As South Africa’s grade 12s gear up for their final exams, Brand South Africa, iSchool Africa and the Department of Basic Education have intensified their call for South Africans to help improve the chances of underprivileged learners. Generations actress Sophie Ndaba champions the School of 2010 initiative. Click arrow to play video. Published on SouthAfrica.info on 1 October 2010. Source: Fly the Flag Fridays
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KUSI Newsroom, December 21, 2018 SD Police release sketch of man suspected of sexual assault Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 21, 2018 FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police today released a sketch of a man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman in San Diego. The attack occurred in the area of 3900 Broadway, according to Lt.Jason Weeden of the San Diego Police Department.The victim was walking about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3900 block of Delta Street when a white older-model, two-door pickup truck pulled alongside her, Weeden said.“When she did not comply with his demands,” Weeden said. “The suspect forced the victim into his truck and drove her to an unknown location in the area of 39th and Broadway. The suspect parked in a secluded area and sexually assaulted the victim. Afterwards, the suspect drove the victim to the area of 32nd Street and National Avenue. After pleading with the suspect to let her go, he released the victim.”A short time before the attack, the Chula Vista Police Department reported “a similar assault with a similarly described suspect and vehiclewithin their jurisdiction,” that is also under investigation, Weeden.The suspect was described as black, 40-50 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 160 and 170 pounds with a muscular build, short black hair and a graying goatee. He was wearing a black or dark blue T-shirt and gray basketball shorts.The pickup had an extended cab and possibly had a blue horizontal stripe on the side. A truck matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle was captured on video in the vicinity of the E Street trolley station in Chula Vista.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is urged to call the SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
Domestic equities came under a bearish grip with 50-share index Nifty falling over one percent on Monday on the back of comments of US President-elect Donald Trump on H-1 Visa coupled with soaring crude oil prices.Reports on likely delay in goods and services tax (GST) implementation also dampened investors’ sentiments.While the 30-share index Sensex closed 0.87 percent lower at 26,515.24, the 50-share index ended at 8,170.80, down 1.10 percent. Overall market breadth was negative with 1,102 advances and 1,551 declines.Shares of BPCL, Ambuja Cements, Asian Paints, UltraTech Cements and Eicher Motors lost on Monday trade with BPCL leading the pack. However, shares of ONGC, NTPC, Sun Pharma, and TCS bucked the trend and closed in the green. Auto, banking and IT counters came under intense selling pressure and dragged the indices. Small cap and mid cap indices also lost, supporting the overall market trend.Meantime, IT bellwether Infosys was down 1.15 percent to close at Rs 978 owing to Trump’s statement on H-1B visa norms. The President-elect had said that he wouldn’t allow replacement of American workers with foreigners. Reports on possible delay in GST implementation also weighed on investors’ sentiments.In global front, performance of Asian indices was mixed with China’s Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng trading in the red. Weak Asian indices supplemented the downtrend in domestic equities.Among commodities, oil prices surged to touch around $55 per barrel as Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC countries arrived at their first output cutting agreement in Vienna. Domestic currency market remained shut today on account of Id-e-Milad.
Viswanathan Anand is the current World Chess Champion. (PhysOrg.com) — In the recorded history of chess, world champions have always been male, not female. Further, there is currently only one woman in the top 100 chess players in the world. Because chess is often considered to be the ultimate intellectual activity, male dominance at chess is often cited as an example of innate male intellectual superiority. But rather than resort to biological or cultural explanations, a recent study proposes a different explanation. A team of researchers from the UK has shown that the under-representation of women at the top end in chess is almost exactly what would be expected, given the much greater number of men that participate in the game at all. Researchers Merim Bilalic, et al., have published their research on this statistical sampling explanation in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.The authors analyzed the population of about 120,000 German players as recorded by the German chess federation in April 2007. Based on more than 3,000 tournaments per year, the German chess federation measures the skill level of all competitive and most hobby players in the country (the rating correlates highly with the widely known Elo rating). The sample population included 113,386 men and 7,013 women (a ratio of 16:1).First, the researchers estimated the expected performance of the top 100 male and top 100 female players. Then, they compared the expected differences in points between these high-ranking male and female players with the actual point differences. Theoretically, the size difference between the male and female groups should correspond to the point differences between the top performers in the two groups.The results showed that the top three women had more points than expected, the next 70 or so pairs showed a small advantage for the men, and the last 20 pairs showed a small advantage for the women. Overall, men performed slightly better than expected, with an average advantage of 353 points, whereas the expected advantage was 341 points. Nevertheless, about 96% of the actual difference between genders could be explained by the statistical fact that the extreme values from a large sample are likely to be larger than those from a small one.In the study, the scientists also discussed the question of why so few women participate in chess at all. While it’s possible that there exists a self-selection process based on innate biological differences that leads women to drop out of chess early on, this argument rests on a controversial assumption, the researchers say. That is, it requires that there is an innate difference between genders in the intellectual abilities associated with chess – an assumption that has little empirical evidence to support it.Whether or not statistical sampling covers all the bases of explaining male superiority in chess, the researchers hope that the explanation will be considered by both experts and laypeople. In previous discussions of gender difference, there is often no mention of participation rates, although a wide range of other reasons receive attention (e.g. different interests and gatekeeper effects, etc.). In addition, the researchers question whether a statistical sampling explanation might explain the predominance of men at the top of science and engineering fields – although performance in these activities is much more difficult to measure than in objectively ranked chess populations.More information: Bilalic, Merim; Smallbone, Kieran; McLeod, Peter; and Gobet, Fernand. “Why are (the best) women so good at chess? Participation rates and gender differences in intellectual domains.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1576.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Why Men Rank Higher than Women at Chess (It’s Not Biological) (2009, January 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-men-higher-women-chess-biological.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: Outgoing BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo, who is contesting from the same constituency, triggered controversy yet again on Sunday morning as he was accused of playing the theme song of his party, which has already been banned by the Election Commission.The theme song had been sung by Supriyo himself. The commission had, however, issued a ban on the song immediately after it found the lyrics to be derogatory in nature. The commission had instructed the state BJP leaders to change the lyrics and the language of the song, as it had attacked Trinamool Congress and its supremo Mamata Banerjee in a subtle way. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) had clearly stated that the song could not be played under any circumstances by Supriyo or any other BJP leader, during the election campaigns. The CEO’s office had also told BJP that they would only consider lifting the ban after the party submits a revised version of the song, with changed lyrics and language. The commission had asked the BJP leaders to remove some lines from Supriyo’s song, as it had been identified as ‘derogatory in nature’. The election officials made their stand clear that they would give a go-ahead to the party only if they find the song devoid of any subtle attack on any other political party. Supriyo had also not obtained any prior permission from the Election Commission to sing the theme song for his party. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn sharp contrast and blatant disregard for the directive of the CEO’s office, BJP leaders and activists were seen playing the song on loudspeakers fitted in their vehicles, on their way to the rally at Brigade parade ground which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. Supriyo had taken out a rally in Asansol on Sunday morning, when the controversial theme song was played in a speaker fitted on a tableau. The commission is currently looking into the matter. They are also keeping a tab on the media cell. However, Supriyo told the media that he did not receive any letter from the commission regarding the ban. He said what he had received from the commission was a letter asking for a revision in the lyric of the song. The legal cell of BJP is looking into the matter, Supriyo told the media in Asansol.
Travelweek Group TORONTO — NARAT has announced a 13-day educational Ultimate Tunisia deluxe fam taking place May 1 – 13.“From captivating old town Tunis, to the blue and white houses of the Mediterranean city of Sidi Bou Said, from ancient castles to riding camels in the desert, from historic Carthage to the cave dwellings of Matmata, setting where scenes from the movie Star Wars were filmed, to luxury tented camping in a Sahara Oasis, travel agents get a chance to experience a country filled with mystery and adventure travellers crave,” says NARAT.A visit to Tunisia incorporates one amazing site after another “including some of the best UNESCO Roman heritage sites you will see anywhere in the world,” adds the company.The Ultimate Tunisia fam explores the capital Tunis, Gammarth, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Sbeitla, Tozeur Oasis. Douz, Matmata, Jerba Island, Tataouine, El Djem and Sousse.Star Wars Set, Tozeur, TunisiaThe fam is open to all members of the travel industry however owners, individuals in managerial positions and qualified agents have priority acceptance.More news: Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The minimum pre-requisite is two years of travel-selling experience. One companion per agent is allowed.Accommodation is in five-star deluxe and luxury hotels, riad and includes an overnight in a luxury Sahara desert camp.In Tunisia agents can also experience some of the country’s finest luxury spas.The cost of the fam is US$2,440 plus $445 in taxes. The cost includes return international airfare, transfers, fam program with cultural activities, entrance fees, twin accommodation and meals. Single accommodation is subject to availability.To receive a detailed fam program and application, agents are required to email email@example.com. See Tunisia with NARAT on new May 2019 fam Posted by Share Tags: FAMs, Tunisia Thursday, January 24, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>