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John Cohn of IBM works with Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt. John Cohn, PhD, chief scientist of design automation in the IBM Systems and Technology Group, has been working with students and faculty in the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College this winter.Cohn, an IBM Fellow and Vice President for the Americas for the IBM Academy, and five Champlain College game development students have been creating a multimedia educational companion piece for an electronic game that IBM has developed for Engineering Week 2008. The educational product will be delivered in a multimedia way that kids relate to, and it will illuminate what makes up an electronic game and what courses of study and careers are available in game-related fields.For Cohn, this is a self-designed assignment at Champlain that will benefit IBMs OnDemand Community outreach program. One of IBM and Cohns driving goals is to break through the negative perceptions of kids who might be turned off by science and technology. I know thats a hard problem to change perceptions, he said. But technology, science or math can be so beautiful, much in the way music and art are beautiful.Working with the Champlain College students has been mind-blowingly great, Cohn said. These students really get it. Game development students Ian Bissett, Michael Fowler, Bryan Hare, Wesley Knee and Lauren Nishikawa make up Cohns team.IBM built the processors for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii. IBM doesnt currently make games, but we provide a lot the technology behind them, Cohn explained.In addition to his technical duties at IBM, Cohn has long promoted the excitement behind science and technology. Hes delivered entertaining science presentations to more than 30,000 school children over the years. In the near future, he hopes to employ new media such as online science and technology videos to create more enthusiasm for science and technology among Americas youth.last_img read more

Black Friday deals attract local shoppers

first_imgShoppers added they found many deals and plan to return to the mall to continue their holiday shopping. The Oakdale Mall saw an increase of shoppers for the day and was pretty busy, according to shoppers 12 News spoke with. Shoppers told 12 News there were lines to get into different stores as the mall was adhering to social distancing guidelines. center_img JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Plenty of stores in Broome County were taking part in Black Friday with deals for Black Friday shoppers.last_img

We must learn how to survive a disaster

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLet me ask you some questions: In case of a tornado, what do you do? Where do you go? In case of an earthquake, where do you go? In case of a nuclear bomb, what do you do? How do you retrieve your kids to keep them sale and uncontaminated? How do you get from your job to your vehicle and from your vehicle to your home. How to you find safety from fallout? How and when do you decontaminate? What happens if you have to leave your home? Where do you go? What do you need to survive? How do you survive looting?Remember these threats are real and it’s going to happen — it’s  a matter of when.The main thing is to be prepared. Don’t depend on first responders. They also have families. If prepared, you have a 99.9 percent chance of surviving disasters. Does Gov. Andrew Cuomo have any ideas? I don’t think so. You will have TV and radio warnings, but without being prepared of what to do or where to go could cause chaos, and you will be killing each other on the road. The idea is to stay calm and know what to do before it happens. All you anti-gunners will not survive. You won’t have any defense against looters to protect you and your family from rape, theft and deaths.Claude Rizzicone Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashlast_img read more

Brighton & Hove offices: Brighton rocks

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Professionalism will make Nigeria leagues better — Minister

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says that professionalising Nigerian football development as being promoted by current reforms in the nation’s football will make Nigerian leagues better to compete with others around the world.Dare, who made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos, said his desire was to see the Nigerian leagues grow beyond the current state with rapid transformation through proper licensing and financial control unwavering. “The step is critical for building stakeholder’s confidence following the reclassification of sports from recreation to business as part of President Buhari’s commitment to make sports business.“Other necessary steps involve running the leagues as businesses and not as recreation,” he said in a statement by his media officer, Kola Daniel.“We have a clear plan and vision. We are dogged in working to fulfil them leveraging on public and private financing to achieve our goal. We are committed to make changes that would position our league for the best,” he said.Dare said the leagues would not resume until basic conditions on club licensing control are enforced.“As a ministry, infrastructure renewal is our ultimate goal to ensure television-friendly output that will encourage investors to put their money in a product that is quite attractive. “This boils down to professionalism of all stakeholders, administrators, coaches, players and fans of the round leather game.“This is the only way we can attract sponsors and fans returning in large crowds to the stadium when all facilities are put in better shape ahead of the new season,” he said.The minister said that he was looking up to the licensing, infrastructure, incentives and better organised leagues when the season commences.Dare expressed confidence that Nigeria will get it right and return to apex position in African football.Tags: Minister of Youth and Sports DevelopmentNigerian football developmentSunday Darelast_img read more

Hilarious meme emerges trolling Ryan Giggs after Gareth Bale poses with ‘Wales, Golf, Madrid’…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement epNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8kha0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ee9ff( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) x9puWould you ever consider trying this?😱qti1Can your students do this? 🌚9t4Roller skating! Powered by Firework ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ is the caption that has landed Real Madrid and Welsh natioanl team star Gareth Bale in troubling situations. Qualifying for Euro 2020 but a target for the Spanish media and club supporters, the 30 year old is on a rollercoaster ride. Meanwhile, the internet hasn’t stopped, and the head coach Ryan Giggs is the target regarding his career and scandal with his brother’s wife.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPAn edited picture of the veteran United midfielder has gone viral, where Giggs is seen holding the national flag of Wales, with the caption: ‘Man Utd, Brother’s Wife, Wales. In that order.’Check out the meme below-Advertisement The meme indicates the 45 year old’s undying loyalty for the club, even more so than his time with the national side, and in between the famous misconduct regarding his brother Rhodri Giggs’s wife Natasha Lever.Advertisement The two were seperated in 2013 after a 10 year long affair with the former United captain.Giggs, who spent his whole senior career at Old Trafford, has earned 64 caps for the Welsh national team, and also played for the England under-16 and the Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.However, Giggs and his team now have secured their entry into Euro 2020 after last night’s 2-0 win over Hungarym, thanks to a brace from Juventus star Aaron Ramsey. Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs face a pair of Murdoch Division rivals

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs are hoping to build on a mini two-game winning streak when the club plays a pair of Murdoch Division opponents in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League weekend action.The Leafs travel to Fruitvale Friday to face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks before returning home Saturday to host the Grand Forks Border Bruins.Saturday’s contest is the first home date in six games for the Leafs. The Nitehawks moved into a tie for tops in the Murdoch Division after Beaver Valley pounded Grand Forks Border Bruins 9-3 Wednesday night.The game was payback after the Bruins upset the Hawks 5-2 in the Boundary City.Beaver Valley is tied with Castlegar Rebels. However, the Hawks have played five more games than Castlegar.Nelson is back after winning two of three games on the trip to the Shuswap Division. After starting the trip with a loss to Revelstoke, Nelson posted wins over Sicamous and North Okanagan.Nelson, 10-10, trails third-place Spokane by four points in the Murdoch. The Leafs are 4-8 within the division and have yet to defeat Castlegar or Beaver Valley.LEAF NOTES: The Leafs will be without sniper Connor McLaughlin, who was called up for a three-game northern weekend road swing by Trail of the B.C. Hockey League. McLaughlin is riding a four-game point streak. . . . Nelson is also missing Walker Sidoni, Cameron Dobransky, Adrian Moyls and Raymond Reimer, all out of the lineup with injuries. . . .To offset the missing bodies, the Leafs are looking to call up two affiliate players from the Okanagan Hockey Academy. One of the players is Nelson Minor Hockey grad Linden Horswill.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more