Items filtered by date: Saturday, 09 June 2018

We’ve been talking a lot this week about our relationship to technology, and our culture’s reckoning with it. In her commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke candidly about the importance of diversity, acceptance, and the necessary “human heartbeat” in technology. Sandberg addressed the need to create workplaces that welcome respect, and told graduates that they have the opportunity to make an impact at their new jobs as soon as they arrive. She also touched on the power of this year’s #MeToo movement, and talked about the necessity to create tools that will better the world. Read on for Sandberg's MIT commencement speech in full.

Published in TipTops

Chinese government hackers breached the computer system of a Navy contractor and stole large amounts of sensitive data, The Washington Post reports.

Published in Tech

The very thought of visiting a hospital emergency department is stressful enough for many people, even without the discomfort or pain of an examination or treatment.

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Karan Johar’s BFFs

Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar make up the most successful actor-director combo in Bollywood and have delivered some of their respective career’s biggest blockbusters starting from ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ to ‘My Name is Khan’. According to the latest reports, Karan has now completed the script of his next directorial venture on which he will begin shooting next year.

Published in Entertainment

Taylor Swift has praised Manchester's "incredible resilience" as she opens the UK leg of her tour in the city.

The star paused her show to remember the 22 people who lost their lives in a terrorist attack after an Ariana Grande concert last May.

"Concerts are supposed to be about innocence, and about joy and about excitement," she told the audience.

Published in Entertainment

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday called for a combined effort by all stakeholders in society to eliminate ragging from the university system.

Published in Sri Lanka
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BILL TO ABSORB SAITM STUDENTS TO KDU

The Government presented a Bill to provide for the absorption of medical students registered with the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

The Bill was presented for the first reading by Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe.

Published in Sri Lanka

Anyone including criminals can fund political campaigns of candidates, State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe yesterday (8) said. He said this at a press briefing held at his residence in Chelsea Gardens, Colombo 3, in reply to a journalist’s query as to whether even a criminal could fund his political campaign.

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Mother delivers baby in train

A mother had delivered her baby while travelling in a train bound from Colombo to Batticaloa on Wednesday night.

Published in Sri Lanka

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said that the current building allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture is unsuitable for the operation of the ministry.

Published in Sri Lanka
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