Science concept – Star Warz http://star-warz.net/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:53:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://star-warz.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T234539.702-150x150.png Science concept – Star Warz http://star-warz.net/ 32 32 Traveling theater introduces coastal fishermen to pollution https://star-warz.net/traveling-theater-introduces-coastal-fishermen-to-pollution/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:25:45 +0000 https://star-warz.net/traveling-theater-introduces-coastal-fishermen-to-pollution/ By SIAGO CECE Art reflects society, reflecting our actions and natural phenomena. So what do creatives do when the oceans rebel? This is what is happening in the world today. Climate change and marine pollution are negatively affecting life on earth, and there are communities that are impacted and don’t understand why. Kenyan artist Caroline […]]]>

By SIAGO CECE

Art reflects society, reflecting our actions and natural phenomena.

So what do creatives do when the oceans rebel?

This is what is happening in the world today. Climate change and marine pollution are negatively affecting life on earth, and there are communities that are impacted and don’t understand why.

Kenyan artist Caroline Ngorobi, 37, set out to break down the climate and pollution issues of Kenyan coastal communities.

Ngorobi is the Creative Director of Jukwaa Arts, a Mombasa-based creative arts group that uses theater in education to address modern day issues.

In his latest project, a festival dubbed Bahari Huru, Swahili for “free oceans,” Ngorobi tells stories about the importance of marine conservation to spark conversations about how pollution happens, who pollutes, why, and what solutions communities can offer to avoid more pitfalls.

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Community art project

This is done through a community-centered arts project involving a theatrical performance aimed at raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding the marine environment.

She simplified the performance by using everyday “subjects” familiar to her audience, such as fish, mangroves, turtles and ocean tides. She gave these subjects personalities to evoke emotions such as in the performances, the fish cry out for a clean environment to live and reproduce or die; the mangrove cries for help not to be destroyed; turtles just run away to escape humans and oceans, the source of all these lives gets angry and goes on a rampage invading the lands. These are all symbols of dying fish stocks, depleting mangrove forests and rising sea levels, all of which are effects of climate change and marine pollution.

The 10-day arts festival in three coastal Kenyan counties simplified the most complex terminologies, theories and research materials to tell environmental stories while addressing social issues.

As a poet and performing artist, Ngorobi uses performing and visual arts, music, and merges poetry, music and dance theater to bring issues to life. For example, in the visual arts category, a filmmaker whose production was a film about the effects of climate change on the cultivation of coconuts, a livelihood of coastal subsistence agriculture.

Informal setting

The festival took place at the Pallet Café, Diani, on Kenya’s south coast, an inclusive beachfront restaurant where the public – high school students, guests and members of the local community – sit on mats on the beach, lessos or benches to watch the performances in a very informal setting.

The performance is highly interactive and the audience laughs, cries and comments as the ‘sailor’ characters vent their frustrations with the mood-setting drums background music.

Mary Favor, who plays a mangrove character, sings a melodious tune capturing the audience’s attention in her unique costume, a jumpsuit with stripes of green rags on her arms and chest. She is painted green around her eyes, the same color as her braided hair. It stands out like a mangrove tree.

The songs used in the production were written by the artists during the residency, where each was expected with a work of art. These were then pieced together by the play’s director into a single meaningful element.

“I played the mangrove and my role was important because I feel that sometimes we ignore the vital function that mangrove forests play. We simplified it to let communities know that they are home to all sea creatures, including fish, because the marine ecosystem is interdependent,” Ms Favor said after her performance.

She said they used skits to break down scientific data for the common person in the community. They also use simple language and dramatic costumes to communicate with children.

seafront

The cast designed the costumes which were sewn by a seamstress. Beachfront sites, all chosen because they are communal, site-specific and accessible to the community without restriction. I interviewed her on the “set”, which is a waterfront littered with ocean trash, but laid out to represent all continents. It’s something Ngorobi said was important in illustrating the extent of global pollution. “I wanted it to be provocative and for people to realize that our world sucks.

“If someone asks you to name your country, would you be proud to touch a used polythene bag or a plastic net? she poses.

She said we’d rather touch the ocean, which is blue and clear. ” But for how long ?

She said the backdrop symbolized that the trash in the ocean did not come from the sea, but from the continents where humans live.

To get communities to watch the play, she enlisted community opinion leaders.

Art and science conference

The festival also included a conference on art and science where researchers, doctors and experts spoke with artists to see how to bridge the communication gap for the benefit of the community.

The performances and talks aimed to inspire communities to take action and start conversations about climate change and the sustainability of the blue economy.

There was a 10-day art exhibition of the festival traveling through Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties whose populations depend heavily on the ocean as a source of livelihood. The festival targeted both urban and rural communities living along the Kenyan coast.

Ms. Ngorobi, is a Bakanal De Afrique Art Fellow.

“I wanted it to be as relevant as possible. For example, in Watamu, we did our performance on the beach among the mangrove forests. So the fishermen watched the whole performance and later, thanks to our commitment, they said they understood the concept,” Ms Ngorobi said.

She said a fisherman confessed to killing turtles for meat, but promised to stop learning about the possible impacts of his actions.

Wider audience

The play is performed in English, Swahili and Mijikenda for a wider audience. She said the idea is to bring information that lives online, to anglers. She was happy that communities had responded with their own concerns about the loss of mangroves and fish stocks and that discussions had taken place on how to restore them through local initiatives.

This is the second time the festival has taken place, having started last year.

Ms Ngorobi says similar activities and enhanced artistic performances are expected to take place over the next three years, as the festival is a five-year project.

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Two Bit Circus ‘Micro-Amusement Park’ Opens in Dallas Stores at Park Lane » Dallas Innovates https://star-warz.net/two-bit-circus-micro-amusement-park-opens-in-dallas-stores-at-park-lane-dallas-innovates/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 23:59:23 +0000 https://star-warz.net/two-bit-circus-micro-amusement-park-opens-in-dallas-stores-at-park-lane-dallas-innovates/ Last spring, we gave you a preview two bit circusa concept of “micro-amusement park” Park Lane shops near North Park Center. The venue opens today, offering 35,000 square feet of technologically-enhanced entertainment fusing interactivity with “the wonder and spectacle of classic circus and carnival.” The “micro-amusement park” concept was first launched in Los Angeles, and […]]]>

Last spring, we gave you a preview two bit circusa concept of “micro-amusement park” Park Lane shops near North Park Center. The venue opens today, offering 35,000 square feet of technologically-enhanced entertainment fusing interactivity with “the wonder and spectacle of classic circus and carnival.”

The “micro-amusement park” concept was first launched in Los Angeles, and has just expanded to its second US location in Dallas, The Shops at Park Lane, near NorthPark.

Calling itself “an entirely new kind of social gaming space”, Two Bit Circus features several indoor areas, including a reimagined midfield, an arcade filled with vintage classics and new hits, story rooms featuring a escape room type, a multiplayer VR arena, and VIP lounges.

With investors such as Capital Factory and the executive chairman of TopGolf, the site also offers “classic carnival meals” as well as “molecular mixology” cocktails. Did we mention robot bartenders?

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As climate warms, Chinese city planner advocates ‘sponge cities’ https://star-warz.net/as-climate-warms-chinese-city-planner-advocates-sponge-cities/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:18:18 +0000 https://star-warz.net/as-climate-warms-chinese-city-planner-advocates-sponge-cities/ To cushion the impact of extreme weather conditions due to climate change, a Chinese landscape architect has advocated for China and other countries to create “sponge cities”. Yu Kongjian, who spoke to The Associated Press in Beijing, uses broad language to express his vision of cities that can withstand variable temperatures, drought and heavy rains. […]]]>

To cushion the impact of extreme weather conditions due to climate change, a Chinese landscape architect has advocated for China and other countries to create “sponge cities”. Yu Kongjian, who spoke to The Associated Press in Beijing, uses broad language to express his vision of cities that can withstand variable temperatures, drought and heavy rains. The challenges to implementing this vision at a time of ambitious economic development in China are manifold.

Yu criticizes much of Asia’s modern infrastructure for being built on ideas imported from Europe, which he says are ill-suited to the monsoon climate over much of the Asian continent. He points to the recent floods that have wreaked havoc in many Asian cities, which he says are caused by this architectural mismatch. “There is no resilience,” Yu says of the concrete and steel infrastructure of big cities and the use of pipes and canals to drain water. “These are useless, they will fail and continue to fail.” Instead, Yu proposes using natural resources, or “green infrastructure” to create water-resilient cities. This is part of a global shift among landscaping and civil engineering professionals towards closer collaboration with the natural environment. By creating large spaces to hold water in city centers — like parks and ponds — stormwater can be held in place, helping to prevent flooding, he says. Sponge infrastructure also, in theory, provides means for water to infiltrate and recharge groundwater in times of drought. “The idea of ​​a sponge town is to recover, to give water more space,” Yu said.

A turning point in China’s awareness of climate change and urban adaptation occurred a decade ago, Yu said. A devastating flood hit the capital Beijing in July 2012. The biggest downpour in Beijing in 61 years has overwhelmed drainage systems, flooded downtown underground passages and caused flash floods in the city’s outskirts. At least 77 people died. Yu then sent a letter to Beijing Party Secretary Guo Jinlong, calling for a change in the way the government approaches the city’s infrastructure. He continued to send letters to senior officials and leaders, including Chinese leader Xi Jinping. At a government work conference the following year, China incorporated the idea of ​​sponge towns as a national strategy, “giving full play to the absorption, storage and slow release of rainwater. by ecological systems. “In 2014, the central government issued a guideline: Recycle 70% of runoff in 20% of urban areas by 2020, and in 80% of them by 2030.

The following year, it launched 16 sponge town pilot projects, adding 14 more in 2016. Officials also said they would grant 600 million yuan (83 million USD) each year for three years to municipal towns, 500 million to provincial capitals and 400 million yuan. to other cities.

The top-down mandate and subsidies have spurred a boom in water-absorbing infrastructure, including in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Cities around the world are similarly trying to incorporate “biological swales” along roads, protect remaining wetland areas to absorb water, and increase rooftop rainwater catchment.

AN ON-GOING EXPERIMENT In China, a demonstration park is located in the northeast corner of the city of Nanchang in southern China. In mid-October, engineers were putting the finishing touches on a lush, scenic 126-acre park designed to cushion the impact of floods and droughts.

Formerly a coal ash dump, the “Fish Tail” sponge park is built in a lower part of the city and is intended to regulate the water of the surrounding neighborhoods and business districts. Fly ash, a byproduct of burning coal, was mixed with soil to create mini-islands in the lake that allow water to seep through. Fang said the mixture, held in place by the roots of the plants, prevents the ashes from flowing into the water. During dry periods, water could be abstracted, purified and used for plant irrigation.

Fang Yuan, an engineer at Yu’s design institute Turenscape, said the park serves as an “ecological aquarium”, capable of holding 1 million cubic meters of water during floods and means the water can be used, rather than simply discharging it into wastewater. system.

The park also serves as a habitat for plants and wildlife disturbed by extreme weather conditions such as drought.

AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE At times, the sponge town concept has been difficult to implement in China. Misallocation of funds, lack of expertise in sponge town planning and other issues have doomed some projects.

In April, the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural Development announced that some cities had “insufficient awareness, inaccurate understanding and unsystematic implementation of sponge city construction”. The advisory also cautioned against using funds earmarked for building sponge towns for other general infrastructure projects. , such as buildings and roads.

The guidelines were issued after massive rains and catastrophic flooding in the city of Zhengzhou killed 398 people last summer. Floodwaters inundated a section of the city’s subway, trapping hundreds of commuters. Rescuers flocked to the scene, but 14 people died in the subway disaster.

Notably, Zhengzhou was one of the pilot sponge cities, with a planned investment of 53.58 billion yuan ($7.4 billion). Some have wondered if the sponge town projects work. But a State Council investigation published in January found funds had been misspent. Only 32% of the 19.6 billion yuan invested went to what the government defined as sponge town concepts. “Even at the critical time when the whole country mobilized forces to support rescue and disaster relief in Zhengzhou, they were still ‘building flowerbeds,’ according to the report of the Business Council of China. State.

Yu recognizes that there is a surveillance problem. “A lot of cities just use it as propaganda – just to get a lot of money from the central government,” but then invest the funds in other projects. A prolonged drought since July has significantly shrunk China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang.

In Tangtou village, at the northeast corner of the normally water-rich lake, residents scooped buckets of water from a village pond to tend to their vegetables.

Since July, villagers say they have seen virtually no rainfall, let alone water in their part of the lake. “The whole lake was completely dry, and even the Yangtze River was dry,” Duan Yunzhen, 73, said as he sprinkled pond water on his crops. “We planted rice, cotton, sesame and sweet potato – they are all suffering from drought,” said 62-year-old Hong Zuhua.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Your device has reached the end of its life. Now what? https://star-warz.net/your-device-has-reached-the-end-of-its-life-now-what/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 16:04:16 +0000 https://star-warz.net/your-device-has-reached-the-end-of-its-life-now-what/ Unfortunately, no matter how much you love your current laptop, smartphone, or notebook, they won’t last forever. Parts wear out, software slows down, and technology evolves, making older devices harder to use and ultimately obsolete. In the industry, manufacturers often say that devices reach end of life (or EOL) when they reach a certain age, […]]]>

Unfortunately, no matter how much you love your current laptop, smartphone, or notebook, they won’t last forever. Parts wear out, software slows down, and technology evolves, making older devices harder to use and ultimately obsolete.

In the industry, manufacturers often say that devices reach end of life (or EOL) when they reach a certain age, although there can be some confusion about what exactly is behind this label. This does not mean that you should immediately stop using your gadgets or they will suddenly stop working properly. But you will encounter some issues that you should be aware of.

What EOL means for your gadgets

Tech companies aren’t always good at being consistent with the terminology they use, and that’s especially true with end-of-life status. The concept tends to have different definitions depending on the manufacturer, and sometimes they break the term down into more specific steps. Apple, for example, calls the products “vintage” five years after it stopped selling them, and “obsolete” two years later.

While there may be variations in how companies use these terms, and even between individual products under the same brand, certain general themes almost always apply. For example, once a device reaches EOL status, you will generally not get any more software updates for it. Likewise, manufacturers usually discontinue any type of repair or other support service that users have accessed for that model.

[Related: When to repair your computer and when to replace it]

Going back to the Apple example, you will not be able to bring an outdated product to an Apple Store for repair. You may be able to get them to fix a vintage product, but that will depend on the specific device you have, which makes it hard to generalize. Sometimes there are exceptions, but if in doubt, you can always ask.

When it comes to their Pixel smartphones, Google doesn’t mention EOL, but it does provide a comprehensive overview of how long you can expect software and security updates. With newer devices, including the Google Pixel 7 Pro, you get at least three years of Android updates and five years of security patches from the handsets launch date. This guaranteed support window is something you should definitely look for when buying new technology.

Unfortunately, not all hardware manufacturers are as transparent as they should be when it comes to the lifespan of their products. In fact, end-of-life data is often hard to find, and sometimes you won’t get it at all. Some companies, like Microsoft, for example, constantly release information to help you decide what to buy next. But if you don’t know where to look for it, start with endoflife.date, which is a useful database of hardware and software products that you can refer to.

Your device has reached end of life. Now what?

You’re not necessarily going to get a big flashing message on your device when it’s reached its end-of-life period. Plus, chances are you almost certainly won’t. As we mentioned above, you may be able to find this information in advance from official or unofficial sources, but your best bet is to keep an eye out for daily tech news, so you stay up to date. latest announcements.

Once you find out that a device you’re using has reached its EOL stage, you don’t have to do anything specific except think about getting an upgrade. Your gadget will not stop working immediately, but as it falls behind on software updates, you will notice that you will no longer be able to update certain apps. This can be annoying at first, as you won’t get access to new features and redesigns, but eventually it can prevent you from fully using your apps, hampering your user experience.

But that’s the least of your worries. Security is the biggest issue because you won’t get regular patches for your hardware and the software will gradually become more and more outdated. Fully updated software is by no means invulnerable, but hackers often target their attacks on older code that has not been properly patched, putting you at higher risk of various threats.

[Related: These simple upgrades could save you from having to buy a new computer]

Repairs are another issue. Your existing gadget may continue to work, but you will find that the problems will continue to accumulate over time. The problem is that you rely on third-party companies who may or may not be able to help you, so your options will be limited.

The speed at which you should think about upgrading your devices varies depending on the hardware you have. While bad actors are unlikely to target your first-generation Fitbit tracker or old iPod, your phone or laptop is a whole different story. If this is the type of device that reaches end-of-life status, you may need to upgrade sooner than you initially thought.

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Albal launches new science-based interior design concept in UAE https://star-warz.net/albal-launches-new-science-based-interior-design-concept-in-uae/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:43:33 +0000 https://star-warz.net/albal-launches-new-science-based-interior-design-concept-in-uae/ Albal Design, a contemporary design firm specializing in interior architecture, has launched the UAE’s first science-based concept called “Tafaseel” – which transforms any home or commercial space to reflect personality, style/ an individual’s mood or brand identity. After years of research, Emirati interior designer Noura Alghandi developed the ‘Tafaseel’ concept – integrating psychology, music and […]]]>

Albal Design, a contemporary design firm specializing in interior architecture, has launched the UAE’s first science-based concept called “Tafaseel” – which transforms any home or commercial space to reflect personality, style/ an individual’s mood or brand identity.

After years of research, Emirati interior designer Noura Alghandi developed the ‘Tafaseel’ concept – integrating psychology, music and art to provide design elements to enhance identity/style individual of a brand.

Tailor-made for each client and project, it allows for creative storytelling and the ability to turn it into tangible design, Albal Design said in a statement.

Customers have the freedom to express themselves by scribbling on a piece of paper to any music and blindfolded. Application of cognitive psychology to indicate a connection between shapes and feelings/memory – Albal’s team analyzes squiggles to extract details such as shapes, texture, colors and patterns.

This process helps to spark memories/emotions that they are most comfortable with, which then results in the creation of unique designs that can be applied to interiors, branding, furniture and even tailoring. , did he declare.

Alghandi said: “We spend so much time indoors – so your home, office or even a retail outlet should be able to reflect your personality, company culture/identity or be able to connect with a customer. Psychology and design go hand in hand – and this collaborative process simply helps articulate a client’s story to bring a fresh perspective and fantastic, unique design.”

“This design process can be incorporated into any space, resulting in improved productivity/sales in commercial projects, staff well-being, or a sanctuary for owners,” she added.

Copyright 2022 Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

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In an Arizona classroom, four teachers manage 135 children – and love it https://star-warz.net/in-an-arizona-classroom-four-teachers-manage-135-children-and-love-it/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:24:38 +0000 https://star-warz.net/in-an-arizona-classroom-four-teachers-manage-135-children-and-love-it/ MESA, Ariz. — A teacher-in-training rushed through the students, tallying up how many needed his help with an Islamic history unit. A seasoned math teacher hovered near a cluster of desks, leading fifty freshmen on a geometry assignment. A science teacher checked students’ homework, while an English teacher spoke into a microphone at the front […]]]>

MESA, Ariz. — A teacher-in-training rushed through the students, tallying up how many needed his help with an Islamic history unit. A seasoned math teacher hovered near a cluster of desks, leading fifty freshmen on a geometry assignment. A science teacher checked students’ homework, while an English teacher spoke into a microphone at the front of the class, giving instructions, to keep students on track.

One hundred and thirty-five students, four teachers, one giant classroom: this is what ninth grade looks like at Westwood High School, part of the larger school system in Mesa, Arizona. There, an innovative teaching model took hold and is spreading to other schools in the district and beyond.

Five years ago, faced with high teacher turnover and declining student enrollment, Westwood executives decided to try something different. Together with professors from the Arizona State University Teachers’ College, they piloted a classroom model known as team teaching. It allows teachers to dissolve the walls that separate their classrooms across physical or grade divisions.

Teachers share large groups of students – sometimes 100 or more – and alternate between group teaching, individual interventions, small study groups, or whatever the team teachers agree is a priority that day . What sometimes looks like chaos is actually a carefully orchestrated plan: Each morning, Westwood teams meet for two hours of the school day to develop a personalized curriculum for each student, dictating lessons, skills and assignments on which the team will focus on. That day.

By giving teachers more opportunities to collaborate and greater control over how they teach and what they teach, Mesa administrators hoped to close staffing gaps and boost teacher morale and retention. . Early research suggests the gamble could pay off. This year, the district expanded the concept to a third of its 82 schools. The team-teaching strategy is also attracting interest from school leaders across the United States, who are eager for new approaches at a time when the effects of the pandemic have undermined teacher morale and worsened teacher shortages. personal.

“The pandemic has taught us two things: one is that people want flexibility, and the other is that people don’t want to be isolated,” said Carole Basile, dean of the university’s teachers’ college. Arizona State, which helped design the teaching model.

Arizona State and surrounding school districts began investigating team teaching about six years ago. Enrollments in teacher training programs across the country were plummeting as more young people sought careers with better pay, more flexibility and less stress.

Team teaching, a concept first introduced to schools in the 1960s, appealed to Arizona State researchers because they believed it could help revitalize teachers. And it resonated with school district leaders, who had come to believe that the model of one teacher lecturing in front of a class to many children was not working.

“Teachers are doing fantastic things, but it’s very rare for a teacher to walk into another room to see what’s going on,” said Andi Fourlis, superintendent of public schools in Mesa, one of 10 districts in the Arizona who have adopted the model. “Our profession is so slow to move forward because we work in silos.”

Of course, overhauling teaching approaches cannot solve some of the biggest frustrations many teachers have about their profession, such as low salaries. But early results from Mesa show that team teaching can help reverse low morale. In a survey of hundreds of teachers in the district last year, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that those who worked in teams reported greater job satisfaction, more frequent collaborations with colleagues and more positive interactions with students.

Early data from Westwood also shows that on-time course completion — a strong predictor of freshman graduation — improved after the high school began using the team approach. for all ninth graders. Arizona State has found that students in team classes have better attendance, earn more credits toward graduation, and have higher GPAs.

The model is not for everyone. Some teachers approached to volunteer for a team said they preferred to work alone. Team teaching can also be a scheduling nightmare, especially at schools like Westwood where only certain staff members work in teams.

On a recent morning at Westwood High, the four teachers and 135 freshmen on the team settled into a noisy routine.

They ignored the Halloween music blaring from the school loudspeakers, signaling a new period for older students. As their upperclass peers moved on to another 50-minute class, freshmen continued into a second hour of work. Most students took care of the day’s homework alone or in pairs, while others waited for help from a specific teacher.

The team regularly welcomes other educators into the classroom, for bilingual or special education services and other individual supports. But substitute teachers are rare, because teachers can arrange their schedules according to the absences of their teammates.

According to the teachers, another advantage of the teams is that they can help each other to improve their teaching. During the planning session earlier in the morning, English teacher Jeff Hall shared a critique with a science teacher: his recent lecture, on something she called “the central dogma of biology”, had confused him and their other teammates.

“If science is too confusing for me, can you imagine the frustration you feel as a child?” said Hall. But the science teacher, he said, would not have known about the confusion on his own.

Hall, who moonlights as an improv comic, had stopped teaching just before covid. He did odd jobs and realized what they offered that teaching didn’t: a chance to work alongside other adults and collaborate. The need for a more stable salary convinced Hall to return to the classroom last year, but he only applied for team teaching positions.

“Why don’t we do this for every teacher?” said Hall. “Why was I – a student teacher with no experience in teaching English – handing over the keys to a whole class of kids on the first day? All by myself? It doesn’t work for anyone.”

Proponents of the Arizona state model acknowledge that it does not work perfectly. It presents tricky questions, for example, how to rate four teachers on the performance of 135 students. And teachers on the Westwood team argue they receive too little training on the model.

The students, however, noticed a difference.

Quinton Rawls attended a college with no teams and not enough teachers. Two weeks into eighth grade, her science teacher quit — and was replaced by a series of subs. “I ran away with everything,” the 14-year-old recalled.

That’s not the case in ninth grade, Rawls said. He said he appreciates the extra attention that comes with being in a class with so many teachers.

“There are four who look at me all the time,” he said. “I think it’s a good thing. I’m not really wasting time.”

Neal Morton is an editor for The Hechinger Report. This story is part of Tackling Teacher Shortages, a collaboration between AL.com, The Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Fresno Bee in California, The Hechinger Report, The Seattle Times and The Post and Courier in Charleston , SC, with support from the Solutions Journalism Network.


Karly LaOrange, lead teacher of a team of fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Whittier Elementary School, interacts with students Oct. 18 in Mesa, Arizona. (AP/Matt York)



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Students at Whittier Elementary School work in groups and independently Oct. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP/Matt York)



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Students at Whittier Elementary School work in groups and independently Oct. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP/Matt York)



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Students at Whittier Elementary School work in groups and independently Oct. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP/Matt York)



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Students at Whittier Elementary School work in groups and independently Oct. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP/Matt York)



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Kaitlyn Dewey, a teacher at Whittier Elementary School, teaches her students Oct. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP/Matt York)



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Andrea Lang Sims, Principal of Whittier Elementary School, speaks Oct. 18 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP/Matt York)


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Job offer for IT graduate at Coca Cola https://star-warz.net/job-offer-for-it-graduate-at-coca-cola/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 10:04:42 +0000 https://star-warz.net/job-offer-for-it-graduate-at-coca-cola/ Job offer for IT graduate at Coca Cola Insight: Coca Cola is recruiting an experienced BI Analyst – Platform Operations and Data Governance at its Gurgaon site. In this role, you will be responsible for building BI solutions that convey information by telling visual stories to users, govern master data, and leverage BI solutions integrated […]]]>

Job offer for IT graduate at Coca Cola

Insight:

Coca Cola is recruiting an experienced BI Analyst – Platform Operations and Data Governance at its Gurgaon site. In this role, you will be responsible for building BI solutions that convey information by telling visual stories to users, govern master data, and leverage BI solutions integrated with business processes.

The complete details of this work are as follows:-

Roles and responsibilities:

The ideal candidate must be able to:

Build and enable delivery of BI/Analytics solutions that are visually pleasing, easy to use and understand, and drive actionable insights and business value.

Ensure compliance with industry software best practices and corporate technical architecture standards

Deploy solutions using the System Data Lake platform.

Responsibilities:

Using Agile and Dev/Ops methods, build solutions using technologies such as Power BI, with a variety of data sources (on-premises such as SAP, SQL Server, Oracle; and cloud IaaS/SaaS such as Azure SQL, Redshift, Workday, Concur, SalesForce).

Apply and improve application development environment standards (including solution delivery methods/tools/technologies) to enable consistent, reusable, and efficient practices throughout the lifecycle.

Manage or participate in cross-functional teams to promote technology strategies, analyze and test products, perform proof of concept and pilot new technologies and/or methods.

Establish and document standards, guidelines and best practices for teams using the solutions.

Review vendor solution designs to ensure informational and technical relevance, standards compliance, and platform alignment.

Keep abreast of industry best practices and products that can be leveraged to support company business goals.

Help communicate and evangelize concepts and methods including open source, cloud, agility and dev/ops across the organization.

Represent the BI team in strategy reviews, executive briefings and cross-organization events.

Partner and engage with multiple data engineering teams and their leaders to align with platform-centric roadmap and requirements that will support thousands of data engineers and data scientists

5+ years of relevant experience building BI/Analytics solutions.

Experience with cloud-based architectures will be preferred

Experience in developing enterprise-class solutions

Good written and verbal communication skills in English

Ability to work with geographically diverse teams via collaborative technologies.

Expert level skill in SQL

Expert-level skill in Power BI

Advanced level skill in developing mobile BI solutions on Power BI

Skills in Shell Scripting and/or Python will be advantageous

Knowledge or professional experience in one or more Big Data technologies such as (Azure SQL DW, BigQuery, Cloudera, CosmosDB, Hortonworks, Hive, HBase, Kafka, Pivotal, Redshift, Spark, Storm, Vertica, Yarn). Strong preference for the Azure experience.

Knowledge or work experience in Dev/Ops

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, software engineering, management information systems, data science or related field.

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Top Life Sciences Industry Players Celebrated at Prestigious Awards Ceremony https://star-warz.net/top-life-sciences-industry-players-celebrated-at-prestigious-awards-ceremony/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:31:00 +0000 https://star-warz.net/top-life-sciences-industry-players-celebrated-at-prestigious-awards-ceremony/ AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards Industry Leadership Award: Professors Steve Wilton AO and Sue Fletcher AO Company of the year: Telex Medications Emerging Business of the Year: Fusetec AusBiotech Life Sciences Legacy Award: Dr. Andrew Forrest AO and Nicola Forrest AO PERTH, Australia, October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The illustrious Biotech […]]]>

AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards

  • Industry Leadership Award: Professors Steve Wilton AO and Sue Fletcher AO

  • Company of the year: Telex Medications

  • Emerging Business of the Year: Fusetec

AusBiotech Life Sciences Legacy Award: Dr. Andrew Forrest AO and Nicola Forrest AO

PERTH, Australia, October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The illustrious Biotech Industry Achievement Awards were announced today at the AusBiotech 2022 National Conference in Perth – recognize outstanding contribution and achievement. The AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals in australia world-class biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare sectors.

Dr Andrew Forrest AO and Nicola Forrest AO also received the AusBiotech Life Sciences Legacy Award in recognition of their generous and active support of Australian medical research and innovation in the life sciences.

Chairman and CEO of AusBiotech, Lorraine Chiroiusaid: “These prestigious awards are a celebration of the excellence in cutting-edge innovation that is happening across the country and the extraordinary progress that these people and companies have contributed to the health of Australians and the growth of the sector. .”

“Congratulations to the winners, who demonstrate what can be achieved when innovation, passion and drive are combined with the vision and leadership needed to bring new medicines, medical devices and other new technologies to patients.

Announcement of awards, Mrs Kathy ConnellSenior Director, External Partnership for Innovation, ANZ, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, said, “Johnson & Johnson Innovation is proud to sponsor these awards, and to celebrate and recognize these exceptional winners for their commitment to excellence in life science innovation. The discovery, development and commercialization of biomedical research requires a global effort from a diverse ecosystem comprising scientists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and industry partners. This year’s winners represent contributions from Australia and we commend their work as they seek to advance healthcare for humanity around the world.”

Dr Forrest said: “We are passionate about finding ethical and sustainable solutions to a range of issues that impact people and the planet, and we believe that our commitment and passion, both in our philanthropic work that in the business investments we make, contribute to Making the world a better place.

“We support Australian research and business, and partnerships with people around the world to share information and accelerate the development of breakthrough therapies, life-changing medical products and treatments. We are investing in the future of Australian innovation in healthcare in a way that has never been done here before.”

Learn more about the 2022 winners

Industry Leadership Award, Professor Steve Wilton AO, Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Advanced Therapies and Foundation Chair in Molecular Therapies, Murdoch University and Director of the Perron Institute of Neurological Sciences and Translational Studies of Perth, WA; and Professor Sue Fletcher AO, Principal Investigator, Center for Molecular Medicine and Advanced Therapies, Murdoch University and Scientific Director, PYC Therapeutics Perth, WA.
Professors Steve Wilton and by Sue Fletcher The collaboration and pioneering research has resulted in the development of three FDA-approved “exon skipping” drugs that overcome specific genetic mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Their contribution to australia the biotech industry spans more than 25 years, and their work on exon skipping induced by antisense oligomers highlights australia rare disease medical research and neuromuscular science on the map. The three drugs (Exondys 51, Vyondys 53 and Amondys 45) were developed at the Perron Institute of Neurological and Translational Sciences with the University of Western Australia and was marketed in partnership with the American company Sarepta Therapeutics.

Company of the Year: Telix Pharmaceuticals
melbourne-the biopharmaceutical company headquartered at Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited (Telix) focuses on the development and commercialization of diagnostic and therapeutic (“theranostics”) radiopharmaceuticals. Founded in 2015, Telix has taken its flagship product Illuccix®, a PET PSMA imaging agent for the detection and staging of prostate cancer, from an academic proof of concept to a commercially proven product in the space of three short years, with FDA and TGA approval obtained in late 2021 (now reimbursed in both markets), and Health Canada approval in October 2022.

Commercial launch of Iluccix® in the United States in April 2022Telix has since generated 50 million US dollars (A$73 million) in sales; in addition to Australiait now has business operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. The first patient was photographed in Australia in September 2022, and distribution in the United States grew rapidly with a network of more than 150 radiopharmacies nationwide; the total US addressable market for PET PSMA imaging for prostate cancer is estimated at US$1-1.5 billion per year. Telix has other theranostics for oncology and rare diseases progressing through the pipeline, with more than 20 Telix-sponsored, investigator-led clinical trials spanning Phases 1-3.

Emerging Company of the Year: Fusetec
Founded in 2017, Fusetec’s medical technology is already revolutionizing medical education globally. Thanks to its advanced additive manufacturing, Fusetec’s realistic and anatomically accurate bones, skin and muscles are used during surgical training and reduce the need for medical students, residents and surgeons to practice on real patients or extremely expensive corpses. These medical devices are made to order and can be designed and manufactured to simulate a specific pathology. Currently available are models in orthopaedics, otolaryngology, neurology and gynecology, with more surgical disciplines under development.

Fusetec has entered into global partnerships and opened a first clinic for advanced 3D surgical training in southern australia, creating 157 direct jobs in research, production and administration; it plans to create 800 additional indirect jobs in southern australia in the supply chain, medical tourism and higher education sectors.

AusBiotech Life Sciences Legacy Award: Dr. Andrew Forrest AO and Nicola Forrest AO
Dr. Andrew Forrest AO and Nicola Forrest AO have demonstrated a deep commitment to finding ethical and sustainable solutions to a range of global issues as diverse as childhood cancer, ending modern slavery and ocean conservation.

Among australia the most active philanthropists and investors, they have invested more than $2.6 billion since 2001 through the Minderoo Foundation which they co-chair.

Their commitment to improving equitable health outcomes and australia medical and biotechnology ecosystem through their philanthropic and investment activities, are proving transformational for the Australian life sciences industry.

Minderoo’s Collaborate Against Cancer initiative works with global partners to overcome the biggest barriers to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Through Minderoo, the Forrests are accelerating the research and discovery of breakthrough therapies to make world-class cancer care accessible to everyone, regardless of address or background. In 2020, Minderoo mounted a crucial response to the COVID-19 pandemic to cushion australia diagnostic testing capacity and stocks of personal protective equipment in times of critical need.

Beyond their philanthropy, the Forrest family’s Tarrarang Group has supported Australian life science companies and recently launched Tenmile, a $250 million venture capital fund dedicated to helping innovators and companies create and scale impactful health technologies and biotech solutions. Tenmile seeks to address unmet healthcare needs and develop an Australian health science and technology sector of global significance.

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About AusBiotech

AusBiotech is australia biotechnology organization, working on behalf of its members for over 35 years to provide representation and services to promote the global growth of Australian biotechnology. AusBiotech is a well-connected network of over 3,000 members in the life sciences, including the therapeutics, medical technology (devices and diagnostics), food technology and agricultural sectors.

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Labor & Industry Announces Availability of $1.2 Million Grant to Support Healthcare Apprenticeships Preparing Pennsylvanians for Careers in Nursing https://star-warz.net/labor-industry-announces-availability-of-1-2-million-grant-to-support-healthcare-apprenticeships-preparing-pennsylvanians-for-careers-in-nursing/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:37:55 +0000 https://star-warz.net/labor-industry-announces-availability-of-1-2-million-grant-to-support-healthcare-apprenticeships-preparing-pennsylvanians-for-careers-in-nursing/ ​Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced the availability of a $1.2 million grant to support industry partnership programs. nursing education in Pennsylvania. As part of the COVID-19 Nursing Workforce Initiative (NWI), which is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, this grant program combines the registered […]]]>

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced the availability of a $1.2 million grant to support industry partnership programs. nursing education in Pennsylvania. As part of the COVID-19 Nursing Workforce Initiative (NWI), which is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, this grant program combines the registered learning and industry partnership models and is designed to develop opportunities for recorded healthcare learning in communities most affected by the covid19 pandemic.

“The Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership is a unique approach to L&I’s evolving workforce development model,” said Secretary Berrier. “As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will not only help address critical shortages in the nursing industry, but it will help create equitable access to opportunities that create meaningful careers and contribute to a strong economy, while removing barriers to quality employment that supports a family.

In September 2021, Senator Maria Collett introduced the NWI initiative to support and retain nurses across the Commonwealth as they face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support Collett’s efforts, the Wolf administration dedicated ARPA funds to the NWI initiative, which enabled L&I’s Office of Apprenticeship and Training (ATO) to administer registered apprenticeship funding and industry partnerships within underserved communities across the Commonwealth.

Distributed through L&I’s ATO, the Nursing Pathway grant funding will award local Workforce Development Councils up to $260,000 to collaborate with community partners, organizations, sponsors and regional industry partnerships to successfully register, maintain and manage nursing apprenticeship programs, and to recruit and retain qualified individuals. health professionals.

Through these efforts, companies can come together and form an industry partnership, defined as a global learning program serving multiple employers. Specifically, this grant program will prepare individuals for a range of nursing positions, including but not limited to home health aides, certified practical nurses, and licensed practical nurses.

Applications for the Nursing Pathway Apprenticeship Industry Partnership Grants Program are due November 30, 2022 and should be sent to the ATO Grants Resource Account, atogrants@pa.gov. Grant funding will support registered apprentices from April 2023 to June 2026.

APPRENTICESHIP UNDER THE WOLF ADMINISTRATION
Established in 2016, the ATO within the Palestinian Authority’s Department of Labor and Industry is responsible for guiding and promoting the expansion and compliance of all registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs across the Commonwealth. The ATO oversees the development and approval of all registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs and ensures compliance with all regulations and standards. As of August 2022, the ATO supports 883 non-duplicated program sponsors and 1,596 occupation-specific registered apprenticeship programs across the Commonwealth, with 16,576 registered apprentices currently active.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that, on average, apprentices earn a starting salary of $70,000 a year after graduation and are on track to earn an additional $300,000 over their careers per year. compared to workers who have not graduated from an apprenticeship program. For every dollar spent on learning, employers recoup an average of $1.47 in increased productivity.

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS UNDER THE WOLF ADMINISTRATION

PA Industry Partnerships builds on highly successful and nationally recognized initiatives in Pennsylvania by combining the economic development concept of “cluster partnerships” that address comprehensive industry needs with the development model of workforce “industry initiatives” that focus on the specific training needs of the targeted industry. Instead of focusing on meeting business needs based on government programs, industry partnerships put business at the center of a coordinated workforce and economic development system that responds to defined business opportunities and priorities. .

Since 2018, as part of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, the administration has distributed nearly $60 million statewide to expand job training through registered apprenticeships and industry partnerships and to support teaching STEM and computer science in hundreds of schools across Pennsylvania.

Strengthening vocational and vocational training in Pennsylvania is a priority for the Wolf administration, as several workforce development programs have been created to meet the needs of local employers, including the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center, launched in 2019. This strategic public-private partnership helps identify and address work barriers, skills gaps, and labor shortages in Pennsylvania.
To see all the details, visit PAsmart Industry Partnership Grants.

MEDIA CONTACT: Trevor Monk, dlipress@pa.gov

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Shocking Experiment Shows Our Brain Uses Quantum Computing https://star-warz.net/shocking-experiment-shows-our-brain-uses-quantum-computing/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 18:48:02 +0000 https://star-warz.net/shocking-experiment-shows-our-brain-uses-quantum-computing/ The results of an experiment to explore the human brain and how it works, adapted from an idea developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity, indicate that our brain use quantum computing. Scientists believe our brains could use quantum computing after taking a concept developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity and adapting […]]]>

The results of an experiment to explore the human brain and how it works, adapted from an idea developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity, indicate that our brain use quantum computing.

Scientists believe our brains could use quantum computing after taking a concept developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity and adapting it to explore the human brain and how it works. The discovery could shed light on consciousness, the functioning of which remains scientifically difficult to understand and explain. Quantum brain processes could also explain why humans can still outperform supercomputers when it comes to unforeseen circumstances, decision-making, or learning something new.

After adapting an idea developed to prove the existence of quantum gravity to explore the human brain and how it works, researchers at Trinity College Dublin think the human brain could use quantum computing.

The brain functions measured in the experiment were also correlated with short-term memory performance and consciousness. This suggests that quantum processes are also part of the cognitive and conscious functions of the brain.

“If entanglement is the only possible explanation here, that would mean that brain processes must have interacted with nuclear spins, mediating entanglement between nuclear spins. Accordingly, we can infer that these brain functions must be quantum. — Dr. Christian Kerskens

If the team’s findings could be corroborated, which would likely require advanced multidisciplinary approaches, they would improve our general understanding of brain function. The information could potentially reveal how the brain can be maintained or even healed. They can also help discover innovative technologies and build even more advanced quantum computers.

Dr. Christian Kerskens is the co-author of the research article published October 7 in the Physical Communications Journal. He is also a senior physicist at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN). He stated :

“We adapted an idea, developed for experiments to prove the existence of quantum gravity, where you take known quantum systems, which interact with an unknown system. If the known systems intertwine, then the unknown must also be a quantum system. It bypasses the difficulties of finding measuring devices for something we know nothing about.

“For our experiments, we used proton spins from ‘brain water’ as a known system. “Brain water” naturally accumulates as liquid in our brains and proton spins can be measured using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Then, using a specific MRI design to look for entangled spins, we found MRI signals that resemble heartbeat-evoked potentials, a form of EEG signals. EEGs measure electrical currents in the brain, which some people can recognize from personal experience or simply by watching hospital dramas on television.

Electrophysiological potentials like potentials evoked by heartbeats are not normally detectable by MRI and the scientists believe they could only observe them because the nuclear spins of protons in the brain were entangled.

Dr Kerskens added:

“If entanglement is the only possible explanation here, that would mean that brain processes must have interacted with nuclear spins, mediating entanglement between nuclear spins. Therefore, we can infer that these brain functions must be quantum.

“Because these brain functions were also correlated with short-term memory performance and conscious awareness, it is likely that these quantum processes are an important part of our cognitive and conscious brain functions.

“Quantum brain processes could explain why we can still outperform supercomputers when it comes to unforeseen circumstances, making decisions or learning something new. Our experiments performed just 50 meters from the amphitheater, where Schrödinger presented his famous reflections on life, which can shed light on the mysteries of biology, and on consciousness which is scientifically even more difficult to apprehend.

Reference: “Experimental indications of non-classical brain functions” by Christian Matthias Kerskens and David López Pérez, October 7, 2022, Physical Communications Journal.
DOI: 10.1088/2399-6528/ac94be

This research was supported by Science Foundation Ireland and TCIN.

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