0 Have your say Slow Food is one of the most profound and successful innovations in the eating industry, as an antidote to fast food. Originating by the Spanish Steps in Rome, it asks us to consider the origins, processing and value of what we eat. The same is true of what we ask children to learn. It is time for a movement called Slow Learning. In art history, we smiled condescendingly at Velazquez’ little Meninas all dressed up like miniature adults. It is easy to see that online ‘influencers’ are asking the same of our own children, not as courtiers but as consumers. The most impressive recent innovation at Glenalmond is making the pupils give up their phones during the school day – I have not seen one since I arrived in January. It helps to separate the influence of consumerism and social media, with those consequences for children’s wellbeing which are now being scientifically documented, from the task of … [Read more...] about Hugh Ouston: If it takes 10,000 hours to master a new field, how long to master yourself?
LAS VEGAS: Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the launch of Trimble Field Designer, an innovative mobile staking and design solution that enables electric utilities to quickly design overhead and underground electric utility lines on mobile devices in the field. Trimble Field Designer leverages mobile technology from Trimble Business Partner, GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. (GSI). It was developed to add new field staking and design capabilities to Trimble's Network Information System (NIS), a state-of-the-art network asset management solution. At the heart of Trimble NIS is a fully connected "live" network model built on a single database that provides for comprehensive documentation, topology and full lifecycle support of electric utility network assets.The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.Quick to deploy and easy to use, Trimble Field Designer enables electric utilities to:Capture pole locations efficiently and accuratelyMeasure distances, angles, elevations, offsets, … [Read more...] about Trimble Introduces New Field Staking and Design Solution for Electric Utilities
Karachi [Pakistan], Sep 6 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former New Zealand cricketer Grant Bradburn as the new fielding coach of the national side for a period of three years. Bradburn has come at the place of Steve Rixon whose contract with PCB expired in June 2018.Reflecting on his appointment, Bradburn said it is a great honour to be a part of the Pakistan team and he is looking forward to adding his experience to the squad."It is a great honour to be joining Pakistan Cricket Team and their high-quality coaching staff. I have seen the progress that has been made under Mickey Arthur and the opportunity to work with a leading full member team on the rise in world cricket, is a real privilege," the Express Tribune quoted Bradburn, as saying."I look forward to adding my experience to the players and staff while being an integral part of the exciting and dominant team, Team Pakistan is becoming," he added.Bradburn will join the team in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for … [Read more...] about Grant Bradburn to be Pakistan’s new fielding coach
Monday wasn’t an ordinary first day of practice for Cheektowaga varsity football. It also marked the first time players took the field at the recently constructed Gerald J. Hickson Stadium. Early reviews are positive. “Look at this field,” exclaimed one player as the team congregated at the 50-yard line before the coaching staff arrived. “I just want to lay down and do a snow angel.” The turf facility, which also includes baseball and softball fields and nearly 50 yards of bleacher seating, isn’t entirely completed. Construction workers were putting the finishing touches on some of the entrances Monday, laying down a layer of brick over square columns. But the field is ready to go, and that’s all the team needs for now. “They’ve been peeking out here,” Cheektowaga head coach Mike Fatta said about his players' excitement. “It’s a little surreal. I don’t even know where we’re going to practice. I’ve … [Read more...] about Cheektowaga football practices on new field for first time
Head coach Bruce Nicholas talks to the Lewiston football team Monday morning at the start of the first day of football practice on a brand new football field. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) Head coach Bruce Nicholas, far right, leads the Lewiston football team in the very first drill on the new football field on Monday morning. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) LEWISTON — There have been times in previous coaching stints that Lewiston head coach Bruce Nicholas has had to pick up rocks and toss them off the football field. So, during his opening statements prior to the first practice of 2018, Nicholas pointed out how fortunate the Blue Devils were Monday morning. “We get to start on this,” Nicholas said, pointing to the new green field behind him. Monday morning was the first day of fall sports practices in Maine, and the first time the Blue Devils were able to set foot on the new, improved and relocated Don Roux Field. The new digs made the first practice a little more special. … [Read more...] about H.S. football: Blue Devils finally set foot on new field