Day: May 1, 2021

Ryan Hendrix earns first career win

LOS ANGELES — Reliver Ryan Hendrix made his MLB debut Friday, when he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two batters in a loss against the Cardinals. 

On Tuesday, Hendrix reached another milestone in his young big league career. After logging one out in his relief appearance against the Dodgers, Hendrix earned his first big league win in the Reds’ 6-5 comeback victory over Los Angeles. 

Hendrix said that the moment was surreal and is something that he’ll remember. 

“No, man, [I] can’t [believe it],” Hendrix said. “Especially here in L.A., it’s a pretty special moment to get that

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College professor berates student for calling police ‘heroes’

An adjunct professor teaching her first-ever course at a California college was placed on leave this week after she ripped a student during a class presentation because he said he regards police officers as  “heroes.”

The unidentified Cypress College educator was apparently triggered Wednesday during 19-year-old business major Braden Ellis’s Zoom presentation on cancel culture in the US, in which he noted how even animated kids TV shows such as “Paw Patrol” have come under fire from unhinged cop-haters, Fox News reported.

“A lot of police officers have committed an atrocious crime and have gotten away with it and have

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Fauci praises Cornell University’s pandemic response after 1 millionth COVID test

ITHACA, N.Y.—Cornell University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic received some high praise this week from one of the primary architects of America’s handling of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who currently serves as the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, effusively praised the school’s testing and containment strategy over the last year, though the school’s one millionth test administered prompted the official recognition. Fauci is also a Cornell graduate, having graduated from the university’s medical school in New York City in 1966. The

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How scientists caught footage of ‘the kraken’ after centuries of searching

Architeuthis dux — the world’s largest known squid — is surprisingly camera shy.

The elusive giant squid has wriggled its way into folklore for thousands of years, inspiring tales of fearsome krakens with bodies as large as islands. In reality, A. dux is a tad smaller than that, capable of growing to about 46 feet (14 meters) long —  about the length of a semi-trailer.

But despite their size, these cephalopods are almost never seen in the water; most observations of the behemoths come from dead or dying squids that wash up on shores or become ensnared in deep-sea trawling

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Lessons from a year of remote education

As students head back to the classroom, the framework for traditional education has changed considerably. Schools have invested heavily in digital technology and although the pandemic has highlighted issues of digital inequality, when given the right environment, it has been proven to have huge benefits for students; for example, research shows that schools using a virtual learning environment have higher general pupil engagement level than schools not using them.

More than a year into the pandemic, it’s important to think about the lessons schools can learn from remote learning and consider a more digitally focused strategy that optimises learning and

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PASSHE advances plan consolidating some state colleges

UPDATE: The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is advancing a plan to consolidate six of the commonwealth’s state-owned universities.Wednesday’s nearly unanimous board vote launches a 60-day public comment period.A final vote could be scheduled for July, with implementation in time for the 2022-23 school year.The plan would consolidate about half of the state’s colleges into two groups. The plan does NOT impact the two state colleges in the Susquehanna Valley, Millersville and Shippensburg.Pa. state schools affectedIf passed, the consolidation would combine the following three schools in the northern part of the state:MansfieldLock HavenBloomsburgThe following three schools in western Pennsylvania … Read More