “blindsided” the director, who learned of his expulsion from media reports.Braun accused the Academy of failing to follow its rules by giving Polanski’s team a chance to respond to efforts to expel him. He said he and Polanski’s agent will ask for the director to be reinstated next week and they want a hearing before a new vote on his membership is taken.The Academy wrote in a statement that its board of governors met Tuesday night and voted on Polanski and Cosby’s status in accordance with the new standards. Polanski’s membership dates back to 1969, and Cosby’s to 1996.The organization’s rules state that its board of governors is entitled to enforce its standards of conduct, and “any member of the Academy may be suspended or expelled for cause.” Suspension or expulsion requires two-thirds approval of the 55-member board.Polanski, who won a best director Oscar for 2002’s “The Pianist,” remains a fugitive after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fleeing the United States the following year. Cosby was convicted last week of sexual assault in Pennsylvania, for drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.A spokesman for Cosby did not return a message seeking comment Thursday.Before Weinstein, only one person is thought to have been expelled from the academy: Carmine Caridi, a character actor who had his membership revoked in 2004 for lending DVD screeners of films in contention for Oscars that ended up online.last_img read more

Telltales Michonne is an empathy game but with zombies

first_imgWhen Telltale Games adapted The Walking Dead into an adventure game, they surprised players by downplaying the violence and action, in order to focus on the characters. Players occasionally got to shoot zombies, but most of the time they were playing diplomat among a group of survivors. The character Michonne didn’t appear in the previous Walking Dead games by Telltale, but she got a three-part episodic series this year that lets her star in a side story. In the comic books, Michonne runs around the zombie apocalypse chopping up Walkers with a katana, and players might have thought that this game would be their chance to indulge in some zombie slashing. However, Michonne’s game is even more character-driven than the previous ones, essentially being one of those empathy games where players are more concerned about Michonne’s psychological health than they are with skewering zombies.It’s not a spoiler to say that, right at the start of the game, Michonne is contemplating suicide. She is haunted by memories of her loved ones from before the zombie apocalypse, and the story is about her efforts to find motivation to continue living.Players are given a choice in the first scene: they can decide whether or not Michonne tries to kill herself. About 67% of players choose to keep on living, but that means over 32% don’t (according to Telltale’s statistics at the time of this writing). Of course, Michonne is just a fictional character, and players can assume that her death will result in no greater consequence than reloading from the last checkpoint, but these statistics show that about one third of players begin the game nihilistic enough to let the title character kill herself. The rest of the game is an experiment to see if the designers can change that outlook in players.Over the course of the three short episodes, players follow Michonne on a journey to find a reason to keep on living. Because players can choose what she says and does, Michonne might not complete this emotional journey. She’ll fight zombies and bad guys, inevitably emerging victorious over her physical challenges, but she won’t necessarily triumph over her inner struggle to let go of the past.Players don’t have much time to accomplish their goal as Michonne’s therapist. Each of the episodes is a little over an hour long, and the whole thing can be played in around three and a half hours. Players can rightfully complain that the game is shockingly short, even by Telltale standards, but the brief playing time serves the hidden goal of the game: to instill hope in players. People who play it now that the final episode is out can experience the entire story in one sitting.Players who don’t care about the mental health of fictional characters will find Michonne to be a slight evolution of the interface and storytelling techniques that Telltale used in the previous Walking Dead games. It’s still an adventure game with multiple dialog choices, and QTE combat, but it uses a more surreal style. The icons that represent which buttons the player should push are more stylized — they often appear at strange angles, as though the buttons are embedded in the background. Hitting them at the right time causes them to become splattered with blood, as though the interface itself is within the game world.Much of the story is told with flashbacks of Michonne’s pre-apocalyptic life, but these flashbacks are blended with the events of her present. She (and the Player) see aspects of both time periods at once. One moment she’s in a forest fighting zombies, the next moment the zombies are in the living room of her old apartment. People she knew in her old life appear as visions in the present. Michonne is loosing touch with reality, and players have to sort through what is real.Michonne has some companion characters; fans of the comic books will recognize Pete and Siddiq. Pete gets a significant amount of screen time in the game, and he’s in all three episodes for fans who want to see more of the character. The other people that Michonne meets were created just for this game.Michonne and her entourage fight a new group of villains, a town of pirates who scavenge along the Chesapeake. The group is led by a ruthless brother-sister team. Michonne and Pete accidentally get mixed up in local politics, and find themselves having to escape. The story isn’t so much about long-term survival in a world full of zombies, but rather the immediate dangers of human enemies. It proceeds at a fast pace; the protagonists are captured by the bad guys, they make a quick escape, and find themselves in a climactic showdown all within two days of in-game time.One of the weakest elements of the narrative is the abundance of minor characters who are never developed. The short playing time, combined with branching story paths means that many of these supporting characters only get a couple of brief scenes before they are unceremoniously killed off. Some of these characters arrive abruptly in the second half of the story, while others get a short scene in the first episode and aren’t seen again until their “tragic” death at the end. This applies to both the friendly characters as well as bad guys. Some of the minor enemies have their own subplot, but players only see these if they make the right dialog choices during the story. Otherwise, players will scream “Oh no! Not Whatzizname!” when a character they hardly spoke to dies in a scene that’s clearly intended to evoke pathos.At the end of the game, the player is once again given a choice. This is a symbolic choice about whether or not Michonne has gained the will to live. In the first episode, when players make a similar decision, nearly one third of players chose to make Michonne attempt suicide. However, when the final choice comes at the end of the game, only 7% of players choose to make Michonne give up. That’s an increase of 25% over the course of the story. Regardless of any faults as an adventure game, Michonne is a clear success in how to instill hope in players who enjoy the despondent settings of post-apocalyptic games.last_img read more

The Psychology of Amazons Echo Dot Kids Edition

first_imgHavens jokes that he sounds paranoid, because he’s speculating about what-if scenarios from the future. But what about the more near-term? If you start handing duties over to the machine, how do you take them back the day your kid decides Alexa is a higher authority than you are on, say, trigonometry?Other experts I spoke with agreed it’s not too early for parents to begin thinking deeply about the long-term implications of raising kids in the company of virtual assistants. “I think these tools can be awesome, and provide quick fixes to situations that involve answering questions and telling stories that parents might not always have time for,” Radesky says. “But I also want parents to consider how that might come to displace some of the experiences they enjoy sharing with kids.”Other things Radesky, Cassell, and Havens think parents should consider? The extent to which kids understand privacy issues related to internet-connected toys. How their children interact with devices at their friends’ houses. And what information other family’s devices should be permitted to collect about their kids. In other words: How do children conceptualize the algorithms that serve up facts and entertainment; learn about them; and potentially profit from them? But when you asked the kids whether Sam was a real child, they’d roll their eyes. Of course Sam isn’t real, they’d say. There was zero ambiguity. [embedded content]To parents it might register as a neat feature. Alexa knows answers to questions that you don’t! But most kids don’t learn by simply receiving information. “Learning happens happens when a child is challenged,” Cassell says, “by a parent, by another child, a teacher—and they can argue back and forth.”Virtual assistants can’t do that yet, which highlights the importance of parents using smart devices with their kids. At least for the time being. Our digital butlers could be capable of brain-building banter sooner than you think.This week, Google announced its smart speakers will remain activated several seconds after you issue a command, allowing you to engage in continuous conversation without repeating “Hey, Google,” or “OK, Google.” For now, the feature will allow your virtual assistant to keep track of contextually dependent follow-up questions. (If you ask what movies George Clooney has starred in and then ask how tall he his, Google Assistant will recognize that “he” is in reference to George Clooney.) It’s a far cry from a dialectic exchange, but it charts a clear path toward more conversational forms of inquiry and learning.And, perhaps, something even more. “I think it’s reasonable to ask if parenting will become a skill that, like Go or chess, is better performed by a machine,” says John Havens, executive director of the the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. “What do we do if a kid starts saying: Look, I appreciate the parents in my house, because they put me on the map, biologically. But dad tells a lot of lame dad jokes. And mom is kind of a helicopter parent. And I really prefer the knowledge, wisdom, and insight given to me by my devices.“ Nobody knows for sure, and Cassel emphasizes that the question deserves study, but she suspects today’s children will grow up similarly attuned to the virtual nature of our device-dwelling digital sidekicks—and, by extension, the context in which they do or do not need to be polite. Kids excel, she says, at dividing the world into categories. As long as they continue to separate humans from machines, she says, there’s no need to worry. “Because isn’t that actually what we want children to learn—not that everything that has a voice should be thanked, but that people have feelings?”Point taken. But what about Duplex, I ask, Google’s new human-sounding, phone calling AI? Well, Cassell says, that complicates matters. When you can’t tell if a voice belongs to a human or a machine, she says, perhaps it’s best to assume you’re talking to a person, to avoid hurting a human’s feelings. But the real issue there isn’t politeness, it’s disclosure; artificial intelligences should be designed to identify themselves as such.What’s more, the implications of a kid interacting with an AI extend far deeper than whether she recognizes it as non-human. “Of course parents worry about these devices reinforcing negative behaviors, whether it’s being sassy or teasing a virtual assistant,” says Jenny Radesky, a developmental behavioral pediatrician at the University of Michigan and co-author of the latest guidelines for media use from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “But I think there are bigger questions surrounding things like kids’ cognitive development—the way they consume information and build knowledge.”Consider, for example, that the way kids interact with virtual assistants may not actual help them learn. This advertisement for the Echo Dot Kids Edition ends with a girl asking her smart speaker the distance to the Andromeda Galaxy. As the camera zooms out, we hear Alexa rattle off the answer: “The Andromeda Galaxy is 14 quintillion, 931 quadrillion, 389 trillion, 517 billion, 400 million miles away”:center_img Among the more modern anxieties of parents today is how virtual assistants will train their children to act. The fear is that kids who habitually order Amazon’s Alexa to read them a story or command Google’s Assistant to tell them a joke are learning to communicate not as polite, considerate citizens, but as demanding little twerps.This worry has become so widespread that Amazon and Google both announced this week that their voice assistants can now encourage kids to punctuate their requests with “please.” The version of Alexa that inhabits the new Echo Dot Kids Edition will thank children for “asking so nicely.” Google Assistant’s forthcoming Pretty Please feature will remind kids to “say the magic word” before complying with their wishes.But many psychologists think kids being polite to virtual assistants is less of an issue than parents think—and may even be a red herring. As virtual assistants become increasingly capable, conversational, and prevalent (assistant-embodied devices are forecasted to outnumber humans), psychologists and ethicists are asking deeper, more subtle questions than will Alexa make my kid bossy. And they want parents to do the same.“When I built my first virtual child, I got a lot of pushback and flak,” recalls developmental psychologist Justine Cassell, director emeritus of Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute and an expert in the development of AI interfaces for children. It was the early aughts, and Cassell, then at MIT, was studying whether a life-sized, animated kid named Sam could help flesh-and-blood children hone their cognitive, social, and behavioral skills. “Critics worried that the kids would lose track of what was real and what was pretend,” Cassel says. “That they’d no longer be able to tell the difference between virtual children and actual ones.” “The fact is, very few of us sit down and talk with our kids about the social constructs surrounding robots and virtual assistants,” Radesky says.Perhaps that—more than whether their children says “please” and “thank you” to the smart speaker in the living room—is what parents should be thinking about.Coming of Age in the Digital Age:Privacy is paramount. Here are the A-B-Cs of keeping your kids safe online.Not all screen time (or voice assistant time) is created equal. Here’s how kids can use time with tech to their advantage.Your kids will look at internet porn. Deal with it.last_img read more

Hundreds of whales found dead in Chile

first_imgRelated posts:Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica With COP21 underway, development banks urged to boost ‘green finance’ in Latin America US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks SANTIAGO, Chile — More than 300 whales have been found washed up in a remote inlet in Patagonia in southern Chile in one of the largest die-offs on record, researchers said Tuesday.“It was an apocalyptic sight. I’d never seen anything like it,” said one of the scientists who made the discovery, Vreni Haussermann of the Huinay Scientific Center.Scientists launched an expedition to count the animals after 20 sei whales were reported dead in April, beached in an extremely remote region some 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) south of the capital Santiago.When the researchers flew over the region in June, they found the scale of the die-off was much larger: at least 337 dead whales, “including bodies and skeletons,” said Haussermann.“There are still a lot of areas we haven’t managed to reach, so it’s likely there are more dead whales,” she told AFP.The die-off, the biggest single event of its kind known to science, will be investigated in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine, which funded the expedition.Scientists initially said the whales did not bear any wounds, suggesting they may have died of a virus or a harmful algal bloom known as “red tide.”The gruesome find comes as countries get down to tough negotiations at crunch talks in Paris, which are seeking a pact to curb climate change.Marine biologists say the warming of the world’s oceans is putting dangerous pressure on whale populations by killing off their food supply and changing their age-old migratory routes. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Obamas trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House

first_img WASHINGTON (AP) — After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House.Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama’s bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress remains widespread.The outcome may turn on Republicans’ willingness to hand the president a major win in his final years in office. Underscoring the difficulties, House leaders are looking at the second or third week of June to schedule a vote, even though House members return from recess on Monday. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “The business of bill-passing is a messy, sausage-making process. It was in the Senate, and it certainly will be in the House,” White House communications director Jen Psaki said in an interview. “There will be many moments where there will be difficult issues. We have our eyes wide open with that.”At issue is legislation that would give Obama parameters for the trade deals he negotiates but also speed up congressional review of the final agreements by giving lawmakers the right to approve or reject deals, but not change them.Obama is seeking this “fast track” authority to complete a 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade deal that spans the Pacific rim from Chile to Vietnam. He and trade backers say it will open huge markets to U.S. goods by lowering tariffs and other trade barriers. Critics, labor and environmental groups in particular, argue that new trade agreements will cost jobs and that past agreements have not lived up to labor and environmental standards.Supporters and opponents of fast track count about 20 House Democrats in favor with fewer than a dozen still on the fence. Proponents of the bill say they need at least 25 Democrats and preferably closer to 30 to counter the 40 to 50 Republicans who are expected to vote against it in the GOP-controlled House. FILE – In this May 26, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For all the near-death moments his trade agenda overcame in the Senate, President Barack Obama’s effort to cap his presidency with a major international commerce deal faces its biggest hurdle – and perhaps its graveyard – in the more polarized House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) If the trade assistance measure survives, the fast-track measure would still be in jeopardy.“There’s overwhelming opposition in the Democratic caucus,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., a leading opponent of Obama’s trade bill, said in an interview. GOP leaders “are in a bind,” she said. “If they had the votes, they’d be moving.”DeLauro said “dividing the question” is only one of several options House leaders are considering. “Every option leads to more problems,” she said, “because this is a bad bill.”At the White House, officials say Obama might rely less on the public speeches and high-profile interviews that characterized the drive toward the Senate vote and focus more on targeted lobbying to retain Democratic supporters and win over any remaining fence sitters.The White House has been especially impressed by the efforts of House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who has worked to persuade conservatives who are reluctant to give a Democratic president fast-track authority. Ryan has written opinion pieces with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a darling of the conservative movement, in support of trade and has courted other conservative leaders to back fast track. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Sponsored Stories Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help On the Democratic side, labor has made opposition to trade a priority, and the AFL-CIO has frozen its political action committee contributions to lawmakers until after the trade votes. During the Memorial Day congressional recess, a coalition of fast-track opponents aired ads in 17 Democratic congressional districts criticizing the legislation and calling for its defeat.But those efforts are running up against a more muddled public view of trade. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 58 percent of those surveyed, including a majority of Democrats, say free trade agreements have been good for the U.S. Moreover, when Pew asked Americans to list their top priorities for the president and Congress this year, global trade ranked 23rd.“The people who don’t normally pay attention to campaigns probably aren’t going to be showing up to vote on this,” Jason Stanford of the Coalition to Stop Fast Track conceded. “But what is important for these members to note is that the same people who were knocking on doors for them last time are opposing this now. They are turning that important base of support into a really dedicated opposition. And that’s not how anyone wants to run for re-election.” Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The fast-track legislation squeezed through the Senate, coupled with a package of federal assistance for workers displaced by free trade agreements that helped secure Democratic votes. That aid measure, called Trade Adjustment Assistance, has emerged as a particularly tricky component because it’s a priority for Democrats, but many Republicans oppose it and insist on publicly voting against it.One House leadership option is to “divide the question” on the Senate-passed bill. That would allow separate votes on fast-track and TAA.Presumably an overwhelming number of Republicans, and just enough Democrats, would vote for fast-track. And TAA would pass with heavy Democratic support and enough help from Republicans. That would ultimately leave the Senate bill intact and clear the way for Obama’s signature.Some Democrats, however, have raised the possibility of voting heavily against TAA to sabotage their main target, fast track. And many are unhappy that the assistance package would be partly funded by cuts in Medicare’s growth.“There’s a lot of unease in the Democratic caucus — and explicit opposition — to Congress paying for trade adjustment assistance with Medicare savings,” Bill Samuel, the legislative director for the AFL-CIO, said in an interview. “If Republicans are counting on Democrats to put it over the top, they may not be right about that.” 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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City wasted a glut of chances. to meet with his sister who worked in the kitchen at Heartwood The visit was unannounced and unexpected Otey told police he drove throughout the state the previous night thinking about killing his sisterWhen Otey arrived his sister let him into the senior living facility Otey assisted his sister preparing food for 30 minutes before taking a knife and stabbing her the complaint stated A co-worker called law enforcementA Crosby police officer was the first to respond The officer was met by a frantic woman outside Heartwood who let him into the locked facility Once inside another frantic co-worker pointed to the kitchen stating "He’s in there"The officer drew his weapon entered the kitchen and saw the defendant kneeling down on the floor The officer ordered Otey to put his hands up and heard what sounded like a knife drop and bounce off the floor as the defendant complied The officer moved around the counter and observed Johnson’s body in front of Otey the 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into the legislative session the Republican-led House and Senate and Democratic Gov Mark Dayton have all detailed what they think is the best way to rework the state’s tax code to conform with the federal tax bill passed in DecemberThere were lengthy debates in both chambers where the GOP-crafted legislation received some bipartisan supportNow party leaders the governor and his cabinet members must sit down and figure out the best way to compromise Taxes are a key issue this session but whatever deal is struck will likely be tied to other spending and policy changesWhy do we need tax changesThe federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December cut rates for businesses individuals and families and reduced or eliminated many popular credits to cover some of the cost Since much of Minnesota’s tax code is tied to the federal provisions changes are necessaryIf lawmakers do nothing 300000 Minnesotans would pay more and filers will face headaches preparing their returns next year If they agree to all the federal changes even more Minnesotans will pay more in taxesThat means lawmakers need to find common ground in the next two weeks because chances of coming back for a special session are slimWhat do they agree onThe good news is Republicans and Democrats agreed on some big issues right from the startThe most substantial one is how Minnesota defines taxable income The state now uses federal taxable income or FTI but there is widespread agreement to move to adjusted gross income or AGIThe change essentially means the federal tax code will dictate less about the state’s tax laws Minnesota will have more control over credits and deductions and lawmakers should have to update tax rules less frequentlyThere is also common ground around the standard deductions and personal and dependent exemptions These are used to lower an individual or couple’s income subject to taxes As for business taxes another big point of agreement is for Minnesota to align with federal changes that allow businesses to write off capital expenses in one year rather than spreading it over time Conforming to the federal change should make filing Minnesota business returns easierWhat do they disagree onDespite having a lot of common ground there are a number of ideological differences that could trip up negotiationsThe biggest might be tax rates Republicans want to reduce tax rates for individuals families and businesses at some levels Senate Republicans also have proposed automatic rate reductions when the state has a budget surplusInstead of adjusting rates Dayton would rather provide new or expanded credits to "working families" to reduce the state tax burdenThere are also differences on how to tax corporate earnings stashed overseas if the money is brought back to the USThe Republican-led Legislature and the Democratic governor continue to fight over taxes they agreed to eliminate last yearDayton says reductions on estate and tobacco taxes and changes to how commercial property taxes increase over time pose a long-term threat to the state’s fiscal integrity Republicans have countered that if the governor felt that way he never should have signed the legislation in 2017The Senate tax bill goes further expanding the estate tax cutWhat else could complicate negotiationsOther tax and policy provisions not related to tax conformity could also complicate final negotiationsDayton has pushed a separate proposal to extend a tax on health care providers past its planned expiration at the end of 2019 The tax funds MinnesotaCare a health insurance plan for the working poor but is passed on to residents through higher costs for medical care and insurance plansConversely Republicans have proposed cutting the tax on health care premiums that is used to fund MNsure the state’s exchange under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare They argue the cut would make health insurance more affordableWhat happens nextDiffering tax bills have passed the House and Senate so party 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