Month: October 2022

Google’s latest AI generator creates HD video from text messages

Still image from the movie “Dishwashing Teddy Bear” as generated by Google Imagen video. The Google Google today announced the development of Imagen Video, an AI text-to-video mode capable of producing 1280 x 768 videos at 24 frames per second from a written prompt. Currently, it is in the research stage, but its appearance five …

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Race and racism as a public health issue? Post flyer

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners approved the final report from the joint study of race and racism as a public health issue, according to a county press release. Work will begin this fall to develop an implementation plan based on the recommendations. In August 2020, the Olmsted County Board …

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A catastrophic decline for America in four reports

Four recent global reports from some of the world’s major international organizations paint a bleak picture of human development in the United States. These reports should alert all Americans interested in overcoming needless human suffering and creating a just society. We have an opportunity this election year to support candidates who present clear platforms to …

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Critical Race Theory for the SEL Education Pipeline

TheLast month, 20 major educational organizations formed an alliance that “aims to stifle misinformation” about SEL. A few weeks later, NPR published a feature article titled “How the Right Turned SEL into the Lightning Rod Critical Race Theory.” Sorry, you don’t need to be conservative to draw the connection between SEL and critical race theory. …

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What do colleges expect students to learn? New study offers revealing insight

Much of the discussion about higher education today focuses on cost, completion rates, accountability, and a culture of vigilance. These are important questions. But it is essential, along the way, not to lose focus on the academic content of a college degree. What can college students expect to learn? In this regard, the American Board …

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Area companies offer high school students a look at manufacturing

Students from seven high schools in the area got an introduction to potential jobs in manufacturing. The Stark County Workforce Development Partnership teamed up with other business groups and 15 district companies to coordinate student tours Thursday to various manufacturing sites as part of the Local Manufacturing Day project. more:Commentary: Stark County boosts manufacturing jobs …

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Sexual health services ‘overburdened after monkeypox outbreak’

Arms and torso of a patient with a number of monkeypox lesions on his skin (PA Media) Sexual health providers have warned that they are becoming overburdened and in need of additional funding after the monkeypox outbreak, according to reports. Clinics said that on average 25 to 30 percent of all services have replaced monkeypox …

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Aspirants split into mayor Vanderburgh over mental health in prisons

EVANSVILLE – The Vanderburg County Mayor’s role in mental health assistance has been a constant topic during public forums and candidate nights as the November elections approach. It’s also a topic the candidates don’t agree on. Democrat Noah Robinson has been vocal from the start of his campaign about his support for prison expansion, but …

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What killed the dinosaurs and other life on Earth?

Earth’s biological history was punctuated by mass extinctions that wiped out the vast majority of living species in a geological moment. Based on evidence in the fossil record, scientists have identified five such events that reshaped life on Earth, and that led to the demise of the mighty dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous …

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