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Moms on Maternity launches signature lunch series

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A networking group for new and working moms called Moms on Maternity is launching its signature lunch series.The series will take place throughout Southern California including events in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.The San Diego series kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 20, and will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Morgan Run Club & Resort’s Main Ballroom, according to organizers.The event is for new and expecting moms, where moms can attend with their babies. Event tickets are $45 and lunch will be provided.Moms on Maternity events are about “talking babies, kids and careers with fellow moms who are also on Maternity Leave, connecting with like-minded moms and meeting new friends,” says Aimee Cruz, Moms on Maternity founder.“The Moms on Maternity events are about building your working mom confidence and helping you find new mom friends for support,” adds Cruz. “Our events are about being with your baby, and having great conversation with other new moms.”To register and for more information, visit https://momsonmaternity.com. Posted: February 18, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Moms on Maternity launches signature lunch series KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Researchers say web searches are good predictors of success

first_img Citation: Researchers say web searches are good predictors of success (2010, September 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-web-good-predictors-success.html Earlier studies demonstrated that Web searches often reflect real-time statistics, and this led a Yahoo research group to investigate if searches could also be good predictors of trends. They selected dozens of upcoming movies, games and songs and collected data on the number of Web searches made on each, beginning up to six weeks before their release, and then compared this information against the measures of success, such as box office takings and video game sales. They then compared the Web search data with traditional prediction indicators such as movie reviews, production budgets, critics’ ratings, previous ranking on the Billboard chart, and the Hollywood Stock Exchange, which is a futures market for trading box-office takings for future releases.The team, led by Yahoo’s Sharad Goel, also looked at Web searches of flu and colds to see if they were accurate real-time indicators of infection, as compared with data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.The results of the investigations, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) were that Web searches are reasonably accurate at spotting trends, especially for movies and video games, but were generally (but not always) outperformed by more traditional predictors. Search data did outperform traditional predictors in the area of non-sequel video games. The most accurate predictions, however, were obtained by combining traditional data with the Web search information. Yahoo researcher Jake Hofman suggested the accuracy of predictions for new video games was probably due to a lack of data for non-sequel games, with the only information generally available being critics’ reviews, which turned out to be inaccurate as predictors.The search information was also sometimes more accessible than traditional indicators such as production budget information for video games, and provides a decent guide if no other information is available. It is also especially useful at times when there is a sudden change in trends.Goel said information from Web searches will continue to grow and will be an important analysis tool in the future, as long as the information is available from search engines such as Yahoo.Google has also studied Web searches as a predictor, and developed a tool called Google Flu Trends that used search queries for “flu” and “influenza” to predict the rate of illness in different geographic locations. The tool was able to predict the likely number of cases in the US over a week earlier than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at Yahoo! have been collecting data on Web searches for movies and games and comparing them with other predictors of success, such as product reviews and production budgets, and have discovered that, while not as accurate as traditional means, adding search data into the mix makes predictions more successful overall.center_img Bing starts powering Yahoo! searches in US More information: Predicting consumer behavior with Web search, Sharad Goel et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Published online before print September 27, 2010, doi:10.1073/pnas.1005962107 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

SFDC preparing roadmap for fish cultivation in unused area at Digha

first_imgKolkata: The State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is preparing a roadmap on how to cultivate fishes on a huge tract of land, with as many as 50 waterbodies that have been lying unutilised at Digha in East Midnapore for quite some time.The land belonged to West Bengal Fisheries Corporation (WBFC), which has been recently merged with SFDC, thereby providing the latter the opportunity to utilise the land. Senior officials of SFDC visited the land spanning around 331 acres that earlier belonged to WBFC at Digha recently and stumbled upon the unutilised land, with ready infrastructure for channelising water from the sea, that can be used effectively for fish cultivation. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that a top official of WBFC, during the erstwhile Left Front government, had given these waterbodies on lease to a number of companies for fish cultivation. But after the lease expired, there was no renewal and hence activities came to a standstill.The waterbodies have either dried up or have suffered a decline in navigability due to years of neglect. However, there are sluice gates at various places for smooth flow of water. Bushes and shrubs have filled the entire tract of land, making it an eyesore and a haven of nuisance activities. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”After the visit, our senior officials briefed about the condition of the land available in the area, that has the potential to turn into a major hub for fish cultivation. State Fisheries department minister Chandranath Sinha has immediately instructed us to prepare a detailed plan on the types of fishes that can be cultivated there,” a senior SFDC official said.It may be mentioned that shrimp farming has been given a major boost in Digha and its adjoining areas in East Midnapore by the Mamata Banerjee government. The state government is planning ‘eco fish tourism’ project in Digha, in which tourists would be taken to the water bodies managed by the Fisheries department. They can draw the nets along with the fishermen to pull in the fish and can then indulge in the quiet joy of angling. The waterbodies would be kept stocked with adequate fish. The fishes caught by the tourists would be cooked and served to them. They would not be allowed to take any fish home. “With the development of this area, the prospect of eco-tourism is expected to get a major boost,” the official maintained.last_img read more

Celebrating Gandhi 150 years

first_img150 years of the Mahatma – a man, a legend, an institution by thoughts, words, and deeds. This is a day to contemplate on the Mahatma. Three images that have been created by two artists come to my memory.Charkha The first is Arpana Caur’s Charkha created this year. Set against a crimson background the charkha becomes a leitmotif of sorts the symbol of India’s villages, the message of khadi and the simplicity of embracing all people. Caur uses the charkha to recall our minds as to how the charkha embodied several things: Swadeshi, self-sufficiency and even inter-dependency! “The charkha was used all across the country as a major symbol of the National Movement and also as a symbol of the boycott of foreign goods. In our violent times red with blood and hate, the blue Charkha is a dream of yesterday that needs to be recalled, symbolising the man called Gandhi,” says Caur in an exclusive. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe next two images are i-Swarajya I and II created in 2017 by the sculptor and painter Mukesh Sharma for the Bihar Museum in a historic show curated by R N Singh collector and gallery person. “I kept the words i-Swarajya to speak of technology and also have the symbolism of Gandhiji,” says Mukesh. He has created an abstract tenor in the Dandi and the spectacles and the pair of slippers. The treatment of minimalism against the vermillion, blue and black backgrounds gives it a surreal feel. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSlippers The slippers recall the famous story of Gandhi’s slippers that inspires even today. As Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track. He was unable to retrieve it as the train started rolling. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first shoe. Asked by a fellow passenger why he did that, Gandhi replied, ‘the poor man who finds the shoe lying on the track will now have a pair he can use.’ The Dandi In both works, Mukesh uses the Dandi as a symbol. Placed against the slippers and glasses the image of the Dandi is elegant and evocative and transcends the imagery into a harmonic haunt. The Dandi was most notably used in the 1930 civil disobedience movement, which began with the Dandi March. The Dandi March saw Gandhiji marching from Sabarmati to Dandi on foot, where he broke the law by making his own salt. The Dandi March draws attention to the basic food item in every home and the injustice of imposing a tax on this item and prohibiting Indians from producing their own salt. It was a protest against injustice and foreign rule.last_img read more

Man held for creating fake Facebook profile of Firhad Hakim

first_imgKolkata: A person has been arrested from Nabadwip in Nadia for allegedly creating a fake Facebook profile in the name of Mayor Firhad Hakim. The accused person also spread some false information using the profile.According to police, a few days ago sleuths came to know about a profile in the name of Hakim which was found to be fake. Immediately, a case was lodged against unknown persons and the Cyber Crime Cell of Kolkata Police started a probe. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDuring investigation, sleuths got hold of the Internet Protocol (IP) address which was used to create the fake Facebook profile. Later, sleuths traced the IP address and found that it was being used by a person identified as Tarun Kumar Ghosh of Buichara Para in Nabadwip. On Saturday night, police raided his house and arrested him. On Sunday he was produced before the Bankshall Court and was remanded to police custody till June 22.last_img read more

Heres Why Martha Stewart Bought a Drone

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Even Martha Stewart agrees: drones are “a good thing.”In yet another sign that the aerial devices are bound to have wide-ranging impacts on the animal kingdom, too, the domestic diva said that she uses a drone to photograph the goings-on at her Bedford, N.Y., farm.“It’s easy to use, actually,” she told Vanity Fair of the iPhone-associated device. “You can really control it, it’s gentle. It’s lightweight, too; it’s very beautiful.”While Stewart explained that she flies the robot high so as not to startle her animals — “you can control the altitude, you can control the speed” — she has yet to use it indoors. “You can use it inside also,” she told the magazine, “but I don’t because it can bang into stuff.”From baseball diamonds to the ocean depths to viral YouTube videos, drones keep cropping up in unlikely places. And now, with Stewart getting in on the action, it’s anyone’s guess where they’ll be flying next.Related: This Is Possibly the Coolest Selfie You’ve Ever Seencenter_img 2 min read May 23, 2014last_img read more