August 18

Behind the Scenes with L.A.’s Queer Nightlife Movers and Shakers

first_imgJohn Tsiavis John Tsiavis LGBTQThe Pride IssueNightlifeBehind the Scenes with L.A.’s Queer Nightlife Movers and ShakersAn inside look at our big Pride photo shootBy Los Angeles magazine – June 12, 20192594ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItGetting 53 club kids together for one epic photograph is no small feat, but that’s just what we did for our June issue, which is all about celebrating LGBTQ icons. As we write, “Queer people have been at the forefront of nightlife everywhere, but especially in L.A….In derelict warehouses and other underground venues, a vibrant crew is creating spaces full of possibilities, freedom, and love.”From Biqtch Puddin to the masterminds behind Queen Kong, we gathered a dream team of queer movers and shakers during daylight hours, and videographer Norbert Szeman and photographer John Tsiavis shared footage and photos from a big, gay day.For a list of who’s who, check out: lamag.com/clubkids.1 of 14center_img   TAGSClub kidsGay PrideNightlifePride IssueThe Pride IssuePrevious article25 Years After Her Brother’s Murder, Kim Goldman Still Wants to Take Down O.J. SimpsonNext articleLouise Linton, aka Mrs. Steven Mnuchin, Is SorryLos Angeles magazine RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORHow Two of L.A.’s Beloved Indie Arts Spaces Are Surviving the PandemicL.A. Nightlife Will Return, but the Sense of Community Might Be Harder to RebuildMiss L.A.’s Club Scene? On Twitch, the Party Is Still Goinglast_img read more

June 18

CDCC introduces direct clearing for Canadian buy-side firms

first_imgJames Langton The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is the first buy-side organization to use the new platform. More buy-side participants are expected to join later in 2018, CDCC says in a news release.“We are proud to bring our new direct clearing solution to market, an industry-driven solution designed to address client needs and to position CDCC prominently among global leaders in central counterparty clearing,” says Glenn Goucher, president of CDCC, in a statement.The direct-clearing model was developed in consultation with the investment industry, including pension funds, securities regulators, the Bank of Canada, the Investment Industry Association of Canada, and CDCC clearing members.“This initiative delivers marked improvements in terms of the efficiency, resiliency and capacity of clearing services available to buy side institutions currently serving investors from coast to coast,” Goucher adds. Shorter settlement cycle would reduce risk: Moody’s Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Clearing,  DerivativesCompanies Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp. CME launches “micro” Bitcoin futurescenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp. (CDCC) has launched a new direct-clearing model for pension funds and certain other buy-side firms.CDCC, which serves as the national central clearing counterparty (CCP) for derivatives, repos, and certain other over-the-counter products, announced Monday that its direct-clearing model for buy-side firms, which allows them to clear cash and repo trades directly through the CDCC, is now operational. Derivatives trading soars in response to pandemic: WFE Related newslast_img read more

June 14

Our Emotions Can Lead Us Astray When Assessing Risks, According to CU Professor

first_imgIf you find yourself more concerned about highly publicized dangers that grab your immediate attention such as terrorist attacks, while forgetting about the more mundane threats such as global warming, you’re not alone.And you can’t help it because it’s human nature, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven. That’s because people tend to view their immediate emotions, such as their perceptions of threats or risks, as more intense and important than their previous emotions.In one part of the study focusing on terrorist threats, using materials adapted from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Van Boven and his research colleagues presented two scenarios to people in a college laboratory depicting warnings about traveling abroad to two countries.Participants were then asked to report which country seemed to have greater terrorist threats. Many of them reported that the country they last read about was more dangerous.”What our study has shown is that when people learn about risks, even in very rapid succession where the information is presented to them in a very clear and vivid way, they still respond more strongly to what is right in front of them,” Van Boven said.With that in mind, Van Boven says one of the take-home messages from the study is that when communicating to the public, people must be mindful of how and when they publicize threats, which is a tall task in the around-the-clock news cycle of today.”Whatever the threat of the season is can ‘crowd out’ concern about other threats even if those other threats are actually more dangerous,” Van Boven said. “Because we are so emotionally influenced when it comes to assessing and reacting to threats, we may ignore very dangerous threats that happen not to be very emotionally arousing.”Human emotions stem from a very old system in the brain, Van Boven says. When it comes to reacting to threats, real or exaggerated, it goes against the grain of thousands of years of evolution to just turn off that emotional reaction. It’s not something most people can do, he said.”And that’s a problem, because people’s emotions are fundamental to their judgments and decisions in everyday life,” Van Boven said. “When people are constantly being bombarded by new threats or things to be fearful of, they can forget about the genuinely big problems, like global warming, which really need to be dealt with on a large scale with public support.”In today’s 24-hour society, talk radio, the Internet and extensive media coverage of the “threat of the day” only exacerbate the trait of focusing on our immediate emotions, he said.”One of the things we know about how emotional reactions work is they are not very objective, so people can get outraged or become fearful of what might actually be a relatively minor threat,” Van Boven said. “One worry is some people are aware of these kinds of effects and can use them to manipulate our actions in ways that we may prefer to avoid.”The study, which involved undergraduate students as subjects, was published in the August edition of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Michaela Huber, a doctoral student of psychology and neuroscience at CU-Boulder and Assistant Professor Katherine White of the University of Calgary co-authored the study.Van Boven said the study would be of particular interest to policymakers.”If you’re interested in having an informed citizenry you tell people about all the relevant risks, but what our research shows is that is not sufficient because those things still happen in sequence and people will still respond immediately to whatever happens to be in front of them,” he said. “In order to make good decisions and craft good policies we need to know how people are going to respond.” Published: Sept. 22, 2009 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

June 14

Student conduct expectations: Updates for fall 2020

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 25, 2020 In order to have a successful fall semester, we all need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes educating ourselves and working together to create a safe campus environment. To achieve this goal, our community is expected to follow health and safety guidelines. Student Code of Conduct (PDF) Policies and Procedures 2020-21The Student Code of Conduct has been updated with health and safety expectations and requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This update will help hold students accountable and is one of many tools to help keep our community safe.Updates to the Student Code of ConductEffective June 25, 2020, the Student Code of Conduct (PDF) now includes specific guidelines for campus health and safety policies.As a student and a member of the CU Boulder community, you are required to:Follow public health orders.Follow the CU Boulder COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy.Follow university expectations for social and physical distancing while on campus, such as expectations posted in buildings.Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth.Follow guidelines for events and social gatherings.Review the Student Code of Conduct for more information about expectations and requesting reasonable accommodations.Addressing conduct violationsStudent Conduct and Conflict Resolution will work with students who do not follow expectations. A separate process exists for faculty and staff who do not follow expectations.Students who are found to be allegedly violating health and safety expectations will go through the Student Conduct process. The goal of this process will be to change behavior in order to maintain a safe campus environment. When there is an alleged violation, students will receive due process, as required by law.  There will be several educational interventions for students found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. In extreme cases, or if a student continues to not follow expectations, consequences could include probation and/or suspension from the university. Alleged violations can be reported through the Incident Report Form.  More information about campus health and safety measures for the fall is available on the Road Map to Fall 2020 webpage.Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Communitylast_img read more

June 11

Wife gets hit with muffin, husband gets arrested

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeWife gets hit with muffin, husband gets arrested Feb. 10, 2017 at 7:00 amCrimeWife gets hit with muffin, husband gets arrestededitor4 years agoCrime Watchcrimewatchdaily press crime watchsanta monica crime watchsanta monica police departsmdpSMDP crimewatchsmpd On February 7, at about 1:07 p.m.Officers responded to the area of 2500 Crenshaw Blvd to meet with LAPD officers regarding a domestic violence incident which began in Lot 1 North – 1550 Beach Lot. LAPD Officers received a radio call for service regarding a female in a car screaming for help. LAPD responded and detained both parties, husband and wife, for an investigation. SMPD Officers arrived to determine what took place. Officers determined both subjects were in a car and got into an argument. The female told the husband she did not want be with him and wanted to get out of the car. The male subject became upset and pulled his wife’s hair and threw a muffin at her. The male drove off while the female told the subject to stop because she did not want to go with him. The male drove off and continued along the I-10 Freeway eastbound. They got off the freeway and were stopped by LAPD Officers. The female did not sustain any visible injuries. The male was taken into custody and booked at SMPD Jail.Tags :Crime Watchcrimewatchdaily press crime watchsanta monica crime watchsanta monica police departsmdpSMDP crimewatchsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHow to Be Happy: The Art and Science of Turning Blahs into AhhsUsed Oil Filter Exchange Hosted by City’s Resource Recovery and Recycling DivisionYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

June 4

T-Mobile US tops latest OpenSignal network report

first_img Verizon shuffles executives AT&TSprintT-Mobile USVerizon Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Amazon reels in MGM AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 JAN 2018 Diana Goovaerts T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Related Author Previous ArticleFCC weathers US government shutdownNext ArticleUber Eats acquires Ando Home T-Mobile US tops latest OpenSignal network report Tags OpenSignal declared T-Mobile US “the operator to beat” after it nearly swept top honours in the company’s mobile data measurements for Q4 2017.In OpenSignal’s latest State of Mobile Networks report, T-Mobile bested its rivals for first place in 4G availability, 3G and 4G download speeds, overall download speed, and 3G latency. AT&T snuck a win in 4G latency.T-Mobile edged out Verizon on 4G availability, with 93.14 per cent to Verizon’s 92.72 per cent. Sprint improved its score almost 9 percentage points year-on-year to 85.66 per cent, bringing it closer to parity with third-place AT&T, which had an availability score of 87 per cent. OpenSignal said Sprint’s LTE performance was the most improved, topping gains of 6 percentage points at T-Mobile and 5 percentage points each at Verizon and AT&T.OpenSignal noted the availability measure is not a reflection of geographic coverage. Instead, it indicates how often OpenSignal users can connect to LTE on each operator’s network.The wireless mapping company said onlookers shouldn’t underestimate the importance of AT&T’s latency win: “While latency doesn’t get as much attention as speed or availability, it’s becoming an important measure of the overall mobile network experience…Low latency connections mean VoIP and video communications services perform better and real-time gaming and augmented reality apps experience less lag time.”Methodology disputeOpenSignal said its results were based on over 5.9 million measurements taken from more than 237,000 devices between 1 October and 30 December 2017. However, Verizon has long-disputed OpenSignal’s findings: in February 2017 it called such crowdsourced findings “limited” and “non-scientific”.In a statement, a Verizon representative told Mobile World Live: “Crowdsourced data has it’s place, but does not provide a true network head-to-head comparison”. Instead, Verizon pointed to “scientific studies like the latest RootMetrics reports” which it said “show a big difference in network performance”.last_img read more

May 18

YCE Design and Fashion 2012 Awards

first_img LinkedIn 0 ← Call for NIE/IRON Scholarship at University of Strasbourg Conference, “Rhodes Youth Forum 2012” Tweet Similar Stories Reddit Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. June 25, 2012 Published by admin center_img +1 Share 0 Overcoming the Crisis of EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans → Deadline: 1st July 2012Open to: Persons between 21 and 40 with at least three years of experience in the creative sector. Have English language skills to IELTS 6 or aboveAward: In September 2012 national winners will participate in a shared programme in the UK with valuable networking and idea exchange with their international and UK peers in the design and fashion sectors. The UK tour will run alongside London Design Festival and London Fashion Week industry events.DescriptionThe British Council in partnership with Berytech Media Cluster is launching the Young Creative Entrepreneur award in the Design and Fashion Sectors. The Young Creative Entrepreneur – Design and Fashion award finds the brightest stars in the world of international design and fashion, recognising the importance of entrepreneurs in driving forward the design and fashion industries, developing their independent sector and representing the best of what’s going on in their local scene.YCE Design and Fashion participants can be drawn from any of the following areas of the sectors:Architecture, interiors and environment.Product design manufacture: furniture, industrial products and craft.Fashion, textile, accessories or perfume design and production.Design and fashion promotion: shows, exhibitions, festivals, events.Design and fashion retail: buying, merchandising.Design and fashion product research, sourcing, supply chain management.Design and fashion marketing, PR, branding, communications, journalism, publishing.EligibilityParticipants must fulfill folowing criteria:Be aged between 21 and 40 at the date applications are dueAlready work in the creative sector (as per sectoral definitions below) with at least three years experienceBe entrepreneurial and have shown their ability in the promotion of  that creative sector in their country, in either a commercial context, public context, or bothThrough their character, drive and abilities, demonstrate their potential to be a future leader of the sector in their country and a future partner for the UKHave English language skills to IELTS 6  – ‘competent user’ or aboveApplicationInterested applicants can apply by filling out the application form which can be downloaded by clicking here.AwardIn 2012 national winners will be selected in countries around the world who will participate in a shared programme in theUKwith valuable networking and idea exchange with their international andUKpeers in the design and fashion sectors. TheUKtour will run alongside London Design Festival and London Fashion Week industry events in September 2012.The Official Website YCE Design and Fashion 2012 Awards Green Talents Competition 2012 Model European Union Conference, Tiranalast_img read more

May 18

International Green Talents Competition

first_imgInternational Green Talents Competition The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021 +1 Deadline: 9 June, 2013Open to: non-German citizens working on innovative green solutions, who are currently enrolled in a Master/PhD programme or already hold a graduate degree, up to 32 years oldAward: invitation for a  two-week science forum, touring Germany in the fall of 2013DescriptionOur planet is facing a rapid depletion of natural resources, increasing environmental contamination and major changes in the earth’s atmosphere. As a frontrunner in sustainability research, Germany strongly believes in international cooperation to overcome these global challenges. Especially the creativity and innovativeness of young scientists is called for. Volunteer Judge for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Pocket Tweet Reddit Similar Stories ← Künstlerhaus Art Residence for Painters, Germany The Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competition May 15, 2013 Published by turpis This is why the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now holding the 5th round of its prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”. The competition, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, annually awards the 25 most outstanding minds worldwide. Hailing from various research disciplines, the winners are honoured for their original solutions for a more sustainable future.EligibilityAre you:working on innovative green solutions from an interdisciplinary point of view?are currently enrolled in a Master/PhD programme or already hold a graduate degree (Master/PhD) with significantly above-average grades?in excellent command of the English language?up to 32 years old?a non-German citizen and your residence is outside of Germany?Then you are eligible to apply!AwardSelected by a high-ranking jury of German experts, the “Green Talents” will be invited to a two-week science forum, touring Germany in the fall of 2013. This visit will not only grant them unique access to some of the country’s hot spots of sustainable development but also allows the participants to exchange ideas with peers and senior scientists. In addition, the awardees will have the chance to present themselves to experts of their choice and discuss their work with them in individual appointments.ApplicationYou can apply online HEREDuring the application process you will be asked to upload a current letter of recommendation or expert opinion focusing on your career as a scientist and activities up until now (letter must be in English and should not be older than 6 months).Application deadline is 09 June 2013, at 12 p.m. (Central European Time).For further details please visit the Official Website or download the Application Flyer International Research Scholarships for PhD Students, Hong Kong →last_img read more

May 18

Schwarzkopf Foundation Travel Grants

first_img The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2021 LinkedIn 0 ← Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship Tweet March 6, 2017 Published by kristyna Reddit 2021 DRAPER HILLS SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM +1 Pocketcenter_img Similar Stories Deadline: 19 March 2017Open to: young people residing in the Council of Europe member statesPrize: 550 EURDescriptionWith its travel grants the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe wants to give young people the opportunity to travel and explore Europe. The Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe offers young people the chance to get to know European neighbours as well as to become aware of current cultural or political developments of the continent. The travel grantees report about their insights and experiences with a travel report.Applicants can freely choose their European country or countries of destination. The trip needs to have a specifically defined research topic regarding a current cultural or political development in the context of European integration or European identity. It needs to be explained and elaborated in the application. The applicant should also state what methods are envisaged to address the topic (e.g. interviews, etc). A later substantial change of the topic would need to be approved by the Foundation.EligibilityAged between 18 and 27;Residing in one of the 47 Council of Europe member states.GrantThe travel grant amounts to 550 EUR.How to Apply?Applications need to be submitted via the online application form on the website of the Schwarzkopf Foundation. With the application the Schwarzkopf Foundation expects:A definition of the research topic and justification of the choice of the country;Details on the envisaged methods to address the research topic as well as the planned travel route.The deadline for applying is March 19, 2017 at 23:59 CET. The Foundation notifies applicants of the selection results two weeks after the deadline.For more information please see the official call. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 2021 Senesh Fellowship Schwarzkopf Foundation Travel Grants Taiwan Government Scholarships →last_img read more

May 12

Pete Hines says cross-platform play a necessity for The Elder Scrolls: Legends

first_imgPete Hines says cross-platform play a necessity for The Elder Scrolls: LegendsBethesda VP calls feature “essentially non-negotiable” in bringing the game to new platformsRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterMonday 13th August 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBethesda SoftworksSony Interactive EntertainmentSony has remained resolute in not allowing cross-platform play for even enormous titles like Fortnite and Minecraft, despite its competition’s willingness to throw open the doors on certain titles. Now, Bethesda seems poised to dig in its heels on the issue for one game: The Elder Scrolls: Legends.In an interview with Game Informer at QuakeCon, Hines repeatedly emphasized the importance of the feature to the Legends experience, stating that both cross-platform play and progress were necessary for the game to be what it was.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “We cannot have a game that works one way across everywhere else except for on this one thing,” Hines said. “The way the game works right now on Apple, Google, Steam, and Bethesda.net, it doesn’t matter where you buy your stuff, if you play it on another platform that stuff is there. It doesn’t matter what platform you play on, you play against everyone else who is playing at that moment. There’s no ‘Oh, it’s easier to control, or it has a better framerate on this system.’ It’s a strategy card game. It doesn’t matter.”When pressed on the issue referencing Sony’s reluctance to allow games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, and Ark: Survival Evolved to incorporate cross-platform features with PlayStation releases, Hines stopped barely short of saying that if Sony wouldn’t allow it, the game couldn’t release on PS4. “We continue to talk to all of our platform partners,” he continued. “But those [terms] are essentially non-negotiable. We can’t be talking about one version of Legends, where you take your progress with you, and another version where you stay within that ecosystem or its walled off from everything else. That is counter to what the game has been about.”Hines wouldn’t specifically call out Sony himself, but reiterated that Bethesda is being clear with its partners about the necessity of the feature as the game nears console release later this year. Last month, Todd Howard noted the frustration of working with Sony on cross-platform play and cited the company as the reason Fallout 76 would have to skip the feature.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSony’s cross-play deal seems a smart solution to a complex problem | OpinionThe royalty Sony and Epic agreed to open up cross-play on PlayStation has caused anger – but it’s a nuanced response to the growing complexity of the industry’s revenue modelsBy Rob Fahey 5 days agoSony facing lawsuit over PlayStation Store exclusivityPlatform holder stopped allowing third party stores to sell digital downloads in 2019By Danielle Partis 6 days agoLatest comments (1)Paul Jace Merchandiser 2 years ago “Hines wouldn’t specifically call out Sony himself….”Then allow me by repeating what I posted in that above mentioned Fallout 76 post:There is a really simple solution to all of this. Developers can easily tell all the platform holders that in the matter of cross- play, you either do it with everyone participating or you do it with no one. There. Problem solved. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more