2 February 2015Promising young girl coders from Khayelitsha met the Twitter vice-president for engineering, Nandini Ramani, to discuss how to pitch a business idea and how to use social media to grow their success.Ramani was among a group of 40 of the top women in technology from around the world at the gathering, which took place on 29 January at the Bandwidth Barn. The women, from TechWomen, are in South Africa to meet the country’s leaders in information and communications technology and discuss women’s roles in the sector.TechWomen is a mentorship programme that supports female leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). “The idea is to bridge connections and encourage women and girls to pursue careers in Stem,” said TechWomen representative Kelsi Ward.About 60 girls and women joined the meeting, where the TechWomen shared their experiences of working in some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world.The young coders were from GirlHype, an organisation that aims to empower young women and girls with digital and media education skills. The Bandwidth Barn tests incubation models that work best in a community environment and that support the local community’s needs.The visitors included professionals from Symantec, Juniper Networks and Twitter.Ramani spoke about programming and opportunities for women in technology. “I’m here to learn and share some of my own experiences,” she said. “I grew up in India where there are a lot of obstacles for women and I still persevered. I fully believe technology is as important as good clean water and housing.”The visitors showed the girls how to put together a motherboard. They also discussed programming languages and how to turn technology into a business.Successful TechWomen outreach programmes also took place in Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the women met a team from Silicon Cape. “Cape Town is similar to Silicon Valley with the amount of start-ups it has,” said TechWomen mentor Diane Manning.TechWomen, a US initiative launched by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in 2011, empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of female leaders in Stem from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. It provides them with the access and opportunity they need to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.It works through mentorship and exchange and exposes girls to female role models in Stem. Stem skills, the group says, are widely needed across a variety of trade and professional occupations. “Students who choose a Stem-related major can expect to enter a market where the number of jobs is projected to grow twice as fast as jobs in other fields over the next five years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.”In addition, women in Stem jobs earn 33% more than those in non-Stem occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. Stem careers also offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting realms of discovery and technological innovation. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realising greater economic success and equality for women across the board.SAinfo reporter
Related Posts richard macmanus RFID is an emerging standard for identification and tracking of goods. It’s one of the key underlying technologies for the Internet of Things. Yesterday we looked at the market for Internet fridges. Our conclusion was that until RFID tags become more common place on food items, Internet fridges will continue to be novelty appliances. In this post we look at the current state of RFID (Radio-frequency identification). Some big names in the retail industry have climbed on board the RFID freight train. Notably Wal-Mart, which has not only adopted RFID big time, but pressured its suppliers to do so too. The US retail giant issued a mandate to its top 100 suppliers in late 2004, requiring them to use RFID tags. The suppliers struggled to comply, so more Wal-Mart mandates followed. Finally, after years of slow take-up, Wal-Mart introduced fines for non-compliance in January 2008. The Practical Problems of RFIDAs CRM Buyer wrote recently, “while the expectation was that RFID would revolutionize the supply chain from end to end, achieving that transformation was an overly ambitious goal.” CRM Buyer pointed to issues such as the cost of tags, problems with reader accuracy, privacy and data integration. Currently only a handful of Wal-Mart’s nearly 150 distribution centers are RFID-enabled, according to Bob Novack – an associate professor of supply chain management for Penn State. A big part of the problem is that it’s just too hard for suppliers to implement RFID technology. Even at the most basic level of signal interference between RFID chips and things like metal racks. The cost to implement RFID is also a challenge, particularly in a recession.The CRM Buyer article goes on to state that while RFID may not be finding much success with front-end retail or distribution, it is finding better take up with back-of-the-store inventory and tracking high-value products (e.g. pharmaceuticals, electronics).Bokodes: Could Compete With RFID in Some AreasPerhaps the right technology hasn’t yet been found for item identification and tracking. This week MIT announced a new type of bar code, called a bokode. As the BBC reported, bokodes can hold thousands of times more information than bar codes and can be read by a standard mobile phone camera. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web Bokodes could replace RFID systems “in some near-field communication applications,” suggested MIT Media Lab’s Ankit Mohan. For example, RFID cannot be used for credit cards, because the data can be read at a distance and so isn’t secure enough. Mohan thinks that the Bokode “could encode just as much information, but require an open line-of-sight to the card to be read, increasing security.”While bokodes currently cost about $5 each in their prototype stage, MIT expects the price to drop to about 5 cents when produced in even relatively small volumes.ConclusionRFID is almost certainly here to stay, even if other ‘better’ technologies appear. As this deployment map from the RFID Journal shows, the technology is getting solid take-up even despite the practical difficulties. Tech companies such as IBM are also using RFID extensively. However, RFID is still a long way off replacing bar codes.As far as consumer applications for RFID go, don’t hold your breath. Tim Berners-Lee was excited by the possibilities of RFID chips, for example enabling people to check information about individual products on the Web. Before we can do that kind of thing though, retailers and suppliers need to overcome many hurdles to even implement the baseline RFID technology. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – It is National Heritage month and there are new dates for some activities according to the department.This weekend residents are encouraged to head to South Caicos for a taste of the island on October 10; In Salt Cay on October 11th there will be a Gospel Concert and on the holiday, which is Monday October 12 – there is an all islands flag parade, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands flag. This is the second year for National Heritage Month. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:national heritage month National Heritage Month ends National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Heritage month packed with culture
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IDG Enterprise is closing the U.S. print editions of Computerworld and CSO. The group, which also publishes InfoWorld, CIO and Network World, among others, plans to keep the brands on a digital and event-centric publishing model.June CSO and the June 23rd Computerworld, a biweekly, will be the final print issues. CSO has a circulation of 27,000 and Computerworld is 165,000.The digital audiences are comparably larger—Computerworld averages 2.9 million uniques and CSO averages 228,000. As it stands, the brands’ current model is a mix of sponsor and ad revenue along with events, marketing services and data programs, says IDG Enterprise CEO Matthew Yorke. “Readers can get access to additional premium content by registering for a free Insider membership,” he says. “We are developing new models, which incorporate sponsor/ad revenues as well as a paid model for exclusive content and resources (in addition to the premium content that anyone will be able to access. The entire site will not require a paid subscription).According to Yorke, there will be no staff reductions related to the change. “Resources will be re-allocated to the premium Insider content and that strategy.”IDG, and other tech-oriented publishers, have been pursuing this model for years now, gradually shutting down print magazines and transitioning the brands to digital and live event models, while simultaneously building out their marketing services groups. IDG Enterprise’s InfoWorld transitioned to a digital-only model in 2007. More recently, Network World followed that same path. PC World, which isn’t part of the IDG Enterprise division, also went digital-only in 2013.Yorke remarked at the recent Folio: Growth Summit that the company manages print for profit—and if there is none, then it’s either treated as a marketing expense or transitioned out of the model. CIO is the only other IDG Enterprise brand that still has a print component.
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BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed alleged that policemen barred him from leaving his house in Manikpur village of Companiganj upazila in Noakhali district to exchange greeting with supporters on the Eid day, Saturday.Police, however, denied the allegation citing ‘the blockade was for security reasons’, reports UNB.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud told newsmen that it has been proved that this government has become isolated from people and also being feared to face mass people.”So, policemen were deployed in front of my house in the morning and they barred me from coming out of my home,” he added.”I asked police to arrest me if I did anything wrong or let me go out, but they were firm about not allowing me to go outside,” said the senior BNP leader.Moudud said he spoke to Companiganj police station officer-in-charge and superintendent of police in Noakhali Md Ilias Sharif. Both denied him permission to go out, he added.When contacted, Md Ilias Sharif said, “Moudud Ahmed is a senior political leader. We deployed police in front of his house considering his security.”Rabiul Islam, sub-inspector (investigation) of Companiganj police station, who was on duty in front of Moudud’s house, said police were deployed following an intelligence report that he might face problems if he went out of home just before evening.
.Police recovered the bodies of two unidentified young men from separate places of Keraniganj, Dhaka on Monday afternoon.Khorshed Alam, sub-inspector of South Keraniganj police station, said they recovered a body from Char Kaliganj area and the other from the Buriganga river in the same area.The bodies of the youths, aged around 30-35, were sent to Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital in the capital for autopsy, he said.
Randi Weingarten tries to deliver a teddy bear and other items for children to federal agents at the port-of-entry, Tuesday on 26 June 2018, in Fabens, Texas, along the international border where immigrant children are being held. The group tried to deliver items to the children housed in tents at the facility but were turned away. Photo: APA judge in California on Tuesday ordered US border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.If children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days of the order issued Tuesday by US district judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego. Sabraw, an appointee of President George W. Bush, also issued a nationwide injunction on future family separations, unless the parent is deemed unfit or doesn’t want to be with the child. He also requires the government provide phone contact between parents and their children within 10 days.More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks and placed in government-contracted shelters – hundreds of miles away, in some cases – under a now-abandoned policy toward families caught illegally entering the USAmid an international outcry, Trump last week issued an executive order to stop the separation of families and said parents and children will instead be detained together. A Department of Homeland Security statement over the weekend on reuniting families only seemed to sow more confusion.”The facts set forth before the Court portray reactive governance_responses to address a chaotic circumstance of the Government’s own making,” Sabraw wrote. “They belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution.”The ruling was a win for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit in March involving a 7-year-old girl who was separated from her Congolese mother and a 14-year-old boy who was separated from his Brazilian mother.”Tears will be flowing in detention centers across the country when the families learn they will be reunited,” said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt.The Justice and Homeland Security Departments did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Tuesday.It’s not clear how border authorities will meet the deadline. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told Congress on Tuesday that his department still has custody of 2,047 immigrant children separated from their parents at the border. That is only six fewer children than the number in HHS custody as of last Wednesday. Democratic senators said that wasn’t nearly enough progress.Under questioning, Azar refused to be pinned down on how long it will take to reunite families. He said his department does extensive vetting of parents to make sure they are not traffickers masquerading as parents.Also challenging will be the requirement the judge set on phone contact.At a Texas detention facility, immigrant advocates complained that parents have gotten busy signals or no answers from a 1-800 number provided by federal authorities to get information about their children.Attorneys have spoken to about 200 immigrants at the Port Isabel detention facility near Los Fresnos, Texas, since last week, and only a few knew where their children were being held, said Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia.”The US government never had any plan to reunite these families that were separated,” Sandoval-Moshenberg said, and now it is “scrambling to undo this terrible thing that they have done.”A message left for HHS, which runs the hotline, was not immediately returned.Many children in shelters in southern Texas have not had contact with their parents, though some have reported being allowed to speak with them in recent days, said Meghan Johnson Perez, director of the Children’s Project for the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, which provides free legal services to minors.”Things might be changing now. The agencies are trying to coordinate better,” she said. “But the kids we have been seeing have not been in contact with the parents. They don’t know where the parent is. They’re just distraught. Their urgent need is just trying to figure out, ‘Where is my parent?'”The decision comes as 17 states, including New York and California, sued the Trump administration Tuesday to force it to reunite children and parents. The states, all led by Democratic attorneys general, joined Washington, DC, in filing the lawsuit in federal court in Seattle, arguing that they are being forced to shoulder increased child welfare, education and social services costs. The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on the multistate lawsuit.”The administration’s practice of separating families is cruel, plain and simple,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement. “Every day, it seems like the administration is issuing new, contradictory policies and relying on new, contradictory justifications. But we can’t forget: The lives of real people hang in the balance.”In a speech before the conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in Los Angeles, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the administration for taking a hardline stand on illegal immigration and said the voters elected President Donald Trump to do just that.”This is the Trump era,” he said. “We are enforcing our laws again. We know whose side we are on – so does this group – and we’re on the side of police, and we’re on the side of the public safety of the American people.”After expressing reluctance in May to get too deeply involved in immigration enforcement decisions, the judge who issued Tuesday’s ruling was clearly influenced by Trump’s reversal last week and the Homeland Security Department’s statement on its family reunification plan Saturday night, which, he said, left many questions unanswered.”This situation has reached a crisis level. The news media is saturated with stories of immigrant families being separated at the border. People are protesting. Elected officials are weighing in. Congress is threatening action,” he wrote.Outraged by the family separations, immigrant supporters have led protests in recent days in states such as Florida and Texas. In Los Angeles, police arrested 25 demonstrators at rally Tuesday ahead of Sessions’ address.Outside the U.S. attorney’s office, protesters carried signs reading, “Free the children!” and “Stop caging families.” Clergy members blocked the street by forming a human chain. Police handcuffed them and led them away.Later, protesters gathered outside the hotel where Sessions gave his speech. As the attorney general’s motorcade arrived, the crowd chanted, “Nazi, go home.”Weissert reported from Harlingen, Texas. Associated Press writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar in Washington; Gene Johnson in Seattle; Robin McDowell in Austin, Texas; Amy Taxin in Santa Ana, California; and John Antczak in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
Tuition for Maryland’s colleges would be held to three percent during the coming four years if Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is elected governor, the leading Black candidate in the June primary election pledged March 12.Under what the Brown campaign is calling the Keeping College Affordable Plan, the tuition increase cap launched under Gov. Martin O’Malley and Brown in 2007 would be continued in a Brown administration. The 3.3 percent cap on annual tuition increases at the state’s public colleges and universities makes Maryland’s tuition growth rate the second lowest in the nation.“As part of our campaign to build a better Maryland for more Marylanders, we make our children a promise: that if they work hard and do well in school, there’s nothing they can’t achieve,” Brown, who is campaigning to be the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nominee, said in a statement. “We’ve made great progress over the last seven years toward the goal of ensuring every Maryland student has access to an affordable, high-quality college education, but we can do better.”The tuition cap pledge is the 11th policy proposal issued by Brown and running mate Ken Ulman, Howard County executive. Brown said, “that’s why Ken Ulman and I will cap college tuition growth at no more than 3% annually over the next four years — so we can extend ladders of opportunity to every Marylander, regardless of background or means.” Ulman said during the news conference, “Anthony Brown has led the way as Maryland has maintained the lowest tuition growth rate in the nation, including a four-year freeze in tuition cost hikes.”The June 24 primary pits Brown and Ulman against five other sets of candidates for the party’s nominaton: Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Jolene Ivey, Ralph and Feda Jaffe, Del. Heather Mizeur and Delmon Coates, Charles U. Smith and Clarence Tucker and Cindy A. Walsh and Mary Elizbeth Wingate-Pennacchia.