Monthly Archives: August 2017

New Start Time Bill for Schools as Deployed By California Law

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In recent news, the California School Committee has approved a school start time bill. The bill seeks to restrict schools start time, in the state of California, to no earlier than 8: 30 am. Soon it will be illegal in the state of California for schools to require their students to be in class earlier than 8:30 am. According to a research done by the American Academy of pediatrics and the American academy of sleep medicine, it is unhealthy and counterproductive for students to be in school earlier than 8:30am. The bill, introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, seeks to make California the first state in the U.S to allow for the healthy sleep of middle and high school students.

Changing of the school bell time was a challenge, it took the people of California long to adjust to the new rules. This is because the newly placed rule threatened to collide with the school’s normal rules and regulations. According to Anthony J. Portantino, introducing the bill also meant changing of bell time, and this had an impact in the teachers and parents daily schedules. However, the education committees together with parents strongly embraced the start time bill idea. The movement, as said by Portantino, is a way of improving student’s public health and achievement to attain positive results.

So far, the school start time bill has proven to be the most effective rule ever passed by the state. It has resulted in a smooth transition to healthier hours at school. Moreover, it has ensured healthy social strata among the students in the community. Due to the school start time bill, there has been a reduced level of impulsivity reports among teenagers which proves that the law has aided widely in reducing the level of depression among teenagers.

August 13, 2017

Warwick University Business School Research About AI Breaks New Ground

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Warwick University Business School Researchers have managed to develop a new form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that deploys a deep learning model to distinguish between the picture of a beautiful scenery and a more run of the mill landscape. In their paper titled, Using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places, the team put to use 200000 pictures from their website Scenic or Not.

These pictures were fed to the deep learning model to enable it to understand the characteristics of a beautiful picture. The next stage involved the researchers training the deep learning model to rate the pictures according to their beauty. The experiment was so successful that the deep learning model could actually identify Hampstead Heath, a park in London and the iconic Big Ben as a built up area.

What is quite intriguing about this model is the fact that this deep learning model comprised of neural network that is quite similar to the human neural network. The insights provided by this AI model about the collective understanding of human beings about concepts like what is beautiful is fascinating.

What is also incredible is that people who lived in the areas identified as beautiful in this experiment reported better health than the people who loved elsewhere. Another important insight gathered was the nuanced approach to beauty that the AI model took. For instance, just the existence of vast green patches did not constitute beauty, but the presence of architectural features like bridges and structures of historical importance added to the beauty of a place.

This research by Warwick University students surely brought into sharp focus that AI or Artificial Intelligence continues to make vast strides and by and by it is extending its reach into more everyday matters, rather than being confined to only high-end esoteric matters.

August 12, 2017

Greg Secker Talks about Forex Trading

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Trading of foreign exchange is also referred to as Forex. Greg Secker urges all that have earlier had the fear to venture into this trading to drop their fears and invest in this diverse market field. He explains that Forex trading can be a reliable profit earning ground for anyone who invests in it. The key reasons for venturing in this field are the low-interest rates, the stagnant wage growth, and the high inflation of which are a great environment for Forex traders.

Forex is the market for foreign exchange. Currencies from all over the world are exchanged 24 hours each day. The exchange is not centralized in Forex which is unlike the case of the stock exchange market. Everything under Forex uses computer networks in its handling. Forex is a trading that is of high technology but does not necessarily require one to be technologically shrewd to be into it. The only idea employed is whether a specific currency rises or falls in comparison to another currency. This idea will ensure you profit notwithstanding the market is favorable or not!

According to Greg Secker, there is no special skill, talent, or educational level needed for one to be in the Forex market. Some software’s can help you in the Forex field as the trading is purely done via the internet. Some of the benefits of engaging in Forex include that it can be conducted anywhere & at any time, has a wide range of opportunities, it’s easy to start, quite popular, and flexible as well,among others.

About Greg Secker

Greg Secker is an international speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He owns Capital Index, Learn to Trade, and Smartcharts Software. He is the founder for a non-profit-organization, Greg Secker Foundation, which aims at improving people’s lives worldwide.

Greg who was a multi-millionaire in his early twenties runs among the most successful companies in Europe that concentrate on trading. His company aims at creating the financial freedom to everyone by providing them with training on investments. Greg first worked at Thomas Cook Financial services and later left for Visual Trading Desk.

 

August 12, 2017

How to Raise a Bilingual Child

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The following article recap can be found on www.nytimes.com/pages/health/nutrition/

According to an online article, www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/well/family/raising-a-truly-bilingual-child.html, bilingual children are rare, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. The monolinguist nature of these two English speaking nations have taken their toll on the children who are being raised bilingual only to end up in their adult life speaking strictly English.

Sociologists and psychologists are campaigning for the local population to raise bilingual children, as the ability to speak more than one language opens up so many opportunities in today’s world. They are advising parents who are non-English natives to teach their languages to their children by speaking today in their local tongues, reading them books which are translated in their language, or sing native songs from their home countries. According to the specialists, this way, the children will be more exposed to the language and they will learn it faster. Based on studies, it is not enough that the parents would only speak to their children using their native tongue. Exposing them to the language is the key, and by giving them the time to learn, the child could become bilingual.

As the child grows, it is also important for parents to track the child’s progress with speaking their language. Because English is widely used in the United States and the United Kingdom, it is recommended that the parents should always take a time to have their children embrace their second language. There are ways on how this can be achieved, like letting their children watch shows that teaches another language, or songs that are bilingual in nature. They also have to let their child visit another country to let them be exposed to more local speakers. This way, children would take up the language as they grow, and there is a small chance of them forgetting it.

August 11, 2017

The Secret to Higher Scores on Exams

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There is always a lot of talk about getting higher scores on standardized tests. Teachers come into question. The course of study comes into question. So many fingers get pointed, but there is one area that always seems to get overlooked. This area that plays a very important part in education that will get overlooked more common than not is the nutrition of the children.

There are a lot of children that are struggling with the process of getting the higher scores for their exams because they are not getting the proper nutrition. Anyone that has failed to notice the need to a proper nutrition in the school is missing the mark. It should be obvious since better nutrition is the thing that adults are going to need to make better decisions during the course of the day.

Good sleeping habits are going to be a factor in how well children function in classes during the day. This is certainly something that is important. Unfortunately, the school system cannot do anything to regulate good sleeping habits. Board directors and officials for school systems can do something about the menus and the foods that are being served in the school. The breakfast and lunch menu is the cornerstone to better scores. A better school menu with more fruits and vegetables is going to be the thing that stimulates the learning process. Anyone that doesn’t realize this is just missing the one element that can turn everything around.

That is the reason that Michelle Obama has worked hard to push healthy eating. People that are not pushing for a healthier menu are depriving kids of what they really need to improve their learning process. The kids that are excelling in school are the ones that are giving their bodies the proper fuel.

August 10, 2017

Where There Is a Will, There is Learning

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If you had the opportunity to help your child perform better at school, what would you improve in their life. Maybe you thought about transferring them to a better school, hiring a home tutor, or even buying a MacBook for their assignments. What if you learn that all that your child needs is the best nutrition and good lighting?

For some of us, electricity is not a problem at home. However, for millions of poverty stricken families in the shanties of the Philippines, electricity is more of a pipe dream. It gets worse, millions of shanties are interconnected together that even access to daylight is a problem. So what is the plight of the child who lives in such conditions and has to study at home?

There is a group of well wishers who discovered a solution. They could make light bulbs out of plastic bottles filled with bleach water. The ratio of water to bleach is 1: 000.3, which is enough to trap daylight and distribute it evenly in a dark room. The result is an inexpensive homemade light bulb that allows kids to study at home. No need for electricity meaning no power bills to worry about.

For nutrition, a study shows that a bigger percentage of kids are not receiving enough nutrients in their day-to-day meals. This means that their bodies lack the right fuel it needs to help them learn better. A case study revealed that kids perform better (up to 4% increase on their average grades) if they eat right. So how about replacing that bag of potato chips with a salad bar for their school snack?

In a nutshell, you only need two things to get your child the right education: an ample environment for studying and meals that provide the required nutrition. With an inexpensive innovation like a bleach-water bulb, maybe this would free up some money to invest in good food for your child’s mind.

August 9, 2017

How Paul Mampilly’s Capuchin Consulting Opened Limitless Opportunities For Subscribers

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Paul Mampilly is an investment expert and financial manager. His primary investment client, the Banyan Hill released a report in Profits Unlimited indicating the 47 % increase Mampilly had made in one year. The unique ideas, proprietary method and hands-on trading experiences he gained in over 25 years have seen him make superior returns in his investments.

The big winners
In January 2016, Paul Mampilly opened a demonstration account for a client with $5,000 real cash. They generated gains of more than 180 % from this investment. The greatest beneficiary was the Coeur Mining Company who made 700+%. Nvidia and ETF made 100% profits under the Capuchin Consulting.

In October 2011 and December 2012, Paul Mampilly recommended 29 stocks for the Palm Beach Letter. By the year 2013, the recommendations were up by 53 %, with an addition of 28 stocks. Yahoo made +157 % profit, Boston Scientific made +126 %, and Interparfums made +117 % profits.

Awards won
Paul Mampilly managed a private account between 2008 and 2009, which won the prestigious Templeton Foundation Investment Award. The account had made 76 % investment returns. In 2009, Mampilly was the manager of Kinetic International Fund, a firm that made 67 % profits.

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Mr. Paul Mampilly founded the Capuchin Consulting in 2013. The company was dedicated to providing unique money-making investment ideas and professional investment assistance. Through the Capuchinomics publications, he focused exclusively on behavioral finance and was read by influential hedge fund managers and investment firms. It offered a unique system where human emotion was the factor number one in decision making preceding an investment.

Financial analyst of the FDA trader and author
Mampilly was the author, editor and the analyst for the Agora Financials, a Life Science and Bio Technology firm for the FDA Trader. FDA generated over $6 million in profit sales under the tenure of Paul Mampilly and was also listed as the number one source of biotech investment research. As an investment Director, the ideas, commentaries, and research he provided for the Agora Financials generated a 62 % profit for the FDA Trader portfolio. Paul Mampilly managed a team of two analysts covering healthcare stocks. In this capacity, he was able to recommend stocks to three portfolio managers and was wholly responsible for the additional shares purchased by the three new directors.

August 9, 2017

Susan McGalla – Advising Women on How to Make it Big in the Corporate World

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Susan McGalla is one of the most successful American Businesswomen based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has served as the president of a leading enterprise named American Eagler Outfitters Inc and has played a pivotal in the enhancement of the company’s brand image and turnover during her period. Moreover, Susan McGalla is also on the board of the prestigious publicly traded real estate firm named HFF Inc. Susan has been a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh in the past and currently serves as the director of the famous social welfare organization named Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Susan McGalla started her career on a very simple note by joining a company called Joseph Home Company, where Susan served various roles in the marketing, branding, administration department for close to eight years. After leaving that job, Susan McGalla joined American Eagle Outfitters, where the revenue she helped the company earn brought her into the limelight. Moreover, the efforts made by Susan McGalla to improve and enhance the company’s market image were highly successful and noticed across the corporate world. Today, Susan McGalla is known as a creative genius in the world of marketing and branding, which are the two most important aspects that decide the fate of the company in this competitive market.

Susan McGalla is also often speaking about the women empowerment and has a lot of advice to give to the women who are looking forward to making a mark in the corporate sector. One of the first advice Susan McGalla gives is that the women should be focused on education from the very beginning and must plan their finances accordingly so that they can afford higher education later on. Education is important for the women to land a good job and put them in a position of growth. Susan McGalla said that the women should also make their presence felt at their workplace by achieving and exceeding the expectations of the employers.

She believes that it is only possible if the women are punctual, organized, and maintains a strict discipline. Susan says that discipline is highly essential in all the aspects of life to achieve huge success, and in the men dominated the corporate sector, it is even more important. Susan McGalla provided consultancy service to many industries through her consulting firm named P3 Executive Consulting. Susan is also the VP of Business Strategy and Creative Development at a famous American company called Pittsburgh Steelers.

August 8, 2017

The Reasons Some Students Remain In College While Others Do Not

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The most recent draft for the National Basketball Association showed out of the ten top picks nine were freshmen. After just one year attending college they decided they were done. The term they used was one and done. Despite the fact that college is highly important and they had a free ride they dropped out of college. This was due to the financial pressures of college compared to the significant earnings they expected to make playing basketball professionally. Most of the athletes with motivation and talent expect to earn millions in their careers so they are trying to get through college as fast as they can. The other students with the same motivation and talent are not looking for a shorter path because they do not have a career in sports. Tradition associates students looking for a faster way through college as having less talent and motivation and pursuing lower credentials.

One of the major differences is it is easier to measure the talent of a basketball player than the aptitude of students in other areas. Potential professional basketball players are also watched more closely by the system. This trend is beginning to change because top employees are productive and in higher demand. GitHub is a technological company being credited with a platform that showcases code for potential future employers. For further details regarding college statistics please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryancraig/2017/07/13/are-one-and-done-college-basketball-players-a-trend-for-all-students/?ss=education#2c7fc4512905.

Changes are also being seen in financial students. They have begun using EquitySim to demonstrate their skills in portfolio management and trading to hedge funds and investment banks. All over the different sectors of the economy students have started uploading presentations, papers, and problem sets to Portfolium in an attempt to showcase their capabilities for creating value. Employers are able to locate the competencies they are looking for by using micro-credentials from Credly.

August 8, 2017

Stresses That Cause Teachers To Leave The Education Industry

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There has been a thirty five percent reduction in the amount of high school graduates who are going on to receive higher education for the teaching industry. With the expected enrollment of students to continually rise and the disinterest of young adults to become educators there is going to be a supply and demand shortage within the education system. It has been reported that roughly eight percent of teachers leave the industry yearly. But what is causing this?

Some may argue that while teachers unions strike due to budget cuts, lack of pay increases and health care plan reduction that these are not the reasons at the core of the teachers leaving. Budget cuts for school districts does put an extra burden on teachers. Most teachers suppy their own class rooms out of their own pockets. Teachers purchase additional school supplies for students who parents may not be able to. They work more then a typical 8 hour day since they are also up late working on lesson plans and grading papers. Pay should definitely be a factor. While teachers are making barely enough to pay off their own student loans and get by they also have to fear about their health insurance. If worrying about health care and pay isn’t enough teachers also feel as though they do not have enough support. Veteran teachers should be recognized for their longevity within their districts and new teachers should be encourgaged. The honor of educating young minds should not be over looked and many teachers do not feel their administration and unions truely hear their concerns. For some children, their teacher is the most constant in their lives. They spend 8 hours a day with the same adult and that adults concerns should not be neglected.

August 7, 2017