Candice Williams The Detroit News Published 5:38 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 Bedrock says it will need thousands of skilled-trades workers as it ramps up projects including the Hudson’s site redevelopment, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks. The building boom comes at a time when there is a shortage in skilled-trades workers, particularly those from Detroit and Wayne County. To help fill that gap, Bedrock and construction firm Barton Malow are holding the Ready. Set. Build! construction careers expo from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cobo Center that will cater to a range of people — from those with no experience in the trades, to those ready for employment. "The goal on the 14th is to break down some of the barriers that could preclude a resident from entering the skilled trades," said Dannis Mitchell, diversity manager for Barton Malow. "First, identifying what the general requirements are, explaining to the community that there … [Read more...] about Detroit construction-careers expo to cater to wide range of experience
The Sixers' start to the year has been mildly disappointing, but there are positive signs all over the place for a young basketball team. Their franchise center is playing like an MVP candidate and will find himself at the heart of that conversation if the team starts playing better. Robert Covington's two-way play has been tremendous out of the gate, Landry Shamet has been a nice rookie surprise, and the team picked up a nice road win on national television Wednesday night.However, the focus is still squarely on the team's hypothetical backcourt of the future, which looks less like a future partnership and more like a pair of players that must be separate to succeed at this point. It is early, no doubt, but that dynamic has triggered all sorts of questions about whether the partnership will last.That's where we will start this week's mailbag, and we'll combine a couple reader questions into one idea. The truth of the matter is no one really knows how long this starting lineup … [Read more...] about Sixers mailbag: How long will the Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz experiment last?
World International Affairs China's official news network has debuted what it claims to be the world's first artificial intelligence news anchor. The English-speaking avatar premiered Thursday at the state-run Xinhua News Agency, taking on the likeness of real-life reporter Zhang Zhao. In a roughly 30-second clip posted to the outlet's official social media channels, the AI anchor introduces itself as an innovation within an industry demanding more technological synergy. "Hello everyone, I'm an English artificial intelligence news anchor. This is my first day at Xinhua News Agency. My voice and appearance are modeled on Zhang Zhao, a real anchor with Xinhua," the simulated journalist told viewers. "The development of the media industry calls for continuous innovation and deep integration with the international advanced technologies," it added. "I will work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts are typed into my system uninterrupted. I look forward to bringing you the brand new … [Read more...] about Watch: China Shows Off Artificial Intelligence Journalist Who Promises ‘Brand New News Experience’
News / UK and world by Press Association November 9, 2018, 4:13 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Chelsea Pensioners have tried out a virtual reality prom experience that takes viewers back to the trenches of World War One. To mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the BBC has made its seven-minute Nothing To Be Written VR film available to download for free on the Oculus Store for the Oculus Go headset. The BBC Proms experience, which premiered in the summer, was taken to the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Wednesday morning for a group of Chelsea Pensioners to see ahead of the public release. Nothing To Be Written is set to the second movement of Anna Meredith’s Five Telegrams, guiding viewers through the anxiety of waiting on news from loved ones through field postcards. “To me it mirrors the music I wrote by allowing you to experience the texture both at a distance or really zooming into the detail of the Field … [Read more...] about Chelsea Pensioners try out WWI VR prom experience ahead of Armistice Day
By Andrea Leinfelder Published 9:00 am CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Vanessa Lassesom celebrates the preview of the hybrid home and mobile video game console, Nintendo Switch. Vanessa Lassesom celebrates the preview of the hybrid home and mobile video game console, Nintendo Switch. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Staff Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Staff Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Vanessa Lassesom celebrates the preview of the hybrid home and mobile video game console, Nintendo Switch. Vanessa Lassesom celebrates the preview of the hybrid home and mobile video game console, Nintendo Switch. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Staff Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience coming to Houston 1 / 1 … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience coming to Houston