Pair of Caltech Professors Elected to Royal Society of Great Britain

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 78 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Frances Arnold (left) and Andrew Stuart (right). Credit: CaltechFrances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center; and Andrew M. Stuart, the Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Great Britain. Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Arnold and Stuart are among 62 inductees to the society this year.“While election to the fellowship is a recognition of exceptional individual contributions to the sciences, it is also a network of expertise that can be drawn on to address issues of societal and global significance,” said Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society, in a prepared statement. “This year’s fellows and foreign members have helped shape the 21st century through their work at the cutting edge of fields from human genomics to climate science and machine learning.”Arnold is best known for her work on directed evolution, which has been used to create enzymes that make chemicals not found in nature, including molecules containing silicon-carbon or boron-carbon bonds, or bicyclobutanes, which contain energy-packed carbon rings. By using bacteria that make the new enzymes, researchers can potentially make these chemical compounds in “greener” ways that are more economical and produce less toxic waste. She won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2018 for her achievements in this field.Arnold received her undergraduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1979 and her graduate degree in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley in 1985. She became a visiting associate at Caltech in 1986 and was named assistant professor in 1987, associate professor in 1992, professor in 1996, Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry in 2000, and Pauling Professor in 2017.Stuart, an applied mathematician, researches the development of frameworks for integrating mathematical models with data. These frameworks have applications in geophysical sciences, such as weather forecasting, with the goal of making predictions more accurate.He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Bristol in 1983, and his doctorate in computing from the University of Oxford in 1986. He was named Bren Professor at Caltech in 2016. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeauty People Pair of Caltech Professors Elected to Royal Society of Great Britain Professors Frances H. Arnold and Andrew M. Stuart have been named fellow of the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence By EMILY VELASCO Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 2:51 pmcenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News last_img read more

Bombay HC Directs Nanavati Hospital To Allow Varavara Rao’s Family To Talk To Him Via Video Call, Seeks Fresh Medical Report Of Sudha Bharadwaj

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Directs Nanavati Hospital To Allow Varavara Rao’s Family To Talk To Him Via Video Call, Seeks Fresh Medical Report Of Sudha Bharadwaj Nitish Kashyap17 Aug 2020 9:38 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Nanavati hospital authorities to again allow Varavara Rao’s family to interact with him via video call after the family expressed anxiety for not receiving any updates on his health by hospital authorities. Division bench of Justice AA Sayed and Justice Abhay Ahuja heard the petition and appeal filed on behalf of the 81-year-old Rao who is one…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Nanavati hospital authorities to again allow Varavara Rao’s family to interact with him via video call after the family expressed anxiety for not receiving any updates on his health by hospital authorities. Division bench of Justice AA Sayed and Justice Abhay Ahuja heard the petition and appeal filed on behalf of the 81-year-old Rao who is one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. The same bench also heard an appeal filed by another accused in the case Sudha Bharadwaj. Varavara Rao’s lawyer Advocate Sudeep Pasbola submitted that the family spoke to him last on July 31. He submitted – “We still do not have any information or update about his health after that. So we are seeking that a copy of the medical report be given and matter may be adjourned to later in the week to be argued on merits.” Additional Solicitor General of India Anil Singh appeared on behalf National Investigation Agency opposed Rao’s petition and told the Court when he tested positive, he was admitted to JJ hospital and on the request of Rao’s family, he was shifted to Nanavati Hospital which is the best hospital and now he is being treated there, Singh said. ASG Singh also argued that jail authorities are following all the guidelines and will take good care of Rao. There can be no complaints from his family. Nothing survives in the matter, ASG Singh contended. After perusing through Rao’s medical report, Justice Sayed said – What is his present condition, the report states that he tested positive but is he in a regular ward or ICU? “That is the issue Your Lordship, we do not know, the family has not received any response from the hospital authorities.” Advocate Pasbola interjected. Court referred to the July 28 order passed by another bench in the same matter directing Nanavati Hospital to submit a report on Varvara Rao’s health and the line of treatment being given to the Telugu poet. In the same order, Court had directed the hospital to arrange a video conference between Rao and his family as per hospital protocols. As a result of which a call was arranged on July 31. Thus, Justice Sayed considered Rao’s medical condition, and asked the hospital authorities to submit a health report and allow the family to interact with Varavara Rao via video conferencing. The matter was adjourned for two weeks. Thereafter, Sudha Bharadwaj’s appeal against rejection of bail came up before the same bench. Her counsel Ragini Ahuja submitted that the 58-year-old activist was a professor of law at National Law University, Delhi and has been in custody for almost two years. The bench referred to the recent judgement of the High Court wherein a batch of PILs raising concerns regarding lack of facilities for proper treatment of prisoners lodged in various correctional homes during the current pandemic of Covid-19 after concluding that most of the suggestions proposed by the petitioners have been accepted by the State. Keeping this judgement in mind what contentions do you have? Justice Sayed asked. To this, Advocate Ahuja submitted that primarily there are three important contentions. Firstly, she suffers from two severe comorbidities. Secondly, Byculla jail where she is lodged, is already overcrowded and thirdly the purpose of high court and supreme court judgments was regarding decongestion of prisons. However, when the Byculla prison is already overcrowded, the possibility of social distancing etc due to decongestion is not possible there, Advocate Ahuja contended. Last month, a medical report was submitted before the High Court by the jail authorities at Byculla District Jail. It was stated in the report that Bharadwaj is suffering from ischemic disease which leads to reduced supply of blood in the body. The bench noted that a copy of NIA’s reply in the case has not been annexed to the compilation of documents presented before them and asked ASG Anil Singh to supply a copy of the same and directed PP Deepak Thakare to submit the latest medical report on Sudha Bharadwaj. Although the bench enquired from PP Deepak Thakare whether the jail superintendent at Byculla jail can file an affidavit listing out steps being taken to take precautions to contain spread of Covid-19 in the jail and protect inmates with comorbidities, PP Thakare said there were audio issues. Then he submitted that it is better if he submits a chart in the matter but did not explain any further. Court adjourned the matter for hearing next week Next Storylast_img read more

Written harassment

first_imgVerbal bullying can be caught by harassment laws. But suppose employees do it in writing? What is the Court of Appeal’s view on this type of behaviour?Some years ago, the House of Lords confirmed that the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA) could be used by employees against their employers. As this particular law was originally designed to combat stalkers not to provide further means of redress for disgruntled members of staff this was bad news. At that time, their Lordships ruled that:l the PHA covers any form of verbal harassment (no breach of discrimination law is necessary);l an employee need only show they have suffered two incidents of “anxiety or distress” caused by their employer;l there is no statutory defence available to a PHA claim;l employees have six years to bring a claim against you.Managers and staff should be instructed not to make oppressive and unacceptable comments in written communications, letters, email and text messages. Make it clear in your equal opportunities and dignity at work policy that any breaches of this rule will result in disciplinary action.l For a sample of our ’Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policy’, call 01920 468061last_img read more

US, Colombia Cooperate on Range of Issues

first_imgBy David Vergun / Department Of Defense / Edited by the Diálogo staff February 14, 2020 U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Colombia is the United States’ “closest partner in Latin America,” and that he looks forward to strengthening their defense relationship even more.Esper welcomed Colombia’s Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo to the Pentagon on February 7. Following the meeting, the two held a press briefing to discuss areas of cooperation between both nations.Esper highlighted the two nations’ shared, long, and rich history of cooperation around the world, including during the Korean War when Colombia deployed troops in support of the United Nations-led military effort to protect South Korea. Colombia, Ester continued, has also participated for decades in the multinational force and observers who are keeping the peace in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.The defense relationship was on display when Colombia hosted a joint army airborne exercise in January, he added. Esper said he and Trujillo would discuss more opportunities for future multilateral exercises in the region.Key to security in the region is resolving the crisis in Venezuela, where the Nicolás Maduro regime continues to violate its own people’s human rights, the secretary said.Terrorists, illicit trafficking groups, and unwelcome foreign influence exacerbate the situation, Esper said, adding that the U.S. and other nations are seeking a peaceful transition to democracy in Venezuela.“We are grateful for everything Colombia has done to assist Venezuelans fleeing Maduro’s oppression,” Esper said.The U.S. is also working with Colombia to curb cocaine production and trafficking. Esper noted an increase in illicit drugs eradication in 2019. He said the pace of that work continues this year.Esper said he also met with leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard to discuss how, in cooperation with the U.S. Defense Department, to support Colombia and other nations in counter-narcotics activity.Esper congratulated Trujillo and Colombia for becoming NATO’s first Latin American global partner in 2018. “This was a critical step toward improving your interoperability with the alliance and increasing your participation in exercises and military education. Meanwhile, NATO will greatly benefit from your experiences in counterterrorism and other military activities.”Trujillo thanked U.S. and Colombian service members and police for putting their lives on the line. “They are all heroes, and we owe them our eternal gratitude for providing the security that allows us to build and maintain our nations’ democratic values, freedom and human rights.”“The United States is Colombia’s most important and strategic partner,” the defense minister said. “The bilateral Colombia-U.S. relationship has historically been characterized by strong ties of friendship and cooperation on many fronts.”Trujillo said he shares with the U.S. the hope for a rapid transition to democracy in Venezuela, the eradication of illicit crops, and ending terrorism. He added that he looks forward to even more cooperation between the two nations’ militaries.last_img read more

This year, for the first time in history, we will realize 100 million overnight stays

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), 2,1 million arrivals (+7 percent) and 12 million overnight stays (+4 percent) were realized in Croatia in September. while from January to September, there were 17 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 97,2 million overnight stays (+12 percent).These are excellent results which certainly confirm that this will be the year in which Croatian tourism will realize 100 million overnight stays for the first time in history. “The data so far for this already record tourist year are the result of well-done preparation, well-thought-out marketing activities, an increasing number of quality tourist offers and joint cooperation of all stakeholders in the tourist system. I believe that the positive trends will continue until the end of the year and that we will once again confirm that Croatia today is one of the most popular tourist destinations that attracts more and more guests during all parts of the year. Our future success is based on continuous quality improvement and sustainable development. Each destination is part of the overall tourist story of Croatia and that is why it is extremely important to plan and think long-term at all levels so that tourism in the future can continue to develop and stimulate the economic development of entire communities.”Minister Cappelli pointed out.Director Staničić, on the other hand, emphasized the excellent results achieved in traditionally strong markets. “Germany is the country from which we are traditionally visited by the most tourists. However, this is a very large market from which we still have great potential, so we are extremely pleased with the results achieved so far, because for the first time in history we made 2.6 million arrivals from the German market. This result represents an increase of 16 percent for the first nine months, and we expect the continuation of positive trends for future periods. We are also recording excellent results in other markets, so who already has as many as six markets from which we have achieved more than 5 million overnight stays, and apart from Germany, these are Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy.”, Concluded director Staničić, adding that a significant share in the good results have domestic tourists who during the first nine months realized more than 11 million overnight stays.Photo: MaistraSeptember maintained positive trendsOf the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in September, foreign tourists realized 1,9 million arrivals (+8 percent) and 10,7 million overnight stays (+4 percent), and increases were also recorded by domestic tourists, which increased by 13 percent in overnight stays. Thus, in September, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (3,4 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (2,4 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (2 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 1,4 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 1,2 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 840 thousand overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 269 thousand overnight stays and Zagreb with 242 thousand overnight stays. In September, not counting the city of Zagreb, a total of 198 thousand overnight stays were realized on the continent (an increase of 6 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac (60 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje (28 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County. 21 thousand overnight stays).During September, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (3,3 million overnight stays), Austria (1,1 million overnight stays), Slovenia (845 thousand overnight stays), the United Kingdom (733 thousand overnight stays) and Poland (700 thousand overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in hotels (3,5 million overnight stays), household facilities (3,3 million overnight stays) and camps (2,2 million overnight stays), while in September the nautical charter realized 620 thousand overnight stays. +10 percent).Up to 100 million overnight stays by the end of the yearLooking at the period from January to September, foreign tourists made 15,3 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 86,2 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases with an increase of 8 percent in arrivals and 13 percent in overnight stays. In the period from January to September, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (26,7 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (18,3 million overnight stays) and Kvarner (17,9 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County with 13,1 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 7,8 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,1 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 1,7 million overnight stays. 1,6 million overnight stays were realized on the continent (+16 percent), and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (532 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (249 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (139 thousand overnight stays).During the first nine months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (19,9 million overnight stays), Slovenia (9,8 million overnight stays), Austria (7,3 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (5,4, 34,2 million overnight stays), and the top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Umag. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (22,2 million overnight stays), hotels (18,5 million overnight stays) and camps (3 million overnight stays), while in the first nine months 15 million were realized in nautical charter. overnight stays (+XNUMX percent).last_img read more

INDOT: Dearborn County Highway Closed Through Month

first_imgFor the second time in a week, a major road has been closed for repairs in Southeastern Indiana. State highway crews have closed State Road 262 between Dillsboro and Milton in Dearborn County after unstable soil conditions developed that threaten driver safety.INDOT officials noted that S.R. 262 pavement in the southbound lane had dropped nearly three inches in the past week. The embankment adjacent to the highway is undermining the roadbed and sliding toward the bottom of the slope.The state is retaining a specialty contractor to stabilize the slope through a process called soil nailing. A number of 20-foot steel shafts will be shot into the side of the embankment, INDOT said. Once the soil has been nailed, highway crews will determine what pavement repairs are needed.The road closure is expected to continue through the month.Drivers will not be able to commute through the closure site located approximately three miles south of U.S. Highway 50. Residents have access to their homes via S.R. 262 on either side of the barricades.INDOT closed a portion of U.S. 50 east of Brookville last week for emergency slide off repairs.last_img read more

Sharon’s new party focuses on Palestinian statehood

first_imgJERUSALEM – Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s new centrist party on Monday declared Palestinian statehood as a central goal, and Israel signaled it would drop a threat to ban Jerusalem’s Palestinians from voting in their parliamentary election. The signs of a moderate line for present and future political moves were tempered, however, by an announcement of new Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank. The latest building, disclosed in newspaper ads published Monday seeking bids from contractors, would violate Israel’s commitments under the U.S.-backed road map peace plan. The plans include 228 homes in the settlements of Beitar Illit and Efrat – both near Jerusalem. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Sharon aide Raanan Gissin said plans for the latest construction began more than five years ago. He said the construction would be in settlements that Israel plans to retain after a final peace settlement with the Palestinians. “These are the large settlement blocs; they will be strengthened,” he said. The road map calls for a freeze on all settlement construction in the West Bank, which the Palestinians claim as part of a future state. Since accepting the plan in June 2003, Israel has continued to expand settlements. The Palestinians also have not carried out their initial road map obligation to disarm militant groups. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the expansion and urged the U.S. to intervene. U.S. Embassy spokesmen in Israel were not available for comment. The settlement plans came as Sharon’s new political party, Kadima, signaled it is ready to hand over more West Bank territory to the Palestinians and work toward an independent Palestinian state after Israeli elections March 28. Opinion polls forecast a strong victory by Sharon’s bloc. On Monday, doctors disclosed that Sharon, 77, will have to undergo a procedure to close a tiny hole in his heart. The announcement that the defect led to the mild stroke he suffered Dec. 18 drew further attention in the election campaign to Sharon’s health. Sharon left the hard-line Likud Party last month to form Kadima, saying he would have more freedom to negotiate a peace deal. Many Likud members remain furious with Sharon over his withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank in September. A draft of Kadima’s election platform published Monday called for conceding more land to the Palestinians as part of peace talks culminating in a Palestinian state. The talks would be based on the road map, which endorses a Palestinian state but says its borders must be reached through negotiations. “The basic tenet of the peace process is two national states,” says the platform. Party spokesman Lior Chorev said the draft, detailed in the daily newspaper Maariv, was to be approved by next week. Also Monday, Israeli officials said the government may drop its opposition to allowing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem to vote in next month’s Palestinian elections. Israel threatened last week to bar voting in east Jerusalem since the Islamic group Hamas is participating, a warning that infuriated the Palestinians and led to threats to cancel the election and blame Israel. Control of Jerusalem is one of the central disputes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pieta House issue warning regarding sponsorship card scam

first_imgThe public has been warned to remain vigilant regarding a scam involving fake sponsorship cards to Pieta House. Not a whole lot of information about the scam has been released, but the mental health service has warned that they have received a number of calls regarding scammers using fake sponsorship cards over the past few days.A statement issued by Pieta House has urged people to be on their toes, and not to be caught out by the scam. The statement reads: “Important! We’ve received reports of bogus collections in the Galway area using fake sponsor cards.“If fundraising for Pieta House you must get written permission & carry the letter whilst fundraising. Please request sight of this letter if you suspect collections to be fraudulent.”Pieta House issue warning regarding sponsorship card scam  was last modified: November 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Pieta Houescamlast_img read more

Humboldt State softball rallies in game two to pick up doubleheader split against Chico State

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Following a 2-0 loss to its arch-rivals in the opening game of Monday’s California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader, the Humboldt State softball team’s dugout was quiet as can be.HSU head coach Shelli Sarchett simply had one question for her team.“I kind of asked the team ‘Are you guys scared? Because you’re playing like it, you’re swinging like it,’” Sarchett recalled.With a stern talking to from their coach, the Jacks found a way to respond. What was …last_img

Raiders belong to Derek Carr in 2019, and they always did

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.ALAMEDA — The clock starts now.All the ticking that was supposedly going on around draft time regarding the future of Derek Carr with the Raiders was nonsense, speculation devoid of logic and common sense.Carr had adapted and learned coach Jon Gruden’s system of football well enough that there was no thought given to drafting an immediate replacement. Certainly not after a single season, and under a coach who has no track …last_img