GDPR has kickstarted a fresh data culture and given rise to a new generation of marketers

As every business should know by now, this new European regulation means companies will need to be more accountable over how they collect, use, and store personal data.Read more: People-based marketing can unlock a lifetime of valueThis regulation has already kickstarted a change in data culture, as recent research conducted by my company LoopMe has found.And on a much deeper level, marketers are reassessing the value of data and its lifespan.Data’s higher valuationWe found that just half of UK marketers (52 per cent) think that customers’ data will be reliable for between one and two years. Nearly three in 10 surveyed thought that the useful lifespan of data was less than one year. whatsapp We also spoke to marketers in the US, who placed a longer lifespan on data than UK respondents. But this view fails to recognise that data is depreciating more quickly in the GDPR era, and so needs to be renewed as regularly as possible. It may be no coincidence that data has a lower valuation in the States, where GDPR compliance is much less of a concern.We’re seeing that GDPR has brought to light not only the importance of data privacy, but the value of data itself.Our research suggests that the culture of data for marketing purposes is in full transition – and it’s moving towards a recognition that data is something really valuable.This change in data culture is no longer a regulatory aspiration, but a real phenomenon that is shaping the strategy and day-to-day campaign management of marketing and media companies.Data has been a game-changer over the last two decades, providing new levels of precision that traditional marketing hasn’t always been able to offer. But GDPR has added a new imperative for data handlers In conversations with our clients earlier this year, some weren’t fully clear what the regulatory change would mean. But across the industry, marketing and advertising technology suppliers had long been preparing for the change.We made sure that action plans were in place, contracts had been updated, and expectations were set.Clients are now fully adapting to the GDPR era, and we’re helping to make the expected change in data culture a reality.More transparencyBut the reality is that these are not easy times for data handlers and processors. The Cambridge Analytica scandal hasn’t gone away, and digital advertising is still on a journey towards cleaning up its ecosystem.GDPR should help with transparency issues, and everyone trusts that the stated aims of the regulation won’t lead to lasting disruption for data collection.One thing that is becoming clear is that GDPR hasn’t just invited the consumer to take more control of their data. It has also given rise to a new generation of marketers, who appreciate data in a whole new light.Read more: Droning on: How drones are transforming marketing Share whatsapp to take stock of this asset, and reevaluate how they are using it to their best advantage.Marketers and advertisers have to think carefully about the sources of data that they have at their disposal from now on. Making sure data profiles remain as reliable and up-to-date as possible will be central to data strategy.Our survey also showed that marketers are still heavily reliant on desktop data – nearly half thought that it was the richest source of data. But this risks overlooking the full value of mobile data.Smartphone usage overtook desktop in 2017, with people browsing the internet and spending more and more time on apps. This is a highly valuable source of data that shouldn’t be underestimated. We owe it to consumers to provide the best advertising and brand experiences, and strong data profiles are the enablers of this.Getting to grips with GDPRThere are signs that digital marketers are finding their feet with GDPR, and are getting to grips with the new regulatory environment. Stephen Upstone The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) era has been upon us for a few months since implementation in late May – which took some businesses off guard.The flurry of emails to customer inboxes around GDPR compliance has (mostly) stopped. 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Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

first_img Privacy Policy And illustrating the desperation for answers, nearly 500 patients have called seeking to enroll in NIH’s own study that is putting a few dozen under the microscope, with a barrage of sophisticated tests few hospitals can offer under one roof.Like many such patients, Ault’s disease struck following a run-of-the-mill infection in 2017. He’d been training for a half-marathon but after a little time off to recover, he tried to resume his runs and couldn’t. His diagnosis came after months of tests for other explanations.“His body had literally hijacked him and it wasn’t going to allow him to push through,” said Anne Ault, his wife.Ault, a father of three, was missing his kids’ sporting and school activities, even his nightly wrestle with his young son. He had to cut back his job, in the ministry, to half-days. When 16 hours of sleep a day made no difference, his wife, a pharmacist, hunted research opportunities.Ault fit the bill for the NIH study, which is focusing on people who came down with the disease after an infection, of any sort, within five years. That initial infection is long gone but maybe, the body’s normal reactions to illness went into a destructive tailspin.“You’re really capturing the disease at a specific point in time,” in its crucial early stages, said Sadie Whittaker, scientific director for the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. “No one has studied such a very specific population to such depth before.” In the LabPatients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome Many go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or dismissed by skeptical doctors. Decades after it was first recognized, scientists don’t know what causes it. There are no approved treatments, or even tests to help diagnosis — and no way to predict who will recover and who will have a severe case that leaves them debilitated, even bed-bound, for years.“The ignorance about the condition just vastly dwarfs what we know about it,” said Dr. Walter Koroshetz, director of NIH’s National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which is leading the research.The NIH has more than doubled funding — to more than $14 million — for scientists around the country to unravel the biology of ME/CFS since 2015, when the influential Institute of Medicine decried “a paucity of research.”Part of the trouble is that varied symptoms make it hard to compare patients. A patient advocacy group called Solve ME/CFS Initiative is preparing to open a registry where patients can send in medical information and blood and saliva samples to help scientists expand research. About the Author Reprints Associated Press An experimental test may help confirm cases of chronic fatigue syndrome Leave this field empty if you’re human: There are some clues. Earlier studies have found brain inflammation in patients, and nervous system abnormalities that might explain why they feel worse upright than lying down. The immune system seems to be on chronic alert. Then there’s the energy drain. Just last month, Cornell University researchers reported that patients’ key immune cells don’t make energy properly.The NIH study is looking for more clues. It starts with a week-plus hospitalization for blood and genetic tests, brain scans, a spinal tap, sleep tests, a check of gut bacteria. Scientists pore over the results before deciding who to invite back for a longer and more rigorous visit.“Go as far as you can, work as hard as you can,” NIH physical therapist Bart Drinkard told Ault as he climbed onto the exercise bike.Cells, in particular little factories inside cells called mitochondria, use oxygen and nutrients to create energy. While Ault pedals, scientists can measure how his leg muscles use oxygen, and see if that’s different than in a healthy person.Afterward, doctors fit a special cap on Ault to track electrical activity in his brain, and then sent him to spend the night in an airtight chamber. Pipes draw out the room’s air for analysis. How much oxygen is used and carbon dioxide is produced tells how much energy Ault is using, minute by minute.“We can calculate every molecule. It’s the cleanest air we have in the hospital,” said NIH’s Kong Chen, a metabolism specialist. “We’re figuring out how his body adjusts to an exercise load, or a stress load.”Researchers are clear: The study doesn’t offer any treatments, although the hope is to find targets to eventually develop some. But Ault says it did help to learn about the disease and tricks to conserve his energy and pace himself “so I can try to stay as healthy as possible without such bad consequences.”“It’s hard not knowing if I’m going to recover, if or when,” he said. Until research has an answer, he’ll “hope for the best but live for right now.”— Lauran Neergaard Related: Up to 2.5 million Americans are estimated to have what is known officially as ME/CFS — it stands for “myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.” Its hallmark is profound fatigue, lasting more than six months, that’s made even worse by any type of exertion. Among other symptoms, patients also tend to have difficulty staying upright or cognitive trouble often described as a “brain fog.”advertisement BMJ should retract flawed research paper on chronic fatigue syndrome “Chronic fatigue is kind of like they took the stopper out of the energy reserve tank,” and no amount of sleep replenishes it, he said. Related: Tags government agenciesresearch Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Zach Ault retrieves bottled water through air-locked hatch inside a “metabolic chamber” at the NIH in Bethesda, Md. The airtight room allows scientists to measure how much oxygen is used and carbon dioxide is exhaled to figure out how much energy Ault’s body is is using. Federica Narancio/AP By Associated Press Jan. 8, 2020 Reprints BETHESDA, Md. — Researchers hooked Zach Ault to medical monitors as he slowly climbed onto a gym bike. An invisible disease is sidelining this once avid athlete and he knew the simple exercise would wipe him out — but Ault was pedaling for science.Chronic fatigue syndrome is one of medicine’s most vexing mysteries. Now doctors at the National Institutes of Health are using volunteers like Ault for a unique study that pushes their limits in search of what’s stealing all their energy.“I’ve tried to exercise my way out of this multiple times and I’ve put myself in deeper pits every time,” said Ault, 36, of Paducah, Kentucky, as he began a nearly two-week stint at the research-only hospital outside the nation’s capital.advertisement Please enter a valid email address.last_img read more

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Cousins set to go head to head in Laois U-20 hurling final

first_img Electric Picnic Brought to you in association with TelfordsRaheen Parish Gaels and Camross will go head-to-head for Laois U-20 hurling honours on Saturday at 2.30pm in the LOETB Centre of Excellence.Both teams have breezed through the competition so far with big wins and are undoubtedly the best two in the competition.And when they take to the field tomorrow, two cousins will line up on opposing teams.Raheen Parish Gaels’ James Keyes and his younger cousin Tomas ‘Mossy’ Keyes, who hurls for Camross, will both be hoping to come out on top.There are four years between the pair and this will be the very first time that the duo will line up on opposing sides.Both have represented Laois with James, who captains the Raheen Parish Gaels lads, playing for the O’Moore men at all levels including minor, U-20 and senior in recent years.James also represented Ireland this year in the U-21 Hurling/Shinty International where they had a huge win over Scotland.  By Alan Hartnett – 15th November 2019 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home Hurling Club Hurling Cousins set to go head to head in Laois U-20 hurling final HurlingClub HurlingSportGAA Tomas has represented Laois at all levels too and was midfield on the minor team this year that reached the Leinster quarter final where they were beaten by eventual winners Wexford.In the group stages of this competition, Raheen Parish Gaels dispatched 2018 minor champions Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath and Castletown before proving too strong for Abbeyleix Gaels in the semi final.They are an amalgamation of Colt, Shanahoe, Clonad, Trumera and Ballypickas – and they show that if clubs from outside senior come together, they can mix it with the best.Camross are standing alone as they normally do and their route to the final has been similarly impressive.They scored 14 goals in their group wins over Clonaslee-St Manman’s and Borris-Kilcotton and then got the better of the side who beat them in the 2018 U-19 final – The Harps – in the semi final.One Keyes will be celebrating at 4pm – and both James and Tomas will be hoping it is them.James Keyes with his team-mates as they celebrate after the U21 Hurling Shinty International 2019 match between Ireland and Scotland at the GAA National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin.Tomas ‘Mossy’ Keyes – Photo: Denis ByrneSEE ALSO – In Pictures: Laois turns white as first snowfall of Winter 2019 hits Facebook Previous articleLaois GAA community comes together to raise huge sum for Cuisle Cancer Support CentreNext articleWomen in Sport: Basketball, football and camogie titan Ciara Byrne Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest TAGSCamrossJames KeyesLaois U-20 HCRaheen Parish GaelsTomas Keyes Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Cousins set to go head to head in Laois U-20 hurling final Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

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Peart Strong on Transparent Administration of Funds in Parish Councils

first_imgRelatedPeart Strong on Transparent Administration of Funds in Parish Councils FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Local Government and Environment, Dean Peart, has said that he was prepared to take strong corrective actions, instead of punitive ones, to ensure transparent administration of funds in the local parish councils, especially as it related to compliance with the competitive tender process.“I am sending a clear message to the local authorities. The affairs of the councils, in this regard, must be turned around through improved compliance with the Government’s procurement procedures,” he said.The Minister, who was speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday (November 7), said that when he assumed duties in March of this year, he endeavoured to apprise himself of the status of the councils, particularly in the area of procurement procedures.He informed the House that in 2005, audits of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation and the Portmore Municipality were ordered by his predecessor in the then Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sport, who had requested a probe into the financial operations of all local parish councils.Guided by the unsatisfactory revelations of those two audits, Mr. Peart said he “wanted to determine whether this could be widespread in the other local authorities across the island”, and in August of this year, “actively initiated the audits of some local authorities”, including the St. Catherine, St. Mary, Westmoreland, St. Ann and St. James parish councils.He further informed that an audit of the St. Thomas parish council was underway, while an audit of the Manchester parish council was scheduled to begin this week.“Four of the six audits have been completed and have been submitted to the Ministry for our discussion and action. After our initial internal interview, we distributed the reports to the councils and then invited the Mayors, Secretary/Managers and Superintendents to discuss the findings with a view to charting the way forward,” Minister Peart told the House.He said that although audits of the KSAC and the Portmore Municipality had “uncovered serious breaches of the Government’s Procurement Guidelines in these two authorities”, the dissolution of such parish councils would be a last resort.Pursuant to remedying these breaches, Minister Peart said that he had developed a plan of action, added to instructions which he would give to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, “to refer the matter to the offices of the Municipal and Parish Council Services Commission for review and appropriate action, in accordance with the Municipal and Parish Council Services disciplinary proceedings”.Included in the action plan, he informed, were extensive workshops in September, with some 100 participants from the local authorities, including Mayors and Secretary/Managers, which he said would “meet the local authorities half way in addressing this crucial area of governance”.“This training session was conducted by the principals of the Office of the Contractor General who addressed issues such as the procurement process, contract values and advertising, tender procedures and evaluation of tenders as well as the role of the inspectorate at the Office of the Contractor General,” he informed.Minister Peart told the House that in addition to the workshops, he would instruct the execution of “periodic audits, additional training intervention sessions, further capacity building programmes under the Parish Infrastructure Development Programme (PIDP) and regular monthly meetings with the Mayors”.He added that he would reintroduce the requirement for Secretary/ Managers, Town Clerks and Chief Administrators to meet regularly.“Our ultimate aim is to simply have the councils to exercise good financial management, good governance and excellent customer service and efficient services delivery to the tax payers and our citizens,” Mr. Peart said. RelatedPeart Strong on Transparent Administration of Funds in Parish Councils RelatedPeart Strong on Transparent Administration of Funds in Parish Councilscenter_img Advertisements Peart Strong on Transparent Administration of Funds in Parish Councils UncategorizedNovember 8, 2006last_img read more

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A unique and authentic wildlife experience for children

first_imgA unique and authentic wildlife experience for children Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan ScanlonStudents will be transported to one of Queensland’s vibrant National Parks when they step into a new and immersive learning environment at David Fleay Wildlife Park.Minister for the Environment Meaghan Scanlon said the $40,000 exciting new education rooms would provide a unique and authentic wildlife experience for children.“The new room at David Fleay Wildlife Park connects students with wildlife and the environment in an educational setting,” Minister Scanlon said.“The room replicates the iconic and beautiful rainforest habitat of the Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park achieved through floor to ceiling wall art, natural and artificial flora.“A combination of living plants and an artificial environment will allow students to be transported to a location that epitomizes the local national parks and gives them a unique opportunity to interact up close with the park’s wildlife ambassadors. The room is the first of its kind in Queensland.“Students will see wildlife up close, naturally displaying their unique behaviours, while our rangers can help students learn about those incredible animals and the special habitat they live in.”Minister Scanlon said the room caters for class groups ensuring every student can be engaged in the experience.“Staff at the David Fleay Wildlife Park expect up to 20,000 students to visit the room in the next year, and that number is expected to grow annually,” she said.“The authentic learning experiences align with the national education curriculum and reinforce the Queensland Government’s conservation messaging.“The new space is inspired by a key message of David Attenborough, who said ‘No one will protect what they don’t first care about, and no one will care about what they don’t first experience.’“Students are our future conservation champions and we hope by visiting the new room, they will learn more about our environment, the unique ecosystems within, and do what they can to protect it.”A few of the wildlife ambassadors that students will be able to meet include:Squirrel glidersRed tailed black cockatooPademelonTawny FrogmouthEclectus parrotsReptilesPotorooA Bridled Nailtail Wallaby called Flash who represents a species that was thought to be extinct for over 30 yearsDavid Fleay Wildlife Park was established in 1952 by Australian naturalist David Fleay, and added to the Queensland Heritage Register in February 2001. The park is home to more than 80 species of animals. Each year, more than 42,000 people visit the park. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Attenborough, Australia, Australian, children, conservation, education, environment, Government, habitat, Minister, National Park, QLD, Queensland, rainforest, species, Springbrook, students, wildlifelast_img read more

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Victorian Government sends more ducks to slaughter

first_imgVictorian Government sends more ducks to slaughter Australian GreensThe Victorian Greens have called the Victorian Labor Government spineless following reports that it will increase the duck shooting bag limit from two to five.The Greens say the move is an obvious sop to the shooting lobby and will more than double the number of innocent ducks slaughtered come duck shooting season.Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam, said it was unconscionable that the government would give shooters a free pass to double the number of ducks they slaughter when the state is in the midst of an extinction crisis.She added that the government was blatantly ignoring the vast majority of Victorians who wanted to see duck shooting end once and for all.The Greens have been calling for an end to duck shooting in Victoria for several years, and say that for this year’s season to go ahead in any capacity would be to guarantee the horrific deaths of thousands of waterbirds already under environmental stress.As stated by Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam MLC:“It’s extremely disappointing to see the Victorian Labor Government cave to pressure from the shooting lobby.“We know Victoria is in the midst of an extinction crisis and we know thousands of waterbirds are already under extreme stress, so to increase the number of ducks shooters are allowed to hunt this year is nothing short of inhumane.“We need to end duck shooting once and for all, and recognise it for what it is: glorified animal cruelty.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, Animal cruelty, AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, crisis, duck shooting, extinction, Government, lobby, season, shooting, stress, Victorialast_img read more

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Chancellor’s Corner: 2013 Spring Commencement address

first_imgRead the full text of the Chancellor’s remarks at his website: chancellor.colorado.edu/speeches-columns-letters Published: May 9, 2013 Graduates, members of the Board of Regents, President Benson, members of the faculty and staff, parents, distinguished guests, family and friends; it is my pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to address you today as the chancellor of the University of Colorado Boulder.I know today’s graduates join me in extending a special welcome to their family and friends, whose love and support have helped to make this day possible. Please join me in showing our appreciation.With us today, are many members of the faculty who have guided and mentored these graduates. They have shared their time, knowledge and expertise to help each student reach this important milestone and his or her full potential. Will representatives of the faculty please rise and be recognized?Graduates, congratulations! Your hard work has brought you to this day. But your work is not done. In fact, it is only beginning. The University Seal you will soon see stamped on your diploma depicts a torch in the hands of youth with a Greek inscription that reads: “Let Your Light Shine.”At the University of Colorado Boulder we have been your vehicle for personal growth that will take you unimagined places in your life. In your academic career at CU-Boulder you have learned valuable lessons in critical thinking, civil discourse, collaborative decision-making and creative solutions, skills that are admired by employers and essential in a complex society.Personal growth is learning to work collaboratively; learning to work across disciplines. It’s the teamwork and real-world experience students learn in their undergraduate research programs where they may control satellites in space, work on biomedical advancements, make films and produce works of art that inspire us.Personal growth is the innovation and entrepreneurship inherent in your education at CU, and in your student-led sustainability initiatives that have earned CU-Boulder the moniker, “The Greenest University in America.”We see personal growth in the 13,0000 students who participate in community service every year. Service-oriented students become service-oriented global citizens. So it’s no surprise that CU-Boulder alumni, whose ranks you are about to join, have been leaders in Peace Corps service since its inception in 1961.Your personal transformation—from high school senior to college graduate—prepared you for a life of career and contribution. We live in a fast-paced, digitized world. But the real lessons come more slowly, over time. You cannot download the transformation of a young person. Your parents know that important transformation takes time, and care, and you are testimony to that fact.I take pride that you are challenged at CU to develop positive personal growth that will remain with you for life. This growth transforms you, your community and indeed the world.Congratulations. You have earned it. Hold your light high, and lead the way.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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10 things to do this week: April 21 edition

first_imgTen things to do this week. This is a weekly column highlighting events on campus and in Boulder by Samuel Fuller, history major and resident event virtuoso.We’re almost there! Graduation beckons for many of us, and a summer filled with opportunities and exploration is in the cards for those of you continuing your education next autumn. I’ll refrain from discussing the onslaught that awaits us in the coming weeks, as the path best walked is one of pure ignorance, at least in my humble opinion. However, there is still plenty of fun to be had before we all depart onto the next chapter of our lives.This week is Be Boulder. Week, and as such, campus is alit with chances to proclaim your love for our hallowed school. As well as celebrating school pride, campus is serving up multiple opportunities for you to meet new people and get involved in your preferred area of campus life. Join your fellow Herd members at a Rockies game, head to Macky Auditorium in order to watch the Boulder Philharmonic or attend the Moonlit Masquerade and brush up on the latest fashion trends modeled by your fellow CU students, I don’t remember getting asked to model though – shame, my version of “blue steel” is legendary. Wednesday, April 22CU Environmental Center’s 7th Annual Fashion Swap. This Wednesday, the Environmental Center is offering you the opportunity to explore the world of fashion swapping, which involves the trading of garments in order to freshen up and reinvigorate your wardrobe. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely any Common Projects Low-Tops will make an appearance in the swap pile, but you never know. There could be anything from Vans to Visvim up for grabs. This will take place as part of Earth Day events on campus; the swap will occur on the Terrace of the UMC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available on the Events Calendar.Rooted: Open Mic. The Dennis Small Cultural Center’s weekly “Rooted” program is offering an Open Mic this week. If you are an aspiring musician or singer, this is a great opportunity to practice your skills in a nerve and judgement free environment. Anything from poetry, short stories and other performance pieces are all welcomed. There will be a free dinner and the Open Mic starts at 4:30 p.m. in UMC 457. More information on their website.Thursday, April 23Yoga, Nature Cure and “Perfect” Health.  In true Boulder tradition, the Center for Asian Studies is presenting a talk on the tradition of Yoga. Many of us practice the art of Yoga, but do we understand its traditions and historical significance to Indian and subsequently our own culture? Joseph Alter searches for the answers to these questions and frames yoga within the framework of personal health in this interesting discussion. This talk will take place in Eaton Humanities 150 and begins at 6:30 p.m. More information on the Events Calendar.Friday, April 24International Coffee Hour. Thinking about studying or travelling abroad? Why not experience how international students at CU have enjoyed studying and travelling abroad at the International Coffee Hour. Enjoy free coffee supplied by Baby Doe’s and come meet and socialize with over 50 students, each with their own unique background, languages and cultures to share. International Coffee Hour is a recurring event that takes place each week in the UMC in the seating area opposite the Alfred Packer Grill at 4 p.m.  More information here.Sexpressions.  As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women’s Resource Center is holding a talent show, with performances that will showcase positive expressions of women’s sexuality. In addition to performances, there will be free food, dance contests and other activities, all performed in a safe, sex-positive and affirming environment. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. More information the Events Calendar.College Night at the Rockies. Join the CU Herd as they take you and your fellow Buffs to watch the Rockies battle with the San Francisco Giants. Unless you are busy watching England play the West Indies in the original bat and ball game, head down to the Blake Street Tavern for a pre-game reception at 4 p.m., with the first pitch being thrown at 6:40 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15 through the Herd’s website, and RTD’s Ride to the Rockies leaves every 10-30 minutes from Boulder. Get more information on the event, tickets and the game on the Herd’s website.Saturday, April 25Moonlit Masquerade: A Fashion show. The Fashion Design Student Association is serving up a showcase for their designer’s hard work. The show will include a runway type exhibit of handmade dresses and other garments, all modelled by your fellow CU students. The show will take place in Kittredge Commons and begins at 7 p.m. More information on the Events Calendar.  Boulder Philharmonic. This concert series comes to an eventful conclusion as the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra performs Legendary Virtuosity with Cellist Zuill Bailey. I won’t pretend to have heard of this performance or its protagonists, but I am a sucker for live orchestral performances in spite of my musical illiteracy. If you haven’t yet had such an experience with live classical music, I urge you to make your way to Macky this Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. More information on the Events Calendar.Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth. Bella Gaia is a globally recognized immersive experience created by award-winning director, composer and violinist Kenji Williams. The multimedia show combines high fidelity imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, threaded by an orbiting flight path and stunning NASA imagery from the International Space Station. Tickets are $7 for students and the show will take place this Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. More information and tickets purchases can be made on Fiske’s website.Sunday, April 26Nepal Night 2015. The Nepalese Student Association features their annual Nepal Night, which is a night filled with music and unique performances that celebrate Nepali culture. This is free for CU students and will feature a performance by 1974 AD, a world famous Nepali fusion rock band. For more information visit the Events Calendar or visit the NSA’s Facebook page.As always, if you have any ideas or events that you would like to be included in future articles, feel free to email us at: [email protected] and don’t forget to check out all the great things to do at the CU-Boulder Events Calendar. Published: April 21, 2015 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Wine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of…

first_imgAdvertisementAfter over a year of extensive research & writing, Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) is thrilled to announce the launch of the Italian Wine Scholar Prep (IWS Prep) course on November 2, 2020.IWS Prep is a foundation-level course created for the passionate consumer and aspiring wine professional. It takes students on a virtual journey through Italy, introducing them to a curated selection of Italy’s most famous wines and wine regions. Rich in cultural, historical and culinary content, the course aims to educate consumers about the wines of Italy in an informative, entertaining and immersive way. The 125-page landscape-format, full-color course book covers 39 of Italy’s most well-regarded wines and regions in visually stunning detail. Upon successful completion of IWS Prep, students will be ideally positioned to pursue professional certification via the Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) program, the global wine industry’s most respected certification course on the wines of Italy.Online delivery will begin November 2, 2020 and will be taught by Wine Scholar Guild’s Italian Wine Program Director, and co-author of IWS Prep, Andrea Eby. Classroom sessions will be held around the world via a dedicated network of program providers composed of 90+ schools in 30 countries as safety regulations allow.“We saw that there was a need for a foundation level course focused on the wines of Italy and began the process of developing IWS Prep over a year ago,” stated WSG President, Julien Camus,  “Little did we know that Covid-19 would quickly come to change the landscape of wine education in 2020. Never before has the need for online instruction been as important and we are fortunate to be primed to deliver our programming in this format.” “As our program providers re-open, they will be able to offer wine lovers an exciting new learning opportunity,” Camus continued. “The social, cultural aspects of this program will be exactly what the wine consumer will want when they can break bread and drink wine in good company, in public, once again.” A pioneer in online wine education, WSG has created a wealth of e-learning resources to enrich the IWS Prep student’s experience, including online e-learning modules and quizzes. A foundation-level program on the wines of Spain is currently in development (projected launch early 2022) to be followed by a similar program on the wines of France (projected launch late 2022).About the Wine Scholar Guild: The Wine Scholar Guild (www.winescholarguild.org) is the leading provider of specialized certification programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain for the professional development of wine industry members and committed students of wine. WSG membership provides an array of benefits including educational webinars, panel discussions, online learning games, blank wine maps for study, pronunciation exercises and discounts on wine-related items and WSG study programs.Advertisement ReddIt Pinterest Email Facebook Share Home Industry News Releases Wine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of ItalyIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessWine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of ItalyBy Press Release – September 24, 2020 214 0 Previous articleMelville Winery Launches “Save Restaurants” Syrah, Donating 100% of Proceeds to the Independent Restaurant CoalitionNext article2,500 Bottles Registered with WineDex: a Milestone in the Revolution of Wine Authentication and Traceability Press Release Twitter Linkedin TAGSWine Scholar Guild last_img read more

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City employee’s molestation crimes spark community meeting

first_imgHomeFeaturedCity employee’s molestation crimes spark community meeting Oct. 29, 2018 at 5:01 amFeaturedNewsCity employee’s molestation crimes spark community meetingAngel Carreras3 years agoNewsOscar de la TorreSanta MonicaUllerEric Uller (LASD) In the wake of City employee Eric Uller’s arrest for child molestation, the Pico Neighborhood Association will host a community meeting to ask for transparency from the City in regards to their internal investigation of Uller and more.The meeting was organized to provide a safe space for citizens to express concerns to City officials—City manager’s office leadership and officials from the Santa Monica Police Department—on what measures are being taken to prevent another such crime from taking place as well as updates on their internal investigation and what will become of PAL.The meeting will take place at the Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry building.Oscar de la Torre, Pico Neighborhood Association co-chair, helped organize the meeting due to Uller’s crime which he says hits close to home.De la Torre, serves as executive director of the Pico Youth and Family Center,  the City has failed residents by covering up crimes, noting that years of rumors about Uller’s behavior did not diminish his role in the City and that another PAL employee, Don Condon, was convicted of child molestation and received only probation for his crimes.“When you take both cases together, you see one was swept under the rug and the other, the predator was promoted,” De la Torre said. “We want to understand how two generations of child predators can find work in City-run youth programs.”De la Torre said Uller’s behavior has been known for years, saying he first reported Uller between 1998-1999 with staff reporting his behavior as early as 1993.In addition to the rumors, De la Torre said Uller would wear police-issued polos with an embroidered badge and had other special privileges given to him including an unmarked police vehicle and a radio connected to police dispatch, providing Uller with an authoritative advantage over the children he preyed on.De la Torre says after Uller’s arrest, he feels no vindication, only outrage.“The impact is a generational trauma that many members of our community have experienced. There is still sitting employees in the City government who failed in their responsibility to protect our children. Those people in charge need to be held accountable for the healing process to even begin.”The Pico Neighborhood Association’s meeting takes place at the Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Building on Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m. – 9 [email protected] :NewsOscar de la TorreSanta MonicaUllershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentServe and Return – Building Your Baby’s BrainWatch as City Council candidates share their 5-10-15 Year VisionYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

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