Monthly Archives: September 2019

BBC reverses decision on Naga Munchetty complaint

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis exchange, broadcast on 17 July, sparked the complaint The BBC’s director general Lord Hall has reversed a decision to partially uphold a complaint against Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty. He told staff that Munchetty’s words were not “sufficient to merit a partial …

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Volcanic smash: meet Ari Eldjárn, Iceland's hottest comic

The former flight attendant started standup as a dare – now he’s a sellout star. But how will his Nordic innuendos work in England? This winter, comedian Ari Eldjárn will play to thousands of people in his home town of Reykjavík. Seventeen shows in nine days in a 1,000-seat venue. …

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Google researchers train AI to distinguish 9 Indian languages

The world speaks thousands of languages — roughly 6,500, to be exact — and systems from the likes of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon become better at recognizing them each day. The trouble is, not all of those languages have large corpora available, which can make training the data-hungry models …

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Givenchy revisits the 1990s at Paris Fashion Week

Models present creations by designer Clare Waight Keller as part of her Spring/Summer 2020 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Givenchy during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – The Givenchy collection for Spring/Summer 2020, unveiled as part of Paris Fashion …

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Olympics needs skateboarding's 'cool factor'

That is the message from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk who told CNN Sport’s Patrick Snell, “They need the cool factor.” Hawk cemented his status as an icon in the sport when he became the first skater to complete a 900 degree flip — at the time a seemingly insurmountable challenge …

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'Challenging' talks ahead as Austria's Kurz hopes to form a new coalition

Austria’s former chancellor has said it will be “challenging” to form another coalition after the country’s election but has not ruled out another pact with the far-right Freedom Party. Sebastian Kurz’s conservative People’s Party topped Sunday’s vote with 37.1% and he is sticking by his pledge to speak to all …

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