BT Young Pioneer Award nominations now open

first_imgBT Young Pioneer Award nominations now open AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 5 April 2019 | News Nominations for the BT Young Pioneer Award, part of the annual Tech4Good awards, are now open, with prizes including £5,000 of tech on offer for the winning young person or team.BT has partnered with the Tech4Good Awards since their conception in 2011 and is encouraging young people aged nine-18 with a passion for tech and vision for good to apply for the BT Young Pioneer Award. Previous winners have gone on to deliver community coding camps and develop products for people suffering with dementia and asthma.Young people with a great idea, vision or concept can submit their entries online by 10 May.The award winners will receive £5,000 of tech to help scale their project, as well as focused sessions with BT experts, to help develop their ideas and inventions. All of the finalists will receive tickets to explore Bletchley Park.Last year’s BT Young Pioneer Award was won by Water Watcher (main image), a group of four young inventors aged between nine and 15 years old, for their device which tackles water wastage due to memory loss, dementia, dyslexia or brain injury. Small and inexpensive, the product can fit onto any tap and uses the vibrations of the water with a timer and alarm system to alert the user if the tap is left running. The device’s potential to save water and prevent flooding has been recognised by organisations such as Thames Water, WaterWise and Alzheimer’s Society.2018’s Highly Commended Award in the BT Young Pioneer Category went to Code Camp, a registered charity set up by 16-year-old Mahek Vara to teach computer programming skills to children in developing countries. So far it has reached over 70,000 students in India alone.Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT, said:“‘BT is keen to find and support disruptive new technologies that improve people’s everyday lives. A new world is being shaped and created by the rapid acceleration of technologies, and we need a culture in the UK that celebrates tech for good entrepreneurs, who are at the forefront of making sure no one is left behind. And it’s even more exciting when these new ideas come from young people.”  129 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  130 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Awards Technologylast_img read more

Suspected drug ‘pusher’ arrested

first_imgPadilla was detained in the lockup cellof the Jaro police station. ILOILO City – A suspected drug pusherwas arrested in Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro district. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PN Police identified him as 32-year-old RingoPadilla, a resident of the village. Padilla’s arrest last week was staged onthe strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Rosario Abegadil Dris-Villanueva,of the Regional Trial Court in relation to drug charges the suspect faces. last_img

Ligue 1 opener called off over positive tests

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar bags two-match ban Marseille announce three suspected cases of COVID-19 Arsenal budgets £25m for Manuel Akanji The opening match of the Ligue 1 season has been called off after there were four positive tests for the coronavirus among the Marseille camp.Marseille was set to take on Saint-Etienne in the French top flight’s kick-off match on Friday. The match will now be moved to either September 16 or 17.French league officials had told teams last week that three or more positive cases would warrant the postponement of a match.Marseille had called off a friendly with Bundesliga side Stuttgart last week over positive tests.Marseille, managed by former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas, finished as runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019-20 season that was abandoned early due to the outbreak of the pandemic.Tags: Andre Villas-BoasMarseilleSaint-Etiennelast_img read more

Bruce Bowen, saying he was excused for criticizing Kawhi Leonard, criticizes Clippers

first_imgBowen’s original comments about Leonard – a King High of Riverside graduate – came on Sirius XM Radio on June 22. In part, Bowen said: “I think there’s nothing but excuses going on. First, it was, ‘Well I was misdiagnosed.’ Look here: You got $18 million this year, and you think that they’re trying to rush you? You didn’t play for the most part a full season this year. And you’re the go-to guy, you’re the franchise, and you want to say that they didn’t have your best interest at heart? Are you kidding me?”According to ESPN, Bowen was expected to be offered a new deal calling Clippers games prior to those comments.Related Articles The Clippers declined to comment.The team could create enough salary-cap space to sign two max-contract free agents next summer, when they are expected to attempt to recruit Leonard.The Clippers hired Bowen before last season to partner with legendary play-by-play broadcaster Ralph Lawler. Bowen replaced longtime analyst Michael Smith. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Bruce Bowen defended comments that he said caused the Clippers to excuse him from his role as a television analyst after he criticized 2019 free-agent-to-be Kawhi Leonard: “If you can’t get free agents in California, in Los Angeles, that has nothing to do with Bruce Bowen, that has to do with the organization.”Speaking Thursday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” the three-time NBA champion with the Spurs said he was just doing his job when he expressed his thoughts about the strained relationship between the San Antonio Spurs and Leonard, the superstar who recently was traded to the Toronto Raptors and who reportedly has a desire to play in LA.“One thing that I thought about in all of this – Kawhi never said, ‘I want to play for the Clippers.’ Kawhi said he wanted to play for the Lakers,” Bowen told Patrick during the nationally syndicated sports talk show.“And so, unfortunately, if you’re going to run your organization based on hopes, maybe, and getting rid of others … if I tore him down and I was disrespectful to him, that would be one thing. But that’s not the case. As an analyst, I’m supposed to talk about what I think and what I feel for this game that I love, and so if you can’t do that, what does that say about your organization?” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Asked Thursday whether he thought Leonard had any influence on the Clippers’ decision to let him go, Bowen seemed doubtful.“I don’t think I am that powerful where I would be the reason that someone would not want to come to a team,” he said. “What are you doing? Are you playing or are you listening? And if you are listening, then listen to the words that are said and recognize constructive criticism, because that’s my job, to be critical of someone’s play.“But I don’t think I’m big enough that someone would say, ‘I’m not going there because Bruce Bowen is there and he’s on the mic.”last_img read more