Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building

Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building

Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Paltz, New York — More than 350 U.S. students took part in a demonstration Friday outside the SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building where student leaders used a bullhorn from the rooftop to rally the gathering on the concourse below. University police dispersed student leaders from the roof which was followed by more than 100 students storming the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB).

During the 2004–2005 academic year, students lobbied for a $10 million renovation project for their Student Union Building, which has not been renovated since its construction more than 30 years ago.

HAB spokesman Eric Gullickson said that the supplemental appropriation for the project is the largest in the history of the college and that the six-member advisory committee includes three students but that; “the Student Association, which was offered the first seat on this committee, declined the opportunity,” Gullickson said.

Student leaders, including Student Body President R.J. Partington III and Student Senate ChairJustin Holmes, who played a role in organizing this demonstration, testified during the Spring 2005 semester before the New York State Assembly Committee on Higher Education, eventually winning the renovation project. Holmes says that Gullickson’s assertions are; “an out-and-out lie. The SA was never offered such a seat. We were offered 1 seat on a seven seat committee, with the administration selecting the other six members.”

The major arguments for a capital project on the Student Union Building were that it:

  • did not accommodate organizations and organization office needs
  • lacked crucial technology for student mobilization
  • was built for a student population less than half the size of 2005, and
  • was one of the longest standing Student Unions in the SUNY system which had not undergone a renovation

During the Fall 2005 semester the HAB claimed that it would oversee the renovation project, citing the need for a larger lobby and bookstore.

The Kingston Daily Freeman reported:

The crystallizing issue for the demonstration was the upcoming $10 million renovation of the Student Union building. The renovation, scheduled to begin in about two years, will be the first major change to the building since it was built 34 years ago, according to college spokesman Eric Gullickson, who said the supplemental appropriation for the project in the state budget is the largest in the college’s history.

Gullickson also said that a six-member committee had been formed to guide the design process, but student leaders, including Partington, were told that the proposed committee would be seven members, including four non-students and two students who were appointed by the HAB.

“No matter the size and makeup of the HAB’s so-called renovation committee, it has nothing to do with the actual renovation process, which will be administered by a student committee, with input from other parties of course considered,” responded Holmes.

During the Fall 2005 semester, Student Body President R.J. Partington III attempted to negotiate with Administrators, including HAB President Steven G. Poskanzer, over the project.

The HAB refused to concede to student demands.

At this point, the Student Senate passed legislation proclaiming that the project would be overseen by a committee where students constitute a majority, and Partington announced that he “did not recognize and would not sit on” any committee that did not meet the needs of students.

Vice President of Acacdemic Affairs & Governance, Stephanie Adika said, “If the HAB won’t even listen to us about our own building, how are they going to listen to us about all the other problems the students have with SUNY New Paltz.”

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Chicago Transit Authority announces repairs to Blue and Red Line

Chicago Transit Authority announces repairs to Blue and Red Line

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) riders on the subway portions of the Red and Blue lines may see relief of the slow zone in the coming months. So-called “slow zones” are locations where trains travel at restricted speeds because of track work or deteriorating conditions.

The CTA is putting nearly US$15 millions towards renovation of the O’Hare to Clark/Lake portion of the Blue Line and Chicago to Belmont portions of the Red Line. Work will happen during off peak and overnight hours. The CTA says that one track operations and delays may occur.

“We have heard our customers’ frustration with slow zones and today we are acting to address their concerns,” said Chicago Transit Board chairperson Carole Brown. “I am pleased that we are able to leverage existing contracts to begin this work and I look forward to working with state lawmakers to increase transit investment to bring our entire system to a state of good repair.”

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Real life urban scenarios are the best place to find a good entertaining storyline, especially if it deals with crime. But this is an art that very few have mastered, and as a result, it is not very easy to find a classic presentation of the reality in urban crime world.

So, when one of the good productions comes around, it makes for some really intriguing and exciting viewing. This is why people always love to watch The Wire. It is one of the select few, in the history of television, that has managed to really touch the ground reality in a very raw yet presentable fashion. The introduction of some of the real life non-professional actors, who play either themselves or characters which are pretty close to someone in public life, bring this series ever more close to the very reality on the cities of America.

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The series was presented on the HBO network and comprised of 60 episodes spanning 5 exciting seasons. Each of the seasons had a different story base, although all of them had the city of Baltimore as the backdrop of the unfolding events. The seasons tackled the crime scene of the city in the themes of the drug trade in the first season, the system of the port in the second, the government of the city and the bureaucracy in the third, the schools and their systems in the fourth and the print media of the city in the fifth and final season. Therefore the viewers could look forward to the best of different plots. This is what the people still wish to see when they watch The Wire online.

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Ayurvedic Medicines For Pregnancy Care

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Ayurveda, a holistic way of living, discusses the details of pregnancy under Garbhini Vyakaran. Father to be’s health too to be taken care as the reproductive tissues are to be nourished well and toxins are flushed out, so that an optimum fertilization can occur. Pregnant women has to be more careful during the first three months, as it is formative stage and after seventh month i.e, last stage of her pregnancy.

Foetus and mother are attached by a cord called rasvaha nadi (matenal part of the placenta) which helps in carrying the ahararasa-virya (nutrition) from the mother to the foetus It gets nourished by rasa by the process of attracting moisture (upasneha) and osmosis (upasweda) The food intake gets refined until it is transformed to the nutritional eggs and sperms.

Doshas control the mensuration cycle, which should be 26-30 days cycle, 5 days, moderate flow and colour without any clots or discomfort.

Kapha phase is from the end of bleeding until the ovulation, and it builds the endometrium and also restore ths health to body and prepares it for conception.

Pitta phase is from ovulation till period starts. This prepares endometrium for implantation of the egg to be fertilsed and breasts to secrete milk. It is in this phase one under goes a high emotional overload.

Vata phase occurs throughout the period, is. apna vayu regulates the downward movements in the body and it helps in the flow during mensration and also helps during the delivery.

Above ayurvedic concepts clearly explains that if one has to ensure a fertility, then the doshas are to be balanced and normalised. Any imbalance in doshas will lead to problem in conceiving. It recommends yogic practice and a nutritious diet to calm the doshas thereby strengthening the body and relaxing the mother and thereby indirectly benefiting the baby.

Ayurveda, a science of life, advises that the health of the pregnant women to be taken care, so that she is able to withstand the strain of labour and also give birth to a healthy offspring.

It advises mother-to be, to take certain herbs to be taken during each month of pregnancy. Milk decoction is one among them and it has to be drunk everyday before going to bed. It is prepared by mixing 15gms of the monthly advised herb/200mls milk/800mls water then boil it and reducing it to 1/4th the quantity.

First month

– 8 flg leaf buds boiled in milk and then strained for three consecutive days

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– For the rest of the month the milk decoction with Bala (Sida rhombifolia)

– Guarantees a healthy child

Second month

– Milk decoction with the herb Lakshmana (Ipomeoa sepiaria)

– Sonitamrtam (tonic) is given

– Provides energy

Third month

– Milk decoction is with Solanum melenginum (Bruhati)

Fourth month

– Milk decoction with Desmodium gangeticum (Shaliparni)

– Prevents intrauterine growth retardation

Fifth month

– Milk decoction with Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia)

Sixth month

– Milk decoction is with Solanum xanthocarpum (Kantakari)

– if there is water retention problem then Tribulus Terrestris may be given

Seventh month

– Milk decoction along with Hordeum vulgare(yava)

– Sukha prasava Ghee is given to pave a way for an easy delivery

Eight month

– Maerua oblongiflia and milk is given

– Dhanwantaram 101 or Ksheerabala 101 is taken

– Lubricates the reproductive channels in preparation for childbirth

Ninth month

– Milk decoction with Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) during this month

During pregnancy, women may undergo cramps, sleeplessness for which medicated oils like Dhanwantharam, Sahacharadi, Pinda tail are used. This ensures peripheral circulation too. To have a normal delivery medicated ghee like sukhaprasoothi ghrita is given.

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Gene therapy trial for skin cancer cures two terminal patients

Gene therapy trial for skin cancer cures two terminal patients

Friday, September 1, 2006

Results of gene therapy trials at the US National Cancer Institute, Bethesda to fight cancer published online yesterday by the scientific journal Science show some levels of success. However experts have warned that despite the promise more work is needed for this to become a viable cure.

Dr Stephen Rosenberg, who lead the research team, said “It’s important to emphasize this is a highly experimental treatment that’s still in the course of development.”

The team treated 17 terminal skin cancer patients with modified cells from their immune systems. The technique uses genetically modified white blood cells (more specifically T cells) to attack and kill the cancer cells. Of the 17 subjects only 2 were cured of the disease (an aggressive form of skin cancer called a melanoma which is usually fatal in advanced stages). Before the treatment, which lasted 18 months, the patients were only expected to live for up to 6 months. The remaining 15 patients were not affected by the treatment.

One of the successful patients was Mark Origer (53) from Wisconsin. He has been fighting cancer since first being diagnosed in 1999. After finding out about the new trial on the internet he applied and, after interviews, was accepted along with 16 other candidates. The treatment removed Origer’s melanoma and also shrunk another tumor in his liver – to the extent it could be removed surgically. Doctors confirmed he was free of the disease last week, nearly 2 years after treatment began. A second man (39) was cleared of his cancer which had spread to the lungs, liver and lymph nodes. Cancer that progresses to the lymph nodes is usually untreatable and fatal.

T cells can attack and destroy bacteria and other harmful cells like cancer cells. However cancer cells sometimes reduce the signals on their outer surface by which they are recognised, so the immune system cannot affect them. Gene therapy involves modifying some of a patients T cells to contain a new receptor. (Receptors are what enable the immune cell to identify harmful cells, like those corrupted by viruses. The new receptor is inserted with the use of a viral vector, i.e. a virus made safe to insert the receptor in the cell.

In the trial, T Cells were removed from each patient and modified in the laboratory. Patients underwent chemotherapy to kill most of their current immune system, which was replaced by the mutated cells. The modified cells successfully survived after injection into the body – making up 10% of the subject’s T cell count during the first 2 months. The team is now looking for ways to enable the cells to survive longer and in greater numbers.

Experts have called this a significant technical advance but warn that more patients need testing and the technique refining before any conclusive results can be drawn. Dr Edel O’Toole, consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesman, said: “I think that the success of this approach in two patients shows promise, however 15 patients did not respond to the treatment suggesting that further work is needed to optimise this approach for all patients, which could take many years.”

Rosenberg now hopes to run a new trial with possibly stronger gene therapy treatments, he is currently awaiting FDA approval.

Gene therapy was much hyped after it’s first successful application in so called “bubble boys” (patients with severe combined immunodeficiency). After follow-up, these trials were stopped when it was discovered that three of eleven patients in one trial had developed leukemia.

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students
See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3] is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming | Canada

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Homeopathy proponents jailed for allowing daughter to die

Homeopathy proponents jailed for allowing daughter to die

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In Sydney, Australia, Thomas and Manju Sam were jailed after being convicted of manslaughter on Monday. The court found they had failed to take their ill daughter to medical appointments, and shunned the effective conventional medical treatments offered. Instead they chose homeopathic ‘alternative’ medical treatments which the medical profession generally considers to be pseudoscience. As a result, their then nine-month-old malnourished daughter Gloria died of the skin disorder eczema in 2002.

In the evidence, the Crown prosecutor, Mr Tedeschi, said that the Sams ignored repeated advice to send Gloria to a skin specialist for her eczema. The severity of her condition made her skin so thin that it was constantly breaking and becoming infected. Creams provided by medical doctors were not used; they preferred to employ homeopathic drops as a method to treat her illness. By the time they finally sought treatment, “her skin was weeping, her body malnourished and her corneas melting”, and she died from the complications and massive infection caused by the effectively untreated eczema.

Gloria suffered helplessly and unnecessarily … from a condition that was treatable.

In his ruling, Supreme Court Justice of New South Wales Peter Johnson stated that “Gloria suffered helplessly and unnecessarily … from a condition that was treatable.”

Thomas received a maximum sentence of eight years and is no longer allowed to practice homeopathy. Manju received a maximum sentence of five years and four months.

Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine which uses substances that have gone through a process of serial dilution so extensive that in most cases, no molecules of the original are likely to remain. There is no convincing evidence that it has any effect greater than placebo. For it to work as homeopaths claim, basic well-tested scientific laws would have to be wrong.

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Where To Promote Your E Book Online

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Submitted by: Robert Corter

If you are wondering where you should promote your e-book online, there are actually hundreds of venues where you can get your book listed, ranked, syndicated, or sold by third parties. For this article however, we are going to look into the best of these venues. These are the sites with the biggest traffic and wider influence. With that said, these are the sites you should be utilizing to market your book.

1. Article directories Article marketing is old school but it’s very effective. The best article directories out there have really high page ranks so they help a lot in building hype for your e-book. This is not to mention the fact that a lot of people use article directories instead of search engines to look for information online. You don’t necessarily have to write pieces about your book. You can write articles that are related to it but use the resource box to allow people to know more about what you are offering.

2. Forums You can either make use of general or niche forums. For best results, however, you should stick with niche forums. Let’s say for instance that you are selling a book about basketball. Then it’s but logical that you utilize basketball forums. You can directly promote your book in the forum threads or through your forum signatures.

3. Social networking sites Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are great places to find potential customers. To be effective in this method, you should connect and interact with the right people. As much as possible, try to network with other users who will likely be interested in the contents of your e-book. You can find these users through features in social networking sites like groups and Facebook pages .

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4. Social bookmarking sites The most popular of these bookmarking sites include Digg, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. These sites have members that number in the millions. They not only allow you to bookmark your website pages, they also allow you to interact with other users of the site.

5. Video-sharing sites A lot of people these days would rather watch a thing than read about it. That said, it’s a good idea to shoot a short video about your book then upload the video to various video-sharing sites like Facebook and Vimeo. Don’t forget to leave a link back to your sales page in your video’s description box.

6. Press release outlets Press releases get picked up very easily by the search engines so you should write releases on a regular basis. There are dozens of PR sites out there where you can submit your releases for free.

7. Online ad sites This involves listing your e-book in ad sites like Craigslist. You can also make use if paid ad directories if you have the budget for it.

8. Merchant sites Besides selling your book in your own website, you should have it listed as well in merchant sites like eBay, Amazon, or ClickBank. The goal is to get your product in as many sales venues as possible.

These are the best places to promote your e-book. Focus on them first before you set your eyes on other sites.

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FIFA and European Union are set to collide

FIFA and European Union are set to collide

Saturday, May 31, 2008

FIFA, the world’s governing body for football (soccer), and the European Union are set to collide over the controversial 6+5 Rule.

The problem is that FIFA wants to limit the number of foreign players in the starting 11 to a maximum 5 players per side while the European Union allows free movement of workers making FIFA’s 6+5 Rule illegal within the European Union.

Despite the legal issue about the 6+5 Rule within the European Union, FIFA President Sepp Blatter presented the 6+5 Rule to FIFA Congress where the member national associations of FIFA would vote on examining the issue further.

The FA in England was quoted on their website saying, “At today’s meeting of the FIFA Congress in Sydney, The FA voted in favour of further exploration of the “6+5″ rule proposed by FIFA President Sepp Blatter.” The FA further said, “The resolution, adopted overwhelmingly by the Congress, requested that the FIFA and UEFA Presidents work with key figures within the world of sport to examine how the proposal might work within the limits of the law.”

The FA, the national association for England, indicated that having more “high-quality English players” is an “absolute priority.”

A reservation of the FA is the legality of the 6+5 Rule but they “welcome further exploration of its legality.”

Spain and Real Madrid Goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has also indicated to be in favour of FIFA’s 6+5 Rule stating, it would be “exceptional” for players developed for “Homegrown player.”

On May 8, the European Union voted against the 6+5 Rule and have indicated that they will take legal action against any national association within the European Union that introduces FIFA’s 6+5 Rule.

Depending if and how fast FIFA gets their way, the 6+5 rule can be implemented as soon as 2012 with smaller variations leading the way to 2012.

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Australia women’s water polo team into FINA Women’s World League Super Finals quarter finals

Australia women’s water polo team into FINA Women’s World League Super Finals quarter finals

Friday, June 1, 2012

Australia’s overnight penalty shootout 9–7 win against the Russia women’s national water polo team qualified the Australia women’s national water polo team into the quarter-finals of the FINA Women’s World League Super Finals, where they will meet the Germany women’s national water polo team at 9:00 p.m. AEST.

Australia was behind at the end of the first quarter, with a score of 2–3. They came back to tie up the game at the end of the second period where they scored 3 goals to Russia’s 2. Both teams scored a goal each in the third, before both went scoreless in the fourth quarter. Australia won the the penalty shoot out 3–1.

Glencora Ralph, Rowie Webster, and Nicola Zagame led Australia in scoring with two goals each. Gemma Beadsworth, Jane Moran, and Kate Gynther also scored a goal each.

The game marked the three hundredth cap for Australian Melissa Rippon and the two hundredth cap for Alicia McCormack. Other Australian players that competed in the match included Victoria Brown, Beadsworth, Sophie Smith, Holly Lincoln-Smith, Moran, Zoe Arancini, Gynther, Webster, Ralph, and Zagame.

Following the competition, Australia’s head coach Greg McFadden will make the last round of player cuts before the team heads to London for the Olympics.

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