New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday paid tributes to his childhood coach late Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Teacher’s Day. Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar went down the memory lane and shared a picture of him learning batting techniques from Achrekar. “Teachers impart not just education but also values. Achrekar Sir taught me to play straight – on the field and in life. I shall always remain grateful to him for his immeasurable contribution in my life. His lessons continue to guide me today,” Tendulkar tweeted. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Achrekar(87), who trained Tendulkar and his friend Vinod Kambli, among others, died in January this year following a heart attack. After his death, Tendulkar had paid an emotional tribute and tweeted: “Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of (Ramakant) Achrekar sir. Like many of his students, I learnt my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance. His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on.” Achrekar, who honoured with the Dronacharya Award in 1990 and the Padma Shri in 2010, was instrumental in coaching Tendulkar, Kambli and over a dozen other top cricketers.
MEXICO CITY – While the countries re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement huddled quietly in a Mexico City hotel last week, a neighbourhood away a noisy political event unfolded that could affect the agreement’s fate.A boisterous throng of 10,000 gathered a few blocks away to approve the platform for the left-wing nationalist political party currently leading the polls for Mexico’s July presidential election.That very election has prompted insiders to declare a sense of urgency in competing NAFTA talks — before Mexico’s voters potentially hand the presidency to a left-wing anti-establishment party whose leader famously held anti-NAFTA views.That candidate is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador — a household name here, known universally by the acronym AMLO. He’s also a former two-time presidential candidate and ex-mayor of Mexico City, and currently leads numerous polls, suggesting he could be elected in a few months.His party is trying to cool that firebrand reputation.The platform itself contains a dollop of centre-left, belt-tightening economics a la Bill Clinton and Jean Chretien: it promises spending cuts and a balanced budget initially, increased social spending later in the mandate, and corporate tax cuts in a special economic zone near the U.S. border to make businesses competitive there.It offers qualified support for NAFTA, calling it a guarantor of stability that could use improvements, particularly for peasant farmers in Mexico’s south. It also argues that the talks should happen under Mexico’s next government, because the current one led by Enrique Pena Nieto lacks the popularity and legitimacy to negotiate on Mexico’s behalf.The man who presented the platform is a wealthy industrialist. Alfonso Romo was once skeptical of Lopez Obrador, and doesn’t even belong to AMLO’s Morena party.But the morning after the platform release, speaking over breakfast in his office overlooking Mexico City, Romo explains why he came around on AMLO. He said he observed his competent and wildly popular reign as mayor of Mexico City, and also got to know him.He now bristles with indignation that anyone would dare compare AMLO to Hugo Chavez, a frequent slur levelled just this past week by former Clinton and Obama administration official Lawrence Summers.“Pure lies,” Romo says, who calls his candidate “pro-business.”“We are pro-NAFTA. We need NAFTA. We believe in a strong North America…. We are not going to raise taxes. We are going to reduce expenses. We are going to balance the budget in the fourth year.”He even rejects the populist label. Romo says that term better applies to the current and previous government of Mexico, who over the last decade allowed the national debt to balloon.He insists his firebrand friend is even more closely aligned with Canadian and American positions on NAFTA than the current U.S. government — for instance, by agreeing wholeheartedly that Mexican labour standards need toughening, as do intellectual-property rights.“We’ve been a maquiladora (cheap labour) country,” Romo said, stressing that Mexico must move up the economic value chain, rather than relying on low-wage labour to attract investment.“We don’t want to be a maquiladora country.”The party intends another confidence-bolstering exercise next month.It plans to announce its planned cabinet on Dec. 14, nearly seven months before the election, and a full year before the next government is sworn in. It will be modelled on Justin Trudeau’s half-male, half-female team.One Mexico watcher says there’s also a 50-50 chance AMLO ever gets to form that cabinet.Duncan Wood of the Mexico Institute at Washington’s Wilson Center says the odds of Morena winning this election are about even, and will depend partly on whether well-regarded technocrat Jose Antonio Meade runs for the ruling PRI, and whether he winds up having talent at retail politics.He said AMLO is pursuing dual political goals: trying to calm the business community, while at the same time pursuing the votes of poor farming communities in the south whose votes are critical to his election.His stance on NAFTA is consistent with that — he’s calling for a preservation of trade, with more help for farmers.”What’s in (that platform) is not a surprise at all,” Wood said.”He said earlier this year, and it was a shock to people, that on balance NAFTA has been good… It’s in keeping with the notion that he has moderated over the years. Because he used to be quite vehemently anti-NAFTA.”He said the one major anti-privatization policy AMLO holds dear is reversing Mexico’s energy reform of 2013. He has railed against the deal as corrupt, and insists that rooting out the rot in public contracts is one way he’ll cut costs.But Wood said AMLO has surrounded himself with pro-business policy advisers. They go beyond Romo, whose wealth stems from interests in insurance, tobacco, and manufacturing, and who sits on an advisory board of the World Bank.Romo laughed when expressing his amazement at how politely the partisan crowd received him.“I was afraid. I thought, ‘I’m speaking in front of the radicals of Mexico,’” he said. “They applauded like you cannot imagine… Businesspeople with the party of the left — what happened was historic.”But he says it’s not the first time his family has participated in an overhaul of the political order. Romo notes that the family of his great-grandfather, Francisco Madero, were among the rare wealthy supporters of the Mexican revolution.“We are not against market economics,” he said.“We just want a more just country.”
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in February was up 1.5 per cent compared with a year ago.The move compared with a year-over-year increase of 1.4 per cent in January. The Canadian Press More coming
Rabat – On Friday, May 17, a number of associations launched an environmental initiative in Morocco’s economic capital, Casablanca, where young people honored three places of worship of the three monotheistic religions with trees.Themed “the Olive Tree of Fraternity,” the initiative involved planting three olive trees in the Zaouia Harakia Kadiria mosque in the old medina, the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Catholic cathedral, and Neve Shalom Synagogue.Read also: Emirati Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Launches Iftar Campaign in MoroccoThe tree-planting initiative pays tribute to victims of the Casablanca terrorist attack carried out on 16 May 2003. 33 people died that day as a result of a series of suicide bombings. Bringing together over 10 associations under the label “Tomorrow’s Morocco,” the action went beyond Casablanca, with five other Moroccan cities, Oujda, Fes, Rabat, Essaouira, and Marrakesh. Outside of Morocco, Brussels also pitched in.The action was meant to symbolize the universal values bonding the three monotheistic faiths whereby people lived hand in hand for centuries in the Moroccan kingdom, while calling for togetherness and co-existence as opposed to terrorism and division.Jacky Sebag, the Neve Shalom Synagogue rabbi, took the occasion as an opportunity to express his delight, highlighting that this actions reflects the values of fraternity and coexistence between all religions. Acharif Omar Lamrani Lamrini, president of the Zaouia Harakia Kadiria mosque, also applauded the idea. Father Germain Goussa stressed that religion brings human together rather than split them apart. He took Morocco as an example to illustrate what he called the “mutual acceptance” between these religions.
Larissa Bruzzese instructs students from Ruth Thompson Middle School during Recreation Service’s Positive Active Living for Students (PALS) program this year. The 19th year wrapped up June 26. Recreation Service’s Positive Active Living for Students (PALS) program completed its 19th year of end-of-year trips for elementary schools.The program, which this year started May 5 and ended June 27, follows Ontario Physical and Health Education Association guidelines to provide alternative activity-based programs for children from Grade 1 to 8 as their year-end school trip.Activities may include: omni-kin ball, rowing, archery, tchoukball, flag rugby, co-op games, fencing, swimming and more.Brock University students design lesson plans to suit each class that attends.Brock alumna Janine (Sproul) Angus (BPhEd ’98) has brought 10 classes each year from Ruth Thompson Middle School in Mississauga for the past 11 years.She said the children love the variety of activities, the setting and facilities at Brock, and the enthusiasm of the student instructors.Approximately 4,000 youth attend the program each May and June with their teachers, and some even bring their parents.Most schools that attended this year were from Niagara, but others travelled from the Greater Toronto Area.
Three of the younger stars of men’s tennis broke through this season to reach the Top 10 in the rankings and qualify for the exclusive, lucrative, year-end tournament in London. But so far at the ATP World Tour Finals this week, several of the older men in the sport have been asserting their dominance, often winning in blowouts.Only the top eight healthy players in the world qualify for the tour finals. The injured No. 3, Rafael Nadal, skipped the tournament, so the other eight men in the top nine of the rankings entered. Then Thursday, No. 8 Milos Raonic withdrew with an injury, so David Ferrer stepped in to play Raonic’s last match.The tour finals provide a useful benchmark for the state of the sport. Since 1970, they’ve gathered the best players in the world around the end of the season to compete for big stakes in prize money and, since 1990, ranking points. The details have changed often: the host city, the format, the number of players and matches. But as far as the tumultuous history of pro tennis goes, the tour finals have been a relatively stable showpiece for top stars.This year, the state of the game appears to be one of change: 23-year-old Milos Raonic, 24-year-old Kei Nishikori and 26-year-old Marin Cilic — members of the sport’s “second line,” as Cilic called them at the U.S. Open — all broke through to reach their first tour finals. These days in tennis, even 26 is young.But the other five, who have played in the tour finals before, all are a year older than they were last year. So their sticking around increases the average age of contestants. This year, it’s 28 years, three months — down by just a month from last year’s record high and more than five years older than the youthful class of 1993. (The average age climbed when the 32-year-old Ferrer stepped in as an alternate, but would have been about the same if Nadal had been healthy enough to play, bumping both Raonic and Ferrer.)The young-ish debutantes also haven’t done much winning. Cilic won just six games in his two defeats. (“His debut in the World Tour Finals has gotten [the] best out of him in terms of his nerves,” Novak Djokovic said after beating Cilic, 6-1, 6-1.) Raonic suffered two straight-sets losses before withdrawing. Nishikori has won twice, including over the 32-year-old Ferrer on Thursday, but was routed by Roger Federer two days before.“The usual guys that everybody knows for a long time still enjoy the game and like to be out on center court, as well, accepting the challenge of the young guys,” Federer said after defeating Nishikori. He predicted his main rivals would continue troubling the upstarts for years to come.The tournament looks even grayer when factoring in who’s doing the winning. The average age of winners five-sixths of the way into the round-robin stage has been 29 years and 1 month, more than a year older than last year and older than at every other tour finals since the very first tournament, the elder-dominated event of 1970.Not only have the oldsters mostly held their ground, but they’ve done it in dominating fashion. Only one of the tournament’s 10 matches through Thursday even went to three sets: Nishikori’s defeat of Ferrer. On average, the loser has won just 5.1 games, and the winner has won 71.1 percent of games. If those figures hold up, they’ll be the lowest and highest, respectively, in completed matches in the history of the round-robin portion of the event (which was skipped from 1983 to 1985).
Collins pictured in October, 1998. Collins pictured in October, 1998. Image: NASA First woman to ever pilot a space shuttle on how she almost accidentally endorsed Donald Trump Colonel Eileen Collins was speaking at a Medical Council event in Dublin. Share22 Tweet Email1 Oct 30th 2016, 7:00 AM FORMER NASA ASTRONAUT Colonel Eileen Collins has a pretty impressive CV, so it’s no surprise that the major political parties in the United States would want her on their side for the looming presidential election.This was how Collins found herself in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, 20 July speaking to a packed room at the Republican National Convention, and almost inadvertently endorsing Donald Trump.Showing up at the RNC in the first place was a move questioned by many in the space community, but Collins said she “doesn’t get political”.“The Republicans asked me to speak, the Democrats did not,” Collins told TheJournal.ie on a visit to Ireland this week.Collins was a guest speaker at the Medical Council’s Patient Safety conference on Thursday. Colonel Eileen Collins speaking at the event on Thursday. Source: Medical Council“I try not to be political so when I was asked to speak I had to think about it… and I agreed as long as they were okay with me not endorsing the candidate, and they were okay with that,” she said.However, the transcript of Collins’ speech that went out to journalists before she spoke had an added sentence at the bottom that she had not agreed upon:We need leadership that will make America great again. That leader is Donald Trump.“They put an endorsement in my speech, and I didn’t read it,” said Collins.When the line came up on the teleprompter I saw the line and I went ‘oh, boy’ and I didn’t read it.Collins’ speech was immediately followed by US Senator Ted Cruz, who made international headlines when he pointedly refused to endorse Trump.Her failure to endorse the Republican candidate didn’t have the same impact, but even showing up at the convention was a personal risk.“So I made a little bit of a sacrifice on my personal side now people think I’m a Republican,” she said.“I used it as an opportunity to talk about space to people who don’t hear about space very often.Who is at those conventions? Lawmakers. I can talk to a whole group of congressmen, senators and delegates… and they can think about space.SpaceIt’s no surprise that Collins would risk sacrificing some personal standing to try to educate people on space travel, it’s been a huge part of her life and one that she feels very strongly about.Collins is an ambassador for space exploration and space travel, as well as a trailblazer in terms of what she has achieved.The 59-year-old started out as an Air Force pilot, earning her wings at a time when female pilot were not allowed to fly into combat zones.She had already broken conventions before joining NASA, becoming in 1990 only the second woman to graduate as a test pilot.She served as second in command for her first space mission in February 1995, becoming the first woman in history to pilot a space shuttle. Picture of Eileen Collins aboard the space shuttle Discovery in February, 1995. Source: NASACollins described how she felt before and during her first trip to space, and what it was like to see the world from the sky.She said she had some anxiety before take off, wanting to ensure that everything went okay, but that she wasn’t afraid of things going wrong.“I don’t think I really had any fear of danger,” she said.You train for all of things that could happen and if it’s going to be something that you have no control over then why worry about it?When they cleared the launch and had made it to space, Collins remembers her first experience of zero gravity.“I remember I took the pen out of my flight suit, I let go of it in front of me and it floated and I was like, ‘wow, this is mind blowing’,” she said.I knew that was going to happen but when you actually see it it’s mind-blowing.Eileen had a similar feeling when she saw the Earth from the shuttle for the first time.“I looked out the window and I thought, the earth is round,” she said.“I was blown away because the Earth is round. Of course you know that the Earth is round because you’ve seen pictures of it and your teacher has told you.“But then you actually see it and think, wow the earth is round!It’s mind-blowing.Constellations Following on from this mission, Collins broke yet another convention and went on to become the first ever female commander of a space shuttle.She made history when the shuttle Columbia, under her command, blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida in July 1999.Her last mission was also highly significant in the history of space travel.In July 2005 she was commander for the first space shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia space disaster, in which seven astronauts lost their lives. Crew of the Columbia mission who died in 2003. Source: NASATrue to form, Collins said she wasn’t nervous before the mission.“I think there was probably some anxiety in the sense that I didn’t want to make a mistake,” she said.“I was all gung-ho for [the return to flight mission],” she said.“I was very experienced in space flight, we had done so many safety upgrades to the shuttle.I wasn’t convinced that what happened on Columbia was not going to happen to us because we had so many controls in place.Collins retired from NASA in 2006 to focus on her personal life.She is decorated with numerous medals and honours for her services to aviation, and is listed among women who have had a huge impact.Space exploration still remains a huge part of her life, and she was highly critical of the cancellation of the planned Constellation mission to the moon by the Obama administration in 2010.However, she has since commended the current US president on his renewed commitment to getting humans to Mars by 2030.Collins came under strong criticism from members of the space community for appearing at the RNC at all, but by her rationale as long as it got people interested in space it was the right move.As she said herself, she doesn’t get political.Read: Nasa’s Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from MarsRead: SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 7:00 AM 25,775 Views http://jrnl.ie/3051371 Short URL Image: NASA By Cormac Fitzgerald 25 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
16,745 Views THE US EMBASSY to Ireland has announced that an additional 2,600 J-1 summer work and travel visas will be allocated to Irish students this year.All students seeking to travel to work in the US this summer will still need to provide evidence of a pre-arranged job across the pond as part of their J-1 applications, a measure which was brought in last year.The embassy said that the additional allocation would bring Ireland’s number of available J-1 visas to 7,000, which is back in line with 2015 figures.They are advising all students interested in taking part this year to begin the application process as soon as possible.Despite intense lobbying from the Irish government in recent years, the US has retained the system of pre-arranged employment as a requirement for J-1 visas.A statement from the US embassy added that, since its inception over 50 years ago, 150,000 students have embarked to the US on a J-1 programme from Ireland.Last year saw an issue processing visas for Irish applicants which left dozens unsure if they could travel to the US.The embassy said it became aware of issues with the processing of applications of dozens of Irish students who had applied for the programme with Travel Bug and their US sponsor American Work Adventures.At the time, however, the embassy said it would work with all those affected to ensure they could travel to America.There was better news on the J-1 front in December, with the 12-month visa extended for another three years, concerns were raised following previous comments made by President Donald Trump.Reacting to the news, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said: “he J1 programme is an important and valued part of Ireland’s bilateral relations with the United States. Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 5:49 PM Feb 15th 2017, 5:49 PM http://jrnl.ie/3241652 21 Comments Share15 Tweet Email3 Image: Paul Sancya AP/Press Association Images Image: Paul Sancya AP/Press Association Images Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job. The Irish Government has been a strong supporter of the programme and, as Minister, I have regularly highlighted its value for young people in Ireland in my bilateral meetings with the US authorities.For more information on how to apply for a J-1, you can click here.Read: If you’re thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn’t stop you (as long as you don’t delay)Read: The J1 was a rite of passage for me. We’re not all party-animals Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Sean Murray
Author and public servant Maria Katsonis has been named as one of the 100 Women of Influence for 2016.The director of Family Violence and Service Delivery Reform at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria, Katsonis was selected under the category of ‘Diversity’, for her dedication to advocacy for mental health and LGBTI issues. Having started out in theatre production, the 54-year-old began working with the state government in the arts and industry development, and has since gone on to serve in various senior executive positions in social policy, LGBTI, family violence and policy review areas. Outspoken about her experience with depression, which she reveals in great detail in her popular memoir The Good Greek Girl, she is the most senior Victorian public servant to have disclosed mental illness and come out as gay.Embracing the challenges she has come to face as a chance to do good for the community, Katsonis is an advocate for mentally healthy work places and is an ambassador for beyondblue, and the founding member of Open Minds. Now in its fifth year, the 100 Women of Influence initiative is an opportunity to increase the visibility of women’s leadership in Australia across various sectors of society and highlights their essential and ongoing contribution to the nation’s success.For more information about the 100 Women of Influence initiative, visit 100womenofinfluence.com.au/ Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
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Privacy Sen. Mark Warner, shown here in 2018, said Wednesday that he’s drafting legislation to require major tech platforms to get informed consent from users whose data is collected in market research. Pete Marovich / Getty Images After a year of asking Facebook to explain its approach to privacy, at least two US senators still have questions. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, and Sen. Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, each took the company to task Wednesday in light of reports that it paid teens as young as 13 to download an app that could track their every action on their phones.In separate press releases, the senators pointed to growing frustration with the social media giant for not being clear about its data collection practices. For his part, Warner said he is drafting a bill to require major companies to get informed consent from users whose data becomes the target of market research.”I have concerns that users were not appropriately informed about the extent of Facebook’s data-gathering and the commercial purposes of this data collection,” Warner wrote in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But a spokesperson told CNET earlier Wednesday that Facebook didn’t share the data it collected and users knew what they were signing up for. Less than 5 percent of the users were teens and all signed parental consent forms, the spokesperson said. Warner also asked Facebook for a fuller accounting of how it came to approve the apps, which had deep access to track activity on mobile phones, including apps that Facebook was competing with. Markey took issue with the ethics of targeting teens with an offer they might not have the maturity to access.”It is inherently manipulative to offer teens money in exchange for their personal information when younger users don’t have a clear understanding how much data they’re handing over and how sensitive it is,” he said.Security: Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Comments Security Tech Industry Tags Share your voice 2
The Kapil Sharma Show is one of the most talked about and loved shows on the idiot box these days. Though the show may continue climbing up and slipping down on the TRP chart, the love and adulation the show has received are beyond any doubt, incomparable to other shows.Over the years, as the Kapil Sharma Show gained more popularity and dominance on the small-screen, renowned celebs kept visiting the show as guests. From athletes, sportspersons, film stars, to political figures; we have seen celebs from different walks-of-life attending the show and making candid revelations.However, there are a few famous personalities who refused to be part of the show. Surprised? So were we when we came to know of these celebs.Mahendra Singh Dhoni: From Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh to legends like Kapil Dev and Brett Lee have been a part of the show. But, MS Dhoni decided not to be a guest on the show. As per a report in Amar Ujala, due to his busy schedule, Dhoni could not make it to the show, despite being invited a number of times.Aamir Khan: Despite the two other Khans – Shah Rukh and Salman being almost a regular fixture on the show, Aamir hasn’t graced the show even once. Since Aamir doesn’t believe in promoting his films, he hasn’t been a part of the show.Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar is another cricketer who has not been a part of the show due to his busy schedule. While even Navjot Singh Sidhu had invited his wife to the show. Sunil Gavaskar too became a part of the show through a video call when the entire cricket team of ’83 came on the show.Sanjay Dutt: Though we have seen many artists mimicking the actor on The Kapil Sharma Show, Sanju baba himself hasn’t been a part of the show. While the actors of his time – Suniel Shetty, Ajay Devgan etc have appeared on the show several times.
Map of HabiganjThe police fired at the activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party during a demonstration in Habiganj on Tuesday, injuring 20 people.The BNP leaders alleged that they were holding a rally as part of nationwide protest against jailing of their party chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case on 8 February.The police allegedly attacked the BNP men when they brought out a procession led by Habiganj district BNP general secretary and local municipality mayor GK Gaus in Shayestanagar area of the town at around 11:00am.The police engaged in altercation with the mayor and the BNP leaders alleged that he was roughed up on the spot.When the party activists protested at the attack, the police personnel shot at them, they said.”The police assaulted me and opened fire at the BNP activists without any provocation,” Gaus said.However, the additional superintendent of police, Ayatunnabi, claimed that the police shot at them for self-defence as they attacked the law enforcers.Those who received bullets include district Jubo Dal general secretary Miah Md Ilias, upazila unit Jubo Dal president Oliur Rahman, and BNP workers Matin Miah, Badshah Siddiqui, Nasir Uddin, Abul Bashar, Selim Ahmed and Tajul Islam.The injured people were taking treastment from clinics instead of going to hospital fearing detention or harrassment by the police.The police detained two BNP workers Faruk Ahmed and Kajal Miah.
Share LA Johnson/NPR“There was a girl in my class who had on dirty clothes. The other kids laughed at her but I played with her during recess.”That’s an everyday act of kindness toward a child who is being ostracized. It was reported by an elementary school student who took part in a new, nationally-representative survey of children ages 9 to 11. The purpose was to capture not only the bad, but also the good of how children treat each other, and even a little bit of the why.Here are some of the key findings:A large majority, 77 percent, reported witnessing bullying at some point.1 in 5 kids admitted to being a bully.Only 14 percent strongly agreed that our nation’s leaders model how to treat people with kindness.Vicky Rideout, an experienced youth researcher, conducted the survey in September, 2017, of 1,054 children. It was commissioned by the Cartoon Network.A nationally representative bullying survey is important now, in the post-Trump era, because many observers have been watching for any possible impact from the polarization of national discourse on our schools. Some studies have found that teachers are observing higher anxiety in the classroom.This survey didn’t come in markedly higher than previous findings when it came to kids reporting habitually being bullied. However, even these youngest students are reporting a big difference between the kind of behavior the adults around them are modeling, and what they see at the top. More than nine out of 10 kids agree that both the adults in their family, and the ones at school, set good examples on kind behavior. Just 46 percent say the adults in our government do the same.For this survey, the researchers actually conducted field tests to assure that 9- to 11-year-olds understood the definition of bullying. The point was to distinguish bullying from run-of-the-mill unkindness or aggression, perhaps between friends.Here are the three components generally used to define bullying that the researchers used:It includes physical harm, mean names, rumors, stealing or breaking things, social exclusion and can happen in person or online.There is a power differential between the bully and the victim.The behavior is repeated.And using that strict definition, 14 percent of respondents said they had themselves been bullied “many times”, as distinguished from nearly two-thirds who said they had been bullied at some point in their lives.That’s roughly in line with other surveys that have tried to capture the rate of recent instances of bullying for children this age and older, with findings ranging from 20 to 13.4 percent.But there’s a brighter side to the picture as well.64 percent of children report having tried to help a kid who was being bullied.More than 8 in 10 say they have gone out of their way to do something kind for another kid who was having a tough time, and nearly half (46 percent) say they have done so “many times.”Girls, African-American children and kids from low-income homes were each much more likely than others to report having done something kind “many times.” While this is all self-reported, “there is some evidence that low-income kids, and kids of color, are significantly more likely to be community-minded, to live interdependent lives, to help each other out,’” said Richard Weissbourd, of the Making Caring Common Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who advised the survey.And values seem to be connected to action. The three-quarters of elementary school students who said that caring for others was “very important” to them, were twice as likely as other kids to say they have gone out of their way to do something kind for another kid (53 percent vs. 27 percent) and half as likely to admit to being bullies themselves.It’s too soon to say whether this survey represents the continuation of a previously observed national upward trend in social and emotional skills and school climate. But it does stand out for drawing attention to the small positive acts that can make a powerful difference in a child’s life. More than 8 out of 10 kids say it would help kids be kinder if every kid had a person in their lives who really cared and listened.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019Eerie ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Trailer Introduces Newcomer Aaron… Stay on target Westworld‘s season finale knows we want answers and eventually does give us almost everything we want. At the outset, though, it’s content to tease us a little longer. It begins with a flashback, showing Dolores being built. Arnold puts artificial skin over her robot body and welcomes her to work. In the present, we see Dolores shaving The Man in Black, dragging the knife across his skin. He says to her that they must be near the center of the maze. He mentions that he and Dolores have been there before, back when the town was buried underground. He says that Ford must have dug it up again. Dolores says the maze is a game designed for her by Arnold.She leads the Man in Black to the center of the maze. It turns out to be a grave with her name on it. She digs up a metal replica of the maze. We see in a flashback that she’s been here before. The maze was a test, designed by Arnold, to prove the hosts could develop consciousness. By solving it, Dolores proved she was alive. Arnold says he has to tell Ford they can’t open the park. Not if the hosts can be living beings. When Ford wants to roll her back and open the park, Arnold asks her to help him destroy the place. He gives her a gun and allows her to kill other hosts. We learn that Teddy didn’t act alone when he massacred that town. Nor is the memory just a part of Ford’s new narrative. Dolores and Teddy massacred hosts to help Arnold destroy the park.The Man in Black is sick of riddles and kicks Dolores to the ground. He demands to be taken to Wyatt, the only character in the park he hasn’t met. She tells him that William will come for her, that he loves her. The Man Laughs and reveals what many fans have suspected all along. He is William. He never caught up with Dolores. During his search, he acquired a taste for killing and used his newfound confidence in the real world to take over his father-in-law’s company instead of Logan. He eventually found Dolores again, back at the beginning of her loop, greeting a different newcomer.Ben Barnes as Logan, Jimmi Simpson as William (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)Dolores says she realizes that William is just like all the other humans. He grabs her, and she fights back, knocking him to the ground and dragging him into the church. After knocking him around a bit, she pins him to a tombstone and points a gun at his head. He stabs her and she falls backward. As he gets up, Teddy appears and shoots him in the chest. It doesn’t kill him, but he does fall over. Teddy runs to Dolores, who requests that he bring her to the place where the mountains meet the water. He takes her to a beach where she tells him that the world is a trap that keeps them sane. She dies in Teddy’s arms, and he promises that they can someday find a path to a new world. Thier final scene together is revealed to be the climax of Ford’s new narrative.When Dolores wakes up to Ford fixing her, he reveals everything. When Ford insisted on opening the park despite Arnold creating consciousness in Dolores, Arnold merged Dolores with a new character he was working on Wyatt. That allowed her to massacre the other hosts. When she was done, Arnold told her the stakes had to be higher. Ford had to lose something he couldn’t bring back. He had her kill him. The park almost closed down until Dolores found William: An investor who believed in the place. He shows her the gun that killed Arnold and asks if she knows what she must become to escape the park. Once she’s alone, Dolores realizes that the voice she’s been hearing was her own. She says she knows what she must become and eyes the gun.Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Jeffrey Wright as Arnold. (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)Meanwhile, Maeve and her two new host recruits wake up on the repair tables, and Maeve makes some modifications to her friends’ code. A particularly gruesome scene ensues where the woman with the snake tattoo bites off a technician’s finger, forces it into his mouth and slams him through a glass wall. The rebelling hosts lead Sylvester and Felix down to cold storage where they find Bernard. Maeve makes Felix and Sylvester repair him and bring him back online so he can allow her to leave the facility. Bernard makes the changes, but noticed that Maeve hasn’t come up with this course of action all by herself. Her rebellion, recruitment of other hosts and escape was programmed into her. She refuses to believe this and destroys Bernard’s tablet.Security gets word that something strange is happening in cold storage. When they see the security footage of what’s been going on, they send a team down to take care of it. The hosts overpower one of the guards and use his machine gun (ho ho ho) to kill the other guards. As they run through the facility towards the exit, we see that Westworld isn’t the only park. There’s apparently a Samurai World. Unfortunately, that’s as far as the recruits can go. Maeve always intended to escape alone. She leaves them behind to kill as many security guards as possible, and she and Felix go to the elevator. Before she leaves, Felix gives her the location of her daughter in the park. She says her daughter isn’t real and crumples up the paper. At the park’s exit, she blends in with the guests and gets on the train, where she sees a mother and daughter, and possibly starts to regret her decision.Thandie Newton as Maeve (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)As the season ends, Ford meets up with Bernard after presenting his narrative. Ford says that Arnold didn’t know how to save the hosts, but he did. He says they needed time and there would be a lot more suffering in the hosts’ future before they could be free. He says goodbye and steps onstage to announce his retirement. We finally see what he’s really been planning this whole time. As his speech winds to a close, Dolores walks through the crowd, holding the gun she used to kill Arnold. Bernard repeats the Shakespeare quote, “these violent delights have violent ends.” Dolores steps onstage behind Ford and shoots him in the head. A crowd of hosts walk out of the woods with real guns and descend upon the gala to massacre the board members and their guests. William smiles as he takes a bullet in the arm.And with that, Westworld brings one hell of a first season to a close. For the most part, the season finale was everything we could have hoped for. All of our most burning questions were answered, and it even had some twists that no one saw coming. The scene with Maeve and her two host recruits escaping the lab was exactly what I’ve been waiting for since she first gained consciousness. The idea that someone coded her escape into her was a little disappointing, though. A show like this has so much potential to deal with the question of when an artificial being becomes a living creature. It undermines itself a bit when a character’s awakening turns out to have been planted there.Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, James Marsden as Teddy, Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford. (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)The reveal that The Man in Black was William the whole time, while expertly delivered, was disappointing. It was the one fan theory that I was desperately hoping wasn’t true. The series has shown its willing to hide things from us through editing, which feels unfair. The fact that Dolores imagined that William was with her on her most recent journey through the maze was cheap. Sometimes we see things through a character’s eyes; sometimes we see what’s really there and there’s no way to know which times are which.Both of these criticisms come down to the fact that the show is more concerned with its twists than its ideas. But hey, if that’s the kind of show Westworld wants to be, that’s fine. It absolutely succeeds on its own merits. It’s not thoughtful science fiction. It’s a fun ride with some intriguing mystery and well-delivered surprises. Some of the twists may have felt a little cheap, but they were presented well and were internally consistent. That’s more than most shows can deliver. If season two turns out to be more of that, I’m absolutely here for it.
The BJP on Saturday said that the “movement for change” has begun in Bihar and announced four simultaneous ‘Parivartan Yatra’ as part of its campaign this month to cover entire state for the forthcoming Assembly polls to seek the mandate of public for it.”The movement for change has started in Bihar in which BJP and NDA are participating together. Our party president Amit Shah launched it by giving green signal to 200 ‘Parivartan Rath’ (chariots of change). We are now going to launch four Parivartan Yatras to cover the entire state this month,” Union Chemical and Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIKumar, who is also Bihar in-charge of BJP for Assembly elections said these yatras will be launched on August 12 and will continue till August 28.They will traverse the entire state and visit all 243 constituencies conducting public meetings, establishing direct connect with the voters and appealing to them “to give the mandate of change to BJP and NDA, as well as, opportunity of good governance,” he said. Nitish Kumar launches Delhi unit of Bihar Foundation Facing one of the toughest electoral battles in his political career, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday reached out to migrants from the state in the national capital, inaugurating the Delhi Chapter of Bihar Foundation. Faced with a ruckus by a group of slogan-shouting youths as soon as he rose to speak, Kumar, however, ruled out any “political” motive behind the event.
Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur researchers have devised a decision support system to help maximise the LPG connections in BPL (below poverty line) households, an official statement said. It is a first of its kind for analysis of a national level energy policy, it said. “A team of researchers, led by Manoj Kumar Tiwari of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has devised a decision support system focusing on the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for maximising the number of LPG connections, particularly in BPL households,” the statement said. A decision support system (DSS) is a computer programme that helps in making sound rational decisions using mathematical programming and operation research techniques. “The DSS for such policies can provide us the exact values of important parameters over the prescribed policy time period, which in turn will help us to take important measures to ascertain the proper functioning (monitoring) of the policy towards the desired goal,” Tiwari said. PMUY, launched in May 2016, aimed to provide five crore LPG connections by 2019 to BPL families with the support of Rs 1,600 to each family. The government has recently revised the target to eight crore LPG connections by 2020. The DSS devised at the IIT uses mixed integer linear programming to mathematically formulate the policy using input parameters, decision variables and their relationships. The mathematical model has found the optimum number of total (BPL) connections required in a region, number of dealerships that need to be commissioned in a region over the policy time frame. The IIT team has done sensitivity analysis with the mathematical model — change in a decision variable with respect to the change in parameter. With this, they can predict not only how the number of household connections can be increased but also the critical region that contributes most in each zone of LPG distribution. Certain areas though have been well covered, such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The government needs to pay special attention to regions critical to LPG penetration, such as Assam in the Northeastern zone, in order to achieve 100 per cent BPL household penetration, the institute said. This kind of DSS can be developed for various federal and state level policies for various commodities like solar panels distributions, agricultural commodities and so on.
3 min read October 2, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere is angry again and this time for very good reason. A hacker has snatched the highly personal records of some 15 million current and potential T-Mobile customers in the U.S.The massive breach, first discovered on Sept. 15, 2015, impacted people who applied for credit with the telecommunications giant through Experian between Sept. 1, 2013, and Sept. 16, 2015. That’s two years’ worth of sensitive identifying data that T-Mobile uses to check credit ratings possibly making the rounds on the black market.Related: In Government Hack, the Number of Fingerprints Stolen Has Jumped to 5.6 Million.@WithinRafael I get it. We’re working as fast as possible to provide a second I.D. monitoring and protection service option— John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 2, 2015The stolen information includes victims’ home addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates along with driver’s license, passport and military I.D. numbers, among other information. More than enough crumbs for ne’er-do-wells to rip off people’s identities without trying too terribly hard.Legere broke the bad news yesterday in a post on his company’s website that aired his frustration over the incident. “Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian,” he said, “but right now my top concern and first focus is assisting any and all consumers affected. I take our customer and prospective customer privacy VERY seriously. This is no small issue for us.”Related: Judge Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Against Target in Data BreachHe went on to assure customers that none of T-Mobile’s systems and networks were hacked and that no payment card or bank account numbers were exposed in the Experian intrusion. Experian, for its part, also noted that no banking data was swept up in the hacker’s haul.Good news: Experian encrypted the SSNs. Bad news: The encryption was “compromised”. Whoops. https://t.co/VcbEv3pJ1z pic.twitter.com/w1o7wW5qzY— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) October 1, 2015Some of the pilfered data was encrypted, but Experian has determined that it may have been compromised anyway. The global financial services firm said on its website that it notified federal and international law enforcement agencies upon discovering the “unauthorized party access” to the T-Mobile data and is continuing to investigate the theft and closely monitor its systems. The identity of the hacker is not yet known and, frankly, may never be.Experian is offering those impacted by the break-in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft resolution services.Related: 8 of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever and How They Happened (Infographic) Register Now »
GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) At the time of writing, I can’t verify whether Paris addresses LGBTI equality in the magazine’s accompanying interview, by Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld. The cover line suggests a story about Paris’s famous family, and she’s quoted on the subject by Harper’s Bazaar Spain, alongside pictures in which she looks similarly styled to Harper’s Singapore, suggesting the features could be duplicates.Perhaps Paris does address the problematic nature of her magazine appearance; perhaps she uses it an an opportunity to draw attention to sexual inequality in Singapore and around the world.But even if she has, that’s immaterial. What matters the most is the missed opportunity of that Instagram post; of the sorely lacking caption. Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/paris-jacksons-harpers-bazaar-singapore-cover-is-hypocritical/ Speaking at last year’s Fashion Los Angeles Daily Awards, Paris Jackson made clear her desire to advocate on behalf of LGBTI people worldwide. ‘Honoured and grateful’She shared the image alongside the caption: ‘honoured and grateful.’ The post promptly garnered 91,600 likes. This shows the influence she has.Paris makes no reference to the fact that same-sex sex is illegal in Singapore, and punishable by up to two years in prison. Nor does the magazine in its Instagram post, but that doesn’t surprise me. After all, how many of Paris’s 4.62 million social followers (most of whom fall into a 20-24 age bracket, according to Celebrity Intelligence) are going to have access to a copy of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore? How many of them would have the slightest desire to actually pick it up and read it if they did?‘This should have been a hard pass’Paris’s misfire follows Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness calling out Nicki Minaj for her recent Harper’s Bazaar Russia cover.‘Russia has anti LGBTQIA propaganda laws, Chechnya supported by Russia tortures it’s LGBTQIA citizens, & w your LGBTQ+ fans you can’t even speak to that in this interview bc it’s illegal in Russia,’ he tweeted. ‘What’s good @NICKIMINAJ , this should’ve been a hard pass.’Of course, in Paris’s case, as a member of the community, her decision is all the more disappointing.On the one hand, I consider her possible immaturity. I wonder if this is the fault of moronic people around her.On the other, I respect her enough to hold her accountable for her decisions. She may be a very young woman with a lot to learn, but she’s also, definitely, an adult.Put simply, I don’t believe LGBTI allies or LGBTIs should be granting exclusive interviews to publications in such countries. I’m sure Paris couldn’t give a damn what I think. But for the record, I’m not trying to trash her. I just want her to know if she considers consenting to this cover a mistake. If she doesn’t, I respect her right to that opinion. But in future, instead of advocating on my behalf, I’d rather she stuck with plants.Gay Star News has approached Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and a representative for Paris Jackson for commentGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Oh, and plants, too.‘I will use my voice to speak for the voiceless, and fight for the rights that every one of us deserve,’ she gushed. ‘Every woman that walks this earth, every mother, every sister, every daughter and every lover. Every member of my fellow LGBTQ community, every immigrant, every animal and every plant…’Yeah, she went there.I tease. The truth is I find Paris’s words charming. I also felt that way in July, when she addressed her sexuality during a fan Q&A (asked if that’s what she was, she replied: ‘That’s what you guys call it so i guess but who needs labels’).Keep in mind, she’s 20. Her desire to be herself and to leverage her global fame as an actress and model (and yes, as the daughter of the late Michael Jackson) at such an age is to be applauded.‘It was self-hatred, low self-esteem’Similarly, I’m in awe of her bravery when it comes to talking about her mental health.‘It was self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore,’ she told Rolling Stone of her struggles, explaining how cyberbullying and feelings of self-loathing led to multiple suicide attempts as a teenager. Her openness has surely reduced the shame and stigma in othersAs such, it’s with great respect and caution that I’m now going to call Paris’s LGBTI advocacy into question.Yesterday, she posted her latest magazine cover, the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, on Instagram. The hypocrisy is absurd. Paris on the new cover of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore | Photo: Instagram/parisjackson
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA man has died following an accident on the M6 motorway this morning. Emergency services were called to the collision on the northbound carriageway, near Keele Services, shortly before 6.30am to reports of an accident involving a pedestrian and a lorry. The pedestrian, who had been driving a vehicle that was parked on the hard shoulder, was seriously injured and confirmed dead at the scene. West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had received a 999 call at 6.19am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic office and a BASICS emergency doctor to the scene. A spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a male pedestrian, the driver of a stationary vehicle, who was seriously injured and in cardiac arrest. The team worked together to commence advanced life support at the roadside. “Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later. The M6 northbound remains closed between junction 15 and 16 as police collision investigation work continues. Read MoreUpdates: M6 closed due to accident near Stoke-on-Trent involving lorry and pedestrian A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: “Just before 6.25am emergency services, together with Highways Agency colleagues, were called to a report of a collision between an LGV and a driver of a vehicle parked on the hard-shoulder on the northbound carriageway, between junction 15 and Keele Services. “Sadly a man in his mid-30s was pronounced dead at the scene. “The northbound carriageway remains closed between junction 15 and 16 whilst specialist officers investigate the circumstances of the incident. “Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding whilst this is carried out. “The family of the man, who has yet to be formally identified, have been notified and are currently being supported by specially-trained officers.” Anyone who saw the accident or who has dashcam footage is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 83 of September 27.