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Hondurans accuse US of election meddling

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The US embassy in Honduras has been surrounded by protesters infuriated by the three-week-wait for the definitive result of the presidential election.Demonstrators accuse the US of meddling in last month's vote which both candidates say they won.Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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DRC: Court orders strongman to compensate to child soldiers

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Thomas Lubanga has been ordered to pay $10m to child victims of his crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but his lawyers say he has no money and is being made a scapegoat for all child soldiers.A strongman has been ordered to pay $10m in compensation to child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Thomas Lubanga was convicted of war crimes five years ago, but the International Criminal Court has only now put a figure on it.Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Young students in Peru face challenges with education system

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Students in Peru looking to better their lives through education must battle the challenges of a substandard system. Peru has one of biggest skill gaps in Latin America.But as CGTN's Dan Collyns reports, there are success stories - young people from humble backgrounds who succeed through hard work.Detected Closed Captioning: The Day Starts Early For seventeen-year-old Karen Cory Okla In The Chill Of The Morning Karen Helps Her Six-year-old Sister Silvana Get Ready For The Day Ahead That Means Getting Her dressed Brushing Her Teeth And Hair making Breakfast And Preparing Lunch For The Day By The Time The Sun Is Up Her Mother Has Already Begun Her Two And A Half Hour Commute To Work A... Read More
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Decentraland shows the potential of blockchain and VR combined

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Blockchain-based virtual reality universe Decentraland is holding its first property auction today. The virtual world is a social space linked to crypto coin-based transactions. You can buy a patch of virtual land, build something on it, share that experience with friends and family, or even turn it into a profitable business. Decentraland’s launch is emblematic of a kind of showdown happening in the VR world at the moment. As virtual reality headsets and mobile VR become more readily available and affordable, big tech companies such as ... Read More
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Riot takes its League of Legends knowledge to after-school coding program

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Riot Games is bringing its game design experience to something beyond its smash hit multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends. It has partnered with 9 Dots, an organization that focuses on getting kids in Los Angeles interested in computer science. In addition to after-school sessions, 9 Dots also runs summer programs and hosts showcases. Its curriculum loops in activities like robotics, creating stop-animation films, and coding. It’s not only trying to get students excited about programming, but also ... Read More
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What can cyber do for you, the commander?

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The Army is focusing on commanders as it continues to work on cyber and electromagnetic activities (CEMA) Support to Corps and Below pilot, which is gaming what types of cyber, electronic warfare and information capabilities should exist at what echelons. “Being able to have the [brigade combat team] commanders lay out for us … what effects you want to achieve, don’t worry about the buttonology and the capability and all that, tell me what it is you want [from] effects in the battlefield and let some of the CEMA experts be a... Read More
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Long Island Concerts & Events December 15-17

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Suzanne Vega The MovielifeThe hometown punk/emo heroes who formed 20 years ago and broke up for a decade have been going strong since reuniting three years ago, issuing their first album, Cities in Search of a Heart, since 2003. Opening the show is The Backup Plan and Koji. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $24. 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Suzanne VegaThis eclectic folk goddess unleashes her ’90s storytelling bombshells “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner” with her captivating delivery transposed atop mesmerizing guitar strumming that is enough ... Read More
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Brazil’s president pushes for pension reforms

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Brazil's president is pushing ahead with plans to shake-up the country's generous pension system. President Michel Temer's controversial reforms have been blasted by critics across society. Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Brazilia.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Sierra Leone migrants return after abuse in Libya

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About sixty migrants from Libya have been returned to Sierra Leone.This comes as reports of abuse in Libya which includes allegations of migrants being sold in slave trade markets.Al Jazeera’s Nina Devries reports from Freetown.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Will state education prepare young Peruvians for the future?

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Today’s young Latin Americans are the first generation in the region’s history more likely to grow up in the middle class than in poverty. They have high expectations for what they hope to achieve. Despite impressive economic growth in Peru in the last 15 years, 70-percent of Peruvians still work in the informal sector. Youth unemployment is high, while opportunities are limited and pay is low. CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports young Peruvians are hoping for a better future.Detected Closed Captioning: Few Countries Have Benefited More From The Commodities Boom Than Peru With The Economic Windfall The Country Managed To Slash Poverty And Malnutrition By Half But The Cycle Came To An End And... Read More
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To this Sandy Hook mom, ‘every day we waste, more people are dying’

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For many parents of children at Sandy Hook Elementary, gun violence and how to prevent it was barely on their radar. Now, five years after 20 children lost their lives, parents are finding ways to cope through education. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week sits down with Nicole Hockley, who founded Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit that combats gun violence in schools.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Reid Hoffman talks transportation safety with CEO of AI startup Nauto (podcast)

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Partnering with large companies “It’s not easy working with large companies, but I think it’s a huge advantage if you can pull it off.” It is a great opportunity when startups partner with large companies, especially when the company is chosen strategically. Look for partners that are at the forefront of innovation in your industry, both technologically and in willingness to experiment and pioneer. Build the relationship on a foundation of collaboration, optimization, and a humble understanding that aspects... Read More
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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

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Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics. It has a reputation for cost cutting, including at the expense of its workers. Now, it’s teaming up with an artificial-intelligence researcher who helped trigger Google’s reorientation around machine learning in order to make its own factories more efficient. Andrew Ng was a Stanford professor when he joined Google in 2011 to work on a project that created ... Read More
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Google Brain cofounder Andrew Ng unveils Landing.ai to bring intelligence to manufacturing

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AI technology has the potential to transform all manner of industries around the globe, and one of the field’s luminaries today unveiled a new startup he’s working on to bring intelligence to manufacturing. Andrew Ng, who helped start the Google Brain project and previously served as the head of Baidu’s AI efforts, announced Landing.ai, a company aimed at helping businesses in the manufacturing sector transform themselves into AI companies. Ng picked manufacturing because it has a number of problems that machine learning techniques can help with, and AI has the potential to radically transform the industry. Landing.ai hopes to do that by creating and providing software for manufacturing companies, as well as offering ... Read More
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Wealth Inequality Increased in Ancient Times with Animal Domestication

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Wealth Inequality Increased in Ancient Times with Animal Domestication Elizabeth Stone at an archeological site. STONY BROOK, NY, December 14, 2017 – An analysis of 63 archeological sites across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa by a team of international scientists, including ... Read More
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What public libraries will lose without net neutrality

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The FCC will vote on a measure today that would repeal net neutrality and pave the way for the end of the free, open internet as we’ve always known it. Librarians aren't happy about it. Yesterday, The Verge published an op-ed written by the heads of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Library, and the Queens Library systems, which called the measure “appalling,” and argued that the end of an open internet would contribute to inequality of educa... Read More
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The price of the US drug war

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The annual budget has ballooned to more than $51 billion annually.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74403/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The War On Drugs Is Meant To Save Lives and It Cost A Whole Lot Of Money In The process The So Called Wars Execution Is A Debate Unto Itself Let's Focus Here On The Numbers Price Tag Has Bloomed Over The Years And The Manpower Involved Here Extends Far Beyond The Drug Enforcement Administration On Paper The DEA Smishing Is To Enforce The Controlled Substances Laws And Regul... Read More
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Peruvian PM explains how the country is trying to improve education

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In Latin America, two out of five young people are neither working nor studying. But the region is at a turning point, with some room for optimism. Peru has one of the biggest skill gaps and teachers have been striking for higher pay. CGTN's Dan Collyns asked Peru's Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz how her country is trying to improve.Detected Closed Captioning: Really What We Need To Focuses In Our Teachers Our Teachers Are Key For For Development Education Of Our Education why Because Our Teachers Should Be Prepared To The New Technologies To The new Trends In Education And Of Course We Have To Bring A Dream New Teachers Into School To Provide The New Things That Are Coming In You Know So ... Read More
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Sally Ride will get her own postage stamp next year

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Today, the United States Postal Service unveiled a preview of its 2018 stamp program, which includes one honoring the late Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space. The USPS didn’t say when the stamp would be available. Ride is depicted in her blue NASA jumpsuit, with the space shuttle in the background. Her partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, said the late astronaut collected stamps as a child, and would “be so honored” to appear on one. ... Read More
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How does the GOP tax plan affect you? You asked, we answer

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Republicans are poised to work out their differences on the tax overhaul bill, a major piece of legislation that could affect work, health care, education, charity and other facets of American life. How does it affect you? We received an avalanche of questions from viewers, and Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to answer some of them.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Group Bakes Cookies For A Good Cause

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Detected Closed Captioning: it All Started With A Brave Little Boy Liam Whit Was Just Two And A Half When He Was Diagnosed With Stage Four Cancer after Years Of Grueling Treatments He Died At The Age Of Six I Know That I'm Going To See My Son Again The Wits A Liam's Options Were Limited Because So Little Money Goes To Pediatric Cancer Research We Knew How Difficult It Was not Only For Our Son But For All Children Who Are Battling Cancer This We Had To Do Something So What They Did Was start Cookies For Kids Cancer To Raise money It's Become A Fundraising Powerhouse To Help Give Other Kids A Better Chance Than Liam Had The First Treatment That We Helped To Fund Would be One That Liam Ultimately Could Have Used But It Became A... Read More
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Mobile library in Syria brings books to kids

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The project wants to keep children reading even while they're displaced due to the ongoing civil war.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74399/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: This Is A Library In A Van In Northern Syria It's Called The Mobile Library And The Goal Is To Promote Reading And Education For Kids Who Don't Have Access to A Public Library The Mobile Library Has Traveled To Different Cities In Syria's Northern Eid Lib Province children Pick Out Books To Read And Are Encouraged To Share What They Learne... Read More
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Zeldin Talks Foreign Affairs at LIU Post

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U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, left, and ex-U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, right, at LIU Post Dec. 11, 2017. U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) stopped by the Global Institute at LIU Post in Brookville this week to discuss current issues facing the nation and hot topics pending in Congress. Zeldin, the congressman who represents the East End of Long Island, shared his insights from sitting on the financial services and foreign affairs committees Dec. 11, the same day an attempted suicide bomber injured three in Manhattan. “The Global Institute is bringing together some of the best of Long Island’s leaders and great minds to be intimately more involved with leaders of our country on topics that a... Read More
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IT hiccups plague Forever GI Bill implementation

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Recently separated veterans may be getting inaccurate information about education benefits in the mail, potentially causing “mass confusion” among veterans about their eligibility, Veterans Affairs officials admitted to lawmakers on Tuesday. That’s because the VA is still in the process of updating its information technology systems with major reforms to the GI Bill signed into law by President Trump in August. Some recipients of the benefit who qualify for the changes have received letters from the department with old infor... Read More
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Social Media Users Question Keaton Jones Video

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Social media users delete posts that supported Keaton Jones after people found pictures of Confederate flags on his mother's Facebook page. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign created for Jones also may have the funds used for other bullied children's families.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Middle-schooler Keaton Jones Gained Global Support After His Mother Posted A Video Of Jones Tearfully Describing His Encounter With Bullies Aileth Celebrities Like Chris Evans From Captain America Praised Jones For His video Many Began To Criticize Jones Mother After They Saw Pictures Of Confederate Flags Posted On Her Facebook People's Reaction To The Photos LED Stars Like Rihanna To Delete Their Post... Read More
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Long Island granted $84.3M for business projects

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s regional development contest awarded $84.3 million in state aid to Long Island, about $22 million more than last year, Cuomo’s office announced. Some of the region’s big winners include projects at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Stony Brook University and Nassau Community College. The annual contest for state funding, which began in 2011, is designed to provide funding for innovative building and business projects that proponents say will create hundreds of jobs. The state is divided into 10 regions that submit proposals and are then winnowed down to the finalists. Long Island was named a top performer in this year’s competition. The awards, which amount to up to $755 millio... Read More
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Stony Brook Southampton Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Audio Podcast Fellow Program

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Stony Brook Southampton Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Audio Podcast Fellow ProgramStony Brook, NY—December 13, 2017--Beginning in August 2018, a new one-year Audio Podcast Fellows program will launched at Stony Brook Southampton/Manhattan in association with WSHU Public Radio. The first of its kind in the U.S., the Audio Podcast Fellow program offers students advanced training in all aspects of podcasting while they develop their own podcasts, from proposal to pilot to pitch. Stony Brook Southampton’s Kathleen Russo, a producer of Alec Baldwin’s ... Read More
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French lawmaker warns over judging the budget by its cover

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PARIS ― Deep doubts loom over the French defense budget despite what appears as good news for future spending on the military, said François Cornut-Gentille, a member of Parliament in the lower house National Assembly. “The defense budget looks positive, but in reality there is great uncertainty,” he told a defense journalists association on Dec. 13. Cornut-Gentille sits on the Finance Committee and specializes in the defense sector. ... Read More
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Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

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Six years of war in Syria means it will take massive reconstruction efforts to rebuild cities that have been reduced to rubble. Syrians in one town where ISIL fighters were defeated are using help from neighbouring Turkey.Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Jarablus in northern Syria, where building construction is booming and a local council runs education, health and sanitation services.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe... Read More
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What can we do to promote diversity in IT?

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As the technologically-employed father of two daughters who will both be embarking on their own careers in the next four to six years, I am keen to promote diversity in the workforce, especially in my own beloved IT. How could the IT industry that has been so kind to me over my 25-year career be less than welcoming to my female offspring?  Yet, apparently, this is so. The diversity issue in IT CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire addressed this issue in an interview with Arianna Huffington held at the World E... Read More
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Indie publisher Raw Fury raises $600,000 from former Unity CEO David Helgason and others

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Indie publisher Raw Fury has raised a seed round of $600,000. It’s led by former EA executive Karl Magnus Troedsson, who joined as a partner and investor in 2016. Other notable investors include former Unity CEO David Helgason and Rikard Lindström, who has previously invested in game studios such as King. “Sometimes I just invest in a team after meeting them one time or twice,” said Helgason in a phone call with GamesBeat. “In the case of Raw Fury, I’ve known Jonas Antonsson, the Icelandic founding CEO — I’ve known him for a really long time. Ten year... Read More
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New York to announce economic development awards

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New York state officials are poised to announce the winners of hundreds of millions of dollars of state economic development funding. The awards to be announced Wednesday in Albany are part of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to spur the state’s economy by targeting select industries with incentives and subsidies. Last year, the state’s 10 economic regions split more than $700 million in funding intended to support hundreds of company expansions, new start-up businesses, local higher education programs and workforce development initiatives. Last year, five of the regions received extra money after being named “top performers.” ... Read More
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GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

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A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted. Republicans in Congress rushed Tuesday toward a deal. Lawmakers and aides labored at a fevered pace to blend separate tax bills that were passed recently by the House and Senate. The Republican goal is to deliver to President Donald Trump the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax system in more than three decades. GOP lawmakers hope to finalize blended legislation no later than Friday, vote next week and deliver the package of steep tax cuts for corporations and more modest cuts for families to the ... Read More
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Soo Wong on the collective memory of the Nanjing Massacre

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Soo Wong is the first female Chinese-Canadian to be elected to the Ontario Legislature. Last year, she introduced a bill to establish December 13th as Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with her about why so many outside of China don't know the story of the Nanjing Massacre - and what Canada is doing to commemorate this painful chapter in history.Detected Closed Captioning: Toronto Is Sooo Long She Is The First Female Chinese Canadian To Be Elected To The Ontario Legislature There And Last year She Introduced A Bill To Establish December 13th Is Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Tell Us About How This Is Going This Day This Painful Chapter Is Going To Be Honored... Read More
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Mexican conservation group fights threats to Sierra Gorda nature reserve

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Published on Dec 12, 2017Around the world, efforts continue to save important natural habitats. The conservation work of one such organization in Mexico is capturing global attention. CGTN's Franc Contreras reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Can schools prevent mass shootings? Sandy Hook parents train teachers to help at-risk students

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Five years after a shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, many parents who lost children have taken their efforts to reduce gun violence into the classroom. Their group, Sandy Hook Promise, offers free training to schools and youth programs to educate students about recognizing early signs of violence. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports from Miami.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Man Pleads Guilty to Using Trump’s Social Security Number to Try to Access His Tax Returns

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Published on Dec 12, 2017A private investigator has pleaded guilty to using President Donald Trump’s Social Security number in a number of failed attempts to access his tax return information during the 2016 presidential race. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Real-life drama paces new Hofstra/Northwell podcast

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s “Real World” meets “Grey’s Anatomy” in a new Zucker School of Medicine podcast, which dives deep into the lives of first-year medical students. Providing a “rare and intimate look into the daunting first year of medical school,” the 10-episode podcast “Making an MD: Year One” follows four students during their earliest days at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The free-subscription series is produced and narrate... Read More
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France to Ban Mobile Phones in Schools

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Published on Dec 12, 2017On Dec. 10, French Education Minister Jean-Michele Blanquer confirmed the government plans to enact schoolwide cellphone bans for all students until about age 15. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Close... Read More
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Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Dies at 104

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The Leader Of Israel's Ultra-orthodox Jewish Community Has Died At The Age Of 104 Rabbi Aharon Laid Stamen Led The Heretical A That Rejects Modern Technology And Military Enlistment And Focuses On Religious Education Stamen Was Born In What Is Now Belarus In 1913 survived The Holocaust And Moved Toward Us Now Israel In 1945 He Became Influential In The Heretic Community And its Political Party And Led The Community After The Death Of Its Former Leader In 2012 Stamen Was Known For A Pragmatic Approach To The Community's Interactions With The Larger World Which Sometimes Drew Controversy He Died In A Hospital On December 12th With Hundreds of Thousands Taking Part In His Funeral procession L... Read More
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Study Reveals Skin Pigmentation Heredity is Not Straight Forward

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Study Reveals Skin Pigmentation Heredity is Not Straight Forward South African Individuals in a household that exemplify the substantial skin pigmentation variability in the Khomani and Nama populations STONY BROOK, NY, December 12, 2017 – Many studies suggest that the genetics of skin pigmentation are simple, as a small number of known genes account for nearly 50... Read More
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How 34 Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap

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Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn’t significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity for at least 10 years, if not more than 20 years. Among the reasons the founders gave were a lack of women and minorities going into tech, unconscious bias, poor college recruiting into STEM, and lack of industry mentors or role models. Th... Read More
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Twitter officially recognizes tweetstorms with a new threads feature

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A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter’s tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app. Threads, as the company is calling them, let you string together tweets by tapping a new plus button in the tweet composer. “A few weeks ago, we expanded our character count to make it easier for people to fit what they’re thinking into a Tweet,” the company said in a blog post. “But we know people also may want to serialize ... Read More
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Realfiction Presents World’s Largest Mixed-Reality Display During CES 2018

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DeepFrame is a next-gen MR technology that seamlessly blends physical reality and digital holograms – glasses not required COPENHAGEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Realfiction, a global innovator in mixed-reality solutions, will introduce the latest breakthrough in MR, DeepFrame, to North American audiences during CES 2018. The world’s largest mixed-reality display, DeepFrame enables photorealistic images and videos to be viewed through a glass window in 4K resolution — without requiring spectators to use any special eyewear. The patent-pending technology makes it possible – for the first time ever – to integrate digital holograms directly into everyday settin... Read More
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FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students

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Nichole Williams needed a career reboot. After more than a decade as a web designer in Atlanta, she felt her career was moving backward. She knew she needed to expand her programming skills to stay relevant in the field, so she signed up for Thinkful, an online-education startup that pairs students with one-on-one mentors who work with them over video-chat connections to help them learn to code. Video plays a growing role in the education of students like Williams who turn to videoconferencing, streaming lectures, and other forms of high-tech distance learning to complete or extend their educations. But the ... Read More
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Higher education in Peru: The unfulfilled dream

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Today’s young Latin Americans are the first generation in the region’s history more likely to grow up in the middle class than in poverty. However, the lack of a quality education may become a road block in achieving some of their dreams. CGTN’s Dan Collyns zeroes in on Peru as an example of the education issues facing the region.Detected Closed Captioning: The Universal Hope Of Parents Is For Their Children To Have Better Lives And Opportunities Than They Did It Often Begins With Higher Education Which In Peru And Much Of Latin America Is Available For Those Who Can Afford It As Peru's Economy Has Boomed In Recent Years So Has The Middle Class Over The Past 20 Years The Number Of U... Read More
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Educators Call For Increased Access To Publicly Funded Pre-K For Long Island Children

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Published on Dec 11, 2017Advocates are calling it a crisis on the island, where more than 90 percent of four-year-olds are not entitled to publicly funded Pre-K. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected ... Read More
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FCC explains how net neutrality will be protected without net neutrality rules

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Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla The Federal Communications Commission is still on track to eliminate net neutrality rules this Thursday, but said today t... Read More
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​New Professorship to Study One of the World’s Oldest Languages

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​New Professorship to Study One of the World’s Oldest LanguagesBala and Prabha Swaminathan Establish Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professorship in Tamil in Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences Bala and Prabha Swaminathan STONY BROOK, NY – December 11, 2017 –  With literary works dating as far back as 300 BCE, the Tamil language is ne... Read More
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Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Enlarge this image Celebrity chef Mario Batali in October in New York City. Batali said Monday he was stepping aside from day-to-day running of his businesses amid allegations of sexual misconduct by women who worked for him. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption ... Read More
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Smart cities will save us $5 trillion per year: But we have to build them first

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We could dream up the kinds of experiences and opportunities we’d like our cities of the future to provide, yet it was uncertain how quickly technology could get us there. Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown from a mere fascination to a digital revolution, and technology investments in the space have exploded, we can put this question to rest. From a technology standpoint, smart cities are not just possible, but inevitable. But for a smart city to flourish and for its true potential to be realized, an enormous amount of coordination is required between citizens, governments, businesses, infrastructure providers, transportation services, and a multitude of other stakeholders. While technology is the first major... Read More
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Basics: Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

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Yet the public arguably got the best deal of all: the stone was later donated to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Today, the Patricia remains one of the largest uncut emeralds in the world, and will be a featured star when the overhaul of the museum’s gem and mineral halls is finished in 2019.In its raw, columnar beauty, the Patricia encapsulates an often overlooked feature of gemstones, especially the ones we deem “precious” — diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. We may covet the stones for personal adornment a... Read More
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St. Joseph’s College gets $1M

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St. Joseph’s College got an early Christmas present from the National Science Foundation, which awarded the Patchogue institution a $1 million grant. The grant will primarily support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholarships for students who are pursuing careers in those fields. It will also support educational resources and professional development in STEM disciplines. The grant will allow the college to establish a “meaningful cohort experience for program participants,” Ryan Schwarz, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, said in a statement. “Cohort classes will feature enhanced curricula to foster more collaboration, and co-curricular activities will aid in promoting... Read More
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Learning on the upswing [Commentary]

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In today’s world, continuous learning is the key to survival, not only for the organization but for the individual. Change occurs at such a rapid pace, that only the “prepared mind” can take advantage of Fortuna and the slings and arrows that she sends our way. Lady Fortuna is our future, for as far as we can see. Rising and falling world powers, seismic changes in the Middle East power structure, highly chaotic weather systems, national political upheavals, and unpredictable financial markets – all contribute to our sense... Read More
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Fuzzy Pet Health Secures $4.5M, Launches App and Expands Memberships

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On-demand, full-access in-home vet care focuses on extending preventive pet health SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 11, 2017– Fuzzy Pet Health, the subscription-based pet healthcare company, announced the close of $4.5M in seed round financing today, along with the launch of its mobile app and expanded in-home vet care options. Co-led by Eniac Ventures and Crosscut Ventures, with participation from Precursor Ventures, SV Angel, Accelerator and FJ... Read More
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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

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Enlarge this image A Lyft driver places a company emblem on his dashboard Jan. 31, in San Francisco. Lyft announced it's offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft hide caption ... Read More
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Lyft extends education benefit to drivers

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Lyft announced today that all Lyft drivers who have completed 10 rides in the last three months will receive discounts of 5 to 20 percent off courses from Guild Education. The online education company works with more than 80 universities to deliver thousands of courses, ranging from GEDs to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certifications, vocational courses, and English as a Second Language offerings. Each prospective Guild Education student receives coaching and counseling toward an education goal. According to an annual survey of Lyft drivers due out next year, 47 percent of Lyft drivers in the United State... Read More
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Rohingya refugees say they fear being sent back to Myanmar

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Bangladesh and Myanmar are working on a plan to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.The UN and rights groups say the plan is flawed because it does not guarantee their protection when they return. The UN says the root causes of persecution such as lack of citizenship must be addressed first or the Rohingya may suffer more violence. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh. - Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

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Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media. Palihapitiya’s criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. “The short-term, dopamine-dri... Read More
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Greece’s Dimitris Vitsas: As the global threat evolves, so too must the defense industry

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Defense as a concept has a complex structure and function and is indissolubly linked to the threats that an organization, whether it be an individual state, a group of states of a particular region or an alliance of states, is called upon to face. Defense is organized on the basis of identifying the present, future or potential threat, the strategic deterrence plans, the education and practice of the staff, and the availability of means and weapon systems, which, in order to be effective, must be flexible and simultaneously make the most of the technology achievements. ... Read More
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Brig. Gen. Lacroix: The Inter-American Defense Board ― the other IADB

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Latin America and the Caribbean persistently show growth and potential for beneficial change, despite the continuous challenges the region faces. Cyberattacks, natural disasters, organized crime, drug trafficking, income inequality, corruption, intrastate discord and climate change present barriers to effective security throughout the Western Hemisphere. Public security is a broad and multidimensional issue and, as such, requires an innovative and collaborative response strategy. As the only pan-hemispheric defense organization wi... Read More
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Teachers strike in Peru for stronger education budget

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Today's young Latin Americans are the first, who are more likely to grow up in the middle class than in poverty. They have high expectations for what they hope to achieve and whom they want to be But are their expectations realistic. CGTN's Dan Collyns reports.Detected Closed Captioning: For More Than A Decade Peru Has Been The Rising Star In Latin America The Economy Boomed And Poverty Was Slashed The Andean Country Where Most People Were Poor Appeared To Be Undergoing A Transformation But Not Everything In The Country Has Advanced As Fast As Its Economic Growth Public Sector Workers Still Fight To Get Paid A Decent Wage And Teachers Were The Last To Strike Demanding Better Pay Peru's Ed... Read More
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Herbs From the Underground

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People who find it weird to eat food grown in a basement have no reason to worry, said Neil Mattson, associate professor and greenhouse extension specialist at Cornell University. “There is nothing icky about it. Plants don’t care whether they get light from the sun or the lamps. It’s the same thing.”Matthew Hyland, the chef and owner of Pizza Loves Emily, a client of Farm.One, agreed. “A hydroponic garden in general is an amazing thing,” he said. “It’s lit nicely; i... Read More
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Side Street: Gone With the Wind, a Puerto Rican Dream

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Now those tunes can be a painful reminder of Maria’s cruelty. But they can also be a gift, reminding them of the intense love that beats in the hearts of sons and daughters in exile. Ms. Vega’s daughter, Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor, knew that, which is why a few weeks ago she reached out to Elena Marrero, a retired teacher and photographer known as Mamarazzi, for help in finding a trio of musicians to mark her mother’s birthday.Ms. Gonzalez-Taylor, a lawyer for the city’s Department of Education, had tried to get her mother to move in with... Read More
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Suffolk Needs to Act Now for Fair Census

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By Rossana Rosado If we’re not careful, Long Island could end up playing a losing hand in the nation’s most important numbers game. The U.S. Constitution requires a count of the nation’s population — or census — every 10 years and there are numerous reasons why. One is to determine the number of congressional representatives for each state — that way the census count serves as the basis for equal political representation among the states in Congress, a hallmark of our democracy. But the census also provides our government with a powerful tool that lawmakers rely upon to distribute federal funds, much of which move through our agency, to the state and lo... Read More
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Suffolk Needs to Act Now for Fair Census

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By Rossana Rosado If we’re not careful, Long Island could end up playing a losing hand in the nation’s most important numbers game. The U.S. Constitution requires a count of the nation’s population — or census — every 10 years and there are numerous reasons why. One is to determine the number of congressional representatives for each state — that way the census count serves as the basis for equal political representation among the states in Congress, a hallmark of our democracy. But the census also provides our government with a powerful tool that lawmakers rely upon to distribute federal funds, much of which move through our agency, to the state and lo... Read More
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Australia: Are some more equal than others? – UpFront

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Australia was recently elected to join the United Nations Human Rights Council. But with that victory came criticism from human rights organisations over the treatment of the country's indigenous communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have long suffered under discriminatory policies, and unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, the Australian government does not have an official treaty with its first peoples. In this week's Reality Check, we look at how Australia has some of the best human and economic indicators, but also examine the disparities within the country and the harsh realities for many of Australia's Indigenous peoples.Detected Closed Caption... Read More
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What’s Trending on Weibo 12.08.17

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Detected Closed Captioning: Well The Issue Of Corporal Punishment Is Back In The Hot Seat On Chinese Social media After Video Of A Teacher Punishing His Students Went Viral Online Now You Can Be The Judge This Primary School Teacher Was Caught On Camera Hitting His Students With A Ruler You Hear Them Crying As He Repeatedly Hits Their Hands when One Girl Kept Crying He Started Hitting Her Head And Face Now Since This Video Came To Light China's Ministry Of Education Says An Investigation Has Been Launched Many Web Users Have Expressed Anger And Shock Over This Video But Some Went Online To Share Their Own Stories Of Being Punished In School Saying It's Not At all Unusual Either Way This Video Is Generating A Lot Of Debate No... Read More
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VR transforms health care: 3D human model coming to a school near you

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Surrounded by darkness, the looming 20 foot skull is so close I can touch it. With the click of a mouse, the 3D model of the human head and neck pivots and I’m inside the eye socket examining this complex system from the inside out. It’s A viewpoint typically reserved for surgeons on the operating table; I’m amazed by the scale and detail of the mechanism that gives us the miracle of sight. Above: Creative and medical teams examine the 3D Neck and Head project in... Read More
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Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

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Enlarge this image Equipment at the Custom Group in Woburn, Mass., includes automated robotic cutting tools. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption toggle caption Chris Arnold/NPR Republicans call their... Read More
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Interview with Arvin Vohra, “The Why” 12/7/17

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] But Looking Ahead Knowing That So Many young People And Older People Want Another Option Third Parties Are Plugging Away Right Now Planning Ahead I Spoke With Arvind Vora Vice Chair Of the Libertarian Party About How People Like Him Plan To Seize On The Moment And The Discontent Why Are Third Parties Important To Us Democracy Libertarian Party And Many Other Third Parties Are very Different The Libertarian Party Specifically We Want To End The Drug War we Want To Bring The Troops Home From the Middle East We Believe In Gun Rights we Believe In Complete Civil Rights We Believe In Marriage Freedom Which Is which Is Which Means That You Can You have The Right To Marry As Many People Of Whatev... Read More
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After School Worker Accused Of Raping Student

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Detected Closed Captioning: Police Say This Man Raped A 13 Year Old girl A Student At The Angelo Patrie middle School In The Forum Section Of The Bronx This Is Sickening It's Just Quite Sickening Um I'm Just Appalled By The Whole Thing Police Say 24 Year Old Michael Jenkins Worked As An Employee Of An After-school Program Run by A Non-profit Called Eastside House Settlement As A Parent Like It Makes Me Fearful For My Child's My Son Safety Because It's Like Who Are You Hiring On Monday Police Say Jenkins and A 13 Year Old Girl Who He Knew From School Had Sex In His Bronx Apartment two Days Later Investigators Say The Girl Told A School Employee Who Called Police Jenkins Was Arrested At His Home the Suspect Is Not A City Emplo... Read More
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The spike in gun sales after Sandy Hook meant more people died accidentally from guns

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Gun sales and accidental deaths from guns spiked in the months following the mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, new research says.The study suggests that the more people are exposed to firearms, the more likely it is that someone will die. Using Google trends data, researchers at Wellesley College spotted an increase in searches for phrases including “buy gun” and “clean gun” in the five months after a shooter at an elementary school murdered 20 children and six adults. Based on a spike in background checks, the researchers estimate that 3 million more guns than average were sold during this five-month period. That corresponded with an increase of 60 accidental ... Read More
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LinkedIn: Tech hubs are gaining workers, but need more talent in other industries

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The tech industry continues to shape the American workforce in a number of ways. It’s not just that cities with a large tech industry are likely attracting more tech workers, but the concentration of tech jobs in a city may also be affecting how many other types of workers also move there. Today, LinkedIn published a year-end report on employment trends in the U.S. workforce in 2017. The report was compiled using data from 43 million LinkedIn user profiles in the U.S., 20,000 company profiles and 3 million monthly job postings. Unsurprisingly, the report found that medium-sized tech hubs in the western U.S. li... Read More
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Partnership and Collaboration in Trade Finance Education For Washington State SME Exporters

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Yuki Fujiyama is a trade finance specialist in the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries and the author of the Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters.  Diane Mooney is the Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Seattle. ... Read More
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5 lessons U.S. startup communities should learn from 2017

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At Engine, we spend our days championing policies and initiatives that support startups. As we entered 2017 amid a new presidential administration and a flurry of media coverage over the economic distress of Middle America, we wanted to share the stories of the thriving startup communities that have already taken root across the country. Through our #StartupsEverywhere campaign, we wanted to help lawmakers understand where things are going right. And while, admittedly, this year has brought us setbacks such as an imprudent net neutrality proposal from the FCC, misguided immigration-based executive orders from the... Read More
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The Voice of the Industry: Fixing the gender diversity travesty

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Very few people alive today can remember the era when women couldn’t vote. As laws and attitudes continue to improve, many argue that society has arrived at the destination of gender equality. That illusion has been violently shattered in recent months. A scandal in Hollywood has once again raised the question of sexual harassment at work, followed by the #MeToo campaign, and Time magazine’s decision to name the ‘Silence Breakers’ as its Person of the Year. These battles are fought everywhere. Women in tech are shining a light on the blatant inequality that still exists in what is, unfortunately, a male-dominated industry. Here are three women in the industry and their take. Lin Casson, Directo... Read More
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Duolingo expands into podcasting with real-life stories for Spanish learners

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Online language learning platform Duolingo is expanding into podcasting, with the launch of its first season in Spanish today. The podcast represents the company’s first consumer product that exists outside the main Duolingo app, as it’s available through all the usual podcasting conduits, including SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, Pocket Casts, Google Play Music, Spotify, and many others. It is, of course, also available to listen directly through Duolingo. Learning through listening Founded in 2011, Duolingo uses gamification techniques to help p... Read More
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Nigerian State Gets Happiness Commissioner

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Detected Closed Captioning: A Nigerian State Has Appointed Its First Commissioner Of Happiness, Although Not Everyone Is Happy With The News. Rochas Okorocha, Governor Of Nigeria's Imo State, Appointed His Sister Ogechi Ololo To The Position Of Commissioner For Happiness On Dec. 4. The Governor Has Previously Been Criticized For Using State Funds On Odd Projects Such As Statues Of Foreign Leaders. He Unveiled A Statue Of South African President Jacob Zuma In October That Reportedly Cost $1.4 Million. The Government Has Not Released A Statement On What The Newly Founded Ministry Will Do Or What Ololo's Responsibilities Will Be. She Told BBC Africa That Happiness Means Different Things To Different People And Her New Ministry W... Read More
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Interview with Mary Schmidt, “The Why” 12/5/17

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Newsy's "The Why" host Chance Seales spoke with PhD student Mary Schmidt about the possible implications of the proposed tax plan on graduate students.Get a deeper understanding of the stories that matter with Newsy's "The Why" — weekdays 7-9 p.m. ET.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] So To Put A Face On This We Wanted To share One Story I Spoke With Mary Schmidt A PhD Student In Visual Studies At UC Irvine She Took Part In The Walk Out Here And She Said She Has Everything On The Line You Personally What Sort Of A Waiver And Stipend Have You Received Yeah So When I Applied To Graduate School I Was Guaranteed Four Years Of TA Ship A Lot And Tuition Remission The Fee remission You... Read More
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Interview with Stef Kight, “The Why” 12/5/17

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Republicans Know This Of Course But It Seems House Republicans Are Not Done There When It Comes To Higher Education and Neither Are Dims Axios Reports Republican House Members Are Proposing A Sweeping Higher Education Reform Bill next Week Which In Part Aims To Fix This problem By Capping Federal Student Loans And Incentivizing Universities To Insure Their Students Succeed Post Graduation Meanwhile Democrats Advocate For Solutions Like Loan Forgiveness Or Free College So What's The Real Story Here when It Comes To Taxes And Higher Education And Could Even Tighter Restrictions Be Around The Corner For Grad Students Steph Qaeda Taxi OS Wrote That Article There And We Caught Up Today Here In ... Read More
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How Do You Care for Sex-Trafficking Victims if You Can’t Hold On to Them?

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Instead of escaping sexual exploitation, some teenagers are recruited by their peers inside centers and group homes, said Ed Gavin, a former acting chief of staff at the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City. A piece of the pipeline in the region flows north to south, from the leafy, idyllic surroundings here to gritty “trap houses” run by twentysomething drug dealers, Mr. Gavin said. “People think of human trafficking as foreign. Human trafficking goes on right in the neighborhood. It goes on in the Bronx,” said Mr.... Read More
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16-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped By 18-Year-Old Classmate

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Detected Closed Captioning: It's A School Campus Under Construction and Now Something Horrible That Happened Inside Is Under Investigation Anybody just Kind Of Like Freaked Out That Like This Actually Happens Students Who Attend One Of Several New York City Public Schools On The Washington Irving Campus Were Disgusted To Hear A Fellow Classmate 18 Year-old Jevon Martin Was Charged With Rape After an Incident In A Fourth Floor Stairwell things Happened In The Stairwell In The Building Like A Lot So I Wouldn't Think It Would Be Rape It Happened Monday Morning Around 8:20 Police Say The 16 Year Old Girl Was Lured By Her Classmate After He Grabbed Her Backpack And Ran Behind The Staircase The Criminal Complaint Alleges He Then P... Read More
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Health officials work to help the Chinese living with HIV/AIDS

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Detected Closed Captioning: Between 700 And 800 Thousand People Are Living With HIV Or AIDS In China That's Point Zero Five Percent Of The Country's population A Small Number But A Big Problem And Many Cases Have Yet To Be Counted In The Funds Of Wounded Ohana our Work For HIV Prevention Is Still very Difficult It Is Estimated That There Are About 200,000 To 400,000 Infected People Who Have Not Been Diagnosed So Extending HIV Testing To more People As A Key And A Difficult part And Carrying Forward HIV Prevention Is Enough Beyond That The Chinese Center For Disease Control And Prevention tracks HIV AIDS Rates In China It Says There Was A Slight Uptick In Cases This year A Change It Links In Part The Expansion Of HIV Testing ... Read More
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Sean Stein Smith talks about blockchains and financial technologies

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Detected Closed Captioning: Now For More On Blockchains And Other Financial Technologies I'm Joined Live From New York By Shaun Stein Smith He's An Associate Professor At Lehman College at The City University Of New York welcome Shawn Evening Thank You For Having Me Now We've Seen Explosive Growth In The Thin Tech Sector But Slower More regulated Growth Is On The Horizon We Already Saw That China Tightened Its Rules On Online Loan Platforms What's The Thought Process Behind This Move Sure And I Am Happy That Really The Overarching Growth Was The Sort Of underlying Topic That You Mentioned Because I Do Think That These Changes and These Increases In Sort Of The Frameworks Being Set Up Are Due To That Really High Pace Of Growt... Read More
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Should educators be armed?

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If there's a shooting at a school, should educators be prepared to shoot back? Across the country, 15 states already allow concealed carry of some kind in schools, with lawmakers in many more states considering or having recently debated the idea. But all major teacher- and school-employee groups oppose the idea. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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16-Year-Old Raped At High School In Gramercy Park

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Detected Closed Captioning: We Have Breaking News A 16 Year Old Tells Police That She Was Raped By A Classmate In The Stairwell Of Her School and Now That Classmate Is Under Arrest CBS 2's Escalate Live In Gramercy Park With What We're Learning Tonight Jessica well Christina Maurice This Is Certainly A Place Where Every Student Should always Feel Safe But Police Say A 16 Year Old Girl Was Violated In The Worst Possible Way Inside This Building Behind Me Yesterday Morning This Is The Washington Irving Campus Which Is Home to Several New York City Public Schools Students Say It Happened At The Gramercy Arts High School Inside Sources Say The Female Student Was Lured By 18 Year-old Jevon Martin A Fellow Classmate After He Grabb... Read More
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Senate confirms Nielsen to head Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Senators approved Nielsen’s nomination, 62-37, on Tuesday. Nielsen, 45, is a former DHS official who is considered a protege of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a former DHS secretary. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Nielsen a qualifi... Read More
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Three Half Hollow Hills Student Scientists Are Winners Of The 2017 Siemens Competition

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National Champions Share $100,000 Scholarship Prize. Dix Hills, NY - December 5, 2017 - Three students in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District have won the prestigious 2017 Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. This is the second year in a row that Half Hollow Hills has fielded national finalists. Last year, Half Hollow Hills West alumna Alice Wu advanced to the finals. Congratulations to the Half Hollow Hills students who achieved this highest honor: ... Read More
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Why the ‘adultification’ of black girls matters

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A Georgetown University survey found participants perceived black girls as more adult and less in need of protection than white girls.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73915/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Recent Georgetown University Research Shows People View Black Girls As Young as Five As More Adult-like Than White Girls And This Adult Uppity Ssin Could Have Major Consequences On A Girl's Life in Schools US Department Of Education Data Shows Black Girls Are Suspended more Often Than Girls Of Other Races A... Read More
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Tencent says there only 300,000 AI engineers worldwide, but millions are needed

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It’s well-established that talent is in short supply in the AI industry, but a new report from Chinese tech giant Tencent underscores how great the need might be. According to the study, compiled by the Tencent Research Institute, there are just 300,000 “AI researchers and practitioners” worldwide, but the “market demand” is for millions of roles. These are unavoidably speculative figures, and the study does not offer much detail on how they were reached, but as a general trend they fit with other, more anecdotal reports. Around the world, tech giants ... Read More
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School Teaching Women to be Obedient Closes

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Detected Closed Captioning: A School In Foosh Win China Teaching Women To Be Quote Obedient To Their Husbands Has Been Closed By Authorities According To The Shanghai Estate Video Posted On The Video Sharing Website Yelp i Showed An Instructor Telling Students They Must Be Submissive To Men Teachers Also Allegedly Warned Students Not To Have Sex With More Than Three Men In Their Lifetime Because The Semen Might Kill Them The Local Education Bureau Said The Foo Xuan School Of Traditional culture Was Not Permitted To Admit Students And Would Be Closed Because It Quote Violated Socialist Core Values The Global Times Reported The Instructors Protested The Closure Because They believed The Videos Misrepresented Their Teachings On... Read More
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A Trip to St. Kilda, Scotland’s Lost Utopia in the Sea

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In 1877, George Seton, a visitor to the tiny Scottish archipelago of St. Kilda, observed that the men living there had an unusual physiological characteristic. “The great toes of the cragsmen are widely separated from the others, from the circumstance of their frequently resting their entire weight on that part of the foot in climbing,” Seton wrote. These men with prehensile feet were residents of the most remote settlement in the British Isles, forty miles out in the North Atlantic, where seabirds, garnered from the towering cliffs, formed the major part of their diet. A hundred years after Seton, another visitor wrote that “even today a boat setting out for St. Kilda is by no means assured of reaching its destination.” T... Read More
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New Reef Aims to Bring Oysters Back to Long Island

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New Reef Aims to Bring Oysters Back to Long Island SoMAS faculty and students placed hundreds of bags of juvenile oysters in Shinnecock bay to create a reef that will be monitored over the next several years. Credit: Greg Wehner Stony Brook, NY, December 5 2017 ­­ – The first oyster reef on Long Island has been installed in Shinnecock Bay by Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (... Read More
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Trial delayed for man who tried to get Trump’s tax returns

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal trial has been postponed for a Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns during last year’s presidential campaign. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday for Jordan Hamlett’s federal trial, but a filing from the court says it must be delayed due to an “unforeseen conflict with the court.” The new trial date is Dec. 11. The 32-yea... Read More
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Manhattan Woman Killed In Shark Attack Off Pacific Island

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Detected Closed Captioning: francelina Bandura's Love For Adventure Inspired Her Solo Trip To Costa Rica Last Week And A Dangerous Diving Expedition That Would Tragically Take Her Life On Thursday The 49 Year Old Manhattan Private Equity Director Was Mauled By A Tiger Shark While Diving Off The Remote Cocos Island National Park some 300 Miles From The Mainland In places He Hunted The Tourism Bureau Says While The Water Surrounding Cocos Island is Known For Its Abundance Of Sharks shark Attacks Are Uncommon And Van Gary's Death Is Considered In Isolated Incident The Bureau Says Bhandari Was Diving In A Group With Guides From The Undersea Hunter Company When A Female Tiger Shark Attacked Her Viciously Biting Her Legs A Guy Try... Read More
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The Heat: Germany Political Talks Pt 1

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The Political Puzzle In Germany Two Months After The Election And Gala Merkel Is Still Trying To Form A Coalition To Gumming Hello I'm On An Item And This Is The Heat [Music] Since 2005 She's Been In Part In Germany As Expected Her Party The Christian Democrats Won The Election In September but The Social Democrats Decided To Leave The Ruling Coalition And Angela Merkel Had To Scramble To Try To Form A Majority After Failing To Attract Smaller Parties Merkel Had A New Meeting With The Social Democrats As CGT And Natalie Carney Explains From Munich It Was Well Past Office Hours When The Meeting Took Place Last Thursday No Details Were Released When the Leaders Finally Emerged But The object... Read More
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Valley Stream contractors failed to pay wages: AG

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Three Valley Stream construction contractors are charged with failing to pay prevailing wages, totaling more than $280,000 to workers. The three are also charged with falsifying business records related to a publicly-funded New York City construction project, authorities said Monday. Now, Vickram Mangru, his wife Gayatri Mangru, and son Ravi Mangru are facing an eight-count indictment, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. From 2012 and 2015, the New York City Department of Education Division of School Facilities retained Vick Construction and AVM Construction Corp. to develop and repair several Bronx public schools, according to authorities. While Vickram Mangru owned and ran Vick Construction be... Read More
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GAO: More can be done to increase minority representation in tech

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Government agencies responsible for the enforcement of workforce diversity require improvements to more effectively push for minority representation in the tech sector, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. “Both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have taken steps to enforce equal employment and affirmative action requirements in the technology sector, but face limitations,” the report said. ... Read More