A little further along the dock I met the boat’s youngest passenger. Baby Layan was just eight months old and asleep in her father’s arms. “She had an older sister, Hala,” he told me. “Perhaps my greatest frustration with the scholarship in redistricting law,” Persily says, “is the detachment of the theory from the practice. Before making arguments about the ‘right’ way to redistrict, theorists can learn a lot by spending time in front of a computer drawing a redistricting plan for a state trying to balance the myriad factors required by the law, politics, demography, and geography for a jurisdiction. Only after you pull your hair out in frustration as a result of trying to draw the perfect plan do you appreciate the balancing of values that inevitably plagues the redistricting process.”.

You enact and adopt a bylaw you know you won be able to enforce, there is a fundamental problem there, Gignac said. Think it hypocritical the province is banning smoking in areas, but is still allowing it to be purchased. Gord Queen of Kingsville said making the policy a pilot project was setting it up for failure because opponents could bombard the ERCA board with complaints to dismantle the policy when it is reviewed next year..

Recent national climate change report indicated that Florida will be exceptionally vulnerable if the seas continue to rise.Here the question and answer with Scott:Q: Do you believe man made climate change is significantly affecting the weather, the climate?Scott: “Well, I’m not a scientist. But let’s talk about what we’ve done. Through our Division of Emergency Management the last few years, three years we put about, I think, $120 million to deal with flooding around our coast.

Now, Gray’s focused on his latest venture, Farrah Gray Publishing, a boutique celebrity book publishing house he started in 2009, which includes titles such as “Transparent” by CNN’s Don Lemon. Gray also spends his time contributing to charitable organizations, such as the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Marrow Donor Program. For anyone considering starting a new business, he suggests keeping things small: “A lot of times we get caught up in trying to be the next Facebook or Apple.

The Irvings’ historic gift will have a profound impact on research and clinical care at what is already one of the world’s preeminent academic medical centers at a time when new scientific tools and techniques are allowing researchers and clinicians to better understand how cancer begins and grows and how to fight its spread. The new infusion of resources will help Columbia and NewYork Presbyterian recruit the very best basic scientists, physician scientists, and clinicians dedicated to producing a range of innovations in patient care, including improved efficacy of radiation therapy, new surgical approaches, and the development of a variety of new therapeutic options for patients. Facilities also will be expanded at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, where more than 4,000 new cancer patients are treated each year..