July 7th, 2018 – 7am PST – Los Angeles, California USA – 90002
Lady Alicia Hamilton signs a 20-year contract with Beatrice Premier Foods/Cuppedia Corporation, USA., to offer long-term contracts for both growing and manufacturing of Tested Pure Food, to women around the World for global trade.
With a Special Emphasis Project in Africa, Lady Hamilton will be accepting proposals from African Women’s Farming Groups, African Manufacturing concerns, and with purveyors of all African Goods.
Working with Cuppedia Corporation and African Youth to assist in opening up franchising opportunities w/financing, Lady Hamilton brings new hope for Africa!
“We are honored to work closely with the AU PADWA Western Regions Chair as Lady Alicia Hamilton is also the CEO of Universal Citizens Media Network!”
-Anna Carter, Owner – Cuppedia Corporation, USA.
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By Paris Finnie
The most significant trait humans have in comparison to the rest of the animal kingdom are our brains. Under the concept of plasticity, we are able to continually learn. Filling our head with new information, the human mind is able to process stats, facts, and the abstract to no limitation.
The human brain also has the frontal lobe, whose prime function, aside from executive order over the body, allows you and I to think abstractly. No other mammal has developed such a region in their brain. From the frontal lobe we can predict, visualize, and project intangible concepts. The saddest reality however, is how the victimization of controversial topics kills any attempt of logical opposition. Thus, constricting the growth and expansions of our minds by shutting down alternative modes of thinking.
The plethora of social movements in modern day is remarkable. People of all ages are standing together to fight for causes to stimulate positive change, but is one cause “better” than another? Most commonly noted among college campuses is the push for safe spaces. The ideology of safe spaces is supported by how some words, phrases, or notions are so offensive that students rather not hear them for fear of discomfort. Obama during a commencement speech at Howard university spoke on just this.
President Obama Commencement Speech at Howard University
In case you don’t have 45 minutes for a speech here is one take away:
“Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person.” Think about that. That’s why our democracy gives us a process designed for us to settle our disputes with argument and ideas and votes instead of violence and simple majority rule.
So don’t try to shut folks out, don’t try to shut them down, no matter how much you might disagree with them. There’s been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician’s rally. Don’t do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths.”
Expression of a opinion should be a liberty awarded to all, not just those who feel their cause carries more sorrow then the rest. The catharsis achieved through vocalizing disagreement begets compromise and understanding. Dorothy Thompson the most influential woman of the 1930’s wrote, “Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict — alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.” When we systematically silence dissent, a world of peace and understanding is also erased.
Rape culture is absolutely in need of addressing. No one should be coerced to engage in sexual behavior, but is removing the topic from classroom discussion the ideal solution? Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter are at their polar ends and very much within their reasoning to be so, but do we think a solution will be reached if members of each party throw urine at one another? The inability to come together and have a logical discussion only hurts the generations that follow. If our Congress members, Doctors, or Teachers are not allowed to express/teach/represent the differences of opinion or controversial topics, how should we expect the society to grow and foster the minds of the youth?
The biggest impact is being made on the educational system. Students are failing to realize that forcing “safe” spaces are not considering the unsafe space they create for those of dissenting opinion. The caustic concept of preferred speech over freedom of speech will be the demise of the educational prowess. In a institution that is made to challenge your current understanding, individuals are gagged from fear of discomfort. Never allowing an opposing viewpoint to be discussed only indoctrinates ignorance on the minds being molded to lead the generation.
If we are never challenged how do we expect to grow? If we silence students trying to understand the world around them, how do we expect them to thrive in the world outside of the educational institution? If society is unable to consider contrasting ideologies how to we expect to grow as a populace? So we challenge you, to instead of shutting down the person who you disagree with, try instead to hear them out and then follow with why you disagree in a civil and respectable discourse . Here is the true secret to the human minds plasticity and abstract understanding.
Remember, don’t just believe what we say. Research what we say!
Tap into your potential.
By Prem Grover
For the past year, we’ve been on a journey to help children in conflict and disaster zones escape the risk of modern slavery. Today we’re delighted to announce that, alongside our partner, A World at School, and a coalition of other organisations, we achieved a campaign win on our Education in Crisis campaign.
The Global Fund for Education has been launched! This Fund will go towards helping 75 million children in 35 crisis-affected nations receive an education, reducing their risk of being trapped in forced labour, forced marriage, or recruitment to the armed forces. Already, contributions total over $90 million.
136,633 Walk Free supporters took action on this campaign. Our petition was taken to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May and presented to United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, as well as major government donors attending from around the world.
These supporters helped make the Fund happen – and now is your chance to help us achieve another win. Will you lend your voice to another equally important campaign? Over three thousand women and girls have been forced into sexual slavery by ISIS during the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Earlier this month, 19 of these girls were publicly burned to death for trying to escape sexual slavery. By joining our campaign you can help protect women and children living in conflict zones from the risk of modern slavery. Join us in asking the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action.
Over 55,000 have already signed our petition to protect the thousands of people who are enslaved in conflict areas – and the UN is listening. The topic is being debated at the UNSC and organisations across the globe are uniting, but we must keep the pressure on to ensure definitive action is taken fast. Speak up for these women and children by signing our petition here. In gratitude, Zoe, Eugenia and the Walk Free team
Compliments of Eweek
A federal judge for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that the user of any computer that connects to the Internet should not have an expectation of privacy because computer security is ineffectual at stopping hackers.The June 23 ruling came in one of the many cases resulting from the FBI’s infiltration of PlayPen, a hidden service on the Tor network that acted as a hub for child exploitation, and the subsequent prosecution of hundreds of individuals. To identify suspects, the FBI took control of PlayPen for two weeks and used, what it calls, a “network investigative technique,” or NIT—a program that runs on a visitor’s computer and identifies their Internet address.Such mass hacking using a single warrant has riled privacy and digital-rights advocates, but Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. upheld the use of the warrant and even stated that the warrant is unnecessary because of the type of crime being investigated and because users should have no “objectively reasonable expectation of privacy.”Even using countermeasures, such as the Tor network, does not mean that the user should expect their location or their activities to remain private, according to the judge.
“It is clear to the Court that Defendant took great strides to hide his IP address via his use of the Tor network,” the judge wrote in the ruling. “However, the court FINDS that any such subjective expectation of privacy—if one even existed in this case—is not objectively reasonable.”Other courts have found the opposite. The Ninth Circuit, for example, held in 2007 that just connecting a computer to the network does not undermine a user’s “subjective expectation of privacy and an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy in his personal computer.”Yet there has been a dramatic shift in the public’s reasonable expectation of privacy because people do expect to be able to defend their computers against attack, Judge Morgan argued.”[H]acking is much more prevalent now than it was even nine years ago, and the rise of computer hacking via the Internet has changed the public’s reasonable expectations of privacy,” the judge wrote. “Now, it seems unreasonable to think that a computer connected to the Web is immune from invasion. Indeed, the opposite holds true: In today’s digital world, it appears to be a virtual certainty that computers accessing the Internet can—and eventually will—be hacked.”The judge argued that the FBI did not even need the original warrant to use the NIT against visitors to PlayPen.The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, warned that the ruling is far outside any current legal notion of privacy. The group expects, however, that law enforcement will begin to use the ruling unless it is overturned.
By Paris Finnie
A few of us pride ourselves in our smooth ability to parallel park our cars. “It is a coming of age experience” proclaims one of our staff. Regardless, it seems that this noble ability to whip that tail in without touching the curb, is one of scariest and godawful “experiences” for many drivers. We wanted to take a look at parallel parking in the past and where it is to be in the future. Through our research process we hope to leave you (if you are one of those parallel protesters) with a glimmer of hope.
The roaring 20’s had a grip on the parallel parking issues.
Throughout the automotive history there have been many contenders in properly propelling/powering a wagon with wheels. As you may have figured, perhaps from watching westerns, the horse was a primary source of propulsion for many years before the combustion engine was built. In fact, to this day we use horsepower to describe the power of an engine.
Horsepower as reported from “How Stuff Works” revealed in this short prose says, “The story goes that Watt was working with ponies lifting coal at a coal mine, and he wanted a way to talk about the power available from one of these animals. He found that, on average, a mine pony could do 22,000 foot-pounds of work in a minute. He then increased that number by 50 percent and pegged the measurement of horsepower at 33,000 foot-pounds of work in one minute. ”
A myriad of power sources surfaced before the combustion engine made its way to superstardum. It was in the late 1800s that a man named Carl Benz perfected (at the time) the combustion engine. A business man and entrepreneur Carl lead the way for many other manufactures to better his design. He however, was never replaced in the automotive industry, his legacy lead to what we know today as Mercedes Benz. Soon after, companies like General Motors and Ford began springing up from around the world and the initial automotive boom surfaced. The ease of transportation combined with busy metropolitan streets gave way to the dreaded parallel parking job.
Fail Blog posted the best Parallel job we have ever seen
Parallel parking has become such a problem that companies have begun installing driver assisting software. Honestly it is a godsend to some people, especially the lady in the video above. The complexity of the problem has inspired engineers and programmers alike to build autombiles to better suit driver needs and concerns. For example, The Eagle 360 concept tire. The tire is a sphericle and self correcting. In the video below you will notice how postmodern the vehicle appears. One can foretell it would be a few decades before any automobile would have the design capabilities to harbor a tire of this sort. There is however, a neophyte design recently announced by a Canadian engineer. The design not only allows a car to drive sideways, but is compatible with any modern vehicle.
Goodyear forecasts a brilliant tire design
Liddiard, an engineer out of canada has created a brilliant design that can lay to rest the parallel parkaphobia in us all. The Liddiard tire uses a sturdy rubber and transverse rollers to allow any car to roll sideways. He discovered the idea in his brother’s barn using $60,000 startup cash to construct a viable product. The design does not require a futuristic car or selling your soul to afford it. In fact each wheel cost about $1,600 ( no one said parallel parking hacks were cheap). Liddiard’s design is patented, but he hopes major companies like Goodyear or Toyo can pick up the idea and mass produce it. The tires currently are unavailable for purchase, but with any luck may come to order in the next few years.
Liddiard Wheels eccentric design.
So, to all our parallel parkaphobia having friends and family, missing out on great parking spaces, your time is near. We will however leave you with the best instruction video we could find in hopes that you can hold on until then.
Remember, do not just believe what we say. Research what we say!
By Paris Finnie
Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen has just finished hosting their biannual Ramen Challenge. People from all over Fountain Valley come to bear witness to one of the restaurants greatest past times, ‘The Ex-Noodle Challenge!!’ As bionic as it sounds, the challenge is not meant for the faint of heart. The restaurant has come a long way from its roots in Japan to now hosting this marvelous endeavor. We think their secret to success resides in their delicious ramen and gregarious staff.
Shin-Sen-Gumi was founded by Mitsuyasu Shigeta. He was raised in Tokunoshima Japan, but later moved to Hakata to attend the university. As many typical students do, he found a part time job to help pay for his studies. He worked in a yakitori restaurant named “Tonsho” where he first discovered the delicious taste of Hakata- style cuisine. Shigeta moved to Los Angeles after graduating at the ripe age of 22 to learn English. The savy culinary artist and business man formed the Shin-Sen-Gumi Group and opened restaurants throughout the West Coast. One of those restaurants being Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen restaurant in Fountain Valley.
A Ramenful experience with an astounding combination of flavor and atmosphere.
Of all the Ramen places I have attended in my life, there is no other like this one. It feels as if you are transported out of California into the bustling streets of Japan. The staff greet you in traditional Japanese fashion and sit you in their authentic high energy eatery. For the first timers out there, be prepared to order as if you were in Hakata Japan. You are given a menu, a piece of paper, and pencil. Sifting though the menu you will notice numbers next to the food items. You will write on that piece of paper they provided, your preference of ramen. The order options consists of: the strength of the base, the texture of the noodles and culinary assortments help flavor to your bowl. My preference? Strong base, hard noodles, medium oil, egg, ginger, no meat, and onions.
Hakata Ramen Challenge video.
The Challenge as we mentioned is no kids play. ” I have seen people come in and time themselves” said one staff member. As the flyer displays you have 30 minutes to eat as much Ramen as you can. their restaurants record is 15 bowls. yes, I could not believe it either, one bowl every two minutes. We were able to interview a few challenge champions.
From the moment you step into the restaurant it is obvious how much fun it is to be a staff member. When asked their favorite thing about working in Shin-Sen-Megumi Hakata Ramen. Staff member after staff member all responded the same, “It is like having a giant family.” In between the Japanese phrases and gestures the laughter is vibrant. You can feel the joy in the service which only adds to the experience while eating in the restaurant. ” At first it was a little difficult to learn the phrases, my first language is not Japanese. After practice and memorization it comes second nature to me.” Said Ramon, a seasoned server at Shin-Sen-Megumi.
If you have not had a chance to check out this eatery, we strongly recommend that you come and enjoy an authentic Japanese dinner. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is delicious, we assure you that when you walk out the building you will be planning your next trip back.
Remember, do not just believe what we say. Research what we say.
By: Amb Mohd Tariq Zaki
New Delhi- All India reporter’s Association (Aira) Chairman Tariq Zaki was raised on one side of the achievements. Now Mr. Zaki appoint as Council of REPRESENTATIVE World Peace Committee INDIA is elected. Chairman of the league’s very success has been so long that its chairman Aira is proud started. The huge success across the country have begun a series of journalist Jagat wishing.
In the interest of journalists always play a leading role in the success of the Aira founder Tariq Zaki ever new chapter is being written under the same success now many social and governmental, non-governmental organizations in the key positions Tariq Zaki Peace Council ( India) along with the entire nation, after which representatives are elected to local journalist Aira atmosphere of joy is immense happiness.
Tariq Zaki, editor of the SARKAR KI KAHANI on the PHONE Jris Malik said during an interaction with any success is not mine alone, but Aira’s success is linked to the success of all the people. Brotherhood, peace and other partner organizations together with the Indian government for the country to take up their cause and will calmly. He also pointed out that the organization of the world in 202 countries, is working for peace.
I will also aim to maintain peace and order everywhere. Hopefully with the high officials of the institution has entrusted me load him I will try to play well. Even before the name of the journalist’s many achievements. Not only the public sector, which also is convincing journalists. Many in the younger age biggest achievement is directly linked to the public today in the principal responsibility is the name of Tariq Zaki. It is hoped this achievement reports from the All India REPORTER’S Association (Aira) not only in the country would also strengthen abroad.
Civil Journalist of India
By Paris Finnie
As they say, necessity is mother of invention and it seems it has become absolutely necessary to enter Berghain. Berghaintrainer is an interesting implementation of facial and voice recognition software. The program trains the average person to be a bouncer duping superstar and gain entrance the most exclusive club in Berlin. The charitable young team has created a simulator that puts you in front of the clubs most notorious bouncer Sven. A man known for his stern attitude and wavering subjectivity of whom he allows access to the club.
How you ask? The website will request access to your microphone and camera. It will then place you face to face with Sven and he will ask you a few random questions. Based on your answers, the program will then use logarithms to study which emotions you are omitting ( Anger, Sadness, Amazed, Euphory) and whether or not you answers are worthy of Eurodance superstardum.
The program gives you plenty of attempts to earn your stripes with Sven, it even gives you feedback to better your chances on your next attempt. If you are curious, I was able to to do it on my second attempt. My background is in Non-verbal communication. So, if you would like to give it a go here is the website link: Berghaintrainer
But before you flip your table at the “manipulation of emotions invading our personal space” conducted by this program. Let us inform you, that emotion detecting facial recognition software, a mouthful to say, is no stranger to tech companies.
Facial Recognition was made popular by a psych study created decades ago by the scientist Dr. Paul Ekman. Dr. Ekman is known as one of the fundamentalist of non-verbal communication, and has spent a large portion of his career mapping the extents of our facial structures when displaying emotions ( E.g. Anger, Sadness, Joy, fear). His paramount discoveries provided a platform for other theorist to create studies like “The Face In The Crowd” study. The theory proves that most people can detect dissenting/angry faces in a crowd of people. Can you?
It comes naturally right?
In fact Microsoft has begun using facial recognition software known as Project Oxford. The program allows for public speakers and entertainers alike to get an overall “feel” of the room. Using a front facing camera, Project Oxford provides real time scans of the faces in attendance. The program potential extends eons past visual display application. The technology could pave the way for content suggestion ( I.e. Netflix recommending you a funny movie because you look sad). Or perhaps product placement and marketing ( I.e sugesting products that your friends also bought that made them happy due to a chronological read out of your bluer moods as of late).
Project Oxford scanning a picture for faces emotional disposition
Berghaintrainer without a doubt taps into this science and pokes fun at its application when it determins our worthiness of euro electronic music. We do predict these examples to be the few of the many commercial applications for this technology. So for now good luck and may you join the rest of us in the elitist club of the ages. If you somehow are unable to swindle Sven. Rest easy in knowing you can explain to your friends and family how our devices are able to suggest media based on our moods.
Remember, don’t just believe what we say. Research what we say!