– approve appointments of Boards and diplomats; legislationHaving been barred from meeting as a Cabinet owing to a recent ruling from acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George, Government has found a way around this and is now using plenary sessions imbued with Cabinet powers to carry on Government business.This was revealed when Minister of State Joseph Harmon held a ‘post plenary’ press conference at the Ministry of the Presidency on Friday. Harmon revealed that a plenary of Ministers have met as a collective to note contracts from the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) and give its approval for various appointments.President David Granger (left, foreground), with members of his CabinetThe Minister revealed that the plenary approved diplomatic relations with San Marino, the appointment of a new Indian High Commissioner and a non-resident ambassador from Kuwait.The plenary gave its consent for the reconstitution of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA), a Value Added Tax (VAT) Appeal tribunal and also approved the Customs and Trade Single Window System Bill 2019. This Bill, Harmon explained, will pave the way for improved processing of data, information and submission of documents electronically.Harmon defended the meeting of the plenary, noting that such meetings were also held last year. The Minister was asked to explain under which law is a plenary of Ministers authorised to meet and ‘note’ contracts.“The plenaries are an extended Cabinet with all the Ministers included. It is noted that there is in fact a judgement of the court that was made with respect to the Cabinet. That judgement was appealed. But we have not had a stay of the judgement, and as such, we have not held Cabinet meetings.”“Ministerial plenaries are chaired by the President and include all the Ministers. It therefore has all the powers that a Cabinet has… the appointment of a Minister, sitting as a Minister appointed in a full meeting with the President has the full authority of the Government to perform his functions.”CabinetGovernment fell to a no-confidence vote on December 21, 2018. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution of Guyana states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, 106 (7) goes on to state that, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Government took the matter to the High Court, but were joined by anti-corruption activist Christopher Ram sought relief under the Constitution, stating that Government was defeated with 33 votes against 32; that Government should resign if defeated on a confidence vote; that 18 days had passed, and Government gave no indication to resign nor has fixed a date for General and Regional Elections.The anti-corruption advocate had also argued that Cabinet’s failure to resign with all convenient speed and to fix an elections date could lead to uncertainty and constitutional crisis if neither of those occur in keeping with the Constitution by March 21.The Chief Justice had upheld both cases, ruling that the no-confidence vote was validly passed and that Cabinet should have resigned. However, Attorney General Basil Williams has filed an appeal claiming that the Chief Justice made an error in both of these rulings.He is seeking an order setting aside both rulings and all consequential orders, adding that more submissions will be made upon receipt of the CJ’s written ruling. The appeal came at a time when local and international organisations have been calling for a speedy resolution to these legal matters.President David Granger and the Government as a whole have said they aren’t going anywhere while these legal cases are pending. But as there was no stay of judgement, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has already warned that transactions approved by an illegal Cabinet run the risk of not being recognised.
Score this one for the home builders. They left the Realtors reeling. A bill, SB 670, suffered what’s akin to a one-punch knockout last week in the state Senate’s Housing and Transportation Committee. There was talking but no vote, which killed the bill. A rematch is in the works, though, between a couple of trade association heavyweights. The bill initially called for an outright ban on the fee or tax. The Realtors association said the bill would have protected consumers by placing responsible restrictions on private transfer taxes levied by developers and limiting the proceeds to environmental and affordable housing efforts. “We are extremely disappointed that SB 670 failed to make it out of committee,” Realtors association president Colleen Badagliacco said in a statement. “Home buyers in California deserve better.” She said private transfer taxes can add more than $10,000 to the cost of a home. The Realtors offered 11 amendments to try to get the bill through, said Alex Creel, their chief lobbyist. They included: When a developer imposed the fee, it would be part of the subdivision application submitted to the California Department of Real Estate. Annual audited financial statements from the beneficiary of the funds. A progress report on how the money is being spent. A requirement that the Department of Energy post the information on line. Limiting the fees to 1 percent of the sale price. “We made a number of good concessions, including the idea that these funds could be used for affordable housing,” Creel said. While SB 670 is kaput, the issue isn’t going away. The builders’ association is sponsoring AB 1574, and it has already moved through two committees this legislative session. The bill would allow the fees, but limit them to modest amounts. “I think it was clear that SB 670 was not the right bill, the right language, and the concept was turned down,” said Kimberley Dellinger, a legislative advocate at the CBIA. This association’s bill could come up for a vote in a week or so. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Sacramento-based California Building Industry Association and the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors are squabbling over what the former calls a reconveyance financing mechanism and the latter a private transfer tax. Either way, it adds up to fees you pay when you buy a new home. The bill, carried by Sen. Lou Correa, D-Anaheim, at the behest of the Realtors group, was called the “Private Transfer Tax Prohibition. Basically, in some parts of the state when you buy a house or condo, you pay a fee, which helps offset some of the fees municipalities charge. They could be used for things like parks and affordable housing. Typically the fees are put in a trust and designated for use by nonprofits.
An Army spokesman, Paul Boyce, said Monday that the Army does not discuss specific methods for “targeting enemy combatants” publicly, and that no classified program authorizes the use of “drop weapons” to make a killing appear justified. The court-martial of one of the accused soldiers, Spc. Jorge Sandoval Jr., is scheduled to begin in Baghdad on Wednesday. Under a program developed by a Defense Department warfare unit, Army snipers have begun using a new method to kill Iraqis suspected of being insurgents, planting fake weapons and bomb-making material as bait and then killing anyone who picks up them up, according to testimony presented in a military court. The existence of the classified “baiting program,” as it has come to be known, was disclosed as part of defense lawyers’ efforts to respond to murder charges the Army pressed this summer against three members of a Ranger sniper team. Each soldier is accused of killing an unarmed Iraqi in three separate incidents between April and June near Iskandariya. In sworn statements, soldiers testifying for the defense have said the sniper team was employing a baiting program developed by the Pentagon’s Asymmetrical Warfare Group, which met with and gave equipment to Ranger sniper teams in Iraq in January. The Washington Post first described the baiting program in an article Monday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
COUNCILLORS have clashed at County House in Lifford today over the house tax with one councillor saying former British PM Maggie Thatcher would be ‘smiling down on Donegal’ at Fine Gael in power.They were speaking on a Sinn Fein motion – forwarded by Cllr Mick Quinn – calling for the tax to be abolished.Cllr Quinn wanted the council to support the motion. But two independent councillors – both former members of Fine Gael – hit out at the Sinn Fein motion.“We are sitting here 200 metres from where Sinn Fein is in power (in the North) where families have to pay between £1,100 and £1,300 a year,” said Cllr Terence Slowey.Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray interrupted: “Yes – but what do they get for it?”Mayor Frank McBrearty had to call for order several times as councillors interrupted each other during heated exchanges. Cllr Quinn’s party colleague Marie Therese Gallagher said she was ‘fed up’ with the comparisons between north and south.She denounced Cllr Padraig Doherty (independent and former Fine Gael) as a ‘right wing apologist’ pointing out the free health service, schools and other free services in the North. Cllr Doherty had opposed the motion.Jack Murray also turned on Slowey and Doherty, saying: “Margaret Thatcher must be smiling down on Donegal today listening to this. Thatcherism will never die in Ireland as long as Fine Gael is in power.”Cllr Slowey described the Sinn Fein motion as ‘pie in the sky’.“None of us want to pay the tax,” said Cllr Slowey. “It’s not popular with me saying this – the people of Ardara and Glenties won’t be too happy with me saying this – but it has to be paid,” he added.Cllr Bernard McGuinness (Fine Gael) accused Sinn Fein of double-speak, while party colleague John Ryan told Sinn Fein to ‘get real’.Cllr Michael McBride (independent) said he believed the tax was here to stay but that it should be fairer so that those who can’t afford it don’t have to pay it.Mayor Frank McBrearty agreed; that the most vulnerable in society should be exempt from the tax and he backed the motion. Cllr Cora Harvey said Sinn Fein were not advocating the non-payment of the property tax – just its repeal.The motion was passed by 10 votes to eight – with one abstention. Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein, Mayor McBrearty and independent John Campbell voted for the motion.In a written reply to Cllr Quinn, council officials said that 61% of Donegal homeowners have paid the Household Charge from last year – or 31,400 homes.‘MAGGIE THATCHER WILL BE SMILING DOWN ON DONEGAL’ SAYS COUNCILLOR IN HEATED HOME TAX DEBATE was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities, throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Trail team will meet to repair trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Classics Book Group will discuss “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Reptile Club will meet, 1-2 p.m. for ages 7-12 and 2-3 p.m. for ages 13-17 at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Advisory Council of the SCV Senior Center will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call Pat Gold at (661) 251-2456. Candidate Academy part 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20 for both nights. Call (661) 702-6977. Mystery Readers Book Club will discuss “The Rule of Four” by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Teen event will teach writing and drawing comic books, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Parents Without Partners will meet for tacos, 6-8 p.m. at Del Taco, 23650 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 253-1301. Teen Writing Workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Business Marketing Basics workshop, 9-11 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to reserve a spot. Advances in Radiation Therapy will be discussed, 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 253-8017. Adult workshop will discuss How to Break into the Entertainment Industry, 6 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Candidate Academy Part 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20 for both nights. Call (661) 702-6977. Parents Without Partners will hold an orientation, 7-7:30 p.m., and a discussion, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 25352 Via Palacio, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-8852. Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) workshop, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class will be presented, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Santa Clarita Embroiderers’ Guild general meeting, 6:30-9 p.m. at Parklane Mobile Estates West Recreation Room, 20401 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Diane Stone at (661) 252-3468. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Landscape Education Program will teach Fall Plant Selection: Annuals and Perennials, 9 a.m.-noon at the Castaic Lake Water Agency, located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-1600, Ext. 230, to register. Celebrate Diversity story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Newhall branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Dinner cost: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. TODAY Members only used book sale to benefit the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley, 5-8 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Biscuit the Dog story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Used Book Sale to benefit the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals But some California lawmakers already are vowing to revolt if the final version of the bill includes what they dub “amnesty.” “If the guest worker program comes back, I and many of my friends will feel betrayed and we’re going to go south on our fellow Republicans when they need us on other issues,” warned Rep. Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar. Meanwhile, Miller, Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., and other Republicans said they plan to attach an amendment that would deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Under the larger bill by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., illegal presence in the country – now a civil offense – would become a federal crime. But, Miller said, “Nobody’s going to go to jail. You would be deported.” WASHINGTON – Taking aim at illegal immigrants across the country, a key House committee passed legislation Thursday that would make it easier for deportations and mandate every employer check the immigration status of their workers. In a 23-15 party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee also defeated an attempt by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, to include a measure that would have helped many of the country’s 11 million immigrants gain legal status. The enforcement bill now is expected to be considered by the full House next week, giving Republicans a chance to pass tough border legislation without having to take a stand on the more controversial legalization aspect of the immigration debate. The Senate is expected to act early next year on its own version of immigration legislation that is likely to address the issue with a guest-worker plan. The meat of the Sensenbrenner bill is the creation of a $360 million worker-verification system. Within two years, all employers would be expected to verify the immigration status of new employees. Certain industry sectors would have three years to check existing employees, while all other employers would have six years. The bill also would expand penalties for smuggling and anyone entering the U.S. illegally. While Republicans voted down a guest-worker plan Thursday, many agreed one is needed. Berman assailed Republicans for sidestepping the issue and producing an enforcement-only bill with less than two weeks left in the session. “It can only be attributed to one of three things: stupidity, political panic or venality,” he said. Or, he suggested, “Perhaps it’s the fear of being Dreier-ized.” Glendora Republican Rep. David Dreier came under fire in his last election campaign from conservative talk show hosts and anti-immigration groups who assailed him as soft on illegal immigrants because of his support for a guest-worker program. He issued a statement Thursday supporting Sensenbrenner’s bill. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#twitter#web Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos The app has also added support for location, including geotagged Tweets, Buzz entries and Foursquare updates. By adding their Foursquare account to a column within TweetDeck, users will be able to view their friends’ location-based updates, as well as visualize their locations with an embedded Google Map within the column. Additionally, Twitter-compatible APIs may also be added, allowing the client to interact with services like Tumblr, WordPress and StatusNet. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… chris cameron Rich media will also be given a front-row seat in the latest release, as uploading and recording videos to 12seconds or TwitVid is integrated into the client. Updates can also be scheduled for a later date and time, and global filters will let users automatically remove feed entries across all columns based on any terms. This latest release will also provide users with the ability to incorporate their own custom URL shortening service. Popular cross-platform social app TweetDeck is announcing an update to its desktop client this morning which will add Foursquare and Google Buzz to its arsenal of supported streams which already includes Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and Facebook. In addition, the version 0.34 update will allow for the addition of any Twitter-compatible APIs, including WordPress, StatusNet and Tumblr, as well as a slew of other features such as global filters and scheduled posts. The company will also announce financial news this morning, confirming that it has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding.TweetDeck, which was invited to test the Google Buzz API announced Wednesday, is wasting no time in integrating the service into its desktop client. Users will be able to send updates to Buzz, as well as view, like and comment on their friends’ posts directly from a stand-alone Buzz column in the app. TweetDeck maintains most of the Buzz experience within its column system, letting users collapse and expand comments for a streamlined experience. After a quick test of a pre-release of the latest version of the app, I found that the Buzz and Foursquare integration worked smoothly. When trying to add a Twitter-compatible API, WordPress failed to sync up but Tumblr was successful. I was able to publish text entries on Tumblr, but adding photos or videos did not seem to transfer the way I had hoped they would.With this update TweetDeck is taking enormous steps toward becoming a complete social dashboard – at least on the desktop. To be honest, I had largely given up on the app because of the sluggish feel of Adobe Air applications, but the integration of Foursquare, Buzz and other services may just draw me back to it. The securing of additional funding means we can expect only bigger and better things from the company in the near future. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification
U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief in 2014 BudgetThe 2014 budget that Congress released this week will give some relief to U.S. science agencies. It contains good news for physical scientists, but is less cheery for biomedical researchers, as Congress reserved some of the biggest spending increases for NASA and the Department of Energy. The National Institutes of Health, meanwhile, got a $1 billion increase that is drawing mixed reviews from research advocates.How to Keep Locusts From SwarmingSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)By itself, the migratory locust is pretty harmless, but it can assemble with billions of its buddies into apocalyptic swarms that destroy thousands of hectares of crops. Now, scientists have discovered that a gut parasite may be the key to keeping these insects living the single life, stopping them from swarming and keeping crops safe.The Best Time to Launch a CyberattackIt’s tricky to decide exactly when to try to ruin someone’s computers, sabotage their equipment, or even just harvest their data. But now, researchers have mathematically formalized the strategy of computer hacking, potentially enabling anyone—governments, activist hackers, cybermafia—to determine the best time to launch a cyberattack and do optimal damage.Modifying DNA May Wipe Away Old MemoriesTraumatic memories can be effectively treated with psychotherapy—if they’re recent. But older memories are a lot harder to reach, refusing to budge from the crevices of the mind. Now, a new study in mice shows that we may be able to modify DNA to help us treat painful memories no matter how old they are. How to Survive a Nuclear ExplosionWhat should you do if there’s a nuclear explosion? Official U.S. government advice is to find the nearest shelter. But that may not always be the best decision: According to a new mathematical model, sometimes it’s better to keep moving.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients The 31-year-old Johnson (27-2-1) broke the defense record he shared with longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva.“Shout out to Las Vegas,” Johnson said. “Thank you so much to all the first responders.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBorg dropped to 11-3.“Ray Borg was running his mouth,” Johnson said. “I got the suplex and the armor, I knew I got it.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The third round found Borg looking to secure another single-leg takedown early, only to be reversed once again with Johnson on top. Johnson’s ever-active smothering grappling rendered Borg ineffective for most of the first three rounds.Most of Borg’s energy was spent simply trying to escape his disadvantaged position, while fighting off submission attempts. Johnson was able to mount Borg shortly toward the end of a dominating round.Borg pressed early in the fourth and took Johnson down with an impressive takedown. Johnson, true to form, wasted little time in scrambling back to top position and controlled from there for much of the remainder of the round. The final round was much of the same, with Johnson securing multiple takedowns while keeping Borg on the defense. Late in the round, Johnson secured Borg’s back, executed a slam and transitioned to an armbar. Johnson locked in the submission and forced Borg to tap.Lee was able to takedown and mount Ferguson in a dominant first round.The two stood toe-to-toe for much of the second round, with neither fighter gaining a distinct advantage. Lee looked to be in control in the third round with a slam and top control. Ferguson, however, was able to stay focused from bottom position, working potential submissions until he was able to secure a triangle around Lee’s neck.“I knew I had to weather the storm and he was going to waste his energy,” Ferguson said. “Then I knew I’d get the submission.”Ferguson has won 10 straight fights. He called out lightweight champion Connor McGregor in an expletive laden post-fight rant.Lee was humble in defeat.“I have nothing but respect for this man, I’ll be back,” he said. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Salem regains shooting touch in NU win over UP Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Demetrious Johnson poses on the scale during a weigh-in for UFC 197, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. Johnson is scheduled to fight Henry Cejudo in a flyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title for a record-breaking 11th time, stopping Ray Borg by armor submission at 3:15 of fifth round Saturday night at UFC 216.The card was the first major sporting event in Las Vegas since the mass shooting that killed 58 people this week. A moment of silence kicked off the pay-per-view portion of the event, then a handful of survivors and first responders were brought into the octagon and recognized as Everlast performed “America the Beautiful”. The UFC has pledged to donate $1 million to help victims and their families.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Also, Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee to win the UFC’s interim lightweight title. Ferguson survived a slam and another takedown, secured a triangle choke, and forced Lee to tap out at 4:02 of the third round.“Whewwww!” Ferguson shouted after the fight. “Feels good. This is exactly the way I wanted it to be.”Ferguson improved to 23-3, and Lee dropped to 16-3.Johnson landed a heavy body kick in the first round and was able to gain top control, working from half-guard for most of the round while neutralizing any offense from Borg.In the second round, Borg was able to press forward and secure a short takedown before briefly taking Johnson’s back. Johnson offered a quick reversal and was once again on top of Borg in dominant position.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid nearly pulled off a spectacular last-ball win for Royal Challengers Bangalore, but Mumbai Indians prevailed by a slim margin of two runs, but it may not be enough to help them qualify for the Champions League semifinals.Scores: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreBrief Scores: Mumbai 165-7 (20); Bangalore 163-5 (20) Champions League – Special Coverage Kohli’s 47 (24b) sped things up for Bangalore who had slowed down midway, even with Dravid’s 39-ball fifty. Dravid carried his bat with 71 (58b), but played just one delivery in the final over by Zaheer Khan with Bangalore needing 13 runs.Kohli drilled two fours through midwicket and backward square leg, leaving them three to get off the last delivery. The young batsman had been very good at ploughing boundaries off yorkers through the leg-side. He attempted the shot again off the final ball, a full toss, but only managed to sky it to wicketkeeper Ambati Rayudu.The result of this game means that Bangalore now absolutely must beat Highveld Lions. Mumbai, despite been on four points, have played out their four games, and are still only at third place in Group B.Earlier in the day, Mumbai elected to bat and tottered along to 83-5 before a sturdy finish from Saurabh Tiwary and Dwayne Bravo.Skipper Sachin Tendulkar fell early, edging a Praveen Kumar outswinger behind. Shikhar Dhawan (41, 37b) set the innings up but Dale Steyn dented the innings midway, removing the left-hander and the dangerous Kieron Pollard (0) in one over.advertisementJacques Kallis and Dravid gave Bangalore a handy start of 41 but Robin Uthappa and Ross Taylor fell cheaply to Bravo.At Cameron White’s fall, Bangalore needed 70 from seven overs. Kohli’s innings kick-started with a couple of sixes off Abu Nechim. He then proceeded to take three consecutive fours — two ploughed through the leg, and one carved through extra-cover — off Lasith Malinga.