Top of the class: Labour seeks to emulate Finland’s school system

After the party’s conference pledge to scrap Ofsted and private schools, does the envied Finnish education system provide the blueprint? It’s early afternoon in Lintulaakson school in Espoo, near Helsinki. The younger children are having a snack before starting their after-school activities. Upstairs a group of 12-year-olds are in a craft class, cutting patterns and making clothes on sewing machines. Outside, children play in an enormous outdoor space, equipped with a climbing frames, football pitches and basketball courts. “Hey, Petteri,” one boy yells casually at the principal, Petteri Kuusimäki. “Next year can we start school a bit later, at 10am?” Kuusimäki jokes with them. It’s all first names here. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Online: Season 10 Episode 5

Did Jackie and Dolores put the past behind them? On The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 Episode 5, the two women wanted to air their thoughts on one another.  Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 Episode 5 Online In doing so, however, rumors about one of their boyfriends came to light.  Who started it? Meanwhile, Teresa pulled Margaret aside and asked her more about what the rumors she was spreading about her dating a younger man.  What did Margaret have to say? Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 Episode 5 Online Use the video above to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online right here via TV Fanatic.  Catch up on all …

Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s Long Awaited “Bliss” ID May See Light of Day

A long lost ID from Axwell Λ Ingrosso is making its rounds again and has fans hoping for an official release. The ID known as “Bliss” first captivated an Ultra Miami audience in 2015. Years later, without any warning, Shapov played it at his most recent performance at Globalclubbing Crossing Fest in Moscow and someone in the crowd was there to capture the magic. When Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell joined together again with Steve Angello to form Swedish House Mafia, they put their successful duo project on the back burner. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any releases from SHM either since they got together. A couple months ago, featured artist Years said: And regarding «Bliss» as you guys call it – if you …

People-Centered Design Principles for AI Implementation

Related Reading David A. Bray and R “Ray” Wang, “Three People-Centered Design Principles for Deep Learning,” MIT Sloan Management Review, Sept. 9, 2019. As the AI field currently stands, deep learning is playing an increasingly critical role. As organizations begin adopting deep learning, leaders must ensure that these artificial neural networks are accurate and precise — lest they negatively affect business decisions and potentially hurt customers, products, and services. Please join MIT SMR authors David Bray and R “Ray” Wang as they discuss how people-centered design principles can serve as a framework in AI implementation. They’ll also cover the methods companies can take to put these principles into action in their AI projects. In this webinar, you’ll learn: The three …

James Corden, Jameela Jamil & More Step Out For ‘Choose Love’ Launch in LA

Jameela Jamil is giving back in a big way during the Choose Love Launch Event on Giving Tuesday (December 3) in Los Angeles. The three stars joined many others at the event, including James Corden and Chris O’Dowd, where they shined a light on the Choose Love movement and mission. If you don’t know, Choose Love is the world’s first store where you can buy real gifts for refugees and since 2017, it has funded more than 1.5 million items being distributed to refugees that need them. The movement currently has shops in LA, London, and New York City, as well as online where supporters to purchase real products for refugees. The stores help to fund children’s coats, hot food …

The New Klim Type Website is Impossibly Lovely

I’ve spent the last hour hunched over the new Klim Type foundry website with my arms outstretched as if it was a fire in a very dark cave. Klim Type makes and sells wondrous fonts — like Tiempos, and National 2 or Pitch — and this fresh redesign now showcases them in all their glory. Here’s an example of the type specimen from the Calibre typeface: There’s a shocking amount of beautiful design in this little website and I particularly like the blog where Kris Sowersby recently wrote a wonderful essay about the design of their latest type release, Söhne, which looks into the design of the New York subway signage, too: Direct Link to Article — Permalink The post …

Snowbrawl film showcases iPhone 11

Apple have released a film of a ‘Snowbrawl’ – a snowball fight – filmed on the iPhone 11 Pro to showcase the potential of the device.  The brand showcased the features of the new iPhone 11 Pro back in September, and now they are showing what the device can really do in practice. The film shows an epic snowball fight between brother and sister and was filmed entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro, directed by David Leitch, best known for action films such as Deadpool and Atomic Blonde.  “We’re getting creative with the flexibility of the camera, how light they are and how mobile they are,” says Leitch. “Things that are hard to simulate with big film cameras, [for example] …

Dances With Mules Cybercast Tuesday 12/3/19

Hey Everyone! Mike and Hannah here checking in with Team Dances With Mules.Today was a rest day for our team and everyone took full advantage! We spent the day dialing out our gear and making our final preparations for the upper mountain. We enjoyed three wonderful meals provided by our amazing basecamp staff. It snowed about an inch this afternoon, as temps dropped and the winds picked up. Despite that, our team stayed cozy in our basecamp dining tent and enjoyed hot drinks and good company. The snow made the already amazing views even better. Everyone is feeling great and is very excited about moving to our first upper mountain camp, camp Canada at 16,600’. We have some wind in …

Go-ahead for £500m Thames riverside fire station scheme

Developer U+I has been granted planning permission for a £500m mixed use scheme at 8 Albert Embankment on the Thames riverside. The green light from Lambeth Planning Committee means work is now scheduled to start on site in 2021. The scheme is a joint venture with the London Fire Commissioner and will deliver 145,000 sq ft  of office, hotel and retail space alongside 443 new homes and a new fire station and museum. Richard Upton, Chief Development Officer at U+I, said: “This publicly owned asset is one of too many that have sat redundant for too long. “Our unique partnership with London Fire Brigade will breathe life and productivity to this heritage site on the River Thames. “With more than 1,000 …

TV Ratings: 9-1-1 Picks Up Steam With Winter Finale, Rudolph Leads Night

There were several winter finales Monday night, and 9-1-1 towered above the others.  9-1-1 Season 3 Episode 10 had 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating, hitting seven-week highs in the all-important 18-49 demo.  The series returns in the spring, but 9-1-1: Lonestar will fill the void come January.  Meanwhile, Prodigal Son Season 1 Episode 10 had 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating in the demo.  Over on CBS, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer led the night with 7.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating.  The Voice did 8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating, while the sophomore premiere of Making It had 2.9 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating.  The series averaged 4 million viewers and …

New Zealand newspaper publishes cartoon mocking Samoa measles crisis

Otago Daily Times criticised for cartoon joking about measles outbreak that has killed 55 A New Zealand newspaper has caused outrage for publishing a cartoon that made light of the measles crisis engulfing Samoa, which has killed 55 people so far, most of them children under the age of four. The Otago Daily Times published the cartoon in Tuesday’s newspaper from artist Chris Tremain, which depicted two white women walking out of a travel agent, one saying to the other: “I asked ‘What are the least popular spots at the moment?’ She said: ‘The ones people are picking up in Samoa.’” Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

Solange Performs ‘When I Get Home’ Medley on ‘Tonight Show’ – Watch Here!

Solange took over The Tonight Show last night (December 2)! The 33-year-old R&B songstress performed a selection of tracks from her 2019 album When I Get Home as the musical guest. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Solange Joined by her band, backup singers and dancers, Solange brought the project to life with an elaborate nine-minute mini-concert including “Taking on the Light,” “Things I Imagined,” “Down with the Clique,” “Binz” and “Almeda,” as well as a new composition in celebration of the release of the director’s cut of her When I Get Home art film, which will be available at digital platforms next week. READ MORE: Solange Debuts ‘Bridge-s’ Art Installation at Getty Center Museum! Read more: justjared.com

Bob Willis, hero of Headingley, inspired teammates with his excellence| Vic Marks

Former England fast bowler and captain helped turn around the 1981 Ashes before becoming an outspoken commentator Bob Willis was one of England’s greatest fast bowlers. His 325 wickets from 90 matches place him at number four in the list of all-time English wicket-takers in Test cricket. Yet you would never have guessed that if you looked across the dressing room at the exhausted figure in the string vest after a long day in the field. Willis had no right to be such a successful pace bowler. He possessed sparrows’ legs and wonky knees, which were frequently visited by surgeons; he had a pigeon-chest that was inhabited by half a dozen measly hairs and he was seemingly devoid of any …

How to Clean Your Microwave

How to Clean Your Microwave My Microwave gets manky very quickly – especially when you have children and you use it almost constantly.  But don’t fear, this method is super easy, natural and will get it squeaky clean – clean enough to eat off it! What you will need: 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup water microwave proof bowl In a microwave proof bowl – add 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water.  Microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes.  When it’s finished – leave for about 5 minutes to ‘steam’.  Then carefully remove the bowl and give your ‘Ding-Oven’ a quick wipe over.  The vinegar will get rid of any odours (it may smell strongly of vinegar …

5235/50R; Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar That Dares To Be Different

One can wonder if Patek Philippe would have known that when they launched their very first annual calendar in 1996 that it would have become such a popular complication. Today, its popularity even goes beyond Patek Philippe itself, as many other brands have developed watches that feature this complication. For Patek Philippe, it has become one of their signature complications, and many of the watches fitted with it, follow the classic dial design for calendar watches. There is however one exception, and that is reference 5235/50R. READ MORE The post 5235/50R; Patek Philippe’s Annual Calendar That Dares To Be Different appeared first on Luxury Watch Trends 2018 – Baselworld SIHH Watch News. Read more: hautetime.com

Ever sleep so much, you get tired of sleeping???

Me and my ex broke up finally after being emotional incompatible for a year. He is more of anything that has to do with emotions freaks him out, and well me I like to help people who deal with hard sh**. I have dealt with major depression, severe anxiety for all my life, it got worst when my mom died. I slept for the whole weekend, with the winter storm, Saturday I stayed in and slept, cleaned, ate every 2 hours, went to go watch a movie, and went to the grocery store, came back home and slept. Sunday I slept all day.. and watched movies and ordered pizza… its crazy because I’m not sleeping throughout the whole day I’m …