My World on Twitter #7

For more news about things which move the world, or at least twitter, go to #digitaljournos. Here you can see a summary of my twitter posts of the past four weeks.

This edition is the last one to the #coderjournos, so enjoy and have fun!

I also like to use this opportunity to let you know about my most recent story – Stepping ahead- planning a career – which I did in cooperation with Siobhan Stocks-Lyons.

Besides this I will have another new future on my page by tomorrow (21. November), check it out its a portfolio page of mine.


New steps in medicine = new ways to dope

Antibodies are the new hope for people who have amyotrophia diseases. They have the ability to slow down and even stop the decrease of muskels.

This skill is highly interesting to the world of doping. Experts say it is easier as genetic doping and it is not for the rest of the athlets life. The problem for athlets might be that the antibodies are, at the moment, visible.

Besides the use of the antibodies by healthy people is related to high risks for their health.


#uploading_holocaust

A new way of story telling can be seen in the documentary by the gebruederbeetz film production. Their whole documentary is just out of material which they found on youtube.

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The entrance gate of the concentration camp in Ausschwitz, Poland. Photo by Fish and karate

The film follows pupils from Israel on their big journey to Poland. During this trip the pupils look at the history their people have gone through during World War II.

The journey is highly emotional and challenging for the students as they are e.g. listening to personal fades while standing in the crematory.


Clinton becomes Al Gore

The election system in the United States has its own rules. What seems for a lot of people in Europe not thinkable is possible in the United States due to the electoral college.

Hillary Clinton lost the election. She could not gain enough votes within the electoral college, but she won the popular vote.

The last time that this happened was in 2000. Democratic candidate Al Gore lost against former President George W. Bush junior although Gore won the popular vote.


The world’s reactions on Trumps victory

After a long campainging season the United States and the world have now knowledge about who is the new resident in the White House. Donald Trump.

In the common tradition congratulations and statements from governments around the globe were given in the aftermath.

Western Europe congratualates and demands of the new President. Countries like Russia or Turkey whom with the relations have been difficult in the recent past are stating they welcome the opportunity for a new start between the United States and their countries.


Amelia Earhart might have died as a cast away

This is an interesting story about a femal pioneer in aviation history.

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Amelia Earhart.

The written story tells about new evidence that was found which possibley proves that Earhart has died as a cast away. The other older theory is that Earhart died in a plane crash.

In the viedo which is available with the story shows new footage that was found just recently. It shows Earhart shortly before she left for the try to fly around the world as first women – a try for a record. She never finshed her mission and her body was never found.


Stepanows finally receive support

The Stepanows, who are the biggest whistle-blower related to the huge doping scandal in Russia and the Russian track and field team, will recieve now after the olympics support by the IOC.olympic_rings_with_transparent_rims-svg

Critics say the support given to the Stepanows was over due and should have been given from the start on. Julia Stepanowa tried to participate at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janrerio, but the IOC did not give their approval.

Now Witali Stepanow will become a consultant for the IOC and finacial aid will be given to the Stepanows.


First photo story published

I am currently enrolled in the class ‘online journalism’ at the University of Denver. For this class we have different projects that we need to submit.

This is a my first photo story about a construction side close to campus. ‘Muse appartments’ is the name of the future building which will very likely host soon a lot of DU students.


Natpe Career day at 9news

Natpe or the National Association of Television Program Executives has organised a day of education in Denver.

The event was hosted at KUSA where young journalist could attend a career day including a job fair and a TV station tour.


Allegheny Forest region, a secret beauty

The BBC did a photo story on the Allegeheny Forest. It uncovers a beauty that can be found in the east of the United States.

The region is a secret trip for taveling. Rivers and trails are found for hikers and other fanciers of nature, but also industrial history.

See you soon on Twitter, the #digitaljournos class is  over.

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My world on Twitter #6

For more news about things which move the world, or at least twitter, go to #coderjournos. Here you can see a summary of my twitter posts of the past three weeks.

As this edition is the last one to the #coderjournos I want to point out a few hightlights of the past weeks before I give you the common report.

Different coding for different hardware

Imagein you have mastered the skill set one need to do the coding for an app. So you or one of your friend has a great idea for an app which you want to realise together.

First question coming up, as you code for a smartphone app, which code I should work on first? iOS or Android?

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Image by George Thomas

It is a question about markets, consumer behavoir etc. Also there is a big number of windows phone users 80mio! And have in mind the option of cross-platform tools.


Being quadriplegic doesn’t mean you can’t be a race car driver

Arrow has designed a special car to help Sam Schmidt, a former Indy Racing League driver, to make it back on the race track after he became quadriplegic due to a crash.

By rethinking the control system of a car and finding crative solutions the team of Arrow has modified a 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray. They call the car SAM – a semi-autonomous motorcar.

End of highlights, start of my regular report of Tweets.

Map the US according to the presidential vote

These are two maps of the US. One of them is showing the geographical area Trump has won, the other one shows where Clinton has won.

In contrast to the common mapping in red and blue the maps are in common geographical color. Next to that the creaters added logical geographical names to the islands, seas, etc. that was created, e.g. ‘the American Ocean’.


The moon on it’s closest elliptical turn – is the supermoon

We can become witness on Sunday and Monday of the biggest and closest moon since 1948. Scientists advice to look at the moon right after it has risen in the east.

It’s called ‘perigee’ when the moon is on its closest approach. The perigee does not always happen at the time of a full moon; if they are in sync we call the moon a supermoon.

The moon won’t be this close again until 25 November 2034.


Reince Priebus named chief of staff

Priebus, a republican leader, is named chief of staff  by elected President Donald Trump. Even though Priebus is part of the Washingtoner es

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The new chief of staff . Image by Gage Skidmore

tablishment which was attacked so heavily during campaigning.

The chief of staff is the head of the members of staff within the white house and decides who gets access to the President.

It is expected that Priebus should build bridges for Trump to congress republicans in the future.


Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch was struck again by a heavy earthquake of 7,8 and a second one of 6,2. A tsunami warning is released which got weakend later.

So far two people seem to have died in the event, but the local administrations are staying that mainly property damage occured.


More user online due to smartphones

The number of user of online news is growing in Germany. Most people are using their smartphone or another moblie divice to get online.

According to the study the main interest is on video and audio stories. Nevertheless there exists a seperation by age. Older people still prefere TV; just 45% of the people over 70 years are online.


JS code helps to find informations about ski alpine racers

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Anja Paerson in Aspen, Slalom World Cup. Photo by Arthur Mouratidis

In class the JS project just got started. In group work we’ll design our first apps.

To get inspiration and a better understanding for the JS language I was checking out some examples. This one is the huge data base of the International Ski Federation in which every athlet can be found with any records about his or her career.


AT&T wants to buy TimeWarner

The telecommunicater AT&T wants to buy the media conglomerate TimeWarner.

This might seem like big suprise on the first impression, but after considering a few facts it becomes very reasonable. AT&T biggest competitor Verizon has bought AOL and is interested in Yahoo.

AT&T sees the future, with it’s own skill as a service provider, and the content producing skills that TimeWarner has combined.

See you soon on Twitter, the  #coderjournos class is  over.

Stepping ahead- planning a career

Produced and written in cooperation with Siobhan Stocks-Lyons

This time of year is when the majority of college students are starting to prepare for summer internships and jobs. Having an organized plan and an updated resume is vital for success. At the University of Denver, there are a multitude of resources to aid students in the struggle to obtain summer internships.

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