In this day and age, technology has ruled every aspect of living so one of the most important things to learn is how to use the computer. This skill is definitely required for individuals to meet the needs of the economy.
Michael Zamansky sits down for an interview at Yahoo Finance’s The Daily Ticker where he pushes for an upgrade in the level of education, where it should have computer science as part of the curriculum. Since computers are everywhere nowadays, it’s better for everyone to learn how to use them because so many jobs now require computer proficiency as a basic skill.
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According to Zamansky, learning computer science in high school or middle school will help fill plenty of job vacancies, since the tech community often complains about not finding enough qualified workers.
Right now, it seems that the board of education refuses to address Zamansky’s proposition for several reasons, but given time, perhaps it will realize that more American citizens will benefit from it by helping the economy rise through their technological skills.
As the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing incident shook the whole world, actor Bradley Cooper took a moment to show up at one of the victims in the hospital. Jeffrey Bauman Jr., the 27-year-old who lost both his legs during the unforgettable attack, got a visit from Cooper as well as New England wide receiver Julian Edelman.
Bauman was at the marathon to support his girlfriend, when, according to his brother, he saw one of the bombers just before the explosion. Unfortunately for him he fell victim to the blast and woke up under so much medication but was able to write some key answers to hunt down the suspects.
Cooper’s and Edelman’s visit was certainly a welcome surprise for Bauman. But the two celebrities didn’t plan to visit him together because the Cooper just came out of the blue, according to Edelman. The actor happened to be in town shooting American Hustle, that temporarily stopped its production during the manhunt for Tsarnaev.
In the wake of the bombing incident that happened on Monday at the Boston Marathon, many in Hollywood expressed their sympathies and showed their support for all the victims and families who were affected through social media. But one celebrity’s message in particular managed to resonate with a huge number of people on the internet so much that it became viral. I’m talking about Patton Oswalt and the inspirational message he posted on his Facebook page which has now been shared more than 200,000 times, ‘Liked’ more than 300,000 times, and has received over 14,000 comments. And then of course, there’s the tweet;
“…seconds after the explosions, you see hundreds of people running TOWARDS the carnage to help.Not away.” — Paul Kozlowski
In his open letter on Facebook, the Virginia-born comedian reminds the people of all the good in the world. He argues that humanity is not “inherently evil,” and that he believes that good will ultimately prevail in the end because tragedies like the Boston bombings force good men to act together and eradicate evil, much like white blood cells on a virus, though not by violence but by love.
Monday’s bombings claimed three lives and injured more than 170 people.
April 15 is now painfully memorable to everyone especially the people in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was almost successful as many participants joined to run until that horrifying tragic incident at the finish line.
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Two bombs exploded at the finish line, turning the celebration into a bloody carnage. Three people reportedly died while around 170 were severely injured, and some even lost their limbs.
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According to the Associated Press, the improvised bombs were made of 6-liter pressure cookers filled with explosives and sharp metal objects such as nails and ball bearings, hidden inside duffel bags that were strategically left on the ground during the event. They detonated within 10 seconds of each other, timed with a kitchen timer. This kind of bomb can easily be set off using electronic devices and gadgets such as cell phones.
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Updates are now being posted on news programs and websites. US President Barack Obama has made an announcement that authorities would work with local law enforcement to catch and punish those who are responsible.
Here’s a footage captured by a television camera at the finish line.
To think that making people laugh is already hard enough, what more if you’re still expected to do the same just fresh out of a tragedy – especially if it’s really close to home? Such is the case of three late-night television hosts after the tragic bombing incident on Monday at the Boston Marathon event.
Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, and Craig Ferguson all opened their monologues with a different tone than usual as each of them addressed the afternoon’s unfortunate incident by expressing how they felt about it.
“Very bad things happened today for no good reason, and our thoughts are with the people of Boston and everyone who is suffering as a result of the bombings at the marathon,” Kimmel said about the incident during his monologue. “It’s a disgusting thing. I don’t understand it. But my job is to make you laugh, so I will try to do that – and I will probably fail. I’m failing already,” he added.
Over at CBS, Ferguson tried to hold back from using profanity, saying, “People say to me ‘Craig, your job is to make people laugh at the end of the day.’ And I think, yes, that’s true, but I’ve never professed to be any damn good at that. And, the thing is, people want their mind taken off it. And I think, well ok, if you want your mind taken off it, you know, watch a cartoon or a video or something. I understand it, it’s perfectly acceptable. I don’t think it’s a terrible thing to not want to think about it, but I can’t not think about it.
Also, I have a personal connection with the city of Boston. I have some history there. I have family there. When I became an American citizen in 2008, I spoke at Faneuil Hall on July 4, at the invitation of Tommy Menino who is the mayor of Boston, and one of the more colorful characters in American politics…. I’ve been there for the Fourth of July many times… and every cop in Boston looks like I’m his brother… My first stand up special in America, I shot it in Boston. I like that town. I’m appalled by this thing and when I watch it on these streets that I know, it’s horrifying.”
And then on TBS, O’Brien expressed his feelings with a bit of humor, “We have a great show for you tonight. But first, I have to mention what an upsetting and sad day it’s been. Boston is my hometown – it’s where I grew up, and it’s where my family lives. So I just wanted to take a moment to say that – like everyone here – my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and everyone who has been affected by this senseless act. That said — it is our job to do a show. We’re going to try and entertain you the best we can. Which, given our track record, gives you people a 20% chance of having a good time tonight.”
And in case you’re wondering, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Fallon decided to express their sympathies by going dark this week.
The bombing in Boston left three people killed and at least 144 injured.
Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film Django Unchained was suddenly pulled from all theaters in China on the day of its premiere, Thursday, following a suspension order issued by its importer China Film Group Corporation citing unspecified technical problems but providing no reason for its decision.
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The film was already being played in some movie theaters, one of them being General Manager Tian Zaixing’s Beichen Fortune Center movie theater in Kunming. Zaixing said that the order to pull out the film’s showing came via phone call from China Film Group at around 10am. This resulted in moviegoers being forced to leave the cinemas during the screening. One viewer mentioned to the media that the movie was stopped only a minute after it even started.
Django Unchained reportedly already had to have some of its scenes cut off just to pass China’s strict censorship that generally removes violence, sex, and political content, which should already rule the reason that it was pulled out because of “unacceptable” content.
However, some speculate that a short scene which contains nudity was the culprit behind the decision to cancel the showing. Others claim that it was the film’s theme of an oppressed minority retaliating at his master that made some people in Beijing uncomfortable.
Meanwhile, calls were also made by the Associated Press to China’s regulatory agency, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television, in order to get some official statement but none of them were accommodated. Even Sony Pictures’ office in China refused to comment on the matter.
Renowned film critic Roger Ebert passed away on Thursday according to the Chicago Sun-Times, the paper which Ebert has worked for so many years. The news came just two days after Ebert revealed that his cancer has returned and a day after he announced on his blog that he was going to undergo radiation treatment.
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Ebert was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer back in 2002 and later had surgery of the salivary gland which caused him to lose his chin and ability to speak, although he did eventually managed to resume his work in writing and in television. He suffered a hip fracture in December, which led to the discovery of the cancer.
In his essay titled Leave of Presence, which he published on his blog on Tuesday, Ebert stated that he was going to slow down and reduce the number of reviews he wrote. His last words were “I’ll see you at the movies.”
Rest in peace, Roger Ebert. See you at the movies indeed.
Several schools in Norway have decided to reschedule their midterm exams in order to avoid conflicting with Justin Bieber’s concert dates. The move was made by the schools for fear that their students might cut class and miss out on the test just to be able to attend the 19-year-old pop star’s scheduled performance.
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Students in one high school in the Alesund region have even successfully petitioned their student council to move the exams at an earlier date, a local TV news reports. With Bieber set to perform on April 16 (Tue) and 17 (Wed), the said school will now hold its exam at an earlier date (April 10 and 11).
Alesund is about an eight hour drive from Oslo, which is where Bieber’s concert will be held. An estimated 500 students is said to be affected by the shift according to the LA Times and as of this writing, five schools have already been confirmed to have made the adjustments (all of which are 230 miles away from Oslo). Justin has even tweeted about the schedule adjustment:
In May of last year, Bieber fever took its toll when it sparked chaos as dozens of teenagers chased the singer’s car in hopes of getting to a free concert that was revealed only at the last minute. The incident resulted in Oslo’s police declaring a state of emergency.
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It’s April 1st, and it means that the web is going to be littered with fake stories. So to those of you who have this [annoying] penchant of showing off to your online friends by posting news articles in Facebook just so you can act like you’re so well-informed when it comes to buzzworthy stuff, I’d hold back a little if I were you.
But just to see how well you can spot a fake story without using Google, how about we run a little test by doing a practice session. Below are three latest tech news articles, and just by reading them alone AND without the aid of looking at other websites for reference, can you guess which one is an April Fools’ joke?
Microsoft To Launch E-Reader
The Redmond-based giant is said to be working on something more special than a smaller version of its Surface tablet: an e-book reader. Not just an e-book reader but one that would run on Windows 8 (or perhaps even Windows Blue). The story is supported by the fact that Microsoft is in partnership with Barnes & Noble in spite of the fact that it would end up competing with the already existing Nook.
Sticking with the concept of blue…
Gmail 2.0 (a.k.a. Gmail Blue) Arrives
In celebration of its 9th birthday, the Gmail team is ready to unveil the its next-generation email service. “Gmail launched nine years ago […] since then you’ve been able to use hundreds of new features that push the boundaries of what email can do and make it easier to get things done,” Project Manager Jonathan Zames said on the official blog. “Starting today, you’ll get to experience the next big step for Gmail, Gmail Blue,” it added.
Apple Developing A Game Console
Have you heard about the rumor that Apple would soon introduce a gaming controller? Well, it seems like that’s just the tip of the iceberg because new information is now indicating that that the Cupertino-based company is in the works of coming up with its own gaming console simply called iPlay. I know it sounds too predictable but then again, isn’t the iWatch? A video was just been released and as usual, industrial designer Jonathan Ive can be heard as the voiceover.
So which of these stories do you think is true? Leave your guess in the comments section!
An 8th grader with Down Syndrome is fulfilling her dream of being a cheerleader and learns that it’s not that simple.
But thanks to her high school team, Sarah Hill will finally wear the uniform and be included in the team. She was invited to join the New Brighton Middle School Team and one of her teammates said that she brought the team closer together as everybody is helping Sarah out.
Cheerleading coach Jen Walker said that she learned a lot from Sarah, who has done more for her than she has done for the child.
Since Sarah’s inclusion, the team became closer with each other and more understanding while Sarah is gaining her confidence and even has a new best friend, Ellie, her teammate.
Sarah will perform in front of thousands of people during the halftime of Santa Cruz Warriors basketball match.