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THE VIRTUAL SCIENTIST GUEST
The Virtual Scientist Guest Lecture Series extends the educational scope of the SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT by bringing scientists into America’s classrooms in real time via the Internet. Using existing technology available through Skype, an internet based videophone service, SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT will arrange for scientists to participate in a “virtual” in-classroom visit without leaving their lab or research facility. The Virtual Scientist Guest Lecture Series allows both scientists and students to experience an interactive dialogue that inspires and engages students about dynamic cutting edge science research.
The technology requirements are minimal, requiring only that each participant (i.e. school and scientist) have a computer with high speed internet access, a high quality monitor, webcam, speakers and microphone. Skype software can be downloaded from www.skype.com free of charge. As the liaison between the school, sponsor and guest lecturer SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT makes all necessary arrangements for the virtual visit.
“Virtual” visits last about 30 minutes in order to fit within a standard class period. The presentation format varies according to the preference of the speaker and educator but will generally include a presentation followed by Q&A. The classroom teacher acts as the moderator and oversees the necessary pre-visit preparation.
Click here to view a short clip showcasing a “virtual scientist” visit featuring a biologist from the Florida-Atlantic University talking to a group of 7th graders at a school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
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SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT is produced to directly address National Science Standards and Science Literacy Benchmarks. Each show is approximately 15 minutes in length and can be viewed during a class period with time remaining for open discussion.
Each program (offered on DVD as well as MPEG for school system streaming) offers stimulating visions of our hi-tech world at work, helping students form an appreciation for the subjects that will encourage them to continue their studies, and perhaps even pursue an exciting career in the sciences.
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Thank you Palm Beach Post for such a timely article.
Although this particular case is from Florida, this same tragic scenario is being rewritten daily through our great Nation under Bailout . The digital divide is growing daily- hourly- with each click of our collective mice.
Although the 50 plus age community is highly represented ( or NEVER counted as they are invisible)
in this struggling group, the newly poor – the foreclosed, homeless and jobless are in the same hopeless situation.
When I created APPSNEWBIE, I strongly felt that this ” technological underclass” was a sad byproduct we would see and I HOPED ( silly Pollyanna me ) that as a moral a society, we l find it of value to provide education- access and services to the desperately in need .Silly Appsnewbie.
You cannot even apply for a job without a computer.
But you lost your house -foreclosure AND you pawned your laptop so you could eat.Or buy your diabetes medication
You are living in a car and the libraries and workforce shops have limited computer usage times-;
Those public computers also have firewalls so all job sites are not usable-and you cannot type that fast
Plus the public computers they have are slow- hey -
the billionaire computer vendor who had that government t contract that sold the computers palmed off his second rate stuff- no sweat -
After all- his/her pal was sure he got the bid…
WHEN DO BILLIONAIRE APPLE and MICROSOFT START TO REALLY PROVIDE PUBLIC COMPUTERS and TRAINING-
THAT MAKE PEOPLE EMPLOYABLE? NOT JUST DATA ENTRY ?
WHERE and WHEN?
APPSNEWBIE IS JUST ASKING ..
Seniors Without Computers Struggle to Apply for Food Stamps, Medicaid benefits
Philip Proulx knew just enough about computers to check guests in at an apartment building in Palm Beach, where he worked as a doorman for several years.
Proulx, 77, was laid off recently and realized his $735 monthly Social Security check would not cover his expenses. His only hope was applying for food stamps and cash assistance.
Proulx said he tried calling the state Department of Children and Families’ toll-free number to apply over the phone, but a recorded message kept telling him to call back because of high call volumes.
He asked for help at several community organizations but was told he could apply for government aid only through the Internet. Proulx said he had no idea how to even get to the DCF website, much less find the application and submit it online.
Proulx’s quandary is not isolated, according to officials at local community agencies. Elderly and disabled residents or those without computer skills or access to an Internet connection, often struggle to get help to obtain food stamps and Medicaid assistance, the officials say.
“If they have no computer skills, they cannot apply on their own,” said Lela Jordan, director of Vickers House in West Palm Beach. “Many people who need food stamps and Medicaid face barriers to even apply because of their lack of computer skills.”
“If you are computer-ignorant, that’s too bad,” Proulx said. “You’ve got to find out how to do it on your own.”
He eventually found help at Vickers House and applied for food stamps and cash assistance online. But before he did, he said, “I’ve never been so confused in my life.”
DCF says about 90 percent of food stamp recipients apply online – an indicator that most have access to computers. But DCF spokesman Joe Follick said, “we do understand the frustration” of those who struggle with the online application process or busy phone lines.
DCF does not keep track of the number of complaints about the online application process since calls come in from regional and circuit offices, call centers and even the governor’s office.
But Follick said the department is aware of the problems and determined to fix them: “It’s our number one priority.”
DCF’s manpower has remained largely the same over the past five years, even though requests for food stamps have more than tripled, Follick said.
Even DCF Secretary David Wilkins, in a memo to employees of the department’s online system, called Access, said improvements must be made to ease the application process and make more operators available for callers.
“Employees, the millions of clients they help and all Floridians deserve a system that is efficient and minimizes the delay and frustration that are already heightened when families face difficult situations,” Wilkins wrote.
This year, DCF hired a new economic self-sufficiency director and has hired 60 employees for its call centers, Wilkins said.
Simple requests, such as how to reset passwords for online access, are being diverted to a group of operators to reduce wait times on the toll-free number, and the process will eventually be automated, Wilkins said. The department also plans to make its website easier to navigate.
Meanwhile, problems remain.
At Christians Reaching Out to Society Ministries, or C.R.O.S. Ministries, in Lake Worth, Director Pam Cahoon said many of her clients find it impossible to reach DCF to apply for benefits.
She said those without computers can sometimes use public library machines, but most libraries enforce time limits on computers.
“Unless you are really fast with the computer, you can’t get through,” Cahoon said. “It’s just absolutely horrible.”
At C.R.O.S., the demand for help filling out food stamp applications online is so high that the organization and DCF are splitting the cost of two workers dedicated to helping people apply and interview for government aid, Cahoon said.
“It’s just virtually impossible to get through on the phone,” she said.
European Audiovisual Observatory: The MISSION
European Audiovisual Observatory: FINANCES YOUR MEDIA PROJECT
Why am I posting this for you?
Because this governmental entity actually has the money to FINANCE your media endeavor; is this horrible financial clime- we need all the help we can get
- to create transparency in the European audiovisual sector
- to provide information services for audiovisual experts
A Challenge for Europe
The audiovisual sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the European economy and a leading global market. The internationalisation and integration of what previously were mostly national media landscapes, boosted by rapid technical progress, mean that the audiovisual sector now stands out above other branches of the economy.
As well as huge potential, the dynamism, size and incredible diversity of the sector bring certain challenges for the players involved. One such challenge lies in people’s understanding of the audiovisual sector or of its component parts, over and above linguistic, cultural and national boundaries. Such an understanding depends on reliable, up-to-date information, the need for which has never been as great as it is today.
Transparency through Information
According to its Statute, “the aim of the European Audiovisual Observatory shall be to improve the transfer of information within the audiovisual industry, to promote a clearer view of the market and a greater transparency. In doing so, the Observatory shall pay particular attention to ensuring reliability, compatibility and comparability of information“.
The Observatory’s task is therefore clearly defined: to improve the transfer of and access to information. Achieving this means developing and providing information services in whichever formats audiovisual specialists need them most.
Fields of Activity and Responsibility
The Observatory has adopted a pragmatic definition of the audiovisual sector in which it works. Its principal areas of interest are:
- Video/DVD and the expanding field of
- New Media.
In these four sectors, the Observatory provides information services in the following fields:
- Market and Statistics,
- Law and
- Production and it’s Financing.
As far as its geographical scope is concerned, the Observatory monitors, records and analyses developments in its Member States.
In addition, if it seems sensible from a practical point of view, countries relevant to Europe are included.
Information Services and Target Groups
The various stages involved in providing information include the systematic collection, documentation and processing of information and data, together with its dissemination to users.
In addition, requests received by the Observatory are passed on to the relevant contact persons.
The Observatory’s primary target groups are audiovisual experts, including decision-makers in the various national ministries responsible for media, the relevant press officers of related public administrative
bodies, journalists, scientists, researchers, lawyers and advisers.
REALLY take time to read the services- I hope that it will help make your deam come true..
NEVER FORGET THAT WE WERE ONCE A GREAT NATION: WE CHOSE SHINY NEW THINGS AND PLASTIC LEADERS
LET’S HOPE THERE IS ENOUGH STRENGTH LEFT TO MAKE US WHOLE AGAIN..-
JOBLESS HOMELESS FORECLOSED BANKRUPT DIVORCED SUICIDAL: THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
JOBLESS HOMELESS FORECLOSED BANKRUPT DIVORCED SUICIDAL: THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
VETERANS: JOBLESS HOMELESS HOPELESS HEROES A NATIONAL DISGRACE
VETERANS: JOBLESS HOMELESS HOPELESS HEROES A NATIONAL DISGRACE
THREE CHEERS OCCUPY WALL STREET : REMEMBER WE PAID THE BANKERS $ 1 MILLION BONUS:
WHERE IS OUR BAILOUT? WHERE IS OUR DEBT MODIFICATION ?
WHY AREN’T WE TOO BIG TO FAIL ?
JOBLESS HOMELESS FORECLOSED BANKRUPT DIVORCED SUICIDAL:THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
There are over 16 MILLION AMERICANS who can claim at least one of these dubious distinctions.
Have you sent out 7,000 resumes and got only the TB- Thank you But letter?
The sorry state of our financial and personal lives has become a national disgrace.
The sorrow of financial failure has made us ill in mind, body and this stress has destroyed families.
It has fostered domestic abuse, alcohol and chemical abuse, and far more benign – we are smoking like never before and eating relatively cheap, fat and sugar laden fast foods try to find a comfort zone.
The economy is in shambles; in some areas of Florida, for example, the unemployment rate is
over 22% and that what is ON the books.
If you go to the Lake Okeechobee Florida (Glades) are the REAL unemployment rate is is 50%. It like a third world country.
As we go around the country if we go OFF off the books- and take the underemployed - the given up- and the MBAs who work 15 hours a week as baristas, the unemployment ” gut rate” is closer to 25%.
JOBS: GET HIRED NOW: FOLLOW this LINK
There are hundreds of job sites – I am now recommending one; this site has REAL jobs – it is FREE – unlike
THE LADDERS – sorry – but The Ladders is a letter writing affiliate marketing site.
LADDERS HAS NO JOBS that will pay you.
THE LADDERS GETS MONEY WHEN THEY TELL YOU HOW TO WRITE A LETTER.
They have solicited appsnewbie site to become an affiliate 50 times- no way Jose -
I am not bashing THE LADDERS as such- well- maybe a little.
They have a GREAT marketing ploy- and PLEASE do not waste your little supply of money.
THEY HAVE NO JOBS – the site you clicked on is probably a poor guy as unemployed and broke as you are, who
gets an affiliate spiff if you sign up for what you THOUGHT was a real job..
For REAL jobs: Please try this site.
WWW.EXECUTIVESEARCHONLINE.COM DOES NOT PAY ME
No one pays me - I just want you to find a job.
I just pray you can keep your homes-to not be homeless -to have a stomach in knots because your old car barely has enough gas to get to the job fair adn pry ot God it is not all commission jobs.
You will go to the job fair AT LEAST 1 hour early and get a place before they open the doors.
Mitch MC CONNEL KNOWS:
He knows that it takes the combined salaries of 441,000 American wage earners to earn the what a few hedge fund manager do.AND he worrries that they cannot keep even MORE of thier money.
THEY ARE HIS PRIORITY-OK- they PAY him- they contribute to his party- of course he loves them
And then says he needs to protect them, as they are JOB CREATORS?
IS HE NUTS ?
The only job they ever created was the cushy niche they wangled for themselves;
through family- or the same college or prep school or –for a few- a really hard climb up the ladder.
To them- kudos.
However, most hedge fund managers are the favored children or relatives of Wall Street execs- who start the family members with the idea as follows:
Their son./daughter just graduated from Harvard- needs a job- to get married – start a family- so… .
As they call it- and this ACTUALLY is the phrase
you start him/her at the “bottom”
“A $100,000 a year negligible base”
What is YOUR negligible base?
OCCUPY WALL ST: Hedge Managers Earn as Much as 441,400 Americans
As Americans are More JOBLESS- More Homeless- GOP wants billionaire tax breaks.Thank you Mitch Mc Connell-
in which world are you ?
What a slap in the 99% collective faces..
Please read this : OCCUPY WALL STREET
Remember the Republicans want a tax reduction for the Hedge fund Managers: and we are PAYING them
to represent our best interests. What does the average Congressman earn?
More than you ???
Thank you you CNBC.
HEDGE FUND Managers Earn as Much as 441,400 Americans
Ten years ago, when
the hedge fund industry was much smaller than it is today, it took 25 hedge fund
managers to earn a combined annual payday of $5 billion last year, it took
only one, the New York Times reports.