It’s sad how some have become so disconnected to reality, spending more time with their gadgets than those we love
19 Apr 2013 1 Comment
It’s sad how some have become so disconnected to reality, they spend more time with their gadgets than those who love them.
We live a virtual life and wonder
WHY WE ARE EMPTY.
So many waste their entire lives partying away, believing that’s the best life has to offer, because it’s not. There is so much more on the ground then getting high.
Greater peace in being real than fake, trying to be cool and being something we are not.
Stop being what the media wants you to be.
09 Mar 2013 Leave a Comment
Scientists from a British cancer charity are teaming up with technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google to design and develop a mobile game aimed at speeding the search for new cancer drugs.
The project, led by the charity Cancer Research UK, should mean that anyone with a smart phone and five minutes to spare will be able to investigate vital scientific data at the same time as playing a mobile game. The first step is for 40 computer programmers, gamers, graphic designers and other specialists to take part in a weekend “GameJam” to turn the charity’s raw genetic data into a game format for future so-called “citizen scientists“.
After the GameJam, which runs in London from March 1-3, an agency will build the game concept into reality and the team plans to launch it in mid 2013. Cancer already kills more than 7.5 million people a year and the number of people with the disease worldwide is expected to surge by more than 75 percent by 2030, according to the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC.
CRUK’s scientists are working hard to identify the genetic faults that drive cancer to try to find new ways of diagnosing and treating patients in a more targeted way based on their genetic profile and that of their tumors. In a major international study on breast cancer genetics published last year, CRUK researchers said they are now able to classify the disease into 10 subtypes – a finding that could lead to more accurate and tailored treatment in future. That study also found several completely new genes that drive breast cancer, offering potential targets for new types of drugs. Yet this type of research generates colossal amounts of data that need to be analyzed, CRUK said as it announced the gaming project. And while advances in technology mean scientists can process data faster than ever, much of it still needs to be analyzed by people rather than machines.
“The human eye can detect subtle changes that machines are not programmed to look for – leading to serendipitous discoveries providing clues to the causes and drivers of the disease,” the charity said. With the collective power of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe helping our scientists to analyze this data we could drastically speed up research.”
09 Jan 2013 Leave a Comment
24 Apr 2012 Leave a Comment
Claire Squires, from Leicestershire, was on the last mile of the 26.2mile course when she fell to the ground at Birdcage Walk near St James’s Park. Claire fell to the ground in front of horrified spectators on Birdcage Walk within a mile of the marathon finish line on Sunday, she was running in memory of her brother, Grant, who died of an overdose aged 25 in 2001. Grant Squires was found dead after taking an overdose. He had ‘sunk into a depression’ after seeing his girlfriend killed in a horrific car crash that he survived.
Claire had already raised more than £500 for charity by running the marathon – but this has now increased to over £230,000 as news of her death spread.
Claire’s Charity Page says:
Hi guys as you all know i am running the london marathon it was just going to be for fun. but its a fab opportunity to raise money for my charity the Samaritans if everyone i know could donate £5.00 that would be a great help and change lives. I’m running the london marathon for Samaritans because they continuously support others.
Click on link to donate to Claire Squires Charity Page – JustGiving Claire Squires
Tributes have also flooded in, with messages left for Ms Squires,on the JustGiving page and Twitter. Close friend Nicola Short paid tribute to Ms Squires describing her as an “inspiration” who brought laughter and love to everyone’s life. The pair climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the RAF Association last year, raising £1,500 for the charity.
A statement on the London Marathon website said:
“The organisers of the Virgin London Marathon would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. We would like to emphasise that our immediate concern is for the family of the deceased. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them at this difficult time.”
Claire is the 11th participant to die since the event began in 1981. Claire suffered from a heart condition, it has been disclosed. ‘I thought she had just twisted her ankle’: Boyfriend of marathon runner Claire tells of horror after rushing to hospital to discover that she had died
07 Feb 2012 1 Comment
in Charity, Politics Tags: Bluetooth, CrownGate, Facebook, free events, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Immobilise, Love, love is..., Neighbourhood Watch, police, Safer Worcester, South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership, the Safer Roads Partnership, valentine's day, West Mercia Police
Residents of Worcestershire are being invite to a one-stop shop set up by West Mercia Police to learn how to Love Your Home and protect themselves and their property from crime. The Love Your Home shop will open for one week only starting on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February, at Worcester’s CrownGate shopping centre.
Local people can pop in to get advice from officers on crime prevention, pick up a few crime-fighting freebies and learn about services such as property marking and the Immobilise* website, where you can register your valuable items for FREE. They can also arrange a visit from the local fire service to do a safety check of their home as well as get on-the-spot advice from local health workers.
People will even get the chance to win a Kindle e-reader simply by leaving their contact details so they can be sent e-newsletters from West Mercia Police.
Inspector Janet Heritage, who leads local policing in Worcester, said:
“This is the second year the Love Your Home shop has been set up and last year it was a real success with thousands of people visiting us. It is a fabulous opportunity for people to come along and learn how to protect their property with all of the information they need all under one roof.
“This can include marking their possessions, tips on how to keep valuables as secure as possible and both inside and outside their homes. This can be anything from a push-bike to a games console or jewellery. We are also really pleased that other agencies are joining us to ensure as much advice is on hand as possible for those who drop in.”
Representatives from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Neighbourhood Watch, South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership, Safer Worcester, the Safer Roads Partnership and other agencies will be in the shop throughout the week. Bluetooth messages promoting the shop and crime prevention messages will also be sent to shoppers in CrownGate.
Crime Risk Manager for South Worcestershire, Mike Stephenson, added:
“This is a great opportunity for people to learn that very simple steps can be taken to protect their home and their property. People will still be enjoying their Christmas presents and may not realise the combined value can be quite considerable and these steps can protect them from losing them to criminals.”
The Love Your Home shop is situated in the CrownGate shopping centre opposite Mothercare and will be open from Tuesday 14 February until Saturday 18 February. It will be open from 10am to 4pm daily.
Insp Heritage added:
“West Mercia Police is extremely grateful to CrownGate for generously letting use one of their vacant shops for two years running. “
CrownGate’s operations manager John Hopkins said:
“We are pleased to welcome the Love Your Home team back to the centre for a second year for this event, which we feel offers some very valuable and important safety advice for the local community.”
Immobilise is a free online service where people can register their valuables. Suspected stolen items recovered by police are checked to see if they have been registered and to whom.
If an item is stolen and later recovered, being registered on Immobilise.com will not only will it help police return it to its owner, it will also help us to detect burglary and handling stolen goods offences and bring prosecutions against thieves.
For more about property marking and Immobilise visit the force website http://www.westmercia.police.uk/ and follow the ‘security marking’ link.
26 Jan 2012 Leave a Comment
Facebook’s Timeline – a new look for people’s Profile pages which exposes their entire history on the site – will become mandatory for all users tomorrow. The ‘new look’ has been voluntary up until now.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new-look Timeline profile last year but says:
”From now, users will simply be notified that they are being ‘updated’ via an announcement at the top of their home page Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline. When you get timeline, you’ll have 7 days to preview what’s there now. This gives you a chance to add or hide whatever you want before anyone else sees it.
Once timeline is activated on your profile, you have seven days to ‘clean up’ – and you will probably want to. Things from your past that may have been previously hidden deep within your photos or timeline can be much more visible.
If there is anything particularly you don’t want shown, such as your relationship status from five years ago – which will be public by default – you’re best to click on the right hand side to the year it occurred, such as 2006, find the post and choose to either delete or hide it.
It all has to be done manually.
You can now choose directly from the right-hand side of nearly every section on profile who sees what for individual sections (such as photos, posts, likes etc). When you click on the item, you can choose whether it is seen publicly, by friends or by a customised list.
If you enable any timeline apps, be sure to read their privacy policies thoroughly – many will not ask again before posting information to your profile. Spotify, for instance, will default to filling your timeline with what you listen to, unless you tell it not to.
Facebook now has the ‘View profile as’ feature on the main page, rather than in privacy settings. This lets you check how different people can see your profile so you can then customize it as you wish.