Victor Moses set for Chelsea return

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Victor Moses will reportedly return to Chelsea next summer with Fenerbahce “highly unlikely” to sign the versatile attacker on a permanent deal at the end of the season. The 28-year-old joined Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan deal in January having been deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. Moses has scored five times in 17 appearances for the Turkish giants, who have the option to sign the Nigeria international on a permanent deal ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. However, according to the Daily Star, Fenerbahce are reluctant to meet Moses’s £75,000-a-week wage demands, while the club are also not prepared to pay the transfer fee required to sign him. The attacker has made 128 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions – including 40 outings during the 2016-17 season as the capital giants landed the Premier League title. The former Crystal Palace youngster – out of contract in June 2021 – only made two league appearances in the first half of the 2018-19 season, though, before joining Fenerbahce on loan.Tags: ChelseaFenerbahceVictor Moseslast_img read more


Shoah Foundation film to be shown at film festival

first_imgDays after losing her parents, Xia Shuqin and her sister were found standing in the rubble of their house by an American missionary, who was taking a picture of the scene. In the present, the Nanjing Massacre survivor is sharing her experiences with her grandchildren to carry on her family’s history. While creating the documentary, the film team spent several days walking through China with Xia Shuqin and her grandchildren as Shuqin remembered various places from her childhood. Photo from Tribeca Film.The Girl and the Picture follows the life of Xia after the events of the Nanjing Massacre. The documentary, produced by the USC Shoah Foundation, will be shown at Tribeca Film Festival on April 27. “Sometimes it’s hard to understand history without identifying information about people and actual lives,” said Vanessa Roth, the film’s director. “One really powerful way to understand history is to understand [that it] is family history.”The USC Shoah Foundation has maintained an ongoing partnership with the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders with the intention of collecting the survivors’ testimonies, making them interactive and bringing them to a larger audience. One of the foundation’s interviewees was Xia, whose own experiences utilizing activism to raise awareness about the massacre appealed to the foundation. Foundation members conducted a closer examination into Xia’s story.“When we brought her to Los Angeles to interview her as part of our interactive testimony, we became more in touch with her story and her experience and this part of that became also her interest in telling the story to her own family,” said Karen Jungblut, director of research and documentation at the Shoah Foundation. According to Jungblut, this initial interest quickly formed an idea for a full-length documentary. Throughout the documentary’s developmental stages, staff members interested in the project focused on the familial bonds and legacy Xia’s wanted to create by sharing her story. “[Nanjing survivor] Madame Xia has been interviewed about the massacre for many years now by many journalists around the world,” Roth said, “We wanted to make a film that was a personal story.” The film team spent days filming Xia and her grandchildren walking through the places in China she knew as a child and looking through photographs from her past, before and after the massacre. “Family members get answers that are personal,” Roth said. “A young child would ask questions about childhood and bring her back to her own childhood.”Now, with the chance for added exposure through the Tribeca Film Festival, Roth said The Girl and the Picture can spread its lessons to a wider audience.“Tribeca is one of the most important film festivals globally,” said Andi Gitow, the film’s executive producer, who is also the director of strategy, partnerships and media production at the Foundation. “It’s not even just about the screening itself that takes place, but the discussions around the screening, the press coverage, the fact that [it] allows Madame Xia’s message and USC Shoah’s message to get out even more.”The film has been submitted to a number of other festivals, including the Newport Beach Film Festival. There are plans to screen the film in China and distribute it through a theatrical release to spread its message worldwide.“It’s this idea of the legacy across generations,” Gitow said. “It’s a legacy of loss, a legacy of resilience, it’s a legacy of family and it’s a legacy of forgiveness. I think the notion is that everyone has stories to tell and it’s important that people share their stories with their own families.”Meanwhile, the foundation has continued to collect 100 other testimonies to be subtitled in English and integrated into the archive by the end of the year. Jungblut said that by bringing in these interviews, more light will be shed on a fragment of history that has not previously received as much attention.“To really understand the global impact of a World War and a war that really happened on different continents and the impact that this history has … from that perspective, I think it’s important to us to bring these stories into the archive with the Holocaust survivor testimonies and other testimonies from other genocides,” Jungblut said.last_img read more


Trinidad and Tobago Red Force topple depleted Windward Volcanoes

first_imgRegional Super50 Tournament– rain has the final say as Canada-Windies B game abandonedThe defending champions Windward Islands Volcanoes succumbed to their fifth defeat in the Regional Super50 Tournament with an embarrassing loss against powerhouse Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force celebrateVolcanoes were blown away for a mere 78 in 22.1 overs, and Red Force batsmen enjoyed chasing down a small target as they completed the chase in 9.4 overs, winning by seven wickets.In a much-anticipated encounter at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Red Force won the toss and opted to field. Improved Trinidadian fast bowler Ravi Rampaul struck in his first over, rattling the stumps of Volcanoes opener Tyrone Theophile for 1. The Windward Islands Volcanoes continued to struggle as the Red Force skipper brilliantly opened the bowling, sending Kirk Edwards back to the dressing room with only seven runs to his name. Wickets continued to tumble as the Red Force bowlers chipped away with quick wickets. Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre wrapped up the innings in the 22nd over, bowling Alick Athanaze. Opener Girdon Pope was the only batsman offering resistance, stroking 37 from 44 balls – including five well-timed fours and one maximum off leg-spinner Imran Khan.Lendl SimmonsIn completing a comprehensive bowling effort, Khan picked up 3-13 from four overs, fellow spinner Pierre and seasoned fast bowler Rayad Emrit took two wickets apiece. Captain Dwayne Bravo, Rampaul and Jason Mohammed chipped in with one wicket each.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force opener Lendl Simmons blazed away to a quick-fire half century with his new opening partner, West Indies star performer Keiron Pollard, who lost his stumps to left-arm spinner Kavem Hodge for a duck. Hodge picked up all three Red Force wickets, but was unable to prevent a thumping victory by Red Force. Simmons and the consistent Nicholas Pooran were the not out batsmen, with Simmons taking 20 off four balls, rubbing salt into the Volcanoes’ wounds.The Trinidad Red Force have now moved on to 23 points, two points behind table toppers Guyana Jaguars. Red Force will clash with Windies B in their next encounter while Volcanoes will battle Guyana Jaguars today, October 19 at 11:30h local time.In the other encounter at the Queen’s Park Oval, rain once again had the last say as the match between Canada and Windies B was abandoned. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more


Dopamine A Tensorflowbased framework for flexible and reproducible Reinforcement Learning research by

first_imgYesterday, Google introduced a new Tensorflow-based framework named Dopamine, which aims to provide flexibility, stability, and reproducibility for both new and experienced RL researchers. This release also includes a set of colabs that clarify how to use the Dopamine framework. Dopamine is inspired by one of the main components in reward-motivated behavior in the brain. It also reflects a strong historical connection between neuroscience and reinforcement learning research. Its main aim is to enable a speculative research that drives radical discoveries. Dopamine framework feature highlights Ease of Use The two key considerations in Dopamine’s design are its clarity and simplicity. Its code is compact (about 15 Python files) and is well-documented. This is achieved by focusing on the Arcade Learning Environment (a mature, well-understood benchmark), and four value-based agents: DQN, C51, A carefully curated simplified variant of the Rainbow agent, and The Implicit Quantile Network agent, which was presented last month at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). Reproducibility Google has provided the Dopamine code with full test coverage. These tests also serve as an additional form of documentation. Dopamine follows the recommendations given by Machado et al. (2018) on standardizing empirical evaluation with the Arcade Learning Environment. Benchmarking It is important for new researchers to be able to quickly benchmark their ideas against established methods. Following this, Google has provided the full training data of the four provided agents, across the 60 games supported by the Arcade Learning Environment. They have also provided a website where one can quickly visualize the training runs for all provided agents on all 60 games. Given below is a snapshot showcasing the training runs for the 4 agents on Seaquest, one of the Atari 2600 games supported by the Arcade Learning Environment. The x-axis represents iterations, where each iteration is 1 million game frames (4.5 hours of real-time play); the y-axis is the average score obtained per play. The shaded areas show confidence intervals from 5 independent runs. The Google community aims to empower researchers to try out new ideas, both incremental and radical with Dopamine ’s flexibility and ease-of-use. It is actively being used in Google’s research, giving them the flexibility to iterate quickly over many ideas. To know more about Dopamine in detail visit the Google AI blog. You can also check out its GitHubrepo. Read Next Build your first Reinforcement learning agent in Keras [Tutorial] Reinforcement learning model optimizes brain cancer treatment, reduces dosing cycles and improves patient quality of life OpenAI builds a reinforcement learning based system giving robots hhuman-likedexteritylast_img read more