Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Cleaning Company Suggests It May Only Provide PPE If Workers Ditch Union

Vice 13 Jul 2020
A cleaning company has been accused of threatening to withhold potentially life-saving personal protection equipment (PPE) from cleaners at a prestigious south London academy, unless they disaffiliate from their trade union ... All of the cleaners employed by Ridge Crest Cleaning at Ark Globe Academy are Black or minority ethnic....
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TB Vaccine Given to Kids in Nations With High Rates of Bacterial Disease May be Limiting Covid-19 Deaths

Yahoo Daily News 13 Jul 2020
A tuberculosis vaccine routinely given to children in countries with high rates of that bacterial disease might be helping to reduce deaths from COVID-19, researchers reported on Thursday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... ....
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COVID-19: UK has third highest deaths, but Brits refuse to don masks

Mid Day 13 Jul 2020
According to a CNN report, dozens of people have been spotted in crowded trains and store without masks. A report by the Royal Society's SET-C and the British Academy stated that only around 25 per cent Britishers wore mask in late April, whereas in Italy 83.4 per cent of the country's citizens used face coverings....
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What’s the greatest health risk in coronavirus era: Kids at school or at home?

The Post-Standard 13 Jul 2020
The American Academy of Pediatrics urges states to reopen schools in the fall because students learn better and form important social bonds in classrooms than online ... The pediatrics academy, in a 6,000-word report, recommends that students should wear masks and be spaced at least 6 feet apart in classrooms and buses....
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UK set to introduce stricter face mask rules

China Daily 13 Jul 2020
Boris Johnson, the nation's prime minister, admitted new rules are on the way when asked about reports of bureaucrats preparing ... The change followed the Royal Society, Britain's national academy of sciences, publishing two reports last week emphasizing the efficacy of face masks....
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Cops ousted for bad behavior often land in one place

Arkansas Online 13 Jul 2020
Louis police misconduct reports ... The chief told reporters the officers had misled internal investigators and discredited the department ... The next year, Jimenez opted to sponsor Collett's son, Tyler Hebisen, through the police academy at an expense of at least $12,000 to the city, according to invoices reported in St....
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US plan to teach citizens how to arrest immigrants sparks outrage

Metro UK 12 Jul 2020
ICE recently announced plans to launch the six-week ‘Citizens Academy’ in Chicago. The agency will reportedly select 10 to 12 people to participate in the program, which is set to begin in September. The class will reportedly teach ordinary citizens ‘defensive tactics, firearms familiarization and targeted arrests’ used by the agency....
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China approves 266 overseas-invested telecom companies

China.dot.org 12 Jul 2020
... approved by authorities by the end of June, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology....
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Britain is the worst-hit country outside of the US and Brazil. But it STILL won't ...

The Citizens 12 Jul 2020
The report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that asymptomatic or presymptomatic hosts could be responsible for half of cases, highlighting how masks could be useful in preventing the spread of the virus ... British Academy, attempts to explain....
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Coronavirus: Tuberculosis vaccine may limit Covid-19 deaths, researchers say

Yahoo Daily News 12 Jul 2020
The findings were reported on Thursday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... An average of 60 days after their first coronavirus symptoms, 87.4 per cent still reported at least one symptom - particularly fatigue and shortness of breath - and 55 ......
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New Star Trek shows: every future series, from Strange New Worlds to Lower Decks null

TechRadar 12 Jul 2020
Starfleet Academy) ... With Strange New Worlds' later announcement, we found out about one, but what about the other? It remains a mystery, but a younger-focused series called Starfleet Academy was reportedly in the works back in 2018, from the Gossip Girl duo of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage....
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Gujarat has lowest fine for not wearing mask

The Times of India 12 Jul 2020
AHMEDABAD ... Till Friday, UP had the lowest penalty of Rs 100 in India which it raised to Rs 500 ... The officials also cited reports published in the National Academy of Sciences journal which showed how using a face mask reduced the number of infections by more than 78,000 in Italy over 27 days and by over 66,000 in New York City over 22 days ... Download ... ....
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Sparing the rod? Gujarat has lowest fine for not wearing mask

The Times of India 12 Jul 2020
AHMEDABAD ... Till Friday, UP had the lowest penalty of Rs 100 in India which it raised to Rs 500 ... The officials also cited reports published in the National Academy of Sciences journal which showed how using a face mask reduced the number of infections by more than 78,000 in Italy over 27 days and by over 66,000 in New York City over 22 days ... Download ... ....
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