Thursday, July 18

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Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months
Health

Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months

More news - Recent news According to official visitor logs, a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visited the White House eight times over an eight-month period from last summer to last spring, and met at least once with President Biden’s doctor. The expert, Dr. Kevin Cannard, is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders who recently published a paper on Parkinson’s. The logs, released by the White House, document visits from July 2023 to March of this year. More recent visits, if any, would not be disclosed until later, according to the White House’s voluntary disclosure policy. It is unclear whether Dr. Cannard was in the White House specifically to consult with the president or for unrelated meetings. Dr. Cannard’s LinkedIn page desc...
The Domino Effect: Nick Saban’s Retirement Rocks College Football
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The Domino Effect: Nick Saban’s Retirement Rocks College Football

More news - Latest news On a seemingly ordinary Wednesday in January, Nick Saban's surprising retirement sent shockwaves through the college football landscape. This article explores the ripple effect of his decision, which has impacted hundreds of coaches and staffers at every level of the sport. Alabama Rebuilds: DeBoer Takes the Reins As Alabama mourned the end of the Saban era, attention quickly shifted to finding a new coach. Athletic director Greg Byrne wasted no time in naming Kalen DeBoer, Washington’s national championship runner-up, as Saban’s successor. DeBoer’s departure opened another vacancy at Washington, setting the coaching carousel in motion. A chain reaction across the country DeBoer convinced Alabama defensive coordinator Kane Wommack to become Washington...
The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men
Health

The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men

More news - Breaking news Climate change and contaminated water have triggered an epidemic of kidney disease. In Sri Lanka, a serene island nation in the Indian Ocean, a silent killer is claiming the lives of thousands of men. Statistics reveal an alarming spike in chronic kidney disease cases, and experts point to two main culprits: climate change and water pollution. In rural northern and eastern Sri Lanka, where agriculture is the backbone of the local economy, farmers face a daily struggle not only to cultivate their land but also to survive amid a growing health crisis. Extreme temperatures and prolonged droughts, exacerbated by climate change, have forced many farmers to rely on contaminated water sources for irrigation and personal consumption. Pesticide and fertilize...
McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward
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McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward

Related media - Latest news Rory McIlroy is using introspection and a change of scenery to process his heartbreaking U.S. Open finish. After missing putts on the final holes at Pinehurst, McIlroy took solitary walks through the busy streets of New York City. The walks served as a way to mentally unplug and gain perspective on the challenging tournament. A familiar pattern of frustration McIlroy described feeling like his "old self" for much of the final round, the version that was seeking major championship glory. He controlled the pace early, building a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau entering the 15th hole. However, a bogey on the 15th hole, followed by a missed short putt on the 16th, destroyed his momentum. McIlroy acknowledged a sense of unease creeping in as he wa...
Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China
Technology

Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China

Related media - News 24 hours If the Biden administration is successful, many more electronic chips will be produced in factories located in, say, Texas or Arizona. These chips will then be shipped to partner countries like Costa Rica, Vietnam, or Kenya for final assembly and global distribution, powering everything from refrigerators to supercomputers. These places aren’t the first that come to mind when you think of semiconductors. But administration officials are trying to transform the global chip supply chain, and they’re negotiating hard to make that happen. Key elements of the plan include convincing foreign companies to invest in U.S. chipmaking and finding other countries to set up factories to do the work. Officials and researchers in Washington call it part of the new “chi...
France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable
Politics

France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable

Related media - Breaking news Instead of waking up on Monday in a country governed by the far right, France found itself in a situation similar to Italy's, where only patient parliamentary negotiation could lead to the formation of a viable coalition government. France rejected Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration Rassemblement National in its legislative elections, once again demonstrating its deep-seated resistance to nationalist initiatives. The country voted for a resurgent left that, while it has not achieved absolute power, has shifted the political heart of the nation from an all-powerful presidency to Parliament. With the Paris Olympics less than three weeks away and the August exodus to the beaches or mountains a sacred feature of French life, talks to form a government could dr...
The Santa Fe Handbike Tour
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The Santa Fe Handbike Tour

Related media - News 24 hours The nervous energy was palpable as hundreds of cyclists, dressed in colorful Lycra suits, awaited the start of the 50-mile ride known as Medio Siglo from the Santa Fe Railyard, a hub of art galleries, restaurants, and a farmers market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Finally, we began pedaling through town with eight motorcycle cops clearing the road and guarding intersections. We passed the Roundhouse, where the New Mexico Legislature meets. We passed Museum Hill, home to four museums exploring the Native American Southwest, the Spanish colonial past, and more. After about twelve miles, Santa Fe was behind us and we were on our own, rolling through rolling ranchland. It was the second day of a two-day cycling event that each spring draws more than 1,500 partici...
Young Yamal surprises France and leads Spain to Euro 2024 final
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Young Yamal surprises France and leads Spain to Euro 2024 final

More news - Latest news A spectacular goal from young talent Lamine Yamal sent Spain through to the Euro 2024 final with a dramatic 2-1 victory over France at the Allianz Arena. The 16-year-old midfielder defied expectations with a breathtaking 21st-minute equaliser, cancelling out France's opener and silencing the previously dominant Kylian Mbappé. Yamal's moment of brilliance came after France had taken control. Mbappé, free from the constraints of his protective mask, set up a goal for Randal Kolo Muani, seemingly putting Les Bleus on course for another victory. But then, the universe changed. Yamal picked up a loose ball near the halfway line and danced past a bewildered Adrien Rabiot. With a touch worthy of a seasoned veteran, he unleashed a powerful left-footed shot th...
Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations
Technology

Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations

More news - News 24 hours When Chelsia Potts took her 10-year-old daughter to a psychologist for an evaluation for autism spectrum disorder, she decided, almost as an afterthought, to get tested herself. The results were surprising: Like her daughter, Ms. Potts was diagnosed with autism. At 35, Ms. Potts thought she was dealing with anxiety or something else. A first-generation college graduate, she had earned a Ph.D. in education and become a high-level administrator at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After seeing a psychologist, she had to figure out how this diagnosis would affect her work life. “I was confused at first and kept it a secret,” Ms. Potts said. “I had an image of what an autistic person looked like, and it didn’t look like me.” She reflected on the ways she had com...
Cigarette smuggling in Gaza affects humanitarian aid deliveries
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Cigarette smuggling in Gaza affects humanitarian aid deliveries

More news - News 24 hours In the heavily blockaded Gaza Strip, cigarettes have become a rare commodity, often selling for $25-30 each. Both U.N. and Israeli officials have reported that coordinated attacks by groups seeking to profit from these contraband cigarettes are severely hampering the transportation of essential aid into southern Gaza. Israeli authorities carefully monitor all goods entering and leaving Gaza through checkpoints under their control. Despite these efforts, cigarettes have managed to pass for weeks inside aid trucks, mainly through the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Gaza. To evade Israeli controls, traffickers in Egypt hide cigarettes in sacks of flour, diapers and even watermelons donated by the United Nations, according to aid agencies and an Israe...