YGAM & GamCare ramp up digital RG resources during pandemic

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Leading responsible gambling charities the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and GamCare are accelerating the digital transformation of their educational resources during the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery People Sports betting Tech & innovation YGAM & GamCare ramp up digital RG resources during pandemic Leading responsible gambling charities YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust) and GamCare are accelerating the digital transformation of their educational resources, in order to continue offering support for those suffering gambling-related harms throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.YGAM, a national education charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and “build digital resilience” amongst young and vulnerable people, has been offering its practitioner workshops, aimed at training professionals to support vulnerable people, online.The workshops would traditionally have taken place face-to-face, but since the UK went into lockdown in response to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the charity has decided to digitalise the experience.According to operations director Kev Clelland: “During lockdown the YGAM practitioner workshops have been presented as a blended digital offering which is proving hugely popular with both teachers and other professionals.“Our education team has trained over 300 practitioners online, significantly more than the number we had planned to train face-to-face. Such has been the success that YGAM is now building up to deliver a minimum of five blended digital practitioner workshops a week.”In addition, YGAM has recently launched its ‘Parent Hub’, offering a variety of online resources to help support families and build digital resilience among young people. It is expected that additional video content, podcasts, and social media campaigns will contribute to the Parent Hub’s development.GamCare, similarly, have moved online with content and resources which would traditionally be provided face-to-face. Workshops for young people and CPD accredited training sessions for professionals have been taken online, for example, resulting in a doubling of attendance from April to May. GamCare also expects to release new eLearning modules which are currently in development.The GB Gambling Commission is regularly releasing information on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on gambling behaviours. Its website points to data showing that 23% of people report feeling their mental health has been negatively affected by the pandemic, with 39% seeing a decrease in their disposable income.Overall, the data shows that fewer consumers are gambling than before the pandemic, although many of those who are gambling are experimenting with new products.  A survey of ‘recent gamblers’ suggests 15% are spending more time and money on gambling under the pandemic. For ‘engaged gamblers’ (those who have participated in at least 3 gambling activities in the last 4 weeks) more than six in ten (62%) have increased either the amount of time or money they have spent on at least one gambling activity. It should be noted this does not necessarily mean that the time or money they have spent overall on all gambling has increased. 12th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Casino & games Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Toulouse miss out on win due to casual conversion from directly in front

first_imgWednesday Mar 9, 2016 Toulouse miss out on win due to casual conversion from directly in front Toulouse had a disastrous end to a Top 14 match for the second week in a row after a late try set them up for a win against Brive, but their goal kicker failed to convert from directly in front of posts. The official’s decision divided fans, but the result stood: 21-21. Kiwi Luke McAlister dived in with just seconds left in the match, taking Toulouse even at 21-21, setting up a simple conversion that would secure the win.Sebastien Bezy stepped up to convert but replacement Jean-Baptiste Pejoine charged down the kick, that was taken from a mere 7 meters out.“I don’t know if it’s better to laugh,” said Toulouse coach Ugo Mola, who thought a simple conversion would follow the vital try. “It could not have been more in front of the posts.”Too close to the posts, Pejoine charged the kick and got a hand up, enough to stop the ball from heading over, switching all the attention to referee Pascal Gauzere. Consulting with his TMO, he felt that what Pejoine had done was legal, so ended the match as a draw.Law 9.B.4 (a) states: All players of the opposing team must retire to their goal line and must not overstep that line until the kicker begins the approach to kick or starts to kick. When the kicker does this, they may charge or jump to prevent a goal but must not be physically supported by other players in these actions. “I was cooler than my teammates,” said Pejoine. “And they asked me to stay focused. I looked at Bezy when he laid the ball, he was not too far back and I said ‘attempting the shot’.Bezy himself said that everyone was disappointed to get that close and not take the win.“It was up to me to take it back a bit to try to get it over. I looked at the ball and when I saw him go (Péjoine), I countered. I did not know if it was on track or not, but it seems to have gone right,” said a dejected Bezy. “When you get that close, everyone’s disappointed.”Do you think the officials got this one correct?Note: low audiocredit: Boucherie Ovalie On a positive note, at least it wasn’t as bad as this kick by Chris Paterson in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

El Patio House / Lucas Mc Lean

first_imgPhotographs:  Tomás ThibaudSave this picture!© Tomás ThibaudRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstitutePorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The project was built in Costa Esmeralda, a private enterprise with 1000 ha and more than 3km of Atlantic coast, 390 km from the City of Buenos Aires. (Residential Neighborhood 1 – Lot 19)Save this picture!© Tomás ThibaudThe project reinterprets the courtyard typology. The morphology of the plan is structured around a tight and absorbing space, sheltered from strong winds and low winter temperatures.Save this picture!© Tomás ThibaudThe client commissioned a holiday home for use in all seasons, both summer and winter with the main premise of “feeling inside being outside, and outside being inside.” As this is a house to entertain guests, a clear independence between the common area and the private area was proposed. The courtyard, protagonist on the side access, acts as a functional, auditory and visual hinge between these two areas, like the semi public architectural program that develops behind. Three bedrooms, the night rest area is located to the front, while the area of greatest social exposure is located to the back. This void of 80 m2, the heart of the project, solves the semi covered circulation between the program, and is responsible for integrating the interior – exterior doorway, thus generating a projected range of meters which do not compute as built area. The house of 160 m2 then seeks to conquer the lot, implanted in the center and occupying the highest amount of linear feet between mandatory setbacks.Save this picture!PlanAnother determining factor that the project addresses is Privacy. With over 4000 available lots, we decided on an introspective project, displaying little on the facade, with a rectangular, modulated, sober and off the ground section. Four Araucaria pines are the only sign from the street of the situation projected inwardly. The front facade is translated on the dense, rustic, heavy, and opaque stone volume, which contains the pedestrian access. Once inside, the architecture becomes almost invisible, with a glazed living dining room on both sides that allows users to observe the depth of the lot and its wild vegetation. The common covered area enhances the gesture of intimacy to the back of the site; materialized by a sloping eave that modifies the height of the woodwork and protects interior furnishings from the sun exposure which means facing north. The sliding woodwork open up and make the covered area flexible.Save this picture!© Tomás ThibaudWith regard to materiality, we decided on the use of noble materials such as stone, wood for exposed floors, travertine marble for interior floors, and cement green for plastered masonry walls, which is camouflaged with abundant maritime pines.Save this picture!© Tomás ThibaudWe also performed a topographic work or sand movement with wooden beams. We thus placed the garage on the lower level of the lot, releasing the views of the front bedrooms. Finally, another sand containment was done on the rear setback, maximizing the higher levels to enhance privacy and shelter from the elements.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: Archonic Magazine #2 “Disassemble”Architecture NewsRT Residence / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Argentina “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/588839/el-patio-house-lucas-mc-lean Clipboard Architects: Lucas Mc Lean Year Completion year of this architecture project El Patio House / Lucas Mc LeanSave this projectSaveEl Patio House / Lucas Mc Lean CopyAbout this officeLucas Mc LeanOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa EsmeraldaArgentinaPublished on January 21, 2015Cite: “El Patio House / Lucas Mc Lean” [Casa El Patio / Lucas Mc Lean] 21 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” El Patio House / Lucas Mc Leancenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/588839/el-patio-house-lucas-mc-lean Clipboard CopyHouses•La Esmeralda, Argentina Save this picture!© Tomás Thibaud+ 18 Share Houses Year:  2013 Photographs ArchDailylast_img read more

Holden Accountability in Business Bills Approved in Key Assembly Committee

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Assembly Accountability Committee has approved legislation authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), to move long-term unemployed workers to the front of the job line when it comes to state contracts.AB 1586 will require state contractors to give priority hiring to those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits or who live in high unemployment areas. The bill applies to public service contracts of more than $200,000. It passed on a vote of 10 â€“ 3.In other legislation, Holden’s AB 1921 will provide more oversight and transparency between private businesses and government agencies by requiring service contractors to give government agencies access to records explaining how the state’s money was spent.“AB 1921 is a step in the right direction to provide transparency between private businesses and government agencies,” explained Holden. “State agencies and the public should be able to know how taxpayer dollars are being used in full-filling these contracts. It just makes for good business practices when receiving taxpayer funds.”AB 1921 was approved 8 to 3. Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentcenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government Holden Accountability in Business Bills Approved in Key Assembly Committee Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 3:11 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

SMART Modular Expands DuraMemory™ Offerings with Proprietary DIMM Retention Device for Harsh Operating Environments

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness SMART Modular Expands DuraMemory™ Offerings with Proprietary DIMM Retention Device for Harsh Operating Environments Twitter Facebook NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– SMART Modular Technologies, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), has expanded its DuraMemory ™ product line with the introduction of SMART ARC ™ ( A nti-vibration R etention C lamp), a locking retention device designed specifically to secure memory modules used in harsh operating environments that require the utmost stabilization in the field. The benefits of SMART ARC include:Utilizes a highly-efficient design that reinforces the attachment of the memory module to a variety of embedded computing motherboard typesCompatible with industry standard single board computers (SBCs), thus eliminating the need for custom system designsEasy-to-use and cost-effective method that provides an exact-fit solution to meet the most ruggedized application requirementsProvides all the advantages of using memory modules instead of soldered-down DRAMs for rugged applications, enabling maximum memory density while allowing for memory removal and replacement if needed Arthur Sainio, director of DRAM product marketing at SMART Modular Technologies, explains the reasons for introducing this unique product now. “With the continued exponential growth of data driving the need for more memory, using down-board DRAMs in systems exposed to high-vibration is not feasible anymore.” Sainio added that SMART ARC will benefit designers as well as end customers. “SMART ARC provides a cost-effective and reliable way for design engineers to increase memory content in demanding applications by using modules with confidence, knowing that the modules will stay secured to the board and function reliably for their customers’ applications.” SMART ARC is compatible with SMART’s line of DuraMemory DRAM products plus it is available for DIMMs and SODIMMs. SMART Modular supports specific customer application requirements depending on module type and socket type. Based on SMART Modular’s vibration and shock qualification study, modules using SMART ARC are able to pass the high bar 30G shock level requirement for certain defense and government applications. SMART Modular’s new SMART ARC locking devices are available today and sold as kits with an extensive line of DDR4 memory modules including VLP RDIMMs up to 64GB and standard SODIMMs up to 32GB. SMART Modular offers industrial grade modules (-40°C to +85°C) which are able to add DRAM underfill for extremely harsh operating environments. For more information on this accessory, contact SMART Modular’s Sales Team or [email protected] About SMART Modular Technologies Serving the specialty memory industry for more than 30 years, SMART Modular is a global leader in memory modules, solid-state storage products and high-performance computing. Critical to electronic devices, SMART Modular has developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM, hybrid memory, Flash and storage technologies across various form factors that are available in standard, custom and ruggedized versions where high performance and high capacity are critical. SMART Modular collaborates closely with its global OEM customers with a strong focus on extensive customer-specific designs, technical support and value-added testing services. Throughout the design process and across multiple platforms, SMART Modular creates solutions for demanding applications with differentiated requirements. SMART Modular is a pioneer in secure, ruggedized solid-state drives (SSDs). Additional attributes such as encryption, secure data elimination and write-protect features are incorporated providing highly secure storage for military, aerospace and industrial markets. *DuraMemory is a trademark of SMART Modular Technologies, Inc. Patent pending on SMART ARC ™ retention clamp design. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005295/en/ CONTACT: SMART Media Contacts United States Maureen O’Leary, Senior Manager Marcom and PR SMART Modular Technologies +1 (602) 330-6846 maureen.o’[email protected] Rhianna Bull, Account Manager Napier Partnership Limited +44 (0) 1243 531123 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SEMICONDUCTOR SECURITY HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005295/en Previous articleXerox and Naval Postgraduate School Announce Collaboration to Advance Solutions with 3D Printing ResearchNext articleAscom Secures Substantial US Distribution Agreement With Primary Systems Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 last_img read more

PARC reject proposal to replace points with training courses

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Google+ PARC reject proposal to replace points with training courses Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Road Safety Group PARC says it would strongly oppose the introduction of driver training courses instead of penalty points for those caught speeding for the first time.Under proposals being developed by the Road Safety Authority, drivers caught breaking speed limits for the first time may be ordered to undertake intensive training instead of receiving penalty points.PARC is very much against the idea – Donegal based Chairperson of the group Susan Gray says it is not the way forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/susanpoints.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Pinterest Google+ By admin – August 19, 2015 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleFF Selection convention to take place in OctoberNext articleDonegal girls impress in u-19 soccer international admin Twitter Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Whether Mandatory Sacramental Confessions Before Priests In Churches Violates Article 21 & 25 Of Constitution’: Supreme Court Issues Notice

first_imgTop Stories’Whether Mandatory Sacramental Confessions Before Priests In Churches Violates Article 21 & 25 Of Constitution’: Supreme Court Issues Notice LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Dec 2020 12:27 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a petition challenging the alleged practice of mandatory sacramental confessions in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.The Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued notice notice on petition filed by Mathew Mathachan and CV Jose who seek protection of their rights as well as the rights of similarly placed persons within the Malankara…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a petition challenging the alleged practice of mandatory sacramental confessions in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.The Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued notice notice on petition filed by Mathew Mathachan and CV Jose who seek protection of their rights as well as the rights of similarly placed persons within the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.Initially the Court has asked Senior Advocate Sanjay Parekh to approach the High Court.Parikh then submitted that the Supreme Court had by virtue of its consequential orders dated 06.09.2019 following the K.S.Varghese Judgment in 2017, prohibited the all civil Courts and High Court in Kerala from passing any orders in violation of the mandate in K.S.Varghese judgment.The question of law in the petition is “Whether mandatory requirement of confession can be imposed on a believer as per sections 7 and 8 of the 1934 Constitution of the Kerala Malankara church and are protected under Article 21 and 25 of the Constitution as an essential aspect?”As per this religious practice, a member of the church has to undergo ‘Sacramental Confession’ before a priest. Such a practice, it was stated, was requisite to relieve oneself of his sin and was a condition precedent for fulfilling the temporal and spiritual needs of being a Christian. A person who does not undergo such a procedure would be denied the benefit of such services from the Church.The petitioners contended that under the garb of some Rules, the Church is forcing the members to ‘mandatorily confess’ and ‘mandatorily make payment of monies/ dues’, failing which their names are struck off from their respective parishes. The petition states that the said practices indulged in by the Church are of a public nature, affecting human dignity and liberty of thought and that the believers have been forced to remain meek and quiet out of fear of removal from parish membership, social ostracisation etc. The said writ petition inter-alia challenging the compulsory nature of Confessions or Payment of Monies/ Dues has been filed by Sanand Ramakrishnan, Advocate-on-Record. The petition highlights that forced, mandatory and compulsory confession (not being voluntary) from men and women is causing severe problems including the exploitation of women and blackmailing. If a person has not confessed, then that person’s name will be struck off from the parish register and he/she is barred from all activities of the church.If that concerned person wants to get married, he/ she will have to mandatorily confess before his permitted to marry, failing which the Vicar of the Parish will not recognize him as the member of the Church as his membership in view of the non-performance of confession.In 2018 Kerala High Court had dismissed a petition seeking to declare the practice of ‘Sacramental Confession’ to be unconstitutional.(C.S Chacko Vs Union of India). The bench said the practice of ‘Sacramental Confession’ formed one of the quintessential practices of following Christianity. The apprehension of the petitioner that even though by remaining as a Christian not adhering to such a practice would disable him from receiving temporal and spiritual services cannot be a said to be any violation of his fundamental right.The court said by choosing to remain with a particular faith or religious belief, one had to adhere to the norms prescribed under its religious tenets. The petitioner embraced Christianity voluntarily being fully aware of the factum that by remaining to be one such, he had to strictly follow its religious practices and etiquettes which may include ‘Sacramental Confession’. If the petitioner chooses to disregard any such practice, he is voluntarily giving up or ceases to be a member of such religious faith.The approach of the petitioner to remain as a Christian and his apprehension that by not undergoing ‘Sacramental Confession’  would disable him from receiving temporal and spiritual services of the church cannot be resolved through a proceeding under Article 226, the court said.Next Storylast_img read more

USS Theodore Roosevelt Leaves Dubai, UAE

first_img The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) made its third port visit of her 2015 deployment when she pulled in to Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 7-11.TR Sailors and Marines enjoyed a few days of relaxation before TR pulled back out to sea for another stretch of underway operations.Theodore Roosevelt is the flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), which is composed of Carrier Strike Group 12, Carrier Air Wing 1, Destroyer Squadron 2 staff, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.[mappress mapid=”16248″]Image: US Navy View post tag: UAE Share this article June 17, 2015 USS Theodore Roosevelt Leaves Dubai, UAE View post tag: Dubai View post tag: Navy View post tag: middle east View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Leaves Dubai, UAE Authorities View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Remote-controlled love song

first_imgThe brain control techniques, which Miesenböck pioneered 3 years ago, use a laser to trigger certain actions. The ‘song’, which flies make by vibrating a wing, is never produced by females, so the findings indicate an astonishing similarity in male and female fly brains. “Anatomically, the differences are so subtle,” Miesenböck told the Telegraph, “How is it that the neural equipment is so similar, but the sexes behave so differently?” An Oxford scientist, Professor Gero Miesenböck, has made female flies produce the male courtship song using remote brain control.center_img Researchers suggest that fly brains may have a ‘master switch’ that determines male or female behaviour.last_img

English Faculty amends course after student pressure

first_imgMatthew Main, a second year at New College, commented, “It is a real kick in the teeth: it consists of five one-hour classes (which are essentially taught as sign-up lectures, as far as anyone can tell) and two quarter-of-an-hour ‘tutorials’/consultations, replacing five one-on-one tutorials. Another aspect which seems to have been overlooked is that tutors are now both setting, teaching, and examining papers which cater entirely to their own professional/academic interests, or more troublingly ‘tastes’: this raises some very obvious concerns about whether the courses really will reward forthright thinking and research or whether they really represent the students being asked to further research already being undertaken by the professors in charge of each course.”Tiffany Stern, Chair of Examiners for the old system and fellow of University College, responded to these criticisms, “The idea was to allow faculty members to teach courses of their own choice, tied in with their research. Hitherto we have largely taught as ‘GPs’ rather than as specialists (tutes are seldom what we’re working on). Paper 6 was to allow us, and our students, to be involved in research as it happens… The Faculty and College ‘stint’ (the hours per week that post holders teach) remains unchanged.”The introduction of the Special Topic paper comes alongside broader changes to the course. As well as some final exams being replaced by coursework, students will now study one fewer paper than in previous years.Current third years will sit an exam on Shakespeare, and four period papers that cover the years 1100-1830 with an additional commentary paper on assigned Middle English texts. Under the new system, students will be examined on Shakespeare via a portfolio of coursework and the commentary paper has been discontinued entirely. Current third years also submitted a portfolio of work in Trinity of second year that focused on English language rather than literature, an aspect of the course that is now entirely absent from Finals.Overall, English students will now sit only four three-hour exams in their final year, all on topics that they studied in second year. One finalist commented, “The new system as it stands serves to minimise the work-load, intentionally or otherwise, of English students and the staff that teach them. It’s frustrating that I will earn the same degree as someone graduating a year later despite the fact I will have sat seventeen hours of exams to the twelve they will sit whilst their coursework is essentially the same. It’s not like English degrees are exceptionally hard work anyway!” The English Faculty have revised provisions for the new course only days after it was initially announced in the face of widespread student objections.Current second years are the first year to study the new English course, but after students complained that the balloting system for ‘Paper 6’ options didn’t fully account for their choices the Faculty have announced a restructuring.Under the previous system students would complete a ‘Special Author’ paper in Michaelmas of third year, choosing from a list of up to thirty different canonical authors selected by the faculty. The course has now been changed so that students study a centrally taught ‘Special Topic’ instead, with a similarly extensive list of options available.However, students expressed discontent at the way these options were balloted for. In previous years, college tutors would find staff to teach students the ‘Special Author’ paper on an ad hoc basis, with a large number of students being taught one-on-one or in small tutorial groups. The new system, as it was originally proposed, asked students to list five ‘Special Topics’ that they were willing to study, one of which they would be allocated.The Faculty originally declined to let students indicate which of the five topics they were most interested in, or rank their choices in any preferential order. An email from Kate Gear, the Faculty’s academic officer, said, “It’s clear from the majority of correspondents that students and tutors both understand that popular options may be oversubscribed, but they still want an opportunity to indicate options in order of preference.”Thw incident has been resolved by introducing a preferencing system where students rate five options which are then balloted accordingly. Despite this resolution there have been some wider concerns expressed over the nature of the course change. Students are worried that the new system has been designed to reduce the amount of time students spend with tutors. Special Topics will be taught in seminar-style classes rather than tutorials, an arrangement that has upset some.last_img read more