WBD man shot during daring daylight robbery

first_imgA 22-year-old man is now nursing a gunshot wound to his toe after he was shot when three armed men invaded his family’s Westminster, West Bank Demerara (WBD) business place on Tuesday and made good their escape with over 0,000 in cash and valuables.Reports are that about 09:30h, three armed bandits invaded the popular “White Shop” and demanded cash and valuables.Speaking with this publication, Narindra Narine said that he was in the shop when the three men entered posing as customers. He told Guyana Times that the men requested to buy plantain and as he was weighing the item, they forced their way into the shop and held him up at gunpoint. He added that the men then took him into the house along with his father and began beating them while ransacking the room for cash.“Them man take a gun and lash me to me head and them man kick up me father. I had on two gold ring and a silver band and them take it and they went inside the room and ransack the place, carry way some cash and some jewellery,” he related.Narine said after the trio emptied the cash register in the shop, they left calmly. However, Narine began to hurl glass bottles and stones at them and in retaliation, the men began firing gunshots in his direction hitting his brother, Suraj Narine, in the toe.“A car was coming through the street at the same time and they held the driver at gunpoint, them man take he and the vehicle and them man drive come straight up. When them man drive straight up coming out, them start firing shot and one of the shots end up hit my brother on he toe and he toe end up buss way and them man drive and gone in new road deh and make good them escape,” Narine said.Suraj Narine was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he is receiving medical attention. However, this publication understands that his toe may have to be amputated owing to the extent of the injury.Narine said shortly after the gunmen left, ranks from the La Grange Police Station arrived and were able to recover the hijacked vehicle, PWW 1516, which was found parked a few streets away. When this newspaper visited the scene, the officers were observed dusting the car for fingerprints.The family said that in the 10 years they have been operating in the area, this is the first time they have been robbed. They added that they have security cameras. They are taking extra security precautions and are calling for regular Police patrols in the area, since robberies are becoming a norm in the housing settlement.Residents who witnessed the ordeal said that one of the gunmen was from the area and would frequent the shop to purchase items. The Police said that their investigations were continuing.last_img read more

SCARS to hold fall gala fundraiser

first_imgThe S.C.A.R.S Ministries is hoping to raise money for their new rehabilitation centre with a fall gala night.S.C.A.R.S is currently the only alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre in Fort St. John and is in the process of building a new 50 person facility on a property near Airport Rd, says Jennifer Briemon, public relations co-ordinator for S.C.A.R.S Ministries.Although the organization has received supplies donated by various companies around the area to go towards building the new centre, Briemon says the organization is trying to raise operating funds.The gala will take place on Nov. 12 and 13 and will include a dinner and keynote speaker on the Friday and a speaker session on the Saturday. Briemon says Pastor Rob McGrath is the keynote speaker. He is an ex-convict who now works with the homeless in Vancouver.Tickets are currently on sale at the Christian Life Centre or by calling Jennifer at 250-785-1008 or 250-261-0820- Advertisement –last_img read more

World Bank panel to discuss fate of embattled president

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON — The World Bank’s board on Friday ordered a special panel to discuss the fate of bank President Paul Wolfowitz, whose leadership has been jeopardized by revelations that he helped his girlfriend get a high-paying job. The 24-member board expressed its “great concern” about the situation and instructed an ad hoc group to take up the matter immediately. Members of the group were not identified. Wolfowitz, who said he had made a mistake and has apologized, said he welcomed “the decision of the board to move forward and resolve this very important issue.” He also said he looked forward to implementing the recommendations of the board. The White House renewed its support for the embattled president Friday. “The president still has confidence in him,” said spokeswoman Dana Perino. “And, there is a review that’s ongoing by the board, and we’re leaving it with them to go ahead and complete that.” It remained unclear what action, if any, would ultimately be taken in the matter. Many of the bank’s employees, aid groups and some Democratic politicians want Wolfowitz to resign. Also on Friday, the Pentagon said a 2005 investigation by its inspector general determined that while he served as deputy secretary of defense, Wolfowitz may have recommended Shaha Riza be awarded a 2003 contract to study ways to set up a new government in Iraq. The report, released late Friday, said Wolfowitz admitted that he might have recommended her. “However a mere recommendation would not constitute a misuse of position” because she was “clearly qualified” for the work, the report said. References to the name of Wolfowitz’s companion were blacked out in the report released by the Pentagon. Wolfowitz’s nearly two-year tenure at the World Bank, which fights global poverty, has been marked by trouble. The current controversy — that he arranged a promotion and generous compensation for Riza, a bank employee whom he has dated — is calling into question his leadership and has put his job in jeopardy. The World Bank board said Friday that the situation should be dealt with “urgently, effectively and in an orderly manner.” The ad hoc group will make recommendations to the board’s executive directors. No timetable was provided. The board asked the group to look into Wolfowitz’s handling of Riza’s compensation package with regard to bank rules and “conflict of interest, ethical, reputational and other relevant standards.” Other issues were identified that need to be addressed, including “the various public communications made by the bank on the matter and issues around employment contracts made in the Office of the President,” the board said. That was viewed as a reference to salaries paid to Wolfowitz’s close advisers, Kevin Kellems and Robin Cleveland. Each are paid more than $200,000 a year — compensation that also has irked some bank staffers. The United States — the bank’s largest shareholder — is not on the ad hoc group, according to Bush administration officials. Although they have not said so publicly, some European governments would like to see Wolfowitz go but do not want to provoke a fight with the United States. At a finance meeting in Berlin, Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos weighed in, saying: “I think it’s crucial for the World Bank to have a credible and sound reputation, and I’m concerned about that reputation in view of everything we know now about what seems to have happened.” Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker called the Wolfowitz matter a “serious problem.” Under an informal agreement, the United States names the head of the 185-nation World Bank and the Europeans choose the leader of its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund. “It sounds like the board is stalling while the higher-level politicians do the necessary horse trading to draw up a list and figure out a succession process,” said Bea Edwards, international director for the Government Accountability Project, a watchdog group. Documents released last week showed that Wolfowitz had a direct hand in securing a State Department job for Riza in September 2005 that pays her $193,590. Before the transfer, Riza was earning close to $133,000 as a communications adviser in the bank’s Middle East department. Riza remains on the World Bank’s payroll even though she left the State Department job in 2006 and now works for Foundation for the Future, an international organization that gets some money from the department. “I have now been victimized” for agreeing to the arrangement, Riza said in a memo to the bank last week. Science Applications International Corp., a large defense contractor, said it was directed to hire Riza. Under the contract, which ran from April 25 to May 31, 2003, Riza studied ways to help set up a new government in Iraq and was paid expenses but no salary while in the country. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said he didn’t know how much Riza was paid; SAIC spokeswoman Melissa Koskovich said she didn’t know either. Associated Press writer Pauline Jelinek contributed to this story.last_img read more

DDTV: THE MOMENT ONE WOMAN WAS LEFT DISGUSTED BY ‘DANIEL’!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell fans are a passionate lot. And there was none more so than one woman in the Late Late Show audience last night when she heard her hero was about to perform. But let’s just say she got a little annoyed when she soon realised it wasn’t actually the Kincasslagh crooner but impersonator Mario Rosenstock performing.Her face said it all.Simply click on the video to see her reaction.DDTV: THE MOMENT ONE WOMAN WAS LEFT DISGUSTED BY ‘DANIEL’! was last modified: February 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-CSKA Moscow manager reveals the club Aleksandr Golovin has signed for

first_imgRussia’s star midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has already signed a contract and agreed to join Chelsea, according to former CSKA Moscow manager Valery Gazzaev.The Stamford Bridge side are one of a number of clubs hoping to land the playmaker this summer following his impressive form at the World Cup. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings shining Golovin starred in Russia’s opening game against Saudi Arabia gameday cracker Juventus and Arsenal are also said to be lining up moves for the £27m-rated CSKA man but Gazzaev believes they should forget about signing him.That is because he has heard that Chelsea have already completed a deal to take Golovin to Stamford Bridge.Gazzaev, who had two spells managing CSKA, told Mir24: “Golovin will decide where the best place for him is.“As far as I know, he’s already signed a contract with Chelsea. I think they’re a good option for him.“It’s a big responsibility for him, but one that he’s prepared for.” Latest Chelsea News REVEALED REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED 1 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

Senator slams Trinity College’s introduction of ‘cruel’ €450 supplement exam fee

first_imgSenator Paul Gavan has spoken out against the decision by Trinity College Dublin to introduce a supplement exam fee of €450.Senator Gavan has called on the University, attended by hundreds of Donegal students, to reverse their decision in the best interests of those students already struggling to financially survive Third Level Education.Speaking in the Seanad, he said: “The decision taken on Monday by the board of Trinity College Dublin to introduce a flat fee of €450 for supplemental exams must be reversed. “The introduction of supplemental fees was always going to cause outrage, but I don’t believe anyone could have expected the outrageous figure of €450.“To put this into context UCD charges €230 per exam, while UCC cap it at €245 – regardless of how many you must sit.“The reason why some students already fail their exams is often down to financial uncertainty and instability in their own life, as they juggle long hours in part time jobs.“This is a cruel addition of further pressure put upon these students.“The introduction of this charge will disproportionately affect those students who are already most at risk of dropping out for financial reasons. “When you consider that Ireland has the second highest Third Level Education fees in Europe, and students are forking out over 10k for accommodation during the year. These new financial costs will price more and more students out of an education.“This decision was also taken against the will of the Students Union. In a referendum held this year, 80% of students voted to oppose supplemental fees.“Their voices have been ignored. They have been disrespected. All in the name of money and profit.“I understand that the SU is now considering strike action, boycotting services, protesting in front arch, and potentially starving the college of revenue by having a sit-in, in the books of Kells.“Education is supposed to be a public good. Trinity is a public university, and as such its actions should be subject to questioning. “This behaviour is unacceptable. What has the Minister and state to say on this subject?”Senator slams Trinity College’s introduction of ‘cruel’ €450 supplement exam fee was last modified: March 7th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:feeSENATORTrinity College Dublinlast_img read more

Astronomical Theories Totally Wrong and Upside Down

first_imgFrom the planetary scale to the cosmic scale, astronomers are throwing away textbooks.Wrong About Planets‘Totally Wrong’ on Jupiter: What Scientists Gleaned from NASA’s Juno Mission (Space.com). The Juno mission has brought earthlings their first images of Jupiter’s poles, and new estimates of processes deep inside the giant planet. Here’s what this article says:Before NASA sent its Juno spacecraft to explore Jupiter, astronomers were “totally wrong” about much of what they thought they knew about the planet, the mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, said during a lecture here at the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Tuesday (Jan. 9)….“Our ideas were totally wrong about the interior structure, about the atmosphere, [and] even about the magnetosphere,” Bolton said. Astronomers believed that Jupiter had either a very small and dense core, or perhaps no core at all. But data from Juno revealed that Jupiter has an enormous, “fuzzy” core that might be partially dissolved. This discrepancy between scientists’ expectations and the data suggests that there’s a lot we still don’t know about giant gas planets, he explained….Jupiter South Pole from Juno (NASA/JPL)Juno is the first space mission to get a good look at the poles, and the mission’s scientists did not expect them to look as weird and chaotic as they do, Bolton said. “Had someone shown me a picture of just the pole 10 years ago, I never would have guessed it was Jupiter.”While scientists and astronomers have been scratching their heads over all these new groundbreaking discoveries enabled by the Juno spacecraft, the photographs Juno has taken of Jupiter have been similarly mind-boggling, Bolton said. Juno’s raw images, taken by the spacecraft’s JunoCam, are available online for citizen-scientists to download and process, and people have helped to create the most amazing images of Jupiter the world has ever seen. “I’m not sure that anybody on my team was ready for Jupiter to look like that,” Bolton said. “We were just startled.”Wrong About ExoplanetsPlanets around other stars are like peas in a pod (Science Daily). The Kepler Mission had already forced revision of astronomical predictions that planetary systems around other stars would resemble our solar system. Now, a new survey of 909 planets in 355 stellar systems, led by Lauren Weiss at the University of Montreal, shows that exoplanets tend to be regularly spaced. The findings require new ideas, invoking unobserved past interactions, to explain why our solar system is so different.“The planets in a system tend to be the same size and regularly spaced, like peas in a pod. These patterns would not occur if the planet sizes or spacings were drawn at random.” explains Weiss….Regardless of their outer populations, the similarity of planets in the inner regions of extrasolar systems requires an explanation.Wrong About StarsNature article turns theory of stellar evolution upside-down (Phys.org). Study of a white dwarf not only challenges theories about these specific objects, thought to be the end points of stellar evolution, but of stellar evolution theory itself. White dwarfs are thought to be the end products of 97% of stars in the universe. This upset was published by “Nature, one of the world’s top science magazines,” the article notes.This week, Nature published an article that could challenge the theory of stellar evolution.“I think that, over the coming months, stellar astrophysicists will have to redo their calculations,” said Gilles Fontaine, a physics professor at Université de Montréal and one of the authors of the article, titled “A large oxygen-dominated core from the seismic cartography of a pulsating white dwarf.”…When examining the star, located at the edges of the Cygnus and Lyra constellations, the researchers discovered that its carbon and oxygen core was twice as big as the theory predicted. “This is a major discovery that will force us to re-evaluate our view of how stars die,” said Fontaine. “That said, more work must be done to confirm whether this observation holds true for other stars. It may just be an anomaly.”Wrong About the Universe‘Serious gap’ in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics (BBC News). One of the winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011, Adam Riess, is having doubts about the measurements that led to his award. He may have to invent a new particle to close the gap.A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now “pretty serious”, and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away….What this all suggested, he said, was that the Universe is now expanding 9% faster than expected based on the data – a result he described as “remarkable”.One way to bridge the divide is to invoke new phenomena in physics.The new particle might be a “sterile neutrino,” the article guesses. “Another possibility is that dark energy behaves in a different way now compared with how it did in the early history of the cosmos.” Would that ad hoc suggestion not lead to another conundrum about fine-tuning, leading to wonder about how humans live in a privileged time when the earth is habitable and we can see a universe filled with stars?Historical science is fun. You can be totally wrong, change your story, invoke unseen phenomena, and claim you are providing “understanding” of reality. And the media and public will believe you and let you keep your job.(Visited 1,656 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

FIRST Up: Lawmakers to Examine Bill Renewing U.S. Research

first_imgHang on to your lab goggles. The haggling over a big chunk of U.S. science policy is picking up steam in Washington.This morning, the science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will kick off discussion of competing proposals to renew and reshape science and education programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other federal funding agencies. Lawmakers on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology are expected to hear praise for, and complaints about, bills put forward by the panel’s Republican majority and Democratic minority.Areas of contention are likely to include proposals to change how NSF evaluates grant proposals and “open-access” provisions that would allow scientific publishers to keep papers produced with government funding behind paywalls for up to 3 years. But there appears to be broad, bipartisan support for plans to bolster efforts to commercialize discoveries made with government funding, and to revamp federal computing research programs.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The flurry of legislative activity is focused on replacing the 2010 America COMPETES Act, which expired at the end of September. Although many of COMPETE’s goals enjoyed bipartisan support, this year’s effort to replace it has been marked by diverging legislative strategies and philosophical rifts among Republicans and Democrats, the House and the Senate, and various elements of the research community.Some of those differences may surface at today’s hearing, which will focus on a House Republican draft bill called the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act. FIRST does not address all the programs that were included in COMPETES. It does not include Department of Energy research, for instance, which Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), the head of the House science panel, wants to address in a separate bill. And FIRST differs markedly from a Democratic alternative introduced last month that hews more closely to the COMPETES mold.In addition to concerns about some of FIRST’s NSF provisions, some university and research lobbyists have voiced doubts about the bill’s provisions on providing free access to scholarly papers based on government-funded research. At the moment, the White House is in the midst of a process that is encouraging agencies to develop open-access policies that would make government-backed papers freely available to the public within 1 year of publication. That guideline is the result of years of conflict and negotiations among publishers, funders, and researchers on how to provide access without harming business models that fund many journals and societies.FIRST, however, would extend the open-access deadline to 2 years after a paper’s publication , or up to 3 years if an agency determines that a scientific field would be “uniquely harmed without such extension.”That idea “is ludicrous,” writes Heather Joseph, executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, which supports shorter embargo periods, in an e-mail to ScienceInsider. “It is completely out of line with any of the dozens of other successful policies in effect globally, and would put the U.S. light years behind the rest of the word in terms of policies supporting innovation and competitiveness. … [I]t is shameful to call it a proposed ‘open access’ policy. The serious conversations that are happening about embargo periods after all this time are about how to make them as *short* as possible to maximize benefits to the public — not about locking content down further.”A trade group for major publishers, however, says the extension might make sense in some cases. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) “has always emphasized the need for flexibility with embargoes,” writes Andi Sporkin, an AAP spokesperson, in an e-mail. “We have articulated that position to Members of Congress among many others – all those who’ll listen.” And although the group says it would prefer to set open-access guidelines through the current White House process rather than legislation, “we are appreciative that Chairman Smith understands and supports the importance of flexibility.”Less controversial is a provision that calls on the White House to set up a new advisory panel that would study how best to organize and coordinate the federal government’s $3 billion STEM (science, technology, education, and mathematics) education portfolio. The bill would also block the White House from implementing many of the controversial proposals it made to reorganize STEM education programs in its 2014 budget request to Congress.Another FIRST proposal is drawing widespread, bipartisan support. Dubbed “Innovative Approaches to Technology Transfer,” it would provide grants of up to $3 million over 3 years to universities, federal laboratories, and other research institutes to jump-start efforts to commercialize federally funded discoveries. The plan, originally introduced in Congress as a bipartisan bill called the TRANSFER Act (H.R. 2981), would require major research funding agencies to earmark 0.05% of their grant budgets in 2014 and 2015 for the grants; the pot would grow to 0.1% of extramural funding in 2016 and 2017.That stream of money could “help to solve an intractable problem in technology transfer” by helping fund early-stage commercialization projects, a coalition of university groups wrote earlier this year in a letter to Smith expressing their support. “Not only will it encourage translational research that will better prepare discoveries for the marketplace, it will also urge research institutions and individual investigators to collaborate with industry and more fully incorporate considerations of commercial viability into their research enterprise.”There is also strong bipartisan backing for FIRST’s plan to revamp federal computing research. The provisions, which include a call for a new strategic plan on information technology R&D, were originally spelled out in a bill (H.R. 967) that passed the House last April on a 406-11 vote. Those popular provisions, however, aren’t likely to be enough persuade most House Democrats to support FIRST, and the process of reauthorizing COMPETES is likely to be long and contentious. The Senate’s science committee, meanwhile, has just begun to develop its version of COMPETES reauthorization, holding a first hearing last week.last_img read more

Ex-honors Student Gets 33 Years In Marijuana Dealer Trupal Patel’s Death

first_imgA former community college honors student has been sentenced to 33 years in prison in the death of an Indian American marijuana dealer authorities say was shot by the defendant’s former boyfriend.The felony murder sentence imposed Jan. 18 on 21-year-old Raquel Garajau will require the ex-Brookdale Community College student to serve 30 years before being eligible for parole, The Asbury Park Press reported.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img

Donald Trump’s New H-1B System Is Out, Favours Foreigners In US Colleges

first_imgThe US has announced a new H-1B visa filing rule from April under which priority would be given to foreign workers with advanced degrees from American universities, a decision that could impact professionals who received higher education in countries like India and China. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img