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first_img KCS-content whatsapp Monday 24 January 2011 7:24 pm FACT CHECKER whatsappcenter_img Share MAYOR JOINS FUEL COST DEBATEMAYOR Boris Johnson occasionally piles a spot of political pressure on his old Etonian chum, Prime Minister David Cameron.Having complained about the government’s policies on immigration, City bonuses and the 50p tax rate, Johnson has now joined a chorus calling for the introduction of a “fuel stabiliser” – effectively a drop in tax rates when petrol prices increase, to relieve the burden on motorists.“The price [of petrol] clobbers small businesses,” complained Johnson.The Conservatives promised a fuel stabiliser before the general election, but the pledge did not make it into the coalition agreement – and what’s more, the coalition is continuing Labour’s policy of a “fuel escalator,” imposing a one pence increase on fuel duty.Nine in ten small firms say the increase will cost them up to £2,000 in the next six months, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has complained. Over a third of small businesses said they would have to reduce business investment because of high fuel costs.But the government’s fiscal watchdog has cast doubt over the feasibility of the stabiliser. Robert Chote, head of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) (pictured right), said yesterday that the measure would probably make the government’s finance “less stable than more stable.”Government revenue actually falls when oil prices increase, the OBR found, due to a fall in demand and the inflationary effects of price hikes. In the first year of a rise in oil of £10 a barrel, tax revenues may increase by £100m, it said. But in year two of a price rise, revenues would fall by £700m. And offsetting the £10 increase in oil prices at the petrol pump would cost the Treasury £3.7bn.“They would simply have to find money from somewhere else,” said Karl Emmerson of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.THE VERDICTGOVERNMENT CAN’T CONTROL PRICESThe Prime Minister faces a political dilemma – appease small business and annoy environmentalists, or vica versa. Economic activity and growth rely on fuel, business groups explain. Increasing fuel duty to reduce emissions reduces this activity. A “fuel stabiliser” to iron out price fluctuations, will not work, economists say. The premise — that government revenue increases when petrol prices rise — is false, at least in the medium term. And short term fluctuations cannot be predicted by government, the IFS said. On petrol prices, the PM cannot please all the people all the time. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life TAGSLaLigaLaLiga data analyticsLaLiga SportsTVSpanish professional footballSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Cricket Football Latest Sports News Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Football Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video Previous articleFIBA announce tie-up to upscale Basketball Champions LeagueNext articleSouthee ”looking forward” to India series after Sydney Test snub Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoAlso Read: LaLiga names official drinking water partner in ChinaThe dashboards, released by LaLiga this year, are giving club employees a world of data at their fingertips. Produced alongside the league’s international development department, they provide up-to-date information on various important metrics, from stadium attendances to TV audiences to social media stats to macroeconomic data from around the world, LaLiga has stated in a Press release.“Thanks to these tools, clubs have a live snapshot of their market position and that of LaLiga in all countries,” said Óscar Mayo, head of LaLiga’s international development department. “This allows them to see their key performance indicators (KPIs) in each market and calculate where new growth opportunities may be found.”The dashboards are a continuation of the digital ecosystem that LaLiga has created in recent years. All of the league’s digital assets (including websites, apps, social networks and the LaLigaSportsTV OTT platform) are combined with other sources of information (such as TV audiences and stadium attendance) in a centralized data lake where they are analysed by LaLiga’s business intelligence and analytics department. Club dashboards have been built from this information, offering clubs simple ways to view and analyses the data.To improve analysis, clubs can compare important data with averages from across the league. José Carlos Franco, director of technology and data at LaLiga, added: “The dashboards make it easier for clubs to analyse and compare their data using simple filters. This is helping clubs to improve their engagement on social networks and other campaigns in target markets.The dashboards offer demographic data of each club’s fans. Based on the users who have chosen a favourite club when accessing LaLiga’s digital platforms, clubs are provided with aggregate data on the age ranges, genders and countries of their fan base and of the average fan bases of the other clubs in the league. Another example looks at social media followers per network, via a connection to the Blinkfire tool.LaLiga financial controls bridging gaps between clubs’ revenuesAs Mayo detailed: “If a club has, for example, one or two players from Mexico and a major stake in that market then, thanks to this tool, they can check in real time if their growth in audience is significant, if their increase in social media followers from that country is above the average for the league’s clubs and if the market is one of interest or one with the possibility for growth.”Using this data, clubs will be able to see the real impact of decisions they make and can better inform new investment decisions by showing more clearly where results are being generated.As the dashboards are introduced to the clubs, all departments will have the opportunity to benefit. Stadium attendance data can help ticketing teams by working out their historical attendance data for a certain day of the week or kick-off time or opponent, TV audience data can show marketing where the club has the most fans tuning in to help them plan internationalization strategies and the detailed data on app usage can assist digital or IT departments to improve the service and cater to users’ needs.“Already we are helping clubs to build personalized digital channels and start joint campaigns that apply data-driven marketing techniques,” Franco added.LaLiga is now focused on ensuring the clubs know how to make the most of this wealth of information and has provided staff from its international development department and business intelligence and analytics department to help with this. “There is a general email address and people behind it who can help clubs with interpretation of data and any technical or business questions they might have,” Mayo stated.In addition to the data on the activities of the clubs and the league, there is also lots of external information that can be very helpful. Macroeconomic data from around the world, on metrics such as population, GDP and homes with a TV set, can help clubs to work out which countries and regions provide the best market opportunities. There is local consumer and business data provided by Ampere, with useful details such as average revenue per user and OTT popularity just a couple of clicks away.While the clubs explore the new dashboards, LaLiga is already working on new ways to evolve them. “We need to keep adding data to this,” Mayo said. “The key is being able to provide as much information and market context as possible, whether external or based on the clubs themselves.”Also Read: LaLiga confirms over 100 mn social media followers Latest Sports News Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo LaLiga providing data analytics to help clubs evolve Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive LaLiga is providing clubs with detailed breakdowns of their data like global audience metrics, digital engagement and macroeconomic to enable them to identify new market opportunities.LaLiga’s business intelligence and analytics department has been working for the past two years to ensure the clubs in Spanish professional football have as much information as possible for analysing the marketplace and making strategic business decisions. 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first_img Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Lawrence Choo, Michael Khong+ 26Curated by Fernanda Castro Share MERU House / A3 PROJECTS Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Lawrence Choo, Michael Khong Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects Architects: A3 PROJECTS Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img MERU House / A3 PROJECTSSave this projectSaveMERU House / A3 PROJECTS Manufacturers: Feruni, RNC, SwissmaInterior Design:Kenny Khor Leat ChongArchitects In Charge:Kenny Khor Leat Chong, Ho Choon SinCity:IpohCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lawrence Choo, Michael KhongRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. It all started back in the UK around 2009, when architects Kenny and Sin were still working in London. The brief was to design a family home. Both architects were trained in the school of Architecture at the University of Bath.Save this picture!© Lawrence Choo, Michael KhongThroughout their career, they worked for Arup Associates and PRP Architects respectively. Their works often have an emphasis in the volume and spatial expression, which is reflected in this barn-like Meru house. When the project first started, it took great effort to get contractors to fabricate details as intended. Travelling back and forth wasn’t an ideal solution either. After living in the UK for 15 years, both reside in Malaysia, construction took place in 2013 and completed in turn of 2017. The house has been designed using passive design and energy efficient approach. Building orientation, prevailing wind directions and the tropical monsoon season patterns are all being considered. Wind catcher is used to cool the inside of the house, in combination with two strategically located courtyards, as an overall ventilation and heat movement strategy.Save this picture!© Lawrence Choo, Michael KhongSave this picture!1st / 2nd Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lawrence Choo, Michael KhongHot air is drawn upward due to temperature gradient, assisted by prevailing wind flowing pass the catcher, creating stack effect through volumetric play. Greater airflow is enhanced with cross ventilation louvers at various height levels. Deep recessed verandas, balconies and vertical fins are part of the key elements of passive design. Veranda is located around the perimeter of the house. It forms a filtering element of the house from hot sun, as well as the tropical rainstorm. Family gets to appreciate their garden and enjoy outdoor living where possible. There is an on-site rainwater harvesting system whereby rainwater is collected and stored in an underground concrete tank, keeping the water cooled below ground. Although it is uncommon in Malaysia, double brick cavity wall is used for all external walls. The cavity wall helps to alleviate the excessive heat gain exposure as well as maintaining an indoor climate comfort.Save this picture!© Lawrence Choo, Michael KhongProject gallerySee allShow lessRed Planet / 100architectsSelected ProjectsRaised Walkways and Looping Rivers Triumph in Park Avenue Design CompetitionArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Ipoh, Malaysia Malaysia Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2016 CopyAbout this officeA3 PROJECTSOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIpohMalaysiaPublished on April 01, 2018Cite: “MERU House / A3 PROJECTS” 31 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img News March 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Outcry over arrest of TV journalist in Táchira state August 25, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Help by sharing this information VenezuelaAmericas VenezuelaAmericas News January 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Follow the news on Venezuela Organisation News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about the imprisonment of TV journalist Gustavo Azócar Alcalá, a critic of President Hugo Chávez and governor Ronald Blanco La Cruz of the eastern state of Táchira, where he lives. A judge yesterday ordered Azócar’s detention for an indefinite period while he is investigated on six-year-old charges of fraud and embezzling public funds. “It is not up to us to take a position on the substance of the case against Azócar,” the press freedom organisation said. “But we condemn his detention for an unlimited period, which has the effect of silencing a journalist known for criticising the local and national authorities. And we condemn it all the more as the prosecutor’s office has recognised that its case is incomplete.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Regardless of his role in the offences of which he is accused, the fact that he is the subject of a judicial investigation does not mean he must be detained.”Azócar presents a programme called “Café con Azócar” on the privately-owned regional TV station Televisora de Táchira, which is based in the city of San Cristóbal, the state capital. He is also a correspondent for the national daily El Universal.The charges date back to a complaint brought by Governor Blanco in 2000 accusing him of failing to comply with a contract to broadcast Táchira state lottery spots on the radio programme he presented at that time.The prosecutor’s office issued an order for his arrest on the grounds that he never responded to a summons. After being arrested and detained on 6 March at police headquarters in San Cristóbal, he appeared yesterday before state judge Ciro Heraclio Chacón, who ordered his immediate transfer to Santa Ana on the outskirts of the city. He is supposed to held there until the investigation is completed. No date has been set for a subsequent hearing.Azócar’s lawyer, Jésus Vivas Terán, denied that his client had failed to responded to summonses in the past. He also alleged irregularities in the proceedings against Azócar, pointing out that the prosecutor’s office had acknowledged to him a few days ago that the case was incomplete.Azócar is known both for criticising the Chávez government and exposing irregularities in the state administration implicating the governor. When arrested, he said he was been held on the governor’s orders because of his work as a journalist. His lawyer said he could not be guilty of the charges brought against him because he was not authorised to sign contracts on behalf of the radio station. Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the imprisonment yesterday of Gustavo Azócar Alcalá (photo), the presenter of the political talk-show “Café con Azócar” on the regional TV station Televisora de Táchira in the eastern city of San Cristóbal and a correspondent for the daily El Universal. A well-known critic of the local governor, he is being held on six-year-old charges of fraud and embezzling public funds. to go further June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Related documents English VersionPDF – 164.14 KBFrench VersionPDF – 165.07 KBTraditional Chinese VersionPDF – 240.46 KBSimplified Chinese VersionPDF – 256.75 KB June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Read the letter in its entirety:  News News In a joint letter published on July 22nd, Reporters Without Borders and a coalition of twelve human rights NGOs urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon investigative journalist Huang Qi from prison. The two time RSF Press Freedom Prize laureate, aged 57, has been detained since November 2016 and was sentenced last year to 12 years in prison despite critical health conditions that put him at risk of dying if not freed immediately.“This punishment is equivalent to a death sentence considering Huang Qi’s health has already deteriorated from a decade kept in harsh confinement,” says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head, who urges President Xi Jinping “to show mercy by exercising his power to pardon, so that Huang Qi can be released before it is too late.”On July 29th, 2019, the Mianyang Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan Province sentenced Huang Qi to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets and providing state secrets abroad, after a 2-year detention and a closed trial. The journalist, 2004 RSF Press Freedom Prize laureate and founder of civil-rights information website 64 Tianwang, winner of the same prize in 2016, is in reality being punished for his commitment to reporting human rights violations by certain Chinese officials.In a statement published on December 20th, 2018 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), following a petition by RSF, four UN human rights experts called for his release. The document noted that the jailed Chinese journalist was in a dire health condition that would “continue to deteriorate to a fatal point” if he stayed in detention, where he suffered from ill treatment and lack of appropriate medical care.In 2017, Nobel Peace Prize and RSF Press Freedom Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and the dissident blogger Yang Tongyan both died from cancer that was left untreated in detention, and several other journalists and press freedom defenders are at risk to suffer a similar fate.China is currently holding more than 114 journalists behind bars and is ranked 177th out of 180 in the RSF 2020 World Press Freedom Index.Signatories: Article 19Association of Taiwan JournalistsChinese Human Rights Defenders Committee To Protect Journalists Freedom HouseIndex On Censorship International Federation for Human RightsHuman Rights FoundationHuman Right In ChinaLigue des droits de l’HommeTaiwan Media Watch FoundationReporters Without Borders Safeguard Defenders  China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en Follow the news on China to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses CorruptionImprisonedUnited NationsRSF Prize July 22, 2020 – Updated on August 6, 2020 RSF and NGO coalition call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist at risk of dying in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of twelve human rights NGOs call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist and two-time RSF Press Freedom Prize laureate, Huang Qi, who may die in prison if not freed immediately. News ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses CorruptionImprisonedUnited NationsRSF Prize Receive email alertslast_img read more

first_img Previous articleNew spin to Roches Street’s fundraisingNext articlePower recalls 1988 interview with Jackson admin WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Email NewsLocal NewsSudden death of popular DJBy admin – July 1, 2009 803 center_img Print Advertisement Linkedin PAT MOLONEY, one of Limerick’s best known DJs, died suddenly this Monday, aged 45.The late Mr Moloney, active in the music scene since his early twenties, had performed at Angel Lane Nightclub on Sunday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was also associated with a number of other nightclubs in the area, principally The Icon and Dolans.Long-time friend James Morrissey, described Mr Moloney as a very conscientious and active person, who loved his profession.“There was nothing about the industry that Pat did not know-he was completely dedicated to it, and all patrons of nightclubs and other places of entertainment will be deeply saddened by his passing”.Removal from Cross’s Funeral Home on Thursday at 7.30pm to The Holy Family Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in Mount St. Oliver Cemetery. last_img read more

first_imgPrint RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGScharityCommunityLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Email Shannon Free Zone SHANNON Group, with Shannon Chamber, is encouraging people throughout the Shannon region to come out in force to partake in a Charity 5k run/walk to raise funds for Shannon Group’s Charity Partners, Irish Cancer Society and Limerick Suicide Watch.Organised in conjunction with Shannon Chamber, with the support of Ei Electronics and a number of Shannon businesses, the 5k will take place in Shannon Free Zone, Airport Avenue, Shannon at 7pm on Thursday, September 5.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Proceeds from this event, via participants’ entry fees, will go directly to the Shannon Group Charity Partners and will add greatly to the €278,000 raised by the Group’s staff for a range of deserving charities since the Group was established five years ago.Registration for the Shannon Group Charity 5K is now open and runners, walkers, joggers or even skippers are asked to lace up and take part in what promises to be a fun evening.Shannon Group’s Acting CEO, Mary Considine said: “The commitment shown by our staff to fundraise for worthy causes in our community since 2014 has been fantastic. Through a range of events which require time, commitment, and energy, we are delighted to be raising money this year for two worthy charities; The Irish Cancer Society and Limerick Suicide Watch. This year’s charity 5k at Shannon Free Zone will add a new dimension to their fundraising efforts, and we would encourage as many people as possible to get on their runners/tackies for what we know will be a very special event.”Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “This is a tremendous demonstration of corporate social responsibility in action and we applaud Shannon Group staff for their initiative in organising an event of this nature. Not only will it benefit the Group’s charity partners but it will also promote health and wellbeing among the corporate sector, which is something we, as a Chamber, are keen to promote. We are encouraging our membership to participate.”The event is open to all those working in the region to take part and with a flat and straight course, is ideal for both first timers and seasoned runners looking to set a personal best.  A number of prizes will be provided on the day by Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage, including prizes going to the fastest female, fastest male and fastest team of five.The Shannon Group staff charity organising committee are posting a special ‘Desk to 5K’ social media programme to help participants get ready for the event. To find our more visit the Event Information Page and registration for the event is via the Event Registration Pagecenter_img Twitter Previous articleAwards a real trip for BunrattyNext articleLeaving Cert students in Limerick look to the future Staff Reporter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsCommunityCharities to benefit from Shannon Group 5KBy Staff Reporter – August 14, 2019 126 Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

first_img Dr. James Bolton talks to a visitor in his office at Odessa College, Monday, April 9, 2018. WhatsApp By admin – April 17, 2018 Dr. James Bolton stands on a roof top patio outside of his office Monday at Odessa College. Bolton has been invited to serve on a National Science Foundation panel on getting more minorities into STEM. An Odessa College professor who worked on an article about black spots on tomatoes had his work cited so many times that he’s been invited to serve on a National Science Foundation panel on getting more minorities into STEM.James J. Bolton, associate professor II/chair of the Science Department, said the panel is April 26 and April 27 in Washington, D.C. Bolton said it was a team of people who worked on the article.He said he is nervously excited about participating and he anticipates rubbing elbows with authors of textbooks that got him through biology.“Sitting next to them, that’s a huge honor,” Bolton said. 1 of 4 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Local NewsEducationcenter_img Dr. James Bolton stands on a roof top patio outside of his office at Odessa College, Monday, April 9, 2018. Dr. James Bolton talks to a visitor in his office at Odessa College, Monday, April 9, 2018. The tomato article, which has many co-authors, has been cited 574 times, he said.Each time a new scientific article is published and someone else’s work is cited it is recorded. Bolton said he didn’t know this was done on a consistent basis.“Tomatoes tend to develop a black spot and no one wants a black spot on a red tomato. Although it’s of no harm to humans, economically the tomato industry was suffering” because people didn’t want to eat tomatoes with black spots, Bolton said.“We did some molecular biology to get rid of that black spot to find out how it developed and to get rid of it,” Bolton said.Knockout technology, which can knock out what a gene produces, was used to eliminate the black spots, he said.Published in 2012 in the Journal of Bacteriology, Bolton said it was noticed by the U.S. government in 2015.“It did things I didn’t know the article would do. It was just a fun research article,” he said.Bolton said a lot of the things that attack plants don’t attack people. Pseudomonas syringae went after the tomato.“The medical industry started citing this paper because people who have bed sores as it relates to burns, theirs is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. …,” Bolton said.Pseudomonas aeruginosa can kill people, he added. He said the medical industry thought they could use knockout technology to stop people from dying of this particular infection.But the average amount of time that it takes for something like this to hit mainstream America is 12 years. Probably another 10 years to go before they’ll have some answers for the medical industry.Having his research noticed in this way makes Bolton want to do more to help people.Bolton added that tomatoes are important to the economy because lots of people work in the industry. Tomatoes are also a source of a protein called lycopene, which he said reduces the incidence of prostate cancer in men.The National Science Foundation, the premier funding agency for research, sent him an email noting the 500-plus citations. Two weeks later, Bolton said the NSF said based on the citations they considered him an expert in his field.“That’s one of the highest honors you can get as a researcher,” Bolton said.The National Science Foundation also noted that Bolton is with a Hispanic Serving Institution and NSF wanted someone like him who is a minority to be able to connect with other minorities and get them involved in the sciences.“I thought it was a huge honor. I was only one of 12 to be selected to serve as a panelist to talk about how to get minorities in STEM education,” Bolton said. STEM stands for science, technology, education and math.Bolton often gives presentations to get students interested in STEM.“The younger I get them, the more I can affect them. … I get a reasonable number of speaking engagements. The ones I take first are the third graders and fifth graders,” he said.It was around that age that Bolton said he got interested in the sciences.“After third and fifth grade, it’s more difficult to get them,” Bolton said.Bolton said he will be one of the people that reviews proposals and, based on his expertise, determine whether the research should move forward and whether the government should fund the research.“It’s challenging. These (proposals) are coming from Stanford and MIT and they have little old me sitting up there and saying whether it’s good or not. It kind of blows my mind,” Bolton said.Bolton earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Wiley College; his master’s degree in genetics from the University of Alabama; and his PhD in molecular biology and genetics from Alabama A&M University.When he finished his PhD, Bolton said he was called to Cornell University to work in a criminal investigation laboratory that doesn’t exist on paper. He started as a researcher and then became a forensic scientist.“That’s how I became a forensic scientist,” Bolton said.The lab he was with tested hair and blood samples from Osama bin Laden to determine it was him who was killed in a raid by U.S. Special Forces in Pakistan. With high-profile cases like this, Bolton said the scientists aren’t told who they’re trying to identify.He was with the lab from 2004 through 2013.“It’s a lot of stress,” he said. “It’s a lot of reward, but a lot of stress.”He is now working on a book called “Making it Through Your Difficult Moments” with co-author Dr. Shamanique Bodie.“OC is extremely fortunate to have a scientist and educator of his caliber on the faculty. His expertise and passion for his field have a great impact not only on the department which he chairs, but also the lives of the students he serves,” Dean of Arts and Sciences Eric Yeager said.More Information Twitter National Science Foundation.About James Bolton. 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