My world on Twitter #8

The new quarter has started at my university (University of Denver) and I have a new quarter in which I will report here shortly about my Tweets and with it what’s happening around the globe.

For more news about things which move the world, or at least twitter, go to #datajournos. In this article you can see a summary of my twitter posts of the last two weeks.

Fiat Chrysler also used emission software

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found in Jeep and Dodge cars a software which lead to higher nitrogen oxide levels. Fiat so far denied all accusations.

There was a huge drop for the shares at the stock markets in New York and Milan. The EPA is investing several car software after the huge Volkswagen scandal; currently it is unclear if the EPA has found any additional wrongdoing.


The new Elbphilarmonie is opening – check it out!

In Hamburg, Germany, the so called Elbphilarmonie is finally opening. The construction should be very favourable for the sound inside the conert hall.

This graphic story has been published while the construction was still on going but it explains the concepts of the building very well. I think this can be seen as a good example for a two page grapic story.


The first longtime effects of marjuana in Colorado

Since marjuana has become legal in Colorado a lot of positve and often suprising reports about have been seen in the media. The legalisation also opened up new fields of study. Medical longtime obeservation and researches for example.

Now after a couple of years, hospitals and doctors are announcing that the number of patients who come to them with an illness linked to marjuana use has highly increased. People report to feel queasy and see indications of the flu.


The president of the Ivory Cost makes a deal with rebels

For a few days the Ivory Cost was just steps away from an domestic crisis that could have turned into a civil war. Rebels took control over several cities, e.g. Abidjan, Daloa or Korhogo.

The president, Alassane Ouattara, agreed to the demands of the rebels who were mainly asking for imporved conditions of life. So far everything happened non violent.

See you in a few weeks for more from the world of Twitter #datajournos!

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.

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.

Continue reading Stepping ahead- planning a career

My world on Twitter #5

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 two weeks.

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.


Evaluating answers with multiple options in the turn out?

In this article there is a good idea how a certain number of yes-and-no questions can still allow you to figure out multiple options in the turn out.

As there are just two sides, yes and no, or black and white, to which you can count an answer, there will be intersections of certain turn outs. For example two options are represented by YES and two by NO. Maybe due to the overall result there will be one option that collects more support then all others; but what if not?

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Evaluate the importance of the topics.

The solution let the people value a certain amount of questions they think a very important. This will very likely help you to nail them down to one option which they favour.


Impressions of the 2nd debate

The debate of the presidential candidates was as usually highly commented in the social networks. The Washington Post did a good job gatehring the most important and interesting tweets, likes etc.

They are an interesting summary with the addition of a reflection in it, but check them out and make up your own mind.


The forgotten ones: the white working class

A long time study comes to the conclusion the white working class, those who didn’t go to college, earn 9% less now then in 1996. In contrast the income of white college graduates has increased by 23%.

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A college degree is a door opener to a financially independent future. Photo by The Blue Diamond Gallery.

This is in line with a  decline of the income of the working class which has already occured from 1978 to 1996. The saying it doesn’t matter if one goes to college or not is very much disproven by these numbres.

See you next week for more from the world of Twitter #coderjournos!

My World on Twitter #4

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 three weeks.

Civilians are fleeing into Syria

The current offense of joint Irakqi forces are making their way to Mossul. The infantry forces are supported by air strikes.

Eralier this week first annoucements of success were sent out. Regardless of this support, IS fighters are still in the city.

Due to the up coming gurialla fighting the city will face civilians are leaving the city. As the joint irakqi forces are approching form the sout, the only way left is into Syria, into IS territory.


Do you want political success? – Look at Hollywood!

‘Hollywood equals political success’ this seems to sound like a joke, but if one has a look on the strategy of conservative right and extremist movements in Europe and the USA it has become reality.

First, creat fear! The easiest way: a catastrophe. The only difference we are talking about humans, refugees, not about an natural desaster like e.g. in Roland Emmenrich’s movies.

The dehumanization of refugees is the result of their argumentation, but their game goes on.


Should I stay or should I go?

The Scots will have to decied again.

In the last referendum Scotland was voting to remain within the UK. But since that a essential change has happened. The UK voted about remaining within the EU – they soon will leave.

Scotland was voting to stay within the UK referendum about EU membership, just as Northern Irland and London. The country realises that now with this new path England will proceed on, their interest aren’t reperesented at all and they consider due to the new circumstances their referendum about remaining in the UK needs to be asked agian.

To Scotland the EU seems to be more appealing then the UK!


Impressions of the 2nd debate

The debate of the presidential candidates was as usually highly commented in the social networks. The Washington Post did a good job gatehring the most important and interesting tweets, likes etc.

They are an interesting summary with the addition of a reflection in it, but check them out and make up your own mind.


2nd presidential election debate

The second round of the TV duell of presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, was running for 90 min.

For anybody who couldn’t or maybe wouldn’t like to see the whole debate, this is a good summarizing video of the main points of the debate.

The most interesting fact was the different format round two had – it was a town hall debate.


Who will be the moderators of round two in the fight for the White House?

For round two, the town hall debate, there will be two moderators. On the one hand it will be Martha Raddatz from ABC, on the other hand there will be Anderson Cooper from CNN.

Both reporters are broadly known in the US and are very successful. Nevertheless, Trump seems not to be happy with any of the two of them.


Is there a way to legal doping?

Athlets can have more serious illnesses just as any other human as well. Some illnesses need threatment with medication which is forbidden by the anti-doping rules.

Of course in these cases the athlets will be allowed to use this medicin, but they need a TUE (therapeutic use exemption) authorized by the WADA.

This sounds a bit like a door opener. Unfortunately the numbers are supporting the thesis. In the last years the number of TUEs has highly increased and also the number of cases in which false diagonsis was issued by a Doctor, as a medical certificate is needed.


Which countries control the game?

We all remember the cold war, the world was seperated in two teams. But how many countries and which countries do control the international circuit in politics these days?

The new world order becomes visible in the Syrian civil war. The war in Syria is lasting already over five years. The amount of countries interfering in the struggle is imense.
By analyizing all the different intersts shown in this war one is able to identify the big players within the nations.

See you soon for more from the world of Twitter #digitaljournos!