Fortuna >> Throughout the last decade, Mike Benbow has become accustomed to looking across to the opponent’s sideline during each Milk Can Game and seeing the same face in a red button-down shirt and classic blue jeans.The Benbow vs. Kim Jorgensen meeting of the minds only added to what the annual Eel River rivalry game has to offer.As Benbow looks across Husky Field tonight in the 52nd annual Milk Can Game, he will see somebody else directing the rival Wildcats — first-year head coach Jeremy …
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This is part of the “Hi AleX,” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLit Hi AleX,This may strike you as an odd question: What does a middle-aged Wisconsin paper-mill worker possibly have to do with your professional future?Short answer: everything.The worker’s name is Frank Kovac, and a few years ago, he did something extraordinary. From a very early age, Kovac dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist. Difficult college math courses ended this dream, but it didn’t stop him from building his own planetarium in his free time — a facility he proudly describes to his visitors as the “world’s largest rolling, mechanical globe planetarium.”In fact, the Kovac Planetarium, located in the tiny, unincorporated northern Wisconsin community of Monico, has become a popular tourist attraction.Kovac has demonstrated that in terms of knowledge empowerment, people no longer have to wait on someone else — a teacher or a mentor, for example. They can tap into the enormous generative capacity of the Web to educate themselves.Call it the Frank Kovac effect.This holds major implications for you, AleX, because in spite of all the passion and commitment you pour into your job, people no longer have to wait on you. Thanks to the enormous generative capacity of the Web, they, like Frank Kovac, have the means of empowering themselves.Granted, your passion and commitment will always be key professional assets — that’s the good news. The part you need to worry about is how you’ve been taught to conceive and deliver your products.You and millions of other professionals were trained to think about and deliver information in linear terms — through programs such as lectures, seminars, and workshops, with your students serving more or less as passive recipients of this instruction. Your work has been defined by those methods for the bulk of your career.The problem is that a growing number of people around the world no longer want to acquire knowledge this way. Thanks to the technological advances that have occurred within the last generation, they don’t have to anymore.In this respect, your methods are quickly rendering you obsolete.Yes, there is still a place for these methods. The growing numbers of people learning to empower themselves still like to enhance what they’ve learned with occasional face-to-face interactions with similar-minded people.Consequently, face-to-face interaction will always comprise a facet of your work. But make no mistake, AleX: Traditional face-to-face interaction will largely be supplanted by these emerging forms of learning.Pretty soon, you and everyone else will be challenged to think and work in ways that reflect the new, flattened information order that prevails in the 21st century.We’ve talked in the past about how acquiring networking skills will enable you to aggregate and curate vast amounts of online information for the benefit of those you serve. (I’m reluctant to use the term client because in this new information order, the people you serve are not clients in any conventional sense. They are equals — “co-learners” who are now equipped to engage in two-way dialogue with you and to collaborate on the design and distribution of your end products.)No doubt about it: Aggregating and curating information will be valuable skills in the future, but in this new information order, you will be valued even more for the role you serve in contributing to networks — virtual spaces where people can exchange information and, equally important, where ideas can meet, mate and morph into even bigger, more innovative ideas.Some Net experts and others prefer to describe these new virtual venues as ecosystems rather than networks— take your pick.The people who master skills and who see themselves as both co-learners and contributors to these networks will be the most highly valued and successful professionals of the 21st century.This is your professional charge, AleX. Good luck. This article was originally published Thursday September 6, 2012 on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. Author: Jim Langcuster
The Supreme Court has questioned the lack of separate schools and distinctly trained teachers for students who suffer from autism, blindness and deafness.The apex court observed that it is “impossible to think” that children, who are disabled or suffer from any kind of disability or are mentally challenged, can be imparted education in mainstream schools along with normal children.A Bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, said that access to education has now been regarded as a fundamental right under Article 21A and there was a statutory obligation on the States to provide education under the Rights of Children to Free and Compulsary Education Act, 2009.Treat them as special“We are of the prima facie view that the children with special needs have to be imparted education not only by special teachers but there have to be special schools for them,” the Bench said.It asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file an affidavit keeping its observation in mind in four weeks and specify when the State is going to meet the obligation. It listed the matter for further hearing on November 27.“When we say ‘disability’, we do not mean ‘disability’ as has been defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 includes certain physical disabilities which may not be a warrant for getting admission in special schools,” the bench said.Emphasising the need for a separate system, the court said: “The students who suffer from blindness, deafness and autism or such types of disorder may be required to have separate schools with distinctly trained teachers.”The Bench was hearing a plea filed by Rajneesh Kumar Pandey through advocate Prashant Shukla, claiming lack of sufficient number of special educators in Uttar Pradesh and other States to teach the children with special needs.‘UP already on it’Additional Advocate General Aishwarya Bhati appearing for Uttar Pradesh said the State was committed to imparting education to the children with special needs.She said the State had already commenced the procedure for engaging 12,000 teachers, of whom some would be teachers for such special children.Counsel for Centre said that under the new integrated education scheme, special children were being taught along with normal children.The Ministry of Human Resource Development and the UP government claimed that children with special needs were being taught under the integrated scheme to ensure they do not get demoralised or feel alienated.As a confidence-boosting stepIt was contended that teaching such children along with the normal kids without disability would boost the confidence of those disabled and stop their isolation from the normal environment in schools.The petition, filed by 17 teachers who claim to have undertaken the training required to teach special children, has contended that to make Right to Education a success, it is necessary that qualified special educators are there in each school so that disabled kids can be prepared to face the challenges of life.The Punjab government was also faced with the same query from the Bench in a similar matter in the apex court.
In a major decision, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday decided the early release from jail of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Ravan, who is behind bars on NSA charges after last year’s Saharanpur caste violence. He was to be released on November 1.Mr. Chandrashekhar was booked for his alleged role in last year’s caste violence in Saharanpur district, involving Dalits and upper caste Thakurs.The UP department, which is under CM Adityanath himself, in a statement said the decision was taken on sympathetic grounds taking into consideration the representations by Mr. Chandrashekhar’s mother and the “current situation.”However, the details are yet to be confirmed. The Bhim Army founder had challenged his detention under the NSA in the Supreme Court after which the apex court recently issued a notice to the state government.Two other persons, Sonu and Shivkumar, who were in jail over the Shabbirpur violence, will also be released early. They were to be in jail till October 14.The government had booked six persons under the NSA last year.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Khelo India Mobile App in New Delhi at the Vigyan Bhawan during the Youth Parliament Festival.Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and other dignitaries were present at the launch.The Khelo India App is a first-of-its-kind sports application, developed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) that brings under one umbrella three significant features that together can help to create more awareness about sports and fitness among the masses in general and youngsters in particular.Developed as part of the Khelo India Scheme, which is the largest sporting talent identification and nurturing platform in the country, the application aims to further the Prime Minister’s vision to develop the sporting ecosystem in India and turn it into a global sporting superpower in the years to come.The application has three unique features that will make it convenient for youngsters to take up sport and also help to identify potential champions among children, across the country. The three sections are as follows:1. How to play: In this section, the user gets information about the basic rules and regulations of 18 sports disciplines. It is a beginner’s guide to what the game is about, equipments needed to play it, rules to follow while playing the game and scoring parameters. Keeping in mind the young demography of users, the information has been given through interesting info graphics and animation videos.2. Where to play: This section includes an exhaustive repository of data of sporting facilities across the country where an interested youngster can pursue a sport, in his or her hometown. The list includes SAI facilities, SAI-supported facilities and private facilities. The App contains details like address, phone numbers, location and also the sporting facilities available at the venue. The APP has the provisions of adding to this list of available sports facilities across the country on an ongoing basis, and going forward will, it will become the largest repository of play field information.advertisement3. Get fit: Fitness assessment of children is the most dynamic feature of the APP which will help to map the basic fitness levels of kids starting as early as 5 years for all school going children in India.The Fitness section has 8 tests that can be used to ascertain not just the level of fitness of a child, but can also determine which sporting discipline a child can excel in. The data of the fitness tests conducted by Physical Education Teachers of schools will be fed into the App and used to identify possible champions from across the country.Further, the fitness section has two verticals:1. For Parents: This will enable every parent or household to map the fitness level of their children.2. For Schools: India has more than 1.5 million schools and 30 crore schoolgoing children and its very critical to manage and map the fitness levels of school-going children in India.Developed both in Hindi and English, the application once downloaded can be used even when the parent or teacher does not have connectivity to the Internet. This will ensure that even those children who live and study in villages, and who may not have constant access to the internet can use this application.Also Watch:
zoomImage Courtesy: Techcross South Korean ballast water management system (BWMS) manufacturer Techcross received a large number of orders in January alone in 2019, which will be the first year when the IMO regulation comes into effect.The orders won last month include a total of 242 units for 159 vessels and reflect a rebound in the shipbuilding industry, according to Techcross.The company said that it was continuously winning BWMS orders from world’s major shipping companies including Arklow Shipping which signed the contract with Techcross office in Europe for a total 51 vessels.As explained, shipowners facing the new regulations are asked to make quick decisions on the shipboard ballast water treatment system and they are seeking manufacturers such as Techcross.The company said it has seen product inquiries steadily increasing since the end of last year. With this trend reflected in the market, Techcross received orders for 183 units — 123 vessels — only from the existing fleets, which specifically include 19 bulk carriers from Marmaras Navigation, 11 bulk carriers from Eastern Mediterranean Maritime and 10 bulk carriers from Laskaridis Shipping.Especially, owners equipped with Electro-Cleen System (ECS) in their newly built ships have started to install ECS on their existing vessels, further raising expectations for exceeding the company’s 2019 sales goal.In order to deal with the surging orders, Techcross has been aligning the internal organization and reorganizing business process, making investments to expand the production facilities, and establishing cooperation with its partner companies.In addition, the company strengthened the engineering capacity to provide turnkey solutions and built a global network through AS service stations and sales offices located in Houston in the US, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Quingdao in China, Fukuyama in Japan, Singapore and Cyprus.“Although we had difficult times in the past two or three years due to the lack of orders, we continued our investments in R&D of ballast water treatment systems and recruiting and training talented employees with a long-term vision in preparation for the IMO regulations,” Jay Lee, Sales Director and the Head of Sales, Techcross, commented.“As we are ready with the quick customer response and mass production system, we are expecting a rapid growth in the earnings from 2019,” Lee added.In June 2018, the US Coast Guard granted its Type Approval to Techcross ECS, the seventh BWTS system to receive this approval.
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Reader’s Digest joins the ranks of publishers like Conde Nast, Time Inc., Hearst and recent addition Meredith Corps. who have agreed to Apple’s subscription plan, which was announced in February. Time Inc. plans to have its 21 titles available for download by year’s end, making it the first major publisher to digitize its entire magazine portfolio. At the end of June, consulting creative director Robert Newman signed onboard with RD full-time. He is credited with heading up the design of the Reader’s Digest app, already available in the App Store for free download. The digital edition of Reader’s Digest is now available for purchase through the App Store, the publisher announced today. Beginning with the September 2011 issue, Reader’s Digest is available for in-app purchase in the App Store. Yearly subs are priced at $14.99, and single copies are available for download at $1.99.Reader’s Digest North America president Dan Lagani says RD anticipates more brands to be available for the iPad. Current RD print subscribers can access the iPad edition today, and will have free access for six months to sample the digital offering.