Call for Entries: Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 April 28, 2020 Published by Bojana XIV International Compostela Prize for Picture Books 2021 Similar Stories Deadline: 30 June 2020Open to: applicants aged 30 or youngerBenefits: the 2020 winner will receive USD 1,000 and expenses to attend Science Writers 2020 in ColoradoDescriptionNow in its 31st year, CASW’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award was created to recognize the contributions to the journalism of both Ev Clark and Seth Payne.The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science.The award is given in memory of Ev Clark, a veteran journalist at Business Week, The New York Times and Newsweek, and Seth Payne, his long-time friend and colleague at Business Week and a founder of the award. It is designed to carry on the work of both men, who offered friendship and advice to generations of young journalists.EligibilityThe award is limited to non-technical, print, and online journalism. Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, newsletters, and websites are eligible. Both freelancers and staff writers are eligible. (Books, as well as articles in technical journals and trade association publications, are not eligible).Science writing includes, but is not limited to, writing in the biological, physical, environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology, mathematics, health, and science policy.Entries will be judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, resourcefulness, and timeliness.Applicants must be age 30 or younger. The 2020 award will be limited to those applicants whose 31st birthday is July 1, 2020, or later.How to Apply?They may be submitted online through the CASW fellowships and awards site.For more information, please visit the official web page. Biodiversity Short Film Contest 2020 – FIIN → ← Getty Images Grants – #ShowUs Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2021 +1 Share 0 Pocket Tweet Reddit Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists LinkedIn 0
Persistent rain showers and brief bouts of lightning in the area jumbled Friday’s on-track schedule at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Saturday was impacted, too.Both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying and NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice were canceled due to weather on the opening day of championship weekend. NASCAR later announced that Saturday’s Monster Energy Series qualifying was canceled in favor of adding one of the missed practices back to the schedule.The starting lineup for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 will be set by the rule book, meaning owner points — Denny Hamlin will start from the pole position, with Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch lined up behind him in spots 2-4. All drivers are part of the Championship 4 field. All points for the four title hopefuls were reset to 5,000 for this race, with the tiebreaker being best finish of the Round of 8 — and then second-best finish as necessary.That practice is scheduled from 2:05-2:55 p.m. ET, sandwiched between NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying and the Ford EcoBoost 300 title race in that series.MORE: Cup lineup | Weekend scheduleEarlier Friday, the first Monster Energy Series practice session of championship weekend was slated to begin at 3:35 p.m. ET, but wet weather forced other plans. Moments before the planned start time, NASCAR officials warned there had been a lightning strike in the area. That sparked the first cancellation. Rain later stopped, and the track began its drying process — only for it to start back up again. The second and final Monster Energy Series practice was slated for 6:30 p.m. ET and was ultimately called around 7:15 p.m. ET.Increased rain made practices, Gander Trucks qualifying (slated for 4:35 p.m. ET) and Xfinity Series final practice (slated for 5:35 p.m. ET) all washouts. Rain had started earlier in the afternoon, starting less than 15 minutes after opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice began at 2:35 p.m. ET.The Gander Trucks championship race is slated for 8 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the lineup was determined by owner points. Championship 4 driver Stewart Friesen will start from the pole position, with Ross Chastain lining up third, Brett Moffitt fourth and Matt Crafton ninth.
The coronavirus pandemic may have put a stop many holiday events and traditional activities this year, but driving around looking at Christmas lights and holiday-themed displays is about one of the safest, most socially-distanced things you can do right now.Heading into the final weekend before Christmas, now may be the perfect time to grab a hot chocolate, load up the family into the car and see some lights.Below are a few prominent displays in northeast Johnson County, all of which are free to view. If you know of others, add your comments below or email us your suggestion at [email protected] Rose Farmstead’s Lights on Farmstead Lane, 13800 Switzer Road: Open through Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.Above, holiday lights outside the entrance of the Deanna Rose Farmstead.Candy Cane Lane in Prairie Village: Since 1958, residents on this cul-de-sac on Outlook Lane off 79th St. have decked out their homes with an extensive holiday display. Unfortunately, this year, organizers have reported incidents of vandalism and have decided to shut down each night a half-hour earlier than in years past. Candy Cane Lane is lit up every night from 5 to 10:30 p.m., through Jan. 1.Sar-Ko Aglow at 14907 W. 87th Street Parkway: Take a nighttime stroll around Rose’s Pond at Sar-K0-Par Trails Park. Lights will be on display through Jan. 10.Paulie’s Penguin Playground at 16617 Indian Creek Parkway: Outside the Olathe home of Paul Craig, (who describes his display as a “joke on my wife that ended up being a joke on me”), this wonder-filled walk-through display features more than 200 inflatable figures. Craig says they’ve tried to widen the paths this year to accommodate for COVID-19, and they regularly sanitize the inflatable figures. Open until Dec. 23. Patrons are asked to donate to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Christmas Place at Terrace Place Subdivision, near 131st Place and Antioch Road in Overland Park: This cul-de-sac of 23 brightly lit homes boasts of being the “number one Christmas neighborhood in Johnson County for 16 straight years.” It’s open through Jan. 1.Above, singing Christmas trees outside of KC Family Dental, 4034 Shawnee Mission Parkway.Altasciences at 103rd Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park: The medical research firm has become known for their annual holiday light display featuring 200,000 LED lights and synchronized to music (by tuning your car radio to 95.5 FM.) The show lights up each night through Jan. 1.KC Family Dental, 4034 Shawnee Mission Parkway, installed three nine-foot tall singing Christmas trees for the public’s enjoyment. The trees can be seen from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly, singing 17 different holiday songs. “With everything going on in 2020, it seemed like the perfect year to do something fun and share the singing trees with Kansas City,” said Sarah Brent, a dentist at the office. “People can enjoy them from their cars or standing outside with their family.”Here’s a closer look at a few of these holiday displays:Lenexa’s Sar-Ko Aglow lighting ceremony in early December.Lenexa’s Sar-Ko Aglow at 14907 W. 87th Street Parkway. Photo via city of Lenexa’s Facebook Page.A look at Paulie’s Penguin Playground at 16617 Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe, Kansas. Photo via Paulie’s Penguin Playground Facebook page.
Oct 14, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) yesterday announced it has awarded contracts, which could total $150 million over 5 years, to four companies to develop broad-spectrum therapies that could help the nation respond to a bioterror attack or other public health emergency.The contracts, awarded by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), are designed to support the development of promising new therapies toward early clinical studies and, if successful, toward licensure, the NIH said in statement.NIAID’s contracts fit with its strategy for biodefense and emerging disease research that focuses on therapies against classes of pathogens, rather than “one bug, one drug” agent-specific ones. The move toward more broad-spectrum drugs improves preparedness against all infectious disease threats, both naturally produced and deliberately made, the NIH said.One of the four companies that received the NIH contracts announced its award earlier this week. United Therapeutics announced on Oct 10 that its subsidiary Unither Virology, based in Silver Springs, Md., was awarded a contract of up to $45 million over 5 years to advance a broad-spectrum antiviral drug for dengue and flu based on its “glycobiology” antiviral platform. The award provides an initial $10.6 million over the first three and a half years, with remaining funds to be allocated when the company meets eight milestones.The company’s drug, UV-4, is derived from compounds called iminosugars, which have been approved for other indications such as diabetes and Gaucher’s disease and are thought to have the potential to address drug resistance, according to the NIH. The contract is intended to cover toxicity studies, a preliminary safety study, and a phase 2 trial for dengue fever.Another company that received a contract is CUBRC Inc., based in Buffalo, N.Y., which has partnered with Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in Watertown, Mass., to develop a fully synthetic tetracycline called TP-271 to treat tularemia and respiratory infections such as community-acquired pneumonia, the NIH said. The initial $5.7 million award could total $35 million over 5 years and covers preclinical safety and efficacy studies, several preliminary clinical trials, and nonclincial trials to assess activity against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that cause anthrax and plague infections, respectively.Entana Pharmaceuticals, based in Watertown, Mass., received an initial $14.3 million award, which could total $43 million over 5 years, to develop new broad-spectrum antibiotics known as bicyclolides. This class of drugs has demonstrated activity against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Typically, the two different types of bacteria are treated using different drugs.Cell-culture studies have shown potential activity of these small-molecule anti-infectives against anthrax, plague, and tularemia, and mouse studies suggest efficacy against anthrax and tularemia, according to the NIH. The contract will cover several phase 1 studies to test bicyclolides against several bioterror agents.XOMA LLC, based in Berkeley, Calif., received a contract to develop an intravenous antitoxin to treat human botulism poisoning, the NIH said. The drug is a monoclonal antibody that targets Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin serotypes C and D and neutralizes C/D and D/c mosaic/hybrid toxins. The monoclonal antibodies would replace existing horse-based antitoxin products that are difficult to make and pose safety concerns. The initial award is worth $7 million and could grow to $28 million over the next 5 years.See also:Oct 13 NIH press releaseOct 11 CIDRAP News Scan
178 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Health official warns of Charlie, Charlie Challenge in Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – May 29, 2015 The ministry of health is advising members of the public, especially the youth that they should not play the Charlie, Charlie Challenge which has been circulating on social media.The game entails placing two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of the cross with the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Participants then repeat the phrase “Charlie, Charlie can we play?” or “Charlie, Charlie are you real?” in order to connect with the demon. If Charlie is there the pencils will move to indicate his answer.“The ministry of health is appealing to Dominicans, especially students, not to entertain the game which we know is being described as being evil and demonic,” permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Helen Royer said on Friday 29 May 2015.Mrs Royer said it is so much of a concern that the ministry of health has been collaborating with the ministry of education, youth and sports “to take proactive step to ensuring that we alert our young population on the issue in an effort to avoid its introduction here in Dominica”.Mrs. Royer said while there are no reported cases of the Charlie, Charlie Challenge being played here, the ministry is taking a proactive approach. Several Caribbean islands including St Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda have reported demonic activities at some schools after students played the game. “Since it is happening in our neighboring countries, based on what we are hearing as the ministry of health, in collaboration other stakeholders, we are putting a combined strategy to ensure that we educated the public,” Mrs Royer said. According to Mrs. Royer bulletins will be issued to the schools and “we are intending to continue that type of communication with the public especially students, parents, teachers”.The ministry of health and environment advises the public, especially school teachers, parents and guardian to take precautionary measures to ensure that their students are not engaging in this challenge and to report any such occurrences to the ministries concerned.
The mayor issued an appeal to her constituents. As of Aug. 29, the total COVID-19 cases in the region reached 4,253 (1,948 active, 2,239 recovered). “His COVID-19 virus might be hospital-acquired,” according to Fernandez. Bacolod City has the highest number of deaths so far at 20, followed by Iloilo City (19) and IIoilo province (13). She further reminded them to observe health safety protocols – wear facemask and face shield, observe physical distancing and wash hands with disinfectant or soap and water. The provinces of Antique and Guimaras still have no COVID-19 deaths. The patient, a resident of Barangay Imbang Pequeño, San Enrique, had no history of travel to areas with COVID-19 cases except for his trips to WVMC for dialysis. One of the six new deaths in the region was a resident of San Enrique, Iloilo – a 57-year-old male. As of Saturday, Aug. 29, San Enrique had 17 COVID-19 cases (two active, two deaths, 13 recovered)./PN On Aug. 25, a 92-year-old male resident died of suspected COVID-19 but his test results were yet to be released as this was being written. San Enrique’s first COVID-19 casualty was a 69-year-old man. He died at WVMC on Aug. 23. Two other deaths were tagged by DOH-6 as “Returning Overseas Filipinos / Locally Stranded Individuals / Authorized Persons Outside Residence”. Negros Occidental recorded seven deaths, Capiz four and Aklan one. The mayor also locked down residential subdivision Fernandez Village in Barangay Imbang Pequeño to restrict the movements of residents there just in case they have exposure to the patient. The lockdown would be lifted only after the test results of the patient’s family members have been released and they are negative for COVID-19. “Palihog mag-aligmat sa possible symptoms. If may fever, cough, sore throat, loose bowel, headaches, body aches in any of your family members, please contact our health office immediately,” said Fernandez. ILOILO City – Sixty-six Western Visayans have now died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The man died at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Iloilo City on Aug. 28, said Mayor Rosario Mediatrix Fernandez. The Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 recorded six new deaths over the weekend – two each from Iloilo province, Iloilo City and Bacolod City. “This was a local case. The patient was sickly. He was undergoing dialysis twice a week at WVMC for quite some time already,” she said. She ordered her municipal health team headed by Dr. Cecile Apalacio to conduct contact tracing. Five members of the patient’s family was swabbed. As this was being written, their test results were yet to be released. “Ang suporta kag pag-ugyun sang tagsa ka pumuluyo naton importante gid para kita mangin madinalag-on sa sini nga pakig-away,” said Fernandez. He was a close contact of the 69-year-old man who died, said Fernandez.
The Bridge of the Seabed Constructor. Image: Ocean Infinity. The search for MH370 has moved into $US70 million territory as search vessel Seabed Constructor moves into extended search area known as Site 2 covering the Broken Ridge plateau.Under the agreement brokered by Ocean Infinity and the Malaysian Government, the searchers receive a $US70 million fee if they find the wreckage outside a primary 25,000 square kilometre zone defined by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, CSIRO and other experts.Read London-based finance chief linked to MH370 search.They would have received between $US20 million and $US50 million if it had been found in the primary search area but as of April 1 no significant contacts had been identified.The latest update from the MH370 recovery Team said the high-tech ship was on April 1 still searching the seabed in Area 3 of the Site 1 primary area.However, the map accompanying the update and satellite data posted by independent experts following the search indicate it has moved into the Site 2 extension.The search area as of April 1. Source: MH370 response Team.It has been near a site identified by University of Western Australia Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi as the origin of particles used to direct debris hunter Blaine Gibson to find wreckage in the western Indian Ocean.UWA’s oceanic drift modeling indicated the priority region to target would be in the area Seabed Constructor is expected to target in the next phase of the search – between 33°S and 28°S along the 7th arc.There is also a potential “warm spot” around 30°S related to debris seen from a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion on March 28, 2014.An extended search to 29°S will involve the Seabed Constructor covering more than 40,000 sq. km before the search ends in June or July.Ocean Infinity was given 90 days to complete the search but this did not include transit time to or from port so the ship could re-supply.Despite expectations of bad weather generated by Cyclone Marcus when the Seabed Constructor arrived back on site on March 27, it was able to launch all its autonomous underwater vehicles.The response team update said 37,000 sq. km of search area had been covered by April 1, including additional areas along the northern and southern legs of Area 1, Site 1.Favorable weather and sea conditions were forecast for the week ahead, the update said.
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Smokey Robinson, legendary GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter will be honored at the Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles on May 19.Actress and director Angela Bassett will present the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to Robinson in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.Performers include GRAMMY nominees the Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton, Andra Day, El DeBarge, and Kem, and multiple GRAMMY winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Cee Lo Green. Robinson will give a closing performance with his touring band. Actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer will host the event.Noted entertainment attorney and MusiCares Honorary Board Chair John Branca; celebrated producer, songwriter and founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy; President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares Neil Portnow; and MusiCares Chair Bill Silva will be in attendance.Tickets are available for purchase via the Reservation Form or at AXS.com.