Harvard scientist wins 11th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

first_imgThe University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has named Catherine Dulac the recipient of the 11th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize. Dulac is Harvard’s Higgins Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology and the chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dulac shares the award with Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University.The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. Dulac will formally receive her award on April 21 and will deliver a lecture immediately following the ceremony.last_img read more

Thaler pushes data security suggestions with lawmakers

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Brad Thaler continued the association’s press for legislation addressing the onslaught of data security breaches in a letter Wednesday to a Senate Commerce subcommittee, which holds a hearing today on that topic.Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs, thanked Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for scheduling today’s hearing. He also gave suggestions to guide any legislative solution addressing data breaches, including:ensuring that breached entities be accountable for costs resulting from their negligence;ensuring that consumers are notified of breaches and made aware of retailers’ data security policies; andensuring that account servicers are notified.NAFCU, with other financial trade groups on Tuesday, sent a similar letter in preparation for today’s hearing.The full Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing Wednesday on cybersecurity. During the hearing, Ranking Member Bill Nelson, D-Fla., highlighted the hardships consumers face after a data breach as they scramble to protect their identities, replace credit cards and recover funds taken from their accounts. continue reading »last_img read more

The most popular destination for German motorists is Istria, while Croatia is in third place

first_imgThis is the result of a survey conducted by the famous German automobile club ADAC – Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club, which was published at the beginning of the year, where it is stated that the popularity of Istria is increasing every year.Thus, the German campers showed the greatest interest in Istria for the eighth time in a row, with a share of as much as 13 percent in a sample of 1,3 million inquiries from users of ADAC’s Travel Planner. In second place is the Italian Lake Garda with a share of 5,2 percent, and third place is occupied by Dalmatia with a share of 5 percent. It is followed by the neighboring Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia with a share of 3,9 percent.”When you are declared the most desirable regional car destination eight times in a row and when the Germans declare you the winners eight times in a row, who are our most important and most numerous guests, then we can freely say that this 2018 has started in the best possible way. The announcement itself, at the beginning of the tourist year, gives a big wind to all promotional activities in Germany, especially when we know that the demand for the so-called caravanning it has never been bigger. We definitely need to take advantage of this situation and emphasize it in our performances. The value of this announcement is definitely invaluable in terms of reputation, because money simply cannot pay for something like that. ” said the director of the Istria County Tourist Board, Denis IvoševićPhoto: ADACIn the category of countries, Croatia as a car destination is in third place with a share of 7,6 percent, behind Germany, which is most sought after with a share of 27,6 percent and Italy with 18,1 percent, and ahead of Austria with a share of 6,8 percent and Turkey with 6,2 percent. In addition, Croatia took a high third place on the list of favorite destinations of German campers, after Italy and Germany, and ahead of France and Spain.Croatia ranks third as a car destination and on the list of favorite destinations of German campers, after Italy and Germany, and ahead of France and Spain.As they point out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian County, according to the above research, the camping segment was extremely popular during 2017, so it is expected that this trend will continue in 2018. In this regard, the ADAC has estimated approximately 170 tourist itineraries compiled for its members by ADAC experts – the so-called Routenplanner (route planner) which they then tested to find out the number of users as well as valuable data on the topic of traveling by car and their preferences regarding tourist destinations. “The flattering results of ADAC’s research greatly contribute to the marketing distribution and better perception of Istria as a destination in Germany – the most important target market of Istrian tourism. Also, diversification in relation to other tourist regions contributes to the strengthening of the Istrian brand and its media presence in Germany, but also in Western Europe.”Ivosevic concluded.The results of the ADAC survey are published in the ADAC Motorwellt magazine, which is published in more than 13 million copies, and on their website. In www.adac. which is very much in favor of the first-placed regions, including Istria. Free advertising that we can’t buy, but we can certainly and only deserve. And we can only do that as excellent hosts and strategic development of tourist destinations.last_img read more

MSP to collect toys and food for the holidays this weekend in Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe giving season is in full swing and Michigan State Police are in on the action. This Saturday, troopers from the Alpena post will be at Walmart and Neiman’s family market to stuff a blue goose, the geese being police patrol cars.Troopers are collecting toys and non–perishable food items for community members. All toys must be new and unwrapped. Items collected will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution to families in Alpena County.Stuff a blue goose is this Saturday, December 14, from to 10 a.m. To 6 p.m. Any questions can be directed to community service trooper Ashley Simpson at (989) 354–4101.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Christmas, holidays, michigan state police, msp, stuff-a-blue-gooseContinue ReadingPrevious Besser Museum to host evening of lights this weekendNext Public renovation meeting to be held at Alpena County Library on Mondaylast_img read more

DR Congo President rewards CHAN champions with cars

first_imgThe playing body and the entire technical bench of the DR Congo have been rewarded by the president of the of republic, Joseph Kabila.President Kabila on Tuesday surprised the entire country when he presented a brand new Toyota Prado four wheel drive cars each to the members of the winning team.DR Congo beat Mali 3-0 to win their second Chan tournament since last winning the inaugural 2009 tournament.The players who had gone to present the trophy to the president at the seat of government were met with the big surprise.In an exclusive interview with Supersports, team captain Joel Kimwaki said they were thrilled by the great gesture from the president”It’s unbelievable what the President has done for the team it was indeed a sweet surprise to the entire team for the recognition of our good work in Rwanda.We thank him a team for rewarding us with great gifts that have shocked everyone in the team ,”he said. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Wellington Community Theater presenting Elf, Jr.

first_imgElf, Jr. at Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade.Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Community Theater will be presenting “Elf Junior – The Musical” Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  The play is being held at Memorial Auditorium, 208 N. Washington.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Chelsea win Premier League title

first_imgChelsea are champions of England for the sixth time in their history.West Bromwich, United Kingdom | AFP |  Chelsea secured the Premier League title on Friday after substitute Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd-minute goal earned Antonio Conte’s side a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.The Belgian striker’s goal took Chelsea 10 points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who have only nine points left to play for.It is Chelsea’s second title win in three seasons, their sixth in total, and comes at the end of former Juventus and Italy coach Conte’s first season as manager. [View the story “Chelsea are champions in England” on Storify] Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Police officer found guilty of killing neighbor after entering wrong apartment

first_imgThe former police officer who fatally shot her neighbor after entering the wrong apartment has been found guilty of murder.A grand jury in Texas came to the conclusion, Tuesday afternoon after an emotional testimony from the officer Amber Guyger last week and hours of deliberation this week.According to the report, Guyger fatally shot Botham Jean as he sat in his apartment watching tv on September 6th of 2018. Guyger claimed she believed Jean was an intruder after she walked into the wrong apartment.After a short confrontation with Jean, Guyger says she shot him because she feared for her life. It wasn’t under later that Guyger says she realized that she had parked on the wrong floor and entered the wrong apartment.Guyger’s lawyers argued that Guyger had a right to defend herself under the stand your ground law, however, prosecutors argued that the “castle doctrine” did not apply to Guyger because she entered someone else’s home.“It protects homeowners against intruders – and now all of a sudden the intruder is trying to use it against the homeowner,” prosecutor, Jason Fine said.Prosecutors also stated that Guyger despite being and officer of the law with specific training, she did not render adequate aid to Jean nor did she use the first aid supplies she had with her in her work bag.While Guyger has been found guilty of murder which carries a potential life sentence, Judge Tammy Kemp is allowing the jury to consider a manslaughter conviction, which typically carries a sentence of between two and 20 years.last_img read more

Ohio priest indicted on charges of child pornography and juvenile sex trafficking

first_imgMcWilliams also threatened to send photographs to family and friends if the minor male victims did not send additional photographs and videos, the news release said. He allegedly carried through with that threat, “sending the mothers sexually explicit photographs he received from minor male victims,” according to the release.The US Attorney’s Office alleges that some of McWilliams’ victims were young boys he knew through his work as a priest in parishes.The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland said it “was made aware” of the indictment Thursday against the former parochial vicar in Strongsville. McWilliams was arrested in December 2019 for allegedly possessing child pornography, and he was put on administrative leave by the diocese “immediately” after the diocese learned of his arrest, it said in a press release at the time. An Ohio priest who allegedly posed as a woman on social media in order to entice minor male victims has been indicted on child pornography, child exploitation and juvenile sex trafficking charges, a US attorney announced.40-year-old Robert D. McWilliams is charged with sex trafficking of a minor, sexual exploitation of children and transportation of child pornography among other charges, according to a news release from the US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.last_img read more

Christopher Cross to Appear at Jan. 17 Sandy Benefit

first_imgRED BANK – Five-time Grammy winner Christopher Cross will present an evening of music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave.Tickets are $105, $95 and $55 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Sandy relief. Tickets can be purchased by emailing the theater at www.trtc.org, calling 732-345-1400 or by visiting the box office.Cross was the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including his No. 1 hit Sailing. His 1980 self-titled debut album with the lead single Ride Like the Wind rocketed to the No. 2 spot; the massive success of the second single Sailing made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, Never Be the Same and Say You’ll Be Mine he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981.Cross also scored a second No. 1 hit and Academy Award, with Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).last_img read more