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The state may permanently reduce internet and cell phone discounts for low-income Californians

Start your day with LAist Subscribe to How To LA, delivered on weekday mornings. During the pandemic, California has taken major steps to boost cellphone and Internet access to vulnerable communities across the state, especially to low-income families. In July 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed off on a statewide $6 billion plan to expand high-speed …

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How our smartphones are spying on us, and what you can do to avoid it

This is an editorial by Anthony Feliciano, Bitcoin Event Organizer and Advisor. It is no secret that we live in a mass surveillance state. Technology created to help us be a more energy efficient and productive society is now the biggest threat to our self-sovereign privacy and well-being. Take a look around – from smart …

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Shirin Saidi, Professor of Political Science, appointed Director of Middle East Studies

The photo has been sent Sherine Saidi Shireen Saeedi has been appointed Director of the King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies at A University’s Fulbright School of Arts and Sciences. Saidi joined U of A as an assistant professor of political science with a joint appointment in Middle Eastern Studies in 2018 and is …

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Tears and candles Farewell to the President: The world mourns Queen Elizabeth II

On the streets of Sydney they laid flowers, and in California they lit candles. Honiarans have changed their Facebook profiles to pictures of Her Majesty the Queen, “the protector of their people”. Flags flew at half mast in Honolulu. The Eiffel Tower turned off its lights. The sails of the Sydney Opera House will be …

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Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to combat climate change and achieve environmental sustainability – ET CIO

By Chittaranjan Meher When the Paris Agreement was signed on December 12, 2015, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said, “The world has reached the tipping point after which climate change may become irreversible. If that happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a planet Healthy and sustainable – all humanity …

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Why cycling may keep your child’s mental health on high alert

Nine-year-old Shannon Preacher Shea struggled to focus and follow directions at home and school. But after riding his bike—whether around the park or at school—he felt calm. “We called it moving meditation,” says Shea, an author and advocate for family cycling in Maryland. “We saw how incredibly beneficial it was for his focus, emotional regulation, …

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Best Bets: A Quick Guide to Online Entertainment and Personal Experiences

This is an ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events. lectures and learning The La Jolla Community Center will offer “American Mahjong for Beginners” starting Thursday, September 8th. (Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center) • Presents the La Jolla Community Center American Mahjong for Beginners Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 8, at …

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Hawaii State Pension Fund Returns 3.66% for FY 2022 | investment manager

The Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System Pension Fund reported an investment return of 3.66% for the year ended June 30, beating its benchmark by nearly 500 basis points and bringing its total assets to just under $22 billion. The pension fund recently put out announcements for a new chief information officer, just over a month after …

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