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'I Don't Feel Real': Mental Stress Mounting After Michael

U.S. News

Dr. Irwin Redlener of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University observed widespread, long-lasting psychological effects after Katrina. One study found that, five years after the storm, parents reported more than 37 percent of children had been clinically diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or a behavior disorder.

Eat out scheme causing 'hostility towards staff'

BBC News

Some restaurants and pubs are withdrawing from the Eat Out to Help Out scheme because of "hostility towards staff". Under the scheme the government pays half of the bill on meals served from Monday to Wednesdays throughout August. Owners says a surge in demand on these days has led to staff being shouted at, and "physical and mental stress". In tourist-heavy areas like the South West many say the scheme is not helping at an already busy time of year. Some say fewer customers are dining on other weekdays as a result.

Is Internet Good or Bad?


Internet is a big part in our day-to-day life. Since pandemic it's influence has increased even more. Almost 5 billion people use internet in their day-to day life which is more than half of the world's population. But there has been a long time debate of whether internet is good or bad. Internet is the largest global computer network connecting people around the world.

A Connectionist Learning Approach to Analyzing Linguistic Stress

Neural Information Processing Systems

We use connectionist modeling to develop an analysis of stress systems in terms of ease of learnability. In traditional linguistic analyses, learnability arguments determine default parameter settings based on the feasibilty of logicall y deducing correct settings from an initial state. Our approach provides an empirical alter(cid:173) native to such arguments. Based on perceptron learning experiments using data from nineteen human languages, we develop a novel characterization of stress patterns in terms of six parameters. These provide both a partial description of the stress pattern itself and a prediction of its learnability, without invoking abstract theoretical constructs such as metrical feet.