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Surrey seeks to become cultural powerhouse through new 10-year strategy

Surrey seeks to become cultural powerhouse through new 10-year strategy

Surrey Cultural Partnership has published its decade-long strategy to put the county at the forefront of the UK’s cultural landscape. The new report, titled ‘Surprising Surrey: Our Cultural Strategy & Vision 2024-34’, sets out a framework and action plan with four key priorities: Increasing access to culture for all, especially those who face physical, social and economic barriers. Recognising the role of creative encounters in strengthening communities and in supporting health and wellbeing programmes. Encouraging a collaborative, county-wide ecology and infrastructure, where creative workspaces are integral to sustainable planning and regeneration schemes. Nurturing the creative economy in Surrey by attracting new business and investment. The strategy comes following two years of consultation by the Surrey Cultural Partnership with the county’s cultural organisations, practitioners and stakeholders. Hear the latest insights from property experts on The Business Magazine’s new podcast Professor Caroline Scarles, director of Visit Surrey, said: “It’s been a privilege to work with the Surrey Cultural Partnership to develop this strategy that brings together the wide range of vibrant and inspiring cultural leaders, organisations and …

Best Board Game Deals: Save Up to  on Strategy Games, Card Games, RPGs and More

Best Board Game Deals: Save Up to $29 on Strategy Games, Card Games, RPGs and More

Best deals right now Haunted Mansion is one of my family’s favorite Disneyland rides and movies, and now it’s one of our favorite board games too. The game itself is a card management game where you try and get as many of certain types of cards as possible while trying to avoid being haunted by the traveling ghost. Details While there’s a lot to be said about video games, board games can also be a lot of fun, and in the past few years, there has been a massive boom in the variety of games to be found. That means that you can almost completely fill out several bookcases full of awesome board games, and if you can find a group or two to game with regularly, it’s a great way to get away from a screen. There are a lot of great card games, strategy games and everything in between, but it all boils down to the fact that there’s a lot of fun to be had if you can find the bargains. My family and …

Two Labour wins, a Reform party surge and a dip into Rishession: never doubt Sunak’s strategy is going to plan | Marina Hyde

Two Labour wins, a Reform party surge and a dip into Rishession: never doubt Sunak’s strategy is going to plan | Marina Hyde

Confusing news from the byelections in Wellingborough and Kingswood, given that Downing Street has spent recent weeks explaining Britain is “pointing in the right direction” and has “turned the corner”. Someone should probably tell Britain, which is now officially in recession, and where Wellingborough just went Labour on the second biggest swing of its kind since the second world war. Kingswood likewise “turned the corner” away from the Conservatives to the tune of a 16.4% swing. Furthermore, it was an eye-catching night for Reform, the Tories’ Jill Stein. Or as Rishi Sunak put it this morning: “Our plan is working.” In which case, could there possibly be an argument for adopting George from Seinfeld’s iconic “do the opposite” strategy? Entertainingly, the small hours saw a remarkable number of secretaries of state for cope out there in the wild. I clocked up several sightings of the phrase “hardly a ringing endorsement”, with special mention to the chairman of one Conservative association, who judged of Labour’s “pitiful” performance: “This is not a victory, but a calamitous defeat.” …

Fewer people than ever will receive a Covid booster this spring. The UK needs a new strategy | Sheena Cruickshank

Fewer people than ever will receive a Covid booster this spring. The UK needs a new strategy | Sheena Cruickshank

The overall news about how Covid-19 has affected the UK so far this year has been relatively positive: although we have still had a lot of hospitalisations and deaths from Covid and flu, figures are lower in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland compared with the same period last year. News is also coming in about the next few rounds of Covid vaccine boosters. It seems that while countries such as the US and France have made vaccines available to anyone who wants them, the UK will probably continue restricting free access to select groups, and may reduce access further in the future. The spring booster campaign will be, as expected, more restricted than the recent autumn campaigns – targeting adults aged 75 and over, older people in care homes and children and adults who are immunosuppressed. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which makes recommendations to government, says it is using a “bespoke, non-standard method of cost-effectiveness assessment” to inform priorities moving forward, but full details of its analysis are not …

Stone Age ‘megastructure’ under Baltic Sea sheds light on strategy used by Palaeolithic hunters over 10,000 years ago

Stone Age ‘megastructure’ under Baltic Sea sheds light on strategy used by Palaeolithic hunters over 10,000 years ago

Archaeologists have identified what may be Europe’s oldest human-made megastructure, submerged 21 metres below the Baltic Sea in the Bay of Mecklenburg, Germany. This structure – which has been named the Blinkerwall – is a continuous low wall made from over 1,500 granite stones that runs for almost a kilometre. The evidence suggests it was constructed by Palaeolithic people between 11,700 and 9,900 years ago, probably as an aid for hunting reindeer. The archaeologists investigating the Bay of Mecklenburg used a range of submarine equipment, sampling methods and modelling techniques to reconstruct the ancient lake bed and its surrounding landscape. This revealed that the Blinkerwall stands on a ridge running east to west, with a 5km-wide lake basin a few metres below the ridge to the south. The human, rather than natural, origin for the Blinkerwall was confirmed by an archaeological diving team who photographed sections of the wall. These show that it is made up of 288 very large boulders, which were probably dropped in that location by the retreating glacier, connected by 1,673 …

What is Apple’s generative AI strategy?

What is Apple’s generative AI strategy?

Apple was not mentioned much in the highlights of the 2023 generative AI race. However, it has been doing some impressive work in the field, minus the publicity that other tech companies have engaged in.  In the past few months alone, Apple researchers have released papers, models and programming libraries that can have important implications for on-device generative AI. A closer look at these releases might give a hint at where Apple is headed and where it will fit in the growing market for generative AI. On-device inference Apple is not a hyper-scaler and can’t build a business model based on selling access to large language models (LLMs) running in the cloud. But it has the strongest vertical integration in the tech industry with full control over its entire stack, from the operating system to the development tools and down to the processors running in every Apple device. This places Apple in a unique position to optimize generative models for on-device inference. The company has been making great progress in the field, according to some …

Apple’s AI Strategy Revealed (Video)

Apple’s AI Strategy Revealed (Video)

Many people may think that Apple’s AI strategy is behind the likes of OpenAI, Google, and many more with its AI, according to a recent video by Jon Prosser from FPT, Apple is far ahead with its AI plans than many of us may have realized. Apple has been making significant strides in the artificial intelligence (AI) domain, albeit with a strategy that’s more subtle than showy. Unlike its competitors, who often make headlines with their AI developments, Apple has been quietly bolstering its AI capabilities through a series of strategic acquisitions and integrations. Here’s a deeper dive into what’s been happening behind the Apple curtain and why it matters to the tech ecosystem and beyond. Apple’s Strategic AI Acquisitions You might be surprised to learn that Apple has snapped up over 30 AI-centric startups throughout the year 2023. This isn’t just about expanding its portfolio; it’s a deliberate move to secure the most innovative technologies and top-tier talent in the AI space. Compared to tech giants like Google, Meta, and Microsoft, Apple leads the …

“Perpetual loser” Trump rages on Truth Social after being blamed for “stupid strategy” in NY loss

“Perpetual loser” Trump rages on Truth Social after being blamed for “stupid strategy” in NY loss

Democrat Tom Suozzi on Tuesday won a special election to reclaim his old New York congressional seat that was vacated by disgraced former Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y. Suozzi led Republican Mazi Pilip 54-46 Wednesday morning with nearly all of the votes counted, according to The Associated Press. Suozzi, a centrist who pushed for tougher border policies and bail laws, won his old seat thanks to a strong showing in Nassau County, where he previously served as the county executive, despite a snowstorm hitting the area on Election Day. The win further cuts the slim House GOP majority to 219-212. Former President Donald Trump immediately deflected blame for the loss on Pilip, a registered Democrat who holds local office as a Republican and sought to distance herself from Trump before praising him ahead of the election. “Republicans just don’t learn, but maybe she was still a Democrat? I have an almost 99% Endorsement Success Rate in Primaries, and a very good number in the General Elections, as well, but just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi …

Best Roulette Strategy | Roulette Strategies & Systems

Best Roulette Strategy | Roulette Strategies & Systems

How do you win online roulette bets consistently? What’s the best mathematical roulette strategy? We’ll show you how roulette systems and smarter betting can help you win more in the long term. Roulette Strategies & Systems What is a roulette strategy? It is a way of betting that aims to improve your long-term expected value (EV). Expected value is the amount of money you stand to win over the long run. It’s based on the probability of a bet hitting (i.e. its odds) and your stake. A roulette strategy aims to maximize your EV in every situation. One of the main ways to implement a strategy in roulette is to use a betting system. Popular roulette systems such as the Martingale or Fibonacci are designed to be used on even-money bets such as red or black. We’ve listed the best roulette strategies, based on popular opinion, and how to use them at the top offshore casino sites in the following sections. Play roulette online and test out systems with Bovada Casino. Get Up to $3,750 …

President Biden has a meme strategy, and it’s leaning on Dark Brandon

President Biden has a meme strategy, and it’s leaning on Dark Brandon

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign has finally set up shop on TikTok. Despite controversy in Congress over the app, TikTok is an indispensable tool for presidential candidates to reach young voters, experts say. “I wasn’t surprised at all to see that the campaign launched a TikTok account, because it would genuinely have been such a waste to go through this cycle, and a lost opportunity, to not be on that platform,” said Annie Wu Henry, a digital communications strategist who has managed social media for several political campaigns. “I inevitably assumed it was going to happen, it was just a matter of time when,” she told TechCrunch. “Did I think that would be in the middle of the Super Bowl? No.” In the middle of the big game, the new account posted its first TikTok, which features Biden himself joking about an unfounded right-wing conspiracy theory that he rigged the NFL (… because Taylor Swift, who endorsed Biden in 2020, is dating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, and the camera operators show her in …