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In the middle of last month, the government of HCMC allowed District 1 to take measures to relocate the households at Co Giang as the apartment building might collapse any time. The authorities of District 1 reported 36 families in Block D in need of ...
June 26, 2015
Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing ...
Some of the bills were stalled by Democrats running out the clock, while Republicans chose not to move forward with others. Rep. Mary Gonzalez “I'm not going to lie — those have a been a lot of difficult conversations at times,” she said. “But I ...
May 29, 2015
Seymour M. Hersh is writing an alternative history of the war on terror.
Gall, who spent 12 years as the Times correspondent in Afghanistan, wrote that she'd been told by a 'Pakistani official' that Pasha had known before the raid that bin Laden was in Abbottabad. Pakistani airspace without triggering any alarms; that ...
May 11, 2015
At Christian Fashion Week, Modesty Is One Policy
Christian Fashion Week's organizers have produced their own abbreviation, CARE, which stands for contextual modesty (“there's different things you wear at different times, and that's absolutely O.K.,” as Mr. Gomez put it), affordability, responsible ...
April 1, 2015
The Little-Known, Behind-the-Scenes Story of ESPN's First Broadcast
Trouble is good; that's when learning happensElad Levinson. Entrepreneurs, Not It was Friday, September 7, 1979, and as the clock counted down toward 7 p.m., ESPN prepared for its very first broadcast. People were But then Bill found out that ...
May 10, 2015
Sierra Leone To Lay Off Ebola Health Workers Due To Decreasing Number Of Ebola ...
President Ernest Bai Koroma said where possible, laid-off health workers will be given employment elsewhere. Koroma addressed the people of Sierra Leone, saying infection rates have been falling each week, so there is less of a need for treatment ...
April 2, 2015
Jessie J in sparkly two piece to host the MTV Movie Awards preshow
'Full day of filming at The Voice. A 15 hour flight the next morning so wrong body clock to sleep. Went back in time and landed at 6am and straight to for 9am today in LA. Here we go, we be working!!!! Safe to say we all feel like lol,' she told her ...
April 13, 2015
The government of HCMC has arranged 40 apartments for the authorities of District 1 to allocate them to the households that will move out of the deteriorating Co Giang apartment building in the same district. Of the 40 apartments, 20 belong to an apartment building at 212 Nguyen Trai Street of District 1, eight at 360C Ben Van Don Street in District 4, four at 01 Ton That Thuyet Street in District 4 and eight at Pham Viet Chanh apartment building in... The city government told Dat Viet Development JSC to cover all expenses related to the relocation process and step up reconstruction of the old Co Giang apartment building to help the families settle down soon. The city also told public services companies of district 1, 4 and Binh Thanh to repair and clean up the 40 apartments to make room for the affected families. In the middle of last month, the government of HCMC allowed District 1 to take measures to relocate the households at Co Giang as the apartment building might collapse any time. The city worked out a plan to reconstruct the building in 2006 and assigned Dat Viet Development JSC to develop a condo-shopping complex comprising of 300 units for residents of the old building. In 2011, the city government told competent agencies to demolish the shabby structure to ensure safety for people but hundreds of households still live in the building.
Much of the audio and video equipment had been installed only a few hours earlier. It was Friday, September 7, 1979, and as the clock counted down toward 7 p. m. , ESPN prepared for its very first broadcast. People were scurrying around taking care of last‐minute details. Finally, the producer yelled, “Good luck, everybody. A video of cheering sports fans appeared on the monitor. Lee Leonard, in a voice‐over, said: “If you’re a fan, if you’re a fan, what you’ll see in the next minutes, hours, and days to follow may convince you you’ve gone to sports heaven. [Video switched to a blue sky with white clouds. ] Beyond that blue horizon is a limitless world of sports. And right now, you’re standing on the edge of tomorrow: sports twenty‐four hours a day, seven days a week with ESPN, the total sports cable network. [Then a musical build and a jingle (ESPN’s first theme song) is heard, while new video of scenes from softball, wrestling, golf, boxing, and football runs. The producer yelled, “Cue Lee,” and the monitor closed in on a sportscaster sitting alone on the set. I’m Lee Leonard welcoming you to Bristol, Connecticut—110 miles from New York City. Because here in Bristol is where all of the sports action is happening as of right now. “And we’re just minutes away from the first event on the ESPN schedule.
With Ebola cases in Sierra Leone on the decline, the government will soon begin laying off health workers recruited to fight the outbreak. President Ernest Bai Koroma said where possible, laid-off health workers will be given employment elsewhere. Koroma addressed the people of Sierra Leone, saying infection rates have been falling each week, so there is less of a need for treatment facilities and staff. No details have been released about the number of health workers being let go, but Koroma found the words to express his gratitude toward them. In an effort to attract volunteers and retain those who were already recruited, Sierra Leone gave workers a salary of $100 a week as hazard pay. Sierra Leone schools have been closed since July 2014 but are scheduled to open again on April 14. To help parents and children get back on their feet, tuition fees in public schools will be waived by the government for the next two years.
Researchers design virtual IPE curriculum for students in medical and nursing schools
In the blended-learning curriculum, participants partook in a one-time 4-hour in-person seminar and small-group learning session, and were paired with peers from the opposite school to complete the same seven e-modules as those in the virtual IPE cohort.
July 22, 2015
Technology Can Make a Better World, If We Want It To
One of the biggest problems in American education is that teachers have to teach 30 students with different learning ... time. Developers at Facebook, however, have built an online system that gives teachers the information and tools they need to design ...
July 22, 2015
It’s All About Education: Why So Many Choose Progressive Education
For parents, it’s often about choosing a joyous learning environment. Sandra Pinnavaia and her ... perhaps it is an idea whose time has finally come. Schools that offer an integrated curriculum, teach through hands-on experiences and experimentation ...
July 22, 2015
Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore
Marcus, who leads Carousell's Design & Community, shared, "We were first time designers and developers ... Siu Rui shared how the team is still constantly learning how to engage all its team members and communicate better with their remote teams.
July 21, 2015
Work is dead, long live work: Tech advances put many jobs at risk
So the real debate is about the new version of capitalism: Do we design this or pretend that everything ... the Mexican people’s basic needs and enabling them to spend time on leisure and learning. Countries such as India and Peru and all of Africa ...
July 22, 2015
Tesla vs. Edison — and what the never-ending battle says about us
In his new position, Tesla helped Edison install lab equipment, repair generators, and design new machines ... "He had a complicated relationship with the tabloids of the time," Carlson says. Tesla's pitches didn't always pan out — but he still made ...
July 21, 2015
Havelock High’s Mark Smith is STEM Teacher of the Month
HAVELOCK, NC (WNCT) – In today’s digital age, video games and cell phone apps often get a bad rap as time ... game art design is about playing games and in fact that’s not what it’s about.” He explains that his students are learning the ...