NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to become the first African American crew member to live on board the International Space Station, was unexpectedly pulled from her June flight.In a brief news release Thursday, NASA announced that Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a fellow member of Epps’s astronaut class who was scheduled to launch later in the year, would be bumped up to take Epps’s place. Epps, who had already started training for her role on Expedition 56/57, will return to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where she will be a candidate for future crews.NASA did not give an explanation for the crew change. But Epps’s brother blamed racism at the space agency.“My sister Dr. Jeannette Epps has been fighting against oppressive racism and misogynist in NASA and now they are holding her back and allowing a Caucasian Astronaut to take her place!” Henry Epps wrote in a Facebook post Saturday (the post has since been removed). He linked to a … [Read more...] about NASA pulls Black astronaut from International Space Station crew. Her brother blames racism.
Roger Frampton, 33, is a model and personal trainer. His new book ‘The Flexible Body’ proposes that by practicing a sequence of movements based on stretches and gymnastics for 10 minutes a day, you’ll get back to moving like you did as a child. Long-term benefits of the method include gaining strength and flexibility, avoiding injury, and living longer, he says. 33-year-old model and personal trainer Roger Frampton is chiselled, bright-eyed, and, surprisingly, even more handsome in real life than his photos suggest. But when we met after January’s London Fashion Week Men’s wrapped up, it was not to discuss his good looks nor his international modelling career. Instead, it was to talk about his new book “The Flexible Body.” For many people stretching is an after thought, one that all too many of us forget – or can’t be bothered – to do … [Read more...] about Meet Roger Frampton, the international model and personal trainer who chooses stretches over weights and ‘can teach you to move like a 3-year-old’
The University of Toronto is drastically cutting tuition fees for international PhD students — a rare move administrators hope will open doors for more outstanding academics from around the world to come here to study. The university’s current tuition fees of $21,560 for international PhD students soar three times higher than the domestic rate of $6,960 for most programs. Starting this September, international students will pay the domestic fee. “We’re always looking for ways to attract the top research talent,” said Joshua Barker, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, in an interview Wednesday. “We’ve got efforts going on a number of fronts and this is one of our initiatives.” The benefit doesn’t apply until the students’ fifth year of study. In the first four years, neither international nor domestic students pay tuition out of pocket — it’s already covered by funding packages provided by the university. The … [Read more...] about U of T to slash international PhD tuition fees
A local elementary school’s robotics team is hopeful the Toronto District School Board will reconsider its ban on travel to the U.S. for elementary school students as well as high school students, after the team earned an invitation to one of two international competitions south of the border.Colin King, the captain of Glen Ames Senior Public School’s robotics team The Walking Lead, said the team will be let down if they can’t move on with the competition.“It’s a bit disappointing because of all the hours we put in, about 200 hours plus, for us to not go to either Detroit or California,” he said.The Walking Lead earned second place out of 40 teams at the First Lego League’s eastern Ontario provincials this month with the Royal Flush — an automatic flusher they invented to help combat lead contamination of drinking water at schools. They were also just one of two teams invited to present their project in front of the entire crowd of 800 … [Read more...] about Students barred from attending international competition by school board’s travel ban
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