When women experts are not taken seriously

Image copyright @LouiseRawAuthor Image caption Louise Raw’s thread on Sunday began the current discussion One of the many women with doctorates to respond with their experiences was Dr Penny Pullan. Image copyright Twitter “I was a PhD student at Cambridge in the Cavendish lab at the time,” said Dr Pullan. When people found out she was the physicist, “they sort of muttered, ‘Oh!’ and then quickly found someone else to talk to”. “This happened multiple times. I ended up chatting to my husband all evening.” Dr Pullan left academia after her PhD and went into industry. “Things were much more collaborative! Don’t get it wrong, I loved Cambridge and my supervisors and colleagues were fantastic. “It was those who didn’t …

Omar al-Bashir Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Sudan’s former leader, Omar al-Bashir. Mother: Name unavailable publicly Marriages: Fatima Khalid; Widad Babiker Omer Education: Sudan Military Academy, 1966 Military service: Sudanese Armed Forces Religion: Islam Timeline:1960 – Joins the Sudanese Armed Forces. 1966 – Graduates from the Sudan Military Academy. 1973 – Serves with Egyptian forces during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war. 1973-1987 – Holds various military posts. 1989-1993 – Serves as Sudan’s Minister of Defense. June 30, 1989 – Leads a coup against Sudan’s Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. Establishes and proclaims himself chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council. Dissolves the government, political parties and trade unions. April 1990 – Survives a coup attempt. Orders the execution of over 30 army …

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves office for last time, political future uncertain

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last September that he would not seek a third term in office. (Associated Press) “Again and again and again he has resisted reforms, he resisted the consent decree process that he has now embraced and is taking credit for as part of his legacy,” investigative reporter Jamie Kalven wrote, according to WLS-TV in Chicago. Kalven first reported on the existence of the dashcam video of McDonald’s shooting. ‘Dead tired’ In an interview with WLS, Emanuel explained he didn’t want to run for a third term because he was “dead tired.” “Being mayor is not a part-time job,” he said. “There is no Fourth of July holiday. I knew I didn’t have four years in the gas …

Man Charged With Urinating On Memorial For Boy Who Died Of Cancer

Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested on Sunday after the video taken in a Mays Landing park was flagged to the Hamilton Township police department, The memorial honors Christian Clopp, a local Cub Scout who died in 2012 from an inoperable brain tumor. It sits on a playground that was built in the boy’s memory, CBS Philly New Jersey men Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23, were arrested after video showed one of the urinating on a child’s memorial, authorities said. Bellace’s father has meanwhile  “We apologized to the family … I’m sorry for his actions. I’m not proud of him,” he told the local paper. told the New York Post that he holds no ill …

The cable network that is Foxier than Fox — and that Trump is promoting

New York (CNN Business)Does President Trump think he can play Fox News and One America News Network off each other? OANN executives have encouraged the presidential endorsements in their conversations with White House aides — and sometimes in public on Twitter. Robert Herring, the channel’s CEO, regularly tags Trump in tweets. “Mr. President our young employees want to thank you for noticing all of their hard work,” he wrote in one of the posts last month. The praise goes both ways. On Monday the president thanked both Fox and OANN in back-to-back tweets. First he sent kudos to “Fox & Friends” for its ratings, then he said “congratulations to @OANN on the great job you are doing and the big …

How An Elite Private School Is Dodging Blame For Sexual Assault Of A Student

She once posed with kids in her class wearing matching T-shirts that said “AP Chem 2014 has me … (Mg,Fe)₇Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂” — a reference to the symbols for the mineral cummingtonite. A former student recalled her making a suggestive joke next to the word “sex” on one of his tests. Another student talked to friends about having sex with her. That boy eventually transferred to another school — but Palmitessa continued teaching at the Brentwood high school. In 2016, Palmitessa forged a relationship with a sophomore student in her honors chemistry class. She listened to him describe his shyness around girls. She defended him when he got in trouble for being at a party where students were filmed singing along to a …

The ‘Jurassic Park’ computer company just got sold for $1.3 billion

New York (CNN Business)Cray has been synonymous with supercomputing for nearly half a century. Now the legendary tech company is joining the business that pioneered Silicon Valley: HP Enterprise. The first Cray computer, the Cray-1, was less than a thousandth the speed of an iPhone XS and had 8 MB of memory (0.2% of the iPhone’s memory). It cost just under $9 million ($33 million in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation). But Cray computers were a game-changer. They revolutionized weather forecasting simulations decades ago, and they continue to predict weather today. NOAA’s weather-prediction system is built by Cray, Dell (DELL) and IBM (IBM). Supercomputers are also used for national defense and scientific research, among other projects. The human genome was …

Preakness Stakes 2019: Anticipation builds after Kentucky Derby drama

(CNN)It’s dubbed the “middle jewel”, the second-leg of the prestigious Triple Crown where dreams of a rare treble are made. READ: Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez suspended 15 days Dramatic Derby The dust still hasn’t settled on the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby — which even caused US President Donald Trump to weigh into the debate. It all began when Maximum Security, who led the Derby from wire to wire and crossed the finish line 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Country House, was disqualified for interference while turning for home. Officials decided that Maximum Security impacted the progress of War of Will, which in turn interfered with Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress. Second-placed Country House was subsequently awarded the …

Halle Berry Honors Keanu Reeves: ‘One Of The Hardest Working Actors Ive Ever Met’

Halle Berry gushed over her “John Wick” co-star and “partner in crime,” The actress attended “A huge congratulations to my #WorkCrushWednesday & @johnwickmovie partner in crime #KeanuReeves for being immortalized today in front of Hollywood’s Chinese Theater,” she wrote in a post on Instagram. “A well deserved honor for one of the hardest working actors I’ve ever met!!” longstanding Hollywood tradition of making a hand and footprint in cement at the famed theater. attempting to perfect his signature three times, as crowds cheered him on, according to video by CBS Los Angeles.  “ Download

California man who unwittingly helped Russian meddling released from federal custody

Washington (CNN)The California fake ID salesman who unknowingly helped Russian trolls meddle in the 2016 election has been released after a six-month stint in federal prison. The scheme earned Pinedo about $40,000 over three years, according to court filings. The Mueller report, which is nearly 500 pages in all, mentioned Pinedo by name eight times. Most of the references came in a section about how Kremlin-backed trolls, at a company called the Internet Research Agency, used social media to spread political propaganda to US voters. “The investigation did not establish that Pinedo was aware of the identity of the IRA members who purchased bank account numbers from him,” the report said about his overlap with the Russians. “Pinedo’s sales of …

Donors To $22 Million Crowd-Funded Border Wall Wonder Where It Is

Donald Trump’s border wall are hitting social media with concerns about a lack of progress. The When he failed to raise the full amount, he said he was stopping the GoFundMe campaign, and vowed to refund the money and  In a March interview with “start breaking ground” in April. He told the New York Times in January that ground-breaking would begin within “ The Daily Beast reported Friday that there’s Kolfage slammed the article on his “We Build the Wall” and personal Facebook page — but provided no details about the project.  Screen Shot/Brian Kolfage Facebook  NBC reported that Facebook had previously  “My personal issues have nothing to do with building the wall,” Kolfage told NBC at the time. He was also …

Can fans afford the Champions League final?

Image Copyright @HeadonMatt @HeadonMatt Image Copyright @MetroMayorSteve @MetroMayorSteve Report Report Easyjet has put on extra flights or bigger aircraft to meet demand for previous big sporting events – and the company says it is looking at what is possible this time around. Skyscanner, the travel search engine, says it saw a 3015% surge in flights from the UK to Madrid following Liverpool’s third goal on Tuesday. Are there special flights for fans? There are chartered flights but these aren’t cheap either. Thomas Cook Sport is organising flights for Liverpool fans who have match tickets to the game. The cost is £559 per person, and they are only available for Liverpool supporters who have purchased an official match ticket from the …

Climate change ‘may curb growth in flying’

Why should the policy change? It is a crucial time for flying, with policy on aviation right up to 2050 currently out for consultation. When the government first laid out proposals for increasing aviation, the UK had an overall target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. But the CCC recently raised the bar of ambition in recommending that Britain should adopt a target of net zero emissions. That will mean compensating for any greenhouse gases by either capturing the CO2 and storing it, or planting more trees. Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway Half world’s biggest airlines don’t offer carbon offsetting UK ‘can cut emissions to nearly zero’ by 2050 Under the previous 80% scenario, aviation had …