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Bart Knols

Scientist-author-entrepreneur, K&S Consulting in DODEWAARD

Here's how Manchester United can fight malaria... for free!

PRESENTED ON JUN 19, 2018
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 36

Everybody who has been to a malaria region has slept under a mosquito net. Mosquito nets have saved more than six million lives over the past 15 years. However with the decrease in cases of malaria, people have started finding other uses for their mosquito nets; fishing, for example. Bart Knols has been working on ways to reverse this trend by making mosquito bed nets more attractive. This is where Manchester United comes in. 

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

BY TEGA BRAIN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.

 

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Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Football cliché's can be nuts

BY JOJO DEBRAZZA
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

The terms and cliches used in football can be confusing and sometimes odd to children, writer and football development officer JoJo Debrazza tells us a story that shows just how crazy they may seem to young ears and minds.

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The United Nations of Food

BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at unitednationsoffood@gmail.com

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Changing the “How” of Development

BY DMITRI MARIASSIN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Dmitri Mariassin provides a look at governance innovation from the perspective of United Nations Development Programme in Armenia.

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From Lunchables to Changed Lives - Learning How to Market United Way in the Face of Misperceptions

BY JOCELYN HARMON
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

Jocelyn Harmon will share her journey from Corporate Brand Management to mangaging the nonprofit brand of United Way. She hopes to clear up any misconceptions one may have about this wonderful local institution located in Dane County. 

 

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Holly and the Manchester Wheelers

BY HOLLY CARTER
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Holly Carter: Design and Technology Teacher, STEM Co-Ordinator, bassist with Patty Hearst, Manchester Wheelers cyclist. Holly joined the Wheelers 4 years ago.
 
She started racing in crits at Tameside and on the track, now hammering time trials, SPOCO's and hill climbs. Her first hill climb race was up the rake 3 years ago.
 
In her words, "Since then I've learnt how to take weight off my belly, my bike and force my legs to yield their purpose to getting me up hills. They could still be faster...".
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The Last Traditional Frame Builder in Manchester

BY PETER BUTTERFIELD
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Ex teacher, archaeologist, DJ, house renovator, life time cyclist and newbie frame builder, Peter Butterfield shares 20 slides. In January 2016 I bought Neil Orrell’s Cycle Shop. We changed the name to Butterfield Bicycles, but remain the last traditional bicycle frame builders in Manchester.

 

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The Ziferblat Manchester Story

BY BEN DAVIES
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 24, 2016

Hear Ben Davies tell the story of Ziferblat Manchester, the sitting room space, where everything is free, except the time you spend. 

Visitors can work, study, relax, play, attend and put on events, eat cake, have a brew or breakfast or afternoon tea or anything!...

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Laughing and Crying with the Fort Collins Cycling Club

BY STEPHEN BECKLEY
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

Stephen's participation in the Fort Collins Cycling Club has earned him the nickname "Soft and Silky." Through the Club, there are amazing stories of resiliency and support for Club members. Stephen's own story is how the club helped him to deal with his 20 year old daughter having traumatic brain injury in 2010. Over the past few years, the club has become more diverse by emphasizing opportunities providing riding opportunities for folks new to group cycling.