TFA Supports ‘It Stops With Me’ Campaign

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to be joining the campaign to fight racism through the ‘It Stops With Me’ National Anti-Racism Strategy launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2012. TFA joins many sporting organisations supporting the campaign, committing to play a visible role by taking a public stance against racism in the community.The purpose of the campaign is to ensure more Australian’s recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community; give more Australians, at an individual and organisation level, the tools and resources to take practical action against racism; and empower individuals and organisations to prevent and respond effectively to racism where it may happen. Over the next three years, the National Anti-Racism Strategy will focus on five key priority areas: schools and higher education, the media, government service provision, workplaces and the internet.This Strategy calls on all members of the Australian community to work towards eradicating the barriers to equality that result from racism. Ultimately, racism stops because of the actions we take individually and collectively. We all have a role to play in taking action against racism wherever we see it and supporting initiatives to stop it from happening.For more information about the ‘Racism – It Stops With Me’ campaign or to sign up as supporter, please visit the following website – http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.auRelated Links‘It Stops With Me’ Campaignlast_img read more

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Paul Finebaum Releases His Updated Top 4 After Week 5

first_imgAn extreme closeup of ESPN's Paul Finebaum.ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum revealed earlier today that he does not have Clemson ranked inside his personal top four following the close win at North Carolina.The SEC guru is not high on the Tigers right now, though he admitted that they’ll end up making the College Football Playoff.“I would drop them out of the top four,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. “Listen, the question is are they one of the four best teams in the country right now. They are not one of the four best teams. They will get to the Playoffs because they won’t see anyone of consequence, but they’re not better than Alabama. They’re not better than Ohio State. Then, you can look around and match them up against Georgia. No, they’re not better than Georgia either.”Finebaum has Ohio State at No. 1 following the Buckeyes’ blowout win at Nebraska. Here’s his updated top four:Ohio State BuckeyesAlabama Crimson TideGeorgia BulldogsOklahoma SoonersClemson and LSU are the two other main contenders for the College Football Playoff right now.Auburn, Florida and Wisconsin have all looked strong, too. The Tigers and the Gators will play in Gainesville this weekend.last_img read more

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China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Donald Trump urges Xi Jinping to meet them

first_img Next China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Donald Trump urges Xi Jinping to meet themUS President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he did not want to see a resort to violence to quell the protests in Hong Kong and reiterated that he wanted to see China “humanely solve the problem.”advertisement Reuters Hong KongAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 07:35 IST Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China. (Photo: Reuters)Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and US President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions.Hundreds of China’s People’s Armed Police (PAP) on Thursday conducted exercises at a sports stadium in Shenzhen that borders Hong Kong a day after the US State Department said that it was deeply concerned about the movements, which have prompted worries that the troops could be used to break up protests.Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he did not want to see a resort to violence to quell the protests in Hong Kong and reiterated that he wanted to see China humanely solve the problem.”I am concerned. I wouldn’t want to see a violent crackdown,” Donald Trump said, speaking in Morristown, New Jersey. “If he [Xi Jinping] sat down with the protesters – a group of representative protesters – I’d bet he’d work it out in 15 minutes. … I know it’s not the kind of thing he does, but I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea.”Donald Trump said that he had a call with Xi Jinping scheduled soon.Ten weeks of confrontations between police and protesters have plunged Hong Kong into its worst crisis since it reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997, and have presented the biggest popular challenge to Xi Jinping in his seven years in power.advertisementThe Civil Human Rights Front, which organized million-strong marches in June, has scheduled another protest for Sunday.China’s ambassador to London warned that Beijing could use its power to quell the Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorated further, repeating charges that some protesters had shown signs of terrorism.”The central government will not sit on its hands and watch, the ambassador,” Liu Xiaoming, told reporters.”We have enough solutions and enough power within the limits of (the) Basic Law to quell any unrest swiftly,” Liu said, referring to Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, which states that the Hong Kong government can ask the Chinese garrison in the city to help maintain order.”The central government of China will never allow a few violent offenders to drag Hong Kong down a dangerous road, down a dangerous abyss,” Liu said.The Friday edition of China’s state-controlled Global Times tabloid also warned that China had the option to “forcefully intervene” and lashed out at what Beijing describes as US interference in Hong Kong.”If Hong Kong cannot restore the rule of law on its own and the riots intensify, it’s imperative then for the central government to take direct actions based on the Basic Law,” it said, adding that the Shenzhen PAP deployment was a clear warning. Military vehicles parked at Shenzhen Bay Sports Cente in Shenzhen. (Photo: Reuters)The paper said that the situation in Hong Kong “won’t be a repeat of the June 4th political incident in 1989,” referring to the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago.White House national security adviser John Bolton warned against a repeat of Tiananmen in an interview on Wednesday.On Wednesday, Donald Trump tied a US trade deal with China to a humane resolution of the protests.Donald Trump has been seeking a major deal to correct trade imbalances with China ahead of his 2020 re-election bid and has faced criticism from Congress and elsewhere for not taking a stronger public line on Hong Kong and for his characterization of the protests earlier this month as riots that were a matter for China to deal with.Trump’s tougher stance on Hong Kong followed a debate within his administration over whether Washington was looking too compliant, while China appeared to be preparing for a crackdown, a source familiar with the deliberations said.On Thursday, China’s Foreign Ministry said that Beijing had noted Donald Trump’s comment that Beijing needed to resolve the Hong Kong crisis on its own.Calls for restraintWestern governments have stepped up calls for restraint following chaotic scenes at Hong Kong’s airport this week that forced cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights and saw protesters set upon two men they suspected of being government sympathizers.France called on city officials to renew talks with activists, while Canada said China should handle the protests with tact.Two opposition lawmakers from Hong Kong visiting the United States on Thursday urged the outside world to stay focused on developments.advertisement”For the international community to speak up for Hong Kong is extremely important, and we see that across the American political establishment,” Dennis Kwok of the liberal-democratic Civic Party said at the Asia Society thinktank in New York. He and fellow party member Alvin Yeung were to meet with US lawmakers.The airport, one of the world’s busiest, was returning to normal on Thursday but under tight security after thousands of protesters jammed its halls on Monday and Tuesday nights.Late on Wednesday night, police and protesters faced off again on the streets, with riot officers quickly firing tear gas.Seventeen people were arrested on Wednesday, bringing the total detained since June to 748, police told a news conference, adding that police stations have been surrounded and attacked 76 times during the crisis.Despite the Shenzhen deployments, several Western and Asian diplomats in Hong Kong said that they believed China had little appetite for putting its forces onto Hong Kong’s streets, and a US official said on Wednesday the PAP activities appeared aimed at intimidating the protesters.The US State Department warned on Wednesday that continued erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy put at risk the preferential economic status it enjoys under US law and leading members of the US Congress have warned that a crackdown could be met by US sanctions.Research firm Capital Economics said that the protests could push Hong Kong into a recession and risked an “even worse outcome if a further escalation triggers capital flight.” Hong Kong’s property market, one of the world’s most expensive, would be hit hard in that scenario, it added.Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled a series of measures worth HK$19.1 billion ($2.44 billion) on Thursday to tackle economic headwinds, but he said it was not related to political pressure from the protests.Some business and citizens’ groups have posted newspaper advertisements backing Hong Kong’s government.The head of Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment (0027.HK), Lui Che-woo, urged talks to restore harmony. The protests have affected the neighboring Chinese territory of Macau, with some visitors avoiding the world’s biggest gambling hub amid transport disruptions and safety concerns.UNSC to hold closed door discussion on Kashmir issue after China intervenesChina asks Islamabad to resolve issues bilaterallyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow Honk KongFollow ChinaFollow Donald TrumpFollow USlast_img read more

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Craft Vendors Can Learn Spanish at Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre

first_imgStory Highlights Centre Manager, Nadine Boothe-Gooden, said the lessons will better enable them to benefit from business opportunities provided by the port calls at the Kingston Harbour by Spanish cruise lines. There is an exhibition on the life and work of Simón Bolívar and his famous letter, Carta de Jamaica (Jamaican Letter), which he completed on September 6, 1815, while in exile in Jamaica. “I am looking forward to downtown Kingston becoming a buzzing city, a cultural heritage city where people recognise that this is a place to be. Every major city in the world that I go to where there is a waterfront, it is  a money-maker for that country,”  she added. Craft vendors and business operators in downtown, Kingston are being encouraged to take advantage of  Spanish language training being offered at the Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre, 10-12 North Parade.Centre Manager, Nadine Boothe-Gooden, said the lessons will better enable them to benefit from business opportunities provided by the port calls at the Kingston Harbour by Spanish cruise lines.“With the ships coming to the harbour now, people are becoming more interested in learning some Spanish,” she told JIS NEWS.“Even if you are not fluent in the language, just being able to say a few words, such as ‘Como estas?’ or ‘Buenos días’ might help to break the ice and bring a customer to you,” she pointed out.Mrs. Boothe-Gooden said the centre recently conducted a Spanish language training course for craft vendors under a cooperation with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and the Venezuelan Embassy, which was well received.She said it is important for people to be prepared to benefit from the developments taking place in the downtown area.“I am looking forward to downtown Kingston becoming a buzzing city, a cultural heritage city where people recognise that this is a place to be. Every major city in the world that I go to where there is a waterfront, it is  a money-maker for that country,”  she added.The centre, named in honour of Latin American liberator, Simón Bolívar, was donated to  Jamaica by the  government of Venezuela, with the objective of promoting and developing cultural programmes for both children and adults, and deepening Latin American and Caribbean ties.It  houses a library, an interpretation room, a language laboratory, a multi-purpose room for lectures and performances, and administrative offices.The facility offers an afterschool programme for children ages 6 to 16, involving Spanish lessons, Latin dance, music and guidance and counselling.It hosts a Latin dance night for adults on the last Friday of every other month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.There is an exhibition on the life and work of Simón Bolívar and his famous letter, Carta de Jamaica (Jamaican Letter), which he completed on September 6, 1815, while in exile in Jamaica.Persons wishing to take part in the programmes at the centre can call 876-967-0378 or email simonbolivarcentre@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Public elementary school teachers prepare for job action

The only teachers’ union that hasn’t reached a deal with the province is now ramping up job action. Lisa Hepfner reports on what is happening in public elementary schools in Ontario, starting Monday. Public elementary teachers are already working to rule, they have been since last spring. But now, weeks into the new school year, we’ve learned that job action will increase on Monday. The province walked away from the table last weekend and the teachers union said it was shocked, it thought they were making slow progress. The government said all the other unions agreed to a deal, why can’t elementary teachers? A week into the impasse, the union is telling teachers as of Monday, no updating classroom websites, no preparing fall report cards, no parent teacher interviews unless there’s an issue. And on what the union is calling “Wynne Wednesdays” teachers will wear union colours and pins. The union says if nothing changes by October, less than two weeks away, it will start one day-long strikes that rotate between school boards. We talked to parents about this news outside one elementary school on Hamilton mountain.“I wish the government would have solved the issues, They have to listen to the teachers. The teachers have lots of value they provide to our kids. Our kids are our future.”“I want to know how my son is doing. They’re not telling me anything now. It’s hard for parents to find childcare if they go on strike.”“I feel for them. They do have a hard job. They have way too many kids in their class. My son’s kindergarten class has 27 kids, which is a lot of five year olds for two teachers.” “I don’t think it’s fair for the students necessarily, this early in the school year.”“It’s not fair to the kids. And it seems like we’re dealing with this every year. I’m fed up. Lets just make a decision and go with it, and let our kids have an education.”Education Minister Liz Sandals released a statement today saying, in part, that she’s disappointed in the job action. She says the other teachers unions accepted a deal which we know included higher pay, an extra professional development day, and keeps the same class size language. She said the province will talk if the union wants to work within the framework it laid out. Elementary Teachers Federation says they’re not saying anything before Monday, not until they’ve had time to speak to their 78 thousand members. The information about the job action comes from a letter the union sent to teachers, it was leaked to the media. read more

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Schmidt agonizing over whether to stay as Ireland coach

MAYNOOTH, Ireland — Joe Schmidt is set to decide on Sunday whether he will stay on as Ireland rugby coach — and is still agonizing over the decision.Schmidt’s contract expires after next year’s World Cup in Japan and he is expected to be in demand after guiding his team from eighth to second in the world rankings in five years in the job.The 53-year-old New Zealander has masterminded Ireland’s only two victories over the All Blacks, including the 16-9 win in Dublin last Saturday.“It’s a decision that will probably not be finalized until Sunday,” Schmidt said ahead of Ireland closing its series of November tests with a match against the United States on Saturday.“The family I have probably committed most to is this family that I live with in Carton House (Ireland’s training base) as much as it is the family I have at home. So we’ve put our heads together and tried to reconcile how we can best, maybe, cater for both.”Schmidt would be a front-runner to take charge of New Zealand should Steve Hansen quit after the World Cup. The All Blacks coach is set to announce his decision before Christmas.“I know I can’t continue to just go backwards and forwards,” Schmidt said, “because I’ve beaten myself up enough about this decision. I’m probably going to be the most pleased of anyone when it finally is made.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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No 1 Notre Dame women rally past No 9 Oregon State 9181

VANCOUVER — Jacki Young scored 23 points, Arike Ogunbowale and Brianna Turner netted 21 apiece and No. 1 Notre Dame claimed the Vancouver Showcase championship, rallying for a 91-81 victory over No. 9 Oregon State on Saturday night.Oregon State (6-1) led for the first three quarters, but the Irish drew even early in the fourth and pulled away.The Irish (6-0) were bolstered by the return of top forward Jessica Shepard, who missed Friday’s semifinal win over Drake with a sore ankle. She scored 17 points and helped the Irish outscore the Beavers 56-36 in the paint.The Beavers jumped out to an 18-9 lead as they kept the ball away from Ogunbowale and stretched their advantage to 29-17 by the end of the first quarter. Oregon State led by 14 early in the second, but the Irish connected more frequently and closed the gap to five points, at 46-41, as Shepard converted a rebound in the final minute.Uncertainty ensued with Oregon State leading 48-41 with 30 seconds left in the opening half. Officials held a lengthy video review after Oregon State’s Jessica Thropay fouled Ogunbowale during a scramble in the Beavers zone and kicked her in the face.The review showed the kick was incidental, but the video also showed that Ogunbowale had elbowed Oregon State’s Tudor in the head moments earlier at the other end of the court.Ogunbowale and Tudor were awarded offsetting free throws. Tudor made hers and Ogunbowale missed both to give the Beavers a 50-41 halftime lead.Ogunbowale struggled again — at an inopportune time — in the third quarter. After pulling the Irish within a point at 58-57, she missed both of her free throws.But the Irish stayed composed and took the lead for the first time, 72-70, on Shepard’s layup early in the fourth and, after briefly giving it away, kept it for good.BIG PICTUREOregon State: The Beavers’ ranking may improve after the strong showing against the defending NCAA champions.Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish have not lost since dropping a 74-72 decision to Louisville on March 4 last season.UP NEXTOregon State: The Beavers head home to face LaSalle on Dec. 1.Notre Dame: The Irish will not get any breaks with the schedule in their next two games. Notre Dame will face No. 12 Iowa at home on Thursday and then host No. 2 UConn on Dec. 2.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Monte Stewart, The Associated Press read more

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Kubota introduces new RTV400Ci fuelinjected utility vehicle

first_imgNew gas-power vehicle provides versatility for mines, surface and underground. Kubota says “the new gas-powered RTV400Ci utility vehicle that features the agility and reliability of a mid-sized utility vehicle, but is compact enough to fit in the bed of a full-size, long-bed pickup truck.” At 1.4 m wide and 1.8 m high, the new four-wheel drive RTV400Ci gets the job done with its fuel-injected, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine. “Kubota has built its reputation on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; the RTV400Ci makes for the fifth RTV in the Kubota family, and is another example of how Kubota continually delivers everything our customers value” These units are widely used underground..Dan Muramoto, Utility Vehicle product manager, says compact, gas-powered and well-equipped, the RTV400Ci provides exceptional ease of transportation, making the vehicle ideal for moving to and from worksites.”This RTV has a newly-designed Continuously Variable Transmission with inertial clutch (CVT Plus) for excellent response and reliability, while providing dynamic braking to help maintain control during descents with engine-assisted deceleration. CVT Plus also features a full protection cover to minimize mud or dust intrusion to ensure longer belt life.The RTV400Ci also features a new, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine that was developed to ensure peak performance and ultimate durability. This electronic fuel-injected (EFI) gasoline engine offers a responsive, smooth and reliable ride. The EFI system further improves engine performance by providing quick, easy starts, even in the most severe weather conditions, as well as on-demand power and optimized acceleration.Weighing a modest 570 kg, the RTV400Ci can handle upwards of 200 kg in its durable, metal cargo box and it can tow up to 500 kg. Featuring ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, the RTV400Ci is designed for ultimate comfort – its contoured bench seat makes riding enjoyable for both the driver and passenger. The low operator platform also offers ample leg room, making it easy to step in and out. In addition to comfort, the RTV’s Standard Rollover Protection System (ROPS) meets or exceeds standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).last_img read more

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More than meets the eye Netflix has every original Transformers episode

first_img80’s cartoon fans are rejoicing as Netflix has begun offering every single episode of the Transformers “Generation 1” series to its customers for instant streaming. As part of a multi-year deal with Hasbro, the DVD rental and streaming video company has secured the rights not only to everyone’s favorite transforming robot show, but also G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Jem and the Holograms as well. (I guess they have to include cartoons that our little sisters liked as well.)The new additions to the Netflix lineup are part of a content restructuring to make it easier on customers to find shows that they are interested in. The Hasbro content is currently part of the “Just For Kids” collection, where parents can feel okay letting their children browse and watch age appropriate titles. There’s no word on how much Netflix is paying Hasbro for the rights to stream these iconic franchises, but it’s a safe bet that it they didn’t come cheap. With Netflix struggling to keep quality content contracts in place while at the same time competing with the ever growing library of Amazon Prime, this move has to be seen as a positive step towards acquiring shows people actually want to watch. It’s no secret that the company is trying to recover from its recent missteps with pricing as well as the failed restructuring of its services.This kind of effort on Netflix’s part is to be applauded. It’s an awesome feeling to be sitting down with my children and watching the very first episodes of Transformers and teaching them the theme song including the robot sounding “more than meets the eyes!” I’m looking forward to more quality retro content in the future.Watch the Tranformers on Netflix.last_img read more

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Mr Tsipras goes to Washington

first_imgIf anyone had predicted, a mere 10 years ago when Alexis Tsipras was rising to the leadership of a small leftist party barely making it to the Parliament, that not only would he become Prime Minister of Greece one day, but that he would also meet with two sitting US Presidents, nobody would have believed him. In fact, part of the criticism addressed to the Greek PM, when he met with President Trump this week, was based on precisely this previous implausibility: that an anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, anti-american politician, who had been protesting against neo-liberalism and in the Genova Anti-globalisation riots, would one day sheepishly shake the hands of the US leader. The irony became much more biting, considering that the sitting POTUS is himself a living embodiment of American capitalism (yet he shares one thing with the Greek PMs former protest-prone self: a dislike for globalisation, or at least for the binding international treaties that go with it). By now, nobody should be surprised; Alexis Tsipras rose to power with a fierce anti-austerity message, only to become the most obedient prime minister of the Crisis, putting into force the harshest pack of austerity measures Greece has ever seen. So, why wouldn’t he also make a U-turn on the anti-NATO, anti-capitalist ideas of his youth and go to the White House as a PM of a country thirsty for foreign investment? Alexis Tsipras went to Washington bearing the same badge of honour that every single one of the Greek Prime Ministers who have met a US President (all ten of them, since WWII) bore: that of Greece being a strategic ally of the US in the southeast Mediterranean and the Balkans. The country’s geostrategic positioning has been the only leverage that Greek leaders have used in such meetings and Tsipras did not deviate, when he met the man who became President emphasising his ability to make deals. And Donald Trump did make a deal. He managed to get the Greek PM to pledge to upgrade Greece’s fleet of F-16 fighter planes, an investment estimated at $2.4 billion – although the Greek government was quick to emphasise that the actual cost would be around €1.1billion, over 10 to 15 years. “We have great confidence in Greece as a nation”, said an evidently pleased Donald Trump, adding: “We have great confidence in what they’re doing relative to their military.”President Trump mentioned the deal no less than four times, during the Greek PM’s visit to Washington, each time adding to the furore that erupted in debt-ridden Greece, where government critics pointed out that the country is in no position to spend on 85 new warplanes. But what did Alexis Tsipras get in return for this favor to the American war industry? Little more than words of sympathy and encouragement. President Trump was reserved about making any promises and kept expectations low, saying that Washington is helping Greece get back on its feet after the economic crisis. Speaking from the White House’s Rose Garden, with Alexis Tsipras at his side, Donald Trump said the American people “stand with the Greek people as they recover from the economic crisis … I have encouraged the prime minister in his continued implementation of reform and reform programs and I have totally reaffirmed our support for a responsible debt-relief plan.” Despite being vague on its own, this suggestion was shot down by the German government, on Wednesday, which stated that there is nothing new to convey regarding Berlin’s stance vis-a-vis the issue of Greek debt relief; the German government spokesperson made clear that this stance reflects the Eurogroup’s position. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Dès 7 mois les bébés bilingues connaissent la grammaire

first_imgDès 7 mois, les bébés bilingues connaissent la grammaireDes scientifiques ont découvert que les bébés qui évoluent dans un milieu bilingue sont capables, dès l’âge de 7 mois, d’apprendre rapidement la grammaire des deux langues maternelles qu’ils entendent.Si l’on savait que les bébés possédaient certains capacités intellectuelles particulièrement tôt dans leur développement, c’est une nouvelle découverte que viennent de révéler des scientifiques du Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception (Université Paris Descartes/CNRS/ENS) et de l’Université de British Columbia. Les bébés qui évoluent dans un milieu bilingue sont capables, dès l’âge de 7 mois, d’apprendre rapidement la grammaire de leurs deux langues maternelles. Publiée dans la revue Nature Communications, l’étude réalisée a montré que ces bébés se servent intuitivement de la hauteur (sons aigus) et de la durée des sons pour différencier deux langues aux structures grammaticales très éloignées, comme l’anglais et le japonais, par exemple. Ces travaux expliquent ainsi comment fonctionne ce mécanisme de différenciation : “en anglais par exemple, les mots “the” et “with” reviennent beaucoup plus souvent que d’autres mots. Les bébés apprennent essentiellement en comptant mais les bébés qui grandissent dans un milieu bilingue ont besoin de plus d’indices, ils développent donc d’autres stratégies que les bébés monolingues n’ont pas besoin d’utiliser”, indique Judith Gervain, chargée de recherche au CNRS et à l’Université Paris Descartes.Les bébés de 7 mois qui ont été observés pour l’étude ont participé à des expériences de grammaire artificielle. Comme, typiquement en Anglais ou en Français un mot fonctionnel (qui relie les mots, comme les articles, pronoms, prépositions) est placé devant un mot lexical (adjectif ou nom, par exemple), la durée du mot lexical est plus longue. C’est l’inverse en Japonais ou en Hindi, l’ordre et la hauteur du mot lexical étant inversés. De fait, l’expérience a consisté à noter le temps que chaque enfant passait à observer des panneaux émettant différents sons. Les enfants bilingues exploitent davantage d’indices À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cela a permis de déduire que les bébés parviennent à distinguer deux langues en fonction de leurs structures grammaticales. En conséquence de quoi, les enfants bilingues ont plus de facilité à apprendre les langues car ils exploitent des indices pertinents que ne repèrent pas les enfants monolingues.En conclusion, Judith Gervain souligne ainsi : “si vous parlez deux langues à la maison, ne vous inquiétez pas pour l’acquisition du langage de votre enfant. Votre bébé est tout à fait capable de distinguer ces deux langues et d’apprendre facilement leurs structures grammaticales !”. Le 23 février 2013 à 09:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Clement Howell High will no longer be split says Minister of Education

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHuge class sizes and overburdening of resources are the woes of students of the Clement Howell High School on Providenciales. Speaking out to local media students from the high school have expressed discomfort with the situation with some classes hosting more than 40 students. However, it seems it will be awhile before a cure is administered to the plight faced by the school as the Minister of Education, Hon. Akierra Misick recently divulged to local media that she is no longer working on splitting the Clement Howell High School but is now working to secure funds to build a new high school on the island since the splitting remedy was just going to be a temporary fix to the overcrowding situation. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Home garage destroyed after brush fire sparks in Big Pine Key 100

first_imgFirst Irma, now brush fires. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all the Piners affected…and to the first responders working to control the situation.KEYS crews are ready to restore power as soon as the all clear is given. Hang in there Big Pine! #PrayersForBigPine #PublicPower pic.twitter.com/BTKPFsXM7c— Keys Energy Services (@KeysEnergy) April 22, 2018Officials said one home and a separate garage structure were destroyed. Firefighters have been able to prevent the flames from spreading to other structures.There are no evacuation orders currently, but officials advised all residents to monitor the areas surrounding their homes until the fire is completely extinguished. Keys Energy Service shut off power to about 1,900 customers at around 3:15 p.m. at the request of fire officials. Officials said most of the power has been restored. Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighter Jen Shockley saves Key deer fawn during #BigPineKeyBrushFire. Most Key deer don’t need rescuing. pic.twitter.com/5CuC3WJmqW— Monroe County News (@monroecounty) April 23, 2018Monroe officials said the brush fire spread quickly because of high winds and dry vegetative conditions.Crews from Key West and Miami-Dade County also responded to assist firefighters. The Florida Forest Service is sending one engine and one bombardier vehicle.There are no reports of any injuries.Officials advised drivers to avoid U.S. 1 through Big Pine Key due to the smoke and a large number of emergency vehicles. BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — A brush fire that broke out in Big Pine Key continued to spread Sunday, causing a home and a garage to become engulfed in flames.According to Monroe County Fire Rescue, the blaze originated at Hibiscus Avenue and has traveled several miles west across the island to Fern Avenue.As of 10 p.m. Monday, officials said the fire was about 50 percent contained and had burned through at least 100 acres. Officials said there remain hotspots scattered through the large area.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Remember When Alejandro Sanz Destinys Child Perform At The 44th GRAMMYs

first_img Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images Remember When? Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child Perform At The 44th GRAMMYs 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month For The Record: Carlos Santana Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Enrique IglesiasPhoto: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images For The Record: Calle 13 Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs MelendiPhoto: Getty Images JuanesPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage.com Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images For The Record: Juan Gabriel Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY For The Record: Shakira For The Record: Carlos Santana Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com JuanesPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage.com 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll For The Record: Carlos Santana ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards For The Record: Calle 13 Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com News Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Twitter Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? MelendiPhoto: Getty Images Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images For The Record: Juan Gabriel MelendiPhoto: Getty Images Listen: 5 Singer/Songwriter Latin GRAMMY Winners Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Selena’s Legacy Lives On Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards Gilberto Santa RosaPhoto: WireImage.com Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Gilberto Santa RosaPhoto: WireImage.com Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images For The Record: Juan Gabriel Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll ShakiraPhoto: WireImage.com Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win JuanesPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage.com Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachicenter_img Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Enrique IglesiasPhoto: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs remember-when-alejandro-sanz-destinys-child-perform-44th-grammys Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win Listen: 5 Singer/Songwriter Latin GRAMMY Winners For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images Prev Next 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll Facebook 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com Jenni Rivera: La Diva De La Banda Forever Listen: 5 Singer/Songwriter Latin GRAMMY Winners Jenni Rivera: La Diva De La Banda Forever For The Record: Shakira Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs ShakiraPhoto: WireImage.com For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Enrique IglesiasPhoto: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Email JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Selena’s Legacy Lives On For The Record: Shakira SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com Read more Gilberto Santa RosaPhoto: WireImage.com ShakiraPhoto: WireImage.com Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 For The Record: Calle 13 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images Back in 2002, the Latin GRAMMY winner hit the GRAMMY stage with a little help from the R&B trioGRAMMYs Oct 12, 2017 – 5:28 pm Flashback to Feb. 27, 2002. Roughly six months had passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and music’s biggest names gathered at Los Angeles’ Staples Center for the 44th GRAMMYs. The mood — while tempered — was celebratory. Jon Stewart was the show’s host. Alicia Keys would go on to be the night’s biggest winner with five wins (including the award for Best New Artist), and four-time Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz made his GRAMMY stage debut with a little help from GRAMMY-winning R&B trio Destiny’s Child.Sanz, who’d just made headlines for being the first Spanish-language artist to record and release a live album under MTV’s Unplugged franchise in November 2001, hit the stage to sing his 2000 hit single “Quisiera Ser,” alongside Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles (who was just mere months away from being the solo powerhouse we now have to come to know as simply Beyoncé).Sang in Spanish, the chorus roughly translates in English to mean: I wanted to be the air escaping from your laughter/I wanted to be the salt to smart your wounds/I wanted to be the blood that you involve with your life/I wanted to be the dream that you’d never share and the garden of your joy in the party of your skin.While the Madrid native didn’t take home any awards that night, he would go on to win 14 more Latin GRAMMY Awards and three GRAMMY Awards. Sanz was recently named the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Jenni Rivera: La Diva De La Banda Forever Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read Selena’s Legacy Lives On Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songslast_img read more

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2019 GRAMMY Awards To Air Feb 10 2019 From Los Angeles

first_imgIn the week leading up to Music’s Biggest Night, we take time out to honor the many facets of our music community. GRAMMY Week will officially kick off Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, with the annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration. We’ll celebrate music education on Feb. 7 with the Music Educator Award presentation and the concert GRAMMY In The Schools Live!On Feb. 8, we’ll recognize the lawyers who help make our work as musicians possible at the Entertainment Law Initiative Event & Scholarship Presentation and recognize a music industry icon for their philanthropic efforts during the MusiCares Person of the Year gala later that evening. Feb. 9 is all about celebrating the 61st GRAMMYs with the GRAMMY Nominees Reception. The evening also includes Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala. 61st GRAMMY Awards Dates Announced 2019-grammy-awards-air-feb-10-2019-los-angeles News To cap off the week, on Feb. 10 the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will honor GRAMMY winners in more than 70 categories shortly before the telecast. Following the 61st GRAMMY Awards show and broadcast, it’s time to let loose with the official GRAMMY Celebration after party.”We are delighted to host the world’s premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers, and recording artists,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “As always, GRAMMY season will kick off with a series of events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs, and our charitable initiatives. We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events.”So mark your calendars and buckle up, because we’re in for an exciting new GRAMMY season in just a few short months. And if you’re curious about how the GRAMMY Awards voting process works, we’ve got you covered here. For a full list of 61st GRAMMY Awards dates, including voting deadlines, you can check that out over here.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter Facebook Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jan 28, 2018 – 12:00 pm See What Happened At The 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jan 29, 2018 – 9:16 am 60th GRAMMYs: What You Didn’t See On TV GRAMMY season will kick off Dec. 5 when nominees are revealed and culminate on Music’s Biggest NightRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 17, 2018 – 11:53 am UPDATE: See the full list of 61st GRAMMY NominationsGRAMMY season will be here before we know it, and now’s the time to mark your calendars. On July 17, the Recording Academy announced all the dates you’ll want to know. First and foremost, the 61st GRAMMY Awards, Music’s Biggest Night, will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Nominations for the 61st GRAMMYs will be announced in all 84 categories on Dec. 5, which includes recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. 2019 GRAMMY Awards To Air Feb. 10, 2019, From Los Angeles last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for October 31 Stranger Comes To Door Asking For Help

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, October 31, 2018:Officers provided mutual aid for the Boston Red Sox Parade in Boston. (7:13am)A tractor trailer unit caused damage to a lawn on Shawsheen Avenue. (10:00am)A caller reported an injured bird on Everett Avenue. Animal Control Officer responded. Bird appeared dazed from flying into slider. (11:19am)A walk-in party reported a license plate was stolen or lost from a vehicle at Garrick Construction on Eames Street. (11:59am)Jessica Torres-Germain (40, Methuen) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Revoked Registration. (8:07pm)A Palmer Way caller reported a man came onto her back deck and opened her sliding door, asking for help. She told him to leave. He left, but came back a second time and asked for help. He was told to leave again. Police responded. (9:21pm)A River Street caller just came home to find his mailbox vandalized. Police responded and noted a mailbox on Brattle Road was also damaged. (9:53pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Fair polls possible even with AL in power CEC Huda

first_imgWhether a party will be allowed to hold public meeting is not under the jurisdiction of the election commission until announcement of the schedule for general elections, chief election commission M Nurul Huda said on Sunday.“Once the poll schedule is announced, the matter will come under the commission’s jurisdiction. We’ll take steps in accordance with election laws,” he told newsmen.The CEC was addressing an event to unveil the EC’s roadmap for the general elections – Master Plan for the 11th Parliamentary Polls – at the commission secretariat at Agargaon in the capital.The statement came in an apparent response to allegations by the opposition parties, especially by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), that they are not being given permission for holding public meetings.The CEC also mentioned that the EC had not closed the option of using digital voting machine (DVM) although the commission earlier said it would not use the option unless there is a consensus among political parties on this issue. The BNP has already raised objection to it.“We have not closed the door of using DVM in elections. Following talks with the political parties, if the government cooperates with us, it’s possible to use to it,” Huda said.He expressed the commission’s ‘determination to hold the next general elections, without being influenced by the government, any party, or local and foreign agency”.Huda who was appointed during the current regime of the Awami League government said it’s very much possible for the EC to hold free and fair polls even with the Awami League in power.“We are fully confident to make the next elections free and fair, withstanding all sorts of pressures and influence of the government. We will be able to hold free and fair elections under this government,” added Huda.He, however, said the government has some responsibilities to do to make the polls free and fair.Read more:‘Unilateral decision on reshuffling EC officials a breach of law’EC officials seek provision in RPO allowing army deployment during pollslast_img read more

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Myanmar ultranationalist monk faces arrest warrant

first_imgMyanmar police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday evening for an ultra-nationalist monk known as the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his vitriol against Islam and particularly the Rohingya Muslim community.Wirathu has long been the face of the country’s Buddhist nationalist movement, notorious for espousing hate against the Rohingya minority.A warrant was “filed and applied directly at western district court against him (Wirathu) under article 124(a),” police spokesman Myo Thu Soe told AFP late on Tuesday.He said he was unable to give specific details about the reasons behind the warrant.The law prohibits anyone who “attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the Government” and carries a maximum jail sentence of three years.Wirathu’s monastery is in Mandalay but his whereabouts Tuesday or when he might be detained were unknown.In 2013 the hardliner appeared on the cover of “Time” magazine as “The Face of Buddhist Terror”.He has called for boycotts of Muslim-owned businesses and restrictions of marriages between Buddhists and Muslims.A council of senior monks stopped him temporarily from speaking in public but the firebrand abbot has spoken at a string of pro-military rallies since the ban ended in March last year.Facebook kicked him off the platform in January 2018 after a string of incendiary posts targeting the Rohingya.Rights groups say these helped whip up animosity towards the community, laying the foundations for a military crackdown in 2017 that forced about 740,000 to flee over the border to Bangladesh.Like many in Myanmar, Wirathu pejoratively refers to the minority as “Bengali”, implying the group are illegal immigrants.Refugees’ testimonies of mass killings, rapes and arson spurred UN investigators to call for the prosecution of top generals for “genocide” and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is conducting a preliminary probe.“The day when the ICC comes here… is the day that Wirathu holds a gun,” he said in a speech to a rally of hardline nationalists in October last year.A firebrand Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, Galagodaatte Gnanasara, has maintained close ties with Wirathu.Gnanasara was freed from prison in Sri Lanka last week following a presidential pardon.last_img read more

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Anonymous Gift Of 3 Million Pays Tuition For Entire First Class At

first_img Share University of HoustonThis photo shows the “Health 2” building, which is the temporary home of the UH College of Medicine. The college has received an anonymous $3 million gift, which will fund the full tuition for the college’s inaugural class of 30 medical students in fall 2020.The University of Houston College of Medicine has received an anonymous $3 million gift, which will fund the full tuition for the college’s inaugural class of 30 medical students in fall 2020.The College of Medicine aims for at least 50 percent of each graduating class to specialize in primary care, according to a news release from the University of Houston (UH) and that distinction sets the college apart from its local and national counterparts in an effort to address the vast shortage of primary care physicians in Houston and throughout Texas.Texas ranks 47th out of 50 states in primary care physician-to-population ratio.UH President Renu Khator noted that since student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school, “this generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce.Increasing access to primary care “As a result, the UH College of Medicine will increase access to primary care, enhance quality of life and strengthen Houston as a business destination,” added Kahtor.Dr. Stephen J. Spann, UH College of Medicine vice president of medical affairs and founding dean, underscored that one of the main goals of the UH College of Medicine is “to be known nationally for producing doctors who have a deep understanding of health disparities, who know how to work in the community and who are experts in providing ‘high-value’ health care” and added that “thanks to this amazing gift, we’re one step closer to becoming a major resource for the community by addressing the shortage of primary care physicians.”University of HoustonDr. Stephen J. Spann, is the founding dean and vice president of medical affairs at UH’s College of Medicine. He underscores that one of the main goals of the college is to form doctors who have a deep understanding of health disparities and who know how to work in the community.The gift also goes toward the $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign, the University’s first public, comprehensive campaign in 25 years.The University aims to secure $120 million over 10 years to cover startup costs for the College of Medicine. A third of these funds will be generated through philanthropy, a third from state appropriations and a third from intellectual property revenue. So far, UH has raised $9.1 million through philanthropy.The College of Medicine is scheduled to admit 30 students in the inaugural class in 2020 pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Legislature, and accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.last_img read more

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Mandos chainless ebike is headed for Europe in 2013 w Video

first_imgAccording to the press statement, the Footloose hybrid drive system brings power directly to the drive wheel. When you pedal, mechanical energy transforms into electricity and feeds the e-bike battery. Using a throttle, the motor drive can be controlled. © 2012 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Car-choked city streets are inspiring adults to get on a bicycle for local transport. Reasons range from ecology to economy in getting around. Korea-based auto part maker Mando is unleashing the next step up in cycling, a chainless electric bike called Footloose. Sleek minimalist, Apple-evocative design, with technology combined, the Mando is a clear moving target for a mobile, Starbuck-struck generation of twenty-somethings. Mando has been showcasing the bike this year, and its bike is due to hit the marketplace in Europe next year. The company has combined a throttle drive with pedal-assisted technology, This is a chainless bike that trend-watchers are calling the “i-Phone of cycling.” Citation: Mando’s chainless e-bike is headed for Europe in 2013 (w/ Video) (2012, October 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-mando-chainless-e-bike-europe-video.html The bike has a hybrid drive system. By pedaling, mechanical energy transforms into electricity. The bike uses a lithium-ion battery. A key feature about the bike is that it does away with the bike chain; it converts a rider’s pedaling to electricity; the rider is the human “generator.” Cyclists can power the bike up to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) with the motor alone or they can use the pedal for more range. By adding battery energy, the standard range of 30 kilometers can be increased, say enthusiasts, to become a “light e-scooter.” Ford concept E-Bike has smartphone built incenter_img More information: www.mandofootloose.com/ Explore further The Footloose takes cues from auto technology with its Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which works with integrated sensors. The sensors recognize speed and slope. The rider can take advantage of an automatic gear changer to monitor terrain and adjust the motor’s output as needed. A detachable Human Machine Interface (HMI) display can go up on the handle bar to display information such as distance traveled, speed and amount of electricity produced. Another key point being promoted is that it folds up neatly. The bike is a collaborative effort of Mando and Meister. They also called on British designer Mark Sanders and Dutch e-bike expert Han Goes. Sanders describes the look as “clean like the latest smart phones, with powerful technology hidden inside.” The resulting design was officially introduced at a show earlier this year and there are plans to have the bike on the European market by 2013. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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