‘Junk Science’ and Roundup Verdicts Examined in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — San Francisco juries have awarded up to $1 billion to persons claiming their cancer resulted from exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup™. In the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Paul Driessen, J.D., examines the evidence and the legal process in this case study of litigation that is destroying companies and technology.

Law firms are still soliciting clients for lawsuits in which cumulative awards could reach trillions of dollars, Driessen writes.

Introduced in 1974, glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide, he notes. Millions of homeowners, gardeners, and farmers use it regularly to kill weeds. Countless farmers employ it with “Roundup-Ready” corn, soybeans, cotton, and other crops that are genetically engineered to be resistant to it. That lets them practice no-till farming—which means a couple of spray treatments eliminate the

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American Farm Bureau Foundation Launches ‘Easy Button’ for Elementary Ag Education

New at-home learning resources are now available to parents and teachers clamoring for content. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture unveiled a new webpage featuring weekly lesson plans dedicated to helping students in kindergarten through fifth grade learn where their food comes from while helping parents and teachers keep children engaged.

“We are thrilled to be launching this weekly series of virtual learning tools for parents, teachers and students,” AFBFA Executive Director Daniel Meloy said. “Providing engaging lesson plans and exciting content helps support our goal at the Foundation for Agriculture to provide an ‘easy button’ for at-home learning during this time so many of us are juggling priorities while trying to ensure kids enjoy virtual learning.”

The resource page contains free weekly activities, which focus around a central theme and can be done independently of one another. The first lesson, which is live now, is titled “Who is

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Helping education entrepreneurs and school leaders navigate the procurement maze | American Enterprise Institute

Key Points

  • The procurement of new education products or
    services is frequently complicated by a maze of regulations that create
    confusion among district officials, vendors, and policymakers about what can
    and can’t be procured.
  • Whether a good or service is “allowable,” or how
    to pay for it, often comes down to interpreting key terms in regulations and
    statutes; two examples underscore the merits of creating terms mutually
    understood among stakeholders.
  • The active collaboration required among school
    officials, vendors, and policymakers to make sense of terms in ways that make
    good on the promise, intent, and guideposts of policy could accelerate the
    feedback loop between policy and practice.

Read the PDF.

Years ago, a scrappy startup created a diagnostic assessment
that teachers could use in their classrooms. It was cutting-edge, and the
company grew by leaps and bounds—except in one state in the Southeast. It
didn’t matter how many agreeable conversations

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Trump Calls for ‘Patriotic Education’ to Defend American History From the Left

“I think Donald Trump sees the cultural wars as a pathway to victory,” Mr. Brinkley added. But, he said, “what he sees as a cultural war is just trying to open up the narrative to other peoples’ experiences — not just white males.”

Mr. Trump gave his remarks a campaign twist when he promised to include a statue of Caesar Rodney, who rode 70 miles to Philadelphia in 1776 to cast a tiebreaking vote to declare independence, in a national statuary garden to honor “American heroes” whose creation he ordered in July. Mr. Biden, he charged, “said nothing as to his home state’s history and the fact that it was dismantled and dismembered.

“And a founding father’s statue was removed,” the president added.

Denouncing “propaganda tracts” that “try to make students ashamed of their own history,” Mr. Trump singled out The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, named for the

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Science and Soft Totalitarianism | The American Conservative

Scientific American‘s endorsement of Joe Biden isn’t terribly scientific or American.

One would be hard-pressed to find a scientist who has shed more light on the limitations of scientific and medical research than Dr. John Ioannidis, C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention and Professor of Medicine, of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University.

While Ioannidis’ work has acutely demonstrated the increasing unreliability of large swaths of peer-reviewed scientific research, the SARS-COV2 pandemic has helped to manifest an even darker framework surrounding the present conditions of contemporary scientific inquiry. Dr. Andrea Saltelli speaks precisely to this problem, which is the conflation of scientific knowledge with political power, observing that:

The modern model of influence of science and technology on public policies has resulted in a situation where the crisis of the political system and that of science conflate one another–as witnessed by the post-truth, post-facts debates, challenging the arrangements

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Sec. Rick Perry and Sec. Henry Cisneros Praise American Innovation of Houston-based Technology that Catches and Kills Airborne Coronavirus

IVP Air Joins Former Policymakers and Scientists to Announce Deployments of a Patent-Pending Air Filtration System that Catches and Kills 99.999% Airborne Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) and the InterContinental Hotel – Houston Medical Center announced the installation of a new airborne biodefense protection system at multiple locations across the country, including the InterContinental, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and student housing, Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, True North Classical Academy in Miami, Florida, Slidell Independent School District in Slidell, Texas and Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation with sites in Texas and Las Vegas.

Joining IVP for the luncheon were IVP Founder & CEO Monzer Hourani, former Texas Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, key members of the technology’s scientific team, and representatives

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Hundreds of thousands will lose their jobs without additional emergency aid, says American Airlines CEO

“Hundreds of thousands of people will be out of work, and service to small communities will be discontinued,” if a new round of emergency airline funding is not approved, American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said on NBC’s “TODAY” show Friday morning.



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Moreover, the critical national infrastructure that the airline industry provides, and that will be key to the nation’s economic recovery, could be severely impacted by the sweeping industry cuts, he said.

“We want to make sure that when the economy recovers we are here,” Parker said.

Parker’s comments come after emergency talks at the White House on Thursday, when executives from the major U.S. airlines met with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a last-minute plea for additional funding in order to avoid tens of thousands of layoffs across the entire airline sector.

“We airline CEOs are here on behalf

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Baltimore-based Laureate Education to sell off South American universities, Walden University

Baltimore-based Laureate Education Inc. is selling off much of its higher education network in Latin America with the planned sale of universities in Brazil, and also is exiting the U.S. market with a sale of Walden University.



a man wearing glasses and a suit and tie: Baltimore, MD-11/14/17 - Eilif Serck-Hanssen is president and CEO of Laureate Education Inc.


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Baltimore, MD-11/14/17 – Eilif Serck-Hanssen is president and CEO of Laureate Education Inc.

The international higher education company said Sunday it has agreed to sell its Brazilian operations to Ser Educacional S.A., a Brazil-based network of educational institutions, in a deal valued at $724 million at the current exchange rate and share value.

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In addition, the company announced Friday it plans to sell Walden University, an online college considered a pioneer in distance learning that offers doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and graduate certificate programs. Laureate plans to sell Walden, its only U.S. business, to Adtalem Global Education Inc. for $1.5 billion in cash.

It

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COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Professional Gap Year Job Opportunity For Young American Special Education Teachers And Therapists

For over 12 years, Apex Social has matched European graduates in care professional fields such as education, therapy, and nursing with American and Australian host families. Now young American teachers and therapists can also benefit from this unique experiential learning job opportunity. The caregivers are fully integrated within their host families and the child’s interdisciplinary education or therapy team, which allows them to learn about new concepts and methods, which they will be able to utilize in their future careers.

“I’ve learned so much by being able to live and work with a child who has special needs on a daily basis, versus as a therapist, when I’d only see a client for thirty minutes once a week,” said Sabrina Kempkes, an Apex Social care professional from Germany currently living with a family in Los Angeles. “I’ve gained a greater understanding of how treatment can be incorporated into

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American Development Model: Play to Win

Play to Win

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
Boys 19+
Girls 18+

Primary focus: Learn how to win. At this point, the game feels like a full-time job. Major life decisions are made around the sport. It’s important that players feel independent and confident in the steps they are taking to reach the highest levels of competition. Training-to-competition ratio is 25:75.

Competition level:
Professionals – 20-35 events per year
Amateurs – 13-20 events per year

What the coach recommends: Joe Hallett has worked with players who have reached No. 1 in the world, played on Solheim Cup teams, won majors and even Olympic gold. The PGA Professional said this stage isn’t just about winning. It’s about putting yourself in position to win, learning how to handle defeat and making adjustments to get back there again. The best players in the world find an area that’s holding them

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