Boys' basketball: Ira Lee is almost ready to play for Crossroads

Los Angeles Times

Crossroads is 7-0 and additional help could be coming soon. Ira Lee, a 6-foot-8 senior who signed with Arizona and used to play for Sierra Canyon before moving up north to play for Prolific Prep, is back practicing for Crossroads and could be cleared soon by his doctor to play in a game. He had shoulder surgery in August. He is cleared by the Southern Section to play for Crossroads, which also added Shareef O'Neal from Windward. When O'Neal and Lee get to play together, Crossroads could become a formidable challenger to Sierra Canyon in league play.


LA Vegan Hotspot Crossroads Launches Late Night Menu

International Business Times

Crossroads is at 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles Photo: Crossroads Crossroads has been touted as one of Los Angeles' most sought after reservations under the tutelage of chef and owner Tal Ronnen, recognized as a pioneer in imaginative plant-based cuisine. A favorite of Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Nikki Reed, Anne Hathaway and Jenna Dewan, Crossroads is best known for its chic and conscious vegan-friendly brunches and dinners. Now, the restaurant is ready to keep its doors open well past supper time with the launch of its late-night menu. Starting at 10 p.m., guests who appreciate a well-crafted cocktail with their late night cravings can take a seat at the Crossroads bar and enjoy delectable Impossible Burger Sliders (which are famous for "bleeding" like real burgers), Buffalo Maitake Mushrooms, Spicy Meatball Pizzas and an ever-changing selection of dishes priced $6-$14 suited for after hour tippling. The Crossroads late-night menu, which includes the Buffalo Maitake Mushrooms, is offered Monday through Sunday, 10 p.m. to close.


Discovery of Important Crossroads in Road Network using Massive Taxi Trajectories

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

A major problem in road network analysis is discovery of important crossroads, which can provide useful information for transport planning. However, none of existing approaches addresses the problem of identifying network-wide important crossroads in real road network. In this paper, we propose a novel data-driven based approach named CRRank to rank important crossroads. Our key innovation is that we model the trip network reflecting real travel demands with a tripartite graph, instead of solely analysis on the topology of road network. To compute the importance scores of crossroads accurately, we propose a HITS-like ranking algorithm, in which a procedure of score propagation on our tripartite graph is performed. We conduct experiments on CRRank using a real-world dataset of taxi trajectories. Experiments verify the utility of CRRank.


SCALE AI supports the Canada - France vision of Artificial Intelligence - SCALE.AI

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SCALE AI welcomes the Canada – France proposed creation of an international study group to promote a vision of artificial intelligence (AI) which will benefit society at large. This joint initiative was announced on June 7, ahead of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec. The study group's mission will be to support and guide the development of ethical and inclusive AI technologies, aimed at shaping a better future for all. Innovation and adoption of AI technologies are accelerating very rapidly and have the potential to deliver massive social, societal and business value. The study group will provide foresight, expertise, and an international cooperation platform to help seize this major opportunity and address the challenges that go with it.


Australian startups need more diversity to thrive, not closed borders

Mashable

Sixty-one percent of Australia's top 50 startups were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants, according to the 2016 StartupAUS Crossroads report. Despite this, the local tech industry is up against strong headwinds from the government when it comes to hiring skilled technology workers from overseas. In recent weeks, both major political parties have proposed tougher restrictions on Australia's 457 visa system, which allows businesses to sponsor skilled foreign workers for up to four years. The timing, so soon after the election of the outspokenly anti-immigrant President-elect Donald Trump in the U.S., has shades of political opportunism. It also comes amid the increasing power of the right wing One Nation party locally, sending ministers stumbling to "put Australia first."