Doubt about government’s desire for justice in case of BBC reporter killed a year ago

first_img Organisation News Friends and colleagues organised events on June 7 in Kandahar, Lashkar Gah and Kabul to commemorate Rohani and to press for the right to know the truth about his murder. March 11, 2021 Find out more The Afghan authorities failed to properly investigate the murder of Abdul Samad Rohani, the BBC World Service’s correspondent in the southern province of Helmand, whose body was found one year ago. His family and colleagues are still pressing for the truth about his death, especially for the identity of those who ordered it. RSF_en Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Helmand-based journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “Identifying killers is not hard here but in this case the instigators have so much influence that no one can do anything, not even in Kabul. It is very worrying.” Pajhwok editor in chief Danish Karokhel told Reporters Without Borders: “We have been asking the same thing over and again for the entire year, namely, can we at least know the identity of those who killed our colleague? We know the Afghan government is too weak to arrest and try those responsible. At least we could hope that the media would be able investigate the murder. But they cannot. Why is everyone so afraid of looking into this case?” Receive email alerts “We will not give up demanding justice for journalists murdered in Afghanistan, including Rohani, whose murder terrified all the journalists in the Helmand region,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The behaviour of the authorities, who quickly blamed the Taliban and did not conduct a thorough investigation, suggests that it will go unpunished. Clearly, no one dares take on the case.” to go further June 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Doubt about government’s desire for justice in case of BBC reporter killed a year ago News Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News May 3, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Rohani was kidnapped by gunmen who stopped his car in a suburb of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, on 7 June 2008. His body was found the next day. According to a forensic doctor, he was tortured before being shot three times. Aged 25, he was the Helmand correspondent for the BBC’s Pashto and Farsi services. He had also worked for the independent Afghan news agency Pajhwok since 2004. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img read more

Don’t mention the w-word

first_imgMixed messages for the grim North from the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung. A travel piece on the east coast of England from the Wash upwards is juxtaposed against a special feature on “catastrophe tourism” — holidaying in war-torn regions. Perhaps cycling in Bosnia (not available online) or trekking through Afghanistan are as unbearable as the beaches of Skegness.Better news though is the glowing report the region gets. After making jibes at the “out of order” signs on loos, the petrol stations perennially “out of service” and the caravans clogging up the A4, the writer depicts the North as some sort of tourist’s paradise, a rural idyll:Along this dual carriageway [the A4] … you enjoy an endless line of wooden-fenced fields that mark out the the scenery from Hertfordshire to Cambridgeshire, the names of unheard-of places hidden behind oak trees, intruding rugby posts and road signs. Letchworth, Biggleswade, Sandy, Godmanchester, Ramsey: life here is provincial from here all the way to Newcastle.Then comes a bizarre claim thatScarborough isn’t as posh now as it used to be,as though it was once a competitor with Miami and Dubai. And apparentlyfurther north, small, introspective villages nestle like jewels against the sea: Sandsend, Kettleness, Runswick, Staithes.The Middlesbrough and Sunderland region gets the treatment it deserves (“beauty takes a copious break”), but the picture is overwhelmingly positive. Britain’s expensive and nothing works but it’s still quite quaint, the author concludes.But the glaring omission from the piece is the one factor that would prevent anyone from choosing to spend their holiday in the north of England: the weather. Brits often don’t realise quite how pro-English the Germans have been throughout history (Goethe and Schiller were both raving Anglophiles), and the Germans have always found pathetic England a bit sweet: I once read an article in the same paper by a German who’d lived in south-west London reminiscing about the quaint chaos of Kingston Hospital and the NHS. Maybe the writer’s another closet Anglophile.I apologise for catching the writer out and mentioning the w-word. As Basil Fawlty once said, I think I got away with it.Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img read more

An Immersive Rolling Stones Exhibit Will Soon Come To New York

first_imgGet ready Rolling Stones fans, your dreams are about to come true. While in the middle of its successful run at Saatchi Gallery in London, England, the band’s incredible “Exhibitionism” has announced plans to come to New York City this fall. The Industria Superstudio, located in Manhattan’s beautiful West Village neighborhood, will host the 500-piece collection of music, art, design, film, and fashion alongside artifacts from the seminal band’s live performances starting in November.“Exhibitionism” is a collaboration with Australian-based iEC Exhibitions!, classic Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts, and curator Ileen Gallagher. The event is an immersive look at the career of the Rolling Stones, with a full recreation of their old recording studio, complete with original instruments and an interactive mixing board. The exhibition also fully recreates the band’s “Edith Grove” flat in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, where you can see real clothes, personal diaries, recordings, home videos, photos, and much more. The show will give you an inside look at the Stones and will even provide visitors with a ridiculous 3D, simulated experience that will give you the feeling of being backstage with the band, then walking on stage with them.While viewing all this Stones history, you’ll also be surrounded by a selection of amazing pieces by some of modern art’s greatest contributors, such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Shepard Fairey, fashion designers like Alexander McQueen and Prada, film clips from Martin Scorsese, and much more.Mick Jagger had this to say when they announced the event:“We’ve been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions. I think right now it’s an interesting time to do it…It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of The Rolling Stones – it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”Guitarist Keith Richards added:“While this is about the Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily just about the members of the band. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a band, like as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that will make the exhibition really interesting.”This exhibit sounds amazing, and we can’t check it out when it comes to New York in November. Tickets don’t go on sale until September, but you can click here to sign up for the mailing list that will let you know when more info is available, or click here to go to the exhibit’s website.last_img read more

Anthony Bailey, Ainsley Carry receive promotions

first_imgTwo senior administrators in the Office of the Provost, Anthony Bailey and Ainsley Carry have been promoted to vice presidents, Provost Michael Quick announced in a statement Wednesday.Bailey will serve as vice president for Strategic and Global Initiatives and Carry will serve as vice president for Student Affairs. They previously served as vice provost for Global Initiatives and vice provost for Student Affairs, respectively.“Since joining the provost’s office, Anthony Bailey has overseen the development of several initiatives that increase USC’s global reputation and impact,” Quick said in the statement.Bailey was instrumental in the launch of the USC International Academy and helped expand USC’s global reach, particularly in Latin America. Prior to his appointment at USC, Bailey worked for Kaplan, Inc. in the Latin American region.Carry came to USC in 2013 from Auburn University where he also served as vice president for Student Affairs. He has previously held positions at the University of Arkansas, Temple University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Florida.“[Carry] has provided more direct channels for students seeking support services, increased campus security measures and awareness programs, and integrated academic advising with our career center to provide more focused pathways for students once they graduate,” Quick said in the statement.In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Carry said he was pleased with the promotion. He said his predecessor, Michael L. Jackson, had the title vice president for Student Affairs. In an effort to strengthen the connection between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, Carry was given the title vice provost when he first joined USC.“Now we feel pretty confident about that connection, so the current provost thought it would be appropriate to give Student Affairs the scope and responsibility it needs,” Carry said.Carry said he will continue working on many of the initiatives he was a part of as vice provost including student safety, health and wellness initiatives and  campus and student engagement.last_img read more

Tottenham v Chelsea line-ups: Two Blues changes and Spurs trio return

first_imgPedro and Nemanja Matic are back in the Chelsea starting line-up for the derby at White Hart Lane, where the Blues are looking to achieve a record 14th consecutive win in a fop-flight season.Matic was rested for the win over Stoke, while Pedro is available again after suspension.Their inclusions mean Cesc Fabregas and Willian drop to the substitutes’ bench.Tottenham defenders Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen return to the starting line-up after missing the win over Watford through suspension, while Mousa Dembele returns in midfield.Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Wimmer, Sissoko, Winks, Son.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, HazardSubs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Stephen Curry could play in upcoming trip

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry could return as early as Thursday’s game in Toronto after missing the past eight games with a strained left groin.Curry will miss at least the team’s remaining two-game homestand against Sacramento (Saturday) and Orlando (Monday), but the Warriors estimated that Curry will begin practicing with the team sometime next week. Warriors coach Steve Kerr added that Curry participated “in a little scrimmage” on Saturday at the Warriors’ practice facility and …last_img

Bikers gear up for Toy Run 2010

first_imgRay Maota A biker with a large teddy bear to bedonated to charity.(Image: City of Joburg)MEDIA CONTACTS• Deidre BeylisTeresa Settas Communications+27 11 894 2767South Africa’s Toy Run is an annual motorcycle charity event that helps collect and distribute donations for underprivileged children – and, by doing so, boosts the reputation of the biking fraternity in the country.Organisers of the 2010 edition are appealing to participating bikers to donate educational play things to benefit a broader range of age groups and extend the longevity of toys.This year there will be runs in four provinces. Bikers will set off from various starting points with their donations strapped to their vehicles and converge later at a central point where their precious cargo will be collected and distributed to various charity organisations.The event has become a nationwide attraction that leaves bystanders in awe as toy-laden motorcycles roar through cities and towns on the way to their depot points.“Year on year the event shows consistent growth and this year we are expecting an average of 45 000 bikers to participate in the Gauteng leg of Toy Run 2010 alone,” said Graeme Cartwright, Toy Run 2010 organiser.Legs will also be held in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Limpopo. The event kicks off with the Limpopo run on 20 November, followed by the Gauteng one on 27 and 28 November, and then the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth ones, on 28 November. For more information, visit the Toy Run website.“The MTN Expo Centre in Nasrec, southern Johannesburg, is graciously donation their venue for Toy Run 2010 to accommodate the mass of people in Gauteng,” added Cartwright.Giving back to the communityThe Toy Run aims to give something back to destitute young South Africans, from babies through to adolescents of 18 years. Once the bikers arrive at the collection points, the toys are immediately sorted for distribution.The run also aims to improve and enhance the image of bikers in their communities.Cartwright said: “The biker fraternity is usually generalised as being full of big and scary men dressed in leather on noisy motorbikes. Toy Run effectively shatters the stereotypical perception by highlighting the big hearts behind the facade.”“They come from all walks of life across South Africa and donate in excess of 90 000 toys in one day. It is no small feat and there is no greater reward than to see the smile of a child holding his or her very own gift – be it a cuddly toy, colouring-in set or tooth brush – for the first time.”Various volunteers including Rotary and Lions clubs, Round Table and Ladies Circle assist the Toy Run by sorting the toys into appropriate age categories. Think Bike, an organisation that promotes motorbike safety on the roads, also helps out by street marshalling.“It is quite a sight to behold and an incredibly fulfilling experience to be a part of,” said Cartwright.Just in time for the festive seasonDisadvantaged children in orphanages, shelters, homes and hospitals throughout South Africa had a brighter festive season in 2009 after more than 65 000 motorcyclists participated in the run with toys of all descriptions adorning their bikes.Cartwright said: “This year we are shifting the focus again to educational toys as it serves a better purpose for the older children and aids their education.“We are hoping to make the 2010 rendition of Toy Run even bigger with each of the hosting cities making plans to include family-focused events in their line-up of entertainment. It is for a good cause, and we would like to invite as many people as we can to take the journey with us to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate children across South Africa.”The Cape Town run will have two starting points at Ratanga Junction and Ottery Hypermarket, and end at Maynardville. At the finish there will be a beer garden, food stalls, motorcycle displays, comedian shows, live music and stalls selling bike-related accessories, jewellery and memorabilia.In Gauteng, the run will be extended to include bicycles and cars as well. On 27 November cyclists and car enthusiasts are encouraged to come to the MTN Expo Centre with their donations, while the traditional mass motorcycle ride will be held on 28 November from various starting points in the province. Again, the final destination will be the MTN Expo Centre.The starting points will be at: Centurion Lifestyle Centre on the corner of Old Johannesburg road and Lenchen road in Centurion; Steeldale Hypermarket in Linroy Street in Steeldale; Greenstone Shopping Centre on the corner Modderfontein road and Van Riebeeck Avenue in Edenvale; Carnival City on the corner Century and Elsburg road in Brakpan; the Brightwater Commons on Republic Road in Randburg; and,Westgate Shopping Centre on Ondekkers road on the West Rand.No entry fee will be charged to participate in the events provided each person brings along an educational pack or toy – educational packs are preferred, but toiletries will also be welcomed for the older children.Some of the beneficiaries of the Gauteng run have been the Aurora, Van Ryn and Benoni Rotary Clubs on the East Rand; the Brooklyn Methodist church and Danville Assistance Project in Pretoria; Immaculate House in Reiger Park; Jan Niemand Park in Pretoria; Primrose Squatter camp in Germiston; an organisation for abused women and children in Windsor, near the Cresta Shopping Centre; the SPCA in Edenvale; and the Jewish Women’s Institute.History of the Toy RunThe Toy Run was launched in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 1982 by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club, and has over the years has become the largest biker charity event in South Africa.Runs, which take place from 19 centres across the four provinces, are hosted by local motorcycle clubs and other organisations, with the assistance of businesses.last_img read more

3 Awesome New Apps for 2010: Thesixtyone, Quora, Plancast

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It’s a new year and it’s time for you to try some fabulous new web apps. We look at new apps all day around here and would like to share 3 of the very best we’ve found already this new year.Music discovery, social Q&A and sharing your plans – that’s what these apps are all about. Read on, I’m pretty sure that at least one of these will get you jumping up and down, clapping your hands. It’s stuff like this that makes me love the internet.thesixtyonethesixtyone isn’t brand-new but it just relaunched with a gorgeous new design and we learned this morning that the YCombinator-backed music exploration site has also taken funding from Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito and his investing buddy Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn.It’s hard to describe thesixtyone. It’s a very feature-rich music discovery site and marketplace, with user voting, a game made up of listening quests and big, full-screen photos all over the site. It’s a joy to explore. There’s all kinds of little quirks, like you can limit the music you’re shown by genre. Did I mention there’s really big pictures? Music, game play, big pictures, hot financial backing – this one’s an app to watch, and listen-to as the case may be. Jumping up and down, clapping my hands? Well yes, I am now that I’ve found TheSixtyOne. Tags:#Lists#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… QuoraTake a team of early Facebook engineering rock-stars, have them tackle the age-old field of Question & Answer and what do you get? Quora, a social Q&A site that is a whole lot of fun to use and a great place to learn things trivial or useful. The company’s goal is to create a timeless, best-consensus knowledge collection on a wide variety of topics and with more participation than you find on Wikipedia. So far the site is mostly a hang-out for Silicon Valley insiders (it’s in closed beta) but as more and more of the rest of us filter in – hopefully the excellent user-experience can scale.It’s more general-interest (if less populated) than StackOverflow and its clones, it’s more social (if slower) than Aardvark and it’s more usable (if less immediately stimulating of the intellect) than Hunch.I’m “following” (subscribed to) topics on Quora like startups, journalism, food and the New York Times. I’ve been going back to Quora multiple times a day every day for weeks, because it’s so much fun to see what new questions have been asked, what new answers offered, what answers have been voted up and what new topics you can follow.Plancast“What are you doing?” It was only a matter of time until someone decided that question was too slow. Plancast asks what you are planning on doing. Started by former TechCrunch writer Mark Hendrickson and launched in December, Plancast is on fire right now. Robert Scoble asked this week whether it was going to pull a Twitter/SXSW and with the flurry of sign-ups I’m seeing, that seems possible.It’s fun to see the plans that friends have in the long and short term. My friend Mark Krynsky is going to DrupalCon in April. I’m going to the Post Office on Sandy Blvd. in an hour, then I’ll grab lunch in the area. Interested in joining either of us in those plans? Now you can, thanks to Plancast. It’s fun.center_img Those are the three apps I’ve been most excited about in 2010 so far. What new apps have you been trying out so far this year? Let us know in comments.Heart photo at top by Flickr user bymanu. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Pyze Announces $4.6 Million Funding Round for AI Based Analytics & Campaigns

first_img4 Painless Ways to Pay off Small Business Loans… Tags:#pyze Related Posts Pyze, today, announced a $4.6M funding round to scale its business. Pyze has developed the unique ability to embed business services like cross-platform user behavior analytics, AI-based user segmentation, and marketing automation as native extensions to any Digital Platform.The round was led by Illuminate Ventures with participation from Benhamou Global Ventures and Correlation Ventures. Cindy Padnos, founder and managing partner at Illuminate, will join the Pyze Board.The Pyze solution is unique because it combines both cross platform analytics with omni-channel marketing campaigns to enable any Business to both understand its users and effectively engage with those users. Given most business applications already span web and mobile with more fragmentation expected for service delivery, Pyze is positioned for strong growth. Pyze has an innovative distribution model that enables any Business Platform to embed their capabilities and offer them to their customers.The foundation of the Pyze solution is built on leveraging Machine Learning to enable user segmentation and AI to determine the best channel, platform, and time to run marketing campaigns. Pyze can enable goal based user journeys across organic and paid media channels to maximize ROI. Strong AI fundamentals give Pyze a significant edge in a market is struggling to deal with growing scale and complexity.“We’re seeing growing demand from App platforms, Marketplaces, and Multi-brand enterprises to utilize Pyze to understand cross-platform user behavior and deploy the tools needed to engage each user effectively,” said Prabhjot Singh, Co-Founder & CEO of Pyze. “The number of screens around us is only going to increase and marketers must engage users where they spend their time, not think about email campaigns, paid media campaigns or push messaging campaigns”.“The ability to offer sophisticated analytics and automated marketing capabilities to our customers is a huge win for MobileSoft,” said Jason Soto, Vice President and General Manager of MobileSoft.  “Our clients love using the platform, specifically the integrated usage analytics and automated campaign execution, giving us the ability to offer our customers the growth marketing tools they need to compete effectively.”Pyze has been recognized as an industry thought leader by numerous independent analysts. Pyze has been featured in Gartner’s Market Guide for Web & Mobile App Analytics and Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms. The company also recently announced a partnership with MobileSoft, the market leader in no-code mobile consumer app development, to provide behavior analytics and marketing to over 50,000 companies across their 300,000 apps.“It’s not often that a company has the combination of both a unique product and an innovative go to market strategy,” said Cindy Padnos – founder and Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Pyze team to support their vision to embed best in class analytics and marketing automation into virtually any Platform. As business services span multiple devices and as marketing campaigns become channel agnostic, the capabilities offered by Pyze will become an imperative for leading digital platforms and enterprises.”Pyze has inked partnerships with a number of Web and Mobile app platforms that position it to achieve scale. The company is planning to use the new funding to build out new product features around predictive campaigns and also focus on marketing / sales efforts to expand its reach. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Venture Capital Is Just One Funding Option, Rem… Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Business Loan vs Equity Financing: How to Fund … Harver is on the Way to Reinvent High-Volume Hi…last_img read more

What Is The Maker Movement?

first_imgNational Guard Maker 4-H ClubsMilitary youth connect the wires to the battery pack to make their own “Operation” Game. This activity provides a chance to create a working game of their own design.Utah National Guard Youth Coordinators conduct maker clubs to engage with the youth they serve. The topics vary from tying flies for fly fishing, soldering electricity projects, pinewood derby cars and design challenges. Design Challenges are a fun, way to provide Maker experiences for a relatively low cost. Youth are designed with a “challenge” build a zipline that can drop a marble on a target or foot powered ping pong ball launcher for example. Then using the design process, they brainstorm, build, test, redesign and showcase their design. Throughout the process the teen or adult leader serves as a guide on the side, asking questions, making observations and positive comments but not telling the kids how to do the project. After the showcase it is important to process the activity, reflecting and applying on the experience.As you see youth struggle, become frustrated and triumphantly solve problems, you will help them build confidence they didn’t even know they had. You will notice their strengths and be able to help those master skills even faster. They will develop resiliency when faced with challenges.  These are skills that will help young people not just survive but thrive. Through the Maker Movement, you can make a positive difference in the lives of military youth.For more information contact the authors and visit the eXtension Maker Community http://www.extedtechs.org/makers/Military Makers and AuthorsDave Francis, Extension Associate Professor, Utah State UniversityPaul Hill, Extension Associate Professor, Utah State University What is the Maker Movement? People around the world are using the technology of online social networks to connect and share their projects, they call themselves “Makers” A Maker is someone who makes stuff: apparel, robots, crafts, food, furniture, art, or electronic gadgets. This term, “Maker,” is described by Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine, as “a new category of builders who are using open-source methods and the latest technology to bring manufacturing out of its traditional factory context, and into the realm of the personal desktop computer”.The Maker Movement is a subculture that pushes innovation to the limit, encouraging new applications of technologies. Within the culture there’s an enthusiasm for invention, prototyping, and applying practical skills in new creative ways. Makers want to figure out how to make or do stuff on their own. They have a passion for creating, building, and sharing in a gamut of topics including recipes, gardening, sewing, mechanics, and many more. Maker efforts are happening in garages, libraries, community centers and in Utah, National Guard Armories and Training installations.How do Youth Benefit? The Maker Movement embraces the idea of igniting the spark in young people to create, collaborate, and develop 4-H science abilities. Instead of telling youth they need to do better in math and science, Maker projects pull youth into STEM disciplines through hands-on projects that improve these skills in an informal setting. Maker projects are cut from the same cloth as any other 4-H project. The process of making allows youth to follow their own interests and passions and master a variety of technical skills. Making is about empowering youth to recognize they can create new things and bring their ideas to life.For National Guard Youth we found that Maker provides an additional benefit, developing resiliency that allows kids experience challenges and identify strategies to help them overcome them. The ability to identify and communicate what the challenge is, try to solve, brainstorm solutions, and communicate with others about their ideas. Utilizing the experiential learning model, allows time after the activity to reflect on the process, what was learned, how challenges were overcome and how we can apply the same skills from this project to challenges that youth face in their lives.How is it used with Military Youth?“Grow it Day” of Military Makers Camp gets youth building their own “Salad Box” to grow a box of lettuce anywhere. Incorporating STEM and Healthy Living into the learning experience.Military Makers Camp Summer of 2015 Utah 4-H, working with military partners conducted two, five day “Military Makers” camps. Each day the make projects had a theme ex “Games to Play” or “Grow it”. Making their own battery powered “Operation” game or junk drawer robot taught military youth how to troubleshoot to solve problems and helped them realize that failure isn’t a dead end or time to quit but a chance to redesign.A variety of rockets and planes can be made as part of the Flight Makers Camp. From Air Burst Paper Rockets to Stomp Rockets Youth can take home a variety of simple makes can be realized that build skills to foster a more complicated Maker Project.Flight Makers To meet the needs of Air Guard and Reserves the “Flight Makers” camp provided a chance for military youth to spend 2 full days with making a variety of things that fly: rockets, airplanes, gliders and parachutes were all part of the experience.  As part of the camp experience, and important part of a Maker Program, the showcase, is included. Parents and family arrive early the last day of camp to watch the Camp Airshow that includes demonstrations of the various Flight Maker Projects.last_img read more