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XanEdu Announces the Release of Unlocking the Potential for Student Success

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Unlocking the Potential for Student Success teaches the science of resilience and happiness by fostering mental well-being to improve the quality of life.

Key Points: 
  • Unlocking the Potential for Student Success teaches the science of resilience and happiness by fostering mental well-being to improve the quality of life.
  • The textbook takes a holistic approach to student success, including cognitive, emotional, social, nutritional, physical, and spiritual aspects of well-being.
  • Unlocking the Potential for Student Success was written to show students how to build resilience to be able to thrive and succeed academically.
  • After reading Unlocking the Potential for Student Success, students will:
    Enhance their well-being by tapping into the six pillars of resilience.

AI has a large and growing carbon footprint, but there are potential solutions on the horizon

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Friday, February 16, 2024

The emissions come from the infrastructure associated with AI, such as building and running the data centres that handle the large amounts of information required to sustain these systems.

Key Points: 
  • The emissions come from the infrastructure associated with AI, such as building and running the data centres that handle the large amounts of information required to sustain these systems.
  • But different technological approaches to how we build AI systems could help reduce its carbon footprint.
  • While large numbers of parameters improve the capabilities of ANNs, they also make training and inference resource-intensive processes.
  • In fact, our current estimates could be lower than AI’s actual carbon footprint due to a lack of standard and accurate techniques for measuring AI-related emissions.

Spiking neural networks

  • The previously mentioned new technologies, spiking neural networks (SNNs) and lifelong learning (L2), have the potential to lower AI’s ever-increasing carbon footprint, with SNNs acting as an energy-efficient alternative to ANNs.
  • To make accurate calculations, especially when multiplying numbers with decimal points together, the computer needs to be very precise.
  • This means ANNs become more energy-intensive as the networks get larger and more complex.
  • The key difference between the two types of neural networks is in the way individual neurons transmit information to each other.

Lifelong learning

  • Training ANNs sequentially (where the systems learn from sequences of data) on new problems causes them to forget their previous knowledge while learning new tasks.
  • ANNs require retraining from scratch when their operating environment changes, further increasing AI-related emissions.
  • L2 is a collection of algorithms that enable AI models to be trained sequentially on multiple tasks with little or no forgetting.


Shirin Dora does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Candidates’ aging brains are factors in the presidential race − 4 essential reads

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Friday, February 16, 2024

The leading contenders in the 2024 presidential election are two of the three oldest people ever to serve as president.

Key Points: 
  • The leading contenders in the 2024 presidential election are two of the three oldest people ever to serve as president.
  • Both Biden and Trump have faced criticism about what can appear to be obvious signs of aging, including questions about their memory and cognitive abilities.
  • Scholars writing for The Conversation U.S. have discussed various aspects of how aging affects people’s brains.
  • Key factors include the strength of a person’s social connections, as well as their sleeping habits, water consumption, exercise and diet.

Three-part public art exhibition launches in downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District

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Friday, February 16, 2024

The series runs from February to December 2024, launching with an installation by Frantz Brent-Harris and followed by works from Leone McComas and Natalie Asumeng.

Key Points: 
  • The series runs from February to December 2024, launching with an installation by Frantz Brent-Harris and followed by works from Leone McComas and Natalie Asumeng.
  • As the proposal goes through the development process, the site is hosting a series of art exhibitions dubbed BAND Offsite – 355 Adelaide.
  • The art installations will feature a mix of prints, sculptures, paintings and soundscapes, curated with the viewer experience in mind.
  • Details about each installation and related programming will be posted on BAND’s website at: www.bandgallery.com/current-exhibitions-and-events/band-offsite-355-adel...

ICELANDIC ARTIST HILDUR ÁSGEIRSDÓTTIR JÓNSSON FEATURED AT THE BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

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Friday, February 16, 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Born and raised in Iceland, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson (b.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Born and raised in Iceland, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson (b.
  • Jónsson's paintings—she prefers this term to "weavings" or "textiles"— are based on photographs she takes of Icelandic landscapes and seascapes on extended trips there twice a year.
  • "This exhibition continues the museum's commitment to highlighting global modernism and its legacies," said Todd D. Smith, Executive Director, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
  • On view at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art from February 17 – June 2, 2024, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons is the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. in nearly a decade, and her first monographic show in the Southeast.

Hitek Systems Introduces Agilex® 7 SoC FPGA-Based Radio Development Platform

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hitek Systems today introduced a new Hitek eSOM7C development platform designed to ease the design and deployment of Intel-based Open Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures (O-RAN) for LTE, 5G and other wireless communications systems, while increasing system interoperability and performance.

Key Points: 
  • Hitek Systems today introduced a new Hitek eSOM7C development platform designed to ease the design and deployment of Intel-based Open Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures (O-RAN) for LTE, 5G and other wireless communications systems, while increasing system interoperability and performance.
  • GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hitek Systems today introduced a new Hitek eSOM7C development platform designed to ease the design and deployment of Intel-based Open Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures (O-RAN) for LTE, 5G and other wireless communications systems, while increasing system interoperability and performance.
  • The new ESOM7C development platform incorporates TI's AFE7769D into Hitek's Intel Agilex® 7 SoC FPGA embedded system on module (eSOM7C) development platform to provide efficient conversion of baseband data into RF signals for single-, dual- and even tri-band wireless systems.
  • "Hitek Systems created the new development platform to help streamline system integration and interoperability to enable more adaptable flexible radio access networks, while enhancing any system integrator's choices, capabilities and time to market" said Tariq Muhammad, President Hitek Systems.

Vladimir Putin justifies his imperial aims in Tucker Carlson interview

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

During his much-publicized recent interview with American right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined his perception of Russian history as the second anniversary of his invasion of Ukraine approaches.

Key Points: 
  • During his much-publicized recent interview with American right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined his perception of Russian history as the second anniversary of his invasion of Ukraine approaches.
  • During his interview with Carlson, Putin traced Russian history to the ninth century.

Putin: Russia saved Europe from Nazis

  • Russia’s identity today is closely connected to the Second World War, or to use Russian parlance, the Great Patriotic War.
  • The fact that 4.5 million Ukrainians fought in the Red Army is largely ignored as Russia argues it alone saved Europe from the Nazis.

Neo-Nazi takeover?

  • News outlets link the war to the invasion of Ukraine, alleging the country was taken over by neo-Nazis in 2014.
  • At the behest of the West, so goes the allegation, Ukrainian protesters overthrew the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, and installed a neo-Nazi regime.

‘Cleansing’ Ukraine

  • Lavrov recently claimed the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “cleansed” Ukrainian society of those “who do not feel they belong to Russia history and culture.” Medinsky, who authored the Grade 10 history textbook for Russian high school students, has advanced a new interpretation of the Second World War that focuses on the “genocide of the Soviet people.” New graves of Russian victims have suddenly been discovered and excavated, and Soviet losses continue to be counted.
  • As for the Holocaust in neighbouring Belarus — a subject several western scholars are studying — Jews and other minorities are now subsumed under the term “Soviet people.” Just as history is continually being rewritten and propagated in Russian schools, it’s happening in Belarus, too.
  • The two countries will soon produce a common textbook featuring new theories about the “genocide of the Belarusian people.” The memory of the Second World War is alive and well in both nations.

Justifying authoritarianism

  • If it did, why did Putin refrain from denouncing Sweden and Finland when they joined the alliance?
  • They lie in the past, in a narrow, distorted perception of Russian history and Russia’s claims to lands it once ruled.
  • Read more:
    The legacy of the Euromaidan Revolution lives on in the Ukrainian-Russian war

A return to colonialism?

  • Carlson provided Putin with a forum to outline his imperialist dreams.
  • Carlson failed to call out the facile nature of Putin’s claims during the interview.
  • We are a peaceful and free nation.” Mongolia may be.


David Roger Marples does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Launch of the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation Helps Usher in New Era with the Forthcoming USS Arizona (SSN 803) Submarine

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

PHOENIX, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The board of directors for the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation announced today the formal launch of its foundation. The USS Arizona Legacy Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is dedicated to honor, expand and nurture the memory of the historic USS Arizona battleship while forging the future legacy of the USS Arizona Virginia-class fast attack submarine (SSN-803) currently under construction in Groton, Conn.

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The board of directors for the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation announced today the formal launch of its foundation.
  • The mission of the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation is three-fold:
    Celebrate the addition of the USS Arizona submarine to the U.S. Navy Fleet in grand style with a series of festivities and community events.
  • "After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, today we publicly launch the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation with the help of her crew, ship sponsor and community leaders," said former Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, chairman of the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation.
  • In attendance will be the USS Arizona Legacy Foundation board, community leaders, members of the military community and invited guests.

HomeWell Franchising Celebrates Record-Setting Results from 2023

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Today, HomeWell released its 2023 franchise development and financial results.

Key Points: 
  • Today, HomeWell released its 2023 franchise development and financial results.
  • 2023 Annual Growth Financial Results:
    “It’s clear that 2023 was a pivotal chapter for us,” said Crystal Franz, CEO of HomeWell Franchising.
  • Building on the success of the Zero-Initial-Franchise-Fee, HomeWell introduced its new conversion initiative in 2023.
  • For more information on HomeWell or to explore franchise opportunities, visit HomeWell Care Services or HomeWell Care Services Franchising .

Generations. The Sobey Family and Canadian Art

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Sobey Family and Canadian Art exhibition affords a unique perspective of Canadian creativity past and present.

Key Points: 
  • The Sobey Family and Canadian Art exhibition affords a unique perspective of Canadian creativity past and present.
  • He maintained the tradition and established the Sobey Art Award, which for over 20 years has highlighted emerging Canadian artists.
  • The Sobey Family and Canadian Art, which admirably rounds out a visit to this remarkable exhibition.
  • The Sobey Family and Canadian was organized and circulated by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario).