Being confirmed as the host of the Oscars would surely lift Paddington's spirits, as the announcement of this year's nominees for the Golden Globe Awards saw a Paddington-shaped absence, leading social media to wonder the validity of such an awards show. Were Paddington to host the Oscars, he would also be able to easily accept the many awards Paddington 2 will likely earn, which would hopefully make the show move more quickly. … [Read more...] about Fans Want Paddington to Host the Oscars
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‘I could relax and think: at most I have another 15, 20 years, so why not spend it that way? But then I look at my grandchildren and I get angry about all the things they’re going to have to deal with. So that motivates me not just to settle in and be OK about my life.’ … [Read more...] about She’s a top CEO and serial glassceiling smasher, who interviewed Fidel Castro in her swimsuit and is best friends with Jane Fonda. In her uplifting bestseller Pat Mitchell says: Why women over SIXTY cope so well in a crisis and will emerge STRONGER than ev
Sophie added: "The Women Peace and Security agenda celebrates women as a force for change and the agenda finds further relevance in this pandemic. A situation which demands calmness, participation, collaboration, decisiveness and a positive focus for the future. I know that your bravery, creativity, problem solving skills and empathy will be even more valuable at this moment. I know too, that you will continue to do your best to be pillars of your communities and will use your strong voices to advocate for the most vulnerable among us. … [Read more...] about Sophie Wessex shares powerful message to women across the world during COVID-19
We all look for silver linings in a crisis. For me, it's been spending additional time with family. We do common chores, go outside for walks and have our meals together. I hope the extra spirit of cohesion and togetherness sticks long after the crisis. … [Read more...] about Three weeks into lockdown, San Francisco’s new normal is very abnormal
So, this column is not in defense of Soyinka. I’ll like to make this clear. But I do feel that it is important to take issue with Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, who on Thursday took a very bold swipe at Soyinka’s famed long beard by way of an intolerant, and by God, ignorant quip! Professor Soyinka had in a public statement noted what everyone else really knows: Muhammad Buhari’s tardiness in responding to the Coronavirus emergency. … [Read more...] about Between the writer and the Demagogue
One of the most controversial aspects of Mancuso’s work is the idea of plant consciousness. As we learn more about animal and plant intelligence, not to mention human intelligence, the always-contentious term consciousness has become the subject of ever more heated scientific and philosophical debate. “Let’s use another term,” Mancuso suggests. “Consciousness is a little bit tricky in both our languages. Let’s talk about awareness. Plants are perfectly aware of themselves.” A simple example is when one plant overshadows another – the shaded plant will grow faster to reach the light. But when you look into the crown of a tree, all the shoots are heavily shaded. They do not grow fast because they know that they are shaded by part of themselves. “So they have a perfect image of themselves and of the outside,” says Mancuso. … [Read more...] about Smarty plants: are our vegetable cousins more intelligent than we realise?
Well over a year on from our look into why graphics card prices often seem to be higher than their manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP), it has continued on in much more dramatic fashion. Availability, and the ever-present fluctuations of supply and demand, have been the cause, but this time demand has skyrocketed because of graphics card-powered cryptocurrency mining. But most recently, there are indications that prices might finally be stabilizing and returning to more reasonable levels. … [Read more...] about Recent data suggests that GPU supply might be stabilizing and prices falling
On that trip, I was accompanied by two Tory party insiders, Blair Gibbs, ex-adviser on police matters to Boris Johnson when he was mayor, and Danny Kruger, son of TV chef Prue Leith, who wrote the “hug a hoodie” speech for David Cameron. Both men experienced something of a Damascene conversion in their views on cannabis law during that trip. Days after his return, Kruger wrote in the Spectator: “We do not need to ban everything bad. After all, the Victorians never prohibited alcohol. They regulated it, taxed it and hedged it about with a culture of disapproval. Instead of the prohibition of cannabis we need an old Victorian virtue: temperance.” … [Read more...] about Stoners cheered when Canada legalised cannabis. How did it go so wrong?
And it was Kushner who helped write a disastrous Trump Oval Office speech on 12 March announcing a European travel ban that sent markets into a tailspin and travelers crowding into airports. It was Kushner who solicited help from the father of the fashion model Karlie Kloss, his sister-in-law, to ask a Facebook group of doctors what should be done about the virus. … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner and his shadow corona unit: what is Trump’s son-in-law up to?
All of this could be done in conjunction with and as an overlay to our current mishmash of insurance companies and other providers using technology that mostly already exists. By overseeing the quality and consistency of the AI backbone and taking responsibility for errors that may be made in this AI-generated triage process, the government will free the entire U.S. health care infrastructure to focus more on both the COVID-19 crisis and the neediest patients not experiencing this disease but still suffering from diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other acute, chronic diseases. The federal government would need to work with states to ease telemedicine licensing barriers that currently prevent doctors licensed in one state from seeing patients in another state, even if only virtually. … [Read more...] about AI supported medical processes can help to save human health care professionals