How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

Mr. Penner, my seventh-grade science teacher, was trying to teach us about the three states of matter. “The shape of a solid is obvious,” he said, “but a gas or liquid assumes the shape of the container in which it is stored.” I thought of Mr. Penner when preparing for a TEDx Talk in Winnipeg next month on the way technology shapes music. Tech is the container into which we stuff music. And the results, while subtle, change the very nature of how we make and listen to music. Before…

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Two Key Health Datasets Differ, Reveal Incorrect Reporting By States

Two Key Health Datasets Differ, Reveal Incorrect Reporting By States

New Delhi: India’s progress on public healthcare has failed to keep up with its economic growth over the past decades, putting a binding constraint on the economy, Niti Aayog’s 2018 report, ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’, said. Ranking states and union territories (UTs) on a Health Index, the report noted that compared with India’s economic progress and achievements, its rates of improvement in health outcomes have remained lower than those recorded in developing countries with comparable levels of spending on health. This, along with the middle-income trap that a member of the Prime Minister’s…

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Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means current teaching methods may become outdated. It argues technology could help stop music from disappearing from schools. The commission, led by key figures in contemporary music and set up by the Arts Council England…

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You Cannot Control Health Care Costs By Pushing Down Prices

You Cannot Control Health Care Costs By Pushing Down Prices

One of the very first things all students learn in their first economics course is the meaning of the word “cost.” They come to economics thinking that the cost of something is the priceyou must pay. Sometimes the two are equal. Often, they are not. In a field such as health care, cost and price are almost never the same. They are usually not even connected. It follows logically that if you try to control one of these variables by controlling the other, you will fail. And fail miserably. The social cost of…

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Boohoo boss in line for £50m bonus if share price rises by 180%

Boohoo boss in line for £50m bonus if share price rises by 180%

The new chief executive of Boohoo is in line for a £50m bonus if shares in the online fashion retailer rise by 180% over the next five years. The fast-growing company has poached John Lyttle from Primark, where he was chief operating officer, and said its major shareholders had signed off on the incentive package. But the High Pay Centre, which monitors executive remuneration, said it was hard to justify rewards on such a scale, pointing to similar bonuses that have proved controversial this year at housebuilder Persimmon, gambling firm…

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Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

All the three accused have been presented in court. (Photo: Kasif The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew…

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Cramer’s game plan: A week defined by trade talks and employment

Cramer’s game plan: A week defined by trade talks and employment

A week defined by trade talks and employment   6:20 PM ET Fri, 30 Nov 2018 | 00:40 Trade talks and the latest data on U.S. employment will color the week ahead for the stock market, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday as stocks rallied on high hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal at the weekend’s G-20 summit. President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Buenos Aires, Argentina gathering on Saturday to discuss what has amounted to an ever-escalating trade war between the two nations….

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An Exquisite Art Deco Home in Silver Lake by William Kesling, Presented by Tracy Do

An Exquisite Art Deco Home in Silver Lake by William Kesling, Presented by Tracy Do

1827 Fanning St. | Silver Lake Tracy Do is thrilled to present the Hunter Residence, a stunning example of the Streamline Moderne style, designed by William Kesling, an innovative builder who was instrumental in bringing modern residential architecture to Southern California. Built in 1936, this exquisite Silver Lake residence has been comprehensively renovated, bringing it squarely into the 21st century while celebrating its marvelous origins. The home was the longtime residence of distinguished 20th century philanthropists Nadia and Norman Kaplan, celebrated members of the Silver Lake community and founders of…

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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70%, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk. Given how common both stroke and dementia are, this strong…

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From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

The number of women who die during childbirth in India has come down sharply, with more women now delivering children in hospitals. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress. MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The 22%…

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