February 8, 2018
El patinaje artístico tiene un gran problema. Es este.
En los niveles más altos de este deporte, los jueces otorgan calificaciones más altas a los patinadores artísticos de su propio país, según ha demostrado un análisis de datos de BuzzFeed News. Y 16 de los jueces que más consistentemente dieron un impulso a los patinadores de su propio país estarán en Pyeongchang esta semana, decidiendo el rumbo de la historia olímpica.
Top-Level Figure Skating Judges Consistently Favor Skaters From Their Home Countries. Now Many Of Those Judges Are At The Olympics.
At the top levels of the sport, judges give higher marks to figure skaters from their own countries, a BuzzFeed News data analysis has shown — in some cases, affecting the final results. And 16 of the judges who most consistently gave a boost to their own country’s skaters will be in Pyeongchang this week, deciding the course of Olympic history.
This Florida Congressman Is Trump's Ultimate Defender And Doesn't Care If He's Notorious
The freshman Florida Republican is getting tons of attention as he zealously guards the president against allegations of collusion with Russia. “People have to know who you are and what you’re doing if your opinions are to matter,” he told BuzzFeed News.
Here's How The Winter Olympics Are Connected To Russia's Hacking Of The US Election
As the Winter Games begin in South Korea — without Russia, which has been banned for cheating — it’s clear that the hack of the World Anti-Doping Agency came from the same playbook Russia used in elections around the world.
13 Women Specific Funding Options for Female Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
The progress catapulting women entrepreneurs and business owners to success often takes a backseat to male counterparts. Let’s not forget the dirty little sexist secrets revealed in Silicon Valley startups the past few years.
Five Things You Should Know About Father Gregory Boyle
In celebration of his new book, Barking to the Choir, Gregory Boyle, S.J. (M.A. ‘85) will return to his alma mater on Tuesday, Feb. 13 for a public keynote presentation as part of A Day of Kinship. “Father Greg” is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. During a series of events, our Lion community will learn what three decades of working with former gang members has taught Boyle about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. Here are a few interesting things you might not know about the life of Father Greg.
Taken Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of NBC's Taken in this trivia quiz. Think you have the "very particular set of skills" to join the team with Bryan and Christina? Score 100% and you're definitely ready to take down the bad guys. Taken stars Clive Standen as Bryan Mills, and Jennifer Beals as Christina Hart. Season 2 of Taken airs Friday nights at 9/8c on NBC. Catch the first season of Taken on Netflix.
5 Things You Will Discover At RPMM Festival Porto
Excitement is building towards the first edition of RPMM Festival in Porto on July 28th and 29th 2018. The historic city of Porto is one of Europe's oldest cities and is a cultural hub of beautiful architecture, the infamous Douro river and UNESCO Heritage Sites. Here we round up 5 attractions you must check out whist visiting Porto...
Huntington Disease Challenge?
I’m sure most of us have seen the most recent ALS challenge. It consists of eating a hot pepper and then challenging someone else to do the same. Which it may sound crazy, but it really is in the spirit of raising awareness. The first challenge was pouring an ice bucket on someone’s head back in 2015. I was shocked when I recently read that it raised 220 million dollars. That’s truly amazing. That money was able to go towards funding much needed research and well deserved. Most people aren’t very familiar with Huntington Disease. Which, I totally understand since I had never heard about it until my dad was diagnosed. It’s a combination of Parkinson’s, Dementia, and ALS. It is genetic and if one of your parents had the disease, then you are at a 50/50 risk as well. I was diagnosed in 2016 when I was 31. There is no cure and is a degenerative in nature. My father died 10 years ago from complications. I’m now in stage 2 and unfortunately my teenage son will be tested next month due to symptoms that he has developed. So needless to say I have a vendetta against the disease. Now, with that all being said. There is a lot of solid research, many different medications, and a ton of clinical trials for ALS, Dementia, and Parkinson’s disease individually. However, for Huntington Disease at any given time we may have only 2 or 3 trials and I’m pretty sure only 2 medications to treat our chorea. The rest of the medications that are often prescribed to us are to treat the psychiatric piece due to the changes in the brain. Which, I’ll be honest felt like more a guinea pig experiment. Please, don’t get me wrong I’m so grateful that each community has a lot of advocacy and resources. I mean the Michael J Fox foundation has done so much for not just Parkinson’s, but also other movement disorders. I just think we are in a major need for awareness. So, I was thinking the HD community could do possibly start on our own challenge. I know it has been attempted in the past, but unfortunately didn’t get too far. I’m not sure where one would even begin, but I’m willing to give it all I got! I’d love to hear opinions or feedback.
5 Online Businesses to Watch Out For In 2018
The start of the new year for many businesses means it is time for resolutions, and not just vows to make a profit or improve their customer service. With the dynamics of the marketplace changing so rapidly every business needs to be in a perpetual resolution mode. Now, not all businesses share these viewpoints and that is what separates the best from the rest. I know it is already a month into the year, but I had to take my time and be sure that the business I select is leaving up to their expectation in 2018. Here are a few businesses to watch out for in 2018.
Bitcoin's First Successful Intrusion Into B2B Logistics Market
Bitcoin is considered as the first commercially decentralized P2P network of payment which is powered by the users with no middlemen or central authority. Bitcoin is regarded as the initial pragmatic implementation and at present is the most significant triple bookkeeping entry system in the world.