2016 Honda Pilot: All-new model takes flight

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot looks and feels very different from its predecessor. However, it wasn’t until I drove the highly-regarded 2nd-generation 2015 Pilot back-to-back with the new 3rd-generation 2016 Pilot that the new model’s numerous updates – especially to its driving character – became stunningly apparent. On sale this summer, the eight-passenger family SUV… Read More 2016 Honda Pilot: All-new model takes flight

Investigation: Specific Learning Difficulties

Whilst the term Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) can be used as a diagnosis in itself, it is often used to refer to diagnoses of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD or ASD. The University of Oxford: Equality Report 2013/14 contains the university’s official statistics on admission and performance of students with SpLDs. Source : http://www.cherwell.org/comment/features/2015/05/28/investigation-specific-learning-difficulties

Google Rolls Out New Automated Helpers

Apple and Microsoft offer virtual personal assistants that answer questions and control phone functions with a combination of smart algorithms and programmed sass. New artificial-intelligence products announced by Google today are faceless by comparison. But they suggest the search company has more ambitious ideas than its competitors about using software that’s able to understand language… Read More Google Rolls Out New Automated Helpers

Ontario student design competition features inventions for accessible living

No one wants to get older, but since it’s going to happen, it’s better done in style. That’s why a student team has designed a grab bar that mimics a helping human hand and comes in different colours. It’s one of 10 designs from Ontario university students that are vying for an accessible-design prize Friday… Read More Ontario student design competition features inventions for accessible living

GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf’s 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2

Steppenwolf Theatre Company completes its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and… Read More GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf’s 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2

USD 501 unveils planned cuts to spending Cuts include central administration and total about half a million dollars more than expected

The Topeka Unified School District 501 school board is considering cutting about half a million dollars more in spending next year than previously expected, in case the Legislature hits the district with further budget cuts. On Thursday, district administrators unveiled their proposals for $1.83 million in cuts, about $518,000 more than needed if the Legislature… Read More USD 501 unveils planned cuts to spending Cuts include central administration and total about half a million dollars more than expected