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Mrs Livingstone, I presume? Museum to feature role of explorer’s wife

Revamped gallery to reveal the importance – and presence – of Mary Moffat in missionary’s life and travelsDr Livingstone, the Scottish explorer and Christian missionary in Africa, was a hero for Victorian schoolboys, his reputation enhanced by exuberant biographies. But next month the reopening of a museum on the banks of the River Clyde, following a £9.1m investment, is to set his famous story in a broader context.The cliche runs that behind every great man stands a great woman. In Livingstone’...
Tags: Education, Scotland, Africa, UK News, History, Culture, Feminism, Museums, Colonialism, Christian, Exploration, Livingstone, Mary Moffat


Day of history, discussion, hope: LA County joins nation to mark first Juneteenth national holiday

Daphne Glass, 70, of Rancho Cucamonga dances during the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event comes after Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, was officially recognized as a federal holiday. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Community members gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Sa...
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LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
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Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
Tags: News, Education, Minneapolis, California, America, Diversity, Sport, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, Union, Lincoln, Race Relations, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Black


LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to identify, dismantle systemic inequities

A trio of Los Angeles City Councilmembers on Friday, June 18, introduced a motion to have the city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department draft a “Racial Equity Audit” of L.A.’s programs, policies and practices. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson want to determine whether systemic barriers block Black Angelenos and other underserved communities from accessing benefits and opportunities in the city. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authorit...
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Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
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Extra Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, spotting future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

With the right message, even a small startup can connect with established and emerging stars on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube who will promote your products and services — as long as your marketing team understands the influencer marketplace. Creators have a wide variety of brands and revenue channels to choose from, but marketers who understand how to court these influencers can make inroads no matter the size of their budget. Although brand partnerships are still the top source of revenue for ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Education, California, Entrepreneurship, US, Tech, Diversity, Joe Biden, Iran, Artificial Intelligence, Rebecca, United States, Venture Capital


5 books young people should read to open a dialogue about race in America

Books enable young people to imagine possibilities and rehearse how to confront inequities in society. Westend61/Getty Images Literature can be a great introduction into race discussions, especially when using an anti-bias lens. These five titles are starting points to engage young people in conversations about race in America. "Angel of Greenwood," "A Song Below Water," and "Land of the Cranes" top the list. See more stories on Insider's business page. With a national debate raging ab...
Tags: Books, Students, Education, Opinion, Washington, China, Race, US, America, Trends, Reading, Teachers, Racism, Kansas, Portland Oregon, Oakland


Poems not proms: England’s schools give leavers send-off in Covid times

Headteachers across the country have been forced to get inventive to recreate a sense of occasionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeadteacher Ben Davis bowed to the inevitable this week and wrote to all of his year-11 pupils and their families to inform them that the school prom – the now-fashionable highlight at the end of secondary school – had been postponed.The hotel that was to have hosted the event contacted the school to say that in the light of the prime minist...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Ben Davis, Coronavirus, COVID


The Foolproof Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career

Building a career is not an easy thing to do. You need to know much, and often you might feel like nothing you do actually makes sense. However, even with all this, there are still steps you can take... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Money, Education, Parenting, Making Money, Money Tips


Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
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LA Public Library System to reopen 20 additional branches on Monday

The Los Angeles Public Library will reopen 20 additional branches on Monday that have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The system began reopening on May 3 with limited in-person services at the downtown flagship location and 37 of its 73 branches, including for quick browsing, computer access, mobile printing orders, checking out library materials and the “Library To Go” contactless pickup service. Monday’s reopenings will increase the number of Los Angeles public libraries open to ...
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‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia


NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, Oscar, Nba, Community, Kobe Bryant, Alan Smith, Ucla


LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will be celebrated in the West Coast premiere of “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” a new exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, it was announced Thursday, June 17. The exhibition will launch on Nov. 7. Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservation. She is best known for he...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Africa, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Wildlife, Community, Al Qaeda, Tanzania, West Coast, Trevor Noah


The top 20 best new books of 2021 so far, according to Amazon's book editors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Insider Although it's hard to believe, we're already halfway through 2021. To mark the occasion, Amazon's book editors have released their top 20 reads of 2021 (so far). Want more books? Check out our lists of the best true crime, travel, and LGBTQIA+ author books. What a whirlwind 2021 has been - and we're only halfway through. Although only six months in, 2021 has already been...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Hollywood, Education, Steve Jobs, Montana, Trends, Features, E-learning, Broome, Jake, Sally, Ashley, Leonardo da Vinci, Jennifer Doudna, LOS ANGELES LONDON


Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Archer School’s ‘InvenTeam’ pioneers fire-ember detection system

Students work on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles on Friday, June 11, 2021. The school received a $10,000 M.I.T. grant to invent a solution that solved a real-world problem and the girls are designing the ember detection device inspired after the Getty fire shutdown their school. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Chloe Hayden, 14, tests the tracking on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Archer, Getty, Hydra, Smith College, Carter, Perry, LA County


LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Newsom, Barbara Ferrer


LA Archdiocese receives $50 million donation for Catholic schools

LOS ANGELES — The Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles announced on Wednesday, Junt 16, that it has received an anonymous $50 million donation to support elementary and high school students at more than 200 Catholic schools run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “The kindness and love reflected in this gift are beyond words,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in a statement. “This gift will change the lives of countless young men and women, for generations to come, opening up opportunities f...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Catholic, LA County, LA Archdiocese, Jose H Gomez, Newsom, Catholic Education Foundation, Mount Wilson Observatory, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
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Wonderschool’s Chris Bennett and investor Marlon Nichols will break down the path to seed-stage funding

Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. Naturally, we do this by having candid conversations with founders and their investors. On an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live, we’ll sit down with MaC Venture Capital founding managing partner Marlon Nichols and Wonderschool co-founder and CEO Chris Bennett. REGISTER HERE FOR FREE! Not only will we discuss how they came together for Wonderschool’s seed round in 2017, but how that translated into what ha...
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A possible cyberattack forced a Massachusetts college to shut down its campus and cancel classes

Denis Tangney Jr / Getty Images A possible cyberattack at UMass Lowell forced school officials to close the campus. Officials reportedly discovered the possible attack Tuesday, leading to canceled classes on Wednedsay. The IT department was working to restore services that were disrupted, officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A possible cyberattack at The University of Massachusetts Lowell forced school officials to close the campus and cancel classes.According ...
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LA County celebrations of Mass return to indoor services with no distancing or capacity limits

As the pandemic continued to ease, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles implemented new liturgical guidelines on Tuesday, June 15, replacing the more severe restrictions implemented during the coronavirus outbreak. In response, Catholic churches in Los Angles County planned in-person indoor Masses for Saturday and Sunday. The new guidelines allow for indoor liturgical celebrations — including weekend and daily Mass celebrations as well as First Communion, confirmation, baptisms, weddings, funerals and...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Catholic, Birmingham, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Gomez, Westlake, LA County


Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Altadena, San Gabriel Mountains, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Griffith Observatory, Langer


Be smart, LA County officials say, and hang on to that coronavirus mask for some situations

Los Angeles County businesses whisked away many coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, June 15 and many residents shed their long-required masks for rolling around town. But officials warned amid the celebrations, they folks shouldn’t toss those masks in the garbage just yet. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that unvaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings as statewide capacity and physical distancing restrictions are lifted, noting that many people in the county still are...
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Edtech investors are flocking to SaaS guidance counselors

ApplyBoard, a startup that helps international students find opportunities to study abroad, announced today that it has nearly doubled its valuation in a little over a year. The Ontario-based company is now worth around $3.2 billion after raising a $300 million Series D round led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. ApplyBoard makes money from revenue-sharing agreements with colleges and universities. If a student attends a college after using their services, ApplyBoard receives a cut o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Edtech, Ontario, Higher Ed, ETS, Ontario Teachers, GRE, Martin Basiri, Career Karma, ApplyBoard, Basiri, EC Edtech, Ontario Teachers ' Pension Plan Board ApplyBoard


As coronavirus fades, LA County officials pause for smiles (and words of caution) on Reopening Day

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, center, during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reopening of L.A. County following more than 15 months of pandemic-imposed restrictions, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reop...
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As his term nears end, Beutner’s Hollywood Bowl address applauds scope of LAUSD’s pandemic response

Using his final State of the Schools address to shine a spotlight on public education, outgoing Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner also used the moment to call on all Angelenos to make sure every child receives a good education. LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a speech centered on the theme that the nation’s second largest K-12 system has served as a model for other districts, Beutner made a case for why an address ab...
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