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Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

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Enlarge this image Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resource officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say. Shannon Fagan/Getty Images hide caption toggle ca... Read More
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IndieCade 2017: going behind the scenes

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The 10th annual IndieCade Festival was earlier this month, and as in previous years, it celebrated innovation and creativity in independent games. One of the things that sets it apart is the way it’s modeled after film festivals. IndieCade is an event that celebrates the technical and artistic merits of games as a medium and also its cultural significance. “We’re talking about looking at a medium and saying, this is artistry. That’s our focus and our primary focus,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer and founder of IndieCade, in an interview with GamesBeat. “That’s where, when we look at these games and talk about innovation — what we’re really talking about is looking for people who are adept with th... Read More
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Survey Ranks London as Safest City for Women, Cairo as Most Dangerous

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A Thomson Reuters survey, released Oct. 10, reveals the safest and most dangerous megacities for women.Detected Closed Captioning: a New Thompson Reuters Survey Reveals The Safest And Most Dangerous Mega cities For Women London Was Ranked As The Best In Terms Of Women's Safety while Cairo Was Deemed The Worst Cities Were Ranked Based On A Number Of Factors Including Sexual Violence Cultural Practices Economic Opportunities As Well As Access To Education And Health Care the Study Released October 10th Only Looked At Mega Cities With More Than 10 Million People Tokyo And Paris Also Got High Marks For Being Women Friendly ranking Second And Third Best Respectively Meanwhile Metro Manila Was Ranked As The Sixth Safe... Read More
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5 ways agencies can promote cyber hygiene from within [Commentary]

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With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) happening this October, we must remind ourselves and others that no one is too cyber sophisticated. Cyberattacks are on the rise. Everyone is susceptible to these attacks. Recent industries affected include education, healthcare, businesses and government. The message is clear – staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility. It is key for everyone, specifically feder... Read More
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Sonic attack on US diplomats? Cubans don’t believe it

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Sonic attacks: Hear what Americans heard in Cuba health attacks It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. AP shares recordings of what some U.S. officials heard in Cuba 'health attacks.' HAVANA (AP) — A bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana has sent U.S. relations with Cuba to their lowest point in decades, with the Trump administration virtually closing its embassy here and expelling Cuban officials from Washington. The U.S. is talking ever tougher, with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly saying that Cuba “could sto... Read More
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LimeBike raises $50 million to expand dockless bike-sharing

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Just a few months after launching with a $12 million seed round, dockless bike-sharing startup LimeBike announced today that it has secured a whopping $50 million to expand nationwide. Coatue Management led the investment, with participation from new investors, including GGV Capital, Bill Maris’ Section 32, Franklin Templeton Investments, AME Cloud Ventures, and Stanford’s StartX Fund. Returning investors Andreessen Horowitz and DCM Ventures also joined. The San Mateo, California-based startup provides c... Read More
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Scared of the City

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My girlfriend, V, and I were finishing college, with a summer to burn before the next thing, and New York beckoned. V went to the city and signed a three-month lease on the apartment of a Columbia student, Bobby Atkins, who may have been the son of the creator of the Atkins Diet, or maybe we just enjoyed imagining that he was. His place, on the southwest corner of 110th Street and Amsterdam, had two small bedrooms and was irremediably filthy. We arrived in June with a fifth of Tanqueray, a carton of Marlboro Lights, and Marcella Hazan’s Italian cookbook. Someone had left behind a spineless black plush-toy panther, manufactured in Korea, which we liberated and made ours. We were li... Read More
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Side Street: A Life of Service Ends in Puerto Rico, but Lives On in the Bronx

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The agency — which provided educational services to children and families, supportive housing that allowed mothers in recovery to live with their children, as well as services to older people — emerged when New York City had little interest and even less money to tackle the blight that devastated the South Bronx.Her death comes at another time of crisis and abandonment after the storm flattened the island, reducing trees to skeletal piles ... Read More
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Japan elections: Vote scheduled for October 22

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Japan goes to the polls in a week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an early election.As campaigning picks up, two new parties are trying to win votes away from the ruling coalition.Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Tokyo.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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A visit with one of the last private doctors in Cuba

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Most healthcare in Cuba is free and run by the state. But if you were a doctor before 1963, you’re allowed to still have a private practice. Cuba is well-known for its universal free public health service, where almost all of the country’s doctors work for the state. But there are a few, elderly doctors who have private practices or can see private patients after hours. Correspondent Michael Voss made an appointment with one. He takes us for a visit with one of the last, remaining private medical workers on the island.Cuban President Raul Castro has permitted the privatization of some Cuban businesses such as beauty salons and restaurants. But other professions have not been given th... Read More
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An interview with President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela

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“Americas Now” had a chance to sit down with the President of Panama at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Juan Carlos Varela has been Panama’s president since 2014. In June 2017, Panama opened a new chapter in its international relations by establishing diplomatic ties with China. It was an historic moment for both countries. China is one of the biggest users of the Panama Canal when it comes to shipping. In addition to opening China's new Embassy in Panama, Chinese companies are constructing ports in the country as well. With the 5 billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal complete bigger vessels are able to pass through carrying double the number of containers. ... Read More
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Abortion ban in El Salvador has women fearful of miscarriage

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In El Salvador, the abortion law is so strict just having a miscarriage can land a woman in jail. The Central American country has some of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world. Since 1998 any pregnant woman who loses her unborn child can be accused of homicide.Abortion is banned under any circumstance in the country and women are petrified of having a problematic pregnancy.The controversy surrounding the law has been revived by the recent case of Evelyn Hernandez, sitting in jail for the death of her unborn child.Evelyn’s case and those of sixteen other women facing similar charges are currently under appeal. But few expect changes to come anytime soon to the country’s ... Read More
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Former French minister elected Director General of UNESCO

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UNESCO has a new leader. She narrowly won an election overshadowed by the decisions of the U.S. and Israel to withdraw from the cultural organization.As CGTN’s Elena Casas reports, the new Director General will have difficult decisions to make from her first day in office.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: ... Read More
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The 7 biggest unicorns you’ve likely never heard of

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When Aileen Lee first coined the term “unicorn” in 2013 to describe startups valued at over $1 billion, there were only 39 of them. There are currently about 215 of them, many of which hail from emerging markets. For instance, China is home to two of the highest valued unicorns: Didi Chuxing and Xiaomi. And ... Read More
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Randi Zuckerberg: ‘Smaller cities are paving the way for entrepreneurs’

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Randi Zuckerberg, the technology executive and entrepreneur behind Zuckerberg Media, doesn’t do things in the traditional way. A strong advocate for STEM education, particularly for females, Zuckerberg has firsthand experienced being an outlier — she describes how, in her early days in Silicon Valley, she was often the only woman in a room full of tech executives or investors. She’s since launched a slew of endeavors, including a book and TV show, aimed at getting young girls interested in science or technology. True to form, when it c... Read More
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UK’s ‘Brutalist’ architecture is back in vogue

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In the UK relics of a controversial form of architecture known as 'brutalism' are being protected from demolition.Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Colombia massacre: Vice president visits victim’s village

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Colombia's vice president tried to ease tension by visiting the village where six protesting farmers were killed by police last week.They had been rallying against the government’s efforts to eradicate the Coca plant which is the base of the drug cocaine.Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Vallenato.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

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The new head of UNESCO has been announced as Audrey Azoulay.The former French culture secretary takes on the role at a time of uncertainty for the cultural agency.Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Greek students clash with police over new law which may cancel free books

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Students clashed against police outside the Education Ministry in Athens, Friday, over a new law that might lead to the cancellation of free book distribution in Greek universities.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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These companies want to help you get into tech

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Woz U and Grow with Google both hope to make tech education more accessible.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72746/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: Technology Is Rapidly Changing The Workplace And These New Efforts Are Trying To Help Humans Keep Up Waz You Developed By Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak And Grow With Google An initiative Announced By Google Head Sundar Pichai Both Offer Personalized Programs For Coding And Tech Education in An Announcement Friday Wozniak Said The Goal Of Woz New Quote Is To Educa... Read More
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Kenneth Kang discusses the latest ratings on Asia from the IMF

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"For more on Asia's economic outlook, Daniel Ryntjes spoke to Kenneth Kang, Deputy Director of the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department. "Detected Closed Captioning: Well For More On Asia's Economic Outlook Daniel Ranger Spoke To Kenneth Cong Deputy Director Of The IMF's Asia And Pacific Department Daniel Began By Asking About The IMF's Financial Expectations For The Region Well For China In Our Report We Have Significant Our Outlook For For Growth We Expect Growth To Be At Six Point eight Percent This Year And Six Point Five Percent Next Year For This Year The Upper Revision Mainly Reflects The Stronger Growth Momentum For Next For next Year And For The Medium Term The upper Revision Reflects Expectations That Polic... Read More
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Teal Pumpkins Signal Non-Food Homes For Trick-Or-Treaters

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Published on Oct 13, 2017In order to avoid candy and food items which pose risks for those with allergies, a new trend of teal-colored pumpkin decorations is helping make Halloween more safe. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches his own online tech education platform

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Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, is launching a new online tech education platform he’s calling Woz U, which is designed to promote technology jobs and the skills required to enter the industry. Over time, Wozniak hopes to expand the initiative to include as many as 30 physical locations around the world and courses on everything from software engineering and information technology to mobile app development and cybersecurity, among others. It’s unclear whether courses will be offered for free, or whether Woz U plans on charging for any element of the online education platform. The website does not say. Woz U also offers access to ... Read More
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Thyng is a platform for creating AR scenes

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Thyng wants to create the first augmented reality platform. Last week, the studio launched its free app Thyng 4.0 on iOS, which it built using Apple’s ARKit software development kit. It enables users to create AR scenes by dragging and dropping pre-designed 3D objects or personal photos and videos. Ed LaHood is the founder and CEO of Thyng, and he has a lot of experience working with cutting-edge tech. In 1991, he founded Vream, one of the earliest startups to experiment with virtual reality. Similar to what Thyng is doing with AR, Vream focused on creating technology that enabled people to create their own VR environments. It was eventually acquired in 1996 by Platinum Technology, Inc., a database management company. “... Read More
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Germany is ‘ducking military responsibility,’ says Belgian think tank

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BRUSSELS ― Germany needs to make a “sustained investment” in defense and stop “leaving the dirty work” to others, according to a new study. The study, called “Jumping over its shadow,” was published Thursday and calls for Berlin to stop “ducking military responsibility.” Its findings come despite th... Read More
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US withdraws from UNESCO

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The United States has pulled out of UNESCO - the United Nations' cultural agency.Washington says the move comes off the back of what it describes as the need for “fundamental reform in the organisation, and continuing anti-Israel bias”.Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

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Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people “high-paying technology” jobs in the tech industry. The new Woz U digital institute launches as an online only affair initially, and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech industry jobs. The curriculum covers training for computer support specialists and software developers (.Net, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and Python) for now, but will expand into other facets of the STEM realm, including cybersecurity, mobile apps, and data science. “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into ye... Read More
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US to withdraw from UNESCO over “anti-Israel bias”

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The United States says it will withdraw from UNESCO. Beginning in 2019, Washington says it will serve only as an Observer State. U.S. officials said an "anti-Israel bias" within the cultural agency is the reason for the decision. CGTN's Liling Tan reports.Detected Closed Captioning: This Is The Latest International Couple the US Wants Out Of The UN's Education scientific And Cultural Organization And It's Blaming Arrears At The Agency The Need For Reform And An Anti-israel Bias Unfortunately This Venue Has Become politicized Undermining The Work Of UNESCO Across Its Mandate It's Become A Venue For Anti-israel Bias And unfortunately We Are Taking The Decision To Withdraw From UNESCO At Thi... Read More
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Dan Ye talks about the Internet Plus Expo in South China’s Guangdong Province

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CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Dan Ye, CEO of the student communication platform College-Node, about the Internet Plus Expo in Guangdong Province.Detected Closed Captioning: Danya Is The CEO Of College Note An Online Platform That Helps Students From Different Countries Connect With Each other It's Really Fascinating Watching what's Going On And You Can See The digital World Is Gonna Play A Much More Vital Role With The Economy And The Economic Development Talk To Me About Where You See The Growth Sectors In China Okay So There Are Several Big Growth Sectors While The Brightest Sector Right Now Is Ongoing Gaming So Right Now China Constitute Roughly A Quarter Of The World's Online Gaming Market And It's Been Growin... Read More
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Ta-Nehisi Coates on the unfair expectation that one black president could undo inequality

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In “We Were Eight Years in Power,” Ta-Nehisi Coates calls President Trump the “first white president” for the ways Trump has made the racial identity of former President Obama so central to his politics. Coates joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the nation is shifting since Trump’s election, and his collection of essays on the Obama years and the political and social divisions it sparked.Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: What's Been Called A Text Book Case Of Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar. That Is How The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights Describes What Has Befallen The Rohingya Ethnic Minority. In A New Report, The U.N. Agency Said Government Force... Read More
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Life After Hurricane Could Bring Thousands To New York

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Published on Oct 12, 2017Mayor de Blasio said there will be health and educational support, but finding a place to stay is up to them. CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer has more. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Cap... Read More
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Director-General Irina Bokova on US withdrawal from UNESCO

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The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtname... Read More
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ICT as driver for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Today marks the launch of the third edition of the EU ICT Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Benchmark report from SustainAbility and CSR Europe, supported by Huawei, unveiled during the Sustainability and Innovation Conference in Brussels. The event brought together key stakeholders in Europe and beyond including leaders from business, cities, civil society and government to discuss how technology can help towards achieving the UN SDGs to drive sustainable economic growth and development. The benchmark report clearly shows a high correlation with ICT performance in the EU, as innovation and advances in industrial processes rely on good infrastructure amongst other things. ICT has the potential to transform the manufactur... Read More
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US withdrawal from UNESCO: Analysing the accusations

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The US is going to pull out of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency. The decision by the US state department comes into effect at the end of December. The state department says the move comes off the back of what it describes as the need for "fundamental reform in the organisation and continuing anti-Israel bias".Al Jazeera's Senior Political Analyst Marwan Bishara analyses the development.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe... Read More
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Year-to-Year Volatility of Penguin Population Requires New Approaches to Track Marine Health

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Year-to-Year Volatility of Penguin Population Requires New Approaches to Track Marine Health A new study reveals that it is difficult for scientists to understand fluctuations of Adélie penguin populations in Antarctica from year-to-year. The study findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that existing methods of using penguins to monitor ocean health may be ineffective Stony Brook, NY, October 12, 2017 – Penguins are nois... Read More
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LEGISLATOR SCHAEFER HONORS FIREFIGHTERS AT BADGE OF COURAGE GALA

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Nassau County Legislator Laura M. Schaefer recently attended the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center 2017 Badge of Courage Gala to present Special Legislative Citations to the evenings honorees. Those receiving awards that night were Brett Yormark, Gerard Presta and the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association, the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warriors and the late Keith Lane, who posthumously received the Inaugural Keith Lane Memorial Excellence in Journalism Award. “I am proud to recognize these individuals and groups for their commitment to our community,” said Legislator Schaefer. “Thank you for all you do.” Shown in photo above, left to right: Lakeview FD... Read More
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PRESIDING OFFICER GONSALVES HONORS FIREFIGHTERS AT BADGE OF COURAGE GALA

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Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves recently attended the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center 2017 Badge of Courage Gala to present Special Legislative Citations to the evenings honorees. Those receiving awards that night were Brett Yormark, Gerard Presta and the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association, the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warriors and the late Keith Lane, who posthumously received the Inaugural Keith Lane Memorial Excellence in Journalism Award. “I am proud to recognize these individuals and groups for their commitment to our community,” said Presiding Officer Gonsalves. “Thank you for all you do.” Shown in photo above, left to right: Lakeview FD ... Read More
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Stony Brook University Professor Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

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Stony Brook University Professor Elected Fellow of American Physical Society Anatoly Frenkel, PhD STONY BROOK, NY-October 12, 2017 -Stony Brook University Professor Anatoly Frenkel , of the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the ... Read More
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Irate Parents Sound Off On Mystery Illness At New Jersey High School

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Published on Oct 11, 2017From respiratory issues to rashes, student have been coming down with all kinds of symptoms. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: School Board Members In ... Read More
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Apple’s Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images.One expert suggested Mr Cook's view was becoming more popular in tech circles.Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a stude... Read More
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Former VA secretary: 3 tips for transitioning service members

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Bob McDonald, who served as Veterans Affairs secretary from 2014 through January, said connecting with others and not limiting yourself will help service members transition from the military to civilian life. McDonald, an Army veteran, was recently named chairman of the board of directors for RallyPoint, an online network for those in the military community. The former VA secretary said he joined RallyPoint as a way to stay involved ... Read More
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Google invests in Neverware, a startup that’s turning dead PCs into Chromebooks

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Neverware, a New York City-based startup with a software platform that converts legacy computers into Chromebooks, announced today that it has raised a new round of investment led by Google. It won’t say the exact amount, but it will likely be more than the $6.5 million it raised in its last round. The synergy between the two parties is obvious. CloudReady is built on the same open-source technology as Google’s Chrome OS. IT teams from corporations or schools that decide to use Neverware also get to leverage integration with ChromeEnterp... Read More
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How costumers are using cosplay to overcome mental and physical disabilities

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One of the most beautiful things about New York Comic Con this past weekend was the diverse array of attendees at the four-day celebration. New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center and its surrounding streets were filled with children, senior citizens, couples, families, seasoned cosplayers, self-proclaimed “blerds” (a portmanteau for “black nerds”), and everyone in between. It was hard to not be moved by the inclusive nature of the event, where thousands of people came to express their fandom for whatever character or property they identify with, whether that meant simply watching the crowd, or arriving in elaborate costumes they crafted themselves. Some of the most creative cosplayers, however,... Read More
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Army offers automatic promotions to Security Force Assistance Brigade volunteers

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The Army is preparing to graduate the first class of the Military Training Adviser Academy and stand up its first Security Force Assistance Brigade. To attract talent for the next five planned brigades, there are now new incentives to volunteer. When the Army first launched the plan for SFABs earlier this year, noncommissioned officers and officers who signed up were offered $5,000 upon graduation and a choice of follow-on orders after a three-year tenure in the SFAB. ... Read More
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Touro Law to host displaced University of Puerto Rico students

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Touro Law Center will host between 15 and 20 displaced students from the University of Puerto Rico Law School this semester beginning Oct. 16. Ever since Hurricane Maria hit the island, the law school, based in Rio Piedras, San Juan, has been closed. That disruption has jeopardized the education of hundreds of students, according to Touro Law. Harry Ballan, Touro’s dean, called it “a privilege to help those who need our help. This opportunity to teach with, learn from and get to know students from the University of Puerto Rico reminds us of who we are and what our mission is.” Touro will provide the students with eight credits of newly created courses, tuition-free, and free housing for the semester, thanks t... Read More
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NASA’s visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors

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A video game at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is designed to teach young people about space exploration, but it’s riddled with factual and typographical errors. Cosmic Quest, developed by a gaming company called Creative Kingdoms, officially opened at the visitor complex in March 2016. The game costs $19.95, and allows players to “launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and perform scientific experiments aboard the International Space Station.” But it doesn’t seem to have been properly vetted. Cosmic Quest teaches players bad math about the size of solar arrays, and gives false instructions for an important process used to ... Read More
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Liberia election: Vote counting under way as polls close

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Polls have closed in Liberia's presidential election - and there are hopes for the first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.Twenty candidates are seeking to replace Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who became Africa's first female president in 2005.Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from the capital Monrovia.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Einar Tangen talks about China’s efforts to reduce poverty

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To dicuss how China has cut down its poverty, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Einar Tangen, a current affairs commentator.Detected Closed Captioning: I'm Joined Now By Honored Tangen In Beijing He's Our Current Affairs Commentator So Einar How Did Try To Live Tens Of Millions Of People More Than 50 Million Out Of Poverty In Such A Short Amount Of Time Well China Has Taken A Very Different approach Than The In In The West In The United States We Take This Idea That It's A Trickle-down Type Of Situation If You Give Tax Breaks To The Wealthy Or The Middle Class Somehow It Will All Kind Of Percolate Down Or That There Is A Kind Of One Solution And You Fit Everybody Into It China's Is Very Different They Have Two Millio... Read More
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Facebook and Twitter could face ‘online abuse’ tax

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Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a tax to help fund educational campaigns about internet abuse.It is among ideas suggested by the UK government as it considers its safer internet strategy.It also proposed that social media platforms reveal the true scale of online hate and how much content is removed each year.And it wants a code of practice to ensure providers offer adequate online safety.The measures are intended to address the issues of:cyber-bullying trolli... Read More
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Malala Yousafzai Starts at Oxford University 5 Years After Being Shot in the Head

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Published on Oct 10, 2017On Oct. 9, Malala Yousafzai tweeted a post explaining how far she has come since she was shot in the head five years ago. She started at Oxford University this year. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected C... Read More
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The Army National Guard wants to cut down on non-deployables, increase quality of training

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The Army National Guard is focusing on enhanced capabilities and higher levels of readiness through its 4.0 initiative, according to its director. Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, who led a panel Tuesday at the annual AUSA conference in Washington, D.C., said Army National Guard 4.0 will focus on urgent units first but will eventually apply to the whole Guard. “It was obvious to the Army that we needed every one of our brigade combat teams... Read More
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Interview: Joe Billingsley, founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association

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WASHINGTON ― The founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association, Joe Billingsley, discussed with Defense News’ Congress reporter Joe Gould the military's challenges attracting and retaining enough skilled personnel for its cyber billets. When did you found the association and what has changed for military cyber professionals since? I founded it in 2013 in Monterey, California, and since then there has be... Read More
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A device for every soldier? The Army is considering it

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Between the hours soldiers have to spend online for professional military education and the possibilities a handheld, touchscreen device could hold downrange, the Army is taking a step toward developing a standard-issue device for every soldier. The team at PEO Soldier has come up with a prototype that they recently presented to the Army’s top enlisted soldier, Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey said Tuesday. “I’m an advocat... Read More
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Interview: Joe Billingsley, Military Cyber Professionals Association

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Q. When did you found the association and what has changed for military cyber professionals since? A. I founded it in 2013 in Monterrey, California, and since then there has been tremendous evolution of this field, and this community. Some of the best examples are the full embrace of cyber by the U.S. Army, exemplified by the establishment of the Army cyber branch and the Army cyber institute at West Point, and the Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon Ga. ... Read More
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Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 November Update and Office 2007

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Microsoft’s support for Windows 10 November Update (version 1511) ends today. The company’s support for Office 2007 ends today as well. The fact both of these software releases are no longer being supported on the same day isn’t a coincidence. Microsoft releases regular patches on Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of every month, and we’ve reached that time of the month again. Microsoft supports its products for a predetermined amount of time (usually years), depending on the software and when its updates are released. October 10, 2017 happens to be the last Patch Tuesday for both products, meaning if security holes are found after today’s date, they won’t be plugged. For reference, Mainstream Support inc... Read More
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One in 10 New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

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The upheaval in the home lives of students in temporary housing often follows them into school. Many of them frequently change schools as they bounce from one temporary living situation to another. Many are placed in shelters far from their original school, which means they must either transfer midyear or commute long distances each day. Many students regularly arrive late or miss days of school altogether.Those stresses harm their academic performance. A ... Read More
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Senior Citizen Activities – NOVEMBER 2017

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to enjoy the many activities that are scheduled to take place during November 2017 at Nassau County Senior Centers throughout the area. Additional information and reservations are available by calling the telephone number listed for the Senior Center where the activity is being held. FRANKLIN SQUARE SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER  Wesley United Methodist Church, 619 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square (516) 481-3322 Date:               Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Time:              10:30 a.m. Program:        Tai C... Read More
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Ariella Lehrer becomes president of AR games maker HitPoint Studios

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HitPoint Studios, a work-for-hire game studio that has begun making augmented reality games, has announced that Ariella Lehrer, the founder and CEO of Legacy Games, will join the studio as its president. The move follows a multi-year development partnership between Legacy Games, a brand-oriented maker of mobile and PC games, and HitPoint. Three of Legacy’s top people will move over to work at HitPoint while Legacy Games will continue focusing on its current customer... Read More
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UK race relations: Major report on inequality set to be published

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A long awaited report on inequality in the UK will be unveiled later on Tuesday by the British government.The “Racial Disparity Audit” was ordered in 2016 by Prime Minister Theresa May.It examines how people of different races and backgrounds are treated in British society – particularly in relation to public services.But critics are already questioning whether data alone can lead to genuine reform.Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from London.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Aynne Kokas discusses the state of China’s manufacture industry

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CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke toe scholar, Aynne Kokas, about China's manufacture industry and more.Detected Closed Captioning: I'm Joined Now By An Coca She's A Professor At The University Of Virginia And A Scholar In Chinese Media At Rice University She Focuses On Chinese And American Industry And As The Author Of Hollywood Made In China Welcome Back To The Show Thank You So You Know We Know that China Has Been Known For Years As the World's Factory And We Heard In Our Story The Word Quality Are The Days Of low-priced Goods gone So China's Labor Prices Are Increasing A Lot Of Lower Lower Cost Lower Lower Labor Cost Countries Like Vietnam And Thailand Are Taking Over The Slots That China Used To Follow In Those In Th... Read More
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Ali Cinar discusses the diplomatic tit-for-tat between Turkey and the US

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CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Ali Cinar, president of the Turkish Heritage Organization, about the events that prompted Turkey and the U.S. to freeze visa applications between the two countries.Detected Closed Captioning: a Lagina Is The President Of The Turkish Heritage Organization In New York Ali As Our Reporter Mahalo Bar David Was Talking About Really There's Been One Thing After Another Between Turkey And the United States But How Much Is The Extradition Of Fethullah Gulen Which turkey Wants This Man Extradited How Much Is That The Root Of The Problem Here Well Turkey Is Saying That All Evidences Are Centered Department Of Justice And It Has Been Over A Year Right Now Turkey wants To See An Action From Unit... Read More
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Check out the new World War I commemorative coin

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A new commemorative coin was unveiled Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honor those Americans who served. The silver dollar coin, authorized by Congress in 2014, features a service member holding a rifle to honor those who fought in the war from 1914 to 1918. Acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley unveiled the design on the first day of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in... Read More
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Vecchio: Questions about school spending need to be answered

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By Andrea Vecchio Taxpayers have the right to know what they are being taxed for. Nothing should be hidden from them by a school administration. Their first responsibility is to provide an education for the students whose parents’ taxes make it possible. All district property owners pay for exactly that, not other things. Otherwise we might as well eliminate the school property tax system and find some other way to fund the schools. In 1989 I filed my first FOIL request under the Freedom of Information Law, around the time our taxpayer group formed in East Islip. Using FOIL we were able to get financial data about our school district, some of which we used to publish teachers’ salaries to dispel... Read More
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Alphabet’s Waymo launches public campaign to build trust in self-driving cars

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Waymo, the self-driving car unit spun out of Google last year, is launching a public education campaign today called “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” aimed at addressing the skepticism many people have about autonomous technology. The company is teaming up with a host of safety and disability advocacy groups to promote its self-driving car pilot in Arizona, as well as raise awareness around a technology that remains inaccessible to most people. The ad campaign will launch first in Arizona, before spreading to other states. Waymo is preparing to launch its first commercial ride-hailing service powered by its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica miniv... Read More
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Organization to teach coding to girls in Detroit area

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DETROIT (AP) — Computers already are a big part of Marianna Campbell’s life. Now, the 17-year-old Detroit resident is looking forward to attending workshops, classes and discussions with other girls who want to learn about cyber technology. With a focus on programming and computer coding, the events are being offered by Oakland-based Black Girls CODE. The nonprofit introduces young black, Latino and Native American females to computer sciences. Black Girls... Read More
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ArtNext: Emerging Hong Kong artists showcase work

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At Hong Kong's ArtNext exhibition, emerging artists have a platform to showcase their work.The fair presents creations by 70 artists from around the world. But, it's also an unusual event for Hong Kong - a city which mostly caters to the well-heeled and well-established in the art world. Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Turkish NGOs providing aid programs to Syrian refugees

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n this edition of “The Big Picture,” CGTN looks at Turkey’s humanitarian role in the Syrian crisis. Michal Bardavid explores the different ways Turkey is providing for refugees.Detected Closed Captioning: The UN Estimates That 3.4 Million Syrians Are Being Hosted In Turkey They Arrived With Nothing But The Clothes On their Backs Over The Last Six Years The Turkish Government Has Allowed Syrian Refugees To Stay Trying To Desperately Provide For Their Needs But It's Not An easy Task NGOs In Turkey Have Proven Themselves invaluable As They've Shared A Much Of the Burden In A Crisis That Is Still Ongoing They've Taken Action In Many Areas including The Delivery Of Basic Needs such As Food But Also An Education H... Read More
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SMA: Soldier satisfaction is up, according to the latest Army assessment survey

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The Army is asking more of soldiers than ever before, according to the sergeant major of the Army, but a recent survey shows that, by most measures, job satisfaction is actually on the rise in the ranks. The annual Army Assessment, which is a survey that’s sent to officers and enlisted soldiers across the force, shows an uptick in satisfaction in most categories, Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey told Army Times on Sept. 27. “Job satisfaction, tr... Read More
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Guard director: Training, development and predictability will help soldiers

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The Army National Guard wants to maximize readiness through training, leadership development and a resilient force, according to its director. “Obviously, people are the backbone of everything we do in the Army National Guard, and we’re going to use our knowledge and experience and perspective to effect mission readiness,” Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy told Army Times. The Guard will do this through training, education and as much predictability as reality all... Read More
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The legacy of Cuba’s revolutionary hero Che Guevaro

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Che Guevara is the Argentine-born doctor who became an iconic figure after playing a key role in Fidel Castro’s revolution in Cuba, where his image adorns t-shirts and mugs, as well as buildings.Cubans are marking the 50th anniversary of Guevara's death.Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Havana on the legacy of the man who helped turn Cuba into a socialist state.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on T... Read More
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For the Disabled, New York’s Sidewalks Are an Obstacle Course

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The report recommends that the city complete a comprehensive survey within 90 days, and develop detailed plans for installing curb ramps that meet federal standards at all corners without ramps within five years, and for upgrading existing ramps within eight years. It also recommends that the court appoint a monitor to oversee the city’s progress.Sid Wolinsky, a senior supervising attorney for Disability Rights Advocates, said that while many cities have inaccessible curbs, the problem is particularly bad in New York. He said that limiting the ability of those in wheelchairs to get around can lead to social isolation and fewer oppo... Read More
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How Chattanooga used fiber to buoy the rest of its tech community

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In 2010, J.Ed Marston — then the vice president of marketing for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce — was tasked with pitching new media outlets about one of the city’s latest high-tech offerings. The city’s utility provider, Electrical Power Board of Chattanooga, had created its own fiber optic network that was capable of delivering internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second to all residents. The problem that Marston encountered wasn’t that media outlets weren’t interested — it was that not everyone believed that a city the size of Chattanooga (population 177,571) could have created their own fiber network with internet speeds that fast. “I had to get EPB to write out a technical spec that I could provide to... Read More
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Liberia elections: Candidates make final push for votes

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Campaigning in Liberia’s presidential and parliamentary vote is coming to a close. Twenty candidates are seeking to replace Africa’s first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The contenders include the vice president, a businessman and a former footballing champion.Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from the capital Monrovia.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Beloved Bronx Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run

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Investigators say 82-year-old Hilda Arocho was attempting to cross Pitman Avenue in the Wakefield section of the Bronx when she was struck and killed by a white Dodge cargo van. As Dave Carlin reports, the driver is now facing charges.Detected Closed Captioning: Just Leave Her Lying There In The Street that's What Hurts Me The Most Because she Was A Community Hero Is How Miriam Vega Describes Her Mother 82 Year Old Hilda Orozco Beloved By Neighbors Warmly Remembering Her With A Memorial Of Flowers And Words Of Tribute Jarocho Was Killed By A Hit-and-run Driver After spending The Night Of Her Death On A Labor Of Love For Survivors Of Hurricane Maria Just After 9:00 Friday Night Is When A Rote Row Crossed Pitman Ave... Read More
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National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Heading To The Big Apple

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Two Brooklyn students are hoping to take the top prize after their ideas beat out thousands of teenagers across the country. CBS2's Cindy Hsu has more.Detected Closed Captioning: their Ideas Beat Out Thousands Of teenagers Across The Country Now Two Brooklyn Students Are Hoping To Take The Top Prize At The National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Next Week held Right Here In The City Cheyenne Suku And Brianna Tony Are Here To Talk About Their Business Plans Good Morning Morning Alright Now This Is This is Part Of Nifty Which Is Network Let's say Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship So Tell Me About The Organization And How You All Got Involved So Nifty Is A National Nonprofit That Provides Business And Entrepren... Read More
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The Heat: US-China Cybersecurity dialogue Pt 1

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Back in April, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to establish bilateral dialogues – a cabinet-level framework for negotiations in four key areas. Since then the two sides have held comprehensive talks on diplomatic and security issues; the economy; and people-to-people exchanges. And this week representatives from China and the United States met in Washington to discuss concerns in the area of cyber security and law enforcement. CGTN’s Nathan King has more.Detected Closed Captioning: Officials From China And The United States Meet To Discuss Cybersecurity And Law Enforcement Issues Hello I'm Honored Lie To And This Is The heat It Was Back In April Whe... Read More
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Former drug users work on the front lines of the opioid crisis in Rhode Island

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They visit overdose victims in the hospital. They hand out lifesaving drugs on the streets and educate their peers about their own relapses. In Rhode Island, former drug addicts are the most valuable fighters on the front lines of the war against opioids. William Brangham reports as part of our series, “America Addicted.”Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: But, First, We Continue With Our Look At The Opioid Crisis -- Tonight, The Difficulty Of Getting People Into Treatment. In December, Congress Earmarked $1 Billion For States To Fight The Addiction Crisis Over The Next Two Years. Many Treatment Facilities Still Lack Resources, So Services Often Aren't Available When They're Nee... Read More
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New York Daily News honors 2017 Hometown Heroes in Education

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New York Daily News honors the 2017 Hometown Heroes in Education Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2xW2acR Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynews Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideo Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkdailynews Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] It Is My Great Pleasure To Welcome You all Here And To Host This Event We At the Daily News Take Very Seriously Our duty To Laud And Extol All The Good Things Of Newark What Teachers Do Is Among The Best So We Are Here Ladies And gentlemen To Honor The Best In Class they Are Has Been Chapman The Wonderful Education Reporter With ... Read More
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Puerto Rico laments lack of help from US federal government

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Donald Trump says the relief effort in Puerto Rico is a success, but many residents on the island are trying to get by with no help from the federal government.Al Jazeera‘s Shihab Rattansi reports from Caguas- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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James P. Anderson discusses anti-recidivism programs

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CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with James P. Anderson, Co-Founder of Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC).Detected Closed Captioning: or For More On Anti-recidivism Programs I'm Joined By James P Anderson He's The Co-founder Of Arc The Anti-recidivism coalition Based In LA Thank You For Joining Us It's My Pleasure Thank You for Having Me Now Uk-based Street To Boardroom Is A Grassroots Community Level Program That Channel Skills Used On The Streets For legal Purposes Into Legal Enterprises What Sort Of impact Could These Types Of Organizations Have On Curbing Recidivism I Mean These Programs Are Essential For Curbing Recidivism You're Looking At A population Of People That Are Coming home With A Lack Of Resources A Lack ... Read More
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Ainissa Ramirez talks the future of STEM education

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For more on teens' STEM education, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, scientist and author.Detected Closed Captioning: Now For More On The Teens STEM Education I'm Joined By Scientist And Author Dr. Ernest That Ramirez Welcome To The Show Thank You Very Much Now As We Know There Are So Many Options Advertised Teaching children To Code Now The American Academy Of Pediatrics Says Kids Aged 2 And Under Shouldn't Be Spending Any Time At All In Front Of Computer Screens How early Is Too Early To Introduce Coding Well Those Doctors Would Know What We Need Children To Do When They're Very young Is To Actually Learn How To Play what We're Doing Is We're Teaching Their Brains So That They're Able To Use T... Read More
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Debate Over Additional School Holidays In Essex County

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As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu explained, it would likely mean an early start to the school year in Millburn.Detected Closed Captioning: The Lunar New Year Is In February And Is Celebrated By Asians Across The World Diwali Is A Major Hindu Holiday In Just Two Weeks Known As The Festival Of Lights For The First Time Students In Millburn New Jersey May Get Two Days Off next Year For Those Holidays Nearish armorer Celebrates Diwali With Her Grandchildren I Think That Would Be A Great Idea Because We Have Lot Of Indian kids Here We Feel It Is A Very Good Idea To Celebrate Diwali According To The State Department Of Education The Students At Mill Burns Middle School And High School Are More Than 20% Asian And Jumps To 30 Percen... Read More
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Gun Scare In A School Without Metal Detectors

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[embedded content] [embedded content]Detected Closed Captioning: The 13 Year Old Was Arrested At Bronx park Middle School On Wallace Avenue Where Investigators Say He Had This handgun Inside His Bookbag They Say It Was Unloaded And No Students That They Know Of Were Threatened With It He brings A Bad Environment To The School we Spoke To This 12 Year Old Whose Parents Allowed It As Long As We Don't show His Face Unlike His Classmates In this Recreation Area Who Were Not Told About The Incident He Says He Was Well Aware Because He Was In A Bathroom With the Young Suspect He Calls Unknown Bully and Says The Boy Showed What Was In His back To At Least One Other Student My Friend I Saw He Was Been My Usual Oh... Read More
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MANGANO – COUNTY PROGRAM SAVES LIVES; SCHOOLS URGED TO DO SAME

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By Eden Laikin County Executive Ed Mangano said today that at least 50 people, who received lifesaving training by Nassau officials over the past 5 years, have reported using those skills – and the lifesaving medication they were given – to save the life of a friend or family member overdosing on opioids. He said the 50 were among 9,000 (mostly non-medically trained) people, trained by County officials to administer an overdose reversal agent called Naloxone (Narcan), which was provided free to them. Meanwhile, he said, Nassau Police officers, and medics, who routinely respond to overdoses. have made at least 768 “overdose reversals” or “saves” with Naloxone since 2015. There were 354 reported overdose deaths du... Read More
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Medical clinic in Bolivia honors legacy of Che Guevara and Cuban medicine

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When Che Guevara launched his ill-fated attempt to start a popular uprising in Bolivia and spread revolution across South America, he was accompanied by 15 Cuban guerrilla fighters, many of whom died there. Now, there are 15 Cubans back at some of the same locations, only this time, they're armed with medicines not guns. CGTN's Michael Voss has this report on Cuban doctors working in Bolivia.Detected Closed Captioning: La Higuera Is An Isolated Village In The Foothills Of The Andes Its Claim To Fame Is That This Was Where A Nested Che Guevara The Argentine Born Medic Turned guerilla Fighter Died Executed In 1967 After Being Captured Nearby Now Half A Century Later Cuba Has Honored Chase M... Read More
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AI and VR will help students get more from a K-12 education

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Technology is rapidly becoming an integral part of the classroom and our children’s education. Kids are increasingly using tablets and other digital appliances, and coding is becoming part of the standard curriculum around the world. As we speak, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are positively transforming education — not only regarding how children learn but also how teachers teach. As chess legend Garry Kasparov said in a recent TED talk, “Human plus machine isn’t the future, it... Read More
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Study: For-profits blamed for many student debt defaults

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Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions, according to a federal study published Wednesday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks at students who began their undergraduate education in 2003 and defaulted on at least one loan over the next 12 years. Fifty-two percent of the students who attended for-profit schools defaulted on their loan. That’s compared to 17 percent for those who attended a four-year public institution and 26 percent at community college. The report also finds that the for-profit students defaulted on their federal student loans in greater numbers than their predece... Read More
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Startup funding up in Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia, but lags in other Southeastern states

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Startup funding is heating up in the Southeast, although not every state is seeing the same benefits. That’s according to a report out today called “The State of Startups in the Southeast, authored by BIP Capital, a private equity firm based in Atlanta. The report details trends in venture capital funding over the past five years in nine states — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, BIP Capital used data from Pitchbook and CB Insights, current as of August 31. The report found that overall, the amount of venture capital startups in the ... Read More
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LEG. SCHAEFER & SENATOR KEMP HANNON ARE CO-SPONSORING AN IMPORTANT DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

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DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP   Thursday, October 19, 2017 • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Adelphi University – University Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom 203 Co-Sponsored by the Adelphi University Division of Student Affairs and Public Safety   Heroin use has become an epidemic in Nassau County and the County has been working hard to help residents fight this scourge.  Recently, another deadly drug called Fentanyl/Carfentanil, which is stronger than heroin, has entered Nassau County and is having devastating effects on addicts. Join Nassau County Legislator L... Read More
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New GI Bill passes Senate

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have unanimously passed legislation to make major changes to education benefits for military veterans. Now all that’s left is for President Trump to sign it into law. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 has garnered strong bipartisan support in Congress, where lawmakers have worked to fast-track the bill to the president’s desk. Senators passed the legislation by voice vote Wednesday, less than three weeks after the Forever GI Bill, as it’s become known, was introduced in the House of Representative... Read More
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School of Social Welfare Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Deliver Behavioral Health Screening to Underserved

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School of Social Welfare Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Deliver Behavioral Health Screening to Underserved Educators and graduate students from the School of Social Welfare (SSW) and School of Nursing (SON) will deliver behavioral health screening to underserved populations in Suffolk County under a $1.8 million HRSA grant. Faculty leaders of the program include, from left: Susan Goldstein, Faculty Supervisor, SON; Diana Filiano, Program Coordinator, SSW; George Leibowitz, Project Director, SSW; and Diane Monks, Field Supervisor, SSW.... Read More
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Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no

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Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job or loss of income. Still, a survey by the Pew Research Center also found widespread anxiety about the general impact of technological change. Three-quarters of Americans say it is at least “somewhat realistic” that robots and computers will eventually perform most of the jobs currently done by people. Roughly the same proportion worry that such an outcome will have negative consequences, such as worsening inequality. “The public expects a number of d... Read More
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Where Driverless Cars Brake for Golf Carts

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In the Villages, there are 15 miles of roads where autonomous vehicles can learn how to navigate other cars, pedestrians, golf carts, animals, roundabouts and many other obstacles.The speed limit, just 25 miles an hour, helps reduce the risk if something goes wrong. And because it is private property, the company does not have to share ride information with regulators and it can try new ideas without as much red tape.Cars that can drive themselves could ... Read More
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Senator wants communist West Point grad booted from the Army

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WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is demanding West Point officials revoke the commission of an officer who posted photos of himself with pro-communist messages hidden under his graduation uniform, calling it an “extreme embarrassment” for the military. In a letter to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy Tuesday, the Republican senator also questioned whether service officials ignored signs of misconduct and potential insubordination during the cadet’s time at the U.S. Military Academy. ... Read More
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Level Ex raises $11 million for a real surgeon simulator

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Developer Level Ex raised $11 million in a Series A round of financing to continue creating games that are aimed at replicating operating room scenarios. It previously created the virtual surgery training app Airway Ex, and with the funds it’s just raised, it will also start to experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality. The iOS version of Airway Ex already has some AR in it thanks to Apple’s ARKit. “Our main focus with the Series A funding will be to expand our mobile apps as the mobile device is one of the most convenient and accessible training modalities that will ever... Read More
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Mangano: County Program Saves Lives; Schools Urged to Follow Suit

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that at least 50 people, who received lifesaving training by Nassau officials over the past 5 years, have reported using those skills to save the life of a friend or family member overdosing on opioids. These 50 were among about 9,000 (mostly non-medically trained) people trained by County officials to administer an overdose reversal agent called Naloxone (Narcan), which was provided to them for free, to reverse the deadly effects of an opioid overdose. “As we approach the 5th anniversary of becoming the state’s first of its kind registered overdose responder program, we’re thankful to have spared so many families the horror of losing a love... Read More
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Ridgewood Parking Problems

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One Bergen County town has introduced a pilot program to deal with parking issues that have driven customers away. Meg Baker reports.Detected Closed Captioning: The Hamel Has Lived In Ridgewood New Jersey Most Of Her Life But She Doesn't Like To Come To The Downtown Area anymore Because It's Too Difficult To find Parking And When She Does I Was always Getting Tickets For Ten Dollars For One Second Over That Is The Same Sentiment Shared By Others On East Ridgewood Avenue Who Circled To Find A Spot During The Day It's Not So Horrible but In The Evening Especially On Like A Friday Or Saturday Is Now The Village Council Has A New Plan To Alleviate The problem And Boost Business With A Municipal Run Valet Service From ... Read More
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State OKs new Five Towns computer-graphics degrees

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By GREGORY ZELLER // On a mission to replace “starving artists” with “valued artists,” digital innovator Paul Lipsky has reprogrammed the book on Interactive Computer Graphics. Like, literally: With the New York State Board of Education’s blessing, Dix Hills-based Five Towns College is introducing new two- and four-year Interactive Computer Graphics degree programs based on curricula written by Lipsky, an adjunct Hofstra University instructor and CEO of Plainvie... Read More