Gerry Shih, Associated Press Updated 10:08 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018 Now Playing: Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese _ even foreign citizens _ in mass internment camps. The program aims to rewire the political thinking of detainees. (May 17) Media: Associated Press ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused to follow orders each day, he was forced to stand at a wall for five hours at a time. A week later, he was sent to solitary confinement, where he was deprived of food for 24 hours. After 20 days in the heavily guarded camp, he wanted to kill himself. "The psychological pressure is enormous, when you have to … [Read more...] about China’s mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution
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Gallery: Camp K: Chattanooga 2.0, partners hope to give students a jump-start on kindergarten CAMP K SITES Barger AcademyCalvin Donaldson ElementaryClifton Hills ElementaryEast Brainerd ElementaryEast Lake ElementaryHardy ElementaryHillcrest ElementaryLakeside ElementaryOrchard Knob ElementaryNorth Hamilton ElementaryRivermont ElementarySoddy ElementaryWoodmore Elementary More Info More infoFor more info or to enroll your child in Camp K, contact Becky Covington, director of pre-K programs for the Hamilton County Department of Education, at 423-498-7131 or email [email protected] COMMUNITY PARTNERS › Hamilton County Department of Education› YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga› Delta Dental› Tech Goes Home› Early Matters Chattanooga› First Things First› Creative Discovery Museum› Chattanooga Public Library› Read 20› University of Tennessee at Chattanooga› Chattanooga State Community College› … [Read more...] about Camp K: Chattanooga 2.0, partners hope to give students a jump-start on kindergarten [photos]
By Emily UnderwoodFeb. 28, 2018 , 9:30 AM In 2015, in the name of science, more than 800 teenage boys and girls in northern Jordan each allowed 100 strands of hair to be snipped from the crowns of their heads. Roughly half the teens were Syrian refugees, the other half Jordanians living in the area. The hair, molecular biologist Rana Dajani explained to the youngsters, would act as a biological diary. Chemicals embedded inside would document the teens' stress levels before and after a program designed to increase psychological resilience. It was a unique experiment. And it was one that suited Dajani, who's based at The Hashemite University in Az-Zarqa, Jordan. Dajani looks askance at many humanitarian interventions imported from elsewhere. "I'm always skeptical of any program coming in from the outside, which says they can heal or help," she says. Half-Syrian herself—Dajani's mother is from Aleppo, her father from Palestine—she was also eager to study the physiological … [Read more...] about In war zones and refugee camps, researchers are putting resilience interventions to the test
Andrew Sorensen got a degree in classical music in 2013, but he didn't want to perform or teach. After finishing college, he tried his hand at sales and worked for a while at a Bellevue, Wash., car dealership, where he sold Audis, many to software engineers.Today, Sorensen is one of those software engineers, thanks to three intense months at a local coding school, Coding Dojo. The training landed him an entry-level job at Expedia where the 26-year-old makes around $70,000 a year, which is more than he made selling cars. Now he can pay off the $12,500 his mom loaned him to go to the school, and he can start saving so he can move out — and one day buy his own Audi."It was definitely one of the best decisions I've made," Sorensen says. "My career is set."Nonstop demand for software developers and other IT professionals is leading to boom times for coding schools and boot camps, with career-changers like Sorensen signing up in droves.If one word characterizes coding schools in 2017, … [Read more...] about Is a coding boot camp right for you?
Other than a few interesting years in the mid-2000s, Apple’s approach to the enterprise market has been one of benign neglect. The one exception, starting in 2005, has been consistent support for running Windows on Macs.By now, the practice is well-established. But the issue of management still looms large. How can IT deploy Macs that run Windows without multiplying the complexity (and cost) of deployment, maintenance and security by at least a factor of two? The enterprise question that vendors are now addressing in a variety of interesting ways is, “How can we make Macs running Windows securely maintainable components of the IT infrastructure and ecosystem?”Windows on Mac works, and can work well. The most relevant question for enterprises is which Windows-on-Mac virtualization options offer: The best overall integration The lowest TCO, including maintenance and security Good usability End-user satisfaction I tested five Windows-on-Mac options in our lab — … [Read more...] about 5 top ways to run Windows on a Mac