Kids Say the Darndest Things: Teens In Tech 2.0 Video

first_imgTags:#conferences#web Be sure to check out our Facebook album of pics from the Teens In Tech Conference, held yesterday at the Google offices in San Francisco. You’ll get to see Robert Scoble in action and Steve “The Woz” Wozinak in a giant space helmet. And if you haven’t done so yet, please connect with us on Facebook while you’re there!While making this video, we were privileged to chat with Teens In Tech founder Daniel Brusilovsky, Tobias of Nimbuzz, John Ramey of isocket, Adam Helweh, the talented youngsters of SimFlecks and Alex Nichols. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Our young friends at the Teens In Tech Conference this year have all the blessings and foibles of their tender years.They haven’t learned that the sky is not, in fact, the limit – and for god’s sake, don’t tell them. And, as we likely felt at their age, they feel that adults are the slowest, dumbest, IE-using, fax-sending nerds imaginable. Check out this video of these great kids and the adults who admire and are inspired by them – including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who stopped by the conference to mingle with the youth and sign a few MacBooks. jolie odell Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Secrets of Smart Car Buying

first_imgElaine Courtney and Dr. Michael Gutter of Florida Extension will present a 90-minute session on making a smart car buying decision. This webinar will offer PFMs and other financial educators resources and tips to help service members navigate the overwhelming process of buying a car. For many young service members, the purchase of a vehicle is the first major financial obligation he or she may make. By taking advantage of discounts offered to military service members, avoiding scams and risky sales, and maximizing savings, buyers can make the most of this big purchase.Elaine Courtney has been presenting on this topic in Florida Extension programs for a number of years. She has extensive experience teaching financial management, nutrition education and volunteer development programs. She received a B.S. and M.S. degrees from Florida State University, has done post graduate work at University of Minnesota and University of West Florida.  She is a member of the Association of Financial Counseling, Planning and Education and is an Accredited Financial Counselor. Employed for 30 years with the University of Florida Extension Program in Okaloosa County (faculty member; ranking IV).  Her primary responsibilities are in the areas of Family Economic Stability; Nutrition and Health; and Volunteer Development.  She is the coordinator of the Okaloosa Saves program and helped begin the Military Saves program.  She works closely with the military and has personal experience as a military spouse.  For the last seven years, she has co-taught the Eglin AFB First Term Airman Class (FTAC) section on personal finance. She has served as co-chair of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Focus Team for Financial Stability; UF/IFAS Tenure and Promotion Board 2008-2010; and on the America Saves/USDA-NIFA Extension Leadership Team. Received numerous awards from professional organizations, including FEAFCS Distinguished Service Award and state and national Continued Excellence Award.Michael Gutter, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Interim Family and Consumer Sciences State Program Leader, and Financial Management State Specialist for the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, in the Institute for Food and Agricultural at the University of Florida. His BS is in Family Financial Management and his PhD is in Family Resource Management from The Ohio State University with a specialization in Finance. Gutter currently explores how financial education and financial socialization are related to financial capability. His Extension Programming includes the Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer Program, Florida Saves, and Fresh$tart Florida. He recently won Outstanding Conference Paper Award for the 2010 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.  The common theme that connects Dr. Gutter’s Research, Teaching and Outreach is helping households achieve financial security. His projects focus on enabling access to resources and services as well as improving people’s knowledge and understanding about family resource management. These projects have had funding from the Consumer Federation of America and Bank of America.This free webinar requires no registration. To discover more on this topic, including supporting resources, and to connect to the webinar, visit the event page.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on January 7, 2014.last_img read more

Champions League: Manchester City beat PSG to reach first semifinals

first_imgManchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time after a superb curling shot from Kevin de Bruyne gave them a 1-0 second-leg win over Paris St Germain that sealed a 3-2 aggregate victory on Tuesday.The Belgian picked his spot perfectly with 14 minutes remaining, firing past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp as PSG went out of the competition in the quarter-finals for the fourth successive season.City should have taken the lead at the Etihad Stadium in the first half when Trapp brought down Sergio Aguero to concede a penalty, but the normally lethal Argentine fired his spotkick wide of Trapp’s left-hand post.City would have advanced on the away goals rule if the game had finished 0-0 or 1-1 following last week’s 2-2 draw in Paris, but the final scoreline just about reflected City’s superiority in a tense, dramatic match.”Kevin de Bruyne is an important player for us, we deserved a goal before he scored. We dominated that game from the beginning until the end,” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini told BT Sport.After a bright, attacking opening from City, PSG took control and played some flowing passing football.Coach Laurent Blanc had opted to start with a three-man back line of Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Serge Aurier but switched to a 4-4-2 formation after Thiago Motta went off injured a minute before halftime.Yet despite dominating possession, with Adrien Rabiot and Angel Di Maria linking well, PSG did not mount a serious attempt on goal, apart from a dipping free kick from Zlatan Ibrahimovic after 17 minutes which City keeper Joe Hart did well to tip away.advertisementCity came more into the match as their fullbacks Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy became more adventurous and their slicker attacking approach play should have paid dividends when Aguero won the penalty.To the horror of the home fans, however, he missed the target with his effort.The closest PSG came to a goal in the second half was when Ibrahimovic bundled the ball into the net in the closing minutes but was narrowly ruled offside.last_img read more

More Violence Halts Greek Soccer Game

first_imgATHENS — A Greek Cup quarterfinal between league leaders Olympiakos and second division AEK was abandoned after a last-minute Olympiakos goal sparked crowd violence.Argentinian attacker Franco Daniel Jara scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute, bouncing a pass off his chest to give Olympiakos a 2-1 win on aggregate.A few home AEK supporters then invaded the pitch at the Athens Olympic Stadium, and one threw a flare at celebrating Olympiakos players.The violence came two weeks after Greek authorities suspended top league games for a week following crowd violence. League games were held again over the weekend, but without spectators.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Climate Change Policy and Action Plan to be Tabled in Parliament

first_imgStory Highlights The Policy and Action Plan calls for the development of climate change sector plans All Ministries and Departments will be required to designate a focal point to facilitate the coordination of climate change actions A draft Green Paper on the Climate Change Policy Framework and Action Plan will be tabled shortly in the House of Representatives.This was disclosed by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, during Tuesday’s (September 10) sitting of the House of Representatives.The Minister was responding to a motion brought by Member of Parliament for North Western St. James, and Opposition Spokesman on Climate Change, Dr. Horace Chang, on climate change and its impacts.Mr. Pickersgill said that the Policy and Action Plan calls for the development of climate change sector plans as well as the implementation of special initiatives within key sectors.“In addition, all Ministries and Departments will be required to designate a focal point to facilitate the coordination of climate change actions across government,” he stated.The policy was prepared under the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCADRR) Project funded by the Government of Jamaica, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also supported this process.Mr. Pickersgill also mentioned that under a project with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a National Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) Policy and Strategy for Jamaica is being developed.He explained that this policy will incorporate the draft Hazard Mitigation Policy (2005) and will be based on the Model Comprehensive Disaster Management Policy prepared by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).The motion was approved and is to be referred to a Special Joint Select Committee of Parliament for consideration and report. The motion was approved and is to be referred to a Special Joint Select Committee of Parliamentlast_img read more