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Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out

By on December 8, 2020

first_imgSlate:Academically overbearing parents are doing great harm. So says Bill Deresiewicz in his groundbreaking 2014 manifesto Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. “[For students] haunted their whole lives by a fear of failure—often, in the first instance, by their parents’ fear of failure,” writes Deresiewicz, “the cost of falling short, even temporarily, becomes not merely practical, but existential.” Those whom Deresiewicz calls “excellent sheep” I call the “existentially impotent.” From 2006 to 2008, I served on Stanford University’s mental health task force, which examined the problem of student depression and proposed ways to teach faculty, staff, and students to better understand, notice, and respond to mental health issues. As dean, I saw a lack of intellectual and emotional freedom—this existential impotence—behind closed doors. The “excellent sheep” were in my office. Often brilliant, always accomplished, these students would sit on my couch holding their fragile, brittle parts together, resigned to the fact that these outwardly successful situations were their miserable lives.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Police have limited understanding of ‘honour’ crimes

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgA government inspection of the police’s response to ‘honour-based’ violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation has highlighted limited legal understanding within some police forces.HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report, The depths of dishonour: hidden voices and shameful crime, provides for the first time information and analysis for the public about how police forces respond to, investigate and protect victims of such crimes.HMIC said the internal legal services departments of some forces had only a ‘limited’ understanding of legal measures available, such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation protection orders.‘We are concerned that some victims were not aware that it was possible for a prosecution to be brought without their cooperation in some cases,’ the report states.The eight forces HMIC inspected had joint protocols in place with the Crown Prosecution Service to support FGM investigation and prosecution.Most forces had an agreement in place with the CPS to provide access to specialist lawyers. In those forces without a protocol, there was a reliance on protocols used to prosecute domestic abuse cases.A few forces had protocols in relation to the investigation and prosecution of ‘honour-based’ violence, ‘although in the main this was included as part of a protocol for domestic abuse’.Most ‘were aware that these were not necessarily appropriate’, HMIC said.    Even where protocols were in place, staff reported that it was not always possible to secure timely advice from a specialist lawyer. ‘Officers did not always consider involving internal police legal services in a timely way as part of their approach to safeguarding a victim,’ HMIC said.‘In several forces we found that these legal services teams were not aware of agreed protocols and that they had a limited understanding of preventative legislation.’HMIC recommended the Home Office initiate a review of the existing legislative framework for all forms of ‘honour-based’ violence. New legislation could provide appropriate protection orders and a legislative scheme setting out the responsibilities in relation to those orders on relevant public services.last_img read more

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Ethiopian Airlines, Maskapai Afrika Pertama Yang Daratkan Pesawatnya di Indonesia

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgEthiopian Airlines akan mendarat perdana di Indonesia 21 Juli 2018 Berkunjung ke Eropa, Amerika, Australia bahkan ke Asia mungkin seringkali dilakukan baik para pelancong yang menikmati keindahan negara yang ada di benua tersebut atau para pelaku bisnis yang melakukan pekerjaan mereka. Tapi bagaimana dengan Afrika? Ya, Afrika terkenal dengan gurun dan savananya, bagi pelancong yang mencintai alam bebas dan menyukai tantangan benua ini cocok sekali untuk di singgahi.Baca juga: Ethiopian Airlines Sabet Gelar Katering Terbaik di Afrika Versi PAX InternationalTidak perlu khawatir, para pelancong Indonesia maupun Afrika yang akan berkunjung sebentar lagi akan dimudahkan dengan penerbangan langsung dari Addis Ababa ke Jakarta. Kenapa? Karena pada 21 Juli 2018 mendatang, maskapai asal Ethiopia yakni Ethiopian Airlines akan membuka rute penerbangan langsungnya dari Jakarta-Addis Ababa PP. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, bahwa maskapai yang tergabung dalam Star Alliance Member ini akan membuka rute dengan frekuensi penerbangan tiga kali dalam seminggu yakni Selasa, Kamis dan Sabtu. Untuk penerbangan dari Ethiopia menuju Jakarta, akan menggunakan nomor penerbangan ET 0628 pukul 00.00 waktu setempat dan sampai di Bangkok pukul 13.20 waktu setempat. Serta melanjutkan perjalanan menuju Jakarta pukul 14.20 dan sampai pada 18.05 WIB. Sedangkan keberangkatan dari Bandara Soetta dengan nomor penerbangan ET 0629 pada pukul 20.35 WIB kemudian menuju Bangkok, Thailand pukul 00.20 waktu setempat. Kemudian melanjutkan penerbangan pukul 01.45 dan menuju Addis Ababa hingga tiba pukul 06.15 waktu setempat. Penerbangan ini sendiri akan dilayani dengan armada Boeing 787-8.“Kami sangat senang meluncurkan rute baru menuju Jakarta, penerbangan terhubung pertama antara Afrika dan Indonesia, serta maskapai Afrika pertama yang menghubungkan Afrika dengan Jakarta,” ujar Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde GebreMariam.Tewolde mengatakan, Indonesia merupakan sasaran tepat untuk pertumbuhan ekonomi dan pariwisata. “Indonesia adalah salah satu negara terpadat di dunia dengan pertumbuhan ekonomi yang cepat. Di tahun-tahun mendatang, perdagangan Afrika dan Indonesia, investasi dan hubungan pariwisata diatur untuk tumbuh secara eksponensial dan penerbangan langsung kami akan membuat kontribusi signifikan dalam peningkatan kerjasama Afrika-Indonesia,” ujarnya.Terkait adanya penerbangan perdana ini, PT Angkasa Pura II sebagai pengelola Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta berkomitmen untuk mendukung dalam rencana bisnis maskapai sebagai memajukan industri penerbangan dalam dan luar negeri. Penerbangan perdana ini nantinya juga akan disambut dengan water salute dan pengalungan bunga dari PT Angkasa Pura II kepada tamu dan kru Ethiopian Airlines.Baca juga: Load Factor Rendah, Maskapai-Maskapai Ini Tak Lagi Mendarat di Jakarta“Kami berharap dengan penerbangan perdana ini, Ethiopian Airlines dapat mendorong potensi perdagangan dan pariwisata dari Afrika di Indonesia dan sebaliknya. Selain itu sebagai upaya menguatkan jaringan ekonomi antara negara Indonesia dan Ethiopia,” kata Senior Manager Of Branch Communication and Legal, Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta, Erwin Revianto.Diketahui hingga kini baru Ethiopian Airlines, masakapai Afrika yang mendaratkan pesawatnya di Indonesia, tepatnya di Jakarta.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMelintasi Batam Tanpa Izin, Ini Dia Serba-Serbi dari Ethiopian Airlines!15/01/2019In “Domestik”Turkish Airlines Kembali Layani Penerbangan Jakarta-Istanbul 2 Kali Seminggu07/07/2020In “Destinasi”Ethiopian Airlines Sabet Gelar Katering Terbaik di Afrika Versi PAX International21/05/2018In “Featured”last_img read more

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EHP, Kainantu Ipatas Cup kicks off today

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgRugby League The Eastern Highlands Province Coca Cola Ipatas Cup (CCIC) Challenge will kick off today at Sir Danny Leahy Oval in Goroka town. The three days challenge (December 20-23)has seen the number of participating teams increased this year from eight to twelve by the CCIC national governing body due to the demand of team’s requests to participate. A moment of silence to pay respect to the pioneer CCIC Chief Executive Officer Late Timothy Lepa will also be officiated prior to kick off. The vacant position is no longer part of the CCIC executives given it is now a legacy of how Late Lepa has contributed in one way or another towards the good of rugby league with enormous support from Patron Sir Peter Ipatas. This manner of paying respect towards late Lepa will also be held during the finals playoffs and grand final. The twelve teams confirmed to participate in the Eastern Highlands challenge are grouped into two pools. Pool one; Lapun Olix Falcons, Crust Valley Gahukuvehs, Siviri, Lavakave Brothers, Gama Bulls, Eastern Bulldogs. Pool two; J&F Stationery Jets, Monpi coffee Roots, Japs IT Solutions Pythons, Glover Vikings, CPL Norths and Nowek Royals. The teams are pooled in rural and urban to give opportunity especially to rural teams to have a gold pass for players’ exposure and marketing. All teams are made up of experience and inform players; from judgment all teams are favorites to fight for the two Gold passes during the three days tournament. The best teams in each pool will receive a Gold pass each to continue to the next stage play- off. All teams have good experienced officials training the players. Preparations for the tournament are well under way at the final touches with teams giving in necessary forms before the beginning actual games on Friday. Official launching was done and teams were strongly warned and asked to take ownership of the competition and educate supporters’ behavior to the end. Meanwhile for the Kainantu Challenge, will see six teams competing and will see only one coming out on Sunday (December 22) as the Gold Pass winner. This year there will be three new faces in the competition in the likes o Tumeriza KM Rangers, Anava Vipers and Anava Pisco Eagles. The other 3 teams have been taking part for the last few years. The three teams will see last years Gold Pass Winner Naiyo Badges taking on Kainantu LTL Bubbles formerly known as Kainantu Crusaders who were the Runner Up. The first day’s match will see both Grand Finalists taking on each other. The other team to watch out for is the Anava Rabbitohs who are also competitive in this competition. Kainantu CCIC Coordinator Frank Maire and his team have been preparing for the challenge and are looking forward to hosting the challenge. They thank CCIC Patron (Sir Peter Ipatas) for his vision in promoting rural talents and to all the sponsors as without their support Kainantu would not be able to host such a reputable event.last_img read more

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Manchester United ‘playing with time’, trying to get fee down, could…

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgNewspaper A Bola brings a story today detailing the supposed fight between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United for the signing.We normally call these disputes a ‘race’, but it doesn’t look like any of the clubs are working to get there first.They start by saying that Spurs are back in for Bruno, having the player on top of their summer wish list once again, despite having cooled down their interest for a week.The main issue is that they’re still depending on Christian Eriksen’s sale, meaning Tottenham have to wait for Real Madrid to move for the Dane before pursuing Fernandes for real.Embed from Getty ImagesAlthough it’s still not known how much Tottenham will offer, A Bola claims it looks unlikely they’ll match the €80m Man United were thought to be willing to pay.But will the Red Devils even go that high? Not now, it seems. And, to be clear, it hasn’t seemed like they’d pay a straight €80m at any point.A Bola explain the Old Trafford side are ‘playing with time’, and waiting to see if they can get Fernandes for less.Meanwhile, newspaper O Jogo reports a meeting between the player’s staff and Sporting took place on Monday.According to the newspaper, the agents wanted to know how much the club really want for the sale. His price tag is said to be €70m, and the list of interested clubs includes Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Paris Saint Germain and Inter Milan.Again, it’s worth noting this feels similar to the Giovani Lo Celso story, with claims in Spain Manchester United are prepared to pay €90m, which is hard to believe, whilst Tottenham have offered €40m.A lot could depend on what happens with Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen, and when.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo Although the Portuguese press expected a big auction for Bruno Fernandes, similar to João Félix, things actually seem to be moving pretty slowly for the Sporting star.last_img read more

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She’s a Maneater returns with force

By on January 19, 2020

first_img CLEAR WINNER SHE’S A MANEATER yesterday made minced meat of ANOTHER BULLET, pouncing on the five-year-old colt at the top of the lane, after running four wide into the straight, and wasted no time in pulling away to land the 1500-metre Fontainbleu Trophy by three and a half lengths. The Triple Crown-winning filly announced her return with aplomb, clocking the second-fastest time for 1500 metres this year, 1:30.3, bettered only by Horse of the Year stablemate SEEKING MY DREAM, who posted 1:30.0 in March, beating fellow Grade One campaigner FRANFIELD by seven lengths. Champion jockey Omar Walker settled the filly in fifth position down the backstretch, leaving the widest draw in the 10-horse field. She worked her way inside but was caught behind a quartet of horses – ANOTHER BULLET and stablemate DWAYNE STAR, ORPHEUS, and SUPERLUMINAL – all vying for the lead and creating a Trump-like wall approaching the half-mile, forcing Walker to switch to the outside. The pace quickened at the half-mile marker with ANOTHER BULLET and DWAYNE STAR going at each other, leaving ORPHEUS behind, while Walker stoked SHE’S A MANEATER to go past SUPERLUMINAL approaching the three. The filly responded like a Bugatti and swooped down on the battling trio two and a half furlongs out. Straightening four wide, she took aim at ANOTHER BULLET and was in control within another half-furlong, pushed out by Walker for a clear lead at the furlong pole. Inside the last half-furlong, the champion jockey gave her a reminder, to which she pricked her ears and started showing off, galloping out a clear winner at odds of 1-5, ahead of ANOTHER BULLET, who stayed on for second, unable to capitalise on an eight-pound weight swing from their previous meeting when she had beaten him by four lengths with a four-pound advantage. A 10th win from 11 starts, her first in open allowance, leaves SHE’S A MANEATER with one more start at the level before she graduates to Grade One ahead of next month’s Superstakes and December’s Diamond Mile, two of the richest races on the racing calendar. Panamanian Dick Cardenas won three races to top all riders, opening his tally with JAMAICAN CITIZEN in the second before winning back-to-back events aboard DASH BOARD and NUCLEAR WARNING, both driving finishes, in the eighth and ninth races, respectively. Patrick Lynch was the day’s leading trainer with two winners, 8-1 shot TOOT THE BLUES in the seventh and NUCLEAR WARNING in the ninth. Holiday racing holds sway at the weekend, Saturday and Monday’s Heroes Day.last_img read more

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Marshfield Legion bumps off Green Bay Southwest in opener at Eau Claire Tournament

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgBlue Devils snap six-game losing skidBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterEAU CLAIRE — The Marshfield Post 54 American Legion baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Green Bay Southwest on the opening day of the Eau Claire Legion Tournament on Friday night at Carson Park.Austin Palacek had a two-run single, and Walker Wuethrich added an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to provide Marshfield with all the runs it needed.Jake Brueggen allowed one run in six innings, scattering eight hits with three strikeouts, to earn the victory. Jacob Neve pitched a three-up, three-down seventh to grab the save for the Blue Devils, who are now 8-8.Ryan Krueger had two of Marshfield’s six hits.Marshfield plays Winona (Minn.) LeJetz at 3 p.m. and Eau Claire at 8 p.m. on Saturday and wraps up the tournament on Sunday with an 11 a.m. game against Altoona.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marshfield 3, Green Bay Southwest 1Green Bay Southwest 000 010 0 – 1 8 2Marshfield 300 000 x – 3 6 2WP: Jake Brueggen. LP: Noah Schmidt. SV: Jacob Neve.SO: Schmidt 6; Brueggen (6 inn.) 3, Neve (1 inn.) 0. BB: Schmidt 2; Brueggen 4, Neve 0.Top hitters: GB, Schmidt 2×4, run. M, Ryan Krueger 2×3; Austin Palaceck 1×3, 2 RBIs; Walker Wuethrich 1×3, RBI.last_img read more

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Using Semantic Search to Cure Disease, Prevent Animal Testing

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Whether you see this as further exploitation of animal testing, or (as Transinsight says) an app that will “lead to a significant reduction of animal experiments”, it is an interesting use of semantic technologies(!).ConclusionHealth search engines are nothing new – indeed both Google and Microsoft have made important announcements in this domain over the past year. In October 2007 Microsoft unveiled HealthVault, a consumer health and search site. In February this year Google announced a pilot program of their health records application called Google Health. A week later, Microsoft acquired Medstory – a vertical search engine for health information. There is also a lot of interest among startups – see our report from the Health 2.0 Conference in March and another report from a healthcare panel at SXSW later that month. Also our network blog AltSearchEngines continuously covers health search engines.But I’m liking this latest trend for semantically-powered health search engines. If ever there was a compelling need for Semantic Apps to help users make sense of and organize data, it’s in health. CureHunter and Go3R are two apps to look out for. richard macmanus Tags:#Product Reviews#Real World#Semantic Web#web The following graphic (excerpted) illustrates CureHunter’s approach. Essentially it tries to analyse health research data and compute cures:Click here for full image, with extra detailCureHunter is pretty complex, but I did some tests for diabetes type 1 to see if I could find a “cure”. The results were overwhelming, in an ‘info overload’ kind of way: One of the big trends in 2008 has been the emergence of what I call Semantic Apps – a kind of ‘Web 2.0 Meets Semantic Web‘ app typified by startups like Twine, Hakia, Quintura, Powerset and others. Another growing trend is health 2.0, web-based health apps and services. What’s interesting is that those two trends are crossing over, with semantic health search engines beginning to make an impact.Two such apps to cross our desk lately were 1) CureHunter, which claims to be able to find cures for diseases using semantic technologies; and 2) Go3R, an app that claims to provide information transparency “for the prevention of animal testing”.Health is an area where Semantic technologies can be put to great use, due to the overwhelming amount of data in the healthcare industry and the fact that it’s largely inaccessible to the general public (despite most of it being our data). CureHunter – Can it Really Cure Diseases?CureHunter is an example of the new semantically-charged health search engines popping up. As the name suggests, it is a web service that aims to find cures for diseases. Judge Schonfeld is the CEO and Chief Scientist of CureHunter and he described it to us in an email as a “Medical Data Mining engine system that uses an intelligent semantic processor linked to a network graph theory module to read the scientific literature (entire NLM archive 1949-2008 >) and compute new cures for human diseases completely autonomously.” That’s a mouthful, but I’ve highlighted the key points: it uses semantic processing, network graphs and most interestingly claims to “compute new cures” automatically. It outlined some interesting “cures”, but much of the information was not something patients would understand. It seems like a great resource for doctors and physicians though. So to answer the question in the subheader, can CureHunter really cure diseases? Probably only if you’re a doctor or physician who knows how to interpret the wealth of data that CureHunter serves up.Go3R – Prevents or Amplifies Animal Testing?The idea of having a health database that includes animal testing results isn’t something most people would find very appealing. However Go3R, developed in four months by a company from Germany called Transinsight, claims to be a “knowledge-based search engine for alternative methods to animal experiments.” (emphasis ours) The site aims to enable scientists to “take advantage of the benefits of semantic searches for the area of alternative methods in accordance with the 3Rs principle [Replacement, Reduction and Refinement].” Transinsight is already known in the web 2.0 world for GoPubMed, a health search engine that AltSearchEngines has covered before.You could view Go3R in two ways. The first is the version Transinsight pushes in its press release: that this app makes it easier to find alternatives to animal testing. However the second point of view is that this is a big database that includes animal experiment results, and so it might be seen to amplify the practice of animal testing. For example I searched for “diabetes” and the number 2 result was a test on rats: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

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10 months agoLukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoff

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgLukaku set to miss Solskjaer’s Man Utd kickoffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is struggling to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge.The Daily Mail says it’s understood that Lukaku has spent this week on compassionate leave and is unlikely to return to the club until Boxing Day. He will not be available to Solskjaer until United face Bournemouth on December 30. The news is a blow for the 45-year-old Norwegian, who started a six-month stint in charge of United on Thursday. Solskjaer is expected to restore Paul Pogba to the line-up at Cardiff on Saturday after telling the squad they will have a “clean slate” under him. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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