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Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Architect In Charge:Eric Barth, Ryan BurkeCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Topher AyrhartRecommended ProductsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Nestled into the edge of a hilltop in South Austin, this new construction home sits on one of the highest points within the city limits, offering panoramic skyline and hill-country views. Due to the steep approach to the house, the building is partially sunken into the earth, allowing for vehicular access and parking below, as well as elevated living spaces above, including a deep shaded roof deck. The split-level design allows the building to comply with city development restrictions while maximizing views out and privacy from the street below.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartThe building is vertically stratified across the split-level configuration, housing vehicles on the lowest level, public space and secondary sleeping rooms at the rear yard level above, storage and mechanical on the interstitial 3rd level, and a generous master suite with lounge and roof deck on the 4th.  This stratification allows for a wide variety of spatial experiences and view opportunities as one ascends the central stair tower.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Topher AyrhartThe tectonic design reinforces this vertical procession, starting with a heavy concrete plinth that retains earth at the sunken garage and becomes the foundation, exposed steel wide-flange beams which support the heavy loads of the second story and roof deck, and cantilevered glulam beams at the high roof, that taper up to the sky and orient this level to its primary downtown view.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartBuilt-in rooftop planters screen undesirable neighboring views while offering privacy to the master suite. An exterior stair connects the roof deck with the private rear yard, where a generous covered porch shades the west-facing window wall and serves as an outdoor living room.Save this picture!© Topher AyrhartNote: This project was originally publish on 27 May, 2014Project gallerySee allShow less33rd Street House / Meridian 105 ArchitectureSelected ProjectsGare TGV de Montpellier, Montpellier Railway Station / Marc MimramSelected Projects Share Kohutek Engineering & Testing Geotechnical Engineer: Houses David Wilkes Builders Architects: A Parallel Architecture Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Paramount Residence / A Parallel ArchitectureSave this projectSaveParamount Residence / A Parallel Architecture Area:  2968 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509249/paramount-residence-a-parallel-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•Austin, United States JM Structures Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509249/paramount-residence-a-parallel-architecture Clipboard Photographs United States Save this picture!© Topher Ayrhart+ 16Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture General Contractor: Structural Engineer: Year:  Photographs:  Topher Ayrhart “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeA Parallel ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinIcebergUnited StatesPublished on April 20, 2019Cite: “Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture” 20 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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New employment analysis shows that a good job is hard to find these days

first_imgThe constitutionally mandated State of the Union address opened Feb. 4 with the first of many boasts: “Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting.” Trump went on with the lie, “The average unemployment rate under my administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country.”A Milwaukee, Wis., job fair in November 2019 verifies the fact that unemployment is high in Black communities in cities.Actually, the current unemployment rate is 3.5 percent, greater than the 2.5 percent in 1953 under President Dwight Eisenhower, when the U.S. war on Korea stimulated the capitalist economy. But that’s not the worst distortion the president made. The real question is the ability of the new jobs to provide an adequate income.While the unemployment rate has gradually declined over the last 10 years, the number of high-wage jobs has declined and the number of low-wage jobs has increased. Pay for high-wage jobs is defined as above the median wage of around $15 an hour; low-wage jobs pay below that median.    While Trump’s tax cut gave a tremendous trillion-dollar boost to the incomes of the wealthy, some 38.1 million people still live below the federal poverty threshold in the U.S. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, that was $25,465 for a family of four people in 2018. Researchers associated with Cornell Law School, together with some liberal think tanks, have established an index that associates a weekly wage above the median with high-quality jobs and a weekly wage below the median with low-quality jobs.  They compute the weekly wage as the hourly wage times the number of hours worked.Using government data and studying production and nonsupervisory jobs, researchers have determined that high-wage jobs provide an average workweek of 38.26 hours and low-wage jobs provide an average workweek of 29.98 hours.  Note that the law protecting benefits, such as health insurance and retirement income, applies only to those who work 30 hours or more. These researchers say the lower average workweek in low-wage jobs reveals an enormous “slack” in the total number of jobs seen as available — and that’s a weakness in the economy. They calculate that if these 60 million low-wage workers, who are now underutilized, worked the same 38.26 hours weekly as high-wage workers, this would translate into 12.6 million more jobs at 38.26 hours weekly. (Pamphlet available at www.jobqualityindex.com.)The official unemployment rate hides these 12.6 million missing jobs that would exist if the capitalist economy was really thriving. This analysis explains why so-called “full employment” has actually meant weak wage growth. There is a lot of slack in the job market; 12.6 million full-time jobs are needed to absorb the “reserve army of labor” stuck in part-time work.Moreover, workers who are in unstable or precarious jobs — many of whom are Black and Latinx workers and women workers — are in a difficult position to demand more pay. Difficulties in union organizing of precarious workers have kept wages down. And the gig economy includes more than 57 million U.S. workers, or 36 percent of the total workforce, which plays a big role in keeping wages low. (Forbes, Aug. 31, 2018)What is even more shocking is that 40 percent of all young workers — between the ages of 26 and 32 — do not know from one week to the next what their hours will be.  The Fight for $15 per hour, which unions have been waging, has led a number of states and cities to increase their local minimum wage. These increases have boosted the national income figures for low-wage workers, which Trump’s boasting ignores. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2007.  To no one’s surprise, Trump’s State of the Union speech made no mention of raising it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Thousands raise up Black Lives outside presidential debate

first_imgCleveland protest targets first presidential debate, Sept. 29.ClevelandWhile presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump were debating in what many have labeled a “shitshow,” thousands of Greater Clevelanders came out for a “Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice.” A broad coalition spread the word about the action on social media. Sponsors included Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Black Spring Cleveland, Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail, Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America and Colombia, and Cleveland Sunrise MovementLatonya Goldsby, cousin of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, came in a shirt that said “Cleveland police murder Black people.” Goldsby, president of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, spoke at the rally about the many families in Cleveland impacted by police killings. “Not one of the officers in those murders has been charged or convicted,” she said. “Yet, we see these candidates come in and out of our cities pleading for the Black vote, making promises that they never intend to keep.”Rice was killed in 2014 while playing with a BB gun outside a city recreation center. No charges were brought against the two cops involved in his killing. After the rally, marchers chanted his name repeatedly along with the slogan “He was 12 years old, how you justify that?” Other signs and chants drew attention to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Tanisha Anderson (killed by Cleveland police nine days before Tamir Rice), and all the victims of racist police violence.Cleveland artist displays work depicting Trayvon Martin (holding skittles), George Floyd (holding sign with lettering made from bullets) and Breonna Taylor (holding face mask), Sept. 29.The organizers were forced to move their protest to a site a distance away from Cleveland Clinic, where the debate took place. The city administration created a militarized zone around the Clinic’s Samson Pavilion, intimidating potential protesters with help from heavily armed federal troops and Ohio National Guard with tanks, suburban police, Secret Service, the FBI, surveillance cameras and undercover cops in unmarked vans. This repressive atmosphere was made possible despite initial complaints from city officials, who were not consulted before the debate was announced.To create an additional obstacle for demonstrators, City Hall banned street parking around the protest site and paid parking garages nearby were closed to the public. Wade Lagoon, where the rally was held, was in the “debate zone” where a list of items, including canned goods, coolers, water bottles, wood and plastic sticks and sound amplification, were banned. After organizers moved the protest from a site close to the debate, the city expanded the zone to include the area around the lagoon.Healing space part of support system created for debate protesters, Sept. 29.The coalition outmaneuvered the state, however, escorting groups of people from parking areas and mass transit stops to and from the site. A support system included medics, marshals, food, and healing space.The diverse groups that came together for the Sept. 29 action hope to build on that success and create a united front to fight for justice — regardless of the outcome on Nov. 3.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Beach volleyball prepares to spike its way to NCAA Championships

first_img + posts Twitter Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Twitter What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions TAGSHector Gutierrez Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Jonathan Abraham Linkedincenter_img printThe TCU Horned Frogs beach volleyball team has confidence and momentum as they enter the 2018 season ranked No. 13 in the country.“We are excited and ready to compete,” TCU beach volleyball coach Hector Gutierrez said. “I think we are getting tired of just practicing. Our preseason is very long and everyone is looking forward to starting. They have been working really hard, and I’m excited and looking forward to it.”The Frogs finished the 2017 season ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 15 for the first time in school history (13th). The Frogs also tied a school record with 18 wins as they went on to win 10 of their last 11 matches. In the season’s final month, the Frogs had three of their five wins against programs ranked in the Top 15.Gutierrez said that the victories against the three teams ranked in the Top 15 was a huge confidence boost for his players.“We know we can compete with the best,” Guttierez said, “That’s what they are looking forward to. Having the good season last year is pushing us to keep going. With the confidence they have, they are getting on the court with a different mentality.”The Frogs also received an invitation to participate in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) starting in the 2019 season. This came after the team was in the conversation to earn their first-ever bid to the NCAA Championships last year.“Getting into a conference is another great opportunity for us to compete,” Guttierez said. “I think the CCSA is one of the strongest conferences in the country. There are a lot of good teams in it. It’s something the girls need to experience.”The 2018 Frogs return four players who had 10 wins or more in the 2017 season. The players include Jaelyn Greene (21), Jillian Bergeson (16 in 2017, 35 in career), Claire Doyle (12) and Haven Hill (10). The team also returns Molly Scheel (28 career wins), Olivia Canales (15 career wins), even though she missed almost all of the 2017 season, and Jordan Terral (10 career wins).TCU also added graduate transfers Brooke Sassin (Kansas State), Cassie House (New Mexico) and Kristy Wieser (Chatanooga) and first-year students Hannah Rogers and Jordan Westendorff.The Frogs begin the 2018 regular season Saturday at home in the Horned Frog Challenge at the TCU Beach Courts as TCU hosts the Houston Baptist Huskies (10:30 a.m.) and the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas (12:30 p.m.). The Frogs play host Sunday to No. 11 Florida International Panthers (11 a.m.) and the ULM Warhawks (1 p.m.).“Playing at home and winning will give us a huge advantage for when we are on the road,” Gutierrez said. “We are trying to get a tougher schedule each year because we need to know what it’s like to compete with the best in the country and to get better. That’s what we are hoping for – to get better each time we compete.” What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt Previous articleBane leads Horned Frog comeback in season sweep of Iowa StateNext articleHoroscope: February 22, 2018 Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). ReddIt TCU vs Houston Baptist University Beach Volleyball scrimmage in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5, 2017. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebooklast_img read more

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ImaginAb and NEUVOGEN Announce Licensing Agreement for CD8 ImmunoPET Technology

first_img Facebook TAGS  Previous articleRuling brings kosher slaughterhouse new business, old fearsNext articleCapco and Envizage Announce Strategic Partnership Digital AIM Web Support Facebook ImaginAb and NEUVOGEN Announce Licensing Agreement for CD8 ImmunoPET Technology By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ImaginAb Inc, a leading global provider of immuno-oncology imaging agents and NEUVOGEN, an immuno-oncology company developing next generation therapeutic whole cell cancer vaccines, announced they have signed a multi-year non-exclusive licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, ImaginAb will work with NEUVOGEN to implement clinical doses of 89Zr CD8 Immuno-PET imaging agents into their therapeutic vaccine clinical trials, and provide technical and clinical support to NEUVOGEN’s development teams. ImaginAb will receive license fees and other contingent payments. No other terms were disclosed. ImaginAb’s PET imaging technology enables tracking and quantitative imaging of CD8 T cells in cancer patients, enabling confirmation of drug mechanism and indication of the cancer immunotherapies’ efficacy. Previous clinical studies have shown the clinical relevance of ImaginAb’s 89Zr CD8 Immuno-PET imaging agent, and the use of these imaging data sets potentially contributes to improving the standard of care in immune-oncology therapies. The company’s goal is to enable widespread use and adoption of 89Zr CD8 Immuno-PET technology. ImaginAb’s CEO, Ian Wilson, commented: “We are delighted and very excited to work with NEUVOGEN and support the clinical development of their novel therapeutic cancer vaccine candidates. CD8 T cells play a pivotal role in cancer immunotherapy and our clinical studies have shown our 89Zr CD8 Immuno-PET imaging agent tracks and quantifies CD8 T cells in patients. We believe combining CD8 imaging with NEUVOGEN’s whole cell cancer vaccines will enable more robust clinical data sets and accelerate the development of novel treatment protocols for solid tumors.” NEUVOGEN’s next-generation whole cell cancer vaccines are designed to simultaneously prime the broadest array of tumor targets, impacting multiple biologic pathways with the goal of directing an immune response against overlapping targets on every cell within a tumor. ImaginAb’s T Cell specific PET imaging technology allows the NEUVOGEN team to visualize Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes, and monitor the dynamics of CD8 T cells in response to its novel cancer vaccine therapies, without the need for multiple tumor biopsies. “This agreement provides NEUVOGEN access to highly specific and precise imaging of the presence of CD8 T Cells in solid tumors over time.” said Todd Binder, Chief Executive Officer, NEUVOGEN. “ImaginAb’s 89Zr CD8 Immuno-PET imaging agent will help our development teams determine changes in CD8 T cell tumor infiltrates induced by NEUVOGEN’s therapies, an important indicator of a patient’s successful immune response to our vaccine therapy.” About ImaginAb ImaginAb Inc. is a market leading biotechnology company focused on developing radiopharmaceutical imaging and therapy agents. ImaginAb engineers antibody fragments called minibodies that maintain the exquisite specificity of full-length antibodies while remaining biologically inert in the body. Used with widely available PET scan technology, these novel minibodies illuminate high-value molecular targets, providing physicians with a whole-body picture of immune activity. ImaginAb is advancing a pipeline of minibodies against oncology and immunology targets including the 89Zr CD8 ImmunoPET targeting CD8 T cells. ImaginAb’s products have the potential to improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. The Company is backed by top tier venture capital firms and strategic corporate firms including, Adage Capital, The Cycad Group, Norgine ventures Jim Pallotta of the Raptor Group, The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and Merck (MSD) Pharma. For more information about ImaginAb’s pipeline and technology, visit www.imaginab.com. About CD8 Immuno-PET The 89Zr CD8 Immuno-PET agent ([89Zr]-Df-IAB22M2C) is a Zirconium-89 labelled minibody that binds the CD8 receptor on human T cells and is used for quantitative, non-invasive PET imaging of CD8 T cells in patients. CD8 T cells are the main effector cells involved in the immune response against tumor cells induced by immunotherapies and they also play a key role in multiple autoimmune diseases. As such, quantitative imaging of CD8 T cells can be used to diagnose the immune status of a patient, to measure the efficacy of immunotherapies and predict patient outcomes. About NEUVOGEN NEUVOGEN, Inc. is an immune-oncology company focused on whole cell cancer vaccine therapies. NEUVOGEN believes its cancer vaccines have the broadest combination of tumor associated antigens and tumor specific antigens ever delivered in a cancer vaccine and as a result can directly target a greater percentage of cancer cells in a solid tumor than any previous cancer vaccine. Based in San Diego, California, NEUVOGEN’s goal is to develop therapeutic cancer vaccines that activate the body’s immune system to eradicate solid tumors and meaningfully extend the lives of patients while limiting side effects. To learn more, visit www.neuvogen.com. For further information please contact: ImaginAb Ian Wilson [email protected] NEUVOGEN Cyrus Arman [email protected] Christine Dusek [email protected] View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/imaginab-and-neuvogen-announce-licensing-agreement-for-cd8-immunopet-technology-301216608.html SOURCE ImaginAb, Inc. Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterestlast_img read more

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Census report reveals drop in Catholics and Irish Travellers in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter The Central Statistics Office has published its latest report from Census 2016 which focuses on Irish Travellers, Ethnicity and Religion.The report shows a significant drop in the number of Irish Travellers in Donegal while the Catholic population in the county is also down since 2011.There were 588 Irish Travellers enumerated in the county in April 2016. This was afall of 136(-18.8%) on the number in 2011 (724).They made up less than 1 in 200 (0.4%) of the county’s population.There were more male (306) than female (282) Travellers. Almost half (49%) of all Travellers in the county were aged under 20, compared to fewer than 3 in 10 (29.2%) of the county’s overall population.In April 2016, those who indicated a “White Irish” ethnic or cultural background amounted to 140,196 people (89.5% of the county’s population), a decline of 3,654 on 2011.The next largest grouping “Any Other White background” accounted for 8,814persons (5.6%), a decline of 869.Those with “Black or Black Irish (African/any other Black background)” comprised678 persons (0.4%) while 1,527persons (1%) indicated an “Asian or Asian Irish (Chinese/any other Asian background)”. A further 1,357(0.9%) stated they were of “Other, including mixed background” while 3,515(2.2%) did not state their ethnic/cultural background.Religion/ No religion Catholicism remains the predominant religion, accounting for 81.9% (130,317) of Donegal’s population in April 2016. However, this was down from 137,639persons five years previously.The average age of Catholics in the county was 38.4 years, just below the average age of 38.5 years for the county’s overall population.As with the State overall, the next largest group was those with no religion. In 2011, the 5,161 people with no religion comprised 3.2% of Donegal’s population. By 2016, this had increased to 8,172 people comprising 5.1% of the county’s population.Their average age was 36.9years, making them 1.6years younger on average than the county’s population overall.The 6,756 Church of Ireland members in the county comprised 4.2% of its total population.On average, Church of Ireland members in Donegal were almost three years older (41.5 years) than the overall population in the county.Presbyterians (5,877) and Muslims (747) completed the top five. Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 12, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleConcern over alleged price hikes in accommodation ahead of Irish OpenNext article17 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Census report reveals drop in Catholics and Irish Travellers in Donegal Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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All unaccompanied children removed from Homestead migrant detention facility: HHS

first_imgGwengoat/iStock(NEW YORK) — All unaccompanied minors who had been placed at Florida’s Homestead facility have been moved out of the migrant center, Health and Human Services said on Saturday.“As such, today we are announcing that all UAC sheltered in the Homestead facility have either been reunified with an appropriate sponsor or transferred to a state-licensed facility within the ORR network of care providers as of August 3, 2019,” the statement said.The children will be sent to other in-state facilities, HHS said.The Trump administration stopped placing children at the shelter in July. Since March 2018, when the facility was activated, approximately 14,300 unaccompanied minors had been sheltered at Homestead, according to HHS.ABC News reported in July that government officials said the demand for beds at the shelter had declined.Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, an outspoken critic of Homestead, lauded the move to shut down the facility.“From reducing the number of children held at Homestead to forcing the Administration to produce a hurricane plan, I’m glad that our community’s persistent advocacy brought about real results,” she said in a statement. “However, I still have many questions about where these children are being sent to and the conditions they’ll be kept in. They shouldn’t be sent to another detention facility — they must be reunited with family or placed with a sponsor. I’ll continue holding the Trump Administration accountable for their corruption and mistreatment of these vulnerable children.”HHS on Saturday said it still planned to “retain but reduce bed capacity” at Homestead, saying that it would decrease the number of beds from 2,700 to 1,200 “for future access in the event of increased referrals or an emergency situation.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Female bodybuilder, 82, beats home intruder so badly he had to be taken to hospital

first_imgkali9/iStock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — An 82-year-old award-winning female bodybuilder turned the tables — literally — on a home intruder and beat him so badly after he broke into her house that he had to be taken to the hospital.Willie Murphy says she was getting ready for bed in her home in Rochester, N.Y, at around 11 p.m. when she heard pounding on her front door.“[A man] was outside saying please call an ambulance because I’m sick, I’m sick,” Murphy told ABC Rochester affiliate WHAM.Murphy ended up calling police to get the man the help he requested but she didn’t let the man inside, which caused him to become angry, she said.“I hear a loud noise, I’m thinking, ‘what the heck was that,’” Murphy said. “The young man is in my home. He broke the door.”Murphy, who said she can deadlift 225 pounds and recently won a weightlifting competition earlier this year, was shocked but unperturbed.“He picked the wrong house to break into,” she said.She grabbed the first thing she could — a table. “I took that table and I went to working on him and guess what? The table broke!” she said.The intruder immediately fell to the floor but the beat down didn’t stop there. “When he’s down I’m jumping on him,” Murphy told WHAM, as she demonstrated how she stomped on him.She then ran into the kitchen and grabbed a bottle of baby shampoo next to the phone where emergency dispatchers were still on the line.“There’s a bottle of baby shampoo on the table,” said Murphy. “I grab the shampoo and guess what? He is still on the ground. In his face. All over it. The whole thing. He’s trying to get up and he’s pulling and I got the broom and he’s pulling the broom and I’m hitting him, I’m hitting him with the broom, hitting him and guess what? He wants to get the heck out of there … I had really did a number on that man, I’m serious. I think he was happy when he went in the ambulance.”When police officers finally arrived a few minutes later, the suspect was apprehended and Murphy was applauded by the first responders.“The officers that came wanted to go on my front porch and take selfies with me,” she said. “I’m alone and I’m old but guess what? I’m tough.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Establishment and eradication of an alien plant species in Antarctica: Poa annua at Signy Island

first_imgInvasive alien species are among the most significant conservation threats for Antarctica, and the South Orkney Islands are highly exposed to this threat because of their location and intensity of human activity. The alien flowering plant species Poa annua is known to occur at several locations in the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Here we report the first occurrence record of P. annua observed in the natural environment on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. This archipelago is distant from previous records of the species in Antarctica (> 1500 km), and at local scale also distant (c. 2 km) from the main concentration of human activity close to the research station on the island. During the austral summer 2017/2018 we recorded one clump of P. annua on the island, and eradicated all individuals as well as removing the associated soil. No reproductive structures were apparent on the plants, and the soil did not contain a seed bank. Molecular analyses using available sequence data in GenBank confirmed the taxonomic species identification and, at a global scale identified six different haplotypes, confirming that the Signy Island material belongs to a distinct lineage within the species. Given Signy’s northern and relatively mild location in the maritime Antarctic, likely closer to the natural climatic and environmental niche of P. annua, the island may be at high risk of invasion, meaning that monitoring and biosecurity efforts need to be enhanced and extended well beyond the immediate vicinity of the research station area.last_img read more

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Scoreboard Roundup — 10/8/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Houston  11  Cleveland     3 Final  Boston   16  N-Y Yankees   1   NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  L-A Dodgers   6  Atlanta   2   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON Final  Dallas      115  Philadelphia   112 Final OT  Brooklyn    110  Detroit        108 Final  Indiana     111  Cleveland      102 Final  Charlotte   110  Chicago        104 Final  Washington  110  N-Y Knicks      98 Final  Miami        90  Orlando         89 Final  Sacramento  132  Maccabi Haifa  100 Final  Phoenix     117  Golden State   109      NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  N-Y Islanders   4  San Jose   0 Final  Boston          6  Ottawa     3 Final  Buffalo         4  Vegas      2 Final SO  Anaheim         3  Detroit    2   NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Final  New Orleans   43  Washington   19      MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFinal  Seattle    4  Houston    1Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund October 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup — 10/8/18center_img Written bylast_img read more

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