BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana renters who experienced losses due to the February tornadoes that damaged Livingston and Orleans parishes may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from FEMA and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA).
Sometimes cells resist medication by spitting it back out. Cancer cells, in particular, have a reputation for defiantly expelling the chemotherapy drugs meant to kill them. Researchers at The Rockefeller University have shed new light on a molecular pump that makes this possible, by determining its three-dimensional structure, down to the level of atoms.
Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya, of Sicario) is a young black photographer on the rise; Rose Armitage (Allison Williams, of Girls) is his wealthy white girlfriend. Chris and Rose have been together for five months now, and Rose has decided it's time for Chris to meet her parents. Chris has reservations about this (has she told them he's black?
ANN ARBOR—Although consumer confidence edged downward in February, the overall average in the past three months was the highest in more than a decade, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
In the early morning of April 30, 2016, Greene was placed into custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre following his arrest by members of the Winnipeg Police Service.
Two of their homes have been burned. All have been threatened with death. The twelve-year-old son of one of them was kidnapped earlier this week and held for three days before being released on the side of a road.
New York City—Human Rights First announced today that former Obama Administration senior official Rob Berschinski has joined the organization as its new Senior Vice President for Policy. Berschinski is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor with extensive experience in national security and foreign policy. He will lead the organization’s efforts to advance a U.S. foreign policy rooted in a strong commitment to human rights, universal values, and American ideals.
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott is declaring the weekend of February 24 as Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in Vermont, and encourages Vermonters to “tag along” by celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Kinshasa) – Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should fully and impartially investigate killings by alleged Congolese army soldiers in the central Kasai area, Human Rights Watch said today. A video posted on the internet on February 17, 2017, shows men in Congolese army uniforms fatally shooting at least 13 alleged militia members, some of whom are carrying sticks and slingshots.
Two Michigan State University students are finalists for the nationally competitive Truman Scholarship.
CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen the CRKN-Érudit Partnership as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2017.
Mr. Muntarbhorn, the first Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity designated by the UN Human Rights Council, will investigate different forms of violence and discrimination.
This was originally launched in 2013, in light of an absence of milk pricing data specific to Northern Ireland, published fortnightly, with supporting market analysis, it gave dairy farmers an indication of returns from key commodity markets. Publication was suspended in late 2014 after claims it was talking down milk prices, claims which were subsequently proved wrong with the continued calculation of the MPI accurately reflecting market returns and the milk price in Northern Ireland.
WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/24/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the successful settlement of a lawsuit on behalf of a Muslim inmate brought against the Michigan Department of Corrections over the denial of adequate nutrition during the annual month-long fast of Ramadan.
WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/24/17) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the settlement of an employment discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a Maryland Muslim worker against Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of automotive replacement parts, accessories, and services.
This is evidence of the extraordinary results that Operation Stonegarden can achieve through sustained collaboration and a grant investment,” state Ramiro Cerrillo, Chief Patrol Agent for the Ramey Sector.
MIAMI, FL, 2/24/17) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set a fire overnight at a mosque in that state.
President Trump will speak to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday in a televised event. University of Michigan experts are available to discuss his agenda.
In the past five years, Israel has managed an extraordinary effort that has provided over 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid from Israel to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey and Syria itself. Despite the uniqueness of the work, this story remains largely untold.
Rice Business Plan Competition to announce 2017 competitors via Facebook Live Feb.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to a military strategy forum at a Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion on the imperatives of airpower and challenges for the next fight Feb.
WASHINGTON – What we eat is strongly and intricately linked to our health. No food or nutrient is a panacea against disease, but eating right can help prevent many serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and several types of cancer.
ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2017 / -USNewswire/ -- Normani Kordei, of the internationally acclaimed pop group Fifth Harmony, has partnered with the American Cancer Society as a global ambassador to help increase awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and HPV vaccination. The fight against cancer hits close to home as Kordei's mother, Andrea, is a breast cancer survivor having been diagnosed when Normani was just 5 years old.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that Broward County Public Schools will serve more than 40,000 pounds of Florida-grown strawberries to their students over the next two weeks. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Farm to School program facilitated the purchase from Sweet Life Farms in Plant City, Fla., which is owned and operated by Mark McDonald.
A farmer taking cuttings from cassava plants. The FAO report stresses the need to increase production and productivity of staple food crops.
AstraZeneca today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion recommending the approval of ZS-9 (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the treatment of hyperkalaemia, a serious condition characterised by high potassium levels in the blood serum caused by cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases.
British Cycling is pleased that the government’s decision to increase the small claims limit to £5,000 for road traffic-related personal injury claims has not been extended to cyclists.
The European Commission plans to mobilise a total of €105 million in humanitarian support to populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa in 2017.
GENEVA (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights experts are calling for strong, urgent action by States, including legislation and enforcement of corporate accountability, to try to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human rights to life and health in environments free from contamination.
UK workers gave their employers £33.6 billion of free labour last year by doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published today (24 February 2017)) by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
E-democracy, an end to roaming fees in the EU, and visa reciprocity with the US are all on the table in the week ahead. MEPs will also discuss findings and recommendations from the car emissions scandal inquiry.
We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian in an apparent extrajudicial execution of an unarmed man who clearly posed no imminent threat.