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Legal Permanent Residents Facing Deportation for Voting?

2010-12-05
The highly publicized case of New York resident Joseph E. Joseph is drawing attention to the unusual plight of some of America's legal permanent residents. Mr. Joseph learned the hard way that just because you have a green card does not mean you have the right to vote. In spite of the fact that Mr. Joseph has been in America since 1984, he is now facing deportation for a violation of United States' voting laws. Mr. Joseph's situation is sadly not unique. New York's Legal Aid Society reports they have seen a number of nearly identical cases in recent years. The cases ...

Stay Awake, Stay Alive

2010-12-05
According to the surprising results of the 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index -- a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association Foundation -- a full 41 percent of study participants admit nodding off behind the wheel. One out of every ten drivers say they have done so in the past year alone. This troubling information comes even as more information is brought to light about the effects of fatigue on the body. Scientific studies have found that driving while sleepy is akin to driving while intoxicated, as both create slowed reaction times, impaired judgment ...

Government Report Shows Hundreds Dead After Airbags Failed to Deploy

2010-12-05
A never-before-released report recently unveiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that between 2001 and 2006 hundreds of fatal motor vehicle accidents across the country involved non-deploying airbags. The study, reviewed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found nearly 600 wrecks where fatalities would likely have been prevented had the airbag functioned properly. Several potential causes of the non-deployment were seen, including: - Faulty sensors - Incorrect assembly of component parts - Wiring failures, including ...

Travel Safety Recommendations Left to Languish

2010-12-05
A thorough investigation by News21 and the Center for Public Integrity has found that one of every six safety recommendations proposed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) since 1967 has gone unfulfilled. Other recommendations eventually have been implemented only after years of delay. Many factors contribute to this lack of adoption that leaves the door open for additional tragic and possibly preventable truck accidents , airplane crashes and other transportation accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board The NTSB is an independent federal ...

Situations Involving Repressed Memories Pose Unique Legal Challenges

2010-12-05
A statute of limitations is a law which limits the amount of time in which a lawsuit can be brought after the event which gives rise to the suit occurs. For example, a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois generally must be initiated within two years of the injury. For misdemeanor criminal charges, the state generally has eighteen months to initiate charges.After that time, the statute of limitations has expired and legal claims cannot be pursued. At first glance, these sorts of restrictions may seem unfair, but they serve several practical purposes. As time passes evidence ...

Littlewoods Europe Announces Up To Half Price Toys for Christmas

2010-12-05
Littlewoods Europe, part of the Shop Direct Group, recently announced that it is to offer substantial discounts on over 500 lines of children's toys in the run up to Christmas. The offer, which includes leading toy brands such as VTech, Lego, Disney Princess, Baby Annabell and Toy Story, will allow customers to enjoy savings of up to 50%. Many of the 500 toy lines included in the up to half price off offer are tipped to be amongst the most popular brands and most wanted toys for Christmas this year. Perennial favourites like Lego, VTech and Fisher Price are all present ...

Debenhams Reveals Lumberjack Shirt Sales Shooting Up As the Cold Snap Bites

2010-12-05
Debenhams department store is reporting sales of the traditional long-sleeved check shirts have shot up 65 per cent on last year, making the garment the key item to get through the cold snap. Once ridiculed as the clothing of simple, hulking woodsmen, and lampooned by Monty Python, the lumberjack style men's shirts have moved on from fashion foible to must-have according to department store Debenhams. Inspired by the likes of Prince Harry, David Beckham, Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson, it seems you no longer need to have the backdrop of a forest and chainsaw ...

Rezidor Hotel Group Reveals Commissioned Artwork for Aberdeen Park Inn

2010-12-05
Rezidor Hotel Group has revealed a new collection of celebrity paintings to be displayed in its Aberdeen Park Inn hotel. Local artist Bob Harper, whose works hang in private collections around the world, has spent the last year producing a unique collection of celebrity paintings for the Park Inn by Radisson in Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen. One-off portraits of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Angus Young of AC/DC, and Aberdeen-born Annie Lennox are given pride of place in the new 185-bedroom Aberdeen hotel. "The paintings ...

House of Fraser Announces Jaeger Winter Collection Now Available Online

2010-12-05
House of Fraser, the premium department store, has announced the availability of Boutique by Jaeger, a new collection from the British heritage brand Jaeger for the fashion-fervent young woman, now online at www.houseoffraser.co.uk. Jaeger continues to inspire and quicken pulses with a combination of originality, innovation, glamour and edge. With heritage at its heart, the Jaeger London Autumn/Winter 2010 collection ushers in a covetable collection of desirable and wearable pieces that are currently online at House of Fraser. Jaeger Autumn/Winter 2010 continues ...

Littlewoods Europe Launches New Size Guides

2010-12-05
Littlewoods Europe, part of the Shop Direct group, recently announced the launch of a market-leading new range of sizing guides on their website to enable customers to choose their correct size when buying clothing. Separate size guides have been created for women, men and children and provide detailed comparisons between UK and European sizes as well as advice on different fits of clothing. Each of the guides include helpful images and video content. Helpful size guides have also been added to individual product pages for easy reference when shopping online. These ...

Rave Reviews for Restorative Deep Healing Yoga Class in Kamloops

Rave Reviews for Restorative Deep Healing Yoga Class in Kamloops
2010-12-05
Ask yoga practitioners, both new and veteran, which style of the activity they find the most effective for de-stressing and most will indicate the one that involves deep, deliberate stretching, focused breathing and meditative visualization. What they're talking about is Restorative Yoga, and its unique ability to not only heal the body but also greatly reduce stress and anxiety is making it the new class of choice for many yoga students. At the Deep Healing Kamloops Yoga class in British Columbia, Canada, the Restorative Yoga class has proven to be a winner with ...

Central Bank of Seychelles Goes Live with Polaris' IntellectTM Core Banking System for Central Banks

Central Bank of Seychelles Goes Live with Polaris IntellectTM Core Banking System for Central Banks
2010-12-05
Polaris Software, a leading Financial Technology company, today announced that Central Bank of Seychelles, the central authority responsible for all monetary issues in the country, has gone live with Polaris' IntellectTM Core Banking System (CBS) for Central Banks. Powered by our innovative Xtreme Account Posting Gateway (XAP) Technology, the solution has been designed to enable the Central Bank to exercise Transaction Per Day Per Account (TPDPA) linked processing for associated commercial, private and co-operative banks across Seychelles. To overcome the bottlenecks ...

TasteHawaiiOnline.com ~ Last Minute Price Discount - $200.00 ~ "Hawaii Food and Wine Retreat for Lovers"

TasteHawaiiOnline.com ~ Last Minute Price Discount - $200.00 ~ Hawaii Food and Wine Retreat for Lovers
2010-12-05
The Taste Hawaii Food Adventure! seminar is a little gourmet feast seasoned for non-local couples to taste the flavors of Hawaii's island fusion cuisine while enjoying a Valentine's Day vacation. This 3-day culinary and cultural event includes 4-nights at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), wine and food tastings, lectures, cooking demonstrations and farm tours; along with drawings and a few surprises for attendees. Registration for this event closes on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Information and reservations - Pleasant ...

Genetic mutations associated with increased PSA and prostate cancer

2010-12-04
Austrian researchers have uncovered mutations throughout the mitochondrial genome that are associated with prostate cancer. An exciting aspect of the study, published by Cell Press on December 2 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, is the association of tRNA mutations with elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in Austrian men diagnosed with various stages of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is among the most prevalent cancers diagnosed in the United States and Europe. The most common and noninvasive way to detect prostate cancer is to check PSA levels. ...

Scripps Research scientists home in on chemicals needed to reprogram cells

2010-12-04
LA JOLLA, CA – November 30, 2010 – Scripps Research Institute scientists have made a significant leap forward in the drive to find a way to safely reprogram mature human cells and turn them into stem cells, which can then change into other cell types, such as nerve, heart, and liver cells. The ability to transform fully mature adult cells such as skin cells into stem cells has potentially profound implications for treating many diseases. In research published in the December 3, 2010 issue of Cell Stem Cell, Scripps Research Associate Professor Sheng Ding, PhD, reports ...

To be or not to be endangered? Listing of rare Hawaiian coral species called into question

To be or not to be endangered? Listing of rare Hawaiian coral species called into question
2010-12-04
Coral reef ecosystems are one of the most diverse habitats on the planet, providing habitat for a wide variety of marine animals. Unfortunately, coral reefs and their associated fish, algae, and invertebrate species are in worldwide decline. In 2009, 83 rare corals were petitioned to be listed under the United States Endangered Species Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service is currently reviewing the status of the coral on the petition. If the listing is granted, it will afford higher protection and designate critical ...

Energy use in the media cloud

2010-12-04
The increased availability and access of broadband around the world has meant a rise in global demand for online media services and this could have implications for a society that is living within environmental limits. New research has analysed the potential future demand for downloaded data worldwide, such as social networking sites and on-demand TV programs, and the resulting energy requirements. Academics at Bristol University's Department of Computer Science have looked at the provision of media services to consumers, focusing on energy use in the infrastructure. ...

UNC team discovers a mechanistic link between genetic variation and risk of cardiovascular disease

2010-12-04
CHAPEL HILL, NC – A team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has uncovered a clue as to how certain common genetic variants may influence an individual's risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attack. The team had been studying three related genes encoded by the INK4/ARF (or CDKN2a/b) locus which is closely associated with human aging. Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) from several large consortia have shown that common genetic variants located very near, but not actually in, these genes are associated with diseases ...

New microscopy tracks molecules in live tissue at video rate

New microscopy tracks molecules in live tissue at video rate
2010-12-04
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A novel type of biomedical imaging, made possible by new advances in microscopy from scientists at Harvard University, is so fast and sensitive it can capture "video" of blood cells squeezing through capillaries. Researchers led by Harvard's Brian G. Saar, Christian W. Freudiger, and X. Sunney Xie describe the work this week in the journal Science. The new technique, based on stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), makes a complementary partner to MRI, widely used to capture static images of organs, tumors, and other large structures. For the first time, ...

New report: Employer health insurance premiums increased 41 percent from 2003 to 2009

2010-12-04
December 2, 2010, New York, New York—Premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance increased an average of 41 percent across states from 2003 to 2009, more than three times faster than median incomes, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Yet, insurance is buying less. The report found that deductibles per person rose 77 percent, on average. Higher premiums plus higher out-of-pocket costs are putting working families' budgets under stress across the country. The report, State Trends in Premiums and Deductibles, 2003�: How Building on the Affordable ...

Blood vessel dysfunction linked to heart disease also impacts Alzheimer's

2010-12-04
A dysfunction in the lining of blood vessels that is linked to cardiovascular illness also appears to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain condition that typically affects people age 60 and older, depriving them of memory, reasoning and other cognitive skills. As many as 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, according to the National Institutes of Health. Two distinct anomalies in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer's: ...

Updated guidelines include new research, advances in stroke prevention

2010-12-04
Healthy lifestyle choices and emergency room interventions can help prevent first-time strokes, according to revised American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines. The guidelines, last updated in 2006, will be published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Between 1999 and 2006, there's been over a 30 percent reduction in stroke death rates in the United States and we think the majority of the reduction is coming from better prevention," said Larry B. Goldstein, M.D., chairman of the statement writing committee and director of the ...

Great balls of evolution: UMass microbiologists evolve microorganisms to cooperate in new way

2010-12-04
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologists Derek Lovley, Zarath Summers and colleagues report in the Dec. 2 issue of Science that they have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria, known as interspecies electron transfer, that could have important implications for the global carbon cycle and bioenergy. The scientists found that microorganisms of different species, in this case two Geobacter species, can form direct electrical connections and pass an electric current from one microbe to the other. By cooperating in this way ...

'No fish left behind' approach leaves Earth with nowhere left to fish: UBC researchers

2010-12-04
The Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systematic expansion of industrialized fisheries. In collaboration with the National Geographic Society and published today in the online journal PLoS ONE, the study is the first to measure the spatial expansion of global fisheries. It reveals that fisheries expanded at a rate of one million sq. kilometres per year from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s. The rate of expansion more than tripled in the 1980s and early 1990s – to roughly ...

UCLA scientists discover mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells

2010-12-04
A protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or restore normal cells killed by hormone withdrawal therapy for cancer, also aids the transformation of healthy cells into prostate cancer cells, researchers at UCLA have found. The findings, by researchers with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, may have important implications for controlling cancer growth and progression. Done in primary cells and in animal models, the findings from the three-year ...
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