Colon Leads Mets Past Phils, 6-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Bartolo Colon kept his helmet on this time.A day after his 42nd birthday, the rotund pitcher moved into a tie for the major league lead with his seventh win and singled for his second hit in a decade. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on May 25 to stop a three-game losing streak.“I wish I got cheers for a foul ball,” teammate Michael Cuddyer said. “He’s must-see TV when he comes to the plate.”Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run shot off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning for his career-best seventh homer this season. The Mets improved to 18-6 at home — they are 7-15 on the road.Colon has been a big part of the Citi Field entertainment. His body resembles that of a sumo wrestler more than a 21st-Century pitcher, with a thick midsection and bulging biceps.When he poked an opposite-field single to right at Atlanta on April 12, his helmet spun off in the batter’s box. This time, he hooked a 77 mph slider from Severino Gonzalez into left, but the helmet remained atop his head.“It’s been good. This year it’s only dropped once,” he said through a translator. “I love to get a hit just to hear the fans cheering and get all crazy about me getting on base.”He took second on Curtis Granderson’s single and advanced to third on Juan Lagares’ flyout to center. In his previous start against St. Louis, Colon neglected to tag up at third on Cuddyer’s flyout to Randal Grichuk. This time, Granderson gave him a heads up.“Make sure you tag — or you can steal the bag,” Colon remembered being told.He had struggled in his previous two outings, allowing 15 runs in losses to Milwaukee and St. Louis. He gave up Chase Utley’s two-run single in the third and Ryan Howard’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the fifth, a ball Lagares caught on the warning track in center.“I thought I had it,” Howard said.Colon (7-3) allowed six hits in six innings, benefiting from plate umpire Larry Vanover’s seemingly wide strike zone. Five of Colon’s six strikeouts were looking, including Ben Revere, Freddy Galvis and Utley opening the game.“He’s been pitching for 50 years,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said playfully. “I just think it’s a matter of him locating.”Colon tied Michael Wacha of St. Louis and Felix Hernandez of Seattle for the big league lead in wins.“There’s not a whole lot that Bartolo does that does not entertain us and everybody else in the stadium,” Mets catcher Anthony Recker said. “He’s fun to watch — all the time.”Flores also has delighted Mets fans.With the score 3-all, Daniel Murphy led off the sixth with a single off Elvis Araujo (1-1), De Fratus walked Cuddyer, and Flores homered off the original 16-foot left-field wall, over the 8-foot blue fence erected in front of it for the 2012 season.Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances, completing the Mets’ 18th win in 23 games against the Phillies.Collins held a rare in-season team meeting after a May 24 defeat in Pittsburgh. “This isn’t football,” he said. “You give more than one speech a month, they’re going to turn you off.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

HK students form human chains in continuing protests

first_imgHong Kong: Students and alumni from at least five Hong Kong schools formed human chains Friday to raise awareness for the remaining four demands of protesters involved in months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The continuing act of defiance came two days after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced that her government will be formally withdrawing an extradition bill that sparked the demonstrations. The proposed legislation would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDespite the hard-fought concession, some protesters have said they will continue their resistance because the government has committed to fulfilling only one of their five demands, which include electoral reforms and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality. Hong Kong is a former British colony that was returned to China in 1997 under the so-called “one country, two systems” framework, which promised the territory certain democratic rights not afforded to the mainland. In recent years, however, some Hong Kong residents have accused Beijing of steadily eroding those freedoms. Students in blue school dresses held hands Friday outside the Maryknoll Convent School, a Catholic girls’ school. They paired their uniforms with surgical masks, in the style of protesters who wear masks to conceal their identities and mitigate the effects of tear gas.last_img read more

More Than 1000 Student Leaders To Gather for 2015 Meeting of Clinton

first_imgPresident Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced details for the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, which will bring together more than 1,000 college students from around the world on March 6-8 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.Students will join innovators, thought-leaders, and civically-engaged celebrities to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.Since the first CGI U meeting, attendees have made 4,800 Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. This growing community of young leaders represents over 875 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states.This year, through the CGI University Network, the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, and other opportunities, more than $900,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.The University of Miami first hosted CGI U in 2010 and is the first school to host the event twice. Throughout the meeting, students will engage in various topic- and skill-based sessions, which will empower them to take action in their communities and around the world.Plenary session topics at CGI U 2015 will include: • Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All, which will explore how students and universities, in partnerships with the public, private, and civil society sectors, can expand access to opportunity worldwide; • The Power of Big Data, which will examine how CGI U students can harness big data as a tool for addressing global challenges and scaling their existing commitments, as well as expanding access to big data for all; and • The Future of Energy, which will explore how young entrepreneurs can most effectively meet the rising demand for affordable renewable solutions, design the next generation of low-carbon energy technologies, and bring energy efficiency best practices to existing buildings, vehicles, and industrial processes.On Sunday, March 8, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Foundation Day of Action, a day of volunteering to give back to the community in partnership with the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in Liberty City. MCI is implementing a “cradle-to-college-to-career” strategy in Liberty City focused on intentionally investing in children and their families and has designated 29 blocks as their “Impact Zone.” These blocks are home to Charles R. Drew K-8 Center as well as early learning centers, public and low-income homes. CGI U students will work on neighborhood and school improvement projects ranging from urban agriculture to revitalizing basketball courts and painting murals. The Day of Action will begin with remarks by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.On March 5 and 6, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon in the lead up to the CGI University meeting. The Codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build unique digital prototypes inspired by CGI U Commitments to Action in the areas of Education, Global Health, and Environment & Climate Change. The Codeathon, supported in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will culminate with team presentations to a panel of expert judges working in the fields of technology and social innovation.Featured participants at the CGI U 2015 meeting include: Karim Abouelnaga, Founder and CEO, Practice Makes Perfect Inc.; Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Members, Pussy Riot; Jack Andraka, Founder and CEO, Andraka Technologies; Aloe Blacc, Grammy nominated artist; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, The Elders; Abigail Disney, Filmmaker, Fork Films; Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners in Health and Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard Medical School; America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist; Ryan Jenson, Chief Executive Officer, HoneyComb; Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Women Journalists Without Chains; Jaime Lerner, Chairman, Arquitetos Associados, Founder, Instituto Jaime Lerner; Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute and Founder, Gapminder Foundation; University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services; Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service; Larry Wilmore, Host, Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”; and more.Source:Clinton Foundationlast_img read more


first_img Facebook According to the CBC’s statement of defence in her subsequent suit, James was found to have violated the CBC’s code of conduct and policies on harassment and ethics, after a series of complaints made around the spring of 2017. Among other things, they allege James “made scheduling decisions…based on the negative relationships James had with her colleagues.”James’s lawyer tells CANADALAND that his client denies the allegations.The CBC also claims that she treated her 12 employees poorly, from discouraging employees from taking vacation to making a subordinate do her child’s homework. The statement includes remarks James allegedly made to her employees like “If you get pregnant, I will push you down the stairs” and “One day your daughter is going to jump in front of the train and kill herself.” The broadcaster has accused the former senior director of English Television scheduling of being abusive toward subordinates and making “scheduling decisions” based on her “negative relationships” with colleaguesWhen the CBC was sued by a former employee for wrongful dismissal last year, the public broadcaster filed a statement in response that included a laundry list of alleged bad behaviour that would get almost anyone fired from their job.Audrey James, CBC Television’s former senior director of scheduling, was terminated for just cause on March 2, 2018, ending a 29-year career at the broadcaster. Audrey James Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Body cameras on chicken catchers not reasonable BC privacy commissioner

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s privacy commissioner says a chicken-catching company was not authorized to use video surveillance on staff in response to an animal cruelty investigation.Elite Services in Chilliwack said in June it would require one supervisor and two staff members to wear cameras on their vests after an animal advocacy group released an undercover video that allegedly showed workers hitting, kicking and throwing chickens.Drew McArthur, the province’s acting information and privacy commissioner, says he launched an investigation following media coverage of the case over concerns the video surveillance was being used as a “quick fix” and could violate privacy rights.The investigation found that Elite Services implemented the video surveillance to prevent employee misconduct and restore the company’s reputation.“But video surveillance should only be used as a last resort, not as a substitute for ineffective recruitment and training protocols,” McArthur says in the report released Wednesday.He says the company did not consider the privacy risks involved in collecting the video, and the employees who were under surveillance were not the same workers who were allegedly responsible for the original misconduct.Elite Services said in June that six staff members were fired as a result of the undercover video, including two who were let go before the footage was released.The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but McArthur’s report says it stopped video recording its employees once it was aware of the privacy commissioner’s investigation. McArthur’s report recommends the company stop using the video cameras.McArthur says his office found the company was collecting personal information from individuals without consent, including from farmers, truckers and contractors.The investigation found the collection and use of the personal information was not reasonable.“Too often, organizations like this one turn to surveillance believing it will fix their crisis or problem. Organizations need to understand the privacy risks associated with surveillance and take all reasonable efforts to avoid them,” the report says.McArthur’s report makes seven recommendations, including that the company destroy all existing surveillance video and develop formal procedures to make sure personal information is protected in the future.last_img read more

Man held with pistol, 4 live rounds at Saket metro

first_imgNew Delhi: A 45-year-old man was apprehended at a Delhi Metro station for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol in his bag along with four live rounds, officials said on Tuesday.CISF personnel apprehended Munim Alisa Azad, a resident of Nangla, Distt- Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, at the Saket Metro station at 8:50 pm , “who observed a suspicious person lying along-with a bag in front of lift near gate no 2 (unpaid area) of Saket metro station,” official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderOver suspicion, a search was carried out of the said person and his belonging. On checking, a country-made pistol and four live rounds were recovered from his bag. The man was handed over to the local police by the CISF personnel for further investigation, official added. “He was trying to hide his bag. Over suspicion, a search was carried out of the said person and his belongings. On checking, a country made pistol (Desi Katta) and four (04) live rounds were recovered from his bag. The matter was informed to the Senior Officers of CISF and Station Controller. Delhi Metro Rail Police (DMRP) was also informed. Carrying arms and ammunition in the Delhi Metro is banned by law.last_img read more

New UN study for first time shows dangers of Female Genital Mutilation

The study, the first to give clear evidence of the harmful effects for women and babies, cites serious complications during childbirth include the need to have a caesarean section, dangerously heavy bleeding after the birth and prolonged hospitalization, with the degree of complications increasing depending on the extent and severity of the FGM.The death rate among babies during and immediately after birth is also much higher, in some case up to about 55 per cent. Because the study was carried out in hospitals, experts said death and harm rates were probably significantly higher overall, as many women in the societies where FGM is practiced give birth at home.“As a result of this study we have, for the first time, evidence that deliveries among women who have been subject to FGM are significantly more likely to be complicated and dangerous,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health Joy Phumaphi said of the practice which is particularly common in Africa.“FGM is a practice steeped in culture and tradition but it should not be allowed to carry on. We must support communities in their efforts to abandon the practice and to improve care for those who have undergone FGM. We must also steadfastly resist the medicalization of FGM. WHO is totally opposed to FGM being carried out by medical personnel,” she added. Women who have been subjected to the most serious form of FGM – FGM III comprising excision of part or all of the external genitalia and stitching/narrowing of the vaginal opening – will have on average 30 per cent more caesarean sections compared with those who have not had any FGM.Similarly there is a 70 per cent increase in numbers of women suffering from postpartum haemorrhage in those with FGM III compared to those women without FGM. As for the newborns, the researchers found an increased need to resuscitate those whose mothers had had FGM, 66 per cent higher in the case women of FGM III.The death rate during and immediately after birth is also much higher for those born to mothers with FGM: 15 per cent so in those with FGM I (excision of the prepuce, with or without excision of part or all of the clitoris); 32 per cent in those with FGM II (excision of the clitoris with partial or total excision of the labia minora); and 55 per cent in those with FGM III.It is estimated that in the African context an additional 10 to 20 babies die per 1,000 deliveries as a result of the practice.WHO’s Director of the Special Programme for Human Reproduction Research (HRP), Paul Van Look, noted that the study was based only on research carried out in hospitals. “The consequences for the countless women and babies who deliver at home without the help of experienced staff are likely to be even worse,” he said. The study involved 28,393 women at 28 obstetric centres in six countries, where FGM is common – Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan. The centres varied from relatively isolated rural hospitals to teaching hospitals in capital cities. Although practices vary from country to country, FGM is generally performed on girls under 10 years of age and leads to varying amounts of scar formation. It is not entirely clear why FGM leads to increased complications during childbirth, but one possible explanation is that this scar tissue is relatively inelastic and can lead to obstruction and tearing of the tissues around the vagina during childbirth. “FGM remains a pressing human rights issue and reliable evidence regarding its harmful effects, both for mothers and their babies, should contribute to the abandonment of the practice,” WHO said. “It is in direct violation of young girls’ rights, has both short-term and long-term adverse health consequences, and is an unnecessary procedure.” read more

Mens Basketball Kaleb Wesson to enter name in 2019 NBA Draft

Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson attempts a dunk against Indiana on Feb 10 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Photo: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter two seasons with Ohio State, sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson is attempting to make his name in the NBA.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said on Wednesday that Wesson will enter his name in the 2019 NBA Draft, while still maintaining his NCAA eligibility.“I fully support him in going through this process, and we’re gonna walk through it with him,” Holtmann said.Wesson has played in 65 games over his two seasons for the Buckeyes, averaging more than 10 points and four rebounds in both seasons. In the 2018-19 season, Wesson led the team with 14.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game.Wesson will be able to return to Ohio State if he goes undrafted or withdraws his name prior to the NBA Draft. read more

Vancouver barge company fined over liquid fertilizer spills

first_imgThe state Department of Ecology has fined Tidewater Barge Lines Inc. $18,000 for spilling 40,000 gallons of fertilizer in the Columbia and Snake rivers in April. Investigators with Ecology found that two of Tidewater’s steel tank barges weren’t adequately maintained and allowed urea ammonium nitrate, a liquid fertilizer known to be corrosive to steel, to spill on three separate occasions. The Vancouver-based company’s first spill occurred between April 11 and 21, when 16,600 gallons of fertilizer escaped into the waterway during transfer and storage operations at the Tidewater Snake River Terminal in Pasco due to a corroded tank in one of the company’s barges.The second spill occurred between April 20 and 24 when a barge moved and moored on the Columbia River near Vancouver spilled 22,100 gallons of urea ammonium nitrate due to the barge’s corroded storage tank. Tidewater spilled a third time during a transport operation on the Columbia, again near Vancouver, on April 28. About 950 gallons were released due to damage to the barge storage tank’s shell.last_img read more

WISHH Welcomes Mitzi Tipsword Project Director Afghanistan

first_imgMitzi Tipsword recently joined the American Soybean Association (ASA) as the Project Director for WISHH.She will be responsible for the planning and administration of activities and projects in Afghanistan under the USDA funded Soybeans in the Agricultural Rehabilitation of Afghanistan Initiative (SARAI).  Mitzi previously worked in international project management for ASA International Marketing and the U.S. Soybean Export Council.  She holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Saint Louis University.last_img read more

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek offers rugged looks on the cheap

first_img Chicago Auto Show 2019 Nissan 0 More From Roadshow 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek package debuts in Chicago 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Review • 2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Still searching for the right path Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more SUVs Enlarge ImageI mean, yes, it’s available in six other colors, but this shade of green looks just about perfect. Andrew Krok/Roadshow If there’s one thing consumers should always expect from the Chicago Auto Show, it’s an onslaught of special-edition packages that beef up a car’s looks. Nissan hopped on that bandwagon for this year’s show with the 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition.Nissan on Tuesday introduced the Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition ahead of its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. This appearance package gives the family-friendly SUV a little more ruggedness without sacrificing comfort, and it even throws in a few non-aesthetic upgrades for funsies. Best of all, it’s pretty affordable.The most obvious change outside is the addition is unique 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, and I have to say, they’re some boss wheels. The package takes things further with a black grille, black roof rails, black door handles and mirrors, black fascia accents and black fender surrounds. There are also unique badges, because no special trim would be complete without ’em. As for non-aesthetic additions, all Rock Creek-equipped Pathfinders get a standard trailer hitch, harness and splash guards. Inside, there’s a unique two-tone getup on the seats. There are also more badges (surprise, surprise) and metallic trim pieces around the interior. It’s capped off with high-contrast stitching on the seats, center console, steering wheel and doors. There’s a special Tech Package that costs $980 and adds embedded navigation, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated side mirrors. A separate $2,110 Premium Package adds a 13-speaker Bose sound system and a panoramic glass roof.Available as a $995 upgrade for both SV and SL trims, the Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition goes on sale this spring, although the rest of the 2019 Pathfinder lineup is already available. It’ll be offered in seven different colors in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive layouts.  Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Preview • 2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Stiffer, stronger, sexier Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better reading • 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek offers rugged looks on the cheap See All 38 Photos • Share your voice Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Chicago Auto Show 2019 More about 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Nissanlast_img read more

Deal alert 2018 MacBook Air for 999 at Best Buy

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See All Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags Now playing: Watch this: Apple MacBook Air for 2018 is new inside and out Comment Apple 2:25 Laptops Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 44 Photos Best Buy is selling the new MacBook Air for $999. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this laptop, which Apple unveiled in October, and a $200 discount on the usual retail price for the entry-level model.  The retailer has also discounted the higher-end MacBook Air model by $200, bringing its price down to $1,199. It comes with twice the storage capacity — a 256GB SSD compared with the base model’s 128GB SSD. And the deal extends to both models in each of the three color options: space gray, silver and gold.  See the 128GB MacBook Air at Best BuySee the 256GB MacBook Air at Best BuyBest Buy is not discounting the 2017-era MacBook Air, currently priced at $999 — though B&H has been selling it for $899 for some time. But in this scenario, the choice is pretty simple: That same $999 will get you the new model that features a more compact and lightweight design as well as a handful of newer, superior components, including an eighth-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, more RAM, USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and Apple’s high-res Retina display.  This is a Black Friday-caliber deal on one of the best laptops on the market. If you’ve been considering shelling out for a new Apple laptop, now is the time. (And if you’re looking for a non-Apple laptop in this price range, well, there are plenty of excellent alternatives.) This story was originally published on March 8, 2019. Share your voice • 1 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • Deal alert: 2018 MacBook Air for $999 at Best Buy Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Unboxing the gold 2018 MacBook Air Applelast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday May 15 2019

first_imgWarrant issued for man suspected in Fairbanks woman’s death Ketchikan tour companies in plane crash both had GPS trackers. So what went wrong? Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNews During cruise ship season, the skies over Ketchikan buzz with float planes, taking cruise ship passengers on flightseeing tours. It’s a busy enough area, with fickle enough weather, that airlines have installed expensive equipment in their planes to help avert mid-air collisions. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham A village corporation for a community near where the Pebble Limited Partnership wants to develop its mine, has reached a right-of-way agreement with the company. This would allow Pebble access to lands that could prove critical to the development of the project. “They get the traditional, ecological perspective on sea ice and how it’s changing and shifting from the whaling crews and whaling captains,” teacher Kevin Neyhard said. “And then … we drill cores through the ice to learn about it from that perspective.” A warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old Fairbanks man suspected of killing a 69-year-old woman with whom he had been staying. Legislature works to finish budget on last day of session Former Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly member Kathryn Dodge is running for mayor of the City of Fairbanks. What the healthcare overhaul at VA means for Alaska vets Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The state has released a new plan to reduce Fairbanks wintertime fine particulate pollution. The updated plan is federally required because, areas of Fairbanks and North Pole continue to fall below Clean Air Act standards, when cold air inversions trap emissions form wood, coal and oil burning. Kathryn Dodge running for mayor of City of Fairbanks State plan proposes tougher burning controls in Fairbanks The Alaska Legislature is trying to finish its work on the budget today. It’s the last day of the 121-day session. But it looks like they may be headed toward extra innings. But even if lawmakers finish work on the budget, they’re having trouble agreeing on struggling over what to do about permanent fund dividends. The MISSION Act goes into effect on June 6th, and is intended to modernize veteran healthcare as a wave of younger vets are beginning to access services. Associated Press Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage In Utqiaġvik, learning about climate change includes studying your backyard Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Fairbanks Iliamna Natives Limited reaches right-of-way agreement with Pebble. last_img read more

CM Relief Fund aid to the needy

first_imgHastinapuram: LB Nagar MLA Devireddy Sudheer Reddy handed over a cheque for Rs 27,000 from the CM’s Relief Fund to Kiran from Janardhan Reddy Nagar Colony, who was admitted in the hospital with a severe stomach pain. Durpalli Raja Sekhar Reddy, Aravind Pavan and others were present.last_img

Turning back time Salk scientists reverse signs of ageing in mice

first_img Scientists have successfully extended the lives of mice by systemically reprogramming their cells. After the experiment, the animal’s age was reversed and their lifespan increased from 18 to 24 weeks. This had not been directly demonstrated in a living organism. All previous efforts had ended in mice developing tumours and dying. The new study, published in the journal Cell, constitutes the first report of cellular reprogramming extending the lifespan of a live animal. Turning back time: Salk scientists reverse signs of ageing in mice IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

UK home secretary Amber Rudd resigns

first_imgBritain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd arriving at 10 Downing Street in central London on 25 April 2018. AFP file photoBritain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned Sunday, admitting she “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets, in a body blow to the government as it faces public outrage over the targeting of the so-called Windrush generation of migrants.Rudd, who had faced intensifying pressure over the treatment of elderly Commonwealth citizens primarily from the Caribbean, told lawmakers last week that there were no targets for the removal of people deemed to be in the country illegally.But she tendered her resignation after documents addressed to her office emerged showing those goals were in place.“I should have been aware of this, and I take full responsibility for the fact that I was not,” she said in her resignation letter to British prime minister Theresa May, conceding that she “inadvertently misled the Home Affairs Select Committee”.Rudd’s dramatic exit will come as a severe setback for Prime Minister Theresa May, who publicly declared her “full confidence” in Rudd as recently as Friday and faces potentially bruising local council elections across England on Thursday.The government has faced mounting controversy after it emerged that many from the Windrush generation, who came to Britain legitimately after World War II, had been wrongly threatened with deportation.Their treatment stemmed from a “hostile environment” immigration policy pioneered by May when she was interior minister between 2010 and 2016, and then continued by Rudd.The opposition Labour Party accused Rudd of incompetence and of being a “human shield” for May.“This was inevitable, the only surprise is that it took so long,” said shadow interior minister Diane Abbott following Rudd’s resignation.“The architect of this crisis, Theresa May, must now step forward to give a full and honest account of how this inexcusable situation happened on her watch.”Balancing forceIn a written response to Rudd’s resignation, May said she believed the minister had given her testimony “in good faith” and said the country was trying to enforce a “firm but fair” immigration policy.The loss of a key minister comes at a delicate time for May, who could see the Tories wiped out in London at the local elections, with several once-safe Conservative councils potentially flipping to Labour.Rudd, the MP for Hastings on England’s south coast who had led the Home Office since 2016, was also seen as a moderate on the European Union and a balancing force in a cabinet made up of several big-name pro-Brexit figures.Foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who were at the forefront of the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, were quick to praise their colleague on social media following news of the resignation.“Really sad to lose @AmberRuddHR from Cabinet. A fine colleague who did a great job during last year’s terrorist attacks and cares deeply about the people she serves,” Johnson tweeted.One of the more heartfelt reactions came from George Osborne, long-time finance minister under former Prime Minister David Cameron.He wrote: “The Government just got a bit less human.”Rudd had been due to make another appearance before parliament on Monday, but instead opted to resign late Sunday.In her resignation letter, she admitted that sometimes people with a legal right to be in Britain had not been treated “fairly and humanely”, adding that she had hoped to push through new legislation in the coming months to protect the Windrush generation.In 1948, the ship Windrush brought the first group of migrants from the West Indies to help rebuild post-war Britain, and many others followed from around the Commonwealth.They were given a legal right to remain by a 1971 law, but many never formalised their status, often because they were children who came over on their parents’ or siblings’ passports and then never applied for their own.In recent years a government clampdown on illegal immigration has begun to identify those without papers—scooping up many elderly people from the Windrush generation.Outrage over the plight of Windrush migrants—some of whom have lost jobs and fallen into debt as they struggled to prove their status—led to a personal apology from prime minister Theresa May to Caribbean leaders in April.last_img read more

UNCF Celebrates 75 Years

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comThe United Negro College Fund (UNCF) celebrated 75 years of providing financial opportunities for young Black scholars attending college this week in Northwest, D.C.The annual national “A Mind Is…” gala is a tribute organization’s signature slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Since 1944, UNCF along with corporate, political and scholastic sponsors has led the way in advocating for the education of Black students.This year’s gala highlighted the UNCF’s yearlong theme: “Lighting the Way to Better Futures.”United Negro College Fund (UNCF) commemorated 75 years of providing money for young Black scholars with their annual Nation “A Mind Is” gala under the yearlong theme, “Lighting the Way to Better Futures,” on March 7 at the Marriot Marquis in Northwest D.C. In this photo the UNCF Frederick D. Patterson Award is being presented to The Congressional Black Caucus. (Photo by Rob Roberts)“UNCF was founded on April 25, 1944, and for 75 years, it has supported private HBCUs, hundreds of thousands of deserving students and advocated for minority higher education, ” the UNCF said in a press release about the gala. Since then, the organization reports having “made a difference for almost a half million students.”The gala was an evening to celebrate the scholastic achievements of current students and alumni benefitting from UNCF scholarships, sponsors and leaders within the organization. This year’s gala specifically honored businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, The Ray Charles Foundation and the Congressional Black Caucus.  In addition, UNCF celebrated the momentous occasion of funding Black students’ education for three-quarters of a century, with live performances, special addresses and a three-course dining experience.Even with the fun nature of the evening, the purpose of the gala was to raise funds for the organization, which UNCF is doing yearlong in order to mark 75 years of continued support for Black students looking to pursue higher education.Lois Peters, who lives in the Washington Metropolitan area and serves on the Board of Trustees for Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., told the AFRO why UNCF is so critical in the Black community.“UNCF has been a group of people who have taken care of our kids.  A lot of our students would not be able to fund their education and go to a university were it not for UNCF.  They look out for our kids,” Peters told the AFRO.She acknowledged the importance of UNCF’s 75th birthday, often referred to as a “diamond jubilee.”“It is a thought that 75 years ago many could not walk in the halls and universities in their community. Because of UNCF, education has been made available for people who would not otherwise get it. It is phenomenal the amount of students, the amount of money, the billions of dollars,” she said.Peters sees the UNCF as a “blessing.”“It’s not only a blessing, because they’re blessing the kids. They’re blessing the keepers, the donors who have been blessed to be blessing so many young people.”The Rev. Dr. George E. Holmes also saw the divinity in UNCF’s work and mission.“I think this is just awesome, it’s God-driven,” Holmes told the AFRO.  “God saw fit that I was able to attend this wonderful transformation of an organization that has blessed persons from 1944 with the help of individuals who have come from all around the world- corporate leaders, faith leaders, business leaders- to say to our students who are matriculating and do not have another way out, that UNCF can be that way.  [UNCF] can be able to serve as a beacon light of hope in dark places, where money is not.”Holmes also recognized how UNCF indirectly affects next generations by constantly sewing into young people.“So many of our graduates at HBCUs have found a way to receive [UNCF] money and then themselves become a catalyst of change for generations still yet to come.  So this is just a transformative organization that has changed lives… and in my humble opinion, I think it’s the most signature organization that has raised said funds to assist persons of African American descent.”last_img read more

Female dung beetles use horns to fight over manure

first_img Citation: Female dung beetles use horns to fight over manure (2010, March 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Fossilized dung balls reveal secret ecology of lost world More information: Reproductive competition promotes the evolution of female weaponry, Nicola L. Watson, Leigh W. Simmons; Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.2335 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 Dung beetle (Onthophagus sagittarius) Image credit: U.Schmidt. Explore further University of Western Australia researchers, Prof. Leigh Simmons and Dr. Nicola Watson, studied the female dung beetle (Onthophagus sagittarius), which, as its name suggests, feeds on dung. When they arranged for the females to have to race each other to reach deposits of cow dung and access to egg-laying sites in tunnels beneath the dung, those with larger horns were able to gather more manure, and thus provide more of this valuable resource for supporting their young. In a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers said competition between females for the use of breeding resources reduced the reproductive fitness of all the beetles, but smaller beetles were worse off than larger individuals. When matched for body size, the longest horns gave the greatest advantage in reproductive fitness, producing significantly more broods than beetles with shorter horns.Dung beetles lay their eggs in balls of dung, which must be fresh for the beetles to use it and this is what leads to competition. Watson said there is a distinct advantage for females that can get to dung first and seize the best and freshest pieces. They have also been observed stealing dung from other females and replacing eggs with their own.Dung beetles are also unusual in that the female dung beetles’ horns are of a different type to those of male beetles, and the scientists suggest this means they have evolved independently. Unlike male horns, they are not used for fighting off predators, defending territory, or competing for mates, but for fighting off other females competing with them for resources. ( — Dung beetles are among the few species in which the females are more impressively equipped with armor than males, and a new study explains why: the females fight each other for the best manure and breeding sites.last_img read more

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