URICT – Uganda – ENDING CHILD AND HUMAN SACRIFICE IN BUSOG


URICT was formed to assist the rural people and villagers get access to information, fight the digital age, advocate for their fundamental rights and improve their health and socio-economic status and lives using an integrated approach especially through Information and Communication and Education
URICT ‘s vision is “A Uganda with informed and educated rural people/villagers accessing quality, adequate and equitable Information and Communication and Education services at the same time seeing that their rights as disadvantaged peopled are respected by state of Uganda” while URICT Mission is “To contribute towards raising the level, Quality & Equity of Information and Communication and Education Services and advocate for the rights of rural people and villagers in Uganda through increasing access, advocacy, economic empowerment and working with other development actors”
URICT would like to introduce you to her 10years program to end Child Human Sacrifice. Child Human sacrifice is the act of killing human beings as part of a religious ritual (ritual killing). Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaughter of animals (animal sacrifice) and of religious sacrifice in general. Child Human sacrifice has been practiced in various cultures throughout history. Victims were typically ritually killed in a manner that was supposed to please or appease gods, spirits or the deceased, for example as a propitiatory offering, or as a retainer sacrifice when the King servants die in order to continue to serve their master in the next life. Closely related practices found in some tribal societies are cannibalism and headhunting.
The idea of human sacrifice has its roots in deep prehistory, in the evolution of human behaviour. Mythologically, it is closely connected, or even fundamentally identical with animal sacrifice. Walter Burkert has argued for such a fundamental identity of animal and human sacrifice in the connection of a hunting hypothesis which traces the emergence of human religious behaviour to the beginning of behavioral modernity in the Upper Paleolithic.
Unlike in the past where parents could just buy a doll for their children and they could appreciate them. Today, this is not the case in Uganda following the rampant child abduction, reportedly for sacrifice. Children in Uganda now adore their parents full time protection than gifts.
Busoga Eastern Uganda leads in the act of Child Human Sacrifice, with over 2-3 children sacrificed every week. The Ugandan police and the authorities have not properly responded to end Child Human Sacrifice, because many of the rich, wealth and corrupt government officials are directly involved in sacrificing children in Uganda.
URICT has opened up a program to take information to the people, and tell them that Child Human Sacrifice should end and a new era has come. That way the witch doctors and all the parents involved in Child sacrifice will hear the call.

Source: www.urict-uganda.org

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URICT – Uganda


URICT – Uganda owns, runs and operates URICT – Joy Orphanage Children’s Home for 50 HIV/AIDS Orphans from Child-headed families without any relatives, URICT – Community School for 375 HIV/AIDS Children, a Micro finance Program for Rural Villager widows and Teenager Mothers, a Program of food Security, a Program for Access to Safe Clean Water, URICT – Vocational and Life Skills Training Center, a Program for ending fistula and Maternal death and end to Child and Human Sacrifice.

Source: www.urict-uganda.org

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Five Ways Watson Will Change Computing


WATSON WILL BE INSIDE YOUR PHONES, TABLETS, AND TOYS

IBM held a Watson mobile challenge at this year’s Mobile World Congress as a way of finding case studies for Watson outside of desktop computers. The three winners were a tablet based trainer for in-store retail personnel called Red Ant, a personal health care wellness assistance tool called GenieMD, and a company called Majestyk Appswhich made a prototype stuffed animal called FANG (Friendly Anthromorphic Network Genome).

“FANG is a toy you give to little children that connects to Watson,” Rhodin told Fast Company. This toy talks back, but what’s interesting is that the parents have an app that actually tracks conversations between children and the toys. It seems creepy at first, but when you step back you realize they are important developmental years for the child. Analytics can help parents track development of children. You can look at this either as parents trying to over-engineer their kids, or you can look at it from a much more important viewpoint of developmental progression and detecting how there might be problems.”

There has been speculation by many industry observers that the recent Apple-IBM partnership could ease the way for iOS developers to work in the Watson ecosystem. But as we’re about to see, IBM is already laying plans for a massive Watson ecosystem.

 

Source: www.fastcompany.com

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Deep Dive: NFV / SDN


NFV is a hot trend rolling out to networks worldwide. It represents the virtualization of network functions into a software layer, reducing CapEx and OpEx, while allowing a more flexible network with rapid deployment of new services. In our NFV/SDN meeting, we will look at a number of the best solutions and vendors in the sector, as well as hear from the network operators as to their plans, and what innovations they are seeking from Silicon Valley.

Source: telecomcouncil.cvent.com

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New Alloy Can Convert Heat Directly Into Electricity


A new alloy with unique properties can convert heat directly into electricity, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. The alloy, a multiferroic composite of nickel, cobalt, manganese and tin, can be either non-magnetic and highly magnetic, depending on its temperature.

Source: www.popsci.com

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