Sunday, 19 May 2019

SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

Scoring patterns on the SAT suggesting that the test puts certain racial and economic groups at a disadvantage have become a concern for colleges.CreditCreditShiho Fukada for The New York Times

The College Board, the company that administers the SAT exam performed by about two million students a year, will have a significant change. This being the case, it will evaluate students for the first time not only in their mathematical and verbal skills but also in their educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, entering into a difficult battle for the impartiality of high-risk tests.

In this way, the company has announced that it will include a new rating, which is generally known as ‘Adversity Score’ between 1 and 100 in the results of the student tests. An average score is 50, and higher numbers mean more disadvantages. The score will be calculated using 15 factors, including the relative quality of the student’s high school and the crime rate and the poverty level of the student’s neighborhood. Now, it should be noted that this qualification will not affect the test scores of the students, and only university admissions officers will be informed as part of a larger package of data on each examinee.


Furious national debate

Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win

“I have always believed in miracles,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at his victory party in Sydney. Credit Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images

The results of the elections in Australia have made it clear that Prime Minister Scott Morrison undoubtedly obtained an impressive victory. Notably, the conservative prime minister of Australia won a surprise victory in Saturday’s federal election, prompted by a populist wave, the “quiet Australians” said it resembles the force that has diverted US policy, Great Britain and beyond.

Likewise, it is necessary to mention that this victory surprised the Australian electoral analysts. Since the polls had pointed to a loss for the Morrison coalition for months. However, in the end, the prime minister mistook expectations, suggesting that the country was ready for a change of course after six years of tumultuous leadership under the conservative political coalition.

In this way, Morrison expressed in his victory party in Sydney, “I have always believed in miracles,” added to that, “Tonight is about every Australian that depends on his government to put them first. And that’s exactly what are we going to do “.


Triumph in times of growing tension

Canadian Government Imposes 'Social Justice' on All Universities

University College, University of Toronto, Canada (via Wikipedia)

The liberal government of Canada imposes ‘social justice’ in all universities. That being the case, the government has formulated a new program that all universities are expected to commit to. It bears the name, “Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”. A “Letter” for “Dimensions” has been distributed to all university presidents, who are urged to sign, supporting the program for their universities.

For its part, the Minister of Science and Sports, Kirsty Duncan, launched this program using the “independent” funding councils: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Council of Science and Engineering (NSERC) and the Council of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) — As the conduit for concessions of “Dimensions”. It should be noted that this is not the first time that Minister Duncan imposes conditions of “equity, diversity and inclusion” for subsidies; being that, in 2017, new criteria of diversity for the scholarships of the Chair of Investigation of Canada were enunciated.


Clear objective

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Bruce Pardy: You have free speech, so long as you think the right thoughts

A statue of Justice is seen outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver in a file photo from May 5, 2016. Jason Payne/Postmedia News

It is clear that each person has freedom of expression, as long as they think the right thoughts. According to the Court, equality means that you can argue in favor of voting for transgender people, but you cannot argue against voting for them.

Equality means that you can argue in favor of voting for transgender people, the Court wrote, but you cannot argue against voting for them. You cannot say what you think unless you think the right thing.

It should be noted that at the heart of Western legal culture is the principle that the law applies equally to everyone. That being the case, justice must be blind, according to the idea, which means that it should not matter if you are rich or poor, male or female, gay or straight, black or white. All are subject to a common set of rules. In the last 30 years, the courts and courts of Canada have rejected this idea. Headed by the Supreme Court of Canada, the equal application of the law has been supplanted by the opposite proposition: different rules must be applied to different groups to produce equal results.


The same rules for all

Christensen, Lang Earn AHC Honors From New England Hockey Journal



The New England Hockey Journal has awarded two honors to the ice hockey team of American International College. The winners have been Christensen and Lang, who won AHC honors from New England hockey journal.

In this way, NEHJ named Eric Lang as the Atlantic Hockey Conference Coach of the Year and junior striker Blake Christensen as the AHC Player of the Year in its May edition. Thus, these awards were obtained after a historic campaign in which the team won its first regular season of AHC and Championship Championship titles and defeated the University №1 of the State of St. Cloud in its debut in the NCAA tournament in Fargo, North Dakota.

Notably, Lang has already been praised at the conference and nationally, earning the honor of AHC Coach of the Year and being named National Coach of the Year by College Hockey News. He was a finalist for the AHCA Spencer Penrose Award. In fact, he said,” It’s a team award every time a coach is selected as coach of the year in any position”, Lang added. “You have to have an incredible support team and a tremendous team of hockey, I was lucky to have both”.

As Canadian MPs weigh how to police online hate, one proposes new body to give tickets or warnings to offenders

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Chair Bob Zimmer (left) and Deputy-Chair Charlie Angus (right) look on as deputy-chair Nathaniel Erskine-Smith speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

It is important to mention that while Canadian parliamentarians are analyzing how to control hate online, one proposes a new body to give tickets or warnings to offenders.

That’s right, while Canada is grappling with how to prosecute existing laws such as harassment, defamation and criminal hate speech in the Wild West, a liberal deputy, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, is proposing the creation of a new judicial body to deal with online crimes.

In this way, the same has been expressed at a meeting of the justice committee on Thursday, where parliamentarians study the problem of hate online, “The penal code is not an effective instrument.” It should be noted that Erskine-Smith, who is vice president of the ethics and privacy committee, appeared at the fair hearing because of the overlapping problems facing parliamentarians.


Proposal subject to facts

The Wall or The Wallop

It should be noted that bear markets, by definition, market drops driven primarily by approximately 20% or more over a prolonged period, are a common fear for investors. That being the case, many investors worry that not recognizing the next bear market on the horizon will severely impair their chances of achieving their long-term financial goals. Unfortunately, although it is easy to identify a bear market in retrospect, identifying a bear market as it develops is much more difficult. Even so, there is a key to this, the key is to have the perspective to observe and identify the correct components and discipline to prevent their emotions from getting in the way.

In a Fox Business Network interview on December 18, 2014, Ken Fisher said, Bull markets really only end two ways: The Wall or The Wallop. The Wall is: They climb the “Wall of Worry” until there’s no more worry. Or The Wallop is: They get hit by a big, bad thing that nobody ever talked about before, which is at least a couple of trillion dollars in magnitude … You look for those two, and otherwise, all the little stuff, you want to not pay too much attention to”.


Bull markets really only end in two ways