Cosmic Light EDU kit The Cosmic Light EDU kit invites science educators around the world to organise workshops locally in the framework of IYL2015. Organisers will receive a packet with Cosmic Light goodies, guidance on organising workshops, support with evaluation and availability of panel of experts to speak at the workshop via Skype or Hangout on Air about various topics. The workshops will be tailored training for educators aiming to bring cutting edge topics. Light for education is the vision for this unique opportunity where expertise from diverse areas will be provided virtually through the team, training the participants hands-on and minds-on for their classrooms.
Tory politician suspended over comments about Scotland's First Minister and Islamic State: A SCOTS Tory counci... http:… A SCOTS Tory councillor has been suspended by the party following comments over wishing to see members of Islamic State in the home of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Gordon McCaskill, a councillor in East Renfrewshire, said on Twitter he would like to see refugees fleeing Syria and accommodated by the First Minister transpire to be members of the international terrorist group. He was responding to comments made by Ms Sturgeon that she would personally be willing to take in refugees to her own home.
Ask the Expert: Straight Talk on Safety, Defense and Security, Part II – Cannabis Industry Journal In this week’s Straight Talk on Safety, Defense and Security, we answer a reader’s question about traceability in quality processes and offer some practical advice for building a safety and security strategy. Travis Lodolinsky from Gleason Technology submitted this week’s question. For a response, we sit down with Lezli Engelking, founder of the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS), to help answer your questions. If you have questions about safety, defense and security in cannabis, please ask them in the comments section below and we will address them in the next edition of Straight Talk on Safety, Defense and Security. T. 10 Tips for Folders in Google Drive Folders allow you to organize your files in Google Drive. They also allow you to more efficiently share a collection of documents. If you’ve switched to the new Google Drive you can create a folder by clicking on the reddish “NEW” button and choosing folder. The “Create” button provides the same options if you have not switched over.
George Osborne mocks Scotland with a sick joke on Trident renewal To give George Osborne his due, his comic timing is impeccable. It's just an immense pity that his joke is such a sick one. Less than four months after an absolute majority of the Scottish electorate voted for parties with an unambiguous manifesto commitment to scrap nuclear weapons, leading to the election of anti-Trident MPs in 57 of the 59 Scottish constituencies, the chancellor tells us that he's upgrading the nuclear base on the Clyde as a dividend for Scotland voting No to independence. His justification for this Orwellian claim is that the "vast majority" of MPs were elected on a commitment to renew Trident – by which of course he means a majority of English, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs only. So Scotland's reward for narrowly rejecting independence is to get whatever another country decides we should have. Thanks, George, but I think we always knew that was the deal, even before you spelt it out.
Chart of the Week: Top Regulatory Compliance Issues for Colorado Cannabis Companies - Marijuana Business Daily By Becky Olson With cannabis poised to take its place as one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world, compliance is and will increasingly be the name of the game for marijuana companies. So how are cannabis businesses faring in this area? In Colorado – home to the nation’s largest recreational industry and second-biggest medical cannabis market – the most common regulatory compliance infractions are related to physical inspections and security of business premises, according to exclusive data provided to Marijuana Business Daily from Adherence Compliance. Twenty-six percent of all infractions are tied to physical inspections, with the top issue being a failure to achieve adequate visual coverage with surveillance cameras.
The Perseid Meteor Begins Its Peak TONIGHT - Don't Miss It! It’s almost time to watch the annual spectacular Perseid meteor shower, one of the brightest meteor showers of the year. And even NASA recommends this as a must-see: "If you see one meteor shower this year, make it August's Perseids." The comet Swift-Tuttle travels through our Solar System every 133 years, leaving a dust trail in its wake. When Earth passes through, the dust cloud specks hit its atmosphere, causing the Perseid meteor shower, which happens annually between July 17 and August 24. U.K. Labour Frontrunner Corbyn Made 'Tax the Rich' Speech in 1997 Updated | As Blairism steamed ahead with the publication of the first Labour budget in 18 years in November 1997, current Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn made a speech to an anti-tuition fees rally in Hyde Park in which he said "tax the rich," according to a newspaper article from the time. The article, published in the Times newspaper on November 27, 1997, details a student rally at which the speakers included Corbyn, who was a member of parliament at the time. "We have to address the problems of society by redistributing wealth," Corbyn is quoted as saying before he adds, "Tax the rich."
World Famous Cannabis Cafe to close due to Oregon's clean air law The owner of the World Famous Cannabis Café announced Monday that she will close her doors next week after another warning by public health officials that the establishment violates indoor air rules. The cafe will host its final Stoner Bingo session March 7, said Madeline Martinez, a longtime marijuana legalization advocate and owner of the business, which offers people 21 and older a place to socialize and use cannabis. She doesn't want to face fines for violating the law, she said. The decision follows an unannounced visit last week by Erik Vidstrand, a Multnomah County tobacco program specialist, to the Southeast Foster Road cafe, Martinez said. Vidstrand pointed out ashtrays and remnants of smoked joints and reminded her that smoking is not allowed in the cafe under state law, she said.
Peggy George - Phoenix, Arizona, B.A., M.Ed.,Ed.D. Peggy George has been a professional educator for over 45 years. She completed her BA in Elementary Education at Arizona State University, and earned her M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Reading/Open Education and Teacher Education. She began her teaching career in Special Education and has taught grades 1-6. She has had many administrative/leadership roles throughout her career including elementary principal (23 years), special education director, director of a private school for the deaf, coordinator of a Professional Development School (PDS) program in the Madison District for ASU-West, and teacher education instructor at ASU-West.
Jeremy Corbyn praised by Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner President Cristina Kirchner said on Saturday that the far-left politican is a great friend of Latin America. "Hope has triumphed," she said. "He has actively accompanied the international community in their call for dialogue between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falklands question," she wrote. She added that his victory was "a triumph for all those who work for peace and conflict resolution," and praised his "sharing of our commitment to equality". Argentina lost a brief war with Britain over the South Atlantic territory in 1982, but still claims the islands, which it refers to as the Malvinas.
Congressman: Army must immediately reinstate Green Beret who hit admitted Afghan rapist WASHINGTON — A Green Beret selected last year for involuntary separation from the Army because he hit an admitted child rapist in Afghanistan will remain with the service at least two more months. However, some lawmakers in Congress have said the Army’s decision this week to postpone a verdict on Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland’s future with the service is not enough. “It is unfathomable that the Pentagon has yet to reinstate Sgt. Martland,” Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., said in a statement released Tuesday, when the Army’s decision on the soldier’s future had been due. “The Defense Department has had several months and several opportunities to right this wrong.
Weaving is believing It’s almost impossible to imagine doing chemistry today without pictures – without some concept, however schematic, of what molecules look like. But before John Dalton began to draw atoms as little balls gathered into molecular unions, chemists had to draw on different kinds of intuition. The Scottish chemist Alexander Crum Brown deserves credit for the canonical picture of ball-and-stick molecules. His images of alkanes, alcohols and other simple organics from the 1860s are not so different from those that still feature in elementary textbooks. Johann Lamont backs Labour 'free vote' on independence - BBC News Image copyright PA Labour should consider having a free vote in any future independence referendum, according the party's former Scottish leader Johann Lamont. Ms Lamont was speaking as part of a series of BBC Scotland interviews to mark the anniversary of the referendum. The Labour MSP said it was "self-evident" that some people within the Labour movement had accepted that Scotland could be independent.