Track & Field: Elaine Thompson (Women’s 100m); Omar McLeod (Men’s 110m Hurdles); Yohan Blake (Men’s 4x100m); Nickel Ashmeade (Men’s 4x100m); Stephen Francis (Coach); Glen Mills (Coach); Shaunae Miller (Bahamas – Women’s 400m); Shericka Jackson (Women’s 400m); Javon Francis (Men’s 4x400m); Novlene Williams-Mills (Women’s 4x400m); Kirani James (Grenada – Men’s 400m); Veronica Campbell-Brown, Deon Hemmings Boxing: Julio Cesar La Cruz (Cuba); Robeisy Eloy Ramirez (Cuba); Areln Lopez (Cuba) Wrestling: Ismael Borrero (Cuba); Mijan Lopez (Cuba); Ismael Borrero (Cuba); Mijain Lopez (Cuba) Cricket: Marlon Samuels, Brian Lara, Christopher Gayle, Curtly Ambrose, Shivnarine Chanderpaul Paralympian: Alphanso Cunningham Jockey Winston Griffiths Swimming Alia Atkinson Rio 2016 Olympic women’s double sprint champion, Elaine Thompson and men’s 110m hurdles winner Omar McLeod, will headline nominees for induction in this year’s 13th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence, slated for Friday, November 25, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. Other big names on the list include Bahamas’ Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller, Grenada’s 2012 Olympic champion over the 400m Kirani James and top Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson. The red carpet event will begin at 7:00 p.m and is made in recognition of outstanding contribution from those who have achieved excellence in: Music, Arts, Sports and Culture. Nominations remain open in those categories also. The event will take place under the distinguished patronage of their Excellencies The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General and The Most Honourable Lady Allen. Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation will partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the event. According to Executive Director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation Garnett Reid (J.P) “the Foundation’s program is geared towards strengthening and preserving Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean’s Cultural Heritage.” Reid told The Gleaner that the Awards for Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts, Sports, Music and Culture will be made to a person achieving prominence of performance in his/her field and who has exhibited commitment to the growth and development of that particular field. Meanwhile, the recipient inducted into the Caribbean Hall Of Fame must be a Caribbean national, whose performance has been recognised by the public, and whose selection is not influenced by factors of race, colour, sex, religion or political affiliation. Reid said his organisation is the only one of its kind within the Caribbean to stage such an event of this magnitude, adding “We are calling on other Caribbean nations to support this regional Red Carpet Affair.” Sport category Nominations:
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Huge victory sets Ceres up for tough Roar duel Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Rain or Shine’s Eduard Daquioag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRaymond Almazan missed one hell of a Rain or Shine party on Wednesday night.Blame that on a spat with coach Caloy Garcia, who didn’t find the need for his services in a 120-99 rout of Phoenix Petroleum that had the Elasto Painters bouncing back in style in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ “We had a misunderstanding,” Garcia said of Almazan, who missed two practices taking things personally when the Rain or Shine coach expressed his displeasure on the 6-foot-8 center’s performance in a loss to GlobalPort last week.“Nagtampo,” Garcia added. “But things are good now. We’re good now and he should be suiting up (in our next game on Saturday) because he already showed up in our last practice.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLater in the evening, TNT KaTropa took the floor and rallied from 10 points down in the first half to prevail, 92-83, over Blackwater.All four teams in Wednesday’s doubleheader ended up with 2-2 records. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES TNT remains the only team that Blackwater hasn’t defeated, extending the streak to 10 games after Kelly Williams, who rode a habal-habal from C-5, arrived late and energized the Texters in the second half.RR Pogoy fired 24 points and Jason Castro 17 for TNT while JP Erram scored 20 to lead the Elite, who, like the Fuel Masters, saw a two-game win run come to an abrupt halt.Even without Almazan and another star in Jericho Cruz, the Painters still ran roughshod over a formidable Phoenix crew that went into this game with a lot of momentum.And this was the reason why Rain or Shine’s previous form puzzled Garcia.“That’s not the (Rain or Shine) team that I know,” Garcia said after defeats to Blackwater and GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments
Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose, center, drives between Orlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin, left, and Khem Birch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — There was none of the usual postgame chatter or music in the Cavaliers locker room.The mood was somber and quiet, not the same place.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “Right now we’re in Strugglesville,” LeBron James said. “But it felt like a win. We needed it. Definitely.”Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Cleveland came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night and snap a four-game losing streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter Thomas made his shots, Orlando’s Elfrid Payton missed a contested layup with three seconds left. The three officials ruled there was an inadvertent whistle and held a jump ball at midcourt.Magic forward Aaron Gordon grabbed the toss and sank a 45-footer as the horn sounded and Cleveland’s crowd shrieked in disbelief. But Gordon committed a jump-ball violation with the move and Cleveland only had to inbound the ball to come away with a victory following a crazy and exhausting final sequence that left everyone dazed. The Cavs were rolling to a rare, easy win before they went cold from the outside and were outscored 33-17 in the third quarter by the Magic, who have dropped 17 of 19. Cleveland went 1 for 17 on 3-pointers in the second half.Payton scored 19 and Gordon 17 for Orlando, which felt a few calls should have gone their way in the final seconds.Thomas was sent to the line with 11 seconds left when referee Kane Fitzgerald called a foul on Orlando’s Shelvin Mack. Magic coach Frank Vogel felt Mack had tied up Thomas to force a jump ball.“I’m disappointed for our guys,” Vogel said. “I felt like they deserved the victory. We didn’t get the breaks down the stretch.”ROSE RETURNSCavs guard Derrick Rose returned after missing more than two months with ankle injuries and scored nine points in 13 minutes.Rose deepens Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation and the former league MVP gives the Cavs another proven scorer.“I thought he looked pretty good,” James said. “For as long as he’s been out, can’t ask for much. He gave us everything he had. Defensively he was in tune, offensively he made some great moves.”CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAINBefore the game, James was chosen as one of the captains for this year’s All-Star game after receiving the most votes in balloting by fans, players and media. James will have first choice from a pool of selected players, which will include former Cavs teammate Kyrie Irving and players from Western Conference teams.James wouldn’t reveal his No. 1 pick, but made it clear he’s going to take his duties seriously.“I’m going to try to build the best team I can,” he said. “I don’t play fantasy anything. And I don’t trade guys onto teams when I play 2K or play the video games so this is different for me. But I know watching guys and loving their game and all that, if you had an opportunity to play with that guy, how special that would be.”TIP-INS View comments San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight Magic: Played without G Aaron Afflalo, suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota’s Nemanja Bjelica on Tuesday. … Earlier this season, Orlando snapped a 17-game losing streak against Cleveland. … Vogel burned some early timeouts to scold his players after they gave up six 3-pointers in the opening minutes. …Cavaliers: James will make his 14th straight All-Star start, one behind Kobe Bryant’s record. … James set a goal to play 82 games, and Lue said that’s a possibility although it’s expected the four-time MVP will be rested for the playoffs. “He has to understand that his health is most important and without that we can’t go very far,” Lue said. “We just have to be smart about it.”UP NEXTMagic: At Boston on Sunday.Cavaliers: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport PLAY LIST 01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “No, I don’t,” said Thomas when asked if he knew what happened. “It was a lot of back and forth. I’m just glad we just came out with the win.”James committed six turnovers and went 2 of 8 from the free-throw line but closed in on 30,000 career points, Thomas scored 21 and came through in crunch time and the Cavs got their fourth win in 13 games.However, some of the same problems — defensive lapses, stagnant offense — that have plagued the Cavs for much of the season resurfaced in the second half, when Orlando outscored Cleveland 56-37.“Obviously we know we’ve been struggling as of late,” James said. “We’re just trying to figure out how we can put two halves together. Obviously we had a great first half on Monday (against Golden State), great first half today and the same result. So we’ve got to keep pushing, keep watching film and seeing ways we can be better.”James scored 16 and now needs 25 to become the seventh player in NBA history to reach 30,000. He’ll likely reach the plateau on Saturday when Cleveland hosts Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
For 10 days Team Liberia participated in the 2nd Street Child World Cup in Brazil. The team had a wonderful experience, mingling with players from 19 countries.The Street Child World Cup (March 28-April 10, 2014) gave these former street children a chance to air their concerns to the world and demanded for immediate attention to their cause.Team Liberia was aided for the trip by Street Child UK and other local agencies, including NOCAL, Putu Iron Ore, NASSCORP and Aqualife.Public Relations Officer Tarsha Mathies Jackson told the Daily Observer yesterday that Street Child Liberia continues its role in helping to locate children who practically live outside their homes and on their own. Team Liberia returned home last Thursday to an enthusiastic crowd of parents and well-wishers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hope Canal …says company dependent on fisherfolk Amid the recent ban imposed on fishermen, preventing them from docking their boats at the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara, one private sector organisation has come forward to assess the situation while also assisting fishermen to acquire valid fishing licences.This is in light of the events which took place on Friday afternoon, in which a number of fishermen were arrested by the Police for failing to present their fishing licences.During a meeting organised on Saturday with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Seafood Distributors, Allison Butters-Grant, and the fishermen who will be affected by the ban, it was brought up that they need to obtain their legal documents.Butters-Grant noted that the distribution company, which prepares seafood for local supermarkets and exports its products, is dependent on the availability of fish that fisher folks acquire throughout the day.While sharing some insight on the matter, she noted that if the men are unable to go out to sea, there will be insufficiencies in the seafood requirements.As such, the fish processing plant, along with its suppliers, is trying to tackle the issue by assisting the fishermen to get valid licences to operate in Guyana’s waters.“Once the fishermen are in compliance with the laws of Guyana and they have licences to operate, then they are able to fish without an issue; but if they don’t have a licence…, you have to follow the laws. So once we have fishermen that are compliant, Global Seafood is always open to buy fish,” she explained to Guyana Times.“It’s important that our fishermen are educated as to what the rules and regulations are in the fishing industry, while following all of the good manufacturing practices involved in fishing as well,” she said.Asked if the ban would affect the company’s operations, Butters-Grant indicated that with the excavation procedures by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) at the Hope koker, the fishermen will be able to harbour their boats at that location. As such, it is expected they would be able to go out to fish without any difficulty or damage to their vessels, thus the supply of seafood to the company would not be disrupted.“The NDIA is dredging at the location where they should be situated. So once the fishermen are working, it won’t affect our business of buying fish from them,” she said.Meanwhile, it was also revealed that the main reason the men were asked to remove their boats was due to the close proximity in which boats are docked near the canal. This reportedly prevents the steady flow of water entering and leaving the canal.Butters-Grant has advised fishermen to utilise the new location with the hope that the area would remain favourable for them to moor their boats.The fishermen who were present at the gathering expressed their willingness to comply with the laws set out by the Fisheries Department, a sub-division of the Agriculture Ministry.On Friday, Police arrested numerous men who operate fishing vessels in the Atlantic Ocean. This was due to failure to present legal documents for their boats. In relation to this matter, each man was required to pay $20,000 and was subsequently released.Another notice was subsequently served. It prevents fishermen from docking their vessels at the canal. Several concerns were raised to address the situation, which led to their dockage at the opening of the canal.The matters settled included the damages their boats receive by forceful waves when they are left in the open, resulting in losses to their earnings and livelihoods.Now the men are ready to relocate to the koker, which they reasoned was smaller and incapable of lending support to all of the vessels during high tide and severe weather conditions. Some have also agreed to tie their fishing boats away from the canal, where it would not pose as a threat to the water flow or structures.
Having played under both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, Eidur Gudjohnsen is well placed to offer his view on the similarities and differences between the rivals.Gudjohnsen played for Chelsea when Mourinho was hired by the Blues in 2004, and he spent two further years under the Portuguese before being sold to Barcelona.Two years after Gudjohnsens arrival at Camp Nou, Guardiola was named manager of the Catalan club, and he guided them to a treble of Copa del Rey, LaLiga and Champions League in his debut season.The two managers now work on opposite sides of the same city, with Mourinho hired by Manchester United and Guardiola appointed Man City boss at the start of the 2016/17 season.But how do the pair compare and differ? Gudjohnsen joined talkSPORT to reveal all about the duo from the distinct view point of having worked with both up close.They are not totally different, the Iceland legend said. Not in their working habits or in their eye for detail.Guardiola would look more for solutions on how to go and attack teams and how we can dominate possession of the ball, which he is obsessed about. How we can create superiority in every area of the pitch with movement of one player moving off another one.We see it in how they play.Jose was a little more direct.He would take a scrappy win any day of the week, with him its all about winning and it doesnt always have to be pretty.I think they are both exceptional managers; Jose is much more of a character I feel, while Guardiola is just obsessed about, not just playing football, but playing football his way in that possession game.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Unlike condos, TIC partners do not own their apartments, but only a portion of the building, which leaves the city unable to regulate them as it does condo conversions. In some ways they resemble New York City’s co-ops, but smaller and with a decidedly “do-it-yourself” bent. The San Francisco Tenant’s Union, warning that mass evictions would result if the main disadvantage of TIC ownership were removed, is picketing TIC open houses and lobbying the city supervisors to make it even harder for TIC buildings to be turned into condominiums. “As we turn rent-controlled apartments to TICs which are getting close to $700,000 for a two-bedroom, we are displacing low- and moderate-income people,” said Ted Gullicksen, of the tenant union. While TICs are common in commercial real estate, residential TICs have been a California phenomenon mostly limited to San Francisco, where there are two-and-a-half times as many renters as homeowners and the median price of all homes – single family, condos and TICs included – was $721,000 in September. In keeping with strong political support for rent control, the city allows 200 apartments a year to be converted to condominiums through a lottery and those can only be in buildings with six or fewer units. The regulations were a turnoff for people who went in on TIC buildings – in many cases relying on mixers and online matchmaking services find partners – hoping they would one day be able to convert their units. Ann Bassi, a mortgage broker with GT Financial in San Francisco, said residential TICs could spread outside California if state regulators permit them. Cities with expensive housing and condo conversion limits are particularly ripe. “It’s only a matter of time,” Bassi said. “The more expensive things get, the more creative people get.” Bank of Marin’s new product sparked a mild frenzy despite carrying a higher, variable interest rate and requiring a down payment of 25 percent; its initial $20 million investment was spoken for the minute it was unveiled, pledged to developers looking to transform rental properties. “The phones were ringing off the hook,” said Keith Zimmerman, Bank of Marin’s senior vice president. Randy Brasche, president of a TIC-owners advocacy group, predicted lenders won’t find a shortage of customers. “If this becomes commercially viable, it puts the problem of everyone sharing the same mortgage out of the equation,” Brasche said. Many people, Brasche included, have been willing to share a mortgage with people they met through a real estate agent because it typically shaves 15-25 percent off the price of a condominium. But with the savings come potential headaches, such as having to cover for delinquent partners or trying to wrestle equity from the property if someone moves or wants to refinance for the cash. “Not everyone has the stomach for it,” Brasche acknowledged. The notion of buying into a TIC made Chris Freeman nervous. The 31-year-old product manager at biotech company Genentech paid $1,145 a month for a rent-controlled, two-bedroom apartment on Nob Hill for three years. He went to a TIC open house in his neighborhood last month to check out prices and ended up owning a three-bedroom apartment with his fiancee. The five-unit, Edwardian-style complex built in 1909 turned out to be the first residential building Bank of Marin financed with individual loans. Freeman paid $715,000 and his monthly mortgage payments will be $3,500. The amount was calculated the way it would have been with a group loan, based on the square footage of his unit and a share of the building’s property taxes, utilities and other expenses. “I was not interested in getting involved in a traditional TIC – the lack of control you have, the fact you are responsible for X number of strangers,” Freeman said. “We’ll have to cancel a few wine club collections, but we’ll be OK.” Tenancies-in-common have started cropping up in cities where housing prices are high and growth is limited, such as Santa Monica and Laguna Beach in Southern California, said Andrew Sirkin, a lawyer specializing in TIC real estate. But with an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 TIC units in about 3,000 apartment buildings, San Francisco has the most. Bill Del Monico, president of Integrated Mortgage Corp., said fears of eviction-happy developers are overblown and the popularity of fractionalized mortgages are exaggerated. He thinks many TIC buyers will stick with cheaper group mortgages, despite their complications. “TIC buyers are no different from any other buyers,” he said. “If you ask someone, ‘Do you want 5.75 (percent) or 8?’ they will take the lower loan like everyone else.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – People desperate enough to own a home in this hyperactive real estate market have long resorted to a risky exercise in group dynamics: Sharing a multimillion-dollar mortgage on a small apartment building with a bunch of friends or even strangers. The advantages of the increasingly popular route to homeownership known as “tenancies-in-common” are obvious in a city where three-bedroom homes average about $800,000. The hazards are also well-known and include deadbeat partners and the difficulty of extracting equity. That’s why a bank’s offer of individual mortgages to TIC buyers sent shivers of excitement and fear through the city this summer. By making TICs less co-dependent and more like individually owned condominiums, the Bank of Marin’s so-called fractionalized mortgages were designed to make the option attractive to even more first-time buyers. But the move, expected to be duplicated soon by other lenders, also has exacerbated suspicions among the city’s powerful tenant’s lobby that the TIC tool is being used by developers to dump rent-controlled properties and get around San Francisco’s strict condominium conversion limits.
It was a tight affair at Crescent City Wednesday night, but the McKinleyville boys did just enough to pull out a 47-46 win to earn at least a share of the Big 5 championship.The victory lifts the Panthers to 5-2 in league play, one win ahead of Del Norte (4-3) with one game remaining each.Senior Mason Sand scored 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead the Panthers, who improved to 16-7 on the season and can claim the league title outright with either a victory over Fortuna in …
This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT. Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Rachel Dorman, M.S. & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT[Flickr, 42-16060512 by Sara Ashley, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Depression can be difficult for anyone. When a parent suffers from depression, however, it can lead to negative impacts on their children. Negative effects of parental depression on children often manifest through children’s internalizing (e.g. worry, sadness) and externalizing behaviors (e.g. aggression, non-compliance) . One team of researchers aimed to delve even deeper exploring not only the negative effects of parental depression on children but also factors that mediate these effects.The researchers studied adolescents who displayed internalizing and externalizing behaviors within families that had one depressed parent. Researchers offered two types of treatment to these families that educated them on the effects of depression on the adolescents. The families received either self-study materials, on topics such as the nature of depression and the effects of depression on families and children, or twelve sessions of group cognitive-behavioral treatment for families which involved teaching positive parenting skills and secondary control coping skills to children.The researchers’ analysis revealed that the family group cognitive-behavioral intervention provided significant improvement in adolescents self-reports of depressive and internalizing symptoms and in parents’ reports of adolescents’ externalizing symptoms. Furthermore, results showed adolescents’ change in use of secondary control coping skills (i.e., acceptance, positive thinking, and distraction) and positive parenting to be significant mediators. The researchers conclude that secondary control coping may serve as a protective factor lowering levels of internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children who have parents with a history of depression. This research may have valuable information that can help mental health professionals working with families that have a parent dealing with depression by encouraging parents to use positive parenting skills and to help children develop secondary control coping skills.References Compas, B., Champion, J., Forehand, R. Cole, D., Reeslund, K., Fear, J., Hardcastle, E., Keller, G., Rakow, A., Garai, E., Merchant, M., & Roberts, L. (2010). Coping and parenting: Mediators of 12-month outcomes of a family group cognitive–behavioral preventive intervention with families of depressed parents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(5), 623-634.
A controversial U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) facility has been banned from launching new research projects until it takes steps to ensure the welfare of animals in its care, Reuters reports. The announcement, made today by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, concerns the agency’s Meat Animal Research Center, which has come under fire for allegedly causing suffering and death while trying to create larger and more fecund farm animals.Last month, in response to the revelations, Congress proposed new protections for farm animals, backing a bill called the AWARE Act that would expand the scope of the Animal Welfare Act. A draft report released by USDA today says “no instances of animal abuse, misuse, or mistreatment were observed” at the facility, but that the center had not provided proper oversight of animal care. Vilsack said no new research would be conducted until oversight is improved.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)