The Commonwealth Games champion Vikas, who has already secured a berth for his third Olympics in Tokyo, got rid of Italian Mangiacapre in a 3-2 split decision. Apart from Vikas, five more Indian men boxers registered victories in their respective quarter-final bouts to assure India six medals in men's category at the 35th edition of the tournament. The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammed Husamuddin notched up a 5-0 win against Italy's Simone Spada in the 57kg while, World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik, who's making return in the ring after a year, managed 4-1 win against Safiullin Zakir of Kazakhstan. 2019 Asian Championship silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) also made their way into the semi-finals with 4-1 wins in their respective matches. While Kumar beat Italy's Remo Salvatti, Sangwan won against Belgium's Ziad El Mohor. Satish Kumar, the first Indian boxer to qualify in +91kg at Olympics, is the other Indian to … [Read more...] about Boxam International: Vikas Krishan beats Olympics bronze medallist as six Indian men cruise into semis
WASHINGTON: Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday (Mar 5) backed calls for the United States to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying China's "nasty" activity made it an inappropriate host. Pompeo, a vociferous critic of Beijing while he was Donald Trump's top diplomat, said the previous administration had tried in its final months to persuade the International Olympic Committee to move the Winter Games. "I hope that our athletes get a chance to participate in the Olympics. They very much deserve that," Pompeo told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. "But in the end, we cannot allow American athletes to travel to Beijing and reward the Chinese Communist Party all the while that they (are) doing all of the nasty activity that they're engaged in," he said. "The Olympics are an expression of freedom and athletic talent. And to hold them in Beijing is completely inappropriate." A number of Republicans including former UN ambassador Nikki Haley - like … [Read more...] about Pompeo calls for US to boycott Beijing Olympics
The Queen has welcomed two new puppies to her household. For the first time in two years Her Majesty will have a couple of corgis at Windsor Castle. It is not known what the name, ages or sex of the pets are, but they seem to have come at a good time, with the monarch needing some company while Prince Philip is in hospital. “The Queen is delighted," a source told The Sun. "They have only been there a couple of weeks but are said to be adorable and made the castle their home. “Both are said to be bringing in a lot of noise and energy into the castle while Philip is in hospital.” It is thought that the dogs were a gift, filling a dog shaped whole in Elizabeth II's life. On her 18th birthday in 1944 she received a corgi called Susan who subsequently provided more than 30 descendants. The last of them, Whisper, died in 2018, leaving the Queen corgi-less for the first time in 74 years. Before her latest pair of pups, Her Majesty's only remaining dog was Candy the dorgi, … [Read more...] about Queen gifted pair of new ‘adorable’ corgi puppies years after last one died
Growing up, many of us were told that playing computer or video games was a waste of time. However, when it comes to training artificial intelligence, not only is it not a waste of time, but it could be key to developing the intelligent agents of tomorrow. Several years ago, researchers from Google DeepMind impressively demonstrated that cutting-edge A.I. could be used to master several classic Atari games, without being explicitly taught how to play them. Since then, multiple researchers have tried their hand at reinforcement learning systems that use trial and error to learn how to master games. Now, researchers from Uber AI Labs and OpenAI have come up with a way to refine these tools even further that enables them to exhibit a high level of performance at more complex games that gameplaying A.I. agents have previously struggled with. “The new algorithm that we developed, Go-Explore, outperforms previous machine learning algorithms on many Atari games, including the … [Read more...] about Chess. Jeopardy. Go. Why do we use games as a benchmark for A.I.?
Story highlights Tom Doak is a renowned golf architect His minimalist style is in vogue Courses don't negatively impact environment (CNN) As you stroll around the golf course in the Sunday afternoon sun, it may never cross your mind how it got there in the first place. How long it took to build, the man-power required, the blueprints that were torn up and redrawn, the environmental and political issues taken into consideration. The average golf course requires 30 hectares (74 acres) to build, while some can take up as much as 60 hectares (148 acres). Follow @cnnsport With an increasingly limited amount of land to build on, and mounting pressure on conservation, owners are becoming acutely aware of the impact constructing new courses has on the environment. Read: Baltusrol - Happy hunting ground for 'Golden Bear' Read More That is the challenge facing many course architects, including renowned designer Tom Doak. … [Read more...] about Golf’s green ‘gardener’ creates eco-friendly courses