Pebble Watch Now Speaks To Map My Tracks App, Reports Live Stats

first_imgUK based Tinderhouse has found great success in their Map My Tracks OutFront app for both iOS and Android users. In addition to being an all-around training tool its ability to track your realtime location and statistics via your phone’s GPS has many event organizers promoting its use to livestream your route-progress on the Map My Tracks website for the benefit of friends and family following your events and races.Now Tinderhouse has upped the game even further. Map My Tracks (Android v. 1.4) is now compatible with Pebble using the watch’s in-built sports app. No more bulky smartphone on your bars; your Pebble watch can now monitor speed, pace, and distance direct on its face. Find the new version 1.4 for Android here – iOS version is slated to be release in the next days.last_img read more

How marriage has morphed into a means of supporting intensive investments in children

first_img“In a gender-specialized economy, where men and women are playing very different productive roles, you need the long-term commitment to protect the vulnerable party, who in this case is the woman,” explained Lundberg, UCSB’s Leonard Broom Professor of Demography. “But when women’s educational attainment increased and surpassed that of men, and women became more committed to jobs and careers, the kind of economic disparity that supported a division of labor in the household eroded.”If this scenario is true for people across the economic spectrum, Lundberg posited, then statistics should show a broad-based retreat from marriage. Evidence, however, bears out something entirely different.“What we see is a striking adherence to traditional marriage patterns among the college educated and those with higher professional degrees,” Lundberg said. “While marriage rates have declined consistently over time, they have declined far more among people whose education level is high school or some college.”Also, college graduates tend to marry before they begin families and, when they do wed, their marriages are more stable than those of couples with less education. This puzzled Lundberg and Pollak.The researchers hypothesized that now — in the 21st century — a primary function of marriage is to provide a long-term stable home for children, which suggests that investments in offspring have become a driving force in preserving the institution of matrimony. Lundberg noted that mothers at all economic levels spend more time with their children now than was common 30 years ago.“In terms of time and money, the well-educated, higher-income parents have increased their investments in children much more than those with lower incomes,” Lundberg said. “They have the know-how and the resources and they expect to help their children become economically successful in a way that may seem out of reach for parents with much lower levels of resources.”According to Lundberg, the playing field is not level and the focus for low-income parents is on keeping their children safe and healthy. “When the joint project of intense investments in children seems out of reach, it may not seem worth putting up with the disadvantages of marriage,” Lundberg said.“One possible implication if we are right — and I should say that this is a speculative argument — is that it may be possible to encourage investing in children among lower-income parents by devoting more social resources to early childhood, enabling parents to see a brighter future for their children,” Lundberg added. “These societal investments could, in turn, make longer-term commitments among these parents more feasible and advantageous.”One aspect of marriage that hasn’t changed much over the years is that most men and women eventually do marry. “If you look at the fraction of people 50 years old who have ever married, the differences between the education groups are very, very small,” Lundberg said. “What is really distinctive is the timing of marriage and the very high proportion of women with a high school diploma or some college who have their first child either on their own or within a cohabitating relationship, which is extremely rare among people with a college degree or higher.“The timing is extraordinarily suggestive,” Lundberg concluded. “Almost everyone wants to get married eventually. The question is when, and do you wait until you get married before you have a child?” Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Emailcenter_img Pinterest Marriage as an institution is not what it used to be. Since the 1950s, the number of couple exchanging “I dos” has dropped steadily. And while most Americans do marry at some point in their lives, many are choosing to do so later.A new study by UC Santa Barbara demographer Shelly Lundberg and economist Robert Pollak of Washington University in St. Louis examines Americans’ changing sensibilities about marriage, using economics as a measuring tool. Lundberg and Pollak contend that families with high incomes and high levels of education have the greatest incentives to maintain long-term relationships. Their findings appear in the journal The Future of Children.The researchers argue that, since the mid-20th century, marriage has morphed from an institution based on gender specialization — the man earns the income and the woman stays home to take care of the children — to a means of supporting intensive investment in children. LinkedInlast_img read more

Call for more mall security

first_imgThe Athlone Community Police Forum (CPF) has called for rigorous security to ensure the safety of shoppers at Vangate Mall this coming festive season after Clicks was robbed of R80 000 last Sunday.Athlone police confirmed the robbery took place just before 7pm on Sunday November 20.Four unknown armed men entered the store and two of the men went to the back office where the big safe is located and removed R60 000 worth of coins, while the other two jumped over the front counter and ordered the two cashiers to empty their registers into black bags which amounted to R20 000.The manager told them that she did not have access to the drop safe where the notes are kept. They then ushered the employees into the back room and left the scene.Sergeant Zita Norman, Athlone police spokeswoman, said no shots were fired and no injuries were sustained.Aziza Kannemeyer, chairperson of the Athlone CPF, said mall owners need to provide sufficient security, especially with the upcoming festive season when shoppers carry more cash on them. “Not enough is being done in terms of security. Irrespective if the area has a high crime rate, quite a few communities still shop at the mall because there are no other malls in the area. Vangate Mall is a prime spot for hijacking and robberies of shoppers inside the mall. “People are getting good returns on their investments so surely they can invest in extra security for the shoppers,” said Ms Kannemeyer.“The businesses in the mall deserve security and the shoppers also deserve more, if it were not for them the mall wouldn’t make money. This is the beginning of the festive season. What can people expect from the mall that will ensure their safety? The mall owners have a role to play,” she said.However, Gouwa Waja-Stemmet, Vangate Mall marketing manager, assured customers that their safety remains the highest priority and that they will continue to ensure that all security measures are in place. “Security procedures are constantly being evaluated and tenants and staff are being educated accordingly. Mall management and security personnel are working closely with SAPS to ramp up security during the festive season. “SAPS will provide additional manpower during this period, while working closely with a local neighbourhood watch group. Various other neighbourhood watch groups will also participate in a festive season awareness campaign. Private security will be substantially increased over the period, while the mall’s hi-tech CCTV surveillance equipment will continue to play a vital role towards enhancing safety and security,” said Ms Waja-Stemmet. Ms Kannemeyer warned shoppers to be alert when visiting malls and business hubs.last_img read more

Menyambut HUT RI Ke-72, PT Angkasa Pura II Beri Cash Back Pada Maskapai

first_imgBaca juga: Barisan Menteri Ajak Warga Dukung PT Angkasa Pura II Untuk Penghargaan InternasionalAwaluddin menambahkan, untuk memastikan kebijakan cash back berjalan lancar, pihaknya mengimbau agar semua maskapai nasional berkoordinasi dengan Senior General Manager Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta dan General Manager di 12 bandara yang berada di bawah naungan AP II.Adapun sebelum kebijakan cash back dalam rangka Hari Kemerdekaan ini, AP II sebelumnya juga telah memberikan sejumlah insentif kepada maskapai guna mendorong pertumbuhan industri penerbangan nasional dan semakin luasnya jaringan penerbangan atau konektivitas udara sejalan dengan nawacita yang dicanangkan oleh pemerintah.Berbagai insentif yang diberikan pada tahun ini ke maskapai diantaranya juga guna mendorong pertumbuhan penumpang, baik itu pebisnis maupun wisatawan, di seluruh bandara AP II. Pada semester 1 tahun 2017 pergerakan penumpang sebanyak 49,38 juta penumpang di mana hingga akhir tahun ditargetkan dapat mencapai 104 juta penumpang. Sementara itu, pergerakan pesawat pada Januari-Juni 2017 tercatat sebanyak 397.792 pergerakan dan hingga akhir tahun ini ditargetkan mencapai 756.943 pergerakan. (Time) PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) memberikan kado yakni insentif untuk menyambut HUT RI Ke-72 berupa cash back pada maskapai yang melayani penerbangan domestik pada 17 Agustus 2017 di seluruh bandara yang berada di bawah naungan BUMN tersebut. Insentif Cash back ini diberikan seperti perayaan memperingati tanggal kemerdekaan Indonesia 17 Agustus 1945.Baca juga: Angkasa Pura II Beri Insentif Maskapai Untuk Extra Flight DomestikCash back yang diberikan yakni sebesar 17 persen dari biaya Jasa Pendaratan, delapan persen dari biaya Jasa Counter dan 45 persen dari biaya Jasa Aviobridge. “Pemberian cash back ini merupakan salah satu cara AP II dalam merayakan Hari Kemerdekaan bersama-sama dengan stakeholder lainnya khususnya maskapai nasional. Semoga dengan kebijakan ini dapat turut membantu biaya operasional maskapai, di mana insentif dalam bentuk lainnya juga akan diberikan AP II pada kesempatan lainnya,” jelasDirektur Utama PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) Muhammad Awaluddin yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari siaran pers (11/8/2017). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Peace Council (GPC) joins with the rest of the international community to salute the Palestinian people on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is being observed on November 29.This is an opportune time for the international community to intensify efforts to bring an end to this decades-old problem of a Palestinian State.The Guyana Peace Council is convinced that unless and until this matter is resolved, there can be no lasting peace in the Middle East.The Guyana Peace Council takes this opportunity to call on the Guyana Government to stand up and be counted on the side of the Palestinian people, who for decades have been denied by Israel a place that they could call a home, in full defiance of the United Nations Resolutions which unequivocally called for the establishment of a Palestinian State.The time is long overdue for the people of Palestine to enjoy a life of freedom and dignity.It is a shame that this issue has been allowed to fester for such a long time. The United States, in particular, and the world, in general, cannot continue to ignore the cries of the people of Palestine for a homeland.Sincerely,Guyana PeaceCouncillast_img read more

Liberia Consulate Praised for Role in ACBC Donation

first_imgThe Liberia Acting Consular General in New York has been praised for his role in securing several containers of medical supplies to buttress the nation’s health sector.Acting Consul General Rudolph E. Sherman was praised for his tireless efforts, by the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC) and other donors, to get their donations to Liberia.The ACBC on Monday turned over six 40-foot containers of assorted medical items valued at US$1.5 million to the Government of Liberia through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs.Included in the containers are 2.5 million syringes and 2800 plus pallets of gloves, personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other items.Members of ACBC, a Pennsylvania State non-profit corporation, headquartered in Philadelphia, said the donation was also made possible with the help of the State of Arkansas Department of Health. Briefing journalists after presenting two of the containers, Mrs. Christine Maycole, a US-based Liberian and a staff of ACBC, said it was part of her responsibility and duty to help rebuild the country’s broken health and education sectors.Mrs. Maycole, Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo and Consul General Sherman were among the promoters behind the medical supplies being sent to Liberia, as the nation continues to repel the deadly Ebola virus. They also thanked International ECO Fuel Savers, Inc and Ecowayz Liberia, Inc for their help in getting the items here.Mrs. Maycole had reinforced earlier statements made by ACBC’s president, Dr. Azuka Anyiam, concerning the negotiations for the successful arrival of the containers in Liberia.“I am passionate about my country that is why I cannot just sit abroad and do nothing when my country is in need,” she added.She stated that she was in Liberia when the Ebola broke out. “I came back in December with my team and I am back again. Our company wants to uplift the lives of the Liberian people. We are looking at educational opportunity, rebuilding the health sector and looking for ways to bring the next generation to another level.”Mrs. Maycole said the items will be used in the ongoing Ebola fight, but they are essentials in the health sector and in combating other diseases.Liberia currently has only one case of confirmed Ebola virus disease and that person is being treated at the “best” Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the country.Speaking earlier, the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Elias Shoninyan, said the donation would still be needed in health facilities even after the Ebola crisis.It is yet unknown when Liberia will be declared Ebola-free. But three days before the donated items were turned over, the country had gone more than 21 days without a confirmed, recorded Ebola virus disease (EVD) case. The country was counting to 42 days to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).“I just want to say to the African & Caribbean Business Council that the Government of Liberia truly appreciates the gesture,” Acting Min. Shoninyan said.Mr. Matthew Flomo, Deputy Health Minister for Administration stated that the Ministry was “overjoyed” to receive the containers. “We know that ACBC is here to help us.”Dep. Min. Flomo assured the donors that as Liberia turns towards the restoration of basic health services, the items would be used to help strengthen the health sector.Also speaking, Dr. Saye D. Bawo, Acting Chief Medical Officer, stated that there was no better time for the donation to come to Liberia than now.“The donation is timely. We need syringes and gloves even more. We want to make sure that no health worker dies again in any of our health facilities,” declared Dr. Bawo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more