first_imgAlley Cat has been running its six-month writing residency ever since, mostly as an informal, word-of-mouth opportunity, Amy Berkowitz, who manages the program, explained. Their most formal outreach were signs taped in their window. When people asked about it at the front desk, employees handed out hard-copy applications.  The selected writers started sitting with their laptops in the gallery at the back of the shop. Recently, Alley Cat has taken steps to formalize the program by promoting it on its website and moving the application process online. It’s an attempt to make the program known to the broader public and to grow the application pool. Berkowitz said the change has yielded exciting results. The three new residents, selected from a pool of 33 applicants, will begin their stint in July.Finding a writing residency in a bookstore is uncommon, but not unheard of. Paris’s independent, English-language Shakespeare and Company announced on its website it has let over 30,000 travelers— called “tumbleweeds”—sleep in the shop in exchange for some light work and a one-page-long autobiography. Closer to home, Bookshop Santa Cruz sponsors a two-week writing retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.Alley Cat’s program doesn’t provide housing or funding, so while Shakespeare and Company’s tumbleweeds come from across the globe, Alley Cat’s program is geared toward local writers. What it offers is structure, a notebook, heavily-discounted books (the biggest perk, in Berkowitz’s opinion) and a place to write in the shop’s gallery. During the six-month stint, each resident produces a chapbook and ends the program with a reading of their works.The writers can station themselves wherever they would like in the public gallery space, which the store also uses for its events, Alley Cat employee Carolee said. Most writers choose to sit at a round table near a shelf of zines and records, behind a rack of sticker books. Carolee has also seen them set up shop on the gallery’s tiny stage.“It’s a lot like being at a coffeeshop,” Berkowitz said.Berkowitz, one of the first residents in 2014 — was drawn into the shop because her boyfriend at the time noticed the sign in the window — remembers the charm of the public work space, where she sometimes fell into conversations with book browsers.Other times, when she needed information, the store became a resource. Once, she wanted to reference the content of a Works Progress Administration mural she only vaguely remembered, so she went over to the art section and found a book of WPA art.The residency helped her complete her book, “Tender Points.” It’s a lyric essay about fibromyalgia, a chronic muscle pain disorder, and the various forms of women’s trauma.Now that Berkowitz is helping run the program, she is happy to offer the experience to a more diverse group of writers, starting with, she joked, writers the Alley Cat employees aren’t already friends with.The fall residents, who are starting the program that runs from July to November, are Leora Fridman, the author of the poetry collection “My Fault,” as well as five chapbooks, and the recipient of several writing fellowships; Vicente Viray, a graduate of the University of San Francisco’s MFA program whose stories have been published in numerous journals, including “The Greensboro Review,” “Mary: A Journal of New Writing,” and “California Northern”; and Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, who has taught writing at UC Berkeley’s Early Academic Outreach Program and served as interim manager of the WritersCorps program. Her poem, “The Cross,” received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2011. In 2014, Simon Crafts and his fellow employees thought the old-fashioned school desk displayed in the window of Alley Cat Books, on 24th and Treat, looked a little lonely. They put up a sign that read “Writer in Residence Wanted.” It was meant as a joke, although every so often someone would drop by with questions about filling the position. This continued until Crafts and the others started taking the idea seriously.“We were like, ‘Maybe we should do that,’” he said.So the bookstore employees created an application. 0%center_img Tags: books • bookstores • galleries Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Sunday’s First Utility Super League clash at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.Jack Ashworth is called up to the side whilst Lama Tasi misses out.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 20. Joe Greenwood, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 27. Jack Ashworth, 28. Morgan Knowles.Chris Chester will choose his Wakefield side from:1. Ben Jones-Bishop, 2. Tom Johnstone, 3. Bill Tupou, 6. Jacob Miller 7. Liam Finn, 9. Scott Moore, 10. Anthony England, 14. Reece Lyne, 16. Tinirau Arona, 17. Matty Ashurst, 18. Joe Arundel, 19. Jon Molloy, 20. Mikey Sio, 21. Max Jowitt, 23. Scott Anderson, 26. Chris Annakin, 27. Anthony Walker, 31. Jason Walton, 35. David Fifita.The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee is Joe Cobb.Ticket details for the game can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgPENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Hampstead teen is in the Pender County Jail under a $300,000 bond after he was arrested on child sex assault charges.Wesley Adam Milliken, 16, is accused of committing the crimes against a 5-year-old.- Advertisement – Milliken, who was listed as a runaway from Pender County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program, was charged with the following offenses:two counts of felony First Degree Statutory Sex Offenseone felony count of Indecent Liberties with a Childone misdemeanor count of Sexual Battery.The Sheriff’s Office says these charges were the result of an incident that was reported on May 8.last_img

first_imgMalta is the country most likely to miss the EU 2020 targets for waste recycling. In a report from the European Commission an early bird scrutiny has indicated  the 14 EU countries considered at greatest risk of missing the EU’s 2020 recycling target for municipal waste.The four worst recyclers were Malta, Romania, Greece, and Cyprus. In 2016, all four recycled less than 20% of their total waste.With the EU’s 2020 recycling target set at 50% of total waste, these four countries and their 10 counterparts have some serious catching up to do. None currently reaches the target, but the situation is most dire in Malta and in some other countries.Malta at the bottom of the classIn the report, data shows that the worst recycler is Malta. Its recycling rate is 7%, with a remarkable 83% of its waste going straight to landfills. Malta, in spite of its limited land area, combines the lowest recycling rate in the EU with the highest landfilling rate.Just behind Malta is Romania (recycling 13% of its waste, landfilling 69%), Greece (recycling 17% and landfilling as much as Malta at 83%) and Cyprus (recycling 17% for 75% going to landfills).Estonia, although not great on recycling (it’s at 28%), has the astonishingly low landfilling rate of 10% – but it is still far from reaching the EU target as it incinerates a lot more than it recycles. In 2013 and 2014, it incinerated the majority of its waste.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Just a month ago, Opera announced its plan to build browsers based on the open-source WebKit and also shown preview builds at Mobile World Congress, its new browser for Android has been released in beta. The new browser, which Opera says will be quicker thanks to the WebKit switch, features a new user interface and integrates Opera Mini to offer the choice of a data optimized or a full-on browser experience.The browser runs native Web apps, but the headline feature is Discover, which recommends content for users — encouraging a “lean-back surfing experience”, as  CEO Lars Boilesen puts it — based on a range of factors that include previous clicks, Web page history and their location. On the downside, Discover content is curated by Opera itself and is not automated.It also includes other new features which — while regular on rival browsers — mark a change for Opera: private browsing and a unified URL-search bar. – Advertisement – Some 230 million of Opera’s 300 million monthly active users are on mobile, of which 50-60 million are Android users, so Boilesen told us at MWC in Barcelona. The Opera CEO points out that, with employers not longer working on its Presto engine, Opera has more resources to develop features for its browsers — that’s good news for Opera users.Opera had a busy month in February, during which it snapped up video optimization firm Skyfire for $155 million and united its mobile advertising businesses under one roof.You can grab the new WebKit-powered offering for Android at the link below:Opera Browser (Beta) – Google Play Source: The Next Weblast_img read more

first_imgiwayafrica_logo. (Photo Credit: New Africa Analysis) Advertisement Converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica Uganda, on Monday, appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as the new Managing Director (MD) and a board member with immediate effect. The announcement takes place amid significant growth within the local market and an increased uptake of communication services.iWayAfrica Chairman; John Nagenda at a press conference of the appointment, said; “We are delighted to appoint Godfrey Sserwamukoko to the Board of iWayAfrica Uganda as Managing Director. He has already demonstrated his leadership capabilities as he rebuilt iWayAfrica over the past two years. We are confident of his ability to nurture the great talent we have and take the company from strength to strength in Uganda.”Mr. Godfrey worked at Afsat Communications Uganda Limited as the Operations Manager from the year 2001 to 2010 before being promoted to as the Technical Operations Manager from 2004 to 2010. Then he left for iWayAfrica Uganda where he joined in 2010 as the Technical Operation till 2014 before he was promoted at the Ag Head of Business 2014 to 2017. He’s got extensive communications experience and also brings with him a wealth of experience across the ICT spectrum. – Advertisement – “I look forward to building an even stronger presence for iWayAfrica in Uganda. Focus and dedication to customer service will ensure we meet our goals and achieve significant growth, he said.”iWayAfrica Uganda is part of the Gondwana International Networks group of companies operating ISP networks across Africa.last_img read more

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the two most recent Premier League Champions that go head to head at 5.30pm – Leicester v Chelsea.The two sides are undoubtedly in contrasting form – Chelsea heading the table and with the chance to pull seven points clear and Leicester lingering just six points above the relegation zone with only Hull in the bottom three improving their fortunes in the earlier kick offs.Much of the pre-match news has concerned Costa and the fact he is missing tonight’s match after his well documented spat with the club.Chelsea failed to create a new league record for consecutive wins when coming up short against Spurs against White Hart Lane but it’s still been an incredible run of form and Leicester have only scored one goal in their last three league games and have made six changes for tonight.Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said: “The Leicester game is very important for us to restart to win.“Leicester are the champions from last season, they have a lot of good players with good quality, they have impressed me.“I consider them a really good team with good players, strong players, players with talent and technique, a good mix. They have a great manager.”Leicester City v ChelseaPremier League17:30 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Oct 2016 PREMIER Chelsea 3-0 LeicesterSep 2016 EFL CUP Leicester 2-4 ChelseaMay 2016 PREMIER Chelsea 1-1 LeicesterDec 2015 PREMIER Leicester 2-1 ChelseaApr 2015 PREMIER Leicester 1-3 ChelseaAug 2014 PREMIER Chelsea 2-0 LeicesterMar 2012 FA CUP Chelsea 5-2 LeicesterOct 2007 CARLING CUP Chelsea 4-3 LeicesterJan 2004 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-4 ChelseaAug 2003 PREMIERSHIP Chelsea 2-1 LeicesterSTARTING XILeicester1 Schmeichel2 8Fuchs5 Morgan6 Huth3 Chilwell24 Mendy7 Musa4 Drinkwater25 Ndidi11 Albrighton9 VardyChelsea13 Courtois2 8Azpilicueta30 David Luiz24 Cahill15 Moses7 Kanté21 Matic3 Alonso22 Willian10 Hazard11 PedroDespite missing Costa I still think Chelsea will dominate and am backing them to be in front at both HT and FT at around 2/1 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK CHELSEA / CHELSEA 16 points at 2/1 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -8.50 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Julie Collier with our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 18 SeptemberJULIE COLLIER Introduces the daily specials and offers on Tuesday:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span></span> HORSE RACING2.00 LingfieldVivionn 3/1 > 2/12.50 YarmouthHamlul 3/1 > 6/43.30 LingfieldErrad 8/1 > 9/28.30 KemptonDuration 4/1 > 2/1LIVE FOOTBALLUEFA Champions League Group Stage17:55 BT Sport 38/5 Inter Milan9/5 Tottenham Hotspur23/10 DRAWUEFA Champions League Group Stage20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD21/20 Liverpool12/5 PSG11/4 DRAWBET NOW or 08000 521 321last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Jade Boyd Rice University 713-348-6778 First quantum grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke Team from Rice, Baylor College of Medicine aims for ‘neuro-vascular regeneration’ The National Institutes of Health has named researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Rice University in Houston as the first and only recipients of the inaugural Quantum Grant for their international research initiative to regenerate damaged brain cells and blood vessels for the treatment of stroke. The three-year, $2.9 million grant, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the NIH, will support research on neuro-vascular regeneration, which will make new brain tissues in the laboratory. The new brain tissue is planned to have its own blood supply to allow it to be placed into the damaged brains of stroke patients where it will provide a source of neural and vascular cells that will continue to develop and differentiate, repairing the injured tissue in the process. “This project represents an integrated effort among leading scientists who have jointly authored numerous publications, mentored students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as collaborated on Bioengineering Research Partnership grants,” said Jennifer West, who is leading the project’s efforts at Rice. West is the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and director of Rice’s Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering . The newly created NIBIB Quantum Grants Program supports researchers in the development of innovative biomedical technologies in hopes of making a significant impact in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Funding was awarded to only one grant application out of more than 100 submitted. Karen Hirschi, deputy director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center within the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at BCM, is the principal investigator for the “Neuro-Vascular Regeneration” project, which will be conducted in conjunction with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rice, the National Institute for Medical Research in London, and King’s College in London . “Each member of our team has made significant contributions to the advancement of their respective fields of research and will now be able to devote substantial efforts to integrating their work and developing methods of using neuro-vascular regeneration to help stroke victims,” Hirschi said. The project team members come from diverse and complementary areas of expertise in developmental neurobiology and vascular biology, stem cell biology, genetics, biomedical imaging, tissue engineering, and clinical cellular therapies. Spanning fields of science that include cell and molecular biology, animal models of disease, and hopefully human clinical trials, the “Neuro-Vascular Regeneration” project falls in line with the NIH roadmap for the development of multi-disciplinary and translational science. The BCM team also includes project co-developer Mary Dickinson, assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at BCM; Dr. Thomas Zwaka, assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at BCM; and Malcolm Brenner, professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at BCM. Robin Lovell-Badge, head of the division of developmental genetics at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, serves as co-principal investigator of the project. Other investigators in London include Jack Price and Mike Modo, both of the Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College. Share Ross Tomlin Baylor College of Medicine 713-798-4712 last_img read more

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.eduEconomist Reich to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute on recession’s causesMany blamed Wall Street for the economic meltdown of 2008, but former Labor Secretary Robert Reich argues the problem runs deeper. He points to the growing concentration of wealth among the richest Americans as the source of economic instability.Reich will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 12 about his new book, “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future.” The event will begin at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.Reich, who served in President Bill Clinton’s cabinet and is currently a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, noted that the last time in U.S. history when wealth was so highly concentrated at the top was in 1928, just before the Great Depression. While this disparity sometimes creates great booms, it is usually followed by even worse busts. Reich said that unless steps are taken to address income disparity, the country will inevitably face more and deeper economic crashes in the future.Reich’s book will be available for sale, provided courtesy of Brazos Bookstore.The event will be held in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to  Reich’s appearance is sponsored by the Baker Institute, Brazos Bookstore, Rice University’s School of Social Sciences, the University of Houston’s Department of Economics and Barbara Radnofsky.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at or 713-348-6775.last_img read more