Rohan Mahimker and Alex Peters will be on Dragon’s Den Wednesday night, pitching a children’s math game that students at Brock University helped to developBeatrice Ombuki-Berman plans to spend Wednesday night with her television.The Brock computer sciences professor will have the channel tuned to the popular business pitch reality show Dragon’s Den, where two young entrepreneurs will ask for money to invest in a children’s educational math game that Ombuki-Berman and a handful of her students helped create.The program, called Prodigy, is the brainchild of Alex Peters of St. Catharines and Rohan Mahimker of Mississauga. The University of Waterloo graduates founded the company SMARTeacher then received $50,000 from the federal government’s Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative (ARC).Brock University is one of ARC’s administering bodies in south-central Ontario, and the funding enabled Peters and Mahimker to collaborate with Ombuki-Berman and a crew of Brock students who helped develop the game’s technology.As everyone toiled away during the summer last year, Ombuki-Berman not only saw her students put their classroom knowledge to work, she saw them mature. Some of the students have gone on to graduate studies in computer science. One even landed a job with SMARTeacher.“I am very proud of my students who played a crucial role in this collaboration,” Ombuki-Berman said in an email. “Without the creativity and dedication of our computer science students Alex Bailey, Kyle Harrison, Ethan Jackson and Chris Stinson, this collaboration would not have been successful.”Unlike other games that simply give points and move players on to different levels when they correctly answer questions, Prodigy senses what a child is feeling and takes its cues accordingly.So, if a child is feeling frustrated by the math problems generated, the game provides easier questions and hints.If they’re a budding math whiz and getting bored, the difficulty is increased, all thanks to a bio-sensor – similar to the technology used in lie detector tests – that the player wears like a watch.It’s a concept that appealed to Ombuki-Berman, who’s passionate about putting Artificial Intelligence to practical use.It was also an opportunity for student Kyle Harrison to get a glimpse of what’s involved in starting up a tech company.And Harrison, an undergrad at the time of helping to develop the server side of the program so that it could be used on a personal computer and communicate with a remote server that would enable game updates and changes, is grateful.“I always take pride in my work and am thrilled to see that a project I was a part of is having such great success,” Harrison said.“I’m also quite happy to see the company’s success as a whole. I have a lot of respect for the founders and the journey they have embarked on with this project. It was a great idea and I’m glad to see it finally getting at least some of the recognition it deserves.”Now student, teacher and Peters are hopeful the dragons, some of Canada’s top business minds, will give SMARTeacher the money needed to turn program into a household name.Earlier this year, Peters and Mahimker auditioned to be on the CBC show where entrepreneurs ask for cash in return for a share of their startups and “just did a terrible job.”But a surprise phone call from a producer and 72 hours to prepare for a second chance was all the duo needed to get on TV.Though he can’t say how he and Mahimker fared in front of the dragons, Peters was clear they wouldn’t have been there without the grant and Brock.“Your students were great at making sure the end product was something kids would be excited about. We went from what was essentially a school project but with the help of Brock, we were able to put it front of customers,” he said.“If we didn’t have that development help, we wouldn’t be putting this product on air.”Dragon’s Den airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBC. read more

ReferencesAssociated Press Top 25 poll / College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings / Elo rating / ESPN’s Football Power Index The DetailsThe goal of any statistical model is to represent events in a formal, mathematical way — ideally, with a few relatively simple mathematical functions. Simpler is usually better when it comes to model-building. That doesn’t really work, however, in the case of the College Football Playoff’s selection committee, the group tasked with picking the nation’s four best teams at the end of each season. As you might imagine from a bunch of former coaches and college-administration types, they can sometimes resist the clean logic that an algorithm would love to impose. So while we’ve found that our model can do a reasonably good job of anticipating their decisions, it has to account for the group behaving in somewhat complicated ways.That’s one of the challenges our College Football Playoff forecast faces, but one of the fun parts, too. Unlike our other prediction models, which only really try to predict the outcomes of games, it also tries to predict the behavior of the humans on the selection committee instead. Here’s a rundown of how we go about doing that.The key characteristics of the model are that it’s iterative and probabilistic. It’s iterative in that it simulates the rest of the college season one game (and one week) at a time, instead of jumping directly from the current playoff committee standings to national championship chances. And it’s probabilistic in that it aims to account for the considerable uncertainty in the playoff picture, both in terms of how the games will turn out and in how the humans on the selection committee might react to them.Games are simulated mostly using ESPN’s Football Power Index. We say “mostly” because we’ve also found that giving a little weight to the playoff committee’s weekly rankings of the top 25 teams helps add to the predictions’ accuracy. (We use the Associated Press Top 25 poll as a proxy for the committee’s rankings until the first set of rankings is released in the second half of the season.) Specifically, the model’s game-by-game forecasts are based on a combination of FPI ratings and committee (or AP) rankings — 75 percent on FPI and 25 percent on the rankings.1Because the committee ranks only the top 25 teams, we estimate how it would rate the remaining Football Bowl Subdivision teams based on our Elo ratings, which we’ll discuss a little later.In many ways, that’s the simple part. While predicting games isn’t always the easiest endeavor, there’s a science to it that we’ve applied across our many sports interactives over the years. But the next part, the process of predicting the human committee, is unique to our college football model.After each set of simulated games, our system begins to guess how the committee will handle those results. These predictions account for the potential margin of victory in each game and for the fact that some wins and losses matter more than others. To assist with this part of the process, alongside a separate formula based simply on wins and losses, we use a version of our old friend the Elo rating. In other sports, we use Elo to help predict the games, but in this case, we mainly rely on it to model how college football’s powers that be tend to react to which teams won and how they did it. This special version of Elo is designed to try to mimic the committee’s behavior.We’ve calculated these Elo ratings back to the 1869 college football season. Between each season, ratings are reverted partly to the mean, to account for roster turnover and so forth. We revert teams to the mean of all teams in their conference, rather than to the mean of all Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Thus, teams from the Power Five conferences2The ACC, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-12 and the SEC. — especially the SEC — start out with a higher default rating.3To be more precise, our model treats conferences as existing along a spectrum, rather than in binary groups of “power” and “minor” conferences. As a consequence of this, our system also gives teams from power conferences more advantages, because that’s how human voters tend to see them.This conference-centric approach both yields more accurate predictions of game results and better mimics how committee and AP voters rank the teams. For better or worse, teams from non-power conferences (except Notre Dame, that special snowflake among independents) rarely got the benefit of the doubt under the old BCS system, and that’s been the case under the selection committee as well.Some of the model’s complexity comes in trying to model when the selection committee might choose to break its own seemingly established rules. For example, we discovered in 2014 — when the committee excluded TCU from the playoff even though the Horned Frogs held the No. 3 spot in the committee’s penultimate rankings and won their final game by 52 points — that the committee isn’t always consistent from week to week. Instead, it can re-evaluate the evidence as it goes. For example, if the committee has an 8-0 team ranked behind a 7-1 team, there’s a reasonable chance that the 8-0 team will leapfrog the other in the next set of rankings even if both teams win their next game in equally impressive fashion. That’s because the committee defaults toward looking mostly at wins and losses among power conference teams while putting some emphasis on strength of schedule and less on margin of victory or “game control.”We’ve had to add other wrinkles to the system over the years. Before the 2015 season, for example, we added a bonus for teams that win their conference championships, since the committee explicitly says that it accounts for conference championships in its rankings (although exactly how much it weights them is difficult to say).4Determining how much a conference championship matters is tricky because a team that wins a championship game has a lot of other things going for it — for instance, by virtue of winning its conference’s championship game, a team gets an additional head-to-head win against another strong team, something the committee (and our model) already values highly. And late in 2016, we added an adjustment for head-to-head results, another factor that the committee explicitly says it considers. If two teams have roughly equal résumés but one of them won a head-to-head matchup earlier in the season, it’s a reasonably safe bet that the winner will end up ranked higher.Going into 2019, we also added a tweak to how we treat independents — most notably Notre Dame (remember, special snowflakes and all that) — when they have a strong season. In previous years, our model handled a team like the Fighting Irish by assessing their résumé using the tools above but not giving them any kind of conference championship bonus … since they are, you know, not in a conference. This ended up somewhat significantly underrating Notre Dame’s chances of making the playoff, because the selection committee effectively treats the Irish like they had won a conference (or similar to it) if they make it to the end of the season undefeated or with just one loss.To deal with this piece of college football reality, we now assign the conference championship bonus to independents on a fractional basis, depending on their W-L record. These fractions are based on how often different win and loss totals (up through and including championship week, but not bowl games) are associated with the probability of winning conference championships in the CFP era, in conferences that have championship games. Here are those percentages: How to give conference-champion credit to independentsChance of winning a conference championship based on both wins and losses (through championship week but excluding bowls), 2014-18 131000100 1164231 1289174 Model CreatorNate Silver FiveThirtyEight’s founder and editor in chief. | @NateSilver538 Source: ESPN 1026314 <=9<1>=4<1 For an independent team with a given record, we average together the fractional chance of winning a conference based on its wins with the chance based on its losses. So an 11-1 Notre Dame team would receive (0.64 + 0.74) / 2 = 0.69 of a conference championship bonus added to its playoff bona fides.One last note here: The value of our conference championship bonus depends on the quality of a school’s conference. So in the case of independents, Notre Dame is treated as being in the equivalent of an average-strength power conference. For other independents, their “conference” strength is estimated based on their Elo rating.Even after all of these adjustments, there are no guarantees. So not only do we account for the uncertainty in the results of the games themselves, but we also account for the error in how accurately we can predict the committee’s ratings. Because the potential for error is greater the further you are from the playoff, uncertainty is higher the earlier you are in the regular season. In early October, for example, as many as 15 or 20 teams will still belong in the playoff “conversation.” That number will gradually be whittled down — probably to around five to seven teams before the committee releases its final rankings.Editor’s note: This article is adapted from previous articles about how our College Football Playoff predictions work. Based on Wins:Based on Losses: Related ArticlesJust Win, Baby (And You’ll Probably Make The College Football Playoff)Should Alabama’s Résumé Have Trumped Ohio State’s Conference Crown? WinsConference Title %LossesConference Title % Version History1.6 Forecast updated for 2019 season; conference champion adjustment added for independents.Sept. 19, 20191.5 Forecast updated for 2018 season.Oct. 4, 20181.4 Forecast published for 2017 season; game-by-game forecasts incorporate team rankings, power conferences given a boost, AP poll used before committee releases rankings.Oct. 5, 20171.3 Head-to-head results incorporated into model.Dec. 2, 20161.2 Forecast published for 2016 season.Nov. 1, 20161.1 Forecast published for 2015 season; conference champion bonus added, uncertainty increased.Nov. 3, 20151.0 College Football Playoff model first published for the 2014 season.Nov. 21, 2014 read more

first_imgGAME RECAPD.C. United 3, Timbers 2Storyline: Portland loses for the first time in six MLS home matches, paying for a sluggish start and two defensive breakdowns.Controversy: Decisions by the officials played a big role in the outcome, with two goals coming from penalty kicks, and with two apparent goals for Portland’s Kenny Cooper erased on debatable offside calls.Up next: Portland at Chivas USA, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.PORTLAND — The Portland Timbers’ first Major Soccer League loss at Jeld-Wen Field was rife with controversy and contention. There were officials’ decisions that took away goals and others that resulted in goals. There was Timbers forward Kenny Cooper losing his cool. And there was a late surge from the home team that nearly got Portland a better result than Sunday’s 3-2 loss to D.C. United.To Portland coach John Spencer, none of the dramatics on the field Sunday were as significant as his team’s subpar preparation leading up to the match. To the coach, the Timbers got what they deserved even if the sellout crowd of 18,627 didn’t.“I thought we were second to every first ball. I thought we were second to every second ball,” Spencer said. “We started sloppy in the Philly game and got away with it. We started sloppy against Columbus and got away with it. And today we got punished. That’s what happens when you don’t practice how you play.”Jack Jewsbury and Jorge Perlaza scored second-half goals for the Timbers (5-4-1), but the visitors put the ball behind former United keeper Troy Perkins three times — including twice within 10 minutes to pull away from a 1-1 tie in the second half.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, December 13, 2018:#1) Wilmington High School & Middle School Winter Band ConcertThe Wilmington High School and 7th & 8th Grade Bands will hold their Winter Concert at 7pm in the High School Auditorium. Tickets needed to be purchased via Ms. Mette are not available at the door. The concert air live on WCTV.#2) Craft Beer TastingElia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue)is holding a beer tasting from 5pm to 7pm. Sample Weyley NE style red ale from Anonymous Brewing Co. out of Rowley, Massachusetts. This is the flagship — the first craft beer introduced by this new brewery. Support local companies and stop in for a taste.#3) Holiday Concert at Wilmington Memorial LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Holiday Concert at 7pm. Musicians John and Chris Boehmer, a husband-wife duo from Massachusetts, will perform holiday favorites plus a few original songs and occasional covers in the contemporary folk genre. After performing individually as solo singer-songwriters for many years, they got together in 2012 to create a musical duo that is greater than the sum of its parts. Register HERE.#4) Ugly Sweater Day At Wilmington Senior CenterStop by the the Wilmington Senior Center and show off your “Ugly Holiday Sweater” from 1pm to 3pm. Refreshments will be served and prizes to be given out.#5) Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 31, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_imgYouTubeMohanlal, popularly known as the Complete Actor among his fans, is now enjoying the success of his latest movie ‘Lucifer’. Until now, the film has collected more than Rs 210 crore at the box-office, and thus it has emerged as the biggest Mollywood blockbuster of all times. The film, directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, is special for many reasons, and one among them is the scintillating ‘Kadavule Pole’ song composed by Deepak Dev.In ‘Lucifer’, the song is placed during a fight sequence, and Mohanlal’s performance in these scenes played a crucial role in elevating the mood of the film. Now, a fight mashup video of Mohanlal has surfaced online, and this two-minute edited clip with ‘Kadavule Pole’ song in the background is capable of proving why Mohanlal is the biggest Superstar in Mollywood.The song is edited by a YouTube user named Linto Kurian, and it portrays various fight scenes of Mohanlal from movies that span from the beginning of his career. The clip begins with Mohanlal’s iconic street fight scene with Siddique in the movie ‘Raavanaprabhu’. Later, the uploader has edited and inserted high-voltage action scenes from various films like ‘Naran’, ‘Sphadikam’, ‘Odiyan’, ‘Aaram Thampuran’, ‘Ali Bhai’, ‘Narasimham’, ‘Shikkar’ and ‘Lucifer’.One of the major attractions of this video clip is its slick editing. The editing seems so professional in nature and the uploader deserves a special round of applause for this effort. The video has already gone viral on YouTube, and it has already racked up more than 1,36,200 views.Mohanlal is now awaiting the release of his new movie ‘Ittimani: Made in China’, which is being directed by duo directors Jibi and Joju. The film is touted to be a comedy entertainer, and Mohanlal will be seen playing the role of a Christian character based in Thrissur. The film is expected to hit the screens on Onam, and it will lock horns with Mammootty’s ‘Ganagandharvan’ at the box-office.last_img read more

first_imgRev. Dr. Jasmin ScularkIn Laventille, Trinidad, dreams are hard to come by. For its residents, the beauty of the Caribbean Sea just beyond them and the towering edifices of the nearby capital of Port-of-Spain belie their hardscrabble existence in the hillside ghetto that is rife with poverty, crime and gang warfare. In this place, where life is an often-wasted commodity and hope has long fled, dreams are but wishes for survival or escape.That is why the Rev. Dr. Jasmin Sculark, who grew up in the beleaguered Laventille, remains amazed at her induction, this week, as senior pastor of the Jericho City of Praise, a megachurch in Landover, Md.“Coming from Laventille – a poor neighborhood, a devastated neighborhood, a dangerous neighborhood – you had dreams but not dreams this size,” Sculark told the AFRO.But then the appointment is just another example of the miraculous work of God in her life, said the senior pastor-elect, whose national reputation as a pint-sized preaching powerhouse has earned her the moniker, “Daughter of Thunder.”“This new position in ministry means a number of things. No. 1, it lets me know that God is faithful to who He is. It’s God doing what God promised he would do, even before the foundation of the world,” said Sculark, also affectionately known as “Dr. Jazz.” “This new position also means that there is a shifting of what God is doing, that this is the season of the underdog. For me to leave from Trinidad and land at Jericho just tells the nation and people who read this article that God is taking the least of these and putting them in mega places, in mega platforms, in megachurches so God can get a mega glory.”By any worldly definition, Dr. Jazz is an underdog. Bereft of both parents—her mother died at an early age and she never knew her father—Sculark said she grew up in a “dysfunctional” family, in which an older sister was the only bulwark between her siblings and the mayhem and bloodshed of the streets.And even there, God found her. When an Open Bible church bravely ventured into Laventille—the only one to do so that Sculark can recall—to host a crusade, she immediately gave her life to Christ.“Once I heard the gospel that Jesus loves me, I did not even hesitate,” Dr. Jazz said. “I gave my life to Christ because I wanted to hear some kind of good news. And the moment I did that, I wouldn’t tell you that a million dollars fell [from the sky], I wouldn’t tell you that everything became perfect, but what I would tell you is that I had this unbelievable peace, this assurance on the inside. And, I knew there was nothing that I could not do.”Shortly after, Sculark decided to devote her life to ministry. In another-dream-come-true, she immigrated to the United States, working in a factory, where she affixed labels to suits she could not afford, while going to school. A graduate of the Practical Bible College in Vestal, N.Y., and the Washington Bible College in Lanham, Md., she was licensed to preach Feb. 4, 1992, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.She also received a master’s in theological studies from the Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and a doctoral degree in ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.Along her ministerial journey, Sculark said, God always sent the right people at the right time.The Rev. Dr. Charles Booth, for example has been her “father in ministry,” and the person she still consults on matters related to preaching. Pastor John K. Jenkins, of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Prince George’s County, Md., also has been a mentor for her, particularly on matters related to pastoring, during her 11 years as senior pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in York, Pa. And, just last year, God connected her with the renowned megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, likely in preparation for her move to Jericho, Dr. Jazz said.Faced with this new assignment, however, Sculark said she identifies with Saul, in the Old Testament, who went hiding when it was time to crown him king of Israel.“You better have some fears, if you don’t have any you must be crazy,” she said. “It’s a mountain of an assignment, a mountain of a challenge [and] the fear is I know my own inadequacies, I know my own limitations and my own struggles. But the one thing I’m assured about is that God is faithful, and if God calls you, He is going to do it.”Among the challenges Sculark faces is an ongoing schism and legal battle for control of Jericho’s multimillion campus that erupted after the death of Apostle Betty Peebles, Jericho’s co-founder, in October 2010. Now-Bishop Joel R. Peebles, son of the founders, expected to inherit leadership, but was ousted by the church’s board of directors, who claimed they were acting on Apostle Peebles’ bedside wishes. Since then, the congregation has been divided.And then there are the supersized problems that come from dealing with a bigger church, including balancing the responsibilities of overseeing the entire Jericho enterprise, which includes a 10,000-seat sanctuary, senior citizens’ complex, school and other components.“So being able to manage the time of it and not burning myself out…balancing the personal and the professional,” Sculark said, would be one of her greatest challenges. “You know we, particularly as women, nurture everybody but don’t take care of ourselves.”And there are the demands of church members, who often want to have direct contact with the pastor. But, like Moses, Sculark said, she realizes that trying to take on all the responsibilities of leadership would be detrimental to her spiritual and physical health. So, not only is she creating a “dream team” of elders and pastors to work alongside her, but she’s also taking advantage of modern-day tools of ministry.“I am one of these preachers and pastors that believes social media is one of the greatest gifts that has ever come our way. I’m not one of those pastors that’s reluctant to use the Internet or sees it as the Antichrist. I see it as a method to get the gospel from Timbuktu, to Australia, to wherever you need to,” she said.For example, since her appointment in April, Dr. Jazz has implemented the means of paying tithes and offerings via mobile text and credit card, reflecting 21st century methods.It is that kind of innovative thinking and fire-in-the-belly enthusiasm for the gospel that makes Dr. Jazz the right fit for Jericho, many have said.“I see myself as an Esther, a woman for such a time as this,” Dr. Jazz said. “Timing is so important, and I believe when it’s your time and your turn there is nothing that can stop you.” See part two of the interview with Dr. Jazz in next week’s AFRO.last_img read more

first_imgWe expect to see a range of exciting future gadgets every January at CES, but this year there’s one that seems just a little bit too good to be true. It’s a power pack for the Xbox One controller, which can apparently offer 8 to 12 hours of play time from a 60 second charge. If true, that would revolutionize charging and batteries in general, not just Xbox controllers.The company claiming this advancement in rapid charging is called PDP, however, they don’t have any working prototypes to demonstrate at CES. It’s just a claim, a patent pending, and a black box right now.Christopher Dingle, director of product development at PDP, did a little explaining when asked by Polygon, but it just leaves more questions unanswered. The power pack isn’t a battery as we know them today. There is no chemical reaction going on inside, instead it’s a physical reaction which also means there’s no battery degradation over time. It’s unclear what exactly that means, “it’s a power pack not a battery,” and we likely won’t find out until 2017.PDP’s Super Charger power pack for the Xbox One (and PS4 eventually) is expected to go up for pre-order at the end of this year carrying a price tag of $99. That gets you the pack and a charging base. PDP is also working to bring the technology to mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops.It all sounds suspiciously non-specific to me, but I really hope this isn’t a non-product. Charges that last seconds and offer hours of use is what every portable gadget needs.last_img read more

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico, right, welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron charged Friday that some British Muslims quietly condone the radical ideology of the Islamic State, prompting accusations that he is scapegoating the large and diverse community.Speaking at a security conference in Slovakia, Cameron urged British Muslims to do more to stop the group from recruiting young Britons. He said disaffected youths are being drawn to an ideology that believes “the West is bad and democracy is wrong, that women are inferior, that homosexuality is evil.”center_img The difference between men and women when it comes to pain The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Others defended Cameron’s message. Haras Rafiq, managing director of anti-extremism think tank the Quilliam Foundation, said he didn’t see the speech as anti-Islam.“He is not saying that all Muslims are the problem,” Rafiq said. “He is saying the Islamist ideology needs to be tackled.”And Kalsoom Bashir, who heads the counter-radicalization group Inspire, said Cameron has a point that some British Muslims have a degree of “sympathy, empathy and envy for the people who are going out to Syria.”“Just as we dismiss the Ku Klux Klan as a loony fringe of Christianity, we need to be back in a place where we can dismiss this ideology as a loony fringe of Islam,” she said. “But unfortunately it’s becoming mainstream. I think that fightback has to come from within the communities as well.”___Lawless reported from London.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Saying this ideology “is quietly condoned” among some Muslims, Cameron blamed radicalization in part on “people who hold some of these views who don’t go as far as advocating violence, but who do buy into some of these prejudices, giving the extreme Islamist narrative weight.”About 2.7 million of Britain’s 64 million people are Muslim. Police say at least 700 of them have traveled to IS territory, including a 17-year-old who blew himself up in Iraq last week and three sisters from northern England believed to have gone to Syria with their nine children.Some Muslim groups reacted to Cameron’s comments with anger. Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of Muslim think-tank the Ramadhan Foundation, called them “deeply offensive.”“We do not need a lecture about being good citizens from a government that thinks the way to build alliances with the Muslim community is to trash us,” he said.Opposition lawmaker Yasmin Qureshi accused Cameron of conflating religious conservatism with support for extremism.“To make the comparison he has done the way he has done, it is not only unhelpful but actually wrong,” she told BBC radio.last_img read more

first_img8. Drink horchataThis simple and delicious drink, pronounced ‘orxata’ in Valencian tongue, is made from tiger nuts and a speciality in the region. It is particularly refreshing on a hot day when served in a traditional horchateria with light pastries called fartons (no sniggering, please) to dip. There are a couple of established places to try it in Plaza Santa Catalina: Santa Catalina and El Siglo. 2. Valencia CathedralValencia Cathedral’s controversial claim to fame is that it is the supposed home of the Holy Grail. Millions flock to see the holy chalice, housed in its own chapel, but the church itself is well worth a visit to see its frescoes, ornate relics and Goya paintings. A climb up the Miguelete tower will also reward you some of the best views in the city.Opening times: (20 Mar to 31 Oct) Mon to Sat 10am – 6.30pm; Sun & holidays 2pm – 6.30pm. (1 Nov to 19 Mar) 10am – 5.30pm; Sun & holidays, Cathedral closed from 1pm – 5pm.Location: Plaça de l’Almoina.Price: Adults €7, Concessions €5.50. 12. La Lonja de la SedaUnusual in that it’s one of the few secular Gothic buildings in Europe, the Silk Exchange building is one of the essential things to see in Valencia and rightly on the World Heritage list. Built between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it’s hard not to be impressed by the mercantile might that the building demonstrates, with its towering pillars, vaulted ceilings and elaborate stonework on the exterior. There are even a few gargoyles to spot around the roof outside. A window into a time when Valencia was at the height of her trading powers.Opening times: Mon to Sat 9:30am – 7pm; Sun & holidays 9.30am – 3pm. Location: Calle de la Lonja, 2.Price: €2. Free on Sundays & holidays. 5. Go deep at The OceanogràficThe biggest aquarium in Europe, Valencia’s Oceanogràfic is also one of the best designed, featuring ten themed buildings dedicated to different climates such as the Antarctic, Temperate and Tropical Seas and the Red Sea. Expect to meet dolphins, Beluga whales, sea turtles, walruses and myriad other marine animals through immersive displays and interactive shows – there’s over 500 species in total! To cap it all off, head to the underwater Submarino Restaurant to dine as the shimmering shoals swim by right past your table (set menu €30 – €45).Opening times: (Low season: 02/01 to 07/04, from 18/04 to 16/06, from 18/09 to 11/10, from 15/10 to 05/12, from 10/12 to 23/12 and from 26/12 to 30/12) Sun to Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 8pm.(Medium season: from 08/04 to 13/04, from 16/04 to 17/04, from 17/06 to 13/07, from 01/09 to 17/09, from 12/10 to 14/10 y from 06/12 to 09/12) daily 10am – 8pm. (High season: from 14/07 to 31/08) Daily, 10am – 1am.Location: Autopista del Saler 5.Price: Adults €27.90, Concessions €21. 3. Las Fallas (1 – 19 March)See the city at its most animated, quite literally, during Las Fallas festival in March. Each of the city’s neighbourhoods builds giant statues of satirical caricatures that are judged and then set alight in the last day of the festival. Throughout the week there are parades, fireworks, lively fiestas, food competitions and all other things quintessentially Spanish: your eardrums and liver will seriously be put to the test. The atmosphere builds throughout the month, culminating in a week of bonfires and kaleidoscopic fireworks displays from the 15th to 19th March. Fancy a fiesta? Discover the best carnivals around the world. 6. Browse Central MarketHoused in a beautiful Art Nouveau building, Valencia’s central market is buzzing with locals stocking up on fresh produce from its 1000-odd stalls. Even if you’re not doing the week’s food shop, just marvel at its wares, from the piles of staring tuna fish to the punnets of ripe cherries to the glass mosaics above.Opening times: Daily, 7am – 3pm.Location: Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges.Price: Free to enter. 7. Eat tapasWhat are weekends away in Spain without filling yourself up with plates of authentic tapas? Check out the Barrio del Carmen and Centro Histórico districts for the most interesting joints, or head straight for the stand-out Bodega Casa Motaña in the Cabanyal quarter. Being one of the oldest in the city, it has garnered quite a reputation and is always packed with people filling up with plates of jamon washed down with a cerveza. Opening times: Mon to Fri 1-4pm & 8-11.30pm, Sat 12.30-4pm & 8-11.30pm, Sun 12.30-4pm.Location: Calle de José Benlliure 69.Price: Tapas €4-14. Search for flights to Valencia1. La Playa de la MalvarrosaMarvellous by name and by nature, if you’re more a beach bum than a city slicker you could easily spend a whole weekend break here, baking in the Mediterranean sun. Pause to visit one of the shoreline restaurants serving up traditional Valencian paella as the temperature cools; try La Pepica, La Marcelina or Casa Carmela, Valencian institutions, frequented by tourists and locals alike. 11. Explore Museo Nacional de CerámicaHoused in the dramatic Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace, the museum contains some beautiful ceramics, but the entry fee’s all the more worthwhile for the original features and furnishings of this former baronial residence. Don’t forget to admire the incredible Rococo stonework and Baroque relief outside the building, representing the name, meaning ‘Marquis of the Two Waters’. Free on Saturdays after 4pm.Opening times: Tues to Sun 10am – 2pm & 4pm – 8pm; Sun & holidays 10am – 2pm.Location: Poeta Querol, 2.Price: Adults €3, Concessions €1.50. 4. City of Arts and SciencesIn sharp contrast to Valencia’s old town, the series of twenty-first century architectural wonders that make up Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias are a symbol of the city’s fast and furious rejuvenation. Explore and admire Valencia architect Santiago Calatrav’s curiously-shaped white buildings, surrounded by clear blue reflecting pools. Attractions include an opera house – Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía – an IMAX planetarium and an aquarium, as well as The Umbracle, a garden and platform from which you can admire the entire complex below. 15. Visit SaguntoAround a half hour train ride from Valencia is Sagunto, a small port city best known for its hilltop castle and Roman amphitheatre, but featuring many points of interest, including an old Jewish quarter. Climb up the winding stairways through the old town for a spectacular seaview – the castle walls alone measure around 1km so take a good pair of walking shoes! The Roman theatre is still used for occasional summer performances including the August theatre festival Sagunt A Escena; check the website for this year’s dates. 9. Climb Torres de SerranosBuilt in the fourteenth century, Torres de Serranos boasts the claim to fame as the largest Gothic gateway in Europe. It’s certainly one of the best preserved monuments in the city, and offers up sterling views from its turrets, across the city and over to the Turia riverbed.Opening times: Mon to Sat 9:30am – 7pm; Sunday & public holidays, from 9:30am – 3pm. Location: Placa de los Fueros.Price: €2.10. Walk the riverbed at Turia GardensValencia is a city that moved its river, forced to divert the Turia after frequent flooding devastated buildings and livelihoods during the twentieth century. Today, the former riverbed of the Turia makes for a green and pleasant spine running through the urban centre, where people from all walks of life gather to stroll, run, cycle and play. Lined with photogenic features like fountains, pine woodlands and orange trees, Turia Gardens links to the City of Arts and Sciences at one end and Cabecera Park at the other, and is a great place to while away an afternoon. 13. Institut Valencià d’Art ModernCrank the time machine forward a few hundred years to the modern day art scene in Valencia at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, known as IVAM for short. It’s not just the contemporary artists that are covered here, but the founders of the European Modernist movement in the 1900s, including notable Valencian Impressionist Ignacio Pinazo and sculptor Julio González.Opening times: Daily, 11am – 7:30pm.Location: Calle de Guillem de Castro, 118.Price: Adults €6, Concessions €3. 14. Shop around the siesta in Valencia’s boutiquesA short break doesn’t mean no time to shop, and Valencia has some purveyors of fashion and accessories that are too good to miss. Calle Sorní and Calle Cirilo Amorós are some seriously swanky shopping streets, but bargain-hunters will be happy on Calle Don Juan de Austria. Head to Plaza Redonda for the flea market if you’re here on a Sunday, and look out for specialists in local crafts, like the beautiful handmade fans at family-run Abanicos Carbonell. Just don’t get caught out by the siesta – a lot of smaller shops close between the hours of 2pm and 4/5pm. How to get to ValenciaFly direct to Valencia from UK airports like Nottingham East Midlands, Bristol, Edinburgh and Newcastle, with the shortest flights and often cheapest fares from London Gatwick and Stansted (easyJet and Ryanair, respectively). 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it said that operating expenses are expected to "increase substantially. they can go to court and get justice.I love vintage textiles,C. on Feb 12 2018 Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images The Obamas chose Wiley and Sherald after considering portfolios of some 20 artists The Obamas interviewed a few at the White House but ultimately decided on the two contemporary portraitists with whom they each felt a connection Both artists work shows a commitment to making portraits of people who have traditionally been marginalized Sherald 44 typically paints subjects in ordinary clothes holding everyday poses but their features are striking their skin tones are rendered in shades of gray with pops of color throughout the canvas Wiley 41 is known for larger-than-life riffs on Western art In their portraits Sherald and Wiley both upend notions of what it means to hold power particularly as a person of color in America "Portraits are about revealing aspects of an individual" says Wiley Through his art Wiley bestows the honor and symbols that have traditionally been reserved for the upper class upon everyday people He says "allowing us to look at people that are often invisible in a different light" Wileys paintings often replace white aristocrats and dignitaries with black and brown peoplesubjects he seeks on the streets of major US -cities-in clothing like hoodies combat boots and do-rags In Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps his version of the French general dons camouflage Timberland boots a white T-shirt and a bandana Wiley has also been commissioned to paint musicians as nobility In Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II Michael Jackson (the King of Pop) sits atop a white steed as a pair of cherubs adorn his head with a wreath The motifs are informed by Wileys life He was born in Los Angeles in the late 70s and raised by a single mother as the hip-hop era began to take shape Though the family didnt have much in terms of money his mother immersed him in art On weekends as children he and his twin brother would travel by bus to classes at a conservatory on the campus of California State University Los Angeles When Wiley was around 12 he was among a group of 50 students who traveled to Russia to study its language and art He went on to study at the Art Institute of San Francisco and earned a masters degree in painting at Yale Like Obama Wiley grew up without his father and traveled to Nigeria to meet him later in lifea parallel between artist and subject that was not lost on either man In a speech at the unveiling ceremony Obama said that he has always been struck by the way that Wileys portraits confront notions of power and privilegeWiley takes "extraordinary care and precision and vision in recognizing the beauty and the grace and the dignity of people who are so often invisible in our lives and put them on a grand stage on a grand scale" The President joked that while the artists impulse may have been to elevate him (Wiley has painted more than a few of his subjects on horseback) "I had to explain Ive got enough political problems without you making me look like Napoleon" "You dont hire Kehinde Wiley to have a tame painting" Wiley says with a laugh "I think in a sense he sort of got what he was asking for" But the effect the portrait has on the "Presidents" exhibit isnt lost on the artist: "It was a bold move" he says"This painting stands out as a game changer really And I think thats in keeping with the type of bold leadership and authentic voice that this President gave to this nation" Though lesser known than Wiley Sherald is a rising star In 2016 she became the first woman to win the prestigious Outwin Boochever Portrait competition beating 2500 other entries She was also recently awarded the High Museum of Arts David Driskell Prize As with Wiley Sheralds approach to the First Ladys official portrait was true to her artistic method Obama is styled in a Milly dress that reminded Sherald of the patterns of Gees Bend a black community in Alabama famous for its brilliant quilts Obama represents an ideal says Sherald: "a human being with integrity intellect confidence and compassion And the paintings I create aspire to express these attributesa message of humanity" In Sheralds portrait the former First Ladys silvery skin glows against a pale blue backdrop Where Wileys piece is exuberant and lush Sheralds is spare casting the First Lady as the focus The singularity of the piece asks the viewer to contemplate the strength and presence of Michelle Obama both as she was in the White House and as she remains in the hearts of the many who look up to her Even days after the big reveal the portraits have continued to generate conversation Patrons have been lining up to view the portraits in person Digital versions of both paintings have flooded social media feeds and news sites Caragol says that while there has been a widespread embrace of the uniqueness of the artwork she believes many will be challenged by their unconventional nature To really see them she said will require the viewer to think about portraiture in a fresh way "Systems of representation are interesting because they surround us to the point of making us take them for granted" Caragol says "So many things could be seen differently and yet we dont know because were just used to seeing them the way they are" In a sense the election of Obama did that to the office of the presidency It seems fitting that his official portrait illustrates that too Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecomIDEAS Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley is associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and a Public Voices Fellow for the OpEd Project Beyoncés Lemonade is grown-ass black woman magic And the lemons that Queen Bey is working with powerful hoodoo ingredients for overpowering bad energy are clearly the Louisiana kind Lush troubling visuals show that Beyoncé is the goddess the goddess is furious the goddess is victorious 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stepped down after an investigation by the Church concluded that claims he sexually abused a teenage altar boy were credible Vigano’s letter contains serious allegations about Francis’ response to reports of McCarrick’s abuse But it also includes a screed against homosexuals and it can be seen as a homophobic attack against Francis who has worked to open up the church to people who are gay or lesbian among others who are turned away in accordance with the church’s teaching Massimo Faggioli a theology and religious studies professor at Villanova University says the charges in Vigano’s letter are motivated by a personal vendetta on behalf of conservative American Catholics “People are especially upset with the fact that Francis is opening the church on sexuality and homosexuality” Faggioli tells TIME “So here you have a very cynical alliance with a cynical agenda that has nothing to do with the sex abuse crisis” Here’s a breakdown of the accusations against Francis and why they are coming up now Who is calling for Pope Francis’ resignation and why Vigano in his letter has called on Francis and all others who he says remained silent about McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians to resign Vigano writes that he informed Francis of McCarrick’s inappropriate behavior in 2013 Francis he alleges “continued to cover for” McCarrick Conservative bishops in America have voiced their support for Vigano since the letter was published on Sunday Cardinal Raymond Burke the former archbishop of St Louis said the “appropriate sanctions must be applied” if Vigano’s allegations are substantiated the New York Times reports Bishops David Konderla and Joseph Strickland also joined the surge of conservatives standing up with Vigano “As your shepherd I find them credible” Strickland wrote in a statement about the allegations brought up by Vigano according to the Times Faggioli says the letter comes from a place of “personal animus” “These accusations raise questions we need answers to at some point” he says “Any analysis of these allegations reveal that they are full of gaps and holes The document is a start for those who want to raise questions but it contains no answers” Vigano’s accusation against the Pope comes one month after McCarrick’s resignation and weeks after a damning report from a Pennsylvania grand jury that found at least 300 priests abused more than 1000 victims and that church leaders worked to cover up the wrongdoing What has Pope Fracis said about the accusations Pope Francis declined to confirm or deny the claims by Vigano on Sunday during a press conference He said the text which he had read “speaks for itself” and that he trusted reporters to judge the claims in it for themselves “It’s an act of trust” he said “I won’t say a word about it” Who Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano the man accusing the Pope Vigano 77 was the Apostolic Nuncio or papal diplomat to the US from 2011 to 2016 His tenure included a dustup with Pope Francis in 2015 over a meeting he arranged with Kim Davis the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses for gay couples After word leaked that Francis was to meet with Davis the Vatican issued a swift statement to distance itself from her Francis then met with a former student of his who is openly gay before he met with Davis He had Vigano replaced as nuncio in 2016 Vigano has also been accused of covering up misconduct claims the Associated Press reports He has denied allegations that he attempted to stop an investigation into John Nienstedt the former archbishop of St Paul-Minneapolis who was accused of sexual misconduct with adult seminarians Vigano was also implicated in the 2012 “Vatileaks” scandal in which some of his letters were made public In those letters Vigano begged to not be transferred to Washington claiming he the assignment was punishment for exposing corruption in the Vatican according to the AP According to Faggioli Vigano spent his time in the US cultivating relationships with conservative American Catholics who form part of the faction that opposes Francis Why have Vigano and others criticized Pope Francis Vigano and other conservative Catholics are against Pope Francis’s efforts to welcome back into the church Catholics who are gay or lesbian or divorced and remarried the Times reports Conservative American Catholics have also criticized Francis for his progressive politics including his desire to protect refugees and immigrants and stop climate change Vigano’s letter aimed to connect the issue of sex abuse in the church with the acceptance of homosexuality by Francis even though he has not made any definitive changes on the church’s teachings on homosexuality “The seriousness of homosexual behavior must be denounced” Vigano wrote citing work by an academic to support his claim that “homosexual networks” are the reason for rampant abuse in the church The criticisms against Francis mark a rare moment of Catholic leaders coming out openly against the pope “This is something we’ve never seen Usually accusations are made anonymously” Faggioli says “They don’t reach the global mainstream media If you start condemning people the legal ground is unclear The problem is a few of the people accused might think that the safest thing is to start talking about other people and that is when the whole house of cards is going to collapse” Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahitagajanan@timecom and Gina Martinez at ginamartinez@timeinccomMinnesota eased a statewide ban on medical marijuana products Wednesday approving the use of pills and oils for seriously ill patients while upholding a ban on products that can be smoked Under the new law users will be able to use liquid and pill extracts of marijuana plants provided they are suffering from serious conditions such as epilepsy HIV and cancer the Associated Press reports The law also restricts sales to only eight dispensaries within the state While legalization advocates hailed the new rules as a step forward 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