Mobile brothel busted at Mount

The police have busted a mobile brothel operating in the Mount Lavinia area, the police media unit said today.The police said that eight people were arrested when the operation was busted last night. The women are aged between 23 and 30 and are residents of Kundasale, Peradeniya, Nivithigala and Dankotuwa.Investigations had revealed that a car and three-wheeler had been used to transport the women and get them clients. According to the police, a special police unit had made the arrests at Saram Road  in Mount Lavinia after receiving information about the brothel. All the suspects are to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today. The police arrested four women used for prostitution and four others who were involved in the business.

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China insists will not pursue development at Sri Lankas expense

“Our friendship is built on the profound and broad popular basis,” she said. “Today, China is aligning its One Belt and One Road Initiative with the Sri Lankan national development strategy to reach common development. China will never pursue development at the expenses of Sri Lanka. We are confident that the increasingly deepening win-win cooperation in many fields between our two countries would bring tangible benefits to our two peoples,” she said. Meanwhile, she also spoke on the Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship which was launched in Sri Lanka in 2016 which aims to reward those academically excellent undergraduate students in Sri Lanka Universities.Pang Chunxue said that this year, the Chinese Embassy doubled the donation to Rs.4, 889,000.00 which could reward 122 students with Rs. 40,000 each. (Colombo Gazette) The full scholarship will cover the tuition, lodging, living allowance and medical insurance throughout the whole academic years, which values up to over two million rupees annually.“I hope that all of you would cherish this opportunity and succeed in your learning journey. You will be the needful talents for the national development of Sri Lanka and will become friendship envoys for both China and Sri Lanka,” she added.Pang Chunxue said that China and Sri Lanka are good neighbors, good friends and good partners. J.J. Rathnasiri, Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs, winners of the scholarship and their family members also attended the event.“As you may know, each year the Chinese central Government, local government and some universities provide over 200 Chinese government scholarships to Sri Lanka, among which 80 are jointly nominated by our embassy and the Ministry of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka. Currently, 58 students are studying in China under this bilateral scholarship program. Therefore, this year we have 22 new winners of the scholarship who are going to China to pursue their further education,” she said. Pang Chunxue was speaking at the awards ceremony of the Chinese Government Scholarship 2018/2019 held at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo today (Tuesday). China today insisted it will not pursue development at Sri Lanka’s expense.Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Pang Chunxue said that in recent days, China and Sri Lanka have been supporting each other’s choice of development and collaborating in the international arena. read more

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TNA raises concerns over failure to probe attacks on Tamil journalists

Speaking in Parliament today during the budget debate, Sarawanabavan said that he has evidence to share with regards to some of the attacks on his newspaper office based in Jaffna. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today raised concerns over the failure by the Government to probe attacks on Tamil journalists.TNA Parliamentarian and owner of the Uthayan newspaper, E. Saravanapavan said that the killing of several Tamil journalists as well as attacks on his own newspaper have not been properly investigated.

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UN General Assembly admits TimorLeste as 191st member

More than three years after the Timorese people voted to begin the process of independence from Indonesia, the General Assembly today voted to admit the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste as the 191st Member State of the United Nations. “This milestone embodies the realization of its people’s hope to take their place among the community of independent nations,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at a ceremony to raise the Timorese flag outside UN Headquarters in New York. “None of us can forget the sacrifices made by the people or the courage of its leadership,” Mr. Annan said. “Even before this day, Timor-Leste showed that greatness among nations is not a matter of size or resources, but rather one of global citizenship and adherence to the highest principles of our Charter.” The admission of Timor-Leste, formerly East Timor, follows that of Switzerland, which was admitted on 10 September after its citizens passed a referendum in March in favour of joining the world body. Earlier Friday, in his address to the Assembly, President Xanana Gusmão expressed gratitude for the commitment of the international community to Timor-Leste. He said that his country often has been mentioned as a “UN success story” and acknowledged the contribution of the international community, “namely that of the United Nations and its bodies, the General Assembly and the Security Council,” as well as UN specialized agencies. “At the core of this success, were, above all, our people,” he said. “Our people proved to the world to be worthy of the respect that we all owe and know.” For his part, Assembly President Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic noted that while Timor-Leste’s path to independence had not been easy, the country and its people had succeeded, with the UN playing an integral role in the independence process. Independence, however, did not mark the end of UN involvement in Timor-Leste, he said. Instead, a new phase had begun – one in which previous achievements should be consolidated and built upon. The establishment of the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) provided an example of this continued engagement, and the United Nations and its Member States should be prepared to increase their support in helping Timor-Leste and the region to address some remaining issues. Meanwhile in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMISET, Kamalesh Sharma, issued a statement congratulating the nation on its admission to the UN. “The unfurling of the flag of Timor-Leste, alongside those of other members of the United Nations, would be the beginning of a new voyage, together with other members of the world community, towards social progress and advancement, and better standards of life in larger freedom,” he said. “Timor-Leste is second to no nation in supporting the Organization’s principles and purposes, of promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all,” he added. “The visionary leaders of Timor-Leste are committed to achieving this goal, and I am convinced that the UN and the international community will continue to be supportive of their national efforts towards further development and progress.Video – Admission ceremony read more

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Almost 500000 affected as devastating floods inundate central Somalia – UN mission

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the current floods are some of the worst the region has ever seen, and the current water level exceeds a 50-year return period in most locations.“Internally displaced people remain the most vulnerable to the impact of the flooding with many camps located in low-lying areas,” Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said, briefing reporters in New York on Monday.“Humanitarian partners on the ground have prioritized water, sanitation, hygiene, [health,] shelter and food response in their interventions,” he added.The heavy rains and flash floods come only months after a devastating drought left over six million people in need of humanitarian assistance last year.Floods worse than anticipatedThe magnitude of rainfall has been much worse than anticipated, said Yngvil Foss, the deputy head at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Somalia.Initially, all humanitarian actors started responding with the means and assets they had available– Yngvil Foss, UN aid official“Initially, all humanitarian actors started responding with the means and assets they had available,” she said, noting that UN relief agencies have been able to raise funding over the past week to scale up critical interventions.The UN World Health Organization (WHO), for instance, delivered 4.5 million metric tons of medicines and other medical supplies to Belet Weyne, the capital of the hard hit HirShabelle province, on 29 April.Peacekeeping troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) also evacuated more than 10,000 residents of Belet Weyne from inundated parts of the city as well as providing tarpaulins and water to those affected.More funding urgently neededHowever, more funds are urgently needed to help the increasing numbers of internally-displaced.Yesterday, Somalia’s President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo” visited flood affected areas and appealed to the international community for urgent humanitarian assistance.Somalia’s Humanitarian Response Plan for 2018, totalling $1.5 billion (before the floods), is only 19 per cent funded. Launched by UN agencies and humanitarian partners, it aims to reach some 5.4 million people with assistance. read more

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Brock students honoured for outstanding volunteerism

When Olivia Hubert’s grandmother needed a double lung transplant, the then-high school student found her first cause.Inspired by her grandmother Gerry Richard’s need, Hubert started working to promote organ donation in high schools and driving schools.Her volunteerism continued throughout her four years at Brock University and her efforts were recognized recently when she was named the Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year by the City of St. Catharines.“It was shocking,” the 21 year old said of the award. “There are so many people who have spent so much of their lives giving back in St. Catharines.”The Education Foundation of Niagara, an organization Hubert helped earlier this year with the inaugural Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas fundraiser for the DSBN Academy, nominated the fourth-year nursing student for the award. The charity gala raised more than $22,000.“It’s very rewarding knowing I’m making a difference,” Hubert said. “I don’t do it as a resume builder. I just do it for the people I’m helping and the causes I’m passionate about.”Hubert, who volunteers as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and runs the Go Girls group, said she was moved to help the DSBN Academy because she’s worked with girls who go there.“I’m so close to it, I see the challenges these kids face,” she said.The money raised during the fundraiser, organized by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society, will create bursaries for students from the DSBN Academy to attend post-secondary education.Hubert also worked with the foundation to put on the May Court Fashion Show, which raised $16,000 for the May Court Club of St. Catharines and the Prom Project Niagara.Hubert, who is graduating with a nursing degree, said she spent 525 hours volunteering during this past school year. She also worked a part-time job and maintained a social life.“It’s possible, you just have to make priorities,” she said. “I make volunteering a priority.”First-year Brock student Yusuf BenHalim was also honoured during the volunteer recognition. Along with high school student Kate Hou, BenHalim won the Margaret MacLennan Youth Volunteer Award.BenHalim, an 18-year-old environmental geo-science student, was honoured for his work with the non-profit youth organization Qamer Foundation.Yusuf BenHalimWith the charity, he travelled to Tanzania to help build a house for a family with six disabled children. During the trip he also handed out care packages including wheelchairs, clothes, books, school supplies and medicine.“I’ve always wanted to do something that helps other people,” he said. “It has motivated me to want to go and help out even more.”BenHalim said the trip was his first experience outside of North America and his first look at third-world poverty.“The people were so welcoming. It’s a different type of nice,” he said. “The whole time I was there, not once did I feel homesick.”Hubert and BenHalim are outstanding examples of the outreach efforts of Brock students. In 2014-15, Brock students volunteered nearly 80,000 hours in the Niagara community. read more

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Brock in the News — July 2228

Can Project Debug work in Canada?While a U.S. tech company prepares to release 20 million male mosquitoes injected with a bacteria that prevents female mosquitos from producing healthy eggs, Canada’s leading mosquito expert, Professor Fiona Hunter, explains why this project wouldn’t work on Canadian soil: CHCH News, Global NewsRespond to mental health issuesSt. Catharines Standard speaks with Brian Hutchings, Vice-president, Administration, to learn more about how Brock is being proactive when it comes to the mental health and well-being of students, staff and faculty.Research to keep miners cool at extreme depthsWhen working in the world’s deepest mines, Professor Stephen Cheung says its crucial to keep miners cool. Cheung shares his research in developing a cooling suit to protect workers as they reach high temperatures.Youth centre aids troubled teensBrock student Joel Maves is making it his prime objective to help troubled youth by providing them support through community service opportunities and practical experience.Grey Cup makes its way to campusLarry Dean and Luke Tasker of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats joined Brock Sports this week as part of the youth flag football league that takes place on campus. read more

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Gilmore Wed be going into a second bailout without Labour in government

first_imgTÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has told delegates at the Labour Party national conference that the country would be heading into a second bailout if it was not in government.Opening the party’s 66th conference in Killarney tonight, the Tánaiste said that there would have been “unsustainable debts, more job losses, less investment and more cuts” without the junior coalition partner.“What would have happened if Labour had not gone into Government? The answer is we would be now be going into a second bailout,” he said.The Tánaiste acknowledged that it has not been easy for the party or its members, defending government decisions.“It hasn’t been easy for our people and it hasn’t been easy for our party,” he said. “It hasn’t been easy for party members who have had to defend the party and the decisions the Government has had to take.” He said that the government had renegotiated a bailout that was “unworkable, taking it apart brick by brick and putting it back together into something that could work”.Gilmore confirmed that the government intends to legislate for collective bargaining rights in the coming weeks, fulfilling a commitment to ensure the State is in compliance with European court judgements.The Tánaiste said that he is “proud” of what the party has achieved in government and highlighted progress made on social issues such as abortion and the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum.“I am proud that after 20 years, we are the first Government to deal with the X case, and make pregnancy safer for Irish women,” he said.He claimed that before the current government came to office there was “no strategy for jobs” and said the party had ensured that the country has the second most progressive tax system in the OECD, where the top one per cent pay almost a fifth of all tax.LIVE: The 66th Labour Party national conference in KillarneyRead: Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labourlast_img read more

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Kalama man dies in dirt bike crash on Larch Mountain

first_imgA Kalama man died Friday afternoon in a dirt bike crash on Larch Mountain in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. The crash was reported at 12:30 p.m. on the Department of Natural Resources L-1500 Road. A group of people were riding off-road vehicles in the Jones Creek recreational area. They lost track of one of the riders and backtracked on the trail to find he had crashed off the trail and was dead, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The man, 41, whose name was not released, was wearing a helmet and protective riding gear.A detective with the sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit investigated the incident, per standard procedure for traumatic injury deaths. The Clark County Medical Examiner is determining the cause of death and notifying the rider’s family.last_img

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Six from Karimnagar killed as car crashes into parked lorry

first_imgKarimnagar: Six members of a family died on the spot when the car they are travelling in rammed into a stationary lorry on NH-16 at Mocherla village in Gudluru mandal near Tettu on Friday morning. According to police, the family of Vaggampalli Vamsi of Bhagyanagar in Karimnagar, Telangana, started from home on Thursday to visit Vijayawada and Tirumala in Honda City car with registration number TS02EW1112. On Friday morning, they visited Kanakadurga temple and started to Tirumala. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The car hit a lorry parked on roadside at Mocherla. Vamsi, 38, who was driving the car, died on the spot seat along with his wife Archana, 36, son Krishanth, 4, father-in-law Kompalli Madhava Rao, 62, retired AE in TS government, mother-in-law Leela, 52. Vamsy’s other son, Advaith, 5, breathed his last in a private hospital in Nellore while undergoing treatment. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The national highway officials and police reached the spot immediately and pulled the car out of the lorry. They tried to save the life of the injured boy Advaith by shifting him to a hospital in Kavali and then to Nellore, but their efforts went in vain. Due to the impact of the crash, the police suspect overspeeding might be the reason for the accident.last_img read more

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Mosby to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession

first_imgBy J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROBaltimore City State’s Attorney announced her office will no longer be prosecuting marijuana possession cases, Tuesday.“We need to get serious about prioritizing what actually makes us safe,” said Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, in a January 29 press release. “No one who is serious about public safety can honestly say that spending resources to jail people for marijuana use is a smart way to use our limited time and money.”Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. (Courtesy Photo)The office will still continue to prosecute marijuana distribution, but possession-regardless of weight-will not longer be considered evidence of intent to distribute. Those persons with first-time convictions for distribution will all be referred to diversion, the release said.Looking forward and backward, the office announced that it will seek to vacate the approximately 5,000 convictions for possession since 2011.“Jailing people for marijuana possession is a vast and ongoing moral failure,” Mosby said avia the same release. “Communities are still sentenced under these unjust policies, still paying a price for behavior that is already legal for millions of Americans. That’s why I’m moving to vacate these cases.”The release went on to explain how these possessions citations vastly skew towards Baltimore’s Black and poor communities. For example, Baltimore 95 percent Black Western District has been issued 42 percent of the entire city’s total citations, despite a proportionate prevalence of marijuana use by both Blacks and Whites.“The statistics are damning when it comes to the disproportionate impact that the ‘War on Drugs’ has had on communities of color,” Mosby said in the release. “I pledged to institute change and I refuse to stand by and be a facilitator of injustice and inequity when it is clear that we can be so much smarter and do so much more on behalf of the people we serve.”While expected to have an immediate impact on the community itself, the ultimate hope is that this new policy will free up the resources so that Baltimore Police officers can make inroads on the record-high and climbing Baltimore murder rate. Despite a declining population, the city continues to average almost one killing per day.““Law enforcement pays a steep cost in the form of public trust when we spend resources on things like marijuana and simultaneously fail to solve and successfully prosecute homicides,” Mosby said. “Ask any mother who has lost a son to gun violence whether she wants us to spend more time solving and prosecuting her son’s killer or to spend time on marijuana possession. It’s not a close question.”last_img read more

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Danish engineers planning manned space craft

first_imgTycho Brahe spacecraft designed and build by Kristian von Bengtson © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Danish engineers planning manned space craft (2010, August 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-danish-space-craft.html An unmanned test flight carrying a crash-test mannequin will be launched on 31 August by the Danish non-profit Copenhagen Suborbitals, and if successful, a manned suborbital flight could follow soon after. The rocket will be launched from the Baltic Sea, from a floating platform towed into position by a mini-submarine, also designed and built by the same group.The manned craft is known as the HEAT1X-Tycho Brahe after a 16th century aristocrat who identified a supernova. It is a single occupant capsule, and the passenger would stand in the cramped capsule looking out of a plexiglass dome.The rocket will take the capsule to a suborbital altitude of 30 km and then the booster will separate allowing the capsule to descend, with parachutes slowing its descent to a splashdown in water. On its way up the rocket will break the sound barrier, subjecting the passenger to almost 3-g forces. Movement will be limited to operating a camera, and reaching for an oxygen mask, vomit bag, the exit hatch, and manual override controls for booster separation.The HEAT1X rocket (for Hybrid Exo Atmospheric Transporter) will carry the one-person capsule. It is basically a 640 mm diameter tube about 10 meters long. It will burn for around 60 seconds and provide 40 kN of thrust. The rocket was successfully tested in May this year.The Tycho Brahe-1 spacecraft is a pressurized capsule with a polymer plexiglass dome. Having the astronaut stand enabled them to build a smaller diameter rocket. According to the group’s website the passenger will wear a pressure suit to control the orthostatic pressure, and their calculations indicate that “g-loads and g-load time will not become a problem.” The designers and builders of the craft, engineers Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, belong to the SomethingAwful web community and hope to show that space travel does not have to be the exclusive domain of groups with access to millions or billions of dollars. Their entire budget was a mere $63,000, all of it in donations and sponsorships, which von Bengtson (who once worked for NASA) said would “barely cover the cost of the key hole on the shuttle.”The Tycho Brahe is one of a series of suborbital craft the group is developing, and their aim is to use these vehicles to “pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft.”Madsen and von Bengtson say the mission has a 100% peaceful purpose, and no explosive, nuclear, biological or chemical payloads will be carried. More information: copenhagensuborbitals.com/ Canadian Arrow Team Successfully Tests Crew Capsule (PhysOrg.com) — A couple of Danish engineers are working towards launching a human being into space. Explore further 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.last_img read more

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See Me Feel Me Touch Me Museums Need Tech Entrepreneurs

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 6 min read Museum-going alert: According to the National Endowment for the Arts, overall museum attendance fell from 2002 to 2012. More alarming still, museumgoers 75 and older were the only demographic to increase over that same period.Related: Google’s First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum TreatmentClearly, the museum world has a millennial challenge: Namely, what do the world’s great institutions need to do to engage a 21st century, screen-addicted generation? How do you integrate new technology into something as classic and physical as the museum-going experience?Digital displays may well be the answer. But when it comes to digital, museums for too long have been caught between charges of gimmickry vs. their own existential need to appeal to a younger and more tech-savvy generation. Their solution to-date has been to trot out blockbuster pop culture shows, which have been accused of pandering to audiences, given their subject matter: retrospectives of fashion designers, pop stars, film directors and animation studios.Meanwhile, on the technology end, museums’ output has seemed as tentative as a junior high student at his first school dance. The tools that have been used — kiosks, touch tables and pre-recorded audio tours from existing organizations — have often taken a narrow-minded approach.They’ve give “museum tech” a bad name.Fortunately, however, the chilly relationship between technology and these institutions has begun to thaw. A recent report from the Association of Art Museum Directors detailed 41 museum projects using digital technology — from social media and mobile apps to in-gallery interpretation and behind-the-scenes collections management — in creative and adventurous ways to make collections more accessible and engaging.Over the past few years, a number of museums have begun to install “beacons,” a new form of Bluetooth technology that tracks patrons as they wander around galleries and enables museums to send personalized messages to their devices. An enormous opportunity, then, exists for manufacturers of beacon hardware and designers of bespoke, location-aware technology to design products that integrate into the museum environment and work with existing museum apps, as well as monitor beacon battery life levels.The danger in some of this, however, is that too much technology will plug people back into their own little screens. Like the bar in Brazil that designed a special beer glass to curb anti-social phone use, museums need to be bigger and bolder in their thinking. They need to get people away from the small screens — Instagram treks and selfie hunts — and get them interacting with the space as well as one other.  (Science museums, with their intuitive, hands-on topics, are especially good at this.)Related: The Genius Behind the Whitney Museum’s New LogoOne answer to the question of museums and digital tech is to accept that the story of art, culture and history is a continuing conversation that people want to be part of. Recently, the Museum of History El Paso launched an exhibit called DIGIE (Digital Information Gateway In El Paso), a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States. DIGIE takes the form of an enormous, 36-foot-long, five-foot-tall touchframe smart “wall” that enables visitors to “walk” with their fingertips through El Paso’s streets and neighborhoods, from the city’s birth to the present. The exhibit’s vast collection of public and personal archives and photos cascade into interactive 3-D cityscapes that can be explored geographically, historically or thematically, according to an individual museum-goer’s pace and preference.DIGIE engages the youngest demographic of museum-goers in Texas in a riveting new fashion, and gives them the ability to learn about their local heritage in a fun, nonlinear and hands-on way that is highly relevant to their age group. The city wall further allows each museum attendee to leave his or her mark — to become part of the fabric of El Paso’s story — by uploading their own photos, comments, memorabilia and more. Since launching in February of this year, the wall has helped double the museum’s audience attendance.So, for any companies out there looking to offer digital updates to physical spaces, it would be wise to take note of specific technologies powering an installation like DIGIE. One of the technologies that enabled the El Paso experience, for example, is a new generation of infrared detecting touch systems developed by PQ Labs. Unlike the capacitive touchscreens seen in most mobile phones, this infrared system has enabled simultaneous interactions by many visitors right across the 36-foot display.Having worked with a number of local and international museums myself, I think it’s clear that they need help from people like us: tech companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Many companies don’t realize it, but museums are a market ripe for innovation. There’s no need to fear the reputation of the world’s great institutions if you can help them bridge the gap between the physical and the digital.Here are some ways small businesses can approach these unique, historic institutions to help them make the digital leap:1. Know a museum’s audience.Museums fulfill an important public service obligation while also competing with general entertainment attractions. Understanding and embracing both sides of that equation is key.2. Look to the future.Museums serve different publics — the audience of today and generations of tomorrow. It’s an important fact upon which museums will base their digital decisions. Technology that leverages existing archives while also adding them is sure to catch any curator’s attention.3. Plug visitors Into group experiences:It’s vital to remember that museums are shared experiences. When looking through proposals for digital exhibitions or kiosks, the last thing that museums want are ones that simply enable patrons to be alone together.4. Don’t offer catch-alls.While museums have similar needs, offering a similar solution isn’t good enough. Each space is a unique opportunity for tech. Go on field trips, study the archives, map out the blueprints. One-sized fits all solutions won’t cut it. Do your homework!5. Keep screens in perspective.We interact with technology through displays so often that we start to think that screens are the technology. But that’s simply not the case. There are plenty of ways to engage visitors without the need for yet another screen. It’s up to people like us to think them up!It is indeed a brave new world for museums. And it’s up to people like us to guide them through it. If you have a solution that can meaningfully help a museum, consider this a wake-up call.Related: Vintage Apple 1 Computer Auctioned Off for Record-Setting $905,000 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 17, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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See how the Pulse nightclub memorial is coming to life

first_img‘We will use the utmost care and sensitivity in preserving the items that were so lovingly created and placed here – they will be integral as the onePULSE Foundation plans the museum.’More concept art. | Photo: ProvidedCrews are also enhancing the original Pulse sign, but not removing it.‘As we move to create a permanent memorial and museum,’ added onePULSE Foundation Executive Director Barbara Poma. ‘We also know the importance of ensuring the families, survivors, first responders, and the community continue to have a place to reflect on what happened here.’Construction will finish at the end of April.The foundation is a nonprofit managing the design, construction, and operation of a permanent museum and memorial to the Pulse tragedy.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Concept art for the Pulse interim memorial. | Photo: Provided The onePULSE foundation is officially breaking ground on an interim memorial for the Pulse nightclub on 26 February. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Pulse nightclub prepares for two year mark since mass shootingHere is the design for New York’s new monument honoring LGBTI peopleLargest U.S. Gay Pride Los Angeles in West Hollywood under attack?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pulse-nightclub-memorial/ As explained by the foundation, this space ‘will give families, survivors, first responders, and the thousands of people who come each year space to pay their respects while planning and design of the permanent memorial are underway’.The temporary memorial will include seating, trees, shade, and more for a peaceful area to remember and grieve.Crews installed a rainbow crosswalk near the nightclub in October as a first step of the memorial.Preserving the memoriesThe day before construction begins, the Orange County Regional History Center staff is going to collect the memorials left. This includes messages, art, artifacts, and more. The Center will carefully preserve and include them in the memorial.‘June 12, 2016 was an historic day in Orlando’s history,’ said Pam Schwartz, Chief Curator of the History Center. ‘We are dedicated to ensuring that the lives taken, all those affected, and the outpouring of public support are not forgotten. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Study Shows Eizo RadiForce RX850 Improves Reader Efficiency Over Dual Configuration

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