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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rates to go up for girl drivers

Finally equity among the sexes.

The cost of car insurance for teenage girls is going up to parity with teenage boys.

Results vary by insurance company but the general trend is for girls rates to be going up, while rates for teenage boys are inching down.

Insurance companies had run on the social belief that boys were hot rod drivers, without the maturity or concentration to drive safely.

Turns out girls are more inclinded to drive fast and even to have accidents then their male counterparts.

And the girls admit it.

Michael Toole's "Reeling" on Funny or Die


Michael T. TooleMay 5, 2010 at 5:07pm

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"Reeling" is onhttp://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8fef0113f1/reeling. The world will now share in the joy!!!

"Reeling" has earned praise at film festivals from South Africa to France, Japan to Chicago. The short film is also available on various comedy web sites and film buff sites. Michael Tool's second film "Spotters" is gaining similar approval, and just a with "Reeling" stronger overseas than in the US.


Let me know what you think.


-Art

Miscoft slips and Google rises

Interenet Explorer is slipping in its dominance. With over 90% use in the early part of this decade the Microsoft champion has slipped at the hands of Foxfire, Google and Apple's Safari, all three faster on most computers. IE now commandes less than 60% of the world wide market. Google' Chrome has grown from less than one percent a year ago to 7% of the market, still on a strong growth curve. Firefox is stagnant, or "mature" in marketing terms at about 25% or one in four users world wide. Microsofts PR spin is that its "new browser" Internet Explorer 8 or IE* has gone from 4% a year ago to 28% of the market. What they do not say is that much of that growth is the retiring of former versions of Explorer. Meanwhile IE9 is in beta testing and is said to have many of the features of Safari and Chrome, but not be quite as fast as either, even on an optimized operating platform.

BUDGET BALANCING: UNLV faculty hear about cuts

Heads of six targeted programs air concerns


By RICHARD LAKE
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Over the past three years, cuts at UNLV and the state's other higher education institutions have been made across the board. Every department and program on campus has had to absorb the cuts by not filling open jobs, deferring maintenance and either taking pay cuts or increasing their workload.

Monica Lounsbery , chairwoman of the Sports Education Leadership Department at UNLV, made her case Tuesday to the university's president.

She had just made an impassioned defense of her program before the Faculty Senate. The program is one of a half dozen on a list proposed for elimination in the latest round of budget cuts.

"The truth is," the president, Neal Smatresk, told Lounsbery, "we have about 60 programs here. We have enough money for 50."

In addition to Lounsbery's program at an estimated savings of $645,000, also on the list to eliminate and the estimated savings are the following:

■ Educational Leadership, $1,529,000.

■ Recreation and Sports Management, $633,000.

■ Informatics, $472,000.

■ Marriage and Family Therapy, $360,000.

■ Urban Horticulture, $0 (it is projected to save future costs).

The list, which includes some other potential cost-saving measures, is the latest winnowing of what was once a longer list of programs that could be eliminated. A committee made up of people appointed by faculty and the administration has spent the past several weeks coming up with the list.

Over the past three years, cuts at UNLV and the state's other higher education institutions have been made across the board. Every department and program on campus has had to absorb the cuts by not filling open jobs, deferring maintenance and either taking pay cuts or increasing their workload.