Philly 360° Playlist: Brianna Cash – “Kisses In The Rain”

first_img Philly, get to know Brianna Cash. This Philly-based singer/songwriter has been generating plenty of buzz in the local music scene. So, it’s definitely time for her to shine on the Philly 360° playlist. Cash just released her EP The Journey After June to much acclaim from music makers and fans alike. This week, we’re spotlighting her single, “Kisses in the Rain.” The heavy, warm, guitar-driven track automatically makes you reminisce about summertime in the city. Cash’s raspy voice sings of the complexity of love—when you’re all in but the other person doesn’t quite get it. The production on the track is light and leaves plenty of space to get into the lyrics and the song’s laid back vibe. Also, who isn’t a sucker for a well-played guitar solo?  The Journey After June was written, composed and produced by Cash. When explaining her relationship with the music from the EP, Cash explains “Each song has gotten me through a lot in my life, and I feel like they can help others as well. I love to share good music.” As a young artist, Cash already has a distinctive sound that sets her apart from others. Originally from Philadelphia, this up-and-coming singer/songwriter been working hard on the the locallive scene circuit—performing with recognizable Philly talent like Chill Moody, GoGo Morrow and Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly. Also, just last week, Starr Island Group announced Brianna Cash as one of the performers for next week’s The Winner Circle II music showcase at Underground Arts, along with MPrynt, Jeremy Isaac & Hangover and Good Girl.   At just 21, Brianna Cash has a voice and musical sensibility that are well beyond her age, yet her music remains fresh, current and relatable to today’s audiences. She’s definitey the epitome of Philly music, and the perfect representation of the heartfelt sound that has always come from our town.   Make sure you catch Brianna Cash at her upcoming show and download The Journey After June now. You’ll definitely be pleased. Brianna Cash – Journey After June(Courtesy of Brianna Cash)last_img read more

What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital

first_img Heading into our fifth installment of the “What’s Good in My ‘Hood” series, we’ll like to introduce you to one of Philly’s most beloved neighborhoods, Graduate Hospital. A part of Southwest Center City, “G Ho”, as it’s affectionately called, was named after the medical facility on the northern tip of the neighborhood. Characterized by a mix of an old meets new vibe in its architecture, the neighborhood is littered with many pubs, small parks, shops and galleries. It’s easily walkable and just steps from Rittenhouse, Fitler Square and Point Breeze neighborhoods. So, we asked Philadelphia resident, graphic artist and photographer, Darnell Lamont, what he thinks of his ‘hood. Philly 360° Q&A with Graduate Hospital resident Darnell Lamont …Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution. Darnell’s Graduate Hospital Itinerary: Miles Table – 1620 South St.Pure Fare – 1609 South St.Honey’s Sit N’ Eat –  2101 South St.Art Sanctuary – 628 S 16th St.Bob & Barbara’s –  1509 South St.Sidecar Bar & Grille – 2201 Christian St.Grace’s Tavern – 2229 Grays Ferry Ave. Philly 360: How do you describe Graduate Hospital? Darnell: A great place to chill and just be. Philly 360: What are some of your favorite spots in your hood? Darnell: Miles Table and Pure Fare on South Street are great places to go and refuel/ take in some good food. Honey’s Sit N’Eat is a must for Saturday and Sunday brunches. You can also catch me taking in art from local artists at Art Sanctuary. Philly 360: What do you like about the neighborhood? Darnell: G Ho is such a convenient neighborhood to live in. I’m always on the go so it’s easy for me to get to where I need to be in a short period of time. I can pretty much walk anywhere because it’s right outside of Center City and other neighborhoods. There’s also a great mix of people that live here. Philly 360: For outside visitors, what should people know about the neighborhood? Darnell: The neighborhood is unpretentious and easily walkable. Imbibe in some drinks at a great pub and then take a walk around the block. Trust me — you’ll have a lot of fun doing that!   What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital(J. Lowe for Visit Philadelphia)last_img read more

Tournaments best shooter Chandela wins another gold

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 7 (PTI) Indias Apurvi Chandela shot her way to a second successive gold medal and emerged as the Shooter of the Tournament in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix in Savsjo, Sweden. The 23-year-old Chandela shot 208.9 in the final to clinch the top prize in womens 10-metre tri-series event. Chandela, who had secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, won her first gold medal of the tournament late Tuesday with a world record score of 211.2, to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling (211). For her outstanding performance in the tournament, the rising shooter was awarded a Walther rifle, besides being crowned the best shooter (men and women combined). After giving a tough fight to Chandela, Norways Malin Westerheim won the silver with a score of 208.4, while another shooter from her country bagged the bronze after managing 186.1. In qualifications, Chandela shot 416.1 and was on fourth, and fought like a champion to emerge victorious in what was a tri-series match. On the first day on Monday, Chandela was ranked 10th. Having missed the train, she waited unsuccessfully for a bus when the temperature plummeted to -10 degree celsius, before reaching the venue through a road covered in snow. The result marked a positive start for Chandela ahead of the multi-sport extravaganza in Rio. Chandela had clinched the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year. PTI AH PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

India to play three T20s against Sri Lanka in February

first_imgIndia will host Sri Lanka in a three-match series starting February 9 ahead of Asia Cup and World T20.The tour begins in Pune, then the teams head to Delhi to play the second match on February 12 and the final game will take place in Visakhapatnam on February 14.It will be the first time the two sides face each other in the shortest format since the World T20 final in 2014, which Sri Lanka won.Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, which acquired Test status in November 2015, will host its third international match and only its second T20I. The teams will then head for the Asia Cup starting February 24 in Bangladesh, before the World T20 starts on March 9.last_img

#KicksStalker: Thirdy Ravena rocks anime-inspired kicks in Ateneo win over La Salle

first_imgAteneo holds off La Salle for 2-0 start For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Thirdy Ravena is no stranger to flaunting the flashiest sneakers during games and in Ateneo’s showdown against De La Salle in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament, he chose a pair that sticks closer to him.Ravena had on a pair of custom Nike Zoom Freak 1s and what made it unique were the illustrations of My Hero Academia characters Katsuki Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki on the side panels of his sneakers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast MOST READ Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC LATEST STORIES Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Bakugo and Todoroki are not the main characters of the manga-slash-anime series as that distinction belongs to Izuku Midoriya, but Ravena drew inspiration from the show’s secondary heroes.“Honestly, they’re my favorite characters in My Hero Academia because they’re going through so much as individuals,” said Ravena in Filipino after the Blue Eagles brushed off the Green Archers 81-69 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelBakugo has the fire and desire to be the top hero of his generation as he wants to follow in the footsteps and achievements of All Might, the No. 1 professional hero.Todoroki, meanwhile, is the son of Endeavor, the no.2 hero behind All Might, and he’s lived under the shadow of his father throughout the series. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Todoroki has the pressure of his dad on him and Bakugo has the pressure he put on himself and I tend to connect with characters who are on that certain level,” said Ravena, who once rocked the Nike Air Fear of God back in Season 81.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsThe stories of the two fictional heroes draw close to Ravena’s own as he rose through the ranks of the Blue Eagles.From being Kiefer’s younger brother to becoming a star of his own, Ravena has since won two Finals MVPs and even played in the senior team of Gilas Pilipinas during the World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Ravena, though, continued to display his on-feet flair after the game as he rocked a pair of Black sacai x Nike LDWaffle set to release on September 12.“I got the early release, so I can now wear it,” said Ravena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Huawei launches Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design with Gen 2 Leica dual cameras

first_imgHuawei launched the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design flagship smartphones at an event in Munich, Germany on Thursday. While the Mate 9 is what you can call a standard flagship, the Mate 9 Porsche Design is a flagship directed towards an audience with a more fashionable bend of mind. Both the phones however share the same second generation Leica-certified dual cameras on the rear, an upgrade over the first generation shooters on-board the Huawei P9.Both the phones boast of an all-metal unibody design and curved 2.5D glass on the front. The Mate 9 Porsche Design however carries a distinct Porsche Design branding upfront indicating its collector’s edition ideology. There are some areas where the Mate 9 Porsche Design stays ahead of the curve in comparison to the standard Mate 9. While the Mate 9 has a 5.9-inch 1080p screen, the Mate 9 Porsche Design comes with a 5.5-inch 2K AMOLED display. It’s thinner and lighter, and comes with 6 gigs of RAM and 256GB of internal memory as opposed to the Mate 9 which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory.Both the phones are powered by Huawei’s home-brewed octa core Kirin 960 processor clubbed with ARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU and Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI.The Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design sport a dual-camera setup on the rear with one 20-megapixel f/2.2 monochrome and another 12-megapixel f/2.2 RGB sensor. The setup is aided with optical image stabilisation, a 4-in-1 hybrid autofocus (laser, phase-detect, depth, and contrast detection) and a dual-tone dual-LED flash. The rear cameras are capable of shooting 4K videos, a first for a Huawei flagship phone. On the front, both the phones come with an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and autofocus.advertisementBoth the phones are backed by a 4,000mAh battery and support Huawei’s SuperCharge quick charge technology.The Mate 9 will be available in the colours: Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, and Black at a price of 699 Euros (roughly Rs 51,612) in Europe. The Mate 9 Porsche Design on the other hand will cost buyers 1,395 Euros (roughly Rs 1,02,991).Also Read: Smartphone with best camera: Huawei Honor 8last_img read more

Virat Kohli wins hearts in Chennai ahead of first ODI vs Australia

first_imgVirat Kohli is one of the most loved athletes in India and every time he steps out, a hoard of fans want to get his autograph or take a picture with him.The India skipper though is not bothered by the frenzy. He says that he has a special place for the children in the swarm of fans and he personally makes an effort to spot them and spare time, in a video posted by BCCI.”I don’t want to disappoint children when I see them because someone can get inspired at some stage and do something productive,” Kohli said in the press conference on the eve of the first ODI against Australia in Chennai.VIDEO: #TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli wins hearts off the field https://t.co/EWkpPzrWUY #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/mldTZHHxPq- BCCI (@BCCI) September 16, 2017While Kohli does look to please the kids, he feels the ‘add-ons’ make it a bit difficult to stay for long.”I always look to sign autographs and take pictures for the kids but the add-ons obviously come along and it gets a bit difficult. For kids though, I always stop,” Kohli said.Kohli was seen interacting with the kids in Chennai in the video and he can be seen signing autographs and clicking pictures for the kids.Virat Kohli’s men will take on Steve Smith’s Australia in the first of the five ODIs in Chennai on Sunday. Earlier in the year, India won the Test series 2-1 against Australia at home. The winner of the series can go on top of the rankings. However, one has to beat the other 4-1 or better in the five-match series to go on top.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs Australia 5th ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live match in Delhi

first_imgAustralia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday.For the visitors, Shaun Marsh misses out for Marcus Stoinis while Nathan Lyon has replaced Jason Behrendorff. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal has been replaced by Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami replaces Lokesh Rahul in the Indian playing XI. The series is currently tied at 2-2.India will have to quickly put behind a massive bowling failure, sloppy fielding and tactical mistakes to tame a resurgent Australia in the series-deciding fifth ODI here Wednesday.The cricketing world has applauded India’s current bowling attack as one of its most potent but the failure to defend a mammoth total in Mohali came as a reality check for it.Even the ever-reliable Jasprit Bumrah was taken to cleaners by Ashton Turner with ease, though the way captain Virat Kohli handled his quota of overs did leave many perplexed.Kohli and the Indian team definitely missed the calming presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose understanding of game situations has been helpful in pressure situations.Without doubt, the PCA stadium pitch was flat, offering nothing to the bowlers but a world-class attack was expected to defend a 350-plus total. The blazing knock by Turner, who was helped by the Indian team’s butter-fingered fielders helped Australia turn it around.What TV channel and live stream is the 5th ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.advertisementWhere will the 5th ODI between India and Australia be played?The 5th ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 5th ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 5th ODI?You can follow our coverage here – India vs Australia 5th ODI: Live Match Blog.What are the squads for the 5th ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk).Australia: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.last_img read more

Mason Rudolph forgot the score of Bedlam 2014

first_imgForgive the freshman for being, you know, a freshman.Mason Rudolph recently signed a helmet for this fine Oklahoma State fan and well, that wasn’t the final score of Bedlam last year.@pistolsguy I asked him to write the Bedlam score but apparently he forgot pic.twitter.com/z7ITqPWnbb— Blake Allen (@BlakeAllen_SE) April 20, 2015Also, how great is it that I’m pumping out blog posts about our freshman QB’s inability to remember how much he beat OU by in Norman last year?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Ban appoints veteran UN staffer as new deputy envoy for GuineaBissau

20 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Gana Fofang of Cameroon as the new deputy United Nations envoy for Guinea-Bissau. Mr. Fofang will also serve as the UN Resident Coordinator and the Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the West African country.He brings to the position extensive experience after several years of progressively responsible functions in the UN system in the fields of post-conflict development, electoral assistance, de-mining, public administration reform, judicial and security sectors, as well as political and economic governance.“His leadership and expertise will be an asset for the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau and the UN Country Team in the country, as a whole,” according to the announcement made on Wednesday.Mr. Fofang is currently the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sao Tome and Principe. Prior to that appointment, he served as Senior Policy Adviser at the UNDP Africa Bureau/Millennium Project in New York from 2006 to 2008.Between 2000 and 2006, he was the UNDP Senior Deputy Resident Representative in Laos, Rwanda and Mozambique. He also held various positions within the private sector, UNDP and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from 1988 to 1999 in New York, Cape Verde and Algeria. read more

Grad student profile Lana Radloff

Lana RadloffLana RadloffMA candidate Classics, Faculty of HumanitiesSupervisor: Professor Elizabeth GreeneResearch topic: Examination of alternate approaches to de-contextualized antiquitiesHometown: a farm near Star City, SaskatchewanLana Radloff packed her bags late last spring to spend eight months abroad. Her first stop was to work as a teaching assistant on an excavation in Northern Greece led by Prof. Margriet Haagsma from the University of Alberta. From there, she went to Turkey to work on an underwater survey project and do research at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology with her Brock supervisor, Prof. Elizabeth Greene. After that, she completed a three-month internship at the Athens-based Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG). The institute has primary responsibility for Canadian archaeological research in Greece.Radloff will be one of several Brock graduate students to give presentations at the March 3 Research Café, Connecting to the World, held as part of the annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference. The Research Café will be held at Pond Inlet from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. All are welcome.What did your internship at the Canadian Institute in Greece involve?I spent my internship facilitating relations between the institute and the public, including public lectures, library research, and serving as a Canadian presence in the international community. I was also in charge of library acquisitions and began overhauling the library inventory to ensure the system was up-to-date and properly categorized.What is the focus of your graduate research?My research examines new methodologies that can be utilized by curators in public museums to provide educational value to collections of de-contextualized antiquities. These collections involve artifacts for which there is no record of the context of their discovery. As such, the cultural, historical and social significance of the artifacts has been lost. I’m exploring alternate approaches such as ethics and the creation of hypothetical contexts.How did you become interested in your area of research?During the first year of my master’s degree at Brock, Dr. Elizabeth Greene took me and my colleagues to see the Cypriote Collection at the University. She explained the difficulties surrounding antiquities without contextual data for archaeological research, as well as the large number of them throughout the world.What made you decide to pursue your graduate education at Brock?The Classics Department at Brock is made up of young, thriving, academics who are very active in their fields of study. The department provides a variety of fieldwork opportunities in Greece, Turkey, and Italy in which students can participate, while there are opportunities to hone my language and literary skills at home.What are your other interests/hobbies/activities?I love to travel abroad and learn about other cultures and languages. My summers are usually spent overseas participating in research opportunities and archaeological excavations. Over the past couple years I have started working on underwater excavations, so I learned to scuba dive which I particularly enjoy. When I am at home, I enjoy being physically active at the gym both on my own and in a class setting. Currently, I am taking a kickboxing class, as well as spin classes. Of course, I also love hockey and spending any time I can with my family, although they live out west.• Past grad student profiles read more

UNICEF and partners announce deal to make cheap AIDS drugs available

The deal – which means many countries will pay less than half of what they currently pay for anti-AIDS drugs – effectively expands the Clinton Foundation programme that has been available to 16 Caribbean and African countries since October.In a statement issued today, UNICEF said governments would now have access to lower prices negotiated recently by the Clinton Foundation, a United States-based non-governmental organization (NGO), with five manufacturers of anti-retroviral medicines and five makers of HIV/AIDS diagnostic tests.The drugs involved include formulations or are part of combinations approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for their quality and effectiveness. UNICEF, the World Bank and the Global Fund only give support to medicines that meet this standard.The countries will have to provide guarantees of payment, ensure that drug distribution is secure and conduct long-term tender processes to benefit from the agreement. As part of their existing work, UNICEF, the World Bank and the Global Fund will help countries meet those criteria.UNICEF’s Executive Director Carol Bellamy said the initiative will save lives and offer hope to millions of children and families around the world.”This new partnership works to break down some of the barriers – such as price, supply and demand – that are impeding access to life-saving AIDS medicines and diagnostics in developing countries,” she said.Former US President Bill Clinton said he is grateful for the “collective effort” to strike an agreement on cheaper medicines and diagnostic tests. “With these agreements, we are one step closer to making sure future generations can live without the scourge of AIDS,” he said.The Global Fund, a public-private partnership dedicated to fighting AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, has contributed more than 60 per cent of $2.1 billion allocated to 122 countries over the next two years to help them tackle the AIDS pandemic, while the World Bank has committed to giving $1.6 billion in a separate initiative. Last year UNICEF spent $111 million on the issue. read more

HSBC reports higher profit plans 2B more in share buybacks

HONG KONG – HSBC said Monday it plans to buy back another $2 billion in shares after reporting a strong set of quarterly profits thanks to higher interest rates that helped fatten margins for its lending business.The London-based global bank, which earns most of its income in Asia, said it will carry out its latest share repurchase in the second half of the year, bringing the total amount since last year to $5.5 billion.The bank said second-quarter net profit jumped by more than half to $3.87 billion as revenues grew faster than expenses.For the first half of the year, net profit totalled $7 billion while revenue adjusted for currency fluctuations and one-off gains and losses rose 0.8 per cent to $26.1 billion.“We have made an excellent start to 2017,” Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said in a statement. “Our three main global businesses performed well, generating significant increases in both reported and adjusted profit before tax, and gaining market share in many of the products that are central to our strategy.”Chairman Douglas Flint said that as central bank interest rates edged higher, the bank “began to benefit from improved margins on our core deposit bases.”Interest rates in Hong Kong, one of the bank’s main markets, have risen in line with the Federal Reserve’s two increases this year because the city’s currency is pegged to the U.S. dollar.HSBC is carrying out a sweeping overhaul to increase profitability. That includes shedding thousands of workers and exiting some markets in order to focus even more on Asia. It has also tapped an outsider for the first time to be its next chairman, with Flint to be replaced later this year by AIA Group’s Mark Tucker. by Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2017 1:59 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 2:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HSBC reports higher profit, plans $2B more in share buybacks read more

New Law Plus program to launch in 2019

Brock students looking to pursue a career in law will soon be given a leg up through a new co-curricular program.Law Plus will mirror the successful model of the University’s Med Plus program, which has seen ongoing success throughout its near 20-year run. The new program will accept applications from students in any Faculty who have an interest in bolstering their legal career options.Run alongside students’ academic studies, the program will provide practical experiences that will prepare them for the rigours of careers in law.Final approval for Law Plus was received in late May and full-scale recruitment initiatives are set to begin in the fall.Stephanie Harper, Career Education’s Associate Director, is hopeful that students will see the many advantages that co-curricular studies can bring to their career.“We want Law Plus to be seen as the ultimate career planning program,” she said. “We have demonstrated the difference co-curricular programming can make for our Med Plus students. Nearly 90 per cent of them enter a career in the health field, including 82 students in the last three years alone, and we can’t wait to bring that same approach and success to the field of law.”With a September 2019 start date in place, the entire Career Education team is gearing up to welcome about 30 students who will take part in the Law Plus program’s inaugural year.“We are in the business of helping students make informed career decisions,” said Pauline Dawson, Career Education Manager. “In Law Plus, we’ll expose them to different types of opportunities, including professional interaction, job shadowing and volunteer work, to help them figure out what they like and, just as importantly, what they don’t like.”Dawson said that through Faculty and student consultations, the desire for further career information and training in the area of law was evident, and it had been specifically demonstrated through several Co-op, Career and Experiential Education-led initiatives.“In addition to our individual meetings to discuss testing and application processes to enter the field of law, we have also hosted events to bring students face to face with practising legal professionals,” she said.By providing program-specific offerings and increased resources going forward, Dawson hopes the momentum gained from the previous workshops can be harnessed by dedicated staff members who will focus on the program full time.“Typically, we would see students a couple of times, but these students will work with the new Law Plus consultant for four years on a weekly basis,” she said. “The career coaching conversations will be very specialized and the consultant will become an expert in the law realm, including learning about the LSAT and other tests.”The new program will also be supported by an advisory committee made up of alumni, faculty, community members, staff and students, which will help guide the curriculum and programming.Filling the positions on that committee is an important first step and one Harper feels will offer extra benefits for the program’s students.“Not only will the committee provide the necessary guidance for the program to get started on the right foot, but they will also engage in first-hand interaction with our students, showing them the ins and outs of a wide variety of law careers,” she said.Students may begin applying for Law Plus in January 2019, while those interested in joining the program’s advisory committee are encouraged to email pdawson@brocku.ca. To learn more about Career Education at Brock, including other Plus programs, visit the Career Education website. read more

Surdité une prothèse auditive à fixer sur les dents

first_imgSurdité : une prothèse auditive à fixer sur les dentsUne société américaine a mis au point une prothèse à placer dans la bouche qui permet de restaurer l’audition de personnes souffrant de surdité. Avant d’être commercialisé en France, le prototype devra néanmoins subir des tests de risques et d’efficacité.Si le concept n’est pas inédit, l’appareil est une véritable innovation. La société américaine Sonitus Medical vient d’annoncer la future commercialisation d’une prothèse auditive à fixer dans la bouche. Baptisé SoundBite, l’appareil se place sur les molaires supérieures et est relié à un micro, se positionnant sur l’oreille, une paire de lunettes ou un badge. Ni désagréable à porter, ni gênant, le dispositif permettrait de restaurer l’audition de personnes atteintes de surdité.À lire aussiPourquoi le son de notre voix nous paraît-il si étrange sur un enregistrement ?En effet, la prothèse se base sur la conduction osseuse. Autrement dit, la capacité des dents et de l’ossature dentaire de percevoir les sons et de les transmettre à l’oreille interne via des vibrations. “Un tel système de stimulation par la conduction osseuse existe en France depuis une vingtaine d’années”, rappelle au Point le Pr Bernard Fraysse, chef du service d’ORL à l’hôpital Purpan de Toulouse. En cas de problèmes au niveau du conduit de l’oreille externe ou du tympan, il est parfois impossible de poser des prothèses classiques. Les scientifiques ont donc du développer une technique se basant justement sur cette conduction osseuse et sa communication avec l’oreille interne. Mais la technique est plus invasive que la prothèse SoundBite. Elle consiste à placer sous anesthésie locale une vis dans la mastoïde, l’os situé derrière l’oreille, sur laquelle est cliqué un appareil externe muni d’un micro et d’un amplificateur. “Faire vibrer les os du crâne engendre une sensation sonore parce que les cellules nerveuses à l’intérieur de l’oreille se trouvent en mouvement relatif par rapport à l’os”, a expliqué au Point le Pr Bruno Frachet, chef du service ORL à l’hôpital Avicenne de Bobigny. Chaque année, 600 à 700 personnes bénéficient de cette opération, mais ce sont le plus souvent des patients dépourvus d’oreilles suite à des malformations, traumatismes voire maladies, ou dont le conduit auditif externe s’est refermé.Des tests sont encore nécessairesEn pratique, tous les dispositifs se basant sur la conduction osseuse sont efficaces et rendent de très grands services et ce, même si la perception est un peu modifiée comme l’explique le Point. Actuellement en phase d’expérimentation aux Etats-Unis, le nouveau dispositif à placer sur les dents devra subir des tests avant d’être commercialisé en France. Pour obtenir le marquage “CE”, il devra ainsi prouver son efficacité et surtout l’absence de risque pour le patient.Le 1 avril 2011 à 10:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

MakeAWish celebrates 11yearolds birthday with royal ball at Biltmore

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped a South Florida girl realize her dream of becoming a princess, and they even found a location fit for royalty.Eleven-year-old Angelina Uzdavines was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or an incorrectly formed heart, and she and has always wanted to celebrate her birthday with a royal gala.Her wish was granted on Friday, when Make-A-Wish Southern Florida threw her the “Royal Ball Glitter Gala” at one of the region’s most iconic locations: the Biltmore Hotel and Resort.From the turquoise blue dress to the food, the red carpet and even a horse carriage ride, this was an occasion a fairy-tale princess would have approved of.“It was so nice. Everyone was there, and the whole room was decorated, and the lights were purple and blue,” said Uzdavines, who lives in Hollywood.Surrounded by her family and friends, Uzdavines and her mother said the party was absolutely amazing.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Zomato in early talks with Swiggy for merger Report

first_imgZomatoFacebook/ZomatoOnline restaurant search and discovery service firm Zomato is reportedly in early talks with its biggest rival, Swiggy, for a possible merger.According to the Times of India, both the companies might face a tough time to agree on the terms of the transactions and there are possibilities that the merger deal might not fructify.Currently, Zomato is in an advanced level of discussions with Ant Financial – an affiliate company of China’s Alibaba to raise funds. If the deal fructifies, Zomato will raise up to $200 million from the online payment service provider.Earlier, Zomato had received another round of funding from Info Edge, Vy Capital, Sequoia Capital and a Singapore government-owned investment company in 2015.Rival Swiggy, on the other hand, had raised $80 million from a broad-based multinational internet and media company Naspers earlier this year.”Zomato had offered a 1:4 share swap ratio to Swiggy, which isn’t likely to be agreed upon by its shareholders. Swiggy is looking for a $500-million valuation (up from its previous round), while Zomato wants to strike the deal valuing itself at more than $1 billion,” a person close to the matter told the Times of India.Earlier in September, Zomato had said that it will forgo commissions charged to restaurants on food orders as it is generating cash in its core advertising business to fund new initiatives, including food ordering.This move by Zomato came to push hard to catch up with Swiggy which is the largest food ordering platform in India. After a tough time in 2016 when investors like HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Pvt Ltd slashed its valuation by about half to $500 million, the company now seems to limp back to growth. SwiggySwiggy FacebookIn September, the Indian arm of Japanese financial holding company Nomura had said that it is bullish on online food firm Zomato’s growth performance and valued the company at $1.4 billion.Nomura believes that Zomato’s business is globally scalable and expects it to open up its food delivery services beyond the three countries where it currently has a presence.Also, if the merger between the two largest online food ordering companies fructifies, then this will give both the companies an edge to rule the food ordering business in India and will also tap on to the new customers.Above all, Zomato is still fighting for a leadership in the food delivery space that is right now dominated by the startup competitor Swiggy in India.last_img read more

Sheikh Hasina opens Sheikh Hasina Cantonment in Patuakhali

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates several development works in Lebukhali of Patuakhali on Thursday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the newly-set up ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment’, aiming to strengthen the defence system in the country’s southern region, reports UNB.The prime minister opened the country’s 31st cantonment on the bank of the Payra River at Lebukhali in Dumki upazila of the southwestern coastal district of Patuakhali in the morning by unveiling its plaque.She also hoisted national standard of 11 headquarters and units, including the adhoc headquarters of 7 infantry division.Ministers, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, diplomats, former chiefs of army and senior government officials were present on the occasion.The new cantonment has been constructed on about 1,400 acres of land.Sheikh Hasina inaugurated 14 development projects and laid the foundation stones of another scheme of Patuakhali district by unveiling their plaques from the same venue.The projects opened by the prime minister are a 50-bed Diabetic Hospital in Patuakhali, Deuli 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Mirjaganjupazila, Sabupura 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Baufal upazila, the newly constructed dormitory of the Government Shishu Paribar, Kazi AbulKashem Stadium, Dashmina Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Building, the West.Chakmaia Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre under Kalapara upazila,East Dalbuganj Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre in Kalapara,Hogla Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre, Kalapara UpazilaMuktijoddha Complex, Galachipa Muktijoddha Smriti Complex, Digital PublicityScreen at the Office of the Patuakhali Deputy Commissioner and Shaheed SheikhKamal Smriti Complex Auditorium.She also laid the foundation stone of administrative building extension and hall room of Galachipa Upazila Parishad.last_img read more

Educators Experts Call on Commission to Calculate True Cost of Educating Students

first_img Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneState Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, l, chats at the lunch break with chairman Justice Scott Brister at the Texas Commission on School Finance meeting on Jan. 23, 2018.center_img Share 00:00 /00:53 In its first meeting open to public comment Monday, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance heard several themes echoed. One major one: Texas needs to figure out how much it actually costs to meet the state’s academic goals.For example, Texas officials in higher education want the majority of young adults to have a college degree or another certificate beyond a high school diploma by 2030. And state lawmakers want all high school graduates to be prepared for either college or a career.But Alief ISD Superintendent HD Chambers told the panel that those aren’t realistic expectations based on how Texas pays for public schools.“I’m just asking that this commission, however you want to do it, somehow has to align what you expect out of us with the resources provided,” Chamber said. “Because right now the resources being provided are to meet a standard that’s right here, when the standards have been increased over the last five-six years exponentially.”Chambers joined other administrators and experts asking the commission to study the cost of educating the state’s five million school children.The panel is supposed to give state lawmakers recommendations to improve school funding. It was created after the Texas Supreme Court ruled in the state’s largest school finance lawsuit that the system was imperfect, but declined to mandate any fixes to the Texas Legislature.The last time Texas had a commission on school finance reform in the 1980’s, it studied how much it cost to fund a high quality education. Since then academic standards and goals have changed.“I urge this commission to really try to figure out what it takes to meet the outcomes that we desire and not to tie your hands prematurely and leave it up to the legislature to decide what’s feasible, what kind of shifting of budget priorities need to be made and if tax increases are what we need to fund our schools,” said Chandra Villanueva, an analyst with the left-leaning Center for Public Policy Priorities.Other themes that the panel heard: money matters and the issue of equity.Paul Colbert, a former state representative who chaired budget and oversight of public education on the House Appropriations Committee, said that for the top students, money doesn’t matter. “Your bright kids are going to do well regardless of what you do. But if your goal is to educate all of your children, then how much money you put in and how equitably you distribute it will answer whether or not you’re going to really be able to educate all of the children,” Colbert said.David Hinojosa with the Intercultural Development Research Association gave the panel a list of what he finds as roadblocks to equity in the funding system.“When we talk about whether or not education is the great equalizer, I don’t even think we can ever get there, if the funding system is so unequal and inequitable,” Hinojosa said.last_img read more