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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 09 June 2018

Sheryl Sandberg at MIT: “Technology Needs a Human Heartbeat”

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.

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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.

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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.

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Even criminals can fund political campaigns-Sujeewa

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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