News Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 1, 2019 – 10:01 am TOKiMONSTA Shares How She Got Behind The Board Portugal. The Man have signed on to perform as part of ASCAP’s Annual Membership Meeting on May 2. The band earned their first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th GRAMMY Awards last year.Nineteen85, the GRAMMY-winning producer behind Drake’s “One Dance”, “Hotline Bling” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” is slated to join the We Create Music panel at EXPO, alongside previously annouced guests songwriter Anthony Rossomando, GRAMMY-winner Lee Ann Womack and film composer Pinar Toprak.Yuna is a rising artist who has worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Usher and Jhené Aiko. She will participate in a conversation on the future of electronic music with her friend and collaborator, GRAMMY-nominated artist/producer TOKiMONSTA. Twitter Email The trio of artists join previously announced guests Wyclef Jean, TOKiMONSTA, Lee Ann Womack and keynote speaker Questlove for the “I Create Music” songwriter event in HollywoodNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2019 – 4:29 pm ASCAP has announced additional guest for this year’s “I Create Music” EXPO, including Portugal. The Man, producer Nineteen85 and singer/songwriter Yuna. The songwriting extravaganza featuring everything from workshops to performances and networking sessions is set to take place May 2-4 in Hollywood, Calif. Portugal. The Man, Nineteen85 & Yuna Added To ASCAP EXPO Lineup Portugal. The Man, Yuna & More Added To ASCAP EXPO portugal-man-nineteen85-yuna-added-ascap-expo-lineup Additional previously announced participants like for this year’s ASCAP EXPO include keynote speaker Questlove, as well as Wyclef Jean, Desmond Child, Victoria Monét, Leland, Matthew Koma, and Rossomando, and many more. For a full schedule of events, guests, and registration info, visit ASCAP’s website.Questlove Keynote & More Added To ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPORead more
Bill and Melinda Gates. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images The major events of 2018 were, in the words of Bill and Melinda Gates, unexpected.Citing the broad spectrum of events, from devastating natural disasters on one end to a record number of women campaigning for elected office on the other, the philanthropists said that last year felt like “a series of surprises.” “The world looking backward from today is very different from what we pictured a couple of years ago looking forward,” the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said in their 2019 letter, which was released Tuesday.Once the world’s richest person, the software entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist, along with his wife, established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to donate the bulk of their fortune to improving health care and reducing poverty around the world. They created the foundation, which has an endowment of more than $50 billion, after reading that hundreds of thousand of children in poor countries were dying of diarrhea. The toilets of the future will save millions of lives. Bill Gates ToiletsThe Gateses have, for the better part of eight years, championed the power of a redesigned toilet as having the potential to save 800 lives each day. In an update on the Gates’ quest for a reinvented toilet. Bill Gates wrote that he saw several next-generation toilets at a toilet fair the foundation organized in Beijing last year. Many of the companies are business-ready and provide inventions that kill pathogens, don’t require sewer infrastructure and are scalable. “They might not be the sexiest innovations in the world, but the toilets of the future will save millions of lives,” Bill Gates wrote.Other concerns the Gateses address: the median age in Africa, which is largely unchanged while the rest of the world progresses; the connection between urban population growth and global warming; the relationship between the anger and frustrations experienced by young men and their mass incarceration and related poverty; and nationalism vs. globalism.The Gateses say they’re still optimistic about the future because of the power of innovation, but also by the number of people devoting their ideas, their resources and even their lives to solving the challenges they’ve written about.”When we’re feeling overwhelmed by negative headlines, we remind ourselves that none of us has the right to sit back and expect that the world is going to get better,” the Gateses wrote. “We have a responsibility to do everything we can to push it in that direction.”Solving for XX: The tech industry seeks to overcome outdated ideas about “women in tech.”CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Now playing: Watch this: The Gateses said the discovery of the diarrhea threat facing children surprised them, leading to outrage and then ultimately to action. This year’s letter highlights nine things that surprised them in 2018, some that worry them and some that inspire them. Here’s a sampling of those things that the Gates hope will prod us all in to action, “because,” he said, “that’s how the world gets better.”At-home DNA testing kitsBill Gates pointed out that the rising popularity of at-home genetic testing kits led to the arrest of a suspect in the infamous Golden State Killer case, but he noted a discovery has emerged that could save millions of lives each year.An examination of more than 40,000 samples voluntarily submitted by 23andMe users helped scientists identify a link between preterm labor and a gene that regulates how the body processes a mineral called selenium. The study found that expectant mothers carrying the gene were more likely to give birth prematurely.”Researchers won’t know until later this year how exactly the mineral affects preterm birth risks,” Bill Gates wrote, noting that 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. “But if the link proves substantial, selenium could one day be a cheap and easy solution to help women extend their pregnancy to full term.”Sexist dataThe Gateses lament the lack of data on women and girls related to health and development. They say that an artificial divide separating out “women’s issues” hobbles improvement and progress. The problem, Melinda Gates explained, is compounded by the data that we do have — and that lawmakers rely on – being bad: “You might even call it sexist.” She pointed to data that focuses more on women being wives and mothers rather than wage earners because in many countries men are credited as the sole bread winner.”We like to think of data being objective, but the answers we get are often shaped by the questions we ask,” she said. “When those questions are biased, the data is too.”They also point out the power of a mobile phone in the hands of the world’s poorest women. Calling connectivity “a solution to marginalization,” the Gateses said that mobile phones can help the world’s most marginalized women build a new life.”Women are not only using their mobile phones to access services and opportunities,” Melinda Gates wrote. “They’re using them to change social norms and challenge the power structures that perpetuate gender inequality.”Obsolete textbooksThe standalone textbook, which can’t analyze a student’s understanding of the course material, is becoming “a thing of the past” thanks to advances in software, wrote Bill Gates. He describes an algebra lesson plan in which students read text online, watch a video demonstrating the concept and play a game to reinforce the lesson. A quiz then identifies areas of weakness for the student.”All of this is a complement to what teachers do, not a replacement,” he said. “Your teacher gets a rich report showing what you read and watched, which problems you got right and wrong, and the areas where you need more help.”This has been a topic of previous annual letters, but Bill Gates says the tools have now been embraced in thousands of US classrooms, all the way from kindergarten through high school. A free digital course the Gateses fund, called Big History, is used in 3,000 schools, giving students immediate feedback on their writing assignments. AI in Healthcare: The future of medicine 5:21 Share your voice 0 Tech Industry Tags Post a comment Bill Gates
InstagramThere is no stopping Priyanka Chopra. Apart from winning the heart of Nick Jonas, the diva has ruled the roost in Bollywood and Hollywood. Barely inseparable for a moment, Priyanka and Nick recently attended the premiere of Jonas Brothers’ documentary Chasing Happiness.Priyanka wrote a heart-warming message for husband Nick Jonas, saying, “I’m so proud.. Last night was a another testament of how incredible your bond is as a family.. @jonasbrothers I love you all and am so proud! #chasinghappiness on @amazonprimevideo @nickjonas @joejonas @kevinjonas ❤️ team @philymack and @johnlloydtaylor you crushed it!”While Nick opted for a classic burgundy suit and black shirt, Priyanka Chopra was a sight to behold in a long-sleeved black dress with a thigh-high slit and netting-style neckline. While one section of fans and netizens couldn’t stop applauding her eccentric fashion style, there was another section which just couldn’t digest Priyanka’s bold style.Amidst all the praising and trolling, while one netizen compared Priyanka to Baahubali, another accused her of trying to show her legs purposely and fake.Priyanka Chopra is currently shooting for The Sky is Pink where she will be seen with Farhan Akhtar. She has also signed Salman Khan’s Eid release – Bharat – earlier, but, had to opt out of the project owing to her sudden decision to tie the knot with beau Nick Jonas. An upset Salman Khan had revealed that Priyanka had asked his sister to speak to him and had insisted on being a part of the project but backed out at the last minute. He also said that the team was ready to accommodate dates for her but she was insistent on leaving the project. Salman also said that Katrina Kaif should thank Priyanka for opting out which eventually led to her making her way into the film.
Hundreds of BNP activists occupied one side of the road to accord reception to their leader Khaleda Zia, creating a huge tailback in the area. Photo: BNPHundreds of BNP leaders and activists gathered in airport area of the city to welcome their chairperson Khaleda Zia as she returned home from the UK on Wednesday afternoon, halting traffic and causing sufferings to commuters, reports UNB.Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its associate bodies assembled in front of the road opposite the airport holding banners and placards, disrupting the traffic.Huge law enforcers were deployed in the area to maintain law and order.They were seen calling upon the BNP leaders and activists through loudspeakers to maintain discipline and use footpaths.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir entered the VIP lounge of the airport to welcome Khaleda, who arrived around 5:05 pm.As senior BNP leaders were not allowed to enter the airport, they gathered in front of the airport mosque.Talking to reporters, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed alleged that police were obstructing their leaders and activists from peacefully standing on footpaths in front of the airport.He said their chairperson returned home showing respect to court as three warrants for her arrest were issued in different cases.Moudud said Khaleda will surrender before the court and seek bail in the cases in which the arrest warrants were issued against her.Passengers suffered immensely at the airport as the traffic remained halted in the area for a long time.
Researchers find first instance of fish larvae making sounds (Phys.org) —Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer has discovered what appears to be a new type of bioluminescent larvae. He told members of the press recently that he was walking near a camp in the Peruvian rainforest at night a few years ago, when he came upon a side of exposed earth upon which there were many little green glowing dots. Taking a closer look, he found that each dot was in fact the glowing head of a worm of some sort. He posted pictures of what he’d found on Reddit which were eventually spotted by entomologist Aaron Pomerantz, with the Tambopata Research Center. After contacting Cremer, Pomerantz made a pilgrimage to see the worms, gathered some samples and set to work studying them. Shortly thereafter, he determined that the worms were the larvae of an unknown type of beetle, likely a type of click beetle. Credit: Jeff Cremer © 2014 Phys.org 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. More information: blog.perunature.com/2014/11/un … tery-at-refugio.html Citation: Mysterious glowworm found in Peruvian rainforest (2014, November 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-mysterious-glowworm-peruvian-rainforest.html Further study of the half inch long larvae revealed that the photoluminescence served just a single purpose, attracting prey. They would sit waiting with their jaws spread wide open. When the light they were emitting attracted something, typically ants or termites, the jaws would snap shut capturing the bug thus providing a meal. Pomerantz collected several samples of the larvae and took them back to a lab where they were tested—he and his colleagues found the larvae would snap shut on just about any bug that touched its jaws. He compared them to the giant worms in the 90’s sci-fi comedy, Tremors—only these were much smaller of course.In the wild the larvae live in the ground—they push just their heads out, keeping their bodies hidden, revealing just their glowing heads—bugs, like moths to a light on the porch in summer, are attracted to the light and get eaten. The team members still don’t know what kind of beetle the larvae would grow into, but are determined to find out—they aren’t even sure if they are from known species. There are a lot of different kinds of click beetles, approximately 10,000 species, about 200 of which are known to be bioluminescent. The entomologists believe the larvae get their luminescence from a molecule called Luciferin, which is also found in the compound used by fireflies to light up the night sky. Explore further