How to conduct an engaging lab experiment in the time of COVID: Brew beer
PHILADELPHIA — The 22 students in the La Salle University microbiology class had been brewing their first batch of beer for the last two weeks, and it was time to taste it.Senior Austin Taylor, participating on the class Zoom call, took a swig from his jar and grimaced.“Oh, oh, that’s gross,” the senior biology major from Woodbridge, New Jersey, said, putting his hand over his mouth as if he wasn’t sure he could swallow it. “That was nasty. I don’t recommend that.”His teacher, assistant professor Brian DeHaven, laughed and told him not to worry. “So was mine,” DeHaven said.Brewing the perfect ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sideline Chatter: Thereby nullifying several penalty flags waiting for him at home
Falling on a fumble? Phooey! This is the best recovery of Darius Leonard’s career.The Colts linebacker lost his wedding ring when he bequeathed his game gloves to a young fan after Sunday’s 28-11 win over the Vikings — not realizing the band had come off inside when he removed the gloves.But thanks to a quick social-media connection, Leonard and the ring will apparently be reunited.———Headlines— At TheOnion.com: “Tom Brady not sure how to ask coach for tape of other team’s practice.”— At Fark.com: “The PAC-12 de¢ide$ to re$ume football for $ome rea$on.”———Better call BrinksRavens defensive coo...
The Seattle Times
Trudy Rubin: Trump's use of 'the big lie' with COVID-19 echoes autocrats past and present
In the 1920s Adolf Hitler coined the term “the big lie,” meaning the use of a falsehood so huge no one would believe a leader could dare promote it were it not true.From then on the phrase “the big lie” became a standard description of the prime propaganda technique used by strongmen in undemocratic regimes.Last week, Donald Trump’s mastery of the big lie was on full display when he gave himself an A+ for his handling of COVID-19.“We’ve done a phenomenal job,” he insisted baldly, rating his performance as “an A+”, even as America’s death toll soared beyond 200,000 and continued to rise at clos...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Thai parties to produce wood pellets in Laos, eyeing Japan, Korea fuel markets
BANGKOK, NNA - Thailand’s energy producer Ratch Group PCL has entered a joint venture with two Thai partners to invest in wood pellet production in Laos.They are targeting overseas markets like Japan and South Korea, where the demand for renewable energy sources such as biomass fuels is rising.Ratch group’s wholly owned subsidiary Ratch-Lao Services Co. has partnered Buriram Green Energy Co. (BGE) and Siphandone Bolaven Development Co. (SPD) for the venture, according to Ratch filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand on Monday.They have set up Siphandone Ratch-Lao Co., with Buriram Green as th...
NNA Business News
Commentary: Most Americans want more global engagement
The novel coronavirus is a deadly reminder that in our interconnected world, grave dangers originating beyond our shores can prove devastating at home. In little more than six months, the virus has killed about 200,000 Americans, and the death toll keep rising.One might have expected Americans to respond to this plague by turning inward, focusing on addressing the health crisis that has befallen the country and putting people back to work — to reduce our vulnerabilities around the world by staying out of world affairs.That, indeed, has been the inclination of the Trump administration — which m...
In her new book 'Just Us,' Claudia Rankine invites us all to talk about white privilege
“But what about Black-on-Black crime?”It’s a question that poet, playwright and professor Claudia Rankine has been fielding ever since she toured the country for her 2014 bestseller “Citizen: An American Lyric.” And she expects it for her latest work.“It was never from a white person but always a South Asian guy trying to distance himself from me to show that he’s not Black,” Rankine said. “I understand. There’s a level of anxiety associated with Blackness because of the violence and the history of degradation that comes with that. They want to have a chance to live.”Her new book, “Just Us: An...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Philippines’ Megawide, Korean firms to build 17-km railway project
MANILA, NNA - Philippine engineering and infrastructure conglomerate Megawide Construction Corp. and its Korean partners secured a contract to build a 17-kilometer segment of the Malolos-Clark railway project.Megawide said it will undertake the 28-billion-peso ($577.1 million) project with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., and Dong-ah Geological Engineering Co.The consortium will build and provide civil engineering work for the project’s viaduct structure to link the Malolos suburb in Bulacan province to the regional center of Clark in Pampanga, including elevated stations in Bulacan and...
NNA Business News
Ford reaches 'home run' deal with big investment from Canadian government
Ford Motor Co. reached a tentative labor contract deal with its Canadian autoworkers Tuesday based in no small part on critical support from the Canadian government, announced Unifor National President Jerry Dias.Having pushed past a midnight deadline Monday, union members earlier had voted to strike the Dearborn automaker if necessary. They forged an agreement instead.In a dramatic pivot from fear of a plant shutdown to a massive investment of nearly $2 billion, Dias called the news a “home run” for Ford, its factory workers and Canada.“This is a major commitment from Ford Motor Co., huge,” D...
Detroit Free Press
Commentary: Trump's profound weakness on national security: Why this former administration official is voting for Joe Biden
There are as many words for green in the Irish language as reasons President Donald Trump does not deserve a second term. Foremost to me, as an appointee of his administration, are his weak security policies.Trump voters are patriots who oppose our adversaries and support our military. They might ask whether they made a good-faith mistake four years ago. To take one example, look at our failed, schizophrenic North Korea policy.Trump first threatened Pyongyang with the “fire and fury” of nuclear war. Then, he nearly began a Second Korean War accidentally, with a tweet, a war Trump admits could ...
New York Daily News
Magnificent Modou Barrow blows title race open as Jeonbuk beat Ulsan
New-signing Modou Barrow scored the opener and set up Han Kyo-won for the winner as Jeonbuk secured a vital 2-1 win against Ulsan to close the gap at the top of the 2020 K League table to just two points.The 27-year-old attacker has plenty of experience in England, representing the likes of Swansea City, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and most recently Reading FC before joining the reigning K League champions in July. Barrow has since started 9 league games for Jeonbuk, setting his teammates up 3 times and scoring once himself.This victory ends Jeonbuk 3 game winless runs an...
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