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Online poetry competition to help youth deal with HIV/Aids

first_imgYoung people will be able to voice-out their sexual expreiences or lack thereof through the DFL Lover + Another competition. (Image: DFL Lover + Another Facebook)A performance poetry competition encouraging young people to talk openly and creatively about relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV/Aids is calling on aspiring poets to enter.Drama for Life (DFL), an independent academic, research and community engagement programme based at the Wits School of Arts, under the theme Lover + Another, has been hosting regional and national poetry competition slams and workshops for about four years, educating the youth about HIV/Aids through poetry.With this year’s theme of “Human Connection”, it is calling on aspiring poets to record their performance poetry on their mobile devices and load them on the Love + Another platforms on Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, or via email.According to Drama for Life, in the age of HIV and Aids issues of trust, intimacy, touch, lust, passion, sex, sensual pleasure, the erotic, betrayal, hurt, broken relationships, gender violence, sexual identities, discrimination, broken promises and love all demand attention, and are potent subjects for poetry.DFL adds that through the project’s use of the spoken-word culture, young people are able to directly address the risks and cultural factors affecting their sexual behaviour in terms of values and attitudes towards sex, relationships and HIV/Aids. The project is designed to be accessible to all youth in higher education institutions nationally, and those in townships and suburb communities across the range.Every entrant is allowed only one poem in the competition so they should send in their best work. The competition closes on 15 November 2014.The performance poetry community was launched in 2008. Through applied drama, Drama for Life engages future leaders in the field to become artists who understand the ethical and contextual issues related to drama that is used as a learning method, drama that shapes research and drama that can be used to bring about social behaviour change.DFL’s Lover + Another has been growing yearly since 2010 when only University of the Witwatersrand and University of KwaZulu-Natal were involved.In 2011 it was hosted in in five cities across the country: Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Cape Town, Grahamstown and Johannesburg.Due to the enormous response by the audience, the DFL Lover + Another Performance Poetry Challenge expanded its competition in 2012, working together with 23 universities in South Africa to create a national performance poetry challenge.last_img read more

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Pakistan airspace re-opens to commercial flights

first_imgClearing the airs — the impact immediately after Pakistan closed its airspace. Pakistan re-opened airspace to all civilian aircraft Tuesday, allowing airlines no longer forced to re-route aircraft to save time and money.Thousands of flights were delayed or canceled by the closure in February by Pakistan of its airspace for commercial flights after tensions escalated with India.The trigger was an Indian air strike against what it claimed was a terrorist training camp in Balakot.The attack, in retaliation for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers, prompted Pakistan to shoot down an Indian fighter jet and brought the two nations close to war.READ: Boeing says no plans to change name of 737 MAXPakistan said at the time it airports would only be used for “military purposes” until the airspace is reopened for commercial activities.Pakistan airspace lies directly in the path on the major air route between southern Asia and Europe and many flights are already at the limit of their range – particularly in the northern winter with stronger headwinds.Flights were diverted south of Pakistan across the Arabian Sea putting more pressure on the heavily used corridor and costing airlines tens of millions of dollars.Indian airlines were particularly hard hit and reportedly lost almost $US80m due to the closure.India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: “After cancellation of NOTAMs by Pakistan and India in the early hours today, there are no restrictions on airspaces of both countries.“Flights have started using the closed air routes, bringing a significant relief to airlines.”With Pakistan’s airspace closed and tensions with Iran prompting warnings that airlines could be shot down, United Airlines announced this week it was extending the suspension of flights from the US to Delhi and Mumbai until October 26.Airlines have been more sensitive to flying over conflict zones since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was taken down by a Russian-made missile over Ukraine five years ago. .last_img read more

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Google May Unveil Its Mobile Payments System This Week

first_imgGoogle will announce a new mobile payments service on Thursday, Bloomberg reports. The new service utilizes Near Field Communications (NFC) and so will be only be available on those Android phones that have that technology – namely, the Nexus S from Sprint.By utilizing NFC, this new mobile payments service will mean that consumers will be able to pay for goods and redeem handsets via specially equipped NFC cash registers. According to Bloomberg, the service will get a trial run in five cities – New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC. Bloomberg says that Google is using hardware and software from VeriFone Systems and ViVOtech in order to run the service, but we might see some other companies involved too, including perhaps Mastercard which has been on the forefront of both NFC and mobile payments. There have been a number of rumors and reports circulating lately about Google’s plans for NFC and mobile payments, particularly as its Gingerbread Android OS added support for NFC and as Google incorporated the technology into a number of its local services, such as Hotpot.Google refused to comment on this latest story, but has sent out invitations to a press event scheduled that day.You can read more about NFC technology and the future of mobile payments in a series of recent stories by ReadWriteWeb’s Sarah Perez. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Google#NYT#web audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Are brands behind the times when it comes to gender stereotypes in ads?

first_imgAre brands behind the times when it comes to gender stereotypes in ads?You are here: Though 76 percent of female and 88 percent of male marketers believe they avoid gender stereotypes when creating advertising, according to a global survey detailed in a Kantar report, researchers noted that ad targeting is still extremely skewed within specific product categories like baby products, laundry products and household cleaners — where females make up 98 percent of the targeted audience.Why you should careAccording to Kantar’s report “Getting Gender Right” (free with registration), which was released Monday, there is a disconnect between marketers and consumers when it comes to gender stereotyping in advertising. Kantar’s 2018 data shows that a majority of female and male marketers believe they’re avoiding stereotypes when creating advertising, but a 2015 report from Kantar discovered 76 percent of female consumers and 71 percent of male consumers believe the way men and women are portrayed in advertising is “completely out of touch.”Ad targeting is also heavily skewed toward female audiences when it comes to ads for baby products, laundry and household cleaning products. Kantar’s Link Ad Testing model, which analyzed 20,000 link ad tests from 9,560 brands in 43 different countries, discovered 98 percent of baby, laundry and household cleaner ads are targeted at women, along with 71 percent of food advertising and 60 percent of retail ads.Meanwhile, Kantar’s “Connected Life” data from 2017 through 2018 (analyzing a total of 70,000 people in 56 countries) found that most domestic buying decisions are made jointly by men and women.“While it is true that more women than men are primary grocery shoppers, it is strange that almost 100 percent of the people we talk to about baby products, laundry products and household cleaners are women,” reports Kantar.The data did find that most ads that run on TV (67%) — both digital (72%) and static (62%) — are targeted at both genders, but when ads are targeted at a specific gender, it’s usually women being targeted. Based on Kantar’s findings, there is a significant opportunity for brands that open up their ad targeting to a more gender-balanced audience versus continuing to promote products like diapers and laundry detergent to a mostly female crowd.More on Kantar’s ‘Getting Gender Right’ reportKantar’s findings revealed 92 percent of male marketers and 88 percent of female marketers believe ads feature “positive and attainable” female role models, but the Kantar’s Gender Equality Measure data shows that 45 percent of consumers believe women in ads are portrayed in an inappropriate way — while only 40 percent think highly of the women portrayed in ads.The disconnect between how marketers and consumers see men in ads involves an even wider gap, with 79 percent of female marketers and 93 percent of male marketers believing that men in ads represent “positive and attainable” male role models, while 44 percent of consumers believe males are portrayed inappropriately and only 35 percent think highly of the men they see in ads.Kantar’s report also included data from a BrandZ study that found that brands that are more male-skewed are valued, on average, $9 billion less than brands are gender-balanced.The post Are brands behind the times when it comes to gender stereotypes in ads? appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Are brands behind the times when it comes to gender stereotypes in ads? Posted on 29th January 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingAre brands behind the times when it comes to gender stereotypes in ads? Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Big Fight Over Small Business Research

first_imgThe U.S. Congress is scrambling to reauthorize a $2 billion program that supports research by small high-tech businesses before it expires next month. And although all sides agree that start-up companies are an important engine in fostering innovation, there are some big disagreements about the program’s impact on academic research funding and the kinds of companies eligible for support. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which began in 1982, is funded by taxing the research budgets of 11 federal agencies. The current 2.5% set-aside would grow to 3.5% by 2020 under a bill (S.1233) passed last week by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. (The portion spent on a younger sibling that targets university start-ups, the Small Business Technology Transfer program, would grow from 0.3% to 0.6%.) The House version (H.R.2965) of the reauthorization, to be taken up on Wednesday by the science committee and possibly Thursday by the small business committee, provides for no such increase. That’s fine with the biomedical research community, which isn’t thrilled at the prospect of a bigger bite being taken out of federal support for basic research at the National Institutes of Health, which runs the second largest SBIR program after the Department of Defense. It’s also the position taken by the Obama Administration as outlined in a 2 June letter to Senator Mary Landrieu (D–LA), chair of the Senate panel. A last-minute change in the Senate bill, however, includes NIH in the expansion, possibly a reaction to a decision by Congress in February to exclude NIH’s $10 billion boost in the stimulus package from the SBIR set-aside. 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The real battle is likely to be over how to ease a controversial restriction on participation by venture capital firms imposed by the Small Business Administration in 2002. That change blocked companies receiving a majority of their funding from venture capital firms from applying for grants on the grounds that the program was designed to help the proverbial entrepreneur in his garage, not a spinoff from some giant company or a gamble by deep-pocketed financiers. The biotech industry and NIH officials disagree. They say that the exclusion is counterproductive and has prevented the agency from funding those companies most likely to hit the jackpot. The House bill attempts to restore the status quo by lifting the restriction but adding a proviso that no single venture capital firm could hold a majority stake in a start-up. The Senate bill, in trying to strike a balance, would allow NIH to spend up to 18% of its money on grants to such firms, with other agencies limited to 8%. (The numbers are based on a 2006 report by the General Accounting Office that found 18% of NIH’s SBIR awards in 2001–-04 went to companies that had received money from venture capitalists. The DOD figure was 7%.) The White House waffles on the issue, telling Landrieu that small businesses “should not be crowded out of the program” but that it’s also important that “the most promising small companies are not arbitrarily restricted or excluded because of their capital structure.” A neutral party in the debate, the National Research Council of the National Academies, says in a new report out this month that the provision is trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. Its survey of companies that had received Phase II grants (up to $750,000 after a $100,000 proof-of-principle Phase I award) found that as few as 12%—and perhaps only 4%—of companies that rely on venture-capital funding received SBIR awards. (The study covered awards made from 1992 through 2002.) It argues for a return to the pre-2002 status quo, saying that “the impact of the ruling falls disproportionately on the most promising firms—those repeatedly selected by NIH for their promising technologies and venture investors for their commercial potential.” Both bills would raise the current guidelines on the size of the typical awards, now $100,000 for Phase I and $750,000 for Phase II, to keep up with inflation. The House is more generous, going up to $2 million for Phase II and $250,000 for Phase I. (The Senate levels are $1 million and $150,000, respectively.) The House would extend the program for 2 years, whereas the Senate’s bill runs until 2023. The clock is ticking on a compromise. The programs expire on 31 July, and although all sides say they want to finish work by then, it’s more likely that Congress will need to approve an extension into the fall so legislators can keep plugging away.last_img read more

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Back to drawing board for Team Lakay after 2017 letdown

first_imgView comments Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netBANGKOK —It hasn’t been the best year for Team Lakay.With a string of losses to end the year, none more painful than Eduard Folayang losing his ONE Lightweight Championship last November, it’s easy to assume that Benguet-based stable has lost its winning touch.ADVERTISEMENT Top lightweight contenders Folayang and Honorio Banario, flyweights Danny Kingad and Geje Eustaquio, bantamweight Kevin Belingon, and strawweights Joshua Pacio, April Osenio, and Gina Iniong are all looking to recover from the funk and put themselves in a position to challenge the champions in their respective weight divisions next year.However, the first step in getting back on the saddle is pinpointing the problem, and Sangiao admitted that his fighters fell to the trap of complacency.“I think we relaxed a bit, that’s why you can’t deny those results. We need to focus more on our training and the skills we need to develop on our fighters,” said Sangiao.ADVERTISEMENT But it’s not the first time that Team Lakay has experienced a skid like this, and coach Mark Sangiao is more than confident that his Igorot warriors will bounce back in 2018.“We’ve been here before, so we’ll go back to basics and study where we lacked,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSangiao cited the disastrous 2015 campaign for Team Lakay, which prompted his fighters to focus on their weaknesses that led to their glory run in 2016.“We’ll do individual assessments on what we need to work on,” he said. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimscenter_img Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Watch: Funniest arrest video of all time

first_imgThe video opens with a police officer chasing after a dwarf with bow legs who is trying to escape but eventually gets caught.A policeman’s life, no matter which town he is an officer in, is never easy.Every once in a while when peace seems to have finally settled in, some crackpot ends up ruining that perfect cup of tea or coffee.Here is one such video of a Los Angeles police officer making an arrest. The only difference is that the video is likely to leave you with a stomach ache thanks to laughing too loud. In his bid for freedom, the man even tries to climb up a streetlight pole.The nearly two-minute-long video opens up with a police officer chasing after  a dwarf-ish man with bow legs. Interestingly, the man is wearing nothing but a pair of sparkly white shorts with a beret and sports shoes.And like every criminal resisting arrest, the man does his token bit of protests and makes life somewhat miserable for the police officer. At one point, when the officer lets go of his arms, the man tries to climb up a streetlight pole in his bid to escape the law.Tired of the man’s antics, the officer is finally forced to handcuff him.As a last resort, when the police officer arrests him, the man shouts,But that doesn’t stop the man, who screams, “I can break these cuffs!”Can he and did he? Watch the video (and laugh your heart out):advertisementlast_img read more

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We are ready for India in World T20 clash, says Shahid Afridi

first_imgPakistan’s T20 captain Shahid Afridi is prepared for a tough World T20 campaign in India after the ICC announced the draws of the biennial event in March-April.”It is a tough draw for us and we are looking forward to the second match against India in Dharamasala,” he told the media on Thursday.”We have little time left to prepare for the World T20 and we need to finalise our combination when we tour New Zealand next month,” he said.”I say it is a tough draw for us because in T20 cricket they are no second chances. We have been making too many mistakes in recent matches and we need to leave that behind us now,” he said.The flamboyant allrounder, who has said he plans to retire after the World T20 in India, said the match against the hosts would be a big one.”Everyone is excited about this match and I know we have never beaten them in a World Cup or World T20 match. So it is a big challenge for us and I hope it also motivates the team to do well and try to win the title once again,” he said.Pakistan, who won the World T20 in 2009 in England, are placed in Group 2 of the Super Ten round in the sixth edition of the World T20 to be held from March 9-April 3 2016, along with hosts India, Australia, New Zealand, and a yet to be decided qualifier.Pakistan also lost to India in the final of the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. Pakistan were also beaten by India in the World Cup earlier this year and have lost to them six times in the 50-over event since 1992.advertisementAfridi said he was not someone who lived in the past.”Results can be changed by playing well at any time so what has happened in the past is history. I can tell you we are already pumped up for the India match.”Asked if he was hopeful that Pakistan would be playing India in a bilateral series soon and whether Pakistan would go to India for the World T20, Afridi said these were areas concerning the cricket board not players.”What the PCB decides we will follow but as cricketers we know a Indo-Pak clash is followed all around the world and that pumps up the competition level for everyone.”last_img read more

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Japan and Punjab University organised seminar: Indian students are welcomed in Japan

first_imgAs many as four ministry departments of Japan and Panjab University on Monday organised a seminar on the topic “Higher Education and Research in Japan – 2017” at the Panjab University.Various ministries from Japan include, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.At the seminar were officials from the Japan’s embassy, and two participating universities from Japan – Ritsumeikan University and The University of Japan.What happen at the event?Students attending the seminar and participants were enlightened about the accrue research opportunities available in the Island nation. Specifically, research opportunities are available at Japan’s leading universities and several other companies.The Director of the University of Tokyo India Office, Hiroshi Yoshino deliberate about the various research fields such as robotic, aerospace, high speed railways, Physics, Chemistry and also the positions available in these fields.At the event, Daisue Kodama, First Secretary of Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, spoke of how Japan’s universities are quite welcoming and friendly towards international students and shows extreme welcoming spirit especially to Indian diasporas.Guidelines for post-graduate enrollment and research programmes in various disciplines were thoroughly laid down besides explaining the various government and local sponsored scholarships for the Indian diasporas.While ensuring Japan as a safe country for foreign students, Director Ritsumeikan India Office, Shozo kitamura applauded the students and academic staff for ensuring successful event.Read: How educated is VK Sasikala?Read: 14 out of 20 IIMs are running without a director: HRD Ministry Click here for education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.com.advertisementlast_img read more

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South Africa vs Australia: Nathan Lyon charged for dropping ball on AB de Villiers

first_imgAustralia’s Nathan Lyon has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with a Level 1 breach of ICC’s Code Conduct for dropping the ball on AB de Villiers after the South African batsman was run out.On Day 4 of the Durban Test, De Villiers was run out for a duck after being involved in a mix-up with Aiden Markram. ABD tried to make his ground with a dive but failed after some brilliant fielding from David Warner and some sharp work by Lyon. However, in the moment of joy, Lyon didn’t notice De Villiers’ position and dropped the ball on him while he was lying on the ground. The Australians, without realising it, went on with their wild celebrations led by Warner.After the day’s play and reviewing the incident, match referee Jeff Crowe decided to charge Lyon with conduct contrary to spirit of cricket — a level one offence. He is expected to be fined a certain per cent of his match fee.However, reports say Lyon spoke to the South African and apologised to him and the spinner also accepted the charge and no hearing was required. The Australian vice-captain Warner however, got away with any charge for his celebrations. (Durban Test: Starc, Marsh script Australia’s 118-run win over South Africa) South Africa vs Australia: David Warner celebrated wildly after AB de Villiers fell for a duck (Reuters Photo)News of Lyon’s charge arrived as Cricket Australia continues to investigate a confrontation between Warner and Quinton de Kock during the tea break on day four.advertisementLyon is not the only Australian, who could be fined as Warner can still be called upon to explain his actions after video footage of his charging at Quinton de Kock was released. The incident took place during tea time on Day 4 and the video shows Warner being restrained by Australia batsman Usman Khawaja and Lyon as he directs a verbal barrage at De Kock, who exited the field as South Africa’s not-out batsman at the same time as the Australians.Australia wicketkeeper Tim Paine also moves in to block Warner before his captain Steve Smith ushers the opening batsman away.Cricket Australia has said it is looking into the matter.”CA is aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban,” a CA spokesperson said.”CA is working to establish the facts of what has occurred and will not be commenting further until that has been done.”This @davidwarner31 & @QuinnyDeKock69 incident at tea time yesterday. Not the first time a similar incident like this has occurred. And some calling for Warner to be captain one day. Not with this behaviour. Let’s see what the @ICC do about this?? #SAvAUS pic.twitter.com/hxsqi80FvaSuleman Modan (@Figjamfan) March 5, 2018Speaking about the incidents, former Australia captain Adam Gilchrist said that Australians don’t need to be so aggressive all the time.”As an outside observer, I think you would find that a little bit off-putting at times, a little bit bad taste at times and the question may even come over all those eras as a general statement. Australian teams have generally been at the top of the pile, not every minute of those times, but generally they’re a very competitive, world class team and some would say they don’t need to do that.”Why do you need to present that somewhat ugly look if you’re playing such good cricket? And they’re not good images and it’s hard to know, to comment specifically about this incident overnight, and any other time, unless you’re there and know the ins and outs of what was said and what sparked it and the verbal volleys that would have been thrown around,” Gilchrist told SEN Radio.”Very hard to comment on the detail of it but no denying that some of the parts of the celebration of the run-out of De Villiers and then obviously this incident that I’m sure you’re getting to, of this leaked dressing room footage, it’s not a very good look. I think it needs to be considered how to react in certain scenarios and learn from the scenarios,” he added.The visitors however were on point in the field as they beat the hosts by 118 runs to take 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.Smith’s men, who struggled for majority of the second and third session on Day 4 and almost gave the match away to the Proteas, rode on a fiery Mitchell Starc over to come back into the game. After Mitch Marsh broke the 147-run stand between Markram and De Kock, Starc removed Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada in the 80th over to turn the game on its head.advertisementHowever, De Kock and Morne Morkel saw off the spinners on Sunday but the resistance didn’t last long on Day 5 as Josh Hazlewood sent De Kock packing to seal the win for the Baggie Greens.last_img read more

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