Gregory Verdine wins prize for cancer research

first_imgGregory Verdine has won the 2011 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research. Verdine is the Erving Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.Verdine will receive $10,000 and will deliver a lecture at the AACR 102nd annual meeting held April 2-6, in Orlando, Fla.For more information.last_img

Belles intern with charity

first_imgOver the summer, some students from Saint Mary’s furthered their interest in helping the community and interned at Hannah and Friends, a non-profit organization for children and adults with special needs. Senior Maureen Parsons served as an AmeriCorps member at the organization. “I helped out with summer camp and the community service summer club,” Parsons said. “We had summer camp Monday through Thursday, where our participants were able to do crafts, sing, dance and play outside.” The community service club planned projects throughout the summer for organizations in the community, Parsons said. “Hannah and Friends is an opportunity for people with special needs to come and hang out with friends without being judged,” she said. Parsons has now spent the last two summers working at the non-profit and will continue her work during the academic year. “I really enjoy volunteering there throughout the year. During the school year, I help out at the dances and karaoke nights once a month,” she said. “This year, I am also helping plan their girls’ night program. The girls’ night program is a chance for our female participants to come and just have fun together.” Throughout the semester, participants in the girls’ night program will discuss health and fitness, attend an etiquette dinner and a fashion show and create a scrapbook, Parsons said. Senior Kari McClowry also interned with Hannah and Friends this summer. “I had such a wonderful experience with the organization,” McClowry said. “I helped plan the activities for summer camp and made sure it ran smoothly. A big priority was to make sure the kids were having fun. I also co-organized a fundraiser called Family Fest.”last_img read more

Bad weather causes transportation trouble

first_imgHeavy winter weather has made transportation off campus difficult for Saint Mary’s students. With snow and ice making biking nearly impossible, Belles are seeking other options to get to Notre Dame for classes and meetings. Sophomore Rebecca Walker does not have a car on campus to take her to Notre Dame for Science Fiction and Fantasy Club gatherings. “The trolley [Transpo bus] is really nice because it gets me to Notre Dame, but it’s really inconvenient … because the trolley likes to be late,” she said. “And on the rare occasion that you need it to be late, it’s early.” Some students with classes at Notre Dame said the listed bus schedules do not always match up with class hours. These problems are exacerbated by the seasonal weather. “If the weather’s bad, that means the [bus] will even more likely be late,” Walker said. “Monday night … I was waiting at least 10 minutes out in the snow.” David Gariepy, director of security, said the wait might seem longer for students who are dressed inappropriately. “Increased ridership on our buses also … slow our buses down,” he said. “They do a pretty good job for the most part. During the winter, roads are ice-covered … Traffic moves at a much slower pace during this time of year. I would encourage students to dress warmly.” “We have the Blinkie escort van, which runs a regular route from the residence hall parking lots from dark until 2 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from dark until 4 a.m. Fridays through Sundays,” Gariepy said. “It extends its route to the Grotto after The Sweep [Transpo route] stops running.” While the Security Department offers these options for later hours, Gariepy said he encourages students to use buses when they are operating. Students frequently complain the buses do not run Sundays. “On Sundays, it’s difficult to get [to Notre Dame] when the weather is bad and Blinky doesn’t start until 7:30 [p.m.],” Steron said. Transportation is easier for students with cars on campus, though this also has its disadvantages. “Parking here is not that great,” Kramer said. “Angela [Athletic Facility] parking is really far away, and parking for students at Regina [Hall] is limited.” Kramer said she tries to avoid driving when the weather is bad and roads are icy. Even when the weather was warmer, students found transportation to and from Notre Dame difficult. “Class times are so close together that traveling by foot or by bike takes so long that you may be late,” Costello said. Safety risks are also a concern. “I have a bike on campus, but I don’t really use it because I don’t feel safe using it,” Walker said. “The only place I’d have to use it is to get to Notre Dame, but I don’t feel comfortable stopping at [North Michigan Street.] … The pedestrian light is so quick. … Even if you’re there when it turns green you have to run, because it’s red by the time you get to the other side.” Gariepy said this has been brought to his attention before. “We’ve talked to the highway department about [the pedestrian light], and they’ve checked the light and they feel that for the flow of traffic, it’s appropriate,” he said, “but I understand how that can be a frustration. … If you follow the rules of the road, it should be safe.” Walker said she would appreciate the ability to rent or borrow cars from the College and more transportation options for Sundays. Gariepy said he encourages students to be patient, particularly during the winter months. “We can’t always please everyone,” he said. “There can’t be instant gratification. Just understand that there are going to be delays when there is an excess amount of ridership.” He said regular stranded student policies are in effect, although the response may be delayed by weather circumstances. “Anytime a student is off campus … we will do everything we can to get them back safely,” he said. “Anywhere within a 5-mile radius of campus isn’t too much of a burden … But we only have two security cars on duty at a time. [If we have to,] we’ll send a taxi to pickup the student.” “Try to be a little understanding, especially during this weather. That’s where I think dressing warmly really helps.”last_img read more

WAWU boss gives availability of permanent secretary for tribunals’ office two thumbs up

first_imgLocalNews WAWU boss gives availability of permanent secretary for tribunals’ office two thumbs up by: – December 31, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Kertist AugustusSecretary General of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) Kertist Augustus says the availability of a permanent secretary for the tribunal office is a major development for workers on the island.Mr. Augustus says that the government has indicated that they will make a permanent secretary available in the New Year to deal with issues relating to tribunals. He notes that this decision is one which the union welcomes as there are several outstanding matters which need the urgent attention of the tribunal. “Now that we are going to have a permanent secretary for the tribunal, whose work will be to service the tribunal panel, we are hopeful that all of that will result in the drastic reduction of the outstanding cases at the tribunal level. We also want to see a high level of consultation and dialogue with our administration. We have been advocating and we would like to see that the administration take us more into their confidence in terms of the things they can do to help reduce the massive unemployment on the island,” he said.Meantime Augustus says an employer who has refused to adhere to a decision by a tribunal is causing a major headache for the Union.“We have been having some problems in the WAWU where a particular employer has refused to comply and that in itself takes long to resolve when you have to go through the court,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share Share 94 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

DOST designs ‘no-contact’ specimen collection booth to boost COVID testing

first_imgIt also has a small built-in screen that displays the pressure difference inside the booth. With the help of the pressure sensor, the health worker is notified of the real-time pressure inside the booth. DOST Region 6 recently turned over the first SCB in Western Visayas to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, Negros Occidental. * Don Jose Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital in BArotac Nuevo, Iloilo It maintains a positive pressure inside the booth that comes from a ventilator with a filter in order to prevent outside contamination from coming in.  With the booth, a medical staff can extract specimens from multiple patients without having physical contact with them.  The DOST central office is allocating P20 million for the manufacturing, distribution, and installation of this innovation through its Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD). (Sol Salazar, DOST-6/PN) These hospitals were identified by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 as recipients of the SCB. ILOILO City – To speed up testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has designed no-contact” specimen collection booths (SCB). DOST-6 is now conducting the final inspection of the units and shall continue with the distribution to the hospitals as soon as the units are ready.  * Western Visayas Sanitarium in Santa Barbara, Iloilo * Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City This is the first Specimen Collection Booth (SCB) for Western Visayas turned over to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental by the Department of Science and Technology 0 Region 6 led by Assistant Regional Director Emelyn Flores (leftmost) and Engineer Glady Reyes (second from right). Others in the photo are Dr. Ma. Estrella Ledesma (second from left), hospital chief, and Medical Technologist Charity Hilado. With the booth, a medical staff can extract specimens from multiple patients without physical contact with them. DOST-6 PHOTO * Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City DOST-6 is set to distribute four more SCB units to the following hospitals in the region:last_img read more

Pochettino talks up Madrid ‘dream’ after Barca snub

first_img Pochettino has also been linked with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, Serie A champions Juventus and Inter heading into the 2020-21 season. Thomas Tuchel remains in charge of PSG, Juve turned to Andrea Pirlo and Inter have opted to continue with Antonio Conte. “Neither PSG, nor Juventus, nor Inter Milan [made offers in the off-season],” Pochettino added. “I did have a call from Benfica and Monaco. I have no need to lie.” Pochettino shunned Madrid in 2018, deciding to honour his contract with Premier League side Tottenham at the time. Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he did not receive an offer to coach La Liga giants Barcelona, while the former Tottenham boss insisted leading Real Madrid is his dream. Pochettino was linked with Barca following Quique Setien’s sacking before the embattled Spanish powerhouse opted for Ronald Koeman after a trophy-less 2019-20 campaign. Argentine manager Pochettino, who departed Tottenham in November last year, was asked about the Barca speculation. “They didn’t offer me to coach Barca,” he told Cope and Marca. “I didn’t see myself with [president Josep Maria] Bartomeu. “I did eat with Ramon Planes because we have a friendship for many years, since 2009 when he signed for Espanyol.” Pochettino had opened the door to potentially coaching Barca, having previously suggested he would not take charge at Camp Nou due to his links with rivals Espanyol. “I was ironic then,” Pochettino reflected. “It was my first news conference at Tottenham and they asked me about the Barca rumours. Then I answered with my irony and I think I went too far, I said what I said. “It sounds very nice for the radical Espanyol fan but I did not want to speak for that radical fan. Nor do I have to justify any statement because no one can question my love for Espanyol.” Loading… Read Also: Messi, Ronaldo missing from Champions League awards shortlist Madrid attempted to hire Pochettino as Zinedine Zidane’s successor and asked about Los Blancos again, the 48-year-old said: “I don’t know if I’ll ever coach Madrid, but of course it’s my dream. “If it’s not the best it’s one of the best clubs in the world. I’m no different, everyone has it on their dream list.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Ireland heads to Stoke

first_imgStoke have confirmed the signing of Stephen Ireland on a season-long loan from Aston Villa. Scholes said: “Stephen is a player that Mark knows really well and when the opportunity arose he was keen to add him to his midfield and attacking options. “Arguably the most successful period of Stephen’s career to date was when he played for Mark at Manchester City and we hope that he can rediscover that form.” Arnautovic, 24, has signed on a four-year contract from Werder Bremen and joins other new signings of Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa and Oussama Assaidi. The club said on their official Facebook page: “Stoke City are delighted to sign Austria international winger Marko Arnautovic from German side Werder Bremen. “He joins on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.” The move for Arnautovic, who had a brief and troubled spell playing under Jose Mourinho when he was manager of Inter Milan, was reported to be worth around £2million. Arnautovic follows Holland defender Pieters, Spanish centre-back Muniesa and Liverpool loanee Assaidi at the Britannia. Winger Jermaine Pennant was also brought back to the club by Hughes having been released before the former QPR manager’s appointment. Ireland, 27, follows Austrian international forward Marko Arnautovic to the Britannia Stadium after he completed his move from Werder Bremen. Stoke boss Mark Hughes managed Ireland at Manchester City and the club’s chief executive Tony Scholes hopes the midfielder can recapture the form he showed then. Press Association Pennant’s free-kick against West Ham this weekend gave Stoke their second win in three games this season. Belgium Under-21 midfielder Florent Cuvelier later departed Stoke for League One Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract. Cuvelier, 21 next week, was with the Potters for three years after joining from Portsmouth but failed to make a single first-team appearance. He made a total of 44 appearances in two loan spells with Walsall, scoring seven goals, as well as a solitary appearance for Peterborough. last_img read more

Chelsea and West Brom charged by the Football Association

first_img The flashpoint in question came after of an off-the-ball trip by West Brom’s Claudio Yacob, who had already been booked, on Chelsea striker Diego Costa. The Baggies midfielder avoided a second yellow card and a dismissal before being promptly substituted by boss Tony Pulis in the 2-2 draw. “Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion have both been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” a FA statement read. “The charge relates to an incident which occurred in or around the 58th minute of their fixture on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. “Both clubs have until 6pm on 20 January 2016 to respond to the charge.” Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink referred to the incident on Friday. Hiddink felt Yacob should have been dismissed and was so frustrated with the performance of referee Anthony Taylor that he expressed his concerns to fourth official Jon Moss. He was taken aback by the reply. “I told him: ‘This is one of the worst referees of the Premier League I have experienced,'” said Hiddink, who had a prior caretaker spell at Chelsea in 2009. “He said to me ‘you haven’t seen me yet’, which was a beautiful remark I think.” Press Associationcenter_img Chelsea and West Brom have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players during Wednesday’s fractious Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

Sarwan renews BCB U-17 tourney sponsorship ahead of 2020 edition

first_img… donates coaching kit as wellTHE Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB) 3rd edition Ramnaresh Sarwan Under-17 Cricket Tournament gained further momentum as former-Guyana/Windies captain made significant donations ahead of the event.During the recent launching held at Sarwan’s Fitness 53 Gym, located at Providence, the former West Indies batting star pledged his continued support to the BCB and cricket development by presenting tokens to BCB president Hilbert Foster.The coaching kit which is valued at $100 000 will be used by the BCB in its mission to further develop its coaching department. Foster stated that the coaching project will be headed by Level 3 coach Winston Smith, in the upcoming inter-county tournaments.“You were the first person to call me after my election as president of the BCB in February 2018 and you were the first sponsor to come on board. My presidency has been very successful because of persons like you, who have invested heavily into our cricket. Berbice Cricket would further be grateful to Ramnaresh Sarwan,” said Foster.Teams expected to participate in the upcoming event are: Achievers, East Bank Blazers, Paradise, Bush Lot United, Blairmont, Tucber Park, Mt Sinai, Edinburgh, Rose Hall Canje, Albion, Rose Hall Town Bakewell, Port Mourant and No. 73.The teams would be divided into 4 Zones with the top 2 advancing to the Quarterfinals. Foster stated that the Lewison General Store U-15 tournament has already started and another U-15 tournament is expected to start after the General elections in March.Foster reminded clubs that only Berbicians would be allowed to play. Walkovers would be granted half-hour after the scheduled start of play. Clubs who grant walkovers shall be banned from playing at the junior level for the rest of the year.Captains, who are not present at the venue 15 minutes before the start of play, shall lose their right to the toss. The BCB would select a 30-man squad based on performance in the tournament to participate in several trial matches.last_img read more

Leaders set agenda for school year

first_imgUSG held its first weekly meeting of the semester Tuesday night in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The public meeting discusses items on its agenda including the 2013-2014 concert schedule, nomination of USG Justices and funding for student organizations on campus.Assistant Director of the Concerts Committee, Chardae Davis, reported this fall’s Welcome Back Concert yielded the highest attendance on record. Her committee hopes to elevate the profile of on-campus concerts this year.“We’re currently securing an artist for Conquest, and planning ahead for Springfest,” Davis said. “We want to make sure we have the best artists possible.”President Christian Kurth announced the appointment of four new USG justices, whose nominations will be confirmed by a Senate-wide vote next Tuesday.USG justices serve as  arbitrators for cases of abuse or misbehavior within the organization. Their appointment lasts until their graduation.Junior Anaeis Ebrehimi Masihi, one of the four nominees, served as a delegate for the Alumni Association last year. She said she feels excited about the possibility of increasing her involvement in USG.“I wanted to have a more  hands- on role in student government, so I decided to apply,” Ebrehimi said. “[USG President] Christian Kurth called and left me a very enthusiastic voicemail, so I called back right away and accepted.”The meeting also featured a presentation from Treasurer Kameron VanWoerkom detailing USG’s fall budget.“The financial state of the organization is positive. We’re enthusiastic about increased funding in the funding boards, which is up about 10 percent this year,” VanWoerkom said. “We have more money to give to student orgs than ever before, and we’re really excited about it.”USG funding boards give financial aid to USC student organizations — up to $4,000 for the fall semester. USG encourages interested organizations to apply for funding.USG Greek Senator Logan Heley directly addressed all attendees who were not USG members regarding Program Board funding.“I’d encourage all of you to talk to your friends about USG [Program Board] funding. We’ve still got some money in the pot, so let’s put it toward good causes,” Heley said.Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more