Tuesday, 29 August 2017

It’s Getting Hot In Canada

We all know that weather phenomena differ in various parts of the globe. It can be warm and sunny in one part of the planet and then totally cold and gloomy in another. This weather diversity actually gives more color to our lives but it can be a burden at times too especially with extreme weather conditions. And with climate change in the equation, it has drastically worsened weather systems and made it doubly harder for us to cope. It’s why Green activists encourage everyone to take an active part in environmental conservation efforts because it’s us humans who still suffer from nature’s wrath over time.

Winter has come and gone and spring is almost over too but weather experts are already warning Canadians to brace for the heat of summer. While the cold of winter isn’t something to look forward too, the same can be said for the intense summer heat. You’d be sweating in body parts you’ve never thought can sweat before. It will certainly drive up electric costs as air conditioning would likely be running 24/7 to help you cool off and beat the summer heat. The question now is whether Canadians ready for the heat wave that is set to welcome the summer season in Canada?

It may still be spring, but Environment Canada is warning people around the national capital region to prepare for decidedly summery weather over the coming days.

Temperatures in Ottawa-Gatineau are expected to hit 31 C on both Sunday and Monday, marking the "first heat event of the year," the weather agency said.

With the humidity, it should feel like 36 C on Sunday in Ottawa-Gatineau — although there could be some relief in the form of showers or even thunderstorms.

Overnight lows will remain around 20 C both days, according to the forecast.

Heat-related risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, and people who have chronic illnesses or work outdoors, Environment Canada said.

The agency is urging people to drink more water than normal and refrain from leaving pets inside hot vehicles.

(Via: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/heat-warning-ottawa-gatineau-1.4155263)

The intense heat isn’t just a major discomfort but can be a health risk too as you can easily fall victim to sunburn and heat stroke. You have an option whether to stay indoor during the high midday sun and only come out later in the day but since it can’t be avoided to go out especially if you have to run some errands, taking precautions like wearing sunblock/sunscreen, wearing a cap/hat or using an umbrella, drinking lots of fluid, etc. won’t just help you stay sane but keep you safe and healthy too.

The Greater Toronto Area is under a heat warning.

Environment Canada issued the warning just after 3 p.m. June 10.

Hot and humid conditions are expected Sunday and will continue into the early part of next week.

“Temperatures are expected to be near 31C Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20C, making this the first heat event of this year,” Environment Canada said.

“It is also possible that these heat conditions will persist into Tuesday. Temperatures will fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week.”

The warning takes in Toronto and York, Peel, Halton and Durham regions.

(Via: https://www.bramptonguardian.com/community-story/7364848-heat-warning-issued-for-gta-don-t-leave-pets-or-people-in-cars/)

Despite the continued heat warning in various places in Canada, Canadians still like going outdoors to enjoy the warm sunshine. While there are health risks from overexposure to the sun and drought and wildfires are also a possibility in some places, it's still not enough to dampen the spirits of Canadians who have been looking forward to the warm season since late last year when most of Canada is still covered in snow. It’s also a good time to catch up with friends and travel far as long as you don’t let yourself get too dehydrated during your travels. Remember that the elements can be harsh especially the sun and you want to have fun this summer and not end up sick because you failed to protect yourself from the heat.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Ivory Smuggling In Africa

Without a doubt, Africa is one of the richest continents on the planet. There are plants and animal species that can’t be see anywhere else. Have you seen an African savannah? Seeing wild animals roaming freely in their natural habitat can leave anyone in awe. That’s how nature designed these animals to live – not in cages or zoos for the pleasure of mankind. Africa is the perfect home for them with its rich biodiversity that supports the life of many of these wild animals.

But again, man and progress got into the equation. Greed can make people do lots of stupid and reckless things – among these are poaching. In itself, poaching is already damaging because you destroy the natural balance in the wild. Most ecosystems live with their own sense of check-and-balance where the disappearance of a certain predator or prey can mess up this balance and ultimately change the landscape. Elephants, despite their mammoth size, aren’t safe from poachers and the reason is pretty obvious.

Seven smugglers involved in the illegal ivory trade from Uganda to Singapore have been arrested following an 18-month investigation by African and Asian law enforcement officials, a counter-trafficking organization said.

The operation netted a top Kenyan customs officer and shipping agents who facilitated the covert ivory pipeline, highlighting progress in Africa on cross-border collaboration by law enforcement agencies, according to Freeland, the anti-trafficking organization that supported the operation.

Tens of thousands of African elephants are killed for their tusks every year, leading to a drop of 20 to 30 percent in their numbers on the continent over the last decade.

However, environmentalists say law enforcement agencies are increasingly disrupting smuggling networks.

“These arrests reveal how the smuggling has been orchestrated,” Freeland chairman Kraisak Choonhavan, a prominent Thai politician, said in a statement released over the weekend.

(Via: https://www.newdelhitimes.com/african-asian-investigators-break-up-ivory-smuggling-syndicate123/)

These poachers often aren’t operating by themselves. They are usually a big syndicate that spans continents. These huge animals are helpless in protecting themselves against these greedy poachers who are after their ivory tusks – their prized possession. Fortunately, law enforcement officers aren’t slacking and many arrests have been made quite recently although there are still a lot left to be done.

Months on, the debate on domestic trade in ivory remains a live issue in certain countries, while in some others, ivory carvings are still openly on sale. Where domestic bans are proposed, such as in Hong Kong, the timing of the ban remains an issue. In other places, like the EU, strict controls on trade rather than a ban are being pursued. In all cases, the kinds of exemption to be allowed is part of the debate, with all countries allowing some form of exemption for antiques.

In March, during my seventh visit to China as secretary general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, I saw first-hand the closing of the initial tranche of ivory-carving factories and markets. Two years earlier, I had met Vice-Premier Wang Yang ( 汪洋 ) to discuss CITES and the ivory trade issue, after opening the first workshop on reducing demand for illegal ivory, organised by the CITES Secretariat together with the Chinese government.

The bold decision made by China since will have a major impact on the ivory-carving industry and markets. It affects the processing, trade and movement of ivory and ivory carvings both within and between provinces, giving it extraordinary reach nationwide.

(Via: http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2098065/global-fight-against-illegal-ivory-trade-needs-more-teeth)

We may all think that the issue of ivory smuggling is only a big problem in Africa but China also faces its fair share of ivory issues. Ivory is used extensively in many Chinese ivory-carving markets that often work illegally and under the radar. If nobody is patronizing this market, then poachers won’t have anyone to sell to these ivory tusks and they will eventually stop hunting down elephants in the wild. We should take poaching issues seriously whether it is elephant’s tusks or pangolin scales because once these species go extinct, we can’t bring them back to life anymore.

Let us not be selfish and think about the future generation too. May they have a planet that is still thriving and living like what older generations used to enjoy. Our actions and mistakes largely shape the future of the world, so act responsibly and think about the bigger picture all the time before doing anything rash.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Law Enforcement Vs. Terrorism

Nobody can really tell when the next terror attack will happen next. Terrorists often strike in big cities but there are a few isolated incidents where they don’t. Well, who knows what these radical extremists have in mind. And because of that, we always have to be on our toes to make sure we are always out of harm’s way. Since the public can’t always protect themselves from these twisted people, law enforcers must step in to safeguard the rights of the people and prevent terrorists from further terrorizing them.

Security forces and law enforcement are on heightened alert because terror attacks are happening more frequently now in various places all over the globe. Many people have lost their lives especially on earlier attacks where law enforcement officers weren’t that trained yet to handle such attacks with massive casualties. But things have changed now and law enforcers are doubling their efforts in training their troops on how to act on these attacks without neglecting their daily domestic responsibilities.

After terror attacks in London, Manchester and the Melbourne suburb of Brighton national security was a key issue at last Friday's Council of Australian Governments meeting in Hobart.

The states and territories agreed to strengthen their laws to ensure that there'll be a presumption that neither bail nor parole will be granted to those who have demonstrated support for or have links to terrorist activity. "Violent criminals with terrorist links should not be walking the streets," the Prime Minister said.

ASIO will now share information to help in the assessment of parole and bail decisions. A special COAG meeting will be held as soon as possible to comprehensively review our terror laws. It may consider lowering the bar for control orders on individuals with terrorism links, bans on associating with certain groups and potential bans on internet access. It's unlikely, however, that proposals for a federal maximum security prison for terrorist-linked criminals or a heavily armed federal police presence at airports, would be agreed.

(Via: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/terror-is-a-task-for-all-our-federated-resources-20170613-gwpyll)

As crackdown for these criminals intensify, there are some that actually get caught and eventually put to jail. Aside from training on how to respond to actual attacks while they are on-going, it is also crucial for law enforcers to learn how to deal with them when they are already in police custody, so they can pay for the crimes they have committed. Progressive nations are already on it but some struggling third-world countries still have a lot on their plate mainly because of limited resources.

British police and security services already have some of the most powerful surveillance laws in the world, with weak judicial oversight and little criticism on privacy issues from a public that generally trusts its government and Civil Service.

Surveillance cameras are everywhere, especially in cities, and there are relatively few restrictions on the mass collection of telephone and internet data by the government.

All of which raises the uncomfortable question of what more can be done to prevent the kind of terrorist attack that killed seven people in central London over the weekend. After three terrorist attacks in 73 days, Britain is engaged in a new debate about balancing civil liberties and security, just days before voting in parliamentary elections on Thursday.

It is a familiar dilemma in the United States, where President Trump’s effort to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries is blocked by courts, as well as for governments across Europe, particularly in France, which has suffered even deadlier terrorist attacks than Britain in recent years.

(Via: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/world/europe/london-attack-uk-election.html?_r=0)

Another problem faced by law enforcers aside from the stealth and vast resources these terrorists have (not to mention many extremists are willing to die when cornered) is that online communication has taken terrorism to a different level. These terrorists often recruit new Jihadists online and from different countries too. They even share extremist materials over the web to help them plan and coordinate attacks. This is the challenging part for police enforcers to tackle because there are a myriad of obstacles on the Internet they haven’t overcome yet.

For all the parents out there who are concerned over the safety of their children, try to avoid crowded areas and teach your children the basics on what to do when disaster strikes. Of course, the government and the police force try their best to make your surroundings as safe as possible for everyone but we should still do our part in ensuring our own safety when out in public. And in case you hear about something or notice anything strange, don’t hesitate to alert the authorities because this kind of grass-roots surveillance is the most helpful of all in apprehending these heartless criminals who use religion as a lame excuse for their pathetic lives.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Get Legally High In Vegas

There are many cool things you can do in Las Vegas, Nevada most of which have to deal with the high-rolling casino, taboo vices, and getting married with no fuss at all. It is a favorite tourist hotspot for travelers who don’t mind getting tipsy (or drunk) all the time and go home broken after a night or two of gambling. You are in “Sin City” after all. You can get away with almost everything and the use of recreational marijuana has been added to the list of taboo activities travelers can now do in the state. Well, the use of medical marijuana has long since been legal in Nevada and there are even medical dispensaries in the state where one can get their weed fix for health reasons especially if you are above 21 years old.

Even though marijuana is now legal in Nevada, you can’t expect to smoke weed in broad daylight and not get caught. While Vegas tolerates various vices and have looser restrictions unlike other US states, they enforce certain rules and zoning regulations that may even be stricter than that of other nearby states. You can’t actually see any marijuana dispensary anywhere near the strip. They’re pretty serious as well in preventing casino investors from investing in marijuana too. They just won’t allow you to have the best of both worlds and it’s probably for the best of everyone.

This weekend, the first recreational marijuana dispensaries will open throughout Nevada, and Las Vegas is betting that younger tourists will travel to Sin City to test out its “budding” market.

Millennials strongly favor the legalization of marijuana, with 7 out of 10 of those between the ages of 18 and 35 saying the consumption of pot should be legal, according to Pew Research.

Beginning at midnight Pacific time on July 1, some 37 Las Vegas Valley medical marijuana facilities will be allowed to sell their products for recreational use. Though pot businesses are prohibited from operating directly on the Strip, a few are just a stone’s, or stoned, throw away.

Nevada voters approved recreational marijuana use last November. In a recent report from Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) office, forecasts predict that over 60 percent of cannabis purchases will be made by tourists.

It’s yet another move by Nevada to maintain its status as America’s foremost playground. The end of the prohibition will have the [positive effect of bringing millennials to the desert, a generation that has displayed less interest in traditional gambling than its parents.

(Via: https://www.casino.org/news/high-on-millennials-las-vegas-hopes-pot-attracts-younger-demo)

Vegas is the 8th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana dispensaries actually opened just quite recently – in 2015. Even if cannabis is now legal in Vegas, pot users aren’t allowed by the state to grow their own weed at home. There are penalties if you are discovered to grow one illegally.

The marijuana industry is eager for the fast-approaching July 1 kickoff of recreational sales in Nevada, where demand from tourists is expected to eventually make the state's market bigger than other states where it's legal, including Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

The state intends to appeal a Carson City judge's order that only alcohol wholesalers can obtain pot distribution licenses, Stephanie Klapstein, Taxation Department spokeswoman, confirmed Monday.

It won't happen on an emergency basis, and it won't affect retail sales starting Saturday, Klapstein said.

State regulators argued they have the authority to issue distributor licenses to existing medical dispensaries if there aren't enough applicants from the alcohol industry to meet demand. Judge James Wilson disagreed.

(Via: http://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/nevada-puts-in-place-new-pot-rules-ahead-of-july-1-legalization-1.3477664)

You can already picture out Vegas to be the biggest marijuana market until nearby California catches up because recreational marijuana is set to be legal in the latter on January 1, 2018, which is about half a year from now. Tourists on the strip are the biggest weed consumer as well, which is why the state can also expect big names in the weed industry to set up their own weed dispensaries because the market is just too big and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to sell more. Tourists are also more inclined to try what Vegas has to offer especially that many of these things are prohibited back home. It’s a chance of a lifetime for both, which is why Vegas is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to have a good time just as long as you don’t smoke your pot on the strip because that is still illegal, by the way.

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Mother Nature Suffers With Trump In The Lead

Our world is such in a bad state now. There are pollution and signs of progress wherever you look. People have little regards on their effects to the environment and only a handful speak up to protect nature and everyone else living in it. The funny thing is that we are one of the first to suffer when natural disaster strikes. Climate change is already a reality in our times that it has intensified natural weather phenomenon like hurricanes, flooding, global warming etc. and resulted to the death of many as well as destruction of properties.

Then, there are individuals who are expected to lead their countries and even include environmental protection in the policies they make and push for. Unfortunately, Trump isn’t one of them. Just recently, he signed out of the Paris Climate Agreement joining Syria and Nicaragua. All the rest respect and uphold the agreement in order to protect what’s left of the environment but Trump thinks climate change is a hoax, so it’s no wonder that his personal biases led to this historic moment in American history that even North Korea slams him for doing so.

North Korea has condemned US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, describing the decision as "the height of egotism" and an example of the "moral vacuum" in the US leadership.

"Global warming is one of the gravest challenges that humankind is facing today", a Foreign Ministry spokesman told the state-run KCNA news agency on Tuesday.

"The 'America First Policy' advocated by Trump led to the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement", the official said.

"This is the height of egotism and [a] moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being, even at the cost of the entire planet".

The official added that withdrawing from the agreement is "a short-sighted and silly decision, ignorant of the fact that protection of the global environment is in their own interests".

The US is one of only three countries that are not signatories to the climate pact, which Mr Trump has claimed hurts US industries.

(Via: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/07/height-egotism-north-korea-blasts-donald-trump-pulling-paris/)

Trump’s rationale for doing such a rash and foolish decision is even worse than that of Nicaragua that says their government don’t believe the commitment in the said agreements are extensive enough. However, that of Trumps is entirely a selfish one. He is only thinking about the welfare of the few and not of the well-being of everyone else who will be hurt by the further damage to the environment.

The US has refused to sign up to a G7 pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the “irreversible” global tool to address climate change.

The G7 environment ministers issued a final reportafter their two-day meeting in Bologna, the first since the US announced it was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

In a footnote to the G7 report, the US said on Monday it would not join with the other six countries in reaffirming their Paris commitments, but said it was taking action on its own to reduce its carbon footprint.

The US footnote said: “The United States will continue to engage with key international partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment.”

(Via: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/12/us-opts-out-g7-pledge-paris-climate-accord-irreversible)

Major industries have a lot to do with the hastening of climate change. Since the industrial era, the world has heated up significantly and there’s no sign of it ever slowing down. The goal of the Paris Climate Agreement is to prevent the heating of the planet by 2°C considering it is now 1.1°C hotter since the industrial revolution. Many scientists agree that this warming up is mainly because of human activities.

Now here comes Donald Trump. The billionaire turned president who promised to make America great again. But since assuming office late last year, he never really did anything great that would take America into greatness once more. And by signing the US out of this agreement, it has endangered not only the lives of millions of Americans but virtually every living soul in the planet. America is a big nation with an economy that is first in the world. If manufacturers aren’t forced to change their ways for the environment’s sake, we can expect worse natural disasters in the years to come.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

How To Monetize Your Travel Blog

The web is littered with blogs and more blogs these days. Whenever you surf, you’ll come across various contents (sponsored or not) scattered all over social media or all corners of the web. What started as a hobby, most blogs have evolved to become money-making machines and a lucrative career for those gifted enough with the knack for writing and creating engaging content. It is a great source of income that you actually like doing. It’s not like you are exerting physical effort in making these blogs, but of course, you have to make sure you know what you are doing if you plan of milking money from your hobby.

One of the most popular types of blogs these days is a travel blog. At a time when chaos seems to hit certain parts of the world and the threat of terror attacks are just around the corner, there is still a strong sense of wanderlust that many people actually do pack their bags and explore every nooks and crannies of the world. And with the popularity of the Internet, budget travels are now a reality. Fortunately, you don’t have to go bankrupt just to check all those far-off places off your bucket list.

The idea of “quitting your job and traveling the world” is not as easy as it sounds. My advice is to be practical and think strategically. For most people, it’s not realistic to amass $30,000 in savings and embark on this marvelous journey, so don’t think that’s the only solution.

Think about your passions and hobbies, how you can turn them into profitable ventures, and put in the hours to make it happen. Could you transition your current job to being remote (even if the duties and salary would change)? Can you replace nights out drinking with staying in and doing the work (creating your website, booking small clients, working on your personal branding, etc.)? Also, always take risks. Know that every single person that you see out there doing something similar to what you want to do took risks and left their comfort zones. Success doesn’t happen overnight and patience is key to living your dream life.

(Via: https://www.forbes.com/sites/celinnedacosta/2016/11/29/how-these-6-millenials-travel-the-world-for-a-living/#12c7669f2443)

It may seem like an easy thing to do but it actually isn’t. Making money from a travel blog takes time and careful planning. It does not just happen overnight. Many are actually still dubious about a career in blogging considering it used to be an unheard of concept several years ago. But truth be told, many millennials are living luxuriously because their travel blogs make more money than traditional 9-5 jobs. Best of all, they get to travel the world for free. How good can it possibly get?

One beautiful thing about life in 2016? Traveling the world and sharing gorgeous photos on Instagram is now a career path for some people. The five travelers featured below have become travel bloggers, influencers and experts in globe-trotting. Whether it's showcasing a tourist destination or providing sponsored content for brands, these adventurers often have a professional purpose for journeying to faraway paradises.

Brands flock to these social-media savvy travelers as their reach on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even Tumblr grows to five or six figures. In addition to sharing breathtaking photos, they dish out travel tips that can help save money, time or even lives—Kate McCulley shared a cautionary tale of a boat trip in Indonesia without proper life jackets or lifeboats that ended in a shipwreck. 

Many of the popular travel bloggers right now carry their name as their brands. Sponsors flock to them so their products or services get featured during one of their travels or blogs and capture the attention of the thousands (to even millions) of their followers. It’s really the most rewarding career if you just know how to market your brand right and showcase the best content that will earn you all the likes, comments and shares from people.

Kate McCulley has traversed the globe for almost six years, picking up76,000 followers on Instagram along the way. An inspiration to independent and adventurous women, she focuses on solo female travel. During her journeys, she often promotes products, but she said in a blog post on her site that she tries to travel on her own dime and her own terms in order to avoid being tied down by sponsors. By choosing the products and destinations she wants to promote, McCulley sets a standard for her brand.

(Via: http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/5-instagram-users-who-have-turned-traveling-lifestyle-brand-172138/)

Like any other career, travel blogging isn’t for everyone but it is nice to know that there are other opportunities today aside from the usual professions you take up in college. The older generation may frown upon these unconventional careers but hey, they rack up money fast and you also have a good time making it. After all, not everyone is given the opportunity to explore the world for leisure and without shelling out personal money at all just by writing about your experience or showing people glimpses of these otherworldly travels for all your followers to see.

How To Monetize Your Travel Blog was initially published to Naked Conversations Blog


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Women Tech Genius: Males No Longer Dominate This Industry

When you think of tech-obsessed geeks, you’d often picture out geeky males wearing big glasses hunched over a computer. But as of late, more and more women are showing interest in everything tech-related. Well, you can’t blame them when your surroundings are full of technology – just think of smartphones and social media. Tech means fun these days, so it’s hard to resist getting engrossed with one technology after the other no matter your gender. Males aren’t the geeky nerds anymore because women can be just as good as men when it comes to dabbling with all things techie.

Women are actually more empowered now in various aspects of technology. With the demand for computer professionals, it makes perfect sense for women to consider a career in this field aside from the competitive pay, of course. Gender roles are no longer that big of a factor when it comes to succeeding as a tech professional that even women can build start ups and succeed in it with the right tools in hand. Of course, it has to deal with computers more often than not.

Is tech a boys-only club? So it seems. But the light of smart and powerful women is finally shining bright. We root for excellence and justice and, above all, we want meritocracy to win. This is our way of giving women in tech a shout-out.

A research study by The National Center for Women & Information Technology showed that “gender diversity has specific benefits in technology settings,” which could explain why tech companies have started to invest in initiatives that aim to boost the number of female applicants, recruit them in a more effective way, retain them for longer, and give them the opportunity to advance. But is it enough?

(Via: https://jaxenter.com/tech-careers-erica-langhi-134733.html)

Men often show an early interest in Math and engineering at an early age. Even in college, most computer courses are dominated by males. One of the biggest hurdles is the closed mindset among older people that women can’t excel in a field like computing or engineering, for instance. Early on, young girls are told to take a different path like in education or nursing because those are more feminine professions. Or worse, be told not to study at all because they will likely stay at home and raise a family in their adult life.

Efforts to increase and support the ranks of women in technology jobs are emerging in Indianapolis and helping put a spotlight on gender imbalance in the industry, just as a raft of tech employers looks to fill thousands of jobs here over the next several years.

Ladies in SaaS, a monthly networking event for women at cloud-based software firms, kicked off in April 2016 and regularly draws about 70 people. Women in Digital, an Ohio-based networking organization with 15 U.S. chapters, had its first Indianapolis chapter meeting this month. Both aim to host meetups where women can make connections, share career advice, and draw inspiration.

(Via: https://www.ibj.com/articles/64165)

Women who want to make a name for themselves in the tech world must start young. It means they have to take relevant and required subjects or courses as soon as they enter middle school just to qualify.

 Hope and General Motors Inc. are launching the Women in Manufacturing & Technology program to prepare 60 local women for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The General Motors Foundation is funding the program with a $370,000 grant and a $338,000 donation for laptops and network infrastructure, Focus: Hope CEO Jason D. Lee said.

"We realized there was an opportunity to be in alignment with GM's priorities in Detroit … and to position individuals for opportunities in manufacturing and IT," Lee said.

The focus on women in Detroit, Lee said, helps get at the need to set good examples for the city's youth. He cited a National Kids Count report detailing that more than 59 percent of Detroit children lived in poverty in 2012 and women led about 51 percent of all Detroit households.

(Via: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170608/NEWS/170609857/new-stem-careers-initiative-for-women-seeks-to-change-trajectory-of)

Although not all women want a career in something tech-related, it is good that there are opportunities for women and even young girls to pursue a career in this path unlike before where most girls didn’t have a chance to even consider these careers at all. Even if we put more emphasis on the demand for computer professionals these days, it does not mean that other careers aren’t as fulfilling or as financially-rewarding. It’s just that computers run the world now and we need people who have a good grasp of the computing language and skilled in programming, for instance, to operate these gadgets in running a business or even an empire.

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