Anna Rafferty, director of strategy at Johnson & Johnson Ireland, talks about the company’s WiSTEM2D programme for women in STEM. “Everybody already knows that the lack of women in STEM is a problem,” Johnson & Johnson Ireland’s director of strategy, Anna Rafferty, recently told us during a video interview. The most important thing, she said, is to actually act on it. A step companies can take towards gender equality in STEM industries is developing specific programmes for the cause. This was the motivation
PULILAN, Bulacan—The local government of this town has secured P20 million in coronavirus vaccines from British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, according to officials on Wednesday (Jan. 20). The vaccines will arrive in the third quarter of this year or earlier, said Mayor Maritz Ochoa-Montejo during the town’s 225th anniversary celebration. Montejo said priority in the town’s vaccine program included health workers and others on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. Also on top of the list are
File Photo File Photo CASS COUNTY — Police say one person was injured after a three car crash in Cass County on Wednesday evening. It happened around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection Pokagon Hwy. and Wilbur Hill Rd. in Pokagon Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, a 22-year-old man from Dowagiac failed to stop and struck another vehicle waiting for another car to make a turn at the intersection. The impact of the crash sent the third vehicle into some trees. A 25-year-old Cassopolis woman
Ask any scout or personnel executive and they’ll tell you that watching tape of players against top competition trumps everything else in the evaluation process. The problem is that some players may only face legitimate future NFL talent a couple of times a year, and the players from the “smaller schools” often never get the opportunity. That’s where the Senior Bowl comes in. Every player at the practices next week will at least be rostered by an NFL team come training camp. And not only have we not
Spartans rally past Thomasville Central Davidson scored the last 10 points of the game to rally for a 55-52 win over Thomasville in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday. Jayden Rusnak led the Spartans (3-2 overall, 1-1 CCC) with 19 points and Dylan Tysinger had 9. Jahnri Luckey led Thomasville (0-3 overall, 0-2 CCC) with 13 points and Bryce McCoy had 11. Grizzlies come from behind Oak Grove rallied past Lexington 56-55 in a Central Carolina Conference game on Tuesday in Midway. The Grizzlies (1-2 overall.
The virus induces neurological symptoms that persist long after the pandemic ends Credit: Getty Images Patrick Thornton, a 40-year-old math teacher in Houston, Tex., relies on his voice to clearly communicate with his high school students. So when he began to feel he was recovering from COVID, he was relieved to get his voice back a month after losing it. Thornton got sick in mid-August and had symptoms typical of a moderate case: a sore throat, headaches, trouble breathing. By the end of September, “I was
The fourth-ranked Iowa basketball team takes a five-game winning streak into tonight’s game at home against Indiana. Coach Fran McCaffery says while playing at home is still an advantage, it just isn’t the same this season without the fans. We will have the game for you tonight here on 1230 KFJB. The pre-game at 7:00, tip-off at 8:00 from Carver-Hawkeye.
Source: College Station Police COLLEGE STATION, TX — Investigators are currently on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in College Station at a business in the 1300 block of Earl Rudder Freeway. Officers say one suspect was shot around 1 a.m. Thursday morning and no officers were injured. Officers announced that the East Feeder Road, the northbound side of Earl Rudder Freeway, will be closed just north of Harvey Road and University Drive. These closures are expected to last all morning. No other information
Find the best DaaS provider for your company’s needs (Image credit: Shutterstock/Bluebay) VERDICT REASONS TO BUY REASONS TO AVOID As the coronavirus (aka Covid-19) continues to spread around the world, many companies have now introduced policies to accommodate remote working while also helping to limit the impact on productivity. We feature the best remote desktop software - but if you're looking for more tools, be sure to check out our guides to the best video conferencing software and the best online collaboration
Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Breton) MADRID — After watching his team collapse late in extra time against third-division club Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, Zinedine Zidane turned his back on the field and smiled in disbelief. Real Madrid conceded late against its 10-man opponent on Wednesday to squander yet another
Meanwhile, Gina Torres questions why her character isn’t returning (Image credit: ABC) Priyanka Chopra Jonas has confirmed that we won’t see her “frozen in the air and kicking someone in the face” at any point during The Matrix 4, but she’s teased what else we can expect (or not…) from her character in the sci-fi sequel. "I can’t say much, but she’s something you don’t expect," Chopra Jonas told Variety. "What I can say is I finished filming and it was the first movie I did after lockdown
Tuttle Tactical Management acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 5,140 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $375,000. Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in EFA. Sabal Trust CO raised its position in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 9.3% during the 4th quarter. Sabal Trust CO now owns 8,551 shares
Sabal Trust CO trimmed its stake in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) by 69.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,300 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 3,000 shares during the quarter. Sabal Trust CO’s holdings in Becton, Dickinson and were worth $325,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold
T housands of vulnerable Londoners in the boroughs hardest hit by Covid have been vaccinated — but some pensioners are refusing the jab, council chiefs revealed today. The first borough roll-out figures emerged as Mayor Sadiq Khan warned that “deeply dangerous information” and “pernicious propaganda” was circulating online that was putting lives at risk. Mr Khan was due to say at Mayor’s question time today: “We’re now in a race against time to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly
Minnesota Republicans are blasting President Biden for undoing some of former President Trump’s signature initiatives through executive orders during his first hours in office. Biden halted construction on a border wall, canceled a travel ban targeting largely Muslim countries, moved to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, and imposed a mask mandate on federal property: “These are just all starting points. We’re gonna in the process of rebuilding the economy do what I said throughout the campaign… and rebuild
Biden said "We will repair our alliances" but the damage with Europe may be beyond repair. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images In a sign of bridges being rebuilt between the United States and Europe, the newly sworn-in President Joe Biden pledged: “We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.” But taking down the walls put up by the Trump administration with the EU will prove more difficult and the consequences will outlast the Biden administration. EU leaders see