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Survey: How Kids 12 & Under Use Web Technology

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#Trends#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Yesterday we posted a video from the Teens in Tech conference, looking at how teens perceive technology. Today we’re co-launching a survey which aims to find out how children 12 years and younger use Web technology. We’ve partnered with Boston research firm Latitude, which developed the survey tool and will help us analyze the data. The survey will be open for 2 weeks, after which ReadWriteWeb and Latitude will list and analyze the results.If you’re the parent of a child 12 and under, then we invite you to participate in the survey by clicking here. The study is open to all children aged 12 and under.It’s important to note that you DO NOT need to reveal the identity of your child. We’re super conscious of the privacy issues regarding children on the Web, so you may enter a nickname into the survey instead of your child’s real name.In a nutshell, here’s how the survey works. With you (the parent) always at the controls, the survey will ask your child to draw his or her response to a question. There is a special tool for you to upload the resulting drawing, in JPEG format. The survey will then gather some general information about the child’s computer use, which should only take 5-10 minutes.As explained in a background post by Latitude’s Kim Gaskins, the survey aims to discover how children use and understand Web technology, the environmental factors that contribute to these understandings, and the extent to which children can think “innovatively” about web technology. The study also intends to deduce real-world applications from the drawings that the kids create.Click here to begin the survey process.Latitude is a research-driven consultancy for technology and media companies. It works with clients to discover and develop opportunities for next-generation content, software, and communications technologies through a combination of Web-based applications and innovative research methods. Visit life-connected.com for other Latitude studies, or email [email protected] to learn more about working with Latitude. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik through to US Open quarters in mixed doubles

first_imgRohan BopannaIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia entered the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight-set victory.The sixth seeds beat A Medina Garrigues of Spain and South Africa’s Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and five minutes on Sunday night to advance to the last eight.Bopanna will come face to face with compatriot Sania Mirza and her teammate Bruno Soares of Brazil – the top seeds in the tournament.Another Indian, Leander Paes, is also in the quarterfinal mix. Paes along with his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, the third seeds, will take on unseeded American-Mexican team of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the other half of the draw.last_img read more

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MAN STABBED IN 3800 BLOCK OF 4TH AVENUE

first_imgSIOUX CITY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING THAT TOOK PLACE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING IN THE 3800 BLOCK OF 4TH AVENUE.THE MALE VICTIM TOLD POLICE THAT HE AWOKE SHORTLY BEFORE 1AM TO THE SOUND OF SOMEONE TRYING TO BREAK INTO HIS CAR IN AN ALLEY.THE VICTIM SAYS HE APPROACHED THE SUSPECT TO AN ATTEMPT TO SCARE HIM AWAY.THE SUSPECT THEN STABBED THE VICTIM IN THE LEG AND FLED ON FOOT.THE VICTIM DROVE HIMSELF TO MERCY ONE AND POLICE WERE THEN NOTIFIED OF THE STABBING.INVESTIGATORS SAY THE INJURY DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE LIFE THREATENING.last_img read more

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21 days agoChelsea defender Zappacosta suffers serious knee injury at Roma

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Zappacosta suffers serious knee injury at Romaby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has suffered a serious knee injury in training with AS Roma.The Italy international joined the Serie A outfit on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day after becoming surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.However, the 27-year-old is likely to be out for the rest of the campaign after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a training session in a “non-contact incident”.Roma confirmed the full-back had successfully undergone surgery on his right knee in Rome to repair the ligament damage.”The club can confirm that Davide Zappacosta underwent surgery on Friday afternoon to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee,” a statement read. last_img read more

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Canada Post strike averted for now as carriers say theyll keep talking

first_imgOTTAWA – The union representing thousands of Canada Post workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike by mid-week.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Monday it would not issue a 72-hour notice of job action, giving the Crown agency’s negotiators an opportunity to address the union’s demands, which include higher wages and better working conditions.Both sides have been bargaining for separate collective agreements over the past nine months.Negotiators were facing a Wednesday deadline of 12:01 a.m. eastern time for a possible strike or lockout after conciliated talks failed to reach a deal earlier this month.While the two sides continue talking, the union warns its members may still face a work stoppage if there is no progress in bargaining.A spokeswoman for Canada Post said Monday that both sides were working hard to reach negotiated agreements.last_img read more

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CIBC CEO expects flat to lowsingle digit mortgage growth this year

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:CM, TSX:TD, TSX:BNS)The Canadian Press TORONTO — The chief executive of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says he expects overall mortgage growth in the country to be flat or in the low-single digits for the “foreseeable future.”Victor Dodig says the potential for mortgage growth to turn negative will hinge on whether the Canadian housing market takes a negative turn, driven by other macroeconomic factors.The CIBC chief’s comments at the RBC Capital Markets Banking CEO conference today come after the Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales are projected to fall to a near-decade low this year.CREA last month said rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to weigh on homebuyer sentiment.Toronto-Dominion Bank chief executive Bharat Masrani told the conference today that he expects mortgage growth in the mid-single digits for 2019.Scotiabank’s CEO Brian Porter says that mortgage activity in the first couple months has been “quite strong,” but it remains to be seen what will happen during the crucial spring real estate season.last_img read more

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DMK assures scrapping of NEET, quota in private sector

first_imgChennai: The DMK on Tuesday promised to do away with the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions and ushering in quota in the private sector in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election. “The NEET for medical admissions will be scrapped,” DMK chief M K Stalin said while unveiling the salient features of his party’s manifesto. Opposition to NEET in Tamil Nadu from major political parties and students had taken emotive overtones in the past. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Stalin said steps would be taken for implementing reservation in the private sector. The party also assured steps for waiver of all educational loans taken by students. Against the background of agitations by state government employees seeking reversion to the old pension scheme in place of the newly-introduced contributory scheme, the DMK chief said: “We will bring back the old pension scheme for both the central and state government employees.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The DMK president said the party would revert to the administered-price mechanism to regulate the prices of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Another key feature of the manifesto is doing away with the direct cash transfer of subsidy for the LPG and bringing down the prices of cylinders. The DMK is contesting 20 seats in the state, allotting the remaining 19 to its allies. The state goes to polls in a single phase on April 18.last_img read more

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Trump says ‘100%’ ready to shut down Mexico border

first_imgWashington DC: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is “100 per cent” prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country. Delays were already rising at several key border crossings as Trump ratcheted up pressure on Democrats in Congress to toughen US laws against illegal immigrants, threatening to hurt the US economy in the name of border security. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”It is a national emergency on the border,” Trump said. If Mexico does not stop migrants from transiting across its territory, and if Congress does not act, he said, “the border’s going to be closed, 100 per cent.” “Sure it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy,” he said. “Security is more important to me than trade.” Trump said Democrats were blocking reforms for political reasons but could fix the problem “in 45 minutes.” He was not specific, but Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has asked Congress to give border officials the power to forcibly repatriate Central American illegal immigrants, including children who arrived alone, back to their countries. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe threat to close the border, which handled some USD612 billion worth of trade in 2018, sent shivers through the economy, and drew warnings from allies of the president. “Closing down the border would have potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country, and I would hope we would not be doing that sort of thing,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. His call was backed by the Chamber of Commerce, which said in a statement that while it backed immigration reform, closing the border “would inflict severe economic harm on American families, workers, farmers and manufacturers across the United States.” Homeland Security officials said they were preparing for the possibility of a shutdown of at least some border entry points as they divert staff to deal with the flood of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, expected to hit nearly 100,000 a month. Nielsen cut short an official trip to Europe to return for meetings early Tuesday on the border crisis, and on Monday Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he would be meeting Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the crisis. Officials said facilities for handling the migrants — who for the moment cannot be sent back after they cross the border and request asylum — are overtaxed and understaffed, creating hazardous conditions.last_img read more

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Gender stereotypes leaves imprint on human brains

first_imgSociety’s expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, scientists say. Though the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ are often used interchangeably by the average person, for neuroscientists, they mean different things, according to Nancy Forger, a professor at Georgia State University in the US. “We are just starting to understand and study the ways in which gender identity, rather than sex, may cause the brain to differ in males and females,” said Forger. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSex is based on biological factors such as sex chromosomes and reproductive organs,” whereas gender has a social component and involves expectations and behaviours based on an individual’s perceived sex, researchers said. These behaviours and expectations around gender identity can be seen in “epigenetic marks” in the brain, which drive biological functions and features as diverse as memory, development and disease susceptibility. Forger said that epigenetic marks help determine which genes are expressed and are sometimes passed on from cell to cell as they divide. They also can be passed down from one generation to the next, she added. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”While we are accustomed to thinking about differences between the brains of males and females, we are much less used to thinking about the biological implications of gender identity,” Forger said in a statement. “There is now sufficient evidence to suggest that an epigenetic imprint for gender is a logical conclusion. It would be strange if this were not the case, because all environmental influences of any importance can epigenetically change the brain,” he said. Scientists reviewed previous studies of epigenetics and sexual differentiation in rodents, along with new studies in which gendered experiences among humans have also been associated with changes in the brain. “Given our lifetimes of layered gendered experiences, and their inevitable, iterative interactions with sex, it may never be possible to completely disentangle the effects of sex and gender on the human brain,” Forger said.last_img read more