The co-founder of Instagram has told Newsbeat that the app’s rules on nudity are “fair”. The company has faced criticism after removing photos of topless women.
pornographic or sexually suggestive photos.” His comments came after Scout Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, protested against one of her photographs being removed from Instagram. Rihanna, who had 1.3 million followers on Instagram before closing her account, tweeted her support for the campaign. Speaking exclusively to Newsbeat, Kevin Systrom said the rules were the same for celebrities and regular users.
“Our goal is really to make sure that Instagram, whether you’re a celebrity or not, is a safe place and that the content that gets posted is something that’s appropriate for teens and also for adults,” he said.
Pope Francis says this weekend’s trip to the Holy Land is “strictly religious” — “[a] pilgrimage of prayer,” he called it — but it will also be a huge political and even physical challenge for him.
Starting on Saturday, Francis, 77, will visit three separate lands — Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Israel.
In a little more than 48 hours, he will say two Masses; give 13 speeches; have meetings with dignitaries and refugees; and greet thousands of people in several motorcades.
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It will be a grueling journey for a man who lost part of his lung as a boy. And there have been some concerns about Francis’ health. He canceled several events in recent months because of fatigue or illness.
In a stunning move, he will ride in an open car, unprotected by bulletproof glass, during the trip.
The Vatican flag, raised over a Palestinian refugee camp alongside the Palestinian flag, is a sign that Pope Francis will inevitably be drawn into the old conflicts here.
“This is the cross that we bear as Palestinians,” said John Hanna of the Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation.
Staying clear of politics will be one thing for the pontiff but there will be no avoiding a lockdown security operation currently in Jerusalem.
Shops throughout the old city will be shut down and sealed. The owners are not happy and said the pope’s visit was bad for business.
“We’re not allowed to open the stores,” Adan Dakkar said.
But Pope Francis will be trying to break through the political and security barriers to reach people with a message of hope.
When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?
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Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on all fours, listening through a gap in the door.
That summer, the 32-year-old had been hiking with two friends in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan when they were arrested by Iranian troops after straying onto the border with Iran. Accused of spying, they were kept in solitary confinement in Evin prison in Tehran, each in their own tiny cell. She endured almost 10,000 hours with little human contact before she was freed. One of the most disturbing effects was the hallucinations.
“In the periphery of my vision, I began to see flashing lights, only to jerk my head around to find that nothing was there,” she wrote in the New York Times in 2011. “At one point, I heard someone screaming, and it wasn’t until I felt the hands of one of the friendlier guards on my face, trying to revive me, that I realised the screams were my own.”
We all want to be alone from time to time, to escape the demands of our colleagues or the hassle of crowds. But not alone alone. For most people, prolonged social isolation is all bad, particularly mentally. We know this not only from reports by people like Shourd who have experienced it first-hand, but also from psychological experiments on the effects of isolation and sensory deprivation, some of which had to be called off due to the extreme and bizarre reactions of those involved. Why does the mind unravel so spectacularly when we’re truly on our own, and is there any way to stop it?
Is there a problem, officer? Yes, these people needed ice cream.
The sheriff’s office in Quincy, Calif., has been making headlines recently for a video of officers pulling over motorists, who all respond with confusion and apprehension about why they were stopped. The police then ask them to stay put while they go back to their car, presumably for a ticket … or worse.
But what happens next is what’s turning this video viral. The cops return to the cars with, of all things, ice cream, which puts a smile on just about everybody’s face.
“I grew up in this town and I’ve worked for the sheriff’s department for about 26 years, so just about everybody here knows me, and they initially were a bit surprised that the sheriff was pulling them over,” Quincy Sheriff Greg Hagwood said. “Then when we handed them the ice cream they were overwhelmingly relieved and recognized the humor in it. And we got a lot of good laughs.”
One woman in the community of 5,000 was even brought to tears by her relief.
The video was produced by the advertising agency for Wall’s Ice Cream, which is an international dessert brand similar to Good Humor. After Quincy was voted one of America’s coolest towns by BudgetTravel.com, Hagwood said he was approached for a part in the video.
“It sounded like a wonderful opportunity to promote my community,” he said. “I think it provides a little bit of comic relief to what is typically the seriousness associated with law enforcement. I think it was a lot of fun to do.”
How to get appreciated by your boss?
Do your job, and do it well
It may seem obvious, but plenty of employees fail to accomplish the basic tasks that are required of them. If you make a diligent effort and do a good job, your boss will be impressed. “It all starts here,” Coleman says. “If you don’t do great work it’ll be difficult, if not impossible, to win over your boss, even if you follow all of the remaining suggestions well. Employees who do good work, consistently, efficiently, and professionally, are a joy to manage and ultimately allow their manager to focus on critical issues within the organization. The less your boss has to focus on your accomplishing your daily tasks, the more he or she can focus on accomplishing his or hers.”
Really get to know your boss
“When you first start working with your boss, you should sit down and have a conversation about how he or she likes to communicate,” Attridge says. Ask your boss if he or she likes to correspond by phone, e-mail or in person, find out how often he wants status updates from you, and figure out how much detail he wants in those updates. Great communication is vital for building a strong relationship with your boss.
Assist and support your boss’s professional goals
A primary job of any employee is to make the boss’s life easier. And just like you, your boss has professional goals that he or she is trying to accomplish, Coleman says. “Find out what’s on your boss’s plate, and see how you can help to lighten the load.”
Be loyal to your boss
Always be a dedicated and honest employee. “Never talk about your boss to colleagues in the office, and never go around him or her when you have an issue,” Attridge says. “If there is an issue, sit down and talk to your boss. Be a respectful and loyal employee, and keep those conversations between the two of you.” A lack of trust can severely damage the relationship and your career.
Make your boss’s priorities your priorities
“Your job is essentially all about meeting the boss’ priorities the way he or she wants them to be met,” Attridge says. “Remember that it’s a team effort, with your boss the lead person. If something isn’t at the top of your list but your boss expresses that it’s a priority – then it immediately becomes your priority, too.” Communicate with your boss regularly to make sure your goals and priorities are in sync.“
Take the initiative with projects and assignments
Volunteer to take on new projects—but don’t overload yourself. You want to have enough time and energy to do a great job on everything. One thing that will really impress your boss: “Try to think of valuable projects or assignments that you can start and complete without much supervision or guidance from your boss,” Coleman says.
Seek solutions to problems
Don’t rely on your boss to fix everything. “When a problem arises don’t just point it out. It’s likely obvious to everyone that something has gone wrong,” Coleman says. “Instead, offer suggestions And, if appropriate, roll up your sleeves and try to address the problem.” When a problem surfaces, never whine about it. “No one likes a negative person,” he adds. “That reduces morale and may impede productivity. When adversity comes, and it will, try to avoid complaining and instead seek ways to solve the problem.”
Show an interest in an activity your boss is passionate about
Don’t be afraid to tap into your boss’s personal life. “No one is all work and no play,” Coleman says. Find out what the boss likes to do outside of work and take an interest in the activity. “Consider reading the same book she’s started and discuss key points or chapters with your boss, or join her in a round of golf if she loves the links. She’ll appreciate your efforts to share in something they find pleasurable, and you may get some invaluable one-on-one time to display your skills and competencies.
Demonstrate a long-term interest in your organization
“Although younger employees rarely remain with the same company for life, there’s nothing stopping you from thinking and acting in the long-term interest of the company,” Coleman says. “Learn about your key customers and products and figure out how you can support increased growth.” He also suggests asking questions to get a better idea of where the company is heading and to figure how you can align your career development and professional goals with the company’s goals. “Over time you’ll develop into a valued employee, and hopefully you’ll acknowledge your boss as a key supporter in your growth and development – which ultimately indicates to others in your organization that your boss is a great developer of talent.”
Marvin A. Clark vanished during a short trip to Portland on Halloween weekend 1926, but the search to find out what happened to him may finally be drawing to a close nearly 90 years later.
Clark’s disappearance is one of the oldest active missing-person cases in the nation, according to a federally funded database of missing persons. Investigators know Clark is not alive — he’d be more than 160 years old — but they believe they have his remains.
Now, they need DNA samples from Clark’s hard-to-find descendants to close the case.
Despite the age of the remains, investigators were able to get a good DNA profile, said Dr. Nici Vance of the Oregon state medical examiner’s office. Volunteer genealogists then found three great-great-grandchildren on the paternal side.
The results were encouraging, but not definitive, Vance said.
Now, “they’re looking for a maternal link, someone on his mother’s side, and following that lineage to shore it up and make the statistics a little better,” she said. “There’s an association there, but it’s not strong at this point.”
Vance entered Clark’s name into the database of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, which provides a central repository of information about missing persons and unidentified decedent records. The free online system can be searched at findthemissing.org.
“There might have been an item of jewelry that was found with that person that could trigger a memory of a family member,” she said.
The database, funded by the National Institute of Justice, consists of nearly 10,000 cases. Among the oldest active ones are cases involving a farmer in his 30s who went missing in Oklahoma in 1902, a 2-year-old who disappeared in 1930 in Chicago and a 22-year-old hiker who vanished in Rocky Mountain National Park in 1933.
As might be expected in Clark’s case, which dates back to just before the Great Depression, some facts are sketchy and conflicting. According to the database, he was in his early 60s when he vanished while taking a stagecoach ride to see his Portland doctor in 1920.
But contemporaneous articles from The Oregonian newspaper show Clark was 75 and went missing on a bus trip in 1926. The old clippings say the “well-known” Tigard, Ore., resident left home on Saturday, Oct. 30, to visit his daughter, Mrs. Sidney McDougall, in Portland.
A frantic search began two days later when Clark’s wife called McDougall and learned he never completed the trip that’s about 10 miles.
McDougall, an article says, had not been expecting a visit from her father because he returned to Tigard from her home only a few days before his disappearance. The newspaper said Clark had been traced to a terminal in downtown Portland, near McDougall’s place.
McDougall offered a $100 reward — more than $1,300 in today’s money — for information about his whereabouts, but nothing turned up. Police across the Pacific Northwest were asked to be on the lookout for Clark, who had partial paralysis on the right side, a “halting gait” and couldn’t use his right arm.
Then, on May 10, 1986, loggers clear-cutting an isolated section of Portland discovered the remains of a man who had been dead for at least a half-century.
The idea is that once you’ve “put yourself in another’s shoes” you’re less likely to think ill of them, because your brain has internalised the feeling of being that person.vintage tube
The creators of the Machine to Be Another hope to achieve a similar result. “At the end of body swapping, people feel like hugging each other,” says Arthur Pointeau, a programmer with the project. “It’s a really nice way to have this kind of experience, and to force empathy onto a person’s brain.”港台娛樂
Aside from empathy, the Be Another lab has used the technology in other situations in which swapping places might have a positive effect. They’ve allowed therapists to switch with their patients, to better understand being physically disabled, and had wheelchair users swap with dancers. And they would like to offer the machine to doctors to help treat those with eating disorders who might have distorted ideas of their own body.
Wahl says that she’d jump at the chance to swap bodies with someone again. “I would really, really recommend it to everyone, everyone should try this thing,” she says. “We all have different feelings and points of views about things,” says Pointeau, “and it’s really strongly related to our bodily experience. With this kind of experience we can promote empathy, but also maybe help people better understand themselves too.”九成按揭
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