PV riding a wave in Bay

first_imgPalos Verdes’ Kathryn Webb and Brooke Schweyer dropped just five games between them in sweeping their singles sets. Webb is 14-1 in Bay League action this season, her only loss coming to Gibbs the first time the teams met, when Palos Verdes won at Mira Costa on games after the teams tied, 9-9, in sets. Schweyer improved to 11-2 in Bay League play with her sweep. Her only league losses have come against Gibbs and Redondo’s Della Taylor. Schweyer had both of her legs wrapped below her knees against Mira Costa, but her mobility did not appear to suffer. “She has shin splints,” Moscovici said. “It bothers her a little, but she’ll be OK. She has some time to rest now.” Palos Verdes’ Morgan Thomas, who is typically the team’s No. 3 singles player when she’s not playing doubles, improved to 9-1 in singles in league play with her 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 sweep. Palos Verdes’ dominance in singles did not surprise Mira Costa coach Joe Ciasulli. “We expected to struggle in singles,” Ciasulli said. “But to get shut out in doubles in the first round was unexpected.” Palos Verdes took six of nine doubles sets, highlighted by a sweep from Alex Scotten and Charlotte Newell. The duo is 14-0 in league and 17-0 overall this season. In their toughest set of the day, Scotten and Newell edged Mira Costa’s No.1 doubles team of Natasha Bothwell-Casey Reede, 7-5, in the first round to help keep their unbeaten streak alive and help give Palos Verdes a 6-0 lead. “Confidence is so important in tennis,” Ciasulli said. “Our No. 1 doubles team got down on themselves in that match and didn’t play well. When you play with confidence, they are a lot better.” Gibbs’ presence might have meant more than just two or three singles wins for Mira Costa. “We seem to play with a lot more confidence when she shows up,” Ciasulli said. Mira Costa is still in line to take second place in league, but a loss to Peninsula next week could drop it to third. The Mustangs still figure to be dangerous in the CIF Southern Section playoffs, because Ciasulli said he expects Gibbs to be around for those matches. Palos Verdes, which also received two doubles wins from Austin Ruth and Catherine Chen, can clinch at least a share of the league crown with a win Tuesday at home against West Torrance. The Sea Kings have lost at home only once this season, on Sept. 19 against Campbell Hall. “Our chemistry is good, our lineups are set and we have some different combinations we can use,” Moscovici said. “And we’re playing with a lot of confidence right now.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Palos Verdes (14-3, 5-0), which swept its singles sets, remains undefeated in league play, while every other team has at least two losses. The Sea Kings have three more matches left. It would take a monumental collapse for Palos Verdes not to capture the league crown outright. “It feels great to be in this position,” Palos Verdes coach Danny Moscovici said. “It’s a relief.” Mira Costa (13-5, 4-2) was playing without freshman phenom Nicole Gibbs, who is in Brazil playing in an international tournament. But with the way Palos Verdes was playing, Webb’s presence might not have made a big difference. “Gibbs not being here definitely was a factor,” Moscovici said. “But we’re playing better now than the last time we played them. “We heard rumors about her playing today and about her not playing today, so we prepared as if she was playing. I don’t know how much difference it would have made.” GIRLS TENNIS: Webb, Schweyer sweep in 15-3 victory over Mira Costa. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER Palos Verdes, appearing more dominant as the season has progressed, all but wrapped up its first Bay League title during a 15-3 win over Mira Costa on Thursday at Palos Verdes High. last_img read more

How finishing eighth in the Premier League could mean a European place next year

first_img1 European qualification explained…How many Champions League and Europa League places does the Premier League have? Four in the Champions League, which could become five, and three in the Europa League.Winning the Premier League guarantees seeded status in the Champions League group stage, while finishing second or third guarantees a group stage place.Finishing fourth in the Premier League is scheduled to provide a place in the final Champions League qualifying round.A Europa League group stage place is allotted to the FA Cup winners and at least one club via Premier League standing. Winning the League Cup provides a place in the final Europa League qualifying round (if League Cup winners Man City qualify for Europe via another route, the League Cup winners’ place will be awarded on the basis of Premier League placing – see below).Of course, it’s possible and likely clubs will qualify for European competition by more than one route, in which case it changes the qualification details, as explained below.How could five Premier League clubs qualify for the Champions League?If Liverpool win the Europa League and finish outside of the top four in the Premier League.Is it possible that fourth place in the Premier League won’t provide a place in the final Champions League qualifying round?Yes. If Manchester City win the Champions League and finish fourth in the Premier League, they would qualify directly for the Champions League group stage, as holders, and no Premier League clubs will take part in the qualifying round.How are the three Europa League places awarded?Europa League group stage qualification can be secured via a Premier League place (see below) or winning the FA Cup, while winning the League Cup secures a place in the third qualifying round. As winners of the 2016 Capital One Cup, as it stands Manchester City have a place in the Europa League third qualifying round. But it looks as though City will qualify for the Champions League, most likely by finishing in the top four or possibly by winning the Champions League itself. In which case, their qualification for the Europa League via the League Cup will go to another club, based on Premier League placings. Here’s where it starts to get a little bit more complicated.Fourth place in the Premier League will definitely provide Europa League qualification if…Manchester City win the Champions League but finish outside the Premier League top four and Liverpool win the Europa League.Fifth place in the Premier League will definitely provide Europa League qualification if…Manchester City don’t win the Champions LeagueSixth place in the Premier League will definitely provide Europa League qualification if…Manchester City finish in the Premier League top fourSeventh place in the Premier League will definitely provide Europa League qualification if…Manchester United win the FA Cup and finish in the top six, and Manchester City finish in the top fiveEighth place in the Premier League will definitely provide Europa League qualification if…Liverpool win the Europa League and finish seventh in the Premier League AND Manchester United win the FA Cup and finish in the top six in the Premier League AND Manchester City qualify for the Champions League (either finishing top four or winning the Champions League itself)Clubs definitely CANNOT qualify for the Europa League by…Finishing as runners up in the FA Cup final or via the ‘Fair Play’ league.Last season West Ham United earned a spot in the first qualifying round of the Europa League having topped the 2014-15 Premier League Fair Play table, but qualification places are no longer awarded on this basis.The last time the FA Cup runners up were eligible for Europa League qualification was in 2014, when Hull City lost to Arsenal at Wembley but were awarded a European place due to the Gunners’ Champions League qualification.When Arsenal won the FA Cup again in 2015, while also qualifying for the Champions League, Liverpool took the Europa League spot thanks to their Premier League place, rather than cup final runners up Aston Villa.FA FAIR PLAY LEAGUE: WHO’S BEEN NAUGHTY AND WHO’S BEEN NICE? CHECK OUT THE RANKING, SO FAR THIS SEASON, HEREQualification details correct on 21 April 2016last_img read more

Vicente del Bosque: Spain manager to resign from coaching La Roja next month

first_img Vicente del Bosque led Spain to success at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 Vicente del Bosque has announced he will retire from coaching when his Spain contract expires next month.Del Bosque is the most successful coach in Spain history, leading his country to victory at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, but he has now decided to call it a day after eight years in charge of La Roja.The 65-year-old, who had spoken previously about the possibility of stepping down after Euro 2016, told the Radiogaceta de los Deportes programme on Spanish radio station RNE: “Without any doubt, I have no intention of continuing as coach.” 1last_img read more

Gaining acceptance in a new, and unfamiliar, family tree

first_imgI wanted a father to replace the one who waltzed out on us. I wanted a white Christmas instead of a filthy, snow-savaged upstate New York one. And I wanted a pair of he-man winter boots called insulated packs. By some miracle, I actually got a replacement dad, and he actually arrived with his own packs. He was a milkman, an outdoor guy who had forearms like Popeye and a cold-weather reason to own the knee-high, lace-up rubber boots that I coveted. These he’d pull on over thick woolen socks that rolled down over the boot tops like a lumberjack. Meanwhile, I had boring, 1950s, black rubber boots with metal buckles that pulled on over my street shoes. The only good thing about them was that they kept my feet dry, as long as I didn’t test dive puddles deeper than 6 inches. But they did nothing to keep me warm, especially not on the day that New Dad took me out tree hunting. This was a man already deep into his 50s when he married my mother. A former sailor of Dutch/Irish extraction who served on U.S. river gunboats in China between the world wars and a widower, he never had children of his own and never embraced the effusive Italian dad type that I knew from the hood. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champComing up in a culture of hugs and face pinching, it took me a long time to figure out that there were ways of expressing love that were far more subtle. Like the day New Dad was washing his car with the usual unfiltered Camel in his mouth. For no reason, he suddenly hit me in the back with a soapy sponge. It actually took some minutes before I realized that he was playing, a new concept. New Dad play. Which is why I picked up the hose and soaked him. Instead of smacking me – I already had some bad experiences with another father, you see – he laughed. If you maybe caught the national weather reports last weekend you maybe noticed how that powerful east-moving storm front picked up a lot of moisture over the Great Lakes, moisture that turned to snow that heaped upon Utica, N.Y., and, well, that was my gulag childhood. And it was into such a winter that I plunged with New Dad just before our first Christmas together. Instead of picking out a tree from the lot by the Esso station, New Dad loaded me into the station wagon and drove out into the country. Along the way I enjoyed the Camel smoke – which would kill him 15 years later and indirectly cause him to be buried in a lime green polyester leisure suit – and his silence. This wasn’t hostile silence or even meaningful silence. This was just quiet, even-tempered silence in a guy that I hoped liked me. For my part, I think that I was beginning to like him. But I’m not sure if there is anything more difficult for a little male than trying to parse the feelings of a big male, especially if you don’t share even a strand of the old double helix. Still, I gathered that our trip into that white world was supposed to be special. Maybe it was the kind of thing that he did in a boyhood far more American than my own. We were going to cut our own tree, which was an exciting proposition because I’d seen drawings of dads and children dragging freshly felled evergreens toward clapboard houses where welcoming smoke curled out of a chimney and where mom probably didn’t scream at the kids in Italian. So maybe I was an ungrateful little jerk. But a little jerk who wanted to be like all the other American jerks I saw on TV shows filmed right here where I now live, in the very place that invented America’s reality. After paying a miserable man who sat alone in a miserable shed, we walked into the snowy woods. New Dad carried a double-bladed war ax over one shoulder and wore on his feet those wonderful green packs. I wore my little-kid rubber boots, my usual array of woolens and a hat that looked like something issued by the Red Army. So I followed into a land utterly devoid of Christmas trees, or nothing eight feet tall and begging for a trip to our living room. When I asked about this, New Dad told me that we’d top a big tree. That’s all he said during our time in deep snow, in a place frighteningly cluttered with trees that had already been topped and tumbled. Meanwhile, my cheap boots began taking on snow, and my feet began to feel like they were somebody else’s feet on temporary loan. Somewhere in there we finally found a tall tree that New Dad went at Mickey Mantle-style, sending huge chunks of wood back at me and filling my nose with a deep pine scent that to this day will transport me straight back to that moment, when the only sound in that colorless place was that of ax on wood. With that tall tree falling easily away from us, cracking and smashing to the ground in a great upwelling of angel dust. Again in silence he whacked off the top eight feet of the fallen thing, a perfect Christmas tree, a beauty. And I might have appreciated the triumph had the cold not turned my feet into concrete blocks. OK, I was crying too and trying to keep it on the down low because this was New Dad and I didn’t want him thinking that I was the kind of kid who cried. But he noticed anyway and said, “Your feet,” like it was a revelation. Then he said, “Damn.” And I thought that he was angry at me. But later I realized that he was angry at himself for not noticing and because – as I’d learn in later years – little kid feet and little kid lives are your responsibility, not theirs. Right then he scooped me up for the first time, holding me – someone else’s son – easily in one massive arm while dragging eight feet of tree with the other. Together we traversed some epic distance to the car, where he loaded me into the front seat, started the engine, pulled off my boots and held my feet to the heat rush beneath the dashboard. Then he wrapped me in his woolen milkman’s coat and drove us home. Just my dad and me. I want to hear from you. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Britain gives historic status to a basement in Liverpool where Beatles played early gigs

first_img Best later joined the band, renamed The Silver Beatles and then The Beatles. The band played the Casbah many times until the club closed in 1962. The same year, Best was replaced as drummer by Ringo Starr and The Beatles released their first single, “Love Me Do.” The building, still owned by the Best family, features murals and paintings by members of the band and by Lennon’s first wife, Cynthia. Bob Hawkins of English Heritage said the club was “in a remarkably well-preserved condition … with wall and ceiling paintings of spiders, dragons, rainbows and stars by original band members along with 1960s musical equipment, amplifiers and original chairs.” “We know of no other survival like it in Liverpool or indeed anywhere else,” he said. A suburban basement where The Beatles played some of their earliest gigs was given protected heritage status by the British government today. The Casbah Coffee Club, created in the home of original Beatles drummer Pete Best, was given Grade II Listed status on the recommendation of conservation body English Heritage. The designation means the Liverpool venue, which still contains original artwork and musical equipment, is of “special architectural or historic interest” and cannot be demolished. Best’s mother, Mona, created the club in the basement and coal cellar of her Victorian house on the edge of Liverpool after reading about the “beat” clubs popular with teenagers in London. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison then billed as The Quarrymen played at the club’s opening in April 1959 as a last-minute replacement for scheduled headliners, the Les Stewart Quartet. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Minute’s silence for Fernando Ricksen observed at Ibrox

first_imgThe banner read A Warrior Until The End, Rest Easy Fernando. The home side were awarded with a perfect opportunity with a penalty just ten minutes into the game.However captain James Tavernier fired his shot wide. A minute’s silence for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has been held before the club’s Europa League clash with Feyenoord.Ricksen, who played for Rangers for six years between 2000-2006, died on Wednesday after a long battle with Motor Neuron Disease.The minute’s silence was held prior to kick-off against the Dutch giants. SNSFans also payed tribute to their former captain, who also won 12 caps for Holland, with a banner in the crowd.last_img read more

Mickey’s PhilharMagic to Debut at Disney California Adventure

first_imgShare This!The ever-enchanting, Mickey’s PhilharMagic will soon be wowing audiences at Disney California Adventure. The 3D show will be found in the Sunset Showcase Theater in HollywoodLand beginning sometime in April.For those on the west coast who haven’t seen Mickey’s PhilharMagic, which can currently be found in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, the show features fan favorite characters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, as well as some of other classic Disney characters. According to Disney, while rumors have swirled for years about an update to the fil, it appears as though the attraction will not be changed in any way for its addition to the Disneyland Resort.The show opens with Donald preparing the orchestra for maestro Mickey, when Donald comes across the conductor’s baton and that ever important Sorcerer’s Hat. Once he puts the hat on, he’s taken away into the fantastic stories of Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Aladdin.We’ll be sure to share with you more details of this upcoming new-to-California attraction soon.last_img read more

Google Gets Mini-Sitelinks

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… phil glockner A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Googleannounced a new, smaller version of their sitelinks search feature on their official Webmaster Blog today. The new mini-sitelinks will appear on more than just the top search result, and will occupy a maximum of one line and four links per result. Sitelinks were originally added by Google to help people jump to more specific portions of large web domains like Amazon or About.com. Additionally, the original version of sitelinks ws only generated for the top-most result of a search query; the new one-liners can appear on other results on the first page. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Sitelinks can be seen as a slow encroachment of Google into a function that is traditionally part of the experience of visiting a site. Depending on how a site is structured, a business might not appreciate customers being pushed directly to a page below the front page. It could be seen as taking away from the customer’s average time on site (a commonly measured site statistic) as well as potentially confusing if a company’s offerings are complex and require some explanation. To this end, Google has made available settings in its suite of Google Webmaster Tools that allow domain holders, once registered, to block specific sitelinks from being listed in Google search results. It does appear that the block is only temporary (90 days) and for specific pages – which means webmasters are going to have a headache dealing with it if they have a lot of potential sitelink pages to block. In any case, Google has written about how to block sitelinks here. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#news#web Related Posts last_img read more

Roundup 1/22: Evolutions Edition

first_imgThe annual Arctic Frontiers conference begins on Monday in Norway, and the opening policy talks will be broadcast over the internet.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(*)John Beddington, the U.K.’s chief scientific adviser, is facing media scrutiny over a company that he owns that would lose business if the United Kingdom creates a marine reserve around the Chagos Islands that bans all fishing.Energy Secretary Steve Chu has defended the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Scientists and ethicists remain flummoxed by the conundrum of fairness for intersex athletes.Do these unicellular organisms dispel intelligent design? (Photo of a paramecium cell courtesy NASA.)last_img read more

Nobel laureate will step down from leading embattled Salk Institute

first_img Salk Institute Elizabeth Blackburn, the Nobel Prize–winning molecular biologist who took over just 2 years ago as president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, today announced her intent to retire next summer. The unexpected news comes as Salk faces gender discrimination lawsuits from three veteran female scientists and Blackburn herself has been challenged for not moving quickly enough to change what one plaintiff’s suit called an “old boys club” at the renowned research institute.In a statement released by Salk, Blackburn said: “Being named to lead the Salk Institute unquestionably has been an honor of my life and this decision did not come without a great deal of thought. At this stage in my career and life, I’ve concluded that my energies will be best devoted to wider issues of science policy and ethics—issues in which I have had a deep and longstanding interest—and spent advocating for measures I feel are critical to supporting ongoing scientific research and discovery worldwide.”Carol Greider, a biologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Blackburn for their discovery of telomeres and telomerase, commented in an email to Science: “I am encouraged to hear Liz is stepping aside from her position as President of the Salk. Liz had long been a champion of women in science. However, in recent weeks with the lawsuit at the Salk, it has been hard to hear this voice from Liz. … I welcome Liz’s desire to turn her energies to policy in the future.”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(*) By John TravisDec. 21, 2017 , 5:30 PM Although it’s not clear that Blackburn’s departure stems directly from the furor engulfing Salk, another of its senior scientists, Inder Verma, will, for the moment, give up his position as editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as a result of the lawsuits. In a 20 December email Science has obtained, Verma writes to the journal’s Editorial Board: Nobel laureate will step down from leading embattled Salk Institutecenter_img Elizabeth Blackburn will step down as president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies next summer. … the NAS Council has decided to place me on temporary leave as Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, effective January 1, 2018 and until the resolution of the employment-related lawsuits filed against The Salk Institute of Biological Studies, where I am a Professor. … As you can imagine, the Council’s decision saddens me deeply, particularly because the lawsuits have nothing to do with my work with NAS and I am not named individually for any claim.  In one of the suits, however, Salk biologist Vicki Lundblad alleges that Verma specifically is among the Salk leaders who have been openly dismissive of their female colleagues and influenced decisions about their funding.Meanwhile, at the end of this month, one of the other scientists suing Salk, Beverly Emerson, is losing her job because her contract is expiring and she has not raised 50% of her salary from external sources, the institute’s requirement for keeping scientists on after their contracts lapse.With reporting by Meredith Wadman.last_img read more