Architecture Professor Mabel Wilson Shines Light on New National African American Museum

Architecture Professor Mabel Wilson Shines Light on New National African American Museum

To write the book about the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, Mabel O. Wilson pored over architecture drawings and environmental impact reports, and interviewed dozens of people involved in the project, including architects, a structural engineer, and John Lewis, the civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman who helped win government support for its construction. 24.

“My goal was to show people the ways buildings tell the stories of places and people,” said Wilson (GSAPP’91), a professor at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a senior fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies.

Wilson has her own design studio in New York, called Studio and was a finalist, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in the competition to design the new museum. “I had the architectural perspective and I had the historical perspective,” she said. Her previous book was Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums. in American Studies from New York University.

Mabel Wilson Photo by Justin Beck

The history of the new museum goes back to 1915 and a campaign by the Grand Army of the Republic to build the first monument to honor black soldiers who fought in the Civil War. It became an effort to create a museum, a place for African Americans to understand their contributions to the nation. That effort was derailed by fund raising difficulties and then the Depression. The idea was revived by dedicated citizens and civic leaders several times until 2003, when President George W.

Lonnie G. Bunch III, then director of the Chicago History Museum, in 2005 was named to head the new national museum and set out to raise another $270 million and assemble a collection. There were few big collections of African American art and artifacts to draw from, said Wilson. Thousands of individuals contributed items from among their own possessions and donated money, often in small amounts. Walker, who built a hair care empire in the early 1900s and became a millionaire.

The museum was built to accommodate items large and small. The collection now includes 37,000 objects,
Architecture Professor Mabel Wilson Shines Light on New National African American Museum
3,500 of which are on display, including slave shackles, Harriet Tubman’s hymnal and shawl, and even a railroad car divided into separate sections for black and white passengers. There are photographs of lynchings and items from a slave ship that sank off the coast of Africa. A milliner’s shop patronized by African American women donated its entire collection of flamboyant, colorful bonnets. Chuck Berry’s red Cadillac and Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves are also there.

“My cultural experience and heritage are there,” said Wilson, who was invited to a preview tour the week before the museum opened. “It’s interesting to be in a space where you can see your own personal history connected.” At one exhibit, when she commented that a sewing machine was just like one her grandmother had, an African American man standing nearby said his grandmother had one like it, too. Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America includes an essay by Farah Griffin, the William B. Ransford Professor of English, Comparative Literature and African American studies at Columbia.

Related: More Than A Building, A Dream Come True: The Opening of the African American Museum, CUNY TV, Nov. 23, 2016

For Wilson, the biggest challenge when she started on the book was describing something not yet built. Now that the museum is complete, she is impressed with the results. Located near the Washington Monument and the White House, it is the only museum on the National Mall not made of white marble. It reflects light and changes colors during the day; at night, the lights within the building shine through. Huge windows on the top floor provide views of the Martin Luther King Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. Landscaping around the museum evokes slaves’ ocean passage from Africa to America.

“The narrative of slavery is a real reminder to America of how much enslaved labor is woven into the fabric of the nation. The mission of the museum is to make African American history understood as American history,
Architecture Professor Mabel Wilson Shines Light on New National African American Museum
” said Wilson. “I was honored to be asked to do the book.”

Arc of Schuyler offers Tai Chi classes for seniors

Arc of Schuyler offers Tai Chi classes for seniors

In partnership with the Schuyler County Office for the Aging, The Arc of Schuyler is hosting an eight week series of tai chi classes for seniors age 60 and older.Tai chi is a form of gentle exercise used for stress reduction, and to increase energy, endurance and flexibility. Tai chi also may help improve balance, reduce chronic pain and lower blood pressure.Class instructors are employed by The Arc of Schuyler and are certified tai chi trainers.There is no mandatory fee for the class, but a suggested donation of $3 per class to support future programs is welcome, organizers said. Class size is limited, and pre registration is required by calling The Arc at 607 535 6934 to register or for more information.Preschool Storytime is free to all.Accessory saleBags, Bauble and Beads, the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary’s annual sale, will be Sept. 21 and 22 in the hospital lobby.The sale offers gently used designer and everyday handbags, jewelry and scarves.Hours on Sept. on Sept. 22.Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Sept. 22 as part of the library’s new Fourth Friday concert series.Chopak composes and performs music across the genres of roots and progressive chamber folk, world beat influenced rock and experimental and improvisational music. He uses instruments such as cello, piano, double bass, acoustic/electric guitars and voice.A $10 donation to support the musicians and the library is requested.State parknominated againWatkins Glen State Park is a nominee in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice for Best New York Attraction.
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Arbor Hills developers reveal tenant lineup for project on Washtenaw Avenue

Arbor Hills developers reveal tenant lineup for project on Washtenaw Avenue

Running Fit President Randy Step said he wasn actively looking to open a new store in Ann Arbor at least, not until he saw the plans for Arbor Hills.

did (this) more because the synergy of who was going to be in the (Arbor Hills) center and what was going on, Step said.

Step is among 15 tenants that have signed leases to open in the 90,700 square foot shopping center, located on Washtenaw Avenue between Huron Parkway and Platt Road. He said he couldn pass up the opportunity to open a store in the same center as athletic apparel retailer lululemon athletica and outdoor products retailer The North Face.

Arbor Hills development on Washtenaw Avenue

The developers have 15 signed leases, including national, regional and local tenants

The developers have 15 signed leases and they are in various stages of negotiations with other tenants. There is room for about 23 businesses, depending on how space is divided.

Many of the tenants are new to Ann Arbor, and some of the companies have been circling the region real estate market for years. About half the tenants, including The North Face and Arhaus Furniture,
Arbor Hills developers reveal tenant lineup for project on Washtenaw Avenue
have a presence in the Somerset Collection an upscale mall in Troy.

(many of these tenants) do is they go to really special malls, said Reiswerg, referring to Somerset. these are (tenants) who prefer to be on the street. To entice these tenants, we had to look a certain way. added: think a lot of it has to do with the trust of the developer they do extensive research. They coming into this market knowing pretty much the type of volumes they can do. The stores sell casual women clothing and accessories.

Paper Source: This specialty paper retailer operates more than 50 stores in 19 states, including a store in downtown Birmingham.

Bluemercury: This luxury beauty products and spa retailer is opening its first Michigan store in the Arbor Hills center.

Glassbox Coffee: Jason Friend opened Glassbox Coffee at 1335 S. University Ave. near the University of Michigan campus last month. He plans to open a new location in Arbor Hills. Glassbox sells specialty coffee, espresso and artisan juices.

LILL Studio: LILL Studio was founded in 1999 as a customizable handbag company. Customers can design handbags and accessories online, at a home party program, or in the company boutiques in Chicago and Boston.

Despite the 300 some spots that Lizzy mentioned I would suspect that during peak shopping times/seasons (ie weekends holidays) there will be a fight for parking. I believe this development at one point included a proposal for a small parking structure, but was removed. Not having many restaurants in the center may be good as it should keep the in/out flow of shoppers steady. With that said I would not be at all surprised to see one of the neighboring properties to the south or east sold for the creation of additional parking in the future.

None of these niche shops appear to fill a gaping void in retail products needed by Ann Arbor citizens. Their success is not guaranteed and Arbor Hills Crossing may prove to be a failed effort.

Meanwhile the city will not benefit financially since TIF payment will be returned to the owner for nineteen years to cover the cost of Brownfield remediation and site development.

Furthermore, the traffic pattern along Washtenaw Avenue will be adversely effected by a new traffic light at Platt and Washtenaw Avenue as well as by the mall entrance. Certainly this change in traffic flow is not the intent of the original Reimage Washtenaw plan.
Arbor Hills developers reveal tenant lineup for project on Washtenaw Avenue

Aranyani Announces Spring Summer 2018 Collection Inspired By Silk Route Plans To Enter New York Soon Latest News

Aranyani Announces Spring Summer 2018 Collection Inspired By Silk Route Plans To Enter New York Soon Latest News

Aranyani the luxury fashion brand today announced the launch of their new collection Spring Summer 2018 (SS18) which gets its inspiration from the “Silk Route” as laid by the cherry blossoms. Aranyani currently has stores in Bengaluru and Surat and plans to expand internationally early next year. Aranyani currently has stores in Bengaluru and Surat and plans to expand internationally early next year. The bags by Aranyani are hand crafted and hand painted by artists. The story for the SS18 collection starts from the Samurai of Japan and ends in Turkey following the tracks of the cherry blossoms which laid their paths through the scenic mountains.

Every product of Aranyani is carefully handcrafted to be one of a kind. No more than two items per design are released at any point for each city, making it a masterpiece. This amalgamation of creativity and sophistication is the result of handpicked and handcrafted leather, elegantly painted by world class Indian artisans.

always speaks to us, we need to learn to listen. We humans always look for the three important ingredients of life: Love, Peace and Happiness in all the activities that we do. Our story for SS18 tracks the historical route: The Silk Route. At the time when this route was open, civilisations flourished and wealth showed itself in abundance. Over a period of time, the seeds of greed and jealousy grew and ultimately closed the entire route. Efforts are on to open this route and many attempts failed since the main objective is to allow a single dominant player. However, nature speaks. Shows us that the cherry blossoms have paved the route for us. If we listen and act upon it, we will receive our three ingredients: Love, Peace and Happiness, Haresh Mirpuri, Founder CEO, Aranyani said during the announcement.

It took two years of intensive training in Milan, global research on luxury leather products and arduous months of trial and testing before Team Aranyani was able to launch its products in the market. The biggest differentiator, according to Mirpuri, is bringing top notch quality at affordable price.

one in this world, as an organisation, provides customised high quality hand painted bags at the prices that we offer. Aranyani is a luxury but definitely not unreachable, said Mirpuri.

The connoisseurs of fashion products would specially love the SS 18 collection executed by well known artists Shan Re and Romicon Revola.

am delighted to collaborate with Aranyani to create a collection of bags in my signature style since my work is harmonious with the philosophy of Aranyani. My collaboration with Aranyani happened so effortlessly since I am flexible and open to experimentation, adapting to new medium excites me and drives me to focus on the beauty and depth of my creativity, said Shan Re on her collaboration with Aranyani.

Shan Re, known as a contemporary modernist, is a dynamic and prolific artist. The intensity and frequency of her creative output is enormous. She sees nature and art as inseparably linked. Nowhere does she find as much inspiration, peace and solace as in using nature as a metaphor to express her emotions. Shan magical colour palette is one of the defining features of her work.

is the silent and dynamic visual language through which I communicate with my viewer. I choose my colour based on resonance not based on reasoning, she added. Her artwork finds pride of place in various private collections across the world including London, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Oslo and Berlin.

am excited to collaborate with Aranyani since I have an irresistible desire to do functional art. I feel that art should be a part of daily life and these single edition bags with original artwork are meant to make you feel like you are carrying a painting with you wherever you go, said Romicon.

Romicon Revola aka Romi is a contemporary visual artist based in Bangalore. Trained as a sculptor in San Francisco she has experimented with a variety of media. Her work encompasses monumental public sculpture, installation, painting, and video.

work often explores that mysterious, elusive space that lies between the utopian and the dystopian. While suggesting intimacy and monumentality, my approach reflects the paradigm the personal is the global. I believe that each one of us is a microcosm of the universe, says Romicon.

Romicon Revola has installed public sculptures and has held exhibitions in India and abroad. Her work can be seen across Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai at the World Trade Centre,
Aranyani Announces Spring Summer 2018 Collection Inspired By Silk Route Plans To Enter New York Soon Latest News
Kochi, Hilton Hotel, the historic Cubbon Park, Beaumond, ISDO in Ahmedabad, Manyata Embassy Tech Park, among many other institutions. Her work is also seen in private collections in Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, London to name a few.

Aranyani is planning to extend its footprints globally and has hired US based Yenifer Lam. “Aranyani SS 2018 Love, Peace and Happiness Collection, promises to be an exquisite delight to the eye and the soul. If you are a lover of history and nature, this brand captures both. Haresh Mirpuri, CEO at Aranyani, shared his inspiration behind this collection and all I can say is: I in love! I wrote Santa a long list of the Aranyani handbags I want, Lam said at the announcement.

brilliant how this maven in the Fashion Industry, followed the history of the new silk route laid by the Cherry Blossoms, and translated it into a fabulous collection, added Lam. She brings with her 15 years of product development, supply chain international business experience in the fashion industry.

The Collection is split in 3 deliveries, it is through each delivery that Aranyani takes us from Kyoto Japan, to China, to the North Eastern parts of India into Turkey. Each delivery displays the precious elements of history, location and nature, through its hand painted art.

Each accessory is a canvas painted by Indian Artists, and only two pieces are crafted per city. If you are looking beyond fashion trends to express Own style, it is with an Aranyani handbag that you can display your essence and connection with the world.

Aranyani works closely with Arsutoria, the world leading shoe and bag creation trainer and developer. Since 1947, Arsutoria has been in collaboration with companies such as Nine West, Timberland, Nike and LVMH.

The designs draw an inspiration from nature. The Autumn Winter 2017 Collection drew its inspiration from the trails of the Himalayan ranges from Nepal to Ladakh. While India has made its mark in the world of jewellery through its designs, bags as a category are still dominated by the international brands. The cost of most of these luxury brands is prohibitive and out of reach for even upper class Indians. Aranyani sees an opportunity in this segment by manufacturing in India and utilising the global expertise and latest technologies.

Aranyani has opened one store in VR Mall Surat and two stores in Bengaluru at Church Street and VR Bengaluru in Whitefield.

Born in Indonesia in a family that runs one of largest companies in garment exports that boasts of customers like Gap, Abercrombie Fitch, Kohls and Diesel, with 15,000 employees and having its own production, embroidery and laundry units, entrepreneurship runs in Haresh Mirpuri DNA. He moved to Bengaluru in 1995 with Karnataka first FDI from parent company and started Sai Lakshmi. It produced top of the line yarn and soon expanded into garment exports. It was one of the firsts to establish itself for manufacturing wrinkle free pants for Dockers and Haggar.

He has always been fascinated by the world of Indian art and textile heritage and this passion lead to birth of Aranyani the luxury handbag.
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Apprentices win promotions at Carlisle’s H Insurance Brokers

Apprentices win promotions at Carlisle’s H Insurance Brokers

Apprenticeships are proving their worth at a Carlisle firm which has seen two young people win promotion.

Georgie Robinson and Cameron Johnston, both taken on by H Insurance Brokers in February last year as apprentices, have now taken up new positions as trainee account holders in the customer administrative support team.

Georgie, 23, a former pupil of Richard Rose Central Academy, and Cameron, 22,
Apprentices win promotions at Carlisle's H Insurance Brokers
who went to Trinity School, studied through the Institute of Insurance and successfully completed level one in October last year.

Level two will be awarded this month with their promotion meaning they start their level three studies later this year.

Georgie said: “H Insurance Brokers are a highly respected company and offered a comprehensive training programme.

“I joined as an apprentice as I needed a career with prospects and felt this role would provide me the opportunity to do this and it has. Although there is still a lot of studying and learning to do, I’m chuffed to be offered the trainee account handling role.”

Cameron added: “H have a genuine interest in training and development and I am thrilled to have undertaken an apprenticeship which has now led me to become a key member of the team.

“There are so many elements to insurance and its fascinating to learn about the many different considerations.

“It’s very complexity illustrates how important it is for clients to assess their requirements on a regular basis. I learnt so much in the first year and I’m definitely looking forward to taking the next step of my career ladder.”

Paul Graham, operations director, said customer service was an important driver in the business making it vital for the company to have a knowledgeable, professional and qualified team to support clients.

He said: “Over the years the insurance industry has had to become more specialised and has had to adapt itself to the ever changing marketplace, in particular with regulatory requirements.

“Georgie and Cameron have proven to be very capable and have applied themselves with dedication and enthusiasm. In recognition of their hard work,
Apprentices win promotions at Carlisle's H Insurance Brokers
they have advanced within the company and will continue to receive strong support for furthering their knowledge and experience. They are a great asset to our team.”

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Appetites for designer handbags hold on as most expensive arm candy sold this year

Appetites for designer handbags hold on as most expensive arm candy sold this year

If you thought you splurged on accessories, think again, as a few months ago a rare Barbie pink crocodile skin, Hermes Birkin, with diamond encrusted hardware set a record in Hong Kong as the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction reaching a whopping you call it a designer bag, investment bag or simply an IT bag, there no denying it back, alive and kicking.

The bag of the season was the Chloe Drew saddle bag, one of Brown Thomas best sellers, with a waiting list across the globe.

Others included Givenchy Antigona, a celebrity favourite, and Valentino Rockstud which comes in a variety of skins and colours, another most wanted bag.

are all really modern shapes with special details but not overly embellished at the same time.

The last few years has proved that our appetite for a designer handbag has never waned but what is clear is there is a new fashion luxury landscape, the IT bag in it early noughties form, heavily branded and supported by massive advertising campaigns is a thing of the past.

With women getting sartorial inspiration for their latest luxury buys from street style, blogs, celebrities and Instagram, there is more selection than ever making the handbag market more of about than McMeel, editor of Image Magazine says: is a misconception that IT bags went away and are suddenly back.

“However, the kind of bags that now fall into the category has changed considerably.

“IT bags used to refer to status symbols, they were show pieces that marked their owners out as style savvy people and proof that you were willing to invest an outrageous amount in the name of fashion.

“The louder the bag, the better.

IT bags are less shouty and less about trends, and all about beautifully made accessories. definitely aren shying away from designer handbags, the difference now is there is a desire for them to be less flashy or hyped.

The bag fatigue we suffered in the early 2000s is been soothed by a new pared back elegance.

Kirstie McDermott,
Appetites for designer handbags hold on as most expensive arm candy sold this year
editor of Stellar Magazine puts it, a real appetite out there among bag fans for the new niche, so brands like Mansur Gavriel and Jermone Dreyfuss are the makers of the IT bag that fashion girls want to buy now.

setting shape and style agendas that other designers and high street stores are channelling, McDermott says.

more chic, limited and understated carryalls that are wooing women.

“Most important, these bags don specialise in visual gimmicks, giving them a shelf life that lasts longer than a couple of trend cycles. Saint Laurent, a sister brand of Gucci, saw its sales soar 27 per cent last year and at Miu Miu, a luxury house owed by Prada, sales have risen 4 per cent, that likely because these and other smaller luxury brands have preserved their exclusivity.

Currently, there is a trend in high end fashion purchases where personal taste and individuality not conformity are the ultimate badges of cool.

Your bag says everything about you who you want to be.

The “Miu Miu Club bag”, luxury and fine workmanship with a willfully playful and disorienting twist. She carries her life around in it and it should pull together any look.

“For an investment bag of course timelessness and durability are key, says Corkery.

It seems the days of frivolously snapping up a IT handbag just to leave it sitting on the shelf are long gone.

Today shoppers will invest in designer handbags, but they want them to be enduring in an era when Instagram, style blogs and live streamed runway shows make trends go in and out of fashion faster than ever.

don just want an expensive bag, they want a bag that represents heritage, craftsmanship and longevity, says McMeel.

With a refreshing shift towards lower entry level price point bags, luxury and beautiful design can still be yours at fraction of the cost.

What started as a fashion trend away from big, bulky bags to smaller, slimmer versions it has actually created valuable bait for designers to reel in new customers.

Price tags, instead of shooting off into sum of a small car,
Appetites for designer handbags hold on as most expensive arm candy sold this year
come frequently in and around a thousand euro.

Apollo PA collect

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as touching the face of the coin can cause small scratches.If the coin is still tarnished or is dirt or rust remains, soak the coin in vinegar for a few minutes. If the coin is gold, hot soapy water works the best. For old pennies, soak the coin in vinegar for at least twenty four hours. Bronze coins can be best cleaned by soaking them in distilled water. The minerals in plain water can damage the coin. A gentle way to clean coins is to soak them in olive oil, although you usually have to soak the coin for several weeks. A soaking in lemon juice can also clean and brighten silver coins. After this, rinse the coin again,
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and then pat the coin dry with a lint free cloth and lay on a cloth to finish drying. Never wipe a coin dry.

Apartment fire proves time is of the essence

Apartment fire proves time is of the essence

State College, Centre County Multiple Centre County residents are safe after their apartment building caught fire Wednesday morning and they said timing was their saving grace.

Martina Drew, a tenant in the complex said around 9 o Wednesday morning she came home to flashing lights and emergency vehicles.

Officials said it unclear what sparked the flames but they were able to contain it within 20 minutes, preventing it from spreading and sparing Drew home.

“I don Honestly I at loss for words for what would happen if I did lose everything,” Drew said.

Fire crews said when responding to any fire, time is of the essence and for this case they made it to the scene in 3 minutes.

And it important for the public to know their role in that,
Apartment fire proves time is of the essence
especially for drivers who hear sirens or see flashing lights on the road; because you never know when yielding could save a home or save a life.

“Every time you see someone rushing by, an emergency response personnel, you kinda think thankful for what I have now and I hope that who they are responding to is okay,” Drew said.

The person living in the unit where the fire started was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

But fire officials said things could been much worse had they not had timing on their side and three crews on deck.

“I mean it just comes down to minutes, seconds with how fast they can respond and if you have the staff to be able to do that and to respond quickly it definitely assuring to have that. So I thankful for that for sure,
Apartment fire proves time is of the essence
” Drew said.

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Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month government shutdown though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can have his way on immigration.

Trump comments were strikingly disconnected from the progress on Capitol Hill, where the House passed a short term spending measure Tuesday night and Senate leaders were closing in on a larger, long term pact ahead of a Thursday night deadline. The broader agreement would award whopping spending increases to both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs, as well as approve overdue disaster relief money and, perhaps, crucial legislation to increase the government borrowing limit and avoid possible default.

Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the immigrants who have lived in the country illegally since they were children. Instead, the Democrats prepared to cut a deal that would reap tens of billions of dollars for other priorities including combatting opioids while taking their chances on solving the immigration impasse later.

Tuesday night 245 182 House vote, mostly along party lines, set the machinery in motion. The six week stopgap spending bill contains increases for the military that long have been demanded by Trump and his GOP allies. But the measure appears increasingly likely to be rewritten by the Senate to include legislation implementing the brewing broader budget pact.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns amid sex misconduct claims

LAS VEGAS (AP) Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations.

the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity, Wynn said in a written statement Tuesday. I have reflected upon the environment this has created one in which a rush to judgment takes precedence over everything else, including the facts I have reached the conclusion I cannot continue to be effective in my current roles. Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 26 that a number of women said Wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.

The Las Vegas billionaire has vehemently denied the allegations, which he attributes to a campaign led by his ex wife.

Last month, Wynn resigned as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. stocks rally as a late surge helps them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6 1/2 years.

2. lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month government shutdown. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate military strength, officials said Tuesday.

The Washington Post, which was first to report the plan, said Trump wants an elaborate parade this year with soldiers marching and tanks rolling, but no date has been selected.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the request Tuesday evening. She said Trump wants the Pentagon to a celebration that will allow Americans to show appreciation for the military.

A Pentagon spokesman, Charlie Summers, said Pentagon officials are aware of the request and are at options. traditionally has not embraced showy displays of raw military power, such as North Korea parading of ballistic missiles as a claim of international prestige and influence.

2nd man has gene editing; therapy has no safety flags so far

A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or safety issues have emerged from the first man treatment nearly three months ago, doctors revealed Tuesday.

Gene editing is a more precise way to do gene therapy, and aims to permanently change someone DNA to try to cure a disease.

In November, 44 year old Brian Madeux became the first person to have gene editing inside the body for a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome that caused by a bad gene. Through an IV, he received many copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to put it in a precise spot in his DNA.

doing well and we were approved to go ahead with the second patient who also is doing well, said Dr. Paul Harmatz of UCSF Benioff Children Hospital Oakland, who treated both men for the same disease.

At a medical conference in San Diego, Harmatz reported safety results for the first six weeks after Madeux treatment. Sangamo Therapeutics, the company that makes the gene editing tool called zinc finger nucleases, is testing them for two metabolic diseases and hemophilia, a bleeding disorder.

Taiwan quake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Rescuers were working Wednesday to reach five people trapped and more than 140 people unaccounted for in several buildings damaged by a strong earthquake near Taiwan eastern coast.
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