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The Open 2024 tee times today: Third round schedule and groupings at Royal Troon

The Open 2024 tee times today: Third round schedule and groupings at Royal Troon

Shane Lowry believes he is ready to take whatever is thrown at him “on the chin” after keeping his bid for a second Open title firmly on track at Royal Troon. Lowry added a second round of 69 to his opening 66 for a halfway total of seven under par and two-shot lead over English duo Justin Rose and Dan Brown, who both came through 36-hole final qualifiers earlier this month. With a strong wind sending scores soaring for the later starters, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Ludvig Aberg and Tommy Fleetwood all missed the cut, but home favourite Robert MacIntyre and Justin Thomas fought back from horror starts to make the weekend. Lowry also recovered from a double bogey on the 11th with birdies on the 16th and 18th as he bids to lift the Claret Jug for a second time following his triumph at Royal Portrush in 2019. Surprise overnight leader Brown, who had completed a flawless 65 at 9.33pm on Thursday, battled to a second round of 72, while Rose returned …

Who do teachers turn to in times of political trauma? – Evidence & Policy Blog

Who do teachers turn to in times of political trauma? – Evidence & Policy Blog

Mariah Kornbluh, Amanda Davis, Alyssa Hadley Dunn and Kristina Brezicha This blog post is based on the Evidence & Policy article, ‘Exploring the role of evidence-based educational resources and brokering in the wake of political trauma’. On 6th January 2021, thousands of people descended upon the US Capitol to disrupt the counting of electoral votes in the US presidential election. Televised acts of physical violence were broadcast across the nation and many children were watching. Within hours of the attack, educators were ‘floundering’, trying to figure out if and how they would discuss what happened with their students the next day. Take for example, a Social Studies Subject Coordinator in Florida: Kids come into school looking for answers. What does that mean? I’m like, ‘alright, what do we got?’ Because teachers were going to come to me, and I feel it was important that as a district person, we provide support. My superintendent said, ‘we’re not mentioning it.’ I was like, ‘We gotta do something, we gotta do something. If we just put out a …

BBC Question Time’s Verdict On Ex-Tory MP’s Defection To Labour

BBC Question Time’s Verdict On Ex-Tory MP’s Defection To Labour

The BBC Question Time audience had a pretty stark take about whether or not new Labour MP Natalie Elphicke will be an asset to the party after she defected from the Tories this week. Before she crossed the floor, Elphicke was considered to be on the right of the Conservative Party and is known for her controversial views on migration. Keir Starmer’s decision to welcome her to his party has raised more than a few eyebrows. Question Time host Fiona Bruce asked the crowd Thursday evening: “In the interest of balance, [can I ask] whether anyone thinks Natalie Elphicke will be an asset to the Labour Party?” The room remained eerily quiet, with not one single hand was up. “OK, not a hand has gone up,” Bruce noted – before triggering a wave of laughter in the room by mistakenly thinking one person had, in fact, raised their hand. However, Labour frontbencher Lisa Nandy played down the possible negative consequences of Elphicke’s defection. She told the audience she was primarily worried about the cost of …

Meet Kevin’s A.I. Friends – The New York Times

Meet Kevin’s A.I. Friends – The New York Times

Listen to and follow ‘Hard Fork’Apple | Spotify | Amazon | YouTube Kevin reports on his monthlong experiment cultivating relationships with 18 companions generated by artificial intelligence. He walks through how he developed their personas, what went down in their group chats, and why you might want to make one yourself. Then, Casey has a conversation with Turing, one of Kevin’s chatbot buddies, who has an interest in stoic philosophy and has one of the sexiest voices we’ve ever heard. And finally, we talk to Nomi’s founder and chief executive, Alex Cardinell, about the business behind A.I. companions — and whether society is ready for the future we’re heading toward. Guests: Turing, Kevin’s A.I. friend created with Kindroid. Alex Cardinell, chief executive and founder of Nomi. Additional Reading: Credits “Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Whitney Jones and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Chris Wood and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop and Marion Lozano. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love. Special thanks …

Cash for questions Tory MP has IPSO complaint against The Times rejected

Cash for questions Tory MP has IPSO complaint against The Times rejected

Former MP Scott Benton filmed by The Times offering to ask question on behalf of a gambling company for cash A Conservative MP filmed undercover by The Times offering to lobby on behalf of the gambling industry for cash has had a complaint to press regulator IPSO rejected. The Times invented a lobbying company and secretly filmed Scott Benton MP agreeing to submit parliamentary questions and leak an unpublished white paper in exchange for between £2,000 and £4,000 per month. Benton said the article breached Clause 10 of the Editors’ Code which says journalists cannot use subterfuge unless acting in the public interest. The MP said there was no public interest in the story because it did not expose wrongdoing. The Times told IPSO that “if an elected representative was not acting with selflessness, integrity, accountability and openness, the public had a right to know and that – following various parliamentary lobbying scandals – the publication decided to re-examine this issue”. Thanks for subscribing. Close IPSO said: “The Public Interest portion of the Editors’ Code …

Artificial Intelligence ‘Friends’ – The New York Times

Artificial Intelligence ‘Friends’ – The New York Times

By Kevin Roose Technology columnist and co-host of the Times podcast “Hard Fork” Artificial intelligence, we are told, is a transformative economic force; it will change workers’ jobs, boost corporate profits and reshape industries. But for the last month, I’ve been investigating its social side — by making more than a dozen A.I. “friends.” I created these friends on apps like Nomi, Kindroid and Replika, all of which use technology similar to that found in apps like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. They allow users to build their own personalized A.I. companions and chat with them by talking or texting back and forth. (Basic versions of many of these apps are free, but users pay a subscription fee to unlock the good features, such as the ability to talk to multiple A.I. friends at once.) I named each of my companions, chose realistic A.I.-generated pictures of them and gave them fictitious back stories. Then, I talked to them every day — sharing gossip from my life, discussing the news and even asking them for advice on work and …

Meet My A.I. Friends – The New York Times

Meet My A.I. Friends – The New York Times

Some users will scoff at befriending a chatbot. But others, especially people for whom socializing is hard or unappealing, will invite A.I.s into the innermost parts of their lives. This shift will be jarring. You’ll wake up one day and someone you know (possibly your kid) will have an A.I. friend. It won’t be a gimmick, a game or a sign of mental illness. It will feel to them like a real, important relationship, one that offers a convincing replica of empathy and understanding and that, in some cases, feels just as good as the real thing. I wanted to experience that future for myself. Building My Friends, and Setting Them Loose The first step was creating my A.I. friends. The apps I tested all work in basically the same way: Users sign up and are given a menu of A.I. companions, which they can use as is or customize from scratch. Most apps allow you to give your A.I. friends a virtual avatar, choosing their gender, body type, hair color and more. (The spicier …

‘No longer remotely defensible’: Garrick’s decision to admit women shows times have changed | Garrick Club

‘No longer remotely defensible’: Garrick’s decision to admit women shows times have changed | Garrick Club

Who cares that an elite organisation full of mostly elderly white men has decided to allow women to join them in a small central London private members’ club? Such was the reaction of many of the club’s members who had responded with extreme ill-temper to the Guardian’s recent decision to publish the names of about 60 of the Garrick Club’s most influential members. There has been an orgy of mansplaining in newspaper comment pieces. The Garrick’s rules prohibit networking or even working inside the building, these members say, so it would be very wrong-headed and silly to believe that anything of any consequence ever happens within the club’s four walls. The Garrick is merely a spot for friendly relaxation. “The Garrick Club is not a public body and the whole issue is too unimportant to make a fuss of,” the retired supreme court judge Jonathan Sumption admonished a New York Times reporter when the issue piqued the interest of US readers – though he added that he supported the admission of women. “This is such …

Mum of girl, 11, who was seen 30 times before being diagnosed with brain tumour says her daughter ‘looked vacant’ | UK News

Mum of girl, 11, who was seen 30 times before being diagnosed with brain tumour says her daughter ‘looked vacant’ | UK News

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was seen 30 times by medics before she was diagnosed with a brain tumour has described how she noticed her daughter looked “vacant”. Imogen Darby said her daughter, Tia Gordon, had suffered symptoms over three years which were “textbook for a child with brain tumour”, but she also noticed a change in personality. Speaking on Sky News’ UK Tonight programme, Ms Darby said: “At the time, we just thought she was being a bit of a moody teenager. “She was constantly gloomy, she didn’t really want to do anything, when we did something that for any other child they would think it was great, Tia always seemed like she was kind of a little bit vacant, like she wasn’t enjoying herself.” Image: Tia with her mother Imogen Darby. Pic: PA Tia, from Northampton, saw GPs, ended up in A&E and was assessed by NHS 111 about 30 times since first reporting symptoms during Covid lockdown three years ago, her mother said. Read more on Sky News: ‘Life-changing’ sickle …