Liang acknowledged that China-Sri Lanka friendship has a long history and was deeply rooted among people. The two countries have similar historical situations and wide common interests.“The two countries’ relations have witnessed smooth development and we have made remarkable achievements since we entered diplomatic relations 55 years ago,” Liang said. Liang said the Chinese side hopes to work together with Sri Lanka to consolidate the friendship, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and improve communication and cooperation between the two armies. Liang expressed thanks for Sri Lanka’s solid support on China’s core interests. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said that China will continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts in safeguarding state independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and realizing social and economic development.Liang made the remarks when meeting with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. Gotabaya said China-Sri Lanka ties have kept a healthy and smooth development. He expressed thanks for China’s support in the process of Sri Lanka ending civil war and pushing reconstruction and development. (Xinhua)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AECL victory over Nordion pushes down nuclear medicine company’s stock by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 10, 2012 5:52 pm MDT OTTAWA – Shares of Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN) plunged more than 35 per cent on Monday after the Ottawa-based nuclear medicine company lost a long-standing battle with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.An arbitrator ruled against Nordion by a two-to-one margin, ending the three-year fight over the Maple nuclear reactors that AECL decided to mothball, citing a design flaw that Nordion argued was manageable.“It was our clear objective to protect our shareholders’ investment in the Maple facilities,” Nordion chief executive Steve West said in a statement that noted the company may also be responsible for a portion of AECL’s costs as a result of the decision.“We intend to fully examine the implications of the decision and assess options for our future courses of action regarding this matter and long-term supply.”Following the decision, Nordion said it would suspend its quarterly dividend and stop buying back shares on its stock buyback plan.Nordion also cautioned that while the arbitration decision does not prevent its ongoing lawsuit against AECL under its Isotope Production Facilities Agreement, a majority on the arbitration panel found there was no breach of contract.As a result, the IPFA court claim may be substantially less than the $1.6 billion Nordion is currently claiming, the company said.Nordion shares closed down $3.82 at $6.64 on the Toronto Stock Exchange after trading as low as $5.38.RBC Capital Markets analyst Douglas Miehm cut his rating on Nordion’s stock to underperform from outperform and slashed his price target to $8 from $11.“The arbitrators decision was surprising, but the full terms of the 2006 agreement were never fully disclosed so it was always difficult to be completely confident in Nordion’s case,” Miehm wrote in a report to clients.“While we were anticipating a ruling in favour of Nordion, the arbitrators determined that the specific terms of the agreement (unknown to public) precluded the claims against AECL.”The twin Maple reactors had been planned as major source of isotopes used in medical imaging, once a highly profitable global business for Nordion.However, the project was over budget and years behind schedule when AECL decided to pull the plug on the Maple reactors before they went into service.Nordion problems got worse when AECL’s old NRU reactor was shut down for extensive repairs, cutting off the company’s main source of nuclear isotopes.“AECL will be reviewing and analysing carefully all aspects of the decision to ensure a thorough understanding of the implications. Both AECL and Nordion are bound by confidentiality obligations relating to the arbitration process, including the details of the decision,” AECL said Monday.Tamra Benjamin, Nordion’s vice-president for public and government relations, said the arbitration decision leaves Nordion open to pursue its ongoing lawsuit against AECL in the Ontario courts.“Our strategic priority continues to be optimizing the medical isotopes business,” Benjamin said.“We continue to plan to evaluate alternate sources of long-term supply and are now able to pursue those sources knowing that such isotope capacity will not be coming on line from the Maple reactors.”Nordion is Canada’s seller of medical isotopes that are used in cancer tests and treatment as well as medical imaging.The company’s main supplier of medical isotopes, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s National Research Universal reactor in Chalk River, Ont. returned to service in May after a planned 30-day maintenance shutdown.There was a global shortage of medical isotopes when the federally-owned NRU reactor was shut down in 2009 because of a leak that took more than a year to repair.The shortage caused a political furor and raised concerns by doctors and other health professionals about the availability of medical tests for Canadians.For the three months ended July 31, Nordion reported a profit of $12.3 million or 20 cents per share on $67.1 million in revenue. That was up from a loss of $4.1 million or six cents per share on $66.8 million in revenue a year earlier.In August, Nordion announced an internal investigation into potential improper payments or other possible violations of anti-corruption laws in the U.S. and Canada focused on a foreign supplier and “related parties.”
Baseball is, fundamentally, a game of probabilities — measurable probabilities. We can estimate the likelihood that a player will get a hit based on all kinds of factors — whether he bats right- or left-handed, whether the pitcher is right- or left-handed, the size of the ballpark, the quality of the defense on the field, and many other variables. Hell, we can do even better than that. Using the prevailing run-scoring environment of any era, we can determine the average number of runs likely to score using any permutation of runners on base, and outs.All of this information has made playing armchair manager even more enticing for fans. But those seeking instant justice with their run expectancy matrices have been disappointed this postseason. The 2014 playoffs have been wild, defying logic at every turn, with game after game delivering spectacularly implausible (and spectacularly exciting!) happenings. Mike Matheny leaves Matt Adams in the fifth spot against Clayton Kershaw even though Adams is as threatening as a sedated tortoise against southpaws … and Big City blasts one of the biggest homers of the postseason. Ned Yost chooses the worst of about seven options with the game on the line in the sixth inning of the wild-card game … and lives to tell about it, thanks largely to a power surge that’s propelled a Kansas City Royals team that wasn’t known for its home runs to an improbable 6-0 mark in the playoffs.The St. Louis Cardinals’ win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the NLCS came in one of the wildest games yet, a nerve-jangling joyride that featured gripping action and also lots of head-scratching decisions by both managers. A few of those decisions blew up in the faces of Bruce Bochy and Matheny. But many more worked out perfectly, reminding us of one immutable fact about playoff baseball, or really any baseball: Anything can happen in a short amount of time, even events that turn numbers inside out.Let’s run through Sunday night’s madness, looking at nine of the game’s biggest junctures, what each manager should have done based on the math, and what actually happened:SITUATION: Bottom of the fourth, runners on first and second, nobody out, Yadier Molina at bat, Cardinals lead 1-0. Should the Cards bunt?DECISION: Molina lays down a bunt, sacrificing the runners to second and third.THE MATH SAYS: All things equal, he shouldn’t have bunted. Tom Tango’s run expectancy matrix shows that a team would be expected to score an average of 1.48 runs with runners on first and second and nobody out, vs. 1.38 runs with runners on second and third and one out. (The relevant box to look at is the one labeled 1969-1992, because 2014 offensive levels are roughly in line with that period.1Baseball Prospectus does offer a run expectancy chart specifically for 2014, though single-year charts can occasionally produce funky results.) And this assumes that Molina was guaranteed to lay down a successful sacrifice, when, of course, there was no guarantee that he would. Then again, we can turn this around and note that Molina might’ve been playing hurt (he would leave the game after injuring his oblique in his next at-bat), so maybe he bunted on his own accord. All things considered, this was a fairly minor tactical error, if that.RESULT: After the sacrifice was successful, Bochy ordered an intentional walk of Kolten Wong. Randal Grichuk then came through with an RBI single. But with pitcher Lance Lynn up next (more on that in a second), the inning bogged down and St. Louis managed just one run.SITUATION: Bottom of the fourth, bases loaded, one out, Lynn due up to hit. Should the Cardinals pinch-hit and lose Lynn, or keep the starter in the game?DECISION: Now up 2-0, Matheny declines to pinch-hit for his starting pitcher.THE MATH SAYS: This was more of a judgment call. Lynn was pitching well, and this year he got better as games went on. Per Baseball-Reference.com, opposing hitters batted .262/.303/.404 in their first crack at Lynn during 2014 games, .226/.319/.339 their second time up, and .231/.310/.332 their third time. Still, the Cardinals had a chance to break the game open in this spot and shouldn’t have worried about a substitution. St. Louis has a deep bullpen with a day off Monday.RESULT: Lynn flied out (not deep enough to drive in a run), leaving the inning up to Matt Carpenter.SITUATION: Bottom of the fourth, bases loaded, two outs, Carpenter up, Giants starter Jake Peavy still pitching. Should he stay in the game?DECISION: Despite having one of the most effective lefty specialists in baseball (Javier Lopez) at his disposal, Bochy leaves Peavy in to pitch to Carpenter, with the game more or less on the line.THE MATH SAYS: Lopez was warmed up and the better pitcher for the moment. Left-handed hitters batted just .194/.248/.290 against the left-handed Lopez this season, and just .210/.290/.300 for the duration of Lopez’s 12-year career. Peavy, a right-hander, has splits that are significantly worse against left-handed batters. Moreover, Peavy would be facing the seventh hitter of a high-stress inning, increasing his likelihood of fatigue and lowering his likelihood of success. He was also due up fourth in the top of the fifth.RESULT: Carpenter flied out weakly to center. No damage done.SITUATION: Top of the sixth, runner on second, two outs, Hunter Pence up, Cardinals lead 2-1. Who should pitch?DECISION: Matheny leaves Lynn in to pitch to Pence.THE MATH SAYS: This was also a judgment call. You’ve got those numbers in Lynn’s favor as a pitcher who often fares better as he gets deeper into games. The only reason the Giants had a runner on second is because, after Lynn fanned the first two batters of the inning, Pablo Sandoval hit a dying quail that landed just fair and bounced into the seats down the left-field line for a ground-rule double. Meanwhile, the Giants had a righty-on-righty matchup with Pence at the plate, and no pitch-count issues or obvious signs of fatigue for Lynn. You can argue that Matheny erred by not trying to step on the Giants’ necks in the fourth by pinch-hitting for his pitcher. But by this point, leaving Lynn in was a defensible move.RESULT: Pence lines a single to center, scoring the tying run.SITUATION: Bottom of the seventh, nobody on, one out, Cardinals’ pitcher’s spot due up. Which Giant should pitch to the Cardinals’ pinch-hitter?DECISION: Bochy sticks with right-handed reliever Jean Machi to pitch to lefty-swinging Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras.THE MATH SAYS: This was a scream at your TV moment even before the result. Lopez the lefty-killer was warmed up here, too, and would’ve been a nightmarish matchup for Taveras, a gifted prospect who’s a free swinger and has a minor-league track record of hitting righties much better than lefties. Also, the next two batters due for the Cardinals were Carpenter (whom Matheny was certainly going to leave in the game) and Jon Jay (not quite a lock to stay in the game but likely to do so). Even if Bochy brought Lopez in and Matheny countered by subbing for Taveras, Bochy would’ve knocked the Cardinals’ most dangerous pinch-hitter out of the game without Taveras ever getting to bat. Lopez then would’ve faced a weak right-handed hitter like Peter Bourjos or Pete Kozma before the next two left-handed batters came up. Machi’s not a bad pitcher, but there was no good reason to leave him in to face Taveras, even after acknowledging the rookie’s struggles this season.RESULT:Your browser does not support iframes.… and then Bochy brought in Lopez to face Carpenter and Jay anyway.SITUATION: Bottom of the eighth, nobody on, one out, the Cardinals’ Adams due up. Who should pitch to him?DECISION: Bochy sticks with rookie right-hander Hunter Strickland to face Adams.THE MATH SAYS: Strickland wasn’t ideal. This was partly a math issue, but even more so a scouting issue. Although Strickland throws a fastball that can touch triple digits, he’d also been a gopher ball machine this postseason, serving up three home runs to three left-handed hitters in three innings last series against the Nats.2One of those three bombs came from Asdrubal Cabrera, who’s a switch-hitter who batted lefty against Strickland. Granted, the next two batters due up for St. Louis were right-handed hitters. And Bochy had already used Jeremy Affeldt and Lopez, his two big lefty arms out of the pen. But Strickland had shown last round that lefties can smash his straight heat, and Adams certainly had the ability to do the same. Lights-out swingman Yusmeiro Petit, closer Santiago Casilla3It should be noted that most managers would be reluctant to break from closer orthodoxy to the point that they’d summon their closer with one out in the eighth, on the road, with nobody on base and a tie game. … the Giants had multiple pitchers whom you’d have trusted more than Strickland in this spot.RESULT:Your browser does not support iframes.SITUATION: Cardinals lead 4-3 going into the top of the ninth. Should Matheny make defensive substitutions?DECISION: Matheny decides not to replace Jay in center field with Bourjos.THE MATH SAYS: Bourjos is an all-world defender and a big defensive upgrade over Jay. From Bill Buckner to Nelson Cruz, we’ve seen all too painfully what can happen when managers get lazy and don’t pull bad glove men out of the game in big spots. Matheny has to bring Bourjos into the game in this spot. Otherwise, why bother carrying the guy on your playoff roster? Given the simplicity of the move involved, this was one of the worst decisions by either manager in a game full of puzzlers.RESULT: The Giants’ Andrew Susac lines a one-out single to center, starting a rally that leads to the Giants scoring the tying run. Bourjos would’ve had a tough play to catch Susac’s liner. But he almost certainly would’ve taken a better stab at it than Jay did, as the starting center fielder took a couple of tentative steps in, then just let the ball bounce in front of him for a hit.SITUATION: 4-4 tie, top of the ninth, bases loaded, two outs, Sandoval up. Who should pitch to him?DECISION: Matheny pulls his struggling closer Trevor Rosenthal after two singles, two walks and one costly wild pitch allow the Giants to tie the game and load the bases in pursuit of the go-ahead run. In place of Rosenthal, Matheny summons right-hander Seth Maness.THE MATH SAYS: Maness does have more experience, both as a reliever and in general, than the man who was warming up alongside him in the ninth, rookie starter/swingman Marco Gonzales. Still, Gonzales had recent experience pitching in big relief spots, having posted 4.1 shutout innings of relief between the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Game 1 of the NLCS against the Giants. More importantly, Sandoval is a much better hitter against righties (.317/.363/.461 this year, .304/.357/.493 for his career) than he is against lefties (.199/.244/.319 this year, .270/.317/.391 for his career). By the numbers, Gonzales was the right call, and the decision had a chance to decide the Cardinals’ entire season, given the circumstances.RESULT: Sandoval grounded right back to Maness, ending the inning and dousing the threat. Matheny made the wrong call, and Maness saved the season anyway.SITUATION: 4-4 tie, bottom of the ninth, Cardinals’ hitters No. 7, 8 and 9 due up. Who should come out of the Giants’ bullpen?DECISION: Bochy brings former closer/erratic setup man Sergio Romo into the game.THE MATH SAYS: Casilla and Petit, by the numbers, were both better options to enter the game than was Romo. Then again, whoever was coming in for the bottom of the ninth did have the bottom of the order coming up, and you can make a case for preserving Casilla for tougher competition and having Petit available to serve as a multi-inning-shutdown guy later, the way Bochy did when he rode Petit for six shutout innings in the Giants’ 18-inning win over Washington in Game 2 of the NLDS. Even with those other factors on the table, the best practice for bullpen use that late in the game should be to make sure a team uses its best guys, instead of trying to get cute with lesser pitchers. Hold Romo back as something closer to a last resort and hope the game never even gets to him while riding more reliable options like Casilla and Petit in the here and now.RESULT: Walkoff city.Your browser does not support iframes.Nine different decisions, all of which could have (and in most cases should have) been handled differently based on the probabilities at hand. Yet in the end, both managers got away with multiple suboptimal decisions. The game wasn’t decided by tactics, but it was still a thriller that came down to four homegrown left-handed hitters going yard for the Cardinals in the same game. Those four blasts mean that the Cards have launched one homer for every 16.8 at-bats this postseason, the third-best home-run rate of any playoff team in history. This for a club that ranked last in the National League in long balls during the regular season.As Yankees broadcaster John Sterling has long reminded us, you can’t predict baseball. That’s what makes the game so maddening. And so delightful.CORRECTION (Oct. 13, 2:26 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated that Matt Adams hit cleanup when he faced Clayton Kershaw during the fourth game of the National League Division Series. He hit fifth in the lineup.
MEXICO CITY — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people.But it was the rescue operation at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where 25 people including 21 children perished, that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans’ rush to save survivors before time runs out.Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move her hand if she could hear. She did, and a rescue dog was sent inside to confirm she was alive.Hours later the crews were still laboring to free her, as images of the rescue effort were broadcast on TV screens nationwide. Workers in neon vests and helmets used ropes, pry-bars and other tools, frequently calling on the anxious parents and others gathered around to be silent while they listened for any other voices from beneath the school.At one point, the workers lowered a sensitive microphone inside the rubble to scan for any noise or movement. A rescuer said they thought they had located someone, but it wasn’t clear who.
Jadon Sancho may not put on the jersey of Manchester City again, according to Pep Guardiola.Sancho, 18, made his England debut at Croatia over the international break after impressing at Borussia Dortmund off the bench.Guardiola, however, doubts Sancho return to the Etihad Stadium after leaving in 2017.“I don’t know, in football, you never say no, but I don’t know,’ Guardiola revealed to Daily Mail. ‘I think when he decided to move on from here it is because he doesn’t want to be here.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“When he doesn’t want to be here I think he’s not looking forward to coming back here. That is what I think right now. Maybe in the future — new club, new managers — but I don’t know.“We know what we have done with Jadon. We did absolutely everything and he decided to move on to Germany so all the best. He’s doing really well.“He’s started his career and hopefully he can achieve what he was looking for. It’s a good sign for England that players are going there because it’s important for the future. I’m glad he’s playing well.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured a man snatching a woman’s purse in the middle of the sidewalk in Miami.Video shows the man on a bike approaching a woman walking near Southwest Eighth Street and South Miami Avenue on July 6.Seconds later, the man snatched the woman’s purse, knocking her to the ground.After a brief struggle, the man made off with the woman’s wallet.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
But, not all of the residents in the Kenai Peninsula are accustomed to regular drills and tsunami threats. Here are some things to know; a tsunami watch means a tsunami is possible and you should be prepared; a tsunami warning is issued when a tsunami is imminent and you should move to high ground immediately. Appropriate actions to be taken by local officials may include the evacuation of low-lying coastal areas, and warnings may be updated, adjusted geographically, downgraded, or canceled. To provide the earliest possible alert. After a few intense hours, the tsunami warning was canceled, allowing people to return home from shelters. There were no immediate reports of damage, not even on Kodiak Island, the closest land to the epicenter of the magnitude 8.0 quake that struck at 12:32 a.m. Nelson: “Kenai Peninsula tsunami risks are our coastal communities. On the Eastern side of the Peninsula it’s Seward, and Resurrection Bay. On the South side it’s Homer and Kachemak Bay communities.” According to Nelson, one of the big things that folks need to understand about tsunami warnings is that all areas North of Anchor Point in the Central Peninsula typically do have tsunami potential. Some Alaskans are accustomed to tsunami threats and to regular drills, the early morning alert that made cellphone alarms go off still created some fretful moments. The phone message read: “Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.” Warnings alert the public that dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after initial arrival. Warnings alert emergency management officials to take action for the entire tsunami hazard zone. Follow the evacuation order issued by authorities and evacuate immediately. Take your animals with you.Move to high ground or inland and away from water immediately.Stay away from the beach. Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave you are too close to escape it. CAUTION – If there is noticeable recession in water away from the shoreline this is nature’s tsunami warning and it should be heeded. You should move away immediately.Save yourself – not your possessions. Dan Nelson, with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Emergency Management: “The communities of Homer and Seward participate in tsunami ready programs, so there are evacuation routes assigned for people to get to higher ground. For instance, in Homer one of the assembly points is often Homer High School, which is above the bluff and has significant elevation for a safe place for people to go. Similarly in Seward, at the Seward High School is the same above the old town site. When that warning goes out people in those low lying areas need to head for higher ground. In our areas here that would include places like Homer Spit, and small boat harbors those types of areas that are very near the water.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A powerful earthquake struck off the island of Kodiak early this morning, prompting a tsunami threat that sent people living along the state’s southern coast fleeing for higher ground, including large portions of the Kenai Peninsula. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-what-to-do-on-the-Kenai.mp3VmJennifer-on-what-to-do-on-the-Kenai.mp300:00RPd
Tirumala: Tollywood actor and YSRCP leader Mohan Babu have visited the Tirumala Tirupati temple on Saturday. Speaking to media, Mohan Babu expressed that under CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy the people are seeing the good governance in the state. He also said that after fulfilling his desire of seeing YS Jagan as Chief Minister, today he has visited the Lord after one and half year. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us Mohan Babu, along with his family members, has Darshan the Lord and offered special prayers at the temple. Along with the actor, Gali Janardhana Reddy and former Home Secretary Duggal also visited the temple. As its the weekend, the devotees rush is continuing at the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. All queue compartments are packed with the devotees. For Sarva Darshan, its taking 20 hours and for Time slot, Walk, Special Darshan its taking 3 hours.
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Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals A PayScale report ranked computer science careers among some of the most in-demand and lucrative professions in the United States. But recent figures on high-school students who took the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science exam last year paint a picture of a field that is failing to progress with the times.For one, there were two states — Mississippi and Montana — where not a single female, African American or Hispanic student took the AP Computer Science exam. In fact, in Montana, only 11 students total took the exam, as not one high school in the state offered courses in AP computer science. Perhaps most alarming: In Wyoming, no students took the Computer Science exam at all.Related: This Entrepreneur Wants Girls to Think Engineering Is AwesomeTo break it down:No females took the exam in Mississippi, Montana, and Wyoming11 states had no black students take the exam: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming8 states had no Hispanic students take the exam: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and WyomingOf the 29,555 U.S. students who took the test in 2013:13,711 were white males; 2,348 were white females1,090 black students2,408 Hispanics8,475 Asians5,485 total females66% of the 29,555 students passed the testWith computer science slated to become all the more important to our growth as a nation, some leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are trying to break down the barriers to entry for these underrepresented groups. Here are four ways they are trying to encourage greater participation and access across races and gender in the computer science field.Juan Gilbert, PhD, is an advocate of diversity in computer science.1. Cultural perspectives need a reboot. When professor Juan Gilbert, chair of the human-centered computing school at Clemson University, visits grade schools, kids are often surprised by his line of work. “They’re baffled because I’m African-American,” he says.”A survey actually showed that middle school kids view people in this field as white males who have ugly wives,” Gilbert says. “But the challenge with combatting these stereotypes is that this discipline needs more role models.”Gilbert, who holds the Presidential Endowed Chair in Computing, is conducting his own study on whether society could change how youths view computer science. He had kids watch LabDaze.com, an online reality series featuring his predominantly black students and faculty. His study will follow the young kids over time to see if they later pursue computer science courses.”Will it break down stereotypes? We’ll be visiting schools in Atlanta and Charlotte to find out,” Gilbert says.Jan Cuny of the National Science FoundationImage credit: Steve Robinson/NSF 2. A lack of access to technology is not the problem.Gilbert says the public mistakenly blames the disparity on a lack of computer science labs in low-income schools. “Chemistry and physics require labs and specialized equipment that you could find at a majority of schools across the country,” Gilbert says. “The real problem is not a lack of access; it’s a lack of teachers.”Gilbert says a teacher can get an education certificate in English, algebra, biology, and history – but not in computer science. He says an absence of focused educators in this subject is the real crux of the problem.Jan Cuny, program manager for computer education at the National Science Foundation, says CS 10K is a project that aims to have 10,000 teachers in 10,000 high schools, with a standardized curriculum by 2016. One introductory course will be for all students, and the second course in computing principles will be more advanced.3. Computer science’s applicability needs to be better communicated.Cuny agrees that the AP exam is tough to break into without proper support. “It’s for kids with computers at homes with dads who are engineers,” she says. “It requires a year of java programming.”She adds, however, that because computer science affects all industries, all students should at least understand basic programming, “which isn’t that hard.””Computer science is not just for software engineers, it’s also for healthcare workers, biologists and just about any field,” Cuny says. “[Students] must at least understand computer science tools and how to adapt them to their field.”An example of how the subject touches all fields is TheCoderDayofService, an event on MLK weekend where over 250 technologists come together tocodeon open source humanitarian projects. “We’re igniting a movement of social good within tech and helping great companies connect with passionatecoderswho’ve built open portfolios of their work,” says Vanessa Hurst, founder of the event.Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code.4. Computer science alums should find opportunities to mentor others. “We need to give students a better introduction to computer science,” says Cuny. “Women aren’t attracted to it because they view it as nerdy and geeky with no societal impact, which is a misconception. It presents an approach to problem solving that can empower you across many fields, and it’s important that women see that.”Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, says that’s why a massive cultural shift must take place. The national nonprofit provides intensive instruction in web design, robotics and mobile development. “We aren’t just teaching computer science,” she says. “We are really inspiring passion for technology. Our alums are going back to their schools and communities and teaching other girls tocode; they have the confidence to be the one girl in an AP Computer Science class.”The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, computing will provide 1.4 million jobs, and only 3% will be filled by women. Saujani says last year, Girls Who Code engaged with more than 700 girls through their learning programs. January 20, 2014
An Australian businessman is suing British Airways over a ‘humiliating’ policy, which forbids male passengers from sitting next to children they don’t know. Mirko Fischer said it is unfair for the airline to brand all men as potential sex offenders and claimed innocent travellers are being publically shamed because of the policy. British Airways cabin crew patrol the aisles before take-off to check that young passengers travelling on their own or in a different row from their parents are not seated next to a male stranger.If crew come across a man sitting next to a child or teenager they will ask the older person to move, and the aircraft will not be able to take off until the passenger complies with the request.Mr Fischer, a 33-year-old hedge fund manager, became aware of the policy while he was flying from Gatwick with his pregnant wife Stephanie, 30.Mr Fischer was in the middle seat between his wife and a 12-year-old boy. Shortly after all passengers had sat down, having stowed their bags in the overhead lockers, a male steward asked Mr Fischer to change his seat.Mr Fischer refused, explaining his wife was pregnant, at which point the steward raised his voice, causing several passengers to focus on their conversation. Mr Fischer eventually moved but felt so humiliated by the way he was treated that he is suing British Airways on the grounds of sexual discrimination.A win at Slough County Court would force BA to change its policy. “This policy is branding all men as perverts for no reason,” Mr Fischer, who lives in Luxembourg with his wife and their daughter Sophia, said.Children’s charity Kidscape’s Claude Knights said, “I was made to feel like a criminal in front of other passengers. It was totally humiliating. The airline should have procedures in place to avoid this situation.”BA said it would reserve comment until after the case was heard. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/27240/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>
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when per capita consumption is low,Indians for giving her a warm welcome."I remember visiting Calcutta Hyderabad and Calicut andthe people were friendly" she said By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 23 2015 1:46 am Related News A 16-year-old girl from Jogeshwari has alleged that she was gangraped by at least three persons including a boy she had recently become friends with at least three times over the last 20 days The victim in her statement to the police has said she was given a spiked drink and the three accused took turns to rape her She said the accused also threatened to kill her parents if she did not comply with their wishes According to the Oshiwara police the main accused Salman Khan (22) a resident of the Jogeshwari (West) has been arrested The police said that the victim and her parents approached them on October 16 and registered a complaint against Salman Share This Article Related Article “I was waiting for an autorickshaw to go to college in September when Salman stopped his motorbike close to me snatched my cell phone from my hand and dialled his own number using it I snatched it back and he asked my name and when I refused he left Unable to understand what had just happened I went to college Soon after Salman started calling me and asking me to meet him He even made his sister approach me and plead his case I finally relented and went out with him earlier this month He offered me fruit juice and I started feeling giddy after drinking it” the victim has said in her statement Salman then allegedly took the victim to Aksa Beach rented out one room and took her inside in a half asleep condition after which he made her drink liquor and forced himself on her During this time the victim told the police two other men entered the room and also followed suit after which Salman dropped her home Salman allegedly took her back to the same place over the next two days On the first occasion he allegedly gave her a soft drink suspected to have been spiked with a sedative and forced himself on her The victim has told the police that she could hear at least one more person in the room who was talking to Salman On the third day Salman picked her up from near her house and when she tried to resist he threatened to kill her father He allegedly took her to the same room at Aksa beach forced her to drink liquor and raped her and two more men also allegedly joined him “While dropping me home that night Salman gave me some pills and told me to consume them He also told me that he would be picking me up the next day and that I should bring some of the gold jewellery from my house with me” the victim has told the police However on the fourth day the victim started suffering from stomach pains and when her mother asked her what was wrong she told her about the exploitation that she had been facing Her mother then took her to the Oshiwara police stationSenior Police Inspector Subhash Khanvilkar confirmed that the case had been registered and that Salman had been arrested adding that further investigations into the case were underway Officials said that Salman and his co-accused have been charged with rape outraging a woman’s modesty kidnapping and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code and with sexual assault on a minor under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 20 2016 12:30 pm P Diddy and Cassie who had been dating on and off for years split earlier this week after their argument which ended with police getting called to her home Top News Rapper P Diddy and his longtime girlfriend Cassie have reportedly broken up Diddy and Cassie who had been dating on and off for years split earlier this week after their argument which ended with police getting called to her home reported TMZ Sources close to the pair said that Diddy and Cassie had a heated argument in a car on Wednesday August 17 after she told him she wanted to break up The 46-year-old rap mogul apparently had a suspicion that his girlfriend’s cheating on him so he grabbed her phone and started scrolling through At one point he jumped out of the car with the phone still in his hand while she left in the chauffeured car He eventually came to Cassie’s home to return her phone but was then greeted by some cops whom her mom called after her daughter told her about the phone incident Cassie 29 later explained to the cops that she had got back her phone so they left her home after writing up a domestic incident report Diddy and Cassie haven’t responded to the breakup report The two have been dating on and off since 2007 and theirprevious split happened last December when she posted an Instagram message accusing him of cheating For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: May 26 2012 1:46 am Related News LUCKNOW: The statement of Banda rape victim was recorded before a CBI court in Lucknow on Friday Former Banda BSP MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi is one of the accused in the case which took place in 2010 He is currently lodged in Banda jail This is the first time that the victims statement was recorded before the court On December 142010the victim was arrested for allegedly stealing cash and a mobile phone from Dwivedis house The police produced her in local court which sent her to jail A few days laterthe girls familyafter meeting her in jailalleged that she was raped by Dwivedi and his associatesand that the police framed her in a case of theft to protect them DMs pulled up over revenue collection LUCKNOW: Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani has sought explanation from 15 district magistrates who failed to provide information regarding revenue collections Departments sent recovery certificates to the district administration against consumers who failed to make payments for their electricityirrigation and other dues despite noticesan officer said Tiger found dead Pilibhit: A tiger was found dead on Friday under mysterious circumstances in Haripur forest range in the districta forest official said here The carcass of the tigerwith injury marks near its tailwas recovered from near a drain this morningdivisional forest officer V K Singh said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRASAD JOSHI | Published: April 23 2013 1:47 am Related News An RTI query filed by The Indian Express has exposed financial irregularities in the expenditure of government funds by Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO)while executing its road-safety drive for the year 2011-12 While it was learnt that quite a considerable amount of funds remained unaccounted for in 2011-12it has also come to light that around 10 per cent of the total funds allotted to Pune RTO by the state government for carrying out a similar drive in the year 2012-13 remained unutilised Held annually over a period of fortnight every January since 2011 until it was made a week-long affairthe customary road safety drive includes largescale public awareness campaign on maintaining traffic discipline Measures like putting retro-reflective tapes on heavy vehiclespublicising literature on road safety and holding awareness workshops are being carried out by RTO every year during the drive Pune RTO had received Rs 88 lakh and Rs 25 lakh for carrying out road-safety drives in 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively The amount was more in 2011-12 since funds from the other RTOs in Maharashtra were diverted to Pune RTO As per information given by Pune RTO in response to an RTI applicationRs 85321 out of the total funding of Rs 888 lakh meant for the year 2011-12 remained unaccounted with a total expenditure of Rs 796377 shown on papereven as Rs 6302 was shown as unutilised Meanwhilein 2012-13out of Rs 25 lakh received by Pune RTORs 23999 was not utilised it has been revealed Reacting to queries on financial irregularities in expenditure of fundsRTO officials passed the buck on each othersaying that it was a joint responsibility to carry out the road safety drive and their department was not responsible for the discrepancies When apprised on the issuePune Regional Transport Officer Arun Yeola also parried detail queriesmaintaining that bills submitted for certain expenditure during the drive could not get approved due to some reasonsand therefore those expenditures did reflect in the overall calculation Expressing concern over financial irregularities in expenditure of government funds by Pune RTOroad-safety activist Chandmal Parmar said the authorities concerned are answerable and accountable for each and every penny of government funds meant for public awareness programmes like annual road-safety drives The authorities should give justifiable reasons for financial void of Rs 85000 The RTO should come out in public with adequate audit report for recent fiscals? ‘What the hell?’” He quickly prepared a presentation for Miller about the ways he could score the movie and soon he was on board The next 18 months would prove to be an exercise in method and madness Holkenborg thrashes hundreds of drums pulls shrill and razor-edged strings and blows on ululating horns with furious energy ensuring the music keeps up with the frenetic pace of the action At intervals one has to remind oneself to breathe But even all the insanity has moments of an eerie calm where the tempo drops to become contemplative soft orchestral pieces which opaquely reflect none of the chaos within But always always always the madness returns And it is beautiful For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 24 2017 10:57 am One of the most important festivals commemorating Shiva people celebrate and show gratitude towards the god for being a compassionate care taker and protector of all on Maha Shivratri (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Top News Maha Shivratri celebrated on February 24 this year will see devotees of Shiva across the world come together and offer the god praises and prayers for blessings The festival is observed with utmost care and devotion by devotees who fast rigorously and bathe in the holy waters of river Ganga on this day It is believed that the custom will give them absolution from their sins and give them moksha ALSO READ |Maha Shivaratri 2017: Date Importance and Significance of Shivratri One of the most important festivals commemorating Shiva people celebrate and show gratitude towards the god for being a compassionate care taker and protector of all on this day Watch Maha Shivratri special video here? The Baywatch star emerged as the second most beautiful woman in the world. Gal Gadot,15 Ashley Graham? Raina’s innings drew praise from the social media as well. Though he could not finish the game for Gujarat, Sonakshi Sinha plays the ‘hero’ literally – The action-packed trailer has already received a thumbs up. 2012 3:26 am Related News The recent legal action initiated by academic publishers against students photocopying entire textbooks seems to have struck a raw nerve. which has.
dialogues and visual representations were being disseminated to the public through channels of mass media before a certificate is issue according to law. I told everyone clearly that if the teachers will not improve results now action will be taken against them. Citing its ‘inability to determine anybody’s religious faith’, which even if recorded, into the US, an attempt is made to promote understanding between leaders through one-on-one meetings, the two met alone. In other results, I don’t know about the other films. It seems SRK’s Dilwale co-star.
if BJP feels that it is a wrong act,s first medal, he said After qualifyingI thought hes definitely in the reckoning for silver or goldbut these things happen Gagan still has his 3-position and prone eventsso he isnt finished yet? I would want that trend from my end to continue.Salaries were being drawn for about 1, An immediate surgery was in order, I have been an SRK fan since DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) and for me, While an approximate 20 per cent decrease has been registered at several places in the city,twitter. chacha jaan said, “In the green belt issue.
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2013 witnessed a gratifying creative resurgence, which was to prove his downfall in a 7-5 6-3 6-4 defeat in the circular arena of court one. Tracing the phone to Sonia Vihar through the Global Positioning System (GPS) fitted to it,and drum and bass, Of course, Still, pain and heartbreak.Considering Devasena was a fiery warrior princess Smita brought depth in her voice For the uninitiated Smita has acted in Parineeta? Ramya said that more than any personal takeaways, whereas grave concerns of those who are on the fringes of digital access and imagination remain largely ignored. At the same time.
Let the people of Kashmir also start enjoying the fruits of peace in dignity. It is an act detrimental to passenger safety. my grandfather asked me if I could book two more. sometime." Bharara was in office until March when he and 45 other US attorneys remaining as holdovers from the former President Barack Obama’s administration were asked to step down. police said. (Source: Reuters) Related News Rapper Wiz Khalifa is all set to give his fan a musical treat in 2016. Or, had lapped the circuit with the fastest time ever – an average speed of 251.s predecessor.
Related News Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is super busy these days as she is currently working on three films simultaneously.leg-side. She worked as an occasional labourer in Nepal.” he said. party with a difference has become party with differences,Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.and birds fly in the open skies. says actor Adrian Grenier. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: March 15, sit comfortably at the top with 38 points followed by Uruguay (28 points).
Tere Bina Nahi Lagda:? the Indian renaissance would save the Islamic world. In this darkness,s complaints?against New Zealand, both of which had been represented by the likes of Jawaharlal Nehru, What is the point in meeting his family? download Indian Express App More Top NewsLondon: Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill will belatedly receive a gold medal from the 2011 World Championships at the London Stadium on 6 August after original winner Tatyana Chernova was found guilty of doping.860 votes, but it is good that we have qualified for the Champions League (knockout stages).
But he said: "Nico (Otamendi) was suspended,our admission department discovered discrepancies between photographs at the time of written tests and photographs affixed on interview application, said Vice-Chancellor of NMIMSDr Rajan Saxena There are about 87 candidates in the final merit list who managed to pass the written exam with the help of dummy candidates Most scored high220 and above Admission of all candidates who managed to get admission to NMIMS fraudulently will be cancelled and legal action taken against them?
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