PM at School of Electrical Engineering’s Innovation Center

The Innovation Center of the School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade (ICEF) is an excellent example of knowledge that exists in Serbia.

 

This is according to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who toured the center on Thursday, and added that it is necessary to achieve greater connectivity between science and economy.

Brnabic, together with Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Mladen Sarcevic visited this center, where projects for the therapy of children with autism, for rehabilitation of patients from stroke and projects that will improve the safety of drivers in traffic were presented to them.

Brnabic pointed out that this center shows in practice the connection between science and economy, as it cooperates with numerous companies, such as Siemens and Mercedes, for which it is developing numerous solutions.

The Prime Minister noted that the government will see how it could support such centers and projects, and announced the visit to such centers across Serbia to determine how much money they need for promotion of science.
Sarcevic said that the Innovation Center in one place represents quality education, science and technological development.

He particularly expressed gratitude for the project that will help in the treatment of children with autism, pointing out that scientists can always address the Ministry for similar projects.

One of the projects implemented at the Innovation Centre is a wireless sensory system that analyses people’s movements and automatically detects disturbances and falls. This system enables the analysis of the effects of rehabilitation of patients after stroke, monitoring progression of Parkinson’s disease, and more.

A module for identifying vital signs and the presence of people that can be applied in the automotive industry and transport is presented to the guests.

The third project presented today is aimed at the treatment of children with autism, which provides improvement of motor skills and spatial coordination of children with autism.

The Innovation Center of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was founded in 2006 as a faculty company with the aim of developing innovations in the fields of electrical engineering and computing, as well as linking science and economy.

ICEF, through its projects, enables cooperation between doctoral students, researchers, professors, experienced engineers, domestic and foreign economics.

https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2018&mm=07&dd=12&nav_id=104622

LEVY: Elementary school teacher would ‘feel safer as a prison guard’

Most days over the past year, Brookhaven public school teacher Shawn Goldman felt like he was a prison warden.

Only at his Black Creek Dr.-Lawrence Ave.-area public school — nicknamed Millhaven by staff — the inmates have been running the asylum while teachers stood by helplessly, rendered defenseless by the Toronto District School board’s (TDSB) lax discipline policies and complete denial about what’s truly happening in the trenches.

“There’s physical assaults, verbal assaults … It’s like working in a prison that is out of control,” he said. “I’d probably feel safer as a prison guard.”

During an interview earlier this week, the courageous nine-year TDSB surplus teacher said he felt it was crucial that he step forward because he’s just plain sick of what’s happening — the almost daily chaos and screaming and the physical and verbal assaults on fellow teachers, 50% of whom took a leave of absence this past year due to the stress.

Goldman himself, suffering from the untimely death of his 19-year-old son from brain cancer, took a leave in February before things got “really bad.

 

LEVY: Elementary school teacher would ‘feel safer as a prison guard’

White woman calls police on Black man for listening to yoga CD in his car

 – A man told his story about an experience he described as racial profiling in a neighborhood where he was parked in his car.

Ezekiel Phillips said if he weren’t black, a white woman would have never felt threatened by his presence.

“You don’t have to call 911 on me. Talk to me. Ask me my name,” Phillips said.

 

The incident happened around 1 p.m. in May 30.

 

Phillips had just dropped someone off near 1470 Ramillo Avenue in Long Beach and decided to take a 30-minute break before going to his yoga class, which was around the corner.

He was listening to his bikram yoga CD in when a woman walked up to his car.

“You’re not supposed to be here. This is a good neighborhood. At that moment I’m like, ‘wait hold up’. Have a good day ma’am. Namaste. And I rolled my window up,” he told FOX 11 reporter, Leah Uko.

The verbal exchange escalated from there.

“She took her phone out; started taking pictures, filming doing whatever she was doing. Hey I went to film school. I can take film as well. So I got out the car, I started filming her as soon as I start filming her, ‘what are you doing?’ Leave me alone! I’m feeling threatened. Help! Help!’ It was one of those.”

The woman called for Long Beach police to come to her street.

In the 911 audio obtained by FOX 11, the woman is heard addressing the operator.

“I noticed him two houses up from my parents’ house and I’m like, you know and he’s waving to me. I don’t know who he is.“

She added, “I go ‘why are you sitting in your car in our neighborhood? And he goes ‘I’m resting’ and I’m like you weren’t two blocks back’’.”

As she walked to a neighbor’s house, Phillips followed her.

“I can’t get away from him! Get away from me!” She yelled over the call.

Phillips said he was going to leave, but decided to stay.

“I thought about it. ‘If I leave, it’s looking like I’m guilty of whatever she’s talking about.”

We spoke with the neighbor whose house the woman went over to. He didn’t want to speak on camera, but said he only called 911 because the woman asked and was screaming for help.

Other neighbors, including Kelly Odom, agreed with Phillips that the woman’s actions were racist.

“We all don’t feel that way,” Odom said referring to white people.

“I don’t think if somebody were white sitting in the car, somebody would have called the police. I don’t. I don’t,” She continued. “I think it’s horrible. It’s acting ‘Trumpish’. It’s okay to be a racist and it’s not.”

FOX 11 tried finding the woman’s home and called her several times.

There was no answer from her as to why she felt threatened or why she stated Phillips attacked someone, which according to the 91 audio call, was not true.

“Ma’am. When you say he attacked other persons, what did he do to them?” the operator is overheard.

The woman responded saying “He’s trying to give his business card to this other guy that I’m proof that he didn’t do anything to me.”

LBPDbdid not file an incident report and said no crime was committed. A spokesperson said that whenever people see something, they should say something.

Therefor in this case, the woman felt threatened, LBPD said calling 911 was within reason. It was then up to police who arrived on scene to determine no crime had occurred.

Phillips said he hoped this whole incident would be a teachable moment.

“It’s no longer cool to allow your discomfort to say that my discomfort is more valuable than the potential fact that this call, your life can be taken.”

 

 

https://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/man-claims-he-was-racially-profiled-in-long-beach

Britain Backs Scottish Spaceport Plan With $40 Million in Grants

FARNBOROUGH, England —Britain wants to build its first spaceport for launching satellites in Scotland, with the government kick-starting the project by handing almost £30 million ($40 million) in grants to companies including Lockheed Martin.

UK Business Minister Greg Clark said the new site at Sutherland on the northerly-most tip of mainland Scotland would provide facilities for vertically-launched space rockets and satellites to take off into orbit.

Under the plans announced on Monday, July 16, U.S. group Lockheed and its partners will receive £23.5 million in grants from the UK Space Agency which will go toward establishing launch operations at Sutherland and developing a new system for deploying small satellites in Reading, southern England.

London-based Orbex has received £5.5 million to build a new rocket launch from the site at Sutherland, which will help develop its orbital launch vehicle to deliver the small satellites into orbit.

The government said the investments were the first steps to developing a national space program.

 

https://www.theepochtimes.com/britain-backs-scottish-spaceport-plan-with-40-million-in-grants_2593072.html