My bet is Oracle will retain the cup. Much as I would like to see New Zealand win, the Oracle team keeps winning even with the speed and the starting favoring N Zed..go figure.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
MARK KASSOF said, “The perception that radio isn’t as good as it used to be seems pervasive in the industry. This research reveals that a majority of listeners agree.”
Have not made any snarky comments this time as it's not really about sailing any more with these big cat's its who spent more on the high tech wings....
and who had the better lawyers modifying the deed of gift...
PUBLICATIONS: Innovative approaches for investigating how children understand risk in new media (EU KIDS ONLINE)
Children’s freely given, detailed accounts of how they understand online risks, and what they perceive as problematic or bothersome, are needed alongside quantitative data that mostly reflect adult perspectives on problematic online content and activities. The recent report, In their own words: What bothers children online? (Livingstone et al., 2013), analysed answers to an open survey question concerning what bothers children online. This arose out of data gathered for the EU Kids Online II study (2009-11). The current phase, EU Kids Online III (2011-14), promises a more thorough qualitative investigation into children’s understanding of online risks and opportunities.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
In a positive move to promote gender equality from a young age, the toy retailer Toys R Us has pledged to no longer target certain toys specifically to boys or girls. The move follows lobbying by the consumer group Let Toys Be Toys to get the retailer to stop using gendered marketing, arguing that it can confuse the natural development of children. “Even in 2013, boys and girls are still growing up being told that certain toys are ‘for’ them, while others are not…,” said Megan Perryman, a campaigner for Let Toys Be Toys. “This is not only confusing but extremely limiting, as it strongly shapes their ideas about who they are and who they can go on to become.” Full story.
Meanwhile LEGO, which in the past has been criticised for playing into gender stereotypes and releasing mainly male-gendered figures, appears to have recognised that not just boys can be scientists by launching its first-ever female scientist toy. More on the story.
Included in this progressive trend concerning gender is a “gender-bending” children's book that was launched in Latvia last year with the aim of promoting gender equality among children from a young age. The book aims to break gender stereotypes by having the main girl and boy characters switch bodies, with the aim of getting children to look at issues such as whether it is “appropriate for girls to play football, whether boys playing with dolls should feel ashamed, and whether all girls prefer pink clothes and boys go for dark outfits.” Latvia's ombudsman, Juris Jansons, expressed his support of the book saying it “defends a child's right to individuality and promotes a child's opportunity to develop his/her abilities regardless of gender.” The book is expected to be introduced into kindergartens in the near future. Full story.
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Istanbul, TURKEY, 17 September 2013 - The OneMinutesJr project is featured at this week's International Crime and Punishment Film Festival (ICPFF) in Istanbul.
50 films produced by teenagers in conflict with the law from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine will be shown as part of the official program of the international festival that lasts from 13-19 September.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Free TV, the network's peak body, has made a submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority calling for the ban on adult content in certain time zones to be removed or relaxed, allowing networks to screen more risqué programs before 8.30pm.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
A new bill aimed at encouraging youngsters to opt for appropriate media content will be discussed at a preliminary hearing next week, a senior Culture Ministry official said yesterday.