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A 12-year-old already working in a university lab said he hopes ‘to help people’

first_imgABCNews.com(NEW YORK) —  Daniel Liu has aspirations to one day go to Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Until then, he will spend lots of time in a University of Toledo laboratory — where he has studied since he was 11. He is now 12.An assistant professor of chemistry at the university who is part of Daniel’s research team said he was skeptical at first that an 11-year-old would even be allowed into the lab. But Daniel was allowed in and since then, the professor has fully supported his young colleague. “I’ll be honest, sometimes it’s a little intimidating for me,” Dr. Michael Young told ABC affiliate WTVG in Toledo. “I think to myself, ‘What would I be doing today if I had been that good at age 11?’”“I suspect it won’t be long before he’s telling me things I don’t know,” Young said.“He’s a genius,” another member of Daniel’s team, Dr. Mohit Kapoor, a postdoctoral researcher, said of the boy to WTVG. “He knows most of the things going on around this lab.”Daniel is a force to be reckoned with. On the first exam a typical lab participant takes, the average score is a 50. Daniel got a 99. The three-person research team that includes Daniel is trying to create a cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly way to make pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs.One of Daniel’s career goals is to benefit society.“I’d like to develop drugs to help people who have illnesses or medical conditions,” he said.For now, in addition to his lab research he is in school.“I’m taking all my classes here at UT, but I am also enrolled at high school, so I am getting credit there for these classes,” he said.Besides his potential game-changing research, he’s also going to cross a major milestone on June 3: becoming a teenager when he turns 13.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Justin delos Reyes is Named GM of Aggie Sports Properties

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Per an official report from utahstateaggies.com released Friday, Jefferson City, Mo.-based Learfield has appointed Justin delos Reyes as the new general manager for Aggie Sports properties.Learfield is the longtime athletics multimedia rights holder for USU athletics.delos Reyes will come to Logan from Sacramento, Calif. where he has served as a key account manager for Slakey Brothers.He is a former corporate partnership sales manager for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and during his time with the squad, he earned more than $4 million in new business revenue, exceeding goals and developing creative marketing platforms.delos Reyes is a California graduate and has also worked in Sacramento with First U.S. Community Credit Union and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Tags: First U.S. Community Credit Union/Justin delos Reyes/Learfield/Sacramento Kings/Utah State Athletics/Wells Fargo Home Mortgage August 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local Justin delos Reyes is Named GM of Aggie Sports Properties Brad Jameslast_img read more

Author: If at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again

first_img Alienation proves fertile state of mind for Lauren Groff Fiction writer and 2018-19 Radcliffe fellow on the dread, glory, and urgency behind ‘Florida’ Related But like a literary Marie Kondo, Groff is “happy to throw things out,” because she knows her ruthless disposal method works. Writing multiple drafts, abandoning them, and starting over brings her closer to her “Platonic ideal,” she said, and allows her to ultimately turn to the writing she loves best: perfecting her sentences. “That’s the joy … and the beauty for me,” she said. Even the Shakespeare experiment inspired her to find a kind of language for her current prose that feels both reminiscent of the 17th century and “as fresh now as it was then.”Groff’s creative failures are preceded by months or more of meticulous research and followed by feedback from a range of early readers who review the draft that doesn’t land in the trash to help ensure her work remains morally grounded. One of those people is her husband, Clay Kallman, a real estate manager and developer; another is her editor, Sarah McGrath ’96, the vice president and editor-in-chief of Riverhead Books — or, as Groff calls her, “the best human on the planet.” Finding the right editor can bring failure in the form of trial and error, said Groff, but she called connecting with a person who understands who you are, what you want to do, and how to push you “invaluable.”Literary failure came surprisingly early for Groff. As an undergraduate at Amherst College she submitted poems to all the literary magazines on campus and was rejected every time.“Out of desperation and sadness I took a creative-writing class,” she said. In it she found her voice. The syllabus was filled with writers from diverse backgrounds and differing perspectives who were “talking about things I cared about,” said Groff. “The clouds parted … I haven’t looked back. I don’t write poetry anymore, just out of shame.”center_img As any writer will tell you, the process of writing is riddled with anguish, angst, and the ever-popular procrastination.For the best-selling author Lauren Groff, it’s also filled with failure.Groff, the Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, spoke about her process, read from her current work, and told her listeners on Wednesday that the only way she succeeds with her writing is by failing multiple times. “Failure,” Groff assured her audience, “is your friend.“I know some of you have never heard this before and never failed at anything in your lives,” she said, “but when you are creating a work of art, or trying to create a work of art, what you want to do is fail, I think, because what happens is you come up against the boundaries of what you can and cannot do, the boundaries of what you understand and what you don’t understand. And understanding that, you are either able to skirt it, or to move the borders.“Moving the walls is hard work and it’s beautiful,” she concluded. “It’s difficult, but that is what art is.”For Groff, the work of a novel starts with months of reading, researching, and studying her chosen topic, typically a blend of ideas that have “crashed into each other.” The author said she spends “an absurd amount of time” writing her first draft in longhand, and that her inability to read her own scrawl forces her to scrap it and begin again. Then she repeats the process. Obsessed with William Shakespeare and aware that the Bard “was contemporaneous” with the characters she herself was creating, Groff even wrote an entire draft of her latest book in iambic pentameter. And true to form, she promptly discarded it. As an undergraduate at Amherst College Groff submitted poems to all the literary magazines on campus and was rejected every time. “Out of desperation and sadness I took a creative-writing class.” — Lauren Groff But her thriving career and prolific output are nothing to be ashamed of: Since 2008 Groff has released a book about every three years, sometimes even more frequently. She has published three novels and two short story collections. Among her many honors and recognitions are two National Book Award finalist nominations; shout-outs from President Barack Obama and Amazon, which named her “Fates and Furies” the book of 2015; and praise from a range of critics and reviewers. Earlier this month, her book “Florida”— a series of stories detailing the beauty and brutality of the state she calls home — won the Story Prize for an outstanding work of short fiction.Groff’s varied choice of subjects is as impressive as her productivity. Her works have delved into a girl’s search for her father, a commune in Western New York, the complexities of marriage, the lives of 20th-century American women, and life, as she writes, in “an Eden of dangerous things.” During her Radcliffe Fellowship the author is at work on her fourth novel, “The Vaster Wilds,” inspired in large part by early American women’s captivity narratives, as well as by “Robinson Crusoe,” the classic tale of a man marooned on an island for 28 years, an article she read about the 17th-century Jamestown settlement in Virginia, her interest in survivalist stories, and her frustration with patriarchy following the 2016 presidential election.Groff admits she too struggles when faced with the blank page, and often wonders, “How is it that people come up with ideas for books again?”Her answer involves her own curiosity about the world and the concept of nuclear fusion. “This is the way that I see ideas coming to light in a novel,” said Groff of the combustive reaction that powers the sun. “A single idea for me is inert. It doesn’t actually come to life until two or more other ideas crash into it.”last_img read more

ExxonMobil offers Gorgon LNG cargo for sale

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of ChevronUS energy giant ExxonMobil has reportedly put up a single cargo from the Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG facility in Australia with delivery in November. Sources told Reuters that the bids for the volume from the facility are due on September 3.Gorgon comprises a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum LNG facility and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.The Gorgon project is operated by Chevron’s Australian unit that has a 47.3 percent share in the giant LNG project.ExxonMobil and Shell hold 25 percent, each, in the project, while Osaka Gas has 1.25 percent, Tokyo Gas 1 percent and JERA owns a 0.417 percent share in the joint venture.last_img read more

Twelve matches carded for Smalta Girls Under-11 football opening round today

first_imgTWELVE matches are carded in today’s opening round of the Smalta Girls Under-11 football tournament at the former Guyana National Service ground.Two pitches will be set up for games to be played simultaneously.The first two games of the day which begin at 10:00 will feature F.E Pollard playing West Ruimveldt while South Ruimveldt plays Stella Maris.Enterprise tangle with Tucville in the second batch of matches while Sophia play St Pius Primary and North Georgetown takes on St Angleas while Redeemer take on School of the Nations before lunch.At Noon, the second round of action begins and will pit F.E. Pollard against South Ruimveldt while Stella Maris battles West Ruimveldt.After that, Enterprise will take on Sophia while St. Pius opposes Tucville with the final set of matches for the afternoon pitting North Georgetown Primary against Redeemer andSchool of the Nations against St Angelas.last_img read more

Newcastle 1-1 Man City: Magpies earn credible point as Aguero nets 100th PL goal

first_img Sergio Aguero is the first South American to score 100 goals in Premier League history Newcastle missed the chance to close the gap on their relegation rivals as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at St James’ Park.Sergio Aguero netted his 100th Premier League goal when he opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour with a dubious header, which appeared to be offside.The prolific Aguero took his goal tally in England’s top flight to 99 with a hat-trick in Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 win at Chelsea and the Argentinian’s goals have come in just an incredible 147 appearances.Vurnon Anita deservedly drew Rafa Benitez’s side level shortly after the half hour with his first goal at St James’ Park, a well taken effort inside the box.Georginio Wijnaldum could have won it late on as Joe Hart – celebrating his 29th birthday – made a stunning save to earn City the point.The solitary point means Benitez’s side have four points from the last two games, having beaten Swansea at the weekend. City, meanwhile,  failed to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish, but they remain four points clear of local rivals Manchester United, who are placed in fifth.Newcastle fans showed their appreciation for a convincing performance as their men have a glimmer of hope of survival with four games remaining – they face Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Tottenham. 2 2 After a scrappy start to the clash on Tyneside, Aguero made it a century of goals after 14 minutes when he guided Aleksandar Kolarov’s set piece past Karl Darlow. The Argentinian was fortunate not to have his goal chalked off by referee Kevin Friend, as he was in an offside position before the free-kick was taken. But he took it well, meeting the ball – from the left-hand side – at the front post, flicking it into the centre of the goal.Moussa Sissoko should have put the home side level 15 minutes later when the Frenchman burst through on goal. In a one-on-one situation, Sissoko opened up his body to convert past Hart, but the England goalkeeper read his opponent well to make the save.Sissoko will have been relieved two minutes later as Benitez’s side made it 1-1. Anita, playing at right-back, was found in acres of space on the right flank and he turned inside Paul Dummett before striking across goal to reward United for their efforts in the first half.Aguero should have doubled his tally four minutes into the second half as he turned his man in the box, but he was slow pulling the trigger and he soon went to ground in desperation after losing the ball.It took a brave header from Pablo Zabaleta to deny substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic as he tried to get on the end of Townsend’s cross after Cheick Tiote and Sissoko launched a lightning break on the hour, but Darlow needed two attempts to collect Aguero’s snapshot as City hit back three minutes later.As the game headed for the closing stages, Wijnaldum got himself into a great position to win it for Newcastle. On the right of the box, the Dutchman showed great feet to offset his man before firing towards goal, but Hart got a hand to the ball, Wijnaldum firing the rebound into the side netting.last_img read more

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