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Post-Weinstein, a discussion of professional ethics in drama education is badly needed

This week, The Stage released a study showing that of more than 1,000 theatre professionals and drama students surveyed, 40 per cent reported that they had been bullied, 31 per cent reported having encountered sexual harassment, and 8 per cent claimed to have been sexually assaulted. Respondents repeatedly referred to the fact that such behaviour was “ingrained into the theatre culture”. Why is this ... Read More »

Why fixing the Arab world’s education crisis is Queen Rania’s top priority

Urgent action needs to be taken to fix the education crisis afflicting the Arab region, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan told CNBC on Thursday. The Jordanian royal highlighted how over 15 million children in the region don’t go to school and that providing them with access to quality education could improve their lives. “Our region has had its fair ... Read More »

Sergeant Bluff-Luton gets state education honor

Guidance counselor Christine Zarkos talks to students at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in a January 2017 file photo. The state Department of Education on Friday presented the high school with a Breaking Barriers Award for its work with students who come from low socio-economic backgrounds. SERGEANT BLUFF — The Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School has been picked for a notable award given ... Read More »

Five Startups That Caught Our Eye at CES 2018

HIGHLIGHTS CES 2018 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada One of the startups is an Indian robotics company Two of them make really useful healthcare products CES 2018 was full of exciting gadgets, many of which gave us a peek into the future of technology, while some were just too bizarre for our liking. There were plenty of Indian companies displaying their waresat the ... Read More »

Robot DJ Puts the Tech Into Techno for Czech Clubbers

These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping? It is a question that Prague’s Karlovy Lazne Music Club has endeavoured to answer by employing a specially adapted former automotive industry robot as a DJ in the popular nightspot. The robot is shaped like a ... Read More »

Nissan Announces Brain-to-Vehicle Technology, Will Be Unveiled at CES 2018 Next Week

HIGHLIGHTS New Brain-to-Vehicle tech will be unveiled at CES 2018 Nissan says the tech will help make better drivers The system responds before the action is initiated The world’s biggest carmakers and technology companies are spending billions of dollars to perfect your ability to drive without thinking. Nissan is taking a different direction — trying to “decode” your thinking so hands-on driving ... Read More »

MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM Now Rolling Out, Brings App Vault, Improvements, and Fixes

HIGHLIGHTS The update brings dozens of fixes and optimisations It has new features like Mi Mover and a distance sensor calibrator The update is available via OTA and flashable ROM Xiaomi has started the rollout of MIUI 9.2 for most recent Xiaomi smartphones that are on MIUI 9 already. According to the new changelog, MIUI 9.2 update includes new features such as Mi ... Read More »

Nokia Penta-Lens Camera Smartphone Rumoured Ahead of HMD Global’s MWC 2018 Reveal

HIGHLIGHTS New penta-lens Nokia smartphone is already prototyped HMD Global is reportedly set to bring the new smartphone in late 2018 It is rumoured to have five camera sensors and two LED flashlights While the world is anticipating the launch of new Nokia smartphones that are debuting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, it has now been reported that HMD Global is preparing a new model with ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Camera Capabilities Spotted in New ISOCELL Sensors Ahead of MWC 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has ISOCELL Bright, Fast, and Slim technologies The Galaxy S9 is likely to enable Super Speed camera experience Samsung is expected to detail the new technologies at MWC 2018 About a month ahead the launch of the new flagship models at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung has revealed its new ISOCELL family that come with technologies such as Tetracell and Smart WDR to enhance ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Receives Out-Of-Cycle OTA Update, Some Users Report

Days after releasing the January Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, Google has now ostensibly pushed a new OTA (over-the-air) update for its Pixel 2 devices. Some users have confirmed the rollout of the new update that brings build number OPM2.171019.016. However, Google hasn’t yet listed the same version on its factory images or OTA downloads pages. Some Google Pixel 2 users have reported ... Read More »