Want to solve society’s most urgent problems? Cash prizes can spur breakthroughs

Innovation is a critical part of tackling problems in areas as diverse as transportation, housing, public health and energy. But the scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs who might generate creative solutions often investigate issues or pursue economic opportunities in other less urgent fields. Incentives for science and innovation try to steer efforts toward the most pressing societal problems.

Prizes – cash rewards for scientific, engineering and other achievements – are one form of incentive that has been around for a very long time. In the 18th century, for example, organizations such as the Royal Society in the U.K. awarded medals to scientists for their breakthrough research.

Today, in addition to this type of scientific award, there are also prizes for solutions to diverse problems including the invention of new transportation means for disabled people, the engineering of new battery recycling methods, and even the development of technologies to treat COVID-19 patients.

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Badnore to be president of Holiday Home Society’s governing council





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The Chandigarh administration has constituted the governing council and executive committee of the Holiday Home Society.

UT administrator VP Singh Badnore will be the president of the governing council, while its vice-president will be UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida. Secretary, social welfare department, will be the secretary of the society, which will have 19 members, including four nominated members to be appointed by the UT administrator.

The executive committee will have the UT adviser as its chairperson, while UT finance secretary will be its vice-chairperson. It will have eight members, including four from the governing council who will be nominated to the committee by the UT administrator.

The administration had in February taken over the Indira Holiday Home in Sector 24 with plans to set up a high-end old age facility on payment basis.

The administration’s move comes at a time when the demand for

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Derelict police station in Bradford included on Victorian Society’s list of endangered buildings

A crumbling 19th-century police station in Bradford with architectural merit has been included in the Victorian Society’s annual list of buildings under threat.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 6:00 am

The old police station on Bavaria Place

The impressive gothic building on Bavaria Place in Manningham occupies a corner plot, but has been derelict for over 20 years since West Yorkshire Police vacated the site in favour of more modern facilities.

It was built in 1877 by architects Milnes and France, and despite its size has been described as ‘surprisingly ornate’.

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The Victorian Society has included the property in its annual list of 19th-century gems desperately in need of restoration. Buildings from the Edwardian period are also featured.

The police station is the only Yorkshire entry this year. In 2019, the abandoned railway tunnel at Queensbury, near

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Apps like TikTok harming society’s values, should be blocked: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is of the view that social media apps like TikTok are badly harming the society’s values and should be blocked, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said in an interview with The News.

While talking to the publication, Shibli Faraz said, “PM Imran is extremely concerned about the ‘growing obscenity and vulgarity’ in the society and has directed all the relevant sections to check the trend before it destroys the socio-religious values of Pakistani society”.

The information minister said that the premier had discussed this issue with him not once or twice but 15 or 16 times and wants a comprehensive strategy to check the vulgarity being spread in society through mainstream outlets as well as social media and its applications.

The prime minister in an earlier interview had also shared his views on the matter when his attention was drawn on the barbaric motorway gang-rape

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The Entrepreneurial Ability – One of Society’s Scarce Resources

Have you ever wondered what the 4 most important resources in any given economy are?

They go as follows:

1. Land – which includes all the natural resources that go along with it.

2. Labor- people have to work to get anything done, right?

3. Capital- probably not what you’re thinking; this category isn’t money! It includes tools and machinery, and any other productive item.

4. Entrepreneurial Ability- something unique and specific to people! Not everybody has this! Do you?

Isn’t interesting that any given economy must have entrepreneurs! All the resources in the world, including land, lumber, minerals, food, labor, and tools will create nothing without the entrepreneur. Those innovative minds create many of the luxuries that we enjoy today; without them, we’d be without everything!

So what exactly does an entrepreneur do?

An entrepreneur, by simple definition, takes the initiative in combining resources like land, labor, tools, and … Read More

Society’s Standards

In general social class refers back to the distinctions between teams and people that are completely different from one society to a different society or even inside a selected society. It’s hardly surprising that social entrepreneurship has super relevance for Nigeria, a country of paradoxical financial realities, with booming oil revenues on one hand and decrepit poverty on the opposite. The number one students are from this white ancestry and haven’t any chinese language blood, and we’re the thai queen, female doctors, engineers and military leaders.

Mr. Gans applies this similar logic to the existence of poverty in a society that had a lot materials wealth and concluded that poverty had 13 capabilities in society that was beneficial to non-poor members. Every particular job influences on lifestyle; income and prestige that gained from a job determine living setting, the type of meals, medical care, form of social networks, entertainment, spare … Read More

Society’s Requirements

Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” (anonymously published in 1729) is a robust political satire concerning the economic and social conditions of the poor in Ireland underneath British rule. Females should not have the same pressures in that regard, because men’s standards for a sexual partner have all the time been different, and over human history, women advanced to specific those traits, and males to express others. Partial assist given to women should cease and government and people ought to organize ladies empowerment applications in lots of nations to scale back the unfair therapy given to women.

It is rather tempting these days to write off women altogether however for the sake of my spouse Andrea and daughter Caitlin, who aren’t misandrist female supremacists, I’ll persevere. Many chinese girls who are typically short in Thailand even wish to marry western males while the light skinned Thai women with white … Read More