Guidance: UK CMO commentary on screen time and social media map of reviews

first_imgIn 2018, the UK Chief Medical Officers commissioned independent researchers at University College London to map published research on screen time, social media, and children and young people’s mental health. They were commissioned through the NIHR Policy Research Programme.This research was published in Screen-based activities and children and young people’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing: a systematic map of reviews.The UK Chief Medical Officers here publish a commentary on this work. This includes their advice for parents and carers, and their recommendations for other stakeholders.last_img

Will Forte Shares Recreations Of Classic Album Covers During Appearance On ‘The Tonight Show’ [Watch]

first_imgActor Will Forte was one of the featured guests on Tuesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he regaled the host and his audience with stories of his love for Ozzy Osbourne to go with a visual recap of a recent trip throughout the Irish countryside.Forte began his guest segment on the popular late-night show by explaining that his initial reason for making the trip overseas last month was to attend one of the shows on Ozzy’s No More Tours II Tour. Those initial run of European dates were postponed in late-January due to Osbourne’s health, forcing Forte and his companions to find new ways to keep themselves entertained while in Ireland without a concert to attend. Forte went on to further explain how the sight-seeing portion of their trip ended up involving recreations of well-known classic album covers, starting with Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, which was based around the natural landscape of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.Related: Watch Will Forte’s Hilarious Parody Of Gregg Allman on “The Tonight Show” With Jimmy FallonForte and his friend found almost the exact location of the landscape where the original album artwork was framed, only to create their own interpretation with a nearly-naked Forte as the stand-in. Other classic album covers which Forte and his friends reworked included The Beatles‘ Abby Road, U2‘s The Joshua Tree, and Nirvana’s Nevermind. Fans can check out the video of last night’s interview segment below to hear Forte explain how his latest hobby came about.Will Forte Interview – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Speaking of Ozzy Osbourne, the famous singer was forced to be hospitalized (again) last week due to complications from what initially was diagnosed as the flu. Osbourne has since been released back into the wild and his tour is scheduled to start up again on Sunday, March 9th beginning with the leg of shows in Australia. Fans can head over to Osbourne’s website for ticket info.last_img read more

A goal of ‘telling your own story’

first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust encouraged graduating seniors this afternoon to tell their own stories as they venture into the world, new ones informed by their campus years, their passions, and their embrace of the uncomfortable and the unfamiliar.“Telling your own story, a fresh story, full of possibility and a new order of things, is the task of every generation, and the task before you,” Faust said during the Baccalaureate Service, an annual ritual and a final opportunity for Harvard’s president and clergy to meet informally with the seniors and offer them parting thoughts before Commencement.“Telling a new story isn’t easy,” Faust said. “It can take courage and resolve. It often means leaving the safe path for the unknown.”Dressed in their caps and gowns, seniors crowded into the Memorial Church with cellphones in hand, ready to tell immediate stories with Snapchat photos and videos. One of Harvard’s oldest traditions, dating back to 1642, the Baccalaureate ceremony included songs from the Commencement Choir and readings from Hindu Scriptures, the Hebrew Bible, Confucianism, Taoism, the New Testament, and the Quran.Professor Jonathan Walton and President Drew Faust watch as students enter the Memorial Church. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerIn her address, Faust walked students back through their own Harvard history: four years of adventure, adversity, and academic achievement. They faced fierce weather during their tenure, including a hurricane and historic snowfalls that shut down Harvard more than once. The Boston Marathon bombing drew them together and bonded them to the city “beyond Harvard Square,” she said. There was even an outbreak of the mumps.“For four years,” Faust said, “you have distinguished yourselves with dazzling variety.” Among its many accomplishments, the Class of 2016 produced six Rhodes Scholars, prize-winning senior theses on sea-level change and a water crisis in Michigan, and the play “Black Magic,” written by five African-American Harvard students and mounted at the Loeb Drama Center. The class also produced standout athletes, including six headed to the National Football League, and students eager to help combat malaria, battle global warming, fight for social justice, and change the world.Faust returned to her message from Harvard’s rainy 2012 convocation when she and others urged the then-incoming freshmen to connect, and make Harvard part of their narrative. “Take risks, we told you. Don’t always listen to us.”Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana (center) speaks to seniors heading into the Memorial Church. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerOn another cloudy afternoon just two days before their graduation, she urged them to continue to push past their comfort zones, to look beyond Harvard’s long and successful narrative in order to “locate the discomfort, to act on the restless spirit of that legacy.”Frame your own narrative, Faust told them, something for which their Harvard education has uniquely prepared them. Be “mindful of others,” but never allow others to dictate your story, she said, calling to mind the words of the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes, who was Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church: “Don’t let anyone finish your sentences for you.”“Telling our own stories is not just about us,” Faust said. “It is a conversation with others, exploring larger purposes and other worlds and different ways of thinking. Only by knowing that other stories are possible,” she said, “can we imagine a different future.”In her address, President Drew Faust walked students back through their own Harvard history: four years of adventure, adversity, and academic achievement. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerAs with any great story, the historian and author said revision is key to the process. “Keep revising,” Faust urged her listeners, encouraging them to rely on their liberal arts education to rework their story lines beyond Harvard’s gates. “The best education prepares you because it is unsettling, an obstacle course that forces us to question and push and reinvent ourselves, and the world, in a new way.“So congratulations, Class of 2016,” Faust concluded. “Don’t forget from whence you came. Change the narrative. Rewrite the story. There is no one I would rather trust with that task.”Afterward, Allejah Franco, a history and literature concentrator, said Faust’s call for seniors to write their own stories helped him to feel more confident about his future. The Winthrop House resident said he eventually wants to attend law school, but his immediate plans point toward something else entirely.“I want to take a detour,” said Franco. “I am going to go to Japan for at least a year, work as a translator, and just explore that route of life, and write my own story that way.”Baccalaureate Service — May 24, 2016 | Memorial Church Professor Jonathan L. Walton and Harvard President Drew Faust speak during the Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2016 inside Memorial Church.last_img read more

Hobby farm property comes with unlimited avocados

first_img21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.NESTLED on a hill in picturesque Mount Nathan you will find Bruce and Jennifer Kingston’s sprawling property.The pair, former restaurateurs, bought the land in 2011 and built their dream home, taking full advantage of the stunning ocean views. 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.“It’s run on organic principals because there’s been no poisons or pesticides on the property for at least a decade.” 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.Rural living, relaxed lifestyle…More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Be bushfire ready00:34 Related videos 00:34Be bushfire ready00:24Dreamy Daylesford nature home 02:07Regional areas that are booming!03:18The Converted: Bedford Trucks02:33The Converted: Chicory Kiln02:46Future Homes: Fluid design What they created was a contemporary four-bedroom masterpiece with high ceilings, spacious living areas and pool.“The block was actually 10 to 15 feet deep in Lantana and we had to clear it away to get in,” Mr Kingston said.“But as soon as I saw the view I knew it was worth it. 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.“On a clear day we can see Moreton Bay to the north and Coolangatta to the south.”Mr Kingston said the property could be enjoyed as a hobby farm with more than 100 established trees including mango, avocado, banana, paw, lemon and lime. 21 Pemberton Close, Mount Nathan.“The avocado and mango trees were here originally and the rest have been added by us,” he said.“We have a background in food and this was just an interesting idea. It was never meant to be a commercial farm but probably could be if it’s managed properly.last_img read more

No. 12 Nova looks to extend streak vs Providence

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press STEPPING UP: Villanova’s Saddiq Bey has averaged 16.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while Collin Gillespie has put up 15.5 points and 4.6 assists. For the Friars, Alpha Diallo has averaged 14 points and eight rebounds while David Duke has put up 12 points and 4.3 rebounds.KEY FACILITATOR: Bey has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Villanova field goals over the last three games. Bey has accounted for 22 field goals and 11 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Providence is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 16-6 when scoring at least 61.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Friars have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Villanova has an assist on 47 of 81 field goals (58 percent) over its past three contests while Providence has assists on 46 of 74 field goals (62.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Villanova as a team has made 10 3-pointers per game this season, which is 10th-best among Division I teams. The Wildcats have averaged 12.4 3-pointers per game over their five-game winning streak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditProvidence (16-12, 9-6) vs. No. 12 Villanova (22-6, 11-4)Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Villanova looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Providence. In its last five wins against the Friars, Villanova has won by an average of 10 points. Providence’s last win in the series came on Feb. 14, 2018, a 76-71 victory.center_img February 27, 2020 No. 12 Nova looks to extend streak vs Providencelast_img read more

Round-up: Terry injury, JFH defends display, Polter switch explained, Jokanovic takes blame

first_imgJohn Terry will be assessed on Monday after suffering an ankle injury during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at SwanseaThe Blues skipper left the Liberty Stadium on crutches and looks certain to at least miss Friday’s home game against Liverpool.Boss Antonio Conte was quick to play down the significance of the injury, insisting he was “not worried” and describing Terry as a “warrior”.Diego Costa’s late equaliser against the Swans preserved Chelsea’s unbeaten record under Conte.However, a disappointed Conte admitted that his side should have taken all three points.Costa scored a late equaliser for ChelseaThere was also disappointment this weekend for Fulham and QPR.The Whites’ unbeaten start to the season was ended by Birmingham City, who won 1-0 at Craven Cottage.Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic took responsibility for the defeat, admitting that a first-half tactical change backfired.Rangers could only manage a 1-1 draw with bottom side Blackburn at Loftus Road.Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised his players, though, insisting they deserved to win.Hasselbaink also said he took R’s striker Sebastian Polter off at half-time because of a minor injury.Polter did not appear for the second half against BlackburnQPR fans on Twitter have been full of praise for teenage winger Olamide Shodipo, who impressed again.Brentford, meanwhile, won 2-0 at Brighton courtesy of goals from Scott Hogan.There was a win too for Chelsea Ladies, who beat Reading 3-0 to stay in touch with leaders Manchester City.And at the Paralympics, Jordanne Whiley, Mark McCarroll and Andy Lapthorne were all victorious in the wheelchair tennis, while former St Mary’s University student Toby Gold took silver on the track. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Crusaders back in familiar territory

first_imgThe St. Bernard’s girls had to battle for every point on Wednesday night, pulling out a 33-31 win over University in the North Coast Section Division-5 semifinals.The No. 2 seed Crusaders will now play No. 1 Urban on Saturday night, the sixth consecutive year they have qualified for an NCS championship game, and the second straight year they get to face Urban.Getting there, however, wasn’t easy.St. Bernard’s had to battle hard all the way to the final buzzer with little separating the two …last_img

Ravens 34, Raiders 17: No. 1 pick remains in sight after 9th loss

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.BALTIMORE — Derek Carr’s quest to ruin the Raiders’ draft position met its match in the Ravens on Sunday, and the No. 1 pick remains firmly in sight after a 34-17 loss in Baltimore dropped the Raiders to 2-9.The game unofficially ended with six minutes left, when Carr fumbled on 4th-and-8 from his own 38-yard line, and 16th-year linebacker Terrell Suggs carried the ball with one hand all the way to the end zone to put the …last_img

Human-Ape Gap Quadruples

first_imgRemember that old truism that humans and chimpanzees share 98.5% of their genes?  Try 94% instead.  That’s a new estimate by Matthew Hahn (Indiana U) and a team who published in a new online journal, PLoS One.1  J.R. Minkel, writing for Scientific American, said “The 6 percent difference is considerably larger than the commonly cited figure of 1.5 percent.”    Why such a drastic revision?  Hahn says the earlier estimate fails to take into account duplicated genes.  As Minkel explains it assuming evolution,The new finding supports the idea that evolution may have given humans new genes with new functions that don’t exist in chimps, something researchers had not recognized until recently.  The older value of 1.5 percent is a measure of the difference between equivalent genes in humans and chimps, like a difference in the spelling of the same word in two similar languages.  Based on that figure, experts proposed that humans and chimps have essentially the same genes, but differed in when and where the genes turn on and off.    The new research takes into account the possibility for multiple copies of genes and that the number of copies can differ between species, even though the gene itself is the same or nearly so.The stats: “The group estimated that humans have acquired 689 new gene duplicates and lost 86 since diverging from our common ancestor with chimps six million years ago.  Similarly, they reckoned that chimps have lost 729 gene copies that humans still have.”    Minkel and the authors of the paper did not look outside the box of evolution to explain these differences.  A geneticist was quoted as saying, “The paper supports the emerging view that change in gene copy number, via gene duplication or loss, is one of the key mechanisms driving mammalian evolution.”  Exactly how this produces new genes or complex systems was not explained.  Minkel also summarized what evolutionists believe in this line: “Researchers believe that additional copies of the same gene allow evolution to experiment, so to speak, finding new functions for old genes.”  That sentence, along with his earlier line “evolution may have given humans new genes with new functions” personifies evolution as an intelligent, or semi-intelligent, agent.    A press release about this new calculation appeared in EurekAlert entitled, “What it means to be human.”  The article did not describe this as a problem for evolution.  On the contrary, it said, “So the question biologists now face is not which measure is correct but rather which sets of differences have been more important in human evolution.”  The problem of statistics was briefly mentioned.  Although claiming that the 1.5% difference remains when comparing the genes base-per-base, the article admitted, “there isn’t a single, standard estimate of variation that incorporates all the ways humans, chimps and other animals can be genetically different from each other.”  Yet accounting for those differences in the time allowed, and understanding how genetic bit changes could have transformed screeches into sonnets, surely cannot be glossed over in answering the question of what it means to be human vs simian.1Demuth JP, Bie TD, Stajich JE, Cristianini N, Hahn MW (2006) The Evolution of Mammalian Gene Families.  PLoS ONE 1(1): e85. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000085.There you have it: another bad case of the statistics fallacy.  Genomes are extremely complex entities that are just barely understood.  Depending on what you choose to look at, you can find all kinds of similarities and differences and come up with agenda-driven numbers.  It seems clear that the earlier estimate was motivated by an evolutionary agenda to show how similar we were to the apes.  If this new estimate becomes widely accepted, evolutionists are going to have a terrible time explaining this many genetic changes in “only” six million years.  It’s too late for them to even try, though, now that neo-Darwinism has been falsified (see 12/14/2006 entry).    We really must help the Darwinian science reporters get over their bad habit of personifying evolution.  It’s so pre-ID.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

“La Réunion the First” GCQJFP GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 7, 2011

first_imgSunrise near the cache locationA geocache hidden on a small French island off of Africa reveals breathtaking sunrises and a volcano that still roars to life.  The location Réunion is popular with French, German, Czech and English visitors.“La Réunion the First” (GCQJFP) was hidden in 2005. The sturdy cache container is well suited for the environment. It can be found near the lunar-like landscape of a lava field.The small island  of Réunion mirrors the climate of the United States islands of Hawaii. Both have similar volcanic histories.Réunion is also home to dozens of geocaches. An EarthCache  is even located near “La Réunion the First.” Geocachers who log the traditional cache say, “”One of the most beautiful places in the world and for sure a place one should visit at least once during a life. I’ll never forget our vacation in La Reunion – we’ll be back :-)”Cache container“La Réunion the First” has the most Favorite Points of any cache on the island. It was hidden by SwissSniper and is rated a difficulty two, terrain two. 150 geocachers logged smileys on the cache so far.Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to [email protected] SharePrint Related”Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse” GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2010November 1, 2010In “Trackable Items”The Argo — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2019In “Community”Lost – DHARMA Initiative — Geocache of the WeekMay 30, 2018In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more