EASI: Bringing science and tech to students and teachers | Local News Stories

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For over a decade local science teachers have banded together to form the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative. Together, these educators put on annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camps and provide teacher support.

Paul Anger is the EASI chairperson and one of the creators of the non-profit group in 2008. Anger is also the director for the Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park campus, where the group holds their meetings and multiple youth summer camp activities.

“Teachers meet once a month to go over planning activities to help each other as teachers. A big factor is the extracurricular activities during the summer for the youth,” Anger said. “The idea is Discovery Park will be the hub of science and STEM activity of Graham and Greenlee County.”

Anger said over the years the initiative’s summer STEM camps have grown in popularity. While the cost of attending the three to four-day camps would normally be $260-$280 including food and transportation, the Graham and Greenlee United Way pays the majority of the cost so parents only pay $40-$60. When the camps started, attendance was sparse, but now the camps are popular and attendance space fills quickly.

Each summer the camps include a Tonto Creek STEM Camp in Payson, for grades seven to ten. Students hike in a cave and on the last day they go swimming in Tonto Creek. Children from multiple counties attend, Anger said.

Another popular camp is the three-day Sumer Science camp. This camp includes a tour of the Mount Graham International Observatory telescopes as well as the University of Arizona agriculture farm.

In the spring, there is a girls-only STEM day camp. This camp is specifically geared toward young would-be scientists.

“All the instructors are women, to promote STEM careers in Graham and Greenlee counties,” Anger said.

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Mercado Libre will show us stories of entrepreneurs in its new campaign

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Through videos, the ecommerce company will show us the behind the scenes of entrepreneurs and the economy that you move when buying online.

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  • In Mexico alone, the ecommerce platform has managed to add more than 8,000 SMEs since March 24, which means around 45 a day.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of businesses, since not being able to sell in physical spaces, they looked for ways to continue operating through the internet. In this context, Mercado Libre presented a campaign called ” Let’s put the economy in gear ” with the aim of making visible the stories of all the entrepreneurs who are part of the economic reactivation of Latin America.

The company seeks to inspire progress and solidarity through the message: “behind each purchase made within the platform there is an entire economy starting up.”

“During the pandemic, thousands of SMEs and startups throughout Latin America were digitally reconverted. Mercado Libre wants to motivate Latin American entrepreneurs to join the platform and see us as an ally in the economic recovery. We are proud to be together to all these entrepreneurs and support them side by side, until the best comes, “Hernán Cieri, Marketing Director of Mercado Libre México, said in a statement .

The company accompanies the thousands of projects that had to change their business model, with an ecosystem of value that includes technological, financial, training and labor inclusion tools throughout the region where the platform operates. In Mexico alone, the ecommerce platform has managed to add more

Tech review: Sony Xperia 1 II is a smartphone for shutterbugs, Reviews News & Top Stories

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Sony continues to buck conventional smartphone trends.

Its latest, the Xperia 1 II flagship smartphone (available on Lazada), is taller than usual because of the unusual 21:9 screen aspect ratio it first introduced last year.

The Xperia 1 II also eschews the hole-punch selfie camera and the in-display fingerprint reader – used by almost all smartphone vendors to achieve a near-bezel-less display.

Instead, the Xperia 1 II has relatively thick top and bottom bezels to accommodate its front camera and dual stereo speakers. The phone also has a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint reader.

In addition, you will find a headphone jack, a port that has been removed from most high-end phones. The SIM card tray can be removed without an eject tool and comes with a microSD card slot that lets users expand the phone’s 256GB of built-in storage by up to an additional 1TB.

As a result of having these less-than-fashionable features, the Xperia 1 II looks like a flat slab of metal and glass – just like its predecessor from last year. It is a stark contrast to the curved all-screen smartphones that are currently in vogue.

It is easy to hold the Xperia 1 II with one hand as it is narrower than most phones. But it is tricky to reach the top of the screen because of the phone’s height.

A workaround is to use the Xperia 1 II’s one-hand mode, which reduces the size of the screen display area when the home button is double-tapped.

To make full use of its stretched-out display, the Xperia 1 II has a Side sense feature that uses hidden sensors at the left and right edges of the phone for new gestures.

For instance, you can double tap the edges to bring up frequently-used apps and settings. Users can also

Instagram makes old stories easier to find alongside new anti-bullying features

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Instagram is adding new features to help users find old stories posted over the last three years and to reduce abusive behavior. The stories archive now includes a new monthly calendar view, which shows the days you posted each story, alongside a map which shows story locations, TechCrunch reports. Instagram also announced a pair of new anti-bullying features which attempt to automatically hide potentially abusive comments while discouraging users from posting them in the first place.

Given that stories are designed to disappear automatically after 24 hours, it’s likely surprising to many that Instagram has an archive of them going back years. The stories archive actually dates back to 2017 — the new calendar and map just offer a better way to find old stories. The archive is private, visible only to you, but there’s an option to re-share them publicly on your profile or stories feed. The new Stories Map and monthly calendar view are rolling out now, and can be accessed from the “archive” menu under your user profile.

One of the tests involves automatically hiding comments.
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As part of Instagram’s latest round of anti-bullying features the service will start automatically hiding comments similar to those that have been reported. These comments won’t be deleted entirely, however, and can still be viewed by tapping the “View Hidden Comments” button. Instagram is also adding warnings for users who repeatedly post potentially offensive comments to try and encourage them to think twice before posting, in an expansion of an initiative launched last year. Both new features are currently being tested on the platform.

Instagram’s announcement of the new features coincides with the service’s 10th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, Instagram has added an easter egg that lets you revisit its old app icons on iOS and Android.

Business Insider’s top advertising and media stories for October 5

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Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 5. Lucia Moses here, filling in for Lauren Johnson.

Today’s news: Tech chiefs to testify, why Pepsi isn’t following Coke into hard seltzer, and Triller user numbers disputed.

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The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter will all testify before Congress, days before the election, over legal protections for internet companies

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PepsiCo’s CEO explains why it’s shying away from hard seltzer even as Coca-Cola moves into booze

Pepsi and Coke have been taking different paths when it comes to selling beverages to pandemic-weary consumers.

PepsiCo is focused “100%” on its strategy in energy drinks, CEO Ramon Laguarta said on the company’s earnings call Thursday in response to a question about whether it would follow Coca-Cola into hard seltzer.

He indicated energy drinks offer more long-term potential while hard seltzer could be shorter-lived.

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