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Victoria Beckham finally marks major Met Gala first

Victoria Beckham finally marks major Met Gala first

[ad_1] Victoria Beckham may not have been at the 2024 Met Gala in person, but her presence was palpable as Bridgerton muse Phoebe Dynevor graced the spotlight wearing one of Victoria’s designs.  The occasion marked a milestone moment for the former Spice Girl, whose creations had yet to be worn to the prolific event by anyone but herself. British actress Phoebe, who was dressed by Victoria, told Vogue that “ten-year-old me could never have seen this coming.” The BAFTA-nominated Rising Star was an ethereal vision wearing archival lace and tulle draped effortlessly across her silhouette.  © GettyPhoebe Dynevor attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” wearing Victoria Beckham A true English rose, Phoebe’s dress was elevated with 350 hand-cut and hand-dyed flowers, rippling across her body and down the gown’s billowing tulle train.  “At one fragile and delicate, yet with a strong, statement silhouette, the custom piece speaks to the brand’s signature of juxtaposing and balancing the masculine and the feminine, while reflecting Phoebe as an individual – a classic English rose …

UK marks landmark AI investment to develop self-driving vehicles

UK marks landmark AI investment to develop self-driving vehicles

[ad_1] UK AI company Wayve has announced a $1.05bn investment to develop the next generation of AI-powered self-driving vehicles today. Backed by tech giants such as Microsoft, Wayve will use this investment to develop and launch the first embodied AI technology for self-driving vehicles in the UK. Embodied AI will enable automated vehicles to learn from and interact with a real-world environment. This includes the ability to navigate and learn from situations that do not follow strict patterns or rules, such as unexpected actions by drivers or pedestrians – going far beyond the capabilities of existing AV technology. The UK leads the way in these emerging industries Today’s investment cements the UK’s position as a world leader in these emerging industries, with both the self-driving vehicle and AI sectors bringing huge potential for economic growth as they develop. Between 2018 and 2022, the UK autonomous vehicle sector alone generated £475m of direct investment and created 1,500 new jobs. As the self-driving vehicle industry grows in the UK, it is expected to be worth £42bn and …

Oxfordshire’s Bridgehead marks 15 years supporting startups and scaleups

Oxfordshire’s Bridgehead marks 15 years supporting startups and scaleups

[ad_1] Bridgehead International Agency is celebrating 15 years in business. Headquartered in Wantage, Oxfordshire, the agency helps startups and scaleups break into new markets in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Having led commercial teams at major blue-chip companies – Cisco, Lego, and the BBC – CEO Paul McIntosh founded The Mustard Concept, now Bridgehead, in 2009. Starting out with just a desk, phone and laptop, Paul was able to sign his first client within 90 days. He and the team have since facilitated the market entry of more than 80 businesses, crafting bespoke go-to-market strategies for their customers. Paul said: “We have ambitious plans to expand our footprint with additional offices in the US and a further four across Europe and Australia. “Additionally, we’re gearing up to launch a revolutionary software as a service (SaaS)/AI platform. “This cutting-edge tool will streamline the market entry process, enabling startups and scale-ups to swiftly validate their concepts.” [ad_2] Source link

Zendaya marks return to Met Gala in dramatic Margiela gown: ‘No notes’

Zendaya marks return to Met Gala in dramatic Margiela gown: ‘No notes’

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Zendaya has officially made her return to the Met Gala in style. The Challengers star, 27, walked the steps of the Met Gala’s “green” carpet on Monday 6 May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City – her first time attending the event since 2019. Zendaya, who is also serving as co-chair this evening, arrived wearing a peacock-coloured Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano, styled by none other than Law Roach. Her dramatic blue and green gown was a nod to Dior’s spring 1999 couture collection, which was also designed by Galliano. According to a press release, Zendaya’s dress featured bands of hand-painted metallic crin, a drape and bow layered from aluminum material, and a corsage hand-painted in electric blue and emerald green. Her outfit was completed with a Philip Treacy headpiece featuring a singular black feather, …

Ukraine marks its third Easter at war under fire from Russian drones

Ukraine marks its third Easter at war under fire from Russian drones

[ad_1] Orthodox devotees stand next to baskets of traditional Easter delights as they are blessed by a Ukrainian priest outside the Assumption Cathedral of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv, on May 5, 2024, amid the Russian invasion in Ukraine. ANATOLII STEPANOV / AFP As Ukraine marked its third Easter at war, Russia launched a barrage of drones concentrated in Ukraine’s east and claimed its troops took control of a village they had been targeting. Ukraine’s air force said Sunday, May 5, that Russia had launched 24 Shahed drones, of which 23 had been shot down by air defenses. Six people, including a child, were wounded in a drone strike in the eastern Kharkiv region, regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said. Fires broke out when debris from drones that were shot down fell on buildings in the neighboring Dnipropetrovsk region. No casualties were reported. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced Sunday that its troops had taken control of the village of Ocheretyne, which has been in the crosshairs of Russian forces in the Donetsk region of …

A rare blue rock-thrush bird marks 1st North America sighting

A rare blue rock-thrush bird marks 1st North America sighting

[ad_1] When hobbyist photographer Michael Sanchez snapped this picture of a blue rock-thrush subspecies on the coast of northern Oregon last week, he didn’t know how rare the bird was until he posted it to social media. Michael Sanchez hide caption toggle caption Michael Sanchez When hobbyist photographer Michael Sanchez snapped this picture of a blue rock-thrush subspecies on the coast of northern Oregon last week, he didn’t know how rare the bird was until he posted it to social media. Michael Sanchez Call it beginner’s luck. On a trip to the Oregon coast in late April, amateur photographer Michael Sanchez took his new camera out to Hug Point State Park to snap pictures of waterfalls. Sanchez, a 41-year-old middle-school band director from Vancouver, Wash., recently picked up photography and, by his account, is by no means a bird-watcher. But his trip turned into an impromptu photo shoot that made him the envy of birders. “I got all the shots that I needed and when I was finishing up, I looked behind me and, still …

Business West marks Peru’s inclusion into region’s international trade scheme

Business West marks Peru’s inclusion into region’s international trade scheme

[ad_1] South West business support organisation Business West hosted a celebration at Leigh Court to mark Peru’s entry into the ATA Carnet scheme. This scheme facilitates the temporary export of goods and equipment, simplifying international trade for businesses, musicians, film productions and other organisations. With Peru’s inclusion, the scheme now spans 79 territories globally, enhancing opportunities for international commerce. The Peruvian-themed event featured a selection of Peruvian cuisine by award-winning Epic Caterers. Guests, including ATA Carnet customers, suppliers, and Business West staff, were treated to flavours that highlighted the caterers’ culinary expertise, sparking lively discussions among attendees.  “It’s great to see Peru join the ATA Carnet scheme, opening new doors for our customers to explore global markets without the burden of import duties and taxes,” said Catherine Stephens, Head of International Trade Services at Business West. A special attraction was the presence of alpacas from the local Cadbury Alpaca Farm.”Interacting with the alpacas was not only a delight but also symbolically connected us to Peru’s rich heritage,”  Catherine added.  Charlotte Brockwell from Cadbury Alpaca Farm shared with us how …

Robert Marks Discusses Artificial Intelligence in D.C.

Robert Marks Discusses Artificial Intelligence in D.C.

[ad_1] Peter Biles <!– –> April 30, 2024 2 Artificial Intelligence Marks is making the rounds talking about AI and his new book. Peter Biles <!– –> April 30, 2024 2 Artificial Intelligence Robert J. Marks, the director of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, is an expert on artificial intelligence and had the chance recently to share his thoughts on the topic with congressmen in Washington D.C. Marks met with Congressmen Dunn (Fla) and Murphy (NC) during his visit to the nation’s capital. Dunn sits on the House Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and so was interested in speaking with Dr. Marks for his insight and expertise on the topic. Dunn also co-sponsored legislation aimed at curtailing deep fakes with mandatory watermarking, which is highly relevant to current copyright lawsuits and companies like Getty Images who are having their material “scraped” by AI. Marks was also able to share his 2022 book Non-Computable You: What You Do That Artificial Intelligence Never Will with Congressman Dunn. “I gave Congressman Dunn a copy of my …

South Africa marks ‘Freedom Day’ 30 years since apartheid ended

South Africa marks ‘Freedom Day’ 30 years since apartheid ended

[ad_1] CAPE TOWN, South Africa —  South Africans celebrated their “Freedom Day” on Saturday, commemorating their country’s pivotal first democratic election on April 27, 1994, that announced the official end of the racial segregation and oppression of apartheid. South Africa marked the 30th anniversary with 21-gun salutes and remembrances of that momentous vote, when millions of Black South Africans decided their own futures for the first time, a fundamental right they had been denied by a racist white minority government. The first all-race election saw the previously banned African National Congress party win overwhelmingly and made its leader, Nelson Mandela, the country’s first Black president four years after he was released after decades in prison. But Saturday’s celebrations of the momentous anniversary were set against a growing discontent with the current government. Here’s what you need to know about that iconic moment and a South Africa that’s changing again 30 years on: A turning point The 1994 election was the culmination of a process that began four years earlier when F.W. de Klerk, the last apartheid-era …