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Conlangio, free web-based application for constructed languages.

There is often a secret ingredient that draws us into powerful performances on our television, captivates us with storytelling in our favorite books and has us hooked on to the latest video game. That secret ingredient is a constructed language and there is a Denver startup focused on creating a platform for language creators around the world and promoting the art, science, and craft of inventing languages.

That company is Conlangio, an innovative language-construction software company with a free web-based constructed language application. This startup – not even a year old and still in its early phases – already has over 400 language creators and over 400 languages created using their software. It has created quite a buzz in this niche community and is planning to expand to content-creation and educational material in the near future.

The founder of Conlangio, Patrick Gaston, is a classically trained linguist, U.S. Army veteran, and software engineer living in Denver, CO.

“Language is my absolute passion. After getting my degree in Linguistics and becoming a software engineer, I really made it a mission to use this unique skill set to create language applications for underrepresented language communities. I started creating my own language in 2016 as a way to deal with some issues transitioning from military to university so this is where I wanted to start my journey,” says Patrick Gaston

One of the most amazing things about this startup is that it was created on nights and weekends as a side project – and still is!

“I’m kind of just riding this wave right now. Conlangio has definitely grown to a point that makes it hard to do part-time but I am loving every minute of it. This whole journey has already been so surreal and if I get to work on Conlangio full-time, it will be amazing,” says Gaston.

In the past year, Conlangio has grown to a diverse team of 4, including 2 military veterans.

Want to know more? So do we!

What is a constructed language? 
Constructed languages, or conlangs for short, are languages that have been created artificially, by an individual or a group, with the intent of being used for communication by a group of speakers, to enhance art, entertainment and more.

You may be more familiar than you think! If you’re one of the millions that tuned into HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, you’ve heard of Dothraki, which is a fictional language constructed by David J. Peterson – an American language creator. That’s not all. Some other places you can find constructed languages are James Cameron’s Avatar, The 100, and the Lord of the Rings to name a few. That list is only getting bigger.

Why create a language?

People create languages for all kinds of reasons, some of these might include own personal use, video games, films or TV shows.

Stay tuned…
Be sure to keep an eye on this startup, as they may be responsible for your next favorite hit series.

To contact Conlangio or find out more, check out https://conlang.io/

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UNIVERSAL KIDS

PREMIERES NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES “POWERBIRDS” ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 10AM ET/PT

  • Universal Kidsthe TV network that playfully celebrates kids’ everyday adventures, announces the new preschool series Powerbirds premiering on Sunday, January 19 at 10am ET/PT.
  • About the show: Parakeet siblings Ace and Polly at first glance seem like ordinary pets, but they’re not your average birds, both possessing special super powers. Inspired by their owner Max’s love of comic books, Ace and Polly’s oversized imaginations take them on heroic superhero adventures. Unbeknownst to Max, whenever he leaves for the day, Ace and Polly spring into action as the Powerbirds! In each episode, they use superhero powers such as the fantastic freeze, super sight, super speed and beyond, to save their neighborhood from animal villains. The series promotes underlying positive messages that we can all be our own superhero if we do the right thing.
  • Characters:
    • 6-year-old Max’s love for comic books, action figures and adventure comes from his Grandpa Felix. Ace and Polly are Max’s favorite pets and their daily superhero adventures are often sparked by his creative play.
    • Ace the parakeet has a strong sense of duty, but is also playful and daring. He tends to do things by-the-book and has memorized the superhero handbook’s collection of credos and techniques.
    • Polly the parakeet is a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. She’s a goofball who frequently makes things up on the fly. But, Polly is always ready to jump into action and save the day.

About Universal Kids

Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. As a kid-focused ecosystem with great TV content at the center, Universal Kids is programmed for the 2-12 year old audience, with a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits. Launched in September 2017 and available in over 59 million homes, Universal Kids is available for kids and families across all platforms, including on air, online, On Demand and via mobile with the Universal Kids app.

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SUPER HEROIC × NASA

Children’s footwear and apparel brand, Super Heroic, launched its first social impact campaign in collaboration with NASA. With this partnership they hope to encourage, and make accessible to inner city youth the reality of space exploration and STEAM career opportunities as a whole! 

Apart from finding the collection on the Super Heroic site, the NASA gear will be available nationwide via Kids Foot Locker on December 3rd, 2019!

Alongside the new NASA sneakers and apparel, Super Heroic is offering 4 child Heroes the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Space Camp. The brand aims to teach young Heroes about NASA, about the work it does and the opportunities available they provide. Particularly young girls who might not think a career in space or science is for them.✊ 

Check out context details HERE.

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Youth Against AIDS

Youth Against AIDS and AXA announce a collaboration to build a prevention platform for the young generation

On occasion of World AIDS Day 2019 Youth Against AIDS (YAA) and AXA announced a collaboration to support YAA´s efforts to create a comprehensive sexual health and prevention platform for the young generation.

Digital tools and technical innovations are creating new opportunities in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases. This is especially true for prevention amongst young people. YAA and AXA use the advantages of the omnipresence of smartphones and growing demand of digital services to reach young people regardless of location or time. The platform, called FAQ YOU, includes a chatbot to answer the most common and pressing questions about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases (FAQs) 24/7. The beta version of the chatbot will be launched in the US. Further tools will be integrated into the platform which will give  young users guidance to services like conducting HIV tests, finding an STI clinic or condom dispensers or getting in touch with medical services via tele medicine. The platform aims to complement personal counseling services, which are often unavailable for young people, at at later stage.

“Today, we see many silos in the sexual health sector. It remains a challenge for our generation to access credible content, get the right answers on demand and to access youth-friendly services. We want to change this by creating a digital one-stop-shop solution for all needs on sexual health and  education that meet the needs of our young target group. We believe that we need more innovation in prevention and FAQ YOU will be our answer to push these topics and to make a difference in the life of young people. We are grateful for the commitment of AXA that enables us to use modern technologies to help our generation to live healthier lives.”

Daniel Nagel, CEO Youth against AIDS 

“The partnership with Youth Against AIDS is very exciting for AXA – with this initiative we support YAA to evolve from a communication and awareness channel for youth to a digital source of health related content and services on sexual health and other taboo topics. We bring our expertise in emerging technologies and data while remaining true to our commitment to health and disease prevention.”

– Astrid Stange, Chief Operating Officer AXA Group




Youth Against AIDS Head of Product Anna Konopka and Astrid Stange, Chief Operating Officer AXA Group.
 

About Youth against AIDS (YAA)

Youth Against AIDS is an international youth-focused NGO. 

YAA develops innovative sexual health information and dialogue services for young people. To achieve their goals, the young team finds new paths to old challenges: unconventional and courageous. YAA networks with partners who play a role in the lives of  the young target group and implement innovative formats with them – both online and locally. This ensures that YAA  is present in the everyday life of young people. The organisation’s offers are open to everyone, easy to understand and always available.

What is important to us: respectful interaction without fear of contact – with oneself and others. We create awareness without fear.

KAASH PAIGE

Kaash Paige is an 18 year old buzzing artist from Dallas, Texas, making waves with dreamy viral hit, “Love Songs.” “Love Songs” reached #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and US Viral Chart and reached #3 on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Trending Chart. Kaash is an acronym for Kill All Arrogance Stop Hatred.

WATCH KAASH PAIGE BREAK DOWN THE MEANING OF “LOVE SONGS” ON GENIUS

WATCH HERE

LISTEN TO PARKED CAR CONVOS HERE

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How to Choose Clothes for Little Princesses

Children try to imitate adults in everything. At an early age, girls like to try on different outfits, and they want to look fashionable. The current range of products allows you choosing items that are perfect for each particular child, emphasize her personality, and form a sense of style. Every girl’s mother wants her daughter to look like a real princess. Parents need to know a lot of nuances and details in order to choose the most beautiful and convenient children’s items.

What Clothes for Girls is Considered Fashionable

The children’s fashion industry has recently been gaining tremendous momentum. In many ways, it is similar to an adult one, although, of course, dresses and skirts invariably remain favorite items of cute baby girl clothes. So, here are some modern fashion trends for girls:

  • Elegant dresses in retro style. The emphasis is on simple cut and beautiful prints.
  • Pastel and neutral colors. Such shades as khaki, burgundy are considered very fashionable this season. They not only look very stylish but also do not get too dirty.
  • Interesting prints. Drawings on clothes are very common today. Cartoon characters, flowers, unusual abstractions. It looks really very beautiful, especially if the color scheme is selected correctly.

Of course, it is important for the baby to feel comfortable in her outfit. The child’s skin is very sensitive, that’s why a kid can sometimes feel uncomfortable. Therefore, the choice of clothing for children must be approached very responsibly.

How to Choose Qualitative Clothes for a Girl

In order to buy qualitative, comfortable clothes, pay attention to the following aspects:

  • Fabric structure. Synthetics often don’t absorb sweat and cause a rash, so cotton or linen items should be bought. Synthetic materials are bad for your baby’s sensitive skin. Especially when it comes to underwear. As practice shows, clothes made from natural fabrics are much more useful for a little kid. All bodysuits, vests, romper suits and other items made from natural fabrics cause no allergies.
  • Label. A label sewn into the seam can cause allergies even on adults’ skin, so there’s nothing to say about the delicate child’s skin. Therefore, you need to buy only those items where all the information about the product is painted on fabric.
  • Comfort. Firstly, comfortable clothing fits the child, does not twist, does not constrict movements and lets your child both enjoy playing at the playground and sleep well in her bed. Secondly, comfortable clothing lets the skin breathe, as well as absorbs moisture well. You should not buy items with a bunch of buttons or laces — the simpler the clothes you can put on and take off, the better. In general, buttons and Velcro are the best fasteners to choose from.

Guided by these simple rules, it will be easy to buy good and beautiful clothes for a little girl. Don’t think that high-quality children’s clothing is expensive — it can be found at a low price. To save money without sacrificing quality, it’s suggested to shop at Trendy Toddlers. Here you can find clothes for girls for all occasions: clothing for sleeping, relaxing at home, playing sports, walking on the playground and much more.

Swagskate NG3

‘Fun, stylish and agile’ are the best words to describe the Swagskate NG3. This generation’s model has a better grip, battery life and speed. Recommended for Gen Z (ages 7-15), this is one of the best electric skateboards in its category. One of the top reasons – it’s pricepoint (MSRP $160). Another, are its motion detectors which are extremely responsive when you want to come to a halt. Furthermore, the LED tail lamps add additional visibility while you’re on the way home during Daylight Savings Time. Great for cruising the beachfront with your besties on bikes. Finally you can keep up, even if you’re a novice.

It may be a tad too large for a sock, but it’s definitely making our Stocking Stuffers list.

Other key features:

“Kick to Cruise” Technology

LED taillight + system indicator

100-Watt Single Hub Motor

9.3 mph max speed

6-mile range

1.5-hour charge time

72x51mm polyurethane wheels

Max rider Weight: 150 pounds

Recommended Age: 7-15

Product weight: 7.7 pounds

Product dimensions: 19.6″ L x 8.85″ W

Color: black & yellow

Price: $129.99 (MSRP: $160) 


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ABOUT SWAGTRON

SWAGTRON is the industry leader in light electric vehicles, having evolved as the forefront brand in its category. SWAGTRON was celebrated for being one of the first brands of electric rideables on the scene to offer UL certification for electrical and charging safety. SWAGTRON continues to expand and improve its line of innovative rideable products to make micro mobility solutions accessible to everyone. Learn more at Swagtron.com.

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High School Musical

The soundtrack from the highly-anticipated Disney+ “High School Musical:  The Musical: The Series” will be available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, November 8. The Disney+ series will generate over 40 pieces of music and content.  The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series cast members penned two of the new songs for the Walt Disney Records OST. “Just A Moment” (airing January 3, 2020) was co-written by Joshua Bassett (Ricky) and Olivia Rodrigo (Nini) as well as Dan Book, who also produced the track. “All I Want” was written by Olivia Rodrigo and is set to air November 29. 

Following the initial roll-out, every Wednesday, Walt Disney Records will release a new single on all services as well as a companion lyric video on Disney Music VEVO.  Lift videos will be available the same Friday an episode premieres on Disney+. The full soundtrack will be available January 10, 2020. 

The cadence of song and video releases starts off with a few key dates:

November 1 – The first single and official music video, “The Medley, The Mashup,” was released.

November 8 – The cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” performs on the #1 morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America.  The same evening, the premiere episode airs on ABC, Freeform and Disney Channel. Immediately after the premiere episode airs, “I Think I Kinda, You Know” and “The Start of Something New” singles and lift videos will be available on Disney Music VEVO.  The singles will be available with the store turn, with the lift videos timed to the airing of each new episode.  The acoustic version of “Born To Be Brave” will be available on Disney Music VEVO as well. 

November 9 – The cast returns to ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend to talk about the first episode. Instructional videos of cast members Rodrigo and Bassett teaching “I Think I Kinda, You Know” on ukulele and guitar, respectively, will be available.

November 11 – The acoustic video of “Start of Something New” will be available.  

November 12 – Disney+ launches, and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” premieres on the platform.  The lyric video for “I Think I Kinda, You Know” will be available along with the “Wondering” single and lyric video.  

November 15 – The second episode premieres on Disney+, and the “Wondering” lift video will be available on Disney Music VEVO.
The track listing for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series:  The Soundtrack blends new versions of fan favorite “High School Musical” songs – including some medleys, some acoustic and some instrumental numbers – with new songs.  Some of the musical numbers in the series are even performed live by the cast.  All the tracks and video content will be rolling out on VEVO throughout the series.  

Just For A Moment 
The High School Musical franchise was born in 2006, when Disney Channel aired the first “High School Musical” movie. For two consecutive years, “High School Musical” (2006) and “High School Musical 2” (2007) were ranked the #1 best-selling albums globally, according to the IFPI, marking the first time one franchise topped the chart for two years in a row.  To date, the “High School Musical” soundtracks have sold over 26 million units and over 16 million albums worldwide.  An unprecedented nine original songs from the “High School Musical” soundtrack entered Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, with five tracks in the Top 40.  An unprecedented nine original songs from the “High School Musical” franchise broke onto Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart; five of those in the top 40.  Steven Vincent, Vice President of Music and Soundtracks for Disney Channel Worldwide said, “This soundtrack has all the nostalgic fan favorites from the movies with a modern twist, as well as fantastic contagious new series songs.  The new cast is infinitely talented, and bring great energy in telling this new story.”

Starring an exciting, multitalented cast, the scripted Disney+ series introduces 10 main characters:  Nini (Rodrigo), Ricky (Bassett), Gina (Sofia Wylie), E.J. (Matt Cornett), Ashlyn (Julia Lester), Kourtney (Dara Renee’), Carlos (Frankie Rodriguez), Big Red (Larry Saperstein), Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders) and Mr. Mazzara (Mark St. Cyr) – a group of drama students and faculty members at East High, the Utah high school where the original “High School Musical” movie was filmed.  Through the course of 10 episodes, these characters count down from auditions to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” They have budding romances, faltering friendships and harsh rivalries as they experience the transformative power that only high school theatre and music can provide.  

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” was created by Tim Federle (Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated “Ferdinand”) who also wrote the first episode.  The first episode was directed by Tamra Davis.  The series is executive produced by Federle, Oliver Goldstick and two-time Emmy Award-winning “High School Musical” executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush.  

About Disney+

Launching on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. The direct-to-consumer streaming service will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content.  In addition to “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” other original programming available at launch includes “The Mandalorian,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and “Encore!” and films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.”  Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.

Pre-order the soundtrack HEREListen to the playlist HEREDisney Music VEVO HERE @HighSchoolMusicalSeries @DisneyPlus

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SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: ESSENCE.COM OP-ED

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pens an exclusive op-ed for ESSENCE.com entitled, Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Good. In this piece, she talks about the threat that young students of color face every day, rethinking the approach to public education and public safety and more. She states:

“In the 1990’s, hundreds of police officers were deployed to public schools across the country as a component of the war on drugs and later in response to school shootings. Today, at least fourteen million students attend schools staffed with a police officer — but without a single counselor, social worker, psychologist, or nurse.

The result is that in many cases, an infraction as simple as back talking or skipping class that should end in detention or administrative intervention can end in arrest. Over the years, the implementation of policies from Zero-Tolerance to surveillance to criminalizing lateness and absenteeism have created a system of loopholes that trap our most vulnerable students in a pipeline kept alive by the for-profit prison system. It’s a system that disproportionately hurts black and brown students and undermines their learning…As President, I will work to close the school to prison pipeline, by rethinking our approach to public education and public safety…”

In addition, she reflects on her recently revealed plan to invest $800 billion in public schools and how she would invest “an additional $100 billion in ‘Excellence Grants’—that’s equivalent to $1 million for every public school in the country—to invest in things like after school arts programs and school-based student mentoring programs…” This would be in an overall effort toreduce the impact of systemic racial and economic disadvantage on students.

For more, visit ESSENCE.com.

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GameStop Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 GameStop Holiday Gift Guide is 60-pages long and absolutely filled with all things gaming. This year’s guide includes all of the major consoles including PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, the latest model Nintendo Switch and the handheld Switch Lite, along with all the accessories that go with them. Plus there are plenty of GameStop exclusives that will help anyone build the ultimate gaming collection with gear includes the Ocean Shadow Xbox One Wireless Controller, a Special Edition NBA 2K20 Xbox One X bundle, certain Fortnite Nerf toys, and even some Switch controllers. And they have toys from Pokemon to Funko Pop! characters and more.

To browse through the 2019 GameStop Holiday Gift Guide just go to HERE.