Your Chance to Win Tickets To Rihannas Diamond Ball

first_imgRihanna fans listen up – you can attend the Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball for just $1.For just a $1 donation, you can enter to win two tickets to the Diamond Ball, airfares and one night in a hotel. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. CLF is is dedicated to breaking down barriers and transforming the lives of young people globally and is a revolutionary philanthropic space where supporters can join Rihanna’s journey as a global ambassador for education. Current programs include the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program, the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados and the Barbados Micro Grants Program.Here’s where your money will go:• $1 – could provide 1 brick to a school in Malawi • $5 – could provide 5 bricks to a school in Malawi • $10 – could provide 10 books • $15 – could provide a girl with essential school supplies • $20 – could provide a month of schooling for a girlTo find out more and make a donation, click herelast_img read more

To new beginnings

first_imgIndia’s visage, steeped in tradition, designate the multi-coloured cultural hues of the land, more on the lines of social bonding and comprehensiveness that gives way to each ritual being pulled out of its spiritual context and getting transformed into a celebration. Holi has a very contemporary metaphor in today’s India. One of this country’s favourite festivals, it is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring, ushering in the spirit of freshness and shedding the mundane. More importantly, it invokes inclusivity and hence, people from all faiths can be a part of it. There are a number of myths associated with this extant ritual of smearing colour on friends and family but what stands out is the fact that it is one of the greatest testaments to Hinduism’s absorptive capacity. From far and wide, people visit their families and close ones. The schools, colleges and universities across India celebrate Holi with great enthusiasm. Foreign students, who visit India to obtain academic degrees, participate in great numbers. Tourists from all over the world visit India to witness Lathmar Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan, where Krishna was born. In Punjab, people engage in Hola Mohalla, a yearly fair that was first organised by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh to celebrate Holi. Special demonstrations of physical agility, wrestling, martial arts, sword fights, military exercises and turban tying are part of the celebration. Vasant Utsav in Santiniketan is inspired by Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore who introduced this festival at Viswa Bharati. Students, dressed up in bright-coloured attires, celebrate Holi through cultural programmes. They play ‘Dol’ with abir and flowers. Hundreds of foreigners take part in this event every year. In north India, various theme parties are held across the region. People set up bonfires, offer prayers and toss coconuts in the flames to signify the death of negativity and sorrow. In the present context, with the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections just round-the-corner, the politicisation of this festival may not be a fitting pivot. However, there have been earlier instances when such festivals have witnessed throngs of men carrying out victory marches amid packed street corners, shimmying wildly, smeared in colours. And in Indian politics, as it is in this country’s character, every new beginning (including the spring season) witnesses a ‘colourful’ welcome. From parties that have won recent elections to those celebrating Holi, gulal is a recurrent requisite. But it is important to understand that incendiary rhetorics and religion-baiting communal politics are no longer the order of the day. For this new India, as vintage veneration evokes reverence for the archaic, it also brings with it an essential change — the only constant in this country. Happy Holi!last_img read more

UN chief calls tolerance understanding and compassion catalysts for peace

Speaking Tuesday at a panel discussion on The Role of Religious Leaders in Peacebuilding in the Middle East, the Secretary-General called for expanding the space for dialogue with local and regional leaders, and other people with a voice and influence within their communities. “Sustainable peace requires not only political will from all sides, but also the collective efforts of the international community, civil society and fundamentally, religious leaders,” he told participants organized by the UN Alliance of Civilizations.He noted that the world was witnessing a spiralling wave of discrimination and stereotyping of people who are sometimes referred to as “the other.”“As Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, you have the opportunity to teach the shared humanistic values of tolerance, understanding, compassion and peace,” he continued. Calling them the core values embraced by all three monotheistic faiths represented at the gathering, he pointed out that “they can be the catalysts for peace.” The Secretary-General applauded efforts towards promoting the peaceful co-existence between Palestinians and Israelis, calling the initiatives “the way to a more hopeful future – a future of tolerance and mutual understanding as a pathway to just and lasting peace.” In his speech, Mr. Guterres decried the elusiveness of peace in the Middle East conflicts, noting that “with every passing day, frustration grows, hope diminishes, and the perspective of a peaceful resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems more distant. He reiterated that a two-state solution was the only path for Palestinians and Israelis to realize their historic aspirations and live in peace, security and dignity. “There is no plan B,” Mr. Guterres said. read more

The Evening Fixnow with added baby penguins

first_img(YouTube: RebellionFC)THINGS WE SHAREDIn the days since the Boston Marathon explosions, many people have questioned the media’s intense coverage of the events, comparing it to a perceived lack of reporting on a series of explosions in Iraq that killed 50 people and injured hundreds more. Australian journalist Jonathan Green dissects the issue, stating that that the “deaths in Iraq have, somehow, been stripped of the elements of empathy and surprise that would propel them into the eager vacuums of our news cycles”.Anne Hathaway and pals are ruining the Mammy haircut for actual mammies.Ole Salomonsen‘s third film about the northern lights is definitely worth five minutes of your time. For this short, he decided to use some real-time video footage to “better show how furiously fast and beautiful the polar spirits can dance”. Farmers have put little ‘jackets’ on lambs in the fields around Langley, Cheshire to help them with the unusually cold weather conditions during the lambing season. (Image: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNED#MONEY MATTERS: The long-anticipated guidelines from the Insolvency Service of Ireland were published today, revealing that borrowers struggling to keep up with repayments may have to move house, sell a car and change childcare arrangements in order to qualify for the process.This image shows exactly how much a single person can spend under the new rules.#TEXAS: At least 15 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas in the early hours of this morning. The scene has been described as one of “significant devastation” but it is not yet clear what caused the blast.#SAVITA: The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar heard from a pathologist today who said the cause of the 31-year-old’s death was septic shock, E.coli in her bloodstream and a miscarriage at 17 weeks, reports RTÉ News.The Galway coroner is expected to sum up and charge the jury tomorrow.#ARREST: A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the theft of €9,000 from Balbriggan garda station in January. The sum was taken from a €26,000 haul recovered after an attempted robbery at a shop in Lusk.#ROBBERY: Rhino heads and horns worth about half a million euro were stolen from the National Museum Archive last night. A security guard at the Swords facility was tied up as three masked men raided the building before 11pm.#FREEDOM: An internal document circulated among the Fine Gael parliamentary party this week has outlined a series of radical proposals which would alter the way Dáil business is conducted. Backbencher Eoghan Murphy suggests that government deputies should be allowed to vote against their own party on certain issues.THINGS WE LOVEDLet us introduce you to Dalek and Davros, two newborn baby Humboldt penguins born at Chester Zoo. Zookeepers have named all this years babies after characters from the television series Dr Who. Lovely Michelle in TheJournal.ie HQ noted earlier that they’re even smiling for the camera. (Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire) Dublin’s latest visitor guidebook – made by young adults with Down Syndrome for young adults with Down Syndrome.Happy Birthday, Mr President. That sounds a bit wrong when talking about Michael D but the lads and ladies at DailyEdge.ie gave him a virtual hug earlier.We are all better at football than this lot. Thanks to TheScore.ie for finding this gem and using the hashtag #woegius. (Editor’s note: Make sure you have the audio turned up as you watch)center_img (Vimeo Credit: Ole C. Salomonsen)last_img read more

Four Clark County men rescued after getting stuck in snow

first_imgFour Clark County men spent the night near Elk Lake east of Salem, Ore., after their rental pickup got stuck in the snow. On Monday, Robert Record, 44, of Washougal was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe toward Bagby Hot Springs with Shane Lambert, 23, of Washougal, and Vancouver residents Paul Barry, 26, and Eddie Nix, 53. Record said at first he drove toward the hot springs using directions from a friend, then switched to using GPS on Lambert’s phone. When those directions led him down a sketchy road, he downloaded directions from the OnStar device in the pickup. The group ended up 45 miles in the wrong direction on an unmaintained road that didn’t lead to the hot springs, according to the Marion (Ore.) County Sheriff’s Office. “At night the road didn’t look as bad,” Record said.He drove until he came across a pothole and decided to turn around. That’s when the pickup got lodged in a snowy embankment near Elk Lake, more than a two-hour drive from the hot springs. The group had trouble picking up the OnStar signal or cellphone service, Record said, and decided to hunker down for the night. “We survived on whiskey and Subway,” he said. They periodically turned on the truck and its heater to keep warm. On Tuesday, they walked up the road and got cellphone service, Record said. The sheriff’s office said that it was notified Tuesday afternoon through OnStar.last_img read more

Mexican Singer Yuridia Heads Out On US Desierto Tour

first_imgNews Twitter Email Facebook Mexican singer targets a 15-date trek in support of her 2017 album, ‘Primera Fila’ Renée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 26, 2018 – 3:59 pm Yuridia may not be a household name in the United States — yet. But we predict she could be soon.The Mexican singer/songwriter launched her career when she won second place on the fourth series of Mexico’s musical reality TV series “La Academia,” picking up the nickname “Voice of an Angel” along the way. When she released her debut album, 2005’s La Voz De Un Ángel, it sold more than 1 million copies, making her the highest-selling Latin female artist since Thalìa in the ’90s.Now the Latin pop singer is headed to the United States for her 15-date Desierto tour in support of her 2017 album, Primera Fila. She’ll debut in Milwaukee on Aug. 3 and cover cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, and Dallas. The trek wraps Aug. 31 in San Antonio, though more dates are expected.Visit Yuridia’s website for ticket details and availability.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messenger Mexican Singer Yuridia Heads Out On U.S. Desierto Tour Yuridia Heads Out On U.S. Desierto Tour mexican-singer-yuridia-heads-out-us-desierto-tourlast_img read more

NOAA report outlines impacts of warming Arctic

first_imgThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its annual Arctic Report Card, covering everything from rising temperatures on land and sea, to sea ice declines and its impact on Arctic ecosystems and the rest of the world.Download AudioSince the beginning of the 20th century, the report finds surface air temperatures in the Arctic have increased by 5.2 degrees Fahrenheit.Jackie Richter-Menge is with the the Army Corps of Engineer’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering lab. She says half of that warming has happened in the last three decades.“Between October 2014 and September 2015, the Arctic-wide annual average surface air temperature over the region was 1.3 degrees centigrade – or 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit – above the 1981-2010 baseline average,” Richter-Menge said.That’s the highest annual average temperature in the observational record since it began in 1900.Generally, Richter-Menge says air temperatures in all seasons were above average in the Arctic this year, with some reaching 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit above the baseline.She says it was also an interesting year for sea ice, and the changes correlate strongly to the increasing air temperatures.“In February 2015, the lowest-ever maximum ice extent in the satellite record – which begins in 1979 – occurred on the 25th of February,” Richter-Menge said. “This was 15 days earlier than average.”And that record-low maximum was capped off with the 4th-lowest sea ice minimum on record in September 2015.Along with declining sea ice, Richter-Menge says the composition of the sea ice has changed dramatically over the last few decades.“In February and March, the oldest ice – defined as being greater than 4-years-old – made up 3 percent of the ice cover, while new first-year ice made up 70 percent of the ice pack,” Richter-Menge said. “Thirty years ago, in 1985, the composition of the ice cover was much different. Twenty percent of the ice pack was over 4-years-old and only 35 percent was classified as first-year ice.”She says these observations confirm a trend toward a thinner, more vulnerable ice pack.The ice pack isn’t the only thing made vulnerable by a warming climate. According to Kit Kovacs, with the Norwegian Polar Institute, marine mammals are greatly impacted – particularly walrus populations, which are hauling out on land rather than sea ice as they follow the retreating sea ice edge.“This new haulout behavior is raising concerns about the well-being of females and their young that must now make a 180-kilometer long – that is 110 miles – feeding trips each direction from coastal haul-outs to areas of high prey abundance, rather than simply utilizing nearby ice edges as they did in the past,” she said.Kovacs says fish populations are also changing in places like the Barents Sea – north of Scandinavia – where rising ocean temperatures are attracting fish species normally found in warmer waters, displacing cold-water, Arctic species.Impacts are not limited to marine habitats. Martin Jeffries, an adviser for the U.S. Office of Naval Research, says the warming Arctic is resulting in lower snow pack coverage in May and June, and increasing water discharges from Arctic rivers.“In 2014, the year for which we have the most-recent complete record, the combined discharge of the eight largest Arctic rivers was 10 percent greater than the average of 1980-1989,” Jeffries said.The report says the changes recorded over the last few decades are clearly evident. And combined with projections of continued warming temperatures, we can expect to see further change throughout the Arctic in the future.last_img read more

ZP Council swearingin ceremony held

first_imgVikarabad: Patnam Sunitha Mahender Reddy and B Vijay Kumar took oath as Vikarabad ZP Chairperson and vice chairman respectively on Friday. A total of 18 ZPTCs and two cooption members also took oath. The swearing in ceremony was administered by district collectorAyesha Masrath Khanam and CEO Srikanth Reddy. MLAs M Anand, K Yadaiah, District Grandhalaya Chairman Kondal Reddy were present.last_img

Takadimita Takadhimita grand finale Who will be the winner of Colors Kannadas

first_imgTakadimita Grand Finale.PR HandoutThe curtains for the first season of dance reality show Takadimita will be dropped this weekend. Five teams are in the competition to lift the trophy in the Colors Kannada’s show which was kicked off in February.The show was started with 14 contestants (7 male and 7 female) which was a mix of TV celebrities and commoners. In the end, five teams have entered the last stage of Takadimita. Kishan-Namratha, Sunil-Deekshitha, Dileep-Ramya, Manju-Karunya and Bhaskar-Neha are the contestants who are in the race to lift the trophy.Actor-filmmaker Ravichandran, actress Suman Ranganath and classical dancer Anuradha Vikranth are judging the show, which is hosted by Akul Balaji.”Every contestant here has performed well. Missing out an opportunity to be in the finale does not mean that you are a bad dancer. May be the concept was wrong or you had a bad day,” Ravichandran had said after the elimination of Kavitha’s team, who missed out an opportunity to enter the finale.The grand finale will be aired on Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm on Colors Kannada.last_img read more

Freedom to disturb and agitate is the right of all poets

first_imgObserving that it is often in times when poetry is impossible, that the best kind of poetry is written, pioneering Malayalam poet and theorist K Satchidandan said it was important to be able to hurt and affect sentiments in an increasingly charged and gentrified world.”The freedom to disturb and agitate is one of the most important rights a poet has, especially in the history we find ourselves living in today. Poetry is the freedom to conceive, to create alternative worlds, different ways of seeing, going beyond reality to escape it. Or perhaps even oppose the real and inhabit other realities,” said Satchidanandan, during a thought-provoking evening conversation at Vak: Raza Biennale of Indian Poetry, an event held in the Capital recently. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe scholarly panel discussion, titled ‘Poetry as Freedom’, was held at the Triveni Kala Sangam as part of the three-day Biennale. The first-of-its-kind celebration of verse in the country was organised by the Raza Foundation – set up by the late master artist Sayed Haider Raza in 2001 and helmed by eminent Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi, the Managing Trustee.”Though it is but words, poetry is ultimately an act of imagination and a kind of conversation. To use meter, rhythm, metaphor, rhyme, syntax, structure, style and imagery to follow or break with diktats and rejuvenate and recreate language in order to make apparent the invisible,” added K Satchidandan. Citing the importance of the discussion, Vajpeyi said, “Poetry is perhaps the best embodiment of the ideals of freedom. It has become all the more crucial today when there are many curbs on freedom of expression and in a world where the idea of freedom has been divorced from ideas of equality and justice.” The hour-long conversation also featured prominent educationist and former NCERT director Krishna Kumar, award-winning author and academic Ananya Vajpeyi and Apoorvanand, renowned professor of Hindi at Delhi University. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDescribing poetry as the “last refuge” against tendencies of systemic oppression and reductionism, Ananya Vajpeyi traced the influence poets and their works have exercised on the sub-continent across epochs. Contending that a “little amnesia” would help the contemporary shake off the shackles of the past, iconic litterateur Keki N Daruwalla said that poetry was an important counterweight against the canonisation of myth as memory.”The danger of myth becoming scripture and memory, as something to be remembered as having lived or occurred is something we must all be wary of. This sort of co-option – the darker side of memory – is linked to nostalgia. A little amnesia would benefit us all,” said Daruwalla, sparking a lively discussion at event. He linked the conflation of myth with historical and racial anger and distrust. The discussion saw impassioned rebuttal arguments from noted social scientist Shiv Visvanathan and celebrated Gujarati poet-playwright Sitanshu Yashaschandra at the Biennale.”Indian poetics understands that memory, like literature, gives you space for and elasticity of interpretation. Indian literature traditionally used memory as metaphor. Like literature, memory should be permitted to cheat us and play with us,” Yashaschandra said.last_img read more

Biman Banerjee calls for meeting to iron out MLALAD expenditure issue

first_imgKolkata: Speaker Biman Banerjee on Monday asked Tapas Roy, who holds the independent charge of Planning, Statistics and Programme Monitoring department, to convene a meeting of the standing committee of MLAs to take up the issue of spending MLALAD funds.A number of MLAs in the state Assembly raised issues over less spending of MLALAD funds by some municipalities or utilising the same in schemes other than what it is allocated for. The matter was raised by Left Front MLA of North Dum Dum Tanmoy Bhattacharya, who questioned Roy about the inability in spending MLALAD funds, popularly known as BUP funds, on the part of North Dum Dum and New Barrackpore municipalities. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe North Dum Dum municipality has spent Rs 23 lakh, while New Barrackpore has failed to spend any amount. “There is a fixed guideline for spending funds under BUP scheme and there should be public display in the form of signboards mentioning the funds spent under the scheme. If it is found that proper procedure has not been followed in this regard, it is not desirable,” Roy said. He asserted that this fund is a right of the MLAs. “My department will again pass over direction to the District Magistrates to ensure that signboards are put up displaying expenditure of BUP funds,” he added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThis fund is allocated by the state government on the recommendation of the respective MLAs for development work in the area and is spent through the municipalities. Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan mentioned that his MLALAD funds have been spent by Champdani and Baidyabati municipalities in Hooghly in some other projects against his recommendation. “Often we are completely in the dark about how the municipalities spend these funds,” Mannan added. The Speaker said that the issue has been raised by a number of MLAs and asked Roy to organise a standing committee meeting of MLAs to solve the same.last_img read more

Depiction of a cockatoo on 13th Century Vatican Manuscript rewrites medieval trade

first_imgAs historians have discovered across the ages, world history is not set in stone. Unless you’re poking around an Ancient Egyptian pyramid of course, but even then the facts of what took place hundreds or thousands of years ago are always subject to revision. Sometimes these revisions are based on major findings. Other times, however, the smallest detail can turn long-established ideas on their head. Take this painting of a cockatoo for instance. It was included in a 13th century Latin text called The Art of Hunting with Birds (or De Arte Venandi cum Avibus), which resides in the Vatican Library.A new study, published in the June issue of the journal Parergon, explores the significance of the “white parrot” captured in those pages. Its authors Heather Dalton, Jukka Salo, Pekka Niemelä and Simo Orma, look to the cockatoo as symbolic of world trade. A symbol that alters how experts should perceive the historical flow of goods across the globe.White umbrella cockatoo.Writing about the study for the University of Melbourne website, Dr. Dalton refers back to a previous investigation she performed into the image of a cockatoo on a 15th century altarpiece, painted by Andrea Mantegna. Through that depiction and this current artwork, she wishes to “highlight the fact that during the medieval period, merchants plying the waters just to the north of Australia were part of a flourishing trade network that reached west to the Middle East and beyond.”Depiction of a cockatoo in the medieval manuscript, c. 1241. Photo by Biblioteca Apostolica VaticanaRendered within the margins of the Vatican manuscript, which dates from the 1240s, the cockatoo was just one of 900 wildlife illustrations providing a record of the menagerie of Frederick II of Sicily, the Holy Roman Emperor. It is thought by some that he wrote The Art of Hunting with Birds himself.He possessed quite a collection of birds and beasts, as Emperors tended to do. Back then the natural world was a veritable gift catalog, and it was the 4th Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt, or “Sultan of Babylon” who had sent the cockatoo to Frederick II, knowing of his love for feathered things.The drawings in the 13th century book pre-date other European depictions of cockatoos by 250 years.This wasn’t a simple question of getting the bird from A to B. The cockatoo had to spend several years being transported from Australasia to Italy. Along the way, it would no doubt have seen some fascinating sights, as it was traveling via world trade routes. Routes such as the Silk Road played a vital part in opening the planet up to itself, introducing food, technology and all manner of intrigue from different cultures.De Arte Venandi cum Avibus. Photo by Biblioteca Apostolica VaticanaThe avian offering has been identified by Dalton and her co-authors as one of two types: a Triton, one of the subspecies of the Greater Sulphur-crested cockatoo, or one of the Yellow-crested varieties. This places the bird’s origins in the vicinity of Northern Australia, New Guinea, or Indonesia.Steel engraving of Cacatua-Inca (Laphocroa leadbeateri).So, this little creature certainly traveled a long way. Its journey reflects not only the unusual nature of royal present-giving but also the path of trade as it began to change the way countries looked at themselves.Talking CockatooDalton is keen to emphasize the role of northern Australian waters as a trade route, and in particular, how the indigenous Southeast Asians used the sea to transport their wares from place to place, a detail she feels is overlooked in the general scheme of events.Four drawings of the white bird, identified as a cockatoo, feature in Emperor Frederick II’s book.She goes on to mention that, “Although this trade lessened from the mid-thirteenth century due to circumstances within China and India, records show that during the early thirteenth century Malay ports were exporting goods from other Southeast Asian destinations into China and beyond — including white parrots.”Read another story from us: Solving the mystery behind the 13th Century parchment in the Vatican Secret ArchivesWhile seemingly just a pretty-looking bird in an old book, this cockatoo is generating fresh avenues of discussion about factors that changed the course of world history. It may not have done a whole lot of flying, but it’s certainly helped the academic community stretch its wings.Steve Palace is a writer, journalist and comedian from the UK. Sites he contributes to include The Vintage News, Art Knews Magazine and The Hollywood News. His short fiction has been published as part of the Iris Wildthyme range from Obverse Bookslast_img read more

OnetoOne Teaching Platform Savvy Launches Tapping a 105 Billion Market

first_img Listen Now Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. A new startup launching today, Savvy, allows students and teachers to schedule appointments and join live video chats through an online platform.The San Francisco-based startup aims to tap into a smart education-technology market that was worth $105 billion in 2015 and is expected to balloon to $447 billion by 2020, according to a report from market research firm Markets and Markets.Savvy gives teachers in all manner of disciplines — ranging from voice training for individuals who have recently undergone transgender surgery, managing your career as a dancer, somatic body movement to becoming a private investigator — a way to advertise their skillset, book appointments either via live video chat or in person and accept payment.Image Credit: SavvyRelated: This Is Bill and Melinda Gates’ Prediction for the Future of Online EducationSavvy makes a 15 percent commission on whatever a teacher charges.”Today, there isn’t enough of the right education to go around. Traditional schools can’t keep up with demand, and often don’t teach folks the right knowledge at the right time,” said Hamish Chandra, co-founder at Savvy, in a statement announcing the launch. “The biggest advantage with Savvy that learners can tap into a wide variety of experts from the convenience of their homes.”To be sure, there are other online education portals. For example, Udemy is an online education resource with more than 10 million students and 40,000 courses.The difference is that Savvy connects teachers and students one on one. That allows for individually tailored instruction.Image Credit: SavvyRelated: Duolingo, the Chart-Topping Language App, Unveils a Platform for Teachers“For example, my co-founder is an immigrant with kids in Germany starting a company in California. When it was time for him to think about his finances, there were plenty financial planning videos and courses out there, but none that could help him figure out his specific situation,” says Chandra in a post with users on the discovery platform Product Hunt. “By giving him access to one-on-one teachers, he can talk about his specific questions and get answers he can actually apply to his life. As an extra bonus, he could also find a teacher who’s been in his situation (i.e. starting a company while thinking about kids’ college funds).”To date, Savvy has raised $1.7 million from a handful of venture capitalists and angel investors.To see more about how Savvy works for teachers and students, watch the YouTube video embedded below. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifercenter_img 3 min read March 3, 2016last_img read more

The Future of Weed Science Is a Van in Colorado

first_imgNick StocktonScientists Map the Receptor That Makes Weed Work Megan MolteniJeff Sessions’ War on Medical Marijuana Gets Public Health All Wrong You enter the University of Colorado Boulder’s newest research laboratory through the side entrance. The door—which is heavy and white, with a black, jug-style handle—slides open from right to left. Crammed inside are a plain wooden dresser, two chairs, and a small desk, above which someone has taped a mediocre landscape-print (mountains, trees, clouds, etc.). A kaleidoscopic purple tapestry hangs from the far wall. The ceiling slings so low that it forces some visitors to duck, and the flooring is made of wood. Well, wood laminate.The modest setup occupies just a few dozen square feet of space—a tight but necessary fit, given that CU Boulder’s newest research laboratory is located not in a building on the university’s campus, but the back of a Ram ProMaster cargo van.The lab is mobile because it has to be. Researchers at CU Boulder’s Change Lab built it to study marijuana’s effects on human test subjects. But even in states like Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2014, federal law prohibits scientists from experimenting with anything but government-grown pot.And Uncle Sam’s weed is weak.Cultivated by the University of Mississippi with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, federally sanctioned cannabis is less potent and less chemically diverse than the range of cannabis products available for purchase at dispensaries. According to [findings published in the journal [Nature Scientific Reports](https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46528/) earlier this year, the weed that researchers use in clinical cannabis studies is very different from the weed people actually use.CU Boulder’s mobile lab (aka the CannaVan, aka the Mystery Machine) lets researchers drive around that problem. “The idea is: If we can’t bring real-world cannabis into the lab, let’s bring the lab to the people,” says neurobiologist Cinnamon Bidwell, a coauthor on the aforementioned Nature study and head of the CannaVan research team.Researchers are using the CannaVan to investigate the potential risks of high-potency cannabis concentrates, like dabs, and the potential benefits of cannabis use among medical patients with anxiety and chronic pain.Patrick Campbell/University of ColoradoIt works like this: CannaVan researchers first meet with test subjects on CU Boulder campus, where they assign study participants specific commercial cannabis products with known potency and chemical makeups (including edibles and concentrates). Once the test subjects leave, they purchase their assigned cannabis from a local dispensary. Later, CannaVan researchers drive to the subjects’ homes. Participants enter the van sober, and researchers perform blood draws and establish test subjects’ baseline mental and physical states. Then they go back into their homes; eat, smoke, vape, or dab their product as they please; and return to the van, where researchers draw the subjects’ blood again, perform interviews, and evaluate things like memory and motor control.Bidwell’s team is currently using the van to investigate the potential risks of high-potency cannabis concentrates, like dabs, and the potential benefits of cannabis use among medical patients with anxiety and chronic pain. The researchers use the lab to evaluate the drugs’ acute effects, track usage and quality of life, monitor symptoms, and investigate how patients titrate their doses. “Basically, we’re looking at whether people can have pain relief without walking around feeling stoned all the time,” Bidwell says.Crucially, all of this happens without any CU researchers buying, touching, or even seeing commercial cannabis themselves. “As Colorado citizens, we can purchase and use these products. But as researchers, we can’t legally bring them into our lab and directly test their effects, or directly analyze them,” Bidwell says. The CannaVan studies are less precise than those her team could perform in a traditional lab (where they’d have greater influence over things like dosage, timing, and chemical makeup), but more controlled than a pure observational study. Plus, these studies are actually legal. “We’ve worked very closely with CU Boulder administration, our legal team, research compliance officers—the list goes on—to see that everything is above board,” Bidwell says.The upshot: Randomized controlled trials these are not, but these first observational investigations from CU Boulder’s CannaVan are liable to be some of the most relevant behavioral and therapeutic studies on cannabis in 2018, and—it seems likely—several years to come.That’s because weak government weed isn’t the only thing holding back medical marijuana research. Even as California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine this year join the list of states where recreational weed is legal, in a country where 93 percent of voters support some form of legal pot, cannabis retains its designation under federal law as a Schedule I narcotic. That’s a classification on par with heroin and ecstasy, and one that seems unlikely to change in the current political climate.Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ aversion to medical marijuana has been well documented. In April, he directed a Justice Department task force to review and recommend changes to the Cole Memo, which, since 2013, has enabled states to implement their own medical marijuana laws with minimal intervention by the US government. A month later, Sessions asked Congress to undo the protections afforded by the Rohrbacher-Blumenauer amendment, which also shields state-legal medical marijuana programs from federal interference.“He hasn’t yet, but if Sessions prevails at rolling these protections back, everything becomes harder for everybody, and that scares me” says geneticist Reggie Gaudino, chief science officer of marijuana analytics company Steep Hill. “I think it would have a chilling effect on the entire field—sales, medical research, genetic studies, chemical analyses. All of it.”And experts agree a chilling effect is the opposite of what cannabis research needs. “There needs to be an enormous amount of work done not just on the compounds present in various cannabis products, but on the best ways to characterize exposure to those compounds,” says Harvard pediatrician and public health researcher Marie McCormick. Earlier this year, she chaired a review by the National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering of existing marijuana research—the most thorough evaluation of its kind to date. The report found strong evidence for marijuana’s therapeutic potential, but gaping holes in foundational research that could guide its medical and recreational use. “It’s not terribly sexy work. It’s slow and methodological. But it’s critical to understanding the effects of cannabis exposure, its potential risks, and its potential remedies,” McCormick says. That’s not all going to happen in 2018, she adds, “but developing a solid research agenda would go a long way toward moving things forward, and a big thing that would help would be the removal of marijuana’s Schedule I status.” Katie M. PalmerA New Crop of Marijuana Geneticists Sets Out to Build Better Weedcenter_img More on Marijuana In Colorado, for example, rescheduling marijuana could embolden CU Boulder’s legal team to allow locally grown, non-NIDA weed on campus. This summer, state lawmakers passed House Bill 1367, a law which, when it goes into effect in July of 2018, will allow licensed Colorado cultivators and researchers to grow and study marijuana for clinical investigations. “But it’s still up to the university to say whether they’ll go with state or federal laws,” Bidwell says. CU Boulder researchers receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding every year; adhering to local laws over federal ones could put some of that money at risk. “We don’t know how the university will come on that,” Bidwell says. “But the institution is, understandably, pretty risk averse, and we have no sense of a timeline on when they might decide.”In the meantime, Bidwell and her team will continue cruising Colorado in the CannaVan, conducting observational studies of real-world pot usage. And if you’re in the Boulder area, the researchers are looking for study participants. Just … do be sure any vans you climb into are university-affiliated. Look for the CU-Boulder insignia, the chintzy purple tapestry, and the fake wood floors.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Andria KadesCyprus is progressing slowly in its digitisation, ranking 21st out of 28 EU member states in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) for 2018, published on Friday.With a score of 49.3, the report outlined “Cyprus is progressing slowly but steadily.” Along with Ireland and Spain, it progressed by more than 15 points over the last four years.It belongs to the low performing cluster of countries which are Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Cyprus and Slovakia.The average Desi score for the cluster was 43.5 in 2018.According to the European Commission, Cyprus performs well “in fixed, fast and ultrafast broadband coverage and in fixed and mobile broadband take-up” but still lags behind in supply and demand for e-government services.In terms of connectivity, the report noted Cyprus ranked 19th, compared to 20th a year before and it was still behind in 4G coverage, fast and ultrafast broadband uptake and the broadband price index.The report is divided in five parts with connectivity, human capital, use of internet, integration of digital technology and digital public services.Scoring 24th in human capital, an improvement by one rank since 2017, the commission outlined that last year, 79 per cent of the Cypriot population used the internet regularly (versus 74 per cent in 2016), but only 50 per cent possessed at least basic digital skills.“Moreover, Cyprus has a low share of science, technology, engineering and math (Stem) graduates (9.8), ranking lowest among EU countries. The country has also a lower share of ICT specialists in the workforce (2.2 per cent) than the EU average (3.7 per cent).”According to the report, ICT professionals do not receive the necessary IT training, because the academic programmes do not meet the needs of the industry with regard to ICT qualifications.The education ministry has prepared an action plan to improve educational outcomes, prioritising STEM graduates set to begin in the 2018-2019 school year.When it came to use of the internet, users in Cyprus were found to engage in a wide range of online activities, such as reading news online, listening to music, watching films and playing games online, using the internet to communicate via voice or video calls and participating in social networks.“For most of these activities, engagement among Cypriots is higher than overall in the EU.”However, only 34 per cent of individuals are using eBanking services and 39 per cent shopping online. A survey carried out by Cyprus’ statistical service showed that the main factor holding back the development of e-commerce is that 48.3 per cent of Cypriots using the internet prefer to shop in person.The second reason is that there is a lack of a payment card for payments over the internet, at 25.3 per cent and thirdly that there is a lack of digital skills, at 18.4 per cent.Security and privacy concerns are fourth, at 15.6 per cent.As far as integrating digital technology is concerned, the report noted that Cyprus is progressing slowly.“Companies do engage in the use of social media and do trade online, but are less inclined to take up new technologies such as Cloud and RFID. “Cyprus continued to remain below the EU average in digital public services however it noted progress compared to last year, scoring 58, while the EU average is 53.According to the report, the government will introduce training programmes to improve citizens’ digital skills, putting emphasis on the use of digital services.It also highlighted government portal Ariadni, providing around 65 e-services online. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But The Backyard Takes The CakeLivestlyUndoDubai Properties | Search AdsCost of Dubai Properties Might Amaze YouDubai Properties | Search AdsUndoFins Feed96-Year-Old Puts Her House For Sale. Look How It Looks InsideFins FeedUndo LED-lighting the way by 2020UndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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will be on scene throughout the night pictwittercom/Qqk3mG7tQc- SM Bob Hoskins (@SierraZero8) October 13 2018 Steve Brown a crew manager at North Yorkshire Fire Service wrote on Facebook: "I was one of the firefighters there last night thank you to the lady and young man who brought us the teas and coffees really appreciated" Phil Lee added: "I also attended last nights fire and would like to thank the lady and the young man who brought the teas and coffees Couldnt of come at a better time Many thanks from all the lads" A McDonalds spokesperson told LADbible: "We value the fantastic work of our emergency services and thank the individuals that dedicate their lives to protecting our local community"On this occasion we would like to apologise to the firefighters who bravely tackled last nights fire They should have been provided with free refreshments on the night as a small recognition for their efforts McDonalds will of course be happy to reimburse the member of public involved and we will be in touch directly with our local fire & rescue service"According to the Mirror at its height there were a total of 10 fire engines at the scene Local residents were also advised to stay indoors and close all of their windows BBC reporter Phil Bodmer also said that large bangs could be heard from the inside of the building and that plumes of smoke could be seen for milesOfficers are still maintaining a scene to assist @NorthYorksFire at B&M Clifton Moor Thank you to members of the public for there understanding during this incident pictwittercom/BYWcduKUts- NYP York South (@NPTYorkSouth) October 14 2018While crews remain at the scene a spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire Service has said that the flames have been brought under control – but that firefighters were continuing to dampen down the remnants of the blazeAn investigation into the cause of the fire will commence today Featured Image Credit: Twitter Topics: News Uk newsResidents all across the southern US should expect winter to be warmer and drier than usual federal forecasters said Thursday Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) attribute the weather projections to the potential start of the La Niña climate pattern La Niña a climate phenomenon characterized by below-average temperatures cross the equatorial Pacific shifts global weather patterns making some areas cold and wet and others warm and dry The warm and dry weather will extend from Atlanta to Los Angeles while in the northern part of the Midwest winter will likely be somewhat colder and wetter thanks to La Niña The Northeast mid-Atlantic will likely experience an average winter forecasters said The forecast is bad news for California and other Southwestern states currently experiencing a years-long extreme drought NOAA warned that drought could spread to some parts of the southern plains during the winter The mild winter comes after a year of record monthly temperatures Eleven out of 12 of the last months have been the warmest such month on record and climate experts say 2016 will almost certainly be the warmest year on record That record is the result of both long-term climate change and a particularly strong occurrence of the El Niño climate phenomenon which raises temperatures across the equatorial Pacific and other locations across the globe Federal officials warned that Americans should prepare for extreme winter weather events despite the projections for a relatively mild winter "This climate outlook provides the most likely outcome for the upcoming winter season” says Mike Halpert of NOAAs Climate Prediction Center But "regardless of the outlook there is always some chance for extreme winter weather” Write to Justin Worland at justinworland@timecomMarco Grob for TIME How big is your office now We are more than 300 people We have projects in Michigan Azerbaijan Marseilles Montpellier China the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London a lot at the same time Your work is distinctive but do you think it has a specific style There is a style but the work didn’t come out of wanting to stylize something It started off through figuring out what to do with lightness or flight Later it had to do more with topography and landscape emulating a natural form How does that translate to your personal style I like things that when you wear them the form becomes very different from when it’s flat I was fascinated first by Yohji Yamamoto and his asymmetry or Comme des Garçons in the ’80s There is a connection between architecture and fashion because of the way the body is placed within that space I’m interested in fashion because it’s the immediate thing that shows you the temper of a particular moment Your Guangzhou Opera House opened last year in China Is that a particularly sweet project since there was such a fight over your 1994 design for the Cardiff Bay Opera House The view from the Establishment about architecture has changed since then The view about women has also 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