— MEDICI LIVING Group and CORESTATE Enter Investment Agreement to Develop 35 New ‘QUARTERS’ Co-Living Locations, 6,000 Units Across Europe — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2018– The parent company of QUARTERS, one the fastest-growing co-living brands in the U.S., today announced a €1bn investment agreement for its European portfolio. This initiative — the largest single co-living investment worldwide — is a key milestone in the firm’s growth and prelude to an American expansion projected for 2019. Under the record-breaking announcement, Berlin-based MEDICI LIVING Group, one of the largest co-living service providers in the world, and Frankfurt-listed CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), one of Europe’s largest real estate investment managers, have jointly agreed to invest €1bn of equity and debt in the … [Read more...] about Global Co-Living Company with U.S. Holdings Raises €1Bn for European Expansion in Sector’s Largest-Ever Single Investment
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By Wei-Huan Chen Published 11:09 am CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 Suzan-Lori Parks Suzan-Lori Parks Photo: Ruth Fremson, New York Times Photo: Ruth Fremson, New York Times Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Suzan-Lori Parks Suzan-Lori Parks Photo: Ruth Fremson, New York Times 4 things to know about Suzan-Lori Parks, the top U.S. playwright coming to UH 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The University of Houston will be bringing in one of the country's most distinguished playwrights working in the U.S. today for a lecture on Oct. 30. But despite Suzan-Lori Parks' reputation as "an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time," according to writer James … [Read more...] about 4 things to know about Suzan-Lori Parks, the top U.S. playwright coming to UH
Senate Democrats fiercely opposed Richard Grenell’s nomination to become the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and earlier this year, sought his removal after a Breitbart News interview where he said he wanted to empower conservative voices in Europe. If Democrats had been successful at either endeavor, an accused Nazi labor camp guard would be roaming free in the U.S. today.Thanks to Grenell’s efforts, the Trump administration deported Jakiw Palij, the last known Nazi collaborator living in the U.S., to Germany early Tuesday morning. Palij was a former Nazi SS labor camp guard in German-occupied Poland. Thousands of Jews were murdered at the Trawniki labor camp where he worked. After World War II, he lied about being a Nazi and sought asylum inside the U.S. in 1949, and became a U.S. citizen in 1959, living in Queens, New York. Despite a 2004 removal order, the Bush and Obama administrations were unable to deport him. “To protect the promise of freedom for Holocaust … [Read more...] about Senate Democrats Opposed U.S. Ambassador Ric Grenell, Who Ended Up Deporting Nazi
Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS) has finally launched its DeepLens deep learning camera for all developers in the U.S. DeepLens, for the uninitiated, is a 4-megapixel (1080-pixel video) camera that sports 8GB of memory, a 2D microphone array, Intel Atom processor, and bunch of USB, micro SD, and micro HDMI ports. Running on Ubuntu, the camera is designed as an easy route for developers to build their own deep learning applications, with support for AWS Greengrass, the Gluon machine learning library, and the recently launched SageMaker, which helps developers deploy custom machine learning models. Above: DeepLens Ultimately, DeepLens is all about teaching the basics of deep learning, with example projects available and pre-trained computer vision models that can detect faces, objects, and dozens of activities such as guitar-playing and teeth-brushing. AWS first unveiled DeepLens last November, and it was originally scheduled to ship some time in April. … [Read more...] about Amazon’s $249 DeepLens deep learning camera goes on sale in the U.S.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 launched in the U.S. today and is now available from Cricket for $129.99. That price is for the whole kit and kaboodle. The phone is expected to soon be available at AT&T and T-Mobile. With the handset now available in the states, Microsoft has produced a series of four 15 second ads for the device that not only feature the Lumia 640, but also star Windows Phone personal assistant Cortana.One ad shows how Cortana can give you a timely reminder so that you don't look foolish in front of investors looking to fund your start-up company. Another spot shows what could happen without Cortana giving a reminder to a forgetful husband. The virtual voice activated personal assistant can also make sure that there is cake for your kid's birthday party so that she doesn't have to blow out candles on an oven-cooked ham. Cortana says that she will nudge you about picking up a birthday cake when you go past any bakery. The last ad features a late arriving weatherman showing … [Read more...] about Microsoft Lumia 640 U.S. ads star Cortana