How the Billionaire Kingpins of School Privatization Got Stopped in Their Own ...
The state board, the people charged with oversight of our public schools, perpetuated the 'awfulizing narrative,' a phrase used elsewhere to explain how public schools are summarily criticized without nuance or specificity." . And that set off alarm ...
September 8, 2015
Can a $37.99 tablet possibly be any good?
Obviously most people don't buy a tablet to run just one app, though I've often preached the value of repurposing older tablets for dedicated tasks: TV remote, music/movie streamer, alarm clock, nightstand e-reader, and so on. . I have a Pandigital ...
June 10, 2015
Navigating the Local Eldercare System: A First Person Account
Unfazed by our blaring security alarm, he said we asked him to come for breakfast. True, but at 9 Reasoning that all he needed were better strategies, reminders and tools, I bought him new calendars, clocks, watches and a phone with oversize ...
April 26, 2015
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October 29, 2014
Inquest into deaths of mother Charlotte Bevan and newborn baby
9.05pm: Alarm is raised after staff check on maternity ward and find Miss Bevan and five day-old daughter Zarnee Teanna missing. Police begin search for mother and baby. Wednesday, 9am: Miss Bevan's partner and Zaani's mother, Pascal Malbrouck, ...
July 8, 2015
How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow
On December 1, 1955, she was sitting in a middle row when white people boarded, so that she was supposed to move back, or stand. Ms. Parks Bill Haley had kicked rock off with “Rock Around the Clock,” but Elvis Presley made it an international ...
October 26, 2014
Tivoli Audio Albergo Clock Radio With Bluetooth
It's a bit larger than your traditional bedside alarm clock, but still a perfectly good size to fit on your nightstand, desk, or perhaps a kitchen counter. There are four tiny plastic legs on the bottom of the unit to make sure it stays in place no ...
May 30, 2014
I FIRST STARTED TO realize that my dad’s mind was in decline when he began having trouble with the concept of time. He was 88 years old and residing close to our home in Cabin John, at Victory Terrace, a lovely Potomac apartment building for seniors living independently. His cognitive unraveling happened over the course of a year, starting about two years ago. Unfazed by our blaring security alarm, he said we asked him to come for breakfast. True, but at 9. He hadn’t driven at night for a year. Neither the empty lobby of his apartment building, nor the deserted streets on the drive over, nor our dark house alerted him that something was off. Soon after that night, Dad agreed to sell his car. My father, Gene Peters, always loved to cook. After a half-day outing together last summer, I walked Dad into his apartment and found a pot of cooled chicken soup on his stove.
The coroner has instructed an independent psychiatrist to review care given to Ms Bevan at the hospital following the birth of Zaani ahead of the inquest. A Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigation, which takes place following incidents in the NHS, has been conducted at the hospital. 'At the moment, this inquest is listed and all witnesses - apart from one - have been briefed and are available in the week starting September 28,' Ms Voisin said. 'That witness is available the week after so we ought to be looking at a two week window in order for that witness to give evidence. Staff at the hospital and the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust will be called to recount their dealings with Ms Bevan and Zaani. The hospital's child abduction policy and medical records for both mother and child will also be examined.
This week in gadgets news, we have the Swiss Army knife of outerwear, a squeezable stylus, a new contender to the GoPro throne, a PlayStation 4 mod with a droid makeover, and a needy huggable toaster. Let’s start with this week’s biggest crowdfunding success story: the BauBax jacket. The BauBax jacket has everything you need in outerwear and more Dubbed the ‘Swiss Army Knife of travel wear’ by CNN Money , the BauBax jacket has become the most-funded fashion item in crowdfunding history having reached more than US$2. 5m with... There’s also a blanket pocket, which will be supplied with a tightly packed BauBax blanket for an extra US$25, plus an outer breast pocket perfectly sized to hold your passport. An inner breast pocket is designed to carry your smartphone in a convenient position for the jacket’s earphone holders, which keep your earphones untangled and ready for use. For cold days, the BauBax jacket has multi-layered outer pockets to warm your hands in, or you can pull down the cuffs and hook your thumbs into.