As John Lennon might say: “I’m sick to death of reading things from Tight-lipped condescending Breitbart little chauvinists All I want is the truth, just give me some truth I’ve had enough of reading letters from Schizophrenic egocentric paranoiac Pattaya tricky dickies All I want is the truth just give me some truth.” Ian Martin Bangkok … [Read more...] about Imagine … John Lennon reading The Nation
All i want is the truth
Some 61 million Filipinos are prepared to cast their vote tomorrow, but is the Commission on Elections ready for the nationwide exercise that could turn ugly if mismanaged? The question is being asked on the eve of Election Day, because disturbing issues continued to swirl around the Comelec until yesterday on factors affecting the holding of an orderly and honest midterm election. Many voters have complained that their names were missing from the lists, that Comelec’s online Precinct Finder was not working, that SD (Secure Digital) cards of hundreds of voting machines had been corrupted, that some ballot marking pens were smearing, that the accreditation of the poll watchdog Namfrel had been disapproved, that the opposition party designation had been given to the Nacionalista Party making it a kind of “company union” working with the Duterte majority party, etc. The election would have the effect of telling President Duterte whether to continue his style of … [Read more...] about Voters all set, but is Comelec ready?
The drivers of black cabs in London are required to immediately decide any routes in response to requests by passengers or traffic conditions. The test to become the driver of a black cab is so notorious it’s dubbed “The Knowledge”. It’s assumed to be the hardest test in the world since the prospective drivers must be able to memorize all routes in London city without using maps, navigation systems, or communication among drivers. It takes about 34 months for the average drivers to mentally map about 25,000 streets and addresses, including landmarks and short-cuts. It has been that way since 1856. Then all of a sudden, a new company called Uber launched a mobile application to disrupt public transportation services in major cities around the world. Uber provides an opportunity for anyone in possession of a car and a driver's license to be a “partner” and directly compete against taxis like the black cab without competitive regulations. To make … [Read more...] about ‘New Dark Age’ and the call for new digital literacy
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Wed., May 1, 2019 Brad Marchand’s true colours are showing through, huh? Gonna guess a fair bit of Leaf Nation is rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets at the moment. Or maybe you should be with the Marlies, who signed Egor Korshkov (though his name is Yegor on hockeydb.com), for their playoff run. Game 1 vs. Cleveland (Columbus’s top farm team) is tonight. Korshkov, whose Leaf contract kicks in July 1 and runs two years, will stand out because he’s actually big. Six-foot-four. We’ll see what kind of pro he is, if he can skate, etc. His numbers in the KHL don’t exactly scream: “Prospect.” Injured most of this year, he had five points in 19 games, and 65 points in 119 career games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He had a terrific 2016 World Juniors, with eight points in seven games, losing the gold medal game to Kasperi Kapanen’s Finland. He was drafted by the Leafs that summer, already 19. … [Read more...] about Leafs forwards make the grade: Marner is the key
The night of the elementary school talent show, we came home to celebrate with ice cream when my mother took out her iPhone to show a video she’d taken of my 10-year-old daughter’s performance. My daughter had played Ed Sheeran’s Perfect on the piano by ear and sung along. Despite her nerves, she got out there in the middle of the stage in a new dress with scattered sequins and sang her best, bowing to an audience of clapping parents before she walked offstage — an expression of relief and pride on her face.When I saw my mother’s finger hovering over “play” on her phone, my daughter leaning over her shoulder, I stopped her: “You know what... Let’s just let her enjoy the moment.”I’ve seen the way my daughter’s facial expression changes, her eyes squint slightly, and her neck pulls her head back just a little when she watches videos of herself. I knew that in my daughter’s mind she’d felt like a rock star … [Read more...] about Is the immediate playback of events changing how children create memories?