Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who helped advance the careers of other women. ByKatie Thomas Sept. 11, 2018 The Lasker Awards, which are among the nation’s most prestigious prizes in medicine, were awarded on Tuesday to a Scottish veterinarian who developed the drug propofol, two scientists who discovered the hidden influence of genetic packing material called histones and a researcher The awards are given by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and carry a prize of $250,000 for each of three categories. They are sometimes called the “American Nobels” because 87 of the Lasker recipients have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. [ Like the Science Times page on … [Read more...] about Lasker Awards Given for Work in Genetics, Anesthesia and Promoting Women in Science
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Walking through the Sixers offices in Camden earlier this month, it became apparent that one section wasn't like the rest. Not far from the organization's promotions and public relations teams, nestled in the corner, was a different sort of team, one that stood out more and more as I approached. It was loud and boisterous, especially for 10 a.m. The group of guys working there had larger monitors — and more of them — and were sitting in different, much nicer chairs than those seated elsewhere. They donned sweatpants and basketball shorts while the others wore more traditional office attire. Not to mention, a few of them looked far too young to be working a corporate nine-to-five job ... probably because they were too young. Some of that was to be expected — after all, this is the 76ers Gaming Club, a group of professional gamers taking part in the NBA's inaugural 2K League. And considering they were just coming off a playoff-berth-clinching, … [Read more...] about By bringing ‘real basketball’ to 2K League, 76ers GC proves you can make a living playing video games
SIR Cliff Richard said he was "choked up" as he was today awarded £210,000 from the BBC after they live-streamed a police swoop at his home. The singer, 77, has successfully sued the broadcaster for breach of privacy after the "sensationalist" raid by officers investigating unfounded child sex abuse claims. Supporters sang his hit song Congratulations as the singer burst into tears after Mr Justice Mann today ruled in his favour at the High Court in London. He said Sir Cliff will receive "substantial damages" of £210,000 for the "general effect" on his life and is entitled to recover further sums - to be decided at a later date - for the financial impact he suffered. The judge has yet to assess how much the BBC coverage has left the singer out of pocket - but lawyers say that figure could be much larger than £210,000. The judgement is expected to have serious implications for press freedom and open justice - with the BBC now planning to appeal the decision. The … [Read more...] about Sir Cliff Richard awarded £210,000 damages after winning privacy case against the BBC over coverage of police raid on his home – and he may get MORE
Shannon Miller spotted a familiar face on a billboard in March on the way to her federal discrimination trial. It was Josh Berlo, the University of Minnesota-Duluth athletic director who removed the five-time NCAA champion as women’s hockey coach in 2014. With Berlo set to testify in the trial, UMD had posted the billboard along Duluth’s Central Entrance, celebrating his selection nationally as Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year. Miller viewed it as another sign of the power struggle for women in coaching. “Give me a break,” she said. “They picked the road many jurors would have to drive down to get the courthouse.” A week later, Miller’s case would become the third in as many years to follow a pattern: an outspoken, successful female coach wins a judgment or settlement for her firing, while the man who oversaw the dismissal receives a national award and higher salary. A jury of eight women and four men delivered a unanimous verdict … [Read more...] about Women in coaching continue to win in court – and then lose careers
Kevin Crowley and Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg Updated 8:15 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Photo: Statoil, HOEP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This drilling rig is in the Skaanevik fjord in western Norway. Norway is counting on the Barents Sea to become its next big oil area. This drilling rig is in the Skaanevik fjord in western Norway. Norway is counting on the Barents Sea to become its next big oil area. Photo: Statoil, HOEP Can Big Oil win back investors? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery For generations of investors, Exxon Mobil Corp. has been a cornerstone of fund managers' portfolios alongside the biggest names in corporate America. Not so much any more. From leading the S&P 500 Index a decade ago, the company has dropped to the ninth-largest in a top 10 now dominated by technology giants. Its … [Read more...] about Can Big Oil win back investors?