Knowledge, Power And Tech: A Q&A With Hip-Hop Artist Divine
In the first installment of a three-part Q&A series, I sat down with hip-hop and rap recording artist Divine to learn about his entry into the technology industry, his current fintech project and how everything boils down to knowledge. Will Hayes: For …
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The Meaning of Science by Tim Lewens review – can scientific knowledge be …
The physicist Richard Feynman once remarked that “philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds”. Some of his colleagues have not been so kind. When Stephen Hawking pronounced philosophy dead in 2011, it was only the …
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Caution on classifying traditional knowledge under IPR
ven as the government has initiated the process of vetting a draft Bill on the protection and management of traditional knowledge (TK), experts caution against creating monopoly rights on TK and classifying it under intellectual property rights …
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Plato is renowned as one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Born in 429 BC around the time of the death of Pericles, he lived for nearly eighty years up until the period that began with the birth of Alexander the Great. He belonged to an aristocratic Athenian family who were by the standards of those days relatively rich. A large number of Plato’s relatives played an active role in Athenian politics, but this was an activity that Plato himself shied away from.
During his youth he became fascinated by the teachings and thoughts of Socrates, so much so that he attended the academy that Socrates set up. Plato was only thirty years old when Socrates was killed in prison for committing crimes against the gods.
Though incredibly distressed by the death of Socrates, Plato set about writing down the conversations he had held with his teacher. Today, most of what we know about Socrates, the man and his thinking, comes from the texts created by Plato.
Over time, he began to develop his own concepts and ideas relating to philosophy. One of his most famous works is “The Republic”. This is a text that describes his thoughts on how a better government could be formed than that what was in power in Athens at the time.
As was common amongst the ancient philosophers of that age he was not a fan of democracy. It was his impression that uneducated people should not have a say in electing officials that were to govern. He put forward a suggestion that the most intellectually accomplished in society should be those that hold power and make decisions. A cynic may say that due to his upbringing amongst the aristocracy he would always suggest that the elite class should govern.
Plato had a passion for the natural world and how biological systems interact and develop. He believed that all matter and thoughts had a perfect form. One of the most famous methods he used to explain his concepts was a metaphor relating to a cave.
He suggested that if there was a cave inside which there were a group of men chained up against a wall and they could only see the back of the cave and no more, all that would be visible to them would be shadows, and these shadows encompassed all reality. He proposed that if one of these cave prisoners was to escape and take in the beauty of the outside world, if he then returned to visit the remaining captives and tell them what existed outside, it is likely that he would be told that he was crazy and perhaps even hallucinating.
Plato suggested that we are all very similar to those men stuck in a cave. We believe that we know everything about the world and existence, but we are trapped in our bodies just as the men in the story were trapped on a cave. It was his mission to help people make more sense of the real world, both in practical and theoretical ways.
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More Emirati students bridge the knowledge gap
AL AIN // Fewer young Emiratis are having to take expensive and time-consuming foundation courses to bridge the knowledge gap between school and university. At UAE University in Al Ain, the largest of the three state universities, the proportion of …
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Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge
Peer review of manuscripts by academics is also critical to academic publishing. Does the manuscript add to the body of knowledge? Does the manuscript accurately discuss previous work? Are there significant errors in the manuscript? Does the manuscript …
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Want to pass on my IPL knowledge to young players, says Wayne Parnell
Keen on seeing South Africa 'A' do well in the upcoming tri-series involving India 'A' and Australia 'A', medium-pacer Wayne Parnell on Tuesday said he wants to pass on the knowledge gained from IPL stints to young Proteas and help them in adapting to …
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July 09, 2015
When the topic of Senior Living comes up it’s not always followed with the most positive of thoughts. But then again not many have been asking the right questions these days. A new short film by WESTLiving, a senior living provider, documents heartfelt personal stories from resident’s perspectives that sheds a new light on senior living http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y77B8bR-QXY.
Senior living is really about a true sense of belonging for seniors and their families. It’s about creating an environment where everyone feels celebrated, welcomed and acknowledged for who they are. The film opens with a senior who is asked a pivotal question, “When doing things that you love, do you think age really matters?” The answer is both thought provoking and inspirational. “Age doesn’t matter, its growth, but only in a different way” says Ruthie, who is an accomplished artist in a senior living community in Thousand Oaks, California. We learn some philosophical nuggets of wisdom from Neil, who points to us and declares, “If anyone asks you what time it is, you tell them the time is now!” Just one bit of wisdom referred to as “Neil’s Nuggets”. The staff is constantly rewarded with insight from residents who share a lifetime of wisdom and experience.
John Rimbach, President of WESTliving, is on a mission to address any misconceptions about senior living and enlighten the public with a more optimistic and accurate portrayal of the senior living industry. The “BE Inspired- The Time Is Now!” film helps toss away negative notions about aging. Instead it empowers all of us to live in the moment, to hold onto passions throughout life and love whole heatedly through time.
“This film is really about celebrating the freedom and empowerment that senior living offers.” Rimbach continues, “It’s a continued celebration and enjoyment of life.” The film is filled with simple lessons and nuggets of wisdom that empowers its viewers. It shows residents who are actively pursuing their lifelong passions; growing, learning and developing deep relationships in their senior living homes.
The film disproves negative aging stereotypes and sheds light on the beneficial aspects resident experience every day in a senior living community. “This is a greater than WESTliving,” states COO Patrick Collins. “It’s about putting a realistic, positive message about successful, positive aging.” WESTliving is not in the “care” industry, but rather, the “caring” industry and that’s what this film shows as it highlights the lives of seniors and those who care for them in a colorful, fun and creative way. The “BE Inspired- The Time Is Now!” film is intended to be shared, to celebrate the joy that comes with knowing and learning from distinctive seniors who shatter ageism stereotypes and continue to thrive. To view “BE Inspired- The Time is Now” go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y77B8bR-QXY.
WESTliving is a company formed in 2009 to own and operate hospitality based senior living communities providing exceptional variety of lifestyles, wellness, and care options. The WESTliving mission centers on delivering exceptional services and experiences by inspiring and empowering its Team Members to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those they serve. Communities are located throughout California, Arizona and Washington. To learn more about WESTliving visit http://www.westliving.net. To learn more about “BE Inspired- The Time is Now!” visit http://www.westliving.net/BE-Senior-Living-Video.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)
June 29, 2015
There was a time in the hospitality industry when people thought data science only applied to analytics and reports. A Californian start up, EventForte Inc., aims to change that perception, by applying data science technologies to every lifecycle of the event management process.
Their premise is simple – how best to explore better ways to solve problems than to rely on the power of collective intelligence inherent in data science?
Given that event planning involves numerous manual processes, a lot of decisions are made based on personal experience and intuition. Data science techniques promise to provide deeper insights into the best practices of the industry to assist event planners in creating meaningful and engaging event experiences.
“Currently, many event planners manually work across four to seven disparate tools during the event planning lifecycle, which can be a frustrating experience,” EventForte, Inc. President Ankit Gupta said. “This is prevalent because event technology hasn’t yet developed to a point where a highly integrated solution is feasible. We believe that comprehensive data science integration will be the key to enabling the innovative all-in-one solutions event planners require at affordable price points.”
The company is currently engaged in closed alpha-stage testing of data science implementations with partner hotels, including a revenue management and booking engine solution.
The EventForte team continues to put their beliefs to the test through the release of their cloud-based event management app early July, which promises to integrate key planner tools such as event diagramming, seating, and guest management. This app will be coming soon to all major app stores and web platforms.
Find out more about EventForte Inc. and their product offerings at http://www.eventforte.com.
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EventForte, Inc. offers a cloud-based event management platform with integrated business intelligence tools, with a mission to revolutionize the event management industry through integration of modern big data and data science methods.
The company has offices in San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, CA.
Scout's Eye: Wilson's Progress, Hardy's Shift Among 12 Thoughts From Minicamp
I haven't seen the plays from A.J. Jenkins that I thought I would have. His tape from the Chiefs was much better running routes and getting open. He just hasn't looked like a veteran player to this point that could help the team. These rookies have me …
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Monsanto Has Some Thoughts About Neil Young's Anti-Monsanto Protest Album
The massive food and biotechnology corporation Monsanto was the chief target of Neil Young's just-released protest album, The Monsanto Years. To the surprise of no one, the company disagrees with Young's criticism, as do many other conglomerates that …
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Regrets Not Agreeing to Jerry Seinfeld's Idea "That Elaine …
The two 'Seinfeld' stars reunited on the season-six premiere of Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.' Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld reunited on the season-six premiere of Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee — and yes, the two …
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Emerson Boy Scout's memory garden idea to be realized
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ESPN has terrible idea to interview Chauncey Billups while he's driving
Today in Terrible Ideas, we present ESPN's decision to interview NBA analyst Chauncey Billups while he's driving. The network seemed pretty excited about it, with Herman Edwards joking about “the po-po” pulling him over in his spiffy Porsche and stuff.
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TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting' Amid Molestation Revelations
TLC has pulled episodes of its reality hit "19 Kids and Counting" on the heels of revelations that the family's oldest son was accused of molesting five underage girls 12 years ago when he was a teenager. Reps for TLC would not comment but a source …
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Savage, Hayes: There Has Been 'Gross' 'Delight' Over Duggar Revelations
MSNBC's “All In” host Chris Hayes and advocate Dan Savage criticized the “gross” “delight” over the Josh Duggar child molestation revelations on Friday. Savage said that while the Duggars engaged in “hypocrisy,” and criticized them for “demonizing LGBT …
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'Orphan Black' Gives Us a Lot to Take in With 'Certain Agony of the Battlefield'
There is so, so much going on in this week's Orphan Black. So much much-ness. “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” is not only the most eventful episode of Season 3 thus far, but it's an important episode which marks a turning point, as sides are chosen …
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