Disabled people will only be protected from online

first_imgDisabled people will only be protected from online abuse when they have “equal and fair” hate crime laws, a leading disabled campaigner has told MPs.Anne Novis, chair of Inclusion London, told the Commons petitions committee that the abuse targeted at disabled people online was “just an echo” of what they experienced on the streets.And she said that the law fails to protect them in both cases.She was speaking to the committee as part of its investigation into online abuse of disabled people, which was launched following a petition set up by former model Katie Price which was signed by more than 220,000 people.Price’s petition called on the government to create a new criminal offence covering online abuse, and to set up a register of offenders.She set up the petition following years of disablist and racist abuse targeted at her teenage son, Harvey, who met members of the committee before the evidence session.But Novis (pictured), who is an adviser on hate crime to the Metropolitan police, the Crown Prosecution Service and British Transport Police, said she did not want to see a separate offence for online abuse or the creation of a register of online offenders.Instead, she said, disabled people just needed “an equal and fair hate crime law”.There is currently no stand-alone offence of disability hate crime, as there is with race hate crime, she said, and disabled people are excluded from offences that protect other groups from the incitement of hatred against them.This means disabled people are not protected from posts on social media that would be breaking the law if they targeted people on the basis of their ethnicity.Novis told the committee: “We desperately need government to take on board that we need an equal and fair hate crime law.”She added: “We know that none of these people will get prosecuted unless they lay hands on us, then they can be arrested for violence and get an aggravated sentence because it’s hate crime.“But apart from that they can be as rude and vitriolic [as they like] and spit in my face, they can target me [for having a] blue badge, they can target me online as much as they like, and they will not get charged with a crime. That is our reality.”She warned that online stalking of disabled people can, and has, led to crimes of serious violence, including torture and even murder.Novis told the committee: “We need that justice and we need you to take it very seriously and understand that people feel they have permission to be horrible to disabled people.”She said many people had “jumped on the bandwagon of welfare reform and the rhetoric around scroungers”.She said: “It’s normal for me to be called a scrounger and assume that I don’t work.“I have an MBE for my efforts but it’s assumed I don’t do anything, that I’m a waste of space, and a burden on society, and the man and the woman on the street, and online, picks up those messages and distorts them.”Novis said she had never had a successful response to reporting online abuse to social media providers.And she said that other countries, such as Germany, were much “firmer” with the owners of social media services like Facebook and Twitter.Price, whose mother also gave evidence about the abuse, had told the committee that the problems faced by her son had grown “worse and worse” over the last few years, with online abuse targeting his skin colour, his size and his impairments.Although two of those responsible were eventually arrested and questioned by police, they never faced court proceedings because there were no appropriate offences to charge them with.She said her son was seen as “an easy target” and she added: “At least I have a voice to speak. People who mock Harvey, they know he hasn’t got a voice back.”Among those who have targeted her son are the comedian Frankie Boyle, who once joked on Channel Four that Harvey was going to rape her.She said: “Frankie Boyle, the disgusting things he said, he said that Harvey was going to rape me.“I complained to Channel Four because they were advertising for the Paralympics and then after the ad break they would have Frankie Boyle on talking about Harvey raping me.”She said that neither Boyle nor Channel Four had apologised.She added: “There’s so many people that have got love for Harvey but then there’s so many people that just find him a good excuse to pick on.”Amy Clarke, a digital assistant for the charity Mencap, also gave evidence to the committee.She said that online abuse “affects people a lot” and she called for stronger laws.She described how she had joined an online Dr Who forum but had to leave it because someone called her “nasty names, such as retard”.She said: “It was aggressive, and I felt very shocked. It made me leave the forum and I reported the person.”She said that police need “to take it seriously. Believing people is really important and not seeing the disability, see the person.”Clarke said there should be “a big button to report abuse online”, which should be “accessible and easy to use”.She said it would also be useful to be able to have a live online chat with a member of staff from the social media provider to make it easier to report abuse.Helen Jones, chair of the committee, said after the evidence session: “What Katie and her family have experienced is extreme and shocking, and other families of people with disabilities can tell similar stories.“Many people suffer online abuse, but the evidence today shows the government must not ignore the particular needs of disabled people in drawing up plans to tackle it.“We will be hearing from more disabled people, their families and other experts as the inquiry continues.”The committee is likely to produce a report on its investigation, and demand a government response, before holding a Commons debate on the issue.last_img read more

SAINTS are delighted to announce that they will do

first_imgSAINTS are delighted to announce that they will donate £10,000 to St Helens Autism Support – thanks to the fans and businesses that got behind the fantastic special edition Autism shirt.The figure was reached through the sales of the Autism Awareness shirt that Saints wore at the Magic Weekend, the auction of the players’ shirts, a golf day and other donations.Response to the shirt has been phenomenal with people from all over the sporting and entertainment world backing the cause.It was also praised in Parliament too via an Early Day Motion, whilst Debbie Abrahams MP, Marie Rimmer MP and Conor McGinn MP lent their support.Tom Jackson from St Helens Autism Support said: “Our charity was created with the twin aims of raising awareness of autism and providing funds for projects within the Borough to support local, impacted people.“Thanks to the supporters, players and staff of St. Helens Rugby League Club, we have progressed on both of these aims.“There is nothing not to like about this ground-breaking initiative and everyone involved, especially the rugby league public, should feel justly proud of their involvement.“The project has been far reaching; schoolchildren to parliamentarians have all played a part.“On behalf of St. Helens Autism Support, the Trustees would like to wholeheartedly thank all of those who have put their hands up to support autism awareness through this campaign.”Dave Hutchinson, General Manager at Saints added: “St.Helens R.F.C. were delighted to help with raising awareness of autism and in particular to personally assist with the fundraising for St Helens Autism Support.“Fans, staff and players all got behind a social media campaign to help drive the specifically designed jersey to help raise money for the SaS.“We had celebs from the NRL, Premier League football, world of music and acting all throw their weight behind it. We estimated that well in excess of 11 million people were exposed to the shirt.“We also had some fantastic messages from people all over the country, thanking us for getting involved and even attracted a family of Leicester City fans who came up to buy shirts and watch a game.“The club will continue to support SaS and thank everyone for getting involved to help make a difference.“A massive thank you to all the fans who made this donation possible.”last_img read more

CFPUA representatives to speak to House committee Thursday

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Representatives from CFPUA are speaking to House Committee Thursday.Mike Brown, Chairman of the Board, and Frank Styers, Chief Operating Officer, will give a presentation to the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality in Raleigh. WWAY will be there and have updates starting on WWAY NEWS at Noon.- Advertisement – Brown and Styers are scheduled to present their plan to potentially implement funding provided by the General Assembly in HB 56 Amend Environmental Laws. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed that measure last week.The meeting’s agenda released today shows the session will include presentations from state agencies, local utilities and university researchers.Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) is the senior chair for the committee. Other members include Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover), Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick) and Rep. William Brisson (D-Bladen).Related Article: Trump, Japan’s Abe at odds over North Korean missile tests“The agenda for our initial meeting continues the process of obtaining information necessary to address numerous questions from citizens concerning the quality of their drinking water,” Davis said in a news release. “This committee will continue to meet so that additional legislation can hopefully be recommended for the House to act upon and successfully address as many concerns as possible of our constituents throughout the state.”Every Monday and Friday, CFPUA staff reads the meter at the free water station in Ogden Park to monitor how much water is being withdrawn from the station. Monday’s reading showed that a total of 14,958 gallons have been withdrawn since July 18, the day CFPUA installed the meter. The running average is 217 gallons per day.last_img read more

Local paddleboarder looks to take another top Surf to Sound Challenge title

first_imgWRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach will be packed this weekend as the Surf to Sound Challenge kicks off.The 6.5 mile competition gives amateur stand-up paddlers the chance to compete with internationally ranked professionals.- Advertisement – The race starts with paddlers beginning in the ocean, moving over to Masonboro Inlet, and then racing in the channel. The finish line will be the Blockade Runner Beach Resort.Two professional paddlers were at the resort Friday holding clinics including Wilmington native April Zilg. She taught competitors how to enter and exit the ocean quickly and safely on their paddle boards, then gave people advice on their techniques.“It’s unique in that it utilizes the ocean as well as the sound side,” professional paddleboarder April Zilg said. “A lot of races they’re very flat, they’re very boring, this race can be very very exciting depending on the ocean swells. So that and the community.”Related Article: Locals, UNCW team try to rescue stranded whale on Masonboro IslandIt’s a great event for families to enjoy outside and there’s even contests for kids!This weekend will mark the seventh year for the state’s Surf to Sound Challenge.last_img read more

When will Ploof Road in Leland be open

first_imgLELAND, NC (Star News) — Though Ploof Road construction work has dragged on for months, Shane Lippard with Right Angle Engineering feels optimistic that the road could potentially open next week.Lippard said construction crews are getting to the “tail end” of the developer-driven project, which aims to connect Tradeway Drive, originally called Ploof Road Extension, to Ploof Road. It will create a connection between the planned Leland Shopping Center and the existing Walmart and Ocean Gate Plaza shopping center, both of which are off U.S. 17.- Advertisement – Crews recently finished adding an extra left turn lane from U.S. 17 onto Ploof Road, and are currently working to get the old Ploof Road widened, Lippard said.Lippard said the newly constructed road system is projected to open May 4, though they may still have some “loose ends” to tie up after it’s officially open to drivers.Click here to read more on Star News Online.last_img read more

Shots fired at car in Columbus County

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after someone fired several shots at a couple in their vehicle.It happened Monday just after 5:00 a.m. in Tabor City.- Advertisement – Investigators say a couple saw a man standing on Peacock Road, in the area of Clyde Norris Road.After they drove past the man, they heard gunshots hitting their vehicle.The sheriff’s office says no one got hurt … but the vehicle was struck multiple times.last_img read more

Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium summer schedule

first_img Dome Theater Shows11:00 Monday – Thursday & Saturday: Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted ReefBack by popular demand. Great for families!12:00 Monday – Thursday & Saturday: NEW Apollo 11: Man’s First Step on the MoonSpecial showing July 20 at 7 pm.1:00 Monday – Saturday: Earth, Moon and SunA Kid Favorite2:00 Monday – Saturday: NEW The Sun – Our Living StarInvestigate the marvel that is our home star, the Sun3:00 Monday – Saturday: Tales of the Maya SkiesExplore the rich history behind Mayan astronomy4:00 Monday – Saturday: The Sky TonightExplore Stargazing!Evening Laser Music ShowsMonday7:00 Beatles8:00 Pink Floyd: The Wall*Tuesday7:00 80’s Night8:00 Led ZeppelinRelated Article: One hospitalized after being struck by kite in Sunset BeachThursday7:00 La Electronica Laser8:00 Metallica*Saturday7:00 Michael Jackson (Excludes July 20)8:00 Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon* Not recommended for kidsStars at Sunset (7 pm)June 7, July 5, August 2Explore what’s up in the Carolina sky and learn about exciting events in space exploration. Telescope viewings will be held after, weather permitting.Budding Scientist Mini LabsThursdays – 12:15 and 2:15 pmExplore hands-on science at Ingram Planetarium in our Paul Dennis Science Hall with our experienced educators.Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for Planetarium members, dual Planetarium/Museum members, active military and disabled veterans with valid military ID. Non-member per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium. (Photo: Ingram Planetarium) SUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Ingram Planetarium’s summer season begins on May 24 and runs through September 2. During that time, the planetarium will be open from 10:30 am – 5 pm Monday through Thursday, Fridays from 12:30 – 5 pm and Saturdays 10:30 am – 5 pm. For scheduled night programs, doors will reopen at 6:30 pm.Visit our immersive theater and science hall to experience the night sky and the sciences or catch a sensory-rich laser show after dark!- Advertisement – last_img read more

Moviment Graffitti appeals approved Burmarrad ODZ fuel station

first_imgIn a statement on Tuesday, Moviment Graffitti explained its reasoning behind the appeal, saying that the PA Board has shown disregard for the policies regulating development in Malta.Citing the 2015 Fuel Service Station Policy, Moviment Graffitti said that it “clearly specifies that fuel stations are not to be relocated on good agricultural land”. Further Moviment Graffitti pointed out that while the policy states that fuel stations shall not have footprint which exceeds 3,000m², the approved fuel station’s size is 3,700m².The NGO listed a number of grounds on which it is appealing the decision.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img Moviment Graffitti filed an appeal in front of the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal against the Planning Authority’s decision to approve a fuel station on land designated as out-of-development zone.The Planning Authority board approved the application in question in April, where a fuel pump will be relocated on 3,700m² agricultural land. In addition to the fuel station, the development also includes a number of retail facilities.last_img read more

Airtel Africa Partners with MicroEnsure for Mobile Micro Insurance

first_imgAdvertisement Bharti Airtel, announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with MicroEnsure, the world’s leading provider of mass-market insurance products, to provide insurance services to Airtel customers in Africa.Mobile network operators in Africa have identified the growing demand for financial services, and micro insurance – a form of insurance designed specifically for low-and-middle income consumers – is no exception.  According to a study published by Making Finance Work for Africa, from 2010 to 2012 micro insurance grew more than 200% on the continent.  Even so, fewer than 20 million Africans outside South Africa have any form of micro insurance, less than 5% of the potential 400 million customers in sub-Saharan Africa.With this announcement, Airtel is the first mobile network operator in Africa to position insurance as a strategic portfolio product in partnership with a global micro insurance specialist. – Advertisement – [related-posts]The range of Airtel-branded insurance products will include life, accident, health, agriculture, and other forms of cover. Airtel will bring the products to market and promote the service with its local brand, marketing and distribution infrastructure.  MicroEnsure will design and implement products, provide technology, facilitate local and international underwriting support, and perform administration and customer service.  The parties intend to expand services to several African markets over the next year.Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer for Airtel Africa, said during the partnership announcement, “In many of our markets, less than 5% of our customers have any formal insurance products and there is demand for insurance offerings that are simple, affordable and reliable.  Our partnership with MicroEnsure will deepen our value added services to our customers and provide access to insurance.”Peter Gross, Regional Director of Africa for MicroEnsure, concurred.  “With Airtel’s initiative to prioritize insurance in its product portfolio, insurance in Africa will change forever. The peace of mind that Airtel subscribers will have through insurance will support Airtel’s aspiration to be the most loved brand in Africa.”last_img read more

SouthAfricans to get free WiFi in designated areas

first_imgAdvertisement South Africa is going to endeavour to provide the nation with better broadband connectivity and free Wi-Fi in designated areas.This was revealed by President Jacob Zuma as he unveiled the African National Congress’s 2014 election manifesto in Nelspruit, South Africa over the weekend.The president highlighted that the government would invest heavily in broadband.“We will invest in a comprehensive plan to expand broadband access throughout the country and substantially reduce the cost of communication,” he said. – Advertisement – The party would further expand the current national broadband network, and once again highlighted his government’s plan to have most of the nation fully connected to the internet by 2020.“We aim to connect all schools, public health and other government facilities through broadband by 2020, and at least 90% of our communities should have substantial and superfast broadband capacity by 2020″.Concerning the free national Wi-Fi, Zuma said that emerging entrepreneurs would be roped in to make it reality. Government will support and develop free-WiFi areas in cities, towns and rural areas. The local electronics sector and emerging entrepreneurs will be stimulated as part of our efforts to support the manufacturing industry.The ruling party has also promised to focus on clean energy sources. “Both traditional and green energy will be expanded to ensure a platform for growth and social inclusion, including the use of nuclear power for energy generation in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner.“Solar and wind power will feed into the electricity grid to increase our generation capacity and promote environmental sustainability. Further hydro-electric energy will be secured domestically and regionally for the national grid.” he added.Source: www.itnewsafrica.comlast_img read more

Startup Tip Do Things That Dont Scale

first_imgAdvertisement There is a very big difference between making something people want and marketing something people want and as I highlighted this in my startup tip last week, having a distribution channel is as important as the product you are developing and every founder ought to care about both.This week I want you to try something that will not directly be tracked but will give visibility to your startup. You have probably heard about this before from Paul Graham of the Y Combinator but I wanted to bring it to the attention of many founders in Africa especially in Uganda.Do Things That Don’t Scale.The past few month I have reached out to some of the founders in Kampala to pitch at our upcoming Solve for X meetup and most of them seem very busy for this opportunity which is very fine to me but very wrong to their startups. – Advertisement – What these founder don’t know is that startups take off because founders make them take off. As a founder you have to cherish every opportunity of meeting a new user. It’s not enough to just do Social Media marketing, it’s not enough to target a media house, you have to get in front of the user as we shall see in our upcoming startup tip. You just can’t afford the luxury of waiting for the users to come to you.Takeaway: As a founder, you need to give talks at upcoming meetups, write a guest post(we welcome those at PC Tech Magazine), email people you have a relationship with and show up at the next tech conference in you area code just to network with people.last_img read more

URA Launches Online Card Swiping Tax Payment System

first_imgAdvertisement Tax governing body, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has struck a partnership with the United Bank of Africa (UBA) to unveil an online and Point of Sale (card swiping) tax payment method through Visas and Master Cards.The service which is the first of its kind in East Africa will enable tax payers access services in a faster, easier and more convenient way. It’s also expected to improve Uganda’s World Bank rating of ease of doing business.The solution gives the taxpayer ability to register a payment on URA’s portal and complete the payment on the bank’s portal. It allows the tax payer to use any visa for both online and swipe irrespective of the Bank that issued it. – Advertisement – The development comes barely a month after the Authority introduced Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System which was rolled out in February this year.The system tracks cargo on transit from end to end (port to destination) including satellite monitoring with rapid response units meant to eliminate non-tariff barriers in order to reduce transit times as well as reduce the cost of doing business.URA Commissioner General, Doris Akol demonstrating the functionality of the new tax payment platform during the launch. (Photo by: URA)According to URA officials, the systems will go a long way in eliminating unnecessary costs incurred in payment of taxes.[related-posts]In her remarks, URA Commissioner General, Doris Akol said that the method will give URA the capacity to be a single government payment window that will administer local government and petroleum revenues.“This will also give URA the capacity to collect tax and no-tax revenues for central government, including fees from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),” she said.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

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STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 8 August HORSE RACING3.15 CatterickBulas Bell 9/2 > 3/13.30 LeicesterDark Blue 7/1 > 5/15.05 NottinghamSpeak In Colours 8/1 > 3/17.00 CorkBrendan Bracken 4/1 > 3/1FOOTBALLUEFA Super Cup19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD6/5 Real Madrid 12/5 Man Utd 23/10 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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first_img£25 CASH IFFIRST WICKET IS LBWTo celebrate the launch of our brand new betting site starsports.bet we are giving all NEW CUSTOMERS £25 CASH if the first wicket in ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA is LBW.You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 9am on Tuesday 12 June and 1pm on Tuesday 12 June. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 9am on Tuesday 12 June to 1pm (GMT) on Tuesday 12 June.(2) In addition you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 1pm (GMT) on Tuesday 12 June. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site.(3) The bonus promotional offer will be activated if the first wicket is LBW in ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA on Tuesday.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus, if successful, will be paid as £25 CASH within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(7) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address.(8) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse this promotion at any point.(9) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@www.starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

Rice Universitys Ravi Sheth receives Hertz Fellowship

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduRice University’s Ravi Sheth receives Hertz FellowshipOutgoing student body president plans to study systems biology at Columbia HOUSTON — (April 24, 2015) — Rice University senior Ravi Sheth, a bioengineering major who just finished his term as president of the Rice Student Association, has received a prestigious 2015 Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship Award for graduate education. Sheth, who has worked for the past four years in the laboratory of Rice synthetic biologist Jeff Tabor, said he plans to study systems biology at Columbia University.Hertz Fellowships, which include five years of financial support for graduate school in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences, are among the most prestigious and competitive in the nation. Sheth, one of 12 recipients announced this week, was chosen from a field of more than 800 applicants after a grueling selection process that included both a technical interview that tested applicants’ knowledge of broad scientific principles as well as an in-depth second interview.Ravi ShethSheth was at work in the lab of Tabor, assistant professor of bioengineering, when he got the official notification.“I was in complete disbelief,” he said. “I left what I was doing in the lab and walked across campus to grab an iced coffee, and on the walk back I actually started to absorb what this really meant and how prestigious the award really is.”Providing fellows with the freedom to pursue their own innovative ideas as doctoral students is a hallmark of the Hertz program. The fellowships are designed to provide financial independence so that fellows are not bound by traditional research funding restrictions or the funded projects of any faculty member.“The overarching question I want to explore is: What are the design rules for engineering communities of bacteria for useful purposes?” Sheth said. “The first real applications for this field are just beginning, and I’m deeply excited to have the freedom of the Hertz Fellowship to be creative and innovative in pushing it forward.”In part, because of the work he’s done with Tabor, Sheth said he is interested in developing quantitative frameworks to better understand and engineer the probiotic bacteria that inhabit human bodies and help keep them healthy.“I’m interested in using the tools of synthetic biology to exploit these microbial communities for useful purposes.” Sheth said.  “Long term, I want to work as a professor in the university environment.”Sheth credits his work with Tabor for opening his mind to the idea of graduate school and a career in academia.“My freshman year I would have scoffed at the idea of spending even more time in school,” he said. “But I think my research experience in Jeff Tabor’s lab for the past four years has really convinced me that academia is the best environment to have lots of freedom, to be creative and to work on interesting and impactful problems.”Tabor said Sheth has been a transformational force in his lab, beginning with their first meeting when Sheth was still a freshman.“Rather than simply absorbing information, Ravi volleyed back with insightful and probing questions and altogether new ideas,” Tabor said. “After about 10 minutes, I ran out to grab my best Ph.D. student to see how far we could push the science. I would later realize that my first meeting with Ravi was a transformative moment for my research program.”Tabor said Sheth has worked on and initiated a number of new lines of research, co-authored several peer-reviewed research publications, co-authored nine research grant proposals, including five that were funded, and has at times led graduate students and even postdoctoral research fellows on research projects.Tabor said Sheth is “a once-in-a-lifetime talent in terms of intelligence, potential for a successful research career, and leadership abilities. It is almost impossible to imagine that Ravi will not make transformative contributions to society in his life.”-30-VIDEO is available at:http://youtu.be/pGk6yu0BowwHigh-resolution IMAGES are available for download at:http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/04/0427_HERTZ-Ravi-lg.jpgCAPTION: Ravi ShethCREDIT: Rice UniversityFor more about 2015 Hertz Fellows, visit:http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/newsevents/pressrelease.aspx?d=248Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,888 undergraduates and 2,610 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

What people of faith think about science is focus of Rice U

first_imgAddThis Share1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduWhat people of faith think about science is focus of Rice U. talk Jan. 30HOUSTON – (Jan. 25, 2018) – What do people of faith really think about science? Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program will explore this question and more as it celebrates the release of “Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think” (Oxford University Press, 232 pages, $29.95). Co-authors and sociologists Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher Scheitle will speak. The event will be Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room; it is free and open to the public.WHAT: “Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think” book event.WHERE: Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room, Rice University, 6100 Main St.WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.The book is based on the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study, a five-year survey of 10,000 Americans about their views on the relationship between religion and science, as well as specific scientific issues such as stem cell research, evolution and creation, and science education. The research also included more than 300 in-person interviews. The book reflects on several major themes of the study across a range of disciplines.Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, and Scheitle, an assistant professor of sociology at West Virginia University, will give some remarks and additional insights into the book. Pastor Lee Hsia of Houston’s First Baptist Church Downtown and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman of Sinai and Synapses will moderate the conversation and provide unique perspectives on the book’s content.This event is sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program with support from the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University.For more information, to schedule an interview with the authors and/or moderators ahead of the event or to RSVP to the event, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.A map of campus is available at www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Religion and Public Life Program website: https://rplp.rice.edu/Story on “Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think”: http://news.rice.edu/2017/12/13/new-book-examines-what-religious-americans-think-about-science/Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/01/47903037_l-1113rfu.jpgPhoto credit: 123rf.comLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.last_img read more

Once unstuck boron nitride nanotubes show promise

first_img Rice University graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams holds a vial of boron nitride nanotubes in solution. McWilliams led a Rice effort to find the best way to separate the naturally clumping nanotubes to make them more useful for manufacturing. The nanotubes turn the clear liquid surfactant white when they are dispersed. https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2018/12/1218_BORON-3-WEB-2aiy971.jpgA dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes as seen through a microscope shows individual tubes and small bundles separated and solubilized by a surfactant. The process developed at Rice University will help make boron nitride nanotubes more available for applications that require nanoscale insulators. (Credit: Martí Research Group/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams holds a vial of boron nitride nanotubes in solution. McWilliams led a Rice effort to find the best way to separate the naturally clumping nanotubes to make them more useful for manufacturing. The nanotubes turn the clear liquid surfactant white when they are dispersed.The research led by Rice chemist Angel Martí appears this month in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Nanoscale Advances.BNNTs are like their better-known cousins, carbon nanotubes, because both are hydrophobic – that is, they avoid water if at all possible. So in a solution, the nanotubes will seek each other out and stick together to minimize their exposure to water.But unlike carbon nanotubes, which can be either metallic conductors or semiconducting, BNNTs are pure insulators: Current shall not pass.“They have super cool properties,” said lead author Ashleigh Smith McWilliams, a Rice graduate student. “They’re thermally and chemically stable and they’re a great fit for a bunch of different applications, but they’re inert and difficult to disperse in any solvent or solution.“That makes it really difficult to make macroscopic materials out of them, which is what we would eventually like to do,” she said.Surfactants are amphiphilic molecules, with parts that are attracted to water and parts repelled by it. BNNTs are hydrophobic, so they attract the similar part of the surfactant molecule, which wraps around the nanotube. The surfactant’s other half is hydrophilic and keeps the wrapped nanotubes separated and dispersed in solution.Of the range of surfactants they tried, cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) was best at separating BNNTs from each other completely, while Pluronic F108 put the most nanotubes – about 10 percent of the bulk – into solution.Once separated, they can be turned into films or fibers through processes like those developed by co-author Matteo Pasquali and his Rice lab, or mixed into composites to add strength without increasing conductivity, McWilliams said. The surfactant itself can be washed or burned off when no longer needed, she said. Return to article. Long DescriptionA dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes as seen through a microscope shows individual tubes and small bundles separated and solubilized by a surfactant. The process developed at Rice University will help make boron nitride nanotubes more available for applications that require nanoscale insulators. Courtesy of the Martí Research GroupA side benefit is that cationic surfactants like CTAB are particularly good at eliminating impurities like flakes of hexagonal boron-nitride (aka white graphene) from BNNTs. “That was a benefit we didn’t expect to see, but it will be useful for future applications,” McWilliams said.“Boron nitride nanotubes are a great building block, but when you buy them, they come all clumped together,” Martí said. “You have to separate them before you can make something usable. This is what Ashleigh has achieved.”He envisions not only ultrathin coaxial cables with carbon nanotube fibers like those from Pasquali’s lab surrounded by BNNT shells, but also capacitors of sandwiched carbon and BNNT films.“We’ve had metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes for a long time, but insulating BNNTs have been like the missing link,” Martí said. “Now we can combine them to make some interesting electronics. It’s remarkable that a common surfactant found in everyday products like detergents and shampoo can also be used for advanced nanotechnology.”Co-authors of the paper are Rice graduate student Carlos de los Reyes and undergraduate student Selin Ergülen; graduate student Lucy Liberman and Yeshayahu Talmon, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; and Pasquali, a Rice professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry. Martí is an associate professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering.The National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and the Welch Foundation supported the research.-30-Read the abstract at https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/na/c8na00315g#!divAbstract.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:New nano building block takes a bow: http://news.rice.edu/2018/05/21/new-nano-building-block-takes-a-bow/Martí Research Group: http://martigroup.rice.eduComplex Flows of Complex Fluids (Pasquali Research Group): http://pasquali.rice.eduDepartment of Chemistry: http://chemistry.rice.eduWiess School of Natural Sciences: https://naturalsciences.rice.eduImages for download: Share1NEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduOnce unstuck, boron nitride nanotubes show promiseRice University research could lead to better protective shields for electronics, biomedical advancesHOUSTON – (Dec. 19, 2018) – Boron nitride nanotubes sure do like to stick together. If they weren’t so useful, they could stay stuck and nobody would care.But because they are useful, Rice University chemists have determined that surfactants — the basic compounds in soap — offer the best and easiest way to keep boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) from clumping. That could lead to expanded use in protective shields, as thermal and mechanical reinforcement for composite materials and in biomedical applications like delivering drugs to cells. Return to article. Long Description A dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes as seen through a microscope shows individual tubes and small bundles separated and solubilized by a surfactant. The process developed at Rice University will help make boron nitride nanotubes more available for applications that require nanoscale insulators. (Credit: Martí Research Group/Rice University)center_img https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2018/12/1218_BORON-1-WEB-2gpqlqc.jpgRice University graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams holds a vial of boron nitride nanotubes in solution. McWilliams led a Rice effort to find the best way to separate the naturally clumping nanotubes to make them more useful for manufacturing. The nanotubes turn the clear liquid surfactant white when they are dispersed. (Credit: Rice University) A dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes as seen through a microscope shows individual tubes and small bundles separated and solubilized by a surfactant. The process developed at Rice University will help make boron nitride nanotubes more available for applications that require nanoscale insulators. (Credit: Martí Research Group/Rice University) Rice University graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams holds a vial of boron nitride nanotubes in solution. McWilliams led a Rice effort to find the best way to separate the naturally clumping nanotubes to make them more useful for manufacturing. The nanotubes turn the clear liquid surfactant white when they are dispersed. Return to article. Long Description AddThislast_img read more

MH370 Hunt Ends Maybe Forever After Nearly 3 Years and 160M

first_img Share MH370 Hunt Ends, Maybe Forever, After Nearly 3 Years and $160M By The Associated Press January 17, 2017 Updated: January 17, 2017 US In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia. After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a single trace of the plane. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion Based on the transmissions, they narrowed down the possible crash zone to a vast arc of ocean slicing across the Southern Hemisphere. Even then, the search zone was enormous and located in one of the most remote patches of water on Earth—1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) off Australia’s west coast. Much of the seabed had never even been mapped. In this map provided on Sept. 24, 2014, by The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/The Australian Transport Safety Bureau)For years, search crews painstakingly combed the search area in several ships, largely pinning their hopes on towfish, small vessels equipped with sonar that sent information back to the boats in real time. The ships slowly dragged the towfish through the ocean just above the seabed, hoping the equipment would detect some trace of the plane. Unmanned submarines were used to examine areas of rougher terrain and objects of interest picked up by sonar that required a closer look.The search zone shifted multiple times as investigators refined their analysis, all to no avail. Some began to question whether the plane had gone down in the Southern Hemisphere at all.Then, in July 2015, came the first proof that the plane was indeed in the Indian Ocean: A wing flap from the aircraft was found on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar. Since then, more than 20 objects either confirmed or believed to be from the plane have washed ashore on beaches throughout the Indian Ocean. But while the debris proved the plane went down in the Indian Ocean, the location of the main underwater wreckage—and its crucial black box data recorders—remains stubbornly elusive.Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sand sculpture portraying two missing aircraft, Air Asia QZ8501 and Malayasia Airlines MH370 on Golden Sea Beach at Puri, east of Bhubaneswar on Monday. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images) Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives the final touches to his sand sculpture portraying two missing aircraft, Air Asia QZ8501 and Malayasia Airlines MH370 on Golden Sea Beach at Puri, east of Bhubaneswar on Monday. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)If the plane is never found, the reasons for its disappearance and crash will probably never be known, though Malaysia has said the plane’s erratic movements after takeoff were consistent with deliberate actions.The sister of the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, slammed authorities for ending the search without settling the mystery, saying her brother will never be absolved of suspicions he deliberately crashed the plane.Related CoverageFamilies of Flight MH370 Victims Offer Reward for Debris“How can they end the search like that? There will be finger-pointing again,” Sakinab Shah said.The transport ministers praised the efforts of the search crews and said the search had presented an “unprecedented challenge.”“Today’s announcement is significant for our three countries, but more importantly for the family and friends of those on board the aircraft. We again take this opportunity to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives and acknowledge the enormous loss felt by their loved ones,” the ministers wrote. “We remain hopeful that new information will come to light and that at some point in the future the aircraft will be located.” Share this article The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever—not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have shown no appetite for opening another big phase.Late last year, as ships with high-tech search equipment covered the last strips of the 120,000-square kilometer (46,000-square mile) search zone, experts concluded they should have been searching a smaller area immediately to the north. But by then, $160 million had already been spent by Malaysia, Australia and China, who had agreed over the summer not to search elsewhere without pinpoint evidence.The transport ministers of those countries reiterated that decision Tuesday in the joint communique issued by the Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia that announced the search for Flight 370—and the 239 people aboard the aircraft—had been suspended.“Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting-edge technology, as well as modeling and advice from highly skilled professionals who are the best in their field, unfortunately, the search has not been able to locate the aircraft,” said the agency, which helped lead the hunt for the Boeing 777 in remote waters west of Australia.FILE - In this March 22, 2014 file photo, flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia.  The oceanographer who led American adventurer Blaine Gibson to Madagascar where he found a potential debris field from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet says drift modeling suggests that Flight 370 could have crashed north of the current search area. The comments comes after Gibson on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, handed Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur pieces of debris and personal belongings found on Madagascar beaches in June, which he suspects came from the jet that vanished with 239 people on board in 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File) In this March 22, 2014 file photo, flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)“Accordingly, the underwater search for MH370 has been suspended. The decision to suspend the underwater search has not been taken lightly nor without sadness.” Relatives of those lost on the plane, which vanished during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, responded largely with outrage. A support group, Voice 370, issued a statement saying that extending the search is “an inescapable duty owed to the flying public.”Without understanding what happened to the plane, there’s a “good chance that this could happen in the future,” said K.S. Narendran, a member of the group.But last year, Australia, Malaysia and China agreed that the hunt would be suspended once the search zone was exhausted unless new evidence emerged that indicated the plane’s specific location. More than half of those aboard the plane were Chinese.Since no technology currently exists that can tell investigators exactly where the plane is, that means the most expensive, complex search in aviation history is over, barring a change of heart from the three countries.Australian naval ships replenish a United States Navy ship in the South Indian Ocean, during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on April 12, 2014. Australia is considering sending navy ships to help challenge the Chinese regime's claims in the South China Sea. (LSIS James Whittle/Australia Department of Defence via Getty Images) Australian naval ships replenish a United States Navy ship in the South Indian Ocean, during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on April 12, 2014. Australia is considering sending navy ships to help challenge the Chinese regime’s claims in the South China Sea. (LSIS James Whittle/Australia Department of Defence via Getty Images)There is the possibility that a private donor could offer to bankroll a new search, or that Malaysia will kick in fresh funds. But no one has stepped up yet, raising the bleak possibility that the world’s greatest aviation mystery may never be solved.For the families of the aircraft’s 227 passengers and 12 crew members, that’s a particularly bitter prospect given the recent acknowledgment by officials that they had been looking for the plane in the wrong place all along.Related CoverageEvidence Indicates MH370 Flight Crash Was Deliberate, Says InvestigatorAfter 2 Years, Experts Say MH370 Likely North of Search AreaIn December, officials investigating the plane’s disappearance recommended that search crews head north to a new 25,000-square kilometer (9,700-square mile) area identified in a new analysis as where the plane most likely crashed. But Australia’s government rejected that recommendation, saying the results of the experts’ analysis weren’t precise enough to justify continuing the hunt.“Whilst combined scientific studies have continued to refine areas of probability, to date no new information has been discovered to determine the specific location of the aircraft,” the transport ministers of the three countries said in their statement.The lack of resolution has caused agony for relatives of the flight’s passengers, who have begged officials to continue the hunt for their loved ones.Possible wing debris from MH370. (Xavier Tytelman/Twitter) Possible wing debris from MH370. (Xavier Tytelman/Twitter)“The whole series of events since the plane disappeared has been nothing but frustrating,” said Grace Nathan, a Malaysian whose mother was on board Flight 370. “It continues to be frustrating and we just hope they will continue to search. … They’ve already searched 120,000 square kilometers. What is another 25,000?”Investigators have been stymied again and again in their efforts to find the aircraft. Hopes were repeatedly raised and smashed by false leads: Underwater signals wrongly thought to be emanating from the plane’s black boxes. Possible debris fields that turned out to be sea trash. Oil slicks that contained no jet fuel. A large object detected on the seafloor that was just an old shipwreck.In the absence of solid leads, investigators relied largely on an analysis of transmissions between the plane and a satellite to narrow down where in the world the jet ended up—a technique never previously used to find an aircraft.last_img read more

Bush Ready to Leave Intensive Care Wife Barbara Goes Home

first_img HOUSTON—Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. His wife, Barbara, has been discharged from the same facility after completing treatment for bronchitis.The 92-year-old former president was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Jan. 14. Last week, he was breathing with the aid of a ventilator in the ICU, but doctors removed the breathing tube on Friday and by Monday were talking about the possibility that he could return home soon.Dr. Amy Mynderse said at a news conference that the former president is “sitting up, watching TV and is waiting anxiously for his favorite oyster stew for lunch.”“He’s on minimal oxygen, joking and laughing with the nurses and doctors,” she said.Dr. Clint Doerr said Bush was still coughing “a fair amount” but that if he continues to improve, he could be discharged from the hospital by Friday or over the weekend.“He’s excited to get home and he’s feeling well,” Mynderse said. Former President George H.W. Bush hugs his wife, Barbara, after speaking at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX., on Nov. 6, 1997. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Former President George H.W. Bush hugs his wife, Barbara, after speaking at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX., on Nov. 6, 1997. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)Meanwhile, former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, who was admitted to the facility for treatment of bronchitis on Wednesday, is “back to her normal self,” Mynderse said. Mrs. Bush was told she could return home Sunday but she opted to stay one more night to fully recover and remain close to her husband, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath.The couple’s 72-year marriage is the longest of any presidential couple in American history, and the doctors said they have been a great support to each other.“They truly do have just such an amazing love for each other and that really came across here,” Mynderse said, adding that Barbara Bush spent much her hospital stay by her husband’s side.“Part of why she ended up, I think, in the hospital was because even though she was ill, she was trying to be by his bedside all the time.”Doerr said: “They’re essentially therapy for each other. They help and are compliant in terms of when one of them doesn’t want to take a breathing treatment, the other says, ‘Get on that.’ It helps our cause.”Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, has a form of Parkinson’s disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. He was hospitalized in 2015 in Maine after falling at his summer home and breaking a bone in his neck. He was also hospitalized in Houston the previous December for about a week for shortness of breath. He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues.The former president and his wife appear to have touched the medical staff with their humility.Mynderse told reporters that when she informed the former president she would be speaking at a news conference Monday, he replied: “About what?”“I said, ‘About you!’ And he said, ‘People want to know about me?’” she said.“They’re so humble. They truly are the most humble people,” Mynderse said. Share this article Former President George H. W. Bush (R) and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston, in this file photo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Bush Ready to Leave Intensive Care, Wife Barbara Goes Home By The Associated Press January 23, 2017 Updated: January 23, 2017 Show Discussioncenter_img Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US last_img read more