Stars Come Out To Support Steps4Paws

first_imgLos Angeles based clothing company, Steps4Paws, presented their new collection of graphic tees to some of the biggest stars from hit television shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as many film and sports personalities this past Saturday for a Golden Globes event in Hollywood, California. Steps4Paws is making a difference, saving lives one dog at a time.Some of the many celebrities who stopped by the event included Gilles Marini from “Dancing With The Stars” and “Sex and The City, The Movie;” Lauren Potter from “Glee;” Brandon Tyler Russell from “Tosh 2.0” and the movie, “Smitty” about a rescue dog and staring Peter Fonda and Mira Sorvino, as well as the 2013 movie “Wiener Dog Nationals”. Also showing up to support the cause were Bebe Wood from “The New Normal;” Zibby Allen “Grey’s Anatomy”; David Steen “Django Unchained”; Eric Millegan “Bones”; and Maggie Elizabeth Jones who co-starred in “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon and is on the Fox series “Ben and Kate.”Other dog-loving fans of the brand include NFL star Terrell Owens, NBA star Oldin Polynice, and Madchen Amick from “Gossip Girl.”Celebrity guests all pitched in to support the Steps4paws rescue movement to save dogs by signing their pet’s name on promotional tees from the “Loyal And True” line that honors and commemorates a favorite pet.The Steps4Paws collection will hit retail stores nationwide Spring, 2013. The trendy tops feature innovative designs that are sure to spark attention, and just when you think it can’t get better than that, Steps4Paws will be donating partial proceeds to help save dogs! You can be fashionable and save lives at the same time – what could be better than looking stylish and saving the lives of dogs in need.Steps4Paws is working hard to spread awareness about the benefits of adopting dogs and how even non-dog owners can aid in the fight against homeless pets. Raising funds through fashion, donating to both local and national charities to help feed, shelter, vaccinate, spay/neuter and provide special and medical attention for dogs in need.“Our movement will make a difference to so many dogs in need across the country.” said Brand Founder Vered Nisim.For more information, click here.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Traditional Harvester tries to keep ricing ‎tradition going

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsIt’s that time of year again for the season harvest of wild rice.That tradition has been carried on for hundreds of years.But it hasn’t been easy.Many people around the lakes where it’s grown mistake rice for weeds.And that isn’t going over well.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

Im 77 Its Enough Already

first_imgThe quote of the week comes via Richard Ekstract, the owner of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, who is putting that and three other regional shelter titles on the block. Clearly, Mr. Ekstract is not a graduate of the Hefner School of Publishing:He said his decision to sell was motivated more by lifestyle timing than market timing, and that he reached the conclusion to sell while he recuperated from hip replacement surgery a year ago.”I’m 77. It’s enough already,” he said. “I have nothing left to prove.” “I want to see New Zealand,” he added.And, really, who doesn’t?More here …last_img read more

Shashi Tharoor praises Imran Khan gets trolled for affection towards Pakistan

first_imgHowever, the Congress leader’s comment has all the potential to spark the once doused yet alight Tipu Sultan debate back into politics during the time of Lok Sabha elections, especially with the BJP in Karnataka.Since the Congress government of Karnataka in 2015, led by Siddaramaiah, had introduced Tipu Sultan Jayanthi (birth anniversary), there have been several protests against this.Several people took to social media to express their views of Tharoor praising the Pakistan PM.Here are some reactions:- Stop endorsing Tharoorji Tippu, an admirer of Hinduism Affection for Pakistan? Tipu Sultan will always remain a hot topic for debate Not a hero! Shashi Tharoor speaks at an event on the third day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in the Indian city of Jaipur on January 23, 2016Rohit Jain Paras/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Congress candidate from Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday for remembering the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan.The senior Congress leader’s praise comes after PM Imran Khan tweeted saying, “Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan – a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement.”Shashi Tharoor retweeted the Pakistan PM’s post saying that he personally knows Imran Khan’s interest in the history of the Indian subcontinent. “He read; he cares. It is disappointing, though, that it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero on his punyathithi,” read his tweet.last_img read more

How One Nonprofit Is Trying To Fix Four Challenges In STEM Education

first_img X 00:00 /03:37 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen PexelsThe nonprofit JASON Learning tries to make science education exciting through hands-on projects and expeditions.This summer, teams of students and teachers traveled to places like Alaska and the Bahamas. It wasn’t for vacation, but for science. The expeditions are part of a partnership between 11 Houston-area school districts, from Alief to Pasadena, and a nonprofit called JASON Learning. Together, they’re trying to improve education in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.Laura IsenseeEleanor Smalley leads the nonprofit JASON Learning, which has partnered with 11 Houston-area school districts.JASON Learning’s CEO Eleanor Smalley highlighted four challenges they’re trying to address in STEM education.“Students and communities don’t really know, adults don’t necessarily know what the jobs are or how to prepare educationally for them … and it’s because the science is changing.”“Students have to have role models that they can see that look like them. So, if you are a girl and you want to enter into the science world, then you need to see a role model who you can identify with.”“STEM requires a lot of background information, not only in science and technology, but also mathematics. And we tend to, as a country, not start early enough and we tend to not think that everyone can learn it.”“And it has to be fun and exciting.”Click the audio play button above to hear more. Sharelast_img read more

Team develops tooth embedded sensor for oral activity recognition

first_imgThe breakout board with (b) tri-axial accelerometer and (a)(c) sensor embedded denture. Credit: Cheng-Yuan Li et al. More information: Paper: Sensor-Embedded Teeth for Oral Activity Recognition, mll.csie.ntu.edu.tw/papers/TeethProbeISWC.pdf As scientists develop ways to make electronics smaller, researchers find new ways to use them. In this new effort, the team in Taiwan has developed a sensor that is small enough to fit inside of an artificial tooth, or to sit astride a natural one. The current sensor developed by the team uses very tiny wires to carry data from the sensor to a computer—future versions will use Bluetooth to allow for a wireless implementation.The sensor measures jaw movement, and because of that is able to identify different types of oral activities. Currently it is capable of recognizing (after calibration for each individual) the difference between chewing, smoking, coughing, eating and drinking. This, the researchers say, could be invaluable to dentists, doctors and other scientists. The device would allow a dentist, for example, to monitor teeth grinding, a doctor to verify how much a person is eating or smoking, and a behavioral scientist to measure stress levels.To verify the accuracy of the device, the research team enlisted the assistance of eight volunteers—each had a sensor affixed to a tooth and then was asked to perform several different activities (cough, chew gum, etc.) for approximately 30 seconds each while the computer analyzed the data and made a personal profile for them. Afterwards, each of the volunteers was then asked to engage in the various oral activities and the researchers report that the sensor and computer were 93.8 percent accurate in determining which activity was being performed.The research team is continuing to work on improving the sensor and expect to have a wireless product that is able to fit inside a normal crown very soon. Such a development would mean tooth sensors could become a standard procedure in dental offices if patients are willing to submit to their insertion for their personal purposes. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at National Taiwan University has developed a sensor for embedding in a single tooth. The sensor as the team explains in their study paper records movement using an accelerometer to identify different oral activities such as chewing, smoking, coughing, etc. The team presented their sensor at this year’s International Symposium on Wearable Computers held early this month in Switzerland. Explore further Mobile diagnostics by smartphone and image analysis for detecting antibiotic resistance Citation: Team develops tooth embedded sensor for oral activity recognition (2013, September 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-team-tooth-embedded-sensor-oral.html © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

How to Spread the Small is the New Large Gospel

first_imgSeptember 3, 2008 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By Fredric PaulAt bMighty.com, we hold the following truth to be self-evident: That today’s technology has radically shifted the competitive landscape, giving smaller, more nimble organizations a profound advantage. bMighty’s mission is to help growing companies understand and exploit that advantage.Not so long ago, the best business technology was found only in the workplace. The most powerful computers. The fastest Internet connections. The most advanced software. The most innovative mobile devices. And because every company was basically on their own, it all required big piles of money to acquire and lots of highly trained people to manage and maintain. If you wanted — or needed — mainframe power, well, you had to have a mainframe.Consumers, meanwhile, had to get by with dial-up Internet connections and poky computers running outmoded software on last-generation chips.And growing businesses were stuck in the middle. On the one hand, they couldn’t afford cutting-edge corporate technology found in the enterprise, and often ended up paying a relative premium for scaled-down — often dumbed-down — versions adapted for the “SMB market.” They had no choice, though, because consumer technologies were painfully inadequate for even simple business tasks. Small and midsize companies found themselves at a continual disadvantage compared to their enterprise competitors.But now, the times they are a-changing. In the last few years, the shifting tides of technological innovation have completely reversed that situation. The convergence of several key trends hands the advantages not to the large, but to the swift, the mobile, the nimble, the flexible, and the innovative.Cloud Computing:As the best applications and most powerful IT infrastructure become increasingly available over the Internet, hosted and maintained by third parties, growing companies can finally challenge the technological superiority enjoyed by the world’s largest organizations.Software as a Service (SaaS):Like Cloud Computing, SaaS seem s tailor made for growing companies, allowing them to access world-class application without having to buy it, host it, or maintain it.Platform as a Service (PaaS):While platform as a service doesn’t have direct application to most growing companies, the concept plays an important role in letting software developers quickly and easily customize their programs for even the smallest customers. That helps erase the edge enterprises get by having the resources to create or commission the specific applications they need.The Consumerization Of IT:From the iPhone to Gmail, consumer technology now offers much more power at a far lower cost — often free! — than does established corporate technology. Growing businesses can enjoy a productivity advantage, for example, by being flexible enough to support the iPhone when a Fortune 500 can’t. Similarly, lean and mean startups can save big by relying on free services like Gmail or the many alternatives to Microsoft Office. Even purely corporate applications — including business intelligence software — are being consumerized. While consumer alternatives may lack important features business users are accustomed to-security is the most common issue–they may also offer real advantages.Web 2.0, Social Networking, User-Generated Content:Back in the day, it took big bucks to get the attention of the public. You needed a hefty PR budget and massive advertising campaign just get on the radar screen. Not any more. Today, even the smallest company armed with a great idea and a clever strategy can hit it big using viral marketing techniques to spread the word via YouTube videos, online user reviews, forwarded e-mails, social networking services, and many other techniques.Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search-Based Marketing (SEM):SEO plays no favorites. Search engines don’t care how big the company that owns a Web site is. All that matters is the site’s content and execution. And search-based marketing puts all companies on an even footing: You pay only for results and you don’t need to spend a fortune to start getting results.There are many similar trends, including advanced mobility technology that let a few people do the work of many, outsourced security and backup options that make it easier to protect growing companies’ information assets, virtualization schemes that maximize hardware utilization, and localization technologies that help smaller businesses focus on customers who happen to be close to them. And this is only the beginning. These trends are already spawning new examples and opportunities for growing companies.As this manifesto makes clear, at bMighty.com, we’re dedicated not just to chronicling this historic sea-change, but to advancing it by delivering the practical, transferable expertise growing companies need to take advantage of it. We’ll explain how to do it, show you how other growing companies are doing it, and lay out the best practices for doing it first.That’s not all. bMighty is also spreading this “Small is the New Large” gospel in live events, both in person and virtual. We’ll be hosting the bMighty SMB Theater and Pavilion at Interop on September 17 and 18 in New York City, and look for more of our award-winning virtual events — like bMighty bConnected and last year’s bMighty bMobile — in the fall. And we are also working to create a true bMighty community where growing companies can share their own hard-won experiences and knowledge.Thanks for coming along for the ride. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Samesex marriage is tearing the Mormon Church apart

first_imgLGBT Conservatives: Anti-gay marriage Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘should not be Prime Minister in any circumstances’What is it like to grow up gay in the Mormon church?Romanian activists call for ban on same-sex marriages in the countryPINK NEWS- A rift over the issue of same-sex marriage is threatening to tear the Church of the Latter Day Saints apart from the inside.Since the Church opposed marriage equality in the case of Proposition 8 – which temporarily banned gay marriage in California – many members of the church have softened their stances on the issue.  Diane became an activist to try and change attitudes within the Mormon community, co-founding a support group for mothers of LGBT children which she called Mama Dragons.While the Church doesn’t condemn same-sex attraction, it does require celibacy from gay people.And in 2016,  it introduced a hateful anti-LGBT policy which expelled same-sex couples and prevented their children from getting blessed or baptised until they were 18.When it comes to members in general though, support for same-sex marriage has steadily risen since it was legalised in the US.Mormons have also increasingly disapproved of businesses which refuse to serve gay couples.Many Mormons are confronting their crises of faith, with some of those who support LGBT rights seeking new tribes.John Dehlin, who was excommunicated after raising questions about Mormonism on his podcast for those struggling with their faith, is a long-time supporter of LGBT youth.He said there will be equality within the Church, but warned that it will take “20 or 30 years.”Watch a video on the subject below:[embedded content]Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Young Mormons in particular are increasingly approving of same-sex marriage, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll released in June.However, the leadership of the Church support radically different values.The late anti-LGBT leader of the church, Thomas Monson – who died on Tuesday – is set to be replaced with an even more homophobic elder.Monson refused to let women become priests and excluded LGBT families to the point where many removed themselves from the Church entirely.Diane Oviatt, who has a gay son, was one of the people who left over its resistance to same-sex marriage.“You don’t leave Mormonism easily…there is shunning that happens,” she told Vice. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more