Growing up, my family took Easter seriously. We’d decorate eggs for the big hunt, dress in our Sunday best and impatiently wait as my dad stashed eggs in the garden.In grass-lined baskets were foil-wrapped bunnies and candy-coated chocolates, both sidelined for plastic eggs filled with pennies, nickels and dimes. More than three decades later, tradition hangs on by a thread, now with my parents hiding shelled bounty for my teenage niece and nephews. Coins have been replaced with dollar bills, and candy substituted by trail mix. Short-lived entertainment has quelled long-term anticipation, something that seems inevitable with the changing of times. I’m partially to blame for breaking family custom, having no children of my own or much of a desire to join the big hunt. Instead, my husband, Benjamin, and I look for an easy escape from commercial holidays — somewhere close enough to San Diego, but far enough from home. Enter Santa Catalina Island. One hour by car and … [Read more...] about Catalina Island adventure redefined Easter weekend
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“19_19 Concept is our technological and innovative vision of the automotive future. It conserves the fundamentals that have made Citroën what it is over the last 100 years, a Brand that listens to its customers and systematically focuses on human aspects, consistent with its ‘Inspired by You’ Brand signature. Design, creativity, comfort and innovation are and will remain central to Citroën’s DNA, as demonstrated by 19_19 Concept.” Linda Jackson, CEO of Citroën SYNTHESIS To celebrate 100 years of boldness and creativity at the service of freedom of movement, Citroën was duty bound to present a spectacular object, a true UFO in the automotive sector. 19_19 Concept is a disruptive Citroën manifesto that rewrites the rulebook and illustrates a vision of mobility that is deliberately unconventional, future looking and constraint-free. Boasting exceptional proportions for the automotive segment, and inspired by the worlds of aviation and … [Read more...] about 2019 Citroen 19_19 Concept @ Top Speed
When disaster strikes, the clock ticks faster. Civilians need to be evacuated. Supplies need to be moved. First responders need to be deployed. Delays can cost lives. AI will soon help those on the ground keep up amidst the chaos, NVIDIA Vice President for Accelerated Computing Ian Buck explained Tuesday, detailing a partnership between NVIDIA and Carnegie Mellon University. “This is an area where I think we can make a huge impact saving lives,” Buck told an audience of more than 2,000 policymakers, technologists and entrepreneurs gathered in Washington for GTC DC. The goal of the humanitarian aid/disaster relief initiative is to create AI for the fast-paced scenarios where the right information at the right time can save lives, Buck explained. The effort will bring together the best minds at CMU and NVIDIA with a “build it, break it, then make it better” design cycle to create tools for disaster response. CMU brings the experience of over 200 faculty working on … [Read more...] about NVIDIA, Carnegie Mellon Team Up to Aid First Responders
PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 September 2018 Andy Warren Paul Hurst is still awaiting his first win as Ipswich Town manager. Picture: STEVE WALLER Archant Ipswich Town are still looking for their first win of the season following six league games. ANDY WARREN takes a look at the stats summing up the Blues’ start. Ipswich have drawn all three of their home games this season, including the clash with Norwich. Photo: Steve WallerThe basicsWhat is clear for all to see is that Paul Hurst’s Ipswich Town have taken just three points from their opening six Championship games, are out of the Carabao Cup and have yet to secure a victory under the stewardship of their new boss.That leaves the Blues 23rd in the still-embryonic Championship table with just five goals scored in six league matches and nine conceded. Only QPR and Birmingham have managed fewer goals.Brentford’s Neal Maupay and Andi Weimann of Bristol City have both scored as many league goals as … [Read more...] about Good areas, missing the target and defensive hits and misses… the stats summing up Ipswich’s start to the season
By Craig Hlavaty Updated 1:03 pm CDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston in 1968 Union Station is seen here in April 1968. Just three decades later Enron Field (later known as Minute Maid Park) would be built on the site, incorporating the old train station in the design. >>>See what Houston looked like 50 years ago... less PHOTOS: Houston in 1968 Union Station is seen here in April 1968. Just three decades later Enron Field (later known as Minute Maid Park) would be built on the site, incorporating the old train station in the ... more Photo: Jerry Click/Houston Chronicle 06/01/1968 - Roy Hofheinz welcomes visitors at opening ceremonies for Astroworld, his new 57-acre amusement park in the Astrodomain complex in Houston. His son, Fred, and daughter, Dene, are seen behind him on the platform in front of the park gates. less 06/01/1968 - Roy Hofheinz welcomes visitors at … [Read more...] about What did Houston look like in 1968?