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A look at student-on-student sex abuse verdicts, settlements

The Associated Press reviewed verdicts and settlements across the country in lawsuits brought against schools over student-on-student sexual abuse . Here are some notable recent cases: — Honolulu, $5.75 million settlement: This settlement with the state of Hawaii over alleged abuse at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind is the highest known in a student-on-student school sex abuse case, according to Public Justice, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit law firm that tracks such cases. The class-action lawsuit, settled in 2013, contended officials at the only … Read the referenced story…

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Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will weigh his case. The jury must decide if the 79-year-old actor drugged and molested a Temple University women’s basketball team manager at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. Trial consultant Howard Varinsky believes lawyers will be on guard for celebrity worshippers or jurors who may want to serve to write a book. Cosby calls the encounter with accuser Andrea … Read the referenced story here:…

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Android 

Here’s your first look at the Meizu M5c

Meizu’s M5c is all set to make its debut shortly. Meizu’s upcoming phone in the budget segment will be the M5c. An anonymous source shared a screenshot of the device’s official listing on Meizu’s website with us. The non-final version of the listing doesn’t list the specs, but it does give us a look at the design of the phone as well as the color options — black, blue, red, pink, and gold. In terms of design, the M5c doesn’t look all that different from the M5, and the naming…

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Technology 

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

Flawless curves, milled aluminum, endless glass, walled garden—sounds like an Apple product. In fact, it’s the company’s biggest launch ever. The post Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership appeared first on WIRED. … Read the referenced story here: Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

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Smarter 

Don’t Need to Look Elsewhere: 10 Letter of Recommendation Templates That Fit Every Occassion

Writing a letter of recommendation for educational or job candidates can be surprisingly difficult. You may be puzzled at what exactly to be included in the letter. The format is also a big trouble. Should it be written in a formal or friendly casual manner? How not to sound cliche while persuasive? Writing a nice letter of recommendation with completely nothing to begin with is tremendously challenging. However, there are a number of great templates that provide you with the perfect Letter of Recommendation templates for every occasion and requirement….

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Soft Skills That Top Companies Look for Now

When applying for jobs, most of us focus heavily on hard skills. These are the skills that are quantifiable and measurable, like having a certain qualification, increasing sales by X% in your last job, or being able to speak a foreign language. While these hard skills are important, soft skills, also known as ‘people skills’, are often just as valuable. Consider this scenario: You’ve been hired by a company because you’re a skilled computer programmer with a range of qualifications and a great track record. However, you can’t take criticism…

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Good Mentor Is Hard to Find: What to Look for in a Mentor

Finding a mentor is a great way to give your career and your life a boost. The right mentor can help set you up for success by introducing you to people, suggesting next steps in terms of training or projects you should undertake, being encouraging and showing you that it’s possible to get where you want to be. But mentorship is a tricky situation because it’s hard to find the right mentor. How do you find someone who’s willing and able to help, with all the qualities you need? But…

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[Business Office Feature] Webinar | A high-resolution look at the human cell: Introducing the Human Cell Atlas

Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level greatly increases our understanding of human biology and disease. A high-resolution map of the human cell has been generated—part of the Human Protein Atlas database—that provides the in situ localization of 12,036 human proteins at a single-cell level, covering 30 subcellular structures, and enabling 14 major organelle proteomes to be defined. The high spatial resolution of the data has allowed the identification of novel protein components in all major organelles, as well as the characterization of fine cellular…

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