Prior to Sunday’s SEC Tournament championship game, Arkansas’ players did some trash talking to their opponent, Kentucky. They reportedly got in the Wildcats’ faces in a Bridgestone Arena tunnel and Razorbacks’ forward Bobby Portis said being able to play UK was like getting a wish granted. The fervor Arkansas’ players have for Kentucky is a feeling that is apparently replicated by the Wildcats’ players. Following his team’s victory against the Razorbacks, Kentucky junior center Willie Cauley-Stein said “we don’t like that team,” referencing Arkansas. Wow. Willie keeping it REAL. “We don’t like that team.” Said winning title was one thing, but they just wanted to beat “that team.”— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) March 15, 2015Willie Cauley-Stein after the game re: Arkansas, “Straight up, we don’t like that team.”— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 15, 2015Full WCS quote on not liking “that team” pic.twitter.com/EoGtkE2VTJ— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) March 15, 2015It’s not often that you see college basketball players openly discussing their dislike for another team, but we love it. Kentucky and Arkansas will learn their place in the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. E.T. on CBS.
1. Will Terrelle Pryor continue taking care of the ball on the road? Pryor is third in the Big Ten in total offense with 302 yards per game. He is the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week after recording six total touchdowns last week against Eastern Michigan. But the key stat for No. 2 is that he has only turned the ball over twice this season. OSU becomes nearly unbeatable if Pryor takes care of the football, but this is the first time the Scarlet and Gray have played away from Ohio Stadium this season. 2. Can “Boom” and “Zoom” get on track? Between them, Dan “Boom” Herron and Brandon “Zoom” Saine have six rushing touchdowns and 361 yards rushing. Even their yards-per-carry average of 4.6 (Herron) and 4.7 (Saine) are solid. But anyone who has watched the first four games would say these two running backs could do better. Saine appears to be having trouble changing direction and finding the right holes. Herron has trouble breaking past the second level of the defense. Right now, Pryor is OSU’s leading rusher. 3. Will the Illini break OSU’s 100-yard individual rusher streak? Illinois running back Mikel LeShoure has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the Fighting Illini’s three games in 2010. It has been 27 games since the OSU defense allowed a 100-yard rusher. The “Silver Bullets” have only allowed seven 100-yard rushers since the start of the 2005 season, fewest in the nation. Something’s got to give. But consider this: Illinois has played Missouri, Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois to open the season. Chances are LeShoure will have trouble getting to the century mark. 4. Does anyone know what Illibuck is? Whenever OSU and Illinois meet, the Illibuck trophy is at stake. The original Illibuck was a live turtle. But the grind of traveling back and forth between Champaign and Columbus took its toll and Illibuck died in the spring of 1927. His successor, a wooden replica, has been used ever since. Members of two of the schools’ junior honorary societies meet at halftime of the game to award Illibuck to the previous year’s winning school. OSU leads the series 62-30-4 and has a 33-12 advantage in Champaign. 5. Will OSU have another close call in Memorial Stadium? Although Illinois’ last victory over OSU in Champaign was nearly 19 years ago, a 10-7 win on Oct. 12, 1991, the last four times OSU has visited Memorial Stadium, the scores have been close. OSU won 24-21 in 2000, 23-16 in overtime in 2002, 17-10 in 2006 and 30-20 in 2008. However, none of those OSU teams boasted the combination of a high-scoring offense (third in the nation in points) and suffocating defense (No. 19 in points allowed). Coach Jim Tressel said the difference between playing at home and playing on the road is pretty clear-cut in terms of dealing with hardship during the game. “You’re going to have some adversity,” Tressel said. “You’re not going to have that crowd there to help you through it. So you better play as well or better than you’ve ever played this year if you want to be successful.”
regions: New York City RelatedThe Consortium GSM: Helping African American, Hispanic, & Native American MBAs“The vision of the Consortium is to increase the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in management careers in the United States.” Founded in 1966, the Consortium for Graduate Study of Management is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing minority representation in MBA programs. The reality is that…July 26, 2016In “Featured Home”Haas School Creates Executive Level Program in ShanghaiThe Haas School of Business is providing an executive-level program in Shanghai that presents a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation, and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders. The program is taught by Berkeley-Haas faculty, starting May 6, 2014. This Partnership for China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong and Berkeley-Haas is…May 12, 2014In “Featured Region”Berkeley Welcomes Record Number of MBAs in for Class of 2020Last week, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business unveiled stats for the incoming students that comprise its full-time MBA Class of 2020. With 291 full-time MBA students (along with 276 evening and weekend students), the Berkeley Class of 2020 is larger than any before. The new class one of the…September 6, 2018In “Featured Home” At the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business in New York City, the professors never stop learning. When summer rolls around, instead of taking a break, some go on to further their education—bringing it back to their students come fall.Three Gabelli professors attended the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Business school professors Miguel Alzola, Julita Haber, and Kelly Ulto went to the two-day consortium to learn how to integrate business and the liberal arts. Faculty from about 40 other colleges and universities joined the event.The consortium sought to show how business education can help students “make sense of the world and their place in it while preparing them to engage responsibly with the life of their times,” according to a press release. Guest speakers included Harvard Professor Mihir Desai and Haas School Dean Richard Lyons. Lyons spoke about the role of educators for future generations. Vice President of Apple Joel Podolny presented at the consortium too. He explained how a company “can stay true to its vision,” per the press release.The three faculty members plan to bring this knowledge back to their students this coming school year. Gabelli MBA candidates and undergraduate students alike will learn the value of mixing business with the liberal arts. Gabelli Faculty Return To School With New Consortium Knowledge About the AuthorYessenia FunesView more posts by Yessenia Funes Last Updated Aug 28, 2017 by Yessenia FunesFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail
January 20, 2010 The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Use these tips to prepare for the coming smartphone search revolution. Allen Moon According to a recent study by comScore, the number of people in the U.S. using multipurpose smartphones such as iPhones, Blackberries, and Droids more than doubled last year. Of those who used mobile devices to access news and information on the Internet, 22.5 million–or 35 percent of the total–did so on a daily basis.And this year, that number is expected to skyrocket even further as more companies–T-mobile, AT&T, Spring, Garmin, and even Google–gear up to release their own Android-supported mobile devices. In fact, experts predict that mobile Web usage will overtake PC usage in five years.The online tools people are using to find and share information with their mobile devices are changing, too. The comScore study shows that the number of people who used smartphones to access a social networking site or blog increased by 427 percent last year, more than any other category.So what does this mean for you?If you want to put your business in front of this exploding online population, then you need to know how they use their mobile devices to access and share information online. You need to know the community sites where they hang out, and understand how they communicate with one another if you want to engage them and build lasting relationships.Smartphone users are looking for genuine, trustworthy information–recommendations, reviews, rated answers to questions–and they’re already geniuses when it comes to filtering out and ignoring inauthentic voices.Here are five important things you need to do to ensure your business is primed to take advantage of the mobile media storm:1. Make sure your website is mobile-friendlyMobile users are impatient people. They want information and they want it now. You have to make sure your website delivers that information in a way that’s useful for them. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to create a quick mobile version of your website. If you use WordPress, there are plugins like this one that can help you create a mobile-friendly edition. Or you can use a paid converter such as MoFuse and MOBIFY to do the job.2. Make sure your website is optimized for mobile searchDid you know that both Google and Bing have separate indexes for mobile content? And right now, they return far fewer–and far more localized–results than regular search. So the sooner you get your site optimized to rank well in the search results, the sooner you can put your site in front of the hundreds of millions of mobile device users.3. Start a Facebook Fan page Because so many mobile device users are active on Facebook, the world’s top social networking site, it only makes sense to have a presence there. Encourage your customers and visitors to sign up as Facebook fans so you can use the networking site to keep in touch with them and share information about your business.4. Become involved in TwitterThe same logic applies here–Twitter is one of the fastest-growing properties on the Web because it’s so easy for people with smartphones to use for accessing and sharing information. If you start building relationships with your visitors and customers via Twitter now, you will be light years ahead of the competition when the smartphone explosion really hits its stride.5. Make sure you’re listed on Google Maps A huge and growing number of mobile users go to Google Maps first when searching for a local business. You can make sure your site conforms to Google’s quality guidelines here .6. Encourage customers to review your business on Yelp or FourSquare Yelp is a business review site that has active users in cities all over the world. More than 26 million people a month use Yelp to find information about more than twenty different categories of businesses. FourSquare is somewhat similar in nature. Its members use FourSquare to keep one another informed of their whereabouts. You can also write reviews and recommend places to fellow FourSquare members.You may think you’re not at the right place to start thinking about mobile marketing yet. But no matter where you are in your business building efforts, the time to start laying the foundation for an effective mobile marketing strategy is now. The mobile revolution is happening right now, and if online marketing has taught us anything, it’s that the way to be successful is to put your business where the customers are. And that means reaching them on their smartphones. Add to Queue Next Article 6 Mobile Musts for Your Online Business Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 4 min read –shares Technology Apply Now »
3 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict “net neutrality” rules.Comments by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas appeared to show he leaned toward regulating Internet service providers (ISPs) more strictly under Title II of the U.S. communications law, as Obama has suggested.The FCC has been working for nearly a year on new rules governing how ISPs manage Web traffic on their networks, and Wheeler said he will share his latest proposal with fellow commissioners on Feb. 5 and hold the vote on final regulations on Feb. 26.At stake is whether and how ISPs should be banned from blocking or slowing down websites and applications and from charging content companies for “prioritized” downloads.”We’re going to propose rules that say that no blocking (is allowed), no throttling, no paid prioritization,” Wheeler said.He said companies’ behavior should be measured against a yardstick of whether it is “just and reasonable,” referring to a standard often applied to public utility companies to make sure they do not hurt consumers or competition.The FCC last year received some 4 million comments after Wheeler’s original proposal left the door open to “commercially reasonable” discrimination.Obama in November gave net neutrality advocates a boost, calling for strictest rules possible and suggesting the FCC reclassify ISPs as more heavily regulated “telecommunications services,” instead of the current “information services.”Net neutrality advocates welcomed Wheeler’s new plan. “All afternoon in fact I’ve received emails and calls from entrepreneurs across the country encouraged by the chairman’s remarks, willing to work with him,” said Marvin Ammori, a lawyer who represents technology companies.ISPs say they do not object to parts of Obama’s plan but staunchly oppose reclassification, which they say will present a regulatory burden and impede investments and innovation. They are expected to mount a court challenge, and Republicans are expected to counter new rules with legislation.”The implications of the just and reasonable standard will be years of litigation just as we’ve seen since 1934, when those words were written by Congress for the Ma Bell monopoly,” said former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, a Republican.(Editing by Andre Grenon and Cynthia Osterman) Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Net Neutrality –shares January 8, 2015 Next Article Reuters Register Now » Add to Queue This story originally appeared on Reuters FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification
Add to Queue How to Prevent Presidential Debates From Becoming Disruptive Workplace Debates Politics Next Article Guest Writer September 26, 2016 5 min read Jonathan Segal We just saw the first Presidential debate. No matter what your view, I think we all can agree it was contentious. The feelings of the campaign in general, and the debates in particular, will undeniably leak into workplaces. What do you do? Or better yet, what don’t you do?To help guide you, here are eight questions and answers to help handle political workplace discussions.1. Don’t employees have a First Amendment right to say what they want politically?No. The First Amendment applies only to restrictions imposed by the government. Private sector employees have no First Amendment rights in the workplace. If you are an entrepreneur, you can prohibit employees from talking politics without worrying about the First Amendment.There is one exception — keep in mind some state constitutions, such as California, apply (or may apply) to private sector employees. So a ban in California, for example, is asking for trouble.Related: Speak Your Mind, But Know Your Facts2. Do employees have any rights to express their political views in the workplace, independent of any constitutional right?Yes, employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) probably would have the right to share their views, including wearing buttons, if the political statement relates to the terms and conditions of employment.Let me give you two examples — Vote for Clinton so there is more generous paid parental leave or vote for Trump so that religious rights in the workplace are respected. Keep in mind that supervisors and managers, as defined by the NLRA, are not protected by the NLRA.3. Can employers discriminate based on message? That is, favor one political view over another?This may come as a surprise to many but, unlike race, sex or religion, one’s political affiliation is not a protected group under federal law and almost all state laws. There are exceptions, such as in the District of Columbia and under a few other local ordinances.But just because something may be lawful does not make it right. It would be foolish, even if not illegal, to discriminate based on political view point. Do you really want to alienate a large percentage of your employees and customers?Related: Who do You Support for President? Then You’re Fired.4. What if what is said in the workplace is discriminatory?What if someone makes a statement hostile to Mexicans or disparages Evangelical Christians? Employers have more than a right to respond to discriminatory messages in the workplace. They have a legal obligation to do so. Employers can brook bias of no kind — that includes during this election season.5. Aren’t we better off just banning all political speech, to the extent we can, to avoid disruptions?No. It’s simply not practical. And, it will get even less so as we approach the election. It also is not desirable. Ban political talk and political opponents will agree on one thing — you, as the employer, have gone too far.6. Aren’t there reasonable restrictions that you can and/or should impose to minimize disruption and/or risk antagonizing customers?Yes, you probably could have a rule that anyone who interacts with the public not wear a political button or otherwise convey a political message of any kind. I say “probably” and not “absolutely” because the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that interprets the NLRA continues to limit what employer can do. But entrepreneurs need to balance the potential legal risk against the business risk of doing nothing.7. But what if there are disruptions in the workplace?Some disruptions are inevitable. You absolutely can respond to the disruptions. You are not paying employees to be as dysfunctional as Congress. But focus on the disruption as opposed to the content of the disruption — unless what is said is discriminatory. There should be both the reality and the appearance of being even handed.Related: Resilient Small Businesses Will Do Fine Whoever Is President Next8. Can you as a leader express your own views?Yes, there is no question that you can share your views. The question is, how and when? Remember, your power is based on your influence, and your influence may be tarnished if you do not temper your political views.Better to support a candidate than bash the other side. And, at all costs, avoid the “I don’t know how anyone could vote for [fill in the blank].” You are effectively calling those who disagree with you idiots. Not exactly the key to engagement.This article is not legal advice, should not be construed as applying to specific factual situations or as establishing an attorney-client relationship. Image credit: julief514 | Getty Images Partner in Employment Practice Group of Duane Morris The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With some guidelines in place, there’s nothing wrong with healthy political conversations. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Apply Now »
Toyota Next Article Here are some milestones along the way of Toyota Corolla’s success and where it stands today. 3 min read Corolla, Toyota’s Car for the Masses, Turns 50 November 7, 2016 The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation | Handout via Reuters This story originally appeared on Reuters Add to Queue Reuters 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Corolla, one of the world’s best-selling cars.Since the first model went on sale in Japan on Nov. 5, 1966, some 44.3 million Corollas have been sold globally through the end of September, including the Corolla Fielder station wagon and other variants, the Japanese automaker says.Here are some milestones along the way and where it stands today.Car for the massesToyota Motor Corp’s first generation model of Corolla car is seen in this undated handout image and released by Toyota Motor Corporation.Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation/Handout via ReutersIn the late 1950s, as Japan’s economy recovered from World War II, automakers aimed to produce an affordable car for the average family, most of whom didn’t have a vehicle.Toyota Motor Corp. first came out with the Publica, which wasn’t very well received. In 1966, it introduced the sportier two-door Corolla with a jaw-dropping plan: to build 30,000 of them a month at a time when Toyota’s total monthly production was 50,000 vehicles.The car sold well as Japanese consumers aspired to get the “3 C’s” — color TVs, cars and coolers (air conditioners). Three years after the launch, the Corolla became the country’s top-selling car and helped usher in an age of motorization in Japan.”Better than average”Toyota Motor Corp’s third generation model of Corolla car is seen in this undated handout image and released by Toyota Motor Corporation.Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation/Handout via ReutersThe man in charge of developing the original Corolla, Tatsuo Hasegawa, had designed aircraft during the war, and incorporated some aircraft aerodynamics into the new car.His concept for the Corolla was “80-plus-points” — in short, a car with a more-than-passing grade on several counts that gave customers the feel of a better-than-average product.For the first-generation Corolla, the going-the-extra-mile “add-on” was its sportiness, despite being a family car. Hasegawa gave the car a 4-speed manual transmission operated by a gearshift on the floor, instead of the more typical 3-speed, column shifter at the time.The Corolla also had a 1,100cc engine, a bit larger than that of its rival, the Nissan Sunny.Toyota has stuck to its tradition of introducing new technologies to the masses with each remodeling of the Corolla. Now in its 11th generation in Japan, the car is made in 13 countries around the world and sold in more than 150 countries.No longer kingToyota Motor Corp’s 11th generation model of Corolla car is seen in this undated handout image and released by Toyota Motor Corporation.Image credit: Toyota Motor Corporation/Handout via ReutersAfter 33 straight years as Japan’s top-selling model, the Corolla lost the crown in Japan to rival Honda Motor’s Fit hatchback in 2002.It is now also outsold by the Toyota Aqua and Prius hybrid-only models as domestic customers opt for more fuel-efficient cars.The outlook at home is bleak, with the overall car market due to shrink further along with the population. Domestic sales of the Corolla are now about a quarter of their peak of around 400,000 in 1973. But the Corolla is still a cash cow in the United States, where it is the number-two best-selling passenger car model so far this year, behind only the Toyota Camry.(Reporting and writing by Malcolm Foster and Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore) –shares Apply Now »
Android TV deploymentsCertified Widevine ImplementationMarketing TechnologyNewsTata Elxsivideo broadcastWidevine CAS solution Previous ArticleShuttlerock Expands European Presence to ParisNext ArticleWaze and Arrive Unveil Enhanced Trip Planner for Stadiums and Venues Tata Elxsi, a Certified Widevine Implementation Partner (CWIP), is pleased to announce the availability of Widevine CAS solution on the [Tata-Elxsi-branded] platform.With over 25 years of design and engineering experience in video broadcast specialization and OTT service delivery, Tata Elxsi has expanded product offerings to include Google Widevine CAS solutions in cloud and on premise solutions. These services include Widevine CAS integration and validation for Android TV deployments.The key to successful content monetization is content protection. Delivering premium content to consumer devices in a simple, secure and cost-effective manner can be challenging. Google Widevine CAS empowers Pay TV broadcast operators offering next-generation video experiences with a free-to-use CAS ecosystem, thus enabling simultaneous hybrid content delivery.Marketing Technology News: Box Maintains Aggressive Revenue Growth in Q1; Reveals Loyal Customers Continue to Drive Sales“Google Widevine is delighted to select Tata Elxsi as a Certified Widevine Implementation Partner. Tata Elxsi’s strong ecosystem in the PayTV Broadcast and OTT markets will help to widen the adoption of our Widevine CAS solutions by customers. Effective and timely implementation will secure distribution and protect content playback on any consumer device, thus ensuring continuous revenue generation for operators,” said Brian Baker, Senior Director and the Head of Widevine at Google.Google Widevine enables secure premium content protection utilizing free-to-use, standards-based solutions for OTT and CAS services. Google Widevine supports the largest number of devices on the broadest number of chipsets and is currently available on 5 billion mobile, desktop, set-top box and living room devicesMarketing Technology News: With 87% Surge in Customer Bookings, Episerver Promotes Internally for CMOGoogle Widevine is trusted by service providers and broadcasters who deliver premium content over an OTT network such as Netflix, HBO, Disney, Amazon Prime, Warner Bros, Hulu, DIRECTV and devices Intel, Samsung, Sony, Roku, LG, Qualcomm to name few.Marketing Technology News: US Podcast Ad Revenues Hit Historic $479 Million in 2018, an Increase of 53% over Prior Year, According to IAB & PwC Research Tata Elxsi is a Certified Widevine Partner, Selected as the System Integrator for Google Widevine CAS solutions PRNewswireJune 7, 2019, 4:03 pmJune 7, 2019
Source:https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm634585.htm Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 27 2019The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate), an oral testosterone capsule to treat men with certain forms of hypogonadism. These men have low testosterone levels due to specific medical conditions, such as genetic disorders like Klinefelter syndrome or tumors that have damaged the pituitary gland. Jatenzo should not be used to treat men with “age-related hypogonadism,” in which testosterone levels decline due to aging, even if these men have symptoms that appear to be related to low testosterone. Jatenzo’s benefits do not outweigh its risks for that use.”Jatenzo’s oral route of administration provides an important addition to current treatment options available for men with certain hypogonadal conditions who up until now have most commonly been treated with testosterone products that are applied to the skin or injected,” said Hylton V. Joffe, M.D, M.M.Sc., director of the Division of Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “But it’s important to emphasize that this drug should not, like other testosterone treatments, be used to treat older men with ‘age-related hypogonadism.’ The benefits of testosterone therapy, including Jatenzo, have not been established for this use, and Jatenzo’s effects on raising blood pressure can increase the risks of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in this population.”The efficacy of Jatenzo was demonstrated in a four-month clinical trial involving 166 men with hypogonadism. Study participants initially were given Jatenzo at a dose of 237 mg twice per day, and the dose was adjusted downward or upward to a maximum of 396 mg twice per day on the basis of testosterone levels. Eighty-seven percent of Jatenzo-treated men achieved an average testosterone level within the normal range, which was the primary study endpoint.Related StoriesMuscle loss in space travelers could be reduced finds studyTestosterone-boosting supplements may not have ingredients to support their claims, research showsStress during early pregnancy may reduce future fertility of offspringJatenzo contains a boxed warning on its labeling stating that the drug can cause blood pressure to rise, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. Health care providers should consider a patient’s individual heart disease risks and ensure that blood pressure is adequately controlled before prescribing Jatenzo; they should also periodically monitor patient blood pressure during treatment. Jatenzo is currently one of two testosterone products that have this boxed warning. The FDA is requiring all testosterone product manufacturers to conduct blood pressure postmarketing trials to more clearly address whether these products increase blood pressure.Common side effects, occurring in more than 2 percent of patients in the Jatenzo clinical trial, included headache, an increase in hematocrit (red blood cell count), a decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“good” cholesterol), high blood pressure and nausea. An increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) was also observed. Patients should have their hematocrit, cholesterol and PSA monitored regularly to check for changes. Those with benign prostate hyperplasia should be monitored for worsening of symptoms.The FDA granted the approval of Jatenzo to Clarus Therapeutics.
Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 24 2019Unconscious bias has become a hot topic recently, with high profile incidents reported around the world. Researchers at Aalto University are exploring the causes of these biases in our neural wiring, and are developing techniques using MRI scanners that let us see the brain making assumptions in real time. The results show for the first time that the brain is not only unconsciously biased towards people based on appearance, but it also forms biases based on what we know about the person as well.Peoples’ brains are naturally biased towards other people who are the same as them – a behavioral trait scientists call ‘in-group favoritism’. The opposite trait is also true: people are often naturally biased against people who are not the same as them, called ‘out-group derogation’. Mamdooh Afdile – a filmmaker studying for a PhD in neuroscience at Aalto University – decided to use cinema to explore this.Afdile used the film Priest to create a 20-minute stimulus film version that explored biases in two social groupings: heterosexual and homosexual men. ‘If knowledge gained from our social environment can implicitly bias how we perceive each other, this should hold true to characters in movies as well,’ Afdile explained. To see if watching the movie biased the viewers subconsciously, Afdile flashed the face of the protagonist repeatedly for a brief duration of 40 milliseconds before and after showing the movie.Even though the viewer wouldn’t be able to notice being shown a person’s face – much less have time to recognize the person – their subconscious brain responded to the flashed face based on whether or not they had become biased. By using functional MRI, the researchers were able to detect how people’s biases could be changed.Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaDon’t Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this AugustRush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysmsIn the beginning of the movie, the viewer gets the impression that the priest is heterosexual and falling in love with a woman. At the 10 minute mark, the viewer finds out the priest is in fact in love with another man. The study groups watching the film consisted of 14 homosexual and 15 heterosexual men, and the team measured the bias felt by each group towards the priest character when they thought he was straight, and when they knew he was gay.The social groupings were chosen by the researchers because, unlike race or gender, we cannot perceive another person’s sexual orientation just by looking at their face – so any bias response by the participants in the experiment toward the face presented to them would be dependent on what they came to know about the person. The subconscious response to the face of the protagonist after seeing the movie, compared to before seeing it, was significantly different between the two groups, and this result was not symmetrical. The results from the heterosexual group showed a very mild negative bias response, and interestingly those from the homosexual group showed a very strong response in brain regions associated with in-group, such as empathy and favoritism.These results are interesting for our understanding of unconscious bias because they demonstrate that the brain responds in a biased way to traits it can’t detect using our basic senses.’This study shows the brain can be biased based on learned knowledge and not only by external factors,’ explains. Mamdooh Afdile. By combining movies with subliminal measurement we can now investigate the subconscious brain in ways that were extremely difficult before.’ Source:https://www.aalto.fi/news/brain-scans-on-movie-watchers-reveal-how-we-judge-people
In this March 21, 2018, file photo a Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company’s newest plane, Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9 jet, following a delivery ceremony to the airline in Seattle. The United States and many other countries have grounded the Max 8s and larger Max 9s as Boeing faces the challenge of proving the jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty sensors and software contributed to the two crashes in less than five months. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) “If we are left alone, clearly we can’t move,” said Merciline Ndegwa, one of the relatives seeking compensation. “It’s been a difficult time reaching out to the airline and even Ethiopia’s government. So, as we move forward, it is our wish to have help from the government in that front.”Another, Erick Mwangi, spoke of what could be an “expensive and tedious” legal battle.Macharia Kamau, principal secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advised the families to “come together as a group” as the country’s attorney general takes up the matter.The government will assist in obtaining death certificates for the victims, he said. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said that the airline’s pilots completed the training meant to help them shift from an older model to the newer 737 Max 8.He said in a statement the pilots were also made aware of an emergency directive issued by the U.S. regulator, the FAA, following the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 owned by Indonesia’s Lion Air in October.As investigators look into the crashes, attention has turned to a new software in the jets that can push their nose down in some circumstances, for example when the sensors suggest the plane may be stalling.The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has said satellite-based tracking data showed that the movements of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were similar to those of Lion Air Flight 610, which killed 189 people.The New York Times reported that the pilots of the Ethiopian plane never trained in a simulator for the plane. Gebremariam said that the 737 Max simulator is not designed to simulate problems in the new jet software. He declined, however, to say whether the pilots had trained on the simulator. Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulators to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 people on board. Officials have delivered bags of scorched earth from the crash site to family members of the victims because of the problems with identifying the remains.Thirty-two Kenyans were among the 157 victims of the plane crash. No nation lost more. Citation: Ethiopian airline defends its pilots’ training standards (2019, March 21) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-ethiopian-airline-defends-standards.html Paris investigators start studying Ethiopian jet’s recorder The Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, on a regularly scheduled flight from Ethiopia to neighboring Kenya, carried people from 35 countries when it crashed on March 10 shortly after takeoff from the capital Addis Ababa.The Boeing Max planes have since been grounded around the world as authorities try to identify the problem and Boeing issues an update to its aviation software.Meanwhile, the families of Kenyan victims of the Ethiopian plane crash are asking their government for legal assistance in pursuing compensation.In an emotional gathering Thursday in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, the victims’ relatives asked for lawyers to help them pursue their case. In this March 14, 2019, file photo a worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing’s 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were “clear similarities” in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in October. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Explore further In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.’s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department confirmed that its watchdog agency will examine how the FAA certified the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, the now-grounded plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months. The FAA had stood by the safety of the plane up until last Wednesday, March 13, 2019 despite other countries grounding it. (AP Photo/Ted S. 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The Prathyeka Hodha Vibhajana Hameela Sadhana Samithi has submitted a memorandum to the President, urging that assurances and promises made to the State of the Andhra Pradesh before the bifurcation be fulfilled within a specific span of time.The Samithi is a joint action committee to achieve special category status and promises made in the Bifurcation Act.‘State without capital’In its memorandum, the Samithi pointed out that the AP Re-Organisation Act, 2014, contains 14 assurances in the main Sections and 19 institutions and projects were mentioned in the Schedule XIII.“The Hon’ble President is aware that the State was left without a capital on account of bifurcation. There is, therefore, urgent need to create infrastructure in the new capital and we seek your intervention in extending assistance liberally as provided under Section 94 (3) of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014,” it said.“The urgency is compounded by the fact that the State government relocated the administration by shifting all the offices from Hyderabad to Vijayawada to bring administration closer to people and officials & public are put to inconvenience on account of inadequate infrastructure. It is requested to make substantial allocations for capital construction, as a statutory duty is cast upon the GoI in this regard,” it added. The Samithi said if the assurances and promises are fulfilled in a specific span of time, there will be a scope for the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh to recover from the huge losses it suffered due to the bifurcation.“Since the division is forced on the State, it is the duty of the Government of India to regularly review all the above issues for expeditious resolution. In the circumstances, the above issues are brought to the kind notice of the Hon’ble President for his intervention and resolution of the pending issues for which act of the Hon’ble President, we are all grateful ,” the memorandum added. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT politics state politics COMMENTS Published on February 12, 2019 SHARE Wants promises made during bifurcation to be fulfilled in a time-bound manner Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, accompanied by a delegation, addresses the media after submitting a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the special status to the state of Andhra Pradesh New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019. – PTI
Kamaljit Kaur Sandhu ChandigarhJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 22:12 IST Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Punjab Cabinet on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)Punjab Cabinet ministers Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi ridiculed Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation as drama and urged the Congress leader to show more dignity and decorum in his actions.The Punjab ministers reacted to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s tweet on his resignation sent to Rahul Gandhi last month, and his subsequent remark that he would send his formal papers to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.”This is nothing but drama from the ‘king of theatrics’. If he had to resign, he should have followed protocol and sent it directly to the chief minister,” said the ministers.The Punjab ministers quipped whether Navjot Singh Sidhu was “so dumb” that he didn’t know that the “cabinet minister post was not a party post, and his resignation could not be accepted by Rahul Gandhi”.”Whether Sidhu was so dumb that he didn’t know the cabinet minister post was not a party post and his resignation could not be accepted by the Congress president?” quipped the ministers.Pointing out that Navjot Singh Sidhu had sent the “so-called” resignation to Rahul Gandhi on June 10, the ministers took a jibe at the Congress leader, saying why did it take him 34 days to announce it on Twitter.”As per his tweet, he had sent the so-called resignation to the Congress president on 10th June. Why did it take him 34 days to announce it on Twitter? Since when Twitter has become a platform for appointment and resignations?” the ministers asked.The ministers noted that Navjot Singh Sidhu had kept the working of the power department in limbo for almost 40 days by not taking over the new portfolio allocated to him by the chief minister. He did not even take cognizance of the fact that it was such a crucial time for the power sector, with power being vital for paddy sowing.”Sidhu had kept the functioning of the power department in limbo for almost 40 days by not taking over the new portfolio allocated to him by the Chief Minister. He did not even take cognisance of the fact that it was such a crucial time for the power sector, with power being vital for paddy sowing. Clearly, Navjot Sidhu did not care about the detrimental effect of his actions,” the ministers added.The ministers advised Navjot Sidhu to take any further action keeping their repercussions in view, not just for himself but the state and its people, as well as the party which had given him so much.Also Read | Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister, writes to Rahul GandhiAlso Read | It is good Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned: Union Minister Som ParkashAlso Watch | Oh to be in BJP right now: Omar Abdullah on Navjot Singh’s resignationFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation a drama from king of theatrics: Punjab ministersPointing out that Navjot Singh Sidhu had sent the “so-called” resignation to Rahul Gandhi on June 10, the ministers took a jibe at the Congress leader, saying why did it take him 34 days to announce it on Twitter.advertisement Next