Adult Swim reveals Rick and Morty season six global premiere date

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New Episodes Set for International Release Starting on Sunday, September 4th    


Hit Series Recently Nominated for Third Emmy® Award


Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation, announced that the two-time Emmy® award-winning comedy series Rick and Morty will premiere globally and across the multiverse, starting on Sunday, September 4th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.


“It’s hard to overstate the impact of Rick and Morty. More than a hit show, it is truly a global phenomenon,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network. “As we prepare to launch this soon-to-be iconic season, we will be giving fans a unique way to be part of the fun – so keep your eyes peeled.”


Lifetime to date, Rick and Morty has been viewed over 10B times globally, across linear, digital, and streaming.


Rick and Morty is the Emmy® award-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson


on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.


It’s season six and Rick and Morty are back! Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can’t miss season of your favorite show.


Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.


Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You.  Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians.  Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel and reaches fans via HBO Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube.

BT reveals monumental potential for UK undergraduates in booming global AI industry

Courses in AI go unnoticed by almost 3 in 5 higher education students, BT study finds

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Despite analyst predictions that the Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry will be worth £49 billion globally in 2022, a new in-depth study by BT has uncovered a lack of awareness amongst UK students about the opportunity to pursue qualifications in AI related courses.

Where almost three in five (59%) higher education students said they were unaware of AI courses at the time of choosing their course, over half (51%) revealed that they would consider studies centred around AI in the future, once they had understood and received more information about what the courses entail.


The findings are revealed in BT’s report, AI skills: Motivation & AI careers myths debunked, which was commissioned in partnership with Yonder Consultancy, to understand how to grow and retain AI talent in the UK.


Identifying additional challenges connected to the attraction of talent to the UK AI industry, the study found that 38% of higher education students perceive a career in AI to be dull while 42% believe that AI qualifications wouldn’t give them the career they are looking for.


Despite these perception issues, 66% of higher education students believe the AI industry to be full of ambitious people, and almost three quarters (73%) believe it to be a career that would allow them to solve problems.


Harmeen Mehta, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, BT, said: “Having graduated in AI more than two decades ago and lived through the AI winter, I am so excited to see how AI is changing the world and how we live! If you are someone who likes solving problems at scale, building platforms, passionate about data and AI and crave diversity of thought, a rich and diverse set of career opportunities are waiting for you”


Adrian Joseph OBE, Managing Director, Data and AI, BT, said, “AI will be the most transformational technology in the next 3-5 years and is one of the most exciting to be working in right now.  There’s no limit to what we can achieve with AI outperforming us in many areas already, though we clearly have some opportunity to communicate this better to students.  We need the right talent onboard, not just in the technology areas of AI but also in social sciences including ethics.  It’s more important than ever to ensure that careers in data and AI are as inclusive and accessible as possible, to create a bigger, more diverse and quality pipeline of AI talent”.


Ashruti Rajesh, a current Data Analyst graduate at BT, took an alternative route into a career into AI. After studying English Literature at university, I joined the BT enabled digital training programme – FastFutures – which gave me exposure to a career in Data. I then completed a Data bootcamp led by CodeFirstGirls, sponsored by BT, which secured my role as a Data Analyst at BT today. Working within Data & AI has enabled me to place my analytical lens away from academia and onto an area of work which is equally as broad as it is challenging and exciting. I can see how the work I do contributes to the improvement of the business and makes a real difference to every-day processes at BT.”


BT is committed to driving data, AI & digital skills in the UK as it embarks on its own ambitious plans to make the company an AI-led business. As part of its commitment here, BT will launch the Digital Campus, with Data & AI being a key vertical of the initiative that will train and upskill current BT talent – and eventually contribute to wider upskilling in the market. In continuing to support the UK’s efforts to plug the digital and AI skills gap, BT will host an event in the Autumn which will comprise of talks, guest speakers and will provide a wealth of information for young people thinking about a career in AI.


The UK Government’s national AI Strategy found that the gap between demand and supply of AI skills remains significant and growing, concluding that in order to meet demand, the UK needs a larger workforce with AI expertise.


Methodology

Research was commissioned in conjunction with Yonder Consulting, surveying 514 Higher Education students online. 

New Data Set Reveals Changing Face of Earth Over the Course of One Year in Unprecedented Detail

FALMOUTH, Mass.March 14, 2022PRLog — A new set of satellite radar derived images provide a novel view of the face of Earth in unprecedented detail, advancing understanding of natural and human changes that occur over the course of a year. Such information is crucial to improve decision-making at regional, national,

and international levels, and to disaster planning and preparedness.

The data and images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel 1A and 1B satellites and its analysis was published in the journal Scientific Data ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-022-01189-6) on Friday, March 11, by a team of scientists and engineers at Earth Big Data, LLC; Gamma Remote Sensing AG; NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); University of Houston; and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

“This is Earth as we’ve never seen it before,” said Josef Kellndorfer, founder of Earth Big Data, LLC, and lead author of the study. “This level of detail will enable a far more nuanced understanding of how our planet is changing throughout the year and beyond.”

The Sentinel-1 satellites orbit Earth once every 90 minutes and use synthetic aperture radar

(SAR) technology to create detailed images of the geo- and biophysical state of the land, ice, and water below. Unlike optical imagery of Earth’s surface, which relies on light from the sun and can be blocked by clouds, dust, or smoke, SAR uses microwave energy to peer through any haze, and can even image the ground at night. In addition, consecutive images of the same location allow for detecting interference patterns, which reveal millimeter- to centimeter-scale deformations of the Earth surface. This technique, known as SAR interferometry, is a powerful way to evaluate deformations associated with tectonic activity, groundwater extraction, mining, landslides, or the inflation of volcanoes poised to erupt.

For their study, funded by JPL, the team looked at a full year of Sentinel-1 data—from December 1, 2019, to November 30, 2020—and separated the data into seasonal groups:

December-February, March-May, June-August, and September-November. Over the course of the year, both satellites passed over every point on land from 82 North to 79 South between 30 and 60 times. The resulting Petabyte (1,000 Terabytes) of data was processed with massive cloud-computing capacity, available through Amazon Web Services, in less than five days to produce this novel data set. At a resolution of 90 meters (300 feet), this data set unlocks for the first time the power of spaceborne radar interferometry at global scale. In addition to informing NASA and other space agencies’ efforts designing future SAR missions, as well as geophysicists interested in surface deformation, the results of this work benefit a range of scientists and decision-makers who study topics like seasonal dynamics of vegetation, global areas of agricultural activity, land use change, soil moisture and irrigation patterns, or sea and inland ice extent and motion.

“This is really just a first step,” said Kellndorfer, who is also a member of NASA’s Science Team for the NISAR radar satellite mission which is slated to launch in partnership with the Indian Space Agency by early 2024, and will collect interferometry-capable and openly accessible data for years to come. “The real utility of this data is yet to be seen, but it will undoubtedly set the stage for smarter, more robust decision-making, endless scientific questions, and a long line of PhD students for years to come.”

Oliver Cartus of Gamma Remote Sensing, Switzerland, and co-author of the study, added, “It is exciting to demonstrate that the wealth of information contained in interferometric radar data acquired by current SAR missions such as Sentinel-1 or upcoming missions such as NISAR becomes accessible at global scale with the computational power offered by modern cloud systems.”

The published paper, all of the imagery and data from the study is open-access and freely

available at the NASA Alaska Satellite Facility Distributed Active Archive Centers (https://asf.alaska.edu/datasets/derived/global-seasonal-s…) and via the Registry of Open Data on AWS (https://registry.opendata.aws/ebd-sentinel-1-global-coher…). Tools to access, display, and analyze the data set are available via the computer source code community platform Github and can readily be ingested into geographic information systems.

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About Earth Big Data LLC

Earth Big Data LLC (EBD), Woods Hole, MA, was founded in 2015 to address the big

environmental challenges of our time by providing access to modern computational tools and

that mine large Earth observation data sets. EBD is a fully cloud-based company and committed to open-source solutions that are scalable, flexible, and optimized to a wide range of budgets, deadlines, and objectives.

About Gamma Remote Sensing

Gamma Remote Sensing is a Swiss company involved in the development of satellite SAR

interferometry techniques and applications since the early days. It is appreciated for its software suite, terrestrial radar instruments, services, and consulting.

Aviva reveals claims caused by hapless hounds

As Crufts returns this week, Aviva has opened its annals (or should that be kennels?) to showcase some of its most unusual UK home insurance claims linked to furry friends.

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There are plenty of dog-related incidents where home insurance – and particularly accidental damage cover – can come to the rescue.



Aviva reveals it receives around 800* accidental damage claims in the UK each year where dogs play a part. These include items knocked over by family pets, damage caused by pups tripping up owners and possessions lost while taking dogs for a walk. On average, claims from dog-related incidents are valued at around £1,100 each.


Carpets, TVs and laptops are often on the receiving end of canine capers, although one pup wreaked havoc to an entire kitchen when he got curious.


The young Labradane (Labrador / Great Dane cross) got into hot water when he managed to turn on the – thankfully cold – tap in his kitchen, while his owners were out briefly. “Whiskey” caused around £4,000 of damage by flooding the room. He was caught on the house’s security camera wearing a decidedly hangdog expression after he realised the consequences of his actions.


Other dog-related claims include:

  • A customer was cleaning out her fish tank and had buckets of water on the floor. Her laptop was plugged in charging nearby on the arm of a chair. The customer’s dog ran past, caught the charging cable and pulled the laptop into a bucket.
  • One man was decorating his landing area and had set up a step-ladder. His dog knocked over the ladder, spilling a two-litre pot of paint down the stairs.
  • A dog was indirectly responsible for another broken laptop when he refused to get in the car. The customer was going to a meeting and put his laptop on top of the vehicle while he put the dog inside. He then drove off with the laptop still on the car roof.
  • One owner’s dog got excited when he saw another dog on TV. He jumped up at the screen and knocked the set off its stand.
  • A lady was cleaning her bathroom with a bucket of bleach and water. Her dog ran in, knocked over the bucket, spilling it onto the hall carpet.
  • A friend came to visit a customer at her home. The visitor was startled when the customer’s dogs barked and knocked an antique barometer off the wall.
  • Another dog got excited when a caller knocked on the door while his owner was decorating. The dog knocked a pot of paint off the windowsill, ruining the customer’s sofa.
  • An unhelpful hound hit a sour note when he tripped up his owner who was carrying a drink – which landed on his high-end electric keyboard.
  • Yet another carpet was damaged when an excited puppy got its lead tangled around an ironing board. The young pup managed to tip the board over, pulling the hot iron plate-down onto the carpet.


Kelly Whittington, UK Property Claims Director for Aviva says: “Dogs are beloved members of millions of UK homes. They get involved in all aspects of family life – and our possessions are sometimes on the receiving end!


“Most home insurance policies have exclusions for damage caused by chewing, scratching, tearing or fouling by domestic animals, so we’d urge customers to check their cover. But as our records show, there are plenty of dog-related incidents where home insurance – and particularly accidental damage cover – can come to the rescue.


“Accidental damage cover is a useful addition to home contents insurance, in case of unexpected breakages and spills in the home. If customers would like to make sure they have the best cover for their needs, we’d urge them to speak to their insurer or broker.”


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Further information


Data relates to home insurance claims underwritten by Aviva between 2016 and 2021.


Notes

  • We are the UK’s leading Insurance, Wealth & Retirement business and we operate in the UK, Ireland and Canada. We also have international investments in Singapore, China and India.
  • We help our 18.5 million customers make the most out of life, plan for the future, and have the confidence that if things go wrong we’ll be there to put it right. 
  • We have been taking care of people for 325 years, in line with our purpose of being ‘with you today, for a better tomorrow’. In 2021, we paid £30.2 billion in claims and benefits to our customers.
  • Aviva is a market leader in sustainability. In 2021, we announced our plan to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by 2040, the first major insurance company in the world to do so. This plan means Net Zero carbon emissions from our investments by 2040; setting out a clear pathway to get there with a cut of 25% in the carbon intensity of our investments by 2025 and of 60% by 2030; and Net Zero carbon emissions from our own operations and supply chain by 2030.  Find out more about our climate goals at www.aviva.com/climate-goals and our sustainability ambition at www.aviva.com/sustainability.
  • Aviva is a Living Wage and Living Hours employer and provides market-leading benefits for our people, including flexible working, paid carers leave and equal parental leave. Find out more at https://www.aviva.com/about-us/our-people/
  • At 31 December 2021, total Group assets under management at Aviva Group are £401 billion and our Solvency II shareholder capital surplus is £13.1 billion. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE 100 index.
  • For more details on what we do, our business and how we help our customers, visit www.aviva.com/about-us 


Netflix Reveals Title for the Korean Adaptation of ‘La Casa de Papel’: ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’

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Netflix has confirmed to release the Korean adaptation of global hit La Casa de Papel – Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area. A special teaser was together released with the exciting announcement, bringing new hype and sneak peeks to the final visuals. 


Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area narrates a genius strategist and his talented crew – composed of top-class thieves – attempting to pull off an unprecedented heist in the Korean Peninsula. The story portrays unexpected twists and turns as the crew stage a hostage while facing inexplicable challenges. All eyes are focused on the background and definition behind the title Joint Economic Area.  


The special teaser illustrates the Professor – performed by Yoo Ji-tae – in front of a wall filled with unique masks, including traditional Korean and the iconic Salvador Dali mask from the original Spanish series. As he reaches out to choose the symbolic mask for the heist, the scene transits, unrevealing the Professor’s final choice to the viewers. Furthermore, along with Seon Woojin – Team leader of the Crisis Negotiation team performed by Kim Yunjin – the attractive visuals of each eight heist members along with their city-name alias are introduced: Berlin (Park Hae-soo); Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo); Moscow (Lee Won-jong); Denver (Kim Ji-hun); Nairobi (Jang Yoon-ju); Rio (Lee Hyun-woo); Helsinki (Kim Ji-hoon); and Oslo (Lee Kyu-ho).


The special teaser ignites curiosity and hype about how the global hit series La Casa de Papel will translate into the Korean context. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will be released in 2022, only on Netflix.




Production Information 


Title: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area


Original Series: La Casa de Papel


Directed by: Kim Hong-sun


Written by: Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae and Choe Sung-jun


Starring: Yoo Ji-tae (Professor), Kim Yunjin (Seon Woojin), Park Hae-soo (Berlin), Jun Jong-seo (Tokyo), Lee Won-jong (Moscow), Park Myung-hoon (Cho Youngmin), Kim Sung-o (Cha Moohyuk), Kim Ji-hun (Denver), Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi), Lee Joobeen (Yun Misun), Lee Hyun-woo (Rio), Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki), Lee Kyu-ho (Oslo) etc.


Produced by: BH Entertainment and Zium Content


Distributed by: Netflix


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