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A crew of Canadian service dogs watched a live musical as part of their training

  • A polite crowd of about a dozen future service dogs attended an August performance at Ontario's Stratford Festival as part of their training.
  • The event was part of a two-year training program by K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs, head trainer Laura MacKenzie told CNN.
  • The future service dogs have toured zoos, subways and crowded fairs to acclimate them to the unfamiliar lights and sounds, rapid movements and bustling crowds they might encounter with their handler, she said.
  • Ann Swerdfager of the Stratford Festival told CNN that many of the theater's patrons bring their service dogs to performances, so the company was "thrilled" to host the dogs for training.
  • The non-profit theater company hosts "relaxed performances" designed for audiences sensitive to light, sound and noise -- a perfect training ground for service-dog hopefuls.

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Predicting Football Match Attendance with Machine Learning Algorithms

  • For readers who aren’t familiar with the typical machine learning workflow, I’ll use an analogy of a school teacher teaching a student a new concept to help you understand the core idea behind each step of the process.
  • Firstly, due to the large variability in AFL stadium capacities, using percentage-filled would lead to more stable predictions and would help with interpreting the model’s key performance metrics.
  • I started with the fundamental dataset (match details and attendance) and successively added in new variables from the other data files (e.g. rainfall, team memberships and stadium capacities).
  • Many machine learning algorithms wouldn’t be able to pick up this nuance simply by taking in raw date and time information, so I decided to create a dedicated variable for each match’s time-slot.
  • The resulting coefficients of my linear regression model are shown below (note that the baseline factors for the time-slot and stadium dummy variables were Saturday night and the MCG, respectively).

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Predicting Football Match Attendance with Machine Learning Algorithms

  • For readers who aren’t familiar with the typical machine learning workflow, I’ll use an analogy of a school teacher teaching a student a new concept to help you understand the core idea behind each step of the process.
  • Firstly, due to the large variability in AFL stadium capacities, using percentage-filled would lead to more stable predictions and would help with interpreting the model’s key performance metrics.
  • I started with the fundamental dataset (match details and attendance) and successively added in new variables from the other data files (e.g. rainfall, team memberships and stadium capacities).
  • Many machine learning algorithms wouldn’t be able to pick up this nuance simply by taking in raw date and time information, so I decided to create a dedicated variable for each match’s time-slot.
  • The resulting coefficients of my linear regression model are shown below (note that the baseline factors for the time-slot and stadium dummy variables were Saturday night and the MCG, respectively).

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Hundreds of strangers came to El Paso to honor one of the shooting victims after her husband invited the public

  • Hundreds of strangers braved the 100-degree heat to pay their respects to 63-year-old Margie Reckard.
  • Reckard's companion of 22 years, Antonio Basco, had welcomed the public to attend.
  • She was one of hundreds of strangers who braved 100-degree (38 Celsius) heat to pay their respects to 63-year-old Margie Reckard.
  • Feeling heartbroken and alone after her death, Reckard's companion of 22 years, Antonio Basco, had welcomed anyone to attend.
  • The service was moved from a funeral home to La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center to accommodate the crowd.
  • Funeral home staff urged attendees to be patient as people began rotating in and out of the service amid scorching heat.
  • Perches is among local funeral homes offering free services for the 22 people killed.
  • In the days after the shooting, Basco told El Paso television station KFOX that Reckard's kindness and selflessness was incomparable.

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