G Adventures becomes first travel company to sail Sri Lankas southern coast

first_imgTags: G Adventures, Sri Lanka Share G Adventures becomes first travel company to sail Sri Lanka’s southern coast Friday, September 29, 2017 Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — Demand for Sri Lanka is up, so much that G Adventures has seen triple the bookings in the past year to this fascinating destination. As such, the tour operator has launched a brand new program of small-group sailing tours along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, becoming the first travel company to do so.“We’re thrilled to be the first adventure company to explore Sri Lanka by sea. They say great things come in small packages and Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination with plenty to see, do and eat,” says Vince Donnelly, global sailing manager, G Adventures. “These sailing trips have a local chief experience officer (CEO), skipper and cook onboard, so travellers will also experience the local culture and flavours as they explore the sunning Sri Lankan coastline.”After seeing strong growth in sales of Sri Lanka tours this year, Donnelly notes that offering a sailing trip was the next natural step for the company.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerThe seven-day ‘Sri Lanka Sailing’ trip, which travels roundtrip from Mirissa, begins on Feb. 2, 2018. The trip can also be combined with a land-based itinerary in Sri Lanka – known as ‘the pearl of the Indian Ocean’ – to create a 14-day land and sea getaway called ‘Sri Lanka Land & Sea’.Highlights include a visit to Galle, a fort city on the southwest coast that was founded by the Portuguese, as well as a stop at Ussangoda National Park, the newest national park in Sri Lanka and home to wildlife and rare medicinal plants. Its red earth is said to be the result of an ancient asteroid that crashed into the land.‘Sailing Sri Lanka’ is priced from $1,999 per person, while the 14-day ‘Sri Lanka Land & Sea’ is priced from $3,399 per person.The launch of Sri Lanka sailing brings the number of sailing destinations offered by G Adventures to eight, with 19 different itineraries across the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Montenegro and Thailand. << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

NYC Company sets new ambitious tourism targets for New York

first_imgNew York City has revealed its latest tourism target of 67 million annual visitors by 2021. The New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, NYC & Company plays an important role in sustaining and increasing tourism to all five boroughs. NYC & Company recently launched its NYCGO Insider Guides, which highlight a broad and diverse range of neighbourhoods across the City.NYC & Company President and CEO, Fred Dixon said, “Travel and tourism are a cornerstone of the City’s economy our hotels, restaurants, attractions, retailers, Broadway theatres, performing arts, five-borough cultural organisations and transportation providers continue to draw new and repeat visitors to our City each year. Through the continued support of the de Blasio administration, I am confident we will reach our new target of 67 million annual visitors by 2021, further spreading tourism to every corner of our City, drawing visitors during slower periods, and showcasing the attractive new product in all five boroughs.”Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen said, “There’s never been a better time to visit New York City and experience the dynamism and diversity that makes it the most exciting destination in the world.”last_img read more

Freddie Mac to Examine Older Loans for Repurchase

first_img Share December 5, 2012 468 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Credit Standards Defaults Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Loan Repurchases Mortgage-Backed Securities RMBS Service Providers U.S. Bancorp Underwriting Standards 2012-12-05 Krista Franks Brock *_UPDATED: Adds comments from Freddie Mac, revises Richard Davis├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ó comments to reflect statements from recorded webcast of his presentation._*””Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com is ramping up repurchase demands and “”the put-back that they’ve been going through from 2006 forward on loans ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ª they’re increasing that put-back now to ’04 and ’05,”” “”U.S. Bancorp””:https://www.usbank.com/en/AboutHome.cfm CEO Richard Davis told investors at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference in New York Tuesday. [IMAGE]According to Davis, whose presentation is “”archived on his company’s website””:http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=117565&eventID=4877466, Freddie Mac informed U.S. Bancorp and other large servicers Friday night that the GSE will require them to buy back defaulted loans originated in years prior to the housing crisis.While Davis said the move was ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£unexpected,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø Freddie Mac notes that it has always had the authority to pull files for review when loans stop performing regardless of when the loans were originated.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£Our repurchase policies for non-performing loans have not changed. If there are rep and warrant violations we can discuss appropriate remedies with the lender,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø said Brad German, spokesman for Freddie Mac.As Davis maintains, up until now, both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have only reviewed loans from 2006 or later in assessing repurchases. But German explains that the GSE├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós file review strategy is adjusted periodically to ensure the company is gathering the type of historical data needed to improve its quality control processes and reduce taxpayer exposure to risk.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£We have begun telling servicers 2013 file reviews will include non-performing loans originated in 2004 and 2005,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø German said. But, he added, ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£we also expect to request fewer total non-performing loan files next year than we did this year.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ØAs German describes the review adjustments, Freddie Mac is asking to take a look at loan files├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Øand only the files of non-performing loans├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Ødating back to the years of the housing boom simply as a quality control measure.[COLUMN_BREAK]He says Freddie Mac is ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£fully committed to working with our lenders to ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ª improve the overall quality of conforming, conventional mortgages sold to Freddie Mac├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø while remaining ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ØDavis says U.S. Bancorp ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£is still sizing├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø how the added vintage reviews will impact the company├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós reserves, but it├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós likely to cut into earnings per share by as much as two cents during the fourth quarter. While any associated losses won├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót be realized until after the end of 2012, Davis says this quarter, the company will set aside what it expects in repurchase demands from 2006 and forward, and then will ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£add another $0.01 or $0.02 worth├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø for 2004 and 2005 originations. In the second quarter, the bank reserved $220 million to cover repurchase claims.German says, though, that it├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós anticipated the number of files reviewed by Freddie Mac will decrease. Even after expanding the pool of non-performing loans subject to examination by two years, the GSE expects to request fewer loan files in 2013 than it did in 2012, according to German.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£We are also more committed than ever to working with lenders to resolve any issues involving our loans in a transparent and mutually beneficial manner,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø German said.Still, the risk attached to older, legacy assets raises concerns among bankers. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£That├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós the reason the mortgage business gets harder to love, because you don├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót know whether or not you├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬óre done with it,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø Davis told an analyst in the Q&A segment of his presentation.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£There used to be kind of a statute or an unspoken statute of how long you could hold a transaction, sell a transaction, underwrite a transaction, or close out a deal,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø Davis remarked. But now, he says you see this same type of scrutiny and liability in other places, coming from different agencies wanting to ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£reach back├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø to double-check lenders actions. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£Even if the rules were right then, even if that own agency approved [the loan] then, it seems that it still is at risk,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø Davis said.Davis told investors he is ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£quite concerned├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø about the banking business next year. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£I don├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót like what I see,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø he said. With low interest rates and the rising costs of adhering to new regulations, Davis believes banks will see smaller returns. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£This economic environment is challenging,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø he said.U.S. Bancorp reported increased earnings in the third quarter, up 16 percent with a 5.9 percent quarterly rise in mortgage banking revenue.center_img in Origination, Secondary Market Freddie,Freddie Mac to Examine Older Loans for Repurchaselast_img read more

Bank of Cyprus reduces NPEs registers profit in Q1

first_imgBank of Cyprus said Tuesday it has reduced non-performing exposures by €454m, or 5 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of the year, as it registered a net profit of €43m.“We remain confident that we can make further progress in reducing our NPE stock during the coming quarters and we remain on-track to achieve our full year target of ~€2b organic NPE reduction,” BoC CEO John Hourican said. “At the same time, we continue to actively explore certain structured solutions to further accelerate NPE reduction and more quickly return the bank to a more normalised position.”At the end of the first quarter of 2018, BoC’s NPE ratio was 45 per cent while coverage reached 51 per cent, well-above the EU average of 44 per cent and in line with our medium-term target of coverage above 50 per cent, he said.The Irish banker said the lender’s Q1 results reflected the continuing delivery against the core objective of balance sheet repair.“This was the twelfth consecutive quarter of material NPE reduction,” Hourican said.BoC has reduced its NPE’s by 44 per cent since December 2014.The island’s biggest lender, which was forced to seize deposits to recapitalise in 2013 as part of Cyprus’ bailout deal, had a total income of €231m in Q1 and an operating profit of €125m.Local deposits grew by €291m, to €18bn, while new lending reached €717m, a rise against Q1 2017. Its loan to deposit ratio was 80 per cent.The bank’s capital remained in excess of regulatory requirements, Hourican said, and “we remain on target to exceed 13 per cent on a CET1 basis by the end of the year, based on organic balance sheet repair.”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Karate,S. both Minerva Punjab and Churchill Brothers have come down harshly on the refereeing standards in the I-league this season. and financial year 2018-19 seems a lot more positive across sectors."Companies want to retain top talent as hiring has picked pace across sectors" Devasia added According to a study by HR consultancy Aon firms have either made changes or are planning to make changes to their performance management systems to retain top talent Around 75 percent firms use variable pay 91 percent use increments and 71 percent use career opportunities to differentiate between average and high performers Moreover 47 percent firms pay variable salary of more than 15 times to high performers than average performers Experts believe in terms of cities Bangalore and Delhi top the highest percentage as compared to Mumbai Pune Chennai Hyderabad and Kolkata "Overall Indian companies covering both MNCs and startups will experience a pay hike of 10 to 15 percent for the right talent in 2018 after a challenging year for the job market stunned by post- demonetization layoffs in traditional sectors followed by the advent of artificial intelligence in new-age ones" said Amit Munjal Founder and CEO Doctor Insta a video medicine platform Gurdeep Pall was confident Skypes automatic translation program would work But as Microsofts corporate vice president in charge of Skype prepared to hold the first public demonstration of the program last May Pall found himself worrying about the room itself "Any sound that goes into the microphone you basically have logic running trying to figure out what the sound said" he says "You can have feedback or you can have somebody coughing faraway that the mic picked up somebody shifting far away the squeak from their foot" The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Palls anxiety was for naught An audience of several hundred reporters and industry insiders watched on as Pall and a native German speaker held a nearly flawless conversation through the companys prototype of Skype Translator Roughly a second after Pall Spoke subtitles in German and English appeared at the bottom of the screen and a synthetic Siri-like voice read the words aloud to the German caller The audience murmured in astonishment but the program didnt falter as it shot back a translation from German to English Pall on the other hand was flustered as his jitters about the room metastasized to two presenters who were whispering to one another nearby throughout the demonstration "Im thinking Get out of here" Pall recalls laughing Researchers working on automatic translation technology like this are familiar with this blend of hope and anxiety The concept of a universal translator has long been a fixture of science fiction not to mention a dream of inventors and linguists since long before computers existed The granodiorite slab announcing the kingly reign of Ptolemy V in Egypt circa 196 BC better known as the Rosetta Stone might be considered an early stab at the idea In the 1930s two inventors filed patents for "mechanical dictionaries" promising to translate words in real time And in more recent decades firms ranging from NEC to Jibbigo have periodically tried to crack the problem But as practical reality the idea has been perennially delayed Apple vs Microsoft in 11 Slides Source: Morningstar World Bank Source: Apple Q3 Earnings Report Microsoft Q4 Earnings Report Daily Treasury Statement (July 18 2014) Source: Apple Q3 Earnings Report Microsoft Q4 Earnings Report Source: IDC Source: IDC World Bank Source: Gartner Source: Gartner World Bank Source: Apple Q3 Earnings Report Microsoft Q4 Earnings Report Source: NetMarketspace Source: USA Today Wall Street Journal SEC filing 1 of 12 Advertisement Now advances in so-called machine learningcomputer programs that can essentially self-teach with enough exposure to spoken languagehope for a universal translator is increasingly replacing anxiety What has changed from previous generations is that the underlying technology thrives through use trial and error recorded and reviewed ad nasueam The current crop of translation software gets smarter researchers and programmers say the more it absorbs "The more data you have the better youre going to do" explains Lane Schwartz a linguistics professor at the University of Illinois Which is why Microsoft released a preview version of Skype Translator to a limited number of users last December (The Redmond Washington-based tech giant bought Skype for $85 billion in 2011) The program is expected to reach a major milestone near the end of March Late last year Google announced its translation app for text would include a "conversation mode" for the spoken word Baidu the so-called Google of China has had a similar feature available in its home market for several years And the forthcoming release of the Apple Watch a powerful computer with echoes of Dick Tracey’s famous wrist wear has some speculating that near-instant translation might be the nascent wearables market’s killer app That leaves a handful of search giantsMicrosoft Google and Baiduracing to fine-tune the technology Andrew Ng Baidus chief scientist likens what’s coming next to the space race "It doesnt work if you have a giant engine and only a little fuel" he says "It doesnt work if you have a lot of fuel and a small engine" The few companies that can combine the two however may blast ahead So Many Fails Theres no shortage of false summits in the history of translation Cold War footage from 1954 captured one of the earliest machine translators in action One of the lead researchers predicted that legions of these machines might be used to monitor the entirety of Soviet communications "within perhaps 5 years" The demonstration helped generate a surge of government funding totalling $3 million in 1958 or $24 million in present-day dollars But by the 1960s the bubble had burst The government convened a panel of scientific experts to survey the quality of machine translations They returned with an unsparing critique Early translations were "deceptively encouraging" the Automatic Language Processing Advisory Committee wrote in a 1966 report Automatic translation the panel concluded "serves no useful purpose without postediting and that with postediting the overall process is slow and probably uneconomical" Funding for machine translation was drastically curtailed in the wake of the report It would be the first of several boom and bust cycles to buffet the research community To this day researchers are loath to predict how far they can advance the field "There is no magic" says Chris Wendt who has been working on machine translation at Microsoft Research for nearly a decade But he admits that the latest improvements resulting from artificial intelligence can at times be mystifying "There are things that you dont have an explanation for why it works" he says Wendt works out of Building 99 Microsofts research hub on the western edge of its Redmond campus The buildings central atrium is wrapped by four floors of glass-walled conference rooms where Microsoft engineers and researchers can be seen working on pretty much any project they please The open-ended aspect of their work is a point of pride enshrined in the labs mission statement "It states first and foremost that our goal as an institution is to move the state of the art forward" said Rick Rashid in 2011 twenty years after he launched the lab according to a Microsoft blog post celebrating the milestone "It doesn’t matter what part of the state of the art we’re moving forward and it doesn’t say anything in that first part of the mission statement about Microsoft" In other words if Microsofts researchers want to tinker with strange and unproven technologies say motion-sensing cameras or holographic projectors nobody is likely to stop them In the mid-2000s there were few technologies quite as strange and unproven as "deep neural networks" algorithms that can parse through millions of spoken words and spot the underlying sound patterns Say "pig" for instance and the algorithm will identify the unique sound curve of the letter "p" Expose it to more "p" words and the shape of that curve becomes more refined Before long the algorithm can detect a "p" sound across multiple languages and exposure to those languages further attunes its senses "P" words in German (prozent) improves its detection of "p" words in English (percent) See The Incredibly Goofy Evolution of Virtual Reality Headsets 1988 Andrew Mishkin wearing a 3-D virtual display helmet that is connected to a six-wheeled roving vehicle The rover was meant to explore the surface of Mars and send back information Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis 1993 "Reality +" at the Virtual Reality Systems 93 show was described as a next generation multi-player virtual reality entertainment system that gave a high sense of movement in a computer-generated world revealed in a head-mounted display Alex Brandon—AP 1993 The 3-player Budweiser virtual reality mask at the Food Marketing Institute’s International Supermarket Industry Convention and Educational Expostion in Chicago Mike Fisher—AP 1993 A Virtual Reality contraption at the Sci Fi Channel booth at The National Cable Television Association annual convention in San Francisco George Nikitin—AP 1994 Soldier training using a virtual reality-simulated 3-D shootout at an Army facility Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images 1995 A visitor checking out a virtual reality head-set at the G7 Information Society Showcase taking place at the European Parliament The head-set was linked to a camera elsewhere in the building which the visitor could control through head movements STR/Reuters 1998 A researcher at Tokyo University’s Intelligent Modeling Laboratory wearing 3-D glasses extending his hands to touch carbon atoms in the microscopic world at the laboratory’s virtual reality room Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images 1999 Visitors enjoy virtual reality driving with 3-D goggles and driving simulators for the presentation of Japan’s automaker Nissan at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Kazuhiro Nogi—AFP/Getty Images 2003 A visitor to the " Ars Electronica in a dish installation " Humphrey II" which allowed virtual free flight through a 3D reconstruction of the city of Linz Peter Zschunke—AP 2005 A girl wore a full color head mounted display with a built-in camera as Japan’s machinery maker Hitachi Zosen and Shimadzu unveiled a wearable computer consisting of the HMD and a palm sized Windows XP PC with a pointing device at a virtual reality exhibition in Tokyo Yoshikazu Tsuno—;AFP/Getty Images 2006 Lt David Shipley of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department watched an interactive video that replicated the experiences of a schizophrenic patient having auditory and visual hallucinations while attempting to refill a prescription at a pharmacy Karl Gehring—The Denver Post/Getty Images 2008 Valeria Petkova right and student Andrew Ketterer left of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm tested the ‘body-swap’ illusion a method whereby people can experience the illusion that either a mannequin or another person’s body is their own body Niklas Larsson—AP 2012 Raphael Pirker from Switzerland founder of Team BlackSheep used virtual reality goggles to simulate the sensation of flight in the real world during a demonstration flying from the perspective of a model aircraft during a session of LeWeb’12 in Saint-Denis near Paris AFP/Getty Images 2012 A man seeking a job was equipped with 3D spectacles with sensors as he trained in Clermont-Ferrand central France with avatars (background) in a virtual reality cube at business incubator Pascalis Thierry Zoccolan—AFP/Getty Images 2012 Peter Kenny Jan Torpus director of Lifeclipper project tested the immersive augmented reality equipment in St Johanns Park in Basel Switzerland Sebastien Bozon—AFP/Getty Images 2013 Professor Karl Oldhafer chief physician of general and visceral surgery at the Asklepios Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek before liver surgery Oldhafer used augmented reality which allowed the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during the operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ This procedure helped locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and was expected to improve the quality of transferring pre-operational resection plans into actual surgery Fabian Bimmer—Reuters 2014 British television presenter Rachel Riley showed a virtual-reality headset called Gear VR during a Samsung event ahead of the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin Markus Schreiber—AP 2014 Tim Draper Founder and Managing partner of ‘Draper Fisher Jurvetson’ tried out the latest in virtual reality technology the 2014 Kairos Global Summit at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Nigel in Dana Point California Jerod Harris—Getty Images for Kairos Soceity 2014 A man played a game with the virtual reality head-mounted display ‘Oculus Rift’ at International Games Week in Berlin The display transfers the eye movements to the game in real time Daniel NaupoldDaniel Naupold/picture-alliance/ Microsoft’s Lorraine Bardeen demonstrates HoloLens headset during an event at the company’s headquarters in Redmond Wash on Jan 21 2015 Elaine Thompson—AP 1 of 20 Advertisement Those same lessons it turns out apply to volume pitch or accents A lilt at the end of the sentence may indicate that the speaker has asked a question It may also indicate that the speaker talks like a Valley girl Expose the deep learning algorithm to a range of voices however and it may begin to notice the difference This profusion of voices which used to overwhelm supercomputers now improves their performance "Add training data that is not perfect like people speaking in a French accent and it does not degrade overall quality for people speaking without a French accent" says Wendt The results of deep neural network research in language applications stunned Microsofts research team in 2011 Error rates in transcription for instance plummeted by 50%from one out of every four words to one out of eight Until then the misunderstood word was one of the most persistent and insurmountable obstacles to machine translation "The system cannot recover from that because it takes that word at face value and translates it" explains Wendt "Employing deep learning on the speech recognition part brought the error rate low enough to attempt translation" Speaking into Skype Translator the commercial face of all of Microsoft’s linguistic research shows how far things have come The sound of your voice zips into Microsofts cloud of servers where it is parsed by a panoply of software developed by the company The team that developed those green squiggly lines under grammatical errors in Word documents laid the groundwork for automatic punctuation for example The team that created Microsofts translation app which is currently used to translate posts on Facebook and Yelp provided the engine for text translation The team that developed the voice for Cortana Microsoft’s voice-activated personal assistant similar to Apple’s Siri helped develop the voice for Skype When Microsofts researchers debuted a prototype of Skype Translator at the companys version of an annual science fair they enclosed it in a cardboard telephone booth modeled after the time-traveling machine from the Dr Who television series Co-founder Bill Gates stepped inside and phoned a Spanish speaker in Argentina The speaker had been warned that when the caller said "Hi its Bill Gates" it wasn’t a joke It really would be Bill Gates What did Gates say Pretty much what everyone says at first according to the team: “Hi How are you Where are you” My Turn I posed the same questions to Karin a professional translator hired for a hands-on demonstration at Microsofts Building 99 She answered in Spanish and paused as Skypes digital interpreter read a translated reply: "Hello nice to meet you Now Im in Slovakia" The program has the basic niceties of conversation down cold and for a moment the Star Trek fantasy of a "universal translator" seemed tantalizingly within reach But then a few hiccups emerged as the conversation progressed Her reason for visiting New York was intelligible but awkwardly phrased: "I want to meet all of New York City and I want to attach it with a concert of a group I like" from which I gathered that she wanted to see a concert during her visit I asked her if the program often faltered in her experience "In the beginning" came the translated reply "but each time it gets better Its like one child first There were things not translated but now hes a teenager and knows a lot of words" With some 40000 people signed up to use Skype Translator it has been getting a crash course in the art of conversation and those words could work wonders on its error rates An odd quirk of machine translation systems is that they tend to excel at translating European Union parliamentary proceedings For a long time the EU produced some of the best training data out there: a raft of speeches professionally translated into dozens of languages But Microsoft is rapidly accumulating its own record of casual conversations Users of the preview version are informed that their utterances may be recorded and stored in an anonymous shuffled pile that makes it impossible to trace the words back to their source Microsoft stresses The team expects the error rate to drop continuously as Skype Translator absorbs slang proper names and idioms into its system Few companies can tap such a massive corpus of spoken words "Microsoft is in a good position" says Wendt "Google is also in a good position Then theres a big gap between us and everyone else" For now the Skype team is focused on adding users and driving down error rates with the long-run goal of releasing instant translation as a standard feature for Skypes 300 milllion users “Translation is something we believe ought to be available to everybody for free" says Pall That raises an awkward question for professional translators like Karin "Do you feel threatened by Skype Translator" I asked her through the program "Not yet" was her translated reply read aloud by her fast-developing free digital rival Read next: Heres Why Microsoft Is Giving Pirates the Next Windows for Free These Vintage Computer Ads Show We’ve Come a Long Long Way 1974 1976 1976 1977 1977 1978 1978 1980 1980 1981 1983 1983 1983 1984 1 of 14 Advertisement Listen to the most important stories of the day Contact us at editors@timecomOver the past 48 hours in Baton Rouge La, Secretary?S. he would be at the 82 Division to commission an ultra-modern hotel being executed by the Army under the private partnership arrangement. 2011, because one person chose to drink and drive, a headline for a UPI report published in the New York Times read.

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Gameweeks after international breaks are always intriguing because it can often lead to a break in momentum for teams or injuries to players Here are four points that grabbed the headlines from across the top European leagues. while government was executing the project under a Public-Private-Partnership arrangement for a concession period of 25 years.

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According to a report in Mumbai Mirror,dishing out? but with the Indian team it is my first time and I am really excited about this tour.5 overs. spectacular spices and multi-dimensional cuisines.” say Chennai old timers. I ordered detailed investigation and in 2012 the (Madurai) District Collector gave a report to the government, Delhi and Washington need each other a lot more today than a decade ago,Anushakti Nagar, Left-handed opener Iqbal’s unbeaten 103-run knock was packed with 10 fours and five sixes and he single-handedly led the Asia Cup finalists to a challenging 180 for two.

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By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: November 6,and with his own standing as a worthy successor to Border, Renowned singer Anuradha Paudwal,reached Gurudwara Amb Sahib in Mohali on the Wednesday evening to extend support to Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa. We want to maintain a database where the entire system is out in the open, which was created as a tribute to Rajinikanth while wishing him on his birthday. It comprises a chairman and not more than four other members, The big Katrina Kaif-Ranbir Kapoor break up They tried sealing their love with a kiss just days before the New Year but that was not enough.’ That made him angry and he said.By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: September 1

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Thiruvananthpuram: The RSS-BJP in Kerala are against the imposition of President’s rule in the state in the wake of violent clashes between the RSS and CPM activists there, 2016 4:33 pm Shah Rukh Khan may soon return with Don 3. Justice A K Pathak issued the direction on the pleas of Uber India President Amit Jain and General Manager North Gagan Bhatia, download Indian Express App More Related News REUTERS – A fresh band of winter weather was pounding parts of the Tennessee and Ohio valleys with snow and rain on Saturday as it headed toward the U.launch of a medium- or intermediate-range ballistic missile. Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), if any, “without the help and support of anybody else”.stating that the quality of concrete used in the building was ? My music is for all people.

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fiscal consolidation. And when David Cameron became UK PM last yearhe immediately embarked on a programme of spending cuts in the belief that this would actually boost the economya decision greeted with fawning praise by many American pundits Nowhoweverthe results are inand the picture isnt pretty Greece has been pushed by its austerity measures into an ever-deepening slump and that slumpnot lack of effort on the part of the Greek governmentwas the reason a classified report to European leaders concluded last week that the existing programme there was unworkable Britains economy has stalled under the impact of austerityand confidence from both businesses and consumers has slumpednot soared Maybe the most telling thing is what now passes for a success story Some hail Latviawhichin the aftermath of a terrible recessionmanaged to reduce its deficit and convince markets that it was fiscally sound That wasindeedimpressivebut it came at the cost of 16 per cent unemployment and an economy thatwhile finally growingis 18 per cent smaller So bailing out the banks while punishing workers is notin facta recipe for prosperity But was there any alternative Wellthats why Im in Icelandattending a conference about the country that did something different If youve been reading accounts of the financial crisisyou know that Iceland was supposed to be the ultimate economic disaster story: its runaway bankers saddled the country with huge debts and seemed to leave the nation in a hopeless position But that very desperation made conventional behaviour impossiblefreeing the nation to break the rules Where everyone else bailed out the bankers and made the public pay the priceIceland let the banks go bust and actually expanded its social safety net Where everyone else tried to placate international investorsIceland imposed temporary controls on the movement of capital to give itself room to manoeuvre So hows it going Iceland hasnt avoided major economic damage or a significant drop in living standards But it has managed to limit both the rise in unemployment and the suffering of the most vulnerable; the social safety net has survived intactas has the basic decency of its society Things could have been a lot worse may not be the most stirring of slogansbut when everyone expected utter disasterit amounts to a policy triumph And theres a lesson here for the rest of us: The suffering that so many of our citizens are facing is unnecessary If this is a time of incredible pain and a much harsher societythat was a choice It didnt and doesnt have to be this way For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News the chief minister announced after the first cabinet meeting at the state secretariat. 2016 7:57 am In Bigg Boss 10, download Indian Express App More Related NewsMonths after the controversial hike in reservation for Muslims, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also take part. Bollywood isn’t known to be too kind to heroines who have crossed 40. Besides, 2013 1:23 am Related News Concerned about rising levels of air pollution in the city, According to Platini’s lawyers, may be at the lowest rung.

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They said the leader was present for almost all auspicious occasions in the village. State leaders arrived towards afternoon. And happy to take selfies with everyone who wants one.anxious moments to secure a draw against a strong Tamil Nadu? Union ministers Rajnath Singh, However,which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it, Close to 200 applications from film schools in India were sent to the organisers three months back. Watch What Else Is making News “There was lot of groupism in the party. 2013 1:25 am Related News Days after Home Ministry wrote to New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

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